Patents by Inventor David J. Lohse

David J. Lohse has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20040063861
    Abstract: Polyethylene blend compositions suitable for injection molding, injection molded articles, and processes for injection molding articles are provided. The polyethylene compositions include a first polyethylene having a melt index of 0.1 to 3.0 g/10 min and a density of from 0.905 to 0.938 g/cm3; and a second polyethylene having a melt index of 10 to 500 g/10 min and a density of 0.945 to 0.975 g/cm3. The composition has a density of from 0.920 to 0.973 g/cm3 and a melt index of 2 to 200 g/10 min, and the density of the second polyethylene is from 0.037 to 0.062 g/cm3 greater than the density of the first polyethylene. These compositions exhibit improved physical properties, such as Environmental Stress Crack Resistance, relative to conventional compositions of similar melt index and density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventors: Arnold Lustiger, David J. Lohse, Blair A, Graham
  • Patent number: 6627723
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel adhesive alpha-olefin inter-polymers which are largely amorphous and have a rheological behavior that makes them suitable for adhesive use, both without and with minimized amounts of tackifying resins. Specifically, the invention poly-alpha olefin inter-polymer may be composed of A) from 60 to 94 mol % of units derived from one alpha mono-olefin having from 3 to 6 carbon atoms and B) from 6 to 40 mol % of units derived from one or more other mono-olefins having from 4 to 10 carbon atoms and at least one carbon atom more than A); and C) optionally from 0 to 10 mol % of units derived from another copolymerizable unsaturated hydrocarbon, different from A) and B); the diad distribution of component A in the polymer as determined by 13C NMR as described herein showing a ratio of experimentally determined diad distribution over the calculated Bernoullian diad distribution of less than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony G. Karandinos, David J. Lohse, Keith A. Nelson, Jean M. Tancrede, Bruce Allan Harrington, Olivier J. F. Georjon, Kenneth Lewtas
  • Publication number: 20030181593
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards a PVC resin composition comprising polyvinyl chloride and a liquid plasticizer selected from the group consisting of: (i) a non-linear, paraffin-soluble olefin-CO copolymer; ii) a non-linear olefin-CO copolymer derived from non-pure feeds; iii) an olefin-CO—X terpolymer derived from non-pure feeds; and iv) a non-linear olefin-CO—X terpolymer. A method of preparing the resins is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventors: Abhimanyu O. Patil, Donald N. Schulz, Manika Varma-Nair, David J. Lohse, Christine A. Costello, Richard H. Schlosberg, Michael G. Matturro
  • Publication number: 20030092842
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards a PVC resin composition comprising polyvinyl chloride and a plasticizer selected from the group consisting of: i) a non-linear, paraffin-soluble olefin-CO copolymer; ii) an olefin-CO—X terpolymer derived from non-pure feeds; iii) a non-linear olefin-CO copolymer derived from non-pure feeds; and iv) a non-linear CO—X copolymer; wherein X is selected from the group consisting of alpha-olefin, vinyl acetate, neo vinyl ester and mixtures thereof. The invention also provides a method for a preparing the PVC resin composition as well as a product formed using the PVC resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventors: Abhimanyu O. Patil, Donald N. Schulz, Manika Varma-Nair, David J. Lohse, Christine A. Costello, Richard H. Schlosberg, Michael G. Matturro
  • Patent number: 6417281
    Abstract: The invention is directed to essentially saturated hydrocarbon polymer composition comprising essentially saturated hydrocarbon polymers having A) a backbone chain; B) a plurality of essentially hydrocarbyl sidechains connected to A), said sidechains each having a number-average molecular weight of from 2500 Daltons to 125,000 Daltons and a MWD by SEC of 1.0-3.5; and having A) a Newtonian limiting viscosity (&eegr;0) at 190° C. at least 50% greater than that of a linear olefinic polymer of the same chemical composition and weight average molecular weight, preferably at least twice as great as that of said linear polymer, B) a ratio of the rubbery plateau modulus at 190° C. to that of a linear polymer of the same chemical composition less than 0.5, preferably <0.3, C) a ratio of the Newtonian limiting viscosity (&eegr;0) to the absolute value of the complex viscosity in oscillatory shear (&eegr;*)at 100 rad/sec at 190° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Cesar A. Garcia-Franco, David J. Lohse, Robert A. Mendelson, Lewis J. Fetters, Scott T. Milner, Nikos Hadjichristidis, David W. Mead
  • Patent number: 6391998
    Abstract: The invention is directed to essentially saturated hydrocarbon polymer composition comprising essentially saturated hydrocarbon polymers having A) a backbone chain, B) a plurality of essentially hydrocarbyl sidechains connected to A), said sidechains each having a number-average molecular weight of from 2500 Daltons to 125,000 Daltons and a MWD by SEC of 1.0-3.5; and having A) a Newtonian limiting viscosity (&eegr;0) at 190° C. at least 50% greater than that of a linear olefinic polymer of the same chemical composition and weight average molecular weight, preferably at least twice as great as that of said linear polymer, B) a ratio of the rubbery plateau modulus at 190° C. to that of a linear polymer of the same chemical composition less than 0.5, preferably <0.3, C) a ratio of the Newtonian limiting viscosity (&eegr;0) to the absolute value of the complex viscosity in oscillatory shear (&eegr;*)at 100 rad/sec at 190° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents, Inc.
    Inventors: Cesar A. Garcia-Franco, David J. Lohse, Robert A. Mendelson, Lewis J. Fetters, Scott T. Milner, Nikos Hadjichristidis, David W. Mead
  • Publication number: 20020049292
    Abstract: The invention is directed to essentially saturated hydrocarbon polymer composition comprising essentially saturated hydrocarbon polymers having A) a backbone chain; B) a plurality of essentially hydrocarbyl sidechains connected to A), said sidechains each having a number-average molecular weight of from 2500 Daltons to 125,000 Daltons and a MWD by SEC of 1.0-3.5; and having A) a Newtonian limiting viscosity (&eegr;0) at 190° C. at least 50% greater than that of a linear olefinic polymer of the same chemical composition and weight average molecular weight, preferably at least twice as great as that of said linear polymer, B) a ratio of the rubbery plateau modulus at 190° C. to that of a linear polymer of the same chemical composition less than 0.5, preferably <0.3, C) a ratio of the Newtonian limiting viscosity (&eegr;0) to the absolute value of the complex viscosity in oscillatory shear (&eegr;*)at 100 rad/sec at 190° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2001
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Inventors: Cesar A. Garcia-Franco, David J. Lohse, Robert A. Mendelson, Lewis J. Fetters, Scott T. Milner, Nikos Hadjichristidis, David W. Mead
  • Patent number: 6355757
    Abstract: The invention is directed to essentially saturated hydrocarbon polymer composition comprising essentially saturated hydrocarbon polymers having A) a backbone chain, B) a plurality of essentially hydrocarbyl sidechains connected to A), said sidechains each having a number-average molecular weight of from 2500 Daltons to 125,000 Daltons and a MWD by SEC of 1.0-3.5; and having A) a Newtonian limiting viscosity (&eegr;0) at 190° C. at least 50% greater than that of a linear olefinic polymer of the same chemical composition and weight average molecular weight, preferably at least twice as great as that of said linear polymer, B) a ratio of the rubbery plateau modulus at 190° C. to that of a linear polymer of the same chemical composition less than 0.5, preferably <0.3, C) a ratio of the Newtonian limiting viscosity (&eegr;0) to the absolute value of the complex viscosity in oscillatory shear (&eegr;*)at 100 rad/sec at 190° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents, Inc.
    Inventors: Cesar A. Garcia-Franco, David J. Lohse, Robert A. Mendelson, Lewis J. Fetters, Scott T. Milner, Nikos Hadjichristidis, David W. Mead
  • Publication number: 20020028896
    Abstract: The invention is directed to essentially saturated hydrocarbon polymer composition comprising essentially saturated hydrocarbon polymers having A) a backbone chain; B) a plurality of essentially hydrocarbyl sidechains connected to A), said sidechains each having a number-average molecular weight of from 2500 Daltons to 125,000 Daltons and a MWD by SEC of 1.0-3.5; and having A) a Newtonian kimiting viscosity (&eegr;0) at 190° C. at least 50% greater than that of a linear olefinic polymer of the same chemical composition and weight average molecular weight, preferably at least twice as great as that of said linear polymer, B) a ratio of the rubbery plateau modulus at 190° C. to that of a linear polymer of the same chemical composition less than 0.5, preferably <0.3, C) a ratio of the Newtonian limiting viscosity (&eegr;0) to the absolute value of the complex viscosity in oscillatory shear (&eegr;*)at 100 rad/sec at 190° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Publication date: March 7, 2002
    Inventors: Cesar A. Garcia-Franco, David J. Lohse, Robert A. Mendelson, Lewis J. Fetters, Scott T. Milner, Nikos Hadjichristidis, David W. Mead
  • Publication number: 20020019507
    Abstract: An adhesive blend is described that can include a semi-crystalline copolymer of propylene and at least one comonomer selected from the group consisting of ethylene and at least one C4 to C20 &agr;-olefin, the copolymer having a weight average molecular weight (Mw) from about 15,000 to about 200,000; an melt index (MI) from about 7 dg/min to about 3000 dg/min as measured by ASTM D 1238(B), and a (Mw/Mn) of approximately 2. Various production processes are also described. Also described are adhesive compositions and methods for making adhesive compositions having polymers or polymer blends with melt flow rates (MFRs) equal to and above 250 dg/min. at 230 NC. Certain specific embodiments of the invention involve the use of a free radical initiator, e.g., a peroxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Publication date: February 14, 2002
    Inventors: Anthony G. Karandinos, Keith A. Nelson, Jean M. Tancrede, Bruce A. Harrington, David J. Lohse, Olivier J. F. Georjon, Kenneth Lewtas, Sudhin Datta, Charles Cozewith
  • Publication number: 20020010278
    Abstract: The invention is directed to essentially saturated hydrocarbon polymer composition comprising essentially saturated hydrocarbon polymers having A) a backbone chain; B) a plurality of essentially hydrocarbyl sidechains connected to A), said sidechains each having a number-average molecular weight of from 2500 Daltons to 125,000 Daltons and a MWD by SEC of 1.0-3.5; and having A) a Newtonian limiting viscosity (&eegr;0) at 190° C. at least 50% greater than that of a linear olefinic polymer of the same chemical composition and weight average molecular weight, preferably at least twice as great as that of said linear polymer, B) a ratio of the rubbery plateau modulus at 190° C. to that of a linear polymer of the same chemical composition less than 0.5, preferably <0.3, C) a ratio of the Newtonian limiting viscosity (&eegr;0) to the absolute value of the complex viscosity in oscillatory shear (&eegr;*)at 100 rad/sec at 190° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 1998
    Publication date: January 24, 2002
    Inventors: CESAR A. GARCIA-FRANCO, DAVID J. LOHSE, ROBERT A. MENDELSON, LEWIS J. FETTERS, SCOTT T. MILNER, NIKOS HADJICHRISTIDIS, DAVID W. MEAD
  • Publication number: 20020007033
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel adhesive alpha-olefin inter-polymers which are largely amorphous and have a Theological behavior that makes them suitable for adhesive use, both without and with minimzed amounts of tackifying resins. Specifically, the invention poly-alpha olefin inter-polymer may be composed of A) from 60 to 94 % of units derived from one alpha mono-olefin having from 3 to 6 carbon atoms and B) from 6 to 40 mol % of units derived from one or more other mono-olefins having from 4 to 10 carbon atoms and at least one carbon atom more than A); and C) optionally from 0 to 10 mol % of units derived from another copolymerizable unsaturated hydrocarbon, different from A) and B); the diad distribution of component A in the polymer as determined by 13C NMR as described herein showing a ratio of experimentally determined diad distribution over the calculated Bernoullian diad distribution of less than 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Publication date: January 17, 2002
    Inventors: Anthony G. Karandinos, David J. Lohse, Olivier J.F. Georjon, Kenneth Lewtas, Keith A. Nelson, Jean M. Tancrede, Bruce Allan Harington
  • Patent number: 5578237
    Abstract: Gel-free dispersant additives for lubricating and fuel oil compositions comprise at least one adduct of (A) .alpha.-olefin homopolymer or interpolymer of 700 to 10,000 number average molecular weight, free radically grafted with an average of from about 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1996
    Assignee: Exxon Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Emert, Robert D. Lundberg, David J. Lohse
  • Patent number: 5576372
    Abstract: Tire innerliners and inner tubes are prepared from blends of general purpose rubbers and silicate clay. The clays provide the requisite low air permeability without adversely affecting the flexibility of the rubber composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: Exxon Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Edward N. Kresge, David J. Lohse
  • Patent number: 5576373
    Abstract: Tire innerliners and inner tubes are prepared from blends of general purpose rubbers and silicate clay. The clays provide the requisite low air permeability without adversely affecting the flexibility of the rubber composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: Exxon Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Edward N. Kresge, David J. Lohse
  • Patent number: 5567344
    Abstract: Gel-free dispersant additives for lubricating and fuel oil compositions comprise at least one adduct of (A) .alpha.-olefin homopolymer or interpolymer of 700 to 10,000 number average molecular weight, free radically grafted with an average of from about 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Assignee: Exxon Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Emert, Robert D. Lundberg, David J. Lohse
  • Patent number: 5281653
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compositions of matter comprising fullerenes and polymers, wherein the fullerenes are combined with the polymer in an amount sufficient to result in a change or modification in the viscoelastic properties of the resulting composition from that of the unmodified polymer typically within the range of from about 0.01 wt. % to about 85 wt. %. Also included in the present invention is the process for making the novel fullerene-polymer compositions and the products produced by the process disclosed therein. The novel compositions show changes in the viscoelastic properties in comparison to the unmodified polymer, and hence, have utility in any application in which the unmodified polymer may be used, but wherein the application would benefit from the resulting change in the viscoelastic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1994
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Hans Thomann, Patrick Brant, John P. Dismukes, David J. Lohse, Jyi-Faa Hwang, Edward N. Kresge
  • Patent number: 4999403
    Abstract: Graft polymer comprising functionalized ethylene-alpha-olefin copolymer having polypropylene grafted thereto through one or more functional linkages, the process for making the graft polymer comprising combining the functionalized ethylene-alpha-olefin with maleated polypropylene, the use of the graft polymer for improving the impact properties of polypropylene compositions, and improved polypropylene blends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Assignee: Exxon Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhin Datta, David J. Lohse