Patents by Inventor Edward E. LaFleur

Edward E. LaFleur 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: 20210395556
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aqueous composition. The aqueous composition includes multi-stage latex polymer particles. The multi-stage latex polymer particles include (A) a first-stage polymer containing (i) an n-methylol functional monomer and (ii) a first vinyl monomer; and (B) a second-stage polymer containing (i) a formaldehyde-scavenging monomer and (ii) a second vinyl monomer. The first-stage polymer is bound to the second-stage polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Edward E. LaFleur, Himal H. Ray, Edwin Aloysius Nungesser, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10421877
    Abstract: Provided is an aqueous composition comprising latex polymer particles that comprise (a) 40% to 95%, by weight based on the dry weight of the latex polymer, a core polymer that comprises (i) polymerized units of one or more monofunctional vinyl monomers, and (ii) polymerized units of one or more multivinyl monomers, and (b) 5% to 60%, by weight based on the dry weight of the latex polymer, a shell polymer that comprises (i) polymerized units of one or more monofunctional vinyl monomers, and (ii) polymerized units of one or more vinyl monomers having a latent crosslinking group selected from the group consisting of trialkoxysilyl groups, oxoacetyl groups, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Rohm & Haas Company
    Inventors: Edward E. Lafleur, Himal Ray, Gaurav Pranami
  • Patent number: 10087315
    Abstract: A polymeric composition suitable for blown film applications comprising a) 80 to 99.5 percent by weight of a continuous polymeric phase comprising a polyolefin, and b) 0.5 to 20 percent by weight of polymeric particles having i) an average particle diameter of 0.85 to 20 ?m; ii) a refractive index from 1.46 to 1.61; iii) an average particle hardness from 1.2367E+10 N/m2 to 8.4617E+10 N/m2; and iv) at least 60% polymerized acrylic monomer units, is disclosed. The polymeric composition can be used to form blown film characterized by having a thickness in the range of from 5 to 350 ?m, a modulus of elasticity in the range of from 5 to 133 MPa, a melt strength in the range of from 4 to 40 cN, an elongation at break in the range of from 100 to 1000%, a 45 degree gloss in the range of from 7 to 136 and a softness measured by human panel handfeel-ranking methodology, measured by ISO 8587 Sensory analysis that is higher than a film which does not contain the polymeric composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Edward E. Lafleur, Claudia Hernandez, Edwin Nungesser, Xuming Chen
  • Publication number: 20180223026
    Abstract: A process for making preseed particles comprising, consisting of, or consisting essentially of the steps of: mixing initial seed latex particles; a monomer mixture comprising at least one monomer and at least one copolymerizable surfactant, at least one initiator and a chain transfer agent, is disclosed. The preseed particles, a monomer mixture comprising at least one monomer and at least one copolymerizable surfactant, and at least one initiator can then be mixed to form oligomer seed particles. The oligomer seed particles can be used to produce acrylic beads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Edward E. LaFleur, Himal Ray, Edwin Nungesser
  • Publication number: 20180112099
    Abstract: Provided is an aqueous composition comprising latex polymer particles that comprise (a) 40% to 95%, by weight based on the dry weight of the latex polymer, a core polymer that comprises (i) polymerized units of one or more monofunctional vinyl monomers, and (ii) polymerized units of one or more multivinyl monomers, and (b) 5% to 60%, by weight based on the dry weight of the latex polymer, a shell polymer that comprises (i) polymerized units of one or more monofunctional vinyl monomers, and (ii) polymerized units of one or more vinyl monomers having a latent crosslinking group selected from the group consisting of trialkoxysilyl groups, oxoacetyl groups, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Edward E. LAFLEUR, Himal RAY, Gaurav PRANAMI
  • Publication number: 20180105698
    Abstract: A method of treating a textile comprising (i) bringing the aqueous composition of claim 1 into contact with said textile and (ii) then evaporating said water from said aqueous composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Edward E. Lafleur, Himal Ray, Gaurav Pranami
  • Publication number: 20170298212
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polymeric composition suitable for greenhouse film applications, and greenhouse films made therefrom. The polymeric composition suitable for greenhouse film applications according to the present invention comprises a) 50 to 99 percent by weight of a continuous polymeric phase comprising a polymer selected from the group consisting of a polyolefin, a polyolefin copolymer, an ethylene propylene copolymer with an acrylic ester, an ethylene or propylene copolymer with a vinyl acetate, and combinations thereof; and b) 1 to 50 percent by weight of polymeric particles having an average particle diameter of 0.5 to 10 ?m; a refractive index from 1.474 to 1.545; an average particle hardness from 1.2367E+10 N/m2 to 8.4617E+10 N/m2; and at least 60% polymerized acrylic monomer units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Edward E. LaFleur, Alexander Williamson, Sekhar Sundaram, Rajesh P. Paradkar, Himal Ray
  • Publication number: 20170165948
    Abstract: A film comprising a) at least one base layer comprising a thermoplastic polymeric matrix material; and b) a skin layer comprising a thermoplastic polymeric matrix material and from 5 wt % to 80 wt % of polymeric particles having an average particle diameter from 0.5 ?m to 15 ?m, a refractive index from 1.46 to 1.7, and at least 60 mole % of acrylic monomer units wherein the film is stretched by a factor of 2 to 8 uniaxially or biaxially; and wherein after stretching, the skin layer has a thickness that is between 50% and 200% of the diameter of the polymeric particles, and a method of making the film, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Rajasingh Solomon Thomas Udhaya Singh, Alexander Williamson, Edward E. Lafleur, Sekhar Sundaram, Xinyu Gu, Debkumar Bhattacharjee, Himal Ray
  • Publication number: 20170152383
    Abstract: An acrylic composition includes a first component that accounts for 20 wt % to 40 wt % of the total weight of the acrylic composition and the first component includes an olefin block copolymer comprising hard segments and soft segments, of which the soft segments have from 9 mol % to less than 15 mol % of comonomer content. A second component of the acrylic composition accounts for 25 wt % to 70 wt % of the total weight of the acrylic composition and the second component includes at least one oil and at least one polyolefin. A third component of the acrylic composition accounts for 15 wt % to 65 wt % of the total weight of the acrylic composition and the third component includes acrylic particles having an average particle size from 0.5 ?m to 30 ?m and at least one inorganic filler. The acrylic particles account for at least 10 wt % of the total weight of the third component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Munro, Edward E. Lafleur
  • Publication number: 20170037226
    Abstract: A polymeric composition suitable for blown film applications comprising a) 80 to 99.5 percent by weight of a continuous polymeric phase comprising a polyolefin, and b) 0.5 to 20 percent by weight of polymeric particles having i) an average particle diameter of 0.85 to 20 ?m; ii) a refractive index from 1.46 to 1.61; iii) an average particle hardness from 1.2367E+10 N/m2 to 8.4617E+10 N/m2; and iv) at least 60% polymerized acrylic monomer units, is disclosed. The polymeric composition can be used to form blown film characterized by having a thickness in the range of from 5 to 350 ?m, a modulus of elasticity in the range of from 5 to 133 MPa, a melt strength in the range of from 4 to 40 cN, an elongation at break in the range of from 100 to 1000%, a 45 degree gloss in the range of from 7 to 136 and a softness measured by human panel handfeel-ranking methodology, measured by ISO 8587 Sensory analysis that is higher than a film which does not contain the polymeric composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Edward E. Lafleur, Claudia Hernandez, Edwin Nungesser, Xuming Chen
  • Publication number: 20160303025
    Abstract: Disclosed are skin care compositions containing refractive polymeric particles. The composition improves the appearance of skin but reducing gloss without a noticeable presence on the skin surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Joshi KINJALBAHEN, Edward E. LAFLEUR
  • Patent number: 8900669
    Abstract: A clear polymeric matte coating including from 10% to 65% by weight, based on the weight of the coating, of a first polymer having a calculated Tg of from ?60° C. to 100° C.; from 10% to 80% by weight, based on the weight of the coating, of a second particulate polymer having an average particle diameter of from 0.5 microns to 30 microns; and from 0.1% to 15% by weight, based on the weight of the coating, of an aminosilane is provided. Also provided is an aqueous polymeric coating composition form which the clear matte coating may be formed and a method for improving the matting efficiency of an emulsion polymer having a calculated Tg of from ?60° C. to 150° C. and an average particle diameter of from 0.5 microns to 30 microns in a coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Edward E. LaFleur, Edwin H. Nungesser
  • Publication number: 20140221540
    Abstract: A composition comprising multistage polymeric particles having an average particle diameter from 0.5 to 15 ?m and a Vicker's scale hardness from 100 to 700 Kgf/mm2; and a film-forming polymer having Tg no greater than 80° C. The refractive index difference measured from 400 nm to 800 nm between the polymeric particles and the film-forming polymer is no greater than 0.02 and the average refractive index difference measured from 800 nm to 2500 nm between the polymeric particles and the film-forming polymer is at least 0.04.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: EDWARD E. LAFLEUR, LUU T. LE, EDWIN NUNGESSER
  • Patent number: 8795829
    Abstract: A composition containing polymeric particles. The polymeric particles have an average particle diameter from 30 to 300 nm and a Vicker's scale hardness from 100 to 700 Kgf/mm2. The composition also contains a film-forming polymer having Tg no greater than 80° C. The refractive index difference between the polymeric particles and the film-forming polymer is at least 0.04.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Chao Jen Chung, Edward E. Lafleur, Edwin Nungesser
  • Patent number: 8778493
    Abstract: A composition comprising multistage polymeric particles having an average particle diameter from 0.5 to 15 ?m and a Vicker's scale hardness from 100 to 700 Kgf/mm2; and a film-forming polymer having Tg no greater than 80° C. The refractive index difference measured from 400 nm to 800 nm between the polymeric particles and the film-forming polymer is no greater than 0.02 and the average refractive index difference measured from 800 nm to 2500 nm between the polymeric particles and the film-forming polymer is at least 0.04.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Edward E. Lafleur, Luu T. Le, Edwin Nungesser
  • Patent number: 8778492
    Abstract: A composition comprising multistage polymeric particles having an average particle diameter from 0.5 to 15 ?m and a Vicker's scale hardness from 100 to 700 Kgf/mm2; and a film-forming polymer having Tg no greater than 80° C. The refractive index difference measured from 400 nm to 800 nm between the polymeric particles and the film-forming polymer is no greater than 0.02 and the average refractive index difference measured from 800 nm to 2500 nm between the polymeric particles and the film-forming polymer is at least 0.04.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Edward E. LaFleur, Luu T. Le, Edwin Nungesser
  • Publication number: 20140005336
    Abstract: A composition comprising multistage polymeric particles having an average particle diameter from 0.5 to 15 ?m and a Vicker's scale hardness from 100 to 700 Kgf/mm2; and a film-forming polymer having Tg no greater than 80° C. The refractive index difference measured from 400 nm to 800 nm between the polymeric particles and the film-forming polymer is no greater than 0.02 and the average refractive index difference measured from 800 nm to 2500 nm between the polymeric particles and the film-forming polymer is at least 0.04.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: EDWARD E. LAFLEUR, LUU T. LE, EDWIN NUNGESSER
  • Patent number: 8563130
    Abstract: A composition comprising polymeric particles having an average particle diameter from 0.5 to 30 ?m and Vicker's scale hardness from 100 to 700 Kgf/mm2. The composition also contains a film-forming polymer having Tg no greater than 80° C. The average refractive index difference measured from 400 nm to 1100 nm between the polymeric particles and the film-forming polymer is no greater than 0.04.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Chao Jen Chung, Edward E. Lafleur, Edwin Nungesser, Edward C. Greer
  • Patent number: 8436096
    Abstract: A composition comprising multistage polymeric particles having an average particle diameter from 0.5 to 15 ?m and a Vicker's scale hardness from 100 to 700 Kgf/mm2; and a film-forming polymer having Tg no greater than 80° C. The refractive index difference measured from 400 nm to 800 nm between the polymeric particles and the film-forming polymer is no greater than 0.02 and the average refractive index difference measured from 800 nm to 2500 nm between the polymeric particles and the film-forming polymer is at least 0.04.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Edward E. LaFleur, Luu T. Le, Edwin Nungesser
  • Publication number: 20130052357
    Abstract: A clear polymeric matte coating including from 10% to 65% by weight, based on the weight of the coating, of a first polymer having a calculated Tg of from ?60° C. to 100° C.; from 10% to 80% by weight, based on the weight of the coating, of a second particulate polymer having an average particle diameter of from 0.5 microns to 30 microns; and from 0.1% to 15% by weight, based on the weight of the coating, of an aminosilane is provided. Also provided is an aqueous polymeric coating composition form which the clear matte coating may be formed and a method for improving the matting efficiency of an emulsion polymer having a calculated Tg of from ?60° C. to 150° C. and an average particle diameter of from 0.5 microns to 30 microns in a coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Edward E. LAFLEUR, Edwin H. NUNGESSER