Patents by Inventor Emmett Dudley Crawford

Emmett Dudley Crawford 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: 20190211147
    Abstract: Described as one aspect of the invention are polyester compositions including at least one polyester which comprises: (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising about 90 to about 100 mole % of terephthalic acid residues; and (b) a glycol component comprising: (i) about 10 to about 27 mole % 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and (ii) about 73 to about 90 mole % ethylene glycol residues; wherein the total mole % of the dicarboxylic acid component is 100 mole %, and wherein the total mole % of the glycol component is 100 mole %; wherein the inherent viscosity of the polyester is from 0.50 to 0.8 dL/g; and wherein the L* color values for the polyester is 90 or greater. The polyesters may be manufactured into articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, James Thomas Goetz, Michael Keith Coggins, Douglas Weldon Carico, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10017606
    Abstract: A molded article comprising at least one polyester which comprises: (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising: i) 95 to 99.99 mole % of terephthalic acid residues; and ii) 0.01 to 5 mole % of isophthalic acid; and (b) a glycol component comprising: i) 5 to 15 mole % of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; ii) 85 to 95 mole % of 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues; and iii) 5 mole % or less of modifying glycols which are not 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol or cyclohexanedimethanol, wherein the polyester has an inherent viscosity from 0.80 to 1.0 dL/g and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 90 to 110° C., and wherein the molded article does not contain polycarbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Douglas Stephens McWilliams, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell, Ted Calvin Germroth, Benjamin Fredrick Barton, Damon Bryan Shackelford
  • Patent number: 9982125
    Abstract: A clear, semi-crystalline, strain induced crystallized article comprising at least one polyester which comprises: (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising: i) 95 to 99.99 mole % of terephthalic acid residues; and ii) 0.01 to 5 mole % of isophthalic acid; and (b) a glycol component comprising: i) 4.9 to 10.2 mole % of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and ii) 89.8 to 95.1 mole % of 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues, wherein the polyester is solid stated and has an inherent viscosity from 0.76 to 1.1 dL/g and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 90 to 110° C. The article has strain induced crystallinity from 15% to 35% when stretched at a draw ratio of 3 to 4 times at a temperature 10° C. above the Tg or from 23.2% to 35% when stretched at a draw ratio of 3.5 to 4.5 times at a temperature 20° C. above the Tg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, Michael Eugene Donelson
  • Publication number: 20180104930
    Abstract: This invention relates to clear, semicrystalline, strain induced crystallized polyester films heat laminated onto metal substrates. The films contain at least one polyester which comprises at least of one or more monomers selected from 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol or 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol. The articles of the present invention exhibit enhanced mechanical properties useful for the fabrication of thin metal articles such as metal cans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Xue Guang Steven Lin, Fan Liang Meng, Zhong Zhong Johnny Qian, Yu-Hwey Chuang, Emmett Dudley Crawford, Michael Eugene Donelson, Steven Lee Stafford, James Carl Williams
  • Patent number: 9765203
    Abstract: Described as one aspect of the invention are polyester compositions containing: (I) at least one polyester which comprises: (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising: (i) 70 to 100 mole % of terephthalic acid residues; (ii) 0 to 30 mole % of aromatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 20 carbon atoms; and (iii) 0 to 10 mole % of aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 16 carbon atoms; and (b) a glycol component comprising: (i) 1 to 99 mole % of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and (ii) 1 to 99 mole % of cyclohexanedimethanol residues; and (II) at least one thermal stabilizer chosen from at least one of alkyl phosphate esters, aryl phosphate esters, mixed alkyl aryl phosphate esters, reaction products thereof, and mixtures thereof; wherein the total mole % of the dicarboxylic acid component is 100 mole %, and wherein the total mole % of the glycol component is 100 mole %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Ted Calvin Germroth, Gary Wayne Connell, Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Douglas Stephens McWilliams, Benjamin Fredrick Barton, Damon Bryan Shackelford
  • Patent number: 9765181
    Abstract: Described are coating compositions comprising a polyester, the polyester comprising: at least one polyester which comprises a dicarboxylic acid component comprising terephthalic acid residues, and a glycol component comprising 30 to 40 mole % 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues and 60 to 70 mole % cyclohexanedimethanol residues, where the inherent viscosity of the polyester is from 0.10 to 0.70 dL/g, and where the coating composition is made from a film or sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Douglas Stephens McWilliams, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell
  • Publication number: 20170218194
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a clear, semicrystalline article comprising a polyester comprising 1 to 15 mole % 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol and 85 to 99 mole % 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, Michael Eugene Donelson
  • Publication number: 20170174828
    Abstract: Described are polyesters comprising (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising 80 to 100 mole % terephthalic acid residues; optionally, 0 to 20 mole % aromatic dicarboxylic acid residues or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues; 20 to 30 mole % of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and 70 to 80 mole % 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues. The polyesters may be manufactured into articles such as fibers, films, bottles or sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Douglas Stephens McWilliams, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell, Ted Calvin Germroth, Benjamin Fredrick Barton, Damon Bryan Shackelford
  • Patent number: 9598533
    Abstract: Described are polyesters comprising (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising 80 to 100 mole % terephthalic acid residues; optionally, 0 to 20 mole % aromatic dicarboxylic acid residues or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues; 20 to 30 mole % of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and 70 to 80 mole % 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues. The polyesters may be manufactured into articles such as fibers, films, bottles or sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Douglas Stephens McWilliams, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell, Ted Calvin Germroth, Benjamin Fredrick Barton, Damon Bryan Shackelford
  • Patent number: 9534079
    Abstract: Articles, including water bottle(s) having a weight from 200 to 800 grams comprising a polyester composition comprising at least one polyester which comprises: (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising terephthalic acid residues; optionally, aromatic dicarboxylic acid or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues; and (b) a glycol component comprising 30 to 40 mole % of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and 60 to 70 mole % of 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues; wherein the total mole % of the dicarboxylic acid component is 100 mole %, and the total mole % of the glycol component is 100 mole and the inherent viscosity of the polyester is from 0.50 to 0.68 dl/g as determined in 60/40 (wt/wt) phenol/tetrachloroethane at a concentration of 0.5 g/100 ml at 25° C.; and wherein the polyester has a Tg of from 100 to 140° C.; and wherein the polyester composition contains no polycarbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell, Michael James Keegan
  • Publication number: 20160017125
    Abstract: Described as one aspect of the invention are polyester compositions containing: (I) at least one polyester which comprises: (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising: (i) 70 to 100 mole % of terephthalic acid residues; (ii) 0 to 30 mole % of aromatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 20 carbon atoms; and (iii) 0 to 10 mole % of aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 16 carbon atoms; and (b) a glycol component comprising: (i) 1 to 99 mole % of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and (ii) 1 to 99 mole % of cyclohexanedimethanol residues; and (II) at least one thermal stabilizer chosen from at least one of alkyl phosphate esters, aryl phosphate esters, mixed alkyl aryl phosphate esters, reaction products thereof, and mixtures thereof; wherein the total mole % of the dicarboxylic acid component is 100 mole %, and wherein the total mole % of the glycol component is 100 mole %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: TED CALVIN GERMROTH, GARY WAYNE CONNELL, EMMETT DUDLEY CRAWFORD, THOMAS JOSEPH PECORINI, DOUGLAS STEPHENS McWILLIAMS, BENJAMIN FREDRICK BARTON, DAMON BRYAN SHACKELFORD
  • Publication number: 20160009857
    Abstract: Described are baby bottle(s) comprising polyesters comprising (a) a dicarboxylic acid component having terephthalic acid or an ester thereof; optionally, an aromatic dicarboxylic acid or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid or esters thereof; 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol; and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: EMMETT DUDLEY CRAWFORD, THOMAS JOSEPH PECORINI, DAVID SCOTT PORTER, GARY WAYNE CONNELL, MICHAEL JAMES KEEGAN
  • Publication number: 20160009858
    Abstract: Described are container(s) comprising polyesters comprising (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising terephthalic acid residues; optionally, aromatic dicarboxylic acid or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues; 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: EMMETT DUDLEY CRAWFORD, THOMAS JOSEPH PECORINI, DAVID SCOTT PORTER, GARY WAYNE CONNELL, MICHAEL JAMES KEEGAN
  • Publication number: 20160009951
    Abstract: Described are polyester compositions comprising at least one polyester which comprises terephthalic acid residues, 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol, and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, wherein the inherent viscosity and the Tg of the polyester provides for certain polyester properties. The polyesters may be manufactured into articles such as fibers, films, bottles or sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: EMMETT DUDLEY CRAWFORD, THOMAS JOSEPH PECORINI, DOUGLAS STEPHENS McWILLIAMS, DAVID SCOTT PORTER, GARY WAYNE CONNELL
  • Patent number: 9228051
    Abstract: Described are polyesters comprising (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid residues and optionally, aromatic dicarboxylic acid residues and/or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues, and (b) a glycol component comprising 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues and residues of a modifying glycol. The polyesters may be manufactured into articles such as fibers, films, bottles, coatings, or sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Howard Smith Carman, Jr., Jack Irvin Killman, Jr., Emmett Dudley Crawford, Jason Christopher Jenkins
  • Patent number: 9181388
    Abstract: Described are polyester compositions comprising at least one polyester which comprises terephthalic acid residues, 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol, and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, wherein the inherent viscosity and the Tg of the polyester provides for certain polyester properties. The polyesters may be manufactured into articles such as fibers, films, bottles or sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Douglas Stephens McWilliams, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell
  • Patent number: 9181387
    Abstract: Described are polyester compositions comprising (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising 80 to 100 mole % terephthalic acid residues; optionally, aromatic dicarboxylic acid or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues; 30 to 40 mole % of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues, where said 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues comprise at least 55 mole % cis-2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol; and 60 to 70 mole % 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell
  • Patent number: 9175134
    Abstract: Described are bottles(s) comprising at least one polyester composition comprising at least one polyester which comprises terephthalic acid residues; 30 to 40 mole % of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and 60 to 70 mole % of 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues, wherein the inherent viscosity of said polyester is from 0.50 to 0.68 dL/g as determined in 60/40 (wt/wt) phenol/tetrachloroethane at a concentration of 0.5 g/100 ml at 25° C.; wherein said polyester has a notched Izod impact strength of at least 7.5 ft-lb/inch at 23° C. according to ASTM D256 with a 10-mil notch in a ?-inch thick bar; wherein the melt viscosity of said polyester is less than 10,000 poise as measured at 1 radian/second on a rotary melt rheometer at 290° C.; and wherein said polyester composition contains no polycarbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell, Michael James Keegan
  • Patent number: 9169388
    Abstract: Described as one aspect of the invention are polyester compositions containing: (I) at least one polyester which comprises: (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising: (i) 70 to 100 mole % of terephthalic acid residues; (ii) 0 to 30 mole % of aromatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 20 carbon atoms; and (iii) 0 to 10 mole % of aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 16 carbon atoms; and (b) a glycol component comprising: (i) 30 to 40 mole % of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3 -cyclobutanediol residues; and (ii) 60 to 70 mole % of cyclohexanedimethanol residues; and (II) at least one thermal stabilizer chosen from at least one of alkyl phosphate esters, aryl phosphate esters, mixed alkyl aryl phosphate esters, reaction products thereof, and mixtures thereof; wherein the total mole % of the dicarboxylic acid component is 100 mole %, and wherein the total mole % of the glycol component is 100 mole %; wherein said polyester composition does not comprise polycarbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Ted Calvin Germroth, Gary Wayne Connell, Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Douglas Stephen McWilliams, Benjamin Fredrick Barton, Damon Bryan Shackelford
  • Patent number: 9169348
    Abstract: This invention relates to a baby bottle made from a polyester composition comprising a polyester further comprising 80 to 100 mole % terephthalic acid residues, 0 to 20 other diacid residues, 30 to 40 mole % 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues and 60 to 70 mole % 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues, wherein the total diol residues equal 100 mole % and the total diacid residues equal 100 mole %. These baby bottles are unique in that they provide an alternative to baby bottles made from polycarbonate and they provide good heat resistance, good toughness, and good chemical resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell, Michael James Keegan