Patents by Inventor Eric P. Wasserman

Eric P. Wasserman 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: 20170298300
    Abstract: A phosphorus-free automatic dishwashing detergent composition comprising: (a) 0.5 to 8 wt % of a first polymer comprising polymerized units of: (i) 60 to 82 wt % (meth)acrylic acid, (ii) 10 to 30 wt % of a monoethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid and (iii) 8 to 25 wt % 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid (AMPS); and having Mw from 5,000 to 100,000; (b) 0.5 to 8 wt % of a second polymer comprising polymerized units of: (i) 60 to 95 wt % (meth)acrylic acid, (ii) 5 to 40 wt % 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid (AMPS); and having Mw from 5,000 to 100,000; (c) 15 to 50 wt % carbonate, (d) 5 to 50 wt % citrate and (e) 10 to 30 wt % of a bleaching agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Severine Ferrieux, Paul Mercando, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Patent number: 9688947
    Abstract: A polymeric dispersant comprising: (a) from 50 to 95 wt % polymerized residues of monomer (A): wherein R1 is hydrogen, methyl, ethyl or COOX; R2 is hydrogen, methyl or ethyl; R3 is hydrogen, methyl or ethyl; and X is hydrogen, sodium, potassium, ammonium or a combination thereof; (b) from 1 to 20 wt % polymerized residues of monomer (B): wherein R4, R5, and R6 are independently hydrogen, methyl or ethyl; R7 is C8-C30 alkyl or C8-C30 aralkyl; and (c) from 3 to 30 wt % polymerized residues of monomer (C): wherein R8, R9, and R10 are independently hydrogen, methyl or ethyl; R11 and R12 are independently hydrogen, C1-C8 alkyl or hydroxymethyl; and n is an integer from 1 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Marianne P. Creamer, Jan E. Shulman, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Patent number: 9677033
    Abstract: A dishwashing detergent comprising a builder; a surfactant; a first polymer comprising monoethylenically unsaturated C3-C6 carboxylic acid units and C1-C12 alkyl (meth)acrylate units; and a dispersant comprising a second polymer comprising monoethylenically unsaturated C3-C6 carboxylic acid units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignees: ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY, UNION CARBIDE CHEMICALS & PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Robert Krasnansky, Severine Ferrieux, Bertrand Ammeux, Jan Edward Shulman, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Patent number: 9650591
    Abstract: Described are automatic dishwashing detergents, comprising a builder, a surfactant, and a polymer comprising units derived from at least one carboxylic acid monomer or its salt, at least one allyl glycidyl ether (AGE) and iminodiacetic acid (IDA), said polymer having Formula I: (Formula I) wherein m; n; R, R1, R2, and X are as defined herein. In some embodiments, an AGE and iminodiacetic acid (IDA) are first reacted to produce an ethylenically unsaturated aminocarboxylic acid monomer, which is then polymerized with at least one carboxylic acid monomer to produce the polymer having Formula I. Alternatively, an AGE is polymerized with at least one carboxylic acid monomer to produce a polymer, which is then reacted to graft IDA thereon to form the polymer having Formula I.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventors: Severine Ferrieux, Scott Backer, Paul Mercando, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20160355756
    Abstract: A dishwashing detergent comprising a builder; a surfactant; a first polymer comprising monoethylenically unsaturated C3-C6 carboxylic acid units and C1-C12 alkyl (meth)acrylate units; and a dispersant comprising a second polymer comprising monoethylenically unsaturated C3-C6 carboxylic acid units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Krasnansky, Severine Ferrieux, Bertrand Ammeux, Jan Edward Shulman, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20160272748
    Abstract: A rheology modifier including: a water-dispersible, alkali-swellable crosslinked polyacrylate copolymer including 0.02 to 5 weight percent of polysaccharide grafts, based on a total weight of the copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Eric P. Wasserman, Marianne P. Creamer
  • Publication number: 20160201012
    Abstract: Described are automatic dishwashing detergents, comprising a builder, a surfactant, and a polymer comprising units derived from at least one carboxylic acid monomer or its salt, at least one allyl glycidyl ether (AGE) and iminodiacetic acid (IDA), said polymer having Formula I: (Formula I) wherein m; n; R, R1, R2, and X are as defined herein. In some embodiments, an AGE and iminodiacetic acid (IDA) are first reacted to produce an ethylenically unsaturated aminocarboxylic acid monomer, which is then polymerized with at least one carboxylic acid monomer to produce the polymer having Formula I. Alternatively, an AGE is polymerized with at least one carboxylic acid monomer to produce a polymer, which is then reacted to graft IDA thereon to form the polymer having Formula I.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Severine Ferrieux, Scott Backer, Paul Mercando, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Patent number: 9200084
    Abstract: The present invention relates to method for the preparation of a particulate reversibly-crosslinked polymeric material comprising: treating a particulate water-soluble hydroxyl-functional polymer in a liquid phase comprising a solvent mixture in that the hydroxyl-functional polymer is insoluble containing an organic solvent and water; a tetracarboxylic acid dianhydride represented by formula (I), 10 (I) wherein: U and V are independently selected from CH, N and P; 15 X is selected from a single bond, a saturated divalent (C1-C10) hydrocarbon group, O, S, NR, and PR, wherein R is selected from hydrogen and (C1-C4) alkyl; n and m are independently selected from 0 and 1; w is 1 or 2 with the proviso that; 20 if w is 1 then Y is X and if w is 2 then Y is selected from H and (C1-C4) alkyl, whereby there is no bond between both Y; and optionally a catalyst; to form a particulate reversibly-crosslinked polymeric material and 25 to a particulate reversibly-crosslinked polymeric material obtainable thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventors: Purnendu Mukherjee, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20150315528
    Abstract: A polymeric dispersant comprising: (a) from 50 to 95 wt % polymerized residues of monomer (A): wherein R1 is hydrogen, methyl, ethyl or COOX; R2 is hydrogen, methyl or ethyl; R3 is hydrogen, methyl or ethyl; and X is hydrogen, sodium, potassium, ammonium or a combination thereof; (b) from 1 to 20 wt % polymerized residues of monomer (B): wherein R4, R5, and R6 are independently hydrogen, methyl or ethyl; R7 is C8-C30 alkyl or C8-C30 aralkyl; and (c) from 3 to 30 wt % polymerized residues of monomer (C): wherein R8, R9, and R10 are independently hydrogen, methyl or ethyl; R11 and R12 are independently hydrogen, C1-C8 alkyl or hydroxymethyl; and n is an integer from 1 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Marianne P. Creamer, Jan E. Shulman, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20150266997
    Abstract: The present invention is directed at a binder for a battery electrode comprising an ethylene oxide-containing copolymer including a first monomer of ethylene oxide (EO) and at least one additional monomer selected from an alkylene-oxide that is different from the first monomer of EO, an alkyl glycidyl ether, or a combination thereof; wherein the ethylene oxide-containing copolymer has a weight average molecular weight less than about 200,000 g/mole (e.g., from about 10,000 to about 100,000), the molar fraction of the first monomer of EO (XEO) in the ethylene oxide-containing copolymer is greater than 0.80 (e.g., from about 0.80 to about 0.995), and the ethylene oxide-containing copolymer has a peak melting temperature (Tp), in ° C., for a selected XEO in the range of about 0.80 to about 0.995, which is below a maximum value of Tpmax, at the selected XEO, which is calculated using the equation Tpmax=(60?150 (1?XEO)).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Abhijit Ghosh-Dastidar, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Patent number: 9056944
    Abstract: The present invention is directed at a binder for a battery electrode comprising an ethylene oxide-containing copolymer including a first monomer of ethylene oxide (EO) and at least one additional monomer selected from an alkylene-oxide that is different from the first monomer of EO, an alkyl glycidyl ether, or a combination thereof; wherein the ethylene oxide-containing copolymer has a weight average molecular weight less than about 200,000 g/mole (e.g., from about 10,000 to about 100,000), the molar fraction of the first monomer of EO (XEo) in the ethylene oxide-containing copolymer is greater than 0.80 (e.g., from about 0.80 to about 0.995), and the ethylene oxide-containing copolymer has a peak melting temperature (Tp), in ° C., for a selected XEO in the range of about 0.80 to about 0.995, which is below a maximum value of Tpmax, at the selected XEO, which is calculated using the equation Tpmax=(60?150 (1?XEO)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Susan J. Babinec, Houxiang Tang, Abhijit Ghosh-Dastidar, Eric P. Wasserman, Richard A. Galley, Michael M. Luong
  • Patent number: 8889775
    Abstract: Compositions comprising a polymer resin comprising at least one copolymer with hydrolysable groups, a water-generating metal salt hydrate, and a catalyst that comprises a metal atom and at least two ligands taken from the set alkyloxy and carboxylate are used to form articles that moisture-cure through in-situ generation of water via dehydration of the metal hydrate. The compositions are melt mixed to promote the dehydration and start the cure process during the mixing step. The curing compositions are formed and allowed to harden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Eric P. Wasserman, Bharat I. Chaudhary, Michael B. Biscoglio
  • Publication number: 20140275389
    Abstract: Polymer particles having an average diameter from 100 nm to 10 ?m, where each particle comprises: (a) a core; and (b) lobes comprising at least 15 wt % polymerized residues of at least one C3-C6 carboxylic acid monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Marianne P. Creamer, Gary W. Dombrowski, Eric C. Greyson, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Patent number: 8658077
    Abstract: Oligoamines, such as a compound of the formula H2N(CH2CH2NH)nH in which n is an integer of 2-10, crosslink polymers containing carboxyl functionality unexpectedly faster than conventional diamines such as 1,6-diaminohexane. The combination of an ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer with an oligoamine of this type is useful for, among other things, the production of crosslinked wire and cable insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Bharat I. Chaudhary, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20130334738
    Abstract: Compositions comprising a polymer resin comprising at least one copolymer with hydrolysable groups, a water-generating metal salt hydrate, and a catalyst that comprises a metal atom and at least two ligands taken from the set alkyloxy and carboxylate are used to form articles that moisture-cure through in-situ generation of water via dehydration of the metal hydrate. The compositions are melt mixed to promote the dehydration and start the cure process during the mixing step. The curing compositions are formed and allowed to harden.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Eric P. Wasserman, Bharat I. Chaudhary, Michael B. Biscoglio
  • Patent number: 8541491
    Abstract: Compositions comprising a polymer resin comprising at least one copolymer with hydrolyzable groups, a water-generating metal salt hydrate, and a catalyst that comprises a metal atom and at least two ligands taken from the set alkyloxy and carboxylate are used to form articles that moisture-cure through in-situ generation of water via dehydration of the metal hydrate. The compositions are melt mixed to promote the dehydration and start the cure process during the mixing step. The curing compositions are formed and allowed to harden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Eric P. Wasserman, Bharat I. Chaudhary, Michael B. Biscoglio
  • Publication number: 20130217873
    Abstract: The present invention relates to method for the preparation of a particulate reversibly-crosslinked polymeric material comprising: treating a particulate water-soluble hydroxyl-functional polymer in a liquid phase comprising a solvent mixture in that the hydroxyl-functional polymer is insoluble containing an organic solvent and water; a tetracarboxylic acid dianhydride represented by formula (I), 10 (I) wherein: U and V are independently selected from CH, N and P; 15 X is selected from a single bond, a saturated divalent (C1-C10) hydrocarbon group, O, S, NR, and PR, wherein R is selected from hydrogen and (C1-C4) alkyl; n and m are independently selected from 0 and 1; w is 1 or 2 with the proviso that; 20 if w is 1 then Y is X and if w is 2 then Y is selected from H and (C1-C4) alkyl, whereby there is no bond between both Y; and optionally a catalyst; to form a particulate reversibly-crosslinked polymeric material and 25 to a particulate reversibly-crosslinked polymeric material obtainable thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Purnendu Mukherjee, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20130150463
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a particulate water-soluble polymeric polyol that is treated with a compound represented by formula (I), CR1?(OR2)4-x (I) wherein R1 is selected from hydrogen, a C1-C20 alkyl group and an aryl group, R2 is independently at each occurrence selected from a C1-C20 alkyl group and an aryl group, and x is selected from the integer 0 and 1; or with a combination of said compounds, to a method for treating a particulate water-soluble polymeric polyol with the above compound and to a method for the preparation of an aqueous solution of the treated particulate water-soluble polymeric polyol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Meinolf Brackhagen, Charles B. Mallon, Emmett M. Partain, Hans-Peter Schneider, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Patent number: 8324311
    Abstract: Compositions comprising a polymer resin comprising at least one copolymer with hydrolysable groups, an amino acid or diearboxylic acid water-generating organic compound, and a catalyst that comprises a metal atom and at least two ligands taken from the set alkyloxy and earhcxylate are used to form articles that moisture-cure through in-situ generation of water via ring-closing dehydration reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Eric P. Wasserman, Bharat I. Chaudhary
  • Patent number: 8273678
    Abstract: The reaction product of the reaction product of A.) a ligand of the formula (I), wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4 in each occurrence independently are the same or different hydrocarbyl substituents of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, hydrogen, halogen, or alkoxy groups of 1 to 8 carbon atoms; X in each occurrence independently is CR6 with R6 being hydrogen or an alkyl group of 1 to 8 carbon atoms; and R5 is an organic divalent group of 4 to 40 carbon atoms with the proviso that the two nodes X are not bound to the same atom or to vicinal atoms in the group R5; B.) an aluminum compound of the formula AlR7R8R9, wherein R7, R8 and R9 each independently is a C1 to C12 hydrocarbyl group, hydrogen, halogen, or an alkoxy group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms; and C.) a Lewis base selected from the group consisting of amines, phosphines, amides, nitriles, isonitriles, and alcohols is useful as a polymerization catalyst, particularly for the homopolymerization or copolymerization of an alkylene oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Eric P. Wasserman, Yang Cheng, Lihao Tang