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: 20120016080
    Abstract: One exemplary embodiment includes a method comprising polymerizing vinyl monomers with an initiator comprising a phenoxyaluminum alkyl compound in the presence of oxygen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Gary L. Jialanella, Peter N. Nickias, Shaoguang Feng, Toni Ristoski, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20110318646
    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 h 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: February 10, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Susan J. Babinec, Houxiang Tang, Abhijit Ghosh-Dastidar, Eric P. Wasserman, Richard A. Galley, Michael M. Luong
  • Publication number: 20110152467
    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: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: UNION CARBIDE CHEMICALS & PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Bharat I. Chaudhary, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20110112328
    Abstract: Cationic surfactants of formula I in which R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, X and n are as defined are useful in a variety of applications, including in cleaners, detergents and personal care products, particularly shampoos and conditioners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Tatiana V. Drovetskaya, Eric P. Wasserman, Diane Frank, Susan L. Jordan, Wanglin Yu, Cynthia L. Rand, Irina V. Graf, Edward D. Daugs
  • Publication number: 20110015335
    Abstract: Compositions comprising a polymer resin comprising at least one copolymer with hydrolysable groups, an amino acid or dicarboxylic 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: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Eric P. Wasserman, Bharat I Chaudhary
  • Publication number: 20100203276
    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 alkyjoxy 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: September 18, 2008
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: Eric P. Wasserman, Bharat I. Chaudhary, Michael B. Biscoglio
  • Publication number: 20100197873
    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: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Eric P. Wasserman, Yang Cheng, Lihao Tang
  • Publication number: 20100190955
    Abstract: A catalyst composition for polymerizing oxiranes is provided that yields high molecular weight poly(oxiranes). The catalyst composition comprises: a hydrophobically modified particulate inorganic oxide; an aluminum alkyl complex; and a compound containing a Lewis basic free electron pair. Polymerization methods and poly(oxirane) polymers are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Eric P. Wasserman, Richard A. Galley, Woo Min Song, Abhijit Ghosh-Dastidar
  • Patent number: 7456127
    Abstract: An organoaluminum reaction product of A.) a ligand of the formula I, wherein R1 represents an alkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, or alkylaryl group, a C3-24 silyl group, or hydrogen, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R12, and R13 are the same or different and represent an alkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, or alkylaryl group, a C3-24 silyl group, halide, or hydrogen, with the proviso that at least one of the groups R4 and R13 represents hydrogen, R8 represents an alkoxy, alkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, or alkylaryl group, a C3-24 silyl group, halide, hydroxyl radical, or hydrogen, E represents O, S, Se, or Te, and n is an integer from 1 to 4, and B.) an aluminum compound of formula AlR9R10R11, wherein R9 and R10 are the same or different and represent C1-20 alkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, or alkylaryl group, or hydrogen, and R11 is a C1-20 alkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, alkylaryl or alkoxy group, hydrogen, or halogen is useful as a polymerization catalyst, particularly for the homopolymerization or copolymerization of an alkylene oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Inventors: Ioana Annis, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Patent number: 7119216
    Abstract: An olefin metathesis process involving contacting an unsaturated fatty acid ester or unsaturated fatty acid, such as methyloleate or oleic acid, with a lower olefin, preferably ethylene, in the presence of a metathesis catalyst so as to prepare a first product olefin, preferably, a reduced chain ?-olefin, such as methyl-9-decenoate or 9-decenoic acid, respectively. The metathesis catalyst contains ruthenium or osmium and a chelating ligand, preferably, a chelating ligand containing a carbene moiety and a second donor moiety of a Group 15 or 16 element Optionally, the catalyst can be supported on a catalyst support, such as, a cross-linked polymeric resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Newman, Cynthia L. Rand, Kenneth A. Burdett, Bob R. Maughon, Donald L. Morrison, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20040142814
    Abstract: An organoaluminum reaction product of A.) a ligand of the formula I, wherein R1 represents an alkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, or alkylaryl group, a C3-24 silyl group, or hydrogen, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R12, and R13 are the same or different and represent an alkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, or alkylaryl group, a C3-24 silyl group, halide, or hydrogen, with the proviso that at least one of the groups R4 and R13 represents hydrogen, R8 represents an alkoxy, alkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, or alkylaryl group, a C3-24 silyl group, halide, hydroxyl radical, or hydrogen, E represents O, S, Se, or Te, and n is an integer from 1 to 4, and B.) an aluminum compound of formula AlR9R10R11, wherein R9 and R10 are the same or different and represent C1-20 alkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, or alkylaryl group, or hydrogen, and R11 is a C1-20 alkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, alkylaryl or alkoxy group, hydrogen, or halogen is useful as a polymerization catalyst, particularly for the homopolymerization or copolymerization of an alkylene oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Inventors: Ioana Annis, Eric P Wasserman
  • Patent number: 5317036
    Abstract: Gas phase polymerization processes are disclosed which utilize unsupported soluble transition metal coordination catalysts. The catalysts are introduced into the reactor as a solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Robert C. Brady, III, Frederick J. Karol, Timothy R. Lynn, Robert J. Jorgensen, Sun-Chueh Kao, Eric P. Wasserman