Patents by Inventor Erik Young

Erik Young 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).

  • Patent number: 11512198
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to novel polyvinyl chloride compositions containing polyvinyl chloride resins and copolyesters. More particularly, the present disclosure pertains to polyvinyl chloride compositions including high glass transition temperature (Tg) copolyesters to increase the Tg and the heat distortion temperature under load (HDTUL) of the polyvinyl chloride compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventor: Robert Erik Young
  • Patent number: 11492484
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polymer composition comprising: (A) at least one polymer comprising at least one diol residue, and (B) a stabilizer composition comprising: (1) at least one primary antioxidant comprising at least one phenolic antioxidant; and (2) at least one secondary antioxidant comprising at least one phosphite, and (3) at least one chain extending agent; wherein the b* value for said polymer composition is less than 10 according to the L*, a* and b* color system of the CIE (International Commission on Illumination) after being heated for at least three hours at 200° C. or 24 hours at 175° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Robert Erik Young, Mark Allen Peters
  • Patent number: 11447601
    Abstract: Calendered films or sheets obtained from a composition comprising at least one polyester which has the L* color value of greater than 90 and comprises terephthalic acid residues, optional aromatic and/or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 20 carbon atoms; glycol component comprising 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues and ethylene glycol residues; a catalyst/stabilizer component which comprises titanium atoms, manganese atoms, phosphorous atoms; fillers; release additives and does not comprises tin atoms. Calendered films or sheets can be used in a wide range of applications including packaging, pool liners, graphic arts, transaction cards, security cards and others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Marc Alan Strand, Robert Erik Young, James Thomas Goetz, Douglas Weldon Carico, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11427675
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a molded article by a low shear manufacturing process that includes: placing a solid polyester in a mold having mold surfaces; heating said polyester until it becomes molten; dispersing said molten polyester over said mold surfaces; solidifying said molten polyester to form a solid molded article; and removing said molded article from said mold; where the polyester is obtained by polymerization of dimethylcyclohexane dicarboxylic acid, cyclohexane dimethanol, polytetramethylene ether glycol and branching agent and has a steep melting curve evidenced by a puddling curve slope of ?2 to ?10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Marc Alan Strand, Laura Bauerle Weaver, Robert Erik Young
  • Publication number: 20220049069
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polymer composition comprising: (A) at least one polyester, and (B) a stabilizer composition comprising: (1) at least one primary antioxidant comprising at least one hindered phenolic antioxidant; (2) at least one secondary antioxidant comprising at least one phosphite; (3) at least one chain extending agent; (4) at least one ultraviolet light absorbing agent; and (5) at least one hindered amine light stabilizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventor: Robert Erik Young
  • Patent number: 11198781
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to novel polyvinyl chloride compositions containing polyvinyl chloride resins, polycarbonate resins and copolyester resins. More particularly, the present disclosure pertains to polyvinyl chloride compositions including admixtures of polycarbonates and high glass transition temperature (Tg) copolyesters to increase the Tg and the heat distortion temperature under load (HDTUL) of the polyvinyl chloride compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Robert Erik Young, Mark Allan Treece, Michael Eugene Donelson
  • Patent number: 11198782
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to novel polyvinyl chloride compositions containing polyvinyl chloride resins, polycarbonate resins and copolyester resins. More particularly, the present disclosure pertains to polyvinyl chloride compositions including admixtures of polycarbonates and high glass transition temperature (Tg) copolyesters to increase the Tg and the heat distortion temperature under load (HDTUL) of the polyvinyl chloride compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Robert Erik Young, Mark Allan Treece, Michael Eugene Donelson
  • Patent number: 11178601
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to a playback device configured to audibly output audio in a multi-network environment. The device may include a network interface to receive audio and/or video data over a plurality of wireless networks; speaker drivers; one or more color indicators associated with wireless networks; a user interface to receive a user's selection of a specific wireless network through a the use of a color indicator; and one or more processors to sign into a selected first wireless network and receive data therefrom, and to audibly output the data received; receive from the user interface a selection of a specific color, the specific color associated with a second wireless network; sign out of the specific wireless network and into the second wireless network; and receive from the second wireless network data, and output the audio via the one or more speaker drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Erik Young
  • Publication number: 20210155795
    Abstract: Disclosed are polymeric compositions that exhibit improved weathering and ultraviolet radiation resistance. The compositions comprise a polymer, at least one ultra-violet light (UV) absorber, at least one primary antioxidant, at least one secondary antioxidant, at least one hindered amine light stabilizer and at least one chain extending agent. In some embodiments the invention comprises a polyester; at least one triazine UV absorber; at least one hindered phenol primary antioxidant; at least one phosphite secondary antioxidant; at least one hindered amine light stabilizer and at least one styrene-acrylate copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventor: Robert Erik Young
  • Publication number: 20210155750
    Abstract: This invention pertains to polyester compositions and their use in low shear manufacturing processes. More particularly, this invention pertains to polyester compositions that have a sharp transition from solid to flowable melt, a steep viscosity curve with temperature resulting in minimal heating above the melting temperature for good flow and having minimal cooling requirements. The polyesters have particular utility in low shear polymer melt processes such as rotational molding, powder slush molding, powder coating and 3D printing processes. The polyesters are comprised of at least one dicarboxylic acid, at least one dihydroxy alcohol, at least one polyol, and optionally a multi-functionalized acid, alcohol or anhydride branching agent. The polyesters have a puddling curve slope of ?2 to ?20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Marc Alan Strand, Laura Bauerle Weaver, Robert Erik Young
  • Publication number: 20210105713
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to a playback device configured to audibly output audio in a multi-network environment. The device may include a network interface to receive audio and/or video data over a plurality of wireless networks; speaker drivers; one or more color indicators associated with wireless networks; a user interface to receive a user's selection of a specific wireless network through a the use of a color indicator; and one or more processors to sign into a selected first wireless network and receive data therefrom, and to audibly output the data received; receive from the user interface a selection of a specific color, the specific color associated with a second wireless network; sign out of the specific wireless network and into the second wireless network; and receive from the second wireless network data, and output the audio via the one or more speaker drivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventor: ERIK YOUNG
  • Patent number: 10957820
    Abstract: A light-emitting device is disclosed which includes a segmented active layer disposed between a segmented conductivity layer and a continuous conductivity layer, the active layer, the segmented conductivity layer, and the continuous conductivity layer being arranged to define a plurality of pixels, each pixel including a different segment of the segmented conductivity layer and the segmented active layer. A continuous wavelength converting layer disposed on the continuous conductivity layer is provided. A plurality of first contacts, each first contact being electrically connected to a different segment of the segmented conductivity layer is provided. One or more second contacts that are electrically connected to the continuous conductivity layer are also provided, the number of second contacts being less than the number of first contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Luke Gordon, Oleg Shchekin, Ashish Tandon, Rajat Sharma, Joseph Flemish, Andrei Papou, Wen Yu, Erik Young
  • Patent number: 10921314
    Abstract: Methods of making an integrated circuit for a single-molecule nucleic-acid assay platform. In one example, the method includes adhering a carbon nanotube to a surface of a transfer film, the transfer film comprising gold or a polymer; placing the surface of the transfer film on a CMOS integrated circuit; releasing the carbon nanotube from the transfer film; and forming a pair of post-processed electrodes proximate opposing ends of the carbon nanotube, the post-processed electrodes electrically connecting the carbon nanotube to the CMOS integrated circuit. The method can also include exposing the carbon nanotube to a diazonium salt solution to form a point defect on a portion of the carbon nanotube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Shepard, Steven Warren, Scott Trocchia, Yoonhee Lee, Erik Young
  • Publication number: 20200308388
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to novel polyvinyl chloride compositions containing polyvinyl chloride resins, polycarbonate resins and copolyester resins. More particularly, the present disclosure pertains to polyvinyl chloride compositions including admixtures of polycarbonates and high glass transition temperature (Tg) copolyesters to increase the Tg and the heat distortion temperature under load (HDTUL) of the polyvinyl chloride compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Robert Erik Young, Mark Allan Treece, Michael Eugene Donelson
  • Patent number: 10750438
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to a playback device configured to audibly output audio in a multi-network environment. The device may include a network interface to receive audio and/or video data over a plurality of wireless networks; speaker drivers; one or more color indicators associated with wireless networks; a user interface to receive a user's selection of a specific wireless network through a the use of a color indicator; and one or more processors to sign into a selected first wireless network and receive data therefrom, and to audibly output the data received; receive from the user interface a selection of a specific color, the specific color associated with a second wireless network; sign out of the specific wireless network and into the second wireless network; and receive from the second wireless network data, and output the audio via the one or more speaker drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Erik Young
  • Patent number: 10711133
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the combination of halogen-free flame retardant additives in a copolyester to improve the flame retardant properties of the copolyester composition while retaining clarity and impact properties, methods of making the copolyester composition and articles made from the copolyester composition. More specifically, the present invention relates to the use of a polymeric sulfonyl and phosphonate containing flame retardant compound in copolyester compositions to improve the flame retardant properties while retaining clarity, glass transition temperature, impact properties, methods of making said copolyester compositions and articles therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Robert Erik Young, Kendrick Casey Halsey
  • Publication number: 20200190307
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to novel polyvinyl chloride compositions containing polyvinyl chloride resins, polycarbonate resins and copolyester resins. More particularly, the present disclosure pertains to polyvinyl chloride compositions including admixtures of polycarbonates and high glass transition temperature (Tg) copolyesters to increase the Tg and the heat distortion temperature under load (HDTUL) of the polyvinyl chloride compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Robert Erik Young, Mark Allan Treece, Michael Eugene Donelson
  • Publication number: 20200157342
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polymer composition comprising: (A) at least one polymer comprising at least one diol residue, and (B) a stabilizer composition comprising: (1) at least one primary antioxidant comprising at least one phenolic antioxidant; and (2) at least one secondary antioxidant comprising at least one phosphite, and (3) at least one chain extending agent; wherein the b* value for said polymer composition is less than 10 according to the L*, a* and b* color system of the CIE (International Commission on Illumination) after being heated for at least three hours at 200° C. or 24 hours at 175° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Robert Erik Young, Mark Allen Peters
  • Publication number: 20200148813
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polymer composition comprising: (A) at least one semi-crystalline polymer, and (B) a stabilizer composition comprising: (1) at least one primary antioxidant comprising at least one phenolic antioxidant; and (2) at least one secondary antioxidant comprising at least one phosphite, and (3) at least one chain extending agent; wherein the b* value for said polymer composition is less than 10 according to the L*, a* and b* color system of the CIE (International Commission on Illumination) after being heated for at least three hours at 200° C. or 24 hours at 175° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Robert Erik Young, Mark Allen Peters
  • Patent number: 10584238
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to fiber reinforced polyvinyl chloride compositions which comprise fibrous materials, at least one polyvinyl chloride resins and at least one high Tg copolyester. Processes for producing the novel fiber reinforced polyvinyl chloride compositions as well as articles made using these compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Marc Alan Strand, Robert Erik Young, Mark Allan Treece