Patents by Inventor Francis J. Timmers

Francis J. Timmers 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: 8907122
    Abstract: A method of preparing a monomer comprises reacting a sultone of the formula (I): wherein each R is independently F, C1-10 alkyl, fluoro-substituted C1-10 alkyl, C1-10 cycloalkyl, or fluoro-substituted C1-10 cycloalkyl, provided that at least one R is F; n is an integer of from 0 to 10, and m is an integer of 1 to 4+2n, with a nucleophile having a polymerizable group. Monomers, including a photoacid-generating monomer, may be prepared by this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Electronic Material LLC, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Suzanne M. Coley, David R. Wilson, Francis J. Timmers
  • Patent number: 8907034
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a comb architecture olefin block copolymer, a method of making the comb olefin block copolymer and blends comprising the comb olefin block copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Phillip D. Hustad, Endre Szuromi, Francis J. Timmers, Edmund M. Carnahan, Thomas P. Clark, Gordon R. Roof, Sara B. Klamo, Daniel J. Arriola
  • Patent number: 8716518
    Abstract: A monomer compound has the formula (I): where each R1, R2, and R3 is independently H, F, C1-10 alkyl, fluoro-substituted C1-10 alkyl, C1-10 cycloalkyl, or fluoro-substituted C1-10 cycloalkyl, provided that at least one of R1, R2, or R3 is F; n is an integer of from 1 to 10, A is a halogenated or non-halogenated C2-30 olefin-containing polymerizable group, and G+ is an organic or inorganic cation. The monomer is the reaction product of a sultone precursor and the oxyanion of a hydroxy-containing halogenated or non-halogenated C2-30 olefin-containing compound. A polymer includes the monomer of formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Suzanne M. Coley, David R. Wilson, Francis J. Timmers
  • Publication number: 20130319725
    Abstract: A fabricated article (e.g., jacketed or insulated wire or cable) is prepared by a process comprising the steps of: applying a coating of a moisture-curable composition onto a wire or cable; and reacting the moisture-curable composition with water, wherein the moisture-curable composition comprises at least one resin having hydrolysable reactive silane groups and a tin catalyst characterized by the tin having a +4 oxidation state and a bis(alkoxide) ligand. The product of the process includes a wire or cable comprising a jacket, wherein the jacket comprises at least one poly olefin resin having hydrolysable reactive silane groups and a tin catalyst, the tin catalyst having a bis(alkoxide) ligand and characterized by the tin having a +4 oxidation state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Francis J. Timmers, Bharat Indu Chaudhary, Michael J. Mullins, Roger L. Kuhlman
  • Patent number: 8592518
    Abstract: The present invention provides thermosetting aqueous binder compositions of one or more cyclic enamine, including bis-enamines and di- or higher functional enamines, optionally containing a water soluble or dispersible or dispersible primary amine compound. The binders are at least substantially formaldehyde free, need no polycarboxylic or polycarboxylate component, and yet provide excellent hot wet tensile strength when cured for as little time as a minute or less in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Brad Bailey, William C. Finch, Hyun K. Jeon, Charles James Rand, Robert L. Sammler, Francis J. Timmers, Barry Weinstein
  • Patent number: 8557921
    Abstract: Meta-block copolymers and a process for preparing a product mixture comprising meta-block copolymers by contacting a metathesis catalyst under metathesis conditions with a composition comprising two or more ethylenically unsaturated polymers, said unsaturation defining one or more polymer segments in each ethylenically unsaturated polymer, at least one polymer segment in at least one ethylenically unsaturated polymer being chemically distinguishable from at least one polymer segment in at least one other ethylenically unsaturated polymer, characterized in that each meta-block copolymer in the product mixture comprises a random distribution of said chemically distinguishable polymer blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel J. Arriola, Francis J. Timmers, Brian A. Jazdzewski, Paul C. Vosejpka, Nicole L. Wagner, Brian G. Landes, Guenter A. Jueptner, David H. Bank, Timothy T. Wenzel
  • Patent number: 8530579
    Abstract: Two or more chemically distinguishable ethylenically unsaturated polymers, at least one having from 0.001 to 50 mole percent unsaturation and at least one other having an expected Tg or measured Tm value greater than 100° C. are cross-metathesized to form thermoplastic elastomers having improved performance properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel J. Arriola, Brian A. Jazdzewski, Francis J. Timmers, Paul C. Vosejpka, Nicole L. Wagner, Brian G. Landes, Guenter A. Jueptner, David H. Bank, Timothy T. Wenzel
  • Patent number: 8501885
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to olefin polymerization catalysts and compositions, their manufacture, and the production of polyolefins using specific catalyst compositions, including the use of chain shuttling agents in the olefin polymerization process. Specifically, this disclosure provides for dual headed and multi-headed chain shuttling agents (CSAs or MSAs) and for their use in preparing blocky copolymers. By controlling the ratio of dual-headed and multi-headed CSA sites to mono-headed CSA sites, a blocky copolymer can be provided having properties such as a narrow molecular weight distribution and/or improved melt properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Arriola, Thomas P. Clark, Kevin A. Frazier, Sara B. Klamo, Francis J. Timmers
  • Patent number: 8470441
    Abstract: A fabricated article (e.g., jacketed or insulated wire or cable) is prepared by a process comprising the steps of: applying a coating of a moisture-curable composition onto a wire or cable; and reacting the moisture-curable composition with water, wherein the moisture-curable composition comprises at least one resin having hydrolysable reactive silane groups and a tin catalyst characterized by the tin having a +4 oxidation state and a bis(alkoxide) ligand. The product of the process includes a wire or cable comprising a jacket, wherein the jacket comprises at least one poly olefin resin having hydrolysable reactive silane groups and a tin catalyst, the tin catalyst having a bis(alkoxide) ligand and characterized by the tin having a +4 oxidation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Francis J. Timmers, Bharat Indu Chaudhary, Michael J. Mullins, Roger L. Kuhlman
  • Patent number: 8436110
    Abstract: An olefin metathesis process for converting a reactant olefin or a mixture of reactant olefins into one or more product olefins that are different from the reactant olefin(s). The process employs a catalyst system containing a carbene-generating agent and a bimetallic ruthenium complex comprising one or more ?-hydrido bridging ligands, and optionally containing di(t-butyl)phosphine. The catalyst system is advantageously active at process temperatures greater than 90° C. Cyclization metathesis and ring-opening polymerization metathesis are preferred olefin metathesis processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventors: Jasson T. Patton, Francis J. Timmers
  • Patent number: 8415434
    Abstract: A polymerization process and the resulting polymer composition, said process comprising polymerizing one or more addition polymerizable monomers and a polymerizable shuttling agent in the presence of at least one addition polymerization catalyst comprising a metal compound or complex and a cocatalyst under conditions characterized by the formation of a branched polymer, preferably comprising pseudo-block molecular architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Arriola, Edmund M. Carnahan, David D. Devore, Phillip D. Hustad, Brian A. Jazdzewski, Roger L. Kuhlman, Francis J. Timmers, Timothy T. Wenzel
  • Patent number: 8383542
    Abstract: A composition comprising a polymerization modifier for the copolymerization of at least one olefin monomer and 1-octene and a polymerization process using the polymerization modifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Daryoosh Beigzadeh, Richard E. Campbell, Jr., David D. Devore, Duane R. Romer, James C. Stevens, Francis J. Timmers, Hendrik E. Tuinstra, Paul C. Vosejpka
  • Patent number: 8343886
    Abstract: A composition comprising a polymerization modifier for the copolymerization of at least one olefin monomer and propylene and a polymerization process using the polymerization modifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Daryoosh Beigzadeh, Richard E. Campbell, Jr., David D. Devore, Duane R. Romer, James C. Stevens, Francis J. Timmers, Hendrik E. Tuinstra, Paul C. Vosejpka
  • Publication number: 20120245400
    Abstract: Methods for producing alpha-olefins. The methods include selectively isomerizing an alpha-olefin to a mixture of beta-olefins and ethenolyzing at least a portion of the mixture of beta-olefins to an alpha-olefin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas P. Clark, Kevin A. Frazier, Francis J. Timmers, Brian W. Kolthammer
  • Patent number: 8247553
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a new process of making a trialkyl aluminum compound in which at least one alkyl group is a primary alkyl derived from an internal olefin or alpha-olefin. The process employs an isomerization/hydroalumination catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Thomas P. Clark, Francis J. Timmers, Kevin A. Frazier
  • Publication number: 20120172619
    Abstract: A method of preparing a monomer comprises reacting a sultone of the formula (I): wherein each R is independently F, C1-10 alkyl, fluoro-substituted C1-10 alkyl, C1-10 cycloalkyl, or fluoro-substituted C1-10 cycloalkyl, provided that at least one R is F; n is an integer of from 0 to 10, and m is an integer of 1 to 4+2n, with a nucleophile having a polymerizable group. Monomers, including a photoacid-generating monomer, may be prepared by this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Suzanne M. Coley, David R. Wilson, Francis J. Timmers
  • Publication number: 20120172555
    Abstract: A monomer compound has the formula (I): where each R1, R2, and R3 is independently H, F, C1-10 alkyl, fluoro-substituted C1-10 alkyl, C1-10 cycloalkyl, or fluoro-substituted C1-10 cycloalkyl, provided that at least one of R1, R2, or R3 is F; n is an integer of from 1 to 10, A is a halogenated or non-halogenated C2-30 olefin-containing polymerizable group, and G+ is an organic or inorganic cation. The monomer is the reaction product of a sultone precursor and the oxyanion of a hydroxy-containing halogenated or non-halogenated C2-30 olefin-containing compound. A polymer includes the monomer of formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Suzanne M. Coley, David R. Wilson, Francis J. Timmers
  • Publication number: 20120165486
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to olefin polymerization catalysts and compositions, their manufacture, and the production of polyolefins using specific catalyst compositions, including the use of chain-shuttling agents in the olefin polymerization process. Specifically, this disclosure provides for dual-headed and multi-headed chain shuttling agents (CSAs or MSAs) and for their use in preparing blocky copolymers. By controlling the ratio of dual-headed and multi-headed CSA sites to mono-headed CSA sites, a blocky copolymer can be provided having properties such as a narrow molecular weight distribution and/or improved melt properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Arriola, Thomas P. Clark, Kevin A. Frazier, Sara B. Klamo, Francis J. Timmers
  • Publication number: 20120083575
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a comb architecture olefin block copolymer, a method of making the comb olefin block copolymer and blends comprising the comb olefin block copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Phillip D. Hustad, Endre Szuromi, Francis J. Timmers, Edmund M. Carnahan, Thomas P. Clark, Gordon R. Roof, Sara B. Klamo, Daniel J. Arriola
  • Publication number: 20110306726
    Abstract: The present invention provides thermosetting aqueous binder compositions of one or more cyclic enamine, including bis-enamines and di- or higher functional enamines, optionally containing a water soluble or dispersible or dispersible primary amine compound. The binders are at least substantially formaldehyde free, need no polycarboxylic or polycarboxylate component, and yet provide excellent hot wet tensile strength when cured for as little time as a minute or less in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Brad C. BAILEY, Robert L. Sammler, Francis J. Timmers, Hyun K. Jeon, William C. Finch, Charles J. Rand, Barry Weinstein