Patents by Inventor Gary Wayne Connell

Gary Wayne Connell 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8895654
    Abstract: Described as one aspect of the invention are polyester compositions comprising at least one polyester which comprises: (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising: (i) about 80 to about 100 mole % of terephthalic acid residues; (ii) about 0 to about 20 mole % of aromatic and/or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 20 carbon atoms; and (b) a glycol component comprising: (i) about 1 to about 49 mole % spiro-glycol residues; and (ii) about 51 to about 99 mole % at least one glycol chosen from at least one of 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues and 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol 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 %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, Gary Wayne Connell
  • Publication number: 20130303692
    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: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    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: 8507638
    Abstract: Described are polyesters comprising (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising terephthalic acid residues; optionally, aromatic dicarboxylic acid residues or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues; 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and cyclohexanedimethanol residues. The polyesters have a desirable combination of inherent viscosity and glass transition temperature (“Tg”). The polyesters can have an inherent viscosity from 0.35 to 1.2 dL/g as determined in 60/40 (wt/wt) phenol/tetrachloroethane at a concentration of 0.5 g/100 ml at 25° C. and a Tg of 85 to 115° C. The polyesters may be manufactured into articles such as fibers, films, bottles or sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Douglas Stephen McWilliams, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell, Ted Calvin Germroth, Benjamin Fredrick Barton, Damon Bryan Shackelford
  • Patent number: 8415450
    Abstract: Described are polyester compositions comprising at least one polyester which comprises terephthalic acid residues, 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-l,3-cyclobutanediol, and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, wherein the inherent viscosity of said polyester is from 0.55 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 Tg from 110 to 160° C.; wherein the polyester composition comprises no polycarbonate; wherein the melt viscosity of the polyester is less than 10,000 poise as measured at 1 radian/second on a rotary melt rheometer at 290° C.; and wherein the polyester has a notched Izod impact strength, of at least 7.5 ft-lb/in.ch at 23° C. according to ASTM D256 with a 10-mil notch in a ? inch thick bar. The polyesters may be manufactured into articles of manufacture as fibers, films, bottles or sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Douglas Stephens McWilliams, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell
  • Publication number: 20130059957
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention is 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: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    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