Patents by Inventor Gerald Capocci

Gerald Capocci 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: 20060197069
    Abstract: Organic polymeric substrates, for example polyolefins such as polypropylene, can be made flame retardant by the incorporation of a synergistic mixture of (i) at least one low molecular weight sterically hindered alkoxyamine stabilizer, (ii) at least one high molecular weight sterically hindered alkoxyamine stabilizer and (iii) at least one conventional flame retardant selected from the group consisting of the organohalogen, phosphorus containing and melamine based flame retardants. The compositions of the invention combine good flame retardant properties with light stability and good mechanical properties. Polyolefin molded articles are stabilized against light, heat and oxygen and made flame retardant with the incorporation of at least one sterically hindered alkoxyamine and at least one conventional flame retardant, while allowing normally high levels of flame-retardant fillers to be greatly reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: Gerald Capocci, Nicola Lelli, Juerg Zingg, Nikolas Kaprinidis, Roswell King
  • Publication number: 20050148705
    Abstract: The invention is directed to weatherable pigmented extruded polystyrene molded or extruded foam articles for use in outdoor applications or applications which require high weatherfastness. The weatherfast pigmented polystryene compositions can be prepared by incorporating by extrusion or molding (a) a foam polystyrene homopolymer or copolymer (b) at least one compound selected from an light absorber, (c) at least one compound selected from the group consisting of low molecular weight hindered amine light stabilizer, (d) at least one compound selected from the group consisting of high molecular weight hindered amine light stabilizer, (e) at least one pigment and (f) optionally carbon black, wherein the expanded polymer foam shows a ? E color change under xenon weathering over a period of 3000 hours of less than about 3.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: John Adams, Roger Reinicker, Justin White, Gerald Capocci
  • Patent number: 6790874
    Abstract: The invention relates to thermoplastic polyolefin compositions having enhanced surface durability and products thereof which include a thermoplastic polyolefin base component at least one radiation-crosslinkable component present in an amount sufficient to enhance the surface durability of the thermoplastic polyolefin component when radiation-cured and at least one photoinitiator present in an amount sufficient to initiate crosslinking of the radiation-crosslinkable component upon exposure of the thermoplastic polyolefin composition to radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignees: Solvay Engineered Polymers, Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Edmund K. Lau, Satchit Srinivasan, Peter J. Perron, Peter S. Solera, Anthony DeBellis, Chia-Hu Chang, Gerald Capocci, Joseph Puglisi, Douglas Horsey
  • Publication number: 20030207969
    Abstract: Organic polymeric substrates, for example polyolefins such as polypropylene, can be made flame retardant by the incorporation of a synergistic mixture of (i) at least one low molecular weight sterically hindered alkoxyamine stabilizer, (ii) at least one high molecular weight sterically hindered alkoxyamine stabilizer and (iii) at least one conventional flame retardant selected from the group consisting of the organohalogen, phosphorus containing and melamine based flame retardants. The compositions of the invention combine good flame retardant properties with light stability and good mechanical properties. Polyolefin molded articles are stabilized against light, heat and oxygen and made flame retardant with the incorporation of at least one sterically hindered alkoxyamine and at least one conventional flame retardant, while allowing normally high levels of flame-retardant fillers to be greatly reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Inventors: Gerald A. Capocci, Nicola Lelli, Juerg Zingg, Nikolas Kaprinidis, Roswell E. King
  • Patent number: 6638997
    Abstract: Hindered amines substituted on the N-atom with an —O—E—OH moiety are particularly effective in stabilizing polyolefin and automotive coating compositions against the deleterious effects of oxidative, thermal and actinic radiation where the presence of the OH group on the compounds adds important properties not attainable by the use of normal —O—E moieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Galbo, Gerald A. Capocci, Nancy N. Cliff, Robert E. Detlefsen, Michael P. DiFazio, Ramanathan Ravichandran, Peter Solera
  • Patent number: 6586507
    Abstract: Hindered amines substituted on the N-atom with an —O—E—OH moiety are particularly effective in stabilizing polyolefin and automotive coating compositions against the deleterious effects of oxidative, thermal and actinic radiation where the presence of the OH group on the compounds adds important properties not attainable by the use of normal —O—E moieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: James Peter Galbo, Gerald A. Capocci, Nancy N. Cliff, Robert E. Detlefsen, Michael P. DiFazio, Ramanathan Ravichandran, Peter Solera, Christophe Bulliard
  • Publication number: 20030120077
    Abstract: Hindered amines substituted on the N-atom with an —O-E-OH moiety are particularly effective in stabilizing polyolefin and automotive coating compositions against the deleterious effects of oxidative, thermal and actinic radiation where the presence of the OH group on the compounds adds important properties not attainable by the use of normal —O-E moieties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventors: James Peter Galbo, Gerald A. Capocci, Nancy N. Cliff, Robert E. Detlefsen, Michael P. DiFazio, Ramanathan Ravichandran, Peter Solera, Christophe Bulliard
  • Publication number: 20030013780
    Abstract: The invention relates to thermoplastic polyolefin compositions having enhanced surface durability and products thereof which include a thermoplastic polyolefin base component at least one radiation-crosslinkable component present in an amount sufficient to enhance the surface durability of the thermoplastic polyolefin component when radiation-cured and at least one photoinitiator present in an amount sufficient to initiate crosslinking of the radiation-crosslinkable component upon exposure of the thermoplastic polyolefin composition to radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2002
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventors: Edmund K. Lau, Satchit Srinivasan, Peter J. Perron, Peter S. Solera, Anthony DeBellis, Chia-Hu Chang, Gerald Capocci, Joseph Puglisi, Douglas Horsey
  • Patent number: 6488882
    Abstract: The invention relates to thermoplastic polyolefin compositions having enhanced surface durability and products thereof which include a thermoplastic polyolefin base component at least one radiation-crosslinkable component present in an amount sufficient to enhance the surface durability of the thermoplastic polyolefin component when radiation-cured and at least one photoinitiator present in an amount sufficient to initiate crosslinking of the radiation-crosslinkable component upon exposure of the thermoplastic polyolefin composition to radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignees: Solvay Engineered Polymers, Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Edmund K. Lau, Satchit Srinivasan, Peter J. Perron, Peter S. Solera, Anthony DeBellis, Chia-Hu Chang, Gerald Capocci, Joseph Puglisi, Douglas Horsey
  • Patent number: 6420463
    Abstract: Hindered amines substituted on the N-atom with an -O-E-OH moiety are particularly effective in stabilizing polyolefin and automotive coating compositions against the deleterious effects of oxidative, thermal and actinic radiation where the presence of the OH group on the compounds adds important properties not attainable by the use of normal -O-E moieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp.
    Inventors: James P. Galbo, Gerald A. Capocci, Nancy N. Cliff, Robert E. Detlefsen, Michael P. DiFazio, Ramanathan Ravichandran, Peter Solera
  • Patent number: 6420562
    Abstract: Hindered amines substituted on the N-atom with an —O—E—OH moiety are particularly effective in stabilizing polyolefin and automotive coating compositions against the deleterious effects of oxidative, thermal and actinic radiation where the presence of the OH group on the compounds adds important properties not attainable by the use of normal —O—E moieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Ciba Speciality Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Galbo, Gerald A. Capocci, Nancy N. Cliff, Robert E. Detlefsen, Michael P. DiFazio, Ramanathan Ravichandran, Peter Solera
  • Patent number: 6403681
    Abstract: Hindered amines substituted on the N-atom with an —O—E—OH moiety are particularly effective in stabilizing polyolefin and automotive coating compositions against the deleterious effects of oxidative, thermal and actinic radiation where the presence of the OH group on the compounds adds important properties not attainable by the use of normal —O—E moieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Galbo, Gerald A. Capocci, Nancy N. Cliff, Robert E. Detlefsen, Michael P. DiFazio, Ramanathan Ravichandran, Peter Solera
  • Patent number: 6391949
    Abstract: Hindered amines substituted on the N-atom with an —O—E—OH moiety are particularly effective in stabilizing polyolefin and automotive coating compositions against the deleterious effects of oxidative, thermal and actinic radiation where the presence of the OH group on the compounds adds important properties not attainable by the use of normal —O—E moieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Galbo, Gerald A. Capocci, Nancy N. Cliff, Robert E. Detlefsen, Michael P. DiFazio, Ramanathan Ravichandran, Peter Solera
  • Patent number: 6392041
    Abstract: Hindered amines substituted on the N-atom with an —O—E—OH moiety are particularly effective in stabilizing polyolefin and automotive coating compositions against the deleterious effects of oxidative, thermal and actinic radiation where the presence of the OH group on the compounds adds important properties not attainable by the use of normal —O—E moieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: James Peter Galbo, Gerald A. Capocci, Nancy N. Cliff, Robert E. Detlefsen, Michael P. DiFazio, Ramanathan Ravichandran, Peter Solera, Christophe Bulliard
  • Publication number: 20020058735
    Abstract: Hindered amines substituted on the N-atom with an -O-E-OH moiety are particularly effective in stabilizing polyolefin and automotive coating compositions against the deleterious effects of oxidative, thermal and actinic radiation where the presence of the OH group on the compounds adds important properties not attainable by the use of normal -O-E moieties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2001
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventors: James Peter Galbo, Gerald A. Capocci, Nancy N. Cliff, Robert E. Detlefsen, Mchael P. DiFazio, Ramanathan Ravichandran, Peter Solera, Christophe Bulliard
  • Patent number: 6388072
    Abstract: Hindered amines substituted on the N-atom with an —O—E—OH moiety are particularly effective in stabilizing polyolefin and automotive coating compositions against the deleterious effects of oxidative, thermal and actinic radiation where the presence of the OH group on the compounds adds important properties not attainable by the use of normal —O—E moieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Galbo, Gerald A. Capocci, Nancy N. Cliff, Robert E. Detlefsen, Michael P. DiFazio, Ramanathan Ravichandran, Peter Solera
  • Patent number: 6380389
    Abstract: Hindered amines substituted on the N-atom with an —O—E—OH moiety are particularly effective in stabilizing polyolefin and automotive coating compositions against the deleterious effects of oxidative, thermal and actinic radiation where the presence of the OH group on the compounds adds important properties not attainable by the use of normal —O—E moieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Galbo, Gerald A. Capocci, Nancy N. Cliff, Robert E. Detlefsen, Michael P. DiFazio, Ramanathan Ravichandran, Peter Solera
  • Patent number: 6376584
    Abstract: Hindered amines substituted on the N-atom with an hydroxy-substituted alkoxy moiety are particularly effective in stabilizing organic polymer compositions against the deleterious effects of oxidative, thermal and actinic radiation where the presence of the OH group on the compounds adds important properties not otherwise attainable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: James Peter Galbo, Gerald A. Capocci, Nancy N. Cliff, Robert E. Detlefsen, Michael P. DiFazio, Ramanathan Ravichandran, Peter Solera, Christophe Bulliard
  • Publication number: 20020040145
    Abstract: Hindered amines substituted on the N-atom with an —O—E—OH moiety are particularly effective in stabilizing polyolefin and automotive coating compositions against the deleterious effects of oxidative, thermal and actinic radiation where the presence of the OH group on the compounds adds important properties not attainable by the use of normal —O—E moieties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Publication date: April 4, 2002
    Inventors: James P. Galbo, Gerald A. Capocci, Nancy N. Cliff, Robert E. Detlefsen, Michael P. DiFazio, Ramanathan Ravichandran, Peter Solera
  • Publication number: 20010034449
    Abstract: Hindered amines substituted on the N-atom with an —O—E—OH moiety are particularly effective in stabilizing polyolefin and automotive coating compositions against the deleterious effects of oxidative, thermal and actinic radiation where the presence of the OH group on the compounds adds important properties not attainable by the use of normal —O—E moieties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2001
    Publication date: October 25, 2001
    Inventors: James P. Galbo, Gerald A. Capocci, Nancy N. Cliff, Robert E. Detlefsen, Michael P. DiFazio, Ramanathan Ravichandran, Peter Solera