Patents by Inventor Jacob E. Napierala

Jacob E. Napierala 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: 20210395446
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to crystallizable shrinkable films and thermoformable film(s) or sheet(s) comprising blends of polyester compositions which comprise residues of terephthalic acid, neopentyl glycol (NRG), 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol (CHDM), ethylene glycol (EG), and diethylene glycol (DEG), in certain compositional ranges having certain advantages and improved properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Mark Allen Peters, Jacob E. Napierala, Rondell Paul Little, Jr., James Carl Williams, James Wesley Peer
  • Publication number: 20210394468
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to crystallizable shrinkable films and thermoformable sheets comprising amorphous polyester compositions which comprise residues of terephthalic acid, neopentyl glycol (NRG), 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol (CHDM), ethylene glycol (EG), and diethylene glycol (DEG), in certain compositional ranges having certain advantages and improved properties including recyclability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Mark Allen Peters, Jacob E. Napierala, Rondell Paul Little, JR., James Carl Williams
  • Publication number: 20210086468
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a shrink film comprising a polyester composition comprising: (1) at least one polyester which comprises: (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising: (i) about 70 to about 100 mole % of terephthalic acid residues; (ii) about 0 to about 30 mole % of aromatic and/or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 20 carbon atoms; and (b) a diol component comprising: (i) about 0.01 to about 26 mole % neopentyl glycol residues; (ii) about less than 10 mole % 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues; (iii) about 50 to 90 mole % ethylene glycol residues; and (iv) about 2 to 15 mole % total diethylene glycol residues in the final polyester composition; wherein the total mole % of the dicarboxylic acid component is 100 mole %, and wherein the total mole % of the diol component is 100 mole %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Mark Allen Peters, James Carl Williams, Rondell Paul Little, JR., James Wesley Peer, Jacob E. Napierala
  • Patent number: 10882272
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a shrink film comprising a polyester composition comprising: (1) at least one polyester which comprises: (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising: (i) about 70 to about 100 mole % of terephthalic acid residues; (ii) about 0 to about 30 mole % of aromatic and/or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 20 carbon atoms; and (b) a diol component comprising: (i) about 0.01 to about 30 mole % neopentyl glycol residues; (ii) about 0.01 to about less than 15 mole % 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues; (iii) about 50 to 90 mole % ethylene glycol residues; and (iv) about 2 to 15 mole % total diethylene glycol residues in the final polyester composition; wherein the total mole % of the dicarboxylic acid component is 100 mole %, and wherein the total mole % of the diol component is 100 mole %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Mark Allen Peters, James Carl Williams, Rondell Paul Little, Jr., James Wesley Peer, Jacob E. Napierala
  • Publication number: 20200114614
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a shrink film comprising a polyester composition comprising: (1) at least one polyester which comprises: (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising: (i) about 70 to about 100 mole % of terephthalic acid residues; (ii) about 0 to about 30 mole % of aromatic and/or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 20 carbon atoms; and (b) a diol component comprising: (i) about 0.01 to about 30 mole % neopentyl glycol residues; (ii) about 0.01 to about less than 15 mole % 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues; (iii) about 50 to 90 mole % ethylene glycol residues; and (iv) about 2 to 15 mole % total diethylene glycol residues in the final polyester composition; wherein the total mole % of the dicarboxylic acid component is 100 mole %, and wherein the total mole % of the diol component is 100 mole %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Mark Allen Peters, James Carl Williams, Rondell Paul Little, JR., James Wesley Peer, Jacob E. Napierala
  • Patent number: 10543656
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a shrink film comprising a polyester composition comprising: (1) at least one polyester which comprises: (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising: (i) about 70 to about 100 mole % of terephthalic acid residues; (ii) about 0 to about 30 mole % of aromatic and/or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 20 carbon atoms; and (b) a diol component comprising: (i) about 0.01 to about 30 mole % neopentyl glycol residues; (ii) about 0.01 to about less than 15 mole % 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues; (iii) about 50 to 90 mole % ethylene glycol residues; and (iv) about 2 to 15 mole % total diethylene glycol residues in the final polyester composition; wherein the total mole % of the dicarboxylic acid component is 100 mole %, and wherein the total mole % of the diol component is 100 mole %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Mark Allen Peters, James Carl Williams, Rondell Paul Little, Jr., James Wesley Peer, Jacob E. Napierala
  • Publication number: 20190211167
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a shrink film comprising a polyester composition comprising: (1) at least one polyester which comprises: (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising: (i) about 70 to about 100 mole % of terephthalic acid residues; (ii) about 0 to about 30 mole % of aromatic and/or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 20 carbon atoms; and (b) a diol component comprising: (i) about 0.01 to about 30 mole % neopentyl glycol residues; (ii) about 0.01 to about less than 15 mole % 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues; (iii) about 50 to 90 mole % ethylene glycol residues; and (iv) about 2 to 15 mole % total diethylene glycol residues in the final polyester composition; wherein the total mole % of the dicarboxylic acid component is 100 mole %, and wherein the total mole % of the diol component is 100 mole %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Mark Allen Peters, James Carl Williams, Rondell Paul Little, JR., James Wesley Peer, Jacob E. Napierala