Patents by Inventor James Carl Williams

James Carl Williams 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: 20200270395
    Abstract: Disclosed are void-containing films and shrinkable films which show excellent density reduction that is retained upon exposures to high temperatures. The voiding agents are hollow glass microspheres. The shrinkable films have high shrinkage and retain their low density after processing under conditions of temperature and moisture used in typical recycling processes. The films are useful as for sleeves, labels, laminates and other shrinkable film applications, and their lower density allows them to be readily separated from soft drink bottles, food containers and the like during recycling operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: James Wesley Peer, Sunny A. Bhat, James Carl Williams, Rondell Paul Little, Kevin Michael Cable, Mark Allen Peters
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190211146
    Abstract: This invention relates to an oriented film or a shrink film comprising a polyester composition comprising: (1) at least one polyester which comprises: (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising: (i) about 90 to about 100 mole % of terephthalic acid residues; (ii) about 0 to about 10 mole % of aromatic and/or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 20 carbon atoms; and (b) a glycol component comprising: (i) about 10 to about 29 mole % 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and (ii) about 71 to about 90 mole % ethylene glycol residues; and (iii) optionally, diethylene glycol 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 %; wherein the inherent viscosity of the polyester is from 0.50 to 0.8 dL/g as determined in 60/40 (wt/wt) phenol/tetrachloroethane at a concentration of 0.25 g/50 ml at 25° C.; wherein the polyester has a Tg of from 80° C. to 105° C. or of from 80° C. to 100° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: James Carl Williams, James Wesley Peer
  • Publication number: 20180104930
    Abstract: This invention relates to clear, semicrystalline, strain induced crystallized polyester films heat laminated onto metal substrates. The films contain at least one polyester which comprises at least of one or more monomers selected from 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol or 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol. The articles of the present invention exhibit enhanced mechanical properties useful for the fabrication of thin metal articles such as metal cans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Xue Guang Steven Lin, Fan Liang Meng, Zhong Zhong Johnny Qian, Yu-Hwey Chuang, Emmett Dudley Crawford, Michael Eugene Donelson, Steven Lee Stafford, James Carl Williams
  • Patent number: 7288586
    Abstract: A solid concentrate is provided having a combination of a transition metal present in an amount ranging from 1000 to 40,000 ppm (weight by metal) and a polyester polymer present in an amount of at least 40 wt. % based on the weight of the concentrate. Concentrates made with highly modified polyester polymers are easy to compound with transition metals forming less brittle polymer upon melt extrusion. Bottle preforms and oxygen scavenging bottles can be made from these concentrates by combining solid polyester particles, solid polyamide particles, and solid these concentrate particles c into an melt processing zone, forming a melt, and forming an article directly from the melt. The b* color and the L* color and the haze levels of the preforms are improved over the preforms made with liquid carriers instead of solid concentrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Mark Edward Stewart, Emerson Eston Sharpe, Jr., Benjamin Bradford Gamble, Steven Lee Stafford, Robert Noah Estep, James Carl Williams, Thomas Roger Clark
  • Patent number: 6641920
    Abstract: There is described an ultraviolet protected multi-layer structure comprising a layer produced from a copolyester/polycarbonate blend, and a protective UV absorbing compound-containing polycarbonate cap layer. Also described is a process for producing the multi-layer structures, and articles of manufacture produced from the multi-layer structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Roy Lee Conn, James Carl Williams, John Edward Christopher Willham
  • Publication number: 20030165685
    Abstract: There is described an ultraviolet protected multi-layer structure comprising a layer produced from a copolyester/polycarbonate blend, and a protective UV absorbing compound-containing polycarbonate cap layer. Also described is a process for producing the multi-layer structures, and articles of manufacture produced from the multi-layer structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Inventors: Roy Lee Conn, James Carl Williams, John Edward Christopher Willham
  • Patent number: 6569957
    Abstract: There is described a novel blend composition comprising specified amounts of any polycarbonate and specified amounts of a specific copolyester comprising terephthalic acid, naphthalenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid, or mixtures thereof; isophthalic acid; and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol. Also described are films and sheets produced from the novel blend compositions that are thermoformable without having to pre-dry the films and sheets. Further, articles of manufacture produced from the novel blend compositions are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: James Carl Williams, John Guthrie Thompson, Roy Lee Conn
  • Publication number: 20020086953
    Abstract: There is described a novel blend composition comprising specified amounts of any polycarbonate and specified amounts of a specific copolyester comprising terephthalic acid, naphthalenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid, or mixtures thereof; isophthalic acid; and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol. Also described are films and sheets produced from the novel blend compositions that are thermoformable without having to pre-dry the films and sheets. Further, articles of manufacture produced from the novel blend compositions are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: James Carl Williams, John Guthrie Thompson, Roy Lee Conn
  • Publication number: 20020082360
    Abstract: There are described films and articles formed from blend compositions comprising specified amounts of any polycarbonate and specified amounts of a specific copolyester comprising terephthalic acid, naphthalenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid, or mixtures thereof; ethylene glycol; and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol. The films and sheets produced from the blend compositions are thermoformable without having to pre-dry the films and sheets. Further, articles of manufacture produced from the blend compositions are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventors: Roy Lee Conn, John Guthrie Thompson, James Carl Williams