Patents by Inventor Jeffrey C. Munro

Jeffrey C. Munro 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: 20220411658
    Abstract: A crosslinkable polyolefin composition comprising an ethylene/alpha-olefin copolymer elastomer having a melt index from 0.6 to 6.2 grams per 10 minutes, a crosslinking effective amount of an alkenyl-functional monocyclic organosiloxane, and from 0.29 to 0.44 wt % of an organic peroxide; products made therefrom; methods of making and using same; and articles containing same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Paul J. Brigandi, Jeffrey M. Cogen, Jeffrey C. Munro, Colin Li Pi Shan
  • Publication number: 20220389138
    Abstract: A process to prepare an alpha composition comprising a first ethylene/alpha-olefin/interpolymer fraction and a second ethylene/alpha-olefin/interpolymer fraction; said process comprising polymerizing, in one reactor, a reaction mixture, comprising ethylene and an alpha-olefin, a biphenyl phenol metal complex selected from Structure 1, as described herein, and a biphenyl phenol metal complex selected from Structure 2, as described herein; and alpha compositions prepared therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Johnathan E. DeLorbe, Daniela Ferrari, Thomas Wesley Karjala, Jr., Sylvie Vervoort, Jeffrey C. Munro, Lisa S. Madenjian
  • Patent number: 11459409
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a catalyst system for use in forming a multi-block copolymer, said copolymer containing therein two or more segments or blocks differing in chemical or physical properties, a polymerization process using the same, and the resulting polymers, wherein the composition comprises the admixture or reaction product resulting from combining: (A) a first olefin polymerization procatalyst, (B) a second olefin polymerization procatalyst capable of preparing polymers differing in chemical or physical properties from the polymer prepared by procatalyst (A) under equivalent polymerization conditions, (C) an activator, and (D) a chain shuttling agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Andrew J. Young, Hien Q. Do, Brad C. Bailey, Matthew D. Christianson, Jeffrey C. Munro, Edmund M. Carnahan
  • Publication number: 20220204716
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to unsaturated polyolefins and processes for preparing the same. The present disclosure further relates to curable formulations comprising the unsaturated polyolefins that show improved crosslinking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Munro, Haiyang Yu, Hong Yang, Lixin Sun, Colin LIPISHAN
  • Patent number: 11306173
    Abstract: Semi-crystalline, thermoplastic polyolefin block copolymers comprising: (A) A first polyolefin A block comprising isotactic poly(1-butene) (iPB); (B) A polyolefin B block comprising an ethylene and/or alpha-olefin/1-butene copolymer or terpolymer; and (C) A second polyolefin A block comprising isotactic poly(1-butene) (iPB); the A and B blocks bonded to one another to form a block copolymer in which the first and second polyolefin A blocks are joined to and separated by the polyolefin B block. In one embodiment the polyolefin block copolymer is a BAB block copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Endre Szuromi, Justin M. Virgill, Robert F. Wendel, Jeffrey C. Munro, Gary R. Marchand, Edmund M. Carnahan, Kim L. Walton
  • Publication number: 20220081500
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to unsaturated polyolefins and processes for preparing the same. The present disclosure further relates to curable formulations comprising the unsaturated polyolefins that show improved crosslinking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Munro, Colin Li Pi Shan, Johnathan E. DeLorbe, Juan C. Tuberquia, Lixin Sun, Endre Szuromi, Edmund M. Carnahan
  • Publication number: 20220073540
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to unsaturated polyolefins and processes for preparing the same. The present disclosure further relates to curable formulations comprising the unsaturated polyolefins that show improved crosslinking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Munro, Gaoxiang Wu, Kyle G. Kummer, Haiyang Yu, Hong Yang, Hongyu Chen, Brian M. Habersberger, Lixin Sun, Colin Li Pi Shan
  • Publication number: 20220073716
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to unsaturated polyolefins and processes for preparing the same. The present disclosure further relates to curable formulations comprising the unsaturated polyolefins that show improved crosslinking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Munro, Paul J. Brigandi, Jeffrey M. Cogen, Lixin Sun, Colin LiPiShan
  • Publication number: 20220073715
    Abstract: Disclosed relates to unsaturated polyolefins and processes for preparing the same. Disclosed further relates to curable formulations comprising the unsaturated polyolefins that show improved crosslinking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Munro, Hong Yang, Haiyang Yu, Brian M. Habersberger, Lixin Sun, Colin LiPiShan
  • Publication number: 20220064345
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to novel telechelic poly-olefins of the formula (I) and processes for preparing the same. The present disclosure further relates to curable formulations comprising the telechelic polyolefin of the formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Munro, Colin Li Pi Shan, Johnathan E. DeLorbe, Juan C. Tuberquia, Lixin Sun, Endre Szuromi, Edmund M. Carnahan
  • Publication number: 20220056252
    Abstract: Foam compositions comprise at least an ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer. The ethylene/?-olefin interpolymers of the present disclosure are multi-block copolymers comprising at least one soft block and at least one hard block. The foam compositions can further comprise a blowing agent and a cross-linking agent. Methods of making the foam compositions and foamed articles made from the foam compositions are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Kyle G. Kummer, Jeffrey C. Munro, Lisa S. Madenjian
  • Patent number: 11236241
    Abstract: A composition comprising the following: A) coated polymer particles, and wherein the polymer particles are formed from a first composition comprising an ethylene-based polymer that comprises the following properties: a density from 0.854 to 0.860 g/cc, and a melt index (I2) from 4.0 to 15.0 g/10 min; and wherein the polymer particles comprise a coating on at least a portion of the total surface of the polymer particles, and wherein the coating is formed from a powder composition comprising at least one inorganic powder, and at least one organic powder selected from a metal stearate and/or a polymer powder, and wherein the weight ratio of the total amount of the inorganic powder to the total amount of the organic powder is from 3.0 to 50.0; B) optionally, a propylene-based polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Munro, Jihean Lee, Morgan M. Hughes
  • Publication number: 20210340362
    Abstract: A composition comprising the following: A) an ethylene/alpha-olefin interpolymer having a density from 0.854 to 0.890 g/cc, and a melt index (I2) from 0.2 to 30 g/10 min; B) a silicone oil having a viscosity?5000 cSt, at 25° C.; and wherein component B is present in an amount from 1.0 wt % to 5.0 wt %, based on the weight of the sum weight of components A and B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Gaoxing Wu, Jeffrey C. Munro, JR.
  • Patent number: 11155658
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to multimodal elastomers produced by olefin polymerization with a mixed catalyst system, specifically, a constrained geometry catalyst and a biphenyl phenol catalyst. The multimodal elastomers may be incorporated as impact modifiers in thermoplastic olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Edmund M. Carnahan, Philip P. Fontaine, Carl N. Iverson, Jeffrey C. Munro, David M. Pearson, Kim Walton
  • Publication number: 20210277166
    Abstract: Semi-crystalline, thermoplastic polyolefin block copolymers comprising: (A) A first polyolefin A block comprising isotactic poly(1-butene) (iPB); (B) A polyolefin B block comprising an ethylene and/or alpha-olefin/1-butene copolymer or terpolymer; and (C) A second polyolefin A block comprising isotactic poly(1-butene) (iPB); the A and B blocks bonded to one another to form a block copolymer in which the first and second polyolefin A blocks are joined to and separated by the polyolefin B block. In one embodiment the polyolefin block copolymer is a BAB block copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Endre Szuromi, Justin M. Virgill, Robert F. Wendel, Jeffrey C. Munro, Gary R. Marchand, Edmund M. Carnahan
  • Patent number: 10913842
    Abstract: A formulation of a poly(propylene-co-ethylene) elastomer copolymer and a poly(ethylene-co-1-octene) block copolymer; a method of making the formulation; a manufactured article comprising or made from the formulation; and a method of using the manufactured article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Manish Talreja, Jeffrey M. Cogen, Haiyang Yu, Jeffrey C. Munro, Lisa S. Madenjian, Susan R. Gill
  • Patent number: 10875992
    Abstract: A composition comprising (A) from 30 wt % to 70 wt % of a propylene component including at least one propylene based polymer having a propylene content of at least 70.0 wt %, based on the total weight of the propylene based polymer, and a melt flow rate from 1.0 g/10 min to 100.0 g/10 min (ASTM D-1238 at 230° C., 2.16 kg); (B) from 1 wt % to 20 wt % of an ethylene component including at least one ethylene based polymer having an ethylene content of at least 85.0 wt %, based on the total weight of the ethylene based polymer, and a melt index from 0.1 g/10 min to 50.0 g/10 min (ASTM D-1238 at 190° C., 2.16 kg); (C) from 1 wt % to 40 wt % of an olefin block copolymer; and at least one of (D) from 1 wt % to 40 wt % of a polyolefin elastomer and (E) from 1 wt % to 30 wt % of a filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Hang Wu, Wei Li, Yushan Hu, Jeffrey C. Munro, James Hemphill
  • Publication number: 20200339789
    Abstract: Provided is a method of making a polymeric composition comprising (a) providing a dispersion of initial polyolefin particles in an aqueous medium, wherein the initial polyolefin particles comprise (i) one or more hydrocarbon polyolefin, (ii) one or more non-hydrocarbon polyolefin, and (iii) one or more crosslinking agent; (b) contacting the initial polyolefin particles with a peroxide initiator to form crosslinked polyolefin particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Liang Chen, Robert S. Moglia, Carlos A. Cruz, Ralph C. Even, Jeffrey C. Munro, Jeffrey M. Cogen
  • Publication number: 20200270432
    Abstract: Foam compositions comprise at least an ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer. The ethylene/?-olefin interpolymers of the present disclosure are multi-block copolymers comprising at least one soft block and at least one hard block. The foam compositions can further comprise a blowing agent and a cross-linking agent. Methods of making the foam compositions and foamed articles made from the foam compositions are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kyle G. KUMMER, Jeffrey C. MUNRO, Lisa MADENJIAN
  • Publication number: 20200247918
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a catalyst system for use in forming a multi-block copolymer, said copolymer containing therein two or more segments or blocks differing in chemical or physical properties, a polymerization process using the same, and the resulting polymers, wherein the composition comprises the admixture or reaction product resulting from combining: (A) a first olefin polymerization procatalyst, (B) a second olefin polymerization procatalyst capable of preparing polymers differing in chemical or physical properties from the polymer prepared by procatalyst (A) under equivalent polymerization conditions, and (C) a chain shuttling agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: David D. Devore, Daniel J. Arriola, Gordon R. Roof, Jeffrey C. Munro, Andrew J. Young, Edmund M. Carnahan