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: 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
  • Publication number: 20200131283
    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: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Young, Hien Q. Do, Brad C. Bailey, Matthew D. Christianson, Jeffrey C. Munro, Edmund M. Camahan
  • Patent number: 10563009
    Abstract: A process to produce a polyolefin reactive telechelic pre-polymer comprising reacting alkyl-cis-cyclooctene, and optionally cis-cyclooctene, in the presence of a multifunctional chain transfer agent possessing two or more amino groups wherein the two or more amino groups are protected by one or more protecting groups under ring opening metathesis polymerization conditions to form a dicarbamate telechelic unsaturated polyolefin pre-polymer is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, The Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Henry Martinez, Marc A. Hillmyer, Megan Matta, Jeffrey C. Munro, Kim L. Walton
  • Patent number: 10557005
    Abstract: A painted article includes a primer layer between a substrate and a paint layer, of which the substrate is the product of a substrate forming composition including an olefin block copolymer and a polypropylene polymer having a density from 0.89 g/cm3 and 0.92 g/cm3. The substrate is free of (1) phthalate-based plasticizer, (2) halogen-containing polymer, and (3) leachable, small polymeric units derived from styrene monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Tao Han, Jeffrey C. Munro, Lisa S. Madenjian, Hong Yang
  • Publication number: 20190359809
    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: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Manish Talreja, Jeffrey M. Cogen, Haiyang Yu, Jeffrey C. Munro, Lisa S. Madenjian, Susan R. Gill
  • Publication number: 20190276573
    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: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Edmund M. Carnahan, Philip P. Fontaine, Carl N. Iverson, Jeffrey C. Munro, David M. Pearson, Kim Walton
  • Patent number: 10344149
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a high melt flow thermoplastic polyolefin composition and of a method of preparing a high melt flow thermoplastic polyolefin composition, in which the composition includes from 5 wt % to 45 wt % of a modifier including a blend of from 5 wt % to 40 wt % of a block composite and from 60 wt % to 95 wt % of a polyolefin copolymer, based on a total weight of the modifier, and from 30 wt % to 95 wt % of a polypropylene polymer base that has a melt flow rate of at least 40 g/10 min. The high melt flow thermoplastic polyolefin composition has a blended melt flow rate of at least 25 g/10 min and an MFR ratio is less than 2.0, the MFR ratio being a ratio of the melt flow rate of the polypropylene polymer base to the blended melt flow rate of the high melt flow thermoplastic polyolefin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mary Ann Jones, Kim L. Walton, Jeffrey C. Munro, Yushan Hu
  • Publication number: 20190136026
    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: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Hang Wu, Wei Li, Yushan Hu, Jeffrey C. Munro, James Hemphill
  • Patent number: 10167360
    Abstract: A process to produce an ionomer comprising reacting alkyl-cis-cyclooctene and cis-cyclooctene in a mole ratio from 1:0 to 0:1, in the presence of a difunctional chain transfer agent under ring opening metathesis polymerization conditions to form an unsaturated polyolefin reactive telechelic pre-polymer; hydrogenating the unsaturated polyolefin reactive telechelic pre-polymer to produce a hydrogenated polyolefin reactive telechelic pre-polymer; reacting the hydrogenated polyolefin reactive telechelic pre-polymer with at least one compound according to the formula aMx+b(R)y, wherein M is a metal, x is a charge of M, R is an alkyl, aryl, oxide, or fatty acid, y is a charge of R, a and b are integers of at least 1, and ax+by=0, to form an ionomer is provided. Further provided are ionomers produced thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Henry Martinez, Marc A. Hillmyer, Jeffrey C. Munro, Kim L. Walton, Morgan M. Hughes
  • Patent number: 10096404
    Abstract: A power cable comprising: (A) a conductor, (B) an insulation layer, and (C) a semiconductor layer comprising in weight percent based on the weight of the semiconductor layer: (1) 49-98% of a crosslinked olefin block copolymer (OBC) having a density less than (<) 0.9 grams per cubic centimeter (g/cm3), a melt index greater than (>) 1, and comprising in weight percent based on the weight of the OBC: (a) 35-80% soft segment that comprises 5-50 mole percent (mol %) of units derived from a monomer comprising 3 to 30 carbon atoms; and (b) 20-65% hard segment that comprises 0.2-3.5 mol % of units derived from a monomer comprising 3 to 30 carbon atoms; (2) 2-51% conductive filler, the insulation layer and semiconductor layer in contact with one another, is degassed by a process comprising the step of exposing the cable to a temperature of at least 80° C. for a period of time of at least 24 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Paul J. Brigandi, Bharat I. Chaudhary, Jeffrey C. Munro, Gary R. Marchand
  • Publication number: 20180282533
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a high melt flow thermoplastic polyolefin composition and of a method of preparing a high melt flow thermoplastic polyolefin composition, in which the composition includes from 5 wt % to 45 wt % of a modifier including a blend of from 5 wt % to 40 wt % of a block composite and from 60 wt % to 95 wt % of a polyolefin copolymer, based on a total weight of the modifier, and from 30 wt % to 95 wt % of a polypropylene polymer base that has a melt flow rate of at least 40 g/10 min. The high melt flow thermoplastic polyolefin composition has a blended melt flow rate of at least 25 g/10 min and an MFR ratio is less than 2.0, the MFR ratio being a ratio of the melt flow rate of the polypropylene polymer base to the blended melt flow rate of the high melt flow thermoplastic polyolefin composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mary Ann JONES, Kim L. WALTON, Jeffrey C. MUNRO, Yushan HU
  • Patent number: 10005878
    Abstract: A process to produce a polyolefin reactive telechelic pre-polymer comprising reacting alkyl-cis-cyclooctene and optionally cis-cyclooctene, in the presence of a difunctional chain transfer agent under ring opening metathesis polymerization conditions to form an unsaturated polyolefin reactive telechelic pre-polymer is provided. Further provided are unsaturated and hydrogenated reactive pre-polymers, crosslinked elastomers and high molecular weight elastomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Henry Martinez, Marc A. Hillmyer, Jeffrey C. Munro, Kim L. Walton, Morgan M. Hughes
  • Publication number: 20180162998
    Abstract: A dicarbamate telechelic unsaturated polyolefin pre-polymer comprising a reaction product of reacting alkyl-cis-cyclooctene and optionally cis-cyclooctene, in the presence of a multifunctional chain transfer agent possessing two or more amino groups wherein the two or more amino groups are protected by one or more protecting groups under ring opening metathesis polymerization conditions is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, The Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Henry Martinez, Marc A. Hillmyer, Megan Matta, Jeffrey C. Munro, Kim L. Walton
  • Publication number: 20180134840
    Abstract: A process to produce a polyolefin reactive telechelic pre-polymer comprising reacting alkyl-c/5-cyclooctene and optionally czs-cyclooctene, in the presence of a multifunctional chain transfer agent possessing two or more amino groups wherein the two or more amino groups are protected by one or more protecting groups under ring opening metathesis polymerization conditions to form a dicarbamate telechelic unsaturated polyolefm pre-polymer is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, The Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Henry Martinez, Marc A. Hillmyer, Megan Matta, Jeffrey C. Munro, Kim L. Walton
  • Patent number: 9840604
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a composition and articles containing the composition. The composition comprises a foam and a plurality of gel particles dispersed in the foam. The gel particles comprise an olefin block copolymer and an oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Munro, Kaoru Aou, Raymond L. Laakso, Jr., Gary R. Marchand, Rogelio R. Gamboa