Patents by Inventor Joaquin Flores

Joaquin Flores 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: 20210309767
    Abstract: A high pressure polymerization to form an ethylene-based polymer, the process comprising the following: polymerizing a reaction mixture comprising ethylene, using a reactor system comprising at least three ethylene-based feed streams and a reactor configuration that comprises at least four reaction zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Cornelis J.F. Hosman, Nhi T.Y. Dang, Otto J. Berbee, Joaquin Flores
  • Patent number: 11078301
    Abstract: A high pressure polymerization, as described herein, to form an ethylene-based polymer, comprising the following steps: polymerizing a reaction mixture comprising ethylene, using a reactor system comprising at least three ethylene-based feed streams and a reactor configuration that comprises at least four reaction zones, and at least one of the following a) through c), is met: (a) up to 100 wt % of the ethylene stream to the first zone comes from a high pressure recycle, and/or up to 100 wt % of the last ethylene stream to a zone comes from the output from a Primary compressor system; and/or (b) up to 100 wt % of the ethylene stream to first zone comes from the output from a Primary compressor system, and/or up to 100 wt % of the last ethylene stream to a zone comes from a high pressure recycle; and/or (c) the ethylene stream to the first zone, and/or the last ethylene stream to a zone, each comprises a controlled composition; and wherein each ethylene stream to a zone receives an output from two or more cyli
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Cornelis J F Hosman, Nhi T. Y. Dang, Otto J. Berbee, Joaquin Flores
  • Patent number: 10844146
    Abstract: A process to form an ethylene-based polymer, as described herein, in a tubular reactor system comprising at least three ethylene-based feeds, and at least four reaction zones, and where the weight ratio of “the ethylene-based feed to the second zone (EBF2)” to “the ethylene-based feed to the first zone (EBF1),” is from 0.50 to 1.10; and the weight ratio of “the ethylene-based feed to the third zone (EBF3)” to “the ethylene-based feed to the first zone (EBF1),” is from 0.40 to 2.50; in each zone, the polymerization takes place at a start temperature?135° C.; and (a) for three or more ethylene based feeds, the peak temperatures in the first and the second zones, are each from 200° C. to 250° C.; and/or (b) for four or more ethylene based feeds, the peak temperatures in the first, the second and the third zones, are each from 200° C. to 250° C.; and the differential in peak temperatures of the first three zones (TP1, TP2, TP3) meets at least one relationship described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Otto J. Berbee, Nhi T. Y. Dang, Cornelis J F Hosman, Joaquin Flores
  • Publication number: 20200317826
    Abstract: A process to form an ethylene-based polymer, as described herein, in a tubular reactor system comprising at least three ethylene-based feeds, and at least four reaction zones, and where the weight ratio of “the ethylene-based feed to the second zone (EBF2)” to “the ethylene-based feed to the first zone (EBF1),” is from 0.50 to 1.10; and the weight ratio of “the ethylene-based feed to the third zone (EBF3)” to “the ethylene-based feed to the first zone (EBF1),” is from 0.40 to 2.50; in each zone, the polymerization takes place at a start temperature ?135° C.; and (a) for three or more ethylene based feeds, the peak temperatures in the first and the second zones, are each from 200° C. to 250° C.; and/or (b) for four or more ethylene based feeds, the peak temperatures in the first, the second and the third zones, are each from 200° C. to 250° C.; and the differential in peak temperatures of the first three zones (TP1, TP2, TP3) meets at least one relationship described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Otto J. Berbee, Nhi T. Y. Dang, Cornelis J F Hosman, Joaquin Flores
  • Patent number: 10774159
    Abstract: A process to form an ethylene-based polymer comprising polymerizing a mixture comprising ethylene, in the presence of a free-radical initiator, and in a tubular reactor system comprising at least two ethylene-based feed streams, and a reactor configuration that comprises at least three reaction zones; and the inlet pressure of the first zone is <3200 Bar; and the ethylene conversion >28%, and an m value from 20 mole % to 70 mole %, where m=mol % of ethylene-based feed stream to the first zone, based on total moles of ethylene-based feed streams fed to the reactor configuration; and the ratio (Q) of a “MWDB of a broad polymer polymerized, to a “MWDN of a narrow polymer polymerized, is as follows: {(T)*(?2.3×log(m)+7)}?Q?{(T)*(?13.0×log(m)+29.8)}; at the same melt index; and “T” is the “chain transfer activity ratio” as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Otto J. Berbee, Nhi T. Y. Dang, Cornelis J F Hosman, Joaquin Flores
  • Patent number: 10696757
    Abstract: A process is provided to form an ethylene-based polymer, in the presence of at least one free-radical, said process comprises at least the following: polymerizing a mixture comprising ethylene, in a reactor configuration comprising at least three reaction zones, and comprising two ethylene feed streams, and wherein the ratio (RLCBf40%), in percent, of the “LCB content of the first 40 wt % of the total polymer formed” to “the total LCB content in the final polymer” is ?22.5%; and wherein the amount of ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, and optionally one or more CTAs, fed to the first reaction zone, is from 40 mole % to 80 mole %, based on the total moles of ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, and optionally one or more CTAs, fed to the polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Otto J. Berbee, Joaquin Flores, Cornelis J F Hosman, Nhi Dang
  • Patent number: 10494457
    Abstract: A process to form an ethylene-based polymer, said process comprising at least the following: polymerizing a mixture comprising ethylene, in the presence of at least one free-radical initiator, and in a reactor configuration comprising at least three reaction zones and at least two ethylene feed streams; and wherein the inlet pressure of the first reaction zone is less than, or equal to, 3200 Bar; and wherein the amount of ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, and optionally one or more CTAs, fed to the first reaction zone is from 40 mole % to 80 mole %, based on the total moles of ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, and optionally one or more CTAs, fed to the polymerization; and wherein the average polymerization temperature of the first 40 wt % polymer formed (APT40 wt %) (based on the total amount of polymer formed) is less than, or equal to, 200° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Otto J. Berbee, Cornelis J F Hosman, Joaquin Flores, Sergio E. Goncalves, Sarat Munjal, Michael E. Bishop, Luiz Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10494456
    Abstract: A process to form an ethylene-based polymer, in the presence of at least one free-radical, said process comprises at least the following: polymerizing a mixture comprising ethylene in a reactor configuration comprising at least four reaction zones, and comprising at least three ethylene feed streams; and wherein the ratio of (RLCBf40%), in percent, of the LCB content of the “first 40 wt % of the total polymer formed” to the “total LCB content in the final polymer” is ?29%; and wherein the amount of ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, and optionally one or more CTAs, fed to the first reaction zone, is from 20 mole % to 70 mole %, based on the total moles of ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, and optionally one or more CTAs, fed to the polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Otto J. Berbee, Joaquin Flores, Cornelis J F Hosman, Nhi Dang
  • Publication number: 20190292279
    Abstract: A high pressure polymerization, as described herein, to form an ethylene-based polymer, comprising the following steps: polymerizing a reaction mixture comprising ethylene, using a reactor system comprising at least three ethylene-based feed streams and a reactor configuration that comprises at least four reaction zones, and at least one of the following a) through c), is met: (a) up to 100 wt % of the ethylene stream to the first zone comes from a high pressure recycle, and/or up to 100 wt % of the last ethylene stream to a zone comes from the output from a Primary compressor system; and/or (b) up to 100 wt % of the ethylene stream to first zone comes from the output from a Primary compressor system, and/or up to 100 wt % of the last ethylene stream to a zone comes from a high pressure recycle; and/or (c) the ethylene stream to the first zone, and/or the last ethylene stream to a zone, each comprises a controlled composition; and wherein each ethylene stream to a zone receives an output from two or more cyli
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Cornelis J F Hosman, Nhi T. Y. Dang, Otto J. Berbee, Joaquin Flores
  • Publication number: 20190177443
    Abstract: A process to form an ethylene-based polymer comprising polymerizing a mixture comprising ethylene, in the presence of a free-radical initiator, and in a tubular reactor system comprising at least two ethylene-based feed streams, and a reactor configuration that comprises at least three reaction zones; and the inlet pressure of the first zone is <3200 Bar; and the ethylene conversion >28%, and an m value from 20 mole % to 70 mole %, where m=mol % of ethylene-based feed stream to the first zone, based on total moles of ethylene-based feed streams fed to the reactor configuration; and the ratio (Q) of a “MWDB of a broad polymer polymerized, to a “MWDN of a narrow polymer polymerized, is as follows: {(T)*(?2.3×log(m)+7)}?Q?{(T)*(?13.0×log(m)+29.8)}; at the same melt index; and “T” is the “chain transfer activity ratio” as described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Otto J. BERBEE, Nhi T. Y. DANG, Cornelis J F HOSMAN, Joaquin FLORES
  • Publication number: 20180312614
    Abstract: A process to form an ethylene-based polymer, in the presence of at least one free-radical, said process comprises at least the following: polymerizing a mixture comprising ethylene in a reactor configuration comprising at least four reaction zones, and comprising at least three ethylene feed streams; and wherein the ratio of (RLCBf40%), in percent, of the LCB content of the “first 40 wt % of the total polymer formed” to the “total LCB content in the final polymer” is ?29%; and wherein the amount of ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, and optionally one or more CTAs, fed to the first reaction zone, is from 20 mole % to 70 mole %, based on the total moles of ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, and optionally one or more CTAs, fed to the polymerization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Otto J. Berbee, Joaquin Flores, Cornelis J F Hosman, Nhi T. Y. Dang
  • Publication number: 20180305476
    Abstract: A process to form an ethylene-based polymer, said process comprising at least the following: polymerizing a mixture comprising ethylene, in the presence of at least one free-radical initiator, and in a reactor configuration comprising at least three reaction zones and at least two ethylene feed streams; and wherein the inlet pressure of the first reaction zone is less than, or equal to, 3200 Bar; and wherein the amount of ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, and optionally one or more CTAs, fed to the first reaction zone is from 40 mole % to 80 mole %, based on the total moles of ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, and optionally one or more CTAs, fed to the polymerization; and wherein the average polymerization temperature of the first 40 wt % polymer formed (APT40 wt %) (based on the total amount of polymer formed) is less than, or equal to, 200° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Otto J. Berbee, Cornelis J F Hosman, Joaquin Flores, Sergio E. Goncalves, Sarat Munjal, Michael E. Bishop, Luiz Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20180305475
    Abstract: A process is provided to form an ethylene-based polymer, in the presence of at least one free-radical, said process comprises at least the following: polymerizing a mixture comprising ethylene, in a reactor configuration comprising at least three reaction zones, and comprising two ethylene feed streams, and wherein the ratio (RLCBf40%), in percent, of the “LCB content of the first 40 wt % of the total polymer formed” to “the total LCB content in the final polymer” is ?22.5%; and wherein the amount of ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, and optionally one or more CTAs, fed to the first reaction zone, is from 40 mole % to 80 mole %, based on the total moles of ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, and optionally one or more CTAs, fed to the polymerization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Otto J. Berbee, Joaquin Flores, Cornelis J F Hosman, Nhi T. Y. Dang