Patents by Inventor John Francis Szul

John Francis Szul 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: 20100093954
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymerization process, the polymerization process includes contacting a cyclic bridged metallocene catalyst represented by the following formula: LA(A)LBMQn wherein A is a divalent group bound to each of LA and LB; each of LA and LB are bound to M, and each Q is bound to M; LA and LB are independently selected from the group consisting of cyclopentadienyl ligands and substituted cyclopentadienyl ligands; A is a divalent bridging group comprising a heterocyclic ring comprising from 3 to 6 carbon atoms and one silyl, thus forming a 4 to 7 member divalent ring; M is a Group 4, 5, or 6 transition metal; Q is independently a halogen, a hydride, or a hydrocarbyl radical having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms; wherein n is 1 or 2; with an activator, and optionally a support, to form an activated catalyst and, subsequently, contacting the activated catalyst with ethylene and optionally, at least one C3-C8 alpha olefin comonomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: UNIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Donna J. Crowther, John Francis Szul
  • Patent number: 7199072
    Abstract: A process for preparing a mixed catalyst compound used in the polymerization of polyolefins to produce bimodal polyethylenes is disclosed. In an embodiment, a process of preparing the mixed catalyst system includes: mixing a first catalyst and an activator in a first liquid medium to form a first mixture, combining a support with the first mixture to form a first support slurry, drying the first support slurry in an extent sufficient to provide a dried supported first catalyst, mixing the dried supported first catalyst in a second liquid medium to form a second support slurry, and combining one or more additional catalysts with the second support slurry to provide the mixed catalyst compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Donna Jean Crowther, John Francis Szul
  • Patent number: 6956089
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Patent number: 6956094
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Patent number: 6846886
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Publication number: 20040254312
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Patent number: 6831140
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for evaluating the condition of a fluidized bed reactor by examining the condition of the reactor wall. Specifically, the invention relates to a method for measuring static in the reactor using a static probe that is located at the distributor plate and comprises a distributor plate cap. The invention also relates to methods of determining a static level using a radio frequency (rf). The static measurements are provided to indicate or predict major continuity disturbances in the fluidized bed gas phase reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Elroy Muhle, Robert Olds Hagerty, John Francis Szul, Mark Gregory Goode, Laurence G. Britton
  • Patent number: 6825287
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Publication number: 20040162402
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Publication number: 20040132933
    Abstract: A process for preparing a mixed catalyst compound used in the polymerization of polyolefins to produce bimodal polyethylenes is disclosed. In an embodiment, a process of preparing the mixed catalyst system includes: mixing a first catalyst and an activator in a first liquid medium to form a first mixture, combining a support with the first mixture to form a first support slurry, drying the first support slurry in an extent sufficient to provide a dried supported first catalyst, mixing the dried supported first catalyst in a second liquid medium to form a second support slurry, and combining one or more additional catalysts with the second support slurry to provide the mixed catalyst compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventors: Donna Jean Crowther, John Francis Szul
  • Publication number: 20040132931
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for evaluating the condition of a fluidized bed reactor by examining the condition of the reactor wall. Specifically, the invention relates to a method for measuring static in the reactor using a static probe that is located at the distributor plate and comprises a distributor plate cap. The invention also relates to methods of determining a static level using a radio frequency (rf). The static measurements are provided to indicate or predict major continuity disturbances in the fluidized bed gas phase reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventors: Michael Elroy Muhle, Robert Olds Hagerty, John Francis Szul, Mark Gregory Goode, Laurence G. Britton
  • Patent number: 6689847
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Publication number: 20030229186
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Publication number: 20030171512
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Publication number: 20030171513
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Patent number: 6608149
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Patent number: 6605675
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Publication number: 20030008980
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Patent number: 6489408
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method to polymerize monomer comprising contacting one or more monomer(s) with a catalyst system in a gas phase reactor having a recycle system, for removing a recycle gas and unreacted monomer(s) from the reactor and returning the recycle gas and fresh monomer(s) to the reactor, and a plenum, the method comprising the steps of: (a) cooling the recycle gas to form a cooled recycle gas; (b) optionally combining the cooled recycle gas with additional recycle gas; and (c) injecting the cooled recycle gas into the gas phase reactor through the plenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, John Francis Szul, Mark Gregory Goode, Clark C. Williams
  • Publication number: 20020161141
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel