Patents by Inventor John R. Schreffler

John R. Schreffler 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).

  • Patent number: 9840619
    Abstract: A process for producing a styrene-butadiene diblock copolymer-containing blend that is not an agglomeration, that involves mixing a styrene-butadiene multiblock thermoplastic elastomer solution with a styrene-butadiene diblock copolymer solution. Blends comprising a styrene-butadiene diblock copolymer and a styrene-butadiene multiblock thermoplastic elastomer, which blends are not an agglomeration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Firestone Polymers, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel F. Graves, Peter W. Boerner, John R. Schreffler, Christine M. Rademacher
  • Publication number: 20150218363
    Abstract: A process for producing a styrene-butadiene diblock copolymer-containing blend that is not an agglomeration, that involves mixing a styrene-butadiene multiblock thermoplastic elastomer solution with a styrene-butadiene diblock copolymer solution. Blends comprising a styrene-butadiene diblock copolymer and a styrene-butadiene multiblock thermoplastic elastomer, which blends are not an agglomeration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel F. GRAVES, Peter W. BOERNER, John R. SCHREFFLER
  • Publication number: 20110251347
    Abstract: A process for producing a styrene-butadiene diblock copolymer-containing blend that is not an agglomeration, that involves mixing a styrene-butadiene multiblock thermoplastic elastomer solution with a styrene-butadiene diblock copolymer solution. Blends comprising a styrene-butadiene diblock copolymer and a styrene-butadiene multiblock thermoplastic elastomer, which blends are not an agglomeration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel F. Graves, Peter W. Boerner, John R. Schreffler, Christine M. Rademacher
  • Patent number: 6451935
    Abstract: A process for preparing highly functionalized polymers comprising the steps of admixing anionically-polymerizable monomers and at least one anionic-polymerization initiator to form an admixture of living polymers, adding at least one lithium alkoxide stabilizer to the admixture of living polymers to form a stabilized admixture, and adding a functionalizing agent to the stabilized admixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: John R. Schreffler, Mark L. Stayer, Jr., Thomas A. Antkowiak
  • Publication number: 20020128426
    Abstract: A process for preparing highly functionalized polymers comprising the steps of admixing anionically-polymerizable monomers and at least one anionic-polymerization initiator to form an admixture of living polymers, adding at least one lithium alkoxide stabilizer to the admixture of living polymers to form a stabilized admixture, and adding a functionalizing agent to the stabilized admixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2000
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Inventors: John R. Schreffler, Mark L. Stayer, Thomas A. Antkowiak
  • Patent number: 6349753
    Abstract: A tire component comprising a plurality of elastomers, where at least one of said elastomers has a functional group defined by the formula where R1 is selected from the group consisting of a divalent alkylene group, an oxy-alkylene group, an amino alkylene group, and a substituted alkylene group, each group having from about 6 to about 20 carbon atoms, and R2 is covalently bonded to the elastomer and is selected from the group consisting of a linear-alkylene group, a branched-alkylene group, and a cyclo-alkylene group, each group having from about 2 to about 20 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Lawson, Thomas A. Antkowiak, James E. Hall, Mark L. Stayer, Jr., John R. Schreffler
  • Patent number: 6235819
    Abstract: A method for scavenging amines within polymeric compositions of matter comprising the step of adding to a polymeric composition of matter at least one triazine compound, wherein said triazine compound is defined according to the formula: where X is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halides, amines, and organic groups having from 1 to about 20 carbon atoms, Y is selected from the group consisting of halides, alkoxy derivatives, amine derivatives, aryloxy derivatives, and urea derivatives, with the proviso that the substituent Y is displacable by a reaction with a secondary amine, and Z is selected from the group consisting of alkoxy derivatives, amino derivatives, aryloxy derivatives, and urea derivatives, with the proviso that the substituent Z is displacable by a reaction with a secondary amine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Lawson, Ashley S. Hilton, John R. Schreffler, Roderic P. Quirk
  • Patent number: 6080835
    Abstract: A functionialized polymer according to the invention includes a polymer molecule having the general formula AYLi where A is a cyclic amine-containing radical having the general formula ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 is a divalent alkylene, an oxy- or amino-alkylene, or substituted alkylene having from 6 to about 20 carbon atoms; R.sub.2 is a linear-, branched-, or cyclo-alkylene having from about 2 to about 20 carbon atoms; and Y is a divalent polymer radical and Li is a lithium atom bonded to a carbon atom of Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Lawson, Thomas A. Antkowiak, James E. Hall, Mark L. Stayer, Jr., John R. Schreffler
  • Patent number: 6063873
    Abstract: A rubber tread stock comprising a vulcanizable composition of matter, and a triazine, wherein said triazine is defined by the formula ##STR1## where X is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halides, amines, and organic groups having from 1 to about 20 carbon atoms, Y is selected from the group consisting of halides, alkoxy derivatives, amine derivatives, aryloxy derivatives, and urea derivatives, with the proviso that the substituent Y is displacable by a reaction with a secondary amine, and Z is selected from the group consisting of alkoxy derivatives, amino derivatives, aryloxy derivatives, and urea derivatives, with the proviso that the substituent Z is displacable by a reaction with a secondary amine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Lawson, Ashley S. Hilton, John R. Schreffler, Roderic P. Quirk
  • Patent number: 6046288
    Abstract: A method for reducing the amount of aliphatic solvent needed for maintaining aminoalkyllithium initiators in solution comprising the step of combining at least one aminoalkyllithium compound with a second, dissimilar lithioamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Lawson, Michael L. Kerns, John R. Schreffler
  • Patent number: 5935893
    Abstract: A method for reducing the amount of aliphatic solvent needed for maintaining aminoalkyllithium initiators in solution comprising the step of combining at least one aminoalkyllithium compound with a second, dissimilar lithioamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Lawson, Michael L. Kerns, John R. Schreffler
  • Patent number: 5932662
    Abstract: A functionalized polymer according to the invention includes a polymer molecule having the general formula AYLi where A is a cyclic amine-containing radical having the general formula ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 is a divalent alkylene, an oxy- or amino-alkylene, or substituted alkylene having from 6 to about 20 carbon atoms; R.sub.2 is a linear-, branched-, or cyclo-alkylene having from about 2 to about 20 carbon atoms; and Y is a divalent polymer radical and Li is a lithium atom bonded to a carbon atom of Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Lawson, Thomas A. Antkowiak, James E. Hall, Mark L. Stayer, Jr., John R. Schreffler
  • Patent number: 5792820
    Abstract: An organolithium compound according to the present invention containing a cyclic amino group, has the general formula: ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 is a divalent alkylene, an oxy- or amino-alkylene, or substituted alkylene having from 6 to about 20 carbon atoms; R.sub.2 is a linear-, branched-, or cyclo-alkylene having from about 2 to about 20 carbon atoms; and the lithium, Li, is bonded directly to a carbon atom of R.sub.2. A method of preparing an organolithium compound containing a cyclic amino group, comprising reacting a cyclic amino organo halide having the general formula ##STR2## where R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 are as above, and X is bromine or chlorine bonded directly to a carbon atom of R.sub.2, with a lithium reactant selected from lithium metal or an organolithium compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Lawson, Thomas A. Antkowiak, James E. Hall, Mark L. Stayer, Jr., John R. Schreffler
  • Patent number: 5785778
    Abstract: A functionalized polymer according to the invention includes a polymer molecule having the general formula AYLi where A is a cyclic amine-containing radical having the general formula ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 is a divalent alkylene, an oxy- or amino-alkylene, or substituted alkylene having from 6 to about 20 carbon atoms; R.sub.2 is a linear-, branched-, or cyclo-alkylene having from about 2 to about 20 carbon atoms; and Y is a divalent polymer radical and Li is a lithium atom bonded to a carbon atom of Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Lawson, Thomas A. Antkowiak, James E. Hall, Mark L. Stayer, Jr., John R. Schreffler
  • Patent number: 5610237
    Abstract: A functionalized polymer according to the invention includes a polymer molecule having the general formula AYLi where A is a cyclic amine-containing radical having the general formula ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 is a divalent alkylene, an oxy- or amino-alkylene, or substituted alkylene having from 6 to about 20 carbon atoms; R.sub.2 is a linear-, branched-, or cyclo-alkylene having from about 2 to about 20 carbon atoms; and Y is a divalent polymer radical and Li is a lithium atom bonded to a carbon atom of Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Lawson, Thomas A. Antkowiak, James E. Hall, Mark L. Stayer, Jr., John R. Schreffler
  • Patent number: 5574109
    Abstract: A functionalized polymer according to the invention includes a polymer molecule having the general formula AYLi where A is a cyclic amine-containing radical having the general formula ##STR1## R.sub.1 is a divalent alkylene, an oxy- or amino-alkylene, or substituted alkylene having from 6 to about 20 carbon atoms; R.sub.2 is a linear-, branched-, or cyclo-alkylene having from about 2 to about 20 carbon atoms; and Y is a divalent polymer radical and Li is a lithium atom bonded to a carbon atom of Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Lawson, Thomas A. Antkowiak, James E. Hall, Mark L. Stayer, Jr., John R. Schreffler
  • Patent number: 5536801
    Abstract: An anionic polymerization initiator includes the C-lithio reaction product of an organolithium compound and a tertiary-amino allyllithium or a tertiary-amino xylyllithium. When used in an anionic polymerization, a functional group from the initiator is incorporated onto the head of the growing polymer and a lithium atom is incorporated at the "living" end of the polymer chain prior to quenching. The initiator may be used to polymerize a monomer(s) including diolefin monomers, monovinyl aromatic monomers and trienes, and the living ends of the polymers are effectively maintained even at temperatures of up to 300.degree. F. and higher. Such polymers exhibit an increased efficiency in coupling termination reactions, and products prepared from such polymers exhibit improved hysteresis characteristics. Products such as tires and the like can be prepared from such polymers and from vulcanizable elastomer compositions employing the polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Antkowiak, James E. Hall, David F. Lawson, John R. Schreffler, Mark L. Stayer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5523371
    Abstract: A vulcanizable elastomeric compound and products such as pneumatic tires and the like, are formed from a functionalized polymer having a functional group derived from an anionic polymerization initiator. The anionic polymerization initiator comprises the general formula ##STR1## where R.sup.1 -R.sup.5 are the same or different and are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen; alkyls having from alkyls having from 1 to about 12 carbon atoms; aralkyls having from 7 to about 20 carbon atoms; dialkylaminos having from 2 to about 20 carbon atoms; and, dialkylaminoalkyls having from 3 to about 20 carbon atoms. At least one of R.sup.1 -R.sup.5 is selected from the group consisting of the dialkylaminos and the dialkylaminoalkyls. Methods of the present invention include preparing functionalized polymers and reducing the hysteresis of vulcanizable elastomeric compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Lawson, Thomas A. Antkowiak, Mark L. Stayer, Jr., John R. Schreffler, Hideki Komatsu
  • Patent number: 5521309
    Abstract: An anionic polymerization initiator includes the C-lithio reaction product of an organolithium compound and a tertiary-amino allyllithium or a tertiary-amino xylyllithium. When used in an anionic polymerization, a functional group from the initiator is incorporated onto the head of the growing polymer and a lithium atom is incorporated at the "living" end of the polymer chain prior to quenching. The initiator may be used to polymerize a monomer(s) including diolefin monomers, monovinyl aromatic monomers and trienes, and the living ends of the polymers are effectively maintained even at temperatures of up to 300.degree. F. and higher. Such polymers exhibit an increased efficiency in coupling termination reactions, and products prepared from such polymers exhibit improved hysteresis characteristics. Products such as tires and the like can be prepared from such polymers and from vulcanizable elastomer compositions employing the polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Antkowiak, James E. Hall, David F. Lawson, John R. Schreffler, Mark L. Stayer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5519086
    Abstract: A vulcanizable elastomeric compound and products such as pneumatic tires and the like, are formed from a functionalized polymer having a functional group derived from an anionic polymerization initiator. The anionic polymerization initiator comprises the general formula ##STR1## where R.sup.1 -R.sup.5 are the same or different and are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen; alkyls having from alkyls having from 1 to about 12 carbon atoms; aralkyls having from 7 to about 20 carbon atoms; dialkylaminos having from 2 to about 20 carbon atoms; and, dialkylaminoalkyls having from 3 to about 20 carbon atoms. At least one of R.sup.1 -R.sup.5 is selected from the group consisting of the dialkylaminos and the dialkylaminoalkyls. Methods of the present invention include preparing functionalized polymers and reducing the hysteresis of vulcanizable elastomeric compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Lawson, Thomas A. Antkowiak, Mark L. Stayer, Jr., John R. Schreffler, Hideki Komatsu