Patents by Inventor Joseph J. Vontorcik, JR.

Joseph J. Vontorcik, JR. 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: 20210395434
    Abstract: The disclosed technology relates to an article, such as a hose, tube, sheet, film, or filament made from a crystalline thermoplastic polyurethane composition, wherein the crystalline thermoplastic polyurethane composition comprises the reaction product of a polyisocyanate component, a polyester polyol component, optionally a chain extender component, and optionally a catalyst. The article is produced by melt or extrusion processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Lalith B. Suragani Venu, Joseph J. Vontorcik, Jr., Gonzalo Lowenberg
  • Patent number: 11136431
    Abstract: The disclosed technology relates to an article, such as a hose, tube, sheet, film, or filament made from a crystalline thermoplastic polyurethane composition, wherein the crystalline thermoplastic polyurethane composition comprises the reaction product of a polyisocyanate component, a polyester polyol component, optionally a chain extender component, and optionally a catalyst. The article is produced by melt or extrusion processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Lalith B. Suragani Venu, Joseph J. Vontorcik, Jr., Gonzalo Lowenberg
  • Publication number: 20210268718
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for solid freeform fabrication, especially fused deposition modeling, as well as various articles made using the same, where the systems and methods utilize certain thermoplastic polyurethanes which are particularly suited for such processing. The useful thermoplastic polyurethanes are derived from (a) a polyisocyanate component, (b) a polyol component, and (c) an optional chain extender component where the resulting thermoplastic polyurethane has a crystallization temperature above 80° C. and retains more than 20% of its shear storage modulus at 100° C. relative to its shear storage modulus at 20° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Cox, Joseph J. Vontorcik, JR., Edward W. Ault
  • Patent number: 10973281
    Abstract: This technology relates to an integrated article that includes (a) a flexible foam region and (b) a non-foam region. The flexible foam region and the non-foam region are each made of a polyurethane composition. In some embodiments, the flexible foam region is a midsole, and wherein the non-foam region is an outsole. The flexible foam region is made from a flexible polyurethane injection molded foam. The non-foam region is made from a non-foamed polyurethane, which may be extruded or thermoformed. The invention relates to this integrated article, as well as the methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph J. Vontorcik, Jr., An Plessers, Kenneth H. Kim, Julius Farkas, Ungyeong Jung
  • Publication number: 20200361189
    Abstract: A composite laminate structure includes one or more layers of prepreg and a thermoplastic polyurethane film layer on the surface of the one or more prepregs. A method of making a composite laminate structure including a thermoplastic polyurethane film is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Satyanarayana Nistala, Joseph J. Vontorcik, Jr., Greg S. Nestlerode, Joseph Citrano, III
  • Publication number: 20200299530
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions and methods for solid freeform fabrication of oral care or medical devices, components and applications, in which the composition includes a thermoplastic polyurethane which is particularly suited for such processing. The useful thermoplastic polyurethanes are derived from (a) an aromatic diisocyanate component, (b) a chain extender component, and an optional polyol component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Jennifer Green, John M. Cox, Joseph J. Vontorcik, Jr., Barbara Morgan
  • Publication number: 20200299452
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for solid freeform fabrication, especially selective laser sintering, as well as various articles made using the same, where the systems and methods utilize certain thermoplastic polyurethanes which are particularly suited for such processing. The useful thermoplastic polyurethanes are derived from (a) a polyisocyanate component, (b) a polyol component, and (c) an optional chain extender component; wherein the resulting thermoplastic polyurethane has a melting enthalpy of at least 5.5 J/g, a Tc (crystallization temperature) of more than 70° C., a ?(Tm:Tc) of from 20 to 75 degrees, where ?(Tm:Tc) is the difference between the Tm (melting temperature) and Tc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph J. Vontorcik, JR., Geert Vermunicht, Edward W. Ault, An Plessers
  • Patent number: 10647808
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for solid freeform fabrication, especially selective laser sintering, as well as various articles made using the same, where the systems and methods utilize certain thermoplastic polyurethanes which are particularly suited for such processing. The useful thermoplastic polyurethanes are derived from (a) a polyisocyanate component, (b) a polyol component, and (c) an optional chain extender component; wherein the resulting thermoplastic polyurethane has a melting enthalpy of at least 5.5 J/g, a Tc (crystallization temperature) of more than 70° C., a ?(Tm:Tc) of from 20 to 75 degrees, where ?(Tm:Tc) is the difference between the Tm (melting temperature) and Tc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph J. Vontorcik, Jr., Geert Vermunicht, Edward W. Ault, An Plessers
  • Publication number: 20200060384
    Abstract: This technology relates to an integrated article that includes (a) a flexible foam region and (b) a non-foam region. The flexible foam region and the non-foam region are each made of a polyurethane composition. In some embodiments, the flexible foam region is a midsole, and wherein the non-foam region is an outsole. The flexible foam region is made from a flexible polyurethane injection molded foam. The non-foam region is made from a non-foamed polyurethane, which may be extruded or thermoformed. The invention relates to this integrated article, as well as the methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph J. Vontorcik, JR., An Plessers, Kenneth H. Kim, Julius Farkas, Ungyeong Jung
  • Publication number: 20200010604
    Abstract: The disclosed technology relates to an article, such as a hose, tube, sheet, film, or filament made from a crystalline thermoplastic polyurethane composition, wherein the crystalline thermoplastic polyurethane composition comprises the reaction product of a polyisocyanate component, a polyester polyol component, optionally a chain extender component, and optionally a catalyst. The article is produced by melt or extrusion processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Lalith B. Suragani Venu, Joseph J. Vontorcik, Jr., Gonzalo Lowenberg
  • Publication number: 20190352446
    Abstract: An article is prepared by injection molding, wherein the article is formed from a hydrophilic thermoplastic polyurethane composition, wherein the thermoplastic polyurethane composition comprises the reaction product of a hydroxyl terminated polyol intermediate component, an aliphatic isocyanate component, and, optionally, a chain extender component. For injection molding, the hydrophilic thermoplastic polyurethane has a crystallization temperature measured by dynamic scanning calorimetry of at least 75° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph J. Vontorcik, Jr., David Cozzens
  • Publication number: 20180282471
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions and methods for solid freeform fabrication of medical devices, components and applications in which the composition includes a thermoplastic polyurethane which is particularly suited for such processing. The useful thermoplastic polyurethanes are derived from a polyisocyanate component including a first linear aliphatic diisocyate and a second aliphatic diisocyanate, a polyol component, and (c) a chain extender component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Jennifer Green, John M. Cox, Joseph J. Vontorcik, Jr., Barbara Morgan
  • Publication number: 20180237600
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for solid freeform fabrication, especially fused deposition modeling, as well as various articles made using the same, where the systems and methods utilize certain thermoplastic polyurethanes which are particularly suited for such processing. The useful thermoplastic polyurethanes are derived from (a) a polyisocyanate component, (b) a polyol component, and (c) an optional chain extender component where the resulting thermoplastic polyurethane has a crystallization temperature above 80° C. and retains more than 20% of its shear storage modulus at 100° C. relative to its shear storage modulus at 20° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: John M. Cox, Joseph J. Vontorcik, JR., Edward W. Ault
  • Publication number: 20180230259
    Abstract: The thermoplastic polyurethane compositions described herein have very good recovery properties, rebound resilience, or both, while also having good softness (i.e. low hardness). It has been difficult to provide thermoplastic polyurethane compositions with this combination of properties. Some compositions described herein also provide low haze and/or good clarity properties. These combination of properties make the thermoplastic polyurethane compositions described herein useful materials for application that require fast recovery, good rebound resilience, or both while also requiring soft materials, and in some embodiments low haze and/or good clarity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph J. Vontorcik, JR., Qiwei Lu, Charles P. Jacobs, Julius Farkas
  • Publication number: 20180208706
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions and methods for solid freeform fabrication of medical devices, components and applications in which the composition includes a thermoplastic polyurethane which is particularly suited for such processing. The useful thermoplastic polyurethanes are derived from (a) an aromatic diisocyanate component, (b) a polyol component, and (c) a chain extender component where the molar ratio of (c) to (b) is at least 4.25.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Jennifer Green, John M. Cox, Joseph J. Vontorcik, JR., Barbara Morgan
  • Publication number: 20180208704
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions and methods for solid freeform fabrication of medical devices, components and medical applications, in which the composition includes a thermoplastic polyurethane which is particularly suited for such processing. The useful thermoplastic polyurethanes are derived from (a) an aromatic diisocyanate component, (b) a polyol component, and (c) a chain extender component where the molar ratio of (c) to (b) is from 2.4 to 4.7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Jennifer Green, John M. Cox, Joseph J. Vontorcik, JR., Barbara Morgan
  • Publication number: 20180127535
    Abstract: The thermoplastic polyurethane compositions described herein have very good recovery properties, rebound resilience, or both, while also having good hardness. It has been difficult to provide thermoplastic polyurethane compositions with this combination of properties. Some compositions described herein also provide low haze and/or good clarity properties. These combination of properties make the thermoplastic polyurethane compositions described herein useful materials for application that require fast recovery, good rebound resilience, or both while also requiring hard materials, and in some embodiments low haze and/or good clarity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Julius Farkas, Joseph J. Vontorcik, JR., Qiwei Lu, Charles P. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20170119094
    Abstract: This technology relates to an integrated article that includes (a) a flexible foam region and (b) a non-foam region. The flexible foam region and the non-foam region are each made of a polyurethane composition. In some embodiments, the flexible foam region is a midsole, and wherein the non-foam region is an outsole. The flexible foam region is made from a flexible polyurethane injection molded foam. The non-foam region is made from a non-foamed polyurethane, which may be extruded or thermoformed. The invention relates to this integrated article, as well as the methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph J. Vontorcik, JR., An Plessers, Kenneth H. Kim, Julius Farkas, Ungyeong Jung
  • Publication number: 20170008233
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for solid freeform fabrication, especially selective laser sintering, as well as various articles made using the same, where the systems and methods utilize certain thermoplastic polyurethanes which are particularly suited for such processing. The useful thermoplastic polyurethanes are derived from (a) a polyisocyanate component, (b) a polyol component, and (c) an optional chain extender component; wherein the resulting thermoplastic polyurethane has a melting enthalpy of at least 5.5 J/g, a Tc (crystallization temperature) of more than 70° C., a ?(Tm:Tc) of from 20 to 75 degrees, where ?(Tm:Tc) is the difference between the Tm (melting temperature) and Tc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph J. Vontorcik, JR., Geert Vermunicht, Edward W. Ault, An Plessers
  • Publication number: 20160333152
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for solid freeform fabrication, especially fused deposition modeling, as well as various articles made using the same, where the systems and methods utilize certain thermoplastic polyurethanes which are particularly suited for such processing. The useful thermoplastic polyurethanes are derived from (a) a polyisocyanate component, (b) a polyol component, and (c) an optional chain extender component where the resulting thermoplastic polyurethane has a crystallization temperature above 80° C. and retains more than 20% of its shear storage modulus at 100° C. relative to its shear storage modulus at 20° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: John M. Cook, Joseph J. Vontorcik, JR., Edward W. Ault