Patents by Inventor Kathy Collins

Kathy Collins 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: 20080058199
    Abstract: This invention provides a compositions that are useful for polymerizing at least one monomer into at least one polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: PHILLIPS PETROLEUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Max McDaniel, Elizabeth Benham, Shirley Martin, Kathy Collins, James Smith, Gil Hawley, Christopher Wittner, Michael Jensen
  • Publication number: 20080051545
    Abstract: Methods of polymerizing at least one olefin include contacting the olefin with a catalyst comprising chromium and with a cocatalyst comprising a non-transition metal cyclopentadienyl (Cp) compound. The polymerization may be performed in the presence of hydrogen. Using the cocatalyst in conjunction with the catalyst increases several properties, such as the high load melt index (HLMI), the MW, and the MN, of the polymers produced by this polymerization method. Polymer compositions produced by such methods have various unique properties, including a PDI greater than about 30. Additional embodiments include articles of manufacture or end use articles formed from such polymer compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicant: CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL COMPANY LP
    Inventors: Max McDaniel, Elizabeth Benham, Steven Secora, Michael Jensen, Kathy Collins
  • Publication number: 20070197752
    Abstract: This invention provides catalyst compositions that are useful for polymerizing at least one monomer to produce a polymer. This invention also provides catalyst compositions that are useful for polymerizing at least one monomer to produce a polymer, wherein said catalyst composition comprises contacting an organometal compound, an organoaluminum compound, and a treated solid oxide compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventors: Max McDaniel, Kathy Collins, Gil Hawley, Michael Jensen, Christopher Wittner, Elizabeth Benham, Anthony Eaton, Joel Martin, David Rohlfing, Youlu Yu
  • Publication number: 20060287447
    Abstract: This invention provides catalyst compositions that are useful for polymerizing at least one monomer to produce a polymer. This invention also provides catalyst compositions that are useful for polymerizing at least one monomer to produce a polymer, wherein said catalyst composition comprises contacting an organometal compound, an organoaluminum compound, and a treated solid oxide compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Youlu Yu, Max MacDaniel, Kathy Collins, Gil Hawley, Michael Jensen, Christopher Wittner, Elizabeth Benham, Anthony Eaton, Joel Martin, David Rohlfing
  • Publication number: 20060094590
    Abstract: This invention relates to the field of olefin polymerization catalyst compositions, and methods for the polymerization and copolymerization of olefins, including polymerization methods using a supported catalyst composition. In one aspect, the present invention encompasses a catalyst composition comprising the contact product of at least one metallocene compound, at least one organochromium compound, at least one chemically-treated solid oxide, and at least one organoaluminum compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Max McDaniel, Elizabeth Benham, Michael Jensen, Kathy Collins, Joel Martin, Gil Hawley
  • Publication number: 20050239977
    Abstract: Methods of producing a polymer include contacting at least one olefin with a catalyst prepared by contacting a support comprising alumina with a sulfating agent and with chromium. Polymer compositions produced in this manner may exhibit relatively low levels of long chain branching and relatively high molecular weights. In an embodiment, polymer compositions with a PDI in a range of from about 6 to about 15 have MW values greater than about 300,000 g/mol and Eo values less than about 1×106 Pa.s. The polymer compositions may further have Theological breadths greater than about 0.25 and relaxation times less than about 10 seconds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventors: Max McDaniel, Kathy Collins, Elizabeth Benham, Paul DesLauriers
  • Publication number: 20050239976
    Abstract: Methods of polymerizing at least one olefin include contacting the olefin with a catalyst comprising chromium and with a cocatalyst comprising a non-transition metal cyclopentadienyl (Cp) compound. The polymerization may be performed in the presence of hydrogen. Using the cocatalyst in conjunction with the catalyst increases several properties, such as the high load melt index (HLMI), the MW, and the MN, of the polymers produced by this polymerization method. Polymer compositions produced by such methods have various unique properties, including a PDI greater than about 30. Additional embodiments include articles of manufacture or end use articles formed from such polymer compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventors: Max McDaniel, Elizabeth Benham, Steven Secora, Michael Jensen, Kathy Collins
  • Publication number: 20050239638
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, catalyst systems for polymerizing olefins include a catalyst comprising chromium and a cocatalyst comprising a substituted or unsubstituted non-transition metal cyclopentadienyl compound (Cp). The catalyst also comprises an inorganic oxide support. In an embodiment, methods of preparing a catalyst comprise contacting a support with chromium and with a non-transition metal Cp compound. In one embodiment, the support may be contacted with a solution comprising the non-transition metal Cp compound prior to entry into a reaction zone. In another embodiment, the activated catalyst and non-transition metal Cp compound may be added separately to the reaction zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventors: Max McDaniel, Elizabeth Benham, Steven Secora, Michael Jensen, Kathy Collins
  • Publication number: 20050239641
    Abstract: Methods of preparing a polymerization catalyst are provided that include contacting a support comprising alumina with a sulfating agent and with chromium. In an embodiment in which the chromium is provided from a chromium compound such as chromium oxide, the support may be calcined after loading the sulfating agent and the chromium on the support. Alternatively, the sulfating agent can be loaded on the support while calcining it. In another embodiment in which the chromium is provided from an organochromium compound, the support may be calcined after contacting it with the sulfating agent and before contacting it with the organochromium compound. Catalysts compositions formed by the foregoing method are provided. In an embodiment, catalyst compositions comprise chromium and a sulfate treated alumina support. The catalyst compositions have an activity for ethylene polymerization that is at least about 25% greater than an activity of the same catalyst without sulfate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventors: Max McDaniel, Kathy Collins, Elizabeth Benham, Paul DesLauriers
  • Publication number: 20050197470
    Abstract: This invention provides a compositions that are useful for polymerizing at least one monomer into at least one polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Max McDaniel, Elizabeth A. Benham, Shirley Martin, Kathy Collins, James L. Smith, Gil Hawley, Christopher Wittner, Michael Jensen
  • Publication number: 20050137366
    Abstract: This invention provides catalyst compositions that are useful for polymerizing at least one monomer to produce a polymer. This invention also provides catalyst compositions that are useful for polymerizing at least one monomer to produce a polymer, wherein said catalyst composition comprises a post-contacted organometal compound, a post-contacted organoaluminum compound, and a post-contacted treated solid oxide compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Max McDaniel, Kathy Collins, Gil Hawley, Michael Jensen, Elizabeth Benham, Anthony Eaton, Joel Martin, Christopher Wittner
  • Publication number: 20050131173
    Abstract: This invention provides compositions that are useful for polymerizing at least one monomer into at least one polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Max McDaniel, Shirley Martin, Kathy Collins, Marvin Johnson