Patents by Inventor Lamy J. Chopin, III

Lamy J. Chopin, III 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: 20210269214
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a fitment. In an embodiment, a fitment is provided and includes a top portion, a base, and a channel extending through the top portion and the base for passage of a flowable material. The fitment is composed of a polymeric composition. The polymeric composition includes (i) from 70 to 90 weight percent of a high density polyethylene (HDPE) having a density from 0.940 g/cc to 0.970 g/cc, a melt temperature, Tm, greater than 125° C., and a melt index from 1 g/10 min to 50 g/10 min; and (ii) from 30 to 10 weight percent of an olefin-based elastomer having a density from 0.860 g/cc to 0.905 g/cc, a melt index from 0.2 g/10 min to 50 g/10 min, and a Tm less than 125° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Laura Nunez, Lamy J. Chopin, III
  • Patent number: 11084258
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a film. In an embodiment, a multilayer film having at least three layers is provided. The multilayer film includes two skin layers, each skin layer composed of a blend of a low density polyethylene and an ethylene-based elastomer having a density less than 0.90 g/cc. The multilayer film also includes a core layer located between the skin layers. The core layer includes a propylene-based plastomer having a density less than 0.90 g/cc. The multilayer film has an onset end temperature from 90° C. to 110° C. and a heat seal strength at 120° C. from 1.5 N/cm to 2.5 N/cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Juan C. Tuberquia, Kumar N. Sanketh, Lori L. Kardos, Cody W. Lawrence, Lamy J. Chopin, III, William B. Bellefontaine, Joshua M. Jones, Micah S. Vardeman, Timothy E. Clayfield
  • Patent number: 11027906
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a fitment. In an embodiment, a fitment is provided and includes a top portion, a base, and a channel extending through the top portion and the base for passage of a flowable material. The fitment is composed of a polymeric composition. The polymeric composition includes (i) from 70 to 90 weight percent of a high density polyethylene (HDPE) having a density from 0.940 g/cc to 0.970 g/cc, a melt temperature, Tm, greater than 125° C., and a melt index from 1 g/10 min to 50 g/10 min; and (ii) from 30 to 10 weight percent of an olefin-based elastomer having a density from 0.860 g/cc to 0.905 g/cc, a melt index from 0.2 g/10 min to 50 g/10 min, and a Tm less than 125° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Laura Nunez, Lamy J. Chopin, III
  • Patent number: 10870253
    Abstract: A multilayer film comprising a first layer comprising from greater than 0 to 100 percent by weight of an ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer composition (LLDPE), based on the total weight of the film composition; and a second layer comprising at least 5 percent by weight of the second layer, of an anhydride and/or carboxylic acid functionalized ethylene/alpha-olefin interpolymer having a density in the range of from 0.855 to 0.900 g/cm3; and having a melt index (190° C./2.16 kg) of greater than 200 g/10 min; and from 60 to 95 percent, by weight of the second layer, of EVOH is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Fanny Deplace, Hongming Ma, Brian W. Walther, Thomas Allgeuer, Peter H. R. Sandkuehler, Antonio Manrique, Claudia Hernandez, Angels Domenech, Lamy J. Chopin, III
  • Patent number: 10626257
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composition. In an embodiment, the composition includes: A) an ethylene/?-olefin multi-block copolymer having a melt index from 0.2 g/10 min to 8.0 g/10 min; B) a styrenic block polymer comprising from greater than 1 wt % to less that 50 wt % units of polymerized styrene; C) a tackifier; D) an oil; and the composition has a melt index from 3 g/10 min to 50 g/10 min. The composition is suitable for use as a pressure sensitive adhesive layer in a reclosable packaging structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Xiaosong Wu, Daniel W. Himmelberger, Lamy J. Chopin, III
  • Publication number: 20190291933
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a fitment. In an embodiment, a fitment is provided and includes a top portion, a base, and a channel extending through the top portion and the base for passage of a flowable material. The fitment is composed of a polymeric composition. The polymeric composition includes (i) from 70 to 90 weight percent of a high density polyethylene (HDPE) having a density from 0.940 g/cc to 0.970 g/cc, a melt temperature, Tm, greater than 125° C., and a melt index from 1 g/10 min to 50 g/10 min; and (ii) from 30 to 10 weight percent of an oletin based elastomer having a density from 0.860 g/cc to 0.905 g/cc, a melt index from 0.2 g/10 min to 50 g/10 min, and a Tm less than 125° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Laura Nunez, Lamy J. Chopin, III
  • Publication number: 20190255819
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a film. In an embodiment, a multilayer film having at least three layers is provided. The multilayer film includes two skin layers, each skin layer composed of a blend of a low density polyethylene and an ethylene-based elastomer having a density less than 0.90 g/cc. The multilayer film also includes a core layer located between the skin layers. The core layer includes a propylene-based plastomer having a density less than 0.90 g/cc. The multilayer film has an onset end temperature from 90° C. to 110° C. and a heat seal strength at 120° C. from 1.5 N/cm to 2.5 N/cm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Juan C. Tuberquia, Kumar N. Sanketh, Lori L. Kardos, Cody W. Lawrence, Lamy J. Chopin, III, William B. Bellefontaine, Joshua M. Jones, Micah S. Vardeman, Timothy E. Clayfield
  • Publication number: 20190152669
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible container. In an embodiment, the flexible container includes (A) a front panel, a rear panel, a first gusseted side panel, and a second gusseted side panel. The gusseted side panels adjoin the front panel and the rear panel along peripheral seals to form a chamber. The flexible container includes (B) each peripheral seal having (i) a body seal inner edge (BSIE) with opposing ends, (ii) a tapered seal inner edge (TSIE) extending from each end of the body seal, and (iii) an inner arc where each tapered seal inner edge extends from a respective BSIE end. The flexible container includes (C) at least one inner arc having a radius of curvature, Rc, from greater than 3.18 mm to 7.95 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Rashi Tiwari, Lamy J. Chopin, III, Muhammad Ali Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 10155861
    Abstract: A composition includes (A) 30-95 wt % of a random or homogeneous propylene-based interpolymer having: (i) a comonomer content of at least one of C2 and C4-10 ?-olefins of 7 wt % to 49 wt % based on the total weight of the propylene-based interpolymer, (ii) a density of 0.90 g/cc or less, and (iii) an MFR of 1 g/10 min or greater (230° C./2.16 kg); and (B) 5-70 wt % of a block composite nucleator comprising: (1) a first polymer that includes polypropylene; (2) a second polymer that includes an alpha-olefin based polymer, the alpha-olefin being selected from at least one of a C2 and C4-10 ?-olefins, and (3) a block copolymer having a first segment and a second segment, the first segment of the block copolymer having the same composition as the first polymer in the block composite nucleator and the second segment of the block copolymer having the same composition as the second polymer of the block composite nucleator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yi Jin, Kim L. Walton, Morgan M. Hughes, Thomas W. Karjala, Lamy J. Chopin, III, Dean Lee, Rongjuan Cong
  • Publication number: 20180346699
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composition. In an embodiment, the composition includes: A) an ethylene/a-olefin multi-block copolymer having a melt index from 0.2 g/10 min to 8.0 g/10 min; B) a styrenic block polymer comprising from greater than 1 wt % to less that 50 wt % units of polymerized styrene; C) a tackifier; D) an oil; and the composition has a melt index from 3 g/10 min to 50 g/10 min. The composition is suitable for use as a pressure sensitive adhesive layer in a reclosable packaging structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Xiaosong Wu, Daniel W. Himmelberger, Lamy J. Chopin, III
  • Patent number: 10106301
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible container. In an embodiment, the flexible container includes (A) four panels adjoined along a common peripheral seal. The common peripheral seal is composed of a first side seal, an opposing second side seal, a top seal, and an opposing bottom seal. The four seals form a chamber. (B) Each panel includes a bottom face, and the four bottom faces are sealed together to define a bottom section. The flexible container includes (C) an upper spout seal extending from the first side seal to the second side seal. The flexible container also includes (D) a lower spout seal. (E) The upper spout seal and the lower spout seal each include a respective spout seal segment and a respective chamber seal segment. (F) The chamber seal segments define a sealed chamber top. (G) The lower spout seal segment is reciprocally aligned with the upper spout seal segment to form a spout. The spout extends from the sealed chamber top to the second side seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Peter J. Schulz, Lamy J. Chopin, III, Michelle L. Boven, Jeffrey E. Bonekamp
  • Publication number: 20180244418
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a process. In an embodiment, the process includes (A) providing a flexible container having (i) a body, and (ii) a neck. The process includes (B) positioning a fitment into the neck. The fitment is composed of a polymeric material and includes a top portion and a tapered base. The tapered base extends from the top portion to a base end. The top portion has a top inner diameter (TiD) and the base end has a base end inner diameter (BEiD). The BEiD is less than the top inner diameter, (TiD). The process includes (C) heating the tapered base to a malleable state and (D) inserting a mandrel into the fitment. The mandrel includes an expandable collar. The process includes (E) expanding the expandable collar radially outward to contact an inner surface of the tapered base. The process includes (F) increasing, with the expanding, the inner diameter of the base end to a stretched base end inner diameter (sBEiD). The sBEiD is greater than the BEiD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Wilkes, Lamy J. Chopin, III, Rashi Tiwari
  • Publication number: 20180086526
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible container. In an embodiment, the flexible container includes a front panel, a rear panel, a first gusset side panel, and a second gusset side panel. The gusset side panels adjoin the front panel and the rear panel along (i) peripheral seals to form a chamber, and (ii) handle seals to form a handle, the handle located at an end of the chamber. The flexible container includes a tube member sealed to the flexible container. The tube member is in fluid communication with the chamber. The tube member comprises an ethylene/?-olefin multi-block copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Peter J. Schulz, Lamy J. Chopin, III, Michelle L. Boven, Jeffrey E. Bonekamp
  • Publication number: 20180057225
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible container. In an embodiment, the flexible container includes (A) four panels adjoined along a common peripheral seal. The common peripheral seal is composed of a first side seal, an opposing second side seal, a top seal, and an opposing bottom seal. The four seals form a chamber. (B) Each panel includes a bottom face, and the four bottom faces are sealed together to define a bottom section. The flexible container includes (C) an upper spout seal extending from the first side seal to the second side seal. The flexible container also includes (D) a lower spout seal. (E) The upper spout seal and the lower spout seal each include a respective spout seal segment and a respective chamber seal segment. (F) The chamber seal segments define a sealed chamber top. (G) The lower spout seal segment is reciprocally aligned with the upper spout seal segment to form a spout. The spout extends from the sealed chamber top to the second side seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Peter J. Schulz, Lamy J. Chopin, III, Michelle L. Boven, Jeffrey E. Bonekamp
  • Publication number: 20180002090
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible container. In an embodiment, the flexible container includes a front panel, a rear panel, a first gusseted side panel, and a second gusseted side panel, the gusseted side panels adjoining the front panel and the rear panel along (i) peripheral seals to form a chamber; and (ii) handle seals to form a handle, the handle located at an end of the chamber and including a pocket formed from the handle seals. The pocket contains a grip member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Peter J. Schulz, Lamy J. Chopin, III, Michelle L. Boven, Jeffrey E. Bonekamp
  • Patent number: 9856063
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible container. In an embodiment, the flexible container includes a front panel, a rear panel, a first gusseted side panel, and a second gusseted side panel, the gusseted side panels adjoining the front panel and the rear panel along (i) peripheral seals to form a chamber; and (ii) handle seals to form a handle, the handle located at an end of the chamber and including a pocket formed from the handle seals. The pocket contains a grip member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Peter J. Schulz, Lamy J. Chopin, III, Michelle L. Boven, Jeffrey E. Bonekamp
  • Publication number: 20170283567
    Abstract: A film comprising a polymer blend which comprises from 90 to 95 wt % of a low density olefm-based plastomer or elastomer having a density equal to or less than 0.905 g/cc; from 5 to 10 wt % of a high modulus amorphous polymer; wherein a film comprising the polymer blend exhibits an oxygen transmission rate (OTR) of equal to or greater than 10,000 cc/m2·day is provided. Also provided is a packaging comprising the film, a method of making the film and a method of forming and filling a packaging comprising the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mustafa Bilgen, Fanny Deplace, Lamy J. Chopin, III
  • Publication number: 20170247156
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a container storage system including base tray with a flat platform having a polygonal shape and an array of spaced-apart holes, the flat platform defining a perimeter edge. The base tray also includes a substrate beneath the flat platform. The substrate defines a peripheral edge and a sidewall extends upward from the peripheral edge. A plurality of flexible containers are on the flat platform. Each flexible container has four panels, the four panels forming a body portion, a neck portion with a closure, and a tapered transition portion between the body portion and the neck portion. Each flexible container is inverted such that the neck portion extends downward through a respective hole and the tapered transition portion contacts the flat platform to support the inverted flexible container. One panel of at least one inverted flexible container contacts a panel of another inverted flexible container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Lamy J. Chopin, III, Diego Carvajal
  • Publication number: 20170217130
    Abstract: A multilayer structure comprising at least one barrier layer, said barrier layer including less than or equal to 12 percent, by weight of the barrier layer, of an anhydride and/or carboxylic acid functionalized ethylene/alpha-olefin interpolymer having a density in the range of from 0.855 to 0.900 g/cm3; and having a melt viscosity less than 50,000 cP at 350° F. (177° C.); and at least 60 percent, by weight of the barrier layer, of EVOH having from 10 to 32 mole percent units derived from ethylene monomer is provided. Further provided are thermoformed articles made therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Lamy J. Chopin, III, Fanny Deplace, Brian W. Walther, Claudia Hernandez, Felipe Martinez Barreneche
  • Publication number: 20170182728
    Abstract: A multilayer film comprising a first layer comprising from greater than 0 to 100 percent by weight of an ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer composition (LLDPE), based on the total weight of the film composition; and a second layer comprising at least 5 percent by weight of the second layer, of an anhydride and/or carboxylic acid functionalized ethylene/alpha-olefin interpolymer having a density in the range of from 0.855 to 0.900 g/cm3; and having a melt index (190° C./2.16 kg) of greater than 200 g/10 min; and from 60 to 95 percent, by weight of the second layer, of EVOH is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Fanny DePlace, Hongming Ma, Brian W. Walther, Thomas Allgeuer, Peter H.R. Sandkuehler, Antonio Manrique, Claudia Hernandez, Angels Domenech, Lamy J. Chopin, III