Patents by Inventor Max Allen Weaver

Max Allen Weaver 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: 6787589
    Abstract: This application discloses amber colored polyesters suitable for packaging food and beverages. The amber polyester compositions provide excellent blockage of UV and visible light over the wavelength ranges of from about 320-550 nm, rendering them suitable for packaging materials sensitive to ultraviolet and visible light over this wavelength range, particularly beer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, Marc Alan Strand, Crystal Leigh Kendrick, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Gertrude Williams, Jason Clay Pearson, Timothy Alan Upshaw
  • Patent number: 6787658
    Abstract: Disclosed are thermally-stable, anthraquinone colorant compounds (dyes) which contain one or more vinyl groups which render the compounds copolymerizable with reactive vinyl monomers to produce colored, polymeric compositions such as acrylate and methacrylate polymeric materials. The compounds possess good fastness (stability) to ultraviolet (UV) light, good solubility in vinyl monomers, good color strength and excellent thermal stability. Also disclosed are (1) coating composition comprising (i) one or more polymerizable vinyl compounds, (ii) one or more of the dye compounds described above, and (iii) a photoinitiator and (2) polymeric materials, i.e., polymers derived from one or more acrylic acid esters, one or more methacrylic acid esters, one or more other polymerizable vinyl compounds or mixtures of any two or more thereof, having copolymerized therein one or more of the anthraquinone colorant compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Michael John Cyr, Max Allen Weaver, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Jason Clay Pearson, Phillip Michael Cook, Jos Simon De Wit, Larry Keith Johnson
  • Patent number: 6776930
    Abstract: The present invention recites a method comprising reacting in a solvent in the presence of a base a) at least one diacidic monomer comprising about 1 to 100 mole % of at least one light-absorbing monomer having a light absorption maximum between about 300 nm and about 1200 nm and 99-0 mole % of a non-light absorbing monomer which does not absorb significant light at wavelengths above 300 nm or has a light absorption maximum below 300 nm, with b) an organic compound of Formula II X—B—X1  wherein B is a divalent organic radical to form a light absorbing composition comprising a mixture of a polymer having the formula  and a cyclic compound having the general formula  wherein B is as defined above; n is at least 2, m is 1, 2, 3 or 4 and A comprises the residue of a diacidic monomer comprising about 1 to 100 mole % of at least one light-absorbing monomer having a light absorption maximum between about 300 nm and about 1000 nm and wherein the remai
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, James John Krutak, Sr., Brian Edison Maxwell, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Samuel David Hilbert, Jean Carroll Fleischer, William Whitfield Parham
  • Publication number: 20040143041
    Abstract: Disclosed are polymer compositions comprising:
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Inventors: Jason Clay Pearson, Douglas Stephens McWilliams, Gether Irick, Max Allen Weaver
  • Publication number: 20040142995
    Abstract: Disclosed are thermally-stable, anthraquinone colorant compounds (dyes) which contain one or more vinyl groups which render the compounds copolymerizable with reactive vinyl monomers to produce colored, polymeric compositions such as acrylate and methacrylate polymeric materials. The compounds possess good fastness (stability) to ultraviolet (UV) light, good solubility in vinyl monomers, good color strength and excellent thermal stability. Also disclosed are (1) coating composition comprising (i) one or more polymerizable vinyl compounds, (ii) one or more of the dye compounds described above, and (iii) a photoinitiator and (2) polymeric materials, i.e., polymers derived from one or more acrylic acid esters, one or more methacrylic acid esters, one or more other polymerizable vinyl compounds or mixtures of any two or more thereof, having copolymerized therein one or more of the anthraquinone colorant compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Inventors: Michael John Cyr, Max Allen Weaver, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Jason Clay Pearson, Phillip Michael Cook, Jos Simon De Wit, Larry Keith Johnson
  • Publication number: 20040122072
    Abstract: Disclosed are thermally-stable, anthraquinone colorant compounds (dyes) which contain one or more vinyl groups which render the compounds copolymerizable with reactive vinyl monomers to produce colored, polymeric compositions such as acrylate and methacrylate polymeric materials. The compounds possess good fastness (stability) to ultraviolet (UV) light, good solubility in vinyl monomers, good color strength and excellent thermal stability. Also disclosed are (1) coating composition comprising (i) one or more polymerizable vinyl compounds, (ii) one or more of the dye compounds described above, and (iii) a photoinitiator and (2) polymeric materials, i.e., polymers derived from one or more acrylic acid esters, one or more methacrylic acid esters, one or more other polymerizable vinyl compounds or mixtures of any two or more thereof, having copolymerized therein one or more of the anthraquinone colorant compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventors: Michael John Cyr, Max Allen Weaver, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Jason Clay Pearson, Phillip Michael Cook, Jos Simon De Wit, Larry Keith Johnson
  • Publication number: 20040110812
    Abstract: Disclosed are thermally-stable, anthraquinone colorant compounds (dyes) which contain one or more vinyl groups which render the compounds copolymerizable with reactive vinyl monomers to produce colored, polymeric compositions such as acrylate and methacrylate polymeric materials. The compounds possess good fastness (stability) to ultraviolet (TV) light, good solubility in vinyl monomers, good color strength and excellent thermal stability. Also disclosed are (1) coating composition comprising (i) one or more polymerizable vinyl compounds, (ii) one or more of the dye compounds described above, and (iii) a photoinitiator and (2) polymeric materials, i.e., polymers derived from one or more acrylic acid esters, one or more methacrylic acid esters, one or more other polymerizable vinyl compounds or mixtures of any two or more thereof, having copolymerized therein one or more of the anthraquinone colorant compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Inventors: Michael John Cyr, Max Allen Weaver, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Jason Clay Pearson, Phillip Michael Cook, Jos Simon De Wit, Larry Keith Johnson
  • Publication number: 20040102637
    Abstract: Disclosed are thermally-stable, anthraquinone colorant compounds (dyes) which contain one or more vinyl groups which render the compounds copolymerizable with reactive vinyl monomers to produce colored, polymeric compositions such as acrylate and methacrylate polymeric materials. The compounds possess good fastness (stability) to ultraviolet (UV) light, good solubility in vinyl monomers, good color strength and excellent thermal stability. Also disclosed are (1) coating composition comprising (i) one or more polymerizable vinyl compounds, (ii) one or more of the dye compounds described above, and (iii) a photoinitiator and (2) polymeric materials, i.e., polymers derived from one or more acrylic acid esters, one or more methacrylic acid esters, one or more other polymerizable vinyl compounds or mixtures of any two or more thereof, having copolymerized therein one or more of the anthraquinone colorant compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Inventors: Michael Jonh Cyr, Max Allen Weaver, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Jason Clay Pearson, Phillip Michael Cook, Jos Simon De Wit, Larry Keith Johnson
  • Publication number: 20040087688
    Abstract: This application discloses amber colored polyesters suitable for packaging food and beverages. The amber polyester compositions provide excellent blockage of UV and visible light over the wavelength ranges of from about 320-550 nm, rendering them particularly suitable for packaging materials sensitive to ultraviolet and visible light over this wavelength range, particularly beer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, Marc Alan Strand, Crystal Leigh Kendrick, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Gertrude Williams, Jason Clay Pearson, Timothy Alan Upshaw
  • Patent number: 6727372
    Abstract: Disclosed are novel colorant compounds which contain one or more ethylenically-unsaturated (vinyl), photopolymerizable radicals which may be copolymewrized (or cured) with ethylenically-unsaturated monomers to produce colored compositions such as colored acrylic coatings and polymers, e.g., coatings and polymers produced from acrylate and methacrylate esters, colored polystyrenes, and similar colored polymeric materials derived from other ethylenically-unsaturated monomers. The present invention also pertains to processes for the preparation of certain of the photopolymerizable colorant compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Michael John Cyr, Max Allen Weaver, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Jason Clay Pearson, Phillip Michael Cook
  • Patent number: 6716898
    Abstract: Disclosed are amber polyester compositions suitable for packaging food and beverages wherein the compositions significantly absorbs light of wavelengths shorter than about 550 nm which is achieved by a combination of several colorants, most of which are copolymerized into the polyester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, Horst Clauberg, Samuel David Hilbert, Dale Milton Blakely, Sara Stanley Wells
  • Patent number: 6713641
    Abstract: Disclosed are blue, diol anthraquinone blue colorant compounds having excellent thermal stability and which can be reacted into or copolymerized with polyester thus providing a blue-colored polyesters useful for manufacturing a variety of shaped articles such as photographic film base, particularly roentgenographic (X-ray) film. Also disclosed are blue anthraquinone colorant compounds which contain two ethylenically-unsaturated (vinyl), photopolymerizable radicals which may be derived from the aforesaid diol anthraquinone compounds. The anthraquinone colorant compounds containing two ethylenically-unsaturated may be reacted into or copolymerized (or cured) with ethylenically-unsaturated monomers to produce colored vinyl polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Jason Clay Pearson, Sara Stanley Wells, Michael John Cyr
  • Publication number: 20040059124
    Abstract: Disclosed are novel colorant compounds which contain one or more ethylenically-unsaturated (vinyl), photopolymerizable radicals which may be copolymewrized (or cured) with ethylenically-unsaturated monomers to produce colored compositions such as colored acrylic coatings and polymers, e.g., coatings and polymers produced from acrylate and methacrylate esters, colored polystyrenes, and similar colored polymeric materials derived from other ethylenically-unsaturated monomers. The present invention also pertains to processes for the preparation of certain of the photopolymerizable colorant compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventors: Michael John Cyr, Max Allen Weaver, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Jason Clay Pearson, Phillip Michael Cook
  • Publication number: 20040059014
    Abstract: Disclosed are novel colorant compounds which contain one or more ethylenically-unsaturated (vinyl), photopolymerizable radicals which may be copolymewrized (or cured) with ethylenically-unsaturated monomers to produce colored compositions such as colored acrylic coatings and polymers, e.g., coatings and polymers produced from acrylate and methacrylate esters, colored polystyrenes, and similar colored polymeric materials derived from other ethylenically-unsaturated monomers. The present invention also pertains to processes for the preparation of certain of the photopolymerizable colorant compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventors: Michael John Cyr, Max Allen Weaver, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Jason Clay Pearson, Phillip Michael Cook
  • Patent number: 6689828
    Abstract: Disclosed are thermally-stable, anthraquinone colorant compounds (dyes) which contain one or more vinyl groups which render the compounds copolymerizable with reactive vinyl monomers to produce colored, polymeric compositions such as acrylate and methacrylate polymeric materials. The compounds possess good fastness (stability) to ultraviolet (UV) light, good solubility in vinyl monomers, good color strength and excellent thermal stability. Also disclosed are (1) coating composition comprising (i) one or more polymerizable vinyl compounds, (ii) one or more of the dye compounds described above, and (iii) a photoinitiator and (2) polymeric materials, i.e., polymers derived from one or more acrylic acid esters, one or more methacrylic acid esters, one or more other polymerizable vinyl compounds or mixtures of any two or more thereof, having copolymerized therein one or more of the anthraquinone colorant compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Michael John Cyr, Max Allen Weaver, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Jason Clay Pearson, Phillip Michael Cook, Jos Simon De Wit, Larry Keith Johnson
  • Patent number: 6630521
    Abstract: Disclosed are thermally-stable, red, anthraquinone colorants which contain one or more ethylenically-unsaturated, photopolymerizable radicals and which may be copolymerized with ethylenically-unsaturated monomers to produce colored compositions such as colored acrylic polymers, colored polystyrenes, and similar colored polymeric materials derived from other ethylenically-unsaturated monomers. The compounds possess good stability to ultraviolet light, good solubility in vinyl monomers, good color strength and thermal stability. Also disclosed are acrylic polymeric materials, i.e., polymers derived from acrylic acid esters, methacrylic acid esters and/or other copolymerizable vinyl compounds, having copolymerized therein one or more of the colorant compounds of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Michael John Cyr, Max Allen Weaver, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Jason Clay Pearson, Jean Carroll Fleischer
  • Patent number: 6620858
    Abstract: Disclosed are thermally-stable, colored, photopolymerizable compounds containing a vinyl group which are capable of being copolymerized with reactive vinyl monomers to produce colored compositions such as polyacrylates, polymethacrylates, polystyrene, etc. The compounds exhibit good thermal stability, fastness (stability) to UV-light, good solubility in the reactive monomers and good color strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Michael John Cyr, Max Allen Weaver, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Jason Clay Pearson, Phillip Michael Cook, Jos Simon De Wit, Larry Keith Johnson
  • Publication number: 20030134924
    Abstract: Disclosed are thermally-stable, red, anthraquinone colorants which contain one or more ethylenically-unsaturated, photopolymerizable radicals and which may be copolymerized with ethylenically-unsaturated monomers to produce colored compositions such as colored acrylic polymers, colored polystyrenes, and similar colored polymeric materials derived from other ethylenically-unsaturated monomers. The compounds possess good stability to ultraviolet light, good solubility in vinyl monomers, good color strength and thermal stability. Also disclosed are acrylic polymeric materials, i.e., polymers derived from acrylic acid esters, methacrylic acid esters and/or other copolymerizable vinyl compounds, having copolymerized therein one or more of the colorant compounds of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventors: Michael John Cyr, Max Allen Weaver, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Jason Clay Pearson, Jean Carroll Fleischer
  • Publication number: 20030125505
    Abstract: Disclosed are blue, diol anthraquinone blue colorant compounds having excellent thermal stability and which can be reacted into or copolymerized with polyester thus providing a blue-colored polyesters useful for manufacturing a variety of shaped articles such as photographic film base, particularly roentgenographic (X-ray) film. Also disclosed are blue anthraquinone colorant compounds which contain two ethylenically-unsaturated (vinyl), photopolymerizable radicals which may be derived from the aforesaid diol anthraquinone compounds. The anthraquinone colorant compounds containing two ethylenically-unsaturated may be reacted into or copolymerized (or cured) with ethylenically-unsaturated monomers to produce colored vinyl polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Jason Clay Pearson, Sara Stanley Wells, Michael John Cyr
  • Publication number: 20020177673
    Abstract: Disclosed are amber polyester compositions suitable for packaging food and beverages wherein the compositions significantly absorbs light of wavelengths shorter than about 550 nm which is achieved by a combination of several colorants, most of which are copolymerized into the polyester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, Horst Clauberg, Samuel David Hilbert, Dale Milton Blakely, Sara Stanley Wells