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: 6486254
    Abstract: This invention relates to a colorant composition comprising a layered clay material intercalated with at least one cationic colorant, optical brightener or a mixture thereof. This invention also relates to a polymer-clay nanocomposite comprising (i) a melt-processible matrix polymer, and (ii) a layered clay material intercalated with at least one cationic colorant, optical brightener or a mixture thereof, wherein the clay-cation colorant/optical brightener intercalate is incorporated into the matrix polymer. The invention further relates to articles produced from the polymer nanocomposite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: University of South Carolina Research Foundation
    Inventors: Robert Boyd Barbee, Max Allen Weaver, James Christopher Matayabas, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20020132874
    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: August 2, 2001
    Publication date: September 19, 2002
    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: 20020128343
    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: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2001
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    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: 6426416
    Abstract: The process for chemically modifying metal-free, colored anthraquinone or condensed anthraquinone compounds or the compounds prepared by said process for improving one or more properties thereof such as water dispersibility, compatibility with other organics, or increased chemical reactivity, wherein the process includes providing material with from 1-6 sulfonylhalide groups or sulfonate ester groups or mixtures thereof, and contacting the material under sulfonamido forming conditions with one or more reactants containing one or more poly(oxyalkylene) moieties, each of the reactants having from 1 to 4 functional amino groups, and each of the poly(oxyalkylene) moieties being comprised of from about 4 to about 200 epoxide reactant residues at least about 50 mole percent of which residues contain 2-4 carbons and wherein the total of said epoxide reactant residues is from about 4 to about 600.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: Millikan & Companay
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, Edward William Kluger, David Jesse Moody
  • Publication number: 20020068725
    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: July 24, 2001
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    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: 6248816
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymeric composition suitable for use in films, molded articles and fibers, including microdenier fibers. The polymeric composition comprises a thermoplastic resin in an amount from about 50 weight percent to about 99.9 weight percent of the polymeric composition, and a dye composition in an amount from about 0.1 weight percent to about 50 weight percent of the polymeric composition. The dye composition contains an indanthrone compound as a major component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, Clarence Alvin Coates, Jr., Jean Carroll Fleischer, Brian Edison Maxwell
  • Patent number: 6197851
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container preform comprising: a polymer suitable for the production of a stretch blow molded bottle and at least one organic or metallated organic near infrared absorbing compound which absorbs at least twice as much light between about 700 nm and about 1200 nm as between about 400 mn and about 700 nm wherein said near infrared absorbing compound is present in an amount sufficient to improve reheat rate of said preform. Suitable near infrared absorbing compounds include phthalocyanines, 2,3-napthalocyanines, squaraines (squaric acid derivatives), croconic acid derivatives, substituted indanthrones and certain highly substituted anthraquinones. A process for improving the reheat rate of a container preform is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Brian Edison Maxwell, Max Allen Weaver, James John Krutak, Sr., William Whitfield Parham, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Jean Carroll Fleischer
  • Patent number: 6197223
    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 remaining portion of A
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, James John Krutak, Sr., Brian Edison Maxwell, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Samuel David Hilbert, Jean Carroll Fleischer, William Whitfield Parham
  • Patent number: 6140517
    Abstract: The invention relates to anthraquinone polysulfonamide colorants derived from colored disulfonyl chlorides containing anthraquinone chromophores by reacting with various diamines. The anthraquinone polysulfonamide colorants are useful for coloring a wide variety of products such as plastics, fibers, films, cosmetics, skin creams or lotions, polishes, waxes, hair colorations, coatings, paints, inks, etc. and are particularly useful in end uses where sublimation, migration, extraction and exudation of presently used colorants are problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, James John Krutak, Sr., Clarence Alvin Coates, Jr., Gerry Foust Rhodes, Brian Edison Maxwell
  • Patent number: 6121351
    Abstract: Thermoplastic compositions containing certain anthraquinone polysulfonamide colorants incorporated therein as toners or colorants. The anthraquinone colorant moieties which are incorporated into the polymer chain of the polysulfonamide colorants are not leachable, sublimable or extractable and do not exude from the thermoplastic compositions. The anthraquinone polysulfonamide colorants may be added to the thermoplastic polymers during production or melt blended with the polymer by conventional techniques to produce transparent thermoplastic compositions useful for a variety of end uses where nonmigrating or nonextractable colorants are needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, Wayne Payton Pruett, Kay Hunt Shackelford, Samuel David Hilbert
  • Patent number: 6022944
    Abstract: The process for chemically modifying metal-free, colored anthraquinone or condensed anthraquinone compounds or the compounds prepared by said process for improving one or more properties thereof such as water dispersibility, compatibility with other organics, or increased chemical reactivity, wherein the process includes providing material with from 1-6 sulfonylhalide groups or sulfonate ester groups or mixtures thereof, and contacting the material under sulfonamido forming conditions with one or more reactants containing one or more poly(oxyalkylene) moieties, each of the reactants having from 1 to 4 functional amine groups, and each of the poly(oxyalkylene) moieties being comprised of from about 4 to about 200 epoxide reactant residues at least about 50 mole percent of which residues contain 2-4 carbons and wherein the total of said epoxide reactant residues is from about 4 to about 600.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2000
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, Edward William Kluger, David Jesse Moody
  • Patent number: 6001952
    Abstract: A polymer composition having naphthalenedicarboxylic residue includes a fluorescence quenching benzylidene compound capable of absorbing ultraviolet light radiation. In a preferred embodiment, the composition includes at least a 0.1 mole percent of naphthalene-2,6-dicarboxylate and about 0.01 mole percent to about 5 mole percent of a benzylidene compound having the following structure: ##STR1## wherein R is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C.sub.1 -C.sub.8 alkyl, substituted C.sub.1 -C.sub.8 alkyl, C.sub.3 -C.sub.8 alkenyl, C.sub.3 -C.sub.8 alkynyl, C.sub.3 -C.sub.8 cycloalkyl, C.sub.3 -C.sub.8 cycloalkenyl and --R.sub.2 --X, wherein R.sub.2 is selected from the group consisting of C.sub.1 -C.sub.8 alkylene, C.sub.2 -C.sub.8 alkylene-O--C.sub.2 -C.sub.8 alkylene, C.sub.2 -C.sub.8 alkylene-S--C.sub.1 -C.sub.8 alkylene, C.sub.2 -C.sub.8 alkylene, C.sub.2 -C.sub.8 alkylene-S--C.sub.2 -C.sub.8 alkylene, C.sub.2 -C.sub.8 alkylene-N(SO.sub.2 C.sub.1-C.sub.8 alkyl)-C.sub.2 -C.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Karen Lynn Carman, Martin Emerson Rogers, Allan Scott Jones, Max Allen Weaver
  • Patent number: 5990197
    Abstract: An organic solvent based polyester ink formulation having a fluorescing compound therein is suitable for ink jet printing applications. The ink is useful for producing invisible printing/markings on the surface of a variety of materials for identification, authentication, sorting, etc. Suitable printing substrates include porous and non-porous materials such as plastic, film, sheeting, fabric, paper, high gloss paper; metal, foils, plates; rubber; glass; cellophane; wood; and the like. The ink formulation contains at least one organic soluble polyester, having at least one near infrared fluorophore copolymerized therein, dissolved in an organic solvent. Suitable organic solvents include a C.sub.3 -C.sub.6 carbon ketone, a C.sub.3 -C.sub.6 carbon organic ester, a C.sub.1 -C.sub.3 carbon alcohol, or a combination thereof. In a preferred embodiment, the polyester containing the copolymerized near infrared fluorophore is dissolved in a solvent comprising a C.sub.3 -C.sub.6 carbon ketone and a C.sub.1 -C.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Nelson Zamora Escano, James John Krutak, Sr., Max Allen Weaver
  • Patent number: 5973038
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a black polymeric composition suitable for use in films, fibers and molded articles, where a soluble, easily dispersed colorant is desirable. The black polymeric composition provides a high black color quality and is small enough to function as a black colorant in microdenier fibers. The black polymeric composition comprises a thermoplastic resin in an amount between about 50 weight percent and about 99.9 weight percent of the black polymeric composition, and a black dye composition in an amount between about 0.1 weight percent and about 50 weight percent of the black polymeric composition. The black dye composition contains a black indanthrone compound as a major component. As used herein, black indanthrone compounds are defined as compounds having the general structure represented by Formula I: ##STR1## wherein R is hydrogen or at least one group independently selected from C.sub.1 -C.sub.8 alkyl, C.sub.1 -C.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, Clarence Alvin Coates, Jr., Jean Carroll Fleischer, Brian Edison Maxwell
  • Patent number: 5962557
    Abstract: A colored polyester copolymer comprising the reaction product of at least one linear thermoplastic polyester precursor and at least ten parts per million by weight of a residue of at least one 1,4-bis (2,6-dialkylanilino)-9,10-anthraquinone colorant. A composition may be formed comprising the copolymer in admixture with at least one thermoplastic polymer. The copolymer may be formed by reacting at least one thermoplastic polyester precursor with a 1,4-bis (2,6-dialkylanilino)-9,10-anthraquinone colorant which has a polyester reactive group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, Brian Edison Maxwell, Gerry Foust Rhodes, James John Krutak, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5955564
    Abstract: This invention relates to new blue anthraquinone colorants having Formula I ##STR1## wherein R and R1 are the same or different and are selected from hydrogen and unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl 2-furyl, 2-thienyl, or phenyl; R2 is aryl; X is a group selected from hydroxy, C1-C6 alkanolyloxy, carboxy, C1-C6 carbalkoxy and carbamoyloxy.The colorants are useful for copolymerizing into polymers such as polyesters and polyurethanes. In particular, they are advantageous for preparing colored sulfopolyesters which are useful for coloring human hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, James John Krutak, Sr., Clarence Alvin Coates, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5919403
    Abstract: This invention relates to homopolyester compositions having fluorescence quenchers polymerized therein ("poly quenchers"). Specifically the "poly quencher" polymeric compositions comprises repeating units from(a) a dicarboxylic acid component and(b) a diol component, wherein at least one of (a) and (b) is comprised of at least one fluorescence polyquencher capable of reducing fluorescence of a polymer below the fluorescence displayed when said polyquencher is not included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Allan Scott Jones, Jean Carroll Fleischer, Max Allen Weaver
  • Patent number: 5705600
    Abstract: The present invention relates to blends of a polyester, polyamide or polyester/amide containing a copolymerizable fluorescence quenching compound and a second polymer. The blends of the present invention display reduced fluorescence. Specifically the blends comprise(a) a polyester/amide comprising:(1) a dicarboxylic acid component which comprises at least 0.1 mol % of a dicarboxylic acid selected from the group consisting of terephthalic acid and/or terephthalate ester;(2) a diol and/or diamine component;(3) 0.1 to 99.9 mol %, based on 100 mol % dicarboxylic acid and 100 mol % diol, of a copolymerizable fluorescence quenching compound;(b) a second polymer selected from the group poly(alkylene terephthalate) homo and copolyesters, poly(alkylene naphthalate) homo and copolyesters, poly(cycloalkylene terephthalate) homo and copolyesters, poly(alkylene 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylate) homo and copolyesters, and polycarbonate homo and copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Allan Scott Jones, Jean Carroll Fleischer, Max Allen Weaver
  • Patent number: 4012372
    Abstract: Monoazo compounds containing a phthalimidyl diazo component the aromatic ring of which can be substituted with one or two substituents, and the nitrogen of which may be substituted, and a 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinoline disperse azo dye coupling component which contains at least one alkyl substituent, are useful for dyeing cellulose acetate, nylon, and especially polyester fibers on which the compounds exhibit good fastness and dyeability properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1977
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, Jean Carroll Fleischer
  • Patent number: 3980634
    Abstract: Monoazo compounds containing a phthalimidyl diazo component bearing on the aromatic ring thereof one or two substituents such as halogen or cyano and an aniline disperse azo dye coupling component which may have a substituent such as acetamido, are useful for dyeing polyester fibers on which the compounds exhibit good fastness and dyeability properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1973
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1976
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Max Allen Weaver