Patents by Inventor Max McDaniel

Max McDaniel 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: 20170231543
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to apparatuses for sampling bodily fluids and methods of fabrication thereof. The apparatus includes at least one adhesive patch, at least one bodily fluid port attached to the adhesive patch, and at least one bodily fluid storing capillary connected to the bodily fluid port and attached to the adhesive patch. The adhesive patch may be adhered to a subject's skin, the input port may then be connected to a source of bodily fluids and the one or more bodily fluid storing capillaries function to draw in the bodily fluid over time and store it for later analyzation. The one or more bodily fluid storing capillaries may be formed by imprint lithography on a plastic or glass substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin L. CUNNINGHAM, Gregory Max MCDANIEL
  • Publication number: 20080281063
    Abstract: This invention relates to the field of metal-catalyzed olefin polymerization methods and the polymers and films prepared therefrom. In one aspect, this invention provides polyethylene and ethylene/?-olefin copolymers formed in the presence of tightly-bridged metallocene catalyst, organoaluminum cocatalyst, and a chemically-treated solid oxide, and optionally in the presence of additional cocatalysts. The resins and films prepared from these polymers exhibit high haze values, low clarity values, and a low coefficient of friction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Ashish Sukhadia, Jerry Stark, Max McDaniel, Elizabeth Benham, Michael Jensen, Joel Martin, Rajendra Krishnaswamy
  • 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: 20080026934
    Abstract: This invention relates to the field of olefin polymerization catalyst compositions, and methods for the polymerization and copolymerization of olefins, typically using a supported catalyst composition. In one aspect, this invention encompasses precontacting a metallocene with an olefin or alkyne monomer and an organoaluminum compound, prior to contacting this mixture with the acidic activator-support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Jensen, Gil Hawley, Max McDaniel, Tony Crain, Elizabeth Benham, Joel Martin, Qing Yang
  • Publication number: 20070287814
    Abstract: This invention relates to catalyst compositions, methods, and polymers encompassing a Group 4 metallocene with bridging ?5-cyclopentadienyl-type ligands, in combination with a cocatalyst and an activator-support. The compositions and methods disclosed herein provide ethylene polymers with low levels of long chain branching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Applicant: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael Jensen, Joel Martin, Max McDaniel, David Rolfing, Qing Yang, Matthew Thorn, Ashish Sukhadia, Youlu Yu, Jerry Lanier
  • Publication number: 20070232483
    Abstract: This invention relates to catalyst compositions, methods, and polymers encompassing at least one Group 4 metallocene compound comprising bridging ?5-cyclopentadienyl-type ligands, typically in combination with at least one cocatalyst, and at least one activator. The compositions and methods disclosed herein provide ethylene polymers with low levels of long chain branching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventors: Qing Yang, Max McDaniel, Michael Jensen, Matthew Thorn, Joel Martin, Youlu Yu, David Rohlfing
  • 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: 20070197374
    Abstract: This invention relates to catalyst compositions, methods, and polymers encompassing at least one first Group 4 metallocene compound comprising bridging ?5-cyclopentadienyl-type ligands, in combination with at least one second Group 4 metallocene with non-bridging ?5-cyclopentadienyl-type ligands, typically in combination with at least one cocatalyst, and at least one activator. The compositions and methods disclosed herein provide ethylene polymers with a bimodal molecular weight distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: Qing Yang, Kumudini Jayaratne, Michael Jensen, Max McDaniel, Joel Martin, Matthew Thorn, Jerry Lanier, Tony Crain
  • Publication number: 20070197716
    Abstract: A polymer composition comprising a density equal to or greater than about 0.947 g/cc, a high load melt index from about 1 g/10 min to about 30 g/10 min, and a tensile natural draw ratio less than about 14167?-12958, where ? is the density (g/cc) of the composition. A polymer composition comprising a tensile natural draw ratio less than about 14167?-12958, where ? is the density (g/cc) of the composition and wherein less than about 1 weight percent of the composition comprises non-polymeric additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: Rajendra Krishnaswamy, Qing Yang, David Rohlfing, Max McDaniel, Kumudini Jayaratne, Jim French
  • Publication number: 20070179044
    Abstract: This invention relates to catalyst compositions, methods, and polymers encompassing at least one Group 4 metallocene compound comprising bridging ?5-cyclopentadienyl-type ligands, typically in combination with at least one cocatalyst, and at least one activator. The compositions and methods disclosed herein provide ethylene polymers with low levels of long chain branching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: Qing Yang, Michael Jensen, Joel Martin, Matthew Thorn, Max McDaniel, Youlu Yu, David Rohlfing
  • Publication number: 20070111883
    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 catalyst composition. One aspect of this invention is the formation and use of a catalyst composition comprising a transition metal compound and an activator for olefin polymerization processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Kumudini Jayaratne, Michael Jensen, Matthew Thorn, Max McDaniel, Qing Yang
  • Publication number: 20070078238
    Abstract: Multiple components are selected, conveyed, and measured in a polymerization system. A control system adjusts the system variables to the desired values. Portions of the components can be fed to a pre-contactor before introduction into the polymerization reactor. The catalyst component concentrations and residence times are tightly controlled in the pre-contactor to affect product properties. The pre-contactor can be a single or multiple combinations of a CSTR or plug flow pre-contactors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: David Burns, Donald Verser, Elizabeth Benham, Max McDaniel, John Hottovy, Dale Zellers, Penny Zellers, Clay Thurman, David Lockman, John Lawmaster, Matthew Haberly, Thomas Smith, Jerry Lanier, Matthew Thorn
  • Publication number: 20070043176
    Abstract: Catalyst compositions comprising a first metallocene compound, a second metallocene compound, an activator-support, and an organoaluminum compound are provided. Methods for preparing and using such catalysts to produce polyolefins are also provided. The compositions and methods disclosed herein provide ethylene polymers having a HLMI of from about 0.5 to about 25, a polymer density of from about 0.920 to about 0.965, and a polydispersity of from about 3.0 to about 30.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Inventors: Joel Martin, Matthew Thorn, Max McDaniel, Michael Jensen, Qing Yang, Paul DesLauriers, Mark Kertok
  • Publication number: 20070043182
    Abstract: A multimodal polyethylene composition having at least two polyethylene components, wherein each component has a molecular weight distribution of equal to or less than about 5, one component has a higher molecular weight than the other component, and the higher molecular weight component has an “a” parameter value of equal to or greater than about 0.35 when fitted to the Carreau-Yasuda equation with n=0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Inventors: Joel Martin, Kumudini Jayaratne, Matthew Thorn, J. Lanier, Max McDaniel, Qing Yang, Michael Jensen, Paul DesLauriers, Rajendra Krishnaswamy
  • Publication number: 20060234857
    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 catalyst composition. One aspect of this invention is the formation and use of a catalyst composition comprising a transition metal compound and an activator for olefin polymerization processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Kumi Jayaratne, Michael Jensen, Matthew Thorn, Max McDaniel, Paul Barbee, Qing Yang
  • Publication number: 20060229420
    Abstract: This invention relates to catalyst compositions comprising a first metallocene compound, a second metallocene compound, at least one chemically-treated solid oxide, and at least one organoaluminum compound. This invention also relates to methods to prepare and use the catalyst compositions and new polyolefins. The compositions and methods disclosed herein provide ethylene polymers and copolymers with lower MI, increased melt strength, and good MD tear properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Jensen, Joel Martin, Max McDaniel, Qing Yang, Matthew Thorn, Elizabeth Benham, Ted Cymbaluk, Ashish Sukhadia, Rajendra Krishnaswamy, Mark Kertok
  • Publication number: 20060155082
    Abstract: Catalyst systems for producing olefin polymers, methods of making such catalyst systems, and processes for producing olefin polymers using such catalyst systems are provided. The catalyst system comprises a first component and a second component, where the first component comprises chromium on a support, where the support comprises phosphated alumina, and the second component comprises: (1) a metal halide compound, a transition metal compound, and a precipitating agent, or (2) a substituted or unsubstituted dicyclopentadienyl chromium compound deposited onto a calcined oxide carrier, where the carrier includes silica, alumina, aluminophosphate, or any mixed oxide thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2005
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: Max McDaniel, Elizabeth Benham, Al Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20060122344
    Abstract: Fluorenyl-containing metallocenes are disclosed along with methods for making the metallocenes. Also disclosed are methods for using the metallocenes as polymerization catalysts. In addition, polymers resulting from such polymerizations are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Applicant: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventors: HELMUT ALT, SYRIAC PALACKAL, KONSTANTINOS PATSIDIS, M. WELCH, ROLF GEERTS, ERIC HSIEH, MAX MCDANIEL, GIL HAWLEY, PAUL SMITH
  • Publication number: 20060100401
    Abstract: Catalyst compositions comprising a first metallocene compound, a second metallocene compound, a third metallocene compound, a chemically-treated solid oxide, and an organoaluminum compound are provided. Methods for preparing and using the catalyst and polyolefins are also provided. The compositions and methods disclosed herein provide ethylene polymers having decreased haze while minimizing impact on other properties, such as dart impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2004
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Inventors: Joel Martin, Elizabeth Benham, Mark Kertok, Michael Jensen, Max McDaniel, Gil Hawley, Qing Yang, Matthew Thorn, Ashish Sukhadia