Patents by Inventor Michael John Cyr

Michael John Cyr 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: 7141685
    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: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    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: 7138539
    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: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Michael John Cyr, Max Allen Weaver, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Jason Clay Pearson, Phillip Michael Cook
  • Patent number: 7060829
    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: September 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Michael John Cyr, Max Allen Weaver, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Jason Clay Pearson, Phillip Michael Cook
  • Patent number: 7030244
    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: September 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Michael John Cyr, Max Allen Weaver, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Jason Clay Pearson, Phillip Michael Cook
  • Patent number: 6870062
    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: March 22, 2005
    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: 6870063
    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: March 22, 2005
    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: 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: 6777479
    Abstract: Polymer composite materials comprising of least one polymer resin and platelet particles from at least one layered silicate material uniformly dispersed in the resin and articles prepared from the polymer composite materials. The polymer composite contains at least one polyamide resin, at least one oxygen scavenging system, and at least one layered silicate material. These polymer composite materials are especially useful for manufacturing clear polyester bottles and polyester film that are recyclable have improved active gas barrier properties to oxygen, and have improved passive barrier properties to carbon dioxide and other gases. The polymer composite materials can be used in relatively minor amounts as either a blend or a coextruded thin layer with virgin or post consumer recycled polyesters and related copolymners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Linda Gail Bernard, Horst Clauberg, Michael John Cyr, John Walker Gilmer, Jeffrey Todd Owens, Mark Edward Stewart, Sam Richard Turner, Shriram Bagrodia, James Christopher Matayabas, Jr.
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 6610772
    Abstract: The present invention relates to oxygen scavenging compositions comprising a) platelet particles having attached thereto at least one oxygen scavenging organic cation and b) at least one oxidation catalyst. The oxygen scavenging compositions of the present invention maybe readily incorporated into a variety of matrix polymers to create polymer composites, which display improved passive barrier and oxygen scavenging capabilities. Articles formed from these composites are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Horst Clauberg, Michael John Cyr, Robert Boyd Barbee, Tony Wayne Helton
  • 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