Patents by Inventor Morris Wills

Morris Wills 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: 20220235163
    Abstract: Disclosed is a branched polymer which is a reaction product of reactants comprising one or more monoethylenically unsaturated ester monomers, a chain transfer agent in an amount of 0.1 to 15 weight percent, and a crosslinker in an amount of 0.1 to 15 weight percent of a crosslinker, wherein weight percent is based on total amount of reactants, provided the amount of crosslinker is within +/?5 weight percent of the amount of chain transfer agent, and wherein the crosslinker comprises at least two carbon-carbon double bonds having different reactivity. A thermosetting composition prepared by crosslinking the branched polymer and an acrylic polymer is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Hailan Guo, Morris Wills
  • Publication number: 20220185934
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition comprising a multi-stage flexible acrylic resin and a branched polymer which is a reaction product of reactants comprising one or more monoethylenically unsaturated ester monomers, a chain transfer agent in an amount of 0.1 to 10 weight percent, and a crosslinker in an amount of 0.1 to 10 weight percent of a crosslinker, wherein weight percent is based on total amount of reactants, provided the amount of crosslinker in moles is less than the amount of chain transfer agent in moles, and films thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Hailan Guo, Morris Wills, Wen-Shiue O. Young
  • Publication number: 20220153984
    Abstract: A multi-stage flexible acrylic resin comprises a branched polymer which is a reaction product of reactants comprising one or more monoethylenically unsaturated ester monomers, a chain transfer agent in an amount of 0.1 to 10 wt. %, and a crosslinker in an amount of 0.1 to 10 wt. %, wherein wt. % is based on total amount of reactants, provided the amount of crosslinker in moles is less than the amount of chain transfer agent in moles. A process for producing the multi-stage flexible acrylic resin is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Pu Luo, Hailan Guo, Morris Wills
  • Patent number: 11279787
    Abstract: Provided is a process for forming a polymer composition, wherein the process comprises (a) providing a slurry in an aqueous medium, wherein the slurry comprises (i) pellets comprising a polyolefin block copolymer, wherein the block copolymer comprises a crystalline block and an amorphous block, (ii) one or more vinyl monomers, (iii) one or more initiator, wherein the slurry comprises, by weight based on the total weight of the slurry, 0 to 0.01% of all surfactants, and 0 to 0.01% of all water-soluble polymers; and (b) polymerizing the one or more vinyl monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Hailan Guo, Morris Wills
  • Patent number: 11261278
    Abstract: Provided is a polyolefin block copolymer having covalently attached residues of one or more vinyl monomer selected from the group consisting of one or more (meth)acrylic monomers, one or more vinyl aromatic monomers, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Rohm And Haas Company
    Inventors: Hailan Guo, Morris Wills
  • Publication number: 20210324187
    Abstract: Provided is a collection of polymer particles comprising (I) a plurality of acrylic particles (I) each comprising (a) an acrylic core polymer (Ia) comprising (i) polymerized units of one or more monovinyl acrylic monomers (Iai), (ii) polymerized units of one or more Si-free graftlinkers (Iaii), (b) a shell polymer (Ib), (II) a plurality of hybrid polymer particles (II), each comprising (a) a core polymer (IIa) comprising (i) polymerized units of one or more silicon-containing monomers (IIai); (ii) optionally, polymerized units of one or more monovinyl acrylic monomers (IIaii); and (iii) polymerized units of one or more Si-free graftlinkers (IIaiii); (b) a shell polymer (IIb) comprising polymerized units of one or more acrylic monomers (IIb).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicants: Rohm and Haas Company, Dow Silicones Corporation
    Inventors: Morris Wills, Hailan Guo, Nanguo Liu, Jeffrey Rastello
  • Publication number: 20210317248
    Abstract: A method of making a collection of polymer particles comprising (A) performing free radical polymerization (A) on an emulsion (E1) that comprises a collection of droplets dispersed in an aqueous medium, wherein the droplets comprise (i) one or more Si-containing monomers; (ii) one or more monovinyl acrylic monomers; and (iii) one or more graftlinkers that have no silicon atoms; to form a dispersion (D1) of core polymer particles in the aqueous medium; (B) in the presence of the dispersion (D1) of core polymer particles, performing aqueous emulsion polymerization (B) on one or more acrylic monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Yang Cheng, Morris Wills, Hailan Guo, Nanguo Liu
  • Publication number: 20210317247
    Abstract: Provided is a polymer particle comprising (a) a core polymer comprising (i) polymerized units of one or more Si-containing monomers; (ii) polymerized units of one or more monovinyl acrylic monomers (ii); and (iii) polymerized units of one or more graftlinkers that have no silicon atoms; (b) a shell polymer comprising polymerized units of one or more acrylic monomers. Also provided is a composition comprising polyvinyl chloride and a plurality of the polyer particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Yang Cheng, Morris Wills, Hailan Guo, Nanguo Liu
  • Patent number: 11136452
    Abstract: Provided are poly(methyl methacrylate) resin compositions containing (a) a methyl methacrylate polymer, and (b) a multistage acrylic impact modifier containing (i) a core-shell polymer, and (ii) an overpolymer containing methyl methacrylate monomers and a chain transfer agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Steven Brown, Carlos A. Cruz, Morris Wills
  • Publication number: 20210269575
    Abstract: Provided is a method of making a collection of polymer particles comprising (A) providing a dispersion (D1) of particles of core polymer (IIa) in an aqueous medium, wherein core polymer (IIa) comprises (i) polymerized units of one or more silicone monomers (IIai); (ii) optionally, polymerized units of one or more monovinyl acrylic monomers (IIaii); and (iii) polymerized units of one or more Si-free graftlinkers (IIaiii); wherein the dispersion (D1) comprises micelles of one or more surfactant, (B) producing a latex (L1) by performing an emulsion polymerization process (B) that produces particles of core polymer (Ia) dispersed in the aqueous medium, wherein latex (L1) comprises dispersed particles of core polymer (Ia) and dispersed particles of core polymer (IIa) in the aqueous medium, (C) producing a latex (L2) by performing an emulsion polymerization process (C) by a process comprising adding a monomer emulsion (E3) to latex (L1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Morris Wills, Hailan Guo, Nanguo Liu, Jeffrey Rastello
  • Publication number: 20210246293
    Abstract: Provided is a polymeric composition comprising a continuous phase that comprises a matrix polymer and a dispersed phase comprising polymer particles, wherein the polymer particles comprise: (a) 30% to 85% by weight, based on the dry weight of the polymer particles, a core polymer having Tg of ?35° C. or lower; (b) 15% to 50% by weight, based on the dry weight of the polymer particles, an intermediate polymer having Tg that is 20° C. or lower and that is higher than the Tg of the core polymer by 10° C. or more; and (c) 5% to 30% by weight, based on the dry weight of the polymer particles, a shell polymer having Tg of 50° C. or higher; wherein the shell polymer comprises polymerized units of all vinyl aromatic monomers in an amount of 1% or less, by weight based on the weight of the shell polymer. Also provided is a method of making the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Hailan Guo, Pu Luo, Morris Wills
  • Publication number: 20210054183
    Abstract: Provided is polymer particle comprising (a) 40% to 85% by weight, based on the dry weight of the polymer particle, a core polymer having Tg of ?35° C. or lower; (b) 15% to 50% by weight, based on the dry weight of the polymer particle, an intermediate polymer having Tg that is 20° C. or lower and that is higher than the Tg of the core polymer by 10° C. or more; (c) 5% to 30% by weight, based on the dry weight of the polymer particle, a shell polymer having Tg of 50° C. or higher; wherein the shell polymer comprises polymerized units of all vinyl aromatic monomers in an amount of 1% or less, by weight based on the weight of the shell polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Hailan Guo, Pu Luo, Morris Wills
  • Publication number: 20200385505
    Abstract: Provided is a polyolefin block copolymer having covalently attached residues of one or more vinyl monomer selected from the group consisting of one or more (meth)acrylic monomers, one or more vinyl aromatic monomers, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Hailan Guo, Morris Wills
  • Publication number: 20200369817
    Abstract: Provided is a process for forming a polymer composition, wherein the process comprises (a) providing a slurry in an aqueous medium, wherein the slurry comprises (i) pellets comprising a polyolefin block copolymer, wherein the block copolymer comprises a crystalline block and an amorphous block, (ii) one or more vinyl monomers, (iii) one or more initiator, wherein the slurry comprises, by weight based on the total weight of the slurry, 0 to 0.01% of all surfactants, and 0 to 0.01% of all water-soluble polymers; and (b) polymerizing the one or more vinyl monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Hailan Guo, Morris Wills
  • Publication number: 20200216656
    Abstract: Provided are poly(methyl methacrylate) resin compositions containing (a) a methyl methacrylate polymer, and (b) a multistage acrylic impact modifier containing (i) a core-shell polymer, and (ii) an overpolymer containing methyl methacrylate monomers and a chain transfer agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Brown, Carlos A. Cruz, Morris Wills
  • Publication number: 20060270813
    Abstract: A precision fragmentation assemblage is disclosed, along with precision fragmentation assemblage catalysts derivable therefrom. A method for the preparation of a precision fragmentation assemblage is also disclosed, along with a method for preparing precision fragmentation assemblage catalysts from precision fragmentation assemblages. A method is further disclosed for using precision fragmentation catalysts in the polymerization of olefins to produce polyolefins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventors: Richard Clikeman, Morris Wills
  • Publication number: 20050065301
    Abstract: A precision fragmentation assemblage is disclosed, along with precision fragmentation assemblage catalysts derivable therefrom. A method for the preparation of a precision fragmentation assemblage is also disclosed, along with a method for preparing precision fragmentation assemblage catalysts from precision fragmentation assemblages. A method is further disclosed for using precision fragmentation catalysts in the polymerization of olefins to produce polyolefins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2004
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Inventors: Richard Clikeman, Morris Wills