Patents by Inventor Paul D. Whaley

Paul D. Whaley 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: 20190134525
    Abstract: A frontloading arbor apparatus for use in counterweight rigging operations configured to enable individual counterweight load adjustment within at least one of a plurality of discrete compartments while the remaining compartments are secured by one or more gate mechanisms, thereby limiting a potential inadvertent separation of the entire counterweight load during use. The frontloading arbor apparatus including a rigid support frame having a plurality of laterally oriented shelf members extending between a pair of sidewalls, a corresponding plurality of gate mechanisms for each of the plurality of discrete compartments, the plurality of gate mechanisms pivotably coupled to one of the sidewalls and configured to pivot between an open position and a closed position, and a corresponding plurality of latches for each of the plurality of gates, each of the plurality of latches configured to independently secure each of the corresponding plurality of gates in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick J. Finn, Christopher D. Whaley, Paul W. Zagajeski
  • Publication number: 20190135593
    Abstract: An innovative drum for use with a hoist assembly is disclosed. The drum incorporates a layered rope design wherein each layer utilizes the support of the subsequent layer for accurate positioning of individual wraps. Multiple lines are achieved by combining any number of individual drums together along a support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: John E. Titus, Edwin W. Bolz, Christopher D. Whaley, Paul W. Zagajeski
  • Publication number: 20190135596
    Abstract: An innovative brake for use with a hoist assembly is disclosed. The brake incorporates a fixed jaw attached to a support frame and a moving jaw which is allowed to traverse along angular features to permit sufficient spacing between jaws allowing the rope, cable, or wire to pass through safely without premature engagement of the brake devices system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher D. Whaley, Paul W. Zagajeski, Patrick J. Finn
  • Publication number: 20190010367
    Abstract: The teachings herein are directed at multi-layer films, tie layer compositions for multi-layer films and related methods, and to polymeric adhesive compositions and methods for manufacturing polymeric adhesive compositions. The tie layer composition preferably adhere to polypropylene, and more preferably adheres to both polyethylene and polypropylene. The tie layer preferably includes a propylene based elastomer. The tie layer includes one or more thermoplastic polyolefins. The tie layer composition may include a grafted polyolefin, e.g., having one or more functional grafts. The polymeric adhesive compositions preferably adhere to both polypropylene surfaces and to polyethylene surfaces. The polymeric adhesive composition preferably comprises a minority amount (i.e., less than about 40 weight percent) of a propylene based elastomer polymer and a majority amount (i.e., greater than about 55 weight percent) of an ethylene containing polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Mark S. Pucci, Paul D. Whaley, Michael Lloyd Opacich
  • Patent number: 8268911
    Abstract: Use of a bimodal filler system allows masterbatches with higher filler levels to be processable. When used with moisture curable resins, the use of a masterbatch having a bimodal filler allows the preparation of a composition having a higher percentage of moisture curable resin than if a unimodal filler was used and also provides enhanced flame retardant properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology LLC
    Inventor: Paul D. Whaley
  • Patent number: 8067494
    Abstract: Magnesium oxide (MgO) compounded into a polymer can subsequently be hydrated in-situ within the polymer to form magnesium hydroxide. In the case of silane-based or peroxide-based crosslinkable resins, the MgO hydration and polymer crosslinking can be done in a single process step, or in sequential steps. In the case of non-crosslinkable compounds, hydration can be carried out after compounding (no crosslinking step). In all cases, steam CV, sauna, or hot water bath are options for hydration. This approach enables preparation of polymer compounds that are flame retarded with metal hydrates yet free of the traditional limitations posed by shelf instability, extrusion scorch, undesired dehydration, and processing temperature limitations posed by metal hydrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Cogen, Ashish Batra, Geoffrey D. Brown, Paul D. Whaley
  • Patent number: 7964663
    Abstract: Halogen-free, flame-retardant, crack-resistant, cable coatings are prepared from a composition comprising: A) 3 to 10 percent by weight of a low-melting temperature and medium to high grafted level maleic anhydride grafted polyethylene using a VLDPE base resin having density ranging from 0.86 to 0.91 g/cm3 and made with a single-site catalyst; B) 15 to 25% by weight of at least one EEA or EVA; C) 5 to 20% by weight of an ?-olefin polymer; and D) 40 to 65% by weight of a flame retardant inorganic filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology LLC
    Inventors: Yimsan Gau, Manuel F. Alsina, Paul D. Whaley, Shana P. Bunker
  • Publication number: 20100209705
    Abstract: Compositions useful as coatings for automobile power cables comprise a combination of raoisiure-crosslinkabk, si lane-grafted ethylene polymers in combination with a non-halogenated flame retardant. The ethylene polymers are a combination of at least one ethylene polymer with a density of 0.910 g/cc or greater and at least one ethylene polymer with a density less than 0.910 g/cc. The non-halogenated flame retardant is typically liydrated metallic filler, e.g., aluminum trihydrate. These compositions meet SAE J-1128 and DaimlerChrysler MS-8288 specifications, exhibit good shelf-life stability, and are useful in other automotive cable applications, such as ISO-6722.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas S. Lin, Paul D. Whaley, Jeffrey M. Cogen, Benjamin R. Rozenblat, Suzanne Guerra
  • Publication number: 20100197828
    Abstract: Use of a bimodal filler system allows masterbatches with higher filler levels to be processable. When used with moisture curable resins, the use of a masterbatch having a bimodal filler allows the preparation of a composition having a higher percentage of moisture curable resin than if a unimodal filler was used and also provides enhanced flame retardant properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventor: Paul D. Whaley
  • Publication number: 20100087579
    Abstract: Magnesium oxide (MgO) compounded into a polymer can subsequently be hydrated in-situ within the polymer to form magnesium hydroxide. In the case of silane-based or peroxide-based crosslinkable resins, the MgO hydration and polymer crosslinking can be done in a single process step, or in sequential steps. In the case of non-crosslinkable compounds, hydration can be carried out after compounding (no crosslinking step). In all cases, steam CV, sauna, or hot water bath are options for hydration. This approach enables preparation of polymer compounds that are flame retarded with metal hydrates yet free of the traditional limitations posed by shelf instability, extrusion scorch, undesired dehydration, and processing temperature limitations posed by metal hydrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Cogen, Ashish Batra, Geoffrey D. Brown, Paul D. Whaley
  • Publication number: 20100069545
    Abstract: Halogen-free, flame-retardant, crack-resistant, cable coatings are prepared from a composition comprising: A) 3 to 10 percent by weight of a low-melting temperature and medium to high grafted level maleic anhydride grafted polyethylene using a VLDPE base resin having density ranging from 0.86 to 0.91 g/cm3 and made with a single-site catalyst; B) 15 to 25% by weight of at least one EEA or EVA; C) 5 to 20% by weight of an a-olefin polymer; and D) 40 to 65% by weight of a flame retardant inorganic filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: Yimsan Gau, Manuel F. Alsina, Paul D. Whaley, Shana P. Bunker
  • Publication number: 20080188604
    Abstract: The present invention is a crosslinked automotive wire comprising a metal conductor, a flame retardant insulation layer surrounding the metal conductor, and optionally, a wire jacket surrounding the insulation layer. The automotive wire passes the specifications of one or more several automotive cable testing protocols: (a) SAE J-1128, (b) ISO-6722, (c) LV 112, (d) Chrysler MS-8288, and (e) Renault 36-36-05009/-L. In particular, the flame retardant insulation layer is prepared from a crosslinkable thermo-plastic polymer and a metal carbonate. The flame retardant composition for making the insulation layer demonstrates economic and processing improvements over conventional solutions. The present invention is also a method for preparing a low tension primary automotive wire and the automotive wire made therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Cogen, Thomas S. Lin, John Klier, Paul D. Whaley
  • Patent number: 6359072
    Abstract: Unique blends of metallocene catalyzed polymers are disclosed. The blends of the invention include a first polyethylene having a narrow molecular weight distribution and a narrow composition distribution breadth index (CDBI), and a second polyethylene having a relatively broad molecular weight distribution and a very narrow CDBI. The blend is advantageously used when it includes 50 percent or greater of the first polyethylene and 50 percent or less of the second polyethylene. Blown film made from the blend will have an unexpectedly good set of optical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Paul D. Whaley
  • Patent number: D883603
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Wenger Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick J. Finn, Christopher D. Whaley, Paul W. Zagajeski