Patents by Inventor Philip P. Fontaine

Philip P. Fontaine 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: 11873377
    Abstract: A blown film having a bimodal ethylene-based polymer including a high density fraction (HDF) from 3.0% to 25.0%, an I10/I2 ratio from 5.5 to 7.5, a short chain branching distribution (SCBD) less than or equal to 10 C, a zero shear viscosity ratio from 1.0 to 2.5, a density from 0.902 g/cc to 0.925 g/cc, and a melt index (I2) from 0.5 g/10 mins to 2.0 g/10 mins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kyle E. Hart, Mehmet Demirors, Timothy W. Gambrel, Philip P. Fontaine, Vivek Kalihari, Francis O. Olajide, Jr., Rajen M. Patel
  • Patent number: 11873393
    Abstract: A bimodal ethylene-based polymer, including a high density fraction (HDF) from 3.0% to 25.0%, wherein the high density fraction is measured by crystallization elution fractionation (CEF) integration at temperatures from 93° C. to 119° C., an I10/I2 ratio from 5.5 to 7.5, wherein I2 is the melt index when measured according to ASTM D 1238 at a load of 2.16 kg and temperature of 190° C. and I10 is the melt index when measured according to ASTM D 1238 at a load of 10 kg and temperature of 190° C., and a short chain branching distribution (SCBD) less than or equal to 10° C., wherein the short chain branching distribution is measured by CEF full width at half height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kyle E. Hart, Mehmet Demirors, Timothy W. Gambrel, Philip P. Fontaine, Pradeep Jain
  • Publication number: 20240010770
    Abstract: Processes of polymerizing olefin monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Philip P. Fontaine, David M. Pearson, Hien Q. Do, Johnathan E. Delorbe, Rafael Huacuja, Rhett A. Baillie
  • Publication number: 20240010771
    Abstract: Processes of polymerizing olefin monomers. The process includes reacting ethylene and optionally one or more olefin monomers in the presence of a catalyst system, wherein the catalyst system comprises: modified-hydrocarbyl methylaluminoxane having less than 50 mole percent AlRA1RB1RC1 based on the total moles of aluminum, where RA1, RB1, and RC1 are independently is linear (C1-C40)alkyl, branched (C1-C40)alkyl, or (C6-C40)aryl; and one or more metal-ligand complexes according to formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Philip P. Fontaine, David M. Pearson, Hien Q. Do, Johnathan E. Delorbe, Rafael Huacuja, Rhett A. Baillie, Rongjuan Cong
  • Publication number: 20230348641
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure are directed to polymerization process comprising contacting ethylene and optionally one or more ?-olefins in solution in the presence of one or more catalyst systems and a chain transfer agent, wherein the catalyst system comprises a metal-ligand complex according to formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Rhett A. Baillie, Philip P. Fontaine, Johnathan E. DeLorbe, Rafael Huacuja, Evelyn Auyeung, Jerzy Klosin, Robert David Grigg, Sudipta Pal, Brad C. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20230322968
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application are directed to procatalysts, and catalyst systems including procatalysts, including a metal-ligand complex having the structure of formula (I): [Formula I]
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Rhett A. Baillie, Hien Q. Do, Andrew M. Camelio, Johnathan E. Delorbe, Mari S. Rosen, Philip P. Fontaine, David M. Pearson
  • Publication number: 20230287159
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application are directed to procatalysts, and catalyst systems including procatalysts, including a metal-ligand complex having the structure of formula (Ia):
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Rhett A. Baillie, Hien Q. Do, David M. Pearson, Johnathan E. DeLorbe, Andrew M. Camelio, Philip P. Fontaine
  • Publication number: 20230287152
    Abstract: Processes of polymerizing olefin monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Philip P. Fontaine, David M. Pearson, Hien Q. Do, Johnathan E. Delorbe, Rafael Huacuja, Rhett A. Baillie
  • Publication number: 20230272133
    Abstract: Processes of polymerizing olefin monomers. The process includes reacting ethylene and optionally one or more olefin monomers in the presence of a catalyst system, wherein the catalyst system comprises: hydrocarbyl-modified methylaluminoxane having less than 25 mole percent trihydrocarbyl aluminum compounds AlRA1RB1RC1 based on the total moles of aluminum, where RA1, RB1, and RC1 are independently linear (C1-C40)alkyl, branched (C1-C40)alkyl, or (C6-C40)aryl; and one or more procatalysts comprising a metal-ligand complex according to formula (I): (Formula (I)).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David M. Pearson, Dharati Joshi Koenigs, Philip P. Fontaine
  • Publication number: 20230250202
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application are directed to procatalysts, and catalyst systems including procatalysts, including a metal-ligand complex having the structure of formula (I):
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Rhett A. Baillie, Johnathan E. Delorbe, Andrew M. Camelio, Hien Q. Do, Philip P. Fontaine, David M. Pearson, Mari S. Rosen, Brad C. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20230235099
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application are directed to procatalysts, and catalyst systems including procatalysts, including a metal-ligand complex having the structure of formula (I):
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Rhett A. Baillie, Hien Q. Do, David M. Pearson, Johnathan E. Delorbe, Andrew M. Camelio, Philip P. Fontaine
  • Publication number: 20230203216
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application are directed to procatalysts, and catalyst systems including procatalysts, including a metal-ligand complex having the structure of formula (I): [Formula I].
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Rhett A. Baillie, David M. Pearson, Hien Q. Do, Johnathan E. DeLorbe, Philip P. Fontaine, Mari S. Rosen, Andrew M. Camelio
  • Publication number: 20230183267
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure are directed to catalyst systems comprising a metal-ligand complex according to formula (I):
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2022
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Rhett A. Baillie, Philip P. Fontaine, Jerzy Klosin, Todd D. Senecal, Johnathan E. DeLorbe, Rafael Huacuja, Evelyn Auyeung, Robert David Grigg, Sudipta Pal, Brad C. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20230146294
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a metal-ligand complex catalyst precursor, (L1)(L2)X(R1)(R2), and methods for producing the same from a compound of formula Q2X(R1)(R2). L1 and L2 are independently —R3—Z1 or —R4—Z1. R1 and R2 are independently selected from a hydrogen atom, (C1-C40)hydrocarbyl and, optionally, R1 and R2 are connected to form a ring having from 3 to 50 atoms in the ring, excluding hydrogen atoms. X is Si, Ge, Sn, or Pb. Each Q is independently Ar1—Y1R3— or Ar2—Y2—R4—. R3 and R4 are independently selected from —(CRC2)m—, where m is 1 or 2, and where each Rc is independently selected from the group consisting of (C1-C40)hydrocarbyl, (C1-C40)heterohydrocarbyl, and —H. Y1 and Y2 are independently S, Se, or Te. Ar1 and Ar2 are independently (C6-C50)aryl. Ar1—Y1—R3— and Ar2—Y2—R4— are not identical. Each Z1 is independently selected from Cl, Br, and I.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Hien Q. Do, Philip P. Fontaine, Arkady L. Krasovskiy, Liam P. Spencer, Kelli A. Ogawa, Daniel K. Lesniewski, Russell W. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20230133760
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure are directed to catalyst systems comprising a metal-ligand complex according to formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 4, 2023
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Rhett A. Baillie, Philip P. Fontaine, Jerzy Klosin, Todd D. Senecal, Johnathan E. DeLorbe, Rafael Huacuja, Evelyn Auyeung, Robert David Grigg, Sudipta Pal, Brad C. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20230072649
    Abstract: Embodiments of a polyethylene composition are provided, which may include a first polyethylene fraction comprising at least one peak in a temperature range of from 35° C. to 70° C. in an elution profile via improved comonomer composition distribution (iCCD) analysis method, where a first polyethylene area fraction is an area in the elution profile from 35° C. to 70° C., and where the first polyethylene fraction area comprises from 25% to 65% of the total area of the elution profile; and a second polyethylene fraction comprising at least one peak in a temperature range of from 85° C. to 120° C. in the elution profile, where a second polyethylene area fraction is an area in the elution profile from 85° C. to 120° C., and where the second polyethylene fraction area comprises at least 20% of the total area of the elution profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sanjib Biswas, Rahul Sharma, Jacquelyn A. DeGroot, Erica Spiekermann, Douglas S. Ginger, Jian Wang, Mehmet Demirors, David T. Gillespie, Hien Q. Do, Philip P. Fontaine
  • Patent number: 11401354
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a catalyst system comprising metal ligand complexes and processes for polyolefin polymerization using the metal ligand complex having the following structure:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Philip P. Fontaine, Hien Q. Do, Johnathan E. DeLorbe
  • Publication number: 20220056250
    Abstract: The present invention provides polyethylene-based compositions suitable for packaging applications, films, and articles. In one aspect, a polyethylene-based composition suitable for packaging applications comprises (a) at least 97% by weight, based on the total weight of the polyethylene-based composition, of a polyethylene composition comprising: (i) from 25 to 37 percent by weight of a first polyethylene fraction having a density in the range of 0.935 to 0.947 g/cm3 and a melt index (I2) of less than 0.1 g/10 minutes; and (ii) from 63 to 75 percent by weight of a second polyethylene fraction; and (b) 90 to 540 ppm, based on the total weight of the polyethylene-based composition of a calcium salt of 1,2-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid; wherein the polyethylene composition has less than 0.10 branches per 1,000 carbon atoms when measured using 13C NMR, wherein the density of the polyethylene-based composition N is at least 0.965 g/cm3, and wherein the melt index (I2) of the polyethylene-based composition is 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew T. Heitsch, Sanjib Biswas, Mridula Kapur, Alexander Williamson, Philip P. Fontaine, Joshua B. Gaubert, Daniel W. Baugh, III, Jin Wang, Didem Oner-Deliormanli, Hitendra K. Singh, Shadid Askar, Arnaldo T. Lorenzo, Mehmet Demirors, Vivek Kalihari
  • Patent number: 11242415
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a catalyst system comprising metal ligand complexes and processes for polyolefin polymerization using the metal ligand complex having the following structure: where X is selected from the group consisting of —ORX or NRX2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Arkady L. Krasovskiy, David R. Wilson, Tulaza Vaidya, Edmund M. Carnahan, Philip P. Fontaine, Carl N. Iverson
  • Patent number: 11242422
    Abstract: The invention provides a process to form an olefin-based polymer, said process comprising polymerizing at least one olefin in the presence of at least one catalyst system comprising the reaction product of the following: A) at least one cocatalyst; and B) a procatalyst comprising a metal-ligand complex of Formula (I), as described herein:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Philip P. Fontaine, Jerzy Klosin, Endre Szuromi, Carl N. Iverson, Zach T. Rickaway, Andrew J. Young, Susan G. Brown, Ruth Figueroa, Mehmet Demirors, Mridula Kapur