Patents by Inventor R. Christopher Williams

R. Christopher Williams 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: 10844166
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoplastic copolymer, block copolymer, and statistical copolymer comprising plural acrylated polyol monomeric units having different degrees of acrylation of hydroxyl groups. The acrylated polyol monomeric units have an average degree of acrylation greater than 1 and less than the number of the hydroxyl groups of the polyol. The present invention also relates to a method of making the thermoplastic copolymer, block copolymer, and statistical copolymer, and using them in various applications, such as asphalt rubber modifiers, adhesives, or an additive in a fracking fluid for oil fracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Eric W. Cochran, R. Christopher Williams, Nacu Hernandez, Elvira Joana Ferreira Peralta, Michael John Forrester
  • Patent number: 10633485
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoplastic copolymer, block copolymer, and statistical copolymer comprising plural acrylated polyol monomeric units having different degrees of acrylation of hydroxyl groups. The acrylated polyol monomeric units have an average degree of acrylation greater than 1 and less than the number of the hydroxyl groups of the polyol. The present invention also relates to a method of making the thermoplastic copolymer, block copolymer, and statistical copolymer, and using them in various applications, such as asphalt rubber modifiers, adhesives, or an additive in a fracking fluid for oil fracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric W. Cochran, R. Christopher Williams, Nacu Hernandez, Elvira Joana Ferreira Peralta, Michael John Forrester
  • Patent number: 10604655
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing an improved asphalt. The method involves providing an asphalt and providing a compound of formula (I), as described herein. The asphalt is mixed with the compound of formula (I) under conditions effective to produce an improved asphalt. Also disclosed are an asphalt product and a method of making asphalt material. The invention further discloses a method of producing an improved asphalt comprising providing a polymer modified asphalt and providing a compound of formula (IIa) or formula (II). The polymer modified asphalt is mixed with the compound of formula (IIa) or formula (IIb) under conditions effective to produce an improved asphalt, which is yet another aspect of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Christopher Williams, Joseph Herbert Podolsky, Eric W. Cochran
  • Publication number: 20190135972
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoplastic copolymer, block copolymer, and statistical copolymer comprising plural acrylated polyol monomeric units having different degrees of acrylation of hydroxyl groups. The acrylated polyol monomeric units have an average degree of acrylation greater than 1 and less than the number of the hydroxyl groups of the polyol. The present invention also relates to a method of making the thermoplastic copolymer, block copolymer, and statistical copolymer, and using them in various applications, such as asphalt rubber modifiers, adhesives, or an additive in a fracking fluid for oil fracking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Eric W. Cochran, R. Christopher Williams, Nacu Hernandez, Elvira Joana Ferreira Peralta, Michael John Forrester
  • Publication number: 20190135973
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoplastic copolymer, block copolymer, and statistical copolymer comprising plural acrylated polyol monomeric units having different degrees of acrylation of hydroxyl groups. The acrylated polyol monomeric units have an average degree of acrylation greater than 1 and less than the number of the hydroxyl groups of the polyol. The present invention also relates to a method of making the thermoplastic copolymer, block copolymer, and statistical copolymer, and using them in various applications, such as asphalt rubber modifiers, adhesives, or an additive in a fracking fluid for oil fracking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Eric W. Cochran, R. Christopher Williams, Nacu Hernandez, Elvira Joana Ferreira Peralta, Michael John Forrester
  • Publication number: 20190135971
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoplastic copolymer, block copolymer, and statistical copolymer comprising plural acrylated polyol monomeric units having different degrees of acrylation of hydroxyl groups. The acrylated polyol monomeric units have an average degree of acrylation greater than 1 and less than the number of the hydroxyl groups of the polyol. The present invention also relates to a method of making the thermoplastic copolymer, block copolymer, and statistical copolymer, and using them in various applications, such as asphalt rubber modifiers, adhesives, or an additive in a fracking fluid for oil fracking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Eric W. Cochran, R. Christopher Williams, Nacu Hernandez, Elvira Joana Ferreira Peralta, Michael John Forrester
  • Publication number: 20190040190
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoplastic copolymer, block copolymer, and statistical copolymer comprising plural acrylated polyol monomeric units having different degrees of acrylation of hydroxyl groups. The acrylated polyol monomeric units have an average degree of acrylation greater than 1 and less than the number of the hydroxyl groups of the polyol. The present invention also relates to a method of making the thermoplastic copolymer, block copolymer, and statistical copolymer, and using them in various applications, such as asphalt rubber modifiers, adhesives, or an additive in a fracking fluid for oil fracking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Eric W. Cochran, R. Christopher Williams, Nacu Hernandez, Elvira Joana Ferreira Peralta, Michael John Forrester
  • Patent number: 10066051
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoplastic copolymer, block copolymer, and statistical copolymer comprising plural acrylated polyol monomeric units having different degrees of acrylation of hydroxyl groups. The acrylated polyol monomeric units have an average degree of acrylation greater than 1 and less than the number of the hydroxyl groups of the polyol. The present invention also relates to a method of making the thermoplastic copolymer, block copolymer, and statistical copolymer, and using them in various applications, such as asphalt rubber modifiers, adhesives, or an additive in a fracking fluid for oil fracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric W. Cochran, R. Christopher Williams, Nacu Hernandez, Elvira Joana Ferreira Peralta, Michael John Forrester
  • Publication number: 20170283615
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing an improved asphalt. The method involves providing an asphalt and providing a compound of formula (I), as described herein. The asphalt is mixed with the compound of formula (I) under conditions effective to produce an improved asphalt. Also disclosed are an asphalt product and a method of making asphalt material. The invention further discloses a method of producing an improved asphalt comprising providing a polymer modified asphalt and providing a compound of formula (IIa) or formula (II). The polymer modified asphalt is mixed with the compound of formula (IIa) or formula (IIb) under conditions effective to produce an improved asphalt, which is yet another aspect of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: R. Christopher WILLIAMS, Joseph Herbert PODOLSKY, Eric W. COCHRAN
  • Publication number: 20150337078
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoplastic copolymer, block copolymer, and statistical copolymer comprising plural acrylated polyol monomeric units having different degrees of acrylation of hydroxyl groups. The acrylated polyol monomeric units have an average degree of acrylation greater than 1 and less than the number of the hydroxyl groups of the polyol. The present invention also relates to a method of making the thermoplastic copolymer, block copolymer, and statistical copolymer, and using them in various applications, such as asphalt rubber modifiers, adhesives, or an additive in a fracking fluid for oil fracking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Eric W. Cochran, R. Christopher Williams, Nacu Hernandez, Elvira Joana Ferreira Peralta, Michael John Forrester