Patents by Inventor Ralph Arcurio

Ralph Arcurio 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: 10851202
    Abstract: The present invention concerns polyester resins of General Formula I (HO—[R1R2C(CH2—)]a[—OCOCxHyCO2—]b[—CpHzO—]c—H) or General Formula II (HO—[R1R2C(CH2—)2]a[—OCOCxHyCO2—]b[—CH2CR3(CO2H)CH2O]d—H), wherein R1, R2, a, b, c, d, x, y, p, and z are as defined herein, for use in inks and coating compositions. The polyester resins of the present invention are particularly, but not exclusively, suitable to enhance the adhesion between a printing ink or coating composition and a substrate, especially a plastic substrate, to which it is applied. The polyester adhesion promoters of the invention are compatible with urethane-based inks and coating compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph Arcurio, Alex Chudolij, Ramasamy Krishnan, Mark Schneider, Paul Hunt, Paul Smales
  • Publication number: 20200339838
    Abstract: Described herein is an actinically curable adhesive composition, suitable for sealing flexible packaging, that includes an inert urethane polymer and an ethylenically unsaturated monomer component selected from at least one monofunctional ethylenically unsaturated monomer, at least one multifunctional ethylenically unsaturated monomer, and a combination thereof, wherein the ethylenically unsaturated monomer component disperses the inert urethane polymer. The compositions are suitable for forming flexible packaging materials for foods and other materials, particularly sensitive materials. Also described are flexible packaging materials and a method for preparing an actinically curable adhesive composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiaobo ZHU, Ralph ARCURIO, Mathew MATHEW, Juanita PARRIS
  • Patent number: 10655026
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a water-based printing ink or coating composition comprising an acrylic resin emulsion and an epoxy ester resin dispersion. The present invention also provides a process for preparing the printing ink or coating composition comprising forming an emulsion of an acrylic resin having the general formula I by copolymerizing monomers in water, forming an epoxy ester resin dispersion by adding the epoxy ester resin to a solvent and combining the acrylic resin emulsion and the epoxy resin ester dispersion to provide the composition. Finally the present invention provides a process for preparing an article with a coating or an ink printed thereon which comprises applying the ink or coating composition to a surface of an article and drying the composition. The compositions exhibit a high degree of alkali resistance, acid resistance and/or water softener resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce Marshall, Mike Schmidt, Ralph Arcurio
  • Publication number: 20190284335
    Abstract: The present invention concerns polyester resins of General Formula I (HO—[R1R2C(CH2—)]a[—OCOCxHyCO2—]b[—CpHzO—]c—H) or General Formula II (HO—[R1R2C(CH2—)2]a[—OCOCxHyCO2—]b[—CH2CR3(CO2H)CH2O]d—H), wherein R1, R2, a, b, c, d, x, y, p, and z are as defined herein, for use in inks and coating compositions. The polyester resins of the present invention are particularly, but not exclusively, suitable to enhance the adhesion between a printing ink or coating composition and a substrate, especially a plastic substrate, to which it is applied. The polyester adhesion promoters of the invention are compatible with urethane-based inks and coating compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ralph ARCURIO, Alex CHUDOLIJ, Ramasamy KRISHNAN, Mark SCHNEIDER, Paul HUNT, Paul SMALES
  • Publication number: 20190144604
    Abstract: The present invention provides alkoxylated polymers. The alkoxylated polymers have two or more alkoxylated sites. The alkoxylated polymers can comprise any monomers and/or oligomers that contain one or more functional groups with an active hydrogen. The alkoxylated polymers are useful in any application for which polymers are generally used. For example, the alkoxylated polymers are useful as additives in ink and coating compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ramasamy Krishnan, Ralph Arcurio, Russell Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20190112404
    Abstract: Described herein is a polar non-aqueous dispersion comprising polar polymeric microparticles in a polar non-aqueous medium, the polar polymeric microparticles being insoluble in the medium and being produced by dispersion polymerization of vinyl monomers such as acrylate monomers in the medium in the presence of a polymeric acrylic stabilizer. Inks, coatings and overprint varnishes are formulated that employ the polar non-aqueous dispersion. Such inks, etc., exhibit superior chemical resistance properties, for example in one-part and two-part systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Juanita M. Parris, Soichiro Omizu, Carl S. Weisbecker, Josie M. Rosen, Ralph Arcurio, Ramasamy KRISHNAN
  • Publication number: 20170218112
    Abstract: A polymer complex is disclosed which is the reaction product of one or more polymers having a terminal or pendant hydroxyl group, or a terminal or pendent carboxyl group, or combinations thereof, with at least one metal complex and one alkyl phosphate. This polymer complex acts as an adhesion promotion agent as well as a viscosity stabilizer when formulated in a printing ink or coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Mielke, Mathew C. Mathew, William P. Keaveney, Richard Czarnecki, William F. Wilson, Mark John Lindsey, Ralph Arcurio
  • Patent number: 9624380
    Abstract: Provided is an oxygen barrier coating composition includes a resin including a compound of the following formula: where R1 is an alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, alkyl aryl, glycol or polyol group, where the alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, alkyl aryl, glycol or polyol group is substituted with one or more glycidyl groups, the alkyl group of R1 is further substituted with one or more OH, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or glycidyl ethers or combinations thereof, and the cycloalkyl, aryl, alkyl aryl, glycol or polyol group of R1 optionally is substituted with one or more alkyl, OH, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or glycidyl ethers or combinations thereof, and R2 is an alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl group, where the alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl group is substituted with one or more mercapto groups, and the aryl, alkyl aryl, alkyl, cycloalkyl or heteroaryl group optionally is substituted with one or more alkyl, OH, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or glycidyl ethers or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael White, Josie Rosen, Philippe Schottland, Ralph Arcurio
  • Publication number: 20170101505
    Abstract: The present invention provides alkoxylated polymers. The alkoxylated polymers have two or more alkoxylated sites. The alkoxylated polymers can comprise any monomers and/or oligomers that contain one or more functional groups with an active hydrogen. The alkoxylated polymers are useful in any application for which polymers are generally used. For example, the alkoxylated polymers are useful as additives in ink and coating compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ramasamy Krishnan, Ralph Arcurio, Russell Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20160333142
    Abstract: The present invention concerns polyester resins of General Formula I (HO—[R1R2C(CH2—)]a[—OCOCxHyCO2—]b[—CpHzO—]c—H) or General Formula II (HO—[R1R2C(CH2—)2]a[—OCOCxHyCO2—]b[—CH2CR3(CO2H)CH2O]d—H), wherein R1, R2, a, b, c, d, x, y, p, and z are as defined herein, for use in inks and coating compositions. The polyester resins of the present invention are particularly, but not exclusively, suitable to enhance the adhesion between a printing ink or coating composition and a substrate, especially a plastic substrate, to which it is applied. The polyester adhesion promoters of the invention are compatible with urethane-based inks and coating compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ralph ARCURIO, Alex CHUDOLIJ, Ramasamy KRISHNAN, Mark SCHNEIDER, Paul HUNT, Paul SMALES
  • Publication number: 20160333207
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a water-based printing ink or coating composition comprising an acrylic resin emulsion and an epoxy ester resin dispersion. The present invention also provides a process for preparing the printing ink or coating composition comprising forming an emulsion of an acrylic resin having the general formula I by copolymerizing monomers in water, forming an epoxy ester resin dispersion by adding the epoxy ester resin to a solvent and combining the acrylic resin emulsion and the epoxy resin ester dispersion to provide the composition. Finally the present invention provides a process for preparing an article with a coating or an ink printed thereon which comprises applying the ink or coating composition to a surface of an article and drying the composition. The compositions exhibit a high degree of alkali resistance, acid resistance and/or water softener resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bruce MARSHALL, Mike SCHMIDT, Ralph ARCURIO
  • Publication number: 20140342091
    Abstract: Provided is an oxygen barrier coating composition includes a resin including a compound of the following formula: where R1 is an alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, alkyl aryl, glycol or polyol group, where the alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, alkyl aryl, glycol or polyol group is substituted with one or more glycidyl groups, the alkyl group of R1 is further substituted with one or more OH, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or glycidyl ethers or combinations thereof, and the cycloalkyl, aryl, alkyl aryl, glycol or polyol group of R1 optionally is substituted with one or more alkyl, OH, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or glycidyl ethers or combinations thereof, and R2 is an alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl group, where the alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl group is substituted with one or more mercapto groups, and the aryl, alkyl aryl, alkyl, cycloalkyl or heteroaryl group optionally is substituted with one or more alkyl, OH, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or glycidyl ethers or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael WHITE, Josie ROSEN, Philippe SCHOTTLAND, Ralph ARCURIO
  • Patent number: 7479511
    Abstract: An energy curable aqueous composition is disclosed containing: water; an ethylenically unsaturated oligomer; and a resin not containing energy curable functional groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Mikhail Laksin, Ralph Arcurio, Prasad K. Adhikari, Subhankar Chatterjee, Volker Linzer, Richard Czarnecki, Jitendra J. Modi
  • Publication number: 20080114145
    Abstract: A method of preparing a polyurethane resin is disclosed which consists of reacting in the absence of an independent catalyst at least one diisocyanate compound with at least two diisocyanate reactive compounds such that at least one of the diisocyanate reactive compounds contains at least one isocyanate reactive group and a carboxylic acid functional group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventors: Richard Czarnecki, Ralph Arcurio, William Wilson
  • Publication number: 20060229412
    Abstract: An energy curable aqueous composition is disclosed containing: water; an ethylenically unsaturated oligomer; and a resin not containing energy curable functional groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventors: Mikhail Laksin, Ralph Arcurio, Prasad Adhikari, Subhankar Chatterjee, Volker Linzer, Richard Czarnecki, Jitendra Modi
  • Patent number: 6723820
    Abstract: Solvent based poly(urethane/urea) resins suitable for formulating flexographic and gravure laminating printing ink and coating compositions formed from a poly(urethane) prepolymer solution made from a blend of polymeric diols and diols reacted with diisocyanates and then with diamine in an organic solvent. The resin is prepared by adding the poly(urethane) prepolymer solution at a controlled rate to the diamine in a organic solvent which allows a resin solution to be formed, which may be used in the formulation of laminating printing ink and coating compositions without the need for adjuvants, grinding in polyvinyl butyral or blending with nitrocellulose base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph Arcurio, Mark Rocco, David J. Slavinski, Mark Schneider