Patents by Inventor Ralph C. Even

Ralph C. Even 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: 11499040
    Abstract: Provided is a dispersion of composite particles in an aqueous medium, wherein the composite particles comprise (I) a crosslinked polyolefin core, and (II) a full or partial shell comprising polymerized units of one of more vinyl monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Liang Chen, Andy Jun Li, Matthew Carter, Robert S. Moglia, Ralph C. Even, John F. Kohn, Carlos A. Cruz, Yannick Saint-Gerard, Douglas J. Hasso, Miroslav Janco
  • Publication number: 20220275123
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising an aqueous dispersion of acrylate-siloxane copolymer particles comprising structural units of an acrylate monomer; an acid monomer; and a siloxane acrylate monomer of formula I: where R, R1, R2, Y and x are as defined herein. The composition has a high solids content, a low concentration of siloxane acrylate monomer and low coagulum levels. The composition is useful for forming coatings with improved hydrophobicity, stain resistance, and aesthetic/haptic properties compared with conventional all-acrylic compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Hilda G. Buss, Matthew Carter, Ralph C. Even, Matthew Jeletic, Nanguo Liu, Bryan L. McCulloch, Jodi Mecca, Muhunthan Sathiosatham, Richard P. Woodworth, Fanwen Zeng
  • Publication number: 20220275124
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing an aqueous dispersion of acrylate-siloxane copolymer particles as described herein. The polymer particles comprise structural units of an acrylate monomer; an acid monomer; and a siloxane acrylate monomer of formula I: where R, R1, R2, Y and x are as defined herein. The method provides an efficient way to prepare a high solids content aqueous dispersion of siloxane-acrylate hybrid copolymers with efficient incorporation of siloxane acrylate monomers, low residual monomer, and low generation of unwanted coagulum. The dispersion is useful for forming coatings with improved hydrophobicity, stain resistance, and aesthetic/haptic properties compared with conventional all-acrylic compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Hilda G. Buss, Matthew Carter, Ralph C. Even, Bryan L. McCulloch, Jodi Mecca, Richard P. Woodworth, Fanwen Zeng
  • Patent number: 11401404
    Abstract: Provided is a process for making a dispersion of composite particles comprising (i) providing a dispersion of crosslinked polyolefin particles in an aqueous medium, (ii) performing emulsion polymerization on one or more vinyl monomers in the presence of the crosslinked polyolefin particles to produce the dispersion of composite particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Liang Chen, Andy Jun Li, Matthew Carter, Robert S. Moglia, Ralph C. Even, Miroslav Janco, Carlos A. Cruz, Yannick Saint-Gerard
  • Publication number: 20210403610
    Abstract: A multistage polymer is provided, comprising: acrylate rich stage comprising: (a) structural units of monoethylenically unsaturated non-ionic, acrylate rich stage monomer selected from C1-22 alkyl (meth)acrylates and mixtures thereof; and (b) carbosiloxane rich stage, comprising: structural units of carbosiloxane monomer of formula (I), wherein a is 0 to 3; wherein d is 0 or 1; wherein R1 is selected from hydrogen, C1-10 alkyl group and aryl group; wherein R2 is selected from hydrogen and C1-10 alkyl group; wherein R8 is —O—Si(CH3)2—O—Si(CH3)3 group; wherein Y is selected from formula (II), (III) and (IV); wherein R4 and R6 are selected from hydrogen and methyl group; wherein R3 and R5 are a C1-10 alkylene group; wherein R7 is C1-10 alkyl group; wherein b is 0 to 4 and wherein c is 0 or 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Hilda G. BUSS, Fanwen ZENG, Bryan L. McCULLOCH, Jodi M. MECCA, Ralph C. EVEN, Michaeleen L. PACHOLSKI
  • Publication number: 20210401725
    Abstract: A polymer blend is provided comprising: (A) multistage polymer, comprising: acrylate rich stage comprising: structural units of monoethylenically unsaturated non-ionic, acrylate rich stage monomer selected from C1-22 alkyl (meth)acrylates and mixtures thereof; and carbosiloxane rich stage, comprising: structural units of carbosiloxane monomer of formula (I); and (B) silicone-grafted vinyl copolymer, wherein the silicone-grafted vinyl copolymer, comprises: structural units of a vinyl (B) monomer; and structural units of a carbosiloxane dendrimer of formula (V). Also provided are personal care formulations comprising the polymer blend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Fanwen Zeng, Hilda G. Buss, Matthew Jeletic, Xiaodong Lu, Tian Lan, Isabelle Van Reeth, Helene Dihang, Marc Eeman, Bryan L. McCulloch, Jodi Mecca, Ralph C. Even, Inna Shulman, Michaeleen L. Pacholski
  • Publication number: 20210353524
    Abstract: A personal care formulation is provided comprising: multistage polymer, comprising: acrylate rich stage comprising: (a) structural units of monoethylenically unsaturated non-ionic, acrylate rich stage monomer selected from C1-22 alkyl (meth)acrylates and mixtures thereof; and (b) carbosiloxane rich stage, comprising: structural units of carbosiloxane monomer of formula (I), wherein a is 0 to 3; wherein d is 0 or 1; wherein R1 is selected from hydrogen, C1-10 alkyl group and aryl group; wherein R2 is selected from hydrogen and C1-10 alkyl group; wherein R8 is —O—Si(CH3)2—O—Si(CH3)3 group; wherein Y is selected from formula (II), (III) and (IV); wherein R4 and R6 are selected from hydrogen and methyl group; wherein R3 and R5 are a C1-10 alkylene group; wherein R7 is C1-10 alkyl group; wherein b is 0 to 4 and wherein c is 0 or 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Fanwen Zeng, Hilda G. Buss, Matthew Jeletic, Xiaodong Lu, Tian Lan, Isabelle Van Reeth, Helene Dihang, Marc Eeman, Bryan L. McCulloch, Jodi Mecca, Ralph C. Even, Inna Shulman, Michaeleen L. Pacholski
  • Patent number: 11111329
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method comprising the steps of a) contacting under emulsion polymerization conditions vinyl acetate; a cyclic ketene acetal monomer; and a monoethylenically unsaturated acid monomer or a salt thereof; to form an aqueous dispersion of copolymer particles comprising structural units of vinyl acetate, the cyclic ketene acetal, and the monoethylenically unsaturated acid monomer or a salt thereof; wherein the cyclic ketene acetal monomer is characterized by following structure: where n and the R groups are as defined herein. The method of the present invention provides a water-borne dispersion that is substantially free of volatile organic solvents and that provides a readily degradable polymer that is useful, for example, in the manufacture of biodegradable packaging products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Matthew Carter, Ralph C. Even, Andrew Hejl
  • Patent number: 11111328
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising an aqueous dispersion of copolymer particles comprising structural units of vinyl acetate, a cyclic ketene acetal monomer, and a monoethylenically unsaturated acid monomer, or a salt thereof; wherein the cyclic ketene acetal monomer is characterized by following structure: where n and the R groups are as defined herein. The composition of the present invention provides a water-borne dispersion that is substantially free of volatile organic solvents and that provides a readily degradable polymer that is useful, for example, in the manufacture of biodegradable packaging products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Matthew Carter, James DeFelippis, Ralph C. Even, Andrew Hejl
  • Publication number: 20210206937
    Abstract: A coated viscoelastic polyurethane foam includes a viscoelastic polyurethane foam having the coating thereon, the viscoelastic polyurethane foam having a resiliency of less than or equal to 20% as measured according to ASTM D3574, and a coating material on and embedded within the viscoelastic polyurethane foam, the coating material including an aqueous polymer emulsion and an encapsulated phase change material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Kaoru Aou, Yibei Gu, Rajat Duggal, Yasmin N. Srivastava, Joseph Jacobs, Qinghao Meng, Gregoire Cardoen, Ralph C. Even, Morgan A. Springs
  • Publication number: 20200362119
    Abstract: Provided is a method of modifying polycarbonate comprising blending the polycarbonate with composite particles, wherein the composite particles comprise (I) a crosslinked polyolefin core, and (II) a full or partial shell comprising polymerized units of one of more vinyl monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Liang Chen, Andy Jun Li, Matthew Carter, Robert S. Moglia, Ralph C. Even, John F. Kohn, Carlos A. Cruz, Yannick Saint-Gerard, Douglas J. Hasso
  • Publication number: 20200354553
    Abstract: Provided is a process for making a dispersion of composite particles comprising (i) providing a dispersion of crosslinked polyolefin particles in an aqueous medium, (ii) performing emulsion polymerization on one or more vinyl monomers in the presence of the crosslinked polyolefin particles to produce the dispersion of composite particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Liang Chen, Andy Jun Li, Matthew Carter, Robert S. Moglia, Ralph C. Even, Miroslav Janco, Carlos A. Cruz, Yannick Saint-Gerard
  • Publication number: 20200339789
    Abstract: Provided is a method of making a polymeric composition comprising (a) providing a dispersion of initial polyolefin particles in an aqueous medium, wherein the initial polyolefin particles comprise (i) one or more hydrocarbon polyolefin, (ii) one or more non-hydrocarbon polyolefin, and (iii) one or more crosslinking agent; (b) contacting the initial polyolefin particles with a peroxide initiator to form crosslinked polyolefin particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Liang Chen, Robert S. Moglia, Carlos A. Cruz, Ralph C. Even, Jeffrey C. Munro, Jeffrey M. Cogen
  • Publication number: 20200332098
    Abstract: Provided is a dispersion of composite particles in an aqueous medium, wherein the composite particles comprise (I) a crosslinked polyolefin core, and (II) a full or partial shell comprising polymerized units of one of more vinyl monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Liang Chen, Andy Jun Li, Matthew Carter, Robert S. Moglia, Ralph C. Even, John F. Kohn, Carlos A. Cruz, Yannick Saint-Gerard, Douglas J. Hasso, Miroslav Janco
  • Publication number: 20200325260
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising an aqueous dispersion of copolymer particles comprising structural units of vinyl acetate, a cyclic ketene acetal monomer, and a monoethylenically unsaturated acid monomer, or a salt thereof; wherein the cyclic ketene acetal monomer is characterized by following structure: where n and the R groups are as defined herein. The composition of the present invention provides a water-borne dispersion that is substantially free of volatile organic solvents and that provides a readily degradable polymer that is useful, for example, in the manufacture of biodegradable packaging products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Carter, James DeFelippis, Ralph C. Even, Andrew Hejl
  • Publication number: 20200325261
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method comprising the steps of a) contacting under emulsion polymerization conditions vinyl acetate; a cyclic ketene acetal monomer; and a monoethylenically unsaturated acid monomer or a salt thereof; to form an aqueous dispersion of copolymer particles comprising structural units of vinyl acetate, the cyclic ketene acetal, and the monoethylenically unsaturated acid monomer or a salt thereof; wherein the cyclic ketene acetal monomer is characterized by following structure: where n and the R groups are as defined herein. The method of the present invention provides a water-borne dispersion that is substantially free of volatile organic solvents and that provides a readily degradable polymer that is useful, for example, in the manufacture of biodegradable packaging products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Carter, Ralph C. Even, Andrew Hejl
  • Publication number: 20200288704
    Abstract: Stable dispersions of pesticides in agricultural oil are provided. In particular, the dispersions include a particulate pesticide, agricultural oil, and an agricultural oil-soluble polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Selvanathan Arumugam, Suraj S. Deshmukh, Hui Shao, Dan Wu, Ralph C. Even, Christopher J. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20190211171
    Abstract: A coated viscoelastic polyurethane foam includes a viscoelastic polyurethane foam having the coating thereon, the viscoelastic polyurethane foam having a resiliency of less than or equal to 20% as measured according to ASTM D3574, and a coating material on and embedded within the viscoelastic polyurethane foam, the coating material including an aqueous polymer emulsion and an encapsulated phase change material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Kaoru Aou, Yibei Gu, Rajat Duggal, Yasmin N. Srivastava, Joseph Jacobs, Qinghao Meng, Gregoire Cardoen, Ralph C. Even, Morgan A. Springs
  • Patent number: 10273325
    Abstract: Dispersions of polyurea particles are made by reacting polyisocyanate compounds and coreactants that include at least one polyamine while dispersed in a base polyether. The polyisocyanate or the polyamine, or both, has a functionality of at least 2. A highly preferred coreactant is an alkylthio-substituted aromatic diamine such as 3,5-di(methylthio)-2,4-toluene diamine. The dispersions have extremely small particles, which promotes storage stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Hongwei Shen, Ralph C. Even
  • Patent number: 9944737
    Abstract: Provided is a method of suspension polymerization comprising (i) providing a suspension of liquid droplets in an aqueous medium, wherein said droplets comprise (a) one or more water-insoluble vinyl monomers, and (b) a polyelectrolyte (PED) having a polarity, (c) one or more initiators, and wherein said aqueous medium comprises a polyelectrolyte (PEW) having a polarity that is opposite to the polarity of said polyelectrolyte (PED), (ii) polymerizing said vinyl monomer or allowing said vinyl monomer to polymerize.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Matthew D. Reichert, Alfred K. Schultz, Andrew M. Savo, Steven Rosenberg, Ralph C. Even, Lester H. Mcintosh, III, Robert Johnson, John David Finch, Decai Yu