Patents by Inventor Rhett A. Baillie

Rhett A. Baillie 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: 20240018290
    Abstract: A process to form a composition comprising an ethylene/vinylarene diblock and/or triblock interpolymer, and comprising at least the following steps: A) polymerizing in a reactor A, a mixture A comprising ethylene, and optionally an alpha-olefin, and optionally a vinylarene, in the presence of at least the following: a) a metal complex S selected from the following: Formula S1, Formula S2, Formula S3, Formula S4 or Formula S5, as described herein: B) polymerizing in a reactor B, a mixture B comprising ethylene, a vinylarene, and optionally an alpha-olefin, in the presence of at least the following: b) a metal complex H selected from the following Formula H1 or Formula H2, as described herein; and wherein step A occurs before step B, or vise-versa, and at least one chain shuttling agent is fed into the first reactor. A composition comprising an ethylene/vinylarene diblock or triblock interpolymer, as described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Evelyn Auyeung, Roxanne M. Jenkins, Jasson T. Patton, Jaclyn Murphy, David D. Devore, Rhett A. Baillie, Zhe Zhou, Thomas Wesley Karjala, Jr.
  • 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: 20240010779
    Abstract: A process to form a composition comprising an ethylene/vinylarene multiblock interpolymer, said process comprising polymerizing, in a single reactor, a mixture comprising ethylene, a vinylarene, and optionally an alpha-olefin, in the presence of at least the following a)-c): a) a first metal complex selected from the following Formula (A), as described herein: b) a second metal complex selected from the following Formula (B), as described herein, and c) a chain shuttling agent selected from the following: a dialkyl zinc, a trialkyl aluminum, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Evelyn Auyeung, Rhett A. Baillie, Thomas Wesley Karjala, JR., Zhe Zhou, Jeffrey C. Munro, Colin Li Pi Shan, Phillip D. Hustad, Tobin J. Marks, Yanshan Gao
  • Publication number: 20240002562
    Abstract: A method of making a poly(ethylene-co-1-alkene) copolymer having a reverse comonomer distribution, the method comprising contacting ethylene and at least one 1-alkene with an effective catalyst therefor under effective gas-phase or slurry-phase polymerization conditions, thereby making the poly(ethylene-co-1-alkene) copolymer having a reverse comonomer distribution; wherein the effective catalyst is made by contacting a ligand-metal complex of formula (I), as described herein, with an activator under activating conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Ruth Figueroa, Leslie E. O'Leary, Susan Brown, Joseph F. Dewilde, Jerzy Klosin, Andrew J. Young, Rhett A. Baillie
  • 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: 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: 20230242695
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure directed towards converting a unimodal ligand-metal precatalyst into a bimodal ligand-metal catalyst. As an example, the present disclosure provides a method of chemically converting a unimodal ligand-metal precatalyst into a bimodal ligand-metal catalyst by combining in any order constituents consisting essentially of a first unimodal ligand-metal precatalyst, an effective amount of an activator, and an effective amount of a modality-increasing organic compound under conditions effective for the activator and the modality-increasing organic compound chemically converting the first unimodal ligand-metal precatalyst into a bimodal ligand-metal catalyst, thereby making the bimodal ligand-metal catalyst, where the modality-increasing organic compound is of formula (A1), (B1), or (C1), as detailed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Rhett A. Baillie
  • 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: 20230203218
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure directed towards converting a non-metallocene precatalyst into a productivity enhanced non-metallocene catalyst. As an example, the present disclosure provides a method of making an productivity enhanced non-metallocene catalyst, the method comprising combining a first non-metallocene precatalyst, an effective amount of an activator, and an effective amount of a productivity-increasing organic compound under conditions effective for the activator and the productivity-increasing organic compound to chemically convert the first non-metallocene precatalyst into the productivity enhanced non-metallocene catalyst; wherein the productivity-increasing organic compound is of formula (A), as detailed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Rhett A. Baillie, Bethany M. Neilson, Roger L. Kuhlman, John F. Szul
  • 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: 20230151127
    Abstract: A method of making an attenuated-light-off hybrid catalyst, the method comprising combining a faster-light-off catalyst with an effective amount of a kinetics modifier compound of formula (A1), (B1), or (C1): R5—C?C—R6 (A1), (R5)2C?C?C(R6)2 (B1), or (R5)(R7)C?C(R6)(R7) (C1) as defined herein under effective reaction conditions to give an attenuated hybrid catalyst that exhibits an attenuated light-off kinetics profile (relative to that of the faster-light-off catalyst); wherein the faster-light-off catalyst has been made by activating a hybrid precatalyst (i.e., an unactivated “coordination entity” or “ligand-metal complex”) of structural formula (I): (Cp) (L)k(X)x (I) as defined herein; and related methods, compositions and uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: Bethany M. Neilson, Roger L. Kuhlman, Rhett A. Baillie, John F. Szul
  • Publication number: 20230151126
    Abstract: A method of making an attenuated-light-off post-metallocene catalyst (“attenuated post-metallocene catalyst” or “attenuated P-M catalyst”), the method comprising combining a faster-light-off catalyst with an effective amount of a kinetics modifier compound of formula (A1), (B1), or (C1): R5—C?C—R6 (A1), (R5)2C?C?C(R6)2 (B1), or (R5)(R7)C?C(R6)(R7) (C1) as defined herein under effective reaction conditions to give an attenuated post-metallocene catalyst that exhibits an attenuated light-off kinetics profile (relative to that of the faster-light-off catalyst); wherein the faster-light-off catalyst has been made by activating a post-metallocene precatalyst (i.e., an unactivated “coordination entity” or “ligand-metal complex”) of structural formula (I): (D)dM(T)t(Q)q(X)x (I) as defined herein; and related methods, compositions and uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: Bethany M. Neilson, Roger L. Kuhlman, Rhett A. Baillie, John F. Szul
  • Publication number: 20230144520
    Abstract: A method of making an attenuated-light-off post-metallocene catalyst, the method comprising combining a faster-light-off catalyst with an effective amount of a kinetics modifier compound of formula (A1), (B1), or (C1): R5-C?C—R6 (A1), (R5)2C?C?C(R6)2 (B1), or (R5)(R7)C?C(R6)(R7) (C1) as defined herein under effective reaction conditions to give an attenuated post-metallocene catalyst that exhibits an attenuated light-off monomer uptake profile (relative to that of the faster-light-off catalyst); wherein the faster-light-off catalyst has been made by activating a post-metallocene precatalyst of structural formula (I) as defined herein; and related methods, compositions and uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Inventors: Bethany M. Neilson, Roger L. Kuhlman, Rhett A. Baillie, John F. Szul
  • 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: 20230132152
    Abstract: A method of making an attenuated-light-off post-metallocene catalyst, the method comprising combining a faster-light-off catalyst with an effective amount of a kinetics modifier compound of formula (A1), (B1), or (C1): R5—C?C—R6 (A1), (R5)2C=C?C(R6)2 (B1), or (R5)(R7)C?C(R6)(R7)(C1) as defined herein under effective reaction conditions to give an attenuated post-metallocene catalyst that exhibits an attenuated light-off monomer uptake profile (relative to that of the faster-light-off catalyst); wherein the faster-light-off catalyst has been made by activating a post-metallocene precatalyst of structural formula (I) as defined herein; and related methods, compositions and uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: April 27, 2023
    Inventors: Rhett A. Baillie, Bethany M. Neilson, Roger L. Kuhlman, John F. Szul