Patents by Inventor Robert Erik Young

Robert Erik Young 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: 11816964
    Abstract: This invention relates to cellulose ester compositions cable of being calendered. The invention also relates to calendered films or sheets comprising the cellulose ester compositions and processes for calendering the cellulose compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: David Wayne Compton, Michael Eugene Donelson, James Collins Maine, Marcus David Shelby, Freddie Wayne Williams, Robert Erik Young
  • Publication number: 20230348692
    Abstract: Disclosed is a plasticized cellulose ester composition. The plasticized cellulose ester composition of the present invention includes at least one cellulose ester; at least one plasticizer; and an effective amount of a melt- strength enhancing additive. Related calendered articles and flooring articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Robert Erik Young, Michael Eugene Donelson
  • Publication number: 20230330971
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multilayer resilient flooring article, The multilayer resilient flooring article of the present invention includes a core layer comprising a first plasticized cellulose ester-based composition and a top layer comprising a second plasticized cellulose ester-based composition, wherein the first plasticized cellulose ester-based composition comprises a combustion suppression system. Compositions useful for example in the manufacture of multilayer resilient flooring articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Robert Erik Young, Michael Eugene Donelson
  • Publication number: 20230323042
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method of reducing acid and ester degradation products during calendering of cellulose ester containing plasticiser using certain additives such as primary antioxidants and metal alkanoate. The compositions comprising the additives exhibit significant reductions in acids and ester degradation products as compared to compositions not comprising the additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Robert Erik Young, Michael Eugene Donelson
  • Publication number: 20230250263
    Abstract: Disclosed is a plasticized cellulose ester composition. The plasticized cellulose ester composition of the present invention includes at least one cellulose ester and a plasticizer system. The plasticizer system includes epoxidized bio-derived oil in an amount of from 2% to 32% by weight based on the total weight of the plasticizer system. Flooring articles with at least one layer formed from the composition are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Robert Erik Young, Michael Eugene Donelson
  • Publication number: 20230220186
    Abstract: Disclosed is a plasticized cellulose ester composition. The plasticized cellulose ester composition of the present invention includes a plasticized cellulose ester and an effective amount of an inorganic rheological modifier having a refractive index that differs from the refractive index of said plasticized cellulose ester an amount no more than 0.03 refractive index units. Related articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Robert Erik Young, Michael Eugene Donelson
  • Publication number: 20230203281
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cellulose ester-based composition, The cellulose ester-based composition of the present invention includes comprising at least 51% by weight cellulose ester based on the total weight of polymer in the composition and polyvinyl acetal. Related calendered articles and flooring articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Michael Eugene Donelson, Robert Erik Young
  • Patent number: 11629224
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polymer composition comprising: (A) at least one semi-crystalline polymer, and (B) a stabilizer composition comprising: (1) at least one primary antioxidant comprising at least one phenolic antioxidant; and (2) at least one secondary antioxidant comprising at least one phosphite, and (3) at least one chain extending agent; wherein the b* value for said polymer composition is less than 10 according to the L*, a* and b* color system of the CIE (International Commission on Illumination) after being heated for at least three hours at 200° C. or 24 hours at 175° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Robert Erik Young, Mark Allen Peters
  • Publication number: 20230098457
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the combination of certain flame retardant additives in a copolyester to improve the flame retardant properties of the copolyester composition while retaining clarity and impact properties, methods of making the copolyester composition and articles made from the copolyester composition. More specifically, the present invention relates to the use of brominated flame retardant compounds in copolyester compositions to improve the flame retardant properties while surprisingly retaining clarity, glass transition temperature, and impact properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Robert Erik Young, John Thomas Hofmann
  • Publication number: 20230063699
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the combination of certain halogen- free flame retardant additives in a copolyester to improve the flame retardant properties of the copolyester composition while retaining clarity and impact properties, methods of making the copolyester composition and articles made from the copolyester compositions. More specifically, the present invention relates to the use of oligomeric phosphate ester flame retardant compounds in copolyester compositions to improve the flame retardant properties while retaining clarity, glass transition temperature, and impact properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventor: Robert Erik Young
  • Patent number: 11512198
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to novel polyvinyl chloride compositions containing polyvinyl chloride resins and copolyesters. More particularly, the present disclosure pertains to polyvinyl chloride compositions including high glass transition temperature (Tg) copolyesters to increase the Tg and the heat distortion temperature under load (HDTUL) of the polyvinyl chloride compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventor: Robert Erik Young
  • Patent number: 11492484
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polymer composition comprising: (A) at least one polymer comprising at least one diol residue, and (B) a stabilizer composition comprising: (1) at least one primary antioxidant comprising at least one phenolic antioxidant; and (2) at least one secondary antioxidant comprising at least one phosphite, and (3) at least one chain extending agent; wherein the b* value for said polymer composition is less than 10 according to the L*, a* and b* color system of the CIE (International Commission on Illumination) after being heated for at least three hours at 200° C. or 24 hours at 175° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Robert Erik Young, Mark Allen Peters
  • Patent number: 11447601
    Abstract: Calendered films or sheets obtained from a composition comprising at least one polyester which has the L* color value of greater than 90 and comprises terephthalic acid residues, optional aromatic and/or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 20 carbon atoms; glycol component comprising 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues and ethylene glycol residues; a catalyst/stabilizer component which comprises titanium atoms, manganese atoms, phosphorous atoms; fillers; release additives and does not comprises tin atoms. Calendered films or sheets can be used in a wide range of applications including packaging, pool liners, graphic arts, transaction cards, security cards and others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Marc Alan Strand, Robert Erik Young, James Thomas Goetz, Douglas Weldon Carico, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11427675
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a molded article by a low shear manufacturing process that includes: placing a solid polyester in a mold having mold surfaces; heating said polyester until it becomes molten; dispersing said molten polyester over said mold surfaces; solidifying said molten polyester to form a solid molded article; and removing said molded article from said mold; where the polyester is obtained by polymerization of dimethylcyclohexane dicarboxylic acid, cyclohexane dimethanol, polytetramethylene ether glycol and branching agent and has a steep melting curve evidenced by a puddling curve slope of ?2 to ?10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Marc Alan Strand, Laura Bauerle Weaver, Robert Erik Young
  • Publication number: 20220049069
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polymer composition comprising: (A) at least one polyester, and (B) a stabilizer composition comprising: (1) at least one primary antioxidant comprising at least one hindered phenolic antioxidant; (2) at least one secondary antioxidant comprising at least one phosphite; (3) at least one chain extending agent; (4) at least one ultraviolet light absorbing agent; and (5) at least one hindered amine light stabilizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventor: Robert Erik Young
  • Patent number: 11198782
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to novel polyvinyl chloride compositions containing polyvinyl chloride resins, polycarbonate resins and copolyester resins. More particularly, the present disclosure pertains to polyvinyl chloride compositions including admixtures of polycarbonates and high glass transition temperature (Tg) copolyesters to increase the Tg and the heat distortion temperature under load (HDTUL) of the polyvinyl chloride compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Robert Erik Young, Mark Allan Treece, Michael Eugene Donelson
  • Patent number: 11198781
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to novel polyvinyl chloride compositions containing polyvinyl chloride resins, polycarbonate resins and copolyester resins. More particularly, the present disclosure pertains to polyvinyl chloride compositions including admixtures of polycarbonates and high glass transition temperature (Tg) copolyesters to increase the Tg and the heat distortion temperature under load (HDTUL) of the polyvinyl chloride compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Robert Erik Young, Mark Allan Treece, Michael Eugene Donelson
  • Publication number: 20210155795
    Abstract: Disclosed are polymeric compositions that exhibit improved weathering and ultraviolet radiation resistance. The compositions comprise a polymer, at least one ultra-violet light (UV) absorber, at least one primary antioxidant, at least one secondary antioxidant, at least one hindered amine light stabilizer and at least one chain extending agent. In some embodiments the invention comprises a polyester; at least one triazine UV absorber; at least one hindered phenol primary antioxidant; at least one phosphite secondary antioxidant; at least one hindered amine light stabilizer and at least one styrene-acrylate copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventor: Robert Erik Young
  • Publication number: 20210155750
    Abstract: This invention pertains to polyester compositions and their use in low shear manufacturing processes. More particularly, this invention pertains to polyester compositions that have a sharp transition from solid to flowable melt, a steep viscosity curve with temperature resulting in minimal heating above the melting temperature for good flow and having minimal cooling requirements. The polyesters have particular utility in low shear polymer melt processes such as rotational molding, powder slush molding, powder coating and 3D printing processes. The polyesters are comprised of at least one dicarboxylic acid, at least one dihydroxy alcohol, at least one polyol, and optionally a multi-functionalized acid, alcohol or anhydride branching agent. The polyesters have a puddling curve slope of ?2 to ?20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Marc Alan Strand, Laura Bauerle Weaver, Robert Erik Young
  • Publication number: 20200308388
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to novel polyvinyl chloride compositions containing polyvinyl chloride resins, polycarbonate resins and copolyester resins. More particularly, the present disclosure pertains to polyvinyl chloride compositions including admixtures of polycarbonates and high glass transition temperature (Tg) copolyesters to increase the Tg and the heat distortion temperature under load (HDTUL) of the polyvinyl chloride compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Robert Erik Young, Mark Allan Treece, Michael Eugene Donelson