Patents by Inventor Robert G. Peet

Robert G. Peet 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: 20130323513
    Abstract: Described is a multi-layered film comprising a core layer comprising polypropylene; a metalizable skin layer such as a treated HDPE or PETG; and a first tie layer comprising a functionalized polypropylene such as an acid-grafted isotactic polypropylene between the core layer and metalizable skin layer; wherein the metalizable skin layer comprises a polymer having a surface energy (ASTM D2578) of at least 30 dynes/cm, a Young's Modulus (ASTM D790) of at least 1500 MPa, and a melting point (ASTM D3418) of at least 130┬░ C.; and wherein the film as measured on the metalizable skin side has a Haze of less than 1000 Haze Units, and a Gloss of greater than 300 Gloss Units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Michael A. Hubbard, Robert G. Peet, Eric W. Bender, Jay K. Keung, JoAnn H. Squire
  • Patent number: 7794849
    Abstract: A film structure including at least a base layer containing a thermoplastic polymer and at least an outer layer containing a low melting point polymer. Methods of manufacturing the film structure, including the steps of coextruding melts corresponding to the individual layers of the film structure through a die and thereafter: simultaneously biaxially stretching the coextruded film sheet; or sequentially biaxially stretching the coextruded film sheet, wherein the machine-direction orientation (MDO) is performed with a radiant-heated MDO stretcher. An extrusion-coated film structure exhibiting strong bond adhesion, and a method of manufacturing the same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Pang-Chia Lu, Robert G. Peet, Benoit Ambroise, Linda Maria Van den Bossche, Nancy Nadine Vanderheyden, Fran├žois Bosch, Jacques Moriau, Lindsay J. Mendes, Syd R. Wright
  • Publication number: 20090202848
    Abstract: A film structure including at least a base layer containing a thermoplastic polymer and at least an outer layer containing a low melting point polymer. Methods of manufacturing the film structure, including the steps of coextruding melts corresponding to the individual layers of the film structure through a die and thereafter: simultaneously biaxially stretching the coextruded film sheet; or sequentially biaxially stretching the coextruded film sheet, wherein the machine-direction orientation (MDO) is performed with a radiant-heated MDO stretcher. An extrusion-coated film structure exhibiting strong bond adhesion, and a method of manufacturing the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Pang-Chia Lu, Robert G. Peet, Benoit Ambroise, Linda Maria Van den Bossche, Nancy Vanderheyden, Francois Bosch, Jacques Moriau, Lindsay J. Mendes, Syd R. Wright
  • Patent number: 6979495
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a biaxially oriented multi-layer film which comprises: (a) a core layer comprising a syndiotactic propylene homopolymer; and (b) at least one additional layer adjacent to the core layer comprising a polymer which is an ethylene or a propylene homopolymer, ethylene copolymer or terpolymer containing comonomers of propylene and/or butene-1. Optionally, there can be a skin layer applied to the exposed surface of the outer layer. The skin layer and/or the at least one additional layer is a polyolefin selected from the group consisting of isotactic polypropylene, polyethylene, ethylene-propylene random copolymer, ethylene-propylene block copolymer or ethylene-propylene-butene-1 terpolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Jay K. Keung, Robert G. Peet, Michael T. Heffelfinger
  • Publication number: 20040142188
    Abstract: An innovative coextruded, multi-layered, colored, polymeric film is provided. The film includes a thermoplastic core layer and a thermoplastic first layer containing a coloring agent. Matte layers containing a blend of two or more incompatible polyolefins and metal layers are independently provided depending on the desired application. Thermoplastic additional layers are optional. Further, the invention provides a method of manufacturing such films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Inventor: Robert G. Peet
  • Publication number: 20040105994
    Abstract: A film structure including at least a base layer containing a thermoplastic polymer and at least an outer layer containing a low melting point polymer. Methods of manufacturing the film structure, including the steps of coextruding melts corresponding to the individual layers of the film structure through a die and thereafter: simultaneously biaxially stretching the coextruded film sheet; or sequentially biaxially stretching the coextruded film sheet, wherein the machine-direction orientation (MDO) is performed with a radiant-heated MDO stretcher. An extrusion-coated film structure exhibiting strong bond adhesion, and a method of manufacturing the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: Pang-Chia Lu, Robert G. Peet, Benoit Ambroise, Linda Van den Bossche, Nancy Nadine Vanderheyden, Francois Bosch, Jacques Moriau, Lindsay J. Mendes, Syd R. Wright
  • Publication number: 20040081842
    Abstract: A multilayer film structure including a base layer containing a film-forming thermoplastic polymer and a heat-seal layer containing a metallocene-catalyzed propylene copolymer, wherein the copolymer contains from 80 to 99.5 wt % of propylene and from 0.5 to 20 wt % of an &agr;-olefin, based on the entire weight of the copolymer. Multilayer film structures according to the present invention exhibit excellent hot tack characteristics. In addition, film structures according to the invention allow for higher production rates of packages on both vertical and horizontal form-and-fill sealing equipment because the film need not be heated to as great a temperature to make a strong seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2002
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventor: Robert G. Peet
  • Patent number: 6706377
    Abstract: A sealable film comprising a core layer comprising an olefin polymer wherein the core layer comprises the interior of the film; a separable layer exterior to the core layer, wherein the separable layer comprises a material or blend selected from the group consisting of impact copolymers; thermoplastic polyolefins; blends of impact copolymers and LLDPE's; blends of two or more incompatible polymers; and mixtures thereof; an optic improving layer exterior to the core layer and the separable layer, wherein the optic improving layer comprises a polymer having at least one of modulus, hardness, and/or beam strength being higher than the material of the separable layer; and a sealing layer exterior to the core layer, the separable layer, and the optic improving layer, wherein the sealing layer comprises a polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Oil Corporation
    Inventor: Robert G. Peet
  • Patent number: 6703134
    Abstract: A multilayer film has a core layer, such as a biaxially oriented polypropylene layer, and an adhesion promoting layer formed from a graft copolymer of syndiotactic polypropylene and a monomer, such as maleic anhydride, which has hydrophilic functionality. The adhesion promoting layer may be metallized to provide a barrier to oxygen and water vapor. The adhesion promoting layer may also render the surface of the film more receptive to printing inks, laminating adhesives, primeness overcoats and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Larry A. Parr, Robert G. Peet
  • Patent number: 6632383
    Abstract: A method for producing an improved coextruded polymeric film is disclosed. First, a base layer containing a polymeric matrix and at least one additional layer on at least one side of the base layer are coextruded. If the coextruded polymeric film is to be opaque, the base layer also contains at least one cavitating agent. Next, the coextruded multi-layer film is cooled. Finally, the coextruded multi-layer film is oriented in at least the machine direction (MD). At least the base layer of the coextruded polymeric film contains a fluoropolymer. The inclusion of the fluoropolymer in at least the base layer of the coextruded polymeric film provides a more even distribution of polymer flow through a die, which in turns leads to improved film gauge uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Oil Corporation
    Inventor: Robert G. Peet
  • Publication number: 20030134159
    Abstract: A sealable film comprising a core layer comprising an olefin polymer wherein the core layer comprises the interior of the film; a separable layer exterior to the core layer, wherein the separable layer comprises a material or blend selected from the group consisting of impact copolymers; thermoplastic polyolefins; blends of impact copolymers and LLDPE's; blends of two or more incompatible polymers; and mixtures thereof; an optic improving layer exterior to the core layer and the separable layer, wherein the optic improving layer comprises a polymer having at least one of modulus, hardness, and/or beam strength being higher than the material of the separable layer; and a sealing layer exterior to the core layer, the separable layer, and the optic improving layer, wherein the sealing layer comprises a polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventor: Robert G. Peet
  • Publication number: 20020155308
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a biaxially oriented multi-layer film which comprises: (a) a core layer comprising a syndiotactic propylene homopolymer; and (b) at least one additional layer adjacent to the core layer comprising a polymer which is an ethylene or a propylene homopolymer, ethylene copolymer or terpolymer containing comonomers of propylene and/or butene-1. Optionally, there can be a skin layer applied to the exposed surface of the outer layer. The skin layer and/or the at least one additional layer is a polyolefin selected from the group consisting of isotactic polypropylene, polyethylene, ethylene-propylene random copolymer, ethylene-propylene block copolymer or ethylene-propylene -butene-1 terpolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventors: Michael T. Heffelfinger, Jay K. Keung, Robert G. Peet
  • Patent number: 6458469
    Abstract: An oriented multilayer film comprises: (a) a base layer containing a thermoplastic polymer; (b) at least one tie layer; and (c) at least one outer layer containing a metallocene catalyzed polyethylene chosen for its performance as an adhesion layer and having improved processability. The multilayer films are useful for various end uses including printing, metallization, adhesive lamination, and cold sealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Company
    Inventors: John P. DeLisio, Lyle J. Harley, Jay K. Keung, Robert G. Peet
  • Patent number: 6458470
    Abstract: The present invention is a high barrier multilayer film particularly suitable for packaging. The high barrier multilayer film is a film including (a) a core substrate layer having an isotactic polypropylene produced from Ziegler-Natta catalysts, and (b) an adjacent layer on at least one surface of the core substrate layer, wherein the adjacent layer (b) comprises an isotactic polypropylene produced from metallocene catalysts; or the high barrier multilayer film includes (a′) a core substrate layer having an isotactic polypropylene produced from metallocene catalysts, and (b′) an adjacent layer on at east one surface of the core substrate layer, wherein the adjacent layer (b′) comprises an isotactic polypropylene produced from Ziegler-Natta catalysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Oil Corporation
    Inventors: John P. DeLisio, Robert G. Peet
  • Patent number: 6451426
    Abstract: A sealable film comprises: (a) an inner layer comprising an olefin polymer; (b) a sealing layer; and (c) a separable layer positioned between the inner layer and the sealing layer, the separable layer comprising (1) ethylene-propylene block copolymer or (2) a blend of polyethylene and another olefin which is incompatible with the polyethylene, specifically either (i) polypropylene homopolymer or (ii) ethylene-propylene block copolymer. Methods of making the sealable film are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Dan-Chang Kong, Robert G. Peet, Leland L. Liu, Michael J. Caputo
  • Publication number: 20020122952
    Abstract: An oriented multilayer film comprises:
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 1999
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Inventors: JOHN P. DELISIO, LYLE J. HARLEY, JAY K. KEUNG, ROBERT G. PEET
  • Patent number: 6410124
    Abstract: A multi-layer film includes a base layer comprising a polyolefin and at least one additional layer comprising a metallocene-catalyzed syndiotactic polypropylene, wherein the base layer and the at least one additional layer comprising a metallocene-catalyzed syndiotactic polypropylene are not suitable for use as a heat sealable film. The multi-layer films of the present invention have improved metallizable surfaces and the metallized films exhibit excellent gas (e.g., oxygen and water vapor) barrier properties, as well as good pick off, optical properties (optical density, haze, and gloss), and coefficient of friction (COF).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Oil Corporation
    Inventor: Robert G. Peet
  • Patent number: 6391467
    Abstract: A cast film comprises a layer comprising a metallocene-catalyzed substantially syndiotactic propylene polymer. Optionally, the cast film has on at least one side an outer skin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Oil Corporation
    Inventors: John P. DeLisio, Robert G. Peet
  • Patent number: 6387529
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a biaxially oriented multilayer film structure having (i) a core substrate of high density polyethylene; and (ii) an additional layer of syndiotactic polypropylene on at least one surface of the core substrate. Optionally, the film of the present invention includes at least one heat sealable layer on the outer surface of the additional layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Exxon Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventor: Robert G. Peet
  • Publication number: 20010055692
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a biaxially oriented multi-layer film which comprises: (a) a core layer comprising a syndiotactic propylene homopolymer; and (b) at least one additional layer adjacent to the core layer comprising a polymer which is an ethylene or a propylene homopolymer, ethylene copolymer or terpolymer containing comonomers of propylene and/or butene-1. Optionally, there can be a skin layer applied to the exposed surface of the outer layer. The skin layer and/or the at least one additional layer is a polyolefin selected from the group consisting of isotactic polypropylene, polyethylene, ethylene-propylene random copolymer, ethylene-propylene block copolymer or ethylene-propylene-butene-1 terpolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 1999
    Publication date: December 27, 2001
    Inventors: MICHAEL T. HEFFELFINGER, JAY K. KEUNG, ROBERT G. PEET