Patents by Inventor Ronald J. Lewarchik

Ronald J. Lewarchik 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: 20220135834
    Abstract: A two-part polymerizable formulation that upon mixing includes a saturated aliphatic polyester prepolymer present in an amount of between 10 to 65 weight percent of the total formulation having a viscosity of between 100 and 955 cP at 25° C. An organic solvent is present in an amount of between 25 to 55 weight percent of the total formulation. An additive of hexamethylene diisocyanate trimer, isophorone diisocyanate dimer or trimer, toluene diisocyanate or methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, or combinations thereof is present in an amount of 17 to 25 weight percent of the total formulation. A process of forming a polymerized coating on an article includes the application of the formulation to a substrate of the article. After allowing sufficient time and temperature for solvent to evaporate to accelerate a rate of cure of the polymerizable compound to form a polymerized coating on the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Chemical Dynamics, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald J. Lewarchik, Atman Fozdar, Raviteja Kommineni
  • Patent number: 11149151
    Abstract: A one part, storage stable polymerizable formulation includes a monomeric or oligomeric ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable compound that is at least one of methacrylate esters of polyethylene glycols, 1,6-hexane diol, or polypropylene glycol, 1,3- and 1,4-butylene glycol trimethylol propane trimethacrylate, or ethoxylated bisphenol A dimethacrylate. A second polymerizable compound includes dicyclopentadiene modified oligomers. An organic solvent is present and provides storage stability and upon evaporation of the solvent, a rate of polymerization of the compound accelerates independent of addition of a second part. An alkyd is present that includes an unsaturated fatty acid. An optional additive of at least one of a transition metal cure accelerator, a filler, a plasticizer, a colorant, and a cure inhibitor is present. The formulation is at least 30 total weight percent solids. A process of forming a polymerized coating on an article is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: CHEMICAL DYNAMICS LLC
    Inventors: Ronald J. Lewarchik, Atman Fozdar
  • Publication number: 20200165464
    Abstract: A one part, storage stable polymerizable formulation includes a monomeric or oligomeric ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable compound that is at least one of methacrylate esters of polyethylene glycols, 1,6-hexane diol, or polypropylene glycol, 1,3- and 1,4-butylene glycol trimethylol propane trimethacrylate, or ethoxylated bisphenol A dimethacrylate. A second polymerizable compound includes dicyclopentadiene modified oligomers. An organic solvent is present and provides storage stability and upon evaporation of the solvent, a rate of polymerization of the compound accelerates independent of addition of a second part. An alkyd is present that includes an unsaturated fatty acid. An optional additive of at least one of a transition metal cure accelerator, a filler, a plasticizer, a colorant, and a cure inhibitor is present. The formulation is at least 30 total weight percent solids. A process of forming a polymerized coating on an article is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Ronald J. Lewarchik, Atman Fozdar
  • Patent number: 8580894
    Abstract: A self curing, two component penetrating densifying sealant and coating composition that imparts protection and reinforcement to porous substrates, such as wood and concrete, as well as non porous substrates, such a metal surfaces, whether or not corroded, and concrete surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignees: InCoat LLC, Eastern Michigan University
    Inventors: Simon Palushaj, Ronald J. Lewarchik
  • Patent number: 8003013
    Abstract: A waterborne thermoset cured anticorrosion formulation includes a water dispersed or emulsified phosphonated or water dispersed or emulsified sulfonated epoxy resin that is cured with a phenoxy resin having a polyhydroxyl ether backbone and terminal alpha glycol moieties. Water is present as a predominant volatile in which the epoxy resin and phenoxy resin are present in a weight ratio of epoxy resin to phenoxy resin of between 0.1 and 3:1. An aqueous curative is provided to induce cure between the epoxy resin and phenoxy resin, A corrosion inhibiting metal salt is also present having a salt anion of phosphate, biphosphate or tetraborate and a metal cation with the proviso that the metal cation formulation as a whole is devoid of chromium, lead, cobalt, and cadmium. Ideal curatives include aqueous aminoplast crosslinkers, aqueous unblocked isocyanates, aqueous blocked isocyanates, and a mixture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Martinrea Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Lewarchik, Scott Rier
  • Publication number: 20100092664
    Abstract: A self curing, two component penetrating densifying sealant and coating composition that imparts protection and reinforcement to porous substrates, such as wood and concrete, as well as non porous substrates, such a metal surfaces, whether or not corroded, and concrete surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Simon Palushaj, Ronald J. Lewarchik
  • Publication number: 20090191407
    Abstract: Coating compositions which reduce the surface emissivity of structural materials or maintain the surface emissivity of structural materials while protecting the structural materials from oxidation, weathering, and physical damage. The compositions comprise a polymerized organic monomer, an optional dispersible electrically conductive material, a catalyst, and a solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventors: Ronald J. Lewarchik, Thomas D. Culp
  • Publication number: 20090072199
    Abstract: A waterborne thermoset cured anticorrosion formulation includes a water dispersed or emulsified phosphonated or water dispersed or emulsified sulfonated epoxy resin that is cured with a phenoxy resin having a polyhydroxyl ether backbone and terminal alpha glycol moieties. Water is present as a predominant volatile in which the epoxy resin and phenoxy resin are present in a weight ratio of epoxy resin to phenoxy resin of between 0.1 and 3:1. An aqueous curative is provided to induce cure between the epoxy resin and phenoxy resin, A corrosion inhibiting metal salt is also present having a salt anion of phosphate, biphosphate or tetraborate and a metal cation with the proviso that the metal cation formulation as a whole is devoid of chromium, lead, cobalt, and cadmium. Ideal curatives include aqueous aminoplast crosslinkers, aqueous unblocked isocyanates, aqueous blocked isocyanates, and a mixture thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: Martinrea Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Lewarchik, Scott Rier
  • Patent number: 7071267
    Abstract: A coil coating composition producing a coil coating with excellent properties at a lower peak metal temperature includes (a) a first, branched polyester with an hydroxyl number of at least about 80 mg KOH/g, (b) a second, essentially linear polyester with an hydroxyl number of at least about 44 mg KOH/g, and (c) a crosslinking agent. The branched polyester is prepared by condensation of a polyol component consisting essentially of a flexibilizing diol, a branched diol, and, optionally, a polyol having at least three hydroxyl groups and a polyacid component consisting essentially of one or more aromatic or cycloaliphatic dicarboxylic acids and polymerizable anhydrides and esters thereof and, optionally, a polyacid having at least three carboxylic acid groups or poymerizable anhydrides or esters thereof, wherein at least one of the polyol having at least three hydroxyl groups and the polyacid having at least three carboxyl groups or an anhydride or methyl ester thereof is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Donald J. Algrim, Daniel Calimente, Andrew Dell, David E. Lindow, Jinsong Lee, Ronald J. Lewarchik
  • Publication number: 20040082733
    Abstract: A coil coating composition producing a coil coating with excellent properties at a lower peak metal temperature includes (a) a first, branched polyester with an hydroxyl number of at least about 80 mg KOH/g, (b) a second, essentially linear polyester with an hydroxyl number of at least about 44 mg KOH/g, and (c) a crosslinking agent. The branched polyester is prepared by condensation of a polyol component consisting essentially of a flexibilizing diol, a branched diol, and, optionally, a polyol having at least three hydroxyl groups and a polyacid component consisting essentially of one or more aromatic or cycloaliphatic dicarboxylic acids and polymerizable anhydrides and esters thereof and, optionally, a polyacid having at least three carboxylic acid groups or poymerizable anhydrides or esters thereof, wherein at least one of the polyol having at least three hydroxyl groups and the polyacid having at least three carboxyl groups or an anhydride or methyl ester thereof is included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventors: Donald J. Algrim, Daniel Calimente, Andrew Dell, David E. Lindow, Jinsong Lee, Ronald J. Lewarchik
  • Patent number: 6602552
    Abstract: A method for a low temperature cure for a coating composition comprising: applying to a substrate a low temperature curing coating composition consisting essentially of a film forming component consisting essentially of a non-carbamate functional polymeric component selected from the group consisting of polyester, silicone modified polyester, polyurethane, acrylic, alkyd, epoxy, polyamide, phenolic and polysilane polymers and mixtures thereof; a crosslinking component to crosslink the non-carbamate functional polymeric component; a catalyst selected from the group consisting of Lewis acids, perflouracetic acid, methane sulfonic acid catalyst and mixtures thereof; and additives selected from the group consisting of solvents, flow control agents, pigments, flexibilizing resins, surfactants, waxes, wetting agents, plasticizers, anti-oxidants, UV light absorbers, and a mixture thereof, and subjecting the coated substrate to a cure temperature of between 280° F. and 450° F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Edward J. Daraskevich, Ronald J. Lewarchik, Mark P. Slawikowski, Sebastian E. McCann
  • Patent number: 6485781
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for embedding a multiplicity of discrete masses of material in a resinous coating on a sheet of metal in a coil coating system. The sheet is coated, the masses are embedded in the wet resinous coating, and the coating is dried in a one-pass system. The resinous coating and the embedded masses are preferably resistant to ultra-violet radiation. The wet resinous coating, therefore, is preferably a liquid fluorocarbon resin. The discrete masses comprise pigmented particulate minerals and resins in the form of granules, beads, vesiculated beads, pellets, flakes, platelets, cylinders, coating powders, and coating powder precursor chips. The minerals include glass, quartz, mica, pebbles, and ceramics. The particulate resins include polyesters, acrylics, nylons, polyurethanes, polycarbonates, solid fluorocarbon resins, and solid mixtures of a fluorocarbon resin and an acrylate or methacrylate polymer or copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Jack C. Allman, Ronald J. Lewarchik, Victor J. Scaricamazza
  • Publication number: 20020081389
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for embedding a multiplicity of discrete masses of material in a resinous coating on a sheet of metal in a coil coating system. The sheet is coated, the masses are embedded in the wet resinous coating, and the coating is dried in a one-pass system. The resinous coating and the embedded masses are preferably resistant to ultra-violet radiation. The wet resinous coating, therefore, is preferably a liquid fluorocarbon resin. The discrete masses comprise pigmented particulate minerals and resins in the form of granules, beads, vesiculated beads, pellets, flakes, platelets, cylinders, coating powders, and coating powder precursor chips. The minerals include glass, quartz, mica, pebbles, and ceramics. The particulate resins include polyesters, acrylics, nylons, polyurethanes, polycarbonates, solid fluorocarbon resins, and solid mixtures of a fluorocarbon resin and an acrylate or methacrylate polymer or copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Applicant: Entire Interest
    Inventors: Jack C. Allman, Ronald J. Lewarchik, Victor J. Scaricamazza
  • Patent number: 5972471
    Abstract: A polyester-based coating composition capable of forming a striated pattern on a metal surface at a film thickness less than half of that of PVC plastisol films is provided by a thixotropic composition having a thix index of from about 1.5 to about 3 and comprising a hydroxy-functional polyester, a thixotropy-inducing rheologic agent and curing agent. The striated coating is applied to sheet metal in a coil coating operation by introducing the composition into a paint pan of a coil coater, transferring said composition from said paint pan to an applicator roll by rotating a pick-up roll in contact with the composition and with said applicator roll; continuously withdrawing a sheet of metal from a coil thereof and coating said sheet by contacting it with the applicator roll; curing the coating on said sheet by passing the sheet through an oven at an elevated temperature; and continuously rewinding said sheet into a coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Edmond Jasenof, Ronald J. Lewarchik, Douglas Allen Stumpfl, David Kenneth Black
  • Patent number: 5858506
    Abstract: A polyester-based coating composition capable of forming a striated pattern on a metal surface at a film thickness less than half of that of PVC plastisol films is provided by a thixotropic composition having a thix index of from about 1.5 to about 3 and comprising a hydroxy-functional polyester, a thixotropy-inducing rheologic agent and curing agent. The striated coating is applied to sheet metal in a coil coating operation by introducing the composition into a paint pan of a coil coater, transferring said composition from said paint pan to an applicator roll by rotating a pick-up roll in contact with the composition and with said applicator roll; continuously withdrawing a sheet of metal from a coil thereof and coating said sheet by contacting it with the applicator roll; curing the coating on said sheet by passing the sheet through an oven at an elevated temperature; and continuously rewinding said sheet into a coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Edmond Jasenof, Ronald J. Lewarchik, Douglas Allen Stumpfl, David Kenneth Black
  • Patent number: 5852162
    Abstract: A polyester composition has a number average molecular weight M.sub.n of between about 500 and about 1000, a weight average molecular weight M.sub.w of between about 600 and about 2000, a polydispersity below about 2, preferably below about 1.8, hydroxyl functionality between 2 and 3, a hydroxyl value of between about 160 and about 260, and an acid number below about 10. Less than about 5% of the OH groups of the polyester are pendent, the rest being terminal. Between about 10 and about 50 wt % of the monomers used to form the polyester composition are anhydrides having the formula: ##STR1## where R.sup.1 is a non-aromatic, saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon chain having between 6 and 30 carbon atoms, R.sup.2 is hydrogen or a non-aromatic saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon having between 1 and 8 carbon atoms, and R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 have, in total, between 8 and 30 carbon atoms. The polyester in conjunction with a hydroxyl-reactive curative provides a coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Assignee: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc L. Smith, Ronald J. Lewarchik, Joseph J. Zupancic, Donald J. Algrim
  • Patent number: 5840827
    Abstract: The polyester composition of this invention comprises a polyester oligomer having a number average molecular weight of from about 650 to about 950, a weight average molecular weight of from about 950 to about 1900, and a polydispersity of from about 1.45 to about 2. The hydroxyl value is from about 150 to about 275, and the acid number is less than about 7. Substantially all of the hydroxy groups are primary and from 0 to about 5% of the hydroxy groups are present as pendant hydroxy-alkyl groups. The polyester is formed by a two-stage reaction of monomers consisting of carboxylic anhydrides having from 4 to 34 carbon atoms and polyols having from 2 to 20 carbon atoms. From about 10 to about 50% by weight of the monomers are anhydrides having the formula: ##STR1## where R.sup.1 is a non-aromatic hydrocarbon radical having from 6 to 30 carbon atoms, R.sup.2 is hydrogen or a non-aromatic hydrocarbon radical having from 1 to 8 carbon atoms. The total number of carbon atoms in R.sup.1 and R.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph J. Zupancic, Doanld J. Algrim, Ronald J. Lewarchik, Marc L. Smith
  • Patent number: 5688598
    Abstract: A thermosetting, organic solvent-based, primer coating composition for protecting metal surfaces which includes a solvent solution of: (a) a hydroxy-functional polyester resin; (b) a thermosetting acrylic resin; (c) a hydroxy-terminal polybutadiene resin, a hydroxy-terminal epoxidized polybutadiene resin, or mixtures thereof; (d) a blocked isocyanate crosslinker including at least one dimethyl pyrazole blocked isocyanate; (e) an aminoplast crosslinker including at least one melamine-formaldehyde condensate; (f) a catalyst; and, (g) a pigment. The primer exhibits excellent flexibility after curing to allow the primer to be coil coated onto metals as a thicker film and to have the metal subsequently formed without film fracture or loss of adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell T. Keck, Ronald J. Lewarchik, Jack C. Allman
  • Patent number: 5623027
    Abstract: A silicone/polyester adduct comprises between about 5 and about 30 wt % of silicone adducted to between about 70 and about 95% polyester chains formed from polyfunctional acids plus polyfunctional acids and/or anhydrides. At least about 50 mole percent of the polyfunctional acids and/or anhydrides are cycloaliphatic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignee: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Lewarchik, Marc L. Smith, Edward J. Holzrichter
  • Patent number: 5516549
    Abstract: A polyester-based coating composition capable of forming a striated pattern on a metal surface at a film thickness less than half of that of PVC plastisol films is provided by a thixotropic composition having a thix index of from about 1.5 to about 3 and comprising a hydroxy-functional polyester, a thixotropy-inducing rheologic agent and curing agent. The striated coating is applied to sheet metal in a coil coating operation by introducing the composition into a paint pan of a coil coater, transferring said composition from said paint pan to an applicator roll by rotating a pick-up roll in contact with the composition and with said applicator roll; continuously withdrawing a sheet of metal from a coil thereof and coating said sheet by contacting it with the applicator roll; curing the coating on said sheet by passing the sheet through an oven at an elevated temperature; and continuously rewinding said sheet into a coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Assignee: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Jasenof, Ronald J. Lewarchik, Douglas A. Stumpfl, David K. Black