Patents by Inventor Sameer D. Mehta

Sameer D. Mehta 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: 20240093009
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition particularly suited for producing blow-molded hollow articles, having the following features: 1) density from more than 0.955 to 0.965 g/cm3; 2) ratio MIF/MIE from 60 to 125; 3) MIF from 15 to 40 g/10 min.; 4) ER values from 3.0 to 5.5; 5) 110.02 equal to or lower than 150,000 Pa┬Ěs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Ulf Schueller, Sebastian Wilhelm, Harald Schmitz, Andreas Maus, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Elke Damm, Gerhardus Meier, Eric D. Day, Sameer D. Mehta, Harilaos Mavridis
  • Publication number: 20240093008
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition particularly suited for producing blow-molded hollow articles, having the following features: 1) density from 0.948 to 0.960 g/cm3; 2) ratio MIF/MIE greater than 125; 3) MIF from 20 to 40 g/10 min.; 4) ER values from 5 to 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Ulf Schueller, Sebastian Wilhelm, Harald Schmitz, Andreas Maus, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Elke Damm, Gerhardus Meier, Eric D. Day, Sameer D. Mehta, Harilaos Mavridis
  • Publication number: 20240093010
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition particularly suited for producing blow-molded hollow articles, having the following features: 1) density from 0.948 to 0.955 g/cm3; 2) ratio MIF/MIE from 60 to 120; 3) MIF from 15 to 45 g/10 min.; 4) ER values from 2 to 5.0; said composition being obtainable by contacting a precursor polyethylene composition with a radical initiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Ulf Schueller, Sebastian Wilhelm, Harald Schmitz, Andreas Maus, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Elke Damm, Gerhardus Meier, Eric D. Day, Sameer D. Mehta, Harilaos Mavridis
  • Publication number: 20240043666
    Abstract: Compositions comprising a blend of a first HDPE component having a relatively higher density and lower molecular weight and a second HDPE component, having a relatively lower higher density and higher molecular weight, are provided. The blends demonstrate improved ESCR performance relative to currently available HDPE products at a given density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventors: Sameer D. Mehta, Harilaos Mavridis
  • Publication number: 20230050126
    Abstract: Methods for processing polyolefin recyclates including, but not limited to, polyethylene and polypropylene and compositions therefrom are provided. polyolefin recyclate feedstocks can be visbroken to improve processing characteristics and/or devolatilized to remove waste byproducts to produce processed polyolefin recyclates. Processed polyolefin recyclates are compounded with pre-consumer polyolefins to produce blend compositions having acceptable or even improved processing characteristics. Such pre-consumer polyolefins can also be visbroken to further tailor processing characteristics of such polymer blends. A combination of extruders and/or extruder zones can be used at the same or different locations for visbreaking and/or compounding of both polyolefin recyclate and/or pre-consumer polyolefins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Applicant: EQUISTAR CHEMICALS, LP
    Inventors: HARILAOS MAVRIDIS, MICK C. HUNDLEY, SAMEER D. MEHTA, MARCO CONSALVI, GERHARDUS MEIER, LINDSAY CORCORAN
  • Publication number: 20230023978
    Abstract: Methods for processing LDPE recyclates including, but not limited to, polyethylene and polypropylene and compositions therefrom are provided. LDPE recyclate can be visbroken to improve processing characteristics and/or devolatilized to remove waste byproducts to produce processed LDPE recyclates. Processed LDPE recyclates are compounded with pre-consumer polyolefins to produce blend compositions having acceptable or even improved processing characteristics. Such pre-consumer polyolefins can also be visbroken to further tailor processing characteristics of such polymer blends. A combination of extruders and/or extruder zones can be used at the same or different locations for visbreaking and/or compounding of both LDPE recyclate and/or pre-consumer polyolefins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: EQUISTAR CHEMICALS, LP
    Inventors: HARILAOS MAVRIDIS, MICK C. HUNDLEY, SAMEER D. MEHTA, MARCO CONSALVI, GERHARDUS MEIER, LINDSAY E. CORCORAN, ANDREAS MAUS, TIMO HEES, PASCAL REBMANN, DIANA DOETSCH, KATHARINA ELSAS
  • Publication number: 20220410458
    Abstract: Methods for processing HDPE recyclates including, but not limited to, polyethylene and polypropylene and compositions therefrom are provided. HDPE recyclate can be visbroken to improve processing characteristics and/or devolatilized to remove waste byproducts to produce processed HDPE recyclates. Processed HDPE recyclates are compounded with pre-consumer polyolefins to produce blend compositions having acceptable or even improved processing characteristics. Such pre-consumer polyolefins can also be visbroken to further tailor processing characteristics of such polymer blends. A combination of extruders and/or extruder zones can be used at the same or different locations for visbreaking and/or compounding of both HDPE recyclate and/or pre-consumer polyolefins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: EQUISTAR CHEMICALS, LP
    Inventors: HARILAOS MAVRIDIS, MICK C. HUNDLEY, SAMEER D. MEHTA, MARCO CONSALVI, GERHARDUS MEIER, LINDSAY E. CORCORAN
  • Publication number: 20220402187
    Abstract: Methods for processing HDPE and/or MDPE recyclates including, but not limited to, polyethylene and polypropylene and compositions therefrom are provided. HDPE and/or MDPE recyclate feedstocks can be visbroken to improve processing characteristics and/or devolatilized to remove waste byproducts to produce processed HDPE recyclate and/or processed MDPE recyclates. Processed HDPE recyclate and/or processed MDPE recyclates are compounded with pre-consumer polyolefins to produce blend compositions having acceptable or even improved processing characteristics. Such pre-consumer polyolefins can also be visbroken to further tailor processing characteristics of such polymer blends. A combination of extruders and/or extruder zones can be used at the same or different locations for visbreaking and/or compounding of both HDPE and/or MDPE recyclate and/or pre-consumer polyolefins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: EQUISTAR CHEMICALS, LP
    Inventors: HARILAOS MAVRIDIS, MICK C. HUNDLEY, SAMEER D. MEHTA, MARCO CONSALVI, GERHARDUS MEIER, LINDSAY E. CORCORAN, ROCIO S. GARAY, TIMOTHY J. SKILLMAN, ERIC D. DAY
  • Publication number: 20220402188
    Abstract: Methods for processing LLDPE recyclates including, but not limited to, polyethylene and polypropylene and compositions therefrom are provided. LLDPE recyclate can be visbroken to improve processing characteristics and/or devolatilized to remove waste byproducts to produce processed LLDPE recyclates. Processed LLDPE recyclates are compounded with pre-consumer polyolefins to produce blend compositions having acceptable or even improved processing characteristics. Such pre-consumer polyolefins can also be visbroken to further tailor processing characteristics of such polymer blends. A combination of extruders and/or extruder zones can be used at the same or different locations for visbreaking and/or compounding of both LLDPE recyclate and/or pre-consumer polyolefins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: EQUISTAR CHEMICALS, LP
    Inventors: HARILAOS MAVRIDIS, MICK C. HUNDLEY, SAMEER D. MEHTA, MARCO CONSALVI, GERHARDUS MEIER, LINDSAY E. CORCORAN
  • Publication number: 20200362121
    Abstract: Compositions and methods of prepared next generation pipe resins from bimodal high molecular weight high density polyethylene with improved long-term hydrostatic strength are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: EQUISTAR CHEMICALS, LP
    Inventors: SAMEER D. MEHTA, Ndiba N. Dioh
  • Patent number: 10501613
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to pipes comprising bimodal high molecular weight high density polyethylene which has been extruded in the presence of one or more organic peroxides that are present in an amount ranging from 30 ppm to 200 ppm. The pipe has an improved long-term hydrostatic strength. Also provided are methods for preparing pipes having these characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventors: Harilaos Mavridis, Chun D. Lee, Steven W. Horwatt, Sameer D. Mehta
  • Publication number: 20180030252
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to pipes comprising bimodal high molecular weight high density polyethylene which has been extruded in the presence of one or more organic peroxides that are present in an amount ranging from 30 ppm to 200 ppm. The pipe has an improved long-term hydrostatic strength. Also provided are methods for preparing pipes having these characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventors: Harilaos Mavridis, Chun D. Lee, Steven W. Horwatt, Sameer D. Mehta
  • Publication number: 20160032088
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polyethylene composition having faster crystallization rate and improved environmental stress cracking resistance. The polyethylene composition comprises a multimodal polyethylene and a nucleating agent. The multimodal polyethylene comprises from 25 to 50 wt % of a low molecular weight ethylene homopolymer component, from 25 to 50 wt % of a medium molecular weight ethylene copolymer component and from 25 to 50 wt % of a high molecular weight ethylene copolymer component. The polyethylene composition has an environmental stress cracking resistance (ASTM D1693, Condition B in 100% Igepal) greater than or equal to 40 days and a crystallization half time less than or equal to 70% of the crystallization half time of the multimodal polyethylene without nucleating agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventor: SAMEER D. MEHTA
  • Patent number: 9187627
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polyethylene composition having faster crystallization rate and improved environmental stress cracking resistance. The polyethylene composition comprises a multimodal polyethylene and a nucleating agent. The multimodal polyethylene comprises from 25 to 50 wt % of a low molecular weight ethylene homopolymer component, from 25 to 50 wt % of a medium molecular weight ethylene copolymer component and from 25 to 50 wt % of a high molecular weight ethylene copolymer component. The polyethylene composition has an environmental stress cracking resistance (ASTM D1693, Condition B in 100% Igepal) greater than or equal to 40 days and a crystallization half time less than or equal to 70% of the crystallization half time of the multimodal polyethylene without nucleating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventor: Sameer D. Mehta
  • Patent number: 8546504
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process comprising extruding a blend of an first propylene polymer comprising a non-phenolic stabilizer and a non-irradiated second propylene polymer, wherein the irradiation of the first propylene polymer was conducted in a reduced oxygen environment, and the irradiated first propylene polymer and the non-irradiated second propylene polymer were blended at a temperature below the melting point of the first and second propylene polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventors: Chun Lee, Dinshong Dong, Charles S. Holland, James R. Beren, Anthony J. De Nicola, Jr., Sameer D. Mehta, Vu A. Dang, Richard J. Fezza
  • Publication number: 20120199279
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process comprising extruding a blend of an first propylene polymer comprising a non-phenolic stabilizer and a non-irradiated second propylene polymer, wherein the irradiation of the first propylene polymer was conducted in a reduced oxygen environment, and the irradiated first propylene polymer and the non-irradiated second propylene polymer were blended at a temperature below the melting point of the first and second propylene polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: EQUISTAR CHEMICALS, LP
    Inventors: Chun LEE, Anthony J. DE NICOLA, JR., Vu A. DANG, Richard J. FEZZA, Dinshong DONG, Charles S. HOLLAND, Sameer D. MEHTA, James R. BEREN
  • Publication number: 20120123067
    Abstract: Bimodal polyethylene resins having reduced long-chain branching and suitable for use in pipe resin applications as a result of their improved SCG and RCP resistance are provided. The improved resins of the invention are produced in a two-reactor cascade slurry polymerization process using a Ziegler-Natta catalyst system and wherein an alkoxysilane modifier is present in both reactors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Sameer D. MEHTA, Mark K. Reinking, Sebastian Joseph, Philip J. Garrison, Everett O. Lewis, Thomas J. Schwab, Wallace W. Yau
  • Publication number: 20110136997
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multimodal, high density, homopolyethylene barrier resin. The resin is preferably made by a multistage process. The process comprises a first stage in which ethylene is homopolymerized in the presence of a Ziegler-Natta catalyst, organoaluminum cocatalyst, alkoxysilane modifier, and hydrogen. The reaction mixture from the first stage is devolatilized to remove all or substantially all of the hydrogen. The polymerization continues in a second stage wherein ethylene is added to the devolatilized reaction mixture to produce the barrier resin. The barrier resin provides films with improved barrier properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Sameer D. Mehta, Harilaos Mavridis, Jeffrey C. Haley, Philip J. Garrison, Jeffrey S. Borke
  • Patent number: 7951883
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multimodal, high density, homopolyethylene barrier resin. The resin is preferably made by a multistage process. The process comprises a first stage in which ethylene is homopolymerized in the presence of a Ziegler-Natta catalyst, organoaluminum cocatalyst, alkoxysilane modifier, and hydrogen. The reaction mixture from the first stage is devolatilized to remove all or substantially all of the hydrogen. The polymerization continues in a second stage wherein ethylene is added to the devolatilized reaction mixture to produce the barrier resin. The barrier resin provides films with improved barrier properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventors: Sameer D. Mehta, Harilaos Mavridis, Jeffrey C. Haley, Philip J. Garrison, Jeffrey S. Borke
  • Publication number: 20100105839
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polyethylene composition having faster crystallization rate and improved environmental stress cracking resistance. The polyethylene composition comprises a multimodal polyethylene and a nucleating agent. The multimodal polyethylene comprises from 25 to 50 wt % of a low molecular weight ethylene homopolymer component, from 25 to 50 wt % of a medium molecular weight ethylene copolymer component and from 25 to 50 wt % of a high molecular weight ethylene copolymer component. The polyethylene composition has an environmental stress cracking resistance (ASTM D1693, Condition B in 100% Igepal) greater than or equal to 40 days and a crystallization half time less than or equal to 70% of the crystallization half time of the multimodal polyethylene without nucleating agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventor: Sameer D. Mehta