Patents by Inventor Selim Bensason

Selim Bensason 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: 20210009770
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides breathable films and method of making the same. The breathable films according to the present disclosure comprise a film layer comprising polymeric composition comprising equal to or less than 60 wt % of a linear low density poly-ethylene resin which exhibits each of the following properties: (1) a CEF fraction from 70 to 90 C of equal to or greater than 80% of the total CEF fractions; (2) a melt index, I2, measured according to ASTM D 1238 (2.16 kg @190C), in the range of equal to or greater than 2.0 g/10 min and equal to or less than 5.0 g/10 min; and (3) a melt flow ratio, 110/12, of equal to or less than 6.7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Barbara Bonavoglia, Selim Bensason, Jesus Nieto, Cornelis F. J. Den Doelder
  • Patent number: 10870714
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cast film comprising a polyethylene composition comprising the reaction product of ethylene and optionally one or more alpha-olefin comonomers, wherein said polyethylene composition is characterized by the following properties: a melt index, I2, measured according to ASTM D1238 (2.16 kg, 190° C.), of from 1 to 20 g/10 min; a density (measured according to ASTM D792) of from 0.935 to 0.970 g/cm3; a melt flow ratio, I10/I2, wherein I10 is measured according to ASTM D1238 (10 kg, 190° C.) of from 5.5 to 7.0; a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) of from 2.2 to 3.5; and a vinyl unsaturation of greater than 0.12 vinyls per one thousand carbon atoms present in the backbone of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Rajen M. Patel, Jacquelyn A. Degroot, Fabricio Arteaga Larios, Selim Bensason, Teresa P. Karjala, Mehmet Demirors, Chuan Yar Lai
  • Patent number: 10793688
    Abstract: A microporous film comprising: 75 wt. % or greater of a high density polyethylene resin having a density of 0.957 g/cc-0.970 g/cc, a melt index of from 0.2 to 10 g/10 minutes, a molecular weight distribution, Mw,cc/Mn,cc, of greater than or equal to 6.0, and a Mz,abs of greater than or equal to 500,000 g/mol, wherein the microporous film is oriented in the machine direction and exhibits a normalized water vapor transmission rate greater than 50 g mil/(100 in2·day).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Wenyi Huang, Yijian Lin, Selim Bensason, Jacquelyn A. Deg root, Joseph L. Deavenport
  • Patent number: 10618799
    Abstract: A cushioning network structure comprising a plurality of random loops arranged in a three-dimensional orientation, wherein the plurality of random loops are formed from an ethylene/a-olefin interpolymer composition having a highest DSC temperature melting peak in the range of from 90.0° C. to 115.0° C.; a zero shear viscosity ratio (ZSVR) in the range from 1.40 to 2.10; a density in the range of from 0.860 to 0.925 g/cc, a melt index (12) in a range of from 1 to 25 g/10 minutes when measured according to ASTM D1238 at 190° C. and 2.16 kg, a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) in the range of from 2.0 to 4.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Viraj Shah, Rajen M. Patel, Selim Bensason
  • Patent number: 10391739
    Abstract: The instant invention provides bi-component fibers and fabrics made therefrom. The bi-component fiber according to the present invention comprises: (a) from 5 to 95 percent by weight of a first component comprising at least one or more first polymers, based on the total weight of the bi-component fiber; (b) from 5 to 95 percent by weight of a second component comprising at least an ethylene-based polymer composition, based on the total weight of the bicomponent fiber, wherein said ethylene-based polymer composition comprises; (i) less than or equal to 100 percent by weight of the units derived from ethylene; and (ii) less than 30 percent by weight of units derived from one or more ?-olefin comonomers; wherein said ethylene-based polymer composition is characterized by having a Comonomer Distribution Constant in the range of from greater than from 100 to 400, a vinyl unsaturation of less than 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Barbara Bonavoglia, Gert J. Claasen, Jacquelyn A. Degroot, Selim Bensason
  • Publication number: 20190232613
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to processes for producing ultrasonic sealable film structures and flexible containers with ultrasonic seals. The film structure includes a first multilayer film and a second multilayer film. Each multilayer film includes a backing layer and a seal layer. Each seal layer includes an ultrasonic sealable olefin-based polymer (USOP) having the following properties: (a) a heat of melting, ?Hm, less than 130 J/g, (b) a peak melting temperature, Tm, less than 125° C., (c) a storage modulus in shear (G?) from 50 MPa to 500 MPa, and (d) a loss modulus in shear (G?) greater than 10 MPa. The multilayer films are arranged such that the seal layer of the first multilayer film is in contact with the seal layer of the second multilayer film. The seal layers form an ultrasonic seal having a seal strength from 30 N/15 mm to 80 N/15 mm when ultrasonically sealed at 4 N/mm seal force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Selim Bensason, Jozef J. Van Dun, Gagan Saini
  • Patent number: 10316168
    Abstract: Embodiments of a polyethylene composition comprise at least 50% by wt. of at least one polyethylene polymer; and 0.001 to 2% by wt. of bisamide nucleating agent utilized to reduce haze within the polyethylene composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Martin K. Hill, Selim Bensason, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Paul Smith, Seda Aksel
  • Patent number: 10293575
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to processes for producing ultrasonic sealable film structures and flexible containers with ultrasonic seals. The film structure includes a first multilayer film and a second multilayer film. Each multilayer film includes a backing layer and a seal layer. Each seal layer includes an ultrasonic sealable olefin-based polymer (USOP) having the following properties: (a) a heat of melting, ?Hm, less than 130 J/g, (b) a peak melting temperature, Tm, less than 125° C., (c) a storage modulus in shear (G?) from 50 MPa to 500 MPa, and (d) a loss modulus in shear (G?) greater than 10 MPa. The multilayer films are arranged such that the seal layer of the first multilayer film is in contact with the seal layer of the second multilayer film. The seal layers form an ultrasonic seal having a seal strength from 30 N/15 mm to 80 N/15 mm when ultrasonically sealed at 4 N/mm seal force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Selim Bensason, Jozef J. Van Dun, Gagan Saini
  • Publication number: 20190127537
    Abstract: A microporous film comprising: 75 wt. % or greater of a high density polyethylene resin having a density of 0.957 g/cc-0.970 g/cc, a melt index of from 0.2 to 10 g/10 minutes, a molecular weight distribution, Mw,cc/Mn,cc, of greater than or equal to 6.0, and a Mz,abs of greater than or equal to 500,000 g/mol, wherein the microporous film is oriented in the machine direction and exhibits a normalized water vapor transmission rate greater than 50 g mil/(100 in2·day).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Wenyi Huang, Yijian Lin, Selim Bensason, Jacquelyn A. Deg root, Joseph L. Deavenport
  • Publication number: 20190126598
    Abstract: The present invention provides multilayer films, packages formed from such films, and methods of making multilayer films. In one aspect, a multilayer film comprises multilayer film comprising at least 3 layers, each layer having opposing facial surfaces and arranged in the order A/B/C, wherein Layer A comprises a high density polyethylene having a Mw,cc/Mn,cc of at least 6.0, a Mz,abs of at least 500,000 grams/mol as measured by triple detector GPC, and a density of 0.957-0.970 g/cm3, wherein the high density polyethylene comprises at least 90 percent by weight of Layer A; Layer B comprises a gas permeation layer, wherein a top facial surface of Layer B is in adhering contact with a bottom facial surface of Layer A; and Layer C comprises a high density polyethylene having a Mw,cc/Mn,cc of at least 6.0, a Mz,abs of at least 500,000 grams/mol as measured by triple detector GPC, and a density of 0.957-0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Yijian Lin, Wenyi Huang, Selim Bensason
  • Publication number: 20190002602
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cast film comprising a polyethylene composition comprising the reaction product of ethylene and optionally one or more alpha-olefin comonomers, wherein said polyethylene composition is characterized by the following properties: a melt index, I2, measured according to ASTM D1238 (2.16 kg, 190° C.), of from 1 to 20 g/10 min; a density (measured according to ASTM D792) of from 0.935 to 0.970 g/cm3; a melt flow ratio, I10/I2, wherein I10 is measured according to ASTM D1238 (10 kg, 190° C.) of from 5.5 to 7.0; a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) of from 2.2 to 3.5; and a vinyl unsaturation of greater than 0.12 vinyls per one thousand carbon atoms present in the backbone of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Rajen M. Patel, Jacquelyn A. Degroot, Fabricio Arteaga Larios, Selim Bensason, Teresa P. Karjala, Mehmet Demirors, Chuan Yar Lai
  • Patent number: 10145027
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a fiber that is composed of a polymeric blend including (i) 95 wt % to 99 wt % of a high density ethylene-based polymer having a Mw/Mn from 2.0 to 3.0 and (ii) from 5 wt % to 1 wt % of a low density ethylene-based polymer having a melt index from 5 g/10 min to 15 g/10 min. The fiber has a density from 1 denier to 2 denier and a 3% secant modulus from 8.5 g/denier to 20 g/denier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Arnaldo Lorenzo, Selim Bensason, Jacquelyn A. Degroot
  • Patent number: 10131114
    Abstract: The instant invention provides nonwoven fabrics and staple or binder fibers prepared from an ethylene-based polymer having a Comonomer Distribution Constant in the range of from greater than from 100 to 400, a vinyl unsaturation of less than 0.1 vinyls per one thousand carbon atoms present in the backbone of the ethylene-based polymer composition; a zero shear viscosity ratio (ZSVR) in the range from 1 to less than 2; a density in the range of 0.930 to 0.970 g/cm3, a melt index (12) in the range of from 15 to 30 or from 10 to 50 g/10 minutes, a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) in the range of from 2 to 3.5, and a molecular weight distribution (Mz/Mw) in the range of from less than 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jacquelyn A Degroot, Gert J. Claasen, Selim Bensason, Mehmet Demirors, Thor Gudmundsson, Jason C. Brodil
  • Publication number: 20180222171
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a multilayer laminate comprising a film comprising an ethylene-based elastomer; a first non-woven layer in contact with a first surface of the film; and a second non-woven layer in contact with a second surface of the film; wherein the second surface of the film is opposedly disposed to the first surface of the film; wherein at least one of the first non-woven layer or the second non-woven layer comprises a non-woven web; and wherein the non-woven web is formed from a bicomponent fiber having a first component comprising an polyethylene-based polymer and a second component comprising a polymer having a melting point that is higher than the polyethylene-based polymer, wherein at least a portion of a surface of the bicomponent fiber comprises the first component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Jacquelyn A. Degroot, Vivek Kalihari, Adriana M. Velasquez, Selim Bensason, Fabricio Arteaga Larios
  • Patent number: 9908956
    Abstract: An ethylene/?-olefin copolymer comprising units derived from ethylene; and units derived from at least one ?-olefin; wherein the ethylene/?-olefin copolymer has a density in the range of from 0.90 to 0.94 g/cc; a melt index (I2) in the range of from 0.05 to 50 dg/min; an Mw/Mn of from 3 to 5; and from 300 to 500 vinyl unsaturations per 1,000,000 carbon atoms in the ethylene/?-olefin copolymer is provided. Also provided is a process for producing an ethylene/?-olefin copolymer comprising: (1) polymerizing ethylene and one or more ?-olefins in a polymerization reactor; (2) thereby producing an enhanced melt strength ethylene/?-olefin copolymer having from 300 to 500 vinyl unsaturation units per 1,000,000 carbon atoms, a density in the range of from 0.90 to 0.94 g/cc; a melt index (I2) in the range of from 0.05 to 50 dg/min; and a Mw/Mn of from 3 to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Effler, Teresa P. Karjala, Mehmet Demirors, Nilesh R. Savargaonkar, Selim Bensason, Zhe Zhou
  • Publication number: 20180022894
    Abstract: Embodiments of a polyethylene composition comprise at least 50% by wt. of at least one polyethylene polymer; and 0.001 to 2% by wt. of bisamide nucleating agent utilized to reduce haze within the polyethylene composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Martin K. Hill, Selim Bensason, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Paul Smith, Seda Aksel
  • Publication number: 20170369302
    Abstract: A cushioning network structure comprising a plurality of random loops arranged in a three-dimensional orientation, wherein the plurality of random loops are formed from an ethylene/a-olefin interpolymer composition having a highest DSC temperature melting peak in the range of from 90.0° C. to 115.0° C.; a zero shear viscosity ratio (ZSVR) in the range from 1.40 to 2.10; a density in the range of from 0.860 to 0.925 g/cc, a melt index (12) in a range of from 1 to 25 g/10 minutes when measured according to ASTM D1238 at 190° C. and 2.16 kg, a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) in the range of from 2.0 to 4.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Viraj Shah, Rajen M. Patel, Selim Bensason
  • Publication number: 20170152377
    Abstract: Breathable films formed from polyethylene are provided that can have desirable properties. In one aspect, a breathable film comprises a layer formed from a composition comprising a first composition, wherein the first composition comprises at least one ethylene-based polymer and wherein the first composition comprises a MWCDI value greater than 0.9, and a melt index ratio (I10/I2) that meets the following equation: I10/I2?7.0?1.2×log(I2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Jian Wang, Pradeep Jain, Mehmet Demirors, Rajen M. Patel, Joseph L. Deavenport, Jacquelyn A. Degroot, Suzanne M. Guerra, Viraj Shah, Selim Bensason, Satyajeet Ojha
  • Publication number: 20160326283
    Abstract: An ethylene/?-olefin copolymer comprising units derived from ethylene; and units derived from at least one ?-olefin; wherein the ethylene/?-olefin copolymer has a density in the range of from 0.90 to 0.94 g/cc; a melt index (I2) in the range of from 0.05 to 50 dg/min; an Mw/Mn of from 3 to 5; and from 300 to 500 vinyl unsaturations per 1,000,000 carbon atoms in the ethylene/?-olefin copolymer is provided. Also provided is a process for producing an ethylene/?-olefin copolymer comprising: (1) polymerizing ethylene and one or more ?-olefins in a polymerization reactor; (2) thereby producing an enhanced melt strength ethylene/?-olefin copolymer having from 300 to 500 vinyl unsaturation units per 1,000,000 carbon atoms, a density in the range of from 0.90 to 0.94 g/cc; a melt index (I2) in the range of from 0.05 to 50 dg/min; and a Mw/Mn of from 3 to 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Effler, Teresa P. Karjala, Mehmet Demirors, Nilesh R. Savargaonkar, Selim Bensason, Zhe Zhou
  • Patent number: 9428636
    Abstract: An ethylene/?-olefin copolymer comprising units derived from ethylene; and units derived from at least one ?-olefin; wherein the ethylene/?-olefin copolymer has a density in the range of from 0.90 to 0.94 g/cc; a melt index (I2) in the range of from 0.05 to 50 dg/min; an Mw/Mn of from 3 to 5; and from 300 to 500 vinyl unsaturations per 1,000,000 carbon atoms in the ethylene/?-olefin copolymer is provided. Also provided is a process for producing an ethylene/?-olefin copolymer comprising: (1) polymerizing ethylene and one or more ?-olefins in a polymerization reactor; (2) thereby producing an enhanced melt strength ethylene/?-olefin copolymer having from 300 to 500 vinyl unsaturation units per 1,000,000 carbon atoms, a density in the range of from 0.90 to 0.94 g/cc; a melt index (I2) in the range of from 0.05 to 50 dg/min; and a Mw/Mn of from 3 to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Effler, Teresa P. Karjala, Mehmet Demirors, Nilesh R. Savargaonkar, Selim Bensason, Zhe Zhou