Patents by Inventor Sergio Balatan

Sergio Balatan 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: 8378031
    Abstract: A coating composition comprises a first copolymer and a second copolymer. The first copolymer has at least one linear polymer strand having a weight average molecular weight of at least 1,500 Daltons and functionality X with an equivalent weight of no more than 500. The second copolymer has at least one linear polymer strand having a weight average molecular weight of at least 1,500 Daltons and functionality X? with an equivalent weight of no more than 1,500. The coating composition is free of gloss flattening agents, yet still produces a cured film having a low gloss of less than 70 gloss units at an angle of incidence of 60°, as measured according to ASTM D 2457.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: William H. Merritt, Nicholas Caiozzo, Sergio Balatan, Walter H. Ohrbom, Gregory G. Menovcik
  • Publication number: 20110294919
    Abstract: A coating composition comprises a first copolymer and a second copolymer. The first copolymer has at least one linear polymer strand having a weight average molecular weight of at least 1,500 Daltons and functionality X with an equivalent weight of no more than 500. The second copolymer has at least one linear polymer strand having a weight average molecular weight of at least 1,500 Daltons and functionality X? with an equivalent weight of no more than 1,500. The coating composition is free of gloss flattening agents, yet still produces a cured film having a low gloss of less than 70 gloss units at an angle of incidence of 60°, as measured according to ASTM D 2457.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: William H. Merritt, Nicholas Caiozzo, Sergio Balatan, Walter H. Ohrbom, Gregory G. Menovcik
  • Publication number: 20100022712
    Abstract: A coating composition comprises a first copolymer and a second copolymer. The first copolymer has at least one linear polymer strand having a weight average molecular weight of at least 1,500 Daltons and functionality X with an equivalent weight of no more than 500. The second copolymer has at least one linear polymer strand having a weight average molecular weight of at least 1,500 Daltons and functionality X? with an equivalent weight of no more than 1,500. The coating composition is free of gloss flattening agents, yet still produces a cured film having a low gloss of less than 70 gloss units at an angle of incidence of 60°, as measured according to ASTM D 2457.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: William H. Merritt, Nicholas Caiozzo, Sergio Balatan, Walter H. Ohrbom, Gregory G. Menovcik
  • Publication number: 20090044724
    Abstract: A coating composition is disclosed comprising a binder, the binder comprising a crosslinker, a thermosetting polymer reactive with the crosslinker, and at least 5 percent by binder weight of a compound that (i) is not a crystalline solid at room temperature, (ii) has at least two groups reactive with the crosslinker, (iii) has two to six ester groups, and (iv) comprises 10 to 48 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: BASF CORPORATION
    Inventors: WALTER H. OHRBOM, DAVID K. LAU, SERGIO BALATAN, NICHOLAS CAIOZZO, GREGORY G. MENOVCIK
  • Patent number: 7417102
    Abstract: A coating composition comprises at least one material dispersed in a vinyl or acrylic polymer, wherein the vinyl or acrylic polymer comprises (a) one or more anchor group monomer units (a) having an ionizable or active hydrogen functionality or a functionality that forms a covalent bond with the dispersed material, wherein the ionizable functionality is other than a carboxylic acid group in which the carbonyl carbon is separated from the closest ethylenically unsaturated carbon by at least four atoms and the anchor group monomer units (a) are other than those having polyoxyalkylene groups; (b) about 5% to about 45% by weight of one or more stabilizer monomer units (b) having a carboxylic acid group in which the carbonyl carbon is separated from the closest ethylenically unsaturated carbon by at least four atoms, having polyoxyalkylene groups, having gamma-hydroxy carbamate or beta-hydroxy carbamate groups, and combinations thereof; and (c) up to about 50 percent by weight of aromatic monomer units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Walter H. Ohrbom, Nicholas Caiozzo, Sergio Balatan, Zenon Paul Czornij, Clair J. Certo, Janice E. Echols, Paul J. Harris
  • Publication number: 20080124532
    Abstract: A coating composition comprises a thermosetting binder, comprising a crosslinker, a first, hard material having functionality reactive with the crosslinker, and a second, soft material having functionality reactive with the crosslinker. The first, hard material is a polymer, oligomer or compound, the first material having a glass transition temperature of at least 40° C., a number average molecular weight of 2000 or less, and an equivalent weight of 150 to 600 grams per equivalent of functionality reactive with the crosslinker. The second, soft material is a compound that is an amorphous mixture of four or more isomers, near isomers, and/or homologous structures and has from two to four functional groups that form thermally irreversible linkages with the crosslinker under cure conditions, wherein each functional group is separated from each other functional group by at least four atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: BASF CORPORATION
    Inventors: GREGORY H. MENOVCIK, PAUL J. HARRIS, SERGIO BALATAN, NICHOLAS CAIOZZO, WALTER H. OHRBOM, DONALD H. CAMPBELL
  • Publication number: 20070083014
    Abstract: A clearcoat coating composition comprises a vinyl or acrylic polymeric resin prepared by reacting a functional group on a vinyl or acrylic polymer, wherein the polymer has a glass transition temperature (Tg)?40° C. as calculated by the Fox equation, with a reactant that provides a curable functional group that is separated from the polymer backbone by at least two alkylene, cycloalkylene, or arylene groups of at least two carbons each long.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Applicant: BASF CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Boisseau, Donald Campbell, Walter Ohrbom, Sergio Balatan, Gregory Menovcik
  • Publication number: 20070062412
    Abstract: A coating composition comprises at least one material dispersed in a vinyl or acrylic polymer, wherein the vinyl or acrylic polymer comprises (a) one or more anchor group monomer units (a) having an ionizable or active hydrogen functionality or a functionality that forms a covalent bond with the dispersed material, wherein the ionizable functionality is other than a carboxylic acid group in which the carbonyl carbon is separated from the closest ethylenically unsaturated carbon by at least four atoms and the anchor group monomer units (a) are other than those having polyoxyalkylene groups; (b) about 5% to about 45% by weight of one or more stabilizer monomer units (b) having a carboxylic acid group in which the carbonyl carbon is separated from the closest ethylenically unsaturated carbon by at least four atoms, having polyoxyalkylene groups, having gamma-hydroxy carbamate or beta-hydroxy carbamate groups, and combinations thereof; and (c) up to about 50 percent by weight of aromatic monomer units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Applicant: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Walter Ohrbom, Nicholas Caiozzo, Sergio Balatan, Zenon Czornij, Clair Certo, Janice Echols, Paul Harris
  • Publication number: 20060257577
    Abstract: A method for providing cured coating films free of popping defects. The method requires the application to a substrate of at least 2.0 mils/50.8 microns of a uncured curable coating composition comprising an anti-popping component (a), a film-forming component (b), and a crosslinking component (c), wherein anti-popping component (a) has from 12 to 72 carbon atoms, is substantially free of any heteroatoms, is not a crystalline solid at room temperature and comprises a mixture of two or more structures selected from the group consisting of aliphatic structures for anti-popping component (a), aromatic-containing structures for anti-popping component (a), cycloaliphatic-containing structures for anti-popping component (a), and mixtures thereof, at least one of the two or more structures being a cycloaliphatic-containing structure or an aromatic-containing structure. The coated uncured substrate is cured to provide a cured film free of popping defects with an average film build of at least 2.0 mils/50.8 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Inventors: Walter Ohrbom, Sergio Balatan, David Law, Robert Weise
  • Publication number: 20060217485
    Abstract: A coating composition comprises at least one pigment dispersed in an acrylic polymer, wherein the acrylic polymer is polymerized from a mixture of ethylenically unsaturated monomers comprising: (a) one or more monomers having active hydrogen functionality; (b) at least about 5% by weight of one or more monomers selected from the group consisting of monomers having a carboxylic acid group in which the carbonyl carbon is separated from the closest ethylenically unsaturated carbon by at least four atoms, ?-methyloxy-polyoxyethylene(meth)acrylates, ?-methyloxy-poly(oxyethylene-co-oxypropylene)(meth)acrylates, and combinations thereof; (c) optionally hydroxyethylene ethyl urea (meth)acrylate; and (d) up to about 50 percent by weight of one or more monomers selected from the group consisting of aromatic polymerizable monomers, wherein the monomers (b) and (c) combined are from about 5 to about 45 percent by weight of the mixture of ethylenically unsaturated monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Applicant: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Walter Ohrbom, Nicholas Caiozzo, Sergio Balatan, Zenon Czornij, Clair Certo, Janice Echols
  • Patent number: 7034080
    Abstract: A coating composition comprises at least one pigment dispersed in an acrylic polymer, wherein the acrylic polymer is prepared by first polymerizing a mixture of ethylenically unsaturated monomers comprising: (a) at least about 15% by weight unsaturated meta-isopropenyl-?,?-dimethylbenzyl isocyanate; (b) at least one further aromatic polymerizable monomer, in an amount so that monomers (a) and (b) combined are at least about 50 percent by weight of the mixture of ethylenically unsaturated monomers; and (c) at least one alkyl (meth)acrylate to form a polymer, and secondly, reacting the isocyanate groups of the polymer with a (d) a hydroxyalkyl acid in which the hydroxy and acid groups are separated by at least four atoms or with a diol having both a primary hydroxyl group and a secondary hydroxyl group and then with a cyclic anhydride and, optionally, with one or more members selected from the group consisting of (e) hydroxyethylene ethyl urea, (f) methoxypolyethylene glycols, and (g) other, different materi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Walter H. Ohrbom, Nicholas Caiozzo, Sergio Balatan, Zenon Paul Czornij, Clair J. Certo, Janice E. Echols
  • Publication number: 20050165157
    Abstract: The invention provides curable waterborne coating compositions comprising an aqueous dispersion (A) comprising an organic binder component (A1) comprising at least 5% by weight of a reactive component (a), based on the total weight of organic binder component (A1), and at least one crosslinking component (B). The reactive component (a) is substantially free of any heteratoms and is a not a crystalline solid at room temperature and comprises from (i) 12 to 72 carbon atoms, and (ii) at least two functional groups. The curable waterborne coating compositions of the invention show significantly improved pop resistance while also providing improved chip resistance, weathering resistance, flexibility, and/or scratch & mar resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Inventors: Walter Ohrbom, Sergio Balatan, David Law, Robert Weise