Patents by Inventor Simon Mawson

Simon Mawson 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: 7754840
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a bimodal polyethylene comprising ethylene derived units and units derived from at least one of a C4 to C12 olefin; wherein the polyethylene has a density of from 0.940 to 0.970 g/cm3; an I21/I2 of 80 or more; a residual Group 4 metal content of 2.0 ppm or less: a Mw/Mn of from 20 to 60; and wherein the polyethylene comprises a high molecular weight component and a low molecular weight component, the high molecular weight component present from 40 to 60 weight percent based on the total polyethylene, and wherein the bimodal polyethylene has a weight avenge molecular weight Mw of 180,000 a.m.u. or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Donald R. Loveday, David H. McConville, John F. Szul, Kersten Anne Erickson, Simon Mawson, Tae Hoon Kwack, Frederick J. Karol, David James Schreck
  • Patent number: 6974593
    Abstract: Particles of water insoluble biologically active compounds, particularly water-insoluble drugs, with an average size of 100 nm to about 300 nm, are prepared by dissolving the compound in a solution then spraying the solution into compressed gaz, liquid or supercritical fluid in the presence of appropriate surface modifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignees: Jagotec AG, Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Inge B Henriksen, Awadesh K. Mishra, Gary W. Pace, Keith P. Johnston, Simon Mawson
  • Patent number: 6972270
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of at least one acid and at least one base and/or at least one reductant and at least one oxidant that when used with a polymerization catalyst in a polymerization process results in the controllable generation of a catalyst inhibitor that renders the polymerization catalyst substantially or completely inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy T. Wenzel, Dick A. Nagaki, Simon Mawson, David James Schreck, Thomas H. Peterson
  • Patent number: 6960549
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of at least one acid and at least one base and/or at least one reductant and at least one oxidant that when used with a polymerization catalyst in a polymerization process results in the controllable generation of a catalyst inhibitor that renders the polymerization catalyst substantially or completely inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy T. Wenzel, Dick A. Nagaki, Simon Mawson, David James Schreck, Thomas H. Peterson
  • Patent number: 6956089
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Patent number: 6956094
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Publication number: 20050154167
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process to polymerize olefin(s) comprising combining a solution, slurry or solid comprising one or more bulky ligand metallocene catalyst compounds, an optional support, and or one or more activator(s) with a solution comprising one or more phenoxide catalyst compounds, and thereafter, introducing one or more olefin(s) and the combination into a polymerization reactor. This invention also relates to a polymer of ethylene wherein the polymer has a density of 0.910 to 0.930 g/cc, a melt index of 0.3 to 2.0 dg/min, and a 15 to 35 ?m thick film of the polymer has a 45° gloss of 60 or more, a haze of 7% or less, and a dart impact of 600 g or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Inventors: John Szul, Tae Kwalk, David Schreck, Simon Mawson, Matthew McKee, Kersten Terry, Mark Goode, Gregory Whiteker, Eric Lucas
  • Patent number: 6897273
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process to polymerize olefin(s) comprising combining a solution, slurry or solid comprising one or more bulky ligand metallocene catalyst compounds, an optional support, and or one or more activator(s) with a solution comprising one or more phenoxide catalyst compounds, and thereafter, introducing one or more olefin(s) and the combination into a polymerization reactor. This invention also relates to a polymer of ethylene wherein the polymer has a density of 0.910 to 0.930 g/cc, a melt index of 0.3 to 2.0 dg/min, and a 15 to 35 ?m thick film of the polymer has a 45° gloss of 60 or more, a haze of 7% or less, and a dart impact of 600 g or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John F. Szul, Tae Hoon Kwalk, David James Schreck, Simon Mawson, Matthew G. McKee, Kersten Anne Terry, Mark G. Goode, Gregory T. Whiteker, Eric A. Lucas
  • Patent number: 6894128
    Abstract: Catalyst compositions and methods useful in polymerization processes utilizing at least two metal compounds are disclosed. At least one of the metal compounds is a Group 15 containing metal compound and the other metal compound is preferably a bulky ligand metallocene-type catalyst. The invention also discloses a new polyolefin, generally polyethylene, particularly a multimodal polymer and more specifically, a bimodal polymer, and its use in various end-use applications such as film, molding and pipe. The Group 15 containing metal compound is represented in one embodiment by the formulae: wherein M is a Group 4, 5, or 6 metal; each X is independently a leaving group; y is 0 or 1; n is the oxidation state of M; m is the formal change of the ligand comprising the YZL or YZL? groups; L is a Group 15 or 16 element; L? is a Group 15 or 16 element or Group 14 containing group; Y is a Group 15 element; Z is a Group 15 element; and the other groups are as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Donald R. Loveday, David H. McConville, John F. Szul, Kersten Anne Erickson, Simon Mawson, Tae Hoon Kwack, Frederick J. Karol, David James Schreck
  • Publication number: 20050054790
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Kwalk, Timothy Lynn, David McConville, Matthew McKee, John Szul, Kersten Terry, Timothy Wenzel, Mark Goode, John Oskam, Robert Jorgensen, Robert Vogel
  • Patent number: 6846886
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Patent number: 6841631
    Abstract: Catalyst compositions and methods, useful in polymerization processes, utilizing at least two metal compounds are disclosed. At least one of the metal compounds is a Group 15 containing metal compound and the other metal compound is preferably a bulky ligand metallocene-type catalyst. The invention also discloses a new polyolefin, generally polyethylene, particularly a multimodal polymer and more specifically, a bimodal polymer, and its use in various end-use applications such as film, molding and pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Donald R. Loveday, David H. McConville, John F. Szul, Kersten Anne Erickson, Simon Mawson, Tae Hoon Kwack, Frederick J. Karol, David James Schreck
  • Patent number: 6841630
    Abstract: Processes for transitioning among polymerization catalyst systems, preferably catalyst systems, which are incompatible with each other. Particularly, processes for transitioning among olefin polymerization reactions utilizing silyl-chromate catalyst systems and metallocene catalyst systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kersten Anne Terry, Mark Gregory Goode, Daniel E. Wente, John Chirillo, Jr., Simon Mawson, Jose Fernando Cevallos-Candau
  • Publication number: 20040254312
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Patent number: 6825287
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Publication number: 20040162402
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Publication number: 20040143076
    Abstract: Processes for transitioning among polymerization catalyst systems, preferably catalyst systems, which are incompatible with each other. Particularly, processes for transitioning among olefin polymerization reactions utilizing silyl-chromate catalyst systems and metallocene catalyst systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Inventors: Kersten Anne Terry, Mark Gregory Goode, Daniel E. Wente, John Chirillo, Simon Mawson, Jose Fernando Cevallos-Candau
  • Publication number: 20040034179
    Abstract: Catalyst compositions and methods, useful in polymerization processes, utilizing at least two metal compounds are disclosed. At least one of the metal compounds is a Group 15 containing metal compound and the other metal compound is preferably a bulky ligand metallocene-type catalyst. The invention also discloses a new polyolefin, generally polyethylene, particularly a multimodal polymer and more specifically, a bimodal polymer, and its use in various end-use applications such as film, molding and pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventors: Donald R. Loveday, David H. McConville, John F. Szul, Kersten Anne Erickson, Simon Mawson, Tae Hoon Kwack, Frederick J. Karol, David James Schreck
  • Publication number: 20040030066
    Abstract: Catalyst compositions and methods, useful in polymerization processes, utilizing at least two metal compounds are disclosed. At least one of the metal compounds is a Group 15 containing metal compound and the other metal compound is preferably a bulky ligand metallocene-type catalyst. The invention also discloses a new polyolefin, generally polyethylene, particularly a multimodal polymer and more specifically, a bimodal polymer, and its use in various end-use applications such as film, molding and pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Donald R. Loveday, David H. McConville, John F. Szul, Kersten Anne Erickson, Simon Mawson, Tae Hoon Kwack, Frederick J. Karol, David James Schreck
  • Patent number: RE41897
    Abstract: Catalyst compositions and methods, useful in polymerization processes, utilizing at least two metal compounds are disclosed. At least one of the metal compounds is a Group 15 containing metal compound and the other metal compound is preferably a bulky ligand metallocene-type catalyst. The invention also discloses a new polyolefin, generally polyethylene, particularly a multimodal polymer and more specifically, a bimodal polymer, and its use in various end-use applications such as film, molding and pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Donald R. Loveday, David H. McConville, John F. Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Simon Mawson, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Frederick J. Karol, David James Schreck