Patents by Inventor Stephanie A. Donati

Stephanie A. Donati 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: 20140288200
    Abstract: Prepare an extruded polymeric foam using a foamable polymer composition that contains a polymer composition with styrene-acrylonitrile copolymer, a blowing agent composition with only 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (74-78 weight-percent), carbon dioxide (13-16 weight-percent) and water (7-9 weight-percent) where the concentrations are relative to total blowing agent weight, and less than 0.5 weight-percent filler based on foamable polymer composition weight by using an extrusion foaming process with a foaming temperature of 120-125 degrees Celsius to produce a polymeric foam having a density of 29-37 kilograms per cubic meter and a vertical compressive strength in kilopascals having a magnitude exceeding 520 less than the product of the magnitude of the foam density in kilograms per cubic meter and 25.9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Roy E. Smith, Stephanie A. Donati
  • Publication number: 20100292355
    Abstract: Prepare an alkenyl-aromatic foam having good surface quality, high thermal insulating properties and low density using an extrusion method by expanding a foamable polymer composition of an alkenyl-aromatic polymer composition containing less than 20 weight-percent covalently bonded halogens and having a polydispersity of less than 2.5 and a water solubility greater than 0.09 moles per kilogram and 2.2 moles per kilogram or less at 130 degrees Celsius and 101 kilopascals pressure and 0.8-2 moles per kilogram of a blowing agent containing 0.4 moles per kilogram or more of a chlorine-free fluorinated blowing agents and water at a concentration of at least 0.22 moles per kilogram; wherein moles per kilogram are relative to kilograms of alkenyl-aromatic polymer. The resulting foam has a density of 64 kilograms per cubic meter or less and a thermal conductivity of 32 milliwatts per meter-Kelvin or less after 180 days.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Mark A. Barger, Charles A. Berglund, Clive P. Bosnyak, Stephanie A. Donati, John Gordon-Duffy, Warren H. Griffin, Ing-Feng Hu, Jean-Francois Koenig, Simon Lee, Creston D. Shmidt, Roy E. Smith, Chau V. Vo