Patents by Inventor T. Howard Killilea

T. Howard Killilea 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: 20210108102
    Abstract: Water-based compositions containing a low VOC coalescent, a latex or water-dispersible polymer, and a water-insoluble UV-VIS (preferably, ultraviolet) absorber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Mike Wildman, T. Howard Killilea, Iain Harvey
  • Patent number: 10961344
    Abstract: A polymer is provided that preferably includes at least one unsaturated cycloaliphatic group. In one embodiment, the polymer is combined with an optional crosslinker and an optional carrier to form a coating composition suitable for use in coating articles such as packaging articles. In one embodiment, the polymer has at least one unsaturated cycloaliphatic group that is at least bicyclic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Charles Skillman, Paul E. Share, Greg Paulson, Richard H. Evans, Benoit Prouvost, Paul Stenson, T. Howard Killilea, Carl L. Cavallin, Danny Hartinger, Larry B. Brandenburger
  • Publication number: 20210087408
    Abstract: Water-based coating compositions or paint having improved gloss retention, including a latex or water-dispersible polymer, a UV-VIS absorber comprising a substituted benzophenone capable of being a free radical generator, a hindered amine light stabilizer, and optionally a low-VOC coalescent provided in a preferably desired amount. A composition comprising a blend a UV-VIS absorber comprising a substituted benzophenone capable of being a free radical generator, a hindered amine light stabilizer, and a low-VOC coalescent, providing a thermally-stable coalescent that can be used in a paint formulation for gloss retention. Gloss retention of paints containing the UV-VIS absorber and hindered amine light stabilizer being markedly improved over paints that do not have both components present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Robert W. Sandoval, Matthew D. Andersson, T. Howard Killilea, Mary Jane Hibben, Frank Cusimano, Tyler Bell, Michael C. Wildman
  • Publication number: 20210087409
    Abstract: Water-based compositions containing a low VOC coalescent, a latex or water-dispersible polymer are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Michael Wildman, T. Howard Killilea, Iain Harvey
  • Publication number: 20210062006
    Abstract: Fluid concentrates, colorants and coating compositions contain solid pigment particles dispersed in a nonvolatilizing, reactive liquid diluent having a viscosity less than 1,000 cps and containing at least one molecular species having at least three reactive unsaturated sites. The reactive liquid diluent may serve as one or more of a dispersing medium for the solid pigment particles, a carrier, a coalescent and a humectant, and may crosslink or otherwise cure to form an interpenetrating polymer network in, or crosslink with, a pigmented coating composition containing a film-forming polymeric binder. Embodiments of the reactive liquid diluent can provide colorants and coating compositions having reduced levels of VOCs, conventional carriers, conventional dispersants, conventional coalescents and conventional humectants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: David R. Wallace, T. Howard Killilea, Stephen M. Korenkiewicz, Thomas J. Melnyk, Danny G. Hartinger, Jason S. Ness, Jacob Donlon, Mark R. Coward
  • Patent number: 10889721
    Abstract: Water-based coating compositions or paint having improved gloss retention, including a latex or water-dispersible polymer, a UV-VIS absorber comprising a substituted benzophenone capable of being a free radical generator, a hindered amine light stabilizer, and optionally a low-VOC coalescent provided in a preferably desired amount. A composition comprising a blend a UV-VIS absorber comprising a substituted benzophenone capable of being a free radical generator, a hindered amine light stabilizer, and a low-VOC coalescent, providing a thermally-stable coalescent that can be used in a paint formulation for gloss retention. Gloss retention of paints containing the UV-VIS absorber and hindered amine light stabilizer being markedly improved over paints that do not have both components present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Robert W. Sandoval, Matthew D. Andersson, T. Howard Killilea, Mary Jane Hibben, Frank Cusimano, Tyler Bell, Michael C. Wildman
  • Patent number: 10882999
    Abstract: Water-based compositions containing a low VOC coalescent, a latex or water-dispersible polymer are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Michael Wildman, T. Howard Killilea, Iain Harvey
  • Patent number: 10883012
    Abstract: Water-based compositions containing a low VOC coalescent, a latex or water-dispersible polymer, and a water-insoluble UV-VIS (preferably, ultraviolet) absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Mike Wildman, T. Howard Killilea, Iain Harvey
  • Publication number: 20200399022
    Abstract: method for making the functionalized polymer. In some embodiments, the functionalized polymer is a water-dispersible polymer, more preferably a water-dispersible polyester polymer, having one or more side groups including one or more salt groups. Packaging containers (e.g., food or beverage cans) comprising the functionalized polymer and methods of making such containers are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Carl Cavallin, Charles Skillman, Richard H. Evans, Larry B. Brandenburger, T. Howard Killilea, George W. O'Dell
  • Patent number: 10836910
    Abstract: Fluid concentrates, colorants and coating compositions contain solid pigment particles dispersed in a nonvolatilizing, reactive liquid diluent having a viscosity less than 1,000 cps and containing at least one molecular species having at least three reactive unsaturated sites. The reactive liquid diluent may serve as one or more of a dispersing medium for the solid pigment particles, a carrier, a coalescent and a humectant, and may crosslink or otherwise cure to form an interpenetrating polymer network in, or crosslink with, a pigmented coating composition containing a film-forming polymeric binder. Embodiments of the reactive liquid diluent can provide colorants and coating compositions having reduced levels of VOCs, conventional carriers, conventional dispersants, conventional coalescents and conventional humectants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: David R. Wallace, T. Howard Killilea, Stephen M. Korenkiewicz, Thomas J. Melnyk, Danny G. Hartinger, Jason S. Ness, Jacob Donlon, Mark R. Coward
  • Publication number: 20200283570
    Abstract: A polymer is provided that preferably includes at least one unsaturated cycloaliphatic group. In one embodiment, the polymer is combined with an optional crosslinker and an optional carrier to form a coating composition suitable for use in coating articles such as packaging articles. In one embodiment, the polymer has at least one unsaturated cycloaliphatic group that is at least bicyclic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Charles Skillman, Paul E. Share, Greg Paulson, Richard H. Evans, Benoit Prouvost, Paul Stenson, T. Howard Killilea, Carl L. Cavallin, Danny Hartinger, Larry B. Brandenburger
  • Patent number: 10703540
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a functionalized polymer for use in coating compositions and a method for making the functionalized polymer. In some embodiments, the functionalized polymer is a water-dispersible polymer, more preferably a water-dispersible polyester polymer, having one or more side groups including one or more salt groups. Packaging containers (e.g., food or beverage cans) comprising the functionalized polymer and methods of making such containers are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Cavallin, Charles Skillman, Richard H. Evans, Larry B Brandenburger, T. Howard Killilea, George W. O'Dell
  • Publication number: 20200190339
    Abstract: Water-based compositions containing a low VOC coalescent, a latex or water-dispersible polymer are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Michael Wildman, T. Howard Killilea, Iain Harvey
  • Patent number: 10640427
    Abstract: A method for making a coating composition by mixing one or more latex polymers and an aliphatic epoxy resin system having an epoxy equivalent weight less than 1000 and being distinct from the one or more latex polymers to provide an aqueous first component, and providing a second component having reactive groups that can react with the one or more epoxy resins. A mixture of the first and second components provides a film-forming curable coating composition that may be used on substrates including cement, cement fiberboard, wood, metal, plastic, ceramic, glass and composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP CO. LLC
    Inventors: Archie W. Garner, T. Howard Killilea, Carl L. Cavallin, Todd A. Peterson, Kevin W. Evanson, Dan Hartinger, Larry B. Brandenburger
  • Patent number: 10563010
    Abstract: A polymer is provided that preferably includes at least one unsaturated cycloaliphatic group. In one embodiment, the polymer is combined with an optional crosslinker and an optional carrier to form a coating composition suitable for use in coating articles such as packaging articles. In one embodiment, the polymer has at least one unsaturated cycloaliphatic group that is at least bicyclic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Charles Skillman, Paul E. Share, Greg Paulson, Richard H. Evans, Benoit Prouvost, Paul Stenson, T. Howard Killilea, Carl L. Cavallin, Danny Hartinger, Larry B. Brandenburger
  • Publication number: 20190367765
    Abstract: Water-based compositions containing a low VOC coalescent, a latex or water-dispersible polymer, and a water-insoluble UV-VIS (preferably, ultraviolet) absorber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Mike Wildman, T. Howard Killilea, Iain Harvey
  • Publication number: 20190367740
    Abstract: Water-based coating compositions or paint having improved gloss retention, including a latex or water-dispersible polymer, a UV-VIS absorber comprising a substituted benzophenone capable of being a free radical generator, a hindered amine light stabilizer, and optionally a low-VOC coalescent provided in a preferably desired amount. A composition comprising a blend a UV-VIS absorber comprising a substituted benzophenone capable of being a free radical generator, a hindered amine light stabilizer, and a low-VOC coalescent, providing a thermally-stable coalescent that can be used in a paint formulation for gloss retention. Gloss retention of paints containing the UV-VIS absorber and hindered amine light stabilizer being markedly improved over paints that do not have both components present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Robert W. Sandoval, Matthew D. Andersson, T. Howard Killilea, Mary Jane Hibben, Frank Cusimano, Tyler Bell, Michael C. Wildman
  • Patent number: 10421868
    Abstract: Water-based compositions containing a low VOC coalescent, a latex or water-dispersible polymer are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Michael Wildman, T. Howard Killilea, Iain Harvey
  • Patent number: 10301500
    Abstract: Water-based compositions containing a low VOC coalescent, a latex or water-dispersible polymer, and a water-insoluble UV-VIS (preferably, ultraviolet) absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Mike Wildman, T. Howard Killilea, Iain Harvey
  • Patent number: 10221322
    Abstract: Water-based compositions that are resistant to dirt pickup are described. The water-based composition includes a latex or water-dispersible polymer and a non-VOC UV-VIS (preferably, ultraviolet) absorber as a dirt pickup resistance additive. Methods of making water-based compositions including a non-VOC UV-VIS absorber as a dirt pickup resistance additive are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Joseph Klen, Robert Sandoval, T. Howard Killilea