Patents by Inventor Teresa P. Karjala

Teresa P. Karjala 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: 20210292528
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a film comprising a layer that comprises 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 0.5 to 10 g/10 min; a density (measured according to ASTM D792) of less than 0.935 g/cm3; a melt flow ratio, I10/I2, wherein I10 is measured according to ASTM D1238 (10 kg, 190 C) of from 6.0 to 7.5; a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) of from 2.8 to 3.9; and a vinyl unsaturation of greater than 0.12 vinyls per one thousand carbon atoms, and a low density polyethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Nicolas Cardoso Mazzola, Teresa P. Karjala, João Gargalaka, Jr., Mustafa Bilgen, Marcelo Delmar Cantu, Mehmet Demirors, Jorge Caminero Gomes
  • Patent number: 11123953
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include multilayer films having a cling layer and a release layer, wherein the cling layer comprises (i) an ethylene/alpha-olefin elastomer, and (ii) a polyethylene polymer selected from ultra-low density polyethylene, a very low density polyethylene, or combinations thereof, and the release layer comprises a low density polyethylene (LDPE) having a density of from 0.915 to 0.930 g/cc, a melt index, I2, of from 1.0 to 30.0 g/10 min, and a molecular weight distribution, (Mw/Mn), as measured by the conventional calibration of triple detector gel permeation chromatography, of from 3.0 to less than 7.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jong Young Lee, Teresa P. Karjala
  • Patent number: 11098183
    Abstract: A composition comprising an ethylene-based polymer which comprises the following properties: a) MWD(conv) from 3.0 to 7.0; b) an ADF IR between 0.230 and 0.260 for molecular weight ?15,000 g/mol c) 12 from 4.0 to 6.5 g/10 min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Teresa P. Karjala, Jose Ortega, Lori L. Kardos, David T. Gillespie, John N. Naumovitz, Chuan Yar Lai, Zachary L. Polk
  • Publication number: 20210178735
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include multilayer cast films having a cling layer and a release layer, wherein the cling layer comprises (i) a first polyethylene composition, and (ii) ultra-low density polyethylene, very low density polyethylene, ethylene/alpha-olefin elastomer, propylene-based elastomer, or combinations thereof; and the release layer comprises a second polyethylene composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Mustafa Bilgen, Teresa P. Karjala, Jon W. Hobson, Hrishikesh R. Munj, Mehmet Demirors
  • Publication number: 20210108053
    Abstract: A composition comprising an ethylene-based polymer which comprises the following properties: a) MWD(conv) from 3.0 to 7.0; b) an ADF IR between 0.230 and 0.260 for molecular weight ?15,000 g/mol c) 12 from 4.0 to 6.5 g/10 min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Teresa P. Karjala, Jose Ortega, Lori L. Kardos, David T. Gillespie, John N. Naumovitz, Chuan Yar Lai, Zachary L. Polk
  • Patent number: 10975179
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising a first ethylene-based polymer, formed by a high pressure, free-radical polymerization process, and comprising the following properties: a) a Mw(abs) versus I2 relationship: Mw(abs)<A×[(I2)B], where A=5.00×102 (g/mole)/(dg/min)B, and B=?0.40; and b) a MS versus I2 relationship: MS?C×[(I2)D], where C=13.5 cN/(dg/min)D, and D=?0.55.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Otto J. Berbee, Cornelis F. J. Den Doelder, Teresa P. Karjala, Karl Zuercher, Jian Wang, Stefan Hinrichs
  • Patent number: 10941220
    Abstract: A high pressure polymerization process to form an ethylene-based polymer, the process comprising at least the following step: polymerizing a reaction mixture comprising ethylene and at least one comonomer, using a reactor system comprising a reactor configuration, and the following: (A) at least two reaction zones, a zone (reaction zone 1) and an ith zone (reaction zone i where i?2), (B) at least two ethylene-based feed streams, each comprising a percentage of the total make-up ethylene fed to the polymerization process, and wherein a first stream is sent to reaction zone 1 and a second stream is sent to reaction zone i; (C) a control system to control the percentage of the total make-up ethylene in the stream sent to reaction zone 1, and the percentage of the total make-up ethylene in the stream sent to reaction zone i, and wherein the ratio (Q) of the molar concentration of the at least one comonomer fed to the first reaction zone, to the molar concentration of comonomer in the sum of all ethylene-based fee
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Otto J. Berbee, Stefan Hinrichs, Hayley A. Brown, Bharat I. Chaudhary, John O. Osby, Teresa P. Karjala
  • 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: 10857768
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include multilayer cast films having a first outer layer, a core layer, and a second outer layer, wherein the first outer layer comprises (a) a linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), ultra-low density polyethylene (ULDPE), a first polyethylene composition, or combinations of two or more thereof, and (b) polyisobutylene, and the core layer comprises a core layer polyethylene composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: Dow Glo, PBBPoIisur S.R.L., Dow Quimica de Colombia S.A.
    Inventors: Marlos Giuntini De Oliveira, Teresa P. Karjala, Mustafa Bilgen, Jorge Caminero Gomes, Maximiliano Zanetti, Miguel A. Molano Niampira, Jorge Mario Rodriguez Camelo, Camila Do Valle, Guillermo A. Raimondi
  • Patent number: 10851190
    Abstract: Mono- and multi-layer films comprising a polyethylene composition which comprises the reaction product of ethylene and optionally one or more alpha olefin comonomers in the presence of a catalyst composition comprising a multi-metallic procatalyst via a solution polymerization process in at least one reactor; wherein said polyethylene composition is characterized by one or more of the following properties: a melt index, I2, measured according to ASTM D 1238 (2.16 kg @ 190° C.), from 0.1 to 5 g/10 min; density, measured according to ASTM D-792, from 0.910 to 0.935 g/cc; melt flow ratio, I10/I2, wherein I10 is measured according to ASTM D1238 (10 kg @ 190° C.), from 6 to 7.4; and molecular weight distribution, (Mw/Mn) from 2.5 to 3.5 are provided. Also provided are articles made from the mono- and/or multi-layer films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mehmet Demirors, Teresa P. Karjala, Nilesh R. Savargaonkar, Rajen M. Patel, Sylvie Desjardins
  • Patent number: 10836852
    Abstract: A composition comprising an ethylene-based polymer, wherein the ethylene-based polymer comprises the following properties: a) an Mw(abs) from 130,000 to 162,000 g/mol; b) a melt index (I2) from 1.5 to 3.0 g/10 min; c) an ADF LS from 0.350 to 0.450 for molecular weight ?500,000 g/mol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Teresa P. Karjala, Lori L. Kardos, David T. Gillespie, Zachary L. Polk
  • Patent number: 10815375
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising an ethylene-based polymer and wherein the ethylene-based polymer has the following properties: (A) a CO content from greater than 0 to less than 10 weight percent CO (carbon monoxide), based on the weight of the polymer, and (B) a melt index (I2) from 0.1 to less than 3 g/10 min; and (C) a density from 0.923 to 0.928 g/cc; and wherein the ethylene-based polymer has a melting point, Tm, in ° C., that meets the following relationship: Tm (° C.)<601.4*(Density N in g/cc)?447.8° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Teresa P. Karjala, Alfred E. Vigil, Jr., Frances Olajide, Jr., Lori L. Kardos
  • Publication number: 20200325275
    Abstract: A composition comprising an ethylene/CO interpolymer, formed from a high pressure, free-radical polymerization, and wherein the ethylene/CO interpolymer has the following properties: a) a CO content from “greater than 0” weight percent to less than, or equal to, 10 weight percent CO (carbon monoxide), based on the weight of the interpolymer; and b) a melting point, Tm, in ° C. that meets the following relationship: Tm (° C.)?601.4*(Density in g/cc)?452.5(° C.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Teresa P. Karjala, Jose Ortega, Lori L. Kardos, James L. Cooper
  • Patent number: 10759927
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising an ethylene-based polymer, wherein the ethylene-based polymer comprises the following properties: a) a Mw(abs)/Mw(conv) >2.60; and b) a CDFRIR (at Mw<10,000 g/mole) >0.145.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Teresa P. Karjala, Lori L. Kardos, Hayley A. Brown, David T. Gillespie, Zachary L. Polk, Jose Ortega
  • Patent number: 10759928
    Abstract: A composition comprising an ethylene-based polymer, which comprises the following properties: a) (Mw(abs)/Mw(conv)?2.00)*(100,000 g/mol/Mw(abs))*CDF?IR #191 (MW?10,000 g/mol)?0.030; and b) a melt index (I2) from 0.30 to 2.50 g/10 min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Hayley A. Brown, Teresa P. Karjala, Lori L. Kardos, David T. Gillespie, Zachary L. Polk, Jose Ortega
  • Publication number: 20200263008
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising an ethylene-based polymer, wherein the ethylene-based polymer comprises the following properties: a) a Mw(abs)/Mw(conv)>2.60; and b) a CDFRIR (at Mw<10,000 g/mole)>0.145.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Teresa P. KARJALA, Lori L. KARDOS, Hayley A. BROWN, David T. GILLESPIE, Zachary L. POLK, Jose ORTEGA
  • Patent number: 10730987
    Abstract: Functionalized ethylene-based polymers are prepared by a process comprising the step of reacting a first composition comprising an ethylene-based polymer with at least the following: (A) at least one carbon-carbon (C—C) free radical initiator of Structure I: wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 are each, independently, hydrogen or a hydrocarbyl group; and wherein, optionally, two or more R groups (R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6) form a ring structure; and with the provisos that (i) at least one of R2 and R5 is a hydrocarbyl group of at least two carbon atoms, and (ii) at least one of R3 and R6 is a hydrocarbyl group of at least two carbon atoms; and (B) at least one free radical initiator other than the carbon-carbon (C—C) free radical initiator of Structure I (a non-C—C free radical initiator), e.g., a peroxide; and (C) at least one functionalization agent, e.g., maleic anhydride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mehmet Demirors, Sean Ewart, Teresa P. Karjala
  • Patent number: 10730973
    Abstract: Ethylene-based polymers comprising the following properties: (A) a density less than 0.9190 g/cc; (B) a hexane extractable level that meets the following equation: hexane extractable level ?A+B [log(12)], where A=2.65 wt %, and B—0.25 wt %[log (dg/min)]; based on total weight of the ethylene-based polymer; (C) a G? (at G?=500 Pa, 1 70° C.) that meets the following equation: G??C+D [log(12)], where C=150 Pa, and D=?60 Pa/[log(dg/min)]; and (D) a melt index (12) from 0.7 to 20 dg/min; are made in high pressure tubular process that comprises at least three reaction zones with the peak polymerization temperature of the first reaction zone ?320° C. and the peak polymerization temperature of the last reaction zone ?290° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Otto J. Berbee, Cornelis F. J. Den Doelder, Stefan Hinrichs, Teresa P. Karjala, John O. Osby
  • Publication number: 20200239673
    Abstract: A method for increasing the melt strength and/or low shear viscosity of a polyethylene resin, the method comprising a) providing a polyethylene composition comprising the reaction product of ethylene and optionally, one or more alpha-olefin comonomers, wherein the polyethylene composition is characterized by the following properties: a density ranging from 0.900 g/cm3 to 0.970 g/cm3, a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) ranging from 2.6 to 3.5, and from 0.10 to 0.27 vinyl groups per 1,000 total carbon atoms; b) providing a masterbatch composition comprising a free radical generator and a polyethylene resin, wherein the free radical generator has a half-life at 220 C of less than 200 seconds, and a decomposition energy higher than ?250 kJ/mol, and wherein the polyethylene resin has a density ranging from 0.900 g/cm3 to 0.970 g/cm3, melt index ranging from 0.01 g/10 min to 100 g/10 min; and c) reacting the polyethylene composition with the masterbatch composition to form a modified polyethylene composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, PBBPolisur S.R.L.
    Inventors: Surya Ssubramaniam, Mehmet Demirors, Teresa P. Karjala, Jorge Caminero Gomes, Guillermo A. Raimondi, Davidson Lütkenhaus, Marie De Luján Tricotti
  • Publication number: 20200231712
    Abstract: A high pressure, free radical polymerization process to form an ethylene-based polymer, the process comprising at least the following step: polymerizing a reaction mixture comprising ethylene, using a polymerization system comprising the following: (A) a reactor configuration comprising at least one reactor that comprises at least two reaction zones, a first reaction zone (reaction zone 1) and an ith reaction zone (where i?2); wherein the ith reaction zone is the last reaction zone, and wherein i is the total number of reaction zones; (B) at least two ethylene-based feed streams, a first ethylene-based feed stream and an nth ethylene-based feed stream, wherein the first ethylene-based feed stream is sent to the first reaction zone, and the nth ethylene-based feed stream is the last ethylene based feed stream sent to the reactor configuration; wherein n?i; and RZn/RZ1 does not equal 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Otto J. Berbee, Stefan Hinrichs, Bharat I. Chaudhary, Teresa P. Karjala, John O. Osby, Jose Ortega