Patents by Inventor Thomas Joseph Pecorini

Thomas Joseph Pecorini 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: 20190359793
    Abstract: An injection molded article comprising a thin-walled body portion formed from a polymer-based resin derived from cellulose, wherein the thin-walled body portion comprises: i. a gate position; ii. a last fill position; iii. a flow length to wall thickness ratio greater than or equal to 100, wherein the flow length is measured from the gate position to the last fill position; and iv. a wall thickness less than or equal to about 2 mm; and wherein the polymer-based resin has an HDT or at least 95° C., a bio-derived content of at least 20 wt %, and a spiral flow length of at least 3.0 cm, when the polymer-based resin is molded with a spiral flow mold with the conditions of a barrel temperature of 238° C., a melt temperature of 246° C., a molding pressure of 13.8 MPa, a mold thickness of 0.8 mm, and a mold width of 12.7 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Wenlai Feng, Haining An, Michael Eugene Donelson, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Robert Ellis McCrary, Douglas Weldon Carico, Spencer Allen Gilliam
  • Publication number: 20190359794
    Abstract: A cellulose ester composition is provided comprising at least one cellulose ester and at least one ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer and optionally at least one plasticizer. Processes for producing the cellulose ester compositions as well as articles made using these compositions, such as eyeglass frames, automotive parts, and toys are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Haining An, Michael Eugene Donelson, Wenlai Feng, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Michael John Rodig, Marcus David Shelby
  • Publication number: 20190345313
    Abstract: A shaped article comprising a polymer-based resin derived from cellulose, wherein the polymer-based resin has an HDT of at least 95° C., a bio-derived content of at least 20 wt %, a notched izod impact strength of greater than 80 J/m and at least one of the following properties chosen from: flexural modulus of greater than 1900 MPa; a spiral flow length or at least 3.0 cm; a flex creep deflection of less than 12 mm; a transmission of at least 70%; a ?E value of less than 25; or an L* color of at least 85.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Wenlai Feng, Haining An, Michael Eugene Donelson, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Robert Ellis McCrary, Douglas Weldon Carico, Spencer Allen Gilliam
  • Publication number: 20190264007
    Abstract: A cellulose ester composition is provided comprising at least one cellulose ester and at least one impact modifier and optionally at least one plasticizer. Processes for producing the cellulose ester compositions as well as articles made using these compositions, such as eyeglass frames, automotive parts, and toys are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Wenlai Feng, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Michael Eugene Donelson, Haining An
  • Publication number: 20190256613
    Abstract: A cellulose ester composition with heat distortion temperatures greater than 90° C. is provided comprising at least one cellulose ester and optionally at least one plasticizer. The cellulose ester compositions are useful for making articles such as eyeglass frames, automotive parts, and toys are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Michael Eugene Donelson, Gary Michael Stack, Emerson Eston Sharpe, Jr., Wenlai Feng, Haining An
  • Publication number: 20190071532
    Abstract: Thermoplastic polymer compositions having enhanced properties, as well as methods of making and using the same, are provided. Thermoplastic polymers according to some aspects of the present invention may be rigid, but may also be suitable for use in applications requiring a thermoplastic polymer resin. Thermoplastic polymers according to various aspects of the present invention may be useful in preparing shaped articles such as, for example, sheets, films, tubes, preforms, bottles, profiles, and other similar articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Marc Alan Strand, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Patricia Hill-Wilder, Tabatha Stearns, Ross W. Yost, Jason Christopher Jenkins, Anne Martine Jackson
  • Publication number: 20190048124
    Abstract: Thermoplastic polymer compositions having enhanced properties, as well as methods of making and using the same, are provided. Thermoplastic polymers according to some aspects of the present invention may be rigid, but may also be suitable for use in applications requiring a thermoplastic polymer resin. Thermoplastic polymers according to various aspects of the present invention may be useful in preparing shaped articles such as, for example, sheets, films, tubes, preforms, bottles, profiles, and other similar articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Marc Alan Strand, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Patricia Hill-Wilder, Tabatha Stearns, Ross W. Yost, Jason Christopher Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10017606
    Abstract: A molded article comprising at least one polyester which comprises: (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising: i) 95 to 99.99 mole % of terephthalic acid residues; and ii) 0.01 to 5 mole % of isophthalic acid; and (b) a glycol component comprising: i) 5 to 15 mole % of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; ii) 85 to 95 mole % of 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues; and iii) 5 mole % or less of modifying glycols which are not 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol or cyclohexanedimethanol, wherein the polyester has an inherent viscosity from 0.80 to 1.0 dL/g and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 90 to 110° C., and wherein the molded article does not contain polycarbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Douglas Stephens McWilliams, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell, Ted Calvin Germroth, Benjamin Fredrick Barton, Damon Bryan Shackelford
  • Patent number: 9765181
    Abstract: Described are coating compositions comprising a polyester, the polyester comprising: at least one polyester which comprises a dicarboxylic acid component comprising terephthalic acid residues, and a glycol component comprising 30 to 40 mole % 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues and 60 to 70 mole % cyclohexanedimethanol residues, where the inherent viscosity of the polyester is from 0.10 to 0.70 dL/g, and where the coating composition is made from a film or sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Douglas Stephens McWilliams, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell
  • Patent number: 9765203
    Abstract: Described as one aspect of the invention are polyester compositions containing: (I) at least one polyester which comprises: (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising: (i) 70 to 100 mole % of terephthalic acid residues; (ii) 0 to 30 mole % of aromatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 20 carbon atoms; and (iii) 0 to 10 mole % of aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 16 carbon atoms; and (b) a glycol component comprising: (i) 1 to 99 mole % of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and (ii) 1 to 99 mole % of cyclohexanedimethanol residues; and (II) at least one thermal stabilizer chosen from at least one of alkyl phosphate esters, aryl phosphate esters, mixed alkyl aryl phosphate esters, reaction products thereof, and mixtures thereof; wherein the total mole % of the dicarboxylic acid component is 100 mole %, and wherein the total mole % of the glycol component is 100 mole %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Ted Calvin Germroth, Gary Wayne Connell, Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Douglas Stephens McWilliams, Benjamin Fredrick Barton, Damon Bryan Shackelford
  • Publication number: 20170174828
    Abstract: Described are polyesters comprising (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising 80 to 100 mole % terephthalic acid residues; optionally, 0 to 20 mole % aromatic dicarboxylic acid residues or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues; 20 to 30 mole % of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and 70 to 80 mole % 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues. The polyesters may be manufactured into articles such as fibers, films, bottles or sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Douglas Stephens McWilliams, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell, Ted Calvin Germroth, Benjamin Fredrick Barton, Damon Bryan Shackelford
  • Patent number: 9598533
    Abstract: Described are polyesters comprising (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising 80 to 100 mole % terephthalic acid residues; optionally, 0 to 20 mole % aromatic dicarboxylic acid residues or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues; 20 to 30 mole % of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and 70 to 80 mole % 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues. The polyesters may be manufactured into articles such as fibers, films, bottles or sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Douglas Stephens McWilliams, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell, Ted Calvin Germroth, Benjamin Fredrick Barton, Damon Bryan Shackelford
  • Patent number: 9534079
    Abstract: Articles, including water bottle(s) having a weight from 200 to 800 grams comprising a polyester composition comprising at least one polyester which comprises: (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising terephthalic acid residues; optionally, aromatic dicarboxylic acid or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues; and (b) a glycol component comprising 30 to 40 mole % of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and 60 to 70 mole % of 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues; wherein the total mole % of the dicarboxylic acid component is 100 mole %, and the total mole % of the glycol component is 100 mole and the inherent viscosity of the polyester is from 0.50 to 0.68 dl/g as determined in 60/40 (wt/wt) phenol/tetrachloroethane at a concentration of 0.5 g/100 ml at 25° C.; and wherein the polyester has a Tg of from 100 to 140° C.; and wherein the polyester composition contains no polycarbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell, Michael James Keegan
  • Publication number: 20160017125
    Abstract: Described as one aspect of the invention are polyester compositions containing: (I) at least one polyester which comprises: (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising: (i) 70 to 100 mole % of terephthalic acid residues; (ii) 0 to 30 mole % of aromatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 20 carbon atoms; and (iii) 0 to 10 mole % of aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 16 carbon atoms; and (b) a glycol component comprising: (i) 1 to 99 mole % of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and (ii) 1 to 99 mole % of cyclohexanedimethanol residues; and (II) at least one thermal stabilizer chosen from at least one of alkyl phosphate esters, aryl phosphate esters, mixed alkyl aryl phosphate esters, reaction products thereof, and mixtures thereof; wherein the total mole % of the dicarboxylic acid component is 100 mole %, and wherein the total mole % of the glycol component is 100 mole %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: TED CALVIN GERMROTH, GARY WAYNE CONNELL, EMMETT DUDLEY CRAWFORD, THOMAS JOSEPH PECORINI, DOUGLAS STEPHENS McWILLIAMS, BENJAMIN FREDRICK BARTON, DAMON BRYAN SHACKELFORD
  • Publication number: 20160009858
    Abstract: Described are container(s) comprising polyesters comprising (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising terephthalic acid residues; optionally, aromatic dicarboxylic acid or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues; 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: EMMETT DUDLEY CRAWFORD, THOMAS JOSEPH PECORINI, DAVID SCOTT PORTER, GARY WAYNE CONNELL, MICHAEL JAMES KEEGAN
  • Publication number: 20160009951
    Abstract: Described are polyester compositions comprising at least one polyester which comprises terephthalic acid residues, 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol, and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, wherein the inherent viscosity and the Tg of the polyester provides for certain polyester properties. The polyesters may be manufactured into articles such as fibers, films, bottles or sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: EMMETT DUDLEY CRAWFORD, THOMAS JOSEPH PECORINI, DOUGLAS STEPHENS McWILLIAMS, DAVID SCOTT PORTER, GARY WAYNE CONNELL
  • Publication number: 20160009857
    Abstract: Described are baby bottle(s) comprising polyesters comprising (a) a dicarboxylic acid component having terephthalic acid or an ester thereof; optionally, an aromatic dicarboxylic acid or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid or esters thereof; 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol; and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: EMMETT DUDLEY CRAWFORD, THOMAS JOSEPH PECORINI, DAVID SCOTT PORTER, GARY WAYNE CONNELL, MICHAEL JAMES KEEGAN
  • Patent number: 9181388
    Abstract: Described are polyester compositions comprising at least one polyester which comprises terephthalic acid residues, 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol, and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, wherein the inherent viscosity and the Tg of the polyester provides for certain polyester properties. The polyesters may be manufactured into articles such as fibers, films, bottles or sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Douglas Stephens McWilliams, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell
  • Patent number: 9175134
    Abstract: Described are bottles(s) comprising at least one polyester composition comprising at least one polyester which comprises terephthalic acid residues; 30 to 40 mole % of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and 60 to 70 mole % of 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues, wherein the inherent viscosity of said polyester is from 0.50 to 0.68 dL/g as determined in 60/40 (wt/wt) phenol/tetrachloroethane at a concentration of 0.5 g/100 ml at 25° C.; wherein said polyester has a notched Izod impact strength of at least 7.5 ft-lb/inch at 23° C. according to ASTM D256 with a 10-mil notch in a ?-inch thick bar; wherein the melt viscosity of said polyester is less than 10,000 poise as measured at 1 radian/second on a rotary melt rheometer at 290° C.; and wherein said polyester composition contains no polycarbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell, Michael James Keegan
  • Patent number: 9169348
    Abstract: This invention relates to a baby bottle made from a polyester composition comprising a polyester further comprising 80 to 100 mole % terephthalic acid residues, 0 to 20 other diacid residues, 30 to 40 mole % 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues and 60 to 70 mole % 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues, wherein the total diol residues equal 100 mole % and the total diacid residues equal 100 mole %. These baby bottles are unique in that they provide an alternative to baby bottles made from polycarbonate and they provide good heat resistance, good toughness, and good chemical resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell, Michael James Keegan