Patents by Inventor Tim Coffy

Tim Coffy 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: 10647796
    Abstract: A method comprising preparing a multi-component catalyst system comprising a catalyst and a cocatalyst, and adjusting the level of at least one component of the catalyst system to maintain a user-desired level of catalyst activity throughout a process, wherein the component comprises a catalyst activator and wherein the catalyst activator comprises the catalyst or the cocatalyst. A method comprising contacting a polymerization catalyst system comprising a Ziegler-Natta catalyst and a cocatalyst with a catalyst activator at least twice during a polymerization process, wherein the polymerization process is carried out in a reactor system comprising multiple reactor types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth P Blackmon, David Ribour, Shabbir Malbari, Tim Coffy, Michel Daumerie
  • Publication number: 20190169331
    Abstract: A method comprising preparing a multi-component catalyst system comprising a catalyst and a cocatalyst, and adjusting the level of at least one component of the catalyst system to maintain a user-desired level of catalyst activity throughout a process, wherein the component comprises a catalyst activator and wherein the catalyst activator comprises the catalyst or the cocatalyst. A method comprising contacting a polymerization catalyst system comprising a Ziegler-Natta catalyst and a cocatalyst with a catalyst activator at least twice during a polymerization process, wherein the polymerization process is carried out in a reactor system comprising multiple reactor types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Blackmon, David Ribour, Shabbir Malbari, Tim Coffy, Michel Daumerie
  • Patent number: 10246535
    Abstract: A method comprising preparing a multi-component catalyst system comprising a catalyst and a cocatalyst, and adjusting the level of at least one component of the catalyst system to maintain a user-desired level of catalyst activity throughout a process, wherein the component comprises a catalyst activator and wherein the catalyst activator comprises the catalyst or the cocatalyst. A method comprising contacting a polymerization catalyst system comprising a Ziegler-Natta catalyst and a cocatalyst with a catalyst activator at least twice during a polymerization process, wherein the polymerization process is carried out in a reactor system comprising multiple reactor types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Blackmon, David Ribour, Shabbir Malbari, Tim Coffy, Michel Daumerie
  • Publication number: 20170044330
    Abstract: A polymer composition of polypropylene copolymer and 1 to 50% by weight of hard resin. The polypropylene copolymer is either an impact copolymer or a random copolymer. The polymer composition can be used to make injection stretch blow molded articles having improved top load strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Sun Luyi, Tim Coffy, Leland Daniels
  • Patent number: 9505920
    Abstract: A polymer composition of polypropylene copolymer and 1 to 50% by weight of hard resin. The polypropylene copolymer is either an impact copolymer or a random copolymer. The polymer composition can be used to make injection stretch blow molded articles having improved top load strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Luyi Sun, Tim Coffy, Leland Daniels
  • Publication number: 20160122453
    Abstract: A method comprising preparing a multi-component catalyst system comprising a catalyst and a cocatalyst, and adjusting the level of at least one component of the catalyst system to maintain a user-desired level of catalyst activity throughout a process, wherein the component comprises a catalyst activator and wherein the catalyst activator comprises the catalyst or the cocatalyst. A method comprising contacting a polymerization catalyst system comprising a Ziegler-Natta catalyst and a cocatalyst with a catalyst activator at least twice during a polymerization process, wherein the polymerization process is carried out in a reactor system comprising multiple reactor types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Blackmon, David Ribour, Shabbir Malbari, Tim Coffy, Michel Daumerie
  • Patent number: 9260541
    Abstract: A method comprising preparing a multi-component catalyst system comprising a catalyst and a cocatalyst, and adjusting the level of at least one component of the catalyst system to maintain a user-desired level of catalyst activity throughout a process, wherein the component comprises a catalyst activator and wherein the catalyst activator comprises the catalyst or the cocatalyst. A method comprising contacting a polymerization catalyst system comprising a Ziegler-Natta catalyst and a cocatalyst with a catalyst activator at least twice during a polymerization process, wherein the polymerization process is carried out in a reactor system comprising multiple reactor types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Blackmon, David Ribour, Shabbir Malbari, Tim Coffy, Michel Daumerie
  • Patent number: 8859703
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bimodal Ziegler-Natta catalyzed polyethylene, having a density of from 0.930 g/cc to 0.960 g/cc, and a molecular weight distribution of from 10 to 25, wherein an article formed therefrom has a PENT of at least 1500. Also disclosed is a method of preparing a tubular article including obtaining a bimodal polyethylene having a density of from 0.930 g/cc to 0.960 g/cc and a molecular weight distribution of from 10 to 25, and processing the polyethylene under conditions where a specific energy input (SEI) is less than 300 kW·h/ton, and wherein the article has a PENT of at least 1500. Further disclosed is a method for controlling the degradation of polyethylene including polymerizing ethylene monomer, recovering polyethylene, extruding the polyethylene, and controlling the degradation of polyethylene by measuring the SEI to the extruder and adjusting throughput and/or gear suction pressure keep SEI less than 300 kW·h/ton, and forming an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Coffy, Steven Gray, David Knoeppel, Cyril Chevillard, David Rauscher, Carlos Corleto, Gerhard Guenther, Brian B. Cole, Stan Biesert, Vincent Barre, Ruby L. Curtis, Son Nguyen, Danielle Childress
  • Patent number: 8759243
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention generally include multi-component catalyst systems, polymerization processes and heterophasic copolymers formed by the processes. The multi-component catalyst system generally includes a first catalyst component selected from Ziegler-Natta catalyst systems including a diether internal electron donor and a metallocene catalyst represented by the general formula XCpACpBMAn, wherein X is a structural bridge, CpA and CpB each denote a cyclopentadienyl group or derivatives thereof, each being the same or different and which may be either substituted or unsubstituted, M is a transition metal and A is an alkyl, hydrocarbyl or halogen group and n is an integer between 0 and 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Coffy, Michel Daumerie, Kenneth Blackmon, William J. Gauthier, Jun Tian, Joseph L. Thorman
  • Patent number: 8546490
    Abstract: A film comprising a polylactic acid and polypropylene blend having a haze of from about 10% to about 95% and a gloss 45° of from about 50 to about 125. A method of producing an oriented film comprising blending polypropylene and polylactic acid to form a polymeric blend, forming the polymeric blend into a film, and orienting the film. A method of producing an injection molded article comprising blending polypropylene and polylactic acid to form a polymeric blend, injecting the polymeric blend into a mold, and forming the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Fengkui Li, Tim Coffy, Michel Daumerie
  • Patent number: 8461276
    Abstract: Propylene polymerization processes, polymers and films formed therefrom are described herein. The propylene polymerization processes generally include contacting propylene and an amount of ethylene with a first metallocene catalyst and a second metallocene catalyst within a polymerization reaction vessel to form a propylene based polymer, wherein the amount is an amount effective to form the propylene based polymer including from about 2 wt. % to about 6 wt. % ethylene, the second metallocene catalyst is capable of incorporating a greater amount of ethylene into the propylene based polymer than the first metallocene catalyst and wherein the first metallocene catalyst is capable of forming a propylene/ethylene random copolymer exhibiting a melting temperature that is greater than that of a propylene/ethylene random copolymer formed from the second metallocene catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Coffy, Kenneth Blackmon, Joseph Thorman, David Rauscher, Jun Tian, William Gauthier, Nathan Williams
  • Publication number: 20120264894
    Abstract: Propylene polymerization processes, polymers and films formed therefrom are described herein. The propylene polymerization processes generally include contacting propylene and an amount of ethylene with a first metallocene catalyst and a second metallocene catalyst within a polymerization reaction vessel to form a propylene based polymer, wherein the amount is an amount effective to form the propylene based polymer including from about 2 wt. % to about 6 wt. % ethylene, the second metallocene catalyst is capable of incorporating a greater amount of ethylene into the propylene based polymer than the first metallocene catalyst and wherein the first metallocene catalyst is capable of forming a propylene/ethylene random copolymer exhibiting a melting temperature that is greater than that of a propylene/ethylene random copolymer formed from the second metallocene catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Tim Coffy, Kenneth Blackmon, Joseph Thorman, David Rauscher, Jun Tian, William Gauthier, Nathan Williams
  • Publication number: 20120248002
    Abstract: A polymer composition of polypropylene copolymer and 1 to 50% by weight of hard resin. The polypropylene copolymer is either an impact copolymer or a random copolymer. The polymer composition can be used to make injection stretch blow molded articles having improved top load strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Luyi Sun, Tim Coffy, Leland Daniels
  • Patent number: 8278403
    Abstract: Propylene polymerization processes, polymers and films formed therefrom are described herein. The propylene polymerization processes generally include contacting propylene and an amount of ethylene with a first metallocene catalyst and a second metallocene catalyst within a polymerization reaction vessel to form a propylene based polymer, wherein the amount is an amount effective to form the propylene based polymer including from about 2 wt. % to about 6 wt. % ethylene, the second metallocene catalyst is capable of incorporating a greater amount of ethylene into the propylene based polymer than the first metallocene catalyst and wherein the first metallocene catalyst is capable of forming a propylene/ethylene random copolymer exhibiting a melting temperature that is greater than that of a propylene/ethylene random copolymer formed from the second metallocene catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Coffy, Kenneth Blackmon, Joseph Thorman, David Rauscher, Jun Tian, William Gauthier, Nathan Williams
  • Publication number: 20120108769
    Abstract: Polymerization processes and polymers formed therefrom are described herein. The polymerization processes generally include contacting ethylene and propylene with a multi-component catalyst composition including a first catalyst component including a chromium oxide based catalyst and a second catalyst component selected from metallocene and Ziegler-Natta catalysts within a polymerization reaction vessel to form a random copolymer, wherein the second catalyst component exhibits a higher comonomer response than the first catalyst component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ricky McCormick, Steven Gray, Tim Coffy, David Knoeppel
  • Publication number: 20120095174
    Abstract: Supported catalyst systems and methods of forming the same are described herein. In one specific embodiment, the methods generally include providing an inorganic support material and contacting the inorganic support material with an aluminum fluoride compound represented by the formula AlFpX3-pBq to form an aluminum fluoride impregnated support, wherein X is selected from Cl, Br and OH?, B is H2O, p is selected from 1 to 3 and q is selected from 0 to 6. The method further includes contacting the aluminum fluoride impregnated support with a transition metal compound to form a supported catalyst system, wherein the transition metal compound is represented by the formula [L]mM[A]n; wherein L is a bulky ligand, A is a leaving group, M is a transition metal and m and n are such that a total ligand valency corresponds to the transition metal valency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Vladimir Marin, Margarito Lopez, Abbas Razavi, Tim Coffy, Michel Daumerie
  • Publication number: 20120091621
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bimodal Ziegler-Natta catalyzed polyethylene, having a density of from 0.930 glee to 0.960 glee, and a molecular weight distribution of from 10 to 25, wherein an article formed therefrom has a PENT of at least 1500. Also disclosed is a method of preparing a tubular article including obtaining a bimodal polyethylene having a density of from 0.930 glee to 0.960 Wee and a molecular weight distribution of from 10 to 25, and processing the polyethylene under conditions where a specific energy input (SET) is less than 300 kW.h/ton, and wherein the article has a PENT of at least 1500. Further disclosed is a method for controlling the degradation of polyethylene including polymerizing ethylene monomer, recovering polyethylene, extruding the polyethylene, and controlling the degradation of polyethylene by measuring the SEI to the extruder and adjusting throughput and/or gear suction pressure keep SEI less than 300 kW.h/ton, and forming an article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Tim Coffy, Steven Gray, David Knoeppel, Cyril Chevillard, David Rauscher, Carlos Corleto, Gerhard Guenther, Brian B. Cole, Stan Biesert, Vincent Barre, Ruby L. Curtis, Son Nguyen, Danielle Childress
  • Publication number: 20120034838
    Abstract: Processes of forming a fiber article and articles formed therefrom are described herein. The processes generally include providing a propylene-based polymer; contacting the propylene-based polymer with polylactic acid in the presence of a reactive modifier, a non-reactive modifier or a combination thereof to form a polymeric blend, wherein the reactive modifier is selected from epoxy-functionalized polyolefins and the non-reactive modifier comprises an elastomer; and forming the polymeric blend into a fiber article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Fengkui Li, Tim Coffy, Michel Daumerie, John Bieser, Ryan Albores
  • Patent number: 8110644
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bimodal Ziegler-Natta catalyzed polyethylene, having a density of from 0.930 g/cc to 0.960 g/cc, and a molecular weight distribution of from 10 to 25, wherein an article formed therefrom has a PENT of at least 1500. Also disclosed is a method of preparing a tubular article including obtaining a bimodal polyethylene having a density of from 0.930 g/cc to 0.960 g/cc and a molecular weight distribution of from 10 to 25, and processing the polyethylene under conditions where a specific energy input (SEI) is less than 300 kW·h/ton, and wherein the article has a PENT of at least 1500. Further disclosed is a method for controlling the degradation of polyethylene including polymerizing ethylene monomer, recovering polyethylene, extruding the polyethylene, and controlling the degradation of polyethylene by measuring the SEI to the extruder and adjusting throughput and/or gear suction pressure keep SEI less than 300 kW·h/ton, and forming an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Coffy, Steven Gray, David Knoeppel, Cyril Chevillard, David Rauscher, Carlos Corleto, Gerhard Guenther, Brian Cole, Stan Biesert, Vincent Barre, Ruby Curtis, Son Nguyen, Danielle Childress
  • Patent number: 8110518
    Abstract: Supported catalyst systems and methods of forming the same are described herein. In one specific embodiment, the methods generally include providing an inorganic support material and contacting the inorganic support material with an aluminum fluoride compound represented by the formula AlFpX3-pBq to form an aluminum fluoride impregnated support, wherein X is selected from Cl, Br and OH?, B is H2O, p is selected from 1 to 3 and q is selected from 0 to 6. The method further includes contacting the aluminum fluoride impregnated support with a transition metal compound to form a supported catalyst system, wherein the transition metal compound is represented by the formula [L]mM[A]n; wherein L is a bulky ligand, A is a leaving group, M is a transition metal and m and n are such that a total ligand valency corresponds to the transition metal valency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Marin, Margarito Lopez, Abbas Razavi, Tim Coffy, Michel Daumerie