Patents by Inventor Timothy A. Morley

Timothy A. Morley 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: 20200181361
    Abstract: An epoxy resin composition including an epoxy functionalized resin, a hardener, and an internal mold release agent, wherein the epoxy functionalized resin has a monohydrolyzed resin content of at least about 0.1 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Aikaterini Tsoutsoura, Timothy A. Morley, Rainer Koeniger, Luca Lotti, Nebojsa Jelic, Zeljko Sikman
  • Publication number: 20200148811
    Abstract: A novel sulfanilamide containing epoxy resin composition capable of fast curing without negative impact on glass transition temperature or mechanical performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy A. Morley, Rainer Koeniger, Luca Lotti, Nebojsa Jeiic, Zeljko Sikman, Martin Reimers
  • Patent number: 10479858
    Abstract: A two-component curable epoxy resin system including a dye solution. The resin system includes an epoxy resin component containing at least 80% by weight of a polyglycidyl ether of a polyphenol. The system also includes a hardener mixture containing mainly polyethylene tetraamines. The system includes triethylene diamine in specific amounts as a catalyst. The system has beneficial curing characteristics with desired color that make it useful for producing fiber-reinforced composites in a resin transfer molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Timothy A. Morley, Rainer Koeniger, Martin Reimers, Peter J. Cate, Nebojsa Jelic, Zeljko Sikman
  • Patent number: 10414857
    Abstract: A curable resin system comprising 1) an epoxy component having a polyglycidyl ether of a polyphenol having an epoxy equivalent weight of up to about 190; and 2) a hardener component comprising polyethylene tetraamine mixture; wherein the epoxy component has a viscosity of less than 9000 mPa·s at 25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Timothy A. Morley, Rainer Koeniger, Sergio Grunder, Sylvie Vervoort, Nebojsa Jelic
  • Publication number: 20190194382
    Abstract: The present invention provides curable moldable compositions comprising from 10 to 80 volume % of heat resistant fiber compositions, a two component resin mixture of (i) one or more epoxy resins, and (ii) a hardener comprising a combination of triethylenetetraamine (TETA) and from 3 to 15 wt. %, based on the weight of the TETA, of 2-phenylimidazole (2-PI). The compositions cure to provide composite articles having a short demold time of 90 s or less at 130° C. and 101 kPa and a high DSC glass transition temperature (Tg) of from 130 to 180° C. when cured at 130° C. for 90 seconds at a pressure of 101 kPa. The invention enables lightweight, heat resistant composite articles, such as for use in automotive applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Nebojsa JELIC, Rainer KOENIGER, Lucca LOTTI, Timothy MORLEY, Zeljko SIKMAN, Alkaterini TSOUTSOURA
  • Patent number: 10308757
    Abstract: A two-component curable epoxy resin system having an epoxy component containing a unique combination of two or more epoxy resins with at least one of the epoxy resins being an epoxy novolac type resin. The composite made from such resin system exhibits high glass transition temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Timothy A. Morley, Rainer Koeniger, Nebojsa Jelic, Rolf Hueppi, Zeljko Sikman
  • Patent number: 10294322
    Abstract: The instant invention provides an isocyanate trimerization catalyst system, a precursor formulation, a process for trimerizing isocyanates, rigid foams made therefrom, and a process for making such foams. The trimerization catalyst system comprises: (a) a phosphatrane cation; and (b) an isocyanate-trimer inducing anion; wherein said trimerization catalyst system has a trimerization activation temperature in the range of equal to or less than 73° C. The precursor formulation comprises (1) at least 25 percent by weight of polyol, based on the weight of the precursor formulation; (2) less than 15 percent by weight of a trimerization catalyst system, based on the weight of the precursor formulation, comprising; (a) a phosphatrane cation; and (c) an isocyanate-trimer inducing anion; wherein said trimerization catalyst system has a trimerization activation temperature in the range of equal to or less than 73° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Phillip S. Athey, Nathan Wilmot, Richard J. Keaton, David A. Babb, Cecile Boyer, Timothy A. Morley
  • Patent number: 10023686
    Abstract: A two-component curable epoxy resin system having an epoxy component containing a unique combination of two or more epoxy resins with at least one of the epoxy resins being an epoxy novolac type resin. The composite made from such resin system exhibits high glass transition temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Timothy A. Morley, Rainer Koeniger, Sergio Grunder, Nebojsa Jelic, Rolf Hueppi
  • Patent number: 10023687
    Abstract: The invention relates to curable epoxy resin systems comprising polyethylene tetraamine and a tin catalyst as hardening agents, and optionally comprising 1,4-diaza[2.2.2]bicyclo octane. The invention also relates to articles made therefrom, including composites such as carbon fiber reinforced composites. The curable epoxy resins have rapid demold times and/or high glass temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sergio Grunder, Timothy A. Morley, Rainer Koeniger, Nebojsa Jelic
  • Publication number: 20180179330
    Abstract: A two-component curable epoxy resin system having an epoxy component containing a unique combination of two or more epoxy resins with at least one of the epoxy resins being an epoxy novolac type resin. The composite made from such resin system exhibits high glass transition temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kirschan Jeltsch, Timothy A. Morley, Rainer Koeniger, Nebojsa Jelic, Zeljko Sikman, Gyongyi Gulyas, Luca Lotti
  • Publication number: 20180162990
    Abstract: A two-component curable epoxy resin system including a dye solution. The resin system includes an epoxy resin component containing at least 80% by weight of a polyglycidyl ether of a polyphenol. The system also includes a hardener mixture containing mainly polyethylene tetraamines. The system includes triethylene diamine in specific amounts as a catalyst. The system has beneficial curing characteristics with desired color that make it useful for producing fiber-reinforced composites in a resin transfer molding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventors: Timothy A. Morley, Rainer Koeniger, Martin Reimers, Peter J. Cate, Nebojsa Jelic, Zeljko Sikman
  • Publication number: 20170283541
    Abstract: The instant invention provides an isocyanate trimerisation catalyst system, a precursor formulation, a process for trimerising isocyanates, rigid foams made therefrom, and a process for making such foams. The trimerisation catalyst system comprises: (a) a phosphatrane cation; and (b) an isocyanate-trimer inducing anion; wherein said trimerisation catalyst system has a trimerisation activation temperature in the range of equal to or less than 73° C. The precursor formulation comprises (1) at least 25 percent by weight of polyol, based on the weight of the precursor formulation; (2) less than 15 percent by weight of a trimerisation catalyst system, based on the weight of the precursor formulation, comprising; (a) a phosphatrane cation; and (c) an isocyanate-trimer inducing anion; wherein said trimerisation catalyst system has a trimerisation activation temperature in the range of equal to or less than 73° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Phillip S. Athey, Nathan Wilmot, Richard J. Keaton, David A. Babb, Cecile Boyer, Timothy A. Morley
  • Publication number: 20170233521
    Abstract: A two-component curable epoxy resin system having an epoxy component containing a unique combination of two or more epoxy resins with at least one of the epoxy resins being an epoxy novolac type resin. The composite made from such resin system exhibits high glass transition temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Dow Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Timothy A Morley, Rainer Koeniger, Nebojsa Jelic, Rolf Hueppi, Zeljko Sikman
  • Patent number: 9688808
    Abstract: Fiber reinforced epoxy resin composites are produced using a specific epoxy resin system. The epoxy resin system contains at least one polyglycidyl ether of a polyphenol. The system also contains a hardener that contains a mixture of aminocyclohexanealkylamine and polyalkylene polyamine hardeners. The ratio of epoxy resin groups to amine hydrogen groups is from 1.05 to 1.50. The epoxy resin system contains a tertiary amine catalyst such as a tertiaryaminophenol, a benzyl tertiary amine or an imidazole compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Timothy A. Morley, Radhakrishnan Karunakaran, Carol L. O'Connell, Nigel Shields, Nikhil K. Verghese, Martin Reimers
  • Patent number: 9688807
    Abstract: A two-component curable epoxy resin system is disclosed. The resin system includes an epoxy resin component containing at least 80% by weight of a polyglycidyl ether of a polyphenol. The system also includes a hardener mixture containing mainly polyethylene tetraamines. The system includes one or more of i) alkali metal salts, ii) carboxylic acid-, carboxylic anhydride- or carboxylic acid ester-substituted phenol compounds, iii) an amino as a catalyst. The system has beneficial curing characteristics that make it useful for producing fiber-reinforced composites in a resin transfer molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sergio Grunder, Rainer Koeniger, Timothy A. Morley, Nebjosa Jelic, Martin Reimers, Peter Cate
  • Publication number: 20170114180
    Abstract: The invention relates to curable epoxy resin systems comprising polyethylene tetraamine and a tin catalyst as hardening agents, and optionally comprising 1,4-diaza[2.2.2]bicyclo octane. The invention also relates to articles made therefrom, including composites such as carbon fiber reinforced composites. The curable epoxy resins have rapid demold times and/or high glass temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sergio Grunder, Timothy A. Morley, Rainer Koeniger, Nebojsa Jelic
  • Patent number: 9587066
    Abstract: The instant invention provides an isocyanate trimerisation catalyst system, a precursor formulation, a process for trimerising isocyanates, rigid foams made therefrom, and a process for making such foams. A trimerisation catalyst system comprising (a) a phosphonium cation; and (b) an isocyanate-trimer inducing carboxylate anion; wherein said trimerisation catalyst system has a trimerisation activation temperature in the range of equal to or less than 73° C. is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Phillip S. Athey, Nathan Wilmot, Richard Keaton, Cecile Boyer, Timothy Morley
  • Patent number: 9580539
    Abstract: Insulating unit are disclosed which are prepared by a cavity-filling, fast-gelling rigid polyurethane foam based on a formulation comprising a polyol component which contains at least 5 weight percent of an amine-initiated polyols and 1.4 to 4 parts by weight of a catalyst package whereby the catalyst package contains at least one amine catalyst and the weight percent nitrogen present in the amine-initiated polyol to weight percent nitrogen present in the catalyst system is from 2 to 8. The formulation is injected into the cavity and the pressure in the cavity is subjected to reduced atmospheric pressure to achieve the rigid foam having a thermal conductivity of less than about 19 mW/mK at 10° C. average plate temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Hans Kramer, Vanni Parenti, Francois M. Casati, Timothy A. Morley
  • Publication number: 20160376398
    Abstract: A curable resin system comprising 1) an epoxy component having a polyglycidyl ether of a polyphenol having an epoxy equivalent weight of up to about 190; and 2) a hardener component comprising polyethylene tetraamine mixture; wherein the epoxy component has a viscosity of less than 9000 mPa·s at 25° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicants: Dow Europe GmbH, Dow Benelux B.V.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Morley, Rainer Koeniger, Sergio Grunder, Sylvie Vervoort, Nebojsa Jelic
  • Publication number: 20160347903
    Abstract: A two-component curable epoxy resin system having an epoxy component containing a unique combination of two or more epoxy resins with at least one of the epoxy resins being an epoxy novolac type resin. The composite made from such resin system exhibits high glass transition temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Timothy A. Morley, Rainer Koeniger, Sergio Grunder, Nebojsa Jelic, Rolf Hueppi