Patents by Inventor Timothy E. Clayfield

Timothy E. Clayfield 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: 11084258
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a film. In an embodiment, a multilayer film having at least three layers is provided. The multilayer film includes two skin layers, each skin layer composed of a blend of a low density polyethylene and an ethylene-based elastomer having a density less than 0.90 g/cc. The multilayer film also includes a core layer located between the skin layers. The core layer includes a propylene-based plastomer having a density less than 0.90 g/cc. The multilayer film has an onset end temperature from 90° C. to 110° C. and a heat seal strength at 120° C. from 1.5 N/cm to 2.5 N/cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Juan C. Tuberquia, Kumar N. Sanketh, Lori L. Kardos, Cody W. Lawrence, Lamy J. Chopin, III, William B. Bellefontaine, Joshua M. Jones, Micah S. Vardeman, Timothy E. Clayfield
  • Publication number: 20210230414
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising a first composition, comprising a first ethylene/alpha-olefin/non-conjugated polyene and a second ethylene ethylene/alpha-olefin/non-conjugated polyene, and wherein the first composition comprises the following property: Mw>1389.6 [g/mole] MV+115,000 g/mole, wherein MV is the Mooney Viscosity (ML 1+4, 125C), and Mw is the weight average molecular weight, as determined by conventional GPC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Colin LiPiShan, Juan C. Tuberquia, Guang Ming Li, Timothy E. Clayfield, Lena T. Nguyen, Edward O. Madenjian, Cory M. Thomas West, Alexandra E. Frankel
  • Publication number: 20200239674
    Abstract: A composition comprising an ethylene/C5-C10 alpha-olefin/non-conjugated polyene interpolymer, wherein the interpolymer meets the following relationship: Tg (° C.)?[0.625(° C./wt %)XC?55° C.], where Tg is the glass transition temperature of the interpolymer, and XC is the wt % crystallinity of the interpolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Colin Li Pi Shan, Lixin Sun, Jeft F. Manganelli, Timothy E. Clayfield
  • Patent number: 10723871
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising a first composition, comprises a first ethylene/alpha-olefin/non-conjugated diene interpolymer, and wherein the first composition comprises the following properties: a) a molecular weight distribution MWD(conv)?3.50, and b) a [(Mz)/(tan delta (0.1 rad/sec, 190° C.))]?250,000 g/mole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Tao Han, Colin LiPiShan, Timothy E. Clayfield
  • Publication number: 20190255819
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a film. In an embodiment, a multilayer film having at least three layers is provided. The multilayer film includes two skin layers, each skin layer composed of a blend of a low density polyethylene and an ethylene-based elastomer having a density less than 0.90 g/cc. The multilayer film also includes a core layer located between the skin layers. The core layer includes a propylene-based plastomer having a density less than 0.90 g/cc. The multilayer film has an onset end temperature from 90° C. to 110° C. and a heat seal strength at 120° C. from 1.5 N/cm to 2.5 N/cm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Juan C. Tuberquia, Kumar N. Sanketh, Lori L. Kardos, Cody W. Lawrence, Lamy J. Chopin, III, William B. Bellefontaine, Joshua M. Jones, Micah S. Vardeman, Timothy E. Clayfield
  • Publication number: 20190136029
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising a first composition, comprises a first ethylene/alpha-olefin/non-conjugated diene interpolymer, and wherein the first composition comprises the following properties: a) a molecular weight distribution MWD(conv)?3.50, and b) a [(Mz)/(tan delta (0.1 rad/sec, 190° C.))]?250,000 g/mole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Tao Han, Colin LiPiShan, Timothy E. Clayfield
  • Patent number: 10160819
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising a first composition that comprises at least one ethylene/alpha-olefin/nonconjugated polyene interpolymer; and wherein the first composition has a Mooney Viscosity (ML1+4, 125C) greater than, or equal to, 10, and wherein the first composition has a “13C NMR % Peak Area,” which is the {[(13C NMR peak area from 21.3 ppm to 21.8 ppm) divided by the (total integral area from 19.5 ppm to 22.0 ppm)]×100}, that is greater than 3.5 percent, as determined by 13C NMR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Colin LiPiShan, Timothy E. Clayfield, Sonja M. Delatte
  • Patent number: 10160841
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising a first composition that comprises an ethylene/alpha-olefin/non-conjugated polyene interpolymer that has the following properties: A) a Mw greater than, or equal to, 150,000 g/mole; and B) a peak area from 21.3 ppm to 21.8 ppm that is greater than, or equal to, 3.0 percent of the total integral area from 19.5 ppm to 22.0 ppm, as determined by 13C NMR; and wherein the first composition has a tan delta (190 C at 0.1 rad/sec) less than, or equal to, 1.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Colin LiPiShan, Timothy E. Clayfield, Sonja M. Delatte
  • Patent number: 9809703
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising a first composition comprising the following: A) a first ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer that has a weight average molecular weight (Mw) greater than 90,000 g/mole and a MWD less than, or equal to 3, each as determined by conventional GPC; B) a second ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer; and wherein the first composition has a number average molecular weight (Mn) less than 10,000 g/mole, as determined by conventional GPC; and wherein the ?-olefin of first interpolymer is the same as the ?-olefin of the second interpolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Brian W. Walther, Timothy E. Clayfield, Curvel Hypolite
  • Patent number: 9580587
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising the following: A) an ethylene/?-olefin/diene interpolymer; B) an ethylene/?-olefin copolymer with a Mooney Viscosity [ML(1+4) at 125° C.] greater than 40; and C) a peroxide; and wherein the ?-olefin of the ethylene/?-olefin copolymer of component B comprises at least four carbon atoms; and wherein component A is present in an amount from 50 to 95 weight percent, based on the sum weight of components A and B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Timothy E. Clayfield, Arnis U. Paeglis
  • Publication number: 20150274867
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising a first composition that comprises at least one ethylene/alpha-olefin/nonconjugated polyene interpolymer; and wherein the first composition has a Mooney Viscosity (ML1+4, 125 C) greater than, or equal to, 10, and wherein the first composition has a “13C NMR % Peak Area,” which is the {[(13C NMR peak area from 21.3 ppm to 21.8 ppm) divided by the (total integral area from 19.5 ppm to 22.0 ppm)]×100}, that is greater than 3.5 percent, as determined by 13C NMR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Colin LiPiShan, Timothy E. Clayfield, Sonja M. Delatte
  • Publication number: 20150259491
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising a first composition that comprises an ethylene/alpha-olefin/non-conjugated polyene interpolymer that has the following properties: A) a Mw greater than, or equal to, 150,000 g/mole; and B) a peak area from 21.3 ppm to 21.8 ppm that is greater than, or equal to, 3.0 percent of the total integral area from 19.5 ppm to 22.0 ppm, as determined by 13C NMR; and wherein the first composition has a tan delta (190 C at 0.1 rad/sec) less than, or equal to, 1.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Colin LiPiShan, Timothy E. Clayfield, Sonja M. Delatte
  • Patent number: 9102824
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising a first composition, which first composition comprises the following: A) a first interpolymer comprising, in polymerized form, ethylene, an ?-olefin and a nonconjugated polyene; B) a second interpolymer comprising, in polymerized form, ethylene, an ?-olefin and a nonconjugated polyene; and wherein the first composition has at least one of the following features: a) an [(ML(1+4, 125° C.))/Mw(conv)]*1000 greater than 0.429 mole/g; b) a Mooney Viscosity (ML, 1+4, 125° C.) greater than, or equal to, 70, and has a low shear viscosity (? at 0.1 rad/sec) less than, or equal to, 100,000 Pa·sec; and c) a Mooney Viscosity (ML(1+4, 125° C.)) greater than, or equal to, 70, and has an [Mw(abs)]/[Mw(conv)] less than 1.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Wenbin Liang, Brian W. Walther, Timothy E. Clayfield, Arnis U. Paeglis, Sherrika D. Daniel, Larry A. Meiske
  • Publication number: 20140378602
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising a first composition comprising the following: A) a first ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer that has a weight average molecular weight (Mw) greater than 90,000 g/mole and a MWD less than, or equal to 3, each as determined by conventional GPC; B) a second ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer; and wherein the first composition has a number average molecular weight (Mn) less than 10,000 g/mole, as determined by conventional GPC; and wherein the ?-olefin of first interpolymer is the same as the ?-olefin of the second interpolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Brian W. Walther, Timothy E. Clayfield, Curvel Hypolite
  • Publication number: 20140287178
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising the following: A) an ethylene/?-olefin/diene interpolymer; B) an ethylene/?-olefin copolymer with a Mooney Viscosity [ML(1+4) at 125° C.] greater than 40; and C) a peroxide; and wherein the ?-olefin of the ethylene/?-olefin copolymer of component B comprises at least four carbon atoms; and wherein component A is present in an amount from 50 to 95 weight percent, based on the sum weight of components A and B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Timothy E. Clayfield, Arnis U. Paeglis
  • Patent number: 8779051
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a thermoplastic composition, method of producing the same, and articles made therefrom. The thermoplastic composition according to present invention comprises the melt blending product of: (a) from 10 to 75 percent by weight of a continuous phase, based on the total weight of the thermoplastic composition, wherein said continuous phase comprises one or more thermoplastic polymers; and (b) from 25 to 90 percent by weight of a dispersed phase comprising one or more core/shell polymer particles, based on the total weight of the thermoplastic composition, wherein said one or more core/shell polymer particles comprise a crosslinked elastomer core and a thermoplastic shell and wherein said core/shell polymer has an average particle size diameter in the range of from 70 to 10,000 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Srdjan Kisin, Eric G. Lundquist, Timothy E. Clayfield, Yannick Saint-Gerard, Veera Nelliappan
  • Publication number: 20130116382
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a thermoplastic composition, method of producing the same, and articles made therefrom. The thermoplastic composition according to present invention comprises the melt blending product of: (a) from 10 to 75 percent by weight of a continuous phase, based on the total weight of the thermoplastic composition, wherein said continuous phase comprises one or more thermoplastic polymers; and (b) from 25 to 90 percent by weight of a dispersed phase comprising one or more core/shell polymer particles, based on the total weight of the thermoplastic composition, wherein said one or more core/shell polymer particles comprise a crosslinked elastomer core and a thermoplastic shell and wherein said core/shell polymer has an average particle size diameter in the range of from 70 to 10,000 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Srdjan Kisin, Eric G. Lundquist, Timothy E. Clayfield, Yannick Saint-Gerard, Veera Nelliappan
  • Publication number: 20120252917
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising at least the following: A) an ethylene/?-olefin/polyene interpolymer, B) an ethylene/?-olefin copolymer, C) optionally at least one filler, D) at least one crosslinking agent, E) at least one blowing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Srdjan Kisin, Timothy E. Clayfield
  • Publication number: 20120116021
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising a first composition, which first composition comprises the following: A) a first interpolymer comprising, in polymerized form, ethylene, an ?-olefin and a nonconjugated polyene; B) a second interpolymer comprising, in polymerized form, ethylene, an ?-olefin and a nonconjugated polyene; and wherein the first composition has an [(ML(1+4, 125° C.))/Mw(conv)]*1000 greater than 0.429 mole/g. The invention also provides a composition comprising a first composition, which first composition comprises the following: A) a first interpolymer comprising, in polymerized form, ethylene, an ?-olefin and a nonconjugated polyene; B) a second interpolymer comprising, in polymerized form, ethylene, an ?-olefin and a nonconjugated polyene; and wherein the first composition has a Mooney Viscosity (ML, 1+4, 125° C.) greater than, or equal to, 70, and has a low shear viscosity (11 at 0.1 rad/sec) less than, or equal to, 100,000 Pa·sec.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Wenbin Liang, Brian W. Walther, Timothy E. Clayfield, Arnis U. Paeglis, Sherrika D. Daniel, Larry A. Meiske
  • Patent number: 6803417
    Abstract: Slush moldable polyolefin powders are prepared by blending a crosslinkable silane-grafted, olefinic interpolymer, optionally containing a crystalline polypropylene homopolymer or interpolymer; and a crosslinked silane-grafted, olefinic interpolymer containing a cure catalyst, the blend optionally containing a crystalline polyolefin powder. The resulting compositions can be slush molded to make a variety of articles of manufacture, especially automotive interior components, having good hot tear properties, low hardness and no glossing after heat aging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Dupont Dow Elastomers L.L.C.
    Inventors: Stephen H. Cree, Timothy E. Clayfield