Polymerization With Metallocene Catalysts Patents (Class 526/943)
  • Patent number: 10336782
    Abstract: Provided is a cobalt complex which is useful for the production of a cobalt-containing thin film under conditions where no oxidizing gas is used. A cobalt complex represented by general formula (1) (wherein R1 represents a silyloxy group represented by general formula (2) (wherein R6, R7 and R8 independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms); R2 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or a silyloxy group represented by general formula (2); R3, R4 and R5 independently represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; and L represents a diene having 4 to 10 carbon atoms) is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAGAMI CHEMICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Naoyuki Koiso, Yuki Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Oike, Teppei Hayakawa, Taishi Furukawa, Ken-ichi Tada
  • Patent number: 9951247
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to: a polymerizable composition comprising a cycloolefin-based monomer represented by a formula (I), and a polymerization catalyst, wherein R1 is a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a halogen atom, etc, m is an integer from 0 to 6n+6, and n is an integer from 1 to 3. As a result of the present invention, a polymerizable composition that is useful as a material for producing a cycloolefin-based resin formed article that exhibits excellent adhesion to a metal, a cycloolefin-based polymer obtained from the polymerizable composition, a cycloolefin-based resin formed article, and a laminate that includes a metal foil and a cycloolefin-based resin layer that is situated adjacent to the metal foil are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuteru Endo, Satoshi Kiriki, Yasuo Tsunogae
  • Patent number: 9162204
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for improving the polymerization of ethylene and one or more optional co-monomer(s) in a polymerization loop reactor characterized in that said process comprises the step of controlling the hydrogen/monomer ratio along the path of the reactor by multiple, spatially separated, feeding of hydrogen along the path of the loop reactor. In particular, the invention provides a process for controlling, and preferably narrowing, the molecular weight distribution of the produced polymer particles. In another aspect, the invention relates to a polymerization loop reactor suitable for the polymerization process of ethylene and an optional olefin co-monomer, wherein the molecular weight distribution of the produced ethylene polymer can be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: TOTAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FELUY
    Inventor: Daan Dewachter
  • Patent number: 9029284
    Abstract: A solid particulate catalyst free from an external carrier comprising: (i) a complex of formula (I): wherein M is zirconium or hafnium; each X is a sigma ligand; L is a divalent bridge selected from —R?2C—, —R?2C—CR?2—, —R?2Si—, —R?2Si—SiR?2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, C1-C20-alkyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl; each R1 independently is hydrogen or a linear or branched C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical optionally containing one or more heteroatoms from groups 14-16 of the Periodic Table of the Elements; each R2 and R3 taken together form a 4-7 membered ring condensed to the benzene ring of the indenyl moiety, said ring optionally containing heteroatoms from groups 14-16, each atom forming said ring being optionally substituted with at least one R18 radical; each R18 is the same or different and may be a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical optionally containing one or more heteroatoms belonging to groups 14-16; each R4 is a hydrogen ato
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Luigi Resconi, Pascal Castro, Lauri Huhtanen
  • Patent number: 9023959
    Abstract: Methods for the preparation of fluorided-chlorided silica-coated alumina activator-supports are disclosed. These activator-supports can be used in catalyst systems for the production of olefin-based polymers, such as polyethylene and polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Max P. McDaniel, Uriah Kilgore, Qing Yang, Kathy S. Collins
  • Patent number: 9023960
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing an ?-olefin polymer including a step of polymerizing one or more kinds of ?-olefins each having 6 to 20 carbon atoms with a catalyst obtained by using a specific transition metal compound. By the method, an ?-olefin polymer having a viscosity suitable for use in a lubricating oil can be produced on an industrial scale with ease, and further, the characteristics of the product can be widely changed through the control of reaction conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyokazu Katayama, Hideaki Noda, Hitomi Shimizu, Kiyohiko Yokota
  • Patent number: 9012347
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a preparation method of a metallocene catalyst. More particularly, the present invention relates to a preparation method of a supported hybrid metallocene catalyst, including the steps of treating a support having a water content of 4 to 7% by weight with trialkyl aluminum at a predetermined temperature; supporting alkyl aluminoxane on the support; and supporting a metallocene compound on the alkyl aluminoxane-supported support. According to the present invention, it is possible to prepare a supported hybrid metallocene catalyst which shows a high activity in the polymerization of olefins and enables the preparation of polyolefins having a high bulk density, by a simple process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyeon-Gook Kim, Ki-Soo Lee, Dae-Sik Hong, Eun-Kyoung Song, Man-Seong Jeon
  • Patent number: 9012359
    Abstract: Activating supports may be suitably prepared by the following procedure (a) providing a porous mineral oxide support material, (b) treating the support with a phosphorus-containing compound, (c) treating the support from step (b) with an organometallic compound, (d) heating the functionalized support from step (c) under an inert gas and then under an atmosphere comprising oxygen, (e) fluorinating the support with a fluorinating agent, and (f) recovering an activating support. The activating supports are suitable used in combination with single site catalysts for the polymerization of olefins. The supports are most preferably used in combination with metallocene complexes. The preparative route for the activating supports provides for supported polymerization catalyst systems having excellent activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Ineos Sales (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Melanie Muron, Gaelle Pannier, Christopher John Whiteoak, Roger Spitz, Christophe Boisson
  • Patent number: 8999875
    Abstract: The invention refers to a process for preparing a supported catalyst system for the polymerization of olefins comprising at least one active catalyst component on a support, the process comprising A) impregnating a dry porous support component with a mixture comprising at least one precatalyst, at least one cocatalyst, and a first solvent, such that the total volume of the mixture is from 0.8 to 2.0 times the total pore volume of the support component, and B) thereafter, adding a second solvent in an amount of more than 1.5 times the total pore volume of the support component. The invention refers further to a catalyst system made by this process and the use of this catalyst system for polymerization or copolymerization of olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Fabiana Fantinel, Shahram Mihan, Rainer Karer, Volker Fraaije
  • Patent number: 8993702
    Abstract: This invention relates to a transition metal catalyst compound represented by the structure: wherein M is hafnium or zirconium; each X is, independently, selected from the group consisting of hydrocarbyl radicals having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, hydrides, amides, alkoxides, sulfides, phosphides, halogens, dienes, amines, phosphines, ethers, or a combination thereof; each R1 and R3 are, independently, a C1 to C8 alkyl group; and each R2, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, R12, R13, and R14 are, independently, hydrogen, or a substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl group having from 1 to 8 carbon atoms, provided however that at least three of the R10-R14 groups are not hydrogen, compositions thereof and methods of use thereof to prepare polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Donna J. Crowther, Renuka N. Ganesh, Andrew G. Narvaez, Jr., Patrick Brant
  • Patent number: 8993694
    Abstract: Provided is a homogeneous catalytic system for use in preparing an ethylene homopolymer or a copolymer of ethylene and ?-olefin, and more particularly a Group 4 transition metal compound in which a cyclopentadienyl derivative 3,4-positions of which are substituted with alkyls and an electron-donating substituent are crosslinked around a Group 4 transition metal. Also provided is a method of preparing an ethylene homopolymer or a copolymer of ethylene and ?-olefin, having high molecular weight, under high-temperature solution polymerization conditions using the catalytic system including such a transition metal compound and a co-catalyst composed of an aluminum compound, a boron compound or a mixture thereof. The catalyst according to present invention has high thermal stability and enables the incorporation of ?-olefin, and is thus effective in preparing an ethylene homopolymer or a copolymer of ethylene and ?-olefin, having various properties, in industrial polymerization processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: SK Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hoseong Lee, Jongsok Hahn, Dongcheol Shin, Hyosun Lee, Chunji Wu
  • Patent number: 8987398
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ethylene-based terpolymer having high elasticity and a preparation method thereof, and more particularly, to a highly elastic, ethylene-based terpolymer, which comprises a specific molar ratio of a ethylene unit, a C6-12 ?-olefin unit and at least one functional unit selected from the group consisting of divinylbenzene and para-methylstyrene and to a method of preparing the highly elastic, ethylene-based terpolymer using a metallocene catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Industrial Technology
    Inventors: Dong Hyun Kim, Joon Chul Lee, Hyun Ki Kim, Tae Wan Kim
  • Patent number: 8987392
    Abstract: The present invention discloses catalyst compositions employing silicon-bridged metallocene compounds with bulky substituents. Methods for making these silicon-bridged metallocene compounds and for using such compounds in catalyst compositions for the polymerization of olefins also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Joel L. Martin, Qing Yang, Max P. McDaniel, Jim B. Askew
  • Patent number: 8987393
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new catalyst component for the polymerization of olefins comprising a compound of formula CyLMZp, wherein M is a Group 4-6 metal, Z is an anionic ligand, p is the number of anionic ligands, Cy is a mono- or poly-substituted cyclopentadienyl-type ligand and L is a guanidinate ligand of the formula wherein: each A is independently selected from nitrogen or phosphorus and R, R1, R2 and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydrocarbyl, silyl and germyl residues, substituted or not with one or more halogen, amido, phosphido, alkoxy, or aryloxy radicals. The invention also relates to a catalyst system for the polymerization of olefins and a process for the polymerization of at least one olefin having 2 to 20 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: LANXESS Elastomers B.V.
    Inventors: Gerardus Henricus Josephus Van Doremaele, Martin Alexander Zuideveld, Victor Fidel Quiroga Norambuena, Alexandra LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 8980781
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel metallocene catalysts of formula I, which is defined herein. The present invention also provides processes for making these catalysts and their use in olefin polymerisation reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Isis Innovation Limited
    Inventors: Dermot O'Hare, Paul Ransom, Andrew Ashley
  • Patent number: 8975209
    Abstract: Disclosed is a solid support-polymethylaluminoxane complex exhibiting a higher polymerization activity than a conventional substance and being homogeneous. Also disclosed is a method for producing an olefin-based polymer having a favorable quality using the complex and a transition metal compound. The complex comprises a coating layer containing polymethylaluminoxane and trimethylaluminum on the surface of a solid support. The coating layer comprises a solid polymethylaluminoxane composition in which (i) the content of aluminum is in a range of 36 to 41 mass % and (ii) the molar fraction of methyl groups derived from a trimethylaluminum moiety to the total number of moles of methyl groups is 12 mol % or less. Also disclosed is an olefin polymerization catalyst comprising the complex and a transition metal compound represented by general formula (III): MR5R6R7R8 as catalyst components, and a method for producing a polyolefin comprising polymerizing an olefin using the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Tosoh Finechem Corporation
    Inventors: Eiichi Kaji, Etsuo Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 8975202
    Abstract: The invention provides a polymerization catalyst produced by bringing components (A) to (D) into contact with one another in a hydrocarbon solvent at 30 to 60° C., wherein the component (A) is a transition metal compound, the component (B) is a solid boron compound capable of forming an ion pair with component (A), the component (C) is an organoaluminum compound, and the component (D) is one or more unsaturated hydrocarbon compounds selected from among an ?-olefin, an internal olefin, and a polyene; and the amounts of component (B) and component (C) are 1.2 to 4.0 mol and 5.0 to 50.0 mol, respectively, on the basis of 1 mol of component (A), which catalyst exhibits high activity and can be readily supplied to a polymerization reaction system. The invention also provides a method of storing the polymerization catalyst at 0 to 35° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masami Kanamaru, Takenori Fujimura, Minoru Yabukami
  • Patent number: 8969496
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for controlling the chain structure of a copolymer. The disclosed method is capable of controlling the arrangement of monomeric units in a copolymer, and of selectively forming a random copolymer, tapered copolymer, multiblock copolymer and block copolymer. In the method for controlling the chain structure of a copolymer of a conjugated diene compound and a non-conjugated olefin, the introduction of the conjugated diene compound is controlled in the presence of the non-conjugated olefin so as to control the chain structure of the copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Shojiro Kaita
  • Patent number: 8969494
    Abstract: This invention discloses caps and closures produced by injection molding with a bimodal high density polyethylene (HDPE) resin comprising a low molecular weight, high density polyethylene fraction substantially free of comonomer and a high molecular weight, low density polyethylene fraction, having a molecular weight distribution of at least 3.5, preferably greater than 4.0, prepared in two reactors connected in series in the presence of a metallocene-containing catalyst system, wherein the metallocene comprises a bisindenyl or a bis-tetrahydrogenated-indenyl component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Total Research & Technology Feluy
    Inventors: Alain Standaert, Romain Luijkx, Martine Slawinski, Aurelien Vantomme
  • Patent number: 8962509
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of a solid catalyst system (CS) comprising the steps of preparing a liquid clathrate (LC) comprising (a) a lattice (L) being the reaction product of (i) aluminoxane (A), (ii) an organometallic compound (O) of a transition metal (M) of Group 3 to 10 of the Periodic Table (IUPAC 2007) or of an actinide or lanthanide, and (i) a compound (B) being effective to form with the aluminoxane (A) and the organometallic compound (O) the lattice (L), and (b) a guest (G) being an hydrocarbon compound (HC), and subsequently precipitating said liquid clathrate (LC) obtaining said solid catalyst system (SC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Kalle Kallio, Marja Mustonen, Pertti Elo, Peter Denifl, John Severn
  • Patent number: 8962775
    Abstract: A highly active, supported phosphinimine catalyst is fed to a gas phase reactor as a slurry in a liquid hydrocarbon. Feeding the catalyst to a gas phase reactor in a viscous liquid hydrocarbon modifies catalyst initiation kinetics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nova Chemicals (International) S.A
    Inventors: Peter Phung Minh Hoang, Cliff Robert Baar, P. Scott Chisholm, Rajesh Dahyabhai Patel
  • Patent number: 8957170
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catalyst system for the polymerization of olefins comprising a metal complex of formula CyLMD and an activating cocatalyst, wherein M is titanium, Cy is a cyclopentadienyl-type ligand, D is a diene, L is an amidinate-containing ligand of formula (1), wherein the amidinate-containing ligand is covalently bonded to the titanium via the imine nitrogen atom, Sub1 is a substituent, which comprises a group 14 atom through which Sub1 is bonded to the imine carbon atom, Sub2 is a substituent, which comprises a nitrogen atom, through which Sub2 is bonded to the imine carbon atom, and Cy is a mono- or polysubstituted cyclopentadienyl-type ligand, wherein the one or more substituents of Cy are selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydrocarbyl, silyl and germyl residues, optionally substituted with one or more halogen, amido, phosphido, alkoxy, or aryloxy residues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Gerardus Henricus Josephus Van Doremaele, Martin Alexander Zuideveld, Philip Mountford, Alex Heath, Richard T. W Scott
  • Patent number: 8957159
    Abstract: This invention relates to an adhesive comprising an olefin polymer composition comprising a first amorphous polymer having a crystallinity of 5% or less, prepared with a first catalyst; and a second crystalline polymer, differing in chemical and physical properties from the first polymer, having a crystallinity of 20% or more, prepared with a second catalyst; and where the olefin polymer composition has a Dot T-Peel of 1 Newton or more on Kraft paper; an Mw of at least 7,000 to 80,000; a branching index (g?) of from 0.4 to 0.90 measured at the Mz of the polymer composition; and a crystallinity of between 5 and 40%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Peijun Jiang, Armenag Hagop Dekmezian, Jo Ann Marie Canich, Charles Lewis Sims, Ramin Abhari, Cesar Alberto Garcia-Franco, David Raymond Johnsrud
  • Patent number: 8957168
    Abstract: Methods for controlling properties of an olefin polymer using an alcohol compound are disclosed. The MI and the HLMI of the polymer can be decreased, and the Mw and the Mz of the polymer can be increased, via the addition of the alcohol compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Qing Yang, Max P. McDaniel, Tony R. Crain, Albert P. Masino, Ted H. Cymbaluk, John D. Stewart
  • Patent number: 8957167
    Abstract: A polymerization process includes contacting the following in a gas-phase reactor system under polymerization conditions for making a polymer product: a metallocene-based catalyst system including a supported constrained geometry catalyst, at least one monomer, and an additive selected from a group consisting of an aluminum distearate, an ethoxylated amine, and a mixture thereof. The additive may be selected from a group consisting of an aluminum distearate, an ethoxylated amine, polyethylenimines, and other additives suitable for use in the production of polymers for food contact applications and end products, including a mixture of a polysulfone copolymer, a polymeric polyamine, and oil-soluble sulfonic acid, in a carrier fluid, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: F. David Hussein, Kevin J. Cann, F. Gregory Stakem, Ann M. Schoeb-Wolters, Wesley R. Mariott, James M. Farley, Michael D. Awe
  • Patent number: 8952111
    Abstract: Olefin polymerization is carried out with a supported phosphinimine catalyst which has been treated with a long chain substituted amine compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Nova Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventors: Peter Phung Minh Hoang, Benjamin Milton Shaw, Patrick Lam, Victoria Ker, Cliff Robert Baar, Lee Douglas Henderson, Charles Ashton Garret Carter, Yan Jiang
  • Patent number: 8946363
    Abstract: Solid, particulate catalysts comprising bridged bis indenyl ?-ligands are disclosed, together with methods for the preparation and use thereof, for example, in olefin polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Luigi Resconi, Pascal Castro, Lauri Huhtanen
  • Patent number: 8933256
    Abstract: A complex of formula (I): wherein M is zirconium or hafnium; each X is a sigma ligand; L is a divalent bridge selected from —R?2C—, —R?2C—CR?2—, —R?2Si—, —R?2Si—SiR?2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, C1-C20-hydrocarbyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl; each R1 is a C4-C20 hydrocarbyl radical branched at the ?-atom to the cyclopentadienyl ring, optionally containing one or more heteroatoms belonging to groups 14-16, or is a C3-C20 hydrocarbyl radical branched at the ?-atom to the cyclopentadienyl ring where the ?-atom is an Si-atom; n is 0-3; each R18 is the same or different and may be a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical optionally containing one or more heteroatoms belonging to groups 14-16; each R4 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-6-hydrocarbyl radical; each W is a 5 or 6 membered aryl or heteroaryl ring wherein each atom of said ring is optionally substituted with an R5 group each R5 is the same or different and is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical option
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Pascal Castro, Luigi Resconi, Lauri Huhtanen
  • Patent number: 8932975
    Abstract: A catalyst composition comprising (a) a first metallocene complex represented by the general formula: where M1 is Ti, Zr or Hf, X1 and X2 are each independently F, Cl, Br, I, methyl, benzyl, phenyl, H, BH4, a hydrocarbyloxide group having up to 20 carbon atoms, a hydrocarbylamino group having up to 20 carbon atoms, a trihydrocarbylsilyl group having up to 20 carbon atoms, OBR?2 wherein R? may be an alkyl group having up to 12 carbon atoms or an aryl group having up to 12 carbon atoms, and SO3R? wherein R? may be an alkyl group having up to 12 carbon atoms or an aryl group having up to 12 carbon atoms, and Cp1 and Cp2 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted cyclopentadienyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted indenyl group, where any substituent on Cp1 and Cp2 is H, a hydrocarbyl group having up to 18 carbon atoms or a hydrocarbylsilyl group having up to 18 carbon atoms, (b) a second metallocene complex, (c) a non-group 4 metallocene transition-metal complex, (d) an activator or activato
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Qing Yang, Max P. McDaniel, Joel L. Martin, Errun Ding, David C. Rohlfing, Tony R. Crain
  • Patent number: 8921499
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparing an ethylene-?-olefin-diene copolymer and an ethylene-?-olefin-diene copolymer prepared thereby, by using a transition metal compound based on a cyclopenta[b]fluorenyl group as a catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: SK Innovation Co., Ltd., SK Global Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Cheol Shin, Ho Seong Lee, Seong Kyun Kim, Sang Ick Lee, Sun Young Kim, Jong Sok Hahn, Chan Woong Jeon, Jeong Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 8916662
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a preparation method for olefin-diene copolymer that comprises polymerizing at least one olefin-based monomer and at least one diene-based monomer in the presence of a catalyst comprising a novel transition metal compound. Using the novel transition metal compound as a catalyst, the preparation method for olefin-diene copolymer according to the present invention can not only acquire high catalytic activity for copolymerization of the olefin and diene monomers to achieve high process efficiency but allow it to easily control the fine-structure characteristics of the copolymer, thereby providing an olefin-diene copolymer having desired properties with ease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Lotte Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Bun-Yeoul Lee, Ji-Hae Park, Seung-Hyun Do, Hwa-Kyu Kim, Jae-Young Park, Seung-Woong Yoon
  • Patent number: 8916494
    Abstract: Methods for the vapor phase preparation of fluorided solid oxide activator-supports, using certain calcining temperatures and fluoriding temperatures, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Max P. McDaniel, Kathy S. Collins, Qing Yang, Tony R. Crain
  • Patent number: 8912285
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polymerization processes for the production of olefin polymers. These polymerization processes use a catalyst system containing three metallocene components, often resulting in polymers having a reverse comonomer distribution and a broad and non-bimodal molecular weight distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Qing Yang, Max P. McDaniel, Tony R. Crain, Youlu Yu, Yongwoo Inn
  • Patent number: 8912352
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel ligand derived from a tetrahydroquinoline derivative, and a transition metal compound prepared using the ligand, where an amido ligand is linked to an ortho-phenylene ligand to form a condensed ring and a 5-membered cyclic pi-ligand linked to the ortho-phenylene ligand is fused with a heterocyclic thiophene ligand. Compared with the catalysts not fused with a heterocyclic thiophene ligand, the transition metal compound of the present invention as activated with a co-catalyst has higher catalytic activity in olefin polymerization and provides a polymer with higher molecular weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Lotte Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Bun-Yeoul Lee, Ji-Hae Park, Seung-Hyun Do
  • Patent number: 8901267
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an olefin-based polymer which exhibits superior processability and superior adhesive properties and therefore is desirably applicable to a hot-melt adhesive (HMA) or the like, and a preparation method thereof. The olefin-based polymer has a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn, PDI) of 2˜3, and a density of 0.85 to 0.88 g/cm3, and satisfies the relation of Tc?Tm>0, wherein Tc (° C.) is a crystallization temperature and Tm (° C.) is a melting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Don-Ho Kum, Eun-Jung Lee, Jong-Joo Ha, Choong-Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 8895465
    Abstract: This invention provides activator precursor compositions and activator compositions. The activator precursor compositions are formed from a support material, an organoaluminum compound, and polyfunctional compounds having at least two aromatic groups in which at least two of said aromatic groups each has at least one polar moiety thereon. The activator compositions are formed from a support material, an organoaluminum compound, an aluminoxane, and a polyfunctional compound having at least two aromatic groups in which at least two of said aromatic groups each has at least one polar moiety thereon. Also provided are catalyst compositions, processes for forming catalyst compositions, and polymerization processes utilizing the catalyst compositions of this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Albemarle Corporation
    Inventor: Lubin Luo
  • Patent number: 8895466
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an active metallocene catalyst system prepared with a hafnium-based metallocene catalyst system and an activating agent comprising an aluminoxane and a sterically hindered Lewis base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Total Research & Technology Feluy
    Inventors: Vincenzo Busico, Roberta Cipullo, Roberta Pellecchia, Abbas Razavi
  • Patent number: 8889750
    Abstract: Polypropylene resin expanded particles comprises a polypropylene resin as a base material resin, the polypropylene resin having at least three melting peaks on a DSC curve for a second temperature rise measured at a heating rate of 10 g/min with use of a heat flux differential scanning calorimeter (DSC), the at least three melting peaks including (i) a lowest temperature melting peak of 100° C. to 130° C. and (ii) a highest temperature melting peak of 140° C. to 160° C., the polypropylene resin having a resin DSC ratio change rate of 0.5%/° C. to 3.0%/° C., the expanded particles having two melting peaks in a DSC measurement made at a first temperature rise at the heating rate of 10 g/min, the two melting peaks including, (i) on a lower temperature side, a melting peak temperature of 100° C. to 130° C. and, (ii) on a higher temperature side, a melting peak temperature of 140° C. to 160° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventor: Kenichi Senda
  • Patent number: 8889581
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catalyst composition comprising a novel transition metal compound and a preparation method for polyolefin using the same. The catalyst composition of the present invention has high catalytic activity for polymerization of olefin-based monomers and enables it to control the fine-structure characteristics of the polyolefin, such as molecular weight distribution, in a wide range, thereby easily providing a polyolefin with desired properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Lotte Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Bun-Yeoul Lee, Ji-Hae Park, Seung-Hyun Do, Young-Kook Kim, In-Sung Nam, Seung-Woong Yoon
  • Patent number: 8889804
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a preparation method for polypropylene that comprises polymerizing a propylene monomer in the presence of a catalyst comprising a novel transition metal compound. Using the novel transition metal compound as a catalyst, the preparation method for polypropylene according to the present invention can not only acquire high catalytic activity for polymerization to achieve high efficiency of the process but allow it to easily control the fine-structure characteristics of the polymer, thereby providing polypropylene having desired properties with ease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Lotte Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Bun-Yeoul Lee, Ji-Hae Park, Seung-Hyun Do, Hwa-Kyu Kim, Jae-Young Park, Seung-Woong Yoon
  • Patent number: 8877672
    Abstract: A catalyst composition comprising (i) a metal salt complex prepared from an imine phenol compound characterized by Structure 1: wherein O and N represent oxygen and nitrogen respectively; R comprises a halogen, a hydrocarbyl group, or a substituted hydrocarbyl group; R2 and R3 are each independently hydrogen, a halogen, a hydrocarbyl group, or a substituted hydrocarbyl group; and Q is a donor group; and (ii) a metallocene complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Mark L. Hlavinka, Qing Yang
  • Patent number: 8865848
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a random propylene copolymer comprising polymerizing propylene and at least one C2-10 alpha olefin (especially ethylene) in the presence of a catalyst; wherein said catalyst comprises: (i) a complex of formula (I): wherein M is zirconium or hafnium; each X is a sigma ligand; L is a divalent bridge selected from —R?2C—, —R?2C—CR?2—, —R?2Si—, —R?2Si—SiR2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, C1-C20-hydrocarbyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl; each R1 is a C4-C20 hydrocarbyl radical branched at the ?-atom to the cyclopentadienyl ring, optionally containing one or more heteroatoms belonging to groups 14-16, or is a C3-C20 hydrocarbyl radical branched at the ?-atom to the cyclopentadienyl ring where the ?-atom is an Si-atom; n is 0-3; each R18 is the same or different and may be a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical optionally containing one or more heteroatoms belonging to groups 14-16; each R4 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-6-h
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Pascal Castro, Luigi Resconi, Lauri Huhtanen
  • Patent number: 8865847
    Abstract: Olefin polymerization is carried out with a single site polymerization catalyst in the presence of a continuity additive. The continuity additive is a cocktail containing one or more dialkanolamide derived from a fatty acid, an oil soluble sulfonic acid and a dialkanolamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Nova Chemicals (International) S.A
    Inventors: Peter Phung Minh Hoang, Benjamin Milton Shaw, Andy Mak
  • Patent number: 8865849
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for polymerizing olefins in which the amount of trimethylaluminum in a methylalumoxane solution is adjusted to be from 1 to 25 mol %, prior to use as an activator, where the mol % trimethylaluminum is determined by 1H NMR of the solution prior to combination with any support. This invention also relates to a process for polymerizing olefins in which the amount of an unknown species present in a methylalumoxane solution is adjusted to be from 0.10 to 0.65 integration units prior to use as an activator, where the amount of the unknown species is determined by the 1H NMR spectra of the solution performed prior to combination with any support. Preferably, the methylalumoxane solution is present in a catalyst system also comprising a metallocene transition metal compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Donna J. Crowther, David M. Fiscus
  • Patent number: 8865846
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polymerization processes for the production of olefin polymers. These polymerization processes can use a dual catalyst system containing a zirconium or hafnium based metallocene compound and a titanium based half-metallocene compound containing an indenyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Errun Ding, Qing Yang, Youlu Yu, Lloyd W. Guatney, Jim B. Askew
  • Patent number: 8859066
    Abstract: A coating composition, a process for producing it and substrate coated therewith are described. The composition comprises a multimodal ethylene polymer, which contains from 80 to 99.8% by weight of ethylene repeating units and from 0.2 to 20% by weight of C3-C20 ?-olefin repeating units, and is a blend of at least a first and a second ethylene polymer prepared by polymerization in the presence of a single site catalyst system. The blend has a density of 0.915-0.955 g/cm3, a melt flow rate, MFR2, of 0.028-1.5 g/10 min., a molecular weight distribution, Mw/Mn, of 3-10, and a CTL 5.0 MPa-value according to ISO 6259 of at least 500 hrs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Borealis Technology Oy
    Inventors: Solveig Johansson, Christer Lind, Cecilia Rydin
  • Patent number: 8853339
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for producing a copolymer of a conjugated diene compound and an unconjugated olefin other than the conjugated diene compound having a high cis-1,4 bond content of a conjugated diene compound portion, and more particularly to a method for producing a copolymer characterized by comprising a step of polymerizing a conjugated diene compound and an unconjugated olefin other than the conjugated diene compound in the presence of a polymerization catalyst composition including at least one complex selected from a metallocene complex represented by the following general formula (I): (wherein M is a lanthanoid element, scandium or yttrium, and CpR is independently a non-substituted or substituted indenyl, and Ra-Rf are independently an alkyl group having a carbon number of 1-3 or a hydrogen atom, and L is a neutral Lewis base, and w is an integer of 0-3) and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Shojiro Kaita, Olivier Tardif, Yasuo Horikawa
  • Patent number: 8846835
    Abstract: A scavenger is used to indirectly control the ratio of polymer components in a polyethylene composition made using a combination catalyst comprising an inorganic chromium catalyst, and a group 4 single site catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventors: Victoria Ker, Peter Phung Minh Hoang, Yan Jiang, Yves Lacombe
  • Patent number: 8841394
    Abstract: This invention relates to a vinyl terminated higher olefin copolymer having an Mn of 300 g/mol or more (measured by 1H NMR) comprising: (i) from about 20 to about 99.9 mol % of at least one C5 to C40 higher olefin monomer; and (ii) from about 0.1 to about 80 mol % of propylene; wherein the higher olefin copolymer has at least 40% allyl chain ends. The copolymer may also have an isobutyl chain end to allyl chain end ratio of less than 0.7:1 and/or an allyl chain end to vinylidene chain end ratio of greater than 2:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Donna J. Crowther, Matthew W. Holtcamp, John R. Hagadorn, Charles J. Ruff, George Rodriguez, Patrick Brant
  • Patent number: 8841393
    Abstract: Catalyst compositions for the polymerization of olefins having improved flowability properties are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Chi-I Kuo, Agapios Kyriacos Agapiou, David M. Glowczwski, Ghanshyam Ganu H. Patel