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Richard J Hook, Mark Rule: Process for the separation of isophthalic acid from terephthalic acid. Eastman Kodak Company, David E Cotey, Daniel B Reece III, July 5, 1983: US04391985 (54 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a process whereby by-product isophthalic acid is easily removed from terephthalic acid. The process thus provides a terephthalic acid product of improved purity. The process involves cooling at least a portion of a hot acetic acid production stream from which precipita ...


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Mark Rule, James Ellison Shepherd, Colin Beveridge, Homaira Naseem: Packaged potable liquid and packaging for potable liquid. The Coca Cola Company, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, October 15, 2002: US06465066 (54 worldwide citation)

A packaged potable liquid, such as bottled water, wherein the liquid has little or no plastic off-taste. The packaged liquid includes a closure wherein the closure shell or the liner within the closure comprises a plastic matrix and an organic slip agent dispersed in the plastic matrix, the slip age ...


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Mark Rule, Yu Shi, Xiaoyan Huang: Method to decrease the acetaldehyde content of melt-processed polyesters. The Coca Cola Company, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, August 14, 2001: US06274212 (37 worldwide citation)

A method for decreasing acetaldehyde content of melt processed polyester comprising combining with melted polyester an organic additive compound which scavenges acetaldehyde from the polyester without imparting discoloration to the polyester. The organic additive compound comprises at least two hydr ...


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Mark Rule, Gerald C Tustin, Donald L Carver, Jerry S Fauver: Process for preparing iodinated aromatic compounds. Eastman Kodak Company, Charles R Martin, William P Heath Jr, December 20, 1988: US04792642 (33 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a process for iodinating aromatic compounds by reacting an aromatic compound with oxygen at low temperatures in the presence of a non-acid catalyst containing an oxidation catalyst.


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Mark Rule: Infrared radiation absorbent anthraquinone derivatives in polyester compositions. Eastman Kodak Company, Donald W Spurrell, Daniel B Reece III, November 6, 1984: US04481314 (31 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are novel anthraquinone compounds containing tetra-p-phenylenediamine substituents, particularly useful in molding type polyester compositions and possessing strong infrared absorptivity. This property renders these compounds attractive as additives for increasing the infrared energy absor ...


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George Plester, Horst Ehrich, Mark Rule, Herbert Pickel, Heinz Humele: Plastic containers with an external gas barrier coating. THe Coca Cola Company, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, August 28, 2001: US06279505 (27 worldwide citation)

A coated plastic container provides for low permeability to gases and vapors. A method and system for coating plastic containers includes applying a thin inorganic oxide layer to the external surface of the containers with plasma-assisted vacuum vapor deposition. For example, the coating can include ...


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Mark Rule, Gerald C Tustin: Process for the iodination of aromatic compounds over solid catalysts. Eastman Kodak Company, Charles R Martin, William P Heath Jr, January 3, 1989: US04795737 (27 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a process for iodinating aromatic compounds by reacting an aromatic compound with oxygen in the presence of a catalyst containing alkaline or alkaline earth cations.


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Waylon L Jenkins, Gerry F Rhodes, Mark Rule: Process for the preparation of crystalline poly(ethylene terephthalate). Eastman Kodak Company, Charles R Martin, William P Heath Jr, April 14, 1992: US05104965 (25 worldwide citation)

A process for preparing a crystalline poly(ethylene terephthalate) having an inherent viscosity of at least 0.5 comprising


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George Plester, Horst Ehrich, Mark Rule: Hollow plastic containers with an external very thin coating of low permeability to gases and vapors through plasma-assisted deposition of inorganic substances and method and system for making the coating. The Coca Cola Company, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, May 1, 2001: US06223683 (21 worldwide citation)

A method, composition and system for coating an external surface of containers and in particular, plastic containers, provides for low permeability to gases and vapors. The coating applied to the external surface of the containers is very thin and is comprised of one or several inorganic substances ...



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