Patents Examined by Brieann R Fink
  • Patent number: 9872500
    Abstract: The additive of the present invention is intended for transferring, to a final coating, biocidal, UV protection, and flame retardant properties and in general the selected properties intrinsic to the metals and compounds of Ag, Au, Cu, Mg, Zn, Bi, Sb, said additive includes the use of solvents, surfactants, dispersants and resins that make it compatible with the final coating. Said coating treated with additive ensures perfect distribution and dispersion of the nanoparticles throughout it, without the need to be subjected to an inorganic substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Servicios Administrativos Peñoles S.A. de C.V.
    Inventors: Ricardo Benavides Pérez, José Gertrudis Bocanegra Rojas, Jesús Manuel Martinez Martinez, Julio César Rangel Mata
  • Patent number: 9809661
    Abstract: A process for the continuous synthesis of diene elastomers with a high degree of conversion is provided. The process includes simultaneously: a) introducing continuously into a polymerization reactor containing a gas phase and equipped with at least one stirring rotor and a discharge device, at least i. one or more monomers, including at least one conjugated diene monomer, and ii. from 0% to 70% by mass of an organic solvent, calculated relative to the total mass of monomers and of solvent b) continuously polymerizing the monomer(s), c) stirring the polymerization medium via the continuous movement of at least one stirring rotor about a rotary axle, d) continuously discharging the elastomer paste, e) continuously conveying the discharged elastomer paste to a chopping device and chopping it into particles, f) removing solvent from the particles of the elastomer paste, and g) recovering diene elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN, MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A.
    Inventors: Jerome Dussillols, Pierre Kiener, Helene Parola
  • Patent number: 9752007
    Abstract: A composition comprises (A) a condensation reaction catalyst, (B) a polyorganosiloxane having an average, per molecule, of at least two hydrolyzable substituents, (C) a crosslinker, and (D) a thermally conductive filler. The polyorganosiloxane may be silanol terminated, and the crosslinker may be an alkoxysilylhydrocarbylene functional polyorganosiloxane. The composition is capable of reacting via condensation reaction to form a thermally conductive product. The composition and product are useful for thermal management in (opto)electronics applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: DOW CORNING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dorab Edul Bhagwagar, Jeffrey Krzywosinski, Kai Su
  • Patent number: 9718982
    Abstract: The invention relates to a paste resin A which is a mixture of at least two acrylic copolymer resins A, wherein the acrylic copolymer resin A1 comprises at least one basic acrylic comonomer, and the acrylic copolymer resin A2 comprises at least one acidic acrylic comonomer, and a method of use thereof for formulating both water-borne and solvent-borne tinted paints with a wide variety of pigments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: ALLNEX AUSTRIA GMBH
    Inventors: Armin Temel, Thomas Schonbacher
  • Patent number: 9714253
    Abstract: An organic thin film transistor having a semiconductor active layer containing a compound represented by the formula (1) has a high carrier mobility and a small change in the threshold voltage after repeated operation. R1 to R10 represent H or a substituent, provided that at least one of R1 to R4 and R6 to R9 represents a substituent represented by -L-R, L represents a specific divalent linking group, and R represents an alkyl group, an oligooxyethylene group, an oligosiloxane group, or a trialkylsilyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsu Kitamura, Koji Takaku, Wataru Sotoyama, Yuki Hirai, Masaru Kinoshita, Yuuta Shigenoi
  • Patent number: 9708466
    Abstract: A resin composition for laser processing which is able to enhance laser processability with maintaining a resist performance of a resin after ultraviolet laser processing, and which can be, for example, used as a resist in forming a circuit of a printed wiring board is provided. Disclosed is a resin composition for laser processing containing a resin and an ultraviolet absorber, wherein the resin is a thermoplastic resin having a carboxyl group and having a softening temperature of from 70 to 140° C., and a content of the ultraviolet absorber is from 1 to 30 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of the thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI KOGYO SEIYAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Murakami, Manabu Kikuta
  • Patent number: 9708477
    Abstract: Disclosed is a copolymer including a monomer unit (a) derived from a compound represented by the formula (1) and a monomer unit (b) derived from a compound represented by the formula (2), and having a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of from 1,000 to 50,000 wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, R2 represents a hydrogen atom, a linear alkyl group having from 1 to 8 carbon atoms, or a branched alkyl group having from 3 to 8 carbon atoms, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7 and R8 may be the same or different, at least one of those groups represents an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having from 3 to 8 carbon atoms, and the remainder represents a hydrogen atom or an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 1 or 2 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Fukunishi, Takashi Yuri
  • Patent number: 9701799
    Abstract: The invention provides a transparent gas barrier composite film and its preparation method. The transparent gas barrier composite film is formed by having polyvinyl alcohol, graphene oxide and a crosslinking agent undergo blending, crosslinking, film casting and isothermal crystallization processes where a weight ratio of graphene oxide to polyvinyl alcohol is 0.1 wt %, graphene oxide induces crystallization of polyvinyl alcohol to form a hybrid structure compose of polyvinyl alcohol crystals, graphene oxide and the crosslinking agent, crystallinity of polyvinyl alcohol is more than 30%, transmittance of the composite film is more than 85%, and the oxygen transmission rate of the composite film is less than 0.005 cc/m2/day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: CHUNG YUAN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jung-Tsai Chen, Chien-Chieh Hu, Kueir-Rarn Lee, Juin-Yih Lai, Ywu-Jang Fu, Quan-Fu An, Shen-Chuan Lo, Yue-Zhe Zhong
  • Patent number: 9695281
    Abstract: Disclosed is a triazine ring-containing hyperbranched polymer containing a repeating unit structure represented by the expression (1). By this means, it is possible to achieve a triazine ring-containing polymer which, alone, has high heat resistance, high transparency, high refractive index, high light resistance, high solubility, low volume shrinkage without adding metal oxides; and also a membrane-forming composition containing the same. In the formula, R and R? represent independently a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, an aryl group, or an aralkyl group, and A represents an alkylene group optionally having a branched or alicyclic structure of 1 to 20 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Nishimura, Masaaki Ozawa, Yasuyuki Koide
  • Patent number: 9688867
    Abstract: A flame retardant coating composition comprising poly(dopamine) and either tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane) or gaseous ammonia, as well as an article comprising a substrate and the flame retardant coating composition, is provided. In various embodiments, the poly(dopamine) is substantially water insoluble. The coating composition can further comprise at least one additional component selected from the group consisting of melamine, an anionic clay, a phosphorus-containing compound, an amine-containing compound, aluminosilicates, silicon oxides, and combinations thereof. Also provided are methods for forming the flame retardant coating composition and methods for increasing flame retardant properties of a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE, THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Mauro Zammarano, Douglas Fox, Philipp Grützmacher, Rick Davis
  • Patent number: 9683139
    Abstract: An improved composite wood adhesive filler, a method of producing such a filler, and an adhesive mixture including such filler are provided, with the filler having performance satisfactory to the manufacturing needs of composite and ply wood products. The adhesive mixture may comprise a filler and one or more extenders. The filler can replace extenders for weight, without introducing instability or viscosity problems. The filler may be drawn from the residue co-product of cellulosic ethanol production using corn stover as feed stock material, which would otherwise be a waste product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Ply-Bond Chemical and Mill Supplies, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald N. Tillman, Todd J. Giesfeldt
  • Patent number: 9657121
    Abstract: The present invention provides rubber compositions for tires capable of providing tire components and pneumatic tires having low-temperature properties and abrasion resistance that are equivalent to those of tire components and pneumatic tires formed from conventional synthetic rubber, respectively, while meeting the demand for a sound material-cycle society. The present invention relates to rubber compositions for tires containing a biomass-derived rubber obtained by polymerizing a biomass-derived monomer component, the biomass-derived rubber having a pMC (percent modern carbon) value of 1% or greater as determined in conformity with ASTM D6866-10, and having a Tg (glass transition temperature) value of ?120° C. to ?80° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoji Kojima, Yuka Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 9656868
    Abstract: Provided is a boron-nitride powder that is suitable for use in a resin composition for transmitting heat from a heat-producing electronic component such as a power device to a heat-dissipating member. The boron-nitride powder reduces thermal-conductivity anisotropy and thermal contact resistance, resulting in high thermal conductivity, and contains boron-nitride particles each consisting of hexagonal boron-nitride primary particles joined together. The boron-nitride powder, which is an aggregate of said boron-nitride particles, exhibits a mean sphericity of at least 0.70, a mean particle diameter of 20-100 ?m, a porosity of 50-80%, a mean pore diameter of 0.10-2.0 ?m, a maximum pore diameter of at most 10 ?m, and a calcium content of 500-5,000 ppm. Under X-ray powder diffraction, the graphitization index of the boron-nitride powder is preferably between 1.6 and 4.0, inclusive, and the peak intensity ratio (I(002)/I(100)) between the (002) plane and the (100) plane is preferably at most 9.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Taiki Nishi, Koki Ikarashi, Toshikatsu Mitsunaga
  • Patent number: 9650492
    Abstract: Rubber composition which can be used in particular for the manufacture of tires, comprising at least a diene elastomer, a reinforcing filler, a crosslinking system, between 0.2 and 10 phr of an antioxidant, such as a substituted para-phenylenediamine, and between 0.2 and 10 phr of an acetylacetonate of an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal, chosen in particular from the group consisting of Li, Na, K, Mg, Ca and the mixtures of such metals. This acetylacetonate compound makes it possible to advantageously reduce the consumption of antioxidant during the thermo-oxidizing ageing of the composition. Metal/rubber composite comprising such a composition and at least a metal reinforcement. Tire comprising a such composition or such a composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignees: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A., COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Kazumi Makiuchi, Salvatore Pagano
  • Patent number: 9644081
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polyamide molding composition which comprises a partially aromatic polyamide and also a mixture of at least two UV absorbers. The invention likewise relates to molded articles which comprise corresponding polyamide molding compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: EMS-Patent AG
    Inventors: Etienne Aepli, Botho Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9624355
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resin composition having excellent weather resistance, in which occurrence of initial coloration, bleeding and blooming is suppressed. The resin composition contains, with respect to 100 parts by mass of (A) an olefin-based resin: 0.05 to 0.3 parts by mass of (B) a hindered amine-based light stabilizer; 0.05 to 0.3 parts by mass of (C) a benzoate compound; and 0.001 to 0.01 parts by mass of (D) a benzotriazole-based ultraviolet absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Ayabe, Naoki Yamamoto, Kenji Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9617421
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of additives in processes to form polymeric fibers. These fibers can be formed into membranes with improved middle and/or higher molecular weight solute removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheryl Ford, Jiunn Teo, Leslie Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9617448
    Abstract: Described is a clearcoat coating composition, its use, and a process for preparing the clearcoat coating composition. The clearcoat coating composition comprises (A) at least one polyester having an OH number of 80-250 mg KOH/g; (B) at least one butanol-etherified melamine-formaldehyde resin having a crosslinking onset temperature between 65° C.-100° C. lower than the crosslinking onset temperature of hexamethoxy-methylmelamine; (C) at least one butanol-etherified melamine-formaldehyde resin having a crosslinking onset temperature between 30° C.-60° C. lower than the crosslinking onset temperature of hexamethoxymethylmelamine; (D) at least one organic urea compound as rheological assistant; and (E) at least one acid catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Weiher, Günter Klein, Andreas Poppe, Ulrike Clausen-Meiring, Helmut Kleine Beckmann, Corinna Auβmann, Thomas Leitner
  • Patent number: 9617375
    Abstract: A method and system for oxygen molecule scavenging is disclosed. The system employs as a novel copolymer as the reducing agent for oxygen molecules. The copolymer is the polymerization product of cyclic aliphatic monomer and unsaturated functional polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: PolyOne Corporation
    Inventors: Ling Hu, Roger W. Avakian
  • Patent number: 9593202
    Abstract: Provided is a polycarbonate resin composition pellet, which has a light transmittance at a wavelength of 380 nm of 97.0% or more when the light transmittance is measured by using a methylene chloride solution having a concentration of 12 g/dL, the solution being charged into a quartz glass cell having an optical path length of 5 cm, and which has a viscosity-average molecular weight (Mv) of from 11,000 to 22,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshio Okamoto, Takayoshi Tanaka, Masami Takimoto, Yasunobu Yamazaki