Patents Examined by David J. Buttner
  • Patent number: 10465070
    Abstract: Golf ball comprising at least one layer consisting of a double network cross-linked composition comprising a mixture of a base thermoset polymer composition and a double network polymer composition. The double network polymer composition comprises a plurality of particulates of a polymer composition that is elongated from 10% to 200%, or at least 50%, or at least 100% or at least 150% or 200% or greater during a partial cure state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: David A. Bulpett, Brian Comeau
  • Patent number: 10465072
    Abstract: Golf ball comprising at least one layer consisting of a double network cross-linked composition comprising a mixture of a base thermoplastic polymer composition and a double network polymer composition. The double network polymer composition comprises a plurality of particulates of a polymer composition that is elongated from 10% to 200%, or at least 50%, or at least 100% or at least 150% or 200% or greater during a partial cure state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: David A. Bulpett, Brian Comeau
  • Patent number: 10456630
    Abstract: The use of a low molecular weight farnesene, poly(farnesene), and farnesene copolymer in a golf ball is disclosed herein. In a core, low molecular weight farnesene, poly(farnesene) or farnesene copolymer is blended with 1,4 polybutadiene or a polyalkenamer. In a mantle layer, low molecular weight farnesene, poly(farnesene), and/or farnesene copolymer can be blended with non- or partially neutralized copolymeric or terpolymeric ionomer(s). In a cover, low molecular weight farnesene, poly(farnesene), and farnesene copolymer can be blended with highly neutralized ionomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventor: Hong G. Jeon
  • Patent number: 10450457
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a polymer blend comprising at least one polyalkylencarbonate (PAC) and at least one polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) with low crystallinity. The invention also describes processes to prepare the blends of the invention and articles made of said blends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: REPSOL, S.A.
    Inventors: Laura Marin Perales, Sonia Segura Fernandez, Monica Garcia Ruiz, Borja Arandilla, Carolina Ruiz Orta, Rodrigo Paris
  • Patent number: 10428216
    Abstract: Golf ball having CoR of at least 0.700 and compression of at least 50 and comprising a layer of a mixture of thermoset or thermoplastic composition and a plurality of conductive nanoshelled structures such as conductive hollow nanoshells and/or nanorice particles. Conductive nanoshelled structures may be included in amount of from about 2 wt % to greater than 50 wt. % of total weight of mixture. Diameter of each conductive nano shelled structure at widest cross-section may be up to 1000 nm. Each conductive hollow nanoshell may have shell thickness to longitudinal diameter ratio of from about 1:3 to about 1:100. Each nanorice particle may have longitudinal diameter of up to 1000 nm. Shell thickness can be from 1 nm to 100 nm and may be controlled. A layer consisting of mixture may have specific gravity that differs from specific gravity of a layer consisting of the thermoset or thermoplastic composition portion of mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Sullivan, Brian Comeau, Erin C. McDermott
  • Patent number: 10427003
    Abstract: Golf ball having CoR of at least 0.700 and Atti compression of at least about 50 and comprising layer consisting of mixture of thermoset or thermoplastic composition and plurality of particulates, at least a portion surface-treated with alkoxylated siloxanes and/or polyether-modified siloxanes, and may be selected from titanium dioxide particles, barium sulfate particles, zinc sulfide particles, and/or zinc oxide particulates. At least some particulates are contacted with compound having the formula: Compound (I) may be included in amount of 0.01 to 2% by weight based on total weight of portion of plurality being contacted. The plurality may be included in mixture in amount such that layer has specific gravity of from 0.5 to about 10.0, tensile strength of from about 300 psi to about 50,000 psi, and elongation at break of from about 20% to about 1000%, each being greater than that of the thermoset or thermoplastic composition portion of the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Sullivan, Brian Comeau, Michael Michalewich
  • Patent number: 10421859
    Abstract: Polycarbonate blend compositions are disclosed. The compositions include at least one polycarbonate useful for high heat applications. The compositions include at least one poly(aliphatic ester)-polycarbonate. The compositions can include one or more additional polymers. The compositions can include one or more additives. The compositions can be used to prepare articles of manufacture, and in particular, automotive bezels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Sarah E. Grieshaber, Yuanqing He, Jean-Francois Morizur
  • Patent number: 10414942
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a primer composition. In an embodiment, the primer composition includes a functionalized polyolefin, a functionalized styrenic block copolymer containing greater than or equal to 20 wt % polymerized styrene, a solvent composition and an isocyanate component. The primer composition is suitable for use as an adhesive layer between a substrate and a polyolefin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Qichun Wan, Stephanie K. Anderson, Patricia A. Peart, Kyle D. Anderson, Yongfu Li, Colin LiPiShan
  • Patent number: 10414874
    Abstract: Polysiloxane-polycarbonates and improved methods for preparing the polysiloxane-polycarbonates are provided. Also provided are blend compositions including the polysiloxane-polycarbonates. The blend compositions can include one or more additional polymers. The blend compositions can include one or more additives. The blend compositions can be used to prepare articles of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Nathalie Gonzalez Vidal, James Franklin Hoover, Fabrizio Micciche, Robert van de Grampel
  • Patent number: 10414946
    Abstract: A golf ball paint composition includes primarily a urethane paint made of a polyol and a polyisocyanate. The polyol is an acrylic polyol, and the composition has an elastic work recovery of at least 70%. The paint composition has a high self-repairing ability and is of high quality as a golf ball paint. Golf balls coated with this composition are able to maintain a good durability, in addition to which they have an excellent abrasion resistance and an excellent ball appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd., Asia Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke Suzuki, Takashi Ohira, Akihiro Moriyama, Satoshi Ueno, Haruka Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10407541
    Abstract: The present invention relates to block cocondensates of polysiloxanes and dihydroxydiarylcycloalkane-based (co)polycarbonates and also to a process for preparing such block cocondensates. The invention further relates to the use of these block cocondensates for producing mouldings and extrudates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Alexander Meyer, Klaus Horn
  • Patent number: 10392506
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions consisting of A) 70 to 90 parts by weight of at least one polycarbonate, B) 10 to 30 parts by weight of at least one graft polymer containing a rubber-elastic particulate graft base, which contains diene, and containing a vinyl co(polymer) shell, C) 0 to 15 parts by weight of at least one additive, wherein the sum of the parts by weight of components A) and B) in the composition is normalized to 100. The invention further relates to the use of the compositions to produce components containing a plastic carrier and a multi-ply metal layer, and to molded bodies produced from the compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Andreas Seidel, Wolfgang Schwartmann, Eckhard Wenz, Peter Weimar
  • Patent number: 10385154
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing a diene-based rubber polymer having relatively low gel content and high swelling index while having high polymerization conversion rate, a diene-based rubber polymer prepared therefrom and an acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene graft copolymer with a core-shell structure comprising the same as a core. Accordingly, the method for preparing a diene-based rubber polymer and the acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene graft copolymer with a core-shell structure comprising the diene-based rubber polymer prepared therefrom can be easily applied to the industries requiring them, in particular, an impact reinforcing agent industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoo Vin Kim, Young Min Kim, Jin Hyoung Lee, Su Jeong Han, Young Hwan Jeong, Sun Haeng Chung, Jae Min Suk
  • Patent number: 10376742
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball having an excellent flight performance on driver shots. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core and at least one cover covering the spherical core, wherein the spherical core is formed from a rubber composition containing (a) a base rubber, (b) an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms and/or a metal salt thereof as a co-crosslinking agent, (c) a crosslinking initiator, and (d) an unsaturated fatty acid and/or a metal salt thereof excluding an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms and/or a metal salt thereof, and provided that the rubber composition further contains (f) a metal compound if only an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms is present as (b) the co-crosslinking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hikaru Nagakura, Kazuyoshi Shiga, Chiemi Mikura, Takahiro Shigemitsu, Ryota Sakamine
  • Patent number: 10377840
    Abstract: Provided are novel ethylene acid copolymers, their ionomers and their use in various articles, including packaging films and injection molded articles. The ethylene acid copolymers comprise copolymerized units of ethylene, about 10 to about 30 wt % of copolymerized units of a first ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 10 carbon atoms; and about 5 to about 15 wt % of copolymerized units of a derivative of a second ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 10 carbon atoms. Preferred derivatives include esters, and in particular alkyl esters. These ethylene acid copolymers and ionomers have improved optical properties when compared to conventional ethylene acrylic or methacrylic acid copolymers and their ionomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Shannon D Meerscheidt, Steven C Pesek, W Alexander Shaffer, Charles Anthony Smith
  • Patent number: 10376745
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball exhibiting good shot feeling and excellent resilience. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core and one or more cover layers disposed outside the spherical core, wherein at least one layer of the cover layers contains: (A) a base resin containing (a-1) an ionomer resin and having a material hardness of 59 or more in Shore D hardness; and (B) a polyrotaxane having a cyclodextrin with at least a part of hydroxyl groups of the cyclodextrin being modified with a caprolactone chain via —O—C3H6—O— group, a linear molecule piercing through a cyclic structure of the cyclodextrin, and blocking groups located at both terminals of the linear molecule to prevent disassociation of the cyclodextrin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mami Tanaka, Toshiyuki Tarao
  • Patent number: 10370534
    Abstract: Polycarbonate blend compositions are disclosed. The compositions include at least one polycarbonate useful for high heat applications. The compositions can include one or more additional polymers. The compositions can include one or more additives. The compositions can be used to prepare articles of manufacture, and in particular, automotive bezels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Sarah E. Grieshaber, Tony Farrell, Daniel Francis Lowery, Mark Adrianus Johannes van der Mee, Roland Sebastian Assink, Robert Dirk van de Grampel
  • Patent number: 10363459
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball having excellent shot feeling and resilience as well as improved durability and abrasion resistance. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core and one or more cover layers disposed outside the spherical core, wherein at least one layer of the cover layers contains: (A) a base resin containing (a-1) an ionomer resin and having a material hardness of 58 or less in Shore D hardness; and (B) a polyrotaxane having a cyclodextrin with at least a part of hydroxyl groups thereof being modified with a caprolactone chain via —O—C3H6—O— group, a linear molecule piercing through a cyclic structure of the cyclodextrin, and blocking groups located at both terminals of the linear molecule to prevent disassociation of the cyclodextrin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mami Tanaka, Toshiyuki Tarao
  • Patent number: 10357690
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball showing improved controllability on approach shots for less than 40 yards, in particular, on approach shots around the green (about 10 yards to 20 yards) and improved controllability on approach shots from the rough, and showing excellent shot feeling. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a golf ball body and a paint film covering the golf ball body, wherein a loss tangent tan ? has a peak temperature of 50° C. or less and a peak height of less than 0.8, obtained by measuring dynamic viscoelasticity of the paint film under the following conditions: <Measuring conditions> Measuring mode: tensile mode Measuring temperature range: from ?100° C. to 150° C. Temperature rising rate: 4° C./min Oscillation frequency: 10 Hz Measuring strain: 0.1%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetaka Inoue, Toshiyuki Tarao, Kuniyasu Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10351660
    Abstract: A phenolic resin composition and an epoxy resin composition from which a cured epoxy resin having excellent heat resisting properties and a low dielectric constant can be produced. The phenolic resin composition contains a modified phenolic resin and a tetrakisphenolethane compound, the modified phenolic resin being prepared by condensation of a cyclic hydrocarbon compound having two or more unsaturated bonds and a compound having a phenolic hydroxyl group, in which the content of the tetrakisphenolethane compound is 3% to 60% by mass with respect to the total content of the modified phenolic resin and the tetrakisphenolethane compound. The epoxy resin composition is prepared by epoxidizing the phenolic resin composition. The cured epoxy resin is prepared by allowing the epoxy resin composition to react with a hardener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: JFE CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Takemura