Patents Examined by Deve E Valdez
  • Patent number: 10689406
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, comprising obtaining a lecithin-containing material, in some aspects derived from a crude refining stream, comprising 20-80 wt % acetone insoluble matter, 1-30 wt % free fatty acid, and less than 10 wt % water, adding a fatty acid or carboxylic source to the lecithin-containing material to obtain a lecithin fatty acid blend or lecithin carboxylic acid blend and incorporating the blend into asphalt or oil field applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Todd L. Kurth, Suzanne Stauduhar, Hassan Ali Tabatabaee
  • Patent number: 10513639
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a hot melt adhesive which is less likely to cause stringing, and has excellent thermal stability and adhesion, in particular adhesion to a paper material. The present invention relates to a hot melt adhesive comprising: (A) an olefin-based polymer, (B) a butyral resin, (C) at least one selected from the group consisting of a fatty acid and a derivative thereof, and (D) a tackifier resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Ai Takamori
  • Patent number: 10486979
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a process for making a calcium carbonate containing material, wherein the process includes a specific drying procedure and allows for the provision of calcium carbonate materials with reduced moisture pick-up and low porosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Matthias Buri, Catherine Jean Ridgway, Patrick A. C. Gane, Samuel Rentsch, René Burkhalter, Armelle Senti-Wenk, Martin Brunner, Gil Morieras, Tazio Fornera
  • Patent number: 10477908
    Abstract: An acrylic fiber for artificial hair includes an acrylic polymer and an organic solvent that can dissolve the acrylic polymer, wherein the acrylic polymer includes 29.5 to 79.5% by weight of acrylonitrile, 20 to 70% by weight of vinyl chloride and/or vinylidene chloride, and 0.5 to 5% by weight of a sulfonic acid-containing vinyl monomer with respect to a total weight of the acrylic polymer, and wherein a content of the organic solvent in the acrylic fiber is 0.1 to 3% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventors: Akihiro Okamoto, Aki Kano, Masato Fujita
  • Patent number: 10458197
    Abstract: A disintegrable polymer composite comprises: a polymer component comprising one or more of the following: a cured cyanate ester; a crosslinked unsaturated polyester; or a crosslinked vinyl ester resin; and dissolvable glass comprising about 55 to about 80 wt. % of SiO2, 0 to about 35 wt. % of Na2O, 0 to about 35 wt. % of K2O, 0 to about 20 wt. % of CaO, 0 to about 10 wt. % of MgO, provided that the sum of the weights of Na2O and K2O is about 20 wt. % to about 40 wt. %, wherein each weight percent is based on the total weight of the dissolvable glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Suman Khatiwada, Yusheng Yuan, Anil K. Sadana
  • Patent number: 10442918
    Abstract: A nitrile group-containing highly saturated copolymer rubber composition includes a nitrile group-containing highly saturated copolymer rubber (A) having ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated nitrile monomer units and (meth)acrylic acid ester monomer units and having an iodine value of 120 or less and a polyether ester-based plasticizer (B) having structural unit made of three or more ether compounds which are successively bonded. A nitrile group-containing highly saturated copolymer rubber composition excellent in vulcanization speed and giving cross-linked rubber has excellent heat resistance and cold resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Sayaka Inoue, Tomonori Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10442913
    Abstract: A resin composition includes a thermoplastic resin, a carbon fiber, a polyamide having at least one of a carboxy group and an amino group at a terminal thereof, in which a presence ratio of the carboxy group present on the terminal is higher than a presence ratio of the amino group present on the terminal, and a compatibilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakayama, Tsuyoshi Miyamoto, Masayuki Okoshi, Hiroyuki Moriya
  • Patent number: 10428189
    Abstract: A highly loaded and well-dispersed masterbatch composition and process for making thereof from a split stream process. The masterbatch composition includes a colorant, a thermoplastic carrier, a metallocene polymer processing aid, and optionally an additive. The split stream may be formed of a primary feed and a secondary feed. The primary and second feeds are combined by at least one of the following: supplying the secondary feed in either the same feed port as the primary feed, in a stream located upstream the primary feed, in a stream located downstream the primary feed, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Smink, Ronald M. Harris
  • Patent number: 10421852
    Abstract: The invention relates to a preparation method of new-type nanoparticles for loading emodin, which comprises: using L.A, mPEG and stannous iso caprylate to synthesize a first intermediate product; using the first intermediate product, butanedioic anhydride and 4-dimethylaminopyridine to synthesize a second intermediate product; using the second intermediate product, 1-ethyl-(3-dimethylamino propyl) carbodiimide hydrochloride, N-hydroxysuccinimide and chitosan to synthesize a third intermediate product; using the third intermediate product and sodium periodate to synthesize a fourth intermediate product; using the fourth intermediate product and 5-amino-2-mercapto benzimidazole to synthesize the new-type thiolated nanoparticles. The nanoparticles loaded with emodin are used for intestinal tract dose, which may enhance the nanoparticles' adhesion ability, prolong residence time of drugs on mucosal membranes, and facilitate sustained-release of drug molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Xusheng Liu, Qizhan Lin, Chuan Zou, Fuhua Lu, Zhaoyu Lu, Xiuqing Wu, Yuchi Wu, Chunlan Ji
  • Patent number: 10414880
    Abstract: Biocarbon is presented as an alternative to synthetic carbon black. Master batches having biocarbon for usage in raw plastics and/or the production of composites. Biocarbon is mainly derived from plant biomass, but other sources can be used. A method of producing the master batch: (a) pyrolyzing processed biomass in an oxygen-starved environment to produced biocarbon; (b) comminuting the biocarbon in a reduced oxygen atmosphere; (c) cooling the comminuted biocarbon; (d) mixing the cooled comminuted biocarbon with a carrier resin, thereby producing the master batch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Amar Mohanty, Manjusri Misra, Atul Bali, Arturo Rodriguez-Uribe
  • Patent number: 10414906
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide pneumatic tires that can achieve both abrasion resistance and low heat build-up properties. The present invention relates to a pneumatic tire including a tread formed from a rubber composition, the rubber composition containing: a rubber component including an isoprene-based rubber and a high-cis polybutadiene rubber having a cis content of 90% by mass or more; one or more types of carbon black; and sulfur, at least one of the one or more types of carbon black being produced from a feedstock oil that has a BMCI value of 150 or less and an aliphatic hydrocarbon content of 30% by mass or more, the BMCI value being calculated from the average boiling point T (° C.) and the specific gravity D (60/60° F.) relative to water at 60° F. according to the equation below, BMCI=48,640/(T+273)+473.7D?456.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Ryota Kitago, Takayuki Nagase, Yuuki Kawana, Takayuki Hattori, Takao Wada, Soh Ishino, Yuhei Yamashiro, Masaki Oshimo, Masanobu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10414909
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a rubber composition in which a rubber viscosity during kneading is low and processability is good though the rubber composition comprises a white filler, and fuel efficiency and abrasion resistance are good. A rubber composition comprising a rubber component, a white filler and a compound represented by the following formula (1), where R1 represents an alkyl group or alkenyl group having 8 to 14 carbon atoms, the alkyl group or alkenyl group may be linear, branched or cyclic, and R2 represents a hydroxyalkyl group or a hydroxyalkyl group having an oxyalkylene unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Tatsuya Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10400121
    Abstract: An upconverting pigment dispersion includes an upconverting pigment, such as a ?-NaYF4 crystal doped with at least one of Erbium, Ytterbium or Thulium. The upconverting pigment dispersion is aqueous. Upconverting inkjet ink is made by mixing the crystals with a polymer dispersant and water and milling the mixture until the crystal particles are between 50 nanometers and 200 nanometers. Deionized water, a colorant and a humectant are added to the milled mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TROY GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Xiaorong Cai, Michael R. Riley
  • Patent number: 10391725
    Abstract: An improved sucker rod and the method of making is set forth herein. The improved sucker rod is used in well drilling to connect a pump present at a well casing to a motor and drive for a pump present at a well head. The method of making the improved sucker includes coating strands of sucker rod material with a mixture of epoxy and graphene platelets, bonding them together, and then extruding them through a pultrusion machine. The resulting improved sucker rod has increased flexibility, durability, corrosion resistance, and strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Tevian Parnell
  • Patent number: 10392497
    Abstract: Vulcanizates with desirable properties can be obtained from compositions incorporating polymers that include hydroxyl group-containing aryl functionalities, silica or other particulate filler(s) that contain or include oxides of silicon and a group or compound that can act to covalently bond the filler particles and the polymer. The group can be provided as a substituent of the filler particle, or a discreet compound can be provided in the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Yuan-Yong Yan, Zengquan Qin, Xiao-Dong Pan
  • Patent number: 10392537
    Abstract: A hot melt adhesive composition that includes at least 35% polymer, from about 15% by weight, to no greater than 75% by weight propylene polymer derived from at least 50% by weight propylene and from 0 mole % to about 37.5% by weight of an alpha-olefin comonomer other than propylene, the propylene polymer exhibiting a heat of fusion of from about 5 Joules per gram (J/g) to 60 J/g, from 5% by weight to about 50% by weight ethylene alpha-olefin copolymer derived from at least 50% by weight ethylene and at least one alpha-olefin comonomer having at least three carbon atoms, the ethylene alpha-olefin copolymer having a density of no greater than 0.90 g/cm3, and from 18% by weight to about 37% by weight of a wax component that exhibits a melting point greater than 80° C. and a heat of fusion of at least 200 J/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Company
    Inventors: Thomas F. Kauffman, Scott C. Schmidt, Kim M. Larson, Amanda L. Schmit, Timothy W. Roska
  • Patent number: 10385232
    Abstract: Compositions, methods of use and kits for use as a protectant composition and/or cleaning composition. The protectant composition and/or cleaning composition comprises at least one surfactant and at least one rheology modifier, and water. The composition also optionally comprise, pH adjusters, builders, alkalinity sources, wetting agents, spreading agents, UV absorbers. The protectant composition has a viscosity of about 4000 to 6000 cps and exhibits a Vertical Cling parameter of between 1 and about 7 at a temperature of about 25° C. on automotive surfaces to which the compositions are applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Ashot K. Serobian
  • Patent number: 10385187
    Abstract: The present invention disclose a blue-light-proof optical resin lens, comprising resin monomers, a blue light absorber and a polymerization initiator; the mass ratio of the resin monomers to the blue light absorber to the polymerization initiator is 100:0.01-2.00:1.00-4.00; the resin monomers are the mixture of allyl diglycol carbonate (ADC) and polymers thereof; the blue light absorber is a benzophenone type ultraviolet light absorber and/or indole type blue light absorber; the polymerization initiator is selected from one or two of tert-butyl peroxy-2-ethylhexyl carbonate, tert-amyl peroxy-2-ethylhexyl carbonate and 1,1-di-(tert-butylperoxy)-3,3,5-trimethylcyclohexane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: JIANGSU CONANT OPTICS CO., LTD, Shanghai Conant Optics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhengxiang Fei, Qingbo Yan, Jianyou He, Tianniao Huang, Genting Cao
  • Patent number: 10385244
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a single-component binder for heat-sealing applications which can be used for the sealing of polyester foils, in particular of polyethylene terephthalate foils (PET foils) with respect to containers made of polystyrene, of PVC, and of polyester. These polyesters can in particular be polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or polylactic acid (PLA). The binders here feature not only good seal seam strengths but also in particular good transparency and excellent application properties. A substantive aspect of the invention is that the sealing can be achieved without addition of adhesion promoters, in particular without addition of adhesion promoters based on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or on polyester, and that barrier properties and sealing properties achieved in respect of containers made of PS and of PET are nevertheless at least comparable with, and sometimes better than, those achieved with heat-sealing systems already marketed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Evonik Roehm GmbH
    Inventors: Andre Hennig, Thomas Arnold, Michael Wicke, Juergen Hartmann, Bruno Keller, Guenter Schmitt, Michael Waldhaus
  • Patent number: 10377933
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an antifog coating composition comprising a matrix, a hydrophilic compound, and a surfactant. The antifog coating composition may further comprise a thermal or a photo-initiator. The antifog coating composition may be applied to a polycarbonate substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Raghuraman Govindan Karunakaran, Indumathi Ramakrishnan, Andreas Haeuseler, Keith J. Weller