Patents Examined by Deve E Valdez
  • Patent number: 9255200
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and compositions of blended polycarbonate compositions with improved heat resistance. The resulting compositions, comprising a first polycarbonate polymer, a second polycarbonate polycarbonate, an impact modifier, optionally a flow promoter, and optionally a flame retardant, can be used in the manufacture of articles while still retaining the advantageous physical properties of blended polycarbonate compositions with improved heat resistance. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: SABIC Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Amit S. Kulkarni, Rama Konduri, Vikram K. Daga
  • Patent number: 9249297
    Abstract: The invention relates to a methylmethacrylate-butadiene-styrene (MBS) core/shell polymer impact modifier containing functionalization in the shell. The functionalized MBS is useful as an impact modifier in engineering resins, and especially in blends of engineering resins, particularly where the blend contains both functional and non-functional resins. One specific engineering resin blend having excellent low temperature impact performance is a polycarbonate (PC)/polyethylene terephthalate (PET) blend with the functional MBS of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Jason M. Lyons, Navneeth K. Singh, Xianfeng Shen
  • Patent number: 9249304
    Abstract: This invention relates to asphalt compositions. More specifically, this invention relates to asphalt compositions including asphalt, heavy oil ash, and sulfur. The invention provides a heavy oil ash asphalt composition that includes a base asphalt, sulfur, and heavy oil ash resulting in improved properties, as well as a method of making the composition. The heavy oil asphalt compositions can be used for asphalt based roofing compositions, damp-proofing compositions, and water proofing materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Mohammed Al-Mehthel, Hamad I. Al-Abdul Wahhab, Saleh H. Al-Idi, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein
  • Patent number: 9243117
    Abstract: A composition for producing an elastomeric thin film comprising a carboxylated acrylonitrile polybutadiene latex which is vulcanized without the use of conventional sulphur and accelerators thereby reducing the possibility of contacting immediate Type I hypersensitivity and delay Type IV hypersensitivity caused by the presence of natural rubber latex proteins and accelerators respectively. The dipping process for making gloves by using a latex composition provided by: premixing carboxylated acrylonitrile polybutadiene latex with methacrylic acid, or alternatively using a self-crosslinked latex, adding zinc oxide, adjusted to 9 to 10 of the pH level, and diluted with water to obtain 18% to 30% by weight of total solid content; dipping the glove former into the composition to form a layer of thin film of the latex composition on the former; drying the thin latex film on the former and crosslinking the latex film on the former.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventors: Siong Hui Khoo, Lawrence Siau Tian Lim, Seek Ping Lee, Eng Long Ong, Norihide Enomoto
  • Patent number: 9243123
    Abstract: Disclosed are a ?-crystal form nucleating agent composition for polypropylene and an application thereof. The composition is prepared by proportionally mixing barium tetrahydrophthalate, calcium tetrahydrophthalate and the like with adjuvants, such as hydrotalcite or calcium carbonate. The composition has better functions than a single-component ?-nucleating agent. The impact strength of polypropylene subjected to nucleation modification by the ?-crystal form nucleating agent composition can be improved by up to 6 times, and the heat distortion temperature is improved by about 10° C. to 20° C.; in addition, while the impact strength is improved, the flexural modulus of polypropylene can be improved, namely, the rigidity of polypropylene is improved. Therefore, the mechanical and thermal properties of polypropylene are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: GCH TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen lin Zhao
  • Patent number: 9238726
    Abstract: Provided is an item made of a polypropylene resin composition that is suppressed from the emission of volatile organic compound components, examples of which item include a container, a cap of a container, an item for packaging, stationery, a toy, a miscellaneous daily item, an item for furniture, fiber, an agricultural film, an item for automobiles, an item for household electric appliances, an item for medical applications, or an item for building applications. The polypropylene resin composition includes a specific propylene polymer, a specific sugar compound, and a specific compound having a hydroxyphenyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hisakatsu Hama, Natsuko Sato
  • Patent number: 9228072
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a rubber composition containing a rubber component (A) of at least one selected from natural rubbers and synthetic dienic rubbers, a filler containing an inorganic filler (B), a silane coupling agent (C) and a vulcanization promoter (D), wherein the rubber composition is kneaded in multiple stages, and in the first stage of kneading, the rubber component (A), all or a part of the inorganic filler (B), and all or a part of the silane coupling agent (C) are kneaded, and then on the way of the first stage, the vulcanization promoter (D) is added and further kneaded. The production method enables production of a rubber composition having a low-heat-generation property while successfully preventing the coupling function activity of the silane coupling agent from lowering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventors: Seiichi Katou, Satoshi Horie
  • Patent number: 9228131
    Abstract: Silane-grafted polyolefin composition comprising a brominated, flame retardant additive is prepared by a process comprising the step of contacting within a reaction—extrusion zone operated at grafting conditions: A. A polyolefin, B. A hydrolysable unsaturated silane, C. A free radical generator, and D. Halogenated polyaryl alkane, e.g., decabromodiphenyl ethane, such that at least a portion of the hydrolysable unsaturated silane is grafted to the polyolefin. The silane-grafted polyolefin is crosslinked after extrusion from the zone, typically as a wire and cable coating, upon exposure to moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Michael B. Biscoglio
  • Patent number: 9221992
    Abstract: An aqueous coating composition including a) a composite particle including an opacifying pigment particle such as, for example, TiO2 and, disposed thereon, a plurality of particles of a first polymer, the first polymer being a select P-acid containing emulsion polymer and b) from 7% to 25% by weight, based on the total weight of polymer in the aqueous coating composition, of a select second polymer is provided. A method for forming the aqueous coating composition, a method for forming a dried coating therefrom, and the coating so formed are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: James C. Bohling, Arnold S. Brownell, Catherine A. Finegan, Ozzie M. Pressley, Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 9217081
    Abstract: The present invention is a composition comprising a) a stable aqueous dispersion of polymer particles having one or more structural units of i) a polyurea macromer; and ii) an acrylate, a methacrylate, a vinyl ester, or a styrene monomer, or a combination thereof; and/or b) an aqueous mixture of a i) polyurea macromer polymer particles; and b) acrylate, methacrylate, vinyl ester, or styrenic polymer particles, or a combination thereof, wherein the polyurea macromer is characterized by the following formula I: where A1, A2, R1, R2, and R3 are as defined herein. Compositions prepared using the compound of the present invention can be used to form coatings with excellent balance of low temperature film formation, hardness, and flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Gregoire Cardoen, Ian J. Drake, Ralph C. Even, Andrew Hughes, Tianlan Zhang, Thomas H. Kalantar
  • Patent number: 9187645
    Abstract: A modified-asphalt composition prepared by introducing a diene end-capped block copolymer with a molten asphalt composition, where the block copolymer is defined by the formula ?-(D-V-d)X where each D is independently a polydiene block, each V is independently a vinyl aromatic block, each d is a polydiene end cap, ? is a coupling moiety, and x is an integer from 2 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignees: Firestone Polymers, LLC, Heritage Research Group
    Inventors: Herb Wissel, Peter Boerner, Daniel Graves, Christine Rademacher, Timothy Reece
  • Patent number: 9181423
    Abstract: Polypropylene composition comprising (a) a high melt strength polypropylene having a melt flow rate MFR2 (230° C.) of equal or below 15 g/10 min and a branching index g? of below 1.0, (b) a first heterophasic propylene copolymer comprising a polypropylene having a melt flow rate MFR2 (230° C.) in the range of 50 to 500 g/10 min and an elastomeric propylene copolymer having a propylene content in the range of 50 to 80 wt.-% and an intrinsic viscosity (IV) of equal or more than 2.5 dl/g, (c) a second heterophasic propylene copolymer comprising a random propylene copolymer having a melt flow rate MFR2 (230° C.) in the range of 1 to 40 g/10 min, a branching index g? of 1.0, and a comonomer content of more than 0.5 wt.-%, and an elastomeric propylene copolymer having a propylene content in the range of 50 to 80 wt.-%, and an intrinsic viscosity (IV) of equal or below 2.4 dl/g, (d) a polyethylene plastomer having an ethylene content of at least 50 wt.-%, and (e) a mineral filler (F).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Cornelia Kock, Christelle Grein, Tonja Schedenig
  • Patent number: 9167865
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel thermoplastic reinforcement materials, particularly for the shoe industry, and a method for the production thereof. The novel thermoplastic reinforcement materials are obtained by a preliminary production step of pre-agglomeration of plant fiber filler materials and thermoplastic hot-melt adhesives, so-called filler-plastic compounds, allowing filler material originating from very inexpensive, naturally occurring plant fibers of varying origins to be used, but in an amount up to 65% by weight, without losing the required material properties, such as strength under heat, good flexural rigidity, and surface adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Rhenoflex GMBH
    Inventors: Henriette Järger, Michael Deilecke
  • Patent number: 9155549
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising an aqueous dispersion of a film-forming polymer, spherical polymer beads, a HASE rheology modifier, and optionally a pigment. The composition is useful in coatings compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Adam Fasula, Kenneth Lennon, Partha S. Majumdar, Edwin Hugh Nungesser
  • Patent number: 9150766
    Abstract: An anti-fog composition is provided that includes a superabsorbent polymer that along with a wetting agent are dissolved in a solvent. The superabsorbent polymer excludes hydroxylated acrylate and methacrylate polymers. The composition upon being applied to a substrate with the excess composition removed, an anti-fog film is formed on the substrate without resort to heat treatment and vacuum processing or other complex application processes associated with. The composition is well suited for formation of an end user kit for applying such a film to a substrate. Such a kit includes a container for the composition or a wipe wet with the composition. The container being a bottle or a propellant filled aerosol canister. Upon wiping residual composition from the substrate, the anti-fog film is produced without resort to prior art and complex application processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: Tze Lee Phang
  • Patent number: 9139713
    Abstract: A stabilizer including a first component, a second component, and a third component is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventors: Chiung-Ta Chen, Chih-Wei Lin, Ming-Yang Chien, En-Ching Wang, Chien-Liang Liu
  • Patent number: 9132699
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rubber composition comprising a styrene-butadiene copolymer (SBR), a polybutadiene (BR), an unsaturated thermoplastic styrene (TPS) copolymer and a reinforcing filler. The invention also relates to the use of such a composition for the manufacture of a tire tread that has improved properties in terms of wear resistance, while retaining a very good level of grip on wet ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventors: Garance Lopitaux, Didier Vasseur
  • Patent number: 9120913
    Abstract: An elastic composite material containing a base polymer of a simple substance or a mixture of rubber or thermoplastic elastomer as a base material, and a hard porous carbon material containing carbide of defatted bran and carbide of phenolic resin. The hard porous carbon material is added in a ratio of 200 parts or more by weight relative to 100 parts by weight of the base polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kei Takahashi, Osamu Murakami, Mika Hayashi, Kazuo Hokkirigawa, Takeshi Yamaguchi, Kei Shibata
  • Patent number: 9120914
    Abstract: The invention provides a compound conforming to the structure of Formula (CXX) The invention also provides a thermoplastic polymer composition comprising a polyolefin polymer and a compound conforming to the structure of Formula (CXX) as a nucleating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: MILLIKEN & COMPANY
    Inventors: Darin L. Dotson, Mary Angela Cooley
  • Patent number: 9115299
    Abstract: The invention relates to a low application temperature hot melt adhesive. More specifically, the low application temperature hot melt adhesive comprises olefin copolymers with an average Melt Index greater than 5 but less than about 35 g/10 minutes at 190° C. The adhesive is particularly useful in the construction of nonwoven articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventors: Yuhong Hu, Maria Xenidou, Alethea Pollock-Downer, Matthew Sharak, Maria Cristina Barbosa Dejesus