Patents Examined by Edward Cain
  • Patent number: 9918466
    Abstract: Antimicrobial or antiseptic polymers may be produced by incorporation of an antimicrobial ingredient into the polymer by grafting, copolymerization, or via a combined antimicrobial/plasticizer ingredient. The polymer may be produced as a masterbatch, or a ready to process polymer for producing antimicrobial products. The reactions may be conducted in a reactive extruder to provide a single-step synthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: Georgius Abidal Adam, Scott Andrew Needham
  • Patent number: 9908976
    Abstract: Stable dispersions of solid polyethylene glycol particles are described in polyalkylene glycol liquids. The stable dispersions have an increased viscosity relative to the liquids without the suspended particles. The stable dispersions can be formed from a melt of the polyethylene glycol particles mixed within the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: PSMG, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Holt
  • Patent number: 9896553
    Abstract: Provided are a method for manufacturing a rubber composition, which method can give a rubber composition provided with excellent reinforcement properties by improving the dispersibility of fibers in a rubber component when the fibers are added to the rubber, a rubber composition obtained using this method, a vulcanized rubber, and a tire. The method is a method for manufacturing a rubber composition comprising short fibers, comprising a dispersion preparation step for preparing a short fiber dispersion by adding the short fibers into a liquid, a mixed dispersion preparation step for preparing a mixed dispersion by adding at least one dispersant selected from the group consisting of carbon black and inorganic compounds into the short fiber dispersion, a mixing step for mixing the mixed dispersion and rubber latex to prepare a rubber-short fiber mixed solution, and a drying step for drying the rubber-short fiber mixed solution to give a rubber composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventors: Saaya Takaoka, Hideko Akai, Sachiko Sawada, Hiroyuki Nagatani, Go Banzashi
  • Patent number: 9884949
    Abstract: A syntactic foam of a host matrix and inclusions dispersed in the host matrix, wherein at least a portion of the inclusions include microspheres containing a charge gas and having an internal pressure of greater than 0.1 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Cunefare, Elliott Gruber, William John Koros
  • Patent number: 9879149
    Abstract: Firstly, the invention concerns an organic resin that comprises structural units in its overall composition obtained from: a) at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer carrying a cyclic carbonate group, b) at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer carrying at least one carboxylic acid group, c) at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer with a hydrophobic nature having a hydrophobic value, estimated by the logarithm of the partition coefficient between octanol and water, of at least 3, d) optionally, at least one other ethylenically unsaturated monomer that is different from said monomers a), b) or c) and does not carry any group that is susceptible of reacting with a carbonate group or carboxylic acid group, but also no group that is susceptible of reacting with a functional group of another monomeric component of said resin, all cross-linking reactions in the preparation of said resin being excluded, overall, said resin having: an acid value of at least 10 mg KOH/g with respect to the dry re
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Aurelie Pierre, Gregory A. Delmas, Frank Cogordan, Isabelle Betremieux
  • Patent number: 9876178
    Abstract: An organic light emitting device and a display device including the same, the organic light emitting device including a first electrode; a light emitting layer on the first electrode; an electron transport layer on the light emitting layer; and a second electrode on the electron transport layer, wherein the electron transport layer includes a buffer layer, the buffer layer a buffer compound represented by the following Formula 1,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Injae Lee
  • Patent number: 9873785
    Abstract: Described is a process for producing water-absorbing polymers wherein a base polymer A is contacted and mixed with an aqueous additive solution B in a mixing device, wherein the base polymer A is formed from monomers bearing at least 30% neutralized acid groups and the aqueous additive solution B is dosed into the mixing device without nozzle via a pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred van Stiphoudt, Udo Klapperich, Theodor Malinowski
  • Patent number: 9862156
    Abstract: An environmentally friendly aerosol sealing composition for tire repair can simultaneously repair a punctured flat tire and inflate the flat tire to a pressure suitable for driving. The tire sealant composition includes a sealant concentrate and an aerosol propellant. The sealant concentrate is water-based and includes a glycerin antifreeze agent and a natural rubber latex that suitably has a mechanical stability of at least about 1050 seconds, and is substantially free of coagulants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Shees N. Sulemanji
  • Patent number: 9864104
    Abstract: Disclosed is a blend prepared by mixing a prepolymer and a vinyl monomer, wherein the prepolymer is prepared by a condensation reaction between a first compound represented by the formula Ar—H, where Ar comprises (a) a crosslinkable moiety at one end, (b) a moiety selected from the group consisting of —O—, —S—, —COO—, —CO—, —COS—, —SO2—, and —NH—, and (c) one or two repeating units selected from the group consisting of: where A is carbon or nitrogen, and X is hydrogen or halogen; and a second compound consisting of an aromatic moiety. Additionally disclosed is a polymer sheet that is a crosslinked product composed of the blend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: Seung Koo Park, Jung Jin Ju, Suntak Park, Jong-Moo Lee, Min-su Kim, Jin Tae Kim, Joong-Seon Choe
  • Patent number: 9850379
    Abstract: Gels and gel-containing materials, including hydrogels, are described. A gel can be formed by blending polyacrylic acid (PAA) and a polyglycol, such as polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG) at room temperature and, in some cases, without using a catalyst. The blend material can be used to form soft or hard materials, films and particles. The blend material can be combined with vinyl monomers and polymerize to form a hydrogel. The hydrogel can have a high mechanical strength and high water absorbency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventors: Naihong Li, Michael C. Williams
  • Patent number: 9840639
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hydrophilic anti-fog coatings. In particular, the coatings use two types of nanoscale particles, colloidal silica and porous organosilicate micelles, in a polyurethane matrix. The invention is an anti-fog coating for optically clear substrates (polycarbonate, polyurethane, nylon, polyester and other clear plastics) without the need for a primer and glass or oxide substrates with an additional primer layer, comprising monosized colloidal silica nanoparticles and porous organosilicate micelles in a polyurethane matrix. The silica is preferably 1-5% by weight and the micelles are loaded at 0.1 to 10% volume percentage by volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: INNOSENSE LLC
    Inventors: Uma Sampathkumaran, Kevin H. Yu, Corey M. Selman
  • Patent number: 9840613
    Abstract: This invention relates to rubber formulations which are useful as a structural material for utilization in manufacturing a wide variety of articles having a unique combination of rigidity, strength and flexural properties while maintaining excellent impact strength and durability. Additionally, articles made with the rubber formulations of this invention can essentially return to their original shape after being deformed by being impacted with a foreign object. A polymeric formulation which is useful as a structural material for manufacturing a wide variety of articles, said polymeric formulation being comprised of (1) about 45 weight percent to about 85 weight percent of a micronized rubber powder, (2) from about 15 weight percent to about 45 weight percent of a metallocene polyolefin elastomer, and (3) from about 1 weight percent to about 10 weight percent of a maleic anhydride grafted polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: K. JABAT, INC.
    Inventors: David Kulkaski, Thomas D. Simmering
  • Patent number: 9840618
    Abstract: Disclosed are a transparent resin composition, which may be used in medical products and food storage containers, having superior chemical resistance and transparency, a method of preparing the same and a molded article manufactured therefrom. More particularly, disclosed are a thermoplastic transparent resin composition having superior chemical resistance and transparency, which comprises (A) a graft copolymer in which a) a conjugated diene rubber latex is graft copolymerized with b) a methacrylate alkyl ester compound or an acrylate alkyl ester compound, c) an aromatic vinyl compound, and d) a vinyl cyano compound; (B) a copolymerized resin in which i) a methacrylate alkyl ester compound or an acrylate alkyl ester compound, ii) an aromatic vinyl compound and iii) a vinyl cyano compound are copolymerized; and (C) a polyether-amide block copolymer, a method of preparing the same, and a molded article manufactured therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong Su Choi, Ho Hoon Kim, Sang Hoo Park, Keun Hoon Yoo, Roo Da Lee, Won Seok Lee, Seok Goo Jang
  • Patent number: 9840620
    Abstract: Disclosed are a halogen-free resin composition, and a prepreg and a laminate prepared by using the same. The halogen-free resin composition comprises the following components according to organic solid matters by weight parts: (A) 40-80 parts by weight of allyl modified benzoxazine resin; (B) 10-20 parts by weight of hydrocarbon resin; (C) 10-40 parts by weight of allyl modified polyphenylene oxide resin; (D) 0.01-3 parts by weight of initiating agent; (E) 10-100 parts by weight of filler; and (F) 0-80 parts by weight of phosphoric flame retardant. The prepreg and the laminate prepared by using the halogen-free resin composition have lower dielectric constant and lower dielectric loss tangent value, higher peeling strength, higher glass transition temperature, excellent heat resistance and good flame retardant effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventors: Hu Yang, Yueshan He
  • Patent number: 9834674
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an easily-plated PC/ABS alloy and its preparation method. The PC/ABS alloy includes following components: 30-70 parts by weight (pbw) of PC resin, 15-65 pbw of ABS resin, 5-10 pbw of PEO resin, 0.1-1 pbw of antioxidant, and 0.1-1 pbw of lubricant. For preparation, blending the PC resin, ABS resin, PEO resin, antioxidant and lubricant in a mixer; and putting a mixture in a twin-screw extruder for granulation, thus producing easily-plated PC/ABS alloy. The method is simple and practicable. PEO resin makes PC/ABS surface have the property of hydrophilicity, which makes the etching solution easier to wet the surface when under etching, so that the etching becomes much easier. The binding force of hydrophilic group on the surface of PEO to the metal is strong. The binding force of PC/ABS alloy material is improved due to the combination between the chemical bond and physical force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventors: Liangui Bai, Minqi Xin, Minghua Luo, Qiang Li
  • Patent number: 9834649
    Abstract: A composite article is disclosed that has non-circular fibers embedded in a polymer matrix. The composite article has improved damage tolerance, toughness, bending, and impact resistance compared to composites having traditional round fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Mark K. Kinnan, Dennis P. Roach
  • Patent number: 9828473
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided for the efficient and beneficial use of nanoparticulates, such as carbon nanotubes. In various embodiments, a nanoparticulate entrapped in a linear polymer, where the linear polymer is formed in the presence of the nanoparticulate, is provided. The entrapped nanoparticulate provides an efficient means to introduce nanoparticulates into compositions, such as resins and fiber-reinforced resins, allowing for increased dispersion and beneficial properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventors: Srinagesh Kumar Potluri, Weijun Wang, Srinivas Gadthula, Bao Ngoc Le
  • Patent number: 9822265
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition, an aqueous dispersion of polymer particles functionalized with acetoacetoxyethyl groups and a CO2 abating additive, an ion exchange resin functionalized with amine groups or quaternary ammonium salt groups or a combination thereof. The composition is useful for CO2 abatement in acetoacetoxy functionalized latexes compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: David Conner, Gary W. Dombrowski, Alvin M. Maurice
  • Patent number: 9822236
    Abstract: An interlayer comprised of a thermoplastic resin and at least one special effect metal pigment. The use of a thermoplastic resin and at least one special effect metal pigment provides a special effect metal appearance without sacrificing other characteristics of the interlayer, and wherein the color of the interlayer measured in reflectance mode is different from the color measured in transmission mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventor: Howard D. Booth, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9822257
    Abstract: The present invention provides dissolvable films for customizing art materials, such as inks, paints, and modeling doughs. The invention also provides methods and kits for delivering artistic effects to art materials. The dissolvable films comprise one or more cellulose compounds, propylene glycol, glycerin, and one or more artistic components. The dissolvable film imparts an artistic effect following administration of the film to the art material. In exemplary embodiments, the artistic components of the film comprise one or more colorants which provide a coloring effect. A kit for delivering one or more artistic effects to an art material includes dissolvable films of various colors and shapes, and one or more art materials, such as ink, paint, or modeling dough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Crayola LLC
    Inventors: Elizabeth Rieland, Leena Vadaketh, Cheryl Krieger, Eric Shuler