Patents Examined by Edward J. Cain
  • Patent number: 10450429
    Abstract: A composite material may include at least one thermoplastic resin; and from 5 to 180 parts by weight of granular shive from hemp and/or flax, with respect to 100 parts by weight of the at least one thermoplastic resin, with particles having an average particle size lower than 0.2 millimeters (mm). A method for the manufacture of a composite material may include: melting the at least one thermoplastic resin; mixing the at least one molten resin with from 5 to 180 parts by weight, with respect to 100 parts by weight of the at least one thermoplastic resin, of granular shive from hemp and/or flax with an average particle size lower than 0.2 mm; and cooling the mixture obtained in order to form the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MICA S.r.l.
    Inventor: Giovanni Milazzo
  • Patent number: 10450476
    Abstract: A writing, marking and/or drawing liquid for writing implements, especially for capillary pens, which has a viscosity of less than 50 mPas (Brookfield, 20° C., CPE-40 plate-cone), contains a resin mixture dissolved in a solvent matrix having at least one solvent. Wherein the resin mixture contains a first resin in the form of a modified resin ester and/or a dissolved polyester resin and a second resin in the form of a maleate resin and/or a rosin, especially a phenol-modified rosin. Additives are present in the form of at least one fluorosurfactant as wetter and at least one polyethersiloxane copolymer as glidant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Faber-Castell AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Schwarz, Gerhard Lugert, Concetta Goschala
  • Patent number: 10444413
    Abstract: Provided is a black shaped product having low specific gravity, an excellent balance of heat resistance and fluidity, extremely few white spots at the shaped product surface, and excellent aluminum vapor deposition external appearance. The black shaped product is obtained through shaping of a resin composition containing 5 mass % to 95 mass % of a polyphenylene ether (A), 2 mass % to 94.96 mass % of a styrene resin (B), and 0.04 mass % to 3 mass % of carbon black (C). The black shaped product includes a mirror surface part at the surface thereof. The number of white spots present within a 52.4 mm2 area of the mirror surface part is 30 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Oyamada, Toru Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10442900
    Abstract: In some embodiments, this disclosure provides a process for the stabilization of thermoplastic polyolefins during melt processing operations. In some embodiments, the stabilizer package disclosed herein is “phenol free” and contains at least one solid aryl monophosphite and a specific liquid phosphite. The processes disclosed herein are suitable for the manufacture of polyethylene film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventors: Fraser Waldie, Owen Lightbody, Tony Tikuisis, P. Scott Chisholm
  • Patent number: 10435522
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a masterbatch and related products which enhance the dispersibility of fillers in rubber to improve rubber physical properties such as tensile strength, rigidity, and fuel economy. Provided is a method for producing a masterbatch, including: step (1) of mixing a rubber latex having a zeta potential of ?100 to ?20 mV with a filler dispersion having a zeta potential of ?90 to ?10 mV to prepare a latex compound; and step (2) of adjusting a zeta potential of the latex compound prepared in step (1) to ?30 to 0 mV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Sumiko Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10435584
    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 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. The polyurethane prepolymer is dissolved at 10-40% by weight in a mixture of tertiary amyl alcohol and diacetone alcohol to customize for dip, flow or spray coating processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: INNOSENSE LLC
    Inventors: Uma Sampathkumaran, Kevin H. Yu, Corey M. Selman
  • Patent number: 10435521
    Abstract: An inventive process for the production of a polymer composition is provided, said process comprising the incorporation of a filler into a polymer material, wherein said polymer material during incorporation of the filler is in at least partially molten state and wherein said filler is incorporated as a slurry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG, FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER
    Inventors: Michael Tinkl, Martin Brunner, René Burkhalter, Tazio Fornera, Giuseppe Schirosi, Rudolf Pfaendner, Jan Barth, Bernd Dillmann, Harald Dörr
  • Patent number: 10428187
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a mixture, comprising a mixing step for mixing a slurry prepared by dispersing a filler containing carbon black and a rubber liquid prepared by dispersing or the like a rubber component. In the above producing method, the carbon black contained in the slurry has a surface average acidic functional group amount (?eq/m2) of 0.40 or more and less than 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuto Yanagisawa, Yukari Kanda, Shigenobu Waragai, Osamaru Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10421858
    Abstract: A rubber composition is based on at least one predominant elastomer comprising epoxide functional groups, silica as predominant reinforcing filler, an agent for covering the silica, and a system for crosslinking the elastomer comprising an imidazole and a polycarboxylic acid of general formula (I): and an imidazole of general formula (II):
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Benoit Schnell, Etienne Fleury
  • Patent number: 10414881
    Abstract: Provided are methods of making thermoplastic vulcanizates and thermoplastic vulcanizates made therefrom. The methods can comprise adding vulcanizable elastomer to a reactor; adding a masterbatch comprising a thermoplastic resin and a metal oxide to the reactor; adding a curative to the reactor; and dynamically vulcanizing the elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Oscar O. Chung, Porter C. Shannon, Ronald D. Vlcek, Richard G. Martin, Christopher E. Hrbacek
  • Patent number: 10414882
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a masterbatch and related products which enhance the dispersibility of fillers in rubber to improve the balance of tensile strength, rigidity, and fuel economy. Provided is a method for producing a masterbatch, including a step of mixing a rubber latex having a zeta potential of ?100 to ?20 mV with a filler dispersion having a zeta potential of 10 to 90 mV, and preparing a latex compound having a zeta potential of ?20 to 0 mV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Sumiko Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10414860
    Abstract: A polycarbonate resin of the present invention comprises: a repeat unit represented by chemical formula 1 in the specification; a repeat unit represented by chemical formula 2; and a repeat unit represented by chemical formula 3. The polycarbonate resin has excellent flame retardancy, thermal resistance, transparency, impact resistance, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Chan Hur, Jun Ho Chi, Woo Suk Chei, O Sung Kwon, Jung Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 10414907
    Abstract: A first object of the present invention is to provide a tire puncture sealing agent having excellent sealing property and injectability. A tire puncture sealing agent of a first embodiment of the present invention contains a particular amine compound, glycols, a rubber latex and/or a resin emulsion, and a surfactant. A second object of the present invention is to provide a tire puncture sealing agent having excellent retainability of generated foam and excellent sealing property even in a small liquid amount. A tire puncture sealing agent of a second embodiment of the present invention contains a particular polyether-modified silicone, glycols, a rubber latex and/or a resin emulsion, and a surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Takahara
  • Patent number: 10407614
    Abstract: The present application relates to a light conversion film in which one or more types of organic fluorescent dyes are dispersed in a polymer medium including one or more types of ionic polymers, and a light conversion device, a backlight unit and a display apparatus including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Du Hyeon Shin, Youkyong Seo, Jungho Lim, Ji Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 10400136
    Abstract: This invention provides multifunctional coatings containing multiple components that usually do not associate with one another, from deposition of waterborne precursor compositions. Some variations provide a multiphase waterborne composition comprising a first-material phase containing a first material and a second-material phase containing a second material that is chemically different than, but covalently bonded to, the first material, wherein the first material and/or the second material contains ionic species. The first-material phase and the second-material phase are microphase-separated on an average length scale of phase inhomogeneity from about 0.1 microns to about 100 microns. The first and second materials may be selected from hydrophobic materials, hydrophilic materials, hygroscopic materials, oleophobic materials, and/or oleophilic materials, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Ashley M. Dustin, Andrew P. Nowak, Adam F. Gross
  • Patent number: 10400091
    Abstract: Provided is a thermoplastic composite, a method for preparing a thermoplastic composite, and an injection-molded product. The thermoplastic composite comprises 35-75% by weight of a thermoplastic resin, 5-45% by weight of a non-cellulosic organic fiber, and 5-20%) by weight of hollow glass microspheres, based on 100% by weight of the total weight of the thermoplastic composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jingqiang Hou, Baris Yalcin, Pu Ren, Yinjie Zhou, Xuchu Jiang, Xuetao Yu
  • Patent number: 10391743
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel multilayer structure including a layered product capable of maintaining high performance even after being subjected to extrusion coating lamination. The present invention relates to a multilayer structure including a layered product and a layer (H) stacked on the layered product. The layered product includes a base (X), a layer (Z) containing an aluminum atom, and a layer (Y) containing a compound (A) containing a phosphorus atom. The layer (H) contains a thermoplastic resin (U), and the thermoplastic resin (U) is a polymer containing an ?-olefin unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: KURRAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Inubushi, Yuji Shimizu, Masakazu Nakaya
  • Patent number: 10392478
    Abstract: A method for producing a wet rubber comprises a step (I) of dispersing the filler into the dispersing solvent, and adding, at the time of the dispersing, at least one portion of the rubber latex solution to the dispersing solvent to produce a slurry solution containing the filler to which particles of the rubber latex adhere, a step (II) of mixing the slurry solution containing the filler, to which the rubber latex particles adhere, with the rest of the rubber latex solution to produce a rubber latex solution containing the filler, to which the rubber latex particles adhere, and a step (III) of solidifying and drying the rubber latex solution containing the filler. About the filler, the ratio of the nitrogen adsorption specific surface area (N2SA) thereof to the iodine adsorption amount (IA) thereof ((N2SA)/(IA)) is 1.00 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TOYO TIRE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shuhei Koyama
  • Patent number: 10384977
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a reinforced building block made of autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) comprising rebars formed essentially from A) at least one fibrous carrier and B) and a hardened composition formed from B1) at least one epoxy compound and B2) at least one diamine and/or polyamine in a stoichiometric ratio of the epoxy compound B1) to the diamine and/or polyamine component B2) of 0.8:1 to 2:1, as matrix material, and C) optionally further auxiliaries and additives and to methods of production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Fuchsmann, Michael Vogel, Vladislav Yaroslavskiy, Elena Mikhaylova, Wladimir Richter
  • Patent number: 10385193
    Abstract: A composition that includes a polyolefin having first repeating units, hollow glass microspheres, a polyolefin impact modifier that is chemically non-crosslinked and free of polar functional groups, and a compatibilizer comprising the first repeating units and second repeating units, which are the first repeating units modified with polar functional groups. Articles made from the composition and methods of making an article by injection molding the composition are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Baris Yalcin, Ibrahim S. Gunes, Gustavo B. Carvalho, Mark J. Williams