Patents Examined by Frances Tischler
  • Patent number: 11981778
    Abstract: Provided is a method of recycling an additively manufactured object into a reusable thermoplastic polymer, which method in some embodiments may include: (a) providing at least one additively manufactured object produced by stereolithography from a dual cure resin, the object comprising (i) a light polymerized polymer, and (ii) a heat polymerized polymer intermixed with said light polymerized polymer; (b) comminuting the object to produce a particulate material therefrom; (c) contacting the particulate material to a polar, aprotic solvent for a time and at a temperature sufficient to extract the heat polymerized polymer from the particulate material into said solvent, leaving residual particulate material comprising said light polymerized polymer in solid form; (d) separating the residual particulate material from said solvent; and then (e) separating the heat polymerized polymer from said solvent to provide a reusable thermoplastic polymer material in solid form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Kai Chen, Benjamin Huan Yang
  • Patent number: 11970592
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a window cover film and a flexible display panel including the same. More particularly, the present invention relates to a window cover film including a base layer and a hard coating layer, and a flexible display panel including the same. Since the window cover film of the present invention has high surface hardness, flexibility, the excellent bending properties, the window cover film may be restored to the original form without permanent deformation and/or damage of the hard coating layer and the window cover film even though a predetermined deformation is repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignees: SK Innovation Co., Ltd., SK ie technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Nam Ahn, Keon Hyeok Ko, Byoung Sun Ko, Hye Jin Kim, Je Seung Park, Jin Su Park, A Ran Hwang
  • Patent number: 11970573
    Abstract: Bifuran-modified polyester, polyethylene-terephthalate-co (2,2?-bifuran-5,5?-dicarboxylate), prepared by esterifying or transesterifying a diacid component comprising from 2 to 10 mole percent 2,2?-bifuran-5,5?-dicarboxylate and a diol component with a catalyst compound comprising metal present in an amount of from about 10 to about 450 ppm and polycondensation to form the polyester wherein the polyester has an inherent viscosity of at least 0.5 g/dL, a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 82° C. or more, a semicrystalline melting peak (Tm) with ?Hf equal to or greater than 5 J/g on the second heating ramp, and melting temperature (Tm) between 229° C. and 246° C. Reinforced compositions and shaped articles comprising bifuran-modified polyethylene terephthalate and methods of their production are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignees: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc., Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Monica Lotz, S. Richard Turner, Hans Eliot Edling, Kapil Kandel, Michael Salciccioli, Stephen Cohn, Alan A. Galuska, Javier Guzman, Edward E. Paschke
  • Patent number: 11965069
    Abstract: A heat-shrinkable polyester film made of a polyester-forming resin composition includes a recycled material, and has an exothermic crystallization peak and an endothermic melting peak which are determined via differential scanning calorimetry, and which satisfy relationships of T2?T1?68° C. and T3?T2?78° C., where T1 represents an onset point of the exothermic crystallization peak, T2 represents an end point of the exothermic crystallization peak and an onset point of the endothermic melting peak, and T3 represents an end point of the endothermic melting peak. A method for manufacturing the heat-shrinkable polyester film is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: FAR EASTERN NEW CENTURY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Li-Ling Chang, Yow-An Leu, Ting-Yu Lin, Ching-Chun Tsai, Wen-Yi Chang
  • Patent number: 11958980
    Abstract: A chemically modified precipitated silica characterised by the presence of alkyl moieties chemically bound to the silica and a process for its manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Emmanuelle Allain Najman, Pascaline Garbey, Cédric Feral-Martin, Laure Bertry, Laurent Guy, Thomas Chaussee, Stéphanie Croyeau
  • Patent number: 11958985
    Abstract: A heat sealable polyester film and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. The heat sealable polyester film is made from a recycled polyester material. The heat sealable polyester film includes a base layer and a heat sealable layer formed on at least one surface of the base layer. The heat sealable layer is formed from a first polyester composition. A main component of the first polyester composition is regenerated polyethylene terephthalate and the first polyester composition further includes at least one of 1,4-butanediol, isophthalic acid, neopentyl glycol, and polybutylene terephthalate. A heat sealing temperature of the heat sealable polyester film ranges from 120° C. to 230° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: NAN YA PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wen-Cheng Yang, Te-Chao Liao, Chia-Yen Hsiao, Ching-Yao Yuan
  • Patent number: 11945918
    Abstract: This invention relates to the field of contaminated plastic waste decomposition. More specifically, the invention comprises methods and systems to decompose contaminated plastic waste and transform it into value-added products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Novoloop, Inc.
    Inventors: Jia Yun Yao, Yu Wen Wang, Tapaswy Muppaneni, Ruja Shrestha, Jennifer Le Roy, Garret D. Figuly
  • Patent number: 11939473
    Abstract: A thermoplastic vulcanizate composition comprises: (i) a dispersed phase of rubber that is at least partially cured; (ii) a continuous thermoplastic phase including at least one thermoplastic polymer; (iii) a first polysiloxane composition comprising a migratory siloxane polymer physically dispersed in a first thermoplastic material and (iv) a second polysiloxane composition comprising a non-migratory, siloxane polymer bonded to a second thermoplastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Celanese International Corporation
    Inventors: Prashant Bhadane, Chad Michael Houghton, Oscar Oansuk Chung, Eric Paul Jourdain, Hang Dong
  • Patent number: 11939424
    Abstract: The present invention is a composition for liquid crystal polymer synthesis comprising an alicyclic dicarboxylic acid or its derivative (e.g., 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid (CHDA)); an aromatic diol (e.g., hydroquinone (HQ)); an aromatic monocarboxylic acid having 7 to 10 carbon atoms and containing a hydroxyl group (e.g., 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, (HBA)); and an aromatic monocarboxylic acid having 11 to 20 carbon atoms and containing a hydroxyl group (e.g., 6-hydroxy-2-naphthalenecarboxylic acid (HNA)), and a liquid crystal polymer for electrical/electronic products, a polymer resin composition, and a molded product using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: SK Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang Sei Oh, Ji-Hoon Kim, Jong-In Lee, Sun-Hee Lee, Myung-Se Lee
  • Patent number: 11939495
    Abstract: An oxygen-absorbing film having an oxygen-absorbing adhesive agent layer including a cured oxygen-absorbing adhesive agent resin composition, wherein the oxygen-absorbing adhesive agent layer has at least two glass transition temperatures, and wherein the lowest glass transition temperature among the glass transition temperatures is lower than 0° C. The cured oxygen-absorbing adhesive agent resin composition preferably includes: (A) an oxygen-absorbing polyester resin having a glass transition temperature of ?20 to 10° C. and (B) a saturated polyester resin having a glass transition temperature of ?10° C. or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoichi Tadokoro, Yoichi Ishizaki, Yoshihiro Ohta
  • Patent number: 11939425
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyester resin. The polyester resin is useful for bottles, sheets, multilayer sheets, stretched films and fiber applications due to excellent heat resistance and transparency, and in particular, the polyester resin has little deterioration of physical properties such as yellowing, etc., during processing. A process for making the polyester resin includes an esterification reaction between a dicarboxylic acid that includes terephthalic acid and a diol that includes isosorbide in the presence of a catalyst, followed by a polycondensation reaction on a product of the esterification reaction. In some embodiments, an initial mixing ratio of the dicarboxylic acid and the diol is between 1:1.02 and 1:1.04.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: SK Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoo Jin Lee, Su-Min Lee, Sung-Gi Kim, Min-Young Han, Dong-jin Han
  • Patent number: 11932776
    Abstract: The present invention provides solvent-based compostable cold seal release lacquers for use in packaging structures. The lacquers of the invention comprise resins, such as polyamide resins, comprising greater than 90% biobased carbon, generally prepared from renewable sources, e.g., plants such as rice. The present invention also provides the use of the inventive compostable lacquers as cold seal release lacquers in cold seal packaging, along with eco-friendly packaging film, etc., and has the potential to make the cold seal packaging fully compostable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Boyd, Gina Chavez, Mackensey Fagan
  • Patent number: 11926700
    Abstract: Biorenewable polyesters and polyester copolymers derived from camphoric acid, aromatic dicarboxylic acid and aliphatic diols and methods of making those copolyesters and articles comprising copolyesters are disclosed. The disclosed biorenewable copolyesters may can have a Mn of from about 5,000 Da to about 500,000 Da. Also disclosed are preparation methods of various monomers e.g., cis-1,4-anhydroerythritol and bis(2-hydroxyethyl) camphorate. The disclosed biorenewable polyesters and polyester copolymers can be used for production of various articles utilizing a conventional polyesters or polyester copolymers, to replace, in part or in whole, a conventional non-biorenewable polyesters or polyester copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Miller, Olivier Nsengiyumva
  • Patent number: 11912862
    Abstract: Polyester resin compositions that are desirable for use in solvent-borne metal packaging and coil coating applications, the composition comprising: (a) a polyester comprising residues of: (i) terephthalic acid and isophthalic acid; and (ii) a blend of at least two glycols; wherein the amount of terephthalic acid is 15 mole percent to 20 mole percent and the amount of isophthalic acid is 80 to 85 mole percent wherein the total amount of terephthalic acid and isophthalic acid in the resin equals 100 mole percent; and (b) a non-aqueous solvent; wherein the composition remains clear at a temperature of 20-30° C. for at least 120 days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Katelyn Rose Houston, Jeremy Richard Lizotte, Jessica Nicole Aldred, John Thorton Maddox
  • Patent number: 11912827
    Abstract: A poly(imide-ester-amide) copolymer and an optical film are provided. The poly(imide-ester-amide) copolymer includes imide bonds, ester bonds, and amide bonds. A molar ratio of the imide bonds, the ester bonds, and the amide bonds is 40 to 80:10 to 30:5 to 30. The imide bonds are derived from an aromatic diamine monomer and a tetracarboxylic dianhydride monomer. The amide bonds are derived from an aromatic dicarboxylic acid dichloride monomer and an aromatic diamine monomer or is derived from the aromatic dicarboxylic acid dichloride monomer and an alkoxysilane containing an amine group or an isocyanate group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Daxin Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Guan-Ping Chen, Min-Tzu Kao
  • Patent number: 11912819
    Abstract: Semicrystalline polyethylene-2,2?-bifuran-5,5?-dicarboxylate (PEBF) homopolyester or copolyester with up to 5 mole percent isophthalate or up to 2.7 mole percent terephthalate, based on the diacid component, or up to 2.5 mole percent 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol (CHDM), based on the diol component, prepared by esterifying or transesterifying the diacid and the diol components with a catalyst including about 10 to about 50 ppm wt metal, and polycondensation, wherein the bifuran polyester has an intrinsic viscosity of at least 0.4 g/dL and a semicrystalline melting peak (Tm) with ?Hf equal to or greater than 5 J/g on the second heating ramp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignees: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents, Inc., Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Monica Lotz, Kapil Kandel, Michael Salciccioli, Stephen Cohn, Alan A. Galuska, Javier Guzman, S. Richard Turner, Hans Eliot Edling, Edward E. Paschke
  • Patent number: 11912837
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a thin film including a first thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) elastomer which is anhydride-grafted. The present disclosure further provides a method for manufacturing the thin film, a laminated material and a method for adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: SAN FANG CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Yi Lin, Kuo-Kuang Cheng, Chi-Chin Chiang, Wen-Hsin Tai, Ming-Chen Chang
  • Patent number: 11905392
    Abstract: Binder compositions are described that include a phenol, a urea compound, formaldehyde, and at least one cyclic urea-dialdehyde compound. The cyclic urea-dialdehyde compound forms crosslinking bonds between polymers of phenol-urea-formaldehyde when the binder composition is cured. Also described are methods of making fiberglass insulation products using the above-described binder compositions. The methods may include contacting the binder composition with glass fibers and forming an amalgam of the binder composition and the glass fibers. The amalgam may be heated to form mats of the glass fibers and binder. The mats may be processed into the fiberglass insulation products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Kiarash Alavi, Ameya Natu
  • Patent number: 11898085
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to downhole fluid additives including a clay, a hydroxylated polymer, a cation, and water. The disclosure further relates to downhole fluids, including drilling fluids, spaces, cements, and proppant delivery fluids containing such as downhole fluid additive and methods of using such fluids. The downhole fluid additive may have any of a variety of functions in the downhole fluid and may confer any of a variety of properties upon it, such as salt tolerance or desired viscosities even at high downhole temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Vivek S. Goel, Peter James Boul, Xueyu Pang, Lee J. Hall, Jay P. Deville, Samuel J. Lewis, B. Raghava Reddy, Trissa Joseph, Xiangnan Ye
  • Patent number: 11898003
    Abstract: A polyester resin has excellent adhesiveness and excellent grindability. The polyester resin includes a constitutional unit A derived from a carboxylic acid having a cyclic structure and containing 5 or more carboxyl groups, a constitutional unit derived from a dicarboxylic acid, and a constitutional unit derived from a polyhydric alcohol. The constitutional unit A has a content of 0.01 parts by mole or more and 45 parts by mole or less with respect to 100 parts by mole of the constitutional unit derived from a dicarboxylic acid. The hydroxyl value of the polyester resin is 6 mgKOH/g or more and 27 mgKOH/g or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Yuka Tachibana, Tadahiro Ozawa, Asako Kaneko