Patents Examined by Hui Chin
  • Patent number: 10155877
    Abstract: Improved materials and compositions for improving materials to enhance their properties; the compositions, in certain aspects, strengthening materials, enhancing bonding between materials, and/or improving properties such as strength, impact resistance, sustainability, protection level, and structural integrity; the material in certain aspects being glass; the compositions including alcohol, glycerol, a silane, acetate adhesive, a surfactant, and carbon nanotubes; and, optionally in certain aspects, no nanotubes and/or no surfactants but with a vinyl acetate monomer. This abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract which will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure and is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims, 37 C.F.R. 1.72(b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: C-Bond Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Paul H. Brogan
  • Patent number: 10093794
    Abstract: A cold shrink article made from a composition comprising (A) an ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer; (B) a filler; and (C) an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid. The composition may optionally include additives selected from the group consisting of plasticizer, peroxide curing agent, antioxidant, process additives, flame retardant and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Haiyang Yu, Yanli Huo, Mohamed Esseghir, Saurav Sengupta, Jeffrey Cogen
  • Patent number: 10086651
    Abstract: Provided are a rubber composition that shows a balanced improvement in fuel economy, abrasion resistance, and wet grip performance while having good processability, and a pneumatic tire including a tread formed from the rubber composition. The present invention relates to a rubber composition containing: a copolymer synthesized by copolymerization of a conjugated diene monomer and a compound represented by the formula (1) below; and carbon black and/or silica, wherein R11 and R12 are the same as or different from each other and each represent a hydrogen atom or a C1-C30 hydrocarbon group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Toshifumi Haba, Koji Fujisawa, Gen Higa, Satoko Kitamura, Takahiro Mabuchi, Kazuya Torita
  • Patent number: 10072133
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plasticizer composition which comprises at least one furan derivative and at least one 1,2-cyclohexanedicarboxylate ester, molding compounds which comprise a thermoplastic polymer or an elastomer and such a plasticizer composition and the use of these plasticizer compositions and molding compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Jochen Wagner, Boris Breitscheidel, Martin A. Bohn, Benoit Blank, Alois Kindler
  • Patent number: 10066102
    Abstract: Polycarbonate-containing compositions having desirable properties, such as good resistance to environmental stress cracking, are achieved using a combination of a polycarbonate polymer, a compatibilizing agent and an olefinic elastomer. The polycarbonate-containing composition may include about 40-98 weight percent of one or more carbonates polymers; about 0.1-10 weight percent of one or more compatibilizing agents; and 0.1-10 weight percent of one or more olefinic elastomers. The polycarbonate-containing compositions (e.g., polycarbonate blend compositions) preferably have good chemical resistance to medium chain triglycerides. The compositions may be employed in components, such as housings, that require resistance to cleaning fluids used in hospitals. For example, the composition may be employed in components that require resistance to hospital grade tuberculosis disinfectants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Pascal E. R. E. J. Lakeman, Peter De Winde, Cheryl Weckle
  • Patent number: 10059835
    Abstract: A cross-linkable nitrile rubber composition including a highly saturated nitrile rubber (A) containing ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated nitrile monomer units in a ratio of 5 to 50 wt % and having an iodine value of 120 or less, a polysaccharide polymer staple fiber (B) having an average fiber diameter of 1 ?m or less, and a cross-linking agent (C), wherein a ratio of content of the polysaccharide polymer staple fiber (B) is 0.5 to 30 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of the highly saturated nitrile rubber (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Tomonori Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10059793
    Abstract: Provided is a lignin resin composition including a lignin derivative having a weight-average molecular weight of 500 or more and 4000 or less and a novolac-type phenolic resin having a weight-average molecular weight of 1000 or more and 3000 or less, in which the content of the lignin derivative is not higher than the content of the novolac-type phenolic resin. In particular, the cured product (molded product) of a lignin resin composition obtained by melt-mixing such a lignin resin composition, adding hexamethylenetetramine thereto and then heating the resulting mixture has a high bending strength. Such a lignin resin composition is utilizable as a thermosetting resin substituting a phenolic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroshige Nakagawa, Mitsutaka Matsumoto, Taketoshi Murai
  • Patent number: 10047009
    Abstract: A cement mortar composition comprising a water-soluble cellulose ether, a starch derivative originating from tapioca, cement, an aggregate, and water has advantages including a less change of flow with time, easy application with a trowel, a short setting time, and a reduction of construction time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Hidekazu Konishi, Tsutomu Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 10035913
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new aqueous curable binder composition comprising a polyphenolic macromolecular compound which bears a multitude of catechol radicals (dihydroxybenzene), preferably lignosulfonate salts and condensed tannins and mixtures thereof, and a polyamine functional compound comprising primary and/or secondary and/or tertiary and/or quaternary amine functional groups, suitable for bonding particulate matter, such as fibers, more particularly mineral wool fibers, or particles, such as wood particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: Carl Hampson, Ferdous Khan
  • Patent number: 10030127
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a liquid pre-blend of starch and oil. The pre-blend comprises starch and oil and can be used (is suitable for use in) a rubber composition. Also disclosed is a process for preparing a starch-filled rubber composition and a starch-filled rubber composition wherein a filler dispersion of at least 90% is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventor: Craig R. Balnis
  • Patent number: 10030148
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing bio-plastic composite containing brewer's spent grains includes the steps of: providing brewer's spent grains; providing petrochemical plastic; mixing the brewer's spent grains with the petrochemical plastic at an addition amount of 10% to 60% wt. of brewer's spent grains and 40% to 90% wt. of petrochemical plastic; and providing a binder at a weight proportion of 8% to 12%. A pretreatment unit which uses a dehydration process, a desiccation process, a drying process, a grinding process and a sieving process to process the brewer's spent grains into brewer's spent grains which have a length-to-diameter ratio of 7.6 to 10.2. A granulator includes a double screw extruder connected with a cutting machine. The double screw extruder mixes the petrochemical plastic and the brewer's spent grains and extrudes them into plastic bars, which are then cut into plastic granules by the cutting machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Shih-Ming Chen, Yeng-Fong Shih, Wun-Cyuan Jhang
  • Patent number: 10030160
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are composite particles comprising; a pigment; at least one ionic synergist adsorbed to the pigment surface; and at least one ionic polymer coating the pigment surface comprising the at least one synergist, wherein the at least one synergist and the at least one polymer have opposing charges, and wherein in the composite, a total charge of the at least one polymer is greater than a total charge of the at least one synergist. Also disclosed are dispersions and inkjet ink compositions comprising composite particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Jinqi Xu, Alexander I. Shakhnovich
  • Patent number: 10030116
    Abstract: A rubber composition comprises a reinforcing filler and a diene elastomer bearing imidazole functional groups along the chain which are randomly distributed along the chain. Such a composition exhibits an improved compromise in certain properties such as stiffness in the cured state and hysteresis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Anne-Frédérique Salit, Nicolas Seeboth, Sophie Gander, Claire Rannoux, Anne-Lise Thuilliez
  • Patent number: 10029946
    Abstract: Disclosed are a cement composition additive with improved compressive strength and workability, including a polycarboxylic acid copolymer and/or a salt thereof, zinc oxide particles, and a predetermined amount of gluconic acid and/or a salt thereof, and a cement composition containing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyo Min Kim, Chang Bum Ko, Imgyu Kim, Dong Jo Ryu
  • Patent number: 10030135
    Abstract: Compositions of polymer blends of polyvinylchloride (PVC) or polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) or polyoxymethylene (POM) and polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) are described. In certain embodiments, the PHA is a poly-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate copolymer having a weight percent 4-hydroxybutyrate of 30-45%. In other embodiments the PHA is a multiphase P3HB-4HB copolymer blend having one phase fully amorphous. The PHA is mixed with the PVC or PMMA or POM to optimize its optical, thermal and mechanical properties. In certain embodiments, the polymer is branched with optionally additives that improve properties. Methods of making the compositions of the invention are also described. The invention also includes articles, films and laminates comprising the compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CJ Cheiljedang Corporation
    Inventors: Roger Weinlein, Yelena Kann
  • Patent number: 10030120
    Abstract: The invention relates to a softener composition containing at least one tetrahydrofurane derivative and at least one 1,2-cyclohexane dicarboxylic acid ester, molding compounds which contain a thermoplastic polymer or an elastomer and said type of softener composition, and to the use of said softener compositions and molding compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Jochen Wagner, Boris Breitscheidel, Martin A. Bohn, Benoit Blank, Alois Kindler
  • Patent number: 10032539
    Abstract: Polymeric compositions suitable for use as insulation materials in electrical applications. Such polymeric compositions comprise an ethylene/?-olefin-based elastomer and a filler, where the filler consists essentially of an amorphous silica. Such polymeric compositions can optionally further comprise an ethylene-based thermoplastic polymer. Also disclosed are coated conductors comprising such polymeric compositions as insulation materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Lin Fu, Paul J. Caronia, Susan Song, Timothy J. Person
  • Patent number: 10017657
    Abstract: The present invention provides a binder composition comprising a first binder comprising by dry weight based on total dry weight of the first binder, from 5% to 98% of polymer particles, from 0.3% to 10% of a first polysaccharide, from 0.01% to 5% of a crosslinker, from 0.3% to 6% of a water-soluble metal cation, and from 0.05% to 3% of a cationic polyelectrolyte. The binder composition may further comprise a second binder comprising by dry weight based on total dry weight of the second binder, from 0.3% to 20% of the first polysaccharide, from 0.5% to 20% of a second polysaccharide. And in that case, the wet weight ratio of the first binder to the second binder is from 1:20 to 20:1. The present invention further provides a paint formulation comprising the binder composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Shiling Zhang, Dong Yun, Yujiang Wang, Caifeng Wang, Siyuan Jiang
  • Patent number: 10011740
    Abstract: Rosin esters are provided. The rosin esters can exhibit improved color (e.g., the rosin ester can have a neat Gardner color of 4 or less), improved oxidative stability (e.g., when 1000 ppm or less of an antioxidant is present in combination with the rosin ester, the rosin ester can exhibit an oxidative-induction time at 130° C. of at least 30 minutes), improved color stability (e.g., the rosin ester can retain a neat Gardner color of 5 or less when heated to a temperature of 160° C. for a period of three hours), or combinations thereof. Also provided polymeric compositions comprising the rosin esters, as well as methods of making the rosin esters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Kraton Chemical, LLC
    Inventors: Lloyd A Nelson, Paul A Williams, Harry Jerrold Miller, Marc de Pater, Lien Phun
  • Patent number: 10011745
    Abstract: A thermosetting adhesive composition and thermosetting adhesive sheet capable of obtaining stable conductivity even in high-temperature environments or high-temperature/high-humidity environments are provided. The thermosetting adhesive sheet comprises an acrylic copolymer obtained by copolymerizing 55 to 80 wt % of alkyl (meth)acrylate, 15 to 30 wt % of acrylonitrile, and 5 to 15 wt % of glycidyl methacrylate; an epoxy resin; an epoxy resin curing agent; and a dendritic conductive filler having a tap density of 1.0 to 1.8 g/cm3. Thereby, thermal expansion after curing is suppressed, and electrical contacts of the conductive filler are increased, allowing stable conductivity to be obtained even in high-temperature environments or high-temperature/high-humidity environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Toshiki Natori