Patents Examined by Hui H Chin
  • Patent number: 10414920
    Abstract: An elastomeric composition that has a high tensile strength and high hardness is produced by a method that is cost-efficient and easy to carry out. The object is attained by an elastomeric composition that contains at least one base elastomer, at least one hydrophilic polymer, and at least one inorganic salt. The object is furthermore attained by a method for producing an elastomeric composition in which at least one rubber, at least one hydrophilic polymer and at least one inorganic salt are mixed and subsequently vulcanized, the elastomeric composition is then at least partially brought into contact with water, and afterwards the water is at least partially removed from the elastomeric composition. The elastomeric composition according to the invention can, for example, be used in vehicles and machines as a seal, grommet, disc, coupling or membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER POLYMERFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.
    Inventors: Tamil Selvan Natarajan, Amit Das, Klaus Werner Stoeckelhuber, Hai Le Hong, Rene Jurk, Sven Wiessner, Gert Heinrich
  • Patent number: 10418149
    Abstract: A composition for an electric wire coating material that has excellent damage resistance, low-temperature flexibility, and tear resistance, and an insulated electric wire in which this composition is used. The composition for an electric wire coating material containing polyvinyl chloride contains a plasticizer in an amount of 15 to 30 parts by mass and a thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer in an amount of 0.01 to 10 parts by mass, with respect to 100 parts by mass of the polyvinyl chloride. An insulated electric wire is obtained by coating an outer circumference of a conductor with an insulating coating layer, using this composition for an electric wire coating material in an electric wire coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Toyoki Furukawa
  • Patent number: 10407568
    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: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Haiyang Yu, Yanli Huo, Mohamed Esseghir, Saurav S. Sengupta, Jeffrey M. Cogen
  • Patent number: 10399375
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to primer compositions, which can include a polyvinyl alcohol, a cationic salt, and water. The polyvinyl alcohol can have a weight average molecular weight from about 50,000 Mw to about 250,000 Mw. The cationic salt can be present in an amount of at least 15 wt % of all dry components of the primer composition. The polyvinyl alcohol and cationic salt together can make up at least 30 wt % of all dry components of the primer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Bor-Jiunn Niu, Tao Chen
  • Patent number: 10392409
    Abstract: Functionalized fluoro polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (F-POSS) materials as additives to improve liquid repellence of various polymers, the additive including at least one functionalized F-POSS material, wherein the functional group is at least one material selected from the group consisting of amines, isocyanates, epoxies, carboxylic acids, and esters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: NBD NANOTECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Cheng Diao, Esra Altinok, Bong June Zhang, Perry L. Catchings, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10392463
    Abstract: A resin composition includes an acrylic resin and a graft copolymer having a gel content of 65% to 84%, wherein the graft copolymer is a multistage-polymerized graft copolymer obtained by a multistage polymerization including the polymerization stages (I) to (III). In the polymerization stage (I), a first monomer mixture and a polyfunctional monomer are polymerized in a presence of a primary alkyl mercaptan-based chain transfer agent and/or a secondary alkyl mercaptan-based chain transfer agent to obtain a first hard polymer. In the polymerization stage (II), a second monomer mixture and a polyfunctional monomer are polymerized to obtain a soft polymer. In the polymerization stage (III), a third monomer mixture and a polyfunctional monomer are polymerized to obtain a second hard polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fuminobu Kitayama, Nobuyoshi Maizuru, Mitsuru Nakamura, Haruki Koyama
  • Patent number: 10385647
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to swellable compositions, such as those, for example, comprising super absorbent polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Weir Slurry Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Francisco A. Gozalo, Sanford W. Clark
  • Patent number: 10370517
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plasticizer composition, a resin composition and methods for preparing thereof, and, by improving poor physical properties having been caused by structural limitation, provides a plasticizer capable of improving physical properties such as plasticizing efficiency, a migration property, tensile strength, an elongation rate, stress migration and light resistance required for sheet formularization when used as a plasticizer of a resin composition, and a resin composition comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Kyu Kim, Mi Yeon Lee, Jeong Ju Moon, Joo Ho Kim, Seok Ho Jeong
  • Patent number: 10370535
    Abstract: A flame retardant resin composition that can have excellent low smoke properties includes (A) a polycarbonate resin, (B) a silicon impact modifier, and (C) a flame retardant, wherein the (B) silicon impact modifier comprises particles having a core-shell structure, and including about 60 wt % or more of a siloxane polymer, and wherein the (C) flame retardant includes a mixture of magnesium carbonate represented by Formula 1 and magnesium calcium carbonate represented by Formula 2: Mga(CO3)b(OH)2a?2b.cH2O??[Formula 1] wherein a, b and c are as defined in the detailed description; MgxCay(CO3)x+y.mH2O??[Formula 2] wherein x, y and m are as defined in the detailed description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jo Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10370537
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of oxyimide-comprising copolymers or polymers as flame retardants for plastic materials, stabilisers for plastic materials, rheology modifiers for plastic materials and also as initiators for polymerisation- and grafting processes and/or crosslinking- or coupling agents. In addition, the present invention relates to plastic material molding compounds which comprise such copolymers or polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Rudolf Pfaendner, Markus Mazurowski
  • Patent number: 10370796
    Abstract: The paper composite contains: a paper substrate having an air permeation resistance of 1,000 sec or less and bulk density of from 0.5 to 1.0 g/cm3; and a greaseproof layer on at least one side thereof, the greaseproof layer containing an ethylene-vinyl alcohol polymer (A) and a cationic fluorine-containing polymer (B) having two specific constitutional units. A content of the copolymer (B) in the greaseproof layer is from 5 to 50 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the polymer (A), an amount of the greaseproof layer on dry mass basis is from 0.1 to 3.0 g/m2, and a water vapor permeability of the paper composite is 1,000 g/m2·24 h or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: KURARAY CO., LTD., AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Masako Kawagoe, Yosuke Kumaki, Sho Masuda, Junsuke Kawana
  • Patent number: 10364324
    Abstract: A sulfonyl-substituted polyphenylene-ether polymer having improved dielectric properties and methods for making the same. The sulfonyl-substituted PPE include sulfone-containing polyphenylene oxides (“PPO”) polymers having repeating units of the formulas: wherein each of R1 and R2 is H or an alkyl group containing from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, R3 is an alkylene group containing from 1 or 2 carbon atoms, R4 is selected from a group consisting of an alkyl group containing from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, an aryl group, and CF3, and X is a halogen atom. The subscript n is 0 or 1; the subscript m is 1 or 2, provided that when m is 2, R2 is H. A degree of polymerization ranges from about 5 to about 1,000, and a ratio of units having formula (1) to units having formula (2) of the sulfone-containing PPO polymer ranges from about 10:90 to about 90:10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of Ameirca as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Loon-Seng Tan, David Huabin Wang, Lei Zhu
  • Patent number: 10358532
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present invention is a method for producing a biodegradable, non-porous composite material made water-absorbent and/or lipid-absorbent, used for obtaining diversely shaped solid objects to be subsequently loaded with active liquid hydrophilic and/or lipophilic compositions comprising at least one active ingredient intended to be delivered into an environment in a controlled and continuous manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: AB7 Innovation S.A.S.U.
    Inventors: René Chelle, David Nguyen, Arnaud Vilbert
  • Patent number: 10350855
    Abstract: The invention relates to: a method for adhesively bonding two substrates, in which a first substrate, which contains a thermoplastic, is transported by way of at least one supporting conveyor belt through a heating zone in which the surface of said substrate is softened, and then the second substrate, which has an adhesive layer, is laminated onto the softened surface of the first substrate and pressed together therewith; a composite body obtainable in this manner, in which the two substrates are bonded by a flexible, thin adhesive layer; and a device for adhesively bonding these two substrates by means of the described method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Kinzelmann, Michael Gierlings
  • Patent number: 10350633
    Abstract: A composite and a coating having engineered reflective properties are described. The composite comprises a matrix and flakes of a multilayer polymer film including one or more bilayers including at least a layer of a first polymer and a layer of a second polymer having a different refractive index than the first polymer. The coating described includes the composite as applied to a surface and has a reflectance of at least 10% for a selected wavelength range and a transmittance of at least 50% at wavelengths outside of the selected wavelength range. Also described are methods for forming the composite and the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jesse A. Frantz, Lynda E. Busse, Leslie Brandon Shaw, Jasbinder S. Sanghera
  • Patent number: 10350856
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions and methods for coating a zirconium alloy cladding of a fuel element for a nuclear water reactor. The composition includes a master alloy including one or more alloying elements selected from chromium, silicon and aluminum, a chemical activator and an inert filler. The alloying element(s) is deposited or are co-deposited on the cladding using a pack cementation process. When the coated zirconium alloy cladding is exposed to and contacted with water in a nuclear reactor, a protective oxide layer can form on the coated surface of the cladding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: Peng Xu, Lu Cai
  • Patent number: 10344130
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyurethane composite material, comprising a polyurethane resin matrix prepared from a polyurethane composition, and a reinforcement material, wherein the polyurethane composition comprises: A) an isocyanate component comprising one or more organic polyisocyanates; B) an isocyanate-reactive component comprising: b1) one or more organic polyols having an amount of 21-60 wt. % based on 100% by weight of the polyurethane composition; b2) one or more (meth)acrylates comprising hydroxyl groups; and C) a radical reaction initiator; wherein the polyurethane resin matrix is prepared under such reaction conditions that the polyurethane composition undergoes addition polymerization reaction of isocyanate groups and hydroxyl groups and radical polymerization reaction simultaneously. The present invention further relates to the preparation process of the polyurethane composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Guobin Sun, Yongming Gu, Fei Wu, James (Zhan) Chen, Ian (Yichen) Zheng, Yuan Cheng, Hui Zhao
  • Patent number: 10344145
    Abstract: The present invention relates to colored laser-markable and laser-weldable polymeric materials which are distinguished by the fact that they comprise, as absorber, at least one doped tin oxide or indium oxide having a large specific surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhold Rueger, Ulrich Quittmann
  • Patent number: 10344142
    Abstract: Embodiments of organic peroxide formulations provide longer scorch time protection and require fewer additives. The peroxide formulations may include, for example, at least one organic peroxide, at least one nitroxide-containing compound (e.g., 4-hydroxy-TEMPO), and at least one quinone-containing compound (e.g., mono-tert-butylhydroquinone). Embodiments of the present invention relate to organic peroxide compositions comprising scorch retarders. Embodiments of the invention also relate to crosslinkable elastomer compositions, processes for curing the elastomers, and products made by such processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ARKEMA INC.
    Inventors: Leonard H. Palys, William P. Pavlek, Peter R. Dluzneski
  • Patent number: 10336848
    Abstract: The present invention relates to multi-arm surfactant-system thickening star macromolecules, and methods of preparing and using the same. In one aspect of the invention, a surfactant-system thickening star macromolecule is capable of providing surfactant-compatibility, increase the viscosity of a surfactant-containing system, and/or temperature-stability to an aqueous composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Pilot Polymer Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Liang Huang, Yuanxi Liao, Patrick McCarthy