Patents Examined by Jeffrey B. Robertson
  • Patent number: 7119141
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin molding composition comprising an alkylene aryl polyester, a core-shell impact modifier for enhancing heat resistance having a shell derived from an alkylacrylate and a rubbery acrylate core derived from an acrylate having 4 to 12 carbon atoms, an effective amount of a difunctional epoxy compound for enhancing hydrolysis resistance of the resin, and a combination of color enhancing stabilizers comprising a thioester stabilizer, a phosphite or phosphonite stabilizer and a hindered phenol stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sung Dug Kim, Robert Russell Gallucci, Sanjay Braj Mishra
  • Patent number: 7112634
    Abstract: A thermosetting resin composition is produced by heat treating a mixture of a polyaddition thermosetting resin, a silicic compound of the formula wherein R is an organic group containing a functional group that causes an addition reaction with the curing agent and R5 and R6 are independently a methyl group or an ethyl group, and water and adding a curing agent of the polyaddition thermosetting resin to the mixture that has undergone heat treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Satsu, Harukazu Nakai, Akio Takahashi, Masao Suzuki, Katsuo Sugawara
  • Patent number: 7109256
    Abstract: A surface modified inorganic oxide powder is provided, which includes inorganic oxide particles having a surface modified with a mixed solution, which includes an organopoly-siloxane and a silane compound, in the presence of an acid or a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Nippon Aerosil Co., Ltd. (NAC)
    Inventors: Yuki Amano, Naruyasu Ishibashi, Takeyoshi Shibasaki
  • Patent number: 7108807
    Abstract: Poly-o-hydroxyamides include binaphthyl substituents as repeating units. The poly-o-hydroxyamides can be cyclized to give the polybenzoxazole by heating. Pore formation occurs, so that a dielectric having a very low dielectric constant k of less than 2.5 is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Recai Sezi, Andreas Walter, Klaus Lowack, Anna Maltenberger, Robert Banfic
  • Patent number: 7105591
    Abstract: The thermoplastic molding composition comprises components A, C, D, E and, where appropriate, B, F and G, the total weight of which is 100% by weight, and also component H: a) as component A, from 5 to 94.8% by weight of at least one polyaryl ether sulfone, b) as component B, from 0 to 20% by weight of at least one functionalized polyaryl ether sulfone, c) as component C, from 5 to 94.8% by weight of at least one polyamide, d) as component D, from 0.1 to 10% by weight of at least one epoxy resin, e) as component E, from 0.1 to 60% by weight of fibrous or particulate fillers or a mixture of these, f) as component F, from 0 to 40% by weight of impact-modifying rubbers which have functional groups, g) as component G, from 0 to 40% by weight of other conventional additives and processing aids, h) as component H, from 100 ppm to 0.5% by weight, based on the amounts of components A to G, of copper bromide and/or copper iodide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin Weber, Joachim Queisser
  • Patent number: 7101590
    Abstract: Solid extrusion coating compositions for metal substrates, a method of extrusion coating a metal substrate, and a metal article are disclosed. The extrusion coating composition is a thermoplastic material and comprises: (a) a polyester having a weight average molecular weight of about 10,000 to about 50,000, and optionally, (b) a modifying resin, such as an epoxy resin having an epoxy equivalent weight of about 500 to about 15,000. The extrusion coating composition is applied to a metal substrate in an extrusion process to provide a composition film having a thickness of about 1 to about 40 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Valspar Corporation
    Inventors: Christian Schmid, Rolf Jung, Hans Widmer, Martin Lu, Artemia Jimenez, Louis Sharp, Stephen Postle
  • Patent number: 7094840
    Abstract: Polyhydroxyalkanoate compositions including hot melt adhesive compositions, biodegradable wax compositions, and protective coating compositions are provided and include a low molecular weight polyhydroxyalkanoate, a terminally-modified polyhydroxyalkanoate, or both. The compositions are biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Methods of protecting an article, such as a food product like cheese, are also provided and include coating or encapsulating the article with a composition containing a low molecular weight polyhydroxyalkanoate, a terminally-modified polyhydroxyalkanoate, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Metabolix, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Whitehouse, Luhua Zhong, Sean Daughtry
  • Patent number: 7091307
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for optical materials, comprising (a) a compound having in one molecule at least one structure represented by the following Formula 1: wherein R1 is a single bond or a C1-10 hydrocarbon group, each of R2, R3 and R4 is a C1-10 hydrocarbon group or hydrogen, Y is O, 5, Se or Te, m is 1 to 5, and n is 0 to 5; (b) a compound having in one molecule at least one isocyanate group and/or at least one isothiocyanate group; (c) a compound having in one molecule at least one mercapto group; and (d) an inorganic compound having sulfur atom and/or selenium atom, and also relates to an optical material produced by polymerization curing the composition, a production method thereof, and an optical lens comprising the optical material. The present invention provides a high refractive, high Abbe's number optical material having an improved impact resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuichi Yoshimura, Motoharu Takeuchi, Hiroshi Horikoshi
  • Patent number: 7087708
    Abstract: Compounds and polymers of such compounds are prepared based on the reaction product of a polysulfide containing diol and a dibasic acid, conveniently using an acid catalyst for the reaction. By appropriate choice of mole ratios, the resulting compound may have a hydroxyl and carboxyl, two hydroxyls or two carboxyls as terminal groups. The compounds can be modified by adding augmenting groups to change the terminal groups or properties of the monomer. The polymers find advantageous use as adhesives, sealants, coatings, paints, elastomers, plastic formulations, fibers, films and molded objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Polymeright, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonid Rappoport, Aleksander Yam, Alex Vainer
  • Patent number: 7087683
    Abstract: A crosslinking agent that is an ungelled reaction product of (a) an aminoplast resin and (b) a compound having active hydrogen groups reactive with the aminoplast resin such that the crosslinking agent is essentially free of functional groups reactive with an aminoplast resin and has a glass transition temperature of at least 10° C. is disclosed. Compound (b) is, more specifically, a monofunctional sulfonamide having only one active hydrogen. Methods for preparing crosslinking agents are also disclosed. Further provided is a curable powder coating composition including a polymer having a glass transition temperature of at least 30° C. containing reactive functional groups and the present crosslinking agent; a multilayer composite coating compositions and substrates coated therewith are also disclosed. Methods for modifying aminoplasts are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Shengkui Hu, Anthony M. Chasser, William H. Retsch, Ronald R. Ambrose
  • Patent number: 7087679
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin composition comprising a blend obtainable by blending 0.1 to 99% by weight of (a) a fluorine-containing polymer having a number-average molecular weight of 2000 to 1000000 and having hydroxy group or epoxy group at least at one of end portions of a main chain and side chain of the polymer, and 1 to 99.9% by weight of (b) a heat resisting thermoplastic resin having a crystalline melting point or glass transition temperature of not less than 150° C. The present invention can provide a composition comprising various heat resisting thermoplastic resins and a fluorine-containing polymer having a functional group which is capable of developing an affinity with said resins and forming a uniform dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Shimizu, Yoshihisa Yamamoto, Seitaro Yamaguchi, Nobuhiko Tsuda, Noriyasu Yamane, Takafumi Yamato, Masahiro Kumegawa, Takayuki Araki
  • Patent number: 7084094
    Abstract: A process for treating a hydrocarbon-bearing formation having at least one hydrocarbon bearing zone and at least one water bearing zone wherein the ratio of the permeability of the hydrocarbon bearing zone(s) to the permeability of the water bearing zone(s) is in the range of from 1:20 to 3:1 comprising: a) sequentially injecting into the formation: (i) an aqueous polymer solution comprising 0.01 to 0.5 weight percent of a water-soluble polymer having from 0.01 to 7.5 mole % of crosslinkable carboxylate and/or phosphonate groups and a molecular weight in the range of 250,000 to 12,000,000; and (ii) an aqueous solution of a crosslinking agent; and b) back-producing the aqueous polymer solution over the crosslinking agent so that the polymer crosslinks within the formation to form a gel which is collapsible to allow hydrocarbon flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: TR Oil Services Limited
    Inventors: Alistair Manson Gunn, James Charles Morgan
  • Patent number: 7084213
    Abstract: A polymer composition comprising chains of at least one aromatic polymer or a mixture thereof together with at least one chain linking component wherein the at least one aromatic polymer comprises polymer chains of number average molecular weight (Mn) in a first range and characterised by a polymer flow temperature, and having at least one reactive end group, and wherein the at least one chain linking component comprises at least two linking sites, characterised in that a plurality of the polymer chain end groups are adapted to react with the linking sites at chain linking temperature in excess of the polymer flow temperature to form linked polymer chains of number average molecular weight (Mn) in a second range which is in excess of the first range, substantially thermoplastic in nature; process for the preparation thereof; prepreg, composite or shaped product obtained therewith and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Cytec Technology Crop.
    Inventors: Patrick Terence McGrail, Jeffrey Thomas Carter
  • Patent number: 7084214
    Abstract: A polyester resin composition for profile extrusion molding comprising an amorphous polyester, at least one component selected from the group consisting of a crystalline polyester and a nucleating agent, and optionally a reactive compound; a polyester resin composition for profile extrusion molding comprising a polyester resin, and a reactive compound having a weight average molecular weight of 200 to 500,000; and a profile shape comprising a resin having a reduced viscosity ratio of 1.01 to 3.00, a reduced viscosity ratio being a ratio of a reduced viscosity of a resin after molding to that of a resin before molding. They do not suffer from sagging in the molding process, they improve the shape accuracy at corners and edges of profile shapes from a die to a sizing step and also resistance to whitening on bending in transparent products, and can provide profile shapes having good solvent resistance and detergent resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenji Shiga, Akira Nishimoto, Osamu Iritani, Kazunori Komatsu, Mitsuo Nishida
  • Patent number: 7078460
    Abstract: A room temperature curable organopolysiloxane composition is provided which includes an organopolysiloxane, a curing agent, and a specific organic compound incorporating at least one sulfur atom within each molecule. By producing a molding matrix with this type of composition, unsatisfactory curing of an unsaturated polyester resin is unlikely to occur at the contact surface with the silicone rubber of the matrix, and furthermore the mold releasability of the matrix relative to unsaturated polyester resins is excellent. As a result, the matrix can be used repeatedly for a significant number of molding operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Ikeno, Morio Ohashi
  • Patent number: 7074857
    Abstract: A curable thermoplastic elastomeric blend comprising: (a) from 15 to 60 weight percent of a polyalkylene phthalate polyester polymer or copolymer and; (b) from 40 to 85 weight percent of a polyacrylate or polyethylene/acrylate rubber in combination with an effective amount of peroxide free-radical initiator and an organic diene co-agent to cross-link which upon extrusion or injection molding dynamically cross-link producing a melt processible thermoplastic elastomeric composition having a polyalkylene phthalate polyester polymer or copolymer continuous phase and of a cross-linked polyacrylate or polyethylene/acrylate rubber disperse phase. Such compositions are useful in the manufacture of rubber parts having excellent resistance to lubricating oils and greases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Herbert Vernon Bendler, Chun Sing Wong
  • Patent number: 7074861
    Abstract: A modified resorcinol resin is prepared by reacting a phenolic compound (e.g., resorcinol) with an olefinically unsaturated compound (e.g., styrene) and two types of aldehyde: a formaldehyde and an alkyl aldehyde (e.g., butyraldehyde). The reaction is typically carried out in the presence of an acid catalyst. The resulting resin has a lower softening point and can be used as a methylene acceptor compound in a vulcanizable rubber composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: INDSPEC Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Raj Durairaj, Mark A. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 7074488
    Abstract: Branched monofunctional polysiloxanes are disclosed having the general formula: X-(Da)-(DbTc), wherein X-(Da) is a linear moiety and (DbTc) is a branched moiety; X a substituted or unsubstituted, monovalent or divalent hydrocarbon having a functional group; R5 and R6 are independently halogenated or unhalogenated monovalent hydrocarbon or substituted or unsubstituted divalent hydrocarbon; T is (R7)dSiO(4-d)/2 R7 is a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent hydrocarbon; wherein the branched polysiloxane is end-capped by R8 is a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent hydrocarbon; a is 1 to 300, b is 25 to 5000, c is 1 to 100, d is 0 or 1; and Tc is randomly distributed in the branched polysiloxane. Additionally, processes for preparing such polysiloxanes, and coating compositions comprising the same is provided. A fuser member and substrate comprising a branched monofunctional polysiloxane of the above formula are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jerry A. Pickering, Dinesh Tyagi, David F. Cahill
  • Patent number: 7071267
    Abstract: A coil coating composition producing a coil coating with excellent properties at a lower peak metal temperature includes (a) a first, branched polyester with an hydroxyl number of at least about 80 mg KOH/g, (b) a second, essentially linear polyester with an hydroxyl number of at least about 44 mg KOH/g, and (c) a crosslinking agent. The branched polyester is prepared by condensation of a polyol component consisting essentially of a flexibilizing diol, a branched diol, and, optionally, a polyol having at least three hydroxyl groups and a polyacid component consisting essentially of one or more aromatic or cycloaliphatic dicarboxylic acids and polymerizable anhydrides and esters thereof and, optionally, a polyacid having at least three carboxylic acid groups or poymerizable anhydrides or esters thereof, wherein at least one of the polyol having at least three hydroxyl groups and the polyacid having at least three carboxyl groups or an anhydride or methyl ester thereof is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Donald J. Algrim, Daniel Calimente, Andrew Dell, David E. Lindow, Jinsong Lee, Ronald J. Lewarchik
  • Patent number: 7070839
    Abstract: The present invention is characterized in that an underlying layer solution containing a hydrolyzable compound represented by X—(SiOX2)n—SiX3 (where X is at least one functional group selected from the group consisting of a halogen, an alkoxy group, and an isocyanate group and n is an integer equal to or more than 0) is brought into contact with a surface of a base material, the underlying layer solution is dried at a temperature less than 300° C. to form an underlying layer, a solution containing a silane-based compound is brought into contact with a surface of the underlying layer to cause chemical adsorption of the molecules of the silane-based compound to the surface of the underlying layer, and the base material is sintered at a temperature of 300° C. or more. This improves the water repellency, resistance, and heat resistance of a functional film composed of the silane-based compound, which is for modifying the properties of the surface of the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takaiki Nomura, Kazufumi Ogawa, Tadashi Otake, Takako Takebe