Patents Examined by Jeffrey Mullis
  • Patent number: 9914328
    Abstract: A pneumatic object is provided with a layer that is airtight to inflation gases. The layer includes an elastomer composition having at least a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), as a sole elastomer or as a predominant elastomer by weight, and a hydrocarbon resin. A glass transition temperature of the hydrocarbon resin is above 0° C. The TPE is a copolymer that includes at least a central polyisobutylene block. Optionally, the elastomer composition includes an extender oil. Also optionally, the elastomer composition includes a platy filler selected from a group that includes graphites and phyllosilicates, such as micas, clays, and talcs. The pneumatic object may be an inner tube or a pneumatic tyre for a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Vincent Abad, Marc Greiveldinger
  • Patent number: 9902884
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hot melt adhesive composition, comprising based on the total weight of the hot melt adhesive composition: (a) more than 25 weight percent of at least one block copolymer, (b) from about 27 to about 45 weight percent of at least one plasticizer, (c) from about 18 to less than about 55 weight percent of a combination of at least two different resins; and (d) optionally up to 10% weight percent of at least one wax. The hot melt adhesive composition of the invention can be used for bonding bundles of plastic containers such as bottles into packs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Stefan Juers, Vera Axer, Ulrich Holtin
  • Patent number: 9896579
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin composition of the present invention contains a graft copolymer (B) obtained by polymerizing a vinyl-based monomer component (m1) in the presence of a composite rubber polymer (A) formed from a polyorganosiloxane (Aa) and a poly(meth)acrylate ester (Ab), and a (meth)acrylate ester resin (C) obtained by polymerizing a vinyl-based monomer component (m2), wherein the amount of the polyorganosiloxane (Aa) relative to the total mass (100% by mass) of the composite rubber polymer (A) is from 1 to 20% by mass, the volume average particle size of the composite rubber polymer (A) is from 0.05 to 0.15 ?m, and relative to the total mass (100% by mass) of the vinyl-based monomer component (m2), the amount of the maleimide-based compound is from 1 to 30% by mass, and the amount of the aromatic vinyl compound is from 5.5 to 15% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: UMG ABS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Iwanaga, Kousaku Tao, Nobutaka Hase
  • Patent number: 9890232
    Abstract: A resin composition for forming a recording layer, includes a resin and satisfies the following Expression (1): 20° C.?T1?T10?120° C.,??Expression (1): wherein T1 represents a temperature at which the viscosity of a solid sample of the resin prepared from the resin composition, measured using a flow tester, is 104 Pa·s under an applied pressure of 1 MPa, and T10 represents a temperature at which the viscosity of a solid sample of the resin prepared from the resin composition, measured using a flow tester, is 104 Pa·s under an applied pressure of 10 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuo Matsumura
  • Patent number: 9873784
    Abstract: The invention is directed to polymer compositions comprising components (a), (b), (c) and (d): (a) 80 to 97% by weight of component (a) comprising a copolymer (a1) of styrene (a11) and methyl methacrylate (a12), wherein the amount present of (a11) is from 70 to 90% by weight and the amount present of (a12) is from 10 to 30% by weight, based in each case on (a1), (b) 3 to 20% by weight of polyphenylene ether as component (b); (c) 0 to 2% by weight of polystyrene as component (c); (d) 0 to 17%, in particular 0 to 15% by weight of conventional additives as component (d), having improved heat resistance, surface hardness, depth of color and gloss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas W. Cochran
  • Patent number: 9868879
    Abstract: Use of a hot-melt adhesive for adhesive bonding of at least a first packaging and a second packaging, the hot-melt adhesive comprising: (a) 50-85 parts per weight of a basis polymer, wherein the basis polymer is consisting of a metallocene catalyzed polyolefin polymer, preferably ethene-1-octene-copolymer; (b) 10-25 parts per weight of a modifying polymer, the modifying polymer comprising a styrene block copolymer; (c) 5-25 parts per weight of a reinforcing wax, preferably a polyethylene wax or a wax produced by the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis route, the wax component preferably comprising paraffinic oil, naphthenic oil, polybutene, dibasic ester, polyol or mixtures thereof; and (d) 0.05-1.5 parts per weight of a stabilizer component comprising a sterically hindered phenolic antioxidant and/or a hindered amine light stabilizer and a pack comprising the hot-melt adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: IP & Patent Management UG
    Inventor: Jörg Schneider
  • Patent number: 9862819
    Abstract: A composition is disclosed, comprising a block copolymer, at least one homopolymer or copolymer of butene, and at least one olefin homopolymer or copolymer, wherein said block copolymer has hydrogenated low-vinyl polybutadiene end blocks with a specific gravity>0.85 g/cc, and a controlled distribution midblock of polyalkenyl arene/hydrogenated diene. Although the block copolymer has a preferred linear structure as a triblock copolymer, it may also be branched or radial coupled copolymer that has at least 2 arms or more. The composition is useful for rotational molding, slush molding, injection molding, extrusion or compression molding, or thermoforming or calendering for making articles that are resistant to chemicals such as diesel fuel, for the automotive market, for example. The MFR of the block copolymer is 1 to about 50 g/10 min. at 230° C., with a wt. of 2.16 kg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC
    Inventor: Kathryn J. Wright
  • Patent number: 9856371
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin composition includes (A) a graft rubber copolymer, (B) an aromatic vinyl-vinyl cyanide-based copolymer, and (C) a silicone-modified aromatic vinyl-vinyl cyanide-based copolymer. The silicone-modified aromatic vinyl-vinyl cyanide-based copolymer (C) has an average particle size of about 100 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo Eun Kim, Joo Hyun Jang, Jae Won Heo, Kwang Soo Park, Yu Jin Jung, Young Sub Jin
  • Patent number: 9850226
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a novel crown ether with bulky and rigid groups and a method for preparing the same. Also provided are a lithium adsorbent comprising the novel crown ether immobilized onto a nanofiber, and a method for preparing the same. The lithium-selective crown ether is synthesized through intermolecular cyclization between a bulky epoxide and a rigid aromatic compound such as 1,2-dihydroxybenzene, and can effectively recover lithium ions. For use as a lithium adsorbent, the novel crown ether with both bulky and rigid subunits is immobilized onto a polymer nanofiber. The crown ether-immobilized polymer nanofibers may be formed into a recyclable membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: MYONGJI UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY AND ACADEMIA COOPERTAION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Wook-Jin Chung, Lawrence A. Limjuco, Grace M. Nisola, Rey Eliseo C. Torrejos, Eleazer L. Vivas, Hern Kim, Myoung Jun Park, Jeong Gil Seo, Seong-Poong Lee
  • Patent number: 9840619
    Abstract: A process for producing a styrene-butadiene diblock copolymer-containing blend that is not an agglomeration, that involves mixing a styrene-butadiene multiblock thermoplastic elastomer solution with a styrene-butadiene diblock copolymer solution. Blends comprising a styrene-butadiene diblock copolymer and a styrene-butadiene multiblock thermoplastic elastomer, which blends are not an agglomeration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Firestone Polymers, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel F. Graves, Peter W. Boerner, John R. Schreffler, Christine M. Rademacher
  • Patent number: 9834645
    Abstract: Provided are a thermoplastic resin composition having high environmental stress crack resistance (ESCR) as well as excellent impact resistance and transparency and a thermoplastic resin molded article prepared therefrom. The thermoplastic resin composition includes a graft copolymer (A), in which a (meth)acrylic acid ester, a vinyl cyan-based compound, and an aromatic vinyl compound are graft polymerized with a conjugated diene-based rubber latex; and a copolymer (B) of a (meth)acrylic acid ester-aromatic vinyl compound-vinyl cyan-based compound in a weight ratio of 35:65 to 70:30. A difference in refractive indices of the graft copolymer (A) and the copolymer (B) of the (meth)acrylic acid ester-aromatic vinyl compound-vinyl cyan-based compound is less than 0.003 when irradiated with light having a wavelength of 450 nm to 680 nm, and a melt index is 4.0 g/10 min or less when the melt index is measured in accordance with ASTM D1238.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Keun Hoon Yoo, Jeong Su Choi, Won Seok Lee, Seok Goo Jang, Roo Da Lee, Sang Hoo Park, Ho Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 9834666
    Abstract: Provided is a polyolefin-based resin composition including a hydrogenated block copolymer (A) and a polyolefin-based resin (B), the hydrogenated block copolymer (A) being a hydrogenated product of a block copolymer including a polymer block (a) composed of a constitutional unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound and a polymer block (b) containing 1 to 100% by mass of a constitutional unit (b1) derived from farnesene and 99 to 0% by mass of a constitutional unit (b2) derived from a conjugated diene other than farnesene; a mass ratio of the polymer block (a) and the polymer block (b) [(a)/(b)] being 1/99 to 55/45; 50 mol % or more of carbon-carbon double bonds in the polymer block (b) being hydrogenated; and a mass ratio of the polyolefin-based resin (B) and the hydrogenated block copolymer (A) [{polyolefin-based resin (B)}/{hydrogenated block copolymer (A)}] being 1/99 to 99/1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignees: KURARAY CO., LTD., AMYRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Sasaki, Yosuke Uehara, Shota Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9828455
    Abstract: Conjugated diene monovinylarene block copolymers containing an internal conjugated diene block and having superior kink resistance properties are disclosed. These copolymers can be used to produce tubing and other end-use articles, and can be a replacement for flexible PVC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Jinping Joe Zhou, Walter H. Pace, David A. Young
  • Patent number: 9828535
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hot melt pressure-sensitive adhesive being highly environmentally-friendly, as well having sufficient adhesion, thermal stability and coating performance, and also having an excellent hand-peeling property and alkali-peeling property. The present invention relates to a hot melt pressure-sensitive adhesive for labeling comprising: (A) a polar functional group-modified conjugated diene-based polymer, (B) an aliphatic polyester-based resin, and (C) a tackifier resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Makoto Takenaka, Tadashi Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 9822222
    Abstract: This invention relates to shape memory block copolymers comprising: at least one switching segment having a Ttrans from 10 to 70° C.; and at least one soft segment, wherein at least one of the switching segments in linked to at least one of the soft segments by at least one linkage, and wherein the copolymer transforms from a first shape to a second shape by application of a first stimulus and the copolymer transforms back to the first shape from the second shape by application of a second stimulus. The shape memory block copolymers may be biocompatible and biodegradable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Xian Jun Loh, Jun Li
  • Patent number: 9822203
    Abstract: A process for producing water-absorbing polymer particles having high free swell rate and high centrifuge retention capacity with simultaneously high permeability of the swollen gel bed by polymerization of an aqueous monomer solution in a polymerization reactor having at least two shafts (kneaders) which rotate in an axially parallel manner, subsequent extrusion at high temperatures and thermal surface postcrosslinking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Monica Haag, Roland Krauss, Thomas Gieger, Volker Klock, Matthias Weismantel
  • Patent number: 9809731
    Abstract: There is provided a new pressure-sensitive adhesive resin composition that can have adhesiveness to the extent of being peelable in a room temperature condition, has fluidity by hot-melting, and can finally be crosslinked to firmly bond adherends to each other. There is proposed a pressure-sensitive adhesive resin composition comprising 100 parts by mass of an acrylic copolymer (A), 0.5 to 20 parts by mass of a crosslinking agent (B), and 0.1 to 5 parts by mass of a photopolymerization initiator (C), wherein the acrylic copolymer (A) is a graft copolymer having a weight average molecular weight of 5.0×104 to 5.0×105, contains as a trunk component of the graft copolymer a repeating unit derived from a (meth)acrylate, contains as a branch component of the graft copolymer a repeating unit derived from a macromonomer having a number average molecular weight of 5.0×102 or more and less than 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Kahoru Niimi, Makoto Inenaga, Junichi Nakamura, Eri Kawai
  • Patent number: 9809697
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a crosslinking agent with which a crosslinked polymer that suffers little coloring with the lapse of time and shows excellent viscosity stability is obtained. The crosslinking agent of the invention includes a compound which contains two or more alkylhydrazide groups represented by the following general formula (1). (In formula (1), R1 represents an alkyl group having 1-10 carbon atoms, and symbol * is a linking bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: THE NIPPON SYNTHETIC CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chizuko Furo, Taiji Kanda, Shusaku Mandai, Takeshi Kuroda
  • Patent number: 9796841
    Abstract: An aromatic vinyl copolymer is a polymer of a reaction mixture including: an aromatic vinyl compound; a vinyl cyanide compound; a silicone compound having at least two unsaturated reactive groups; and a C4 to C20 linear or branched alkyl group-containing acrylic compound. A thermoplastic resin composition including the aromatic vinyl copolymer can have excellent matting properties, impact resistance, flowability, and balance therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Won Heo, Joo Hyun Jang, Kwang Soo Park, Bo Eun Kim, Yu Jin Jung, Ki Bo Chang, Young Sub Jin
  • Patent number: 9790356
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparing a thermoplastic resin. In accordance with the present invention, provided is a thermoplastic resin having superior antibiosis and melt-kneadability prepared through preparation of a graft copolymer latex and coagulation of the graft copolymer latex with a specific antimicrobial agent, and a method of preparing the thermoplastic resin to prepare a thermoplastic resin composition including the thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Taek Oh, Jeong Su Choi, Keun Hoon Yoo, Bong Keun Ahn, Won Seok Lee, Seok Goo Jang, Roo Da Lee, Sang Hoo Park, Ho Hoon Kim, Hyung Seop Shim