Patents Examined by Jeffrey S Lenihan
  • Patent number: 11220588
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a (per)fluoroelastomer composition comprising at least one (per)fluoroelastomer comprising iodine and/or bromine atoms, at least one polyunsaturated compound, at least one organic peroxide and at least one organic compound selected from the group consisting of (thio)urea compounds, cyclic addition products of ammonia or primary amine and aldehyde; (thio)carbamates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Matteo Fantoni, Marco Avataneo, Stefano Bossolo
  • Patent number: 11220583
    Abstract: A block copolymer, an ion-exchange membrane including the block copolymer and a method of preparing the block copolymer are provided. The block copolymer may include a hydrophobic repeating unit and a hydrophilic repeating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Korea Institute Of Energy Research
    Inventors: Byungchan Bae, Sung-Dae Yim, Chang-Soo Kim, Won-Yong Lee, Gu-Gon Park, Tae-Hyun Yang, Seok-Hee Park, Minjin Kim, Young-Jun Sohn, Seung-Gon Kim, Dong Won Shin, Adam Febriy-Anto Nugraha
  • Patent number: 11207918
    Abstract: A modified conjugated diene-based polymer containing: having a weight average molecular weight of 20×104 or more and 300×104 or less, having a star-branched structure with a conjugated diene-based polymer chain bonded to a modifier residue, wherein the modifier residue has at least 4 silicon atoms, and alkoxy groups and/or hydroxyl groups and the conjugated diene-based polymer chain is bonded to the silicon atom, wherein the number of alkoxy groups and/or hydroxyl groups in the modifier residue is larger than the number of the silicon atoms on average.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignees: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha, Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Miki Kyo, Shinichi Sekikawa
  • Patent number: 11203682
    Abstract: The copolymerization of ethylene (E) and methoxy polyethylene glycol methacrylate (MPEGMA) produces the copolymer co-E-MPEGMA. These copolymers are distinct from polyethylene, e.g., low density polyethylene (LDPE) grafted with MPEGMA, i.e., g-E-MPEGMA, and are useful in the preparation of insulation sheaths for medium, high and extra-high voltage cables. Such cables exhibit good water tree retardance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Qian Gou, Manish Talreja, Bharat Chaudhary, John Osby
  • Patent number: 11198777
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modified conjugated diene-based polymer, and more particularly, a modified conjugated diene-based polymer prepared by continuous polymerization and having remarkable processability, narrow molecular weight distribution and excellent physical properties, and a rubber composition including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventors: Hyoung Woo Lee, Won Hee Kim, Seong Du Lee
  • Patent number: 11192984
    Abstract: A method for producing a heat-resistant crosslinked fluorocarbon rubber formed body, comprising: (a) a step of melt-kneading 0.003 to 0.5 part by mass of an organic peroxide, 0.5 to 400 parts by mass of an inorganic filler, and more than 2.0 parts by mass and 15.0 parts by mass or less of a silane coupling agent, with respect to 100 parts by mass of a base rubber containing a fluorocarbon rubber, at a temperature equal to or higher than a decomposition temperature of the organic peroxide, to prepare a silane master batch; a heat-resistant crosslinked fluorocarbon rubber formed body obtained by the method, a silane master batch, a mixture and a formed body thereof, and a heat-resistant product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Nishiguchi, Arifumi Matsumura, Hidekazu Hara
  • Patent number: 11174377
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a polyethylene composition that may include a first polyethylene resin having a density of from 0.915 g/cc to 0.970 g/cc and a melt index (I2) from 10 g/10 min to 200 g/10 min, when measured according to ASTM D1238 at 190° C. and 2.16 kg load, and a second polyethylene resin having a density of from 0.860 g/cc to 0.930 g/cc and a melt index (I2) of from 400 g/10 min to 2000 g/10 min. The density of the first polyethylene resin may be greater than the density of the second polyethylene resin and the first polyethylene resin, the second polyethylene resin, or both are copolymers of ethylene monomer and at least one ?-olefin comonomer, the ?-olefin comonomer including C3-C12 ?-olefins. Injection molded articles produced from the polyethylene composition are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David W. Kababik, Shannon E. Hunt, Rajen M. Patel
  • Patent number: 11155666
    Abstract: The present application may provide a block copolymer and a use thereof. The block copolymer of the present application has excellent self-assembly properties or phase separation characteristics, to which various functions to be required can also be freely imparted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventors: No Jin Park, Jung Keun Kim, Je Gwon Lee, Sung Soo Yoon, Se Jin Ku, Mi Sook Lee, Eun Young Choi, Hyung Ju Ryu
  • Patent number: 11155685
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for crosslinking an acrylic emulsion with a (meth)acrylate monomer or a (meth)acrylate oligomer including adding a base acrylic emulsion to a vessel, adding at least one (meth)acrylate crosslinker to the vessel, incorporating the at least one (meth)acrylate crosslinker into the base acrylic emulsion to create a two-phase system including water and a phase including crosslinkers of the at least one (meth)acrylate crosslinker inside acrylic emulsion particles of the base acrylic emulsion, applying the two-phase system to a surface, and curing the two-phase system to create a final system including a continuous film and crosslinked crosslinkers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: MIWON NORTH AMERICA INCORPORATED
    Inventors: James E. Goodrich, Juan G. Nunez
  • Patent number: 11136427
    Abstract: A process to form a first composition comprising a functionalized olefin-based polymer comprises: a) polymerizing a composition comprising an olefin to form a reaction product comprising an olefin-based polymer; b) subjecting at least a portion of the reaction product to at least one devolatilization to form a polymer-rich melt, wherein step b) occurs downstream from and in-line with step a); and c) reacting at least a portion of the polymer-rich melt with at least one functionalization agent and, optionally, at least one free-radical initiator to form the first composition, wherein step c) occurs downstream from and in-line with step b), wherein “the viscosity of the functionalized olefin-based polymer (177° C./350° F.)” to “the viscosity of the olefin-based polymer (177° C./350° F.)” is from 0.1 to 5.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Shrikant Dhodapkar, Gregory E. Johnson, Rennisha R. Wickham, Santosh S. Bawiskar, Guang Ming Li, Harold W. Boone
  • Patent number: 11130309
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in general, provides for elastomeric materials which, when they contact water, take up water reversibly, and undergo a dry to wet “character change” in which the appearance of the elastomeric material, its physical properties, or both, is altered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Constantinou, Caleb W. Dyer, Jeremy D. Walker, Zachary C. Wright
  • Patent number: 11124653
    Abstract: A biofiller for rubber reinforcement; said biofiller is surface treated up to 10% by weight of microcrystalline lignocellulose with aldehyde and/or ketone. The said biofiller has economic significance as well as reduces pollution as it replaces 2% carbon black from the rubber composition which is substantial amount after reviewing overall use of carbon black in rubber industries such as tyre industry, worldwide. A rubber composition comprising the said biofiller and its various applications such as tyre, shoes, bags, belts, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: GODAVARI BIOREFINERIES LTD.
    Inventors: Vinod Malshe, Sangeeta Srivastava, Manisha Jadhav
  • Patent number: 11117995
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polypropylene composition comprising a long chain branched polymer having high melt strength. The process for preparing the corresponding polypropylene having composition is provided comprising blending a propylene base polymer with a unsaturated polyfunctional poly(alkylsiloxane), a polyfunctional acrylate coagent, an initiator, additives such as stabilizer, acid neutralizer and antioxidants, and reactive extruding the blend to form a branched polymer composition bridged by siloxane units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.
    Inventors: Chaowei Feng, Ming-Yung Lee, Honglan Lu
  • Patent number: 11111330
    Abstract: A self-healing polymer material that includes a multiphase copolymer, and a method of making the copolymer, are provided. The multiphase copolymer includes one or more hydrogen bond-forming copolymer segments, each segment including a polymerized acrylamide monomer and a polymerized acrylic monomer. The polymerized acrylamide monomer includes functional groups that form hydrogen bonds in the multiphase copolymer, and is present in the one or more copolymer segments in an amount sufficient for self-healing of the multiphase copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Zhibin Guan, Aaron M. Kushner
  • Patent number: 11098148
    Abstract: A latex composition is formed by adding an aqueous solution of an aluminum compound to a latex of a carboxyl group-containing synthetic polyisoprene and/or a carboxyl group-containing styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer. In the latex composition, the aqueous solution of an aluminum compound preferably has a pH of 5 to 13. In the latex composition, the aqueous solution of an aluminum compound is preferably an aqueous solution of a metal salt of aluminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junji Kodemura, Misa Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11091609
    Abstract: A modified conjugated diene-based polymer having a nitrogen atom, wherein a content of the nitrogen atom is 25 mass ppm or more based on a total amount of the modified conjugated diene-based polymer, a shrinking factor (g?) is 0.59 or less in a GPC-light scattering measurement method with a viscosity detector, and a weight average molecular weight is 200,000 or more and 3,000,000 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Miki Kyo, Kenta Hisamura
  • Patent number: 11078318
    Abstract: The present application may provide a block copolymer and a use thereof. The block copolymer of the present application has excellent self-assembly properties or phase separation characteristics, to which various functions to be required can also be freely imparted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Hyung Ju Ryu, Je Gwon Lee, Se Jin Ku, Eun Young Choi, Sung Soo Yoon, No Jin Park, Jung Keun Kim, Mi Sook Lee
  • Patent number: 11078115
    Abstract: Sealants for insulated glass units or solar panels are disclosed. The sealant comprises polyisobutylene and a polymer which is a copolymer obtained from the polymerisation of at least one ethylenically-unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon monomer and at least one monomer containing a maleic anhydride moiety. The copolymer comprises at least one amphiphilic polymer side chain. Processes for producing the sealants for insulated glass units or solar panels are also disclosed. Insulted glass units and solar panels comprising the sealant are also disclosed. Processes for producing the insulated glass units and solar panels comprising the sealant are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: TREMCO ILLBRUCK LIMITED
    Inventors: John Michael Hudson, Rodney Ralph Brooks, Isabelle Anne Marie Sagnat, David Alan Pears, Magdalena Agnieszka Warunek
  • Patent number: 11072723
    Abstract: Provided is a surface treatment agent which does not use fluorine-containing monomers, particularly fluoroalkyl group-containing monomers. The surface treatment agent is a water-based emulsion which includes: a copolymer (1) which includes a first polymer formed from first monomers, and a second polymer formed from second monomers, wherein the second polymer is polymerized in the presence of the first polymer, the first monomers include a long-chain acrylate ester monomer (a) represented by the formula CH2?CA11—C(?O)—O-A12 (in the formula, A11 represents hydrogen, a monovalent organic group, or a halogen, and A12 represents a C18-30 straight-chain or branched hydrocarbon group), the first monomers do not include a halogenated olefin monomer (b), and the second monomers include the halogenated olefin monomer (b); a surfactant (2) including a nonionic surfactant; and a liquid medium (3) including water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Rumi Kawabe, Masaki Fukumori, Ryosuke Hara, Masahiro Miyahara, Shinichi Minami, Ikuo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11066542
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparing a thermoplastic resin, a method of preparing a thermoplastic resin composition including the same, and a method of manufacturing an injection-molded article using the thermoplastic resin composition. By using a mixture of molecular weight modifiers having different reactivities according to the present invention, coagulation may be performed using a small amount of coagulant, productivity may be increased, and a molded article, which is manufactured using a thermoplastic resin, having excellent appearance characteristics along with superior mechanical strength, processability, or the like may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Beom Kim, Joo Byung Chai, Yu Sung Jung, Chang Sull Kim, Eun Seon Park, Tae Young Jeon, Young Min Kim