Patents Examined by Jeffrey S Lenihan
  • Patent number: 10798940
    Abstract: The invention relates to penflufen-containing polymer particles, to penflufen-containing compositions comprising them, to processes for preparing them, and to the use thereof for protecting technical materials, more particularly wood, wood products, and wood-plastic composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Hermann Uhr, Thomas Jaetsch
  • Patent number: 10793649
    Abstract: A method of forming a microphase separated block copolymer includes exposing a block copolymer to acid vapor under conditions effective to provide the microphase separated block copolymer. The block copolymer includes a first hydrophobic block and a second hydrophobic block that is acid-sensitive. The microphase separated block copolymer includes the first hydrophobic block and a hydrophilic block derived from the second hydrophobic block. Exposing the block copolymer to the acid vapor is conducted in the solid state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION FOR THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Thomas P. Russell, Duk Man Yu, Javid Rzayev, Jose Kenneth D. Mapas
  • Patent number: 10793754
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hot melt adhesive comprising: (A) a thermoplastic block copolymer which is a block copolymer of a vinyl-based aromatic hydrocarbon and a conjugated diene compound; and (B) an amorphous wax modified with a carboxylic acid and/or a carboxylic anhydride. The hot melt adhesive is excellent in applicability at a low temperature near from about 140° C. to about 150° C. and excellent in creep resistance in a wet state, can reduce odor, is excellent in initial adhesive force, and is excellent in adhesive property (peel strength) to an olefin substrate. This hot melt adhesive can be used suitably so as to produce a disposable product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventor: Masahiro Moriguchi
  • Patent number: 10793706
    Abstract: A fluororubber composition comprising 10 to 50 parts by weight of wollastonite and 0.5 to 10 parts by weight of organic peroxide based on 100 parts by weight of peroxide-crosslinkable fluororubber, the wollastonite being needle-like or fibrous wollastonite having an average fiber diameter of 5 ?m or less and an average fiber length of 40 to 80 ?m, and the wollastonite being surface-treated with an amino silane coupling agent or an epoxy silane coupling agent. The fluororubber composition that can be suitably used as, for example, a molding material for normal/reverse rotation oil seals that allow continuous excellent sealing of fluid in the operation of normal and reverse rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomonori Furukawa
  • Patent number: 10792874
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a contact lens including the steps of: (i) adding reactive components to a mold, wherein the reactive components comprise (a) at least one hydroxy-containing silicone component having a weight average molecular weight from about 200 to about 15,000 g/mole and (b) at least one mono-ether terminated, mono-methacrylate terminated polyethylene glycol having a weight average molecular weight from about 200 to about 10,000 g/mole; (ii) curing the reactive components within the mold to form the contact lens; and (iii) removing the contact lens from said mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, Shivkumar Mahadevan
  • Patent number: 10774204
    Abstract: The crosslinked polyethylene composition according to the present invention is characterized in that the migration of additives is inhibited due to low oil content of low density polyethylene, and thus, when preparing crosslinked polyethylene using the same, stable extrusion property is exhibited, thus reducing exterior deviation of the crosslinked polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ka Ram Sun, In Gyu Park, Youn Sun Nam, Young Il Song
  • Patent number: 10774208
    Abstract: The invention relates to blends containing polymers of vinylidene fluoride, having low ductile-brittle transition temperatures and having excellent low temperature impact properties while maintaining the positive aspects of unmodified vinylidene fluoride-containing polymers. The blends of this invention are produced by adding a core-shell impact modifier (CSIM) comprised of a polysiloxane core and a shell compatible with vinylidene fluoride-containing polymer. The blends are further characterized by the presence of a heterogeneous copolymer composition comprised of two or more distinct phases and/or at least one flame and smoke suppressant. The preparation of these new blends can be done by conventional thermoplastic compounding techniques such as twin screw compounding; alternatively, the CSIM can be introduced earlier, such as in the latex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Saeid Zerafati, Ramin Amin-Sanayei, James J. Henry, Gregory S. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10774167
    Abstract: The present invention provides a modified polyolefin resin that can form a coating that exhibits excellent adhesion to a low-polarity base material, especially a poorly adherable polyolefin base material with no surface treatment even when being dried at low temperatures and has flexibility (bendability). Provided is a modified polyolefin resin that is a modified product of a polyolefin resin having a melting point (Tm) by a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) of 60 to 165° C. with a modifier comprising the following (A): (A) a monomer mixture comprising Monomer Group (A-1) and Monomer Group (A-2) with a weight ratio of Monomer Group (A-1) to Monomer Group (A-2) ((A-1)/(A-2)) of 30/70 to 50/50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naosuke Komoto
  • Patent number: 10766981
    Abstract: Bimodal polypropylene compositions and a process to form melt blended bimodal polypropylene compositions comprising combining at least two polypropylenes in at least a two-pass process, and forming a bimodal polypropylene composition having a Flexural Modulus (190° C., 1% secant) of at least 1700 MPa, as well as one or more other selected properties. These compositions are suitable for thermoformed articles and injection molded articles, any of which may be foamed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Rohan A. Hule, Sudhin Datta, Yi Ping Ni
  • Patent number: 10752757
    Abstract: Provided is a tire comprising a tread composed of a rubber composition, the rubber composition comprising 21 to 100 parts by mass of a liquid styrene butadiene rubber having a styrene content of 40 to 60% by mass and a weight average molecular weight of 4000 to 20000, based on 100 parts by mass of a rubber component comprising a linear styrene butadiene rubber having a styrene content of 35 to 45% by mass, a vinyl content of 35 to 45% by mass, and a weight average molecular weight of 1,000,000 to 1,400,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Fumiya Kato
  • Patent number: 10745562
    Abstract: Grafted polyethylene polymers and copolymers are reactively extruded to achieve enhanced rheological properties. The utilization of an oligomeric or polymeric wax in the reactive extrusion process with functionalized agents, results in improved rheological characteristics of the grafted polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SACO AEI POLMERS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Jacob Cernohous, David Geraint Roberts, Neil R. Granlund
  • Patent number: 10738181
    Abstract: The present invention provides a rubber composition which has excellent processability owing to its low rubber viscosity during kneading, despite containing a white filler, and which further has excellent fuel economy and excellent abrasion resistance. Also provided is a pneumatic tire formed from the rubber composition. The present invention relates to a rubber composition including: a rubber component, a white filler, and a compound represented by the formula (1) below, wherein X represents —CONH— or —COO—; R1 represents a C7-C23 alkyl group or a C7-C23 alkenyl group; R2 represents a C1-C3 alkylene group; and R3 and R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a C1-C3 alkyl group, or a C1-C3 hydroxyalkyl group, and at least one of R3 or R4 is the hydroxyalkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Miyazaki, Naoya Hashimoto, Kouji Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10738182
    Abstract: A molded article formed from a polymer composition, the polymer composition consisting essentially of: an ethylene homopolymer or ethylene/alpha-olefin copolymer; greater than 20 ppm of a fluoropolymer; and optionally, up to 5 wt. % of one or more of processing aids, acid neutralizers, stabilizers, phosphites, antioxidants, metal de-activators, pigments or colorants, or fillers; wherein the molded article exhibits an oxygen transmission rate [OTR, (cc*mm)/(m2*day*atm)]??3181 (cc2*mm)/g*m2*day*atm)×[Density, g/cc]+3077, (cc*mm)/(m2*day*atm).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Keran Lu, Yijian Lin, Todd O. Pangburn, Siddharth Ram Athreya, Laura Nunez, John L. Sugden, Todd A. Hogan, Andrew Heitsch, David T. Gillespie
  • Patent number: 10738184
    Abstract: Provided is an EVOH resin pellet which is capable of reducing the occurrence of fish eyes in a melt molded article of an EVOH resin. The occurrence of fish eyes in a melt molded article such as a film that is produced by melt molding using pellets is able to be suppressed by setting the abundance of a conjugated polyene in a surface portion of the pellet to an intended amount or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuta Seno, Shinichi Hori, Nobuaki Sato
  • Patent number: 10738188
    Abstract: Disclosed is a linear low-density polyethylene grafted with maleic anhydride (MAH-g-LLDPE). The MAH-g-LLDPE has a unique combination of properties including a low density and a high melt index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Westlake Longview Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Brindle, Jr., Richard K. Stuart, Jr., James H. Scott, David B. Conner, Kevin J. Taylor, Scott T. Trochim
  • Patent number: 10738141
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a water-absorbing polymer and to a process for preparation, including finishing the water-absorbing polymer, with 0.0001 to 3% by weight, of a peroxo compound, based on the acrylic acid, after the polymerization is treated, and to a process for producing a hydrogel polymer, to the product of the process and to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Loick, Scott Smith
  • Patent number: 10730988
    Abstract: Modified polyolefin particles are obtained by grafting a monomer having an ethylenically unsaturated group and a polar functional group in the same molecule to a polymer including one, or two or more specific ?-olefins and having a specific melting point, the modified polyolefin particles satisfying the following requirements (1) to (3): (1) the amount of grafting x by the monomer is not less than 0.5 wt % and not more than 20 wt %; (2) the x (wt %) and the intrinsic viscosity [?] (dl/g) measured in decalin at 135° C. satisfy the relation: log10[?]?0.1?0.15x; and (3) the particles have a gel content of less than 1 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Ryohei Shiga, Keiichi Ikeda, Kazuto Sugiyama, Takeharu Isaki, Masayoshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 10732321
    Abstract: The invention provides a class of block copolymers having a plurality of chemically different blocks, at least a portion of which incorporating polymer side chain groups having a helical secondary structure. The invention also provides structures generated by self-assembly of polymer blends including at least one block copolymer component, such as a brush block polymer or wedge-type block polymer. The invention provides, for example, periodic nanostructures and microstructures generated by self-assembly of block copolymers and polymer blends comprising a mixture of at least one block copolymer component, such as a brush block copolymer, and at least a second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Garret M. Miyake, Raymond Weitekamp, Robert H. Grubbs, Victoria Piunova
  • Patent number: 10717835
    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: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    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: 10717859
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for preparing a SAN copolymer, a SAN copolymer, a preparation method therefor, a heat-resistant ABS resin blend comprising the same, and heat-resistant ABS pellets. Specifically, the present invention provides a composition for preparing a SAN copolymer, the composition comprising a monomer mixture, and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate as a chain extender, wherein the monomer mixture comprises 60 to 75 wt % of an ?-methylstyrene monomer and 25 to 40 wt % of an acrylonitrile-based monomer based on the total weight of the monomer mixture; and the ethylene glycol dimethacrylate is contained in an amount of 0.001 to 0.15 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the monomer mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Gyu Sun Kim, Chang Hun Han, Dae Woo Lee, Jae Bum Seo, Jung Tae Park, Eun Jung Choi, Byoung Il Kang, Da Eun Sung