Patents Examined by John Cooney
  • Patent number: 10106641
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing polyurethane soft foam by reacting an isocyanate component with a component which is reactive towards isocyanates. The component which is reactive towards isocyanates comprises a mixture of at least one polyether carbonate polyol and a polyether polyol as the constituents. In the component which is reactive towards isocyanates, the total proportion of polyether carbonate polyols is =20 wt. % to =80 wt. % and the total proportion of polyether polyol is =20 wt. % to =80 wt. %, based on the total weight of the provided polyols. The invention further relates to a polyurethane soft foam produced using said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Bert Klesczewski, Kai Laemmerhold, Jörg Hofmann
  • Patent number: 10100233
    Abstract: A pressure sensitive adhesive formed from a blend of an acrylate polymer having at least one crosslinkable functional group, and a liquid oligomer having at least one crosslinkable functional group, wherein at least one of the acrylate polymer and the oligomer is crosslinked in the presence of the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Zajaczkowski, Christopher Lee Lester
  • Patent number: 10087277
    Abstract: Polyurethane foam is formed by foaming raw materials that includes either an aliphatic isocyanate or a melamine derivative, a urethane emulsion, and an anionic foam stabilizer. The compression set (JIS K6401) of the polyurethane foam, specifically, the compression set (JIS K6401) after the polyurethane foam being allowed to stand for 22 hours in a state of 50% compression under condition of 70° C., is 40% or less. By this, it is possible to obtain polyurethane foam that is low density, pliable and resistant to collapse, i.e., polyurethane foam having high recovery properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Sora Bang, Natsuki Ayukyo, Joann Mokyinteng
  • Patent number: 10081700
    Abstract: Additives for making polyurethanes are disclosed. The additives are based on combining specific carboxylic acids or carboxylic di-acids together with a gelling catalysts obtained when mixing an isocyanate-reactive tertiary amine catalysts with dimethyl tin di carboxylate salts and/or dimethyltin mercaptide salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Jesus Burdeniuc, Stephan Hermann Wendel, Christian Brandl, Torsten Panitzsch, Renee Jo Keller
  • Patent number: 10077331
    Abstract: A polyurethane filter foam is provided herein. The polyurethane filter foam may have improved permeability by having both a small cell and a large cell in a range for maximizing the opening property of the foam. In some instance, this is achieved by specifically configuring and foaming a composition of polyether polyol and methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) to manufacture the polyurethane foam. The polyurethane foam of the present invention can be manufactured without performing a reticulation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Byung Guk Lim, Sang Do Park, Dong Woo Jeong, Seok Nam Kang, Hoon Bok Lee, Kug Hun Han, Sang Ho Kim, Kwon Yong Choi, Soon Joon Jung, Sung Hoon Lee, Mu Young Kim, Kyung Sam Kim, Yoo Kon Cho, Sung Il Lee
  • Patent number: 10040223
    Abstract: Methods and combinations of a curing catalyst with a mold release mixture, which is then subsequently applied to the surface of a mold prior to the application of polyurethane reactants to said mold, where the curing catalyst component has the effect of catalyzing the reaction at the surface of the molded part. This catalysis results in greater reactivity at the surface between reacting portions and lower delamination of the surface of the foam, thereby leading to more attractive skins with a more consistent cell structure, and lower de-mold times due to skins whose nature makes them less likely to adhere to the surface of the mold. These foams will be less likely to tear upon opening of the mold, and production quality and output will be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Twin Brook Capital Partners LLC
    Inventors: Kyle W. Peterson, Bruce W. Peterson, Mark L. Crawford
  • Patent number: 10040890
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for preparing a foam that includes a polyurethaneurea dispersion. These foams have enhanced flexibility and resistance to compressibility compared to convention polyurethane foam. These foams may also be made by a reaction injection molding process. The method includes preparing a shaped polyurethane foam article by: (a) providing a first composition comprising at least one polyol, a chain extender composition and a blowing agent; (b) providing a second composition comprising at least one of a diisocyanate, a capped glycol, and combinations thereof; (c) mixing the first composition and the second composition to form a reaction mixture into a heated mold; and (d) allowing the reaction mixture to form a polyurethane foam; wherein the first composition includes one of: (i) the chain extender composition includes at least one amine compound; (ii) the blowing agent includes a polyurethaneurea aqueous dispersion; and (iii) combinations of (i) and (ii).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: INVISTA North America S.a r.l.
    Inventors: James Michael Lambert, Douglas K. Farmer, Achille Mayelle Bivigou Koumba
  • Patent number: 10030099
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the chemical digestion of keratin, such as avian feathers and wool. The digestion product is made by heating the feathers or wool with a solvent selected from glycols, alkanolamines, polyamines, and combinations thereof. The resulting digested keratin product is a keratin-derived polyol useful for making polymeric materials such as polyurethanes. The digestion products provide a sustainable alternative to petrochemical based intermediates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Resinate Materials Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Tabor, Eric David Vrabel, Matthew J Beatty, Jack Rogers Kovsky
  • Patent number: 10023679
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions which are suitable for producing polyurethane foams and contain at least one polyol component, at least one blowing agent, a catalyst which catalyzes the formation of a urethane or isocyanurate bond, a silicon-containing foam stabilizer and optionally further additives and optionally an isocyanate component, characterized in that they contain at least one unsaturated halogenated hydrocarbon as blowing agent and additionally at least one surfactant TD which does not have a silicon atom and has an HLB of less than 10, where the proportion of the sum of the surfactants TD in the composition is from 0.05 to 20 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of polyol components, a process for producing polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams, in particular rigid foams, starting out from these polyol compositions, the use of the foams, in particular as insulation material, and also the insulation materials themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Klostermann, Joachim Venzmer, Christian Eilbracht, Martin Glos, Carsten Schiller
  • Patent number: 10023680
    Abstract: An isocyanate reactive composition for making a polyurethane foam includes a tertiary amine urethane catalyst comprising a di(C1-C4)alkyl fatty alkyl amine and a polyester polyol. The use of one or more of fatty alkyl tertiary amine serves to reduce hydrolysis of the polyester polyol in the isocyanate reactive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Gary Dale Andrew, Juan Jesus Burdeniuc, Goran Zarkov
  • Patent number: 10023681
    Abstract: Catalyst compositions useful in the production of insulating polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam are disclosed. The catalyst compositions impart increased stability of a mixture of the catalyst, a halogen-containing blowing agent, and a polyol. These catalyst compositions include amine/acid salts with a pH of <7.0 which can be used in combined with tertiary amine catalysts and metal-based or ammonium-based trimerization catalyst and at least one metal-based gel catalyst and optionally one or more of an additional catalyst described in (1) or (2). These improved catalysts can be used with any halogenated blowing agent, and provide substantial stability benefits with the use of hydrofluoroolefins and hydrofluorochloroolefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Jesus Burdeniuc, Jean Louise Vincent, Tadao Yasue, Timothy J. Miller, Renee Jo Keller
  • Patent number: 10023678
    Abstract: A composition and process useful to make flexible polyurethane foams and in particular flexible molded polyurethane foams is disclosed. The usage of dipolar aprotic liquids such as DMSO, DMI, sulfolane, N-methyl-acetoacetamide, N, N-dimethylacetoacetamide as well as glycols containing hydroxyl numbers OH#?1100 as cell opening aides for 2-cyanoacetamide or other similar molecules containing active methylene or methine groups to make a polyurethane foam is also disclosed. The advantage of using cell opener aids results in a) no foam shrinkage; b) lower use levels of cell opener; c) foam performance reproducibility d) optimum physical properties. In addition, combining the acid blocked amine catalyst together with the cell opener and the cell opener aid results in a less corrosive mixture as well as provides a method that does not require mechanical crushing for cell opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Jesus Burdeniuc, James Douglas Tobias, Renee Jo Keller
  • Patent number: 10023682
    Abstract: Catalyst compositions useful in the production of low or no amine emission flexible polyurethane foam as well as rigid insulating polyurethane foam produced with systems containing polyether, polyester, Mannich polyols as well as organic-halogen containing flame retardants and blowing agents, are disclosed. The catalysts are characterized by the presence of amine compositions containing unsaturated aliphatic substituent together with secondary hydroxyl groups able to bind to polyurethane polymers and render a low odor and no or low amine emissions finished product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Jesus Burdeniuc, Michael James Williams, Renee Jo Keller
  • Patent number: 10017599
    Abstract: PIPA polyols are made by reacting a low equivalent weight polyol with a polyisocyanate in the presence of a stabilizer. Low amounts, if any, of water are present. Useful stabilizers include functionalized linear or branched polyethers having at least one polyether segment having a molecular weight of 200 to 8000, wherein the functionalized polyether is terminated at one end with one or more isocyanate groups or with one or more isocyanate-reactive groups linked to the polyether through one or more urea and/or urethane groups, and further wherein all or a portion of such functionalized polyether contains one or more biuret, isocyanurate, urea or allophonate groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Irena Amici-Kroutilova, Paul Cookson, Ricco Borella, Daniel Hoenhener, Francois Casati
  • Patent number: 10011992
    Abstract: In at least some implementations, a foam product includes 50% to 75% by weight thermoset, between 1% and 10% by weight colorant, between 1% and 3% by weight blowing agent, and one or more fire retardant additives embedded in the foam. Such a foam product may be used, for example, as a board, tile, shingle, shake, or other component for an interior or exterior portion of a residential or commercial structure. In the examples of shingles, shakes, tiles and the like, the foam product may be used on a roof or any other desired portion of a structure, and it may be used for decoration, protection and/or insulation of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Colorado Roofing Products, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Mallorey
  • Patent number: 9988483
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to pyrrolidine-based catalysts for use in a polyurethane formulation. The polyurethane formulation includes the pyrrolidine-based catalyst, a compound containing an isocyanate functional group, an active hydrogen-containing compound. The use of such catalysts produces high quality polyurethane foam while reducing environmental concerns that can arise during the production of polyurethane foam as well as in the foam that is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew W. Forkner, Robert A. Grigsby, Jr., Eugene P. Wiltz, Jr., Ernest L. Rister, Jr., Frank Rodriguez, Howard P. Klein
  • Patent number: 9988510
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polyurethane which has excellent flame retardance and various excellent performances. A phosphoramidate compound having a specific structure is used as a flame retardant for a polyurethane foam or a polyurethane elastomer. By mixing this flame retardant with a raw material of a polyurethane resin (polyol, polyisocyanate and various additives), a polyurethane reactive raw material composition is obtained. By reacting the polyisocyanate and active hydrogen-containing compounds such as polyol in the polyurethane reactive raw material composition, a curing reaction takes place and a polyurethane foam composition or polyurethane elastomer composition is obtained. The obtained polyurethane resin composition has excellent flame retardance and other excellent performances as the polyurethane foam or polyurethane elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Daihachi Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Ono, Manabu Hirata
  • Patent number: 9982085
    Abstract: Described are a method of producing polyurethane foam comprising polyolefin-based polyols by using an additive composition comprising at least one ionic surfactant A selected from ionic surfactants of formula A?M+, where A?=anion selected from the group consisting of alkyl sulphates, aryl sulphates, sulphonates, polyether sulphates, polyether sulphonates, alkyl sulphonates, aryl sulphonates, alkyl carboxylates, aryl carboxylates, saccharinates and polyether phosphates, and M+=cation, and/or at least one ionic surfactant B selected from a quaternized ammonium compound, and also at least a tertiary amine compound C having a molar mass of at least 150 g/mol, and/or an oxazasilinane D, and also polyurethane foams thus obtained and their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: Ruediger Landers, Annegret Terheiden, Roland Hubel
  • Patent number: 9969845
    Abstract: Flame retardant compositions for polyurethanes may include hydroxyl-containing poly(alkylene phosphates) that have 5 mol % or less of phosphorus from phosphorus-containing compounds having a 31P NMR resonance signal at a chemical shift in the range from 13 ppm to 18 ppm relative to 85 wt % phosphoric acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Jan-Gerd Hansel, Heiko Tebbe, Michael Wittpahl
  • Patent number: 9963566
    Abstract: Foamed thermoplastic elastomeric polyurethane and ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer articles are made with from about 0.1 to about 4 weight percent of supercritical fluid nitrogen based on polymer weight and from about 0.1 to about 5 weight percent of a supercritical fluid carbon dioxide based on polymer weight, with the supercritical fluid nitrogen and the supercritical fluid carbon dioxide being separately added to the molten polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Hossein A. Baghdadi