Patents Examined by John M. Cooney
  • Patent number: 11562725
    Abstract: Acoustic dampeners, methods of making acoustic dampener, and uses thereof are described. The acoustic dampener includes a polymer foam article; and a metal-organic framework portion. The metal-organic framework portion comprises a metal-organic framework in a polymer matrix. The metal-organic framework portion is adhered to, or otherwise coupled to or included with, the polymer foam article. Such an acoustic dampener can be used in a computer equipment cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Kuczynski, Rebecca Morones, Sarah K. Czaplewski-Campbell, Melissa K. Miller
  • Patent number: 11560446
    Abstract: A polyurethane foam article comprises the reaction product of an isocyanate component and isocyanate-reactive composition in the presence of a blowing agent. The isocyanate component includes an isocyanate prepolymer comprising the reaction product of a first polyether polyol and a methylene diphenyl diisocyanate. The isocyanate-reactive composition comprises a second polyether polyol having secondary terminal hydroxyl groups and an amine-initiated catalytic polyether polyol having primary hydroxyl groups. A method of making the polyurethane foam article comprises the steps of reacting the first polyether polyol and methylene diphenyl diisocyanate to form the isocyanate prepolymer and reacting the isocyanate prepolymer with the isocyanate-reactive composition in the presence of the blowing agent to form the polyurethane foam article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Joseph Ogonowski, Chulhoon Jang, Achara Bowornprasirtkul
  • Patent number: 11555097
    Abstract: A polyurethane foam is produced by reacting a polyol-containing composition and an isocyanate composition. The polyol-containing composition includes a petrol-based polyol at greater than or equal to about 50 parts by weight percent and cellulose reinforcements. Additionally, a soy-based polyol is also included in various polyol-containing compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alper Kiziltas, Deborah Frances Mielewski, Rachel L Couvreur
  • Patent number: 11555091
    Abstract: This invention generally provides composition for making a polyurethane foam with reduced aldehyde emission and more specially to composition useful in means of transport such as interior part of cars, wherein composition is comprising: (a) a polyfunctional isocyanate; (b) an isocyanate reactive composition; and (c) a compound of the formula (I) or (II), wherein the compound (c) is present by weight percentage in the composition in an amount ranging from about 0.001 to about 10, preferably from about 0.01 to about 5, and more preferably from about 0.05 to about 2 based on the total weight of the composition. The compositions can reduce aldehyde emission, especially acetaldehyde emission in the PU foam and has no obvious influence on the mechanic properties of the foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Huntsman International LLC
    Inventors: Pengfei Wu, Lies Bonami, Yuefan Zhang, Joris Karel Peter Bosman, Xuerong Zhu, Ingrid Welvaert
  • Patent number: 11548995
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for porous resin microparticles comprising steps of: heating a polyester thermoplastic resin having biodegradability to a temperature of 80° C. or higher and 200° C. or lower in a glycol ether solvent to obtain a solution, and cooling the solution to precipitate the polyester thermoplastic resin as porous resin microparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: SEKISUI PLASTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaori Kuwagaki, Akiyoshi Kusaka
  • Patent number: 11535784
    Abstract: Methods and combinations of mattress support surfaces comprising one or more flexible polyurethane foam layers containing highly thermally-conductive solids, such as diamond or silicon carbide, and said layer combination is capable of transferring heat from a warm surface, such as a person sleeping on a bed, to a cooler region at a faster rate throughout the mattress than the thermal dissipation rate obtained from flexible polyurethane foam without highly thermally-conductive solids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Bruce W. Peterson, Gualtiero G. Giori, Mark L. Crawford
  • Patent number: 11525046
    Abstract: A foam containing a nitrile group-containing conjugated diene copolymer and a urethane polymer, wherein relative to 100 wt % of the sum of the nitrile group-containing conjugated diene copolymer and the urethane polymer, the nitrile group-containing conjugated diene copolymer is present in an amount of less than 90 wt % and the urethane polymer is present in an amount of more than 10 wt %, the nitrile group-containing conjugated diene copolymer contains ethylenically unsaturated nitrile monomer units in an amount of more than 31 wt %, the foam has a density of 0.08 to 0.30 g/cm3, and in observation of an arbitrary cross section of the foam, air bubble cross sections present in the cross section have an average diameter of 350 ?m or less, and the number of air bubble cross sections with a diameter of 0.6 mm or more present in the cross section is 0.062 per mm2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya Taniyama, Takashi Iga
  • Patent number: 11518843
    Abstract: Polymer composite materials and methods of preparation are discussed. The composite material may comprise a polyurethane foam and a plurality of inorganic particles dispersed in the polyurethane foam. The composite material may have moisture movement properties, such that (a) a sample of the composite material having a length of 48 inches has a moisture movement of less than 0.15% along the length, and/or (b) a sample having a length of 6 inches has a moisture movement of less than 0.8% along the length, when submerged in 45° C. distilled water for 14 days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Westlake Royal Building Products Inc.
    Inventors: Edward F. Cassidy, Russell L. Hill, Robert F. Rathbone, Xi Zhang, Ying Zhang, Qi Chen, Amitabha Kumar
  • Patent number: 11512167
    Abstract: To provide a polyether polyol having a high degree of freedom in the design of a polyurethane foam, and capable of providing a polyol system solution excellent in storage stability. A polyether polyol having a polyoxyalkylene chain consisting of oxyalkylene units, and having a degree of unsaturation of at most 0.020 meq/g, a hydroxy value of from 1 to 80 mgKOH/g, a content of oxyethylene units of from 0 to 50 mass %, and a content of ultra-high molecular weight components which have molecular weights of from 12 to 46 times the number average molecular weight of at most 1,000 mass ppm. The number average molecular weight is a molecular weight as calculated as polystyrene measured by gel permeation chromatography (GPC) method, and the content of ultra-high molecular weight components is a value measured by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method using a charged aerosol detector (CAD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shinji Okada, Norihito Miyagawa, Tomoyuki Suzuki, Takayuki Sasaki, Takashi Ito
  • Patent number: 11479650
    Abstract: Polyurethane foams are made by curing a reaction mixture that contains an aromatic polyisocyanate, at least one isocyanate-reactive material having an average functionality of at least 2 and an equivalent weight of at least 200 per isocyanate-reactive group, at least one blowing agent, at least one surfactant and at least one catalyst, at least one cyclic 1,3-diketone compound, at least one aminoalcohol or alkylhydroxylamine and an alkali metal, phosphonium or ammonium sulfite. Foams so produced emit low levels of formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, acrolein and propionaldehyde.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Zhengming Tang, Jian Zou, Shaoguang Feng, Yuji Sasaki, Hongliang Chen, Degang Zhang, Ping Zhang
  • Patent number: 11472936
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter is directed to a method of making a foam. The disclosed formulation has a first part with at least one multifunctional acrylate. The disclosed formulations have a second part with at least one non-isocyanate polyurethane oligomer derived from a reaction of at least one multifunctional cyclocarbonate and at least one first multifunctional amine, and a second multifunctional amine. The formulation may also have a blowing agent and at least one surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Cryovac, LLC
    Inventors: Drew V. Speer, Yue Sun
  • Patent number: 11459440
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a conductive urethane foam capable of curbing changes in hardness and impact resilience thereof between prior to and after being impregnated with a binder resin, while keeping a stable charge-imparting effect thereof. To achieve the object, the present disclosure proposes a conductive urethane foam including an urethane foam substrate material having a surface layer impregnated with a binder resin containing a conducting agent: wherein the binder resin contains a silicone resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Archem Inc.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Doi
  • Patent number: 11453742
    Abstract: Polyurethane foams are made by curing a reaction mixture that contains an aromatic polyisocyanate, at least one isocyanate-reactive material having an average functionality of at least 2 and an equivalent weight of at least 200 per isocyanate-reactive group, at least one blowing agent, at least one surfactant, at least one catalyst, and certain aldehyde-suppressing additives. Foams so produced emit low levels of formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and propionaldehyde.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Zhengming Tang, Hongliang Chen, Jian Zou, Shaoguang Feng, Degang Zhang, Ping Zhang
  • Patent number: 11447594
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing translucent polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams by reaction of a component A comprising A1 at least one polyol reactive with the component B; A2 optionally at least one amine; A3 water and optionally formic acid; A4 at least one foam stabilizer; A5 optionally auxiliary and/or additive substances; A6 optionally at least one flame retardant; A7 at least one catalyst; and a component B comprising B1 at least one aliphatic or cycloaliphatic polyisocyanate component or a combination thereof; and B2 optionally at least one hydrophilized isocyanate; and B3 less than 20 parts by weight of an aromatic polyisocyanate component, wherein the parts by weight of B3 are based on the sum of the parts by weight of B1 to B3 normalized to 100 parts by weight, characterized in that the reaction of the component A with the component B is carried out at an isocyanate index of at least 150, wherein the obtained translucent polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams have a li
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Lutz Böhnke, Dirk Achten, Robert Maleika
  • Patent number: 11441005
    Abstract: The present invention relates to mixtures of 1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluorobutene (1336mzzm) and 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (1233zd). The blends are useful as blowing agents for polymer foam, solvents, aerosol propellants and heat transfer media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Mary C. Bogdan, Clifford P. Gittere, James M. Bowman, Yiu Keung Ling, David J. Williams
  • Patent number: 11434321
    Abstract: A process for producing rigid PUR/PIR foams via the reaction of a reaction mixture comprising A1 an isocyanate-reactive component, A2 a flame retardant, A3 a blowing agent, A4 a catalyst, and A5 optionally auxiliaries and additives with B an organic polyisocyanate component. Component A1 comprises a diurethane diol A1.1 and a compound A1.2 selected from the group consisting of polyether polyol, polyester polyol, polyether carbonate polyol, and polyether ester polyol. Also disclosed is a rigid PUR/PIR foam, an insulating material, a composite element, and a mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Hartmut Nefzger, Persefoni Hilken, Urs Rauwald
  • Patent number: 11421069
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions of glycidyl ester used as a stabilizer in polyurethane foams formulations having a good resistance to hydrolysis, improved damping with equivalent or improved physical properties, and high sound absorption capacity. The mono or poly-carboxylic acids glycidyl ester is used in amount of 0.1 to 10 weight % over the polyester polyol resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Hexion Inc.
    Inventors: Denis Heymans, Françoise Decoq
  • Patent number: 11414583
    Abstract: Methods and combinations for making and using one or more thermally conductive cellular foam layers comprising flexible cellular foam and metallic material particulates, and said thermally-conductive cellular foam layers may be located on, under, or in cushioning foams and mattresses or placed between on, under, within, or between other layering substrates to increase the overall cooling capability of the composite. The thermally conductive foam may be used in mattresses, pillows, bedding products, medical cushioning foams, and similar materials used in bedding environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Bruce W. Peterson, Mark L. Crawford, Matthew D. McKnight
  • Patent number: 11414514
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a method of producing a polyether polyol having a low aldehyde content, the method including simpler steps; and a method of producing polyurethane foam having a reduced amount of aldehyde volatilization. The present invention provides a method of producing a polyether polyol (F) including step (1) of obtaining a crude polyether polyol composition (D2) having a pH higher than 5.0 by contact of a crude polyether polyol composition (D1) containing a polyether polyol (A) with an acid catalyst (B) in the presence of water, the polyether polyol (A) being obtainable by ring-opening polymerization of an alkylene oxide with an active hydrogen compound; and step (2) of removing a volatile component containing an aldehyde (C) after step (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SANYO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Erika Nobukuni, Takashi Yabuta
  • Patent number: 11414544
    Abstract: Disclosed are ethylenically unsaturated macromers produced using a residue of an isocyanate manufacturing process. Also disclosed are preformed stabilizers produced using such macromers, polymer polyols produced using such preformed stabilizers, foam-forming compositions produced using such polymer polyols, and foam produced using such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro LLC
    Inventors: Rick L. Adkins, Don S. Wardius