Patents Examined by John Uselding
  • Patent number: 9873108
    Abstract: Various metal oxide mesocrystals can be synthesized in a simple manner by a method for producing a metal oxide mesocrystal, the method comprising the step of annealing an aqueous precursor solution comprising one or more metal oxide precursors, an ammonium salt, a surfactant, and water at 300 to 600° C. Composite mesocrystals consisting of a plurality of metal oxides or an alloy oxide can also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Tetsuro Majima, Takashi Tachikawa, Zhenfeng Bian
  • Patent number: 9862811
    Abstract: Methods for synthesizing stabilized polymers of chlorotrifluoroethylene and products manufactured using such polymers are disclosed herein. In one exemplary embodiment, a method for synthesizing chlorotrifluoroethylene (CTFE)-based polymers includes reacting, in the presence of an initiator and in a reaction medium at a pH of about 1.5 to about 2.5, one or more monomers comprising CTFE and after an amount of polymerization reaction time has passed, adding a neutralizing agent to the reaction medium to increase the pH of the reaction medium to within a range of about 1.8 to about 6.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: Alagappan Thenappan, Eric Rainal
  • Patent number: 9863088
    Abstract: A polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)-based airbag base fabric aqueous coating material is described. A blocked polyisocyanate component (B-NCO) and liquid polyol are added to polyvinyl alcohol as a cross-linkage improver and a plasticizer, respectively. The B-NCO is composed of or based on a medium-molecular-weight form as a polyether-modified prepolymer, and used concurrently with a low-molecular-weight form in a small amount. The base fabric coating material is applied on one or both of the sides of a cloth of the base fabric and heated. The acquired coating film is a water-insoluble coat and the coating has excellent heat and moisture resistance (hot water resistance) and flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koki Tanaka, Hajime Miwa, Motoaki Naruse, Yuh Kimura
  • Patent number: 9862848
    Abstract: An ink set includes a treatment agent containing fumed silica and a bright pigment ink containing a bright pigment and water. The treatment agent or the bright pigment ink contains urethane resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenjiro Imai, Hideji Fukaya, Ayako Ohishi, Mitsunori Maeda, Akiko Kodama
  • Patent number: 9856173
    Abstract: Stable emulsions of silicone terminated polyethers and silicone resins are used to prepare one-component grout with very good mechanical properties gained within a short time after the grout cures by adding a proportion of aggregate to the emulsions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel J. Mania, Uwe Scheim
  • Patent number: 9850367
    Abstract: Provided is a polyacetal resin composition in which at least one dihydrazone compound (B) selected from the group of two kinds of dihydrazone compounds is blended in 0.02 to 5 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of a polyacetal resin (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventors: Makiko Oshima, Kunihiko Fujimoto, Masayuki Nagai, Hidetoshi Nawata, Koki Sato, Ryusuke Tamaki
  • Patent number: 9850164
    Abstract: A cementitious composition may include polyvinyl alcohol, high alumina cement, water, a metallic coagent, a peroxide crosslinking initiator, and an organic acid retardant. A molded article may be manufactured from the cementitious composition by preparing a hydrogel pre-polymer blend of saponified polyvinyl alcohol acetate (PVAA) with greater than or equal to approximately 85% saponified PVAA, and water, mixing the hydrogel pre-polymer blend with high alumina cement (HAC) using a high shear mixing process, mixing in a metallic coagent and a peroxide crosslinking initiator, mixing in an organic acid retardant, and hot press molding the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron K. Amstutz
  • Patent number: 9850347
    Abstract: An object is to provide a polyamic acid resin composition that can form a varnish with a low viscosity and serves to produce, through curing, coat film with good mechanical characteristics. Another object is to provide a polyamic acid resin composition in which the acid anhydride terminal group is low in reactivity with diamine and which can give a varnish that does not suffer significant precipitation of diamine. These objects can be met by a polyamic acid resin composition that contains: (a) polyamic acid and (b) a compound as represented by chemical formula (1). (In Chemical formula (1), Z is a di- or higher-valent organic group containing 2 or more carbon atoms, V is a structure as represented by chemical formula (2), and k is an integer of 2 or more.) (In In Chemical formula (2), ? represents oxygen or sulfur atom and W represents an electron-withdrawing group, and R11 and R12 represent independently a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventors: Daichi Miyazaki, Masao Tomikawa
  • Patent number: 9850410
    Abstract: The present document describes a composition for the pretreatment of surfaces, which comprises plasticizers, degassers, pH adjusting agents, pigments, a phenol formaldehyde resin based adhesive, process of making the same and method of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Bryan Christopher Farnum
  • Patent number: 9845175
    Abstract: A polylactic acid formed body including a polylactic acid base material (1) and a hydrocarbon film (3) vapor-deposited on the surface of the base material by a plasma CVD method. The polylactic acid base material (1) exhibits a sharp X-ray diffraction peak in which a half-width of peak appearing in the 10°-25° wide angle X-ray measurement is not more than 1.22°, and the hydrocarbon film (3) is vapor-deposited on the surface of the polylactic acid base material (1), and includes two layers of a high CH2 layer (3a) having a ratio of CH2 per the total of CH, CH2 and CH3 of not less than 40% and a low CH2 layer (3b) formed on the high CH2 layer (3a) and having a ratio of CH2 per the total of CH, CH2 and CH3 of not more than 35%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventors: Takuro Ito, Satomi Ozawa, Satoru Kito, Kazuhiko Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9827610
    Abstract: A method for producing a rotor vane (10) for a turbomachine, including producing a rough casting, the heel of which has a downstream lip (121) with a transverse increased thickness (130) such that the lip has an upstream surface (134) substantially parallel to an axis The method further includes machining said increased thickness so that the downstream lip has an upstream surface (138) inclined in relation to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Guillaume Klein, Josserand Bassery, Sebastien Congratel, Raphael Dupeyre, David Mathieu, Ba-Phuc Tang
  • Patent number: 9822250
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a polyester resin composition, including the step of mixing a polyester resin (A), an aromatic carbodiimide (B) and an aliphatic polycarbodiimide (C) at a temperature not lower than a melting temperature of the polyester resin, in which the polyester resin (A) and the aromatic carbodiimide (B) are mixed in the presence of the aliphatic polycarbodiimide (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventors: Takahiko Itoh, Yoshihiro Yamazaki, Akira Taniguchi, Saori Kotani
  • Patent number: 9815983
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bituminous composition in the form of granules, each granule including a core and a coating and having a mass for approximately one hundred particles of from 0.5 g to 2 g, the core including from 40 wt. % to 60 wt. % of a binder matrix; from 30 wt. % to 40 wt. % of a polymer; from 4 wt. % to 6 wt. % of a compatibilizing agent; and from 2 wt. % to 15 wt. % of an anti-adhesive filler; and the coating including an anti-sticking agent. The invention relates also to a method for preparing the composition, and to the use thereof in bitumen plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Serge Krafft, Frederic Loup
  • Patent number: 9803083
    Abstract: A reinforced thermoplastic resin composition containing, in specific proportions, a resin main component (C) composed of a polycarbonate resin (A) and an optional graft copolymer (B), an inorganic filler (D), a glycidyl ether unit-containing polymer (E) having a weight-average molecular weight of 3,800 to 60,000 (excluding (B)), and a phosphorus-containing modified polyester-based resin (H) prepared by modifying a phosphorus-containing polyester-based resin (F), which includes a dicarboxylic acid component containing a cyclic phosphorous compound of formula (1) and has a phosphorus content of at least 4% by mass with a polycarbodiimide compound (G), wherein (B) is a polymer obtained by polymerizing a monomer mixture containing an aromatic alkenyl compound monomer (a) and a vinyl cyanide compound monomer (b) in the presence of a rubber-like polymer (B1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: UMG ABS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahito Nakamoto, Hideichiro Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 9796829
    Abstract: Production of monodisperse spherical granules of divinylbenzene co-polymers, used as sorbents, utilizes precipitative polymerization of divinylbenzene with substituted styrenes or derivatives of acrylic acid in the environment of acetonitrile in presence of an initiator and a stabilizer at the temperature ranging from 50 ° C. to 82 ° C. and mixing. Amides of aliphatic carbonic acids are used as low-molecular stabilizers, with the common formula: where R1 is an alkyl with 5 to 10 carbon atoms, an aryl alkyl with 7 to 10 carbon atoms; R2 R3 is an alkyl with 1 to 4 carbon atoms, or biradical with 3 to 5 carbon atoms; m ia a total number of carbon atoms in the direct or branched chain ranging from 2 to 14; the concentration of the stabilizer in the reaction mixture is from 2·10?3 to 0.2 mole/1; the size of the monodisperse microspheres ranges between 0.2 and 4.0 micron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: OOO “Nauchno-Proizvodstvennoe Obedinenie EUROCHIM”
    Inventors: Arkadii S. Dykman, Elena V. Fedorcova, Dmitriy N. Zhukov, Mariya S. Reshetnikova
  • Patent number: 9796846
    Abstract: A halogen-free type polycarbonate resin composition and a resin molded object having good flame retardant properties and physical properties that make them suitable for the use as manufactured products are provided. A resin composition of the present disclosure includes a component A, a component B, a component C and a component D. The component A is a polycarbonate resin. The component B is talc having an average median diameter of 4.6 ?m or more and 6.0 ?m or less, whose content is 5% or more and 20% or less by weight. The component C is an organic sulfonic acid or an organic sulfonic acid metal salt, whose content is 0.05% or more and 2.0% or less by weight. The component D is a drip inhibitor, whose content is 0.05% or more and 1.0% or less by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Ueda, Yasuhito Inagaki, Takahiro Ohe, Atsushi Yamada
  • Patent number: 9796628
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an additive for hydraulically setting compositions, comprising a colloidally disperse preparation of at least one salt of a mono- or polyvalent metal cation and of at least one compound which is able to release an anion which forms a low-solubility salt with the metal cation, and of at least one polymeric sulphonated dispersant. The additive is suitable particularly as a slump retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Construction Research & Technology, GmbH
    Inventors: Torben Gädt, Harald Grassl, Luc Nicoleau, Joachim Dengler, Martin Winklbauer
  • Patent number: 9777171
    Abstract: Compositions comprising graphene sheets, graphite, at least one binder, a carrier system. About 1 to about 50 weight percent of the carrier system comprises at least one of a cyclic imide and lactone. The graphene sheets consist of fully exfoliated single sheets of graphite. The ratio by weight of graphite to graphene sheets is from about 50:50 to about 85:15. The composition may be used as coatings and inks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventors: Kate Redmond, Dan F Scheffer, Christy V. Martin
  • Patent number: 9777200
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are adhesives, wood-based composites incorporating the adhesives, and methods of forming wood-based composites using the adhesives. Wood-based composites formed using the adhesives demonstrate an optimal combination of characteristics desirable to the wood products industry. Specifically, the wood products formed using the adhesive demonstrate (1) a light appearance when wet; (2) relatively low moisture content after soaking in water; (3) relatively little thickness swelling after soaking in water; and (4) minimal adhesion to metal press platens during press-forming of the wood products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: Jack Winterowd, Erik M. Parker
  • Patent number: 9777124
    Abstract: A method includes heating a sulfonated polyester resin in an organic-free solvent, adding a solution of silver (I) ion to the heated resin in water to form a mixture, reducing silver (I) to silver(0) by heating the mixture from about 65° C. to about 90° C., thereby forming an emulsion of composite particles comprising a sulfonated polyester matrix and a plurality of silver nanoparticles disposed within the sulfonated polyester matrix, and allowing the silver nanoparticles to agglomerate into a silver nanodendrite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventors: Valerie M. Farrugia, Alana Desouza, Sandra J. Gardner