Patents Examined by Joseph D. Anthony
  • Patent number: 10188887
    Abstract: Azeotropic or azeotrope-like compositions are disclosed. The azeotropic or azeotrope-like compositions are mixtures of HFO-E-1,3,4,4,4-pentafluoro-3-trifluoromethyl-1-butene with a second compound selected from the group consisting of methyl formate and HFO-E-1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene. Also disclosed are processes of preparing a thermoplastic or thermoset foam by using such azeotropic or azeotrope-like compositions as blowing agents; of producing refrigeration by using such azeotropic or azeotrope-like compositions; of producing cooling; of producing heating; of using such azeotropic or azeotrope-like compositions as solvents; of producing an aerosol product by using such azeotropic or azeotrope-like compositions; of using such azeotropic or azeotrope-like compositions as heat transfer media; of extinguishing or suppressing a fire by using such azeotropic or azeotrope-like compositions; and of using such azeotropic or azeotrope-like compositions as dielectrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, LLC
    Inventor: Mark L Robin
  • Patent number: 10183316
    Abstract: There is provided according to the present invention a sustained release reactant blend and methods for making the sustained release reactant blends. There is further provided methods for using such blends in the in situ or ex situ remediation of contaminated groundwater and in the treatment of water and wastewater. There is further provided, according to the present invention, methods for controllably coating reactant blends whereby such coated blends exhibit sustained release properties and have an open structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Pamela J. Dugan, Sean Davenport, Mohamadkheir Alkhateeb
  • Patent number: 10179736
    Abstract: Disclosure relates to modified sulfur, preparation method thereof, preparation equipment thereof. The modified sulfur has spinnability or includes micro-structures such as fiber-, film- and network-like structure. The modified sulfur can be prepared by inducing polymerization with ultrasonic or ageing. The modified sulfur has various excellent features such as anticorrosiveness, waterproofing, strength, and fast drying and can control the features depending on its viscosity or polymerization degree. In addition due to the above features, the modified sulfur can be applied to anticorrosive or waterproofing material and can prepare anticorrosive or waterproofing material which has good workability, hardening, salt spray resistance, and weldability exceeding a certain level, and specially improved adhesiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Goo Dae Kim, No Gyung Park, Hyok Kwon, Young Sik Seo, Seung Gun Yu, Hyuk Rae Noh
  • Patent number: 10159863
    Abstract: The present application provides water-enhancing, fire-suppressing hydrogels that are formulated to minimize toxicity and negative environmental impact. The present application provides a composition comprising: (i) at least one thickening agent; (ii) at least one liquid medium; and, optionally, (iii) one or more suspending agents, wherein the composition consists of >75%, by weight, consumer-grade components and wherein the composition is a concentrate that can be mixed with water or an aqueous solution to form a fire-suppressing, water-enhancing hydrogel. Each of the at least one thickening agent, suspending agent and liquid medium can be non-toxic and biodegradable. Also provided are the fire-suppressing, water-enhancing hydrogel and methods of production and use thereof during fire fighting or fire prevention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: FIREREIN INC.
    Inventors: Brian Ernest Mariampillai, Yun Yang
  • Patent number: 10150727
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel ester-based compound, an ester-based composition including the same, a preparation method of the ester-based composition and a resin composition including the ester-based composition as a plasticizer. The ester-based composition according to an embodiment of the present invention is a composition including a novel isophthalate-based ester compound for a plasticizer prepared by a trans-esterification reaction and a composition including the same. A resin composition using the ester-based composition is eco-friendly and has good physical properties such as tensile strength, elongation rate, migration resistance, volatile resistance, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Kyu Kim, Mi Yeon Lee, Seok Ho Jeong, Jeong Ju Moon, Joo Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 10150683
    Abstract: A dechlorination composition for dechlorinating water, such as treated water, includes at least one alkali metal sulfite, at least one alkali metal thiosulfate, at least one hydrogenated vegetable oil, and at least one saccharide. The dechlorination composition can also include at least one colorant and at least one halide salt. The dechlorination composition can be formed into a compressed solid. Methods of preparing compressed solids of dechlorination compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: EAGLE US 2 LLC
    Inventor: Christopher M. Kareis
  • Patent number: 10144855
    Abstract: The working fluid composition for a refrigerating machine of the present invention comprises a refrigerant comprising a first refrigerant component and a second refrigerant component, and having a global warming potential (GWP) of 500 or less, wherein the first refrigerant component is at least one selected from difluoromethane and tetrafluoropropene, and the second refrigerant component is at least one selected from carbon dioxide and a hydrocarbon having 3 to 4 carbon atoms; and a refrigerating machine oil comprising at least one selected from a polyol ester, a polyvinyl ether and a polyalkylene glycol compound as a base oil, wherein a carbon/oxygen molar ratio of the base oil is 2.5 or more and 5.8 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: JXTG NIPPON OIL AND ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Saito, Takeshi Okido, Souichirou Konno, Kuniko Adegawa
  • Patent number: 10144796
    Abstract: Provided are a polymerizable composition allowing obtainment of an optical component with reduced striae, an optical component obtained from the polymerizable composition, a plastic lens containing the optical component, and a spectacle lens including a lens substrate including the optical component. The polymerizable composition of the present disclosure contains an isocyanate component which contains alicyclic polyisocyanate (A-1) having two or more isocyanate groups and non-cyclic aliphatic polyisocyanate (A-2) having two or more isocyanate groups, and a polythiol component which contains polythiol (B-1) having four or more mercapto groups and two or more sulfide bonds and polythiol (B-2) having two or three mercapto groups and two or three ester bonds. The optical component is obtained by polymerizing the polymerizable composition of the present disclosure. The plastic lens contains the optical component of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HOYA LENS THAILAND LTD.
    Inventor: Takayuki Iijima
  • Patent number: 10141080
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an insoluble cesium mixed multimetal oxide, ceramic, glass-ceramic or glass which is intended to be a replacement for cesium chloride or similar materials used as radiation sources. Additionally, this insoluble compound could replace other insoluble lower specific activity cesium compounds used in industrial, underwater, and underground/downhole application because it would allow the use of older lower specific activity cesium stock solutions. The disclosure further provides a method for the cesium to be recovered from cesium chloride sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: QSA GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mark W. Vose, Mark Shilton
  • Patent number: 10125046
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a composition comprising an expanded and micronized volcanic glass (EMVG) and at least one chemical agent, wherein the at least one chemical agent is coated on the surface of the volcanic glass. The present disclosure also relates to an improved process to remove mineral impurities and to coat the surface of the EMVG. The disclosed composition can be used a functional reinforcing filler to improve the mechanical properties of plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: S & B Industrial Minerals S.A.
    Inventors: Athanasios Karalis, Ioannis Poulakis, Salvatore Peter Larosa, Christina Kapralou, Gary Charles Phillips, Nils Rickertsen, Christos Dedeloudis, Doukas Efstathiadis
  • Patent number: 10125378
    Abstract: There is provided an additive for a bioethanol fermentation process comprising a polyoxyalkylene compound (A) having a Griffin's HLB value in the range of 0 to 6, a polyoxyalkylene polyol (B) and a base oil (C) that is liquid at 25° C. The compound (A) is preferably a mixture of a compound represented by a general formula (1) and a compound represented by a general formula (2). In the formula, R1 and R3 represent alkyl or alkenyl, R2 and R4 represent a hydrogen atom or a monovalent organic group, AO represents oxyalkylene having a carbon number of 3 to 18, a reaction residue of glycidol, a reaction residue of an alkyl glycidyl ether or a reaction residue of an alkenyl glycidyl ether, EO represents oxyethylene, m and n are 1 to 100, and p is 3 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SAN NOPCO LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori Nagamatsu, Tsuyoshi Ando
  • Patent number: 10118171
    Abstract: An ion-exchange composition suitable for use in ion exchange chromatography, comprising neutral vinyl polymer support particles irreversibly bound to a dispersant having ionizable sites which are un-ionized at a neutral pH and which are ionized under highly acidic or highly basic conditions, and fine layering particles functionalized with ion-exchanging sites on the surfaces thereof. A portion of the ionizable sites are ionized and bound electrostatically to a portion of the fine layering particles ion-exchanging sites, producing a support particle-dispersant-fine layering particle complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: DIONEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Laurence A. Woodruff, Christopher A. Pohl, Jeffrey S. Rohrer
  • Patent number: 10087404
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a biological corrosion inhibitor for a metal, which exhibits the effect at a low concentration and is superior in biodegradability. A biological corrosion inhibitor for a metal including 3-methylglutaraldehyde as an effective ingredient is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuo Tsuruta, Ryosuke Shimizu, Takahiro Hosono, Junichi Fuji, Satoshi Wakai
  • Patent number: 10087468
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an additive that can improve the production efficiency. The present invention is an additive for a bioethanol fermentation process comprising a polyoxyalkylene compound (A) having a Griffin's HLB value in the range of 0 to 6 and a polyoxyalkylene polyol (B). The compound (A) is preferably a mixture of a compound represented by a general formula (1) and a compound represented by a general formula (2). R1O-(AO)m-R2 (1). R3O-(AO)n-(EO)p-R4 (2). R1 and R3 represent alkyl or alkenyl, R2 and R4 represent a hydrogen atom or a monovalent organic group, AO represents oxyalkylene having a carbon number of 3 to 18, or a reaction residue of glycidol, an alkyl glycidyl ether or alkenyl glycidyl ether, EO represents oxyethylene, m and n are 1 to 100, and p is 3 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SAN NOPCO LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori Nagamatsu, Tsutomu Miyata
  • Patent number: 10081690
    Abstract: Provided are a powdery diacetal clarifying agent and a method of preparing the same. The powdery diacetal clarifying agent comprises a diacetal compound and an inorganic silicon-containing compound having a pH value equal to or more than 6 and equal to or less than 12. The powdery diacetal clarifying agent of the composition can have excellent flowability, dispersability, thermal resistance, and color stability. Accordingly, the powdery diacetal clarifying agent does not release stinking odor and incur yellowing at high temperature, allowing the plastic articles to have improved appearance and visual appeal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Ting-Ti Huang, Chiu-Peng Tsou, Tien-Chu Chang, Ming-Chang Hsieh, Chen-Ku Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10077221
    Abstract: An azeotropic or quasi-azeotropic composition including hydrogen fluoride, E-3,3,3-trifluoro-1-chloropropene and optionally one or more (hydro)halogen-carbon compounds including between 1 and 3 carbon atoms. Also, a preferred azeotropic or quasi-azeotropic composition including hydrogen fluoride, E-3,3,3-trifluoro-1-chloropropene, and optionally one or more compounds selected from among 1,1,1,2,2-pentafluoropropane, 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, 3,3,3-trifluoropropene, 3,3,3-trifluoro-2-chloropropene, 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, trifluoropropyne, 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropane, 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropane, 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropene, 1,1,1,2,3-pentafluoropropene and 2-chloro,1,1,1,2-tetrafluoropropane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Philippe Bonnet, Bertrand Collier, Dominique Deur-Bert, Laurent Wendlinger
  • Patent number: 10077352
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for improving vibration damping of a substrate, such as the underbody of an automobile. The method comprises applying a plastisol which comprises a polymeric component and a plasticizer. The fused plastisol has improved damping behavior as determined using Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis. Novel plastisols and novel plasticizers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Michael Dean Funderburg, Joseph Alexander DeLoach, Jesus Gabriel Moralez, Philip Conrad Heidt
  • Patent number: 10072339
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions, methods and preparation of such compositions to protect metals from corrosion, especially acid corrosion. The compositions of this invention may be added to acids to protect metals from their corrosive influence, particularly at elevated temperatures. These compositions are of particular utility in the oil and gas (petroleum) industry. Also disclosed are “corrosion inhibition intensifiers” to enhance the corrosion inhibition properties of other corrosion inhibitors. Formulations which control ferric ions in acidic solutions are also disclosed. These may be combined with inhibited acids and some compositions provide both corrosion inhibition and ferric ion control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Agienic, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Krasnow, Anoop Agrawal, Donald R. Uhlmann
  • Patent number: 10046185
    Abstract: A method for fire and smoke prevention, suppression or extinction using a composition having sodium polyacrylate and distilled water, wherein the ratio of sodium polyacrylate to distilled water is about 1 to 200, having the step of placing the composition in the path of the fire or smoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Perez, Henry Modregon, Leslie M. Perez
  • Patent number: 10046304
    Abstract: The present invention provides (i) a water absorbing agent which is excellent in a water absorbing physical properties, in particular water absorbing speed and has a great bulk specific gravity and (ii) a method for producing the water absorbing agent. The method for producing the water absorbing agent includes a surfactant adding step of adding a surfactant whose HLB is 10 or less. The surfactant adding step is the step of adding a dispersion liquid, which contains the surfactant equivalent to 30 parts by weight to 150 parts by weight, relative to 1000000 parts by weight of a water absorbent resin solid content, and the surfactant adding step is carried out after a drying step. Further, in a case where a water-soluble polyvalent metal salt adding step is carried out after the drying step, the surfactant adding step is carried out after the water-soluble polyvalent metal salt adding step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Reiko Nakatsuru, Nobuya Tanaka, Yoshiro Mitsukami