Patents Examined by Kelechi Egwim
  • Patent number: 10364335
    Abstract: A rubber composition based on a reinforcing filler and on an elastomeric matrix comprising a highly saturated diene elastomer, comprising units of the following categories A, B, C, D and E, or units of these same categories A, B, C, D and E comprising, for at least one of the categories B, C, D and E, a mixture of at least two different units of the same category which differ from one another through the nature of their side groups Ri: and where R1, R2, R3 and R4, which are identical or different, denote a hydrogen atom, a methyl radical or a phenyl radical which is substituted or unsubstituted in the ortho, meta or para position by a methyl radical; R5 denotes a hydrogen atom or a methyl radical; R6 denotes a methyl radical or a phenyl radical which is substituted or unsubstituted in the ortho, meta or para position by a methyl radical; m, n, o, p and q are numbers ranging from 0 to 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: Benoit Schnell, Julien Thuilliez, Julien Cladiere
  • Patent number: 10308821
    Abstract: Disclosed are a flame retardant polyurethane-urea hybrid coating agent composition containing expanded graphite and a method of preparing the same. More particularly, it relates to a flame retardant polyurethane-urea hybrid coating agent composition which is formed as a film on surfaces of coated structures, when coated on the interiors and exteriors of building structures, vessels, and marine structures, and, after the film formation, does not discharge toxic gases, particularly black smoke, and has a characteristic to self-extinguish within several seconds, in case of fire, and a method of manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SKC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byeong Uk An, Joon Mo Lee
  • Patent number: 10301501
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a coating composition or paint comprising a multistage latex with at least first and second stages, wherein the composition or paint is substantially free of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and capable of film formation even in the absence of coalescent agents. The base paint formulation is capable of being tinted at a point-of-sale (i.e. in-store) using a colorant composition of a type and quantity required to produce a paint of desired color and finish. The paints, including deeply colored paints, show improved block resistance, scrub resistance and tack resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Nicholas Rebel, Steven Hallberg
  • Patent number: 10202473
    Abstract: A method of forming a particle includes, in a disperse phase within an aqueous suspension, polymerizing a plurality of mer units of a hydrophilic monomer having a hydrophobic protection group, thereby forming a polymeric particle including a plurality of the hydrophobic protection groups. The method further includes converting the polymeric particle to a hydrophilic particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Geir Fonnum, Grete Irene Modahl, Nini Hofsloekken Kjus, Astrid Evenroed Molteberg, Diem Thuy Thi Tran, Jo Aaserud, M. Talha Gokmen, Steven M. Menchen, Carl Fuller, Luisa Andruzzi, Wolfgang Hinz
  • Patent number: 10077323
    Abstract: A method for preparing a functionalized polymer, the method comprising the steps of: (i) polymerizing monomer to form a reactive polymer, and (ii) reacting the reactive polymer with an imine compound containing a protected thiol group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Luo, Joshua P. Abell
  • Patent number: 10047032
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a preparation method of an organic zinc catalyst capable of preparing an organic zinc catalyst having a finer and more uniform particle size and more improved activity during a polymerization process for preparing a poly(alkylene carbonate) resin, and a preparation method of a poly(alkylene carbonate) resin using the organic zinc catalyst. The preparation method of an organic zinc catalyst includes reacting a zinc precursor and a dicarboxylic acid in the presence of a dispersant to form a zinc dicarboxylate-based catalyst, wherein a reaction step is performed under a condition at which the number of moles of the dicarboxylic acid present in a reaction system is larger than that of the zinc precursor throughout the entire reaction step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Kyoung Kim, Seong Kyun Kang, Jun Wye Lee, Seung Young Park, Hyeon Choi
  • Patent number: 10040921
    Abstract: A method of preparing a polymer dispersion comprising (i) contacting an aqueous dispersion of de-ionized acidic colloidal silica particles with a first mixture of monomers to form a combination; (ii) polymerizing such combination at an initial pH of from 2 to 5 to at least 90% in completion; and (iii) adding a second mixture of monomers at a rate substantially equal to the rate of consumption of such second mixture of monomers to continue and complete the polymerization. The present invention further provides a polymer dispersion made from the above method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Yujiang Wang, Jianming Xu, Tao Wang
  • Patent number: 10029967
    Abstract: Disclosed are novel tri-substituted aromatic-alkoxylated monomers, polymers made with the novel tri-substituted aromatic-alkoxylated monomers, pH responsive polymers made with the novel tri-substituted aromatic-alkoxylated monomers, and related methods. Also disclosed is an aqueous coating composition including at least one latex polymer derived from at least one monomer copolymerized or blended with alkali swellable acrylate copolymer. Also provided is a method of preparing an aqueous coating composition such as a latex paint including the above components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Eugene J. Anderson, Jr., Derek Pakenham, Nemesio Martinez-Castro, Jose P. Ruiz, Michael Rhodes
  • Patent number: 10023661
    Abstract: Disclosed are a modified conjugated diene-based polymer, a method of preparing the same, and a rubber composition including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Young Kim, Ro-Mi Lee, No-Ma Kim
  • Patent number: 10000660
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thiol-functional organic compound having on average at least 3.1 thiol groups per molecule, and having carbon atoms, oxygen atoms, and sulfur atoms, and optionally further heteroatoms, and wherein the ratio of the number of carbon atoms (C) to the sum of the number of heteroatoms (HA), (C/HA) is at least 2.0, and wherein the thiol groups are derived from 2-mercapto acetic acid, 2-mercapto propionic acid, or 3-mercapto propionic acid, or esters thereof; and to a liquid coating composition comprising the thiol-functional compound and a thiol-reactive crosslinker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Ronald Petrus Clemens Van Gaalen, Rogier Van Gemert, Hendrik Jan Willem Van Den Haak, Nicolaas Jacob Van Beelen
  • Patent number: 9976030
    Abstract: A resin composition contains a polycarbonate resin, a reaction product of a glycidyl-group-containing polyethylene copolymer with a polyethylene terephthalate resin, a polyethylene terephthalate resin that has not reacted with the glycidyl-group-containing polyethylene copolymer, an organic phosphorus flame retardant, and a flame-retardant anti-drip agent, wherein the amount of the polyethylene terephthalate resin in the reaction product is approximately not less than 3 mass % relative to the amount of the whole reaction product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akira Imada
  • Patent number: 9969859
    Abstract: A composition comprising a blend of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and a nucleating component, with optional additives, in amounts effective to provide reduced shrinkage of the extruded composition and components made from the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technology LLC
    Inventors: Karl M. Seven, Chester J. Kmiec
  • Patent number: 9969824
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optically transparent peroxide cured article made from a peroxide curable butyl rubber ionomer comprising repeating units derived from the reaction product of one or more multiolefin monomers and at least one nitrogen or phosphorous based nucleophile comprising a pendant vinyl group. A process is also disclosed for making the optically transparent article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignees: LANXESS, Inc., The University of Windsor
    Inventors: Lorenzo Ferrari, Natalie Suhan, Conrad Siegers, Tricia Breen Carmichael
  • Patent number: 9957644
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition for the production of a fiber having organic solvent resistance, a fiber obtained by spinning the composition, and a biocompatible material containing the fiber. The composition contains (A) a polymer compound containing a unit structure represented by the formula (1) wherein each symbol is as described herein, (B) a crosslinking agent, (C) an acid compound, and (D) a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventors: Makiko Umezaki, Takahiro Kishioka, Taito Nishino, Ayako Otani
  • Patent number: 9944783
    Abstract: A polymer dispersion is produced by polymerization of at least two different ethylenically unsaturated monomers in at least first and second stages. The polymer produced in the first stage comprises 25 to 60% by weight of the total monomer composition and has a uniform glass transition temperature from ?30° C. to 0° C. The polymer produced in the second stage comprises 40 to 75% by weight of the total monomer composition and has a variable monomer composition such that the second stage polymer has a non-uniform glass transition temperature which varies between a first value from ?30° to +10° C. and second value of at least +70° C. Any polymer produced in further polymerization stages comprises no more than 10% by weight of the total monomer composition and the glass transition temperature of the hypothetical uniform copolymer produced by the total monomer composition is in the range from 0° C. to 25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventors: Matthias Junk, Ulrich Desor
  • Patent number: 9944773
    Abstract: Disclosed is a modified endcapped polyalkylene terephthalate such as modified endcapped polybutylene terephthalate, as well as processes for making the modified endcapped polybutylene terephthalate and compositions and articles derived therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventors: Husnu Alp Alidedeoglu, Tukaram Gunale, Ganesh Kannan, Manojkumar Chellamuthu
  • Patent number: 9938403
    Abstract: A method of making a highly fluorinated polymers and resulting aqueous mixtures. The method comprising polymerizing one or more perfluorinated monomers in an aqueous emulsion polymerization in the presence of a polymerizable fluorinated emulsifier to form a perfluorinated polymer. The polymerizable fluorinated emulsifier has the formula X2C?CX(CF2)m(CH2)n[O—(CX2)p]q—[O—(CX2)r]s?[O—(CX2—CX2)]t—[(O)w—(CX2)u]v—[CH2]z—Y. The method also provides for isolating the highly fluorinated polymer and post-fluorinating the isolated highly fluorinated polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Klaus Hintzer, Harald Kaspar, Herbert Koenigsmann, Helmut Traunspurger, Tilman C. Zipplies
  • Patent number: 9903069
    Abstract: Novel coated substrates comprise a substrate and a coating thereon. The coating comprises a polymeric component and a colored oligomer. The colored oligomer is produced from a reactive dye with nucleophilic compounds, and optionally further complexed with organic cationic compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Xiaoyong Michael Hong, Chunping Xie, Brian Sun
  • Patent number: 9889590
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition having: a diphthalonitrile compound having at least two phthalonitrile groups; a reactive plasticizer; and an amine curing agent. Also disclosed is a composition having: a diphthalonitrile compound having at least two phthalonitrile groups; a nonreactive plasticizer; and an amine curing agent. Also disclosed is a method of: providing a composition having a phthalonitrile compound; heating the composition to a processing temperature until the composition has a viscosity of 30-40 Pa·s at the processing temperature to form a partially cured composition; placing the partially cured composition into a material chamber of an extrusion machine; heating the partially cured composition and the material chamber to within 10° C. of the processing temperature; and extruding fiber from the extrusion machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Teddy M. Keller, Matthew Laskoski, Andrew P. Saab
  • Patent number: 9884935
    Abstract: Methods for of synthesizing a polymer functionalized nanoparticle are provided. The method can comprise: attaching an anchoring compound to a nanoparticle; attaching a RAFT agent to the anchoring compound; and polymerizing a plurality of butadiene-derived monomers on the anchoring compound to form a polymeric chain covalently bonded to the nanoparticle via the anchoring compound. Polymer functionalized nanoparticles are also provided that include a nanoparticle defining a surface; a butadiene-derived polymeric chain covalently bonded to the surface of the nanoparticle. Nanocomposites are also provided that include a plurality of such polymer functionalized nanoparticles dispersed within a polymeric matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: University of South Carolina
    Inventors: Brian Benicewicz, Lei Wang, Mohammad Mohammadkhani