Patents Examined by Michael Bernshteyn
  • Patent number: 10737260
    Abstract: A system and method configured to restore ion exchange kinetic properties and purify resin is described. Degraded ion exchange kinetic properties of anion resin will eventually result in impurity slippage through resin charges. This system and method employs an acid catalyst in combination with sulfite cleaning solution to remove organic material and to protonate iron oxides for deconstruction and removal from anion resins. The cleaning solution, when applied via a cleaning vessel utilizing an eductor(s)/plenum and wedge-wire screen draw chamber, while controlling all phases of cleaning by electronic monitoring, yields complete restoration of ion exchange kinetics on usable resin. As such, the system and method provides a safe, effective, and vastly improved method for restoring anion resin kinetics and improving regeneration quality, for improved resin performance and minimizing resin replacement costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ionx Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas O. Miller
  • Patent number: 10737259
    Abstract: Disclosed is an anion exchange porous medium, e.g., a porous membrane, that includes a porous support and a crosslinked cationic polymer coating disposed thereon, wherein the cationic polymer of the crosslinked cationic polymer coating comprises polymerized monomer (A) and polymerized monomer (B) wherein A and B are as defined herein. Also disclosed are methods of preparing the anion exchange porous medium and of treating a fluid containing a biologic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Onyemauwa, Hassan Ait-Haddou
  • Patent number: 10734663
    Abstract: An anion exchange resin capable of producing an electrolyte membrane, a binder for forming an electrode catalyst layer and a fuel cell electrode catalyst layer, which have improved chemical properties and mechanical properties; an electrolyte membrane and a binder for forming an electrode catalyst layer produced from the anion exchange resin; and a fuel cell having the electrolyte membrane or the electrode catalyst layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF YAMANASHI, TAKAHATA PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Miyatake, Junpei Miyake, Hideaki Ono, Manai Shimada, Naoki Yokota, Natsumi Yoshimura, Aoi Takano, Koichiro Asazawa, Eriko Nishino, Yui Kuwabara
  • Patent number: 10731053
    Abstract: A thermally reversible adhesive comprising a) a copolymer of i) a conjugated diene acrylate or methacrylate and ii) at least one acrylic monomer; and b) a bismaleimide crosslinking agent, a process for its preparation, and various end uses, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Daniel W. Himmelberger, Melinda L. Einsla, William B. Griffith, Jr., Brandon Rowe
  • Patent number: 10727515
    Abstract: An anion exchange resin capable of producing an electrolyte membrane, a binder for forming an electrode catalyst layer and a fuel cell electrode catalyst layer, which have improved electrical properties; an electrolyte membrane and a binder for forming an electrode catalyst layer produced from the anion exchange resin; and a fuel cell having the electrolyte membrane or the electrode catalyst layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF YAMANASHI, TAKAHATA PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Miyatake, Junpei Miyake, Hideaki Ono, Manai Shimada, Naoki Yokota, Natsumi Yoshimura, Aoi Takano, Koichiro Asazawa, Eriko Nishino, Yui Kuwabara
  • Patent number: 10723870
    Abstract: A process for producing a heterophasic copolymer composition comprising polymerising in multiple steps and multiple polymerisation reactors propylene monomer and a comonomer selected from ethylene, alpha-olefins having 4 to 10 carbon atoms and their mixtures, in the presence of an olefin polymerisation catalyst comprising a solid catalyst component and a co-catalyst, wherein the solid catalyst component comprises titanium, magnesium, halogen and an internal donor of the formula (I): wherein R1 and R2 are the same or different being a linear or branched C1-C12-alkyl group and R is hydrogen or a linear, branched or cyclic C1 to C12-alkyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Pauli Leskinen, Johanna Lilja, Jingbo Wang, Markus Gahleitner
  • Patent number: 10723830
    Abstract: This invention relates to a semi-batch process for preparing low viscosity polyoxyalkylene polyether polyols (P) that have a narrow molecular weight distribution. This process comprises reacting a H-functional starter substance (Si), a H-functional starter substance (Sx) and a H-functional starter substance (Sc) with one or more alkylene oxides in the presence of a double metal cyanide (DMC) catalyst. The resultant polyoxyalkylene polyols (P) have a functionality of 2 to 8 and a hydroxyl number of 5 to 35 mg KOH/g polyol. In addition, the polyoxyalkylation can be completed with a low continuous addition of starter (CAOS) cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: Covestro LLC, Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Jack R. Reese, Edward P. Browne, Yue Yang, Jose F. Pazos
  • Patent number: 10723820
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a vinylamine unit-containing polymer, the method comprising: preparing a mixture for polymerization (a) containing N-vinylformamide as a monomer component by using crude N-vinylformamide which contains the N-vinylformamide and formamide and has a content of the formamide of 1 part by mass or more with respect to 100 parts by mass of the N-vinylformamide; obtaining a polymerization product (b) containing an N-vinylformamide unit-containing polymer and formamide by polymerizing the monomer component in the mixture for polymerization (a); and obtaining a hydrolysis product (c) containing a vinylamine unit-containing polymer through a hydrolysis treatment of the polymerization product (b) using an acid or a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Ishii, Yasuharu Mori
  • Patent number: 10723829
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for preparing low viscosity polyoxyalkylene polyols (P) that have a narrow molecular weight distribution. This process comprises reacting a H-functional starter substance (Si), a H-functional starter substance (Sx) and a H-functional starter substance (Sc) with one or more alkylene oxides in the presence of a double metal cyanide catalyst. The resultant polyoxyalkylene polyols (P) have a functionality of 2 to 8 and a hydroxyl number of 5 to 35 mg KOH/g polyol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: Covestro LLC, Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Jack R. Reese, Edward P. Browne, Yue Yang, Jose F. Pazos
  • Patent number: 10711124
    Abstract: The instant disclosure relates to ethylene vinyl alcohol pellets including one or more fluorine-containing micro-particles having a particle size that is not greater than 20 ?m. The EVOH films formed from the EVOH pellets may have a Charpy impact strength of at least 2.45 KJ/m2 according to ISO 179-1 at 23° C. and an elongation at break of at least 17.8% according to ISO 527-2 at 23° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: CHANG CHUN PETROCHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hou Hsi Wu, Wen Hsin Lin
  • Patent number: 10703841
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising an aqueous dispersion of acrylic based polymer particles; less than 15 PVC of a pigment; and a hydrophobically modified poly(oxyalkylene-urethane) rheology modifier having a hydrophobic portion represented by Structure I: Where R, R1, R2, m an n are defined herein. The composition provides viscosity stability for paint formulations containing a HEUR rheology modifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: John J. Rabasco, Duane R. Romer, Daniel A. Saucy, Antony K. Van Dyk
  • Patent number: 10683420
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatuses and methods including incorporation of additives into a bulk materials container by coating, impregnating, or otherwise applying the additives to at least a portion of the container and/or the material comprising the container. The container may be intended for containing bulk material used in a batch or continuous process, where the container can be consumed by the process along with the bulk material. The additives incorporated into the container can be substances that may be used by the process. The additives can modify the process. The additives can modify and/or condition the product being formed by the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Chris Davies, Mark Terry
  • Patent number: 10676546
    Abstract: This invention relates to a hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin and a method of preparing the same, wherein the preparation process is simplified, material supply problems can be solved, and the hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin can be prepared using a catalyst, which is inexpensive, has a low odor and is easy to handle, thereby realizing a yield and a preparation process that enable real-world application thereof. The hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin prepared by the method of the invention has excellent compatibility and a low specific viscosity, and can thus be efficiently used as a tackifier or an adhesive in a variety of fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sang Hyun Lee, Jun Hyo Park, Joong Suk Lee, Min Sik Cho
  • Patent number: 10676634
    Abstract: A self-crosslinking compound and coating compositions including the same as well as compositions capable of forming a ketone or carbonyl-hydrazide crosslink at ambient temperatures that utilizes a modified latent cross linker capable of forming a polymer networked in an applied coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventor: Gamini S Samaranayake
  • Patent number: 10676607
    Abstract: Provided is a solution for forming a surface protective resin member, containing: a fluorine-containing acrylic resin having a hydroxyl value of 40 to 280; a fluorine-free acrylic resin having a hydroxyl value of 40 to 280; and a polyether polyol or a polyester polyol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisae Yoshizawa, Yoshihiro Inaba, Fumiaki Mera, Takako Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10669641
    Abstract: To provide an ion exchange membrane for alkali chloride electrolysis whereby it is possible to make the electrolysis voltage low and the current efficiency high at the time of performing electrolysis of an alkali chloride; a method for its production; and an alkali chloride electrolysis apparatus using it. The ion exchange membrane for alkali chloride electrolysis has a layer (C) comprising a fluorinated polymer having carbonic acid functional groups, and a layer (S) comprising a fluorinated polymer having sulfonic acid functional groups; a reinforcing material containing reinforcing threads is disposed in the layer (S); and when measured after the ion exchange membrane for alkali chloride electrolysis is immersed and held in a 32 mass % sodium hydroxide aqueous solution warmed at 90° C. for 16 hours and subsequently immersed in a 32 mass % sodium hydroxide aqueous solution at 25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Yasushi Yamaki, Takayuki Kaneko, Hiromitsu Kusano, Takuo Nishio
  • Patent number: 10662139
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods of producing acrylic acid from bPL. Such methods involve the use of a heterogeneous catalyst, such as a zeolite at vapor phase conditions. The method may use a fixed bed, moving bed or fluidized contacting zone as the reactor configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Novomer, Inc.
    Inventors: Sadesh H Sookraj, Alexander Tseitlin, Konstantin A. Pokrovski, Waheed Mukaddam
  • Patent number: 10665810
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting device including: a first electrode; a second electrode facing the first electrode; a first emission unit and a second emission unit between the first electrode and the second electrode; and a first charge generation layer between the first emission unit and the second emission unit; wherein the first emission unit includes a first emission layer and a first inorganic buffer layer, and the second emission unit includes a second emission layer and a second inorganic buffer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dongkyu Seo, Dongchan Kim, Wonjong Kim, Eungdo Kim, Jihye Lee, Dahea Im, Sanghoon Yim, Yoonhyeung Cho, Wonsuk Han
  • Patent number: 10665896
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for polymer networks having the general structure: that can effectively serve as a single-ion conducting electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Long, Jeffrey F. Van Humbeck, Jordan C. Axelson
  • Patent number: 10647874
    Abstract: The present invention provides a coating composition comprising a polymer binder and from 1% to 40% by dry weight based on total dry weight of the coating composition, titanium dioxide particles, wherein the polymer binder comprises, as polymerized units, by dry weight based on total dry weight of the polymer binder, from 50% to 99%, ethylenically unsaturated nonionic monomers, and from 1% to 5%, a vinyl functionalized benzotriazole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Hui Liu, Jianming Xu, Yujiang Wang