Patents Examined by Michael M Bernshteyn
  • Patent number: 10184019
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an optical thermoplastic resin having excellent transparency and color tone, and also excellent heat stability, as well as being extremely low in both orientation birefringence and photoelastic birefringence; and a formed body made of said resin. This optical thermoplastic resin has a rate of reduction in melt viscosity of less than 20%, an orientation birefringence of ?1.7×10?4 to 1.7×10?4, a photoelastic constant of ?2×10?12 to 2×10?12 Pa?1, and, when formed into a 2 mm-thick formed body, has a haze of 1% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fuminobu Kitayama, Nobuyoshi Maizuru, Keisuke Hatano
  • Patent number: 10160835
    Abstract: A self-healing polymer includes metal ions and a polymer network including polymer chains cross-linked through coordination bonds with the metal ions. Each polymer chain includes ligands within a backbone of the polymer chain, and the ligands include metal ion coordination sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Nanjing University
    Inventors: Chao Wang, Cheng-Hui Li, Zhenan Bao
  • Patent number: 10093822
    Abstract: An amphiphilic polymer comprising: at least 10 wt-% monomeric units comprising alkylene oxide moieties, wherein a majority of the alkylene oxide moieties are ethylene oxide moieties; monomeric units comprising hexafluoropropylene oxide oligomeric moieties having the formula C3F7O—(CF(CF3)CF2O)aCF(CF3)—C(O)N(H)-Q-, wherein Q is a linking group with at least one carbon atom, and “a” is at least 5; and monomeric units comprising pendant groups selected from phosphate groups, phosphonate groups, sulfonate groups, and combinations thereof; wherein the amphiphilic polymer is water dispersible; aqueous coating compositions containing the amphiphilic polymer; and methods of treating a hard surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Chetan P. Jariwala, Susannah C. Clear, Ruchi Pandey
  • Patent number: 10076756
    Abstract: A method of making an ion exchange foam is described. The method includes forming an aqueous phase by suspending an ion exchange resin in an aqueous solvent. An organic phase is formed by mixing at least a divinylbenzene, a monomer, and a surfactant. The formed aqueous phase is mixed with the formed organic phase to form an emulsion. The emulsion is polymerized to form the ion exchange foam. The ion exchange foam can be used with a plurality of sample vials in an autosampler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: DIONEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher A. Pohl, Rosanne W. Slingsby, Jing Hong
  • Patent number: 10077374
    Abstract: A method of making a coating composition includes selecting a temperature adjuster from a plurality of temperature adjusters based on an ambient temperature at which application of the coating composition is to occur. The temperature adjuster contains a resin and a solvent. The resin, the solvent, and/or amounts of the resin and the solvent are based on the ambient temperature. The temperature adjuster contains no less than about 1% solids. The method includes combining a paint with the temperature adjuster. The paint contains a resin and a solvent. The method includes mixing the temperature adjuster and the paint to form the coating composition, wherein the coating composition has no more than a predetermined total VOC content, wherein the predetermined total VOC content is about 1.2 kilograms per liter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP CO., LLC
    Inventors: Gary W. Nickel, Renee J. Kelly, Yongqing Huang, Sheau-Hwa Ma, Beatriz E. Rodriguez-douglas
  • Patent number: 10071371
    Abstract: Provided are ozone decomposing compositions comprising a solvent and a polymer. The polymer comprises a structural repeat unit comprising an unsubstituted or substituted carbohydrate moiety. Also provided are methods of decomposing ozone using the compositions, and spray coatings, items of clothing, fabrics, carpets, paints, sealants, finishes, air-filters, face-masks, cosmetics, creams, lotions and coatings incorporating the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Christopher Duke
  • Patent number: 10072136
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition comprising an organic material susceptible to oxidative, thermal or light-induced degradation and a compound of formula I-P, I-O or I-M. Further embodiments are a compound of formula I-P, I-O or I-M, a process for protection of the organic material by the compound, the use of the compound against degradation of the organic material, an additive composition comprising the compound, a process for manufacturing the compound and an intermediate involved therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Werner Hoelzl, Bruno Rotzinger, Kai-Uwe Schoening, Rick King, III
  • Patent number: 10066095
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin composition containing: an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A) having an ethylene content of 20 mol % or more and 60 mol % or less; a polyamide resin (B); a carboxylic acid metal salt (C); and an unsaturated aldehyde (D), the mass ratio (A/B) of the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A) to the polyamide resin (B) being 60/40 or more and 95/5 or less, the content of the carboxylic acid metal salt (C) with respect to a resin content in terms of a metal element equivalent being 1 ppm or more and 500 ppm or less, and the content of the unsaturated aldehyde (D) with respect to the resin content being 0.05 ppm or more and 50 ppm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo Nakazawa, Hiroshi Kawai
  • Patent number: 10059782
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for the preparation of a silane-functionalized resin composition comprising the steps of mixing a polymer backbone, a silane, and a free radical initiator; and producing a silane-functionalized resin composition. The polymer backbone is selected from at least one of dicyclopentadiene (DCPD)-based polymers, cyclopentadiene (CPD)-based polymers, DCPD-styrene copolymers, C5 homopolymers and copolymer resins, C5-styrene copolymer resins, terpene homopolymer or copolymer resins, pinene homopolymer or copolymer resins, C9 homopolymers and copolymer resins, C5/C9 copolymer resins, alpha-methylstyrene homopolymer or copolymer resins, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Blok, Ian C. Stewart, David T. Harris
  • Patent number: 10059849
    Abstract: A method of bonding two surfaces by delivering to at least one of the surfaces an adhesive composition comprising: (a) at least one active bonding component; and (b) a carrier in an amount effective to at least partially solvate or at least partially emulsify said active bonding component, said carrier comprising monochlorotrifluoropropene, and then forming a bond between the surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Hulse, Diana Mercier, Kane Cook, Rajat S. Basu, Martin R. Paonessa
  • Patent number: 10059825
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for the preparation of a silica-treated functionalized resin composition comprising the steps of reacting a polymer backbone with a hydrosilylation agent to produce a silane-functionalized resin composition, wherein the polymer backbone is selected from at least one of dicyclopentadiene (DCPD)-based polymers, cyclopentadiene (CPD)-based polymers, DCPD-styrene copolymers, C5 homopolymers and copolymer resins, C5-styrene copolymer resins, terpene homopolymer or copolymer resins, pinene homopolymer or copolymer resins, C9 homopolymers and copolymer resins, C5/C9 copolymer resins, alpha-methylstyrene homopolymer or copolymer resins, and combinations thereof; and mixing the silane-functionalized resin composition with a silica to produce a silica-treated functionalized resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: David T. Harris, Ian C. Stewart, Olivier J. Georjon, Edward J. Blok
  • Patent number: 10047314
    Abstract: The use is described of polymers which contain, in copolymerized form, an ?-olefin, a vinyl ester and an ester of an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid as an additive for fuel oils and lubricants and in particular as a cold flow improver in fuel oils. In addition, the fuel oils and lubricants additized with these polymers; and also additive packages comprising such polymers are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Wolfgang Ahlers, Andreas Fechtenkoetter, Frank-Olaf Maehling, Irene Troetsch-Schaller, Ansgar Eisenbeis
  • Patent number: 10040937
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polycarbonate resin composition and an optical molded product comprising the same. The polycarbonate resin composition according to the present invention is excellent in transmittance and color uniformity which are required for a light guide plate, and also excellent in processability. Thus, it can be effectively used as a material of the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyong Min Bahn, Byoung Kyu Chun, Un Ko, Moo Ho Hong, Young Young Hwang, Min Jeong Kim, Jung Jun Park, Ki Jae Lee, Young Wook Son
  • Patent number: 10043986
    Abstract: An organometallic compound represented by Formula 1: wherein in Formula 1, M, L1, n1, n2, and R41 to R47 are described in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Changho Noh, Rupasree Ragini Das, Kangmun Lee, Virendra Kumar Rai, Dmitry Kravchuk
  • Patent number: 10035935
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hot melt adhesive being highly environmentally-friendly, and as well having sufficient pressure-sensitive adhesiveness, adhesion, thermal stability and the like. The present invention relates to a hot melt adhesive comprising (A) a polar functional group-modified polymer, (B) an aliphatic polyester-based resin, (C) a tackifier resin and (D) a thermoplastic elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventor: Makoto Takenaka
  • Patent number: 10035898
    Abstract: To provide a method for producing a liquid composition or a coating liquid for forming a catalyst layer, which can make cracking less likely to occur at the time of forming a solid polymer electrolyte membrane or a catalyst layer; and a method for producing a membrane electrode assembly, which can make cracking less likely to occur at the time of forming the catalyst layer or the solid polymer electrolyte membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Satoru Hommura, Hiroyuki Watabe, Masahiro Kaseda, Toshihiro Tanuma
  • Patent number: 10035933
    Abstract: Disclosed are removable pressure sensitive adhesive compositions (PSAs) useful with facestocks and/or packaging labels designed to be removed in the recycling of polymeric packaging. The PSAs of the invention include (a) at least one monomer which may undergo free radical polymerization and whose homopolymer has a glass transition temperature of less than or equal to 10° C., (b) at least one mono-olefinically unsaturated monomer having aldehyde or ketone functionality, and (c) an effective amount of at least one polyhydrazide crosslinker having hydrazine functionality. The PSA composition of the invention exhibits a peel adhesion value of between about 0.4 lbs/in (70 N/m) and about 4 lbs/in (700 N/m), and the percent film remaining on the polymeric packaging after a sink-float testing is 0% to about 8%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Synthomer USA LLC
    Inventors: Andrew LaChapell, Jong Guo
  • Patent number: 10035144
    Abstract: Multi-acid polymers for use as a fuel cell membrane, for example, have multi-acid monomers that have an imide base and more than two proton conducting groups. The multi-acid polymers are made by reacting a polymer precursor in sulfonyl fluoride or sulfonyl chloride form with a compound with an acid giving group. One example of a multi-acid polymer is: wherein R is one or more units of a non-SO2F or non-SO2Cl portion of a polymer precursor in sulfonyl fluoride or sulfonyl chloride form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Rameshwar Yadav
  • Patent number: 10030112
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a fluoropolymer hybrid organic/inorganic composite, to a process for manufacturing said fluoropolymer hybrid organic/inorganic composite and films and membranes thereof and to uses of said fluoropolymer hybrid organic/inorganic composite and films and membranes thereof in various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: SOLVAY SA, COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Jean-Baptiste Ducros, Aurelie Lavie-Cambot, Lionel Picard, Olivier Pras, Helene Rouault, Christine Hamon, Julio A. Abusleme
  • Patent number: 10030081
    Abstract: A (meth)acrylic resin composition is obtained by a method comprising: continuously feeding a raw material solution essentially comprising methyl methacrylate, a chain transfer agent and a radical polymerization initiator, and optionally comprising an acrylic acid alkyl ester in a mass ratio of the acrylic acid alkyl ester to the methyl methacrylate of 0/100 to 20/80 into a tank reactor to allow bulk polymerization to proceed in the tank reactor at a polymerization conversion ratio of 40 to 70% by mass to obtain a reaction product while continuously discharging the reaction product from the tank reactor; heating the discharged reaction product with a heat exchanger; removing volatile matter from the heated reaction product; filtrating a liquid additive through a filter; and adding the filtrated liquid additive to the reaction product from which the volatile matter has been removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: KURARAY Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhito Kitade, Hiroshi Ozawa, Shouji Tanaka