Patents Examined by Michael M Dollinger
  • Patent number: 10153442
    Abstract: An iridium complex and an OLED using the same are shown. The iridium complex is represented by formula (I), wherein R1 is substituted or unsubstituted C1-12 alkyl, or substituted or unsubstituted C6-12 aryl; R2 is hydrogen, fluorine or —CmF2m+1 (m=1, 2 or 3), substituted or unsubstituted C1-12 alkyl, or substituted or unsubstituted C6-12 aryl; R3 is hydrogen, fluorine or —CmF2m+1 (m=1, 2 or 3), substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl or alkoxy, and n is 1, 2, 3 or 4; each of R4 is hydrogen or substituted or unsubstituted C1-12 alkyl, or R4's may join to form a C3-8 aromatic ring, and R4's may be the same or different; X1, X2, X3 and X4 are each independently CH or nitrogen; Y1, Y2 and Y3 are each independently carbon or nitrogen, with a proviso that at least one of Y1, Y2 and Y3 is nitrogen, and the tridentate chelate Y1^Y2^Y3 is dianionic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Yun Chi, Jun Lin
  • Patent number: 10150848
    Abstract: Composite materials including cellulose nanocrystals incorporated into a polymer aerogel scaffold, wherein the cellulose nanocrystals serve as a reinforcement agent to result in the formation of less dense aerogels, improve the tensile mechanical properties of aerogel films, and reduce aerogel shrinkage upon thermal exposure. After gelation, the gel is dried via a suitable method such as supercritical CO2 extraction, freeze drying or other method, to produce the CNC/polymer composite aerogel. Properties of the composite aerogel can be tailored via surface modification of the cellulose nanocrystals as well as through the backbone structure of the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF NASA
    Inventors: Baochau Nguyen, Mary Ann Meador, Stuart Rowan, Elvis Cudjoe
  • Patent number: 10147893
    Abstract: An organometallic compound represented by Formula 1: wherein, in Formula 1, M, A11 to A13, L11, R11 to R15, X11, Y11 to Y17, b13 to b15, and n11 are the same as described in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sunyoung Lee, Yoonhyun Kwak, Bumwoo Park
  • Patent number: 10138324
    Abstract: A batch or continuous process for preparing silylated polymers having low color and color stability comprising silylating a prepolymer having reactive functional groups with a silylating agent and optionally quenching the silylated polymer, where a stabilizer package containing at least one phosphite stabilizing agent is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventors: John Banevicius, Misty Huang, Brendan O'Keefe, Vikram Kumar, Bruce Barbera
  • Patent number: 10124088
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include medical device elements formed from polymers with lubricious properties. In an embodiment, a method of forming a medical device element is included. The method can include mixing a first polymeric component and a second polymeric component to form a polymer mixture. The method can further include forming the polymer mixture into the medical device element. The method can also include treating the polymer mixture with at least one of an acid or a base. In an embodiment, a medical device is included. The medical device can include a lubricious element, the lubricious element comprising a mixture of a first polymeric component and a second polymeric component. The second polymeric component can include a polymer that is treated with at least one of an acid or a base after formation of the element. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Surmodics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph A. Chappa, Nathan A. Lockwood, Joseph Schmidt McGonigle
  • Patent number: 10115910
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescent material, an organic electroluminescent device, a quantum dot electroluminescent unit, and a quantum dot electroluminescent device are disclosed. The quantum dot electroluminescent unit includes a plurality of electro-phosphorescent quantum dots and at least an organic electroluminescent material, and the electro-phosphorescent quantum dots disperse in the organic electroluminescent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignees: HANNSTAR DISPLAY (NANJING) CORPORATION, HANNSTAR DISPLAY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jau-Jiun Huang, Man-Kit Leung, Yu-Lin Chiang, Jiun-Haw Lee
  • Patent number: 10113047
    Abstract: There is provided an exfoliated graphite-resin composite material that has high dispersibility in resins and the like and is easily handled. An exfoliated graphite-resin composite material in which exfoliated graphite and a resin form a composite. When an amount of methylene blue adsorbed per g of the exfoliated graphite-resin composite material (?mol/g) is y, the amount of methylene blue adsorbed as measured based on a difference between an absorbance of a methanol solution of methylene blue at a concentration of 10 mg/L and an absorbance of a supernatant liquid obtained by introducing the exfoliated graphite-resin composite material into the methanol solution of methylene blue and performing centrifugation, and a BET specific surface area (m2/g) of the exfoliated graphite-resin composite material is x, a ratio y/x is 0.15 or more, and the BET specific surface area is 25 m2/g or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Nozato, Akira Nakasuga, Hiroshi Yoshitani
  • Patent number: 10100195
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a curable resin composition comprising a polyol (A) having an average hydroxyl value of 200 to 1500 mg KOH/g, a polyisocyanate (B), and polymer fine particles (C), and a curable resin composition comprising a polyol (A), a polyisocyanate (B), and polymer fine particles (C), wherein the polyol (A) comprises a polyester polyol (a2) as an essential component, and the amount of the polyester polyol (a2) is not less than 20 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the polyol (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiko Okamoto, Shohei Nishimori
  • Patent number: 10093057
    Abstract: The present invention is a method to start-up a process to make expandable vinyl aromatic polymer pellets comprising, a) providing a pelletizer (S) containing means to introduce the molten vinyl aromatic polymer comprising the expandable agent and optionally additives, a die plate having a plurality of holes of small diameter, typically in the range 0.8 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TOTAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FELUY
    Inventors: Michel Cassart, Francis Couget, Elena Prats
  • Patent number: 10093757
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition of an organofunctional silane compound, particularly of a mono-unsaturated silane compound, and of an organic acid or a precursor compound which releases said organic acid, and to a method for the production of polymer compounds such as granulates and/or finished products from thermoplastic base polymers and/or monomers and/or prepolymers of the thermoplastic base polymer utilizing the composition, the organic acid, or the precursor compound which releases said organic acid. The invention also relates to the produced polymers, filled plastics such as, for example, granulates, finished products, molded bodies and/or articles such as pipes or cables. In addition, the invention relates to a kit containing the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Kerstin Weissenbach, Aristidis Ioannidis, Bastian Bielawski
  • Patent number: 10087287
    Abstract: A compound of the formula: wherein: R1 is selected from H, an alkyl group, an aryl group, and combinations thereof; R2 is Rf—(CH2)x—; R3 is selected from a vinyl group, a vinylether group, a (meth)acryloyloxy group, a (meth)acryloylamino group, a trialkoxysilylalkylthio group, and a trialkoxysilylalkylamino group; Y is selected from a bond, and —(CH2CH2O)y—; n is greater than 10; x is 2 to 20; and y is at least 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Semra Colak, Paul B. Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10087279
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polyol composition including a polyol having a polyester chain, wherein the polyol composition substantially contains no metal-base polymerization catalyst and an amount of phosphorus element derived from a polymerization catalyst is 1 to 1000 ppm. Furthermore, a method for producing a polyol composition is provided, including reacting a compound having an active hydrogen with a compound having at least one selected from the group consisting of carboxyl group, ester group and acid halide group in the presence of 0.0001-0.05 parts by mol of a phosphorus compound with respect to 1 part by mol of the active hydrogen without using a metal-based polymerization catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON SODA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Nakamura, Shinichi Kimizuka
  • Patent number: 10087145
    Abstract: A condensed cyclic compound represented by Formula 1 and an organic light-emitting device including the condensed cyclic compound are provided;
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Research & Business Foundation SUNGKYUNKWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Myeongsuk Kim, Sungwook Kim, Jinsoo Hwang, Seungsoo Yoon
  • Patent number: 10081716
    Abstract: A thermoplastic elastomer foam is made by incorporating a gaseous or supercritical blowing agent under pressure into a molten thermoplastic elastomer comprising polymeric polymeric crystalline domains, then releasing the pressure to foam the thermoplastic elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Yihua Chang, Richard L. Watkins
  • Patent number: 10074815
    Abstract: An organic light emitting device is disclosed in which the emissive dopant material in its organic emissive layer is an organic phosphorescent emissive material and a neat film of the organic phosphorescent emissive material is disposed between the organic emissive layer and the anode as an electron blocking layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Stephen R. Forrest, Jaesang Lee, Mark E. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10066073
    Abstract: An aerogel and method of making the aerogel is disclosed. The aerogel is a polyimide/polyamide hybrid with a cross-linking agent that induces gelation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Jarrod C. Williams, Mary Ann B. Meador
  • Patent number: 10066077
    Abstract: To provide a crosslinkable fluorinated elastomer composition which is excellent in crosslinking reactivity and of which a crosslinked product is excellent in heat resistance and chemical resistance. The crosslinkable fluorinated elastomer composition comprises a fluorinated elastomer (e.g. a tetrafluoroethylene/perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether) copolymer) and an aromatic compound having at least two crosslinkable unsaturated double bonds (e.g. a compound represented by the formula (A-1)), and the crosslinked product is one obtained by crosslinking the crosslinkable fluorinated elastomer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Akinobu Kunimoto, Hiromasa Yamamoto, Norihide Sugiyama, Takeshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10065393
    Abstract: One or more layers of structured thermoplastic polymer, such as a light weight veil of thermoplastic polymer fibers, are located within the interleaf zone of laminates that are composed of fibrous layers and thermosetting resin. The thermoplastic veils are used in the interleaf zones as a replacement for thermoplastic toughening particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Hexcel Composites Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Mortimer, John Cawse
  • Patent number: 10047245
    Abstract: A polymer composition with (A) a first poly(meth)acrylate polymer or urethane polymer; and (B) a second poly(meth)acrylate polymer or urethane polymer which has a residue X incorporated therein, where X is the residue of a cyclic or acyclic sugar alcohol which is substituted with at least one —R1; —C(O)R1; —(CH2CH2O)n(CH(CH3)CH2O)mR2; —(CH2CH2O)n(CH(CH3)CH2O)mC(O)R1; or mixtures thereof; where the cyclic or acyclic sugar alcohol is selected from a saccharide, reduced sugar, aminosaccharide, aldonic acid, or aldonic acid lactone; wherein each n is independently 0 to 20; each m is independently 0 to 20; m+n is greater than 0; each R1 is independently a linear or branched alkyl group having 5 to 29 carbons optionally comprising at least 1 unsaturated bond; and each R2 is independently —H, a linear or branched alkyl group having 6 to 30 carbons optionally comprising at least 1 unsaturated bond, or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, LLC
    Inventors: John Christopher Sworen, Gerald Oronde Brown, Tatsiana Haidzinskaya
  • Patent number: 10047200
    Abstract: A dendritic polymer, a dendritic polymer monomer, and a hyperbranched copolymer are described. The dendritic polymer monomer has a structure denoted by Z?-(Q)n-Y, wherein Z? represents a structure denoted by the following formula (a) and/or formula (b), Q represents a dendritic constitutional repeating unit of the dendritic polymer monomer, n represents the generation number of the dendritic polymer monomer, and is an integer within a range of 2-6, Y represents a group that contains SO3? and COO?, R14-R16 can be identical to or different from each other, and are H or C1-C5 alkyl respectively. The monomer can be used as a copolymerizable monomer for preparing a hyperbranched polymer applicable to oil fields, the obtained hyperbranched polymer can be used as an inhibiting filtrate reducer for drilling fluid, flocculating agent, encapsulating agent, heat-resistant and salinity-resistant polymer flooding agent, and thickening agent for fracturing liquid, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignees: CHINA PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL CORPORATION, SINOPEC ZHONGYUAN OILFIELD SERVICE CORPORATION DRILLING ENGINEERING RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Zhonghua Wang