Patents Examined by Nathan M. Nutter
  • Patent number: 10800910
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a new heterophasic polypropylene composition showing a good balance between stiffness and impact at low haze, as well as to its use for injection molded articles. The present invention is also directed to provide such heterophasic polypropylene composition in a more simplified mode of production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Markus Gahleitner, Jingbo Wang, Elisabeth Potter
  • Patent number: 10800911
    Abstract: A heterophasic propylene polymerization material containing a propylene homopolymer component or a specific propylene copolymer component, and a specific ethylene-?-olefin copolymer component, in which (i) the amount of the xylene-soluble component is 40% by weight or more, (ii) the limiting viscosity [?]C X I S of the xylene-insoluble component is 1.50 dL/g or more, (iii) the ratio of the limiting viscosity [?]C X S of the xylene-soluble component to the limiting viscosity [?]C X I S of the xylene-insoluble component is 1.5 or less, and (iv) the content of monomer units derived from ethylene and ?-olefins having 4 to 12 carbon atoms in the xylene-insoluble component is 6% by weight or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventor: Hidekazu Yamada
  • Patent number: 10793655
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a polyolefin composition made from or containing: A) from about 60 to about 89% by weight based upon the total weight of the polyolefin composition of a copolymer of butene-1 with ethylene having a copolymerized ethylene content of up to about 18% by mole based upon the molar composition of the copolymer, and no melting peak detectable at the DSC at the second heating scan; and B) from about 11 to about 40% by weight based upon the total weight of the polyolefin composition of an ethylene polymer having density of from about 0.900 to about 0.970 g/cm3, measured according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; wherein the amounts of A) and B) are referred to the total weight of A)+B) and the DSC second heating scan is carried out with a heating rate of 10° C. per minute. The composition is useful for preparing gaskets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Roberta Marchini, Stefano Spataro, Stefano Pasquali, Gianluca Musacchi
  • Patent number: 10793704
    Abstract: A nitrile copolymer rubber composition has a nitrile copolymer rubber (A) containing 22 to 45 wt % of ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated nitrile monomer units and a vinyl chloride resin (B) having an average polymerization degree of 1200 to 2200, wherein a ratio of content of the vinyl chloride resin (B) with respect to 100 parts by weight of the nitrile copolymer rubber (A) is 70 to 140 parts by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Yokoyama, Hiroyasu Nagamori
  • Patent number: 10787564
    Abstract: Described is a polyethylene composition comprising at least one polyethylene having a crystallinity of less than 60, or 55, or 50% and within a range from 0.2 wt % to 15 wt % of cyclic-olefin copolymer and within a range from 0.2 wt % to 15 wt % of hydrocarbon resin, by weight of the polyethylene composition. The polyethylene compositions can be formed into useful articles such as films and injection molded and thermoformed articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory K. Hall, Stefan B. Ohlsson, Yong Yang
  • Patent number: 10786977
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to a composite structures or sandwiches that may have a relatively high bending stiffness and may have a relatively light weight as well as related methods of use and fabrication of the composite sandwiches. For example, a composite sandwich may include a core structure sandwiched between a two composite skins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: BRIGHT LITE STRUCTURES LLC
    Inventor: Antony Dodworth
  • Patent number: 10780677
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to a composite structures or sandwiches that may have a relatively high bending stiffness and may have a relatively light weight as well as related methods of use and fabrication of the composite sandwiches. For example, a composite sandwich may include a core structure sandwiched between a two composite skins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: BRIGHT LITE STRUCTURES LLC
    Inventor: Antony Dodworth
  • Patent number: 10780680
    Abstract: A composite radius filler material is provided. The composite radius filler includes a resin, a first group of fibers dispersed within the resin, and a second group of fibers dispersed within the resin. The first group of fibers has a first length configured to facilitate orientation in a longitudinal direction. The second group of fibers has a second length that is shorter than the first length, with the second group of fibers configured to facilitate random orientation in a transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Weidong Song, Tia Benson Tolle, Jonathan D. Robbins, Jamie J. Langabeer
  • Patent number: 10781303
    Abstract: High flow nucleated heterophasic polyolefin compositions comprising a matrix comprising a propylene homo- and/or copolymer and an elastomeric alpha-olefin copolymer phase dispersed in the matrix, which have rather high melt flow rate, improved impact strength but also an excellent impact/stiffness balance and a process for the preparation of such a heterophasic polyolefin composition, articles made therefrom and uses of the heterophasic polyolefin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Claudia Kniesel, Minna Aarnio-Winterhof, Karlheinz Friedrich, Markus Gahleitner, Friedrich Berger
  • Patent number: 10774205
    Abstract: A polymer composition may include a plurality of ethylene-based polymers forming a multimodal composition distribution, each having a distinct crystallization peak in a CEF curve. A process of making a polymer composition may include melt blending a plurality of polyethylenes with different microstructural characteristics in the molten state. Another process of making a polymer composition may include polymerizing ethylene and an optional alpha olefin in combination with a plurality of metallocene catalysts in a polymerization reactor to form a plurality of ethylene based polymers. Yet another process of making a polymer composition may include polymerizing ethylene and an optional alpha olefin in combination with a multimetal catalyst in a polymerization process to form a plurality of ethylene based polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Braskem S.A.
    Inventors: Marcia Silva Lacerda Miranda, Daiane Schilling de Vargas, Adriane Gomes Simanke, Rodrigo Brambilla, Arthur Alaim Bernardes
  • Patent number: 10774207
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a peroxide/nitrile dual cure fluoroelastomer composition able to provide for cured parts having improved thermal and water vapour resistance, to a method of curing the same and to cured articles obtained therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Bossolo, Claudia Manzoni, Matteo Fantoni, Stefano Arrigoni
  • Patent number: 10759914
    Abstract: Rubber compositions and articles made such rubber compositions having at least 80 phr of a styrene-butadiene elastomer modified with a functional group that is capable of interacting with a silica reinforcing filler and having a glass transition temperature of between ?60° C. and less than ?40° C. The rubber compositions may also include an effective amount of a plasticizing system having a plasticizing resin and a plasticizing liquid, wherein the effective amount of the plasticizing system provides the rubber composition with a shear modulus G* measured at 60° C. of between 0.9 MPa and 1.5 MPa and a Tg of between ?35° C. and ?15°. The filler for the rubber compositions is silica and there is further a curing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Raymond Stubblefield, Olivier Piffard
  • Patent number: 10759933
    Abstract: A nucleated propylene polymer composition made from or containing: A) a propylene homopolymer; B) a copolymer of propylene with ethylene derived units; the nucleated composition having a fraction soluble in xylene at 25° C. between 9.0 and 21.0 wt %, an intrinsic viscosity of the fraction soluble in xylene at 25° C. between 1.0 and 1.9 dl/g, a total melt flow rate between 1.5 and 5 g/10 min and the value of the relation (I): 22.5+0.2*MFR?1.2*Xs+0.2*IV??(I) is higher than 5.9; wherein MFR is the melt flow rate of the nucleated composition; IV is the intrinsic viscosity of the fraction soluble in xylene at 25° C.; and Xs is the fraction soluble in xylene at 25° C., the amount of A+B is equal to 100 wt %, and the nucleating agent is selected from the group consisting of aromatic or aliphatic carboxylic acids, aromatic metal phosphates, sorbitol derivatives and talc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Paola Massari, Andrea Felisati, Marco Izzi, Claudio Cavalieri, Marco Ciarafoni, Silvia Guerra, Roberto Pantaleoni, Federica Malizia
  • Patent number: 10759931
    Abstract: High flow nucleated heterophasic polyolefin compositions comprising a matrix comprising a propylene homo- and/or copolymer and an elastomeric alpha-olefin copolymer phase dispersed in the matrix, which have rather high melt flow rate, improved impact strength but also an excellent impact/stiffness balance and a process for the preparation of such a heterophasic polyolefin composition, articles made therefrom and uses of the heterophasic polyolefin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Claudia Kniesel, Minna Aarnio-Winterhof, Karlheinz Friedrich, Markus Gahleitner, Friedrich Berger
  • Patent number: 10759932
    Abstract: The invention relates to a molding compound (100) for electronic components, comprising a plastic main matrix (10) into which a polypropylene plastic particles (11) having a beta-crystallite structure are introduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Reiner Nico Behrendt
  • Patent number: 10759935
    Abstract: Provided is a molded body of a resin composition, which has improved easy wiping-off properties and scratch resistance. This resin composition contains (1) a thermoplastic resin and (2) a fluorine-containing copolymer; and the fluorine-containing copolymer (2) is a copolymer which comprises (a) a repeating unit formed from a fluorine-containing monomer represented by formula CH2?C(—X)—C(?O)—Y—Z—Rf, and (b) a repeating unit formed from a non-fluorine monomer having a hydrocarbon group with 14 or more carbon atoms, and which has a weight average molecular weight of 2,500-20,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Sakami, Eiji Masuda, Kazuya Kawahara
  • Patent number: 10752761
    Abstract: A polypropylene resin composition may include an amount of 40 to 60 wt % of a polypropylene resin, an amount of 1 to 10 wt % of a polyethylene resin, an amount of 10 to 20 wt % of an olefin elastomer, and an amount of 1 to 20 wt % of a reinforcing material wherein all the wt % are based on the total weight of the polypropylene resin composition. Accordingly, a high gloss may be obtained without a coating process and moldability of the polypropylene resin may be obtained. Further provided is a molded article of an interior material or an exterior material of a vehicle manufactured by using the polypropylene resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Hyundai Engineering Plastics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyeong Hoon Jang, Dae Sik Kim, Jaehyun An, Seul Yi, In Soo Han, Eun Seob Shin, Beom Ho Kim, Hyeok Lee
  • Patent number: 10745494
    Abstract: Provided herein is a cationic polymer obtainable by polymerization of at least one cationic monomer, at least one crosslinker and optionally further monomers, such as nonionic monomers, associative monomers, and/or chain transfer agents. The cationic polymer has an at least bimodal molecular weight distribution with at least one first peak (P1) and at least one second peak (P2), wherein the first peak has a rather low average sedimentation coefficient of ?10 Sved and the second peak has a rather high average sedimentation coefficient of ?10,000 Sved. The water-soluble polymer components of the cationic polymer are ?25% by weight related to the total amount of cationic polymer. Further provided herein is a process for obtaining such a cationic polymer as well as to an inverse dispersion, a thickener or a deposition aid, including at least one of such cationic polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Reinhold J. Leyrer, Gledison Fonseca, Aaron Flores-Figueroa, Volodymyr Boyko, Robert Richard Dykstra, Mark Robert Sivik
  • Patent number: 10738185
    Abstract: A composition including (a) propylene/ethylene interpolymer having a density from 0.860 to 0.870 g/cc; (b) a propylene-based polymer selected from the group consisting of a homopolymer polypropylene, a random propylene/?-olefin interpolymer and any combination thereof and wherein the propylene-based polymer has a density ?0.885 g/cc; (c) a plasticizing agent; and (d) a third polymer selected from the group consisting of the following (i) a styrenic ethylene/butylene triblock copolymer having a Tg (rubber block) greater than, or equal, ?40° C., (ii) less than, or equal to, 15 wt %, based on the weight of the composition, of an ethylene/?-olefin/diene interpolymer, or an ethylene/propylene copolymer, (iii) an ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer, and (iv) any combination thereof is provided. Further provided is an injection molded article comprising the composition and a process for making an injection molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Juan Tuberquia, Laura Weaver, Santosh Bawiskar, Greg Li
  • Patent number: 10730272
    Abstract: There is provided a heat-ray shielding film including composite tungsten oxide particles; a thermoplastic resin; and a metal coupling agent, wherein the composite tungsten oxide particles are represented by a general formula MxWOy, where M is one or more elements selected from Cs, Rb, K, Tl, In, Ba, Li, Ca, Sr, Fe, Sn, Al, Cu, and Na, 0.1?x?0.5, and 2.2?y?3.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Machida, Hiroki Nakayama