Patents Examined by Nathan M. Nutter
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 10730987
    Abstract: Functionalized ethylene-based polymers are prepared by a process comprising the step of reacting a first composition comprising an ethylene-based polymer with at least the following: (A) at least one carbon-carbon (C—C) free radical initiator of Structure I: wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 are each, independently, hydrogen or a hydrocarbyl group; and wherein, optionally, two or more R groups (R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6) form a ring structure; and with the provisos that (i) at least one of R2 and R5 is a hydrocarbyl group of at least two carbon atoms, and (ii) at least one of R3 and R6 is a hydrocarbyl group of at least two carbon atoms; and (B) at least one free radical initiator other than the carbon-carbon (C—C) free radical initiator of Structure I (a non-C—C free radical initiator), e.g., a peroxide; and (C) at least one functionalization agent, e.g., maleic anhydride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mehmet Demirors, Sean Ewart, Teresa P. Karjala
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10731017
    Abstract: A foam rubber molded produce obtained by molding a rubber composition containing 100 parts by mass of ethylene-?-olefin-nonconjugated diene copolymer, 4 to 30 parts by mass of amorphous 4-methyl-1-pentene copolymer, 2 to 8 parts by mass of blowing agent, and a sulfur-based vulcanizing agent, and having a Mooney viscosity after kneading (ML1+4, 100° C.) of 54 or less. A specific gravity is 0.3 to 0.8, a compression set is less than 27%, and a foam state is an interconnected cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Akahori, Hidekazu Kurimoto, Yasuhiro Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10723871
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising a first composition, comprises a first ethylene/alpha-olefin/non-conjugated diene interpolymer, and wherein the first composition comprises the following properties: a) a molecular weight distribution MWD(conv)?3.50, and b) a [(Mz)/(tan delta (0.1 rad/sec, 190° C.))]?250,000 g/mole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Tao Han, Colin LiPiShan, Timothy E. Clayfield
  • Patent number: 10723873
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multistage polymer in form of polymeric particles, its composition and its process of preparation. In particular the present invention it relates to a multistage polymer in form of polymeric particles made by a multistage process while the last stage comprises a polymer with a low molecular weight. More particularly the present invention relates to polymer composition in form of polymeric particles made by a multistage process comprising at least three stages while the last stage comprises a polymer with a low molecular weight, its method of preparation, its use as impact modifier in polymer compositions for composites comprising thermosetting resins or thermoplastic polymers and compositions and articles comprising it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Raber Inoubli, Philippe Hajji
  • Patent number: 10723872
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of reducing the hardness of a molded article obtained by cross-linking a cross-linking elastomer. The problem addressed by the present invention is solved by cross-linking a cross-linking elastomer composition including at least a cross-linking elastomer and a fluorine oligomer (a) not including hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kojiro Otani, Takeshi Kuboyama, Tomoya Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10711125
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition comprising (A) a heterophasic propylene copolymer and (B) a nucleating composition, wherein (A) the heterophasic propylene copolymer consists of (a) a propylene-based matrix, wherein the propylene-based matrix consists of a propylene homopolymer and wherein the propylene-based matrix is present in an amount of 83 to 88 wt %, preferably 84 to 88 wt %, based on the total heterophasic propylene copolymer and (b) a dispersed ethylene-?-olefin copolymer, wherein the dispersed ethylene-?-olefin copolymer is present in an amount of 12 to 17 wt %, preferably of 12 to 16 wt %, based on the total heterophasic propylene copolymer and wherein the sum of the total amount of propylene-based matrix and total amount of the dispersed ethylene-?-olefin copolymer in the heterophasic propylene copolymer is 100 wt %, wherein the amount of ethylene in the ethylene-?-olefin copolymer is 40 to 60 wt % and wherein the heterophasic propylene copolymer has a melt flow index of 35 to 50 g/10 min as
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SABIC GlOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Ricardo Bou Reslan Calumby, Kathleen Ann Vandewiele, Marc Herklots, Martin Alexander Zuideveld, Désirée Marie Louise Seegers, Aurora Alexandra Batinas-Geurts, Koenraad Johannes Gerardus van Straaten
  • Patent number: 10703079
    Abstract: A decorative sheet that has a transparent resin layer having good V groove bending processability (post-processability) while maintaining high scratch resistance and transparency and a method of producing the decorative sheet. A decorative sheet (1) according to the present embodiment is a decorative sheet including at least a transparent resin layer (3) containing a highly crystalline polypropylene resin as a main component. The transparent resin layer (3) contains a low crystalline polypropylene resin added thereto in the range of 0.1 part by mass or more and 20 parts by mass or less relative to 100 parts by mass of the highly crystalline polypropylene resin, the low crystalline polypropylene resin having a tensile modulus in the range of 25 MPa or more and 500 MPa or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Megumi Kashiwame, Masashi Hattori, Tatsuhiko Furuta, Masamitsu Nagahama, Akira Sato, Masatoshi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10703138
    Abstract: The rubber composition for a tread comprises: 5 to 30 parts by mass of a carbon black, 95 parts by mass or more of silica, 25 parts by mass or more of a powder of an inorganic compound represented by a given formula (A) and having an average primary particle size of 10 ?m or less, and 70 parts by mass or more of a softening agent comprising 2 to 15 parts by mass of a coumarone-based resin, based on 100 parts by mass of a rubber component comprising 70% by mass or more of a styrene-butadiene rubber having a styrene content of from 20 to 50% by mass and a vinyl content of from 15 to 65%, and the tire has a tread composed of the rubber composition for a tread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yumi Suzuki, Takeo Nakazono
  • Patent number: 10703894
    Abstract: A method that has a step (a) of melt-kneading 0.003 to 0.3 part by mass of an organic peroxide, 0.5 to 400 parts by mass of an inorganic filler, and more than 2 parts by mass and 15.0 parts by mass or less of a silane coupling agent, with respect to 100 parts by mass of a resin containing a halogen-containing resin, at a temperature equal to or higher than a decomposition temperature of the organic peroxide, to prepare a silane master batch; a heat-resistant crosslinked resin formed body obtained by the method, a silane master batch, a mixture and a formed body thereof, and a heat-resistant product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Nishiguchi, Hidekazu Hara, Arifumi Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10696835
    Abstract: Disclosed is an eco-friendly polymer composition for an insulation layer of power cables having a morphology in which a second phase substance of polypropylene composite is dispersed in a first phase substance of polypropylene, wherein the polypropylene composite of the second phase substance has a morphology in which an at least partially cured elastomer is dispersed as a filler in a matrix of polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HUINNOVATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Kwon Lee, Moon Seok Lee, Yong Rae Cho
  • Patent number: 10696836
    Abstract: Provided are thermoplastic polymer composition comprising (a) a polyvinyl halide, and (b) an acrylic copolymer comprising 70 to 100 weight % of a first polymeric stage, based on the total weight of the acrylic copolymer, comprising polymerized units derived from at least 85 weight % of one or more C1-C6 alkyl methacrylate monomers and C1-C3 alkyl acrylate monomers, based on the total weight of monomers in the first polymeric stage, wherein the first polymeric stage has a calculated Tg of 70° C. or less, and wherein the acrylic copolymer has a molecular weight of greater than 1.5×106 g/mol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventor: Michael T. Petr
  • Patent number: 10696767
    Abstract: To provide vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate copolymer particles, which have a small change with time in sol viscosity when kneaded together with a plasticizer and are excellent in the mechanical strength during low temperature processing, and applications represented by a coating agent, particularly an automobile underbody coating or an automotive sealant. Vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate copolymer particles comprising a vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate copolymers in which a vinyl acetate residue unit content is continuously distributed in a range of 0 to 30% by weight and the distribution has one local maximum, and which has an average polymerization degree of 1,500 to 3,000 and an average vinyl acetate residue unit content of 5 to 15% by weight, and wherein an average diameter of a primary particle of the vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate copolymers is from 1 to 2 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TOSOH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazunori Watanabe