Patents Examined by Nathan M. Nutter
  • Patent number: 10696834
    Abstract: A polyolefin composition comprising a heterophasic propylene copolymer and a polar modified ?-polyolefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Georg Grestenberger, Daniela Mileva, Susanne Kahlen, Michael Jerabek
  • Patent number: 10696833
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polymer composition having a semi-homogeneous phase that exhibits excellent electrical, mechanical and thermal properties while satisfying flexibility, bendability and impact resistance. More specifically, disclosed is a polymer composition having a morphology in which a rubber-phase filler of a propylene copolymer is dispersed in a matrix of polypropylene, wherein an elution rate of the rubber-phase filler in a xylene-based solvent is less than 50%, based on the content of the rubber-phase filler such that the rubber-phase filler forms a semi-homogeneous phase with the matrix.
    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: 10683372
    Abstract: The invention relates to graft copolymers (B) composed of an agglomerated graft core (B1) and at least one graft shell (B2) and also to copolymers (C) having an agglomerating effect, a method for producing said graft copolymers (B), thermoplastic molding compositions and also the use of the thermoplastic molding compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Roland Walker, Gisbert Michels, Brian J. Banaszak, Norbert Niessner
  • Patent number: 10669410
    Abstract: The present application relates to a process for producing a multimodal polyethylene composition comprising the steps of polymerizing a polyethylene fraction (A-1) having a weight average molecular weight Mw of equal to or more than 500 kg/mol to equal to or less than 10,000 kg/mol and a density of equal to or more than 915 kg/m3 to equal to or less than 960 kg/m3 in one reaction step and polymerizing a polyethylene fraction (A-2) having a lower weight average molecular weight Mw as polyethylene fraction (A-1) and a density of equal to or more than 910 kg/m3 to equal to or less than 975 kg/m3 in a second reaction step of a sequential multistage process wherein one of said polyethylene fractions is polymerized in the presence of the other of said polyethylene fractions to form a first polyethylene resin (A) having a weight average molecular weight Mw of equal to or more than 150 kg/mol to equal to or less than 1,500 kg/mol, and a density of equal to or more than 910 kg/m3 to equal to or less than 975 kg/m3, wh
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Yi Liu, Qizheng Dou, Alexandra Romina Albunia
  • Patent number: 10662321
    Abstract: The cyclic olefin copolymer composition of the present invention includes a cyclic olefin copolymer (m) including a specific amount of a specific repeating unit and a cyclic olefin copolymer (n) different from the cyclic olefin copolymer (m). The cyclic olefin copolymer (n) includes at least one type selected from a copolymer (n1) of ethylene or ?-olefin and cyclic olefin (where the copolymer (n1) does not include a repeating unit derived from specific cyclic non-conjugated dienes) and a cyclic olefin ring-opening polymer (n2), and when a total amount of the cyclic olefin copolymer (m) and the cyclic olefin copolymer (n) is 100% by mass, a content of the cyclic olefin copolymer (m) is 5% by mass or more to 95% by mass or less, and a content of the cyclic olefin copolymer (n) is 5% by mass or more to 95% by mass or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Junji Saito, Shigeo Kiba, Hirohiko Murase, Haruka Saito, Tomoaki Matsugi
  • Patent number: 10662299
    Abstract: A self-healing polymeric material includes a polymeric matrix material, a plurality of monomer mixture microcapsules dispersed in the polymeric matrix material, and a plurality of heat generating microcapsules dispersed in the polymeric matrix material. Each monomer mixture microcapsule of the plurality of monomer mixture microcapsules encapsulates a mixture of materials that includes a monomer and a heat-triggered initiator. Each heat generating microcapsule of the plurality of heat generating microcapsules encapsulates multiple reactants that undergo an exothermic chemical reaction. The exothermic chemical reaction generates sufficient heat to cause the heat-triggered initiator to initiate a polymerization reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Campbell, Sarah K. Czaplewski, Joseph Kuczynski, Timothy J. Tofil
  • Patent number: 10662380
    Abstract: The present invention relates to vinyl polymers having certain characteristics which confer flame-retardant properties to the polymer and their polymeric compositions with other vinyl polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: versalis S.p.A.
    Inventors: Aldo Longo, Attilio Arienti, Giuditta Vannucci
  • Patent number: 10662324
    Abstract: The invention provides a processing aid enabling short-time disappearance of melt fracture occurred in extrusion-molding a melt-fabricable resin at a high shear rate, a great reduction in extrusion pressure, and production of molded articles with good appearance. The processing aid contains a polymer containing a fluorine-containing elastomeric polymer segment and a fluorine-containing non-elastomeric polymer segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Okanishi, Yoshichika Komiya, Takafumi Yamato, Tsuyoshi Miyamori
  • Patent number: 10654996
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for crosslinking polyolefins through using a substantially-miscible, polyolefin-based, silane-crosslinking-agent carrier and related moisture-crosslinkable polyolefin-based compositions. The method is for crosslinking a first polyolefin includes the steps of: (A) selecting a second polyolefin being substantially-miscible with the first polyolefin and having particles of a morphology selected from the group consisting of powder and substantially spherical; (B) admixing the second polyolefin to the first polyolefin; (C) adsorbing a silane-crosslinking agent onto the second polyolefin, thereby rendering a substantially-miscible, polyolefin-based, silane-crosslinking-agent carrier; (D) melt blending the first polyolefin and the substantially-miscible, polyolefin-based, silane-crosslinking-agent carrier, thereby yielding a moisture-crosslinkable polyolefin-based composition; and (E) crosslinking the moisture-crosslinkable polyolefin-based composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventors: Cindy L. Flenniken, Chun D. Lee
  • Patent number: 10654994
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a styrene-butadiene rubber compound and a rubber composition for tire bead fillers including the same, and more particularly, to a styrene-butadiene rubber compound capable of improving stiffness and hardness even when styrene-butadiene rubbers having different styrene contents are used instead of a combination of a conventional natural rubber and a phenol-based resin, and a rubber composition for tire bead fillers including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Se Eun Lee, Byoung Yun Kim, In Sung Jo, Jae Min Lee, Woo Seok Choi
  • Patent number: 10647890
    Abstract: The present application relates to an adhesive composition comprising a curable oligomer and a polymer derived from butylene, an adhesive film comprising same, an organic electronic device comprising same, and a lighting apparatus and a display device comprising same. The adhesive film comprising the adhesive composition shows excellent moisture-blocking properties and enables an organic electronic device to have flexibility as well as excellent and reliable durability at high temperature and high humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Yul Bae, Yoon Gyung Cho, Hyun Jee Yoo, Se Woo Yang
  • Patent number: 10640635
    Abstract: A resin composition and an application thereof are provided, wherein the resin composition includes a thermoplastic elastomer, a styrene-based resin, a processing oil, and a filler. Based on 100 wt % of the resin composition, the content of the thermoplastic elastomer is 20 wt % to 55 wt %, the content of the styrene-based resin is 25 wt % to 55 wt %, the content of the processing oil is 6 wt % to 18 wt %, and the content of the filler is 5 wt % to 20 wt %. A printing material made by the resin composition has good adhesion with a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Chi Mei Corporation
    Inventors: Kuan-Lin Hsieh, Chih-Wei Tsai
  • Patent number: 10640636
    Abstract: [Summary] The present invention relates to an acrylic processing aid, a method for preparing the same, and a polyvinyl chloride resin composition comprising the same. More specifically, the present invention relates to an acrylic processing aid having a core-shell structure comprising the core and shell comprise a polymer prepared by copolymerizing a methyl methacrylate monomer and an alkyl acrylate monomer having 1 to 18 carbon atoms, and wherein the core comprises the polymer having a weight-average molecular weight ranging from 10,000,000 to 18,000,000 g/mol, a method for preparing the same, and a polyvinyl chloride resin composition comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoon Ho Kim, Geon Soo Kim, Chang No Lee
  • Patent number: 10633523
    Abstract: Provided is a tire comprising a tread composed of a rubber composition, the rubber composition comprising 5 to 100 parts by mass of an aromatic petroleum resin having a weight average molecular weight of 1000 to 5000, based on 100 parts by mass of a rubber component comprising a linear styrene butadiene rubber having a styrene content of 35 to 45% by mass, a vinyl content of 35 to 45% by mass, and a weight average molecular weight of 1,000,000 to 1,400,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeki Otsubo, Fumiya Kato
  • Patent number: 10633524
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer blend and to multilayer heat shrinkable films containing at least a layer made of said polymer blend, to flexible containers made of said film, such as bags, pouches and the like, useful for packaging articles, in particular food items. The invention also relates to a process for the manufacturing of such multilayer heat shrinkable films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cryovac, LLC
    Inventors: Giuliano Zanaboni, Flavio Fusarpoli, Romano Spigaroli
  • Patent number: 10626259
    Abstract: A polyolefin elastomer composite includes a copolymer, an unsaturated aliphatic polyolefin, an organic peroxide, and an acrylic acid metallic salt mixture. The copolymer is an ethylene copolymer, an olefin block copolymer, or a combination thereof. The ratio of the amount of unsaturated aliphatic polyolefin and the copolymer is 1:3 to 3:1. Based on the total amount of the unsaturated aliphatic polyolefin and the copolymer as 100 parts by weight, the amount of the organic peroxide is 0.1 to 1 part by weight and the amount of the acrylic acid metallic salt mixture is 0.1 to 5 parts by weight. The polyolefin elastomer composite can produce a foamed elastomer having high rebound resilience and low compression set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SUNKO INK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen-Wei Cheng, Chiu-Peng Tsou, Ting-Ti Huang
  • Patent number: 10619041
    Abstract: A propylene-based polymer composition having good thermal stability and yielding a molded product have a favorable appearance is provided. The composition contains a propylene-based polymer (A) selected from a propylene homopolymer (A-1) and a heterophasic propylene-based polymer (A-2), carbon black (D), and optionally ethylene-?-olefin copolymer (B). The content of (D) is 0.001 to 1.7 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of (A). The primary particle size of the carbon black is 15 nm to 39 nm, and x defined by the following formula (1) is 1 to 430. x=a×S??(1) In formula (1), a is the concentration (unit: atom %) of oxygen double-bonded to carbon on the surface of the carbon black, and S is the nitrogen adsorption specific surface area (unit: m2/g) of the carbon black.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yu Higuchi, Takeshi Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10618990
    Abstract: Provided herein are VLDPE polymer compositions suitable for use in the manufacture of flexible films or sheets. In one embodiment, the copolymer comprises a polyethylene VLDPE resin with Mz/Mw of greater than 2, CDBI50 of greater than 55 and a single melting peak in DSC measurement. The polymer compositions disclosed herein may be suitable for use in the manufacture of films with improved balance of film toughness, processability and sealability in monolayer and multi-layer film structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventors: Shivendra Kumar Goyal, Bronwyn Hilary Gillon, Christopher John Brooke Dobbin, Stephen Salomons
  • Patent number: 10611901
    Abstract: A propylene polymer composition made from or containing: a) from about 40 wt % to about 80 wt % of a propylene 1-hexene copolymer containing from about 5.5 to about 9.0% by weight, based upon the total weight of the propylene 1-hexene copolymer, of 1-hexene derived units and having a Melt Flow Rate (MFR, measured according to ASTM D 1238 at 230° C., with a load of 2.16 kg) from about 3.5 to about 12.0 g/10 min; and b) from about 20 wt % to about 60 wt % of a propylene ethylene copolymer containing from about 1.5 wt % to about 6.5 wt % based upon the total weight of the propylene ethylene copolymer, of ethylene derived units, and having a Melt Flow Rate (MFR, measured according to ASTM D 1238, at 230° C., with a load of 2.16 kg) from about 3.5 to about 12.0 g/10 min; the sum of a) and b) being 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Massimo Covezzi, Paola Massari, Claudio Cavalieri, Roberta Marzolla
  • Patent number: 10611899
    Abstract: A rubber composition, capable of improving both on-ice performance and wear resistance of a tire, contains at least one type of diene polymer, silica, and a resin, wherein: 5 MP?storage elastic modulus (E?) of the rubber composition at ?20° C.?10 MPa; storage elastic modulus (E?) at ?20° C. and loss tangent (tan ?) at ?20° C. of the rubber composition satisfy formula (1) below; and a mass ratio of content (parts by mass) of the silica with respect to content (parts by mass) of the resin, or silica content/resin content, is in the range of 1.00 to 4.00. 0.02×(E??20° C.)+0.25?(tan ??20° C.)?0.65??(1) In the formula, (E??20° C.) represents storage elastic modulus (MPa) of the rubber composition at ?20° C. and (tan ??20° C.) represents loss tangent of the rubber composition at ?20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideyuki Nukaga