Patents Examined by Nathan M. Nutter
  • Patent number: 10555579
    Abstract: A plastic composition includes a polymer component. The polymer component includes an ethylene-vinyl (EVA) copolymer, a first ethylene-?-olefin copolymer having a hardness ranging from 55 Shore A to 60 Shore A measured according to ASTM D2240, a second ethylene-?-olefin copolymer having a hardness ranging from 85 Shore A to 90 Shore A measured according to ASTM D2240, and polypropylene (PP). The plastic product made from the composition has a loss factor ratio of tan ?(?20° C.) to tan ?(40° C.) at a frequency of 10 Hz, which ranges from 2.5 to 3.8. A midsole and a method of producing the midsole are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: I-Tech. Sporting Enterprise Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Hung Ma, Huang-Chieh Wu, Yi-Kai Chen, Ming-Ju Yen, Chih-Hao Tseng, Chia-Hao Chang
  • Patent number: 10548367
    Abstract: Disclosed are footwear soles comprising a propylene-based elastomer. The presence of the propylene-based elastomer provides the footwear sole with a well-balanced combination of desired properties, including low density, low compression set, and weldability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Leander Kenens, Randal H. Kerstetter, III
  • Patent number: 10544272
    Abstract: The present invention provides a stretchable film including: a cured product of a composition which contains (A) a (meth)acrylate compound having a siloxane bond, (B) a (meth)acrylate compound other than the component (A) having a urethane bond, and (C) an organic solvent having a boiling point in the range of 115 to 200° C. at atmospheric pressure; wherein the component (A) is localized in the direction of a surface of the film. The stretchable film of the present invention is excellent in stretchability and strength as well as repellency on the film surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Hatakeyama, Motoaki Iwabuchi
  • Patent number: 10538649
    Abstract: Provided is a multi-component copolymer comprising conjugated diene units, non-conjugated olefin units and aromatic vinyl units, wherein: a peak top molecular weight of chain parts, divided by the conjugated diene units and each containing one or more of the non-conjugated olefin units and/or one or more of the aromatic vinyl units, is 1,000 or more and less than 40,000. A rubber composition comprising the multi-component copolymer, a crosslinked rubber composition, and a rubber article comprising the crosslinked rubber composition are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuo Horikawa
  • Patent number: 10533081
    Abstract: The present invention refers to an expanded polymeric material which consists of at least 150 phr, preferably at least 180 phr, but less than 500 phr ingredients in total, comprising 100 phr of at least two polymers, of which at least 40 phr is at least one polyolefin homopolymer and at least 20 phr is at least one styrene butadiene thermoplastic elastomer (TPE-s), the process of manufacturing such a material and the use of such a material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: ARMACELL ENTERPRISE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Christoph Zauner, Bianca Fischer
  • Patent number: 10533084
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition suitable for use in a living hinge component, the composition comprising a first ethylene-based polymer component, wherein the first ethylene-based polymer component has a density of from 0.940 g/cc to less than 0.960 g/cc, a melt index, I2.16, of less than 0.5 g/10 min, and a weight average molecular weight, Mw,cc, as measured by gel permeation chromatography using conventional calibration, of greater than or equal to 200,000 g/mol, and a second ethylene-based polymer component, wherein the composition has an overall density of from 0.945 g/cc to 0.960 g/cc and an overall melt index, I2.16, of from 10 g/10 min to 70 g/10 min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yijian Lin, Todd A. Hogan, Ronald P. Markovich
  • Patent number: 10533086
    Abstract: A polypropylene resin composition includes: a base resin; a thermoplastic elastomer; and an inorganic filler; a major-axis diameter/minor-axis diameter, which is an aspect ratio of the inorganic filler, is 2 to 8. A molded product includes an injection molding of the polypropylene resin composition. The polypropylene resin composition may simultaneously impart excellent rigidity, impact resistance, and excellent dimensional stability even when applied to a molded product having a small thickness, while maintaining a low specific gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, LG Hauseys, Ltd., DAE HA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Gyung Kim, Hee Joon Lee, Ju-Hyun Ji, Chun Ho Park, Ki Hyun Sung, Kwan Suk Ryu
  • Patent number: 10526478
    Abstract: A propylene copolymer composition which comprises —a random copolymer of propylene (A), —a random copolymer of propylene (B), and —optional additive(s), suitable for pressure pipe applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Hermann Braun, Luca Boragno, Klaus Bernreitner, Sanna Martin, Tiina Suikkanen, Wolfram Stadlbauer
  • Patent number: 10526466
    Abstract: Described herein are solid and foamable fluoropolymer alloy compositions and foamed articles using said foamable fluoropolymer alloy compositions. The foamable fluoropolymer alloy compositions can comprise a fluoropolymer, and a plastic polymer mixed with said fluoropolymer, wherein said plastic polymer is miscible with said fluoropolymer. The fluoropolymer alloy composition may further comprise a foaming agent. By way of example, the foaming agent can be talc or a talc derivative, or a mixture of talc (or talc derivative) with a citrate compound, such as a citrate salt. One or more additives are added to render the compositions flame retardant and/or smoke suppressant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Cable Components Group, LLC
    Inventors: Charles A. Glew, Nicolas M. Rosa
  • Patent number: 10525682
    Abstract: Provided is adhesive resin compositions comprising (A) 30 to 70% by mass of an acid-modified polypropylene-based resin; (B) 20 to 60% by mass of a polypropylene-based resin; and (C) 2 to 20% by mass of a copolymer of ethylene and one or more kinds of comonomers selected from the group consisting of vinyl acetate, alkyl methacrylate, and alkyl acrylate, with the proviso that the sum of the percentages of the above component (A), the above component (B), and the above component (C) is 100% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: RIKEN TECHNOS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Zennyoji
  • Patent number: 10519306
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a new heterophasic propylene copolymer (RAHECO), a process for obtaining said heterophasic propylene copolymer (RAHECO) and a film or a cable insulation comprising the heterophasic propylene copolymer (RAHECO).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Jingbo Wang, Antonios Gitsas, Pauli Leskinen, Johanna Lilja, Martina Sandholzer, Markus Gahleitner
  • Patent number: 10519302
    Abstract: An air spring bellow comprising a vulcanized rubber component including the at least partially vulcanized residue of EPDM and a rubber other than EPDM. A method for preparing an air spring bellow is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Donald Nieten, Michael Christopher Howard
  • Patent number: 10519350
    Abstract: A copolymer that includes first divalent units having a pendent ultraviolet absorbing group, second divalent units represented by formula (I):, and third divalent units represented by formula (II):. Each R1 is independently hydrogen or methyl; R2 is a straight-chain or branched alkyl having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms; V is O or NH; W is alkylene having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms; and each R? is independently alkyl having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms. Compositions including the copolymer, for example, pressure sensitive adhesive compositions are disclosed. Articles including the compositions are disclosed. For example, an assembly including a barrier film and the pressure sensitive adhesive composition is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: David B. Olson, Diane North, Patricia M. Savu, Eric M. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10513604
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a binder resin composition comprising a polyolefin particle, an organic solvent and a polymer that is soluble in the organic solvent, as well as an electrode for a lithium ion secondary battery and a lithium ion secondary battery each using the binder resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Nagai, Hiroki Kuzuoka, Eisuke Haba, Kenji Takaoka, Nobuyuki Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10513601
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polyolefin composition with (a) 80 to 90 wt % of an amorphous ethylene-propylene copolymer having either no crystallinity or crystallinity derived from ethylene, having about 30 wt % or more units derived from ethylene; (b) 5 to 15 wt % of a semi-crystalline ethylene-propylene copolymer having substantial crystallinity derived from ethylene and having 70 wt % or more units derived from ethylene; and (c) 1 to 5 wt % of a propylene-based elastomer having within the range from 5 to 25 wt % ethylene derived units and having a melting point temperature of less than 110° C. and a Mw/Mn within the range from 2.0 to 4.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Xin Chen, Sudhin Datta, Rohan A. Hule
  • Patent number: 10508197
    Abstract: In methods for forming thermoplastic vulcanizates, and thermoplastic vulcanizates formed by such methods, a masterbatch comprising one or more additives in a carrier resin comprising propylene- or ethylene-based copolymer is added to the thermoplastic vulcanizate formulation. The resulting thermoplastic vulcanizate may additionally be passed through a 200 mesh or finer screen and thereafter extruded. The thermoplastic vulcanizates may exhibit increased extrusion throughput rates and enhanced surface smoothness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Oscar O. Chung, Eugene R. Uhl
  • Patent number: 10509309
    Abstract: A polyarylate resin is represented by general formula (1) shown below. In general formula (1), R1 represents a hydrogen atom or methyl group. R2 and R3 each represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having a carbon number of at least 1 and no greater than 4. R2 and R3 are not the same as one another. When R1 represents a hydrogen atom, R2 and R3 are not bonded to one another. When R1 represents a methyl group, R2 and R3 are optionally bonded to one another to form a ring. r and s each represent a number greater than or equal to 0 and less than or equal to 49. t and u each represent a number greater than or equal to 1 and less than or equal to 50. r+s+t+u=100. r+t=s+u.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Azuma
  • Patent number: 10501615
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polypropylene composition comprising: a first polypropylene homopolymer or random copolymer (PPR1) having a comonomer content lower than the comonomer content of the second polypropylene, a second polypropylene (PPR2) which is a random copolymer of propylene and of the comonomer; said comonomer being an alpha-olefin different from propylene, the melting temperature of the polypropylene composition (Tm(PPR)) being defined as Tm(PPR)>165?6.9*[total comonomer content]?8.4*[comonomer content of the first polypropylene], the difference between the melting temperature and the crystallization temperature of the polypropylene composition ranges from 27 and 33, and a xylene soluble fraction (XS) at 23° C. of not more than 1.5 wt. %. The present invention also relates to a process for the preparation of said polypropylene composition. The present invention further relates to the use of said polypropylene composition for producing films or moulded articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Total Research & Technology Feluy
    Inventors: Alain Standaert, Kristien Roegiers, Aurélien Vantomme
  • Patent number: 10501616
    Abstract: A polyolefin composition made from or containing: A) from 85.0 wt % to 99.5 wt % of a propylene 1-hexene copolymer, based upon the weight of the polyolefin composition and B) from 0.5 wt % to 15.0 wt % of a propylene, ethylene copolymer composition, based upon the weight of the polyolefin composition, made from or containing: b1) from 12 wt % to 52 wt % of a propylene homopolymer or a propylene/ethylene copolymer, based upon the weight of the propylene, ethylene copolymer composition and b2) from 48 wt % to 88 wt % of a propylene ethylene copolymer, based upon the weight of the propylene, ethylene copolymer composition, having a content of ethylene derived units ranging from 15.0 wt % to 42.0 wt %; wherein the polyolefin composition has a melt flow rate (230° C./5 kg. ISO 1133) ranging from 0.2 g/10 min to 4.0 g/10 min; the sum A+B being 100 and the sum b1+b2 being 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Monica Galvan, Claudio Cavalieri, Francesca Tisi, Giampaolo Pellegatti, Thomas Boehm
  • Patent number: 10493733
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to films particularly suitable for stretch hood applications. More particularly, this disclosure relates to multi-layer films particularly suitable for stretch hood applications comprising an inner layer that includes a blend of a propylene-based elastomer and a polyethylene having long-chain branching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. German, Jr., Wen Li, Jianya Cheng