Patents Examined by Patrick D. Niland
  • Patent number: 10487236
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous resin composition (I) comprising at least one polymerizable ethylenically unsaturated polyurethane polymer (A), optionally, at least one polymerizable ethylenically unsaturated compound (B) different from (A), and optionally, at least one neutralizing agent (C); wherein the polyurethane polymer (A) has a weight average molecular weight of less than 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: ALLNEX BELGIUM S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Yves Salviato, Michel Tielemans, Elodie Siband, Thierry Randoux
  • Patent number: 10487177
    Abstract: Polyamic acid polymers with varying ratios of rigid monomers and solubilizing monomers exhibiting improved thermo-oxidative stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Tetramer Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam T. Haldeman, Tyler L. Duniho, Brad P. Morgan, Margaret Shaughnessy, Kyle A. Berger, Jeffrey R. DiMaio
  • Patent number: 10472458
    Abstract: This invention relates to a stabilizer for polymer polyol production processes, its production and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christian Koenig, Dejan Petrovic
  • Patent number: 10471693
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising: a) one or more organometallic compounds; b) one or more high boiling point solvents; and c) one or more low boiling point solvents. The invention further relates to a system comprising a) one or more organometallic compounds; b) one or more high boiling point solvents; and c) one or more low boiling point solvents and an isocyanate functional adhesive. The isocyanate functional adhesive may be a one part or a two part adhesive. The invention further relates to methods of bonding substrates together using the compositions of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Dirk Schwoeppe
  • Patent number: 10465060
    Abstract: Provided is a polyamide resin composition comprising a polyamide resin, a PAN carbon fiber, carbon black, and a black dye, wherein the polyamide resin composition contains the PAN carbon fiber in an amount of 7.5 to 25% by weight, based on the weight of the composition, contains the carbon black in an amount of 0.01 to 0.55% by weight, based on the weight of the composition, and contains the black dye in an amount of 0.01 to 1.0% by weight, based on the weight of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Akio Miyamoto, Yasuharu Fukui, Hiroki Akatsu, Masaya Tonari
  • Patent number: 10457824
    Abstract: An inkjet printing method uses an aqueous inkjet ink composition having a non-crosslinked, crosslinkable polyurethane having an acid number of 20-40 and is derived from an aromatic diisocyanate; and a diol mixture of D1 and D2 diols, and optionally including D3 diol, D4 diol, or both D3 and D4 diols. D1 has a C3 to C7 aliphatic group and a pendant carboxy group or neutralized carboxy group. D2 has a chain of repeating C2 to C6 alkylene oxide groups. D3 is an alkoxylated bisphenol A or aliphatic cyclic diol, present at least 5 mol %. D4 is a hydroxy-terminated polybutadiene having a molecular weight of at least 1000 and is present in an amount of 0.1-5 mol %. The ink composition also contains a dispersed pigment colorant; a humectant or organic co-solvent, and optionally, a crosslinking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Valerie Lynn Kuykendall, Peter John Ghyzel, Catherine A. Falkner, John Leonard Muehlbauer, Thomas B. Brust
  • Patent number: 10450437
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) yarn using nanosilica and a method for manufacturing a thermoplastic polyurethane yarn using the same, where nanosilica having a particle size of 100 nm or less is added as a thickening agent for improving productivity and glossiness in the production of thermoplastic polyurethane yarns (preferably, mono- or multi-filament yarns using TPU alone), specifically in the production of thin TPU yarns, such as mono-filament TPU yarns having a denier count of 50 to 350 or multi-filament TPU yarns having a denier count of 50 or less without applying a coating of TPU to the surface of polyester or nylon yarns as disclosed in the prior art, thereby securing desired workability and properties and realizing continuous drawing of TPU yarns without thread breakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Heedae Park
  • Patent number: 10435499
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a solvent-borne system for forming an n-acyl urea coating on a substrate. In one embodiment, the solvent-borne system comprises a polycarbodiimide-polyurethane hybrid. The solvent-borne system also comprises an acid functional polymer and an organic solvent, and comprises less than or equal to 10 weight percent of water based on a total weight of said solvent-borne system. The solvent-borne system also comprises less than about 100 parts by weight of toluene diisocyanate per one million parts by weight of the solvent-borne system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rajesh Kumar, Hai Sheng Wu, Nikolay Lebedinski, Sunitha Grandhee
  • Patent number: 10428168
    Abstract: A composition for polymerization, which can improve the storage stability in a high-temperature environment when a specific sulfobetaine monomer is stored as powder and can inhibit the discoloration of a cured film when the monomer is made into a cured film, and a method for producing the composition for polymerization; a composition for a coating containing the composition for polymerization, a method for producing the composition for a coating using the composition for polymerization, and a method for producing a coating; the composition for polymerization contains a monomer represented by formula (I) and water, in which the moisture content is equal to or higher than 3% by mass and less than 10% by mass
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Saki Osumi, Kiyotaka Fukagawa
  • Patent number: 10421886
    Abstract: A hot-melt adjuvant-free formulation includes a butene-1-co-hexene-1 copolymer formed from butene-1 and hexene-1 monomers with a supported Ziegler-Natta catalyst, a styrenic block copolymer with less than 15 percent styrene, a high melt flow index metallocene, a high melt flow rate polypropylene with a melt flow above 18000 cps, and a low molecular weight polyethylene wax, wherein the molecular weight is less than 1000 centipoise at a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Andres Sustic, Nick Fowler, John Passmore
  • Patent number: 10418229
    Abstract: An component of a processing chamber comprises an aerosol deposited coating on the component, the aerosol deposited coating comprising a first type of metal oxide nanoparticle and a second type of metal oxide nanoparticle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Biraja Kanungo, Tom Cho, Ying Zhang
  • Patent number: 10407539
    Abstract: The present invention relates to specific deoxybenzoin containing flame retardant polyesters and flame retardant thermoplastic polymer molding compositions comprising deoxybenzoin containing flame retardant polyesters as well as their preparation and use for producing moldings, fibers or foils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: BASF SE, University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Roland Helmut Krämer, Sebastian Wagner, Peter Deglmann, Motonori Yamamoto, Todd Emrick, Aabid Mir
  • Patent number: 10392521
    Abstract: Provided in one example herein is a three-dimensional printing method, comprising: (A) forming a layer comprising particles comprising a polymer and cavities between the particles, wherein the particles have an average diameter of between about 5 ?m and about 250 ?m; (B) disposing a liquid suspension over at least a portion of the layer such that the liquid suspension infiltrates into the cavities, wherein the liquid suspension comprises a radiation-absorbing coalescent agent and nanoparticles having an average diameter of less than or equal to about 500 nm; (C) forming an object slice by exposing the infiltrated layer to a radiant energy, wherein the object slice comprises a polymeric matrix comprising the polymeric particles, at least some of which are fused to one another, and the nanoparticles within the polymeric matrix; and (D) repeating (A) to (C) to form the three-dimensional object comprising multiple object slices bound depth-wise to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Hou T. Ng, Ali Emamjomeh, Alejandro Manuel De Pena, Edward Dale Davis
  • Patent number: 10392466
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a curable two-component polyurethane adhesive composition comprising: a) a first component C1 comprising at least one polyol; b) a second component C2 comprising at least one isocyanate; c) a polyurethane catalytic system comprising a first bicyclic amine and a second bicyclic amine; and d) optionally, a particulate filler material. The present disclosure also relates to a sandwich panel comprising at least a core layer, at least a first structural panel and at least a second structural panel and to a method of manufacturing and using thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Christophe Delajon, Mathieu Kiester, Eric Schmitt
  • Patent number: 10370570
    Abstract: A method for producing a silylated polyurethane that comprises the following steps: (1) reacting at least one polyether polyol having a number average molecular weight of at least 2,000 g/mol with at least one polyisocyanate in the presence of at least one solvent; (2) reacting the reaction product of step (1) with at least one silane of formula (I) A-R—SiXYZ (I), where A means —NH2 or —NHB, wherein B stands for a branched or linear alkyl radical with 1-12 C atoms, possibly having functional groups, a cyclic alkyl radical having 5-8 C atoms, or an aryl radical, R is a divalent hydrocarbon radical having 1-12 C atoms, and X, Y, Z are substituents on the Si atom and are independently of each other C1-C8 alkyl, C1-C8 alkoxy or C1-C8 acyloxy groups, wherein at least one of radicals X, Y, Z is a C1-C8 alkoxy or C1-C8 acyloxy group, in the presence of at least one solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Lars Zander, Helmut Loth, Marc Pascal Burmeister, Rolf Tenhaef, Johann Klein, Jan-Erik Damke
  • Patent number: 10364300
    Abstract: A method for preparing a coupled polymer, the method comprising the steps of polymerizing monomer to form a reactive polymer and reacting the reactive polymer with a carboxylic or thiocarboxylic ester containing a nitro group, where the carboxylic or thiocarboxylic ester containing a nitro group includes a single nitro group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Steven Luo
  • Patent number: 10363708
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composition for preparing a lightweight transparent composite, a method of preparing a composite using the same, and a composite prepared by the method. The lightweight transparent composite having excellent impact resistance, scratch resistance, weather resistance, and high hardness can be prepared by thermally curing a mixture of a glass fiber reinforcement having a refractive index of 1.4 to 1.6 and a curable resin having a deviation in refractive index of ?0.005 to +0.005 from the glass fiber reinforcement. When the lightweight transparent composite is applied to transparent windows for automobiles, the lightweight transparent composite can be useful in enhancing fuel efficiency, achieving easier handling characteristics due to reduction in vehicle center of gravity, and improving juddering and dimensional stability even during car driving due to excellent hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Young Ho Choi, Sang Sun Park, Kyung Mo Yang, Seok Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10344107
    Abstract: A styrene based water soluble polymer containing pendant sulfonated calix[4]arene groups has been synthesized by using free radical polymerization combined with post-polymerization sulfonation chemistry. The monomer 25-(4-vinylbenzyl)-26, 27, 28-hydroxy-calix[4]arene was prepared in 3 steps: (1) reduction of 4-vinyl benzoic acid to the respective alcohol (2) formation of the bromide by the Appel reaction and (3) synthesis of the respective ether by Williamson O-alkylation reaction with calix[4]arene. Polymerization was accomplished by azobisisobutyronitrile (AIBN) initiated free radical polymerization technique. Electro-responsive properties of the sulfonated polymer were studied wherein a response to electrochemical stimulus is observed when guest molecules of methyl viologen are incorporated with polymerized 25-(4-vinylbenzyl)-26, 27, 28-hydroxy-calix[4]arene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Darlene K. Taylor, Uddhav Balami
  • Patent number: 10336872
    Abstract: A resin composition that enables formation of a film superior in cold water solubility, mechanical strength, and chemical resistance is provided. The resin composition comprises a modified PVA comprising a monomer unit represented by formula (I), and an amine compound represented by formula (II): a content of the amine compound with respect to 100 parts by mass of the modified PVA being from 0.01 parts by mass to 1 part by mass. In the formula (I), R1 represents a hydrogen atom, or an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms; and R2 represents —R3—SO3?X+, —R3—N+(R4)3Cl?, or a hydrogen atom, R3 representing an alkanediyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, X+ representing a hydrogen atom, a metal atom, or an ammonium group, and R4 representing a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms. In the formula (II), R5 represents —R3?—SO3?X+?, —R3?—N+(R4?)3Cl?, or a hydrogen atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Takafuji, Masaki Kato, Yoko Mori
  • Patent number: 10336855
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous peptide-functionalized polyurethane dispersions that can be used as adhesives, in particular for metal surfaces, such as steel surfaces. As hybrid materials, they provide for a versatile system that can be finely tuned and combine the advantageous properties of polyurethane and peptide materials. Also encompassed are processes for their production, compositions containing them and their use as coatings and adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Wissenschaften E.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Taden, Katharina Landfester, Roland Breves, Hans G. Börner, Laura Breucker, Christian Kastner, Birgit Veith, Maria Meissler, Hannes Keller