Patents Examined by Peter D. Mulcahy
  • Patent number: 10759926
    Abstract: A polymer latex, including a polymerization step of polymerizing a monomer in organic solvent to thereby obtain polymer solution of synthetic polyisoprene and/or styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer, antioxidant addition step of adding antioxidant to the polymer solution of synthetic polyisoprene and/or styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer at proportion of 0.01-1.00 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the synthetic polyisoprene and/or styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer, and emulsification step of emulsifying the polymer solution which the antioxidant is added, in water in the presence of a surfactant, to thereby obtain polymer latex, wherein the emulsification performs in the emulsification step so the ratio D75/D25 of the volume particle size D75 at a cumulative frequency of 75% to the volume particle size D25 at a cumulative frequency of 25% of a particle of the synthetic polyisoprene and/or styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer included in the polymer latex is 1.90 or more and 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidetake Ishii, Junji Kodemura
  • Patent number: 10758403
    Abstract: The invention provides a novel hydrophilic polymer and latex polymer blend coating formulation and compositions thereof, and their use on various devices (e.g., prophylactic and medical devices) to form hydrophilic and flexible coatings with durable lubricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HydroGlyde Coatings LLC
    Inventors: Stacy Lee Chin, Benjamin Goldman Cooper, Ruiqing Xiao, Mark W. Grinstaff
  • Patent number: 10759925
    Abstract: A preparation method of a rubber composition for a tire assures that good processability can be obtained even if a silane coupling agent having a mercapto group is blended. The preparation method of a rubber composition for a tire characterized by initiating kneading of a rubber component and a compound of the formula (1) before kneading the rubber component and a silane coupling agent having a mercapto group. (Wherein R1 represents a straight-chain or branched chain alkyl group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms or a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 12 carbon atoms, and R2 and R3 together with nitrogen bonded thereto form a succinimide group, a maleimide group or a phthalimide group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro Tanaka, Takayuki Nagase, Keiji Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10752715
    Abstract: A method comprising contacting at least one metal salt of an organic acid with at least one aromatic compound in a reaction zone under conditions suitable for the formation of a polymer, wherein the metal salt of an organic acid comprises a metal and at least one unsaturated organic acid moiety. A composition comprising polystyrene and a metal salt of cinnamic acid. An article made from a composition comprising polystyrene and a metal salt of cinnamic acid. A composition comprising polystyrene and a salt of a fatty acid. An article made from a composition comprising polystyrene and a salt of a fatty acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Olga Khabashesku
  • Patent number: 10752400
    Abstract: Food and beverage containers and methods of coating are provided. The food and beverage containers include a metal substrate that is at least partially coated with a coating composition that includes a water-dispersible resin system and an aqueous carrier. The resin system includes an epoxy component and an acrylic component. In a preferred embodiment, the coating composition is at least minimally retortable when cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: VALSPAR SOURCING, INC.
    Inventors: Sebastien Gibanel, Robert Lespinasse, Georges Sion, Benoit Prouvost, Paul Stenson
  • Patent number: 10738245
    Abstract: A solid bitumen pellet, including a mixture of bitumen and an additive, where the additive operates to increase the viscosity of the mixture. Optionally, the pellet includes a protective shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Canadian National Railway Company
    Inventors: James Auld, John Bleile, Kasra Nikooyeh, Amanda Prefontaine, Derek Stanger, Jesse White
  • Patent number: 10730992
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a curable composition containing a thiol compound (A) having at least two thiol groups in a molecule thereof, an isocyanate compound (B) having at least two isocyanate groups in a molecule thereof, a phosphine compound (C), an acid (D) having an acid dissociation constant (pKa) of 3 or less relative to water, and a Michael acceptor (E); wherein, the content of the phosphine compound (C) is 1.3% by mass or less based on 100% by mass of the curable composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke Chatani, Hiromi Aso
  • Patent number: 10730273
    Abstract: The present invention is a resin composition including: (A) an epoxy resin; (B) an epoxy compound shown by the following formula (1) and/or formula (2); (C) an epoxy compound shown by the following formula (3); (D) a phenolic curing agent; and (E) a curing accelerator, wherein “A” represents a single bond or a divalent organic group selected from the following formulae. This provides a resin composition with improved strength, reduced warpage, and excellent adhesion, a resin film with improved strength formed from the composition, a semiconductor laminate containing the cured material of the resin film and a method for manufacturing the same, as well as a semiconductor device into which the semiconductor laminate is diced and a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichiro Ichioka, Naoyuki Kushihara, Kazunori Kondo, Kazuaki Sumita
  • Patent number: 10717894
    Abstract: Two-part aqueous coating compositions as well as methods of using thereof are described. The first coating component can comprise one or more polymers and the second coating component can comprise a flocculant. The first coating component and the second coating component can be provided as separate aqueous compositions. The first coating component and a second coating component that can be co-applied (e.g., simultaneously or sequentially) to a surface form a rapid set coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: BASF CORP
    Inventors: Sridhar Iyer, Randall Petrie, Michael A. Guibault
  • Patent number: 10717852
    Abstract: Provided are an abrasion resistance improver for inorganic filler-containing rubber composition capable of giving high abrasion resistance to a rubber composition containing an inorganic filler, a rubber composition containing the abrasion resistance improver for rubber composition, a tire using the rubber composition, and a method for producing the abrasion resistance improver for rubber composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichi Kawamoto, Motoi Konishi, Toshihiro Yano, Hayato Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 10717911
    Abstract: Thermally conductive polymer (TCP) resin compositions are described, comprising: 50 to 75% matrix polymer (I) comprising styrenic polymers (?) such as ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) resins, ASA (acrylonitrile-styrene-acrylate) resins and elastomeric block copolymers of the structure (S-(B/S))n-S; and 25 to 50% thermally conductive filler material (II) (D50 0.1 to 200 ?m), consisting of carbonyl iron powder (11-1) in mixture with multi wall carbon nanotubes, silicon carbide, diamond, graphite, aluminosilicates and/or boron nitride (II-2); wherein the volume ratio of (ll-1)/(ll-2) is 15:1 to 0.1:1. Shaped articles made thereof can be used for materials with antistatic finish, electrical and electronic housings, toys and helmet inlays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Tobias Schulz, Janna Michaelis De Vasconcellos, Gisbert Michels, Norbert Niessner, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Florian Wieberger, Tristan Kolb
  • Patent number: 10711072
    Abstract: Methods and systems for olefin polymerization are provided. The method for olefin polymerization can include flowing a catalyst through an injection nozzle and into a fluidized bed disposed within a reactor. The method can also include flowing a feed comprising one or more monomers, one or more inert fluids, or a combination thereof through the injection nozzle and into the fluidized bed. The feed can be at a temperature greater than ambient temperature. The method can also include contacting one or more olefins with the catalyst within the fluidized bed at conditions sufficient to produce a polyolefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce J. Savatsky, R. Eric Pequeno
  • Patent number: 10696714
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chromatography medium comprising one or more electrospun polymer nanofibres which in use form a stationary phase comprising a plurality of pores through which a mobile phase can permeate and use of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: PURIDIFY, LTD.
    Inventors: Daniel Gilbert Bracewell, Robert Stevens, Oliver Hardick
  • Patent number: 10696762
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a crosslinked polymer composition comprising a crosslinked polyolefin, wherein the polymer composition comprises, prior to crosslinking, a polyolefin and peroxide which is in an amount of less than 35 mmol —O—O-/kg polymer composition, characterized in that the crosslinked polymer composition has been in a direct contact with a semiconductive composition for 24 h at 70° C., and that the crosslinked polymer composition thereafter has an electrical DC-conductivity of 150 fS/m or less, wherein the electrical DC-conductivity is measured in accordance with “DC conductivity method”, as described under “Determination methods”, on a plaque of the crosslinked polymer composition at 70° C. and 30 kV/mm mean electric field from a non-degassed and 1 mm thick plaque sample of the crosslinked polymer composition; a layered structure, cable, e.g. a power cable, use of the crosslinked polymer composition and the structured layer, both, for producing a crosslinked power cable, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Annika Smedberg, Villgot Englund, Per-Ola Hagstrand, Virginie Erikson, Emy Silfverberg
  • Patent number: 10687976
    Abstract: The invention provides a novel hydrophilic polymer and latex polymer blend coating formulation and compositions thereof, and their use on various devices (e.g., prophylactic and medical devices) to form hydrophilic and flexible coatings with durable lubricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: HydroGlyde Coatings LLC
    Inventors: Stacy Lee Chin, Benjamin Goldman Cooper, Ruiqing Xiao, Mark W. Grinstaff
  • Patent number: 10689492
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method of dewatering a wet polymer composition comprises introducing the wet polymer composition via a polymer feed location to a powder conveying section of an extruder; wherein the wet polymer composition comprises greater than or equal to 1 wt % of water based on the total weight of the wet polymer composition; venting the water through a conveying section vent to form a dry polymer composition; melt kneading the dry polymer composition in a melt kneading section of the extruder to form a polymer melt; conveying the polymer melt in a melt conveying section of the extruder; and adding an additive in one or both of the powder conveying section and the melt conveying section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Pieter Jan Antoon Janssen, Nathalie Gonzalez Vidal, Lourdes Virginia Serna Felix
  • Patent number: 10676549
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a process for manufacturing a vinylidene fluoride polymer, to a polymer obtainable via said process and to an article comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Julio A. Abusleme, Segolene Brusseau
  • Patent number: 10673130
    Abstract: Antenna modules that contain composite meta-material dielectric bodies that have high effective values of real permittivity and reductions in physical lengths of electrically conducting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: L. Pierre de Rochemont
  • Patent number: 10654032
    Abstract: The present invention discloses recyclable polymeric catalyst of Formula I, for chlorination of organic acids and alcohols using chlorinating agents such as carbonyl chloride, oxalyl chloride or thionyl chloride, wherein, ‘m’ on the pendent groups on polystyrene backbone can have values from 1 to 5 and R is the alkyl group ranging from C1 to C5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: GALAXY SURFACTANTS LTD.
    Inventors: Nirmal Koshti, Bhagyesh Jagannath Sawant, Arpit Wankhade, Pritesh Mhatre
  • Patent number: 10655088
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a polymer composition, in which an ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid is subjected to a free-radical polymerization in the presence of at least one polyether component, to the polymer composition obtainable by this process and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Yannick Fuchs, Helmut Witteler, Heike Weber, Alejandra Garcia Marcos, Jürgen Detering