Patents Examined by Rabon Sergent
  • Patent number: 8865945
    Abstract: The present invention provides polyols which can be obtained by a simple process. These polyols, unless explicitly specified, are to be understood to encompass both polyether polyols and polyether ester polyols. The invention further provides the simple process for the production of the polyols, and also, the production of polyurethanes comprising reacting a polyol according to the invention with a polyisocyanate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Klaus Lorenz, Arnulf Werner, Marcus Eichmann
  • Patent number: 8859680
    Abstract: The present invention provides poly(ureaurethane)s including a reaction product of components including: (a) at least one isocyanate functional urea prepolymer including a reaction product of (1) at least one polyisocyanate having at least three isocyanate functional groups selected from the group consisting of polyisocyanate trimers and branched polyisocyanates; and (2) water; and (b) at least one branched polyol having 4 to 18 carbon atoms and at least 3 hydroxyl groups, wherein the branched polyol is selected from the group consisting of glycerol, tetramethylolmethane, trimethylolethane, trimethylolpropane, erythritol, pentaerythritol, dipentaerythritol, tripentaerythritol, sorbitan, alkoxylated derivatives thereof and mixtures thereof, wherein the equivalent ratio of NCO:water ranges from about 10:1 to about 2:1; compositions, coatings and articles made therefrom and methods of making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc
    Inventors: Thomas G. Rukavina, Robert Hunia
  • Patent number: 8859692
    Abstract: Process for reacting thermoplastic polyurethanes with compounds having isocyanate groups, wherein the reaction is carried out in the presence of a prepolymer which is the reaction product of (a) isocyanates with (b) compounds which are reactive toward isocyanates and have a molecular weight in the range from 500 g/mol to 10 000 g/mol, preferably from 2000 g/mol to 8000 g/mol, and the prepolymer has a glass transition temperature Tg measured by means of DSC in accordance with DIN EN ISO 11357-1 below ?35° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Klaus Hilmer
  • Patent number: 8853295
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of particularly reactive and low-viscosity reaction products of polyisocyanates which contain activated ethylenically unsaturated groups which react by polymerization under the action of actinic radiation, and the use of these reaction products in coating compositions, and particularly scratch-resistant coatings obtainable therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: ALLNEX IP S.a.r.L.
    Inventors: Michael Ludewig, Wolfgang Fischer, Helmut Kuczewski
  • Patent number: 8846845
    Abstract: Absorbable polyurethanes, polyamides and polyester urethanes prepared from at least one compound selected from: or the corresponding diamines or diisocyanates thereof, wherein each X independently represents —CH2COO—, —CH(CH3)COO—, —CH2CH2OCH2COO—, —CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2COO—, —(CH2)yCOO— where y is 2 to 4 or 6 to 24, or —(CH2CH2O)z?CH2COO— where z? is 2 to 24; each Y represents —COCH2O—, —COCH(CH3)O—, —COCH2OCH2CH2O—, —COCH2CH2CH2CH2CH2O—, —CO(CH2)mO— where m is 2 to 4 or 6 to 24, or —COCH2O(CH2CH2O)n— where n is 2 to 24; R? is hydrogen, benzyl or straight-chained or branched alkyl; p is 1 to 4; and Rn represents one or more members selected from H, alkoxy, benzyloxy, aldehyde, halogen, carboxylic acid and —NO2, which is attached directly to an aromatic ring or attached through an aliphatic chain. Absorbable polymers prepared from these compounds are useful for drug delivery, tissue engineering, tissue adhesives, adhesion prevention and other implantable medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Bezwada Biomedical, LLC
    Inventor: Rao S. Bezwada
  • Patent number: 8841402
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coating agent composition comprising an isocyanate-group-containing prepolymer obtained by reacting a polyol comprising a polyoxyalkylene polyol having 2-4 hydroxyl groups on average, an oxyethylene group content of 85-100% by mass based on all oxyalkylene groups (100% by mass), and an arithmetic-average molecular weight of 800-2,500 with an alicyclic isocyanate and/or an aliphatic isocyanate in the presence of an organic acid bismuth salt catalyst, the isocyanate(s) being used in such an amount as to result in an isocyanate index of 150-300. The invention can provide a coating agent composition which forms a coating film or film having moisture permeability, excellent in mechanical properties and yellowing resistance, having laundering durability and resistance to sweat deterioration, and containing no organotin compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hiroshi Wada, Tomeyoshi Ohori
  • Patent number: 8828098
    Abstract: Non-fluorinated blocked polyurethanes are described as extenders and, particularly as textile auxiliaries, for use with fluorochemical polymers in treating substrates, for example fibrous substrates, such as textile fabrics or yarns. The polyurethane is prepared by reacting a polyisocyanate, a blocking agent, and a non-fluorinated isocyanate reactive compound having an average alkyl chain length of 24 to 50 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Stewart H. Corn, Chetan P. Jariwala
  • Patent number: 8822623
    Abstract: A transparent, non elastomeric, high refractive index, impact resistant poly(thio)urethane/urea material comprising the reaction product of: a) at least one (?, ?)-diiso(thio)cyanate cycloaliphatic or aromatic polysulfide prepolymer, and b) at least one aromatic primary diamine, in an equivalent molar ratio amine function/iso(thio)cyanate function ranging from 0.5 to 2, wherein, said prepolymer and diamine are free from disulfide (—S—S—) linkage and wherein the (?, ?)-diiso(thio)cyanate polysulfide prepolymer is the reaction product of at least one cycloaliphatic or aromatic diiso(thio)cyanate and at least one (?, ?)-diol prepolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventors: Fadi O. Adileh, Aref Ben Ahmed Jallouli, Peiqi Jiang, Joey Oliveros Obordo, Yassin Yusef Turshani, Steven Weber
  • Patent number: 8816036
    Abstract: Catalysts, which are free of tin, are described which are useful in the reaction between an isocyanate and an alcohol, which is a key step for preparing polyurethane polymers. The catalyst is a metal complex or salt of formula (1): [Zn(L1)l1(L2)l2(Y)x]??(1) in which: l1?1 and l2=0 or 1; with l1+l2=2, x=1 or 2, the symbol L1 represents a ligand which is a ?-dicarbonylato anion or the enolate anion of a ?-dicarbonyl compound or an acetylacetato anion derived from a ?-ketoester, when l1=2, the symbols L1 are identical or different, the symbol L2 represents an anionic ligand which is different from L1, and the symbol Y represents a neutral ligand; where the metal complex or salt C of formula (1) is not zinc diacetylacetonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Bluestar Silicones France SAS
    Inventors: Christian Maliverney, Laurent Saint-Jalmes
  • Patent number: 8815967
    Abstract: A porous polyurea material may be prepared by polymerization and crosslinking of tetra(4-aminophenyl)methane or tetra(4-aminophenyl)silane with a monomer having two to four isocyanate (—NCO) groups, or by polymerization and crosslinking of tetra(4-isocyanatophenyl)methane or tetra(4-isocyanatophenyl)silane with a monomer having two to four amino groups. The method includes: mixing an organic solution of tetra(4-aminophenyl)methane with an organic solution of a monomer having two to four isocyanate groups; reacting the mixed solution under a nitrogen atmosphere; and drying a semi-solid or solid material formed by gelation of the reaction solution, or adding the reaction solution to a non-solvent before gelation of the reaction solution to form a precipitate, followed by drying, or applying the reaction solution to a substrate before gelation of the reaction solution, followed by drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Gwangju Institute of Science an Technology
    Inventors: Ji-Woong Park, Su-Young Moon, Jae-Sung Bae
  • Patent number: 8796345
    Abstract: A method to form a urethane material, the method comprises blending and reacting at least one isocyanate, at least one isocyanate reactive compound and a metallized polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane to provide said urethane material, the metallized polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane is a dimeric structure with general formula wherein M represents a metal providing a 6-coordinated metal center, x and y being 1, R1O and R2O represent an alkoxide bridging the 6-coordinated metal centers, R3OH and R4OH represent an alcohol ligand and each of R5, to R18 is selected from the group consisting of alkyl-, polyether- and polyester ligands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Huntsman International LLC
    Inventors: Rene Alexander Klein, Christina Marinus, Chris Ian Lindsay, Hendrikus Abbenhuis, Jos Wilting, Gijsbert Gerritsen
  • Patent number: 8791223
    Abstract: Methods of catalyzing chemical reactions are provided. A tri-substituted phosphine having at least one substituent that is an alkyl group is added as a catalyst to reaction mixtures. Reaction mixtures contain uretdiones, anhydrides, or isocyanate functional materials including isocyanurates, in various combinations with hydroxyl, thiol, and/or amine functional materials. Curable compositions comprising these catalysts and reaction mixtures are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Zalich, Mark P. Bowman, Jonathan T. Martz, Stephen John Thomas, Gregory J. McCollum
  • Patent number: 8772405
    Abstract: A polymer polyol (I) is provided that is formed of a polyol (A), polymer particles (B) obtained by polymerization of an ethylenically unsaturated compound (b), and an active-hydrogen-containing compound (d) having an aromatic ring and having a number-average molecular weight of 150 to 2,000, wherein a content of (d) is 1 to 20% on the basis of a weight of (B). The polymer polyol of the present invention contains polymer particles having sufficiently small particle diameters, has a low viscosity, and has excellent handleability. A polyurethane resin obtained by using the polymer polyol of the present invention has excellent mechanical strengths such as elongation at break.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Tsuji, Shigekuni Nakada, Yukiya Kobayashi, Katsuya Uchida
  • Patent number: 8772421
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions that are produced using a mixture from two or more polyols and to a method for producing said compositions. The invention also relates to the use of said compositions as adhesives, sealing compounds, surface-coating agents, fillers or for producing molded parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Thomas Bachon, Andreas Ferencz, Martin Majolo, Jennifer Lambertz, Friedhelm Koepnick
  • Patent number: 8765901
    Abstract: A spandex comprising a polyurethane or polyurethaneurea reaction product of at least one diisocyanate compound and a poly(tetramethylene-co-ethyleneether) glycol comprising constituent units derived by copolymerizing tetrahydrofuran and ethylene oxide wherein the percentage of ethylene ether moieties is from about 16 to about 70 mole percent with at least one chain extender selected from the group consisting of diamines and diols and at least one chain terminator wherein the spandex is spun at a speed in excess of about 750 meters per minute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Invista North America S.ár.l.
    Inventors: Charles F. Palmer, Jr., Gary A. Lodoen
  • Patent number: 8765900
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an aliphatic isocyanate-based moisture-curable resin. The disclosed resin may include an aliphatic isocyanate functional material and an cycloaliphatic isocyanate functional material. The resin may be used to formulate a coating composition that may exhibit no substantial sag when applied at a wet film thickness of at least 6 mils, and no substantial blistering when cured to a dry film thickness of at least 6 mils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
    Inventors: Kurt E. Best, Michael K. Jeffries, Ahren Olson, Carl Angeloff
  • Patent number: 8759467
    Abstract: A process for producing a polyurethane, which comprises using a polyester polyol (a-1), a polyether polyol (b), an isocyanate compound (c) and a chain extender (d) as a raw material to produce a polyurethane, wherein the polyester polyol (a-1) is a polyester polyol (a-1) obtained by forming an ester bond between either a carboxyl group of a polycarboxylic acid (i-1) having a polysiloxane framework and a plurality of carboxyl groups or an ester group of a polycarboxylic acid ester (i-2) having a polysiloxane framework and a plurality of ester groups, and a hydroxyl group of a polyether polyol (ii).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori Taniguchi, Haruhiko Kusaka, Youko Nakagawa, Daisuke Hirooka, Hisashi Nagahama
  • Patent number: 8735526
    Abstract: A method of making a polymer by providing an imine and reacting the imine with a polyisocyanate in the presence of a hydroxyl group. The imine is a polyaldimine, hydroxyaldimine, polyketimine, or hydroxyketimines. The polymer has urea linkages formed from the imine and polyisocyanate and urethane linkages formed from the hydroxyl group and the polyisocyanate. The polymer has at least as many urea linkages as urethane linkages. A polymer having urea units and urethane units having a molar ratio of at least about 2:1. A polymer comprising a urea-urethane repeat unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jozef Verborgt, Arthur Webb
  • Patent number: 8716402
    Abstract: A barrier coating comprising a polyurethane dispersion and an elastomeric material is disclosed. The polyurethane comprises at least 30 weight percent of meta-substituted aromatic material. Methods for improving barrier using the coatings are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventors: Rodger G. Temple, Brian E. Woodworth, Diep Nguyen, Michelle S. Miles, Walter F. Kasper, Dennis L. Faler
  • Patent number: 8716425
    Abstract: A method of improving the mechanical properties of polymers is described. The method involves heat treating the polymer at a temperature below the glass transition temperature in a wet or in a dry environment. Polymer articles capable of moisture uptake in humid environments, as well as polymer articles less susceptible to moisture uptake, have improved mechanical properties, particularly improved stress relaxation behavior and set properties, when treated in accord with the heat treatment method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Bay Materials, LLC
    Inventors: Ray F. Stewart, John G. Lahlouh