Patents Examined by Rabon Sergent
  • Patent number: 10081701
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention relates to a composition, which is a composition for a magnetic recording medium and comprises an isocyanate compound in the form of an adduct of a polyhydroxyl compound having one or more aromatic carbon rings and three or more hydroxyl groups per molecule with a polyisocyanate having two or more isocyanate groups per molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihide Aoshima, Kazutoshi Katayama
  • Patent number: 10071959
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a polythiol compound having a total nitrogen content of 50 to 600 ppm inclusive can be provided. According to the present invention, a method for producing the polythiol compound can also be provided, said method being characterized by comprising the steps of: reacting a polyalcohol with thiourea to prepare a thiuronium salt; and adding at least one base selected from the group consisting of hydrazine (hydrate), ammonia and an amine and an inorganic base (that is different from hydrazine (hydrate) or ammonia) to the thiuronium salt in the presence of an organic solvent to hydrolyze the thiuronium salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Nishimori, Teruo Kamura, Hiroshi Horikoshi
  • Patent number: 10065940
    Abstract: According to the present invention, it is possible to provide an optical material composition that contains an episulfide compound represented by formula (1) and an episulfide compound represented by formula (2). According to this optical material composition, it is possible to suppress a reduction in the yield rate caused by molding defects, and possible to obtain an optical material having excellent dyeability. (In formula (1), m and p are each an integer between 0 and 4, and n and q are each an integer between 0 and 2.) (In formula (2), m is an integer between 0 and 4 and n is an integer between 0 and 2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Nishimori, Teruo Kamura, Hiroshi Horikoshi
  • Patent number: 10059863
    Abstract: A two-component polyurethane adhesive is described having high strength and extensibility, wherein the mechanical properties are only slightly dependent on the temperature. The polyurethane adhesive can be suitable as a structural adhesive. The adhesive can include a triol, a diol, a polyamine, a polyisocyanate, and a polyurethane polymer having isocayanate groups in certain ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Wolfgang Roock, Steffen Kelch, Florian Ittrich, Martin Linnenbrink
  • Patent number: 10053533
    Abstract: There is provided an oligomeric polyol composition having (a) an oligomeric network containing residues of at least one polyhydroxylated aromatic compound and residues of at least one polyol having at least three hydroxyl groups; and (b) a plurality of peripheral groups having one or more pendant hydroxyl groups bound to the oligomeric network by a plurality of linking units. The residues of the polyol may optionally contain one or more oxygen ether groups, one or more amino ether groups, or both one or more oxygen ether groups and one or more amino ether groups. Reaction of the oligomeric polyols with isocyanate monomers affords a new class of polyurethanes having superior heat and water resistance. The new polyurethanes exhibit lower peak exotherms, typically less than 250° F. during in-mold polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Presidium USA, Inc.
    Inventors: James Henry Blumsom, Andrew John Tennant, James A. Cella, David Goldwasser, Daniel J. Brunelle, Stephen Burks, Richard Heggs
  • Patent number: 10047054
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of 4,4?-methylenebis(phenylisocyanate) dimer (MDI dimer) which is distinguished by an MDI dimer being obtained which is present in high purity. The MDI dimer which is produced according to the method according to the invention is distinguished by being essentially free of MDI and also urea derivatives. Furthermore, the invention relates to a corresponding MDI dimer and also the use thereof as crosslinker for polyurethanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: EMS-PATENT AG
    Inventor: Andreas Kaplan
  • Patent number: 10040880
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an article consisting of or comprising a bidirectional shape-memory polymer (bSMP), the bSMP comprising: first phase-segregated domains (AD) having a first transition temperature (Tt,AD) corresponding to a crystallization transition or glass transition of the first domains (AD), second phase-segregated domains (SD) having a second transition temperature (Tt,AD) corresponding to a crystallization transition or glass transition of the second domains (SD), the second transition temperature (Tt,SD) being higher than the first transition temperature (Tt,AD), and covalent or physical bonds cross-linking the polymer chains of the bSMP, and in this way interconnecting the first and second domains (AD, SD), wherein the second phase-separated domains (SD) form a skeleton which is at least partially embedded in the first phase-segregated domains (AD), and wherein polymer chain segments of the bSMP forming the first domains (AD) are substantially orientated in a common direction, such tha
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Zentrum fuer Material -und Kuestenforschung GmbH
    Inventors: Marc Behl, Karl Kratz, Ulrich Noechel, Tilman Sauter, Joerg Zotzmann, Srinivasa Reddy Chaganti, Andreas Lendlein
  • Patent number: 10040895
    Abstract: A novel activator composition having good storage stability and capable of providing a long open time and good adhesion performance in combination with an adhesive, an adhesive system comprising the composition, and a method of bonding substrates together using the activator composition or the adhesive system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Schmatloch, Gunter G. Santoro
  • Patent number: 10035871
    Abstract: Among other things, the present disclosure provides compositions and methods for an elastomeric cross-linked polyester material. Such an elastomeric cross-linked polyester material, in some embodiments, comprises a plurality of polymeric units of the general formula (-A-B—)p, wherein p is an integer greater than 1; and a plurality of urethane cross-links each of which covalently links two polymeric units to one another, which two linked polymeric unit each had at least one free hydroxyl or amino group prior to formation of the crosslink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc., Biocant-Center of Innovation and Biotechnology
    Inventors: Robert S. Langer, Jeffrey M. Karp, Maria Jose Maio Nunes-Pereira, Ben Ouyang, Lino Da Silva Ferreira, Debanjan Sarkar
  • Patent number: 10030334
    Abstract: A fluorinated compound comprising: (i) a fluorochemical oligomeric portion comprising an aliphatic backbone comprising polymerized (meth)acrylate monomeric units, each having a perfluorinated terminal C4-C6 aliphatic group, and an organic residue obtained by removing a hydrogen atom from a functionalized chain transfer agent, wherein: the polymerized (meth)acrylate units are present in a molar ratio of at least 6:1 relative to the functionalized chain transfer agent; and the (meth)acrylate units comprise 0-30 mole-% acrylate units and 70-100 mole-% methacrylate units; (ii) a fluorine-free hydrocarbon moiety; (iii) a di-, tri-, or polymeric isocyanate-derived linking group; and (iv) a group that imparts a durable property when the compound is applied to a fibrous substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Dirk M. Coppens, Rudolph J. Dams, Chetan P. Jariwala
  • Patent number: 10012773
    Abstract: Provided is a method of preparing a transparent, non-elastomeric optical article including (1) combining to form a reaction mixture free of urethanation catalysts (a) a polyisocyanate component; and (b) an active hydrogen component of polyol and/or polythiol, and at least one compound containing both amine and hydroxyl functional groups; (2) allowing the polyisocyanate component to react with amine functional groups in the active hydrogen component to form an intermediate product including a polyurea prepolymer having hydroxyl functional groups in admixture with the polyol and/or polythiol and, optionally, the compound containing both amine and hydroxyl functional groups; (3) mixing the intermediate product with additional polyisocyanates and optionally a urethanation catalyst to form a second reaction mixture; (4) introducing the second reaction mixture to a mold to form a thermoset polymerizate; and (5) releasing the polymerizate from the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Nina Vassileva Bojkova, Marvin Jerome Graham, Matthew J. Kryger, Federico Menta
  • Patent number: 9994516
    Abstract: Novel urethane-acrylate (UAC) Star monomers and polyurethane-acrylate (PUAC) aerogel polymers derived therefrom are described herein, along with other novel, related monomers and polymers. Also described herein are processes for preparing the UAC Star monomers, the PUAC aerogel polymers, and the other related monomers and polymers. The PUAC and related polymers herein are useful in various applications including in structural and thermal insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: The Curators of The University of Missouri
    Inventors: Nicholas Leventis, Chariklia Sotiriou-Leventis, Abhishek Bang
  • Patent number: 9988484
    Abstract: A reaction system for forming polyurethane elastomers includes a cardanol modified epoxy polyol. In particular, the reaction system has an isocyanate-reactive component that includes the cardanol-modified epoxy polyol and an isocyanate component that includes at least one polyisocyanate. The cardanol-modified epoxy polyol is a reaction product of an epoxy component and an epoxy-reactive component at a ratio of epoxy groups to epoxy reactive groups from 1:1 to 1:5, and the epoxy-reactive component includes a cashew nutshell liquid having a cardanol content of at least 85 wt %, based on a total weight of the cashew nutshell liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventors: Wei Li, Yi Zhang, Jiang Li
  • Patent number: 9988564
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to curable precursor compositions for a polyurethane adhesive. In one exemplary embodiment, the composition includes (a) an isocyanate component comprising one or more isocyanates and (b) an isocyanate-reactive component comprising (bi) one or more triols selected from polyether triols, polyester triols, polyether-polyester triols and combinations thereof; (bii) one or more tetrols, selected from polyether polyols, polyester polyols, polyether-polyester polyols; and wherein the composition further comprises a catalyst system capable of catalyzing the formation of polyurethanes wherein the curing catalyst system contains a combination of bismuth, zinc and zirconium salts. Also provided are polyurethane-based adhesives, methods of bonding components with the adhesives and articles containing components bonded by the adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Gabi Cantea
  • Patent number: 9988485
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for preparing radiation-curing allophanates having residual monomer contents of less than 0.5% by weight and an NCO content of less than 1% by weight, wherein (A) compounds containing isocyanate groups, (B) hydroxy-functional compounds which contain groups which react, with polymerization, with ethylenically unsaturated compounds on exposure to actinic radiation (radiation-curing groups) and (C) optionally further compounds containing NCO-reactive groups, also optionally in the presence of a catalyst, are used to form NCO-group-containing urethanes having radiation-curing groups, which are subsequently reacted, without further addition of compounds containing isocyanate groups, in the presence of an allophanatization catalyst, the ratio of NCO groups of the compounds from A) to the OH groups of the compounds from B) and, where used, C) being 1.45:1.0 to 1.1:1.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Ludewig, Jan Weikard
  • Patent number: 9977161
    Abstract: A curable composition which provides a coating layer having high adhesion to a substrate and a hard coat layer and extremely excellent photochromic properties such as high color development intensity, high fading speed and excellent durability. This composition comprises (1) 100 parts by weight of radically polymerizable monomers including a silyl monomer such as ?-methacryloyloxypropyl trimethoxysilane and/or an isocyanate monomer such as 2-isocyanatoethoxy methacrylate, (2) 0.01 to 20 parts by weight of an amine compound and (3) 0.01 to 20 parts by weight of a photochromic compound. A photochromic optical material having excellent adhesion between a photochromic coating layer and a resin substrate and obtained by using this composition as a coating material and a process for producing the photochromic optical material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventors: Junji Momoda, Katsuhiro Mori
  • Patent number: 9969675
    Abstract: A method for producing trans-bis(aminomethyl)cyclohexane includes a trans-isomerization step in which cis-dicyanocyclohexane is isomerized into trans-dicyanocyclohexane by heating dicyanocyclohexane containing cis-dicyanocyclohexane in the presence of a tar component produced by distillation of dicyanocyclohexane; and an aminomethylation step in which trans-dicyanocyclohexane produced by the trans-isomerization step is allowed to contact with hydrogen to produce trans-bis(aminomethyl)cyclohexane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventors: Takeshi Fukuda, Kazuhiro Kosumi, Jun Takahashi, Keita Takuno, Ryo Shinagawa, Masashi Shimamoto, Gran Martinez Alejandro, Satoshi Yamasaki, Goro Kuwamura
  • Patent number: 9963537
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a biomass-resource-derived polyurethane, which comprises: reacting a dicarboxylic acid and an aliphatic diol to produce a polyester polyol; and reacting the polyester polyol and a polyisocyanate compound, wherein the dicarboxylic acid contains at least one component derived from biomass resources, a content of an organic acid in the dicarboxylic acid is more than 0 ppm and not more than 1,000 ppm relative to the dicarboxylic acid, and a pKa value of the organic acid at 25° C. is not more than 3.7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventors: Teruhiko Ohara, Naoki Suzuki, Yasuko Nakajima, Hiroto Itou, Takayuki Aoshima, Naoki Sugai, Takanao Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9957346
    Abstract: A polyurea or polyurea-urethane elastomer comprises a soft polymer segment and a hard polymer segment, wherein the hard polymer segment includes polyurea groups in combination with H-bond accepting chain extenders (HACEs) to reduce the flow temperature (Tflow) while maintaining the excellent mechanical properties such that the resulting polyurea elatomer is rendered melt-processable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Joseph Kennedy, Jungmee Kang, Gabor Erdodi
  • Patent number: 9951171
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyester polyols made from aromatic polyacid sources such as thermoplastic polyesters. The polyols can be made by heating a thermoplastic polyester such as virgin polyethylene terephthalate, recycled polyethylene terephthalate, or mixtures thereof, with a glycol to give a digested intermediate which is then reacted with a digestible polymer, which can be obtained from various recycle waste streams. The polyester polyols comprise a glycol-digested polyacid source and a further digestible polymer. The polyester polyols provide a sustainable alternative to petrochemical or biochemical based polyester polyols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Resinate Materials Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Tabor, Eric David Vrabel, Matthew J Beatty, Gary E. Spilman, Kevin Anthony Rogers, Michael Robert Christy, Matthew Thomas Brown, Jack Rogers Kovsky, Woo-Sung Bae, Shakti L Mukerjee