Patents Examined by Richard A Huhn
  • Patent number: 10472563
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for making polymerizable monomer compositions comprising purifying a (b) monomer mixture of (i) one or more monomers having at least two polymerizable vinyl groups and (ii) one or more monomers having a single polymerizable vinyl group as part of a (meth)acrylate ester group by any one or more of treating the monomer mixture in an activated porous alumina or silica column, sieve drying the monomer mixture in a vacuum followed by drying over dried molecular sieves having average pore sizes of from 2 to 20 Angstroms, freeze-pump-thaw (FPT) treating by freezing the monomer mixture in a vessel or container to a temperature below ?75° C., degassing the monomer mixture by application of vacuum in the range of 102 to 10?2 Pa, sealing the vessel or container under vacuum, and thawing the composition to room temperature; and, combining in an inert gas atmosphere the resulting monomer mixture (b) with a composition (a) of quantum dots in dry form or organic solvent solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Liang Chen, Leslie E. O'Leary, Zhifeng Bai, Yuming Lai, Jake Joo
  • Patent number: 10472434
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a stereoregular functionalized elastomer represented by poly(M1 co M2), wherein the functionalized elastomer comprises a microstructure selected from the group consisting of microstructures having at least 90 percent by weight of monomer residues in trans 1,4-configuration, and microstructures having at least 80 percent by weight of monomer residues in cis 1,4-configuration; wherein M1 is selected from the group consisting of isoprene and 1,3-butadiene; and M2 is of formula 4 wherein R6 is a covalent bond, phenylene, a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or a combination of one or more phenylene groups and one or more linear or branched alkane diyl groups containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; R7 is hydrogen or a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; X1 is selected from formulas 5 and 6 wherein R8 and R9 are independently trialkylsilyl, phenyl or a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Stefan Mecking, Margaret Flook Vielhaber, Hannes Leicht, Julia Bauer, Inigo Gottker genannt Schnetmann
  • Patent number: 10465066
    Abstract: A polypropylene composite resin composition and an automotive interior part molded using the polypropylene composite resin composition are provided herein. The polypropylene composite resin composition contains: (a) an easily injection moldable polypropylene polymer, (b) a thermoplastic elastomer for improving impact resistance, (c) a platy inorganic filler surface-treated with an organosilane having affinity for a phytoncide, (d) a phytoncide having deodorizing capability and aromaticity, (e) a processing oil preventing pyrolysis of the phytoncide, and (f) a surfactant for improving the compatibility between the base resin and the phytoncide at specific compositional ratios. The automotive interior part molded using the polypropylene composite resin composition disclosed herein provides a pleasant environment for drivers by removing the offensive odor from volatile organic compounds (VOCs), etc. and maintaining the intrinsic scent of the phytoncide for a long time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, GS Caltex
    Inventors: Han Ki Lee, Mun Gyu Bak, Cheol Hee Park, Seung Hyun Lee, Jae Min Kim
  • Patent number: 10434822
    Abstract: Provided is a pneumatic tire having excellent wet grip performance. The present invention relates to a pneumatic tire including a tread formed from a rubber composition, the rubber composition having a tan ? and an E*, which at 0° C. satisfy the following relationship: tan ?/E*0.3?0.18.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Natsuki Maekawa
  • Patent number: 10435489
    Abstract: Ethylene-based polymer is made by a process comprising polymerizing a reaction mixture comprising ethylene and at least one chain transfer agent system; wherein the polymerization takes place in the presence of at least one free-radical initiator; and wherein the polymerization takes place in a reactor configuration comprising at least one tubular reactor with at least three reaction zones; and wherein at least two reaction zones receive an ethylene feed; and wherein the degree of polymerization in the first reaction zone is less than, or equal to, (5/LCBf)*3150; and wherein the ethylene-based polymer formed by the process comprises the following properties: (A) LCBf?(4.7+0.5*log(I2)); and (B) I2 from 0.2 to 25 dg/min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Otto Berbee, Stefan Hinrichs, Nhi Dang, Juergen Siebdrat, Cornelis F. J. Den Doelder
  • Patent number: 10428211
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a fluoropolymer composition including at least a vinylidene fluoride (VDF) homopolymer, a VDF semi-crystalline copolymer, and a polyethylene additive, which is suitable for the manufacture of parts of mobile electronic devices, to a method for the manufacture of said parts, and to a method of manufacturing a mobile electronic device using said parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Julio A. Abusleme, Ségolène Brusseau, Geert J. Verfaillie, Giulio Brinati
  • Patent number: 10428251
    Abstract: Two-component polyurethane adhesives include a polyol component and a polyisocyanate component. The polyol component includes a polyether polyol and an aliphatic diol chain extender. The polyisocyanate component includes an isocyanate prepolymer made by reacting an aromatic polyisocyanate with a poly(butylene oxide) polyol. When cured, the adhesive is highly resistant to heat and humidity, and exhibits an unexpectedly high modulus and tensile strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Schmatloch, Ilona Caderas
  • Patent number: 10428215
    Abstract: A resin composition for intake hoses is provided. The resin composition includes a predetermined amount of polyester elastomer incorporated into a polyamide resin and a polypropylene resin and further includes an antioxidant, a heat stabilizer, a lubricant and a master batch if necessary, thereby exhibiting excellent durability, heat resistance, elongation, mechanical rigidity, pressure resistance and cold resistance, and reducing weight and production costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Young Hak Jang, Joon Chul Park, Jae Hyeon Jung, Hyeon Gyun Ahn, Sung Hwan Ji, Deok Ki Kim, Chung Han Kim, Hee Sok Chang
  • Patent number: 10414898
    Abstract: An additive composition comprises a plurality of granules. The granules comprise a polymer additive selected from the group consisting of clarifying agents, nucleating agents, and mixtures thereof. About 75 wt. % or more of the granules present in the additive composition have a particle size of about 0.5 mm to about 2.8 mm, and the granules have a particle hardness of less than 50 cN. A method for producing a polymer composition utilizes the above-described additive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Thomas A. Canada, K. David Lake, Jr., Keith A. Keller, Steven D. Huntley
  • Patent number: 10407560
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plasticizer composition, a resin composition, and methods for preparing the same. The present invention can provide: a plasticizer capable of improving properties, such as plasticization efficiency, transitivity, tensile strength, elongation, and tension/elongation retention, required when a resin composition is used as a plasticizer by improving poor properties caused due to structural limitations; and a resin composition containing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Kyu Kim, Mi Yeon Lee, Yun Ki Cho, Jeong Ju Moon, Joo Ho Kim, Seok Ho Jeong
  • Patent number: 10399900
    Abstract: A powder adhesive composition having cement, a dispersible polymer powder; and at least 10% volume of the powder adhesive is an expanded perlite. The cement is at a ratio of between 600-1000% of the mass of the expanded perlite. The powder adhesive composition is an adhesive, and the adhesion strength of the adhesive, is over 0.4 MPa, after 28 days, and after water immersion for at least 20 days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Shahal Building Materials Ltd.
    Inventor: David Bar Moav
  • Patent number: 10392490
    Abstract: Embodiments of this invention relate to a composition composed of at least (A) a propylene-based polymer, and (B) a filler dispersed within the propylene-based polymer, which can be used as a wear layer on a resilient flooring or other substrate, among other uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Xiaosong Wu, Ron Weeks, Rennisha Wickham
  • Patent number: 10377889
    Abstract: A thermoplastic elastomer composition obtained by dynamically crosslinking an ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polymer copolymer (A), a polyolefin resin (B), a softener (C) in an amount of 1 to 200 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the total of the copolymer (A) and the resin (B), and a crosslinking agent (D) by the use of a batch mixer under the conditions satisfying the requirements (1) to (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Hayato Kurita, Kazuyoshi Kaneko, Masahiro Enna, Tatsuya Enomoto, Hideki Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10377887
    Abstract: A polyethylene blend comprises a nucleated polyethylene homopolymer composition and an un-nucleated or nucleated bimodal polyethylene copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventor: XiaoChuan Wang
  • Patent number: 10370560
    Abstract: VOC-compliant aqueous polyurethane floor coating compositions and components are provided. Embodiments include at least one organic solvent having a vapor pressure of less than 0.1 mm Hg under ambient conditions and a viscosity of less than 60 cps for at least three hours after being formed. The coating compositions exhibit application characteristics of acrylic floor coatings and durability characteristics of polyurethane floor coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Minyu Li, Catherine Hanson, Robert D. P. Hei, Mark D. Levitt, Lauren K. Carlson, Nathan D. Peitersen, Anita Thomasser
  • Patent number: 10370523
    Abstract: Curable compositions are prepared using polyisocyanates, hydrophobic hydroxyl-terminated polymers (such as hydroxyl-terminated polyfarnesenes and hydroxyl-terminated polydienes) and organically-modified nanoclays, optionally in combination with chain extenders and/or urethane catalysts. When cured, the compositions yield polyurethane-based sealants useful in insulating glass units which have improved (lowered) moisture vapor transmission rate values as a consequence of the inclusion of the organically-modified nanoclays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Chao, Taejun Yoo, Nan Tian
  • Patent number: 10364333
    Abstract: Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) exhibit high electrical and thermal conductivity and good mechanical properties, making them suitable fillers for composites. Their effectiveness as a filler is affected by their state of aggregation. Novel ordered helical wrapping of poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) has been achieved on single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). This carbon nanotube composite not only thwarts CNT aggregation, but also may be successfully leveraged for applications such as electrical energy storage and mechanical reinforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Amir Ahmad Bakhtiary Davijani, Satish Kumar
  • Patent number: 10351635
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a terminal modified and conjugated diene-based polymer rubber composition including a terminal modified and conjugated diene-based polymer which is characterized in that an aminosilane-based terminal modifier represented by Formula 1 or Formula 2 is combined at the terminal of a conjugated diene-based polymer, and a method for preparing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Ho Choi, Min-Soo Kim, Cheol-Jae Kim, Zeong-Back Kim, Ji-Eun Kim, Won-Mun Choi, Dae-June Joe
  • Patent number: 10351666
    Abstract: A catalytic composition for preparing a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin is provided. The catalytic composition comprises a polycondensation catalyst and cesium tungsten oxide (CsxWO3-yCly), and 0<x?1 and 0?y?0.5. A PET resin prepared by the catalytic composition above is also provided. The PET resin comprises 2-80 ppm of cesium tungsten oxide. This catalytic composition can solve the problems of slow solid-state polymerization rate of the PET preparation and thus the long preparation time, as well as yellowing. Moreover, the PET resin can absorb infrared radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: Almighty Green Material Inc., Chung How Paint Factory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Ting Wang, Sung-Jeng Jong, Pao-Tang Chung
  • Patent number: 10344146
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for making a silica masterbatch that contains hydrophobated silica, solution-made rubber and emulsion-made rubber. Hydrophobated silica is mixed into a latex emulsion. Solution-rubber crumb in an aqueous suspension is mixed into the latex emulsion, which is coagulated, and a crumb is recovered, further homogenized, dried and baled to yield the silica masterbatch. A well-dispersed mixture of hydrophobated silica and emulsion-made rubber is added into a steam distillation step of a solution-rubber process from which a silica masterbatch is recovered. The emulsion-made rubber can be omitted to make a silica masterbatch of solution rubber and silica without emulsion rubber. The silica masterbatch has physical properties similar to those found in a comparable dry-mixed composition, but the silica masterbatch can be incorporated more easily and less expensively into tires and other rubber products than the dry-mixed composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Industrias Negromex, S.A. de C.V.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hardiman, Xuan Fu, Robert J. Scribner, Julian Maldonado Valenzuela