Patents Examined by Rip A. Lee
  • Patent number: 10442886
    Abstract: Provided is a mechanochromic resin by which a stress applied to a material can be visualized in real time, and a mechanochromic luminescent material that is used in the synthesis of the mechanochromic resin. Stress can be visualized in real time by means of a mechanochromic luminescent material represented by formula (1) or formula (2) and a mechanochromic resin obtained by crosslinking the mechanochromic luminescent material. [Chemical formula 1] (In the formula, Y1 and Y2 each denote a substituent group that inhibits aggregation of the mechanochromic luminescent material represented by formula (1), and Y1 and Y2 may be same as or different from each other. Z1 and Z2 each denote a polymerizable group, and may be same as or different from each other.) [Chemical formula 2] (In the formula, Y1 and Y2 each denote a substituent group that inhibits aggregation of the mechanochromic luminescent material represented by formula (2), and Y1 and Y2 may be same as or different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yabu, Yuta Saito, Shohei Saito, Shigehiro Yamaguchi, Shunpei Nobusue
  • Patent number: 10442924
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composition comprising: A) a propylene/C4-C10 alpha-olefin interpolymer; (i)) a total unsaturation per mole of propylene from 0.010% to 0.030%, (ii) a density from 0.855 g/cc to 0.890 g/cc, and (iii) a melt viscosity, at 177 C, from 500 cP to 200,000 cP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Allan Walter Mclennaghan, Yi Jin, Jozef Van Dun
  • Patent number: 10428467
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for vacuum forming a meat tray using a slurry. The slurry comprises: a moisture barrier comprising AKD in the range of about 4% by weight; a fiber base comprising bagasse; and an oil barrier comprising a water-based emulsion in the range of about 1.5% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Footprint International, LLC
    Inventors: Yoke Dou Chung, Brandon Michael Moore, Yiyun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10428432
    Abstract: A catalyst layer for an electrochemical device comprises a catalytically active element and an ion conducting polymer. The ion conducting polymer comprises positively charged cyclic amine groups. The ion conducting polymer comprises at least one of an imidazolium, a pyridinium, a pyrazolium, a pyrrolidinium, a pyrrolium, a pyrimidium, a piperidinium, an indolium, a triazinium, and polymers thereof. The catalytically active element comprises at least one of V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Sn, Zr, Nb, Mo, Ru, Rh, Pd, Ag, Cd, Hf, Ta, W, Re, Ir, Pt, Au, Hg, Al, Si, In, Tl, Pb, Bi, Sb, Te, U, Sm, Tb, La, Ce and Nd. In an electrolyzer comprising the present catalyst layer, the feed to the electrolyzer comprises at least one of CO2 and H2O.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Dioxide Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard I. Masel, Zengcai Liu, Robert Kutz, Syed Dawar Sajjad
  • Patent number: 10414887
    Abstract: A catalyst system including the reaction product of a fluorided support (such as a fluorided silica support) that preferably has not been calcined at a temperature of 400° C. or more, an activator and at least a first transition metal catalyst compound; methods of making such catalyst systems, polymerization processes using such catalyst systems and polymers made therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Xuan Ye, Matthew W. Holtcamp, Gregory S. Day, Matthew S. Bedoya, David F. Sanders, Laughlin G. McCullough
  • Patent number: 10414132
    Abstract: An elastomeric laminate is provided. The elastomeric laminate comprises a layer A consisting of a diene rubber composition, a layer B comprising a highly unsaturated diene elastomer B, n layers Ci arranged between the layer A and the layer B, n being an integer ?2, i being an integer ranging from 1 to n, the layer C1 being arranged between the layer A and the layer C2, the layer Cn being arranged between the layer B and the layer Cn?1, the layer Ci being arranged between the layer Ci?1 and the layer Ci+1 for values of i ranging from 2 to n?1 when n>2. Such a laminate has good resistance to separation of the layers which constitute it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN, MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A.
    Inventors: José-Carlos Araujo Da Silva, Xavier Deparis, Baptiste Foglieni
  • Patent number: 10414837
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a copolymer of ethylene and a polar group-containing olefin using as a catalyst a metal complex of group 10 elements having a structure represented by formula (C4) and (C5) (in the formula, “Men” represents a menthyl group and “Me” represents a methyl group). The method of the present invention makes it possible to produce a polar group-containing olefin polymer available for various applications, as being a high molecular weight body, which has been difficult to produce, and to produce the polymer in a molecular weight range such that the polymer has good moldability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, SHOWA DENKO K.K., JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyoko Nozaki, Shingo Ito, Yusuke Ota, Yoshikuni Okumura, Junichi Kuroda, Masafumi Koyano, Minoru Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10414901
    Abstract: Novel rubbers are provided which are stabilized by a specific combination of at least three different anti ageing compounds. Said rubbers dispose of an increase storage stability as well as an improved colour stability over the short term as well as over the long term. The invention also relates a process for producing said novel rubbers, vulcanizable mixtures based thereon, a process for producing vulcanizates from those mixtures and the vulcanizates obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: ARLANXEO DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, AQUASPERSIONS LTD
    Inventors: Sven Brandau, Andreas Kaiser, Bjorn Loges, Robert Staeber, Alan Bewsher, Paul Smith
  • Patent number: 10407576
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to water repellent coating compositions, kits and methods of applying the same, for use as fireproofing materials. The water repellent spray applied fire resistant material contains an latex polymer(s), such as a vinyl acetate/ethylene copolymer, a silicone, such as methoxy-functional polysiloxane, or both to reduce or eliminate the effect of water damage to the SFRM and underlying substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: United States Mineral Products Company
    Inventor: Qinghua Li
  • Patent number: 10400050
    Abstract: Metal-containing polymeric materials and metal complex-containing polymeric materials are provided. The polymeric materials are divinylbenzene/maleic anhydride polymers, partially hydrolyzed divinylbenzene/maleic anhydride polymers, or fully hydrolyzed divinylbenzene/maleic anhydride polymers. Additionally, methods of making the metal-containing polymeric materials, methods of using the metal-containing polymeric materials to capture volatile, basic, nitrogen-containing compounds, and methods of using a zinc-containing polymeric material to detect the presence of water vapor are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael S. Wendland, Michael W. Kobe, Duane D. Fansler
  • Patent number: 10392517
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a curable antistatic primer composition, comprising: (d) at least one polyalkylene oxide polymer; (e) at least a Lithium salt; (f) at least an amorphizer selected from at least a dendritic polymer. The present invention also relates to an optical article having at least one surface comprising an antistatic primer coating obtained by depositing on a substrate and curing said composition, and its production method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Richard Liu, Hui Yu, Bastien Feret
  • Patent number: 10385198
    Abstract: Provided herein are metallocene-catalyzed polymer compositions that exhibit advantageous rheological properties, at least some of which are consistent with long-chain branching, as well as polymerization processes suitable for forming such polymer compositions. The polymer compositions may have both LCB index measured at 125° C. of less than 5; and phase angle ? at complex shear modulus G*=100,000 Pa of less than about 54.5°, as determined at 125° C. The polymer compositions of particular embodiments are reactor blends, preferably of ethylene copolymers (e.g., ethylene-propylene (EP) copolymers and/or ethylene-propylene-diene (EPDM) terpolymers). The reactor blend may include first and second copolymer components, which may differ in monomer content and weight-average molecular weight (Mw).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Jo Ann M. Canich, Rainer Kolb, Periagaram S. Ravishankar, Phillip T. Matsunaga, Peijun Jiang, Rhutesh K. Shah, Narayanaswami Dharmarajan
  • Patent number: 10377894
    Abstract: The present application relates to a block copolymer and its use. The present application can provides a block copolymer that has an excellent self assembling property or phase separation property and therefore can be used in various applications and its use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong Kyu Lee, Je Gwon Lee, In Young Song, Sung Joon Oh, Yeon Joo Kang, Sung Soo Yoon, Jung Keun Kim
  • Patent number: 10377069
    Abstract: An injection molded part for a motor vehicle includes a film having a scratch-resistant layer, a plastic substrate molded to the film, wherein the plastic substrate is at least partially transparent or translucent, and a scratch-resistant coating molded to the plastic substrate on a side opposite the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: DURA OPERATING, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Sharron, Christopher Stvartak
  • Patent number: 10377839
    Abstract: Solid adducts comprising MgCl2, ethanol and water characterized in that the amount of ethanol ranges from 50% to less than 57% by weight, the amount of water is ranges from 0.5 to 5% by weight, the ethanol/water weight ratio is lower than 60 and the porosity determined with Hg method due to pores with radius up to 1 ?m and expressed in cm3/g, is lower than 0.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Daniele Evangelisti, Fabiana Fantinel, Benedetta Gaddi, Diego Brita, Gianni Collina
  • Patent number: 10377891
    Abstract: Resin compositions, layers, and interlayers comprising two or more poly(vinyl acetal) resins and at least one blending agent or haze reducing agent are provided. Such compositions, layers, and interlayers exhibit enhanced optical properties while retaining other properties, such as impact resistance and acoustic performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Wenjie Chen, John Joseph D'Errico, Jun Lu
  • Patent number: 10377836
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel Group 4 transition metal compound, a method for preparing the compound, a catalyst composition comprising the compound, and a method for preparing a polyolefin comprising performing a polymerization reaction of olefin monomers, in the presence of the catalyst composition. Since the Group 4 transition metal compound of the present invention exhibits an excellent catalytic activity in polyolefin synthesis reactions, as well as having excellent thermal stability, it can be used for polyolefin synthesis reactions at high temperatures, and by changing the type of a central metal and ligand, the weight average molecular weight of synthesized polyolefins and the octene content in the polymer can be controlled. Therefore, it can be effectively used in polyolefin synthesis processes in which grades are controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: HANWHA CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ui Gab Joung, Kil Sagong, Sung Hae Jun, Dong Ok Kim, Hye Ran Park, In Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 10370322
    Abstract: Addition-fragmentation agents of the formula are disclosed: wherein R1, R2 and R3 are each independently Z-Q-, a (hetero)alkyl group or a (hetero)aryl group with the proviso that at least one of R1, R2 and R3 is Zm-Q-, Q is a linking group have a valence of m+1; Z is an ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable group, m is 1 to 6; each X1 is independently —O— or —NR4—, where R4 is H or C1-C4 alkyl, and n is 0 or 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Guy D. Joly, Larry R. Krepski, Ann R. Fornof, Serkan Yurt, Babu N. Gaddam, Ahmed S. Abuelyaman
  • Patent number: 10370462
    Abstract: The invention mainly pertains to a method for heat treating a composition [composition (C)] which contains at least one melt-processible perfluoropolymer [polymer (F)] formed of tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) copolymer with one or more perfluorinated comonomers [comonomer (F)] containing at least one unsaturation of ethylene type in amounts from 0.5% to 13% by weight, preferably from 0.6% to 11% by weight, and more preferably from 0.8% to 9% by weight; said polymer (F) possessing reactive end groups comprising at least one of the group consisting of hydrogen atoms, oxygen atoms and ethylenically unsaturated double bonds in an amount of at least 4.5 mmol/kg, the process comprising at least the step of heat-treating the composition (C) at a temperature of at least 260° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Pasqua Colaianna, Valeriy Kapelyushko, Mattia Bassi, Marco Mirenda, Vincenzo Arcella
  • Patent number: 10364309
    Abstract: A supported polymerisation catalyst system comprises: (a) a polymerisation catalyst, (b) a cocatalyst, and (c) a porous support, and is characterised in that the porous support has been pretreated with (i) a chemical dehydration agent and (ii) a hydroxy compound wherein the hydroxy compound is not a cocatalyst or component thereof. The preferred polymerisation catalyst is a transition metal compound for example a metallocene and by use of the supported catalyst systems improved activity may be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: INEOS SALES (UK) LIMITED
    Inventor: Sergio Mastroianni