Patents Examined by Robert D. Harlan
  • Patent number: 11066557
    Abstract: Disclosed are copolymers comprising a modified protein first monomer, a surfactant, and a second monomer. Methods of making copolymers comprising a modified protein first monomer, a surfactant, and a second monomer are described. Also disclosed are articles comprising the copolymers. Disclosed are blends comprising a protein, a surfactant, and a second monomer. Methods of making blends comprising a protein, a surfactant, and a second monomer are described. Also disclosed are articles comprising the blends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Bradley David Olsen, Wui Yarn Chan
  • Patent number: 11066496
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a super absorbent polymer and a method for preparing the same. According to the method for preparing a super absorbent polymer of the present invention, the super absorbent polymer +having improved absorption capacity and permeability can be prepared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Jung Min Sohn, Hyemin Lee, Chang Sun Han
  • Patent number: 11059963
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method to reduce or prevent agglomeration of polyisobutylene particles in aqueous media by LCST compounds and highly pure isobutylenes obtained thereby. The invention further relates to polyisobutylene products comprising the same or derived therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SOUTH EAST ASIA PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: David Thompson, Clinton Lund
  • Patent number: 11054747
    Abstract: Provided are a random copolymer for forming a neutral layer promoting directed self-assembly pattern formation, a laminate for forming a pattern including the same, and a method for forming a high-quality pattern using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SK Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nam Kyu Lee, Sun Young Kim, Kwang Kuk Lee, Jin Su Ham
  • Patent number: 11046799
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hydrogenated nitrile-butadiene-PEG acrylate copolymers, to the preparation thereof, to vulcanizable mixtures comprising hydrogenated nitrile-butadiene-PEG acrylate copolymers and the preparation thereof, and vulcanizates based on hydrogenated nitrile-butadiene-PEG acrylate copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ARLANXEO DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Hiyam Salem, Susanna Lieber, Sarah David, Karola Schneiders
  • Patent number: 11046057
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and techniques for manufacturing articles containing cellulosic material, a tackifier, and a binder, and related processes of making and using the cellulosic articles. In particularly exemplary embodiments, the manufactured articles are door skins, sometimes known as door facings, and doors made from the door skins. The article contains a lipophilic cellulosic material, a tackifier, and a binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Mohamad Reza Barzegari, James P. Pfau, Bei-Hong Liang
  • Patent number: 11046863
    Abstract: The invention relates to process for preparing a flame resistant and/or flame retardant polymer, comprising reacting an acrylonitrile polymer with an organic diamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: METIS TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD
    Inventors: Gavin Collis, Ilias Louis Kyratzis, James Mardel, Genelle Coghlan, Michael Gerakios
  • Patent number: 11041071
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides nanostructure compositions and methods of producing nanostructure compositions. The nanostructure compositions comprise at least one population of nanostructures, at least one poly(alkylene oxide) ligand bound to the surface of the nanostructures, and optionally at least one organic resin. The present disclosure also provides nanostructure films comprising a nanostructure layer and methods of making nanostructure films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Nanosys, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravisubhash Tangirala, Shihai Kan, Jay Yamanaga, Charles Hotz, Donald Zehnder
  • Patent number: 11034137
    Abstract: Provided is an interlayer film for laminated glass having high Young's modulus, high flexural rigidity, and high sound insulating property. An interlayer film for laminated glass according to the present invention has a one-layer or two or more-layer structure, and includes a first layer including an ionomer resin containing polyvinyl acetal into which an acid group is introduced, or containing a (meth)acrylic resin into which an acid group is introduced, and the ionomer resin has a content of the acid group of 1.5% by mole or more and 10% by mole or less, the ionomer resin has a degree of neutralization of 10% or more and 90% or less, and the first layer has a glass transition point within a temperature range between ?20° C. and 0° C. inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaoru Shindo, Yasuharu Nagai, Yuji Tanikawa
  • Patent number: 11021594
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing wet rubber masterbatch obtained from raw materials in the form of at least filler, dispersion solvent, and rubber latex solution, includes an operation in which the rubber latex solution is mixed and coagulated with a slurry solution containing the filler and the dispersion solvent to manufacture a filler-containing rubber coagulum; and a heating operation in which a single-screw extruder is used to carry out dewatering, drying, and plasticization of the filler-containing rubber coagulum in a single operation. The method satisfies conditions: 0.02?C/(A×B)?0.15, where A indicates, for a portion of the screw which is located at the dewatering portion, the pitch volume (mm3), B indicates rotational speed (rpm) of the screw, and C indicates feed volume per minute (mm3/min) of the filler-containing rubber coagulum which is fed into the single-screw extruder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: TOYO TIRE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Nomura
  • Patent number: 11021596
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hydrogenated nitrile-diene-carboxylic ester copolymers, to the production thereof, to vulcanizable mixtures containing hydrogenated nitrile-diene-carboxylic ester copolymers and the production thereof, and also to vulcanizates based on hydrogenated nitrile-diene-carboxylic ester copolymers and to the use thereof in belts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: ARLANXEO DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Hiyam Salem, Karola Schneiders, Susanna Lieber
  • Patent number: 11015013
    Abstract: A resin composition contains a polyester polyol and a smectite with partially immobilized lithium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: DIC Corporation, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Yusho Usami, Tomoaki Harada, Michiya Nakashima, Takeo Ebina, Ryo Ishii, Takafumi Aizawa
  • Patent number: 11007702
    Abstract: A resin member has a longitudinal direction, includes a stretchable portion having an extending portion extending in a direction crossing the longitudinal direction, when the resin member is stretched in the longitudinal direction, an angle at which the extending portion extends changes, and the material of the stretchable portion contains cellulose fibers and a resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto Kato, Hiroaki Hosomi
  • Patent number: 11001708
    Abstract: This liquid crystal polyester resin composition includes a liquid crystal polyester resin and a filler composed of a fibrous filler and a plate-like filler, in which the amount of the filler is at least 15 parts by mass but not more than 55 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the liquid crystal polyester resin, and the number average fiber length of the fibrous filler is at least 450 ?m but not more than 700 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Hara
  • Patent number: 11001655
    Abstract: Essentially ethylene thiourea free cross linkable composition comprising a chloroprene rubber having defined contents of cations from the second or third main group and resinate anions are provided, which possess improved curing characteristics for increased productivity and lower vulcanization temperatures for energy-saving manufacturing methods and vulcanizates obtained by using said chloroprene rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ARLANXEO DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Victor Nasreddine, Nicolas Sary, Martin Schneider
  • Patent number: 10995214
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polycarbonate resin composition and an optical molded article comprising the same. The polycarbonate resin composition according to the present invention is excellent in transmittance and color stability and thus can ensure high transparency, and further can enhance the stability of a polycarbonate resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Byoungkue Chun, Un Ko, Young Wook Son, Moo Ho Hong, Hyong Min Bahn, Tae Yun Ko
  • Patent number: 10995240
    Abstract: An acrylic adhesive composition includes a first part including an aminoborane initiator and acrylate or/and methacrylate monomers, and a second part including inert microcapsules of a cure activator and acrylate monomers, wherein the microcapsules are breakable, such that when broken, the first part reacts with the second part and the acrylic adhesive begins to cure. A two-part structural adhesive includes a suspension component containing an aminoborane initiator, and microcapsules containing an encapsulated component, wherein the microcapsules are dispersed in the suspension component. A method of activating an aminoborane initiator suspension to form a structural adhesive includes adding microcapsules containing an encapsulated component, to the aminoborane initiator suspension at a predetermined ratio, and breaking the microcapsules to activate curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Gabriel Iftime, Jessica Louis Baker Rivest
  • Patent number: 10995170
    Abstract: This invention relates to the use of pyridyldiamido and/or quinolinyldiamido transition metal complexes and catalyst systems with an activator and a metal hydrocarbenyl chain transfer agent, such as an aluminum vinyl-transfer agent (AVTA), to produce branched ethylene copolymers, preferably ethylene-butene, ethylene-hexene and ethylene-octene copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Jo Ann M. Canich, John R. Hagadorn, Peijun Jiang
  • Patent number: 10995163
    Abstract: A modified conjugated diene-based polymer and a rubber composition including the same are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a modified conjugated diene-based polymer includes a 1,2-vinyl bond content of 30.0 wt % or less with respect to a total weight of the modified conjugated diene-based polymer, wherein the polymer has a glass transition temperature of ?90° C. to ?50° C., a mooney viscosity of 50 to 100 measured by ASTM D1646, polydispersity index (PDI) of 1.5 to 3.5, and a mooney relaxation ratio of 0.7 or less when measured at 110° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Ro Mi Lee, Tae Chul Lee, No Ma Kim, Youk Reol Na
  • Patent number: 10988567
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous dispersions comprising multistage-prepared polymers of olefinically unsaturated compounds and to the preparation and use thereof, in particular in the field of automobile coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Cathrin Corten, Dirk Eierhoff, Britta Schnieders, Nicole Freitag, Heinz-Ulrich Grumpe, Mechthild Vienenkoetter, Ralf Nickolaus