Patents Examined by Robert D. Harlan
  • Patent number: 10731037
    Abstract: Described herein is a polymerized biorenewable, petroleum based, previously modified, or functionalized oil, comprising a polymeric distribution ranging from about 2 to about 80 wt % oligomer content, a hydroxyl value ranging from about 0 to about 400, and an iodine value ranging from about 0 to about 200. Methods of manufacturing the polymerized oil as well as its incorporation into asphalt paving, roofing, and coating applications are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CARGILL, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Todd Kurth, Christopher Patrick Stevermer, Hassan Ali Tabatabaee
  • Patent number: 10730986
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a molecularly imprinted polymer for binding glycans, wherein the molecularly imprinted polymer is obtainable by providing a saccharide template such as a glycan; providing at least two functional monomers capable of cooperatively; interacting with the template; providing a crosslinking monomer; polymerizing the monomers optionally dissolved in a solvent, in presence of the saccharide template; and removing the template from the formed polymer. The invention is also related to a method for their production and use of the molecularly imprinted polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: Phase Holographic Imaging PHI AB, Bundesrepublik Deutschland, vertreten durch den Bundesminister für Wirtschaft und Energie
    Inventors: Sudhirkumar Shinde, Anette Gjörloff Wingren, Knut Rurack, Börje Sellergren, Wei Wan
  • Patent number: 10730990
    Abstract: A monomer is provided for a thermoset molding compound. The monomer is also polymerized with conventional monomers to form thermoplastic polymers. Graphene oxide is used to chelate metal ions to form a graphene oxide chelate that is coupled to a monomer retaining an aliphatic unsaturation capable of free radical polymerization reaction. Inclusion of a metal ion chelated to the graphene oxide affords control over the conductivity of the resultant article. In some embodiments, the monomer is found polymerized into a resulting article proximal to the article surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL STRUCTURAL PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Z. Asuncion, Probir Kumar Guha, David J. Krug, Michael J. Siwajek
  • Patent number: 10723814
    Abstract: A tire comprising a rubber composition comprising a substituted diene elastomer is provided. The substituted diene elastomer comprises units bearing an A-B radical, in which: A represents an aliphatic C3-C35 radical which can be interrupted by one or more heteroatom(s), and B represents a linear, branched or cyclic C1-C6 hydrocarbon radical. A and B are such that the melting point of the analogue, H-A-B, is less than 70° C., and the substituted diene elastomer comprises from 10% to 40% by weight of the A-B radical, with respect to the total weight of the elastomer. A tread comprising such a rubber composition is also provided. A rubber composition comprising such a substituted diene elastomer and at least one of the following constituents: a second diene elastomer; a reinforcing filler and, if appropriate, a coupling agent is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Séverin Dronet, Corentin Pavageau, Benoît Schnell
  • Patent number: 10723867
    Abstract: An aqueous dispersion which contains a conjugated diene polymer as the main component is contained at a solid content weight of 70 to 97 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouichirou Maeda
  • Patent number: 10717862
    Abstract: Resin compositions, layers, and interlayers comprising a poly(vinyl acetal) resin that includes residues of an aldehyde other than n-butyraldehyde are provided. Such compositions, layers, and interlayers can exhibit enhanced or optimized properties and lower VOC levels as compared to those formulated with comparable poly(vinyl n-butyral) resins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Nandan U. Ukidwe, Glenn Lewis Shoaf
  • Patent number: 10717916
    Abstract: Systems and methods for modifying rheology of a cement slurry are described. Systems and methods may include a composition including at least one of: one or more polycarboxylate ethers (PCEs); one or more functionalized polyacrylamide co-polymers; and one or more polysaccharide biopolymers (BP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Pisklak, Sam J. Lewis, Peter James Boul, Pauline Akinyi Otieno, Kyriacos Agapiou
  • Patent number: 10711075
    Abstract: Provided is a method of preparing a rubber composition, which includes (a) reacting a conjugated diene-based monomer with one or more of compounds in the presence of a first catalyst; (b) adding a conjugated diene-based monomer to a product of the step (a) and inducing a reaction; and (c) adding a second catalyst and a conjugated diene-based monomer to a product of the step (b) and inducing a reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Korea Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Yun Kim, Yeong Min Jung
  • Patent number: 10703932
    Abstract: A surface-treating agent including at least one perfluoro(poly)ether group containing silane compound of the formula (1): wherein Rf, PFPE, Z, Q, R1, R2, X, Y, e, f, g, h and n are as defined herein. Also disclosed is a process for preparing the compound of formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Katsukawa, Hisashi Mitsuhashi, Kensuke Mohara, Tomohiro Yoshida, Masatoshi Nose, Takashi Namikawa
  • Patent number: 10696769
    Abstract: Provided herein are polymeric compositions having a relaxation time that is a function of pH. The polymeric compositions can include an anionic monomer, a cationic monomer, and a crosslinker. The crosslinker may comprise at least one of a diacrylate crosslinker and a dimethacrylate crosslinker. Also provided herein are methods of pH sensing, and methods of forming a polymeric composition. Kits of parts also are provided that include a polymeric composition. The polymeric compositions may be used to determine the pH of one or more biological tissues and/or liquids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Gregory James Ekchian, Michael John Cima
  • Patent number: 10696822
    Abstract: This invention aims to develop a process for fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass by contacting lignocellulosic biomass with treatment liquid in close system at temperature not over 200° C. and pressure of 5 to 20 bars, wherein said treatment liquid comprises water-miscible part that comprising formic acid, alcohol, and water and water-immiscible part that comprising alkyl acetate. The lignocellulosic biomass may be selected from rice straw, bagasse, corncobs, corn stem, palm waste, grass, pineapple shell, bamboo, or mixture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: PTT GLOBAL CHEMICAL PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Nopparat Suriyachai, Verawat Champreda, Navadol Laosiripojana
  • Patent number: 10696755
    Abstract: A method including operating a high impact polystyrene (HIPS) reaction system having a devolatilizer downstream of a polymerization reactor, and from which a HIPS product is obtained, and injecting an antioxidant into the HIPS reaction system prior to the devolatilizer, with the antioxidant being one or more aromatic antioxidants. A HIPS product produced by operating a HIPS reaction system to produce a HIPS product, with the HIPS reaction system including a devolatilizer downstream of a polymerization reactor, and including injecting an antioxidant into the HIPS reaction system prior to the devolatilizer, with the antioxidant being comprising one or more aromatic antioxidants. The antioxidant may comprise at least one thiol group, at least one cresol group, or both. A system for producing the HIPS product is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Carlos De Anda, Giovanni Trimino, Brad Stiles
  • Patent number: 10696825
    Abstract: Provided is a rubber composition having improved initial dry grip performance, durability of dry grip performance, and chipping resistance (elongation at break). The rubber composition includes: a diene polymer; carbon black and/or silica; and a sulfur-containing oligomer having a weight average molecular weight of 4,000 or more, determined by GPC in chloroform solvent using polystyrene standard oligomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10689554
    Abstract: Glue compositions and methods for their manufacture are provided. A glue composition contains a metallocene-catalyzed polyolefin wax present in an amount of at least 25 percent, by weight, and a tackifier present in an amount of at least 20 percent, by weight. The glue composition is solid at room temperature and is configured to provide an adhesive layer onto a substrate upon abrasion thereagainst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Sanford, L.P.
    Inventors: Joginder Kukreja, Van R. Foster
  • Patent number: 10683415
    Abstract: A composition [composition (C)] comprising from 1 to 90% by weight (wt. %) of at least one poly(aryl ether ketone) [(PAEK) polymer], from 1 to 25 wt. % of at least one polyphenylsulfone polymer [(PPSU) polymer], from 1 to 90 wt. % of at least one polyethersulfone polymer [(PES)polymer], and from 0.1 to 50 wt. % of at least one reinforcing filler, where all wt. % are based on the total weight of the composition (C) and the (PES) polymer has as melt flow rate (MFR) at a temperature of 380° C. and under a load of 2.16 kg according to ASTM D1238 of greater than 35 g/10 min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS USA, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Jamal El-Hibri, Keshav Gautam
  • Patent number: 10676790
    Abstract: A polymer substrate, such as a polymer coating or a polymer hydrogel network, includes carboxyl moieties that can be used as conjugation sites to which receptor or analyte molecules can be attached. In an example, the polymer substrate includes a polyacrylamide polymer network having alkanoic acid moieties or derivatives thereof, which can react with carboxyl activating compounds to provide an activated alkanoate moieties on the polyacrylamide network. Amine-terminated nucleic acids can react with the activated alkanoate moieties to capture the nucleic acid to the polymer network through an alkylamide moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION, LIFE TECHNOLOGIES AS
    Inventors: Geir Fonnum, Steven M. Menchen, Alfred Lui, Guobing Xiang, Synne Larsen
  • Patent number: 10676551
    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: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Jo Ann M. Canich, John R. Hagadorn, Peijun Jiang
  • Patent number: 10662257
    Abstract: Nanofiber that keep crystallinity are obtained from a cellulose material under light load. The nanofiber are obtained by treating a material containing cellulose with 4% by mass or more and 9% by mass or less of an aqueous alkali metal hydroxide solution to produce alkali cellulose, reacting the alkali cellulose with carbon disulfide to give cellulose xanthate, and defibrating the cellulose xanthate. Then, the xanthate is treated with acid or heat to be regenerated into cellulose nanofiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: RENGO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Kubo, Tomoyuki Nakatsubo, Kenichi Ito, Hirokuni Tajima
  • Patent number: 10662986
    Abstract: A method for facilitating the distribution of the flow of one or more streams within a bed vessel is provided. Disposed within the bed vessel are internal materials and structures including multiple operating zones. One type of operating zone can be a processing zone composed of one or more beds of solid processing material. Another type of operating zone can be a treating zone. Treating zones can facilitate the distribution of the one or more streams fed to processing zones. The distribution can facilitate contact between the feed streams and the processing materials contained in the processing zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CRYSTAPHASE PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: John N. Glover, Peter Gregory Ham, Austin Schneider
  • Patent number: 10655654
    Abstract: A method for facilitating the distribution of the flow of one or more streams within a bed vessel is provided. Disposed within the bed vessel are internal materials and structures including multiple operating zones. One type of operating zone can be a processing zone composed of one or more beds of solid processing material. Another type of operating zone can be a treating zone. Treating zones can facilitate the distribution of the one or more streams fed to processing zones. The distribution can facilitate contact between the feed streams and the processing materials contained in the processing zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CRYSTAPHASE PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: John N. Glover, Peter Gregory Ham, Austin Schneider