Patents Examined by Robert Harlan
  • Patent number: 10227726
    Abstract: The use of redispersible polymer powders containing no organic emulsifier for a binder in the production of carpeting is surprisingly superior to use of the same polymers in the form of an aqueous dispersion. Tuft removal force in particular, is improved. The compositions contain no thickener, or a reduced level of thickener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Timo Melchin, Ulf Dietrich, Holger Kuenstle
  • Patent number: 10196501
    Abstract: Provided is a polymerizable composition for an optical material including (A) isocyanates having two or more isocyanato groups, which include at least an isophorone diisocyanate, (B) at least one predetermined thiol having two or more mercapto groups, (C) an acidic phosphoric acid ester represented by General Formula (1), and (D) a tin compound represented by General Formula (2), in which the acidic phosphoric acid ester (C) is contained in an amount of 0.05 parts by weight to 0.9 parts by weight, with respect to a total of 100 parts by weight of the isocyanates (A) and the thiols (B), and the tin compound (D) is contained in such an amount that the content of tin is 0.05 parts by weight to 0.3 parts by weight, with respect to a total of 100 parts by weight of the isocyanates (A) and the thiols (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Takayuki Hanawa, Shigetoshi Kuma
  • Patent number: 10179855
    Abstract: A method of making acrylamide-acrylic acid copolymers in water-in-oil latices is described. The method results in a copolymer having randomly distributed carboxylate functionalities and is suitable for ionic crosslinking. The copolymers and their ionically crosslinked counterparts are useful for enhanced oil recovery processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Marrou, Xiangyang Zhu, Heqing Huang
  • Patent number: 10150859
    Abstract: A vulcanizable rubber composition includes an oil extended copolymer composition, an unsaturated rubber, filler, process oil and a vulcanizing agent, wherein the oil extended copolymer composition ion has a phase angle ?min of lower than 2.5, and includes: auxiliary agents, extender oil, and at least one ethylene-?-olefin-non-conjugated-diene copolymer having a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of at least 300,000 g/mol, an intrinsic viscosity higher than 4 measured in Xylene at 70° C., and a polydispersity (Mw/Mn) smaller than 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ARLANXEO NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Jacob Hubert Henri Beelen, Martin Van Duin, Christoph Gogelein
  • Patent number: 10138400
    Abstract: Problem to be solved of the present invention is to provide a hot-melt adhesive agent which is capable of applying at low temperature, has an excellent adhesiveness at low temperature, and a disposable product obtained by employing the hot-melt adhesive agent. Means for solving the problem is a hot-melt adhesive agent comprised of a thermoplastic block copolymer (A) which is a copolymer of vinyl class aromatic hydrocarbons and conjugated diene compounds, wherein the thermoplastic block copolymer (A) comprises a radial type styrene block copolymer having a styrene content of 35 to 45% by weight and a diblock content of 50 to 90% by weight, and having a viscosity at 25° C. as a 25% (by weight) toluene solution of not more than 250 mPa·s (A1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co., KGaA
    Inventors: Kentarou Inoue, Masahiro Moriguchi, Naohiro Maeda
  • Patent number: 10119911
    Abstract: An analyte indicator may include a porous base and may be included in an analyte sensor. The analyte indicator may retain its physical, chemical, and optical properties in the presence of compression. The porous base may not vary in opacity. The analyte indicator may include (i) a polymer unit attached or polymerized onto or out of the porous base and (ii) an analyte sensing element attached to the polymer unit or copolymerized with the polymer unit. The analyte sensing element may include one or more indicator molecule. The analyte sensing element may include one or more indicator polymer chains. The analyte indicator may include (i) an indicator polymer chain attached or polymerized onto or out of the porous base and (ii) indicator molecules attached to the indicator polymer chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Senseonics, Incorporated
    Inventors: Philip Huffstetler, Jeremy Emken, Todd Whitehurst
  • Patent number: 10106656
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method to reduce or prevent agglomeration of polyisobutylene particles in aqueous media by LCST compounds and highly pure polyisobutylenes obtained thereby. The invention further relates to polyisobutylene products comprising the same or derived therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: ARLANXEO Canada Inc.
    Inventors: David Thompson, Clinton Lund
  • Patent number: 10106428
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a dispersion containing surface-modified silica nanoparticles highly dispersed in an organic dispersion medium and also having high transparency and storage stability. [Solution] Disclosed is a method for producing surface-modified silica nanoparticles comprising: preparing a first silica nanoparticle dispersion containing silica nanoparticles and an aqueous dispersion medium; replacing the aqueous dispersion medium in the first silica nanoparticle dispersion with an organic dispersion medium comprising at least one selected from cyclic esters or cyclic amides, to obtain a second silica nanoparticle dispersion; and mixing the second silica nanoparticle dispersion with a silane coupling agent represented by the formula (1): (each R1 is independently a hydrocarbon group of C1 to C20 and R2 is a hydrocarbon group of C1 to C3), to modify the surface of the silica nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: AZ Electronic Materials (Luxembourg) S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yanagita, Shigemasa Nakasugi, Hiroshi Hitokawa, Tomohide Katayama, Katsuyuki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10081711
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method to reduce or prevent agglomeration of rubber particles in aqueous media by LCST compounds and elastomers obtained thereby. The invention further relates to elastomer products comprising the same or derived therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: ARLANXEO Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: David Thompson, Clinton Lund
  • Patent number: 10072105
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the manufacture of polypropylene having a target melt flow rate of from 10 to 200 g/10 min as determined in accordance with ISO 1133 (230° C., 2.16 kg) comprising the sequential steps of i) polymerizing propylene monomer, and optionally one or more alpha olefin co-monomers so as to form a polypropylene having an initial melt flow rate of from 0.5 to 20 g/10 min (ISO 1133, 230° C., 2.16 kg), ii) visbreaking said polypropylene to obtain polypropylene having said target melt flow rate and wherein the ratio of target to initial melt flow rate is more than 1 iii) maintaining the polypropylene obtained from step ii) at an elevated temperature for a time sufficient to reduce the FOG value of the polypropylene as determined in accordance with VDA 278. The method allows the time for FOG reduction to be reduced as compared to polypropylenes that have the same target melt flow rate, yet which have obtained said melt flow rate without the visbreaking step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Rick Robert Emilie Bercx, Christelle Marie Hélène Grein
  • Patent number: 10071513
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a process for the preparation of a reinforced article which comprises the step of molding a molding composition comprising pellets into the article at an elevated temperature, wherein each of the pellets has an axial length and comprises a core and a sheath around the core, wherein the core comprises an impregnating agent and a multifilament strand comprising glass fibers each having a length substantially equal to the axial length of the pellet and substantially oriented in the axial length of the pellet, wherein the sheath comprises a thermoplastic polymer; and wherein the molding composition further comprises a filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Gerard Jan Eduard Biemond, Carmela Tufano
  • Patent number: 10071543
    Abstract: A precipitation-hardened partial transient liquid phase bond and method of making same is provided. The bond is created at a bonding temperature and then, based on the phase diagrams corresponding to the materials in the interlayer between the bonded materials, the bond is held at a lower heat-treatment temperature to achieve a precipitation-hardened structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Grant O. Cook, III
  • Patent number: 10053586
    Abstract: A method of applying an elastomeric coating composition to enhance or alter the aesthetic appearance of an automobile. The coating composition can be applied by spraying onto either a vehicle paint job or clear coat and is semi-permanent upon drying. The coating composition can be manually removed from the vehicle by peeling without damaging the underlying paint job or clear coat on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Matthew Fontaine
  • Patent number: 10040273
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymer-coated packaging material, a method of manufacturing the same, and products, such as a disposable drinking cup, made from the material. The packaging material comprises a fibrous base (1) of paper or board and an extruded polymer layer (2) containing a blend of (i) 0 to 25 wt-% of a branched low-density polyethylene (LDPE) with a lower melt viscosity and (ii) 75 to 90 wt-% of a linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) with a higher melt viscosity. The packaging material of the invention comprises multilayer coatings, e.g. an adhesive innermost and a heat-sealable outermost layer (2, 4) of said blend and a vapor barrier middle layer (3) of at most 90 wt-% of high density polyethylene (HDPE). The layers (2, 3, 4) are brought and adhered to the fibrous base (1) by coextrusion. To maximize renewability of the materials HDPE and LLDPE as used for the structure are of biologic origin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: STORA ENSO OYJ
    Inventors: Kimmo Nevalainen, Jari Räsänen, Ville Ribu
  • Patent number: 10035867
    Abstract: Disclosed a method for preparing polybutene by using a catalyst including normal propanol, wherein the polybutene has 40 to 70% of vinylidene content and 10% or more of tetra-substituted double bond content by using a complex catalyst including normal propanol as a cocatalyst and a main catalyst such as boron trifluoride. The method comprises: introducing, to a raw reaction material including 10 wt % or more of isobutene, a complex catalyst including normal propanol as a cocatalyst and boron trifluoride as a main catalyst; and polymerizing the raw reaction material at a reaction temperature of ?33 to 33° C. under a reaction pressure of 3 to 50 kg/cm2, wherein the vinylidene content is adjusted by adjusting the reaction temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Daelim Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myeong Seok Kim, Min Sup Park, Hyung Jae Seo, Se Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10035903
    Abstract: Rubber formulations include a rubber and a norbornylized seed oil. The norbornylized seed oil is a seed oil that is modified with norbornylene groups. The norbornylized seed oil can replace petroleum oils currently often used in rubber formulations. A process for creating a rubber formulation includes the steps of adding a norbornylized seed oil to a rubber, wherein the norbornylized seed oil is a seed oil modified with norbornylene groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Mark Soucek, Avraam Isayev
  • Patent number: 10029448
    Abstract: A laminate contains a layer A and a layer B. The layer A includes a polyvinyl acetal (A), a plasticizer (Ap), and a dispersant (Ad). The layer B includes a polyvinyl acetal (B) and a plasticizer (Bp) and optionally a dispersant (Bd). A mass ratio of (Ad) to (Ap) is larger than a mass ratio of (Bd) to (Bp). The plasticizer (Ap) and the plasticizer (Bp) are an ester compound of an m-valent alcohol with m molecules of a monovalent carboxylic acid having 8 to 16 carbon atoms, where m is a number of 2 to 4; and an ester compound of an n-valent alcohol with n molecules of a monovalent carboxylic acid having 8 to 16 carbon atoms, where n is a number of 2 to 4, respectively. The dispersant (Ad) and the dispersant (Bd) are obtained by hydrolyzing the plasticizer (Ap) and the plasticizer (Bp), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Asanuma
  • Patent number: 10030119
    Abstract: The present invention is related to improved phthalate-free polyvinyl chloride plastisol compositions for the production of decorative surface coverings, in particular floor and wall coverings with low emission of volatile organic compounds, to a method for the preparation of said phthalate-free PVC plastisols and to a process for the production of said surface coverings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Tarkett GDL
    Inventors: Diego Gourdin, Dominique Robert
  • Patent number: 10030139
    Abstract: A polymer composition includes: about 20 wt % to about 80 wt % of a polycarbonate polymer; about 1 wt % to about 20 wt % of a polycarbonate-siloxane copolymer; about 15 wt % to about 35 wt % of a reinforcing filler having a tensile modulus of at least about 150 GPa; and about 4 wt % to about 20 wt % of a flame retardant comprising phosphorous. The polymer composition demonstrates a flexural modulus in an amount equal to or greater than about 10 GPa. Methods of forming a polymer composition and blended thermoplastic compositions are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Paul Michael Atkinson, Xiaoyu Sun, Ying Li, Pei Sun, Dake Shen, Huanbing Wang, Hongtao Shi
  • Patent number: 10023672
    Abstract: Provided is a process of making a polyphenylene oxide prepolymer, comprising a step of reacting a reactive cycloolefin and a vinyl-containing polyphenylene oxide in the presence of a ruthenium catalyst. The reactive cycloolefin may be selected from dicyclopentadiene monomer, dicyclopentadiene oligomer, dicyclopentadiene polymer, norbornene monomer, norbornene oligomer, norbornene polymer, and a combination thereof; the vinyl-containing polyphenylene oxide may be selected from divinylbenzyl polyphenylene oxide resin, vinylbenzyl-modified polyphenylene oxide resin, methacrylic polyphenylene oxide resin, and a combination thereof; the ruthenium catalyst may be a Grubbs catalyst. Also provided are a polyphenylene oxide prepolymer made by the process, a resin composition containing the polyphenylene oxide prepolymer, and a product made from the resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ELITE MATERIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chen-Yu Hsieh