Patents Examined by Satya Sastri
  • Patent number: 10233269
    Abstract: A compound containing a structural unit derived from a novel vinyl ether compound. This compound contains a structural unit represented by formula (1), in which the rings (Z1, Z2, Y1, Y2) are aromatic hydrocarbon rings; X1 and X2 represent a single bond or —S—; R represents a single bond or a specific divalent group; R1a and R1b represent a single bond or a C1-4 alkylene group; R2a and R2b represent a specific substituent group such as a monovalent hydrocarbon group; R3a and R3b represent a cyano group, a halogen atom, or a monovalent hydrocarbon; m1 and m2 are integers of 0 or greater; n1 and n2 are integers of 0-4; V1 is a group represented by formulas (a1)-(a3); and V2 is a group represented by formulas (a1)-(a4). In formulas (a1)-(a4), * represents a bonding hand, while ** and *** represent a bonding hand with an oxygen atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dai Shiota, Kunihiro Noda, Hiroki Chisaka
  • Patent number: 10077355
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a plasticizer composition, polymeric compositions containing the plasticizer composition, and conductors coated with the polymeric composition. The plasticizer composition includes a first plasticizer comprising epoxidized fatty acid alkyl esters and a second plasticizer comprising an epoxidized natural oil. The plasticizer composition, first plasticizer, and/or second plasticizer can undergo one or more color-reducing treatment processes, such as distillation, filtration, and/or peroxide treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Manish Mundra, Abhijit Ghosh-Dastidar, Robert F. Eaton, Lin Fu, Robert M. Campbell, Bruce M. Bell
  • Patent number: 10053567
    Abstract: An exterior trim component for a vehicle is provided that includes: 39% to 45% recycled polypropylene copolymer; 27% to 43% recycled polypropylene homopolymer; 0.5% to 2.5% coupling agent; 0.01% to 0.5% flow enhancing agent; 0.5% to 1.5% coconut shell powder; 5% to 10% synthetic filler; and 3% to 17% carbon fiber (by weight). Further, the component is characterized by a flexural modulus of at least 1750 MPa. In certain aspects, the component is further characterized by a coefficient of linear thermal expansion between about 4×10?5 in/in*° C. and about 0.1×10?5 in/in*° C., as measured under the ISO 11359-2 protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Talat Karmo, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Michael Musleh, Stuart C. Salter
  • Patent number: 10047232
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous coating composition comprising a film-forming first polymer and a second polymer for improving the open time, the wet edge time, adhesion and/or hardness of the resulting coating. The invention further relates to said novel second polymer, its use in coating compositions for improving the open time and coalescence. The water soluble second polymer is an addition polymer comprising 25-95 wt % specific non-ionic hydrophilic monomers A and 5-75 wt % of hydrophobic monomers B which second polymer is sparingly water soluble and a solution of only said second polymer in water has a substantially Newtonian flow behavior in a wide solid contents range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Allnex Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Jaap Michiel Akkerman, André Roelofs, Richard Van Der Horst, Robert Van Egmond
  • Patent number: 10047218
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyolefin composition comprising a first heterophasic propylene copolymer and a second heterophasic propylene copolymer, wherein the first heterophasic propylene copolymer comprises: from 70-90 wt % of a first polypropylene having a melt flow index of from 55-85 g/10 min as measured according to ISO 1133 (2.16 kg and 230° C.), from 10-30 wt % of a first ethylene ?-olefin copolymer having a melt flow index of from 2.5-5.0 g/10 min in accordance with ISO 1133 (2.16 kg and 230° C.), the respective amounts of first polypropylene and first ethylene ?-olefin copolymer being based on the weight of the first heterophasic propylene copolymer and wherein the second heterophasic propylene copolymer comprises: from 60-85 wt % of a second polypropylene having a melt flow index of from 50-100 g/10 min as measured according to ISO 1133 (2.16 kg, 230° C.), from 15-40 wt % of a second ethylene ?-olefin copolymer having a melt flow index of from 0.050-0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Neuteboom, Pieter Valkier
  • Patent number: 10040964
    Abstract: Disclosed are the use of novel surfactants for the synthesis of emulsion polymer latexes, particularly those used in paints, coatings, and pressure sensitive adhesives. The surfactant compositions for emulsion polymer latexes comprise sterically bulky surfactants whose composition comprises at least one alkoxylated polyaryl substituted aromatic sulfosuccinate compound. The novel surfactants provide for the production of stable, small particle size distribution emulsion polymer latexes. The resulting latexes, when formulated into latex paint, impart improvements in water resistance as measured by film opacity, blister resistance and improved leveling characteristics, and when formulated into pressure sensitive adhesives, provide improved water resistance characteristics as measured by film opacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Stepan Company
    Inventors: Gary Luebke, Keith Reschak, Renee Luka, Jarrod Kaltenbach
  • Patent number: 10040926
    Abstract: The present invention provides a rubber modifier capable of exhibiting good dispersibility in a dispersion thereof and excellent in a rubber-modifying effect such as rubber-reinforcing effect or the likes. The invention relates to a rubber modifier comprising cellulose fibers, in which the number of the cellulose fibers having a fiber length of 450 nm or less, relative to the number of all the cellulose fibers therein, is 50% or more, to a rubber modifier dispersion comprising the rubber modifier and a dispersion medium, and to a rubber composition comprising the rubber modifier and a rubber component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Hideko Akai, Yasutomo Noishiki
  • Patent number: 10030165
    Abstract: Arylclobutene-containing multi-functional monomers are useful in the preparation of arylcyclobutene-based polymer coatings. Compositions comprising one or more arylclobutene-containing multi-functional monomers and one or more oligomers comprising as polymerized units one or more arylcyclobutene monomer provide arylcyclobutene-based polymer coatings having reduced stress. Such compositions are useful in the manufacture of electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Duane R. Romer, Matthew M. Yonkey, Michael K. Gallagher, Kevin Y. Wang, Xiang Qian Liu, Raymond J. Thibault, Kim S. Ho, Gregory D. Prokopowicz, Corey O'Connor, Elissei Iagodkine, Robert K. Barr
  • Patent number: 10016962
    Abstract: The multilayer structure includes a polyamide resin layers (A) and (B), wherein the layer (A) is composed of a polyamide resin (A1) containing at least any constituent unit of a constituent unit derived from a lactam having from 10 to 12 carbon atoms and a constituent unit derived from an aminocarboxylic acid having from 10 to 12 carbon atoms, or a composition (a) containing the resin (A1), the layer (B) is composed of a composition (b) containing a polyamide resin (B1) in which a diamine unit thereof includes a constituent unit derived from a metaxylylenediamine in an amount of 70 mol % or more and a dicarboxylic acid unit thereof includes a constituent unit derived from an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid having from 4 to 8 carbon atoms in an amount of 70 mol % or more, and a polyamide resin (B2) in which a diamine unit thereof includes a constituent unit derived from a xylylenediamine in an amount of 70 mol % or more and a dicarboxylic acid unit thereof includes a constituent unit derived from an aliphatic dica
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuya Sato, Tomonori Kato, Mayumi Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10017629
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a highly crystalline polyethylene-2,6-naphthalate composition by achieving high molecular weight of PEN, wherein the polyethylene-2,6-naphthalate composition has greatly improved blow moldability and provides molded products having excellent hue, excellent weathering resistance, and additionally excellent transparency. The above-mentioned problems can be solved by a polyethylene-2,6-naphthalate composition comprising a specific phosphoric acid which is a phosphorus compound, cobalt element derived from a cobalt compound, manganese element derived from a manganese compound, and antimony element derived from an antimony compound, wherein the content of each of the elements simultaneously satisfies the following expressions (1) to (4): 10?Co?30 mmol %??(1) 0.50?P/Mn?1.28??(2) 10?Sb?25 mmol %??(3) 0.60?IV?1.50 dL/g??(4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Tomonari
  • Patent number: 9981244
    Abstract: Ligand-functionalized substrates are describe that are useful in selectively binding and removing biological materials from biological samples, and methods for preparing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jerald K. Rasmussen, Catherine A. Bothof
  • Patent number: 9970156
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a steel cord for rubber reinforcement. In the steel cord of the present invention, cobalt is contained by 0.001 ppm to 0.1 ppm within a 4 nm top-surface of the brass-plated steel wire. A method of manufacturing the steel cord includes: providing a brass-plated steel wire; mixing a cobalt compound in a wet lubricant filled in a wet drawing bath provided with a plurality of drawing dies between one pair of multi-stage drawing cones such that the concentration of the cobalt compound becomes 0.1 ppm to 100 ppm; and causing the cobalt to be contained by 0.001 ppm to 0.1 ppm within a 4 nm top-surface of the brass-plated steel wire after the brass-plated steel wire passes through a final die by causing the cobalt to be attached to a surface of the brass-plated steel wire and alloyed with a brass layer while the brass-plated steel wire is passing through the drawing cones and the drawing dies to be subjected to multi-stage drawing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Hongduk Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong Hun Song, Jae Duk Im, Sung Young Lim
  • Patent number: 9957372
    Abstract: Sealing composition for repairing tires comprising: 15 to 80% of natural latex, 5 to 50% of synthetic latex, 10 to 60% of a glycol selected from ethylene glycol and propylene glycol and 0.05 to 5% of a mineral chosen from a phyllosilicate and silica having an average granulometric distribution in the range between 5 and 95 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Tek Global S.R.L.
    Inventor: Sergio Lolli
  • Patent number: 9920166
    Abstract: The present invention relates to flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) compositions, and more particularly to flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane compositions comprising non-halogen flame retardants. The TPU compositions are useful for applications where high flame performance, and optionally low smoke properties, as well as high tensile strength are desirable, such as wire and cable applications, film applications, molding applications, and the like. This invention also relates to processes to produce the non-halogen flame retardant TPU compositions and processes to produce wire and cable jacketing from such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Chetan M. Makadia, Ann Giovannitti-Jensen
  • Patent number: 9914817
    Abstract: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) functionalized isobutylene copolymers, methods for making a PAH functionalized isobutylene copolymer comprising combining a halogenated copolymer with a PAH in a solvent under basic conditions at a temperature ranging from 30° C. to 150° C., the use of these PAH functionalized copolymers as a dispersant in elastomeric nanocomposite compositions comprising a halobutyl rubber matrix and nanoparticles of graphite or graphene, and a tire innerliner or innertube produced from these elastomeric nanocomposite compositions is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Andy H. Tsou, Hillary L. Bradshaw, Yong Yang
  • Patent number: 9915012
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a compact polymer gel consisting of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), at least one nucleator, at least one filler and at least one fluid medium. The present disclosure also provides a process for the preparation of the compact polymeric gel and fibers from the compact polymeric gel. The fibers prepared in accordance with the present process have tensile strength ranging from 2.5 to 10 GPa and tensile modulus ranging from 110 to 300 GPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Reliance Industries Limited
    Inventors: Uma Sankar Satpathy, Satya Srinivasa Rao Gandham, Ajit Behari Mathur, Raksh Vir Jasra, Krishna Renganath Sarma, Amit Kumar Punamchand Shah, Yogini Maheshbhai Amin, Gaurang Manilal Mehta, Nanubhai Fuljibhai Patel, Viralkumar Patel
  • Patent number: 9908955
    Abstract: A copolymer with high chemical homogeneity, consisting of (A) 50 to 30% by weight of ethylene, (B) 50 to 70% by weight of C4- to C24-hydrocarbyl ester of (meth)acrylic acid, (C) 0 to 5% by weight of (meth)acrylic acid and (D) 0 to 10% by weight of copolymerizable monomers, obtainable by polymerizing a mixture of 80 to 60% by weight of ethylene, 20 to 40% by weight of (meth)acrylic acid and 0 to 10% by weight of copolymerizable monomers in a backmixing, continuous polymerization apparatus, and subsequently polymer-analogously esterifying the resulting copolymer with C4- to C24-hydrocarbinols. The inventive copolymer is suitable for improving the cold flow properties of fuel oils, for lowering the lower mixing temperature of cold flow improver additives into fuel oils, and for improving the filterability of fuel oils comprising cold flow improver additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frank-Olaf Maehling, Jan Strittmatter, Irene Troetsch-Schaller, Ivette Garcia-Castro, Michael Schroers, Uwe Rebholz
  • Patent number: 9856330
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modified diene elastomer predominantly comprising a species coupled via a group bearing a function comprising a silicon atom predominantly hydrolyzed into silanol and a tertiary amine function, linked to the diene elastomer via the silicon atom, and to the process for synthesizing the modified diene elastomer. This elastomer has the particular feature of not undergoing any change in Mooney viscosity during its storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Charlotte Dire, Jean-Marc Marechal, Margarita Dorato
  • Patent number: 9840617
    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: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SOLUTIA INC.
    Inventor: Jun Lu
  • Patent number: 9816001
    Abstract: A water-based, low-emission latex paint formulation includes a vinyl acetate/ethylene (VAE) latex including a VAE resin with from 80 to 95 weight % vinyl acetate residue and from 5 to 20 weight % ethylene residue, optionally including additional monomers as well as a pigment composition including inorganic solids selected from inorganic pigments, inorganic fillers and mixtures thereof present in an amount such that the paint formulation has a pigment volume concentration (PVC) of from 25% to 85%. The formulations are suitable for eggshell and flat latex paints and exhibit surprising durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Poole, Rajeev Farwaha, Brett C. Beauregard, Alexander Madl, Jörg L. Schulte, Harmin Müller, Kristy Jo Beckman