Patents Examined by Terressa Boykin
  • Patent number: 10882951
    Abstract: A thermoset material containing ?-hydroxyesters wherein said thermoset material is subject to a mechano-chemical process to regenerate an epoxide and a carboxylic acid functionality. A curative for epoxidized plant-based oils and epoxidized natural rubber is created from the reaction between a naturally occurring polyfunctional acid and an epoxidized plant-based oil is disclosed. The curative may be used to produce porosity-free castable resins and vulcanize rubber formulations based on epoxidized natural rubber. Materials made from disclosed materials may be advantageously used as leather substitutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Natural Fiber Welding, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Kenneth Amstutz, Luke Michael Haverhals, Isaiah Amstutz, Skylar Clement
  • Patent number: 10881981
    Abstract: A method is described for producing a polycarbonate by reacting one or more diaryl carbonates with one or more aromatic hydroxy compounds, which are first mixed in a mixing device and enter, as a raw material mixture, a raw material mixture container to subsequently react in one or more reactors under reduced pressure and increased temperature to form polycarbonate, wherein the mixture of diaryl carbonate and aromatic hydroxy compound is subjected to a purification by an inert gas in a countercurrent process, in a stripping device, before entering the raw material mixture container. The present invention also relates to a stripping device which is particularly suitable for purifying a raw material mixture stream, and to the use of such a stripping device in a method for producing polycarbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Streng, Dieter Kloos, Malte Bracht
  • Patent number: 10882950
    Abstract: A curative for epoxidized plant-based oils and epoxidized natural rubber is created from the reaction between a naturally occurring polyfunctional acid and an epoxidized plant-based oil is disclosed. The curative may be used to produce porosity-free castable resins and vulcanize rubber formulations based on epoxidized natural rubber. Materials made from disclosed materials may be advantageously used as leather substitutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Natural Fiber Welding, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Kenneth Amstutz, Luke Michael Haverhals, Albert C Pierz, Ian T Pierz
  • Patent number: 10869574
    Abstract: An ovenware is a molded article of a resin composition containing a liquid crystalline polyester resin, an inorganic filler, and a fatty acid compound, in which, when the ovenware is heated at 250° C., a total generated concentration of notional and decanal derived from the fatty acid compound is 1 vol ppb or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Shintaro Saito
  • Patent number: 10870738
    Abstract: A polyester sheet including a polyester (A), a 4-methyl-1-pentene polymer (B) having a specific heat of fusion and a meso diad fraction (m) of 98.5 to 100%, and a compatibilizing agent (C), wherein content proportions of the (A), (B), and (C) are 60 to 98.9 parts by mass for (A), 1 to 25 parts by mass for (B), and 0.1 to 15 parts by mass for (C), when a total content of (A), (B), and (C) is set as 100 parts by mass, and wherein (B) satisfies the requirements (a) to (d) described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Masakazu Tanaka, Toyoaki Sasaki, Yasuhito Tsugane, Kenkichi Yoshida, Kenjiro Takamine, Masahiko Okamoto, Takanori Tada
  • Patent number: 10864705
    Abstract: A liquid crystal laminate includes a substrate including a first diffraction surface and a second base material surface and having optical transparency, a metal layer located on a part of the first diffraction layer, an adhesion layer located on a part of the second base material layer and made of a photocured resin, and liquid crystal layer located on a surface of the adhesion layer at a side opposite to the contact surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Ichikawa, Hideki Ochiai
  • Patent number: 10865273
    Abstract: A thermoplastic elastomer contains (a) hard segments of a polyester and (b) soft segments containing repeating units derived from an aliphatic carbonate, wherein the thermoplastic elastomer exhibits a melt flow index (MFI) measured at 230° C. under a load of 10 kg (MFI 230° C./10 kg) according to ISO1133 (2011) of at most 40 g/10 min. The thermoplastic elastomer is produced by subjecting a precursor of the thermoplastic elastomer to solid state post reaction processing at a temperature between 140 and 170° C. until the thermoplastic elastomer has the required MFI of at most 40 g/10 min measured at 230° C. under a load of 10 kg (MFI 230° C./10 kg) according to ISO1133 (2011).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Ellen Van Hemelrijck, Wilhelmus Petrus Johannes Appel
  • Patent number: 10868252
    Abstract: An organic electronic material containing a charge transport polymer for which, in a molecular weight distribution chart measured by GPC, the area ratio accounted for by components having a molecular weight of less than 20,000 is not more than 40%, and the area ratio accounted for by components having a molecular weight of 500 or less is not more than 1%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Showa Denko Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Yoshinari, Kenichi Ishitsuka, Tomotsugu Sugioka, Shigeaki Funyuu, Shunsuke Ueda, Naoki Asano, Hiroshi Takaira, Iori Fukushima, Daisuke Ryuzaki
  • Patent number: 10858511
    Abstract: A process for producing a biomaterial product based on sunflower seed hulls/sunflower seed husks comprising providing or producing a sunflower plastic compound (SPC) compounded material (SPC PBS, SPC PBSA), wherein the material is obtained by compounding a sunflower seed hull material/sunflower seed husk material with a biodegradable plastic, for example polybutylene succinate (PBS), polybutylene succinate-adipate (PBSA), or the like. The SPC compounded material is preferably used for producing an injection molded product, for example biodegradable containers, packagings, films or the like, in particular coffee capsules, tea capsules, urns, cups, plant pots, flowerpots, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SPC Sunflower Plastic Compound GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Meyer, Ulrich Meyer, Reinhard Trumme, Christina Simeone, Stephan Albers
  • Patent number: 10857698
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a pellet, comprising a) providing residual rubber powder from i rubber disintegration process; b) providing a pelletizing system, including a pelletizer and a cooling device; c) feeding the residual rubber powder as at least part of a feed material, into a pelletizer; d) providing the rubber powder in an amount between 50% and 100%; i) applying a pressure to the residual rubber for a predetermined process duration; f) releasing the pelletized rubber and cooling the pelletized rubber at a cooling rate dependent on the operational temperature of the pelletizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Genan Holding A/S
    Inventors: Lars Linnemann, Carsten Sigvert
  • Patent number: 10858484
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to biodegradable and biocompatible dendritic repeating unit/scaffold (bRU), to a method of synthesis of biodegradable and biocompatible dendritic repeating unit/scaffold (bRU) and to the biomedical applications of biodegradable and biocompatible dendritic repeating unit/scaffold (bRU). This bRU is useful as scaffold to synthesize fully biodegradable dendrimers and/or “mix” or “hybrid” biodegradable dendrimers, presenting a biodegradable shell and a hydrolytically stable/non-degradable core of already existing dendritic systems, in particular it relates to a Biodegradable dendritic structure of formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: INEB—INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA BIOMEDICA
    Inventors: Ana Paula Pêgo, Victoria Leiro, Eduardo Fernandez Megia, Ricardo Riguera Vega
  • Patent number: 10858494
    Abstract: A catalyst complex for catalysis of degradation of a polymer material is described. Said complex comprises a magnetic particulate body containing iron oxide at its surface with an average diameter of 150-450 nm, and a plurality of catalytic groups grafted onto the iron oxide surface of the magnetic particulate body, which catalytic groups comprise a bridging moiety and a catalyst entity, wherein the bridging moiety comprises a functional group for adhesion or bonding to the iron oxide surface and a linking group towards the catalyst entity, and wherein the catalyst entity comprises a positively charged aromatic heterocycle moiety, and a negatively charged moiety for balancing the positively charged aromatic moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Sonja Irene-Marie Reginalde Castillo, Susanne Van Berkum, Vincent Gertrudis Antonius Philippi, Joost Robert Wolters
  • Patent number: 10851203
    Abstract: A polyether polymer composition containing 50 parts by weight or more of a filler per 100 parts by weight of a polyether polymer composed of 10 to 200 oxirane monomer units is provided. The present invention can provide a polyether polymer composition that is capable of appropriately showing various properties of the filler such as high heat conductivity and high electrical conductivity and that also has excellent long-term stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: The Ban Hoang, Shigetaka Hayano, Keisuke Ohta
  • Patent number: 10851186
    Abstract: An aqueous polymer dispersion, a process of preparing the aqueous polymer dispersion, and an aqueous coating composition comprising the aqueous polymer dispersion and providing coatings with improved water repellency and/or improved hydrophobic stain resistance without compromising hydrophilic stain resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Yan Li, Junyu Chen, Tao Wang, Zhi Juan Gong, James C. Bohling, Cheng Shen
  • Patent number: 10851212
    Abstract: Polymeric BODIPY dyes including light harvesting BODIPY unit-comprising multichromophores are provided. In some embodiments, the dyes are polymeric tandem dyes that include a light harvesting BODIPY unit-comprising multichromophore and an acceptor chromophore covalently linked to the multichromophore in energy-receiving proximity therewith. The polymeric tandem dyes may be covalently linked to a specific binding member. Also provided are methods of evaluating a sample for the presence of a target analyte and methods of labelling a target molecule using compositions including the polymeric tandem dyes. Kits and systems for practicing the subject methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Glenn P. Bartholomew, Brent S. Gaylord, Lucy Zhao
  • Patent number: 10844163
    Abstract: Provided herein are spirocyclic polymers that exhibit aggregation-enhanced emission properties and methods of preparation thereof. The spirocyclic polymers can be used in the construction of integrated silicon photonics and to prepare two-dimensional fluorescent photopatterns useful for the manufacture of biological sensing and probing systems, optical writing and reading, anti-counterfeiting applications and the construction of optical display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Benzhong Tang, Ting Han, Zijie Qiu
  • Patent number: 10836909
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to polymer compositions comprising blends of polyesters and phosphonate oligomers or polymers as well as methods of making them and articles of manufacture made from such blends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: FRX POLYMERS, INC.
    Inventors: Xiudong Sun, Youmi Jeong, Peter Louvaris
  • Patent number: 10836208
    Abstract: A rubber composition containing (A) at least one rubber selected from sulphur vulcanizable rubbery elastomers, (B) silica, (C) at least one non-ionic surfactant (C) that is selected from compounds according to general formula (I a) R1—CH(OH)—CH2—O-(AO)x—R2,??(I a) and from compounds according to general formula (I b) R1—CH(OH)—CH2—O-(AO)x-A1-O-(AO)y—CH2—CH(OH)—R1,??(I b) and from compounds according to general formula (I c) R1—CO—NH—CH2—CH2—O-(AO)x—CH2—CH2—NH—CO—R1,??(I c) wherein R1 are same or different and selected from C4-C30-alkyl, straight-chain or branched, and from C4-C30-alkylene, straight-chain or branched, with at least one C—C double bond, R2 are same or different and selected from C1-C30-alkyl, straight-chain or branched, and from C2-C30-alkylene, straight-chain or branched, with at least one C—C double bond, R2 is selected from C2-C10-alkylene, straight chain or branched, x, y same or different and selected from 10 to 50, and AO is selected from identical or different alkylene oxides, s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stephan Hueffer, Fritz Nimtz, Achim Fessenbecker, Alejandra Garcia Marcos
  • Patent number: 10836899
    Abstract: A semi-crystalline polyester comprising a repeat unit of the formula: wherein A is an aliphatic, aromatic, or heterocyclic group; R1 is selected from the group consisting of 1,4-butanediol residue and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residue; R2 is neopentanediol residue; m is between 50 and 99 inclusive; n is between 1 and 50 inclusive; x is between 1 and 200 inclusive; and wherein said semi-crystalline polyester exhibits a minimum crystallization half-time of about 0.3 minutes or greater, or about 0.5 minutes or greater or about 0.6 minutes or greater or about 0.7 minutes or greater is described. The polyesters of the present invention may in various embodiments demonstrate one or more desirable performance characteristics and accordingly are particularly useful in applications and utilities wherein those high levels of performance for such characteristics are required. A process for forming the semi-crystalline polyester is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: David Scott Porter, Wentao Li, Sarah Exley Goetz, Aireal Denise Pressley, Amit Vasant Desai, Yue Rachel Hu, Steven J. Adams
  • Patent number: 10836859
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure encompasses polymerization systems for the copolymerization of CO2 and epoxides comprising 1) a catalyst including a metal coordination compound having a permanent ligand set and at least one ligand that is a polymerization initiator, and 2) a chain transfer agent having two or more sites that can initiate polymerization. In a second aspect, the present disclosure encompasses methods for the synthesis of polycarbonate polyols using the inventive polymerization systems. In a third aspect, the present disclosure encompasses polycarbonate polyol compositions characterized in that the polymer chains have a high percentage of —OH end groups and a high percentage of carbonate linkages. The compositions are further characterized in that they contain polymer chains having an embedded polyfunctional moiety linked to a plurality of individual polycarbonate chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Aramco Technologies Company
    Inventors: Scott D. Allen, Geoffrey W. Coates, Anna E. Cherian, Chris A. Simoneau, Alexei A. Gridnev, Jay J. Farmer