Patents Examined by Terressa Boykin
  • Patent number: 10538863
    Abstract: A cloth containing a fiber having on a surface a polyacetal copolymer containing a prescribed amount of oxyalkylene unit(s), wherein the cloth exhibits a qmax value of at least 0.2 W/cm2, when the cloth is brought into contact with a heat storing plate of 40° C. under a contact pressure of 0.098 N/cm2 in an environment at a temperature of 20° C. and at a relative humidity of 65%, is superior in contact cold sensation, colorfastness, quick drying property and gloss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Akira Ito, Daisuke Sunaga, Kohsuke Togashi
  • Patent number: 10538620
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for preparing a polycarbonate by removing a solvent from a polycarbonate polymerization solution without impairing the physical properties of the polycarbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Un Ko, Byoungkue Chun, Moo Ho Hong, Young Wook Son, Tae Yun Ko
  • Patent number: 10538667
    Abstract: Toughened poly(aryl ether sulfone)/poly(aryl ether ketone) blends. The present invention relates to polymer compositions including at least one poly(aryl ether sulfone) (PASS) polymer, at least one poly(aryletherketone) (PAEK) polymer, and at least one impact modifier (IM). The polymer composition may optionally include at least one aromatic polycarbonate (PC) and/or titanium dioxide (TiO2), The polymer composition is particularly suitable for use in mobile electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS USA, LLC.
    Inventors: Corinne Bushelman, Glenn P. Desio, William E. Sattich
  • Patent number: 10538660
    Abstract: A method for producing a dicyclopentadiene-modified phenolic resin. The method including reusing a fluorine-based ion-exchange resin as a catalyst in a reaction between a phenol and a dicyclopentadiene, the fluorine-based ion-exchange resin having been used as a catalyst when a phenol and a dicyclopentadiene are allowed to react with each other to produce a first dicyclopentadiene-modified phenolic resin. In the method, the fluorine-based ion-exchange resin is washed with an organic solvent. The dicyclopentadiene-modified phenolic resin obtained by the method has a stable quality, has a high purity, and is inexpensive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: JFE CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Takemura
  • Patent number: 10526481
    Abstract: A chemical treatment apparatus for diluting and activating a polymeric material can include a mixing chamber having a first end, a second end, a first baffle plate positioned between the first end and second end, a high shear mixing zone positioned between the first end of the mixing chamber and the first baffle plate, and a low shear mixing zone positioned downstream from the high shear agitation zone between the second end of the mixing chamber and the first baffle plate. The volume ratio of the high shear mixing zone to the low shear mixing zone can be in the range of 1:2 to 1:10. A method and system for diluting and activating polymeric materials are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: UGSI Chemical Feed, Inc.
    Inventor: Yong H. Kim
  • Patent number: 10526482
    Abstract: A polybutylene terephthalate resin composition in which it is possible to effectively suppress discoloration without lowering the heat shock resistance. The polybutylene terephthalate resin composition is part of a molded article having a lightness L* value of 80 or higher as measured using a color difference meter, and includes a polybutylene terephthalate resin having a terminal carboxyl group content of 30 meq/kg or less, a carbodiimide compound, and a phosphite compound; and the phosphite compound content is 0.05-0.15 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of polybutylene terephthalate resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: POLYPLASTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Yamada, Kouichi Sakata
  • Patent number: 10526428
    Abstract: A process, for recovery of unreacted olefin monomer(s) from a particulate product of an olefin polymerization reactor, the particulate polymer product is supplied to a degassing vessel, where the particulate product is countercurrently contacted with at least a first gaseous stripping stream, which includes at least 5% by weight unreacted olefin monomer, and then with an inert gas stream under conditions effective to strip hydrocarbon impurities from the polymer product and produce a stripped polymer product, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventor: Steven P. Haynie
  • Patent number: 10519269
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a curable formulation suitable for laminating adhesive applications, and laminating adhesives made therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Joseph J. Zupancic, Jorge Jimenez, Amira A. Marine, David E. Vietti, Qiuyun Xu
  • Patent number: 10518719
    Abstract: A method of making an iridescent, vehicular trim assembly is provided that includes: molding a polymeric base comprising an exterior surface; and over-molding an element over at least a portion of the exterior surface. The element comprises a polymeric, translucent material and an exterior surface with an integral diffraction grating having a thickness from 250 to 1000 nm and a period from 50 nanometers to 5 microns. Further, the molding can be conducted such that the polymeric base is molded with a tint. The method can also include forming a plated region over the exterior surface of the base. In addition, the method can also include cleaning the plated region with a plasma-etching process before the over-molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Kenneth Dellock, Joseph Myszka, David Brian Glickman, Stuart C. Salter, Talat Karmo
  • Patent number: 10519060
    Abstract: A process for producing a polymerizable composition for an optical material of the present invention includes a step of mixing (A) at least one kind of thiol compound having at least two mercapto groups, (B) a tin compound represented by general formula (1), and (C) at least one kind of isocyanate compound having at least two isocyanato groups, in which the polymerizable composition for an optical material obtained in the above step has a haze value of 0.05 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Kouji Suesugi, Naoki Shinohara, Koju Okazaki
  • Patent number: 10519303
    Abstract: Provided is a resin composition, comprising: an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A); an isobutylene-based copolymer (B) containing a halogen atom; and a halogen scavenger (C), wherein a mass ratio (B/A) of the isobutylene-based copolymer (B) to the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A) is from 5/95 to 45/55, and a content of the halogen scavenger (C) is from 0.01 to 1 part by mass based on 100 parts by mass of a total of the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A) and the isobutylene-based copolymer (B). Such a resin composition is excellent in gas barrier properties and flexibility and stably produced over a long period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeyuki Igarashi, Wataru Hirose
  • Patent number: 10520840
    Abstract: A cold pressure fix toner composition includes at least one C16 to C80 crystalline organic material having a melting point in a range from about 30° C. to about 130° C. and at least one C16 to C80 amorphous organic material having a Tg of from about ?30° C. to about 70° C. A method of cold pressure fix toner application includes providing the cold pressure fix toner composition, disposing the cold pressure fix toner composition on a substrate and applying pressure to the disposed composition on the substrate under cold pressure fixing conditions. The cold pressure fix toner compositions can be formed into latexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Philip Nelson Veregin, Nan-Xing Hu, Guerino G. Sacripante, Karen A. Moffat, Jennifer L. Belelie
  • Patent number: 10501600
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for chemically degrading materials containing benzoxazine resin, in particular benzoxazine resins, benzoxazine resin pre-polymers and benzoxazine resin-containing plastics, that enables a high quality recycling process for used up benzoxazine resin-containing materials, in particular the separation of composite materials, such as duromer-based fiber composite plastics containing a benzoxazine resin matrix, and reuse of the benzoxazine-containing materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Dominik Soethje, Christian Dreyer, Monika Bauer
  • Patent number: 10501624
    Abstract: Compositions comprising A) at least one polymer selected from the group consisting of aromatic polycarbonate and aromatic polyestercarbonate, B) at least one polyester, wherein the polyester is derived from succinic acid and optionally further dicarboxylic acids and aliphatic, cycloaliphatic, araliphatic diols or aromatic diols, C) at least one cyclic phosphazene of structure (IV) wherein R is in each case identical or different and represents an amine radical, in each case optionally halogenated C1- to C8-alkyl, C1- to C8-alkoxy in each case optionally alkyl- and/or halogen-substituted C5- to C6-cycloalkyl, in each case optionally alkyl- and/or halogen- and/or hydroxyl-substituted C6- to C20-aryloxy, in each case optionally alkyl- and/or halogen- and/or bromine-substituted C7- to C12-aralkyl, a halogen radical or an OH radical, k is a whole number from 1 to 10 D) optionally graft polymer, E) optionally vinyl (co)polymer and/or polyalkylene terephthalate, F) optionally additives and also the us
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Mathieu Jung, Ralf Hufen, Thomas Eckel
  • Patent number: 10501869
    Abstract: A filament containing a core material (CM) coated with a layer of shell material (SM), wherein the (CM) contains the components a) to c): a) 30 to 80% by volume, based on the total volume of the C) of at least one inorganic powder (IP), b) 20 to 70% by volume, based on the total volume of the CM of at least one binder (B) comprising component b1) b1) at least one polymer (P) and c) optionally at least one additive, wherein the at least one polymer (P) is a polyoxymethylene (POM) homopolymer, a POM copolymer or POM terpolymer and wherein at least some of the OH-end groups of the PO) homopolymer are capped, and the SM contains the components d) to f): d) 75 to 100% by volume, based on the total volume of the SM of at least one thermoplastic polymer, e) optionally at least one inorganic powder (IP), and f) optionally at least one additive, wherein the thickness of the layer of shell material is 0.05 to 0.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Paul Van Der Schaaf, Bruno Inderbitzin, Marie-Claire Hermant, Martina Schömer
  • Patent number: 10501586
    Abstract: Polyester-based resin particles including a polyester-based resin as a base resin, in which the base resin exhibits a plurality of endothermic peaks corresponding to crystal melting temperatures by DSC measurement, at least one of the endothermic peaks exists in each region of a low temperature side region and a high temperature side region, a maximum endothermic peak of the low temperature side region and a maximum endothermic peak of the high temperature side region exhibit a crystal melting heat amount ratio (low temperature side crystal melting heat amount/high temperature side crystal melting heat amount) in a range of 0.1 to 1.5, and the polyester-based resin particles have a volume average particle diameter of 1 to 50 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SEKISUI PLASTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Kusaka, Kaori Kuwagaki, Ryosuke Harada
  • Patent number: 10500763
    Abstract: A method of making an article includes converting a first amorphous polymer to an at least partially crystalline polymeric powder composition and powder bed fusing the at least partially crystalline polymer powder composition to form a three-dimensional article including a second amorphous polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Viswanathan Kalyanaraman, Chiel Albertus Leenders, Hao Gu
  • Patent number: 10501599
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that involve a subcritical water reaction to recycle the cellulose and polyester components of waste cotton and cotton/polyester blend textiles that would otherwise be discarded or disposed of. Specifically, the disclosed methods provide for treatment of the waste textiles to produce advanced materials including cellulose and terephthalic acid (TPA) with a low environmental impact. The cellulose and TPA that are produced are of a high quality allowing for production of regenerated cellulose and regenerated polyethylene terephthalate (PET) suitable for fiber spinning and textile applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Tyton Biosciences, LLC
    Inventors: Florin G. Barla, Todd Showalter, Hsun-Cheng Su, Jeremy Jones, Iulian Bobe
  • Patent number: 10494478
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for preparing a polycarbonate by removing a solvent from a polycarbonate polymerization solution without impairing the physical properties of the polycarbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Un Ko, Byoungkue Chun, Moo Ho Hong, Young Wook Son, Tae Yun Ko
  • Patent number: 10495616
    Abstract: A method increase of the Resolution Index (RI) of a chromatogram generated from a polymer sample comprising at least two olefin-based polymers of different microstructures and/or at least two olefin-based polymer fractions of different microstructures. The method comprises separating the mixture on a low-porosity stationary phase and repeatedly cycling the sample-stationary phase through a series of cooling and heating stages with active eluent flow only during the cooling stages and during the last heating stage to elute the separated analytes off the column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Rongjuan Cong, Albert Parrott, Cherry Hollis