Patents by Inventor Andrea Benvenuti

Andrea Benvenuti has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210130531
    Abstract: In various embodiments, coated infill includes a plurality of infill granules and a preformed coating on the infill granules including a cured polyurethane product of at least one polyurethane prepolymer component and a curative component. The polyurethane prepolymer component includes a reaction product of an isocyanate component including diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) and a polyol component, and has a free isocyanate content (% NCO) from 2 wt % to 12 wt %. The curative component includes water. Methods for making an artificial turf surface using the coated infill are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Virginie Assemat, Andrea Benvenuti, Amber Marie Stephenson
  • Publication number: 20170233519
    Abstract: An impact protection foam includes the reaction product of an isocyanate component and an isocyanate-reactive component. The isocyanate component includes at least one isocyanate. The isocyanate-reactive component includes from 20 wt % to 80 wt % of a hydrophobic polyol component and from 20 wt % to 80 wt % of a hydrophilic polyol component, based on the total weight of the isocyanate reactive component. The hydrophobic polyol component includes at least one natural oil hydrophobic polyol, and the hydrophilic polyol component includes at least a polyether polyol having a number average molecular weight from 3,000 g/mol to 10,000 g/mol and a primary hydroxyl content of at least 50 wt %. The isocyanate index is from 50-120. The foam article has a rate of energy dissipation less than 35 KN over the temperature range from 10 C to 40 C and a Shore A hardness of less than 55 at both 23° C. and ?10° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Elisa CORINTI, Andrea BENVENUTI, Silvia SCUSSOLIN
  • Patent number: 9441068
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide for viscoelastic polyurethane foams. The foams are made from reaction system which includes (a) an isocyanate reactive component, (b) a isocyanate component, (c) one or more blowing agents, (d) a catalyst component, and (e) a silicone based surfactant. The isocyanate reactive component includes at least (i) from 25 to 80% by weight of at least one polyoxyethylene capped polyoxypropylene/polyoxyethylene polyol having a combined number average equivalent weight from 1300 to 1700, a polyoxyethylene percentage of between 75% and 95% by weight of the combined amounts of polyoxypropylene and polyoxyethylene, and a primary OH percentage of between 80 and 95% of the total number of OH groups of the polyoxyethylene capped polyoxypropylene/polyoxyethylene polyol, and (ii) from 5 to 30% by weight of the isocyanate reactive component of at least one low functionality polyol having a functionality of between 1.5 and 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Elisa Corinti, Andrea Benvenuti, Alessio Sabadini, Jean-Paul Masy, Francois M. Casati, Brian Dickie
  • Patent number: 9238704
    Abstract: A polyurethane foam is prepared by combining a polyether triol with a hydroxyl value of from 25 to 30 and a molecular weight from 5000 to 7000 g/mol; a polyether diol with a hydroxyl value of from 25 to 30 and a molecular weight from 3000 to less than 5000 g/mol; a chain extender mixture including 1,4-butanediol and at least one of monoethylene glycol, hexanediol, neopentyl glycol, and isomers thereof; a copolymer polyether polyol having a styrene acrylonitrile solids content of at least 38 wt % and an average hydroxyl number of at least 23; an isocyanate component; and a blowing agent. It is particularly suitable for shoe sole applications, where it exhibits improvement in slip resistance under wet conditions when compared with some other polyether-polyurethane formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Silvia Scussolin, Andrea Benvenuti
  • Publication number: 20150004389
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide for viscoelastic polyurethane foams. The foams are made from reaction system which includes (a) an isocyanate reactive component, (b) a isocyanate component, (c) one or more blowing agents, (d) a catalyst component, and (e) a silicone based surfactant. The isocyanate reactive component includes at least (i) from 25 to 80% by weight of at least one polyoxyethylene capped polyoxypropylene/polyoxyethylene polyol having a combined number average equivalent weight from 1300 to 1700, a polyoxyethylene percentage of between 75% and 95% by weight of the combined amounts of polyoxypropylene and polyoxyethylene, and a primary OH percentage of between 80 and 95% of the total number of OH groups of the polyoxyethylene capped polyoxypropylene/polyoxyethylene polyol, and (ii) from 5 to 30% by weight of the isocyanate reactive component of at least one low functionality polyol having a functionality of between 1.5 and 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Elisa Corinti, Andrea Benvenuti, Alessio Sabadini, Jean-Paul Masy, Francois M. Casati, Brian Dickie
  • Publication number: 20130310474
    Abstract: A polyurethane foam is prepared by combining a polyether triol with a hydroxyl value of from 25 to 30 and a molecular weight from 5000 to 7000 g/mol; a polyether diol with a hydroxyl value of from 25 to 30 and a molecular weight from 3000 to less than 5000 g/mol; a chain extender mixture including 1,4-butanediol and at least one of monoethylene glycol, hexanediol, neopentyl glycol, and isomers thereof; a copolymer polyether polyol having a styrene acrylonitrile solids content of at least 38 wt % and an average hydroxyl number of at least 23; an isocyanate component; and a blowing agent. It is particularly suitable for shoe sole applications, where it exhibits improvement in slip resistance under wet conditions when compared with some other polyether-polyurethane formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Silvia Scussolin, Andrea Benvenuti