Pore Forming Patents (Class 106/122)
  • Patent number: 11479919
    Abstract: Contoured articles formed in a mold from a fiber slurry are provided. The articles comprise a blend of cellulose fibers and cellulose ester, such as cellulose ester staple fibers. The articles are suitable in a wide array of end uses, including as cups, lids, boxes or pouches, storage containers, trays, plates, food trays, cutlery, coffee cups, coffee cup lid, packaging, bowls, clam shells, bottle caps, straws, covers, and packaging inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Kenny Randolph Parker, Charles Stuart Everett, Melvin Glenn Mitchell, Koushik Ghosh, Mounir Izallalen
  • Patent number: 11369895
    Abstract: Formation of low-crystallinity phytosterol nanoparticles via cooling-controlled supercritical carbon dioxide (SC—CO2) impregnation of phytosterols into biodegradable nanoporous starch aerogels and methods of preparing these aerogels are disclosed. The nanoporous starch aerogels increase water dissolution and bioaccessibility of the phytosterols, thereby making them available for preparation of high nutraceutical value foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: NUtech Ventures
    Inventor: Ozan Nazim Ciftci
  • Patent number: 11345635
    Abstract: A method for treating aggregate to be used in cement is designed to perform surface treatment on aggregate by bringing fine bubble water containing fine bubbles into contact with the aggregate. The treated aggregate is used as a material for ready-mixed concrete to prepare concrete. The fine bubble water is produced by a high-speed swirling method, a pressure releasing method, or a combination thereof. The dispersibility of the aggregate is improved by the surface treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nakamoto, Mituhito Ishida, Kiyohito Yukimoto, Masato Hada
  • Patent number: 11174603
    Abstract: Cold-in-place asphalt recycling is disclosed. A foamed asphalt may be produced by injecting water and optionally compressed air into a hot asphalt stream. A lubricating surfactant may be added to the hot asphalt stream to improve performance. The foamed asphalt may be mixed with reclaimed material to provide a uniformly coated paving material that can compacted to a desired density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: A.L.M. Holding Company, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald H. Reinke, David Lange, Gaylon L. Baumgardner, Ervin Dukatz
  • Patent number: 11078008
    Abstract: An insulating insert for a packaging system includes six pockets and multiple sealed dividers. The six pockets are rectangular in shape and are each filled with an insulating material. The six pockets include a bottom pocket configured to contact a bottom inside surface of a box, four side pockets each configured to contact a respective side inside surface of the box, and a top pocket configured to contact a top inside surface of the box when the insulating insert is placed into the box. Each sealed divider is located between two adjacent pockets. The sealed dividers provide fold locations to permit the insulating insert to be folded and installed within the box so that each of the six pockets contacts a respective inside surface of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Smurfit Kappa North America LLC
    Inventors: Jeroen Joop Dankbaar, Renuka Deshpande, Gregory Vorce Hall, Rafael Gonzalez Rosas
  • Patent number: 11058749
    Abstract: A bioactive collagen biomaterial according to the invention that is biocompatible with cells and tissues and distinguished by containing certain cryptic and non-cryptic peptide constituents to stimulate cellular responses and further made to incorporate a variety of agents to provide a desired characteristic, such as antimicrobial properties. The bioactive collagen biomaterial can be provided as a variety of configurations and as various matrices and devices for use in medical applications such as in biotechnology, basic research, tissue engineering and in wound repair as a wound dressing or cell/tissue scaffold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Frank DiCosmo
  • Patent number: 11031152
    Abstract: A flame-retardant electric cable has a core including at least one electric conductor, an electrically insulating coating and an outermost layer made from a substantially thermoplastic, low smoke zero halogen flame-retardant polymer composition. The composition includes a polymeric base made of at least one polyethylene homopolymer or copolymer having a density of 0.94 g/cm3 at most. The composition further includes 60-64% by weight of a metal hydroxide, at least 2% by weight of an ammonium coated montmorillonite having average particle dimensions of from 5 to 20 ?m, and a polysiloxane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: Prysmian S.p.A., Politecnico di Milano
    Inventors: Franco Galletti, Elena Roda, Giuseppe Merigo, Sergio Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 10881515
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards a process for implanting a cartilage graft into a cartilage defect and sealing the implanted cartilage graft with recipient tissue. The invention is also directed towards a process for repairing a cartilage defect and implanting a cartilage graft into a human or animal. The invention is further directed toward a repaired cartilage defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: LifeNet Health
    Inventors: Silvia S. Chen, Xiaofei Qin, Jingsong Chen, Lloyd Wolfinbarger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10875003
    Abstract: Provided are methods for the manufacture of highly porous aerogels, particularly to twisted carbon fibers (TCF) and carbon microbelt (CMB) aerogels, by providing a carbon raw material and heating said carbon raw material under inert gas atmosphere and reduced pressure up to 900 ° C. Also encompassed are the thus obtained aerogels and the use thereof, particularly for treating waste water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Hua Zhang, Hengchang Bi
  • Patent number: 10744310
    Abstract: A sponge including one or more hemostatic agents and one or more binding agents. At least one of the hemostatic agents is a pregelatinized potato starch. The collective percentage by weight of the one or more hemostatic agents is within the range of approximately one eighth to approximately sixteen times as great as the collective percentage by weight of the one or more binding agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Hemostasis, LLC
    Inventors: Keith A. Roberts, John Henry Burban, Majid Zia, Michael R. Spearman
  • Patent number: 10711116
    Abstract: Multi-component synthetic mortar fixing system, especially for fixing anchoring elements in building substrates, which comprises in one component reactive synthetic resins (i) based on urethane (meth)acrylate, (ii) based on epoxy resin or (iii) based on free-radical-hardening (or-hardenable) unsaturated reactive resins, in a further component hardener, and at least one filler selected from oxides of silicon and aluminium, or mixed oxides in the presence of further cations, the d50 average particle size of which is 50 ?m or less, and also especially a silane having at least one hydrolysable group, and also its use, methods including its use in fixing anchoring elements in building substrates and related subject-matter of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: fischerwerke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jurgen Grun, Martin Vogel, Clemens Schmidt, Christian Schlenk
  • Patent number: 10610822
    Abstract: As asymmetric porous film structure formed by depositing a porous material film on a flexible substrate, and applying an anisotropic stress to the porous media on the flexible substrate, where the anisotropic stress results from a stress such as an applied mechanical force, a thermal gradient, and an applied voltage, to form an asymmetric porous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventor: Eric N. Coker
  • Patent number: 10582724
    Abstract: The present invention uses empty fruit bunch (EFB) and fiber so as to crush and cut over a crushing process, adds water, adds soluble sugar and protein and mixes the same in an appropriate ratio, compresses the same to remove air, seals and leaves the same alone at a temperature of approximately 25 DEG C. for at least 30 days, and supplies process-completed products as fiber and energy feed for ruminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventors: Hee Dong Bae, Kang Jin In, Cheul Hyun Moon, Byeong Cheol Seong, Kyu Jin Oh
  • Patent number: 10500548
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are asymmetric multilayer carbon molecular sieve (“CMS”) hollow fiber membranes and processes for preparing the membranes. The processes include simultaneously extruding a core dope containing a polymer and suitable nanoparticles, a sheath dope, and a bore fluid, followed by pyrolysis of the extruded fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: William John Koros, Kuang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10470699
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for detecting pancreatic trauma in a trauma patient during a surgical operation. The method includes positioning a detection device in contact with the patient's pancreas, applying a chemical indicator to the detection device after removing the detection device from the patient, and detecting a chemical reaction on the detection device that is indicative of the pancreas releasing an enzyme as a result of pancreatic trauma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Mark W. Jones
  • Patent number: 10429827
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for measuring and controlling the thickness of asphalt roofing materials during manufacturing. Light beams are used to generate a time of flight signal that is used to determine the thickness of the asphalt roofing layer. A controller generates a thickness control signal that controls a coater to modify parameters of the coater to produce the asphalt roofing layer with a desired thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: TAMKO Building Products LLC
    Inventor: Kyle Davis
  • Patent number: 10407839
    Abstract: A method of repairing a damaged portion formed in a roadway includes drilling a plurality of boreholes in an interior surface of the damaged portion and filling the damaged portion and the boreholes with a fill material. The fill material may comprise a binding agent, such as a resin, and aggregate mixture. The boreholes operate to anchor the fill material in the damaged portion to increase the life of the repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Giles
  • Patent number: 10383198
    Abstract: A lighting system comprises multiple luminaries (4b) installed at known locations in an environment. Each is configured to emit a unique luminaire identifier (ID) into the environment. A database (28) holds multiple location identifiers, each of which identifies one of the known locations. A route (rA, rB, rC, rD) through the environment is identified based on the location identifiers, the route traversing a plurality of the known locations. Data generated by moving a photodetector (6) along the route though the environment is received, the data conveying a sequence of the luminaire identifiers detected by the photodetector from luminaries encountered in moving along the route, the sequence being in order of detection. A database update is performed by, for at least one luminaire identifier in the sequence: identifying its position in the sequence, and updating the database based on the at least one luminaire identifier and its identified position in the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Stefan Marcus Verbrugh, Engel Johannes Knibbe, Johan Wilhelmus Hermanus Kuppen, Johannes Cornelis Augustus Franciscus Maria Van Gardigen
  • Patent number: 10321697
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid dairy concentrate for mixing with an aqueous medium to form a beverage, the concentrate comprising casein and at least 5 wt % fat, wherein a ratio of fat to casein is from 3:1 to 18:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Julia L. Gregg-Albers, Alan Wolfschoon-Pombo
  • Patent number: 10287178
    Abstract: A water filter, comprising a mechanical filter and a biological filter in fluid communication with the mechanical filter is disclosed. The biological filter comprises a carbon dioxide stripper and a nitrification bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BIOFISHENCY LTD.
    Inventors: Jacob Levanon, Igal Magen
  • Patent number: 10279511
    Abstract: A method for baking a continuous mat of mineral or plant fibers successively includes application of an aqueous solution, containing a binder diluted in the solution, onto mineral or plant fibers, shaping of the fibers to form a continuous mat on a conveyor in motion, and heating the mat in movement through an oven by a hot air flow at a temperature higher than the curing temperature of the binder. Furthermore, at least partial drying of the mat is carried out before entry into the oven. The at least partial drying includes irradiation of the mat in movement with radiofrequency electromagnetic waves whose frequency lies between 3 MHz and 300 GHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Christine Nguyen, Francois Vianey, Arnaud Letourmy
  • Patent number: 10207954
    Abstract: Synthetic aggregates are fabricated from greater than approximately 70 wt % waste starting materials. Starting materials may be selected from granulated ground blast furnace slag, waste concrete fines, or sewage sludge ash, and mixtures thereof. The starting materials are bound together by a hydraulic cementitious binder either added to the starting materials or formed in situ. The waste starting materials, binder, and water are formed into pellets and subjected to a hydraulic reaction and carbonation in an atmosphere of greater than approximately 50% carbon dioxide at temperatures less than approximately 100° C. The resulting synthetic aggregate has a crush strength after a period of hardening equal to or greater than approximately 0.5 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited
    Inventors: Yan Gao, Honggang Zhu, Yifei Yan, Bo Li, Man Lung Sham, Tung-Chai Ling
  • Patent number: 10130678
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preparing synthetic osteoinductive bone grafts are provided in which a porous ceramic granule, which may be incorporated within a biocompatible matrix material, is loaded with an osteoinductive agent. Loading of granules is facilitated in some cases by the use of low-pH buffers and pre-treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Bioventus, LLC.
    Inventors: Eric Vanderploeg, Howard Seeherman, Christopher G. Wilson, John Wozney, Christopher T. Brown, John A. Kambouris
  • Patent number: 10125046
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a composition comprising an expanded and micronized volcanic glass (EMVG) and at least one chemical agent, wherein the at least one chemical agent is coated on the surface of the volcanic glass. The present disclosure also relates to an improved process to remove mineral impurities and to coat the surface of the EMVG. The disclosed composition can be used a functional reinforcing filler to improve the mechanical properties of plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: S & B Industrial Minerals S.A.
    Inventors: Athanasios Karalis, Ioannis Poulakis, Salvatore Peter Larosa, Christina Kapralou, Gary Charles Phillips, Nils Rickertsen, Christos Dedeloudis, Doukas Efstathiadis
  • Patent number: 10125050
    Abstract: A wear resistant substrate including a metal substrate having a surface, a reinforcing support attached to the surface and cured reaction products of an inorganic curable composition disposed over and through the reinforcing support and bonded to the surface. Also a method of enhancing the wear resistance of a metal surface by attaching a reinforcing support to the surface; disposing an inorganic curable composition over and through the reinforcing support and into contact with the surface; and curing the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Jayesh P. Shah, Kedar Deshmukh, Nippon Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10100167
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a binder foam for producing asphalt. In a pressurized stream of heated binder a liquid, which has a lower evaporation temperature under atmospheric pressure than the temperature of the heated binder stream is injected at an angle (?) of greater than 90° relative to the flow direction (S) of the binder stream such that a pressurized mixture stream of the binder with drops of liquid distributed therein or with drops of liquid distributed therein and vapor bubbles resulting from said drops is provided downstream of the injection point (D). The pressure of said mixture stream is then decreased whereby the binder is foamed as a result of an evaporation of the drops of liquid contained in the binder and/or as a result of the expansion of the vapor bubbles resulting from the drops of liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Ammann Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Andrea Bieder, Fritz Wälchli
  • Patent number: 10053555
    Abstract: Resin compositions comprising flame retardant materials obtained by heating phosphonic acid salts at temperatures above 200° C., have excellent properties and exhibit manageable curing behavior. Laminates, composites, molded articles and the like, which have excellent flame retardant properties and physical characteristics, are readily prepared from the resin compositions of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: Larry D. Timberlake, Mark V. Hanson
  • Patent number: 10047458
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a regenerated cellulose fiber, which is characterized by the combination of the following features: the fiber has in its dry condition a collapsed hollow cross-sectional structure the fiber has in its wet condition a cross-sectional structure with cavities the fiber is segmented in the longitudinal direction by dividing walls there is incorporated into the fiber an absorbent polymer, in particular carboxymethylcellulose. The fiber may be obtained by a process, wherein there is admixed a carbonate as well as an absorbent polymer, in particular carboxymethylcellulose, to a viscose dope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Kelheim Fibres GmbH
    Inventors: Ingo Bernt, Walter Roggenstein, Calvin Woodings, Haio Harms
  • Patent number: 10041246
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sprayable, thermal and acoustic insulating surfacing based on cork and applicable on façades and walls or ceilings, both indoors and outdoors, consisting of a binding aqueous dispersion including: acrylic copolymer; polyvinyl alcohol; sodium carboxymethyl cellulose; ultrafine talcum powder; wetting agents and surfactants; preservative; terbutryn with 3-iodo-2-propynyl butylcarbamate; and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Joaquin Ruiz Vico
  • Patent number: 10011677
    Abstract: A polycarbodiimide composition is a reaction product of polyisocyanate having a primary isocyanate group and alcohols, wherein in an infrared absorption spectrum, the intensity ratio (IRCI/IRUI+U) of absorbance IRCI at or near 2120 cm?1 due to stretching vibration of the carbodiimide group relative to absorbance IRUI+U at or near 1720 cm?1 due to stretching vibration of the uretonimine group and urethane group is 1.5 or more and 4.5 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yamashita, Toshihiko Nakagawa, Shinji Kiyono, Aya Nakagawa, Hirokazu Morita, Shigeru Mio, Satoshi Yamasaki, Kazuki Sakata
  • Patent number: 10011722
    Abstract: Methods and systems for producing warm foam mix asphalt are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods include the following: injecting an ethanol additive into asphalt binder having a temperature below the auto ignition point of ethanol to form a foamed asphalt stream; adding the foamed asphalt stream to a mixing zone; adding at least one of aggregate and reclaimed asphalt pavement to the mixing zone; adding a foaming agent to the mixing chamber; heating at least one of the mixing zone and the at least one of aggregate and reclaimed asphalt pavement; mixing the foamed asphalt stream and the at least one of aggregate and reclaimed asphalt pavement to form a warm foam mix asphalt; collecting emissions from the mixing zone, the emissions including ethanol vapors; and recycling the emissions to the mixing zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Huiming Yin, Po-Hua Lee, Vincent Nasri, Luis Arias
  • Patent number: 9994696
    Abstract: Resin compositions comprising flame retardant materials obtained by heating phosphonic acid salts at temperatures above 200° C., have excellent properties and exhibit manageable curing behavior. Laminates, composites, molded articles and the like, which have excellent flame retardant properties and physical characteristics, are readily prepared from the resin compositions of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: LANXESS Solutions US Inc.
    Inventors: Larry D. Timberlake, Mark V. Hanson
  • Patent number: 9988520
    Abstract: Resin compositions, e.g., epoxy resin compositions, comprising flame retardant materials obtained by heating phosphonic acid salts at temperatures above 200° C., have excellent properties and exhibit manageable curing behavior. Laminates, composites, molded articles and the like, which have excellent flame retardant properties and physical characteristics, are readily prepared from the resin compositions of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: LANXESS Solutions US Inc.
    Inventors: Larry D. Timberlake, Mark V. Hanson
  • Patent number: 9977424
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for measuring and controlling the thickness of asphalt roofing materials during manufacturing. Light beams are used to generate a time of flight signal that is used to determine the thickness of the asphalt roofing layer. A controller generates a thickness control signal that controls a coater to modify parameters of the coater to produce the asphalt roofing layer with a desired thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: TAMKO Building Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle Davis
  • Patent number: 9938199
    Abstract: A foam concrete has constituents that include a cement, a sand, a coarse aggregate having a density in a range of 1400-1600 kg/m3, a water, and a foam solution. The foam solution includes a foaming agent and a foaming water. The foam concrete has a compressive strength of at least 20 MPa, a thermal conductivity of less than 0.40 W/mK and a maximum dry weight of 2000 kg/m3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Mohammed Heshan Al-Mehthel, Mohammed Maslehuddin, Saleh H. Al-Idi, Mohammed Shameem
  • Patent number: 9920228
    Abstract: The disclosed composite wood particulate products, adhesives contained in such wood particulate products, and methods of making the adhesive and the wood particulate products employ an aldehyde-free adhesive, and more specifically a formaldehyde-free adhesive. The aldehyde-free adhesive includes an inert additive that extends a resin, such as an isocyanate resin, and forms an evenly dispersed, less expensive polymeric adhesive admixture. The extender-filler of the resin is mixed with water to form a slurry. The slurry can then be mixed with a resin, like the isocyanate resin, to form the adhesive. Various rheology modifiers can be added, if desired, to the extender-filler or the slurry. The adhesive can be blended with wood particles to form a mat that is then pressed into a composite wood particulate product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Willamette Valley Company LLC
    Inventors: Philip N. Cote, Omar Tiba, Wallace K. Rowland, Robert J. Rubash, Randall C. Zenke, Sudip Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 9884964
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to asphalt foam collapse test methods and related apparatus for the measurement and determination of foamed asphalt binder quality, in particular warm-mix asphalt. Various asphalt binder/foam quality indicators can be measured according to the disclosure, such as bubble size distribution, bubble surface area, foam expansion ratio, foam half-life, foam index, as well as normalized parameters related to the same. The disclosed methods and apparatus permit the repeatable characterization and formation of foamed asphalt compositions, enabling the skilled artisan to form foamed asphalt/aggregate compositions of known, repeatable quality. This enhances the ability to form WMA foamed asphalt concrete with controlled and favorable properties selected for the particular environmental conditions (e.g., climate-, weather-, and/or traffic-related) where the concrete is to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventors: Muhammed Emin Kutay, Hande Isik Ozturk
  • Patent number: 9819030
    Abstract: It becomes easy to regulate the storage modulus of the ionomer solution to be not lower than 150 Pa. The production method of catalyst ink for fuel cell includes steps of; (i) preparing a catalyst dispersion by mixing an electrode catalyst, water and an alcohol; (ii) preparing a gelated ionomer solution by mixing an ionomer and a solvent; and (iii) producing catalyst ink by mixing the catalyst dispersion and the gelated ionomer solution, wherein the step (ii) comprises concentration a step of concentrating the gelated ionomer solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Noriaki Ishihara, Masao Okumura
  • Patent number: 9765204
    Abstract: Flame retardants produced by heating certain phosphonic acid salts at temperatures over 200° C. are readily compounded into high temperature polyamides that are processed at temperatures above 270° C. to provide flame retardant, high temperature polyamide compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: LANXESS Solutions US Inc.
    Inventors: Larry D. Timberlake, Mark V. Hanson, Zachary D. Stockdale
  • Patent number: 9756852
    Abstract: The invention is a pour-on antiparasitic formulation having superior water resistant properties. The pour-on formulation utilizes one or more polymers (water insoluble with or without water soluble) in the range of about 5 to about 40% w/w, one or more solvents in the range of about 50 to about 94% w/w, with or without additive (e.g., isopropanol or ethanol) in the range of about 5 to about 30% w/w, and optionally a plasticizer in the range of about 0.5 to about 25% w/w. The pour-on antiparasitic formulation features limited spreading when applied to animals (cattle, sheep, dogs and the like). The pour-on antiparasitic formulation further partially evaporates, leaving a water resistant polymer matrix that diffuses at least one active ingredient to the animal's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: MERIAL INC.
    Inventors: James Pate, Natalya Shub
  • Patent number: 9752009
    Abstract: Flame retardant polymer compositions with excellent processing stability and flame retardant activity are obtained by incorporating into the polymer a flame retardant obtained by heating certain phosphonic acid salts at temperatures of 200° C. or higher and as flame retardant synergist melam or a melam derivative, which compositions are more readily processed under certain harsh conditions than similar compositions comprising similar synergists such as melem, melon and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: LANXESS Solutions US Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary D Stockdale, Larry D Timberlake, Mark V Hanson
  • Patent number: 9603384
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a gel-stabilized foam for use in food products. Foam bubbles are stabilized by either a continuous gel coating or a particulate gel coating created under high shear conditions. The foam is viscous and shelf-stable, and can be combined with a viscous food product to lower its caloric density and improve its organoleptic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Frito-Lay Trading Company, GmbH
    Inventors: Siva Kaliappan, Ian Noble, Ian T Norton, Sevugan Palaniappan
  • Patent number: 9593479
    Abstract: Provided is a sound absorption sheet comprising an improved micro-resonance layer formed by means of a porous substrate and printing. The method for manufacturing a sound absorption sheet comprises the steps of: preparing a porous substrate; forming a micro-resonance layer by printing on the upper part of the porous substrate; and drying the micro-resonance layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Gil-Ho Kang, Seong-Moon Jung, Bong-Gyu Kang
  • Patent number: 9346956
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing a foamed sulfur asphalt stabilized soil and a foamed sulfur asphalt are provided. The foamed sulfur asphalt stabilized soil includes an foamed sulfur asphalt, an air-dried aggregate, moisturizing water, and Portland cement. The foamed sulfur asphalt includes an asphalt binder, elemental sulfur, foaming air, and foaming water. The foamed sulfur asphalt has a foam half-life equal to or greater than about 6 seconds and a foam expansion ratio equal to or greater than 8. The foamed sulfur asphalt also has an amount of elemental sulfur in a range of from about 10% to about 50% by weight of the combined amounts of elemental sulfur and the asphalt binder in the foamed sulfur asphalt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Mohammed Al-Mehthel, Saleh H. Al-Idi, Hamad I. Al-Abdul Wahhab, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein
  • Publication number: 20150122483
    Abstract: A carbon composite contains expanded graphite; and at least one of a filler or a reinforcement; wherein the expanded graphite comprises a plurality of randomly oriented basal planes. Methods of making the carbon composite and articles comprising the carbon composite are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Zhiyue Xu, Lei Zhao
  • Publication number: 20150124327
    Abstract: A coating material for forming an optical coating film, which constitutes a reflection preventing film provided on a lens base material, includes a solvent (A), a compound (B) which contains a polymerizable functional group, and a metal oxide particle (C), in which the solvent (A) contains at least one solvent (A1) selected from the group consisting of propylene glycol monopropyl ether, propylene glycol monomethyl ether, and propylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate, and the compound (B) contains a compound (B1) which contains two or more urethane bonds in one molecule, or metal alkoxide (B2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
  • Patent number: 9023143
    Abstract: A cast ceiling tile and method for manufacture incorporates chitosan in an amount sufficient to provide improved strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: USG Interiors, LLC
    Inventor: Enrique L. Albarran
  • Patent number: 9006304
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous polyurethane-polyurea dispersions which stabilize a foam—produced by mechanical expansion—without addition of further foam-stabilizing components in such a way that aqueous foams are obtainable which are stable both during temporary storage and during processing, so that they can be applied in the form of foam also by customary application methods and substantially retain the foam structure even after drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Stahl International B.V.
    Inventor: Juergen Muenter
  • Publication number: 20150072134
    Abstract: Magnesium fluoride particles with a low refractive index excellent in film formability are provided. The magnesium fluoride particles each include at least one magnesium fluoride particulate. The at least one magnesium fluoride particulate each has pores that support a supported substance. Further, the at least one magnesium fluoride particulate includes a plurality of particulates. A grain boundary void-like pore serving as a gap that supports the supported substance is present between particulates adjacent to each other of the plurality of particulates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro Yabune, Megumi Tomisaki, Masanori Uraya, Hiroaki Takatori
  • Publication number: 20150057381
    Abstract: Provided are porogen compositions and methods of using such porogen compositions in the manufacture of porous materials, for example, porous silicone elastomers. The porogens generally include comprising a core material and shell material different from the core material. The porogens can be used to form a scaffold for making a resulting porous elastomer when the scaffold is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Futian Liu, Nicholas J. Manesis, Xiaojie Yu, Athene Wan Chie Chan