Resin, Rubber, Or Hardenable Oil Containing Coating Patents (Class 427/221)
  • Patent number: 11884835
    Abstract: Embodiments may include a coated granule for roofing systems. The coated granule may include an aluminum silicate granule and a coating disposed on the aluminum silicate granule. The coating may include a copolymer and a siloxane-based or a silane-based compound. The copolymer may be a cationic fluorinated (meth)acrylic copolymer. The aluminum silicate granule may have a particle size in a range from 0.2 mm to 2.4 mm. The aluminum silicate granule may have a 65% or greater reflectivity. The coated granule may repel oil and maintain its reflectivity better than with other techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: ChangQing Shen, Joel Hazy, Julian Metz, Lance Wang
  • Patent number: 11851882
    Abstract: The invention relates to ceramic granules with a high UV opacity and high solar reflectance, which is produced by forming a calcined clay mineral powder into green body and re-calcining, featured with a water absorption of 15-35%; ?97% crystalline content and 90-100% UV opacity. The invention further relates to a method for preparing ceramic granules with a high UV opacity and high solar reflectance and the use thereof for reflectance-improving application on building surface for the purpose of energy conservation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventors: Zhijie Li, Hongwei Lu
  • Patent number: 11629106
    Abstract: A process for producing coated urea-containing fertilizer particles, comprising the following steps: A) forming at least one polyurea layer on the uncoated urea-containing fertilizer, and then B) forming at least one polyurethane layer on the at least one polyurea layer on the urea-containing fertilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventor: Nils Peters
  • Patent number: 11472165
    Abstract: A plate-like composite material in which peeling of a conductor layer and the like serving as wiring is less liable to occur is provided. The plate-like composite material includes: a pore-containing layer, which contains a fluororesin and a filler, and which contains pores; and a resin layer containing a fluororesin bonded to one surface, or each of both surfaces, of the pore-containing layer, wherein the pore-containing layer includes, in a vicinity of an interface with the resin layer, a high resin content region, which contains the fluororesin in a content higher than a content in a remaining region of the pore-containing layer, and which contains the pores in a content lower than a content in the remaining region, and wherein the high resin content region has a thickness starting from the interface of from 0.20 ?m to 10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Shunji Imamura, Shimpei Yakuwa, Kou Uemura, Tomoyuki Kasagi, Yuya Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10941075
    Abstract: Adding a small amount of lightweight course aggregate to a normal weight concrete mix to produce a clean, rough top surface so that manual or mechanical roughing of the top surface is not necessary. The lightweight course aggregate will float to the surface, and make a rough surface so that the bond and shear resistance of the interface (cold joint) between previously placed and newly placed concrete will be as strong as a manually roughened joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence Kahn, Kimberly E. Kurtis
  • Patent number: 10773254
    Abstract: An anion exchange stationary phase includes a negatively charged substrate particle, a base condensation polymer layer, a crosslinked ethanolamine condensation polymer, and a glycidol condensation layer. The crosslinked ethanolamine condensation polymer layer can be covalently attached to the base condensation polymer layer. The crosslinked ethanolamine condensation polymer layer can be formed by a condensation reaction product of a polyepoxide compound and ethanolamine. The glycidol condensation layer can be formed by the treatment of glycidol. The anion exchange stationary phase are suitable for separating a variety of haloacetic acids and common inorganic anions in a single chromatographic run in less than 20 to 30 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Dionex Corporation
    Inventors: Charanjit Saini, Christopher A. Pohl
  • Patent number: 10766026
    Abstract: An anion exchange stationary phase includes a negatively charged substrate particle, a base condensation polymer layer, a crosslinked ethanolamine condensation polymer, and a glycidol condensation layer. The crosslinked ethanolamine condensation polymer layer can be covalently attached to the base condensation polymer layer. The crosslinked ethanolamine condensation polymer layer can be formed by a condensation reaction product of a polyepoxide compound and ethanolamine. The glycidol condensation layer can be formed by the treatment of glycidol. The anion exchange stationary phase are suitable for separating a variety of haloacetic acids and common inorganic anions in a single chromatographic run in less than 20 to 35 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Dionex Corporation
    Inventors: Charanjit Saini, Christopher A. Pohl
  • Patent number: 10751753
    Abstract: To provide a production method for obtaining a coated article provided with a coating film having excellent weather resistance by using a powder coating material. A method for producing a coated article, which comprises applying a powder coating material comprising a fluororesin (A), a non-fluororesin (B) and a metallic pigment (C) to the surface of a substrate, and heating the substrate having the powder coating material applied, to a temperature of at least the glass transition temperature of the fluororesin (A) and the non-fluororesin (B), followed by cooling, to form a coating film on the substrate surface, and which is characterized in that the content of the metallic pigment (C) is from 0.7 to 23 mass % to the total amount of the powder coating material, the PCI value of the coating film is at least 6, and the flip-flop value is at least 1.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shuhei Ochi, Masataka Aikawa, Shun Saito
  • Patent number: 10563115
    Abstract: Of the methods provided herein, is a method comprising: providing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid, an inorganic oxidizer and an activator selected from the group consisting of N-acyl caprolactam based activators, substitutes benzoyl caprolactam based activators and mixtures thereof are provided; and preparing the treatment fluid for use in a down-hole operation, where the down-hole operation is either a gel breaking operation or a formation conditioning operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajender Salla, Jag Pravesh
  • Patent number: 10126625
    Abstract: This invention relates to particles comprising a core particle and a polymeric shell, electrophoretic fluids comprising such particles, and electrophoretic display devices comprising such fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Nils Greinert, Thomas Bauer, Matthias Koch, Wolfgang Hechler, Thomas Rentschler, Nathan Smith
  • Patent number: 10125056
    Abstract: Reaction products and methods for making and using the same are provided. In at least one specific embodiment, the fertilizer can include a nitrogen source comprising urea, ammonia, ammonium nitrate, or any combination thereof and a reaction product of formaldehyde, an ammonia source, and a nitrification inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Kurt D Gabrielson, Mary L. Epling
  • Patent number: 10077348
    Abstract: Processes for preparing polystyrene-phenolic foam composites and precursor compositions are described. The processes yield composites having advantageous properties useful in insulation and fire resisting applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: XFLAM PTY LTD
    Inventors: Wren Bracegirdle, Michael Monti, Gordon Smyth, Stephen Clarke, Stephen McMillan, Julian Glynn, Murray Orpin
  • Patent number: 9975368
    Abstract: Fanfold and/or perforated media comprising a substrate including one or more friable coatings and an overcoat covering at least a portion of the one or more friable coatings proximate to one or more associated fanfolds and/or perforations is provided, wherein the overcoat mitigates spallation of the one or more friable coatings. Methods and apparatus for making the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventors: Timothy W. Rawlings, Paul C. Blank, Mary Ann Wehr, Richard D. Puckett
  • Patent number: 9884972
    Abstract: An aqueous composition for cleaning surfaces, for removing coatings from surfaces, or for plasticizing or softening coatings or other surface-adhered materials prior to stripping or mechanical removal thereof from the surface, comprises a trialkyi or triaryl phosphate, a dibasic or tribasic carboxylic acid ester, and greater than 80% by weight of water. The composition is useful in removing grease, waxes, oil, resins, tar, ink, magic marker ink, paint (including spray-paint), varnish, lacquer, stains (including wood staining compositions applied to a wooden surface), dirt, mold or foodstuffs from surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Ivor M. Chivers
  • Patent number: 9782935
    Abstract: A powder material for three-dimensional modeling includes a base particle and a coverage film including an organic material. The coverage film covers the base particle. The powder material is used for three dimensional modeling and when the coverage film is dissolved in a solvent to prepare a solution and the solution is formed into a coated film on a smooth surface, the coated film has a wetting tension of from 22 mN/m to 28 mN/m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Yamashita, Yasuo Suzuki, Mitsuru Naruse, Nozomu Tamoto, Shigenori Yaguchi, Hitoshi Iwatsuki, Kazumi Ohtaki
  • Patent number: 9656874
    Abstract: A method for producing particles containing a metal oxide is provided, and the method includes: feeding a metal oxide sol having a pH of 7 or higher and containing metal oxide colloidal particles as dispersoids and water as a dispersion medium, into a liquid containing a solvent having a solubility in 20° C. water of 0.05 g/100 ml or more and having a relative permittivity of 30 or lower (protic solvent) or of 40 or lower (aprotic solvent) at 20° C., and thereby forming aggregates of the metal oxide colloidal particles in the liquid; and subjecting the aggregates to a treatment such as drying and heating, and thereby converting the aggregates into particles that are insoluble in water. By appropriately selecting the solvent, particles can be obtained in the form of flakes, fibers, spheres, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Doshita, Toshitaka Furuichi
  • Patent number: 9230801
    Abstract: A graphene structure and a method of forming the same may include a graphene formed in a three-dimensional (3D) shape, e.g., a column shape, a stacking structure, and a three-dimensionally connected structure. The graphene structure can be formed by using Ge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byoung-Iyong Choi, Eun-kyung Lee, Dong-mok Whang
  • Patent number: 9011710
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for synthesizing nanocomposite materials including ferromagnetic nanoparticles with polymer shells formed by controlled surface polymerization. The polymer shells prevent the nanoparticles from forming agglomerates and preserve the size dispersion of the nanoparticles. The nanocomposite particles can be further networked in suitable polymer hosts to tune mechanical, optical, and thermal properties of the final composite polymer system. An exemplary method includes forming a polymer shell on a nanoparticle surface by adding molecules of at least one monomer and optionally of at least one tethering agent to the nanoparticles, and then exposing to electromagnetic radiation at a wavelength selected to induce bonding between the nanoparticle and the molecules, to form a polymer shell bonded to the particle and optionally to a polymer host matrix. The nanocomposite materials can be used in various magneto-optic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona
    Inventors: Palash Gangopadhyay, Alejandra Lopez-Santiago, Robert A. Norwood
  • Publication number: 20150087764
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are materials and compositions comprising: an oxidized carbon black having a BET surface area ranging from 50 to 700 m2/g, a DBP oil adsorption number ranging from 50 to 200 mL/100 g, and a primary particle size ranging from 7 to 30 nm; and a polyetheramine comprising ethylene oxide and propylene oxide monomers, wherein the polyetheramine coats the oxidized carbon black. Also disclosed are coatings and coating compositions comprising these materials and methods of making the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Angelica Maria Sanchez Garcia, Eugene N. Step, Jeffrey Scott Sawrey, Lang H. Nguyen, Joshua B. Preneta
  • Publication number: 20150073083
    Abstract: Treated, inorganic, non-halogenated flame retardants, methods for treating inorganic, non-halogenated flame retardants for better dispersion and improved powder flow performance in plastics, and apyrous plastics formed from such treated, inorganic, non-halogenated flame retardants are provided. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, a method for treating an inorganic, non-halogenated flame retardant includes providing a wax emulsion, the wax emulsion comprising a polymer wax, an alkali, and water. The wax emulsion is blended with an inorganic, non-halogenated flame retardant for a period of time to form a treated inorganic, non-halogenated flame retardant. The treated inorganic, non-halogenated flame retardant is dried.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Yue Wen Liu, Megan Mao, Jun Li
  • Publication number: 20150068637
    Abstract: A composite particle includes a spheroidal core having a polymeric layer disposed thereon. In one embodiment, the polymeric layer includes a cationic surfactant and at least one of a nonionic polymer or an anionic polymer. In another embodiment, the polymeric layer includes a cationic polymer and an anionic polymer. Methods of making the composite particles, composite materials, and articles including them are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Carlos A. Barrios, Baris Yalcin, Stephen E. Amos
  • Patent number: 8962140
    Abstract: Functionalized nanoparticles, which are obtainable by combining in a first step a functionalized dyestuff, a silicon-based spacer and a catalyst, and in a second step reacting the product obtained in the first step with a co-reactive organic silicon, aluminum, zirconium or titanium compound. Optionally, the thus obtained functionalized nanoparticles can be combined or encapsulated with a polymer. The functionalized nanoparticles are useful as colorants and fluorescents in plastics, paints, inks, electronic materials, cosmetic articles, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Martin Müller, Didier Bauer, Thomas Ruch, Leonhard Feiler, Wolfgang Schlenker, Christian Cremer
  • Patent number: 8956691
    Abstract: A method for producing organic-inorganic composite particles includes preparing a cyclic olefin monomer expressed by general formula (1) and inorganic particles coated with a compound having a carbon-carbon double bond, and binding at least one of the cyclic olefin monomer and a cyclic olefin polymer derived from the cyclic olefin monomer to the carbon-carbon double cong by bringing the cyclic olefin monomer into contact with the inorganic particles in the presence of a catalyst for ring opening metathesis polymerization of the cyclic olefin monomer:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Seiji Okada
  • Publication number: 20140314855
    Abstract: Provided are methods for producing mesoporous nanoparticles that can, once loaded, retain small or large molecules (e.g., molecules having a molecular weight that is less or greater than about 900 Da) until release is desired, upon which time the mesoporous nanoparticles can release the loaded molecule in a controlled manner for a desired period of time, including an extended period of time. Also disclosed are methods for treating a subject comprising administering to the subject a mesoporous nanoparticle according to the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Paul Ducheyne, Sanjib Bhattacharyya
  • Publication number: 20140296377
    Abstract: Sizing compositions to size fibers or particles used in plastic composites are described. The compositions may include a solution with a polymerization compound selected from: (a) at least one non-isocyanate-containing polymerization initiator (PI) for initiating the polymerization of caprolactam monomers; or (b) at least one precursor for a non-isocyanate-containing PI for initiating the polymerization of caprolactam monomers. Methods of making the sizing the composition, as well as methods of making reinforced thermoplastic composites from sized fibers or particles, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Rajappa Tadepalli, Kiarash Alavi, Jawed Asrar, Klaus Friedrich Gleich
  • Patent number: 8846142
    Abstract: There is disclosed a conductive particle used for an anisotropic conductive connection material for establishing conductive interconnection between e.g. a substrate and an electrical component. The conductive particle includes a base particle (2) exhibiting electrical conductivity at least on its surface and a continuous insulating resin film (3) formed by welding of fine particles (3a) of an insulating resin that composes the resin film. The surface of the base particle is coated with the continuous insulating resin film. There are formed voids at least between neighboring fine particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Akutsu, Hidetsugu Namiki
  • Publication number: 20140255605
    Abstract: A process for producing polyurethane coated fertilizer granules having core granules in a rotating drum, wherein the drum has an inlet and an outlet and n application zones arranged along the longitudinal direction of the drum between the inlet and the outlet, n being an integer of at least 2 and wherein each of the application zones is followed by a curing zone. The curing zone after each application zone is arranged to allow an interval of 2-15 minutes, preferably 3-5 minutes, before the application in the successive application zone, wherein the polyol and the isocyanate are applied in the first application zone at a ratio of 0.5-4 wt %, preferably 1-3 wt % of the core granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: EKOMPANY AGRO B.V.
    Inventors: Hendrikus Gijsbertus Andrianus Kaathoven Van, Hoa Xuan Bui
  • Publication number: 20140227432
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention combines the superior performance of a polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) or polyethyleneoxide (POE) binder, the strong binding force of a styrene-butadiene (SBR) binder, and a source of lithium ions in the form of solid lithium metal powder (SLMP) to form an electrode system that has improved performance as compared to PVDF/SBR binder based electrodes. This invention will provide a new way to achieve improved results at a much reduced cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Gao Liu, Vince Battaglia, Lei Wang
  • Publication number: 20140221208
    Abstract: A controlled release copper sulfate algaecide for controlling phytoplankton growth, including blue green algae is described. The controlled release algaecide includes a copper sulfate granule coated with at least one layer including a polyurethane which is a reaction product of a polymeric diisocyanate and a polyol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Garrard L. Hargrove, Robert Scott Wilson
  • Patent number: 8795766
    Abstract: A sand temperature and flow control system for coating sand using a sand heater, a sand batch mixer, and a continuous mixer. A heater burner combustion blower draws ambient air through a heat exchanger and delivers hot air to a sand heater. A cyclone fan draws hot exhaust air from the sand heater through the heat exchanger. The sand heater is filled with sand and heated to a desired temperature. The heated sand is delivered into the sand batch mixer to form a coating on the sand and the coated sand is delivered to a continuous mixer. The entire process of filling the sand heater with sand, heating the sand, delivering the heated sand into the sand batch mixer, and delivering coated sand from the sand batch mixer to the continuous mixer is a continuous process producing a final product of coated sand continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Fabian Ros
  • Publication number: 20140213133
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus includes an electrically conductive section having peripheral edges, an antenna element coupled to the electrically conductive section, which transmits or receives electromagnetic signals, and an electromagnetic absorbing carbon material component. The carbon material component is generally disposed adjacent to the electrically conductive section, and includes a border region extending beyond the peripheral edges of the electrically conductive section. The carbon material component can be constructed of a carbon fiber fabric in which the carbon fibers are arranged to increase the effective signal to noise ratio of the antenna apparatus and enhance antenna performance without increasing the baseline power consumption level. The carbon fibers can be coated with silicone to insulate them externally while enhancing their lengthwise conductivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: TANGITEK, LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Doneker, Kent G.R. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140202541
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of encapsulating microcapsules containing relatively high temperature phase change materials and the microcapsules so produced. The microcapsules are coated with an inorganic binder, film former and an inorganic filler. The microcapsules may include a sacrificial layer that is disposed between the particle and the coating. The microcapsules may also include an inner coating layer, sacrificial layer and outer coating layer. The microcapsules are particularly useful for thermal energy storage in connection with, e.g., heat collected from concentrating solar collectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: James D. OXLEY, Anoop Kumar MATHUR
  • Patent number: 8741387
    Abstract: A system and process is disclosed for binding particles to a carrier material in an isolated relationship for use in composite fabrication. A slurry comprising particles dispersed in fluid is created in particle suspension tanks, deposited as a uniform layer and filtered using reduced pressure applied to a filter belt to leave behind isolated particles, the reduced pressure further acting to overcome electrostatic and other forces of attraction between the particles until they can be permanently bound to the carrier with a binder or adhesive and collected on a take-up roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Vontell, John Putnam
  • Patent number: 8734900
    Abstract: Provided are a process for economically preparing a graphene shell having a desired configuration which is applicable in various fields wherein in the process the thickness of the graphene shell can be controlled, and a graphene shell prepared by the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-young Choi, Hyeon-Jin Shin, Seon-mi Yoon
  • Patent number: 8709601
    Abstract: Copolymers and methods using the copolymers control the stability, the homogeneity of mixtures and the chargeability of a nanoparticle. A block copolymer-nanoparticle composition includes first, second and third block units that each include repeating units of respective monomers. The monomer of the first block unit includes a binding group that binds to the nanoparticle. The monomer of the second block unit includes a hydrophobic moiety that provides steric stabilization of the nanoparticle and homogeneity of mixtures of the copolymer-nanoparticle composition in a non-polar medium. The monomer of the third block unit includes a chargeable group that imparts a charge to the nanoparticle. An order of the respective block units in the copolymer and the number of repeating units of the monomer in the respective block units control the stability, the homogeneity of mixtures and the charge of the nanoparticle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Sivapackia Ganapathiappan, Gary Gibson
  • Patent number: 8697185
    Abstract: A new device and process for continuously applying coatings, such as resin and additives or polymers or the like, to minerals are disclosed. The device and apparatus differ substantially from standard batch coating processes currently used by industry. The apparatus uses a horizontal cylinder with an internal auger and a series of injection ports distributed along the cylinder. Minerals that are to be coated are pretreated and passed through the mixing cylinder using the auger (which may comprise one or more screws with variable pitch blades). As the mineral particles pass through the cylinder various coating materials are injected by the injection ports. The complete system is described, the method of use is explained and the control system which allows for different products is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Fairmount Minerals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert H. Mizwicki, Kelley J. Kerns
  • Publication number: 20140090306
    Abstract: This invention relates to a resin preparable by reaction of a phenol/formaldehyde novolak with tetraethyl orthosilicate in a mass ratio above 28:1, wherein the phenol of the phenol/formaldehyde novolak is substituted or unsubstituted hydroxybenzene or a mixture of two or more such phenols, and to a particulate material coated with said resin. Said particles can be used e.g. in the shell molding process for the production of shell molds and shell cores; and as proppants for use in the hydraulic fracturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Huettenes-Albertus Chemische Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Nicolas Egeler, Marek Torbus, Milan Knezevic, Gee Ho Bae, Robert Laitar, Douglas Trinowski, Wolfgang Seelbach
  • Patent number: 8683798
    Abstract: Embodiments of a product such as a stimuli-responsive product can comprise a shape memory component and a nanofiber component that forms a fibrous microstructure or network. The resulting product can be responsive to stimuli, such as electrical stimuli, in a manner that cause the product to deform, deflect, and rebound. In one embodiment, the product can comprise an epoxy and a continuous non-woven nanofiber, the combination of which provides a product with enhanced actuation speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Syracuse University
    Inventors: Patrick Mather, Xiaofan Luo
  • Patent number: 8673393
    Abstract: Methods are provided for vapor deposition coating of hydrophobic materials and applications thereof. The method for making a hydrophobic material includes providing a natural mineral, providing a silicone-based material, heating the silicone-based material to release vaporous molecules of the silicone-based material, and depositing the vaporous molecules of the silicone-based material to form a layer of the silicone-based material on surfaces of the natural mineral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: InnovaNano, Inc.
    Inventors: Jikang Yuan, He Dong
  • Publication number: 20140060833
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of coated proppants, proppants obtainable by such a process, uses thereof and processes using the proppants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Ashland-Sudchemie-Kemfest GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Kuhlmann, Reinhardt Winter, Jan Greaedts
  • Patent number: 8637588
    Abstract: An optical synthetic resin composed of: a synthetic resin; and fine particles dispersed in the synthetic resin at a ratio of 0.1 vol % or more to 50 vol % or less, each having a maximum length of 1 nm or more to 30 nm or less, in which part of surfaces of the fine particles are modified with functional groups which themselves repel each other, and a distance between two arbitrary adjacent fine particles among the fine particles is in a range of 0.1 nm or more to 500 nm or less. The two arbitrary adjacent fine particles attract each other with an intermolecular force, thereby making it possible to provide an optical composite deviating from an additivity range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tanaka, Katsumoto Hosokawa, Kazutaka Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 8609247
    Abstract: The present invention relates to additives for use in lubricant compositions to processes for producing the additives, and to the use of the additives in lubricants and in systems that are lubricated. More specifically, the additive includes a capped particle comprising: (i) one or more inorganic core particles; and (ii) one or more multi-block copolymers attached to the inorganic particles. The multi-block copolymer includes at least one nonpolar polymer block interposed between two polar polymer blocks. One polar polymer block is attached to the core particle, and at least a portion of the another polar polymer block is not directly attached to the core particle. When used in a lubricant to lubricate a metallic surface of a workpiece, the capped particle preferably adheres to the metallic surface of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Productive Research LLC
    Inventor: Shimon Mizrahi
  • Publication number: 20130225458
    Abstract: The invention discloses a hydrophobic proppant and a preparation method thereof. The aggregate particles of the hydrophobic proppant are coated with a coating resin which comprises a hydrophobic resin and nano-particles which are uniformly distributed in the coating resin and constitute 5-60% of the coating resin by weight. The contact angle labeled as ? between water and the hydrophobic proppant in which nano-particles are added is in the range of 120°???180°. The proppant of the present invention is prepared by adding the nano-particles in the existing resin in which low-surface-energy substances with hydrophobic groups are added, and a rough surface with a micro-nano structure is constructed on the outer surface of the prepared resin film, so that the contact angle ? at the solid-liquid contact surface on the outer surface of the coating resin of the proppant is more than 120°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Shengyi Qin, Baoling Hu
  • Publication number: 20130196156
    Abstract: The polymerisation of material contained within and/or added to high temperature reactor produced carbon nanotube fibre wherein the contained material is crosslinked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Krzysztof Koziol, Slawomir Boncel, Alan Windle, Rajyashree Sundaram
  • Publication number: 20130189510
    Abstract: The invention is a pressure resistant material (22) for use under submerged conditions, comprising light expanded clay agglomerate beads (1) distributed in a matrix (21) of a polymer material (2)
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: COMPBUOY AS
    Inventors: Andreas Echtermeyer, Kristin Lippe
  • Publication number: 20130161859
    Abstract: Methods are described for activating a glass fiber or flake to participate in polymerizing a resin. The methods may include sizing the glass fiber or flake with a sizing composition that includes a solution containing a polymerization initiator, and activating the polymerization initiator by forming a free radical moiety on the polymerization initiator that can initiate the polymerization of the resin. Additional methods of making a glass reinforced composite are described. The methods may include sizing glass fibers or flakes with a sizing composition that includes a solution containing a polymerization initiator, forming a free radical moiety on the polymerization initiator to make activated glass fibers or flakes, and contacting the activated glass fibers or flakes with a polymer resin. The activated glass fibers or flakes initiate the polymerization of the resin around the glass fibers or flakes to form the glass reinforced composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Kiarash Alavi Shooshtari, Jawed Asrar, Rajappa Tadepalli, Klaus Friedrich Gleich
  • Publication number: 20130142952
    Abstract: A building material product and a method of making building material products, having increased resistance to granule rub off and staining. The building material product comprises a substrate having embedded granules and an acrylic latex coating positioned on the granules, where the polymer of the acrylic latex coating has the repeating structural unit [CH2—C(R1)(R2)], where R1 is hydrogen or C1-C8 alkyl; R2 is hydrogen, cyano or —COOR; and R is a linear or branched hydrocarbon containing 1-22 carbon atoms, with the proviso that R1 and R2 are both not hydrogen. The method includes applying this acrylic latex water based composition to a granule embedded substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Building Materials Invesment Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Ruffine, Michael D. DeSouto, Louis L. Grube
  • Publication number: 20130143044
    Abstract: The invention relates to granular pumice, wherein the surface is covered with a hydrophobic coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Markus Roos, Guido Runkel
  • Publication number: 20130136848
    Abstract: A method of polymerising monomer to form polymer at the surface of particulate material, said method comprising: providing a dispersion of said particulate material in a continuous liquid phase, said dispersion comprising a RAFT agent as a stabiliser for said particulate material, and said continuous liquid phase comprising one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers; and polymerising said one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers under the control of said RAFT agent to thereby form polymer at the surface of said particulate material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: The University Of Sydney
    Inventor: The University Of Sydney
  • Patent number: 8394498
    Abstract: Roofing granules include a core having an average ultraviolet transmission of greater than sixty percent and an average near infrared reflectance of greater than sixty percent and a UV coating layer on the exterior surface. The coating provides UV opacity, while the core provides near infrared reflectance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Liang Shiao, Jennifer A. Sharp, Gregory F. Jacobs