Synthetic Resin Or Polymer Patents (Class 428/394)
  • 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: 10304584
    Abstract: A method comprising at least a step (1) of preparing a silane master batch by melt-kneading, all or part of a polyolefin resin, an organic peroxide, an inorganic filler containing a metal hydrate and a metal carbonate, and a silane coupling agent, at a temperature equal to or higher than the decomposition temperature of the organic peroxide, and a step (3) of mixing the silane master batch and a silanol condensation catalyst or a catalyst master batch; a heat-resistant silane crosslinked resin molded body and a heat-resistant silane crosslinkable resin composition prepared by the method, and a silane master batch and a heat-resistant product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Arifumi Matsumura, Masaki Nishiguchi
  • Patent number: 10155854
    Abstract: A method comprising at least (a) a step of preparing a silane master batch by melt-kneading, to 100 parts by mass of a base resin (RB) containing a non-aromatic organic oil and ethylene rubber, an organic peroxide of from 0.01 to 0.6 parts by mass, an inorganic filler of from 10 to 400 parts by mass, and a silane coupling agent of from 1 to 15.0 parts by mass, at a temperature equal to or higher than the decomposition temperature of the organic peroxide; a heat-resistant silane crosslinked resin molded body and a heat-resistant silane crosslinkable resin composition prepared by the method, and a silane master batch and a heat-resistant product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Nishiguchi, Arifumi Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10087621
    Abstract: An expansion joint seal system which includes a temperature-activated fire retarding material to protect uncoated edges of substrates. A fire rated compressed expansion joint sealant is provided having a temperature-activated fire retarding material proximate, but below the water-resistant top of the foam, so that when exposed to fire, the temperature-activated fire retarding material expands to protect the exposed vertical surface of the adjacent concrete substrate. The end of the concrete is therefore protected in a manner which does not require joint overlap between the horizontal fire resistant coating and the compressible sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Schul International Company, LLC
    Inventor: Steven R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10072379
    Abstract: A required portion of a textile fiber product is subjected to a fiber-modifying treatment by applying a fiber-modifying agent containing at least an aqueous polyvalent cationic salt solution and a urethane resin having a blocked isocyanate group at the end thereof, after which a masking ink containing at least a white or light-colored pigment, a water-soluble polymer dispersing agent, a self-emulsifying urethane resin and/or an acrylic resin having an acid value of 40 to 100 mg KOH/g, and an aqueous liquid as a solvent or disperse medium, is printed by an inkjet process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: MATSUI SHIKISO CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Kitagawa, Masaki Kariya, Daisuke Inoue
  • Patent number: 10000637
    Abstract: A composition for making polyamide fiber comprises: (a) about 85 to about 99.9% by weight, preferably about 90 to about 99.5% by weight, more preferably about 95 to about 99.5%, such as about 95 to about 99% by weight of a polyamide, based on the total weight of the composition; (b) about 0.1% to about 15% by weight, preferably about 0.1% to about 10% by weight, more preferably about 0.5% to about 5%, such as about 1 to about 5% by weight of one or more thermoplastic polymers, based on the total weight of the composition, wherein the thermoplastic polymer in the composition is miscible with component (a). A process for making a polyamide fiber uses the composition of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignees: BASF SE, BASF Auxiliary Chemcials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gary Yin, Yanping Wang, Jianhua Ni
  • Patent number: 9905330
    Abstract: A flexible cable includes an outer sheath at an outermost portion. The outer sheath includes an inner layer made of an elastomer containing polypropylene resin, and an outer layer surrounding the inner layer and made of polypropylene resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takanobu Watanabe, Kimika Kudo, Haruyuki Watanabe, Detian Huang
  • Patent number: 9346244
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composite building board construction. The board includes a set gypsum core and a fibrous mat that is pre-coated with a cementitious layer. A thermoplastic coating is then applied over the cementitious layer. Additives can be added to one or more of the layers to provide enhanced performance characteristics. Also discloses are various manufacturing techniques for applying a hot melt thermoplastic coating to cementitious layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: CertainTeed Gypsum, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Hauber, Gerald D. Boydston
  • Patent number: 9259888
    Abstract: Disclosed are composite building boards and associated manufacturing methods. The composite boards may include, for example, one or more slurry layers with embedded fibrous mats. An exterior plastic coating is mechanically adhered to the underlying slurry layer. The plastic layer chemically bonds and cross-links with polymer additives within the slurry layer. The result is an integrated polymer matrix with greatly improved durability and surface strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: CertainTeed Gypsum, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Hauber, Gerald D. Boydston
  • Patent number: 9248094
    Abstract: Suture-specific coatings having a number average molecular weight not exceeding 20 kDa, a melting temperature above 37° C., and heat of fusion exceeding 20 J/g, are formed of copolyesters of polycaprolactone or of ?-caprolactone and at least one cyclic monomer forming a segmented polyester chain initiated by a polyaxial crystalline organic compound or an amorphous polyaxial polymeric initiator and include from about 0.01 to about 10 weight percent of at least one molecularly dispersed bioactive agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Poly-Med, Inc.
    Inventor: Shalaby W. Shalaby
  • Publication number: 20150125695
    Abstract: A composition having at least one first component containing a perfluorinated aliphatic structure in which no more than six fluorine bearing carbons are connected in any single straight chain segment, in addition a group providing binding functionality to a surface to be treated or containing at least one polymerisable double bond or containing at least one cross-linkable group, and in addition a divalent radical containing at least one group capable of forming polar interactions or hydrogen bonds, and at least one second component containing a perfluorinated aliphatic structure in which no more than six fluorine bearing carbons are connected in any single straight chain segment and a moiety containing at least one group providing binding functionality to a surface to be treated or containing at least one polymerisable double bond or containing at least one cross-linkable group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: ERIC HUEBSCH, Noel Stephen Brabbs
  • Patent number: 9023975
    Abstract: [Problem to be Solved] To provide a polyamide having a high melting point, which has excellent strength, toughness, and stability under heating. [Solution] This polyamide is obtained by polymerizing an (a) dicarboxylic acid comprising at least 50 mol % of an alicyclic dicarboxylic acid and a (b) diamine comprising at least 50 mol % of a diamine having a pentamethylenediamine skeleton, wherein the polyamide has a cyclic amino end amount of 30 to 60? equivalents/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Nitto, Yasukazu Shikano, Shinji Ieda, Kazunori Terada, Masaaki Aramaki
  • Publication number: 20150118195
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter provides a scalable and electrostretching approach for generating microfibers exhibiting uniaxial alignment from polymer solutions. Such microfibers can be generated from a variety of natural polymers or synthetic polymers. The hydrogel microfibers can be used for controlled release of bioactive agents. The internal uniaxial alignment exhibited by the presently disclosed fibers provides improved mechanical properties to microfibers, contact guidance cues and induces alignment for cells seeded on or within the microfibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hai-Quan Mao, Shuming Zhang, Xi Liu, Brian Patrick Ginn
  • Publication number: 20150111014
    Abstract: The invention relates to multilayer polymer structures having at least three layers. These layers include a polar capstock layer other than an acrylic, an olefinic substrate layer, and a tie layer. The tie layer is selected from olefinic acrylate copolymers, a block copolymer of vinyl aromatic monomer with an aliphatic conjugated diene or a derivative thereof, a copolymer of olefin and (meth)acrylic acid partially or fully in the salt form, a high impact polystyrene, and/or a vinyl cyanide-containing compound. Each layer could contain multiple sub-layers. The multilayer structure exhibits excellent structural integrity, excellent surface appearance, high impact strength, high scratch resistance, and excellent resistance to UV rays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Charles C. Crabb, Thomas H. Richards, Steven B. Lacock, Florence Mehlmann
  • Publication number: 20150090658
    Abstract: A fiber that has a unique surface topography in that it contains a plurality of nanohairs extending outwardly from an external surface of an elongate structure of the fiber is provided. To form the nanohairs, a polymer composition is spun that includes organofunctional nanoparticles (e.g., polyhedral organofunctional silsesquioxanes) embedded within a matrix of a base polymer. Despite being initially embedded within the polymer, the present inventors have discovered that, through selective control over the nature and relative concentration of the components of the composition, as well as the method in which the fiber is formed, a substantial portion of the nanoparticles can migrate to the surface of the fiber as it is formed and thus become arranged in the form of nanohairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly Branham, Sara Honarbakhsh
  • Patent number: 8956723
    Abstract: A coating liquid for coating glass fiber cords, containing: a chlorophenol-formaldehyde condensate (A) obtained by condensing a chlorophenol (D) and formaldehyde (E) in water; an emulsion of a vinylpyridine-styrene-butadiene copolymer (B); and an emulsion of a chlorosulfonated polyethylene (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Ogaki, Toshiya Monden, Takafumi Iwano
  • Patent number: 8957125
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a coating formulation for preparing a hydrophilic coating a hydrophilic polymer, a Norrish Type II photoinitiator, comprising a substituted benzohenone, xanthone, tioxanthone or anthraquinone, and more than 70 wt % of a carrier liquid; to a method of forming a hydrophilic coating on a substrate, the method comprising: applying a coating formulation to at least one surface of an article and allowing the coating formulation to cure for a time period less than 360 seconds; and to an article comprising at least one hydrophilic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Wilhelmus Belt, Johannes Bronislaw Wolf
  • Publication number: 20150024202
    Abstract: A stiffening thread for use in increasing the durability of a crease in a panel of fabric comprises at least one ply of thermofusible material having a melting point between 75° C. and 125° C. and at least one carrier ply of material which is not thermofusible, having a melting point above 125° C., wherein the at least one thermofusible ply is a monofilament thermofusible ply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Philip Kenneth SMITH
  • Publication number: 20150018451
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a sizing agent for a reinforcement fiber used for reinforcing thermoplastic matrix resins. The sizing agent uniformly spreads on reinforcement fiber surface and imparts, to a reinforcement fiber, both excellent splittability and bonding performance to thermoplastic matrix resins. The sizing agent for a reinforcement fiber of the present invention comprises essentially an ester compound (A) having a vinyl ester group, acrylate group or methacrylate group bonded to at least one of the chain ends of the main chain of the ester compound (A), and of a polyoxyalkylene alkyl ether (B) which is an adduct between an alkylene oxide and a C4-14 monohydric alcohol. When water is added to the sizing agent thereby producing a mixture with a nonvolatile content of 1 weight %, the mixture exhibits a dynamic surface tension ranging from 40 to 55 mN/m determined by the maximum bubble pressure method when bubbles are blown into the mixture at the rate of one bubble per 100 milliseconds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Toshihiko Kikuta, Masahiko Yoshida, Jun Takaya, Mikio Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20150017436
    Abstract: A method for making a belt or rope includes providing a plurality of cords; engaging the plurality of cords with a jacket; and providing an organic-containing material to at least one of the cords and the jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Gopal R. Krishnan, Wayde R. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20150017437
    Abstract: Disclosed are composite rods that include cores and capping layers surrounding the cores. A capping layer may surround and be bonded to a core, and may beneficially provide improved wear resistance to the rod. The capping layer can include a high performance polymer and a hydrophobic lubricant. In addition to improving wear resistance, the capping layer may include components that can advantageously modify the surface energy of the capping layer as desired for particular applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Kenny, Sherri Nelson
  • Publication number: 20150017416
    Abstract: Composite rods and tapes are provided. In one embodiment, a composite rod includes a core, the core including a thermoplastic material and a plurality of continuous fibers embedded in the thermoplastic material. The plurality of continuous fibers have a generally unidirectional orientation within the thermoplastic material. The core further includes one or more sensing elements embedded in the thermoplastic material. The core has a void fraction of about 5% or less. A sensing element may be, for example, fiber optic cable, a radio frequency identification transmitter, a copper fiber, or an aluminum fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Ruby, David Eastep, Aaron Johnson, Ashish Sen
  • Publication number: 20150004197
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymer fibre comprising a thermoplastic polymer comprising the following building blocks A and B: —O—(CH2—CH2—O)n— (A) —O—[CH2]y—O— (B), wherein n is an integer of 10-400, and y is an integer in the range of 2 to 16, wherein A is present in an amount of 15-30 mole %, B is present in an amount of 20-40 mole % and wherein building blocks A and B are linked by the following linking group C: —[(C?O)—NH—CH2—CH2—CH2—CH2—CH2—CH2—NH—(C?O)]— (C) wherein C is present in an amount of 45-55 mole %. The present invention further relates to a method for preparing a polymer fibre, absorbent articles comprising a polymer fibre and the use of a fibre in a product for treating wounds and/or burns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: MOLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE AB
    Inventors: Sebastian Doerr, Dennis Hansson
  • Publication number: 20140377558
    Abstract: To provide a fluorinated elastomer composition which is excellent in flexibility and oil resistance to lubricant oil such as automatic transmission oil, is less susceptible to heat discoloration and is excellent also in moldability, and a molded product, cross-linked product and covered electric wire, using such a fluorinated elastomer composition. A fluorinated elastomer composition comprising a tetrafluoroethylene/propylene copolymer (a), an ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer (b) and an ethylene copolymer (c) containing epoxy groups, wherein the mass ratio [(a)/(b)] of the tetrafluoroethylene/propylene copolymer (a) to the ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer (b) is from 70/30 to 40/60, and the mass ratio [(b)/(c)] of the ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer (b) to the ethylene copolymer (c) containing epoxy groups is from 100/0.1 to 100/10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Go MIZUNO, Masahide YODOGAWA, Yuichi IWANO, Masao UMINO, Yasuhiko MATSUOKA
  • Publication number: 20140377557
    Abstract: A fluorine-including elastomer composition includes a fluororesin component including a first fluorine-including copolymer including a tetrafluoroethylene and an ?-olefin having a carbon number of 2 to 4 and a second fluorine-including copolymer including an ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene copolymer, a polyethylene resin mixed in an amount of 10 to 50 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the fluororesin component, and a crosslinking aid. A mass ratio of the first fluorine-including copolymer to the second fluorine-including copolymer is 90:10 to 10:90.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Masanobu NAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20140363672
    Abstract: Biocompatible coatings and spin finishes that can be applied to polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) polymers, and medical devices made from PHA polymers, have been developed. The coatings impart good lubricity to PHA polymers, particularly to fibers and braids made from these materials, making the coatings ideal for use on medical devices such as PHA braided sutures. The spin finishes can be applied to PHA fibers to facilitate their manufacture, and also for their conversion to other products, including medical textiles. The spin finishes serve to protect multifilament fiber bundles, and keep them intact following extrusion, and also to impart lubricity to the fiber bundles and monofilament fibers so that they are not damaged in subsequent processing steps particularly in textile processing. The coating reduces tissue drag of, for example, braided sutures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Tepha, Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Martin, Said Rizk, Jon I. Montcrieff, Dennis W. Connelly
  • Publication number: 20140356562
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a packaged hot-melt pressure sensitive adhesive comprising a hot-melt pressure sensitive adhesive composition and a coextrusion coating consisting of neat low density polyethylene, neat polypropylene, or neat ethylene vinyl acetate. The present invention further relates to the use of the packaged adhesive formed as individual forms in an adhesive application process, and the use of the packaged adhesive in the production of laminated articles, including nonwoven hygiene articles, disposable medical drapes, and also laminate constructions such as tapes and labels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: PETER REMMERS, DIRK LAUKIEN, LYNNE PURVIS, NICHOLAS PORRO, NICHOLAS TAYLOR
  • Publication number: 20140354394
    Abstract: An insulated wire, containing: an insulating film made from a thermosetting resin disposed on a conductor directly or via an insulating layer interposed therebetween, in which the insulating film made from a thermosetting resin is a layer containing bubbles prepared by baking a varnish of thermosetting resin, and a layer containing no bubbles is formed as an upper or lower layer of the layer containing bubbles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Makoto OYA, Daisuke MUTO, Makoto ONODERA, Keiichi TOMIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20140349533
    Abstract: Fibers sized with a coating of amorphous polyetherketoneketone are useful in the preparation of reinforced polymers having improved properties, wherein the amorphous polyetherketoneketone can improve the compatibility of the fibers with the polymeric matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Bertelo, Gregory S. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 8888464
    Abstract: Method for fabricating a reinforcing coating for a part made of composite material. Pre-impregnated reinforcing fibers are used in the form of slivers and said slivers are laid on the part in two layers of longitudinal slivers by being placed thereon. This fabrication makes provision for using an angular orientation for the slivers of each layer respectively of 0° and of some other angle relative to said determined direction of the solid body for covering using an interlaced pattern type that gives layer crossing lines parallel to a longitudinal axis of the solid body for covering, which pattern type is selected to form interlacing patterns that limit the number of layer crossing lines along the longitudinal axis of the solid body for covering to a single line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Helicopters
    Inventors: Jacques Gaffiero, André Amari, Bénédicte Rinaldi, Didier Trallero
  • Publication number: 20140329091
    Abstract: Interpolymer blends or terpolymers comprising ethylene monomer residues, residues of comonomers having carboxylic acid and/or carboxylic acid anhydride functionality, and residues of comonomers having epoxide functionality. Such interpolymer blends or terpolymers are cross-linkable materials suitable for use in cable polymeric coating applications and require little or no degassing after cross-linking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Cogen, Thomas H. Peterson, Kyoung M. Koh, John J. Yang, Dakai Ren, Tanya Singh Rachford, Yabin Sun
  • Publication number: 20140315021
    Abstract: Provided are mixtures of 1) compounds of the formula: wherein R1 is a saturated or unsaturated cyclic hydrocarbon optionally substituted with an alkyl and/or an OXO-ester, and R2 is a C4 to C14 hydrocarbyl; and 2) one or more second plasticizers selected from the group consisting of alkyl terephthalates, alkyl phthalates, alkyl benzoate esters, di-benzoate esters, esters of cyclohexane polycarboxylic acids, and dialkyl adipates. Also provided are plasticized polymer compositions containing said mixtures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Didier Naert, Bernard F. Leroy, Christine A. Costello, Stephen Zushma
  • Publication number: 20140303470
    Abstract: Conductive polymer fibers 10, in which a conductor 12 containing a conductive polymer impregnates and/or adheres to base fibers 11, and the aforementioned conductive polymer is PEDOT-PSS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Tsukada, Hiroshi Nakashima, Akiyoshi Shimada, Koji Sumitomo, Keiichi Torimitsu
  • Publication number: 20140272409
    Abstract: A fiber structure for forming a rope structure has a base matrix of base fiber material and at least one lubricity portion of lubricity material. The lubricity material determines a lubricity of at least a portion of a surface of the fiber structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Samson Rope Technologies
    Inventor: Samson Rope Technologies
  • Patent number: 8834735
    Abstract: A processing agent containing five specified kinds of components including esters and ethers as required components is used in the production or fabrication process of synthetic fibers such that superior spinning property is maintained and synthetic fibers with superior yarn quality and dyeing property can be obtained. Aqueous liquids of such processing agents, processing methods using such liquids and synthetic fibers obtained by such methods are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Takemoto Yushi Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayuki Sato, Yuichiro Murakami, Fumiyoshi Ishikawa, Koji Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8829129
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compositions comprising a copolymer that includes a first monomer and a second monomer that is different from the first monomer, wherein both the first and second monomer are selected from the group consisting of 3-sulfopropyl acrylate potassium salt, sodium acrylate, N-(tris(hydroxyl methyl)methyl)acrylamide, and 2-acrylamideo-2-methyl-1-propane sulfonic acid. The present disclosure further relates to methods for preparing the copolymer compositions and shaped articles comprising the copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Ahmad R. Hadba, Brian Cuevas, Frank R. Schiretz, Joshua Stopek
  • Publication number: 20140242866
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure, in one aspect, relate to polymer compositions, methods of making polymer compositions, structures having the polymer composition covalently bonded to the surface of the structure, methods of attaching the polymer to the surface of the structure, methods of decreasing the amount of microorganisms formed on a structure, materials, methods of attaching materials, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventor: Jason J. Locklin
  • Publication number: 20140234622
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a plasticizer, a polymeric composition containing the plasticizer, and conductors coated with the polymeric composition. The plasticizer includes a blend of an epoxidized soybean oil and a trans-esterified epoxidized fatty acid methyl ester. The trans-esterified epoxidized fatty acid methyl ester has an oxirane value greater than or equal to 6.8 %. The plasticizer, the polymeric composition, and the coated conductor retain color during heat aging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Manish K. Mundra, Robert F. Eaton, Abhijit Ghosh-Dastidar
  • Publication number: 20140230390
    Abstract: A fiber can be made having a structure with an axial core and a coating layer. The fiber can have a polymer core and one or two layers surrounding the core. The fine fiber can be made from a polymer material and a resinous aldehyde composition such that the general structure of the fiber has a polymer core surrounded by at least a layer of the resinous aldehyde composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Suresh L. Shenoy, Thomas M. Weik
  • Publication number: 20140225704
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multilayer insulated electric wire to achieve a good balance between heat resistance and voltage resistance characteristics, then satisfy IEC standards Pub. 61558 which require strict voltage regulation, and electric or electronic equipment such as transformer formed by winding the insulated electric wire. The present invention is a multilayer insulated electric wire including two or more insulating layers, wherein at least one layer of the insulating layers other than the outermost layer is an insulating layer containing a resin having a melting point of 200° C. or higher and a tensile modulus of elasticity at 25° C. of 1000 MPa or less, and the multilayer insulated electric wire is coated with a resin material (also simply called a resin) having a tensile modulus of elasticity at 25° C. of 1000 MPa or more as the outermost layer, and electric or electronic equipment such as transformer formed by winding the insulated electric wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicants: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., FURUKAWA MAGNET WIRE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke IKEDA, Makoto OYA, Daisuke MUTO, Keiichi TOMIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20140227518
    Abstract: There are provided a process for producing an electrical wire molded body comprising: step I of melting and kneading a polyethylene-based resin (a), a polypropylene-based resin (b), a block copolymer (c) of an aromatic vinyl-based compound and a conjugated diene-based compound and the like, and a silane coupling agent (g), and other components, to produce a silane crosslinkable flame retardant polyolefin (A); step II of melting and kneading a polymer selected from the components (a) to (c) and a silanol condensation catalyst (i), to produce a silanol catalyst rein composition (B); and step III of mixing the components (A) and (B), melt molding the mixture on a conductor and then crosslinking the molded body in the presence of water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: RIKEN TECHNOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Kishimoto, Shinichi Saito, Hideo Ohsawa
  • Patent number: 8784988
    Abstract: The instant invention generally provides polymer inorganic-particulate composite fiber comprising a molecularly self-assembling material and an inorganic-particulate, and a process of making and an article comprising the polymer inorganic-particulate composite fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Leonardo C. Lopez, Scott T. Matteucci
  • Patent number: 8772400
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polyvinyl alcohol-based film for optical uses, which is excellent in stretching property and is used for producing a polarizing film excellent in polarization performance throughout the visible light wavelength range, particularly in the vicinity of the wavelength of 460 nm. The invention relates to a polyvinyl alcohol-based film for optical uses comprising a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin, wherein the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin is composed of only a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (A) containing a 1,2-glycol bond at a side chain and the amount of the 1,2-glycol bond at a side chain is from 0.01 to 6% by mol, or a polyvinyl alcohol-based film for optical uses comprising a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin, wherein the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin includes a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (A) containing a 1,2-glycol bond at a side chain and a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (B) other than the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (A) and satisfies the following expression (1): 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuichi Kitamura, Katsuhiko Katsuma, Mitsuo Shibutani, Toshihiro Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20140170416
    Abstract: Disclosed are to a superabsorbent yarn capable of minimizing the degradation of strength and elongation thereof after coated with a superabsorbent material and minimizing white powders which might be caused and impose processing difficulties during an optical cable manufacturing process and a method for manufacturing the same. The superabsorbent yarn of the invention comprises a yarn and a superabsorbent material coated on the yarn, wherein the superabsorbent material comprises crosslinked polyurethane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: In Sik Han, Hyo Jin Lee, Kyeoung Hwan Roh, Bum Hoon Lee
  • Publication number: 20140154457
    Abstract: Described herein are low add-on fiber lubricant compositions useful in the production of synthetic fibers. The compositions and methods described herein impart or enhance one or more properties of the fibers such as, for example, dry soil resistance, liquid repellency, or a combination thereof. Fibers produced with the lubricant compositions with the compositions described herein and articles comprising the treated fibers are also described herein. These compositions are composed of (a) a lubricant component, (b) a friction modifier, and (c) water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: ARROWSTAR LLC
    Inventors: James R. BARTLEY, Vance W. BROWN
  • Publication number: 20140127439
    Abstract: A cable, which may be produced by the method described herein, comprises a cable with a core jacket comprising a predetermined cable length where the core jacket comprises a thermoplastic material comprising a memory characteristic which changes based on temperature, a set of core components, disposed within the core jacket, which comprise the predetermined length, and a strength member disposed within the core jacket intermediate the core components and the core jacket. The strength member comprises a selectively activated pre-impregnated uncured synthetic material adapted to be cured while in production, the strength member comprising a length substantially equal to the predetermined length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Oceaneering International, Inc.
    Inventor: Brett Howard Kline
  • Patent number: 8715826
    Abstract: Polysaccharides and/or hydroxyl polymers, more particularly, structures, especially fibers, comprising a polysaccharide and/or hydroxyl polymer and an association agent, fibrous structures comprising such structures and processes for making such structures and/or fibrous structures are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Larry Neil Mackey, Gregory Charles Gordon, Stephen Wayne Heinzman
  • Publication number: 20140094543
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing a composite material comprising fibres and at least one vinyl chloride polymer comprising the immersion of the fibres in a hydrosol of said polymer in order to obtain fibres coated with said hydrosol followed by the drying and gelling of said hydrosol coated on the fibres. Composite material and use thereof for forming articles or for manufacturing reinforcing objects. Profiles reinforced by this composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: SOLVAY SA
    Inventors: Claudine Bloyaert, Francois Van Loock, Daniel Martinz
  • Publication number: 20140093732
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition, to the use of the composition for producing an electrical device, as well as to a cable surrounded by at least one layer including the polymer composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Johan Andersson, Villgot Englund, Per-Ola Hagstrand, Ulf Nilsson, Annika Smedberg, Thomas Steffl, Johannes Wolfschwenger
  • Publication number: 20140087612
    Abstract: Plastisol compositions are provided including a polymeric resin in the form of particulates dispersed within a plasticizer and one or more hydrolyzable organosilicon compounds. A suitable solvent system can be utilized in the plastisol compositions. Also provided are inorganic fibers, and particularly reinforcing scrims, that are at least partially coated with a plastisol composition including one or more hydrolyzable organosilicon compounds. Cementitious boards reinforced with plastisol coated inorganic fibers, such as mesh scrims, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: George Hart, Ronny Grindle