Including Synthetic Resin Or Polymer Patents (Class 428/407)
  • Patent number: 9997769
    Abstract: A graphite powder, preferably including scale-like particles, which satisfies the following formulae (1) and (2), wherein e(0.5) represents the initial charge-discharge efficiency of a coin cell fabricated from an electrode (work electrode) produced by compressing an electrode material employing graphite powder as an active material under a pressure of 0.5 t/cm2, a lithium metal counter electrode, a separator and an electrolytic solution; and e(3) represents the initial charge-discharge efficiency of a coin cell fabricated from an electrode (work electrode) produced by compressing an electrode material employing graphite powder as an active material under a pressure of 3 t/cm2, a lithium metal counter electrode, a separator and an electrolytic solution: e(3)(%)?e(0.5)(%)?1,??formula (1): e(3)(%)>85.??formula (2): Also disclosed is a method of producing the graphite powder; a graphite material for a battery electrode; an electrode for a lithium ion; and a lithium-ion secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Yasuaki Wakizaka, Yuichi Kamijo, Daisuke Kono, Yoshikuni Sato
  • Patent number: 9976001
    Abstract: Provided is a process for producing a water-absorbing resin powder which contains a given amount of water added thereto, has a low dust content, and has high material properties. When a water-absorbing resin powder which has undergone surface crosslinking is produced on an industrial scale, various problems concerning production are eliminated and a long-term stable operation is possible without causing a deterioration in the material properties of the resin. Even when the process is continued over a long period, the material properties are stabilized (decrease in standard deviation) or improved (improvement in AAP). The process for producing a water-absorbing resin comprises, in the following order, a first classification step for classifying a water-absorbing resin, a surface crosslinking step after the classification, a water addition step for adding water to the water-absorbing resin powder after or during the surface crosslinking, a second classification step, and a conveying step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sumio Okuda, Kunihiko Ishizaki, Katsuyuki Wada
  • Patent number: 9976257
    Abstract: A paper or a decorative base paper for decorative coating materials contains pigment-resin particles that contain a carrier-free pigment and a cured resin and have a mean particle size from 1 to 30 ?m and delivers a high opacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Schoeller Technocell GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Overberg, Marina Skotkin
  • Patent number: 9964878
    Abstract: A carrier core material is represented by a composition formula MxFe3-xO4 (where M is Mn and/or Mg, and X is a total of Mn and Mg and is a substitution number of Fe by Mn and Mg, 0<X?1), in which 5 to 20 number percent of bound particles where 2 to 5 spherical particles are bound together are contained and in which the maximum peak-to-trough depth Rz of the surface of normal spherical particles other than the bound particles is equal to or more than 1.5 ?m but equal to or less than 2.1 ?m. In this way, it is possible to increase the amount of toner supplied to a development region, and the surface of a photosensitive member is prevented from being scratched by a magnetic brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: DOWA ELECTRONICS MATERIALS CO., LTD., DOWA IP CREATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei Ishikawa, Shinya Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9957384
    Abstract: Provided is a heat-shrinkable tube having tearability, which is made of a fluororesin, particularly, a tube having excellent tear straightness and high heat-shrinkability at low temperature. The tube is a heat-shrinkable tube having tearability, which includes, as a base resin, a copolymer including at least tetrafluoroethylene and hexafluoropropylene as constituent monomers, and as a resin other than the base resin, a copolymer including at least tetrafluoroethylene and hexafluoropropylene as constituent monomers, in which a thickness of an entanglement unit of a polymer observed at a cross-section in a longitudinal direction of the tube is 9 ?m or less, and has excellent tear straightness and high heat-shrinkability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Junkosha Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Suzuki, Kohei Yuri, Tomoyo Okubo
  • Patent number: 9827318
    Abstract: Polymeric particles are provided that have pores (i.e., free volume or voids). The polymeric particles can be used to store or deliver active agents that are adsorbed in the pores of the polymeric particles. In many embodiments, the active agents are hydrophobic. Reaction mixtures and methods of forming the polymeric particles from the reaction mixtures are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Hassan Sahouani
  • Patent number: 9804517
    Abstract: An electrostatic latent image developing toner contains a plurality of toner particles each including a toner core and a shell layer disposed over a surface of the toner core. The shell layer has at least one first domain having a film shape and a plurality of second domains each having a particle shape. The first domain is formed substantially from a non-crosslinked resin. The second domains are formed substantially from a crosslinked resin. The crosslinked resin has a glass transition point 45° C. or more greater than the non-crosslinked resin. The first domain has an average height from the surface of the toner core of at least 10 nm and less than 50 nm. The second domains have an average height from the surface of the toner core of at least 50 nm and no greater than 100 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuki Tsuchihashi
  • Patent number: 9777435
    Abstract: A printing substrate comprising fibers from wooded resource that have more than 5% of fines fibers with an average length that is less than 0.1 mm; more than about 10 wt % of, at least, a polymeric substance; and between 0.1 wt % and 40 wt % of particulate inorganic substances having an average particle size between 0.1 and 2.0 m. Also disclosed herein a method for making such printing substrate and a method for producing printed images using said printing substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaoqi Zhou, Xulong Fu, Paul C. Landrum, Francois K. Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 9757319
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cosmetic composition spread on lips to provide a color to lips. Disclosed are a lip pack cosmetic composition for tattooing and a method of preparing the same wherein lips are pigmented and thereby have tattoo effects by removing a formed layer after pigmenting a color on lips and drying the pigmented lips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: New & New Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ho Young Lee, Gun Ho Lee, Seong Yong Kim, Ok Jin Joung, Min Jin Cha, Mi Mi Park, Young Im Shin, So Yeon Lee
  • Patent number: 9751769
    Abstract: A method for production of titanium carbide nanoparticles, the method having: a step for supplying titanium powder or titanium oxide powder into a thermal plasma flame; and a step for producing titanium carbide nanoparticles by supplying a reactive gas as a cooling gas and as a source of carbon at the downstream end of the thermal plasma flame. By varying the supplied quantity of the reactive gas, the oxygen concentration of the produced titanium carbide nanoparticles is varied. Therefore, for example, titanium carbide nanoparticles having different volume resistivity values can be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: NISSHIN ENGINEERING INC.
    Inventors: Shu Watanabe, Keitaroh Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9738745
    Abstract: Polymer particles having a multi-block vinylic polymer attached to their surface are disclosed. The particles can be used in a variety of purification and detection methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Life Technologies AS
    Inventors: Geir Fonnum, Lise Liljeroth
  • Patent number: 9740127
    Abstract: A toner includes a plurality of toner particles each including a toner core and a shell layer disposed over the surface of the toner core. The shell layer includes a thermosetting portion substantially composed of a water-insoluble thermosetting resin and a thermoplastic portion substantially composed of a water-insoluble thermoplastic resin. At least a part of the thermoplastic portion has a shape of a film with projections and recesses and is located on the surface of the toner core. At least a part of the thermosetting portion is located on the thermoplastic portion. The part of the thermosetting portion located on the thermoplastic portion has a shape of a film along the shape of the thermoplastic portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Ryotaro Komada, Masami Tsujihiro, Jun Hioki, Hideharu Hori
  • Patent number: 9733593
    Abstract: An electrostatic charge image developing carrier includes a magnetic core particle, and a coating layer that coats surfaces of the magnetic core particle, wherein the coating layer includes a binder resin, thermosetting resin particles, and crosslinked resin particles, and the crosslinked resin particle contains a polymer formed by polymerizing a monomer component including the same monomer as a monomer used in the polymerization of the binder resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Hasegawa, Norihito Fukushima, Shintaro Anno
  • Patent number: 9718939
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of preparing expanded thermoplastic microspheres from thermally expandable thermoplastic microspheres comprising a polymer shell encapsulating a foaming agent, the method comprising heating the expandable microspheres within a flexible container (2) to effect expansion of said microspheres and withdrawing gas from said flexible container (2). The invention further relates to an expansion device for preparing such expanded thermoplastic microspheres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Chemicals International B.V.
    Inventors: Lars-Olof Svedberg, Per Ajdén
  • Patent number: 9711803
    Abstract: Provided are a carbon catalyst having an excellent activity and a method of manufacturing a carbon catalyst, and an electrode and a battery each using the carbon catalyst. The method of manufacturing a carbon catalyst according to the present invention includes a carbonizing step S2, the step involving heating a raw material containing a thermoplastic resin, a metal, and a conductive carbon material to coat the surface of the conductive carbon material with the molten thermoplastic resin and to carbonize the thermoplastic resin on the surface of the conductive carbon material so that the carbon catalyst is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: NISSHINBO HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Jun-ichi Ozaki, Takeaki Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 9683260
    Abstract: An apparatus with a transducer having a first output signal and arranged to receive an electrical input. The transducer switches the first output signal between an ON and OFF state. The apparatus has a chemical sensing surface coupled to the transducer arranged to receive a chemical input. A signal generator oscillates one or more of said inputs to vary the switching point of the transducer. The oscillating input may be the chemical input and/or the electrical input. The output signal may be a pulse whose period ON or OFF is determined by the oscillating input modulated by the chemical input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: DNAE GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Pantelis Georgiou, Sam Reed, Yan Liu, Christofer Toumazou, Chung-Pei Ou
  • Patent number: 9677810
    Abstract: A method for diminishing variation between and/or within individual sheets of filter papers which are suitable for collecting samples of biological material, e.g. blood, is described. The method includes at least one of the following: subjecting the sheets of filter paper to gaseous substance containing at least 30 grams water per cubic meter and/or wetting the sheets of filter paper with water and subsequently drying the sheets of filter paper. According to tests, the above-described treatment significantly reduces the undesirable variation between results analyzed from sheets of filter paper and impregnated with same biological material for test purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: WALLAC OY
    Inventors: Hanne Marika Lindroos, Outi Maria Lehtinen, Pekka Tapani Mattsson, Elina Maaret Tuomola
  • Patent number: 9624131
    Abstract: A freeze-thaw durable, dimensionally stable, geopolymer composition including: cementitious reactive powder including thermally activated aluminosilicate mineral, aluminate cement preferably selected from at least one of calcium sulfoaluminate cement and calcium aluminate cement, and calcium sulfate selected from at least one of calcium sulfate dihydrate, calcium sulfate hemihydrate, and anhydrous calcium sulfate; alkali metal chemical activator; and a freeze-thaw durability component selected from at least one of air-entraining agent, defoaming agent, and surface active organic polymer; wherein the composition has an air content of about 4% to 20% by volume, more preferably about 4% to 12% by volume, and most preferably about 4% to 8% by volume. The compositions are made from a slurry wherein the water/cementitious reactive powder weight ratio is 0.14 to 0.45:1, preferably 0.16 to 0.35:1, and more preferably 0.18 to 0.25:1. Methods for making the compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Ashish Dubey, Sundararaman Chithiraputhiran
  • Patent number: 9611396
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the preparation and application of conducting polymers nanoparticle composites. Specifically, the disclosure relates to the preparation of polyaniline, or similar conducting polymers, as polymer nanoparticles on substrates prepared by chemical polymerization of aniline on the surface or inside the pores of the substrate. Isolated polymerization, e.g. inside the pores, avoids the formation of aggregate polyaniline nanoparticles. The process of the present disclosure may be used for both inorganic and organic porous solids that are water insoluble, acid resistant, and resistant to oxidants such as ammonium persulfate. The conducting polymer nanoparticle composites may be used in a variety of applications, including as anticorrosion coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: AnCatt
    Inventors: Jianguo Wang, Sue Wang, Nar Wang
  • Patent number: 9606113
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for diagnosing a neurodegenerative disease in a subject, wherein the level of each of at least two catecholamines is measured in a sample of biological fluid from said subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignees: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (C.N.R.S), Universite Paris-Sud 11
    Inventors: Myriam Taverna, Romain Verpillot, Markus Otto, Hans Klafki
  • Patent number: 9593223
    Abstract: A true tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) copolymer of the fine powder type is provided, wherein the copolymer contains polymerized comonomer units of at least one comonomer other than TFE in concentrations of at least or exceeding 1.0 weight percent, and which can exceed 5.0 weight percent, wherein the copolymer is expandable, that is, the copolymer may be expanded to produce strong, useful, expanded TFE copolymeric articles having a microstructure of nodes interconnected by fibrils. Articles made from the expandable copolymer may include tapes, membranes, films, fibers, and are suitable in a variety of end applications, including medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence A. Ford
  • Patent number: 9513570
    Abstract: An electrostatic charge image developer contains toner including toner particles, and strontium titanate particles having a volume average particle diameter of 3 ?m to 7 ?m. The electrostatic charge image developer also contains a carrier including core particle, and a coating layer that coats the core particle and contains a cyclohexyl methacrylate resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Shoji, Yosuke Tsurumi, Hiroshi Kamada
  • Patent number: 9475932
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising stable aqueous dispersion of polymer particles with acorn morphology, a hydrophobically modified ethylene oxide urethane based rheology modifier (HEUR) and a substantial absence of pigment particles with a refractive index in the range of from 2.0 and 3.0. The composition imparts improved HEUR efficiency for coating compositions such as deep base coating compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Arnold S. Brownell, Yogesh Tiwary
  • Patent number: 9453124
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods for producing modified composite particles by A) mixing one or more finely divided inorganic solids and one or more organic polymers in a solvent or a mixture of several solvents, wherein finely divided inorganic solids are fixed to organic polymers and composite particles are thus formed. The organic polymers are based on a) one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers having one or more additional functional groups selected from the group comprising carboxylic acid groups or derivatives thereof, silane groups, sulfonic acid groups, sulfate groups, phosphate groups, phosphonate groups, isocyanate groups, amine groups, quaternized amine groups, hydrazine groups, epoxy groups, ether groups, hydroxy groups, or CO groups, and b) one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers which are different from monomers a), characterized in that subsequently B) one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers are polymerized in the presence of the composite particles from step A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventor: Abdulmajid Hashemzadeh
  • Patent number: 9417233
    Abstract: Magnetic beads that include polyvalent ligands comprising various carbohydrates are described. Methods for fabricating such magnetic beads are also provided as well as methods of their use to capture and enrich pathogen cell population for subsequent culture, lysis and identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aldrich Lau, Robert Eason, Maxim Brevnov, Handong Li, Kevin Hacker
  • Patent number: 9389526
    Abstract: An electrostatic latent image developing toner includes toner particles each including a toner core and a shell layer. The shell layer contains a resin including a unit derived from a monomer of a thermosetting resin and a unit derived from a thermoplastic resin. The thermosetting resin is one or more resins selected from the group of amino resins consisting of a melamine resin, a urea resin, and a glyoxal resin. When heat and pressure are applied to a toner layer formed on a polyester film under conditions of a temperature of 140° C. and a pressure of 7 MPa so that the toner particles are not superimposed, the toner particles of the toner layer are broken in a manner that a melt of a component of the toner core flows out from a plurality of points in an outer surface of the shell layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshio Ozawa, Noriaki Sakamoto, Hiroaki Moriyama, Tomoyuki Ogawa, Takatoshi Nozaki
  • Patent number: 9383667
    Abstract: An electrostatic latent image developing toner includes toner particles. Each of the toner particles includes a toner core containing a binder resin and a releasing agent, and a shell layer coating the toner core. The releasing agent has a melting point Mpr of no less than 50° C. and no greater than 100° C. The releasing agent has a number average dispersion diameter of no less than 30 nm and no greater than 500 nm. The shell layer is made from a resin including a unit derived from a monomer of a thermosetting resin. The thermosetting resin is one or more amino resins from among a melamine resin, a urea resin, and a glyoxal resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiki Takemori, Masashi Yamashita, Hiroki Uemura, Yukinori Nakayama, Masaki Okita
  • Patent number: 9365701
    Abstract: A particle comprising nanoparticles encapsulated within a host material is disclosed, wherein the particle includes a coating disposed over at least a portion of the outer surface of the particle. In certain embodiments, nanoparticles have light-emissive properties. In certain embodiments, the coating covers all or substantially all of the outer surface of the particle. The coating can comprise a resin having low oxygen permeability. In certain embodiments, the coating comprises a polyvinyl alcohol compound. In certain embodiments, the coating comprises a polyvinylidene dichloride compound. Other embodiments relate to a powder comprising a particle of the invention, a composition including a particle of the invention, a formulation including a particle of the invention, a coating comprising a particle of the invention, a method for making a particle of the invention, and products and applications including a particle of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: QD VISION, INC.
    Inventors: Robert J. Nick, John R. Linton
  • Patent number: 9362039
    Abstract: A buffer material protects a microelectronic device in space constrained environments, for improved efficiency with respect to magnetostrictive materials therein, and includes a gas filled polymer shell microsphere carried in an elastomeric polymer binder. Expanded Expancel microspheres being less than 20 microns in diameter form 80% of the composition by volume. The polymer binder is a low viscosity dimethyl silicone with a hardness of less than 25. Coating thicknesses may be based upon the overall expected dimensional changes of the encapsulation material, due to its coefficient of thermal expansion and an expected operating temperature range of the component, plus the expected shrinkage of that encapsulation material during polymerization and the overall mass which shall be exerting a force upon the magnetic core, plus the dimensional changes of the component as a result of the flux density resulting in magnetostriction of the magnetic core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Aeroflex Plainview, INC.
    Inventor: Herman Walz
  • Patent number: 9346970
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising and a method for preparing a stable aqueous dispersion of polymer particles comprising structural units of vinyl acetate and a phosphorous acid monomer. The composition of the present invention provides vinyl acetate/phosphorus acid based polymer particles that improve hiding efficiency in pigmented coatings formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: James C. Bohling, Qiaoqiao Cai, Edwin H. Nungesser, Morris C. Wills, Tingke Zhang
  • Patent number: 9297244
    Abstract: The invention provides for modified proppants, comprising a proppant particle and a hydrogel coating, wherein the hydrogel coating localizes on the surface of the proppant particle to produce the modified proppant, methods of manufacturing such proppants and methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Self-Suspending Proppant LLC
    Inventors: Robert P. Mahoney, David S. Soane, Marie K. Herring, Kevin P. Kincaid, Rosa Casado Portilla, Philip Wuthrich
  • Patent number: 9285680
    Abstract: A photosensitive polyimide composition; the composition comprises a base agent and a curing agent comprising a photoinitiator. By applying an aliphatic diamine monomer, which has a long carbon chain, and a grafting monomer, which has a main carbon chain having a double bond and an epoxy group at two ends respectively, to a method of making the base agent, a mixture of the base agent and the curing agent can be screen printed to form a photosensitive polyimide film on a copper foil. Also, the photosensitive polyimide film can be exposed under low exposure energy, and can be developed to a solder-resistant polyimide thin film by a weak alkaline developer after exposed. In addition, the solder-resistant polyimide thin film has low dielectric constant, low dielectric loss, good flame resistance, good solder resistance, and good pencil hardness. Accordingly, the photosensitive polyimide composition is applicable to high density flexible printed circuit boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Taiflex Scientific Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Chang Lin, Hsiu-Ming Chang, Tzu-Ching Hung
  • Patent number: 9273221
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process comprising contacting methyl methacrylate or styrene; a C1-C10-alkyl acrylate; and a polymerizable carboxylic acid monomer with a stable aqueous dispersion of first polymer particles, under emulsion polymerization conditions, to form a stable aqueous dispersion of second polymer particles. The first polymer particles have a Tg in the range of from ?30° C. to 30° C., and the monomers have a calculated Tg in the range of 50° C. to 120° C. The present invention also relates to the dispersion of second polymer particles, which is useful as a binder to improve freeze-thaw stability in a coatings formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY
    Inventors: James C. Bohling, Beth Cooper, Wei Gao, Linus W. Linder, Alvin M. Maurice
  • Patent number: 9267037
    Abstract: Silicone composite particles are provided in which silicone elastomer spherical particles having a volume average particle size of 0.1-100 ?m are coated with an organosilsesquioxane-based silicone resin containing inorganic nano-particles having a volume average particle size of up to 100 nm. The silicone composite particles are compounded in a cosmetic composition to exert a UV screening effect or bactericidal property inherent to inorganic nano-particles and to impart a pleasant feel on use. A preparing method and a cosmetic composition are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Inokuchi, Ryuichi Inaba
  • Patent number: 9255744
    Abstract: Coated membranes comprise a porous desiccant-loaded polymer substrate that is coated on one surface with a thin layer of water permeable polymer. Such membranes are particularly suitable for use in enthalpy exchangers and other applications involving exchange of moisture and optionally heat between gas streams with little or no mixing of the gas streams through the membrane. Such membranes have favorable heat and humidity transfer properties, have suitable mechanical properties, are resistant to the crossover of gases when the membranes are either wet or dry, and are generally low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: DPOINT TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Ryan Nicholas Huizing
  • Patent number: 9228045
    Abstract: Process for preparing a seed latex of a methyl methacrylate polymer (PMMA) by radical polymerization in aqueous emulsion of methyl methacrylate and optionally at least one comonomer. Process for preparing a chlorinated vinyl polymer latex by radical polymerization in aqueous emulsion of at least one chlorinated vinyl monomer, according to which the polymerization takes place in the presence of at most 3% by weight, expressed relative to the total weight of the monomers, of the PMMA seed latex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: SOLVAY (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Peter Claassen, Roland Offner, Benoit Faye, Yves Vanderveken
  • Patent number: 9199211
    Abstract: The present invention relates to storage-stable product systems having high latency and good mechanical stability, which are suitable, inter alia, for premix formulations. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a method for producing the formulations according to the invention and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Juri Tschernjaew, Patrik Stenner, Wojciech Pisula, Claus-Peter Drexel, Martina Gottheis, Tanja Seitz, Martin G. Hitzler
  • Patent number: 9193628
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hydraulically setting mixture comprising: a) 6% to 25% by weight of cement, b) 50% to 90% by weight of at least one aggregate, and c) 0.01% to 8% by weight of at least one fluoroorganyl-substituted silicon compound, and also to materials produced from this mixture, more particularly components, concrete articles or mouldings. The invention further relates to the use of a hydraulically setting mixture of the invention for producing materials, more particularly components, concrete articles or mouldings, for example as facing concrete, where the surface of the materials exhibits only relatively low soiling tendency (“easy-to-clean” property) even on abrasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Manuel Friedel, Philipp Albert, Burkhard Standke, Spomenko Ljesic
  • Patent number: 9187715
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cleaning composition, preferably a laundry detergent composition, comprising a foam control composition comprising a hydrophobically modified cationic polymer, as well as processes for making and method of using such compositions. The composition of the present invention provides for enhanced suds removal during the rinse cycle with minimal or nil impact on suds volume during the wash cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Koushik Mukherjee, Ming Tang, Yonas Gizaw, Qing Chen, Frank Hulskotter, Darren Rees, Ouidad Benlahmar, Volodymyr Boyko, Aaron Figueroa, Sophia Ebert
  • Patent number: 9156996
    Abstract: A method for coloring powders is provided that includes mixing a base powder and non-incorporated pigments. A colored powder composition having a base powder particle and at least a partial shell of non-incorporated pigments about the base powder particle is also provided. Articles having a coating of the colored powder composition are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: William G. O'Dell, Larry B. Brandenburger, Steven D. Johnson, Judith L. Bourdeau
  • Patent number: 9151871
    Abstract: This invention relates to colored polymer particles prepared by a reverse emulsion solvent removal process, electrophoretic fluids comprising such particles, and electrophoretic display devices comprising such fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Louise Diane Farrand, Jonathan Henry Wilson, Emily Jane Thomas, Ashley Nathan Smith
  • Patent number: 9080129
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hydrophobically modified cationic polymers obtainable by the polymerization of one or more cationic ethylenically unsaturated monomers with an ethylenically unsaturated monomer having anhydride, imide, lactone, carboxylic acid, isocyanate or blocked isocyanate group and a reactive siloxane and processes for preparing them. These polymers are useful i.a. as a depositioning aid of hydrophobic actives onto fibrous substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ouidad Benlahmar, Aaron Flores-Figueroa, Volodymyr Boyko, Dieter Boeckh, Markus Brym, Christofer Arisandy, Wolfgang Schrof, Frank Huelskoetter, Yonas Gizaw, Roy Jerome Harrington, Sumanth Narahari Jamadagni, Peter Koenig
  • Patent number: 9052444
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a production method for a product having a cured resin layer with a fine concave-convex structure formed on the surface of a substrate, the method including filling the space between a mold having a fine concave-convex structure composed of anodized alumina on the surface and a substrate with an active energy ray-curable resin composition, and curing the composition by irradiation with active energy rays, thereby forming a cured resin layer into which the fine concave-convex structure has been transferred on the surface of the substrate, wherein (A) the method includes treating the surface of the mold with a release agent, at least at transfer initiation, and (B) the active energy ray-curable resin composition includes a polymerizable compound, a polymerization initiator and a (poly)oxyethylene alkyl phosphate ester compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI RAYON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakai, Tadashi Nakamura, Tetsuya Jigami, Satoru Ozawa, Eiko Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20150140334
    Abstract: A microparticle, particularly a microparticle for the counterfeit-proof marking of products, wherein the microparticle comprises at least one first layer and at least one second layer. The first layer forms an external side of the microparticle and at least one mark preaffixed to this side is arranged at least on said external side, and wherein none of the dimensions of the microparticle exceed approximately 100 ?m. A method is provided for producing at least one microparticle, tag and dispersion as well as a correspondent use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Rolf Simons
  • Publication number: 20150133606
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing composite particles of at least one of a curing agent and a curing accelerator which have excellent release properties for at least one of the curing agent and curing accelerator, exhibit excellent rapid curability when contained in a curable resin composition, and have excellent storage stability; and the composite particles of at least one of the curing agent and the curing accelerator. Another object of the present invention is to provide to a thermosetting resin composition that contains the composite particles of at least one of the curing agent and the curing accelerator. The method of the present invention includes the steps of: preparing an emulsion in which droplets containing a compound for forming shells are dispersed in an aqueous medium; impregnating the droplets with at least one of a curing agent and a curing accelerator; and forming shells each enclosing the at least one of the curing agent and the curing accelerator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Tadashi Iwamoto, Yasuyuki Yamada, Hiroshi Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20150132578
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a poly(alkylene carbonate) capsule in which a heterogeneous resin is applied on a surface of poly(alkylene carbonate), and a method of manufacturing the same, and provides a poly(alkylene carbonate) capsule preventing blocking where particles agglomerate each other when a resin having surface stickiness at a glass transition temperature or higher is processed in a pellet or chip state and circulated, and a method of manufacturing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Seung Gweon Hong, Jae Young Park, Kwang Jin Chung, Myung Ahn Ok
  • Patent number: 9029473
    Abstract: Disclosed are polyvalent macromolecules, compositions comprising the macromolecules, and methods of use. The polyvalent macromolecules have a polymer backbone and pendent groups attached to the polymer backbone. Some or all of the pendent groups have optionally a linker, a surface-seeking group capable of binding strongly to a metal surface, and a spectroscopically detectable chromophore detectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: University of Strathclyde
    Inventors: Peter Cormack, Duncan Graham, Aaron Hernandez-Santana, Arun Prasath Ramaswamy, William Ewen Smith
  • Patent number: 9023475
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for spraying particulate solids onto a substrate, comprising the steps of: coating the substrate with a wet and/or adhesive synthetic resin layer, building up a gas pressure in a line, generating a pressure differential in the line, swirling and carrying along particulate solids in the line, ejecting swirled, particulate solids from the line onto the surface of the wet and/or adhesive synthetic resin layer of the substrate. The invention also relates to a substrate, in particular a wood-based panel or decorative paper, at least partially coated with a particulate solid, characterized in that the particulate solid is applied to the substrate with an accuracy of up to ±0.8 g/m2, preferably of up to ±0.5 g/m2, particularly preferably of up to ±0.3 g/m2, preferably of up to 0.1 g/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Kronotec AG
    Inventors: Pius Steinmann, Christian Huebner, Erich Bauer
  • Patent number: 9023476
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resin particle having excellent low-temperature fusibility, having a sufficiently narrow size distribution, and that is obtained using a liquid or supercritical fluid. In the resin particle (C), which comprises a microparticle (A) containing a resin (a) being coated to or adhered to the surface of a resin particle (B) that contains another resin (b), the degree of swelling of the microparticle (A) resulting from liquid or supercritical carbon dioxide (X) at a temperature less than the glass transition temperature or the melting point of the microparticle (A) is no greater than 16%, and with the resin (a) as a constituent unit, the resin particle (C) contains 0.1-50 wt % of a non-crystalline non-halogen vinyl monomer (m1) of which the solubility parameter (SP value: (cal/cm3)1/2) is 7-9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Harada, Kenta Nose, Masaru Honda, Eiji Iwawaki, Takahiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9017805
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a polyimide-graphene composite material and a method for preparing same. More particularly, it relates to a polyimide-graphene composite material prepared by adding modified graphene and a basic catalyst during polymerization of a polyimide precursor so as to improve mechanical strength and electrical conductivity and enable imidization at low temperature and a method for preparing same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Nam Ho You, Ok-kyung Park, Bon-Cheol Ku, Joong Hee Lee, Munju Goh