Of Natural Rubber Patents (Class 428/492)
  • Patent number: 9771502
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive formulation in the form of an aqueous dispersion with a solids content of 10 to 40% by weight relative to the adhesive formulation, for the treatment of reinforcing inserts for the production of reinforced polymer products, 100% by weight of the solids containing a) 1 to 20% by weight of a bisphenol A epoxy novolak, b) 0 to 20% by weight of an entirely or partially blocked isocyanate, c) 60 to 92% by weight of a resorcinol formaldehyde latex (RFL).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: EMS-PATENT AG
    Inventor: Guenter Kurz
  • Patent number: 9662844
    Abstract: Self-sealing elastomer composition that can be used especially as a puncture-resistant layer in an inflatable article, comprising: as predominant elastomer, an unsaturated diene elastomer; between 30 and 90 phr of a hydrocarbon resin; and 0 to less than 30 phr of a filler. Also disclosed is an article such as a tire provided with a puncture-resistant layer comprising the self-sealing elastomer composition. The puncture-resistant layer is advantageously combined with an airtight layer, for example based on butyl rubber, so as to form, in the inflatable article, a puncture-resistant airtight laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignees: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A., COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Bozena Voge, Didier Vasseur, Jose Merino Lopez, Frederic Pialot
  • Publication number: 20150044092
    Abstract: The invention relates in various embodiments to a composite useful as e.g. a medical implant device, and a method of treating fouling, including biofouling as may occur on an implant. The composite comprises a matrix phase and a patterned phase that comprises an energetically activatable wire intermixed with the matrix phase, the wire when energetically activated, which includes thermal activation, causes modification of at least a portion of the matrix phase to treat fouling that might otherwise occur. The method of treating biofouling may be practiced on a patent while the medical implant of the invention is in situ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Steve L. ALLMAN, Mitchel J. DOKTYCZ, Scott T. RETTERER, David P. ALLISON
  • Publication number: 20150037865
    Abstract: Kits and assemblies for causing, enhancing, and/or expediting consumption of an article by at least one biodegradative living organism are disclosed. The kits and assemblies include at least one additional living organism that enhances and/or expedites consumption of the article by the at least one biodegradative living organism. Methods of producing and using same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Publication number: 20140363689
    Abstract: A tire has a coating with a quadlayer or multiple quadlayers, and a method produces the same. In an embodiment, the method for coating a rubber substrate includes exposing the rubber substrate to a first cationic solution to produce a first cationic layer on the rubber substrate. The method also includes exposing the first cationic layer to a first anionic solution to produce a first anionic layer on the first cationic layer. In addition, the method includes exposing the first anionic layer to a second cationic solution to produce a second cationic layer on the first anionic layer. The method further includes exposing the second cationic layer to a second anionic solution to produce a second anionic layer on the second cationic layer. A quadlayer includes the first cationic layer, the first anionic layer, the second cationic layer, and the second anionic layer. The coating includes the quadlayer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Jaime C. Grunlan, Morgan A. Priolo, Brian R. Bergman, John J. McHugh
  • Publication number: 20140329102
    Abstract: An adhesive includes a polymeric latex, a penetrant selected from the group consisting of: terpenes, polylimonene, limonene, carvone, a-pinene, citral, dipentene, 1,8-cineole, eucalyptol, citronellol, geraniol, citronellene, terpinen-4-ol, borneol, camphor, guayule resin, and combinations thereof; and a reinforcing filler. The adhesive has a solids content of 35-65% and a pH of 9 to 12. Articles of manufacture, such as tires and air springs incorporate the adhesive to join rubber interfaces. A method of making the adhesive is also is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Amy M. Randall, William L. Hergenrother, Sheel Agarwal, Ashley S. Hilton
  • Publication number: 20140302280
    Abstract: A gypsum panel that incorporates a plant fiber other than paper is disclosed. The plant fiber material may be in the form of a facing material adhered to at least one side of the gypsum panel or in the form of loose fibers integrated with the gypsum panel as a matrix or both. Further, the plant fiber may be combined with conventional gypsum panel additives, is fully recyclable and environmentally sustainable. The present invention further relates to a method of making such a gypsum panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Keshav S. Gautam, Samuel C. Baer, Hubert C. Francis, Micheal S. Lerch
  • Publication number: 20140259332
    Abstract: Provided among other things is a breach or contamination indicating elastomeric article for indicating a breach or contamination by a selected chemical or group of chemicals, the article having an exterior and interior and comprising: (a) an interior elastomeric layer selected to resist permeation by the selected chemical(s), which interior layer is colored; and (b) a contiguous or dis-contiguous indicating layer comprising solid particles of hydrophobic dye effective to provide enhanced color on contacting hexane, cyclohexane, xylene, ethyl ether, butyl acetate, MIBK, methanol, acetonitrile and acetic acid; wherein the distribution of the indicating layer provides for a visually noticeable color change against the background of the colored interior elastomeric layer upon a breach or contamination event by a selected chemical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Ansell Limited
    Inventors: Noorman Bin Abu Hassan, Michael S. Zedalis, Dave Narasimhan
  • Patent number: 8808866
    Abstract: An elastomeric article, such as a glove or a condom, is coated with a compound containing silicone, collagen and allantoin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignees: Precision Components, Inc., Xela Corporation
    Inventors: Anil Segat, Andreas Brown
  • Publication number: 20140205848
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tire that can achieve vulcanization at low temperatures and in a short time, and has high peeling resistance, a method for manufacturing thereof, and a rubber member for repair used in the method for manufacturing the tire. The method for manufacturing a tire of the present invention is a method for manufacturing a tire by adhering an adherend tire member and a tire member through a rubber composition for adhesion, the method comprising using an unvulcanized rubber composition containing, per 100 parts by mass of a rubber component, 0.1 parts by mass to 4.0 parts by mass of xanthate based compound, and 0.1 parts by mass to 5.0 parts by mass of sulfur as the rubber composition for adhesion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kumi Fujiki, Kosuke Takano
  • Publication number: 20140141233
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for making a novel liquid gel mixture comprising at least one flexible polymer carrier, parachlorobenzotrifluoride, optional thermally-conductive materials, and optional performance-enhancing additives; using the liquid gel mixture for making surface-infused layers on layering substrates; and using combinations of surface-infused gel layer and layering substrate in cushioning foams and mattresses. Layering substrates are surface-infused with a liquid gel mixture and may be compressed to increase the penetration depth of liquid gel mixture into the substrate layer surface. This compositions may be used in mattresses, mattress topper pads, pillows, bedding products, furniture upholstery, pet beds, medical cushioning foams, seat cushions and backs, automotive foam, sports cushioning, transportation cushioning, headrests, arm rests, personal protective equipment, toys, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Peterson Chemical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: MARK L. CRAWFORD, Bruce W. Peterson, Matthew D. McKnight, Jonathon M. Walker
  • Publication number: 20140141675
    Abstract: A material that is capable of stopping high-speed projectiles but yet is sufficiently flexible for use in various applications, such as to be used in footwear to protect a person's feet, especially the bottoms thereof is achieved by an enhanced ballistic material formed from interleaving layers of a ballistic material and layers of a gel matrix material that remains relatively soft and flexible. The ballistic material layer may be high tensile strength synthetic or polymeric fibers that are arranged in a mesh weave. Preferably the gel matrix material is capable of investing the ballistic material, e.g., by having the gel matrix material fill the interstices of the fibers, which may be achieved through the use of heat and/or pressure. Furthermore, the combined material, i.e., the enhanced ballistic material, may be shaped, e.g., by molding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Mitnick Capital LLC
    Inventor: Neal Ira Mitnick
  • Patent number: 8695119
    Abstract: An elastomeric article, such as a glove or a condom, is coated with a compound containing silicone, collagen and allantoin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignees: Precision Components, Inc., Xela Corporation
    Inventors: Anil Segat, Andreas Brown
  • Publication number: 20140096882
    Abstract: To provide a multilayer structure that may adhere to rubber material without the necessity of providing an adhesive layer, an inner liner and a pneumatic tire using the multilayer structure. According to the present invention, a multilayer structure 1 is formed by alternately laminating elastomer layers 3 containing thermoplastic elastomer and barrier layers 2 containing a gas barrier resin, wherein an outermost layer 4 laminated uppermost among layers constituting the multilayer structure 1 contains an elastomer component that may heat-adhere to diene rubber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicants: KURARAY CO., LTD., BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Kitano, Tetsuo Amamoto, Takatsugu Tanaka, Yuwa Takahashi, Nahoto Hayashi, Masao Hikasa, Yusuke Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140087110
    Abstract: Provided are a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition comprising, as a rubber component, at least two modified rubbers modified with a polar functional group and having different modification rates with each other, a laminate body comprising (A) a resin film layer and (B) a rubber elastic body layer wherein they are adhered via (C) the said pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, and a pneumatic tire having the said laminate body as an inner liner layer; and thus, provided are the pressure-sensitive adhesive composition that can firmly bond between the resin film layer and the rubber elastic body layer while the laminate body obtained therefrom does not generate cracks at low temperature, the laminate body using the said pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, and the pneumatic tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Ogasawara, Ryuji Nakagawa, Kotaro Hayakawa, Hideyuki Chiashi
  • Patent number: 8652624
    Abstract: The invention provides an article comprising a first layer and a second layer, and wherein the first layer is formed from a first composition comprising an ethylene/?-olefin/diene interpolymer, an isoprene rubber (synthetic), a natural rubber, a butadiene rubber, a styrene butadiene rubber, a chloroprene rubber, a nitrile rubber, a hydrogenated nitrile rubber, a chlorinated polyethylene, a chlorosulfonated polyethylene, an ethylene/propylene rubber, an ethylene/diene copolymer, a fluoro rubber, a polyurethane, a silicone rubber, or a combination thereof; and wherein the second layer is formed from a second composition comprising a butyl rubber, a halobutyl rubber, polyvinylidene chloride, a brominated polymer derived from a copolymer of isobutylene and p-methyl styrene, a nitrile rubber, a chloroprene rubber, a chlorosulfonated polyethylene, a chlorinated polyethylene, a polyurethane, a fluoro rubber, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Muthu Subramanian, Jinder Jow, Stephen Y. Cheng, Thiam Aik Lim
  • Publication number: 20140026447
    Abstract: A method of insert molding comprises placing in a first mold a curable rubber composition comprising a reactive species; placing on a surface of the rubber composition a first thermoplastic material in a film or layer comprising a group reactive with the reactive species of the rubber composition; curing the rubber composition in the mold to form a first molded article of cured rubber having a first thermoplastic material layer covalently bonded through reactive of the reactive species and the group; placing the first molded article as an insert into a second mold, the cured rubber contacting an inside surface of the second mold and the thermoplastic layer facing into the second mold cavity; closing the second mold and injecting into the second mold a second thermoplastic material that to form a second molded article comprising the first molded article thermally welded and/or covalently bonded to the second thermoplastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: N. Spencer Stone, Sui-Chieh Yu, Denis Schiller, Ruzica Krstic
  • Publication number: 20140023871
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a synthetic wood having an elastic layer, wherein a synthetic wood layer and the elastic layer formed at one side of the synthetic wood layer are formed integrally. According to the present invention, since the elastic layer formed of a rubber material is provided on the upper surface of the synthetic wood, it is possible to increase the contact surface area upon walking and thus improve the anti-slip performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Jin Kim, Kyung Gu Nam, Jung Il Son
  • Patent number: 8618190
    Abstract: A latex marking ink suitable for marking rubber articles has been developed. The ink comprises vulcanizable rubber latex, pigment, vulcanizing agent, and non-ionic stabilizer dispersed in water. Shear stability is dramatically and unexpectedly increased by the presence of the non-ionic stabilizer even though viscosity also increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: PolyOne Corporation
    Inventors: Heather E. Burik, Steve White
  • Patent number: 8609232
    Abstract: A low permeability rubber laminate having an excellent bondability, air pressure retaining property and durability and containing (A) at least one low permeability resin layer having an average thickness d of 0.05 ?m<d<5 ?m containing an ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer having an ethylene composition ratio of 20 to 50 mol % and a degree of saponification of 90% or more and (B) at least one diene-based rubber composition layer containing 1 to 25 parts by weight of a silane-based coupling agent having a functional group reactive with rubber and having an alkoxysilyl group, based upon 100 parts by weight of the diene-based rubber and a pneumatic tire using the same as an inner liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoyuki Morooka
  • Publication number: 20130310772
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a surface modification method for a rubber vulcanizate or a thermoplastic elastomer, which can impart excellent sliding properties and durability against repeated sliding motion and can allow the surface to maintain the sealing properties, without using expensive self-lubricating plastics. The present invention relates to a surface modification method for modifying a rubber vulcanizate or a thermoplastic elastomer as an object to be modified, the method including: Step 1 of allowing a photopolymerization initiator to be adsorbed on a surface of the object to be modified; and Step 2 of radical polymerizing monomers, starting from the adsorbed photopolymerization initiator, by irradiation with UV light at a wavelength of 300 nm to 400 nm to grow polymer chains on the surface of the object to be modified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuhisa MINAGAWA
  • Patent number: 8512814
    Abstract: Sound-dampening material, including a base coat and a top coat, and a method for sound-dampening a surface, are described. The base coat includes about 20-50 percent rubber emulsion, about 10-20 percent carbonate filler, about 3-10 percent fire retardant, about 3-10 percent opacity filler, and about 10-64 percent of other components. The top coat includes about 40-80 percent of a rubber emulsion, about 10-20 percent of a carbonate filler, about 3-10 percent of a fire retardant, about 3-10 percent of an opacity filler, and about 0-44 percent of other components. The method includes applying a base coat to a desired thickness allowing the base coat to dry, then applying a top coat over the base coat to a desired thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Blue Angel Paint and Coatings, Ltd.
    Inventors: John Bilotto, Richard J. Pulciani, Sr., Richard J. Pulciani, Jr., R. Kerry Lane
  • Patent number: 8501306
    Abstract: Provided is a viscoelastic article which exerts different properties between one surface and the other surface thereof, which has a transparent appearance, and which less causes staining of objects to which the viscoelastic article is adopted. The viscoelastic article is an article having a multilayer structure including a polymer layer, and a monomer-absorptive layer capable of absorbing at least one of monomer component(s) constituting the polymer, in which the polymer layer is a polymer layer containing an elastomer unevenly distributed and enriched at an interface, or in the vicinity thereof, opposite to the monomer-absorptive layer. The vicinity of the interface opposite to the monomer-absorptive layer is preferably a region ranging from the interface opposite to the other interface with the monomer-absorptive layer and occupying, in a thickness direction, 50% or less of the total thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kunio Nagasaki, Yusuke Sugino, Kohei Doi
  • Publication number: 20130157025
    Abstract: The invention provides coating systems comprising a) a base layer, b) middle layer and c) top layer, whereby each of the layers a), b) and c) is based on mineral binder, filler, polymers from one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers and optional further additives, and whereby the middle layer contains additionally light weight aggregates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Mohammed Sanaobar, Jürgen Bezler, Hermann Lutz
  • Patent number: 8409698
    Abstract: An image transfer product such as an offset printing blanket or sleeve is provided which comprises a very thin printing surface layer in combination with a smooth image reinforcement layer comprising a polymeric film, a fabric, or a polymer-coated fabric. The thin printing surface layer has a thickness between about 0.001 to about 0.012 inches (about 0.025 to about 0.3 mm). The image transfer product is more efficiently manufactured due to reduced solvent usage and reduced number of coating passes, and in use, exhibits uniform feed, web control, and registration characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Day International, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph L. Byers, W. Toriran Flint, Samuel R. Shuman
  • Publication number: 20130078477
    Abstract: In a pneumatic tire containing as an inner liner material a laminate of a film of a thermoplastic resin or a thermoplastic elastomer composition and a layer of a rubber composition for improving the adhesive strength between the film and the rubber composition, the rubber composition comprises 100 parts by weight of a rubber component, 0.5 to 20 parts by weight of a condensate between a compound expressed by formula (1): wherein R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 are hydrogen, a hydroxyl group or a C1 to C8 alkyl group, and formaldehyde, 0.25 to 200 parts by weight of a methylene donor, and a vulcanizing agent; and a weight ratio of the methylene donor content to the condensate content is 0.5 to 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hirokazu Shibata
  • Publication number: 20130065011
    Abstract: A heat insulation/heat dissipation sheet including a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer or a heat-conducting pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, a heat-conducting layer, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer or a heat-insulating pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, a heat-insulating layer, and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer or a heat-insulating pressure-sensitive adhesive layer laminated in order between the heat-generating component and the component to be protected, adjacent to the heat-generating component, for connecting the components. Further, an intra-device structure including the heat insulation/heat dissipation sheet with the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on a heat-conducting layer side thereof adhered to a heat-generating component side and the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on a heat-insulating layer side thereof adhered to a component to be protected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori Suzuki, Kouichi Mikurino
  • Publication number: 20130040156
    Abstract: There are provided a method for manufacturing a surface-modified fluororesin film capable of long-term inventory storage, a method for manufacturing a rubber composite composed of the surface-modified fluororesin film and rubber bonded together, and a rubber product for medical use made of the rubber composite. The method for manufacturing a surface-modified fluororesin film comprises the step of performing surface roughening on a fluororesin film RF by applying an ion beam from an anode layer ion source to the surface of the fluororesin film RF. A rubber is placed over the roughened surface of the thusly produced surface-modified fluororesin film, and, through vulcanization molding process, the surface-modified fluororesin film and the tuber can be firmly bonded to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nakano, Eiji Yao
  • Patent number: 8365314
    Abstract: An elastomeric article, such as a glove or a condom, is coated with a compound containing silicone, collagen and allantoin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignees: Precision Components, Inc., Xela Corporation
    Inventors: Anil Segat, Andreas Brown
  • Patent number: 8361583
    Abstract: A welded joint for structural component having two or more portions fused together at a weld line. An adhesive layer is placed between the two or more portions at the location of the weld line and a conductor is placed between the two or more portions in operable contact with the adhesive. Energy is transmitted through the conductor and into the adhesive layer to activate the adhesive layer and create the weld line that defines the welded joints between the two or more portions. The welded joint of the structural component allows energy to be injected into the adhesive layer via the conductor in order to cause the adhesive layer to activate from the inside of the adhesive outward. The conductor can be placed adjacent the adhesive layer or within the adhesive layer in order to cause the adhesive to be activated from the inside outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Magna International Inc.
    Inventors: David Scott Dyke, Jeremy Alan Panasiewicz, Steven Grgac
  • Publication number: 20130019374
    Abstract: Gel and non-gel structures for interfacing with various portions of an organism's body are disclosed. A gel structure such as a web-like structure is configured to encircle a portion of the human body. The gel structure can be adapted to encircle virtually any exterior or interior portion of the human body. The gel structure can interface with an external medical device for delivery of medicine or for extracting substances and fluids from the human body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Alan N. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20120315471
    Abstract: An extruded composite adapted for use as a building material includes a core having a base polymer and a filler material in a substantially homogeneous mixture and a polymeric capstock modified with an elastomer and/or a plastomer. To improve adherence of the polymeric capstock to the base polymer, the capstock can include a capstock polymer that is similar or substantially similar the base polymer. Additionally, various additives may be mixed with the capstock material to improve visual aesthetics of the product and performance of the building material, especially over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Douglas Mancosh, James P. Przybylinski
  • Publication number: 20120308793
    Abstract: Provided is a retreaded tire that uses cushion rubber for retread that is able to further improve the prevention of separation failure while effectively suppressing blowout within the cushion rubber layer. The retreaded tire includes cushion rubber for retread, a base tire, and precured tread rubber formed of at least one rubber layer, and is characterized by: the aforementioned cushion rubber for retreaded tires being formed from a rubber composition containing specific quantities of a highly reinforcing carbon black of at least HAF grade, and natural rubber and/or synthetic polyisoprene rubber; the 100% modulus (AM) of the rubber layer (A) that comprises the aforementioned cushion rubber for retread being at least 3.0 MPa and less than 6.0 MPa; and the outermost layer (B) of the aforementioned base tire and the innermost layer (C) of the aforementioned precured tread rubber being formed from a rubber composition containing specific quantities of natural rubber and/or synthetic polyisoprene rubber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeo Kimura
  • Publication number: 20120276348
    Abstract: Resilient flooring materials made from impregnated papers or foils and core materials are provided. As well, the methods for producing such products are provided. In particular, panels, with a layered structure, created by forming an assembly which consists of laminating a heat-activated resin impregnated decorative layer with printed graphics or a wood veneer decorative layer, a core material made up of one or more heat-activated resin-impregnated papers or other materials including linoleum, natural or synthetic rubber, cork, flexible natural fiber composites or other core materials, and a heat-activated resin impregnated paper backing layer. The heat-activated resin also acts to waterproof each of the layers and abrasion particles may be incorporated to improve wear properties. The panels may also be formed into three-dimensional products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Robert N. Clausi, Salvatore A. Diloreto
  • Publication number: 20120240981
    Abstract: The invention relates to a photovoltaic (PV) module including a weatherable layer, wherein the weatherable layer comprises thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV). The weatherable layer endows the PV module with excellent temperature resistance, weatherability, and chemical resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: DU PONT APOLLO LTD.
    Inventors: Stephen Yau Sang Cheng, Ka-Lok Leung
  • Patent number: 8261392
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a sole according to the present invention includes the steps of obtaining a rubber part by previously crosslinking a polymer mixture containing 50 to 100 mass % of a diene-based polymer and 0 to 40 mass % of an acrylonitrile component in a polymer component of the polymer mixture, halogenating the rubber part, and bonding the rubber part and thermoplastic resin to each other by molding said thermoplastic resin on said rubber part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Mizuno Corp.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Yabushita, Akihiro Miyauchi, Takeshi Takeshita
  • Patent number: 8257820
    Abstract: A circuit subassembly, comprising: a conductive layer, a dielectric layer formed from a thermosetting composition, wherein the thermosetting composition comprises, based on the total weight of the thermosetting composition a polybutadiene or polyisoprene resin, about 30 to about 70 percent by weight of a magnesium hydroxide having less than about 1000 ppm of ionic contaminants, and about 5 to about 15 percent by weight of a nitrogen-containing compound, wherein the nitrogen-containing compound comprises at least about 15 weight percent of nitrogen; and an adhesive layer disposed between and in intimate contact with the conductive layer and the dielectric layer, wherein the adhesive comprises a poly(arylene ether), wherein the circuit subassembly has a UL-94 rating of at least V-1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: World Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Sankar Paul, Dirk M. Baars
  • Publication number: 20120128960
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electro-switchable polymer film assembly having a first and a second surface side, comprising at least one pair of electrodes (3, 4) and a polymer matrix (2), wherein structuring particles (5) can be embedded in the polymer matrix and the polymer matrix or the structuring particles consist of an electro-active polymer, wherein furthermore, the first and/or the second surface sides can be transferred from a plane condition into a structured condition by electric switching of the electro-active polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Thomas Büsgen, Werner Jenninger, Joachim Wagner, Evelyn Peiffer, Gerhard Maier, Robert Gärtner
  • Publication number: 20120077045
    Abstract: A soil resistant laminate composition and a soil resistant treatment use composition are provided. In particular, a laminate composition comprising a multilayer composition of a clean or soiled surface and a dried layer of a soil resistant agent are disclosed. Soil resistant agents according to the invention include copolymers of a maleic/olefin, an olefin/acrylate and combinations thereof and are suitable for delivery with a detergent carrier. A kit and methods for treating a clean or soiled surface using a soil resistant laminate composition and a soil resistant treatment use composition are provided by the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Erik C. Olson, Keith E. Olson, Steven E. Lentsch, Minyu Li, Catherine Hanson, Andrew Wold
  • Publication number: 20120040151
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to rust-resistant tape formulations and/or structures. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a rust-resistant tape that comprises a polymer base material layer, an adhesive layer and a rust-resistant component. In one embodiment, the adhesive layer adhered to one side of the layer of polymer base material. In another embodiment, the rust-resistant component comprises at least one volatile, or vapor-phase, corrosion inhibitor (VCI) that is placed into the matrix of the polymer base material or the adhesive layer. In still another embodiment, the at least one volatile, or vapor-phase, corrosion inhibitor (VCI) component of the present invention is contained within a discrete layer. In one instance, a rust-resistant tape in accordance with the present invention can be directly applied to a metal surface to be protected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: NORTHERN TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Efim Ya Lyublinski, Keiji Uemura, Yefim Vaks
  • Publication number: 20120034833
    Abstract: A plastic composite component which is formed by a thin hard plastic outer layer, at least one elastomer layer adjoining the former on the inside, and at least one metal and/or plastic carrier layer adjoining said elastomer layer on the inside and made of a fibre reinforced plastic (FRP). A carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CRP) or glass fibre reinforced plastic (GRP), is arranged on the component or at least partly forms the latter, as an impact protection part, as a splinter protection part, as a protective part against sudden total failure or as a protective part against vibrations and vibration damage, against resonance, for the purpose of damping oscillations or for the purpose of acoustic damping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: GUMMIWERK KRAIBURG GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jens Schaube, Judith Zahn, Florian Plenk
  • Publication number: 20120024447
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire is provided which includes a polymer sheet for an inner liner composed of a polymer composition including: a polymer component containing more than or equal to 5% by mass and less than or equal to 40% by mass of a styrene-isobutylene-styrene triblock copolymer and more than or equal to 60% by mass and less than or equal to 95% by mass of a rubber component of at least one kind selected from the group consisting of natural rubber, isoprene rubber, and butyl rubber; and more than or equal to 0.1 part by mass and less than or equal to 5 parts by mass of sulfur with respect to 100 parts by mass of the polymer component. The pneumatic tire has sufficient tackiness before vulcanization and vulcanization adhesiveness between the inner liner and a member adjacent thereto, and exhibits excellent air permeation resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Mutsuki SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20120015176
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a biolaminate composite assembly, including one or more biolaminate layers, a non-plastic rigid substrate and an adhesive layer in contact with the substrate and the one or more biolaminate layers. The substrate is laminated or formed to the one or more biolaminate layers. Embodiments also relate to methods of making a biolaminate composite assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Michael J. Riebel, Milton Riebel, Ryan W. Riebel
  • Patent number: 8092919
    Abstract: Polyacetal compositions and blends toughened with polyvinylbutyral having enhanced adhesive surface properties, including enhanced surface adhesion and low surface gloss, are disclosed. Also disclosed are articles of manufacture comprising the polyacetal compositions described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Win-Chung Lee, Francis J. Eichstadt, Jerome P. Moraczewski
  • Patent number: 8076000
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new combinations of tie-layers and backing layers and/or substrates for making (1) new multilayer structures formed from one or more ionomers and one or more tie-layers, and optionally a backing layer to form laminates, (2) new composite articles made from these laminates in combination with optional substrate materials, and (3) new methods of making composite articles from these laminates by shaping and subsequently contacting them with a substrate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Dominic Domine
  • Publication number: 20110281104
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide an erasable medium having an overcoat layer on a photochromic layer to provide a non-adhesive surface for the erasable medium when exposed to high temperatures, wherein the overcoat layer can include a latex or a mixture of a latex and a wax.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gabriel Iftime, Jason Leong, Edward Graham Zwartz, Gordon Sisler, Kentaro Morimitsu, Adela Goredema, Peter M. Kazmaier
  • Patent number: 8056595
    Abstract: A low permeability rubber laminate capable of preventing blisters formed when fabricating a pneumatic tire having a low permeability resin composition (A) layer having a air permeation coefficient, determined according to JIS K7126, of 0.5×10?12 cc·cm/cm2·sec·cmHg or less at 30° C., an average thickness d of 0.05 ?m<d<5 ?m and a Young's modulus E of 0.5 MPa<E<300 MPa at 160-200° C., laminated on one surface of a rubber composition (B) layer and superior in air pressure retention performance and durability and a pneumatic tire using the same as an inner liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoyuki Morooka
  • Publication number: 20110272238
    Abstract: One exemplary embodiment comprises a load transfer device that includes a composite component having a variable and controllable surface roughness. The component may comprise a base substrate, a compliant layer over the base substrate, and a top layer over the compliant layer. The complaint layer and the top layer may act cooperatively to reversibly generate wrinkles in response to changes in temperature of the composite component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Soumendra K. Basu, Yang T. Cheng
  • Publication number: 20110255210
    Abstract: There is provided a thin highly dielectric film for a film capacitor being excellent in mechanical strength, in which highly dielectric inorganic particles can be blended to a dielectric resin at high ratio, and rubber particles (B) and preferably highly dielectric inorganic particles (C) are dispersed in a thermoplastic resin (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mayuko Tatemichi, Miharu Ota, Kouji Yokotani, Nobuyuki Komatsu, Eri Mukai, Meiten Koh
  • Patent number: 8029910
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a composite comprising a resin element comprising a resin composition and a vulcanized rubber element formed by vulcanizing an unvulcanized rubber, wherein the resin composition comprises a resin, a vulcanization-activating agent for improving adhesiveness of the resin to a rubber, and a stabilizer, and the resin composition and the vulcanized rubber are directly joined together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Daicel-Evonik Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Ikuta, Hajime Komada, Mitsuteru Mutsuda, Hiroaki Arita, Naoki Wakita