Ingredient Contains A -c-xh Group Wherein X Is A Chalcogen Atom And The Carbon Atom Is Not Double-bonded To A Chalcogen Atom, Phenol, Etc. Patents (Class 521/117)
  • Patent number: 10087349
    Abstract: A two-pack polyurethane adhesive for semi-structural and structural adhesive bonds which are applied in melt form and have a high handling strength wherein the two-pack polyurethane adhesive includes a first pack A containing at least one polyester A1 which is solid at room temperature and at least one polyol A2 having a hydroxyl group functionality greater than 2.0, and a second pack B containing polyurethane prepolymers having isocyanate groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Gabriele Brenner, Birgit Drees, Christina Cron, Kerstin Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10081700
    Abstract: Additives for making polyurethanes are disclosed. The additives are based on combining specific carboxylic acids or carboxylic di-acids together with a gelling catalysts obtained when mixing an isocyanate-reactive tertiary amine catalysts with dimethyl tin di carboxylate salts and/or dimethyltin mercaptide salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Jesus Burdeniuc, Stephan Hermann Wendel, Christian Brandl, Torsten Panitzsch, Renee Jo Keller
  • Patent number: 9725553
    Abstract: To provide a catalyst composition excellent in cell openness properties and initial curing properties, and a method for producing a polyurethane resin using the same. A catalyst composition comprising an amine compound (A) of the formula (1), a hydroxy acid (B) of the formula (2) and a tertiary amine compound (C) is used for the production of a polyurethane resin. [Each of R1 and R2 which are independent of each other, is a methyl group or an ethyl group, R3 is a C2-4 linear or branched alkyl group, R4 is a C1-18 bivalent hydrocarbon residue, m is an integer of from 1 to 3, and n is an integer of from 1 to 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: TOSOH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9593222
    Abstract: The invention described herein generally pertains to the use of low boiling point, low vapor pressure blowing agents with froth polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foams to fill hollow cavities (particularly window lineals) and which have lowered exotherms, which prevent deformation of the hollow cavity (e.g., window lineal) and additional achieve filling of longer lengths of window lineals by increasing the foaming and gel times of the reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: ICP Adhesives and Sealants, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Taylor, Timothy R. Kenworthy, Timothy C. Shoemaker, Derrick T. Hyde, Jeffrey B. Moore
  • Patent number: 9469734
    Abstract: Polyetherimide particles or powders with a high surface area and high porosity can be prepared by precipitation of polymer solution in hot water or steam without the use of any additives. The particles or powders produced rapidly dissolved in organic solvents as well as epoxy matrices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Viswanathan Kalyanaraman, William E. Hollar
  • Patent number: 9422390
    Abstract: The invention relates to dioxomolybdenum (VI) complex compounds of the formula MoO2(L)x(Y)2-x, where the ligand L has the formula (I). Such complex compounds are suitable in particular as catalysts for one- and two-component polyurethane compositions. The invention also relates to two-component polyurethane compositions including at least one polyisocyanate as the first component, at least one polyol as the second component, and at least one such dioxomolybdenum (VI) complex compound as the catalyst. The invention further relates to one-component polyurethane compositions comprising at least one polyurethane prepolymer with isocyanate groups, which are made from at least one polyisocyanate with at least one polyol, and comprising such a dioxomolybdenum (VI) complex compound as the catalyst. The invention additionally relates to different uses of said polyurethane compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Urs Burckhardt, Rita Cannas
  • Patent number: 9403961
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reactive formulation used to make a flame resistant flexible polyurethane foam which is particularly suited for use in under the hood vehicle applications. In particular, the flame resistant flexible polyurethane foam is made from a reactive formulation comprising an A side comprising (i) an organic isocyanate and a B side comprising (ii) an isocyanate-reactive component, (iii) a flame retardant component comprising a combination of red phosphorus, expandable graphite, and optionally sodium citrate wherein the resulting foam achieves a V-0 rating at 0.5 inch according to Underwriters' Laboratories Standard 94 Flammability Test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: F. Michael Plaver, Jack E. Hetzner
  • Publication number: 20150144829
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition in the form of a dispersion, a method for the manufacturing of said composition and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Henri J.M. Grünbauer
  • Patent number: 9000062
    Abstract: Semi-rigid polyurethane foams having a density of 90 to 180 kg/m3 and a compressive strength of 20 to 95 kPa are produced by reacting a polyisocyanate with an isocyanate-reactive component that includes an o-toluenediamine initiated polyether polyol. These foams are particularly useful as composites for automotive interior components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Albach, Monika Haselbach, Harald Fietz
  • Publication number: 20150051306
    Abstract: A method for preparing a coffee polyol includes: (a) extracting coffee oil from coffee grounds; (b) modifying the coffee oil to obtain an epoxidized coffee oil; and (c) reacting an alcohol with the epoxidized coffee oil to obtain a coffee polyol. A polyurethane dispersive solution is prepared from a prepolymer composition that includes: a coffee polyol prepared from the abovementioned method; an isocyanate; and a solvent. A foam-based material is made from a foaming composition that includes a coffee polyol prepared from the abovementioned method. A polyurethane material is made from a polyurethane composition that includes a coffee polyol prepared from the abovementioned method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Kuo-Chin CHEN, Li-Hsun CHANG, Szu-Min CHIAO, Lai-Hung WAN
  • Publication number: 20150031781
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the use of a disalt of malic acid in the production of a polyurethane foam to lower the glass transition temperature of the polyurethane foam obtained, wherein the disalt of malic acid is added to the reaction mixture comprising at least a polyol component, an isocyanate component, a catalyst to catalyse urethane or isocyanurate bond formation, an optional blowing agent and optionally further additives, and also to a polyurethane foam having a glass transition temperature of ?20° C. to 15° C., which polyurethane foam is characterized in that it comprises disalts of malic acid or reaction products thereof with an isocyanate component, wherein the fraction accounted for by the disalts and the reaction products thereof with an isocyanate component is below 0.08 wt % based on the polyurethane foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
    Inventors: Ruediger Landers, Roland Hubel
  • Publication number: 20140336293
    Abstract: A blowing agent for thermosetting foams is disclosed. The blowing agent is the hydrofluoropropene HFO-1243zf in combination with a hydrochlorofluoroolefin (HCFO) selected from HCFO-1233zd, HCFO-1233xf and HCFO-1223. The blowing agent is effective as a blowing agent in the manufacture of thermosetting foams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Bin Chen, Joseph S. Costa, Brett L. Van Horn, Maher Y. Elsheikh, Philippe Bonnet
  • Publication number: 20140302269
    Abstract: An adhesive article including a pressure sensitive adhesive layer and a release layer in contact with the pressure sensitive adhesive layer. The release layer includes a polymer matrix that includes polymerized (meth)acrylated silicone and a plurality of nanovoids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Richard S. Buckanin, Karan Jindal, William Blake Kolb
  • Publication number: 20140275305
    Abstract: Polyurethane foams are described, as well as the production of such polyurethane foams by the reaction between a natural polyol, such as sucrose or a blend of mono- or disaccharides in place of the standard hydrocarbon-based polyol component, an ionic liquid or a deep eutectic solvent, a polyisocyanate and water in the presence of a suitable polyurethane forming catalyst and optionally a flame retardant, and optionally one or more components such as surfactants and/or emulsifiers. The resultant polyurethane foam can exhibit a bio-based solid content ranging from about 17% to 30%, may be formulated in a variety of foam densities for a variety of applications, and in the instance where a flame retardant has been added in an appropriate amount, exhibits a high degree of fire and burn resistance, as exhibited by the flame spread index and/or the smoke spread values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Imperial Sugar Company
    Inventors: Douglas Svenson, Jose Luna, Thomas Rathke
  • Publication number: 20140275304
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of making polyurethane foam, the method comprising providing a polyol mixture comprising polyether polyol and unmodified vegetable oil having a hydroxyl number of less than 10; and reacting isocyanate with the polyol mixture to form a polyurethane foam, wherein the unmodified vegetable oil does not react and does not form part of the polyurethane foam. The present disclosure also relates to polyurethane formed by the method and polyurethane compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: ROBERT D. DAWE, EDMUND J. MADAJ, ASHFORD A. GALBREATH, Asad S. Ali
  • Publication number: 20140246374
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for fabricating microporous, open-cell foam of a hierarchical structure from a composition comprising a foamable liquid polymer, a curing agent for the polymer, a blowing agent and a filler that functions as a viscosity modifier for the foam-forming composition. By appropriate selection of materials, microporous, open-cell polymer foam is producible which, due to its hydrophobic character, is capable of absorbing relatively low surface tension liquids, e.g., hydrocarbon oils, and reject high surface tension liquids, e.g., water. These foams may be applied in maritime oil spill clean-up operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Shahab Shojaei-Zadeh, Michael Fechtmann
  • Patent number: 8729146
    Abstract: A catalyst composition including a solution of at least one member selected from the group consisting of an alkali metal carboxylate and an alkaline earth metal carboxylate in a solvent which is nonreactive with the isocyanate groups of a polyisocyanate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventor: Vittorio Bonapersona
  • Patent number: 8716359
    Abstract: A scorch inhibitor composition for polyurethane foams is composed of (a) one or more derivatized phenolic compounds in an amount of about 60-80% by weight; (b) one or more aromatic amines in the form of a liquid in an amount of about 15-35% by weight; (c) an alkyl-substituted hydroquinone in an amount of about 4-8% by weight, and (d) phenothiazine at 0 to about 1.0% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC
    Inventor: John M. Demassa
  • Patent number: 8642669
    Abstract: The invention relates to a foamable mixture which contains at least one alkoxysilane-terminated prepolymer and which can be produced of a) at least one alkoxysilane that was functionalized with isocyanate groups and that can be produced of at least one hydroxyfunctional and/or aminofunctional alkoxysilane and at least one diisocyanate or polyisocyanate, and b) at least one compound that contains at least one OH group, and at least one blowing agent, characterized in that the foamable mixture has a dynamic viscosity of 100 to 25,000 mPas, preferably 500 to 10,000 mPas, at 23° C. The invention further relates to a method for producing said foamable mixture. The foamable mixtures according to the invention are suitable for sealing, insulating and mounting joints, roof surfaces, windows and doors or for filling hollow spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co., KGaA
    Inventors: Wilfried Huebner, Milan Sebestian, Christiane Kunze, Lars Zander, Johann Klein
  • Publication number: 20140005288
    Abstract: A stable polyol pre-mix composition comprises a blowing agent, a polyol, a surfactant, and a catalyst composition comprising an oxygen-containing amine catalyst. The oxygen-containing amine catalyst may be, an alkanol amine, an ether amine, or a morpholine group. containing compound such as, 2.(2.dimethylaminoethoxy)ethanol or N.N.N?.trimethylaminoethylethanolamine. A stabilized thermosetting foam blend comprises: (a) a polyisocyanate and, optionally, isocyanate compatible raw materials; and (b) a polyol pre. mix composition. A method for stabilizing thermosetting foam blends comprises combining: (a) a polyisocyanate and, optionally, isocyanate compatible raw materials; and (b) a polyol pre. mix composition. A polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam having uniform cell structure with little or no foam collapse comprises a mixture of: (a) a polyisocyanate and, optionally, one or more isocyanate compatible raw materials; and (b) a polyol pre-mix composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Bin Chen, Joseph S. Costa, Laurent Abbas, Haiming Liu, Sri R. Seshadri
  • Patent number: 8598245
    Abstract: Methods of forming an insulating material comprising combining a polysilazane, a cross-linking compound, and a gas-generating compound to form a reaction mixture, and curing the reaction mixture to form a modified polysilazane. The gas-generating compound may be water, an alcohol, an amine, or combinations thereof. The cross-linking compound may be an isocyanate, an epoxy resin, or combinations thereof. The insulating material may include a matrix comprising one of a reaction product of a polysilazane and an isocyanate and a reaction product of a polysilazane and an epoxy resin. The matrix also comprises a plurality of interconnected pores produced from one of reaction of the polysilazane and the isocyanate and from reaction of the polysilazane and the epoxy resin. A precursor formulation that comprises a polysilazane, a cross-linking compound, and a gas-generating compound is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Larson, Michael E. Fuller
  • Publication number: 20130316164
    Abstract: Combinations of gelatinous elastomer and polyurethane foam may be made by introducing a plasticized triblock copolymer resin and/or a diblock copolymer resin at least partially cured into gel particles into a mixture of polyurethane foam forming components including a polyol and an isocyanate. The plasticized copolymer resin is polymerized to form a cured gelatinous elastomer or gel, which is then reduced in size, for instance to give an average particle size of 10 millimeters or less. Polymerizing the polyol and the isocyanate forms polyurethane foam. The polyurethane reaction is exothermic and can generate sufficient temperature to at least partially melt the styrene-portion of the triblock copolymer resin thereby extending the crosslinking and in some cases integrating the triblock copolymer within the polyurethane polymer matrix. The gel component has higher heat capacity than polyurethane foam and thus has good thermal conductivity and acts as a heat sink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Peterson Chemical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce W. Peterson, Mark L. Crawford
  • Publication number: 20130295371
    Abstract: Combinations of gelatinous elastomer containing one or more phase change materials, known as “phase change gel”, and polyurethane foam may be made by introducing at least partially cured phase change gel particles comprising plasticized triblock copolymer resin and/or diblock copolymer resin and one or more phase change materials, into a mixture of polyurethane foam-forming components including a polyol and an isocyanate. The phase change gel can be crosslinked to form a cured gelatinous gel, which is then reduced in size before introduction. After the foam-forming components polymerize to make polyurethane foam, the phase change gel particles are discrete visible particles dispersed throughout the foam. The polyurethane reaction is exothermic and can generate sufficient temperature to at least partially melt the styrene-portion of the triblock copolymer resin thereby extending the crosslinking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Bruce W. Peterson, Mark L. Crawford
  • Patent number: 8575226
    Abstract: A building material composite that includes a building substrate at least partially lined with a urethane material. The urethane material of the present invention is typically the reaction product of an A-side that includes an isocyanate and a B-side that typically includes: a blown vegetable oil, a cross-linking agent, and a catalyst; a blown vegetable oil and a multifunctional alcohol; or an esterified polyol and a catalyst where the esterified polyol is typically the reaction product of a first polyol and a blown vegetable oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Rhino Linings Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas M. Kurth, Richard A. Kurth, Robert B. Turner, Les P. Kreifels
  • Patent number: 8541479
    Abstract: To provide a flexible polyurethane foam which is excellent in low resiliency and durability without using a plasticizer and which shows little change in hardness against a change in temperature and at the same time, has high air permeability. A process for producing a flexible polyurethane foam, which comprises reacting a polyol mixture comprising polyol (A), polyol (B) and monool (D) with a polyisocyanate compound in the presence of a blowing agent etc. at an isocyanate index of at least 90. Polyol (A) is a polyether polyol having an average of 2-3 hydroxyl groups and a hydroxyl value of from 10 to 90 mgKOH/g, obtained by ring-opening addition polymerization of an alkylene oxide to an initiator using a double metal cyanide complex catalyst; Polyol (B) is a polyether polyol having an average of 2-3 hydroxyl groups and a hydroxyl value of from 15 to 250 mgKOH/g, other than the polyol (A); and Monool (D) is a polyether monool having a hydroxyl value of from 10 to 200 mgKOH/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takayuki Sasaki, Takashi Ito
  • Publication number: 20130240358
    Abstract: A method for making a surfactant-based monolithic column is provided. The method comprises providing a mixture comprising at least one surfactant monomer, at least one crosslinker, at least one initiator, and at least one porogen and polymerizing the mixture to form the surfactant-based monolithic column. The present disclosure also provides a surfactant-based monolithic column, a method for separating molecules, and a process for preparing a surfactant monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Gergia State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8513318
    Abstract: A method for producing a rigid polyurethane foam, which comprises reacting a polyol with a polyisocyanate in the presence of an amine catalyst and a blowing agent, wherein as the amine catalyst, at least one amine compound having at least one type of substituent selected from the group consisting of a hydroxyl group, a primary amino group and a secondary amino group in its molecule, or N-(2-dimethylaminoethyl)-N?-methylpiperazine, is used, and as the blowing agent, 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropane (HFC-245fa) and/or 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluorobutane (HFC-365mfc) is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Tosoh Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kiso, Katsumi Tokumoto, Yutaka Tamano
  • Patent number: 8461454
    Abstract: A method for producing an aqueous absorptive polymer-containing resin composition in which a resin composition is doped with an aqueous absorptive polymer includes causing the aqueous absorptive polymer to absorb and be swollen by water beforehand, and milling and microparticulating the water-absorbed and -swollen absorptive polymer at an ultrasonic flow pressure of not less than 50 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Kato, Seikichi Tanno
  • Publication number: 20130130034
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for synthesis of organic-silica hybrid microparticles and nanoparticles. In particular, the present invention provides compositions and methods for particle size control during synthesis of organic-silica hybrid microparticles and nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Shea, Li-Chih Hu
  • Patent number: 8445555
    Abstract: The present invention provides trimerization catalyst compositions having at least one carbanion compound and methods to produce a polyisocyanurate/polyurethane foam using such trimerization catalyst compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Jesus Burdeniuc, Torsten Panitzsch, John Elton Dewhurst
  • Publication number: 20130065978
    Abstract: Polyurethane foam compositions and processes to make flexible polyurethane foams are disclosed. Polyurethane foam is produced in the presence of additives comprising guanidine derivatives. Improvements in physical properties such as air flow, dimensional stability, tensile, tear, elongation and foam hardness is observed when these additives are present in polyurethane formulations. In addition, these additives can minimize polymer degradation under humid ageing conditions resulting in foam products with better mechanical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Jesus Burdeniuc, James Douglas Tobias, Renee Jo Keller, You-Moon Jeon
  • Publication number: 20130041057
    Abstract: A formulation for the production of a polyurethane system, in particular a polyurethane foam, containing or consisting of tin and/or zinc ricinoleate(s), optionally tin carboxylate(s), a mixture containing or consisting of urea, sugar alcohol and polyethylene glycol, optionally organic solvent, one or more organic isocyanates having two or more isocyanate functions, one or more polyols having two or more groups which are reactive towards isocyanate, optionally further catalysts for the isocyanate-polyol and/or isocyanate-water reactions and/or isocyanate trimerization, water, optionally physical blowing agents, optionally flame retardants and optionally further additives, a process for the production of polyurethane systems, these polyurethane systems and their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: EVONIK GOLDSCHMIDT GMBH
    Inventors: Eva Emmrich-Smolczyk, Harald Modro
  • Patent number: 8372892
    Abstract: Polyurethane foams are made and attached to a substrate having an open cavity, but reacting prepolymer and polyol components in the presence of certain carbamate blowing agents. This process allows for very fast curing, good quality, adherent foamy to be produced on, for example, vehicle parts and assemblies, for acoustical or vibration dampening and for structural reinforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Huzeir Lekovic, Ali El-Khatib, Frank Vincent Billotto, Rifat Tabakovic, Ali Ozasahin
  • Publication number: 20130030067
    Abstract: Polyurethane foams which are highly flame resistant are described, as well as the production of such polyurethane foams by the reaction between a natural polyol, such as sucrose or a blend of mono- or disaccharides in place of the standard hydrocarbon-based polyol component, a polyisocyanate and water in the presence of a suitable polyurethane forming catalyst and a flame retardant, and optionally one or more components such as surfactants and/or emulsifiers. The resultant polyurethane foam has a bio-based solid content ranging from about 17% to 30%, may be formulated in a variety of foam densities for a variety of applications, and exhibits a high degree of fire and burn resistance, as exhibited by the flame spread index and the smoke spread values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: IMPERIAL SUGAR CO.
    Inventors: Joseph Mooney, Charles Valentine, Thomas Rathke, Douglas Svenson
  • Patent number: 8293808
    Abstract: A flexible polyurethane foam prepared by reacting, in the presence of a blowing agent, a polyisocyanate with an active hydrogen-containing composition that includes a modified vegetable oil-based polyol. The foams exhibit good load-bearing properties, relatively high sag factors, and/or good color retention upon exposure to light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Ron Herrington, Jeffrey Malsam
  • Publication number: 20120264838
    Abstract: Methods of forming an insulating material comprising combining a polysilazane, a cross-linking compound, and a gas-generating compound to form a reaction mixture, and curing the reaction mixture to form a modified polysilazane. The gas-generating compound may be water, an alcohol, an amine, or combinations thereof The cross-linking compound may be an isocyanate, an epoxy resin, or combinations thereof The insulating material may include a matrix comprising one of a reaction product of a polysilazane and an isocyanate and a reaction product of a polysilazane and an epoxy resin. The matrix also comprises a plurality of interconnected pores produced from one of reaction of the polysilazane and the isocyanate and from reaction of the polysilazane and the epoxy resin. A precursor formulation that comprises a polysilazane, a cross-linking compound, and a gas-generating compound is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: ALLIANT TECHSYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Robert S. Larson, Michael E. Fuller
  • Publication number: 20120207925
    Abstract: A two-component premix for preparing a heat-expandable and heat-curable epoxy-based material, comprises an isocyanate, a diol or polyol, an epoxy prepolymer, a heat-activatable hardener for epoxy prepolymers, and a heat-activatable blowing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Martin Hornung, Emilie Barriau, Martin Renkel
  • Publication number: 20120208913
    Abstract: Foamable polystyrene compositions with enhanced blowing agent solubility and methods of making such polystyrene compositions by incorporating a polar additive in styrenic polymer or copolymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Wei Wang, Jose M. Sosa, David W. Knoeppel
  • Publication number: 20120184636
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of beads of expandable vinyl aromatic polymers by means of polymerization in aqueous suspension, which comprises polymerizing at least one vinyl aromatic monomer in aqueous suspension in the presence of a peroxide initiator system, active at a temperature higher than 800 C, an expanding agent, and in the presence of:—an amide having the general formula R1CONHCH2—CH2NHCOR2 (I) a flame retardant system comprising a brominated additive with a bromine content higher than 30% by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: POLIMERI EUROPA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Dario Ghidoni, Alessandra Simonelli, Antonio Ponticiello, Andrea La Piccirella
  • Patent number: 8222311
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel hydroxyalkylated polyalkylene polyamine composition, and a method for preparing the hydroxyalkylated polyalkylene polyamine composition at low cost. Further disclosed is a method for producing a polyurethane resin by using the hydroxyalkylated polyalkylene polyamine composition containing at least two hydroxyalkylated polyalkylene polyamines represented by the following general formula (1): In the formula (1), R1 to R5 are independently a C1 to C3 alkyl group or a substituent represented by the following general formula (2): wherein R6 and R7 are independently a hydrogen atom or a C1 to C4 alkyl group, and p is an integer from 1 to 3; and R5 and R1, R2, R3, or R4 may arbitrarily bond together to form a ring; at least one of R1 to R5 is a substituent represented by the general formula (2) but all of R1 to R5 cannot be substituents represented by the general formula (2) at the same time; n and m are independently an integer from 1 to 5; and a is an integer from 1 to 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Tosoh Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Masuda, Yutaka Tamano
  • Patent number: 8129439
    Abstract: A method for producing an aqueous absorptive polymer-containing resin composition in which a resin composition is doped with an aqueous absorptive polymer includes causing the aqueous absorptive polymer to absorb and be swollen by water beforehand, and milling and microparticulating the water-absorbed and -swollen absorptive polymer at an ultrasonic flow pressure of not less than 50 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Kato, Seikichi Tanno
  • Publication number: 20120052757
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of designing molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) which have applications in extracting bioactive compounds from a range of bioprocessing feedstocks and wastes. The present invention is further directed to MIPs designed by the methods of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: MONASH UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Milton T. W. Hearn, Steven Langford, Kellie Louise Tuck, Simon Harris, Reinhard Ingemar Boysen, Victoria Tamara Perchyonok, Basil Danylec, Lachlan Schwarz, Jamil Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 8124663
    Abstract: The invention relates to the surprising and unexpected discovery that a sub-group of phenolic resins (i.e., those which are substantially completely free of ether moieties) is particularly advantageous to confer load building properties to an isocyanate-based foam (e.g., a polyurethane foam). Indeed, its possible to utilize the sub-group of phenolic resins to partially or fully displace copolymer polyols conventionally used to confer load building characteristics to isocyanate-based polymer foams. Further, the invention relates to the surprising and unexpected discovery that a sub-group of phenolic resins (i.e., those which are substantially completely free of ether moieties) is particularly advantageous to confer energy absorption properties in an isocyanate-based foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Proprietect L.P.
    Inventors: Askar Karami, George Ng, Le Tang
  • Publication number: 20120016047
    Abstract: A foamable resol type phenolic resin molding or forming material comprising a liquid resol type phenolic resin, foaming agent, a foam stabilizer, an acid curing agent and an additive, the additive being a nitrogen-containing bridged cyclic compound having an average particle diameter of 80 ?m or less, and a phenolic resin foamed product formed by foaming and curing the above molding or forming material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventor: Hiroo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8093309
    Abstract: A foam includes a white color that is suitable for use in marine flotation devices. The foam includes a methylene diphenyl diisocyanate and polymethylene diphenyl diisocyanate. In some embodiments, the foam also includes a polyol, surfactant, catalyst, and blowing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Huntsman Petrochemical LLC
    Inventors: Ernest L. Rister, Jr., Alan J. Hamilton, Richard R. Romero
  • Publication number: 20110319510
    Abstract: A silicone rubber sponge-forming emulsion composition is provided that, even when the quantity of reinforcing silica filler is increased, does not exhibit a decline in emulsion stability, avoids defects in cell morphology of the sponge, and avoids a substantial increase in hardness of the sponge. A method of producing a silicone rubber sponge from this composition is also provided. The A silicone rubber sponge-forming emulsion composition comprises (A) 100 weight parts of a liquid diorganopolysiloxane that has at least two silicon-bonded alkenyl groups in each molecule, (B) 1 to 50 weight parts of a reinforcing silica filler comprising (b1) a fumed silica and (b2) a precipitated silica in a (b1)/(b2) weight ratio of 0.01/1 to 30/1, (C) 50 to 250 weight parts of water that contains (c) a smectite clay, (D) 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Kota Tsuchiyama, Shinya Shirasaki, Mitsuo Hamada
  • Publication number: 20110303867
    Abstract: The present invention relates to poured-in place polyurethane foams and polyol premixes comprising 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (HFCO-1233zd) and one or more additional co-blowing agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Yiu Keung Ling, David J. Williams
  • Patent number: 8030366
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of polyethers containing urethane or urea groups as foam stabilizers, obtained by reacting at least one isocyanate with (a) at least one hydrophilic polyether which statistically carries at least one OH and/or NH2 and/or NH function and (b) at least one hydrophobic polyether which statistically carries at least one OH and/or NH2 and/or NH function and optionally (c) further compounds which carry at least one OH and/or NH2 and/or NH function and/or other isocyanate-reactive groups, such as carboxyl or epoxide functions, with the proviso that at least one isocyanate is ?difunctional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Evonik Goldschmidt GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Ferenz, Christian Eilbracht, Jutta Esselborn, Sascha Herrwerth, Gabriele Platte
  • Publication number: 20110224319
    Abstract: The invention relates to a foamable mixture which contains at least one alkoxysilane-terminated prepolymer and which can be produced of a) at least one alkoxysilane that was functionalized with isocyanate groups and that can be produced of at least one hydroxyfunctional and/or aminofunctional alkoxysilane and at least one diisocyanate or polyisocyanate, and b) at least one compound that contains at least one OH group, and at least one blowing agent, characterized in that the foamable mixture has a dynamic viscosity of 100 to 25,000 mPas, preferably 500 to 10,000 mPas, at 23° C. The invention further relates to a method for producing said foamable mixture. The foamable mixtures according to the invention are suitable for sealing, insulating and mounting joints, roof surfaces, windows and doors or for filling hollow spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Wilfried Huebner, Milan Sebestian, Christiane Kunze, Lars Zander, Johann Klein
  • Publication number: 20110218261
    Abstract: Foam-forming compositions containing azeotropic or azeotrope-like mixtures containing cis-1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene are disclosed. The foam-forming composition contains (a) an azeotropic or azeotrope-like mixture of cis-1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene with methyl formate, 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluorobutane, trans-1,2-dichloroethylene, pentane, isopentane, cyclopentane, HFC-245fa, or dimethoxymethane; and (b) an active hydrogen-containing compound having two or more active hydrogens. Also disclosed is a closed-cell polyurethane or polyisocyanurate polymer foam prepared from reaction of an effective amount of the foam-forming composition with a suitable polyisocyanate. Also disclosed is a process for producing a closed-cell polyurethane or polyisocyanurate polymer foam by reacting an effective amount of the foam-forming composition with a suitable polyisocyanate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Gary Loh, Joseph Anthony Creazzo