Cellular Product Derived From Two Or More Solid Polymers Or From At Least One Solid Polymer And At Least One Polymer-forming System Patents (Class 521/134)
  • Patent number: 11589977
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a kit for preparing a customizable flesh simulating silicone gel or a flesh simulating silicone foam in particular for use in medical devices and a process for preparing said customizable flesh simulating silicone gel or silicone foam, in particular by using a 3D-printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Matthew Kihara, Francois Martin, Matthew Ryan, Yan Meng, Leeanne Brown
  • Patent number: 11591461
    Abstract: A foamable composition including a polypropylene-based copolymer and a polyolefin is disclosed. The composition can be used to make a stiff foam with a high closed-cell content. Methods for producing the composition and the foam are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Kimberly Miller McLoughlin, Kevin Herrington
  • Patent number: 11584818
    Abstract: A processing aid for foam molding comprising a copolymer obtained by the polymerization of 30 to 90% by weight of methyl methacrylate, 10 to 70% by weight total of one or more monomers selected from the group consisting of butyl methacrylate (BMA), pentyl methacrylate (PMA) and hexyl methacrylate (HMA), and 0 to 20% by weight of other copolymerizable monomers, the copolymer having a reduced viscosity measured according to ASTM D2857 at 1 mg/mL in chloroform at 25° C. of greater than 8 dL/g is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Michael T. Petr, Paul R. Van Rheenen
  • Patent number: 11555097
    Abstract: A polyurethane foam is produced by reacting a polyol-containing composition and an isocyanate composition. The polyol-containing composition includes a petrol-based polyol at greater than or equal to about 50 parts by weight percent and cellulose reinforcements. Additionally, a soy-based polyol is also included in various polyol-containing compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alper Kiziltas, Deborah Frances Mielewski, Rachel L Couvreur
  • Patent number: 11426758
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to acoustic panels and methods for preparing them. The disclosure relates more particularly to panels having a nonwoven facing and to methods for making such panels. A method for preparing an acoustic panel comprises providing a base structure. The base structure has one or more edges, an outward major surface having total area, and an inward major surface opposing the outward major surface. The base structure has a noise reduction coefficient (NRC) of at least about 0.3. The method includes disposing directly against the outward major surface of the base structure a sprayable mixture comprising a plurality of fibers, one or more binders, and a dispersive medium. The method includes drying the disposed mixture to provide a facing layer disposed on the outward major surface of the base structure, the facing layer having an exterior major surface opposing the outward major surface of the base structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: CertainTeed Ceilings Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Jacek, Sizhu You, Matthew Gacek, Michael J. Lembo
  • Patent number: 11400186
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel implant drug delivery systems for long-acting delivery of antiviral drugs. These compositions are useful for the treatment or prevention of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC
    Inventors: Stephanie Elizabeth Barrett, Marian E. Gindy, Li Li, Ryan S. Teller, Seth P. Forster
  • Patent number: 11312844
    Abstract: A composition suitable for making uncrosslinked polyethylene foam and an uncrosslinked polyethylene foam comprising: 50-95 wt. % of a low density polyethylene having a density ranging from 0.915 to 0.930 g/cc and melt index of 1-4 g/10 min; and 5-50 wt. % of an ethylene/alpha-olefin interpolymer having: a density ranging from 0.910-0.930 g/cc; a melt index ranging from 0.5 to 6.0 g/10 min; a Mw/Mn of from 2.8 to 4.5; and a ZSVR of 1.8 to 10.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jian Wang, Jichang Feng, Xiao Bing Yun, Mehmet Demirors, Edward L. Lee, Hayley A. Brown, Bin Li
  • Patent number: 11286363
    Abstract: The invention relates to a foam material (FP) comprising a polymer composition (C) comprising at least a polyphenylene sulfide polymer (PPS) and at least one functionalized elastomer (E). The present invention also relates to a process for the manufacture of said foam material and to an article (A) including said foam material (FP), for example a composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Jason Rich, Nan Chen, Kermit S. Kwan
  • Patent number: 11279810
    Abstract: The foamed sheet of the present invention is a foamed sheet obtained by crosslinking and foaming a polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin composition comprising a polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin, wherein the polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin comprises a vinylidene fluoride-hexafluoropropylene copolymer, a density of the foamed sheet is not more than 180 kg/cm3, and an average cell diameter of the foamed sheet is not less than 100 ?m and not more than 500 ?m. According to the present invention, a crosslinked polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin foamed sheet having both good flame retardance and good flexibility and a process for producing the foamed sheet are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Daisuke Mukohata, Koji Shimonishi
  • Patent number: 11213791
    Abstract: A microporous structure includes an array of nano wires and a coating about the nano wires of the array. The coating defines pores between the nano wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven Barcelo, Ning Ge, Anita Rogacs
  • Patent number: 11208378
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a novel alkoxymethyl-substituted bisphenol compound having exceptional storage stability and exceptional solvent solubility, heat resistance, and optical properties when used as a resin raw material. This problem can be solved by using an alkoxymethyl-substituted bisphenol compound represented by General Formula (1): (wherein each R independently represents an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventor: Akihito Nasu
  • Patent number: 11192995
    Abstract: A thermally expandable composition, including at least one polymer, cross-linkable by peroxide, at least one peroxide, preferably at least one antioxidant, at least one chemical blowing agent, and at least one activator, wherein the activator includes at least one compound selected from formula (I), wherein radicals R1 and R4 represent hydrogen atoms or monovalent alkyl radicals with 1 to 10 carbon atoms which optionally include oxygen atoms; R2 and R3 represent hydrogen atoms or monovalent alkyl radicals with 1 to 10 carbon atoms which optionally include oxygen atoms, nitrogen atoms, and/or aromatic moieties or R2 and R3 together form a divalent alkyl radical with 1 to 10 carbon atoms which optionally includes oxygen atoms, nitrogen atoms or aromatic moieties. The composition shows excellent properties in terms of expansion stability over a wide temperature range, can be expanded at temperatures below 150° C. and is suitable for baffle and/or reinforcement elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: Leslie Wolschleger, Artur Marfinati, Geng Lin, Cendrine Ribot, Dusko Paripovic
  • Patent number: 11124618
    Abstract: Foamed reactor made thermoplastic polyolefins (rTPOs), and articles made therefrom, are described. The compositions have an rTPO combined with a foaming agent. The foaming agent can be a physical blowing agent and/or a chemical foaming agent, and may include optional nucleating agents. Some compositions utilize a masterbatch having one or more chemical foaming agents to foam the rTPOs. The rTPOs have a large melt flow rate range and flexural modulus range that translate into a broad scope of potential applications and foamed architecture. This allows the combination of rTPOs and foaming agents to be fine-tuned for selected foaming application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: LyondellBasell Advanced Polymers Inc.
    Inventors: Vassilios Galiatsatos, Fabio Ceccarani, Chichang Shu, Ryan Kramb, Ignazio Triassi
  • Patent number: 11124637
    Abstract: A foamable composition including a polypropylene-based copolymer and a polyolefin is disclosed. The composition can be used to make a stiff foam with a high closed-cell content. Methods for producing the composition and the foam are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Kimberly Miller McLoughlin, Kevin Herrington
  • Patent number: 11066552
    Abstract: A resin composition includes a vinyl-containing polyphenylene ether resin and a multifunctional vinylsilane. The resin composition may be used to make various articles, such as a prepreg, a resin film, a laminate or a printed circuit board and achieve improvement in at least one of the properties including prepreg or laminate surface appearance, glass transition temperature, ratio of thermal expansion, peel strength, thermal resistance after moisture absorption, thermal resistance, dielectric constant, dissipation factor and inner resin flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Zhilong Hu, Xiang Xiong, Yaoqiang Ming
  • Patent number: 10988630
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to coating compositions, coated articles, and methods in which the coated article is adapted to exhibit a particular permeance profile, such as, for example, a variable water vapor perm rating of about 1 perm or less at 25% average RH and about 15 perms or more at 95% average relative humidity, as tested by ASTM E96 at 21° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Peet, Sam Yuan, Timothy J. Coogan
  • Patent number: 10975215
    Abstract: Polymer polyols are made in a seeded process, in which styrene and acrylonitrile are polymerized in the presence of a base polyol, a seed dispersion and a solvent. The seed dispersion contains an unsaturated macromer. The process produces a polymer polyol in which the dispersed phase particles have a particle size of 1 to 3 ?m and a particle size span of less than 1.25. The polymer polyols are very useful for making flexible polyurethane foam for cushioning applications, in which high airflows and good load bearing are needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sven Claessens, Antoon De Smet, Gerard Pel, Dale Hunter, Van Delk, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10964948
    Abstract: A copolymer including a monomer A with a molar ratio a varying between around 0.01 and around 0.20, a monomer B with a molar ratio b varying between around 0.2 and around 0.4, and a monomer C with a molar ratio c varying between around 0.50 and around 0.70, the monomer A being a hydrophilic monomer including a pendant chain of poly(ethylene oxide) (POE) with low molar weight, the monomer B being a hydrophobic monomer with a glass transition temperature (Tg) of around ?30° C. or less, the monomer C being a monomer that is more hydrophobic than the monomer B and having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of around 80° C. or more, said monomers being organised in a hydrophilic segment, a hydrophobic segment and an intermediate segment located between the hydrophilic segment and the hydrophobic segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: HYDRO-QUÉBEC
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Daigle, Karim Zaghib
  • Patent number: 10899859
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a resin composition for injection-molding in which an ethylene-based resin is melt-mixed to be excellent in ductile property and impact property, excellent in environmental stress crack resistance, and low in an overall migration, and thus may be widely used as a food and drug container or a stopper. The present invention provides a resin composition for injection-molding formed by melt-mixing 80-90 wt % of a linear low density polyethylene having a melt flow index of 15-30 dg/min (190° C., 2.16 kg) and 10-20 wt % of an ethylene-alpha-olefin copolymer resin having a melt flow index of 10-20 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Kyung Hoon Kim, Sun Young Jung, Dong Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10899901
    Abstract: A thermoplastic elastomer foam is made by incorporating a gaseous or supercritical blowing agent under pressure into a molten thermoplastic elastomer comprising polymeric crystalline domains, then releasing the pressure to foam the thermoplastic elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Yihua Chang, Richard L. Watkins
  • Patent number: 10850238
    Abstract: Process for reducing the fouling of a surface O, wherein an aqueous solution S of at least one polymer P comprising styrene and at least one ester E of (meth)acrylic acid and polyethylene oxide in a molar ratio of 0.05:1 to 50:1 is applied to said surface O.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Rupert Konradi, Cristina Cepraga, Claudia Staudt, Bernhard Von Vacano, Matthias Kellermeier, Peter Stengel, Roelf-Peter Baumann, Laurent Marty, Jelan Kuhn, Sarah-Jane Schauksdat, Ludger Wegmann, Erik Bohrer
  • Patent number: 10804005
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a new cable having at least one insulation layer, to a process for producing such cable as well as to the use of a soluble a-nucleating agent (NA) for increasing the crystallization temperature of a polymer composition (PC) being part of an insulation layer of such a cable and the use of such a cable as communication cable and/or electrical cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Katja Klimke, Dietrich Gloger, Markus Gahleitner, Davide Tranchida, James Ellis Robinson, Ann Watson
  • Patent number: 10793739
    Abstract: Provided is method of making a hollow polymer composition, comprising the steps of (a) providing an aqueous dispersion comprising (i) hollow polymer particles, wherein the hollow polymer particles comprise polymerized units of one or more multivinyl monomer, (ii) water, and (iii) one or more organic alcohol, and (b) removing water from the aqueous dispersion to form a dry composition comprising the hollow polymer particles and the alcohol, wherein either water is absent from the dry composition or else water is present in the dry composition in an amount such that the weight ratio of water to hollow polymer particles is 0.2:1 or less. Also provided are dry compositions that could be made by such a method, and non-aqueous dispersions of such dry compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventor: Carmen Serrano
  • Patent number: 10736966
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides brush-poly(glycoamidoamine)-lipids (PGALs) (e.g., polymers of any one of Formulae (I)-(IV)) and methods of preparing the PGALs. A described PGAL may include poly(glycoamidoamine)-derived moieties (e.g., such as which may assist the PGAL and/or a complex of the PGAL and an agent to pass through cell membranes or be taken up by cells. Also provided are compositions including a described PGAL and an agent (e.g., polynucleotide, small molecule, peptide, or protein).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Yizhou Dong, Joseph R. Dorkin, Robert S. Langer, Daniel Griffith Anderson
  • Patent number: 10734505
    Abstract: A structure and method of forming a lateral bipolar junction transistor (LBJT) that includes: a first base layer, a second base layer over the first base layer, and an emitter region and collector region present on opposing sides of the first base layer, where the first base layer has a wider-band gap than the second base layer, and where the first base layer includes a III-V semiconductor material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pouya Hashemi, Bahman Hekmatshoartabari, Alexander Reznicek, Karthik Balakrishnan, Jeng-Bang Yau
  • Patent number: 10717840
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a polyethylene-based resin extruded foam sheet by extruding and foaming a foamable molten resin composition formed by kneading a mixture containing a low-density polyethylene, a physical blowing agent, and an antistatic agent, wherein the foam sheet has a thickness in a range of from 0.05 to 0.5 mm, and the antistatic agent is a polymeric antistatic agent having a melting point whose different from the melting point of the low-density polyethylene is in a range of from ?10 to +10° C., and having a melt flow rate of 10 g/10 min or more. This method enables a novel polyethylene-based resin extruded foam sheet to be obtained that is of high quality such that formation of a small hole or a through-hole has been reduced or eliminated, and has both excellent strength and a shock-absorbing property despite a very small thickness even in medium- or long-term continuous production, and besides, exhibits a sufficient antistatic property, thus suitable as a glass plate interleaf sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi Aoki, Takashi Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 10717842
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sponge roller comprising a shaft body and an elastic layer formed on an outer peripheral surface of the shaft body, wherein the elastic layer is formed of a millable silicone rubber, unexpanded microballoon cells and chemical blowing agent cells, and an image forming apparatus comprising the sponge roller. The sponge roller has high durability, excellent surface smoothness and small permanent compression set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sadao Murayama
  • Patent number: 10711135
    Abstract: A two part curable composition comprising organosiloxane polymer; water; an organosilane such as hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS) or vinyltrimethoxysilane; crosslinker; adhesion promoter and catalyst; and optionally comprising plasticizer; colorant and filler. The first part can comprise organosiloxane polymer and water. The second part can comprise crosslinker; adhesion promoter and catalyst. Either or both parts can optionally further comprise an organosilane such as hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS) or vinyltrimethoxysilane; plasticizer; colorant and filler. The mixed parts have a low viscosity allowing injection under low pressure. Cured reaction products of the two part curable organosiloxane composition has good adhesion to metallic sealing surfaces and good resistance engine oil and other automotive fluids. Cured reaction products of the two part curable organosiloxane composition can surprisingly retain physical properties after long-term exposure to temperatures between 200° C. and 250° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH and Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Christopher Verosky, Sebastien Lanau, Giorgio Zaffaroni
  • Patent number: 10640581
    Abstract: A waterborne sound and vibration damping composition including a waterborne emulsion polymer, the polymer having a calculated acid number of from 2 to 100; from 0.1% to 50%, solids based on emulsion polymer solids, of certain liquid compounds having a boiling point greater than 150° C.; and a solid filler at a level of from 25% to 85% PVC; wherein the waterborne damping composition has a water content of from 6% to 25% by weight is provided. A method for providing a coated substrate using the waterborne damping composition and a substrate so coated are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Kiran K. Baikerikar, Ray E. Drumright, Zhenwen Fu, Justin Gimbal, Craig F. Gorin, Mark Langille
  • Patent number: 10597504
    Abstract: A low temperature process which comprises several steps to integrate polymeric foams with at least one polymeric body in order to obtain a final body with improved properties is provided; the process being performed at a low temperature in order to avoid deformations in the polymeric body which compromise the functionality and other properties of the final body. The process comprises the steps of selecting the materials involved to guarantee the adhesion between them, the processability, their use and/or recycling, among other properties; impregnating the polymeric material to be foamed with a gas; generating the foam; and integrating the foam with the at least one polymeric body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Alberto Naranjo Carvajal, Ivan Dario Lopez, Alexander Hernandez, Thomas Collin Mulholland, Jose Ricardo Pena
  • Patent number: 10600536
    Abstract: An electrical cable includes a conductor assembly having a first conductor, a second conductor, a first insulator surrounding the first conductor and a second insulator surrounding the second conductor. The first insulator has a first thickness between the first conductor and an outer surface. The second insulator has a second thickness between the second conductor and an outer surface. The first thickness is greater than the second thickness. A cable shield is wrapped around the conductor assembly and engages the outer surface of the first insulator along a first segment and engaging the outer surface of the second insulator along a second segment. The cable shield has an inner edge and a flap covering the inner edge. The cable shield forms a void at the inner edge located closer to the first conductor than the second conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Craig Warren Hornung, Megha Shanbhag, Chad William Morgan
  • Patent number: 10577452
    Abstract: The present application relates to a curable composition and a use thereof. The present application can provide a curable composition having excellent physical properties such as adhesive durability as well as maintaining transparency even in a high-temperature and high-humidity environment. Such a curable composition can be usefully used for direct bonding between a filler and an optical member of a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Si Yeon Baek, Seung Min Lee, So Young Kim, Se Woo Yang
  • Patent number: 10555579
    Abstract: A plastic composition includes a polymer component. The polymer component includes an ethylene-vinyl (EVA) copolymer, a first ethylene-?-olefin copolymer having a hardness ranging from 55 Shore A to 60 Shore A measured according to ASTM D2240, a second ethylene-?-olefin copolymer having a hardness ranging from 85 Shore A to 90 Shore A measured according to ASTM D2240, and polypropylene (PP). The plastic product made from the composition has a loss factor ratio of tan ?(?20° C.) to tan ?(40° C.) at a frequency of 10 Hz, which ranges from 2.5 to 3.8. A midsole and a method of producing the midsole are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: I-Tech. Sporting Enterprise Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Hung Ma, Huang-Chieh Wu, Yi-Kai Chen, Ming-Ju Yen, Chih-Hao Tseng, Chia-Hao Chang
  • Patent number: 10537667
    Abstract: A material for use in a medical device includes a blend of a non-melt polymer such as Polyamideimide, a meltable carrier polymer such as Polyetherketoneketone and lubricants/rheology modifiers such that the final polymer material can be extruded, pelletized and used to injection mold components for the medical device. The ratios of the Polyamideimide, Polyetherketoneketone and the lubricants are selected to provide sufficient lubricity and glass transition temperature to the material to make it appropriate for use in high temperature applications and additive manufacturing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventor: Jacqueline A. Anim
  • Patent number: 10526467
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a porous material comprises a base polymer having a continuous pore structure. In another embodiment, a method of making the porous material comprises reacting a base polymer with a degradable polymer with a crosslinker in the presence of a solvent and/or reacting a base polymer and a degradable polymer with a crosslinker in the presence of the solvent; removing the solvent to form a phase separated material; and removing the degradable polymer to form the porous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan Hayward, Di Zeng
  • Patent number: 10446598
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes: forming, on a cover glass, a film having a predetermined specific gravity and configured to shield an alpha ray that arises from the cover glass; and bonding the cover glass on which the film is formed and an image pickup device, by filling a transparent resin between the cover glass and the image pickup device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Wakiyama, Taizo Takachi
  • Patent number: 10442121
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing sustainable products with a blown, foam structure, wherein a mass comprising at least natural polymers such as starch is passed under pressure into a mold cavity (4) or through a mold die, and the mass is heated in the mold in a manner such as to stabilize the foamed structure to form the product, wherein the method comprises prefoaming of the mass prior to injection in the mold. Preferably, the prefoamed mass is kept under pressure until insertion in the mold. The invention further relates to an apparatus to be used in said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Paperfoam B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Wietze Huisman, Nynke Margaretha Zandstra, Johan Hendrik Adolf Arentsen, Hugo Mark Geerts
  • Patent number: 10411237
    Abstract: Provided is a microporous polyolefin membrane which has excellent oxidation resistance and electrolyte injection performance and further has excellent permeability and strength balance. The multilayer, microporous polyolefin membrane has a first microporous layer containing polypropylene. The electrolyte injection performance is 20 seconds or less, at least one surface layer is the first microporous layer, and the PP distribution in the first microporous layer is uniform in the in-plane direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Takeshi Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10358537
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition comprising a polymer; and a superheated fluid; where at least a portion of the polymer and the superheated fluid co-exist in a single phase. Disclosed herein is a method comprising exposing a polymer to a superheated fluid; swelling at least a portion of the polymer with the superheated fluid so that the polymer and the superheated fluid co-exist in a single phase; and changing pressure or temperature within the single phase to change a property in the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Alan J. Lesser, Gregory Connor Evans
  • Patent number: 10351678
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include organic polymeric particles, paper coating compositions, coated paper, and methods of forming coated paper with the paper coating compositions. The embodiments of the organic polymeric particle include an organic hydrophilic polymer with a unit for hydrogen bonding, and a hollow porous structure that comprises an organic polymer that at least partially surrounds the organic hydrophilic polymer, where the hollow porous structure has a pore surface area greater than 1 percent of a total theoretical exterior surface area of the hollow porous structure and the organic hydrophilic polymer and the hollow porous structure give the organic polymeric particle a void volume fraction of 40 percent to 85 percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Brennan, John P. Kelly, Brian J. Ninness, James G. Galloway, Alan B. Chaput, Jr., John A. Roper, III, John D. Oates
  • Patent number: 10344134
    Abstract: Combinations of gelatinous elastomer and polyurethane foam may be made by introducing a plasticized A-B-A triblock copolymer resin and/or an A-B diblock copolymer resin into a mixture of polyurethane foam forming components including a polyol and an isocyanate. The plasticized copolymer resin is polymerized to form the gelatinous elastomer in-situ while simultaneously polymerizing the polyol and the isocyanate to form polyurethane foam. The polyurethane reaction is exothermic and can generate sufficient temperature to melt the styrene-portion of the A-B-A triblock copolymer resin thereby extending the crosslinking and in some cases integrating the A-B-A triblock copolymer within the polyurethane polymer matrix. The combination has a marbled appearance. The gel component has higher heat capacity than polyurethane foam and thus has good thermal conductivity and acts as a heat sink. Another advantage of in situ gel-foam is that the gel component provides higher support factors compared to the base foam alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Bruce W. Peterson, Mark L. Crawford
  • Patent number: 10336843
    Abstract: An ultra-high molecular weight ethylene-based copolymer powder comprising: an ethylene unit and an ?-olefin unit having 3 or more and 8 or less carbon atoms as structural units, wherein the ultra-high molecular weight ethylene-based copolymer powder has a viscosity-average molecular weight of 100,000 or more and 10,000,000 or less, a content of the ?-olefin unit is 0.01 mol % or more and 0.10 mol % or less based on a total amount of the ethylene unit and the ?-olefin unit, and in measurement with a differential scanning calorimeter under following conditions, an isothermal crystallization time is determined as a time from reaching 126° C. of Step A3 as a starting point (0 min) to giving an exothermic peak top due to crystallization and the isothermal crystallization time is 5 minutes or more. (Conditions for measurement of isothermal crystallization time) Step A1: holding at 50° C. for 1 minute and then an increase up to 180° C. at a temperature rise rate of 10° C./min, Step A2: holding at 180° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Hamada
  • Patent number: 10328624
    Abstract: There is disclosed a member for sealing, baffling and/or reinforcing components of an automotive vehicle. The assembly generally includes a carrier, an expandable material and at least one fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas C. Larsen, Thomas D. Kleino, Abraham Kassa, William J. Barz, Matthew Harthcock
  • Patent number: 10304720
    Abstract: Dielectric materials with optimal mechanical properties for use in laser ablation patterning are proposed. These materials include a polymer selected from the group consisting of polyureas, polyurethane, and polyacylhydrazones. New methods to prepare suitable polyacylhydrazones are also provided. Those methods involve mild conditions and result in a soluble polymer that is stable at room temperature and can be incorporated into formulations that can be coated onto microelectronic substrates. The dielectric materials exhibit high elongation, low CTE, low cure temperature, and leave little to no debris post-ablation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Brewer Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Christina R. Matos-Perez, Tony D. Flaim, Arthur O. Southard, Lisa M. Kirchner, Deborah Blumenshine
  • Patent number: 10240029
    Abstract: Hydrocarbyl terminated polyester compounds comprising sulfur-containing repeat units that are useful as plastic modifiers, polymer blend compositions comprising the hydrocarbyl terminated polyester compounds, methods for modifying the performance properties of polymers, and methods for preparing the hydrocarbyl terminated polyester compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Novus International, Inc.
    Inventors: Graciela B. Arhancet, Xiaojun Wang, Scott Long, Matthew William Mahoney
  • Patent number: 10196675
    Abstract: This invention relates to flat solid media for the storage of samples of biological materials and methods of analyzing biomolecules contained within the samples following storage. In particular, the invention relates to the storage and further analysis of biomolecules present in the biological materials, such as proteins, enzymes and nucleic acids. The invention finds particular utility in the dry, room temperature storage of biological materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: GE Healthcare UK Limited
    Inventors: Martin D. James, Jeffrey K. Horton, Peter J. Tatnell
  • Patent number: 10144909
    Abstract: Described are fabric care pellets comprising an amphiphilic polymer, preferably an ethylene acrylic acid copolymer, a surfactant, and a filler, wherein the pellet contains 30 wt % to 90 wt % amphiphilic polymer, preferably ethylene acrylic acid copolymer, and methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Techlologies LLC
    Inventors: Sun Tong, Randolph Sui, Michael P. Gao, Yurong Cao
  • Patent number: 10106663
    Abstract: A foamable polypropylene resin composition includes 10 parts by mass to 65 parts by mass of rubber or a thermoplastic elastomer, 18 parts by mass to 90 parts by mass of talc having a 50% particle diameter (D50) of 1 ?m to 3 ?m and surface-treated for increased dispersibility, 0.1 part by mass to 6.0 parts by mass of an organic crystal nucleating agent, and 5 parts by mass to 15 parts by mass of a foaming agent relative to 100 parts by mass of the polypropylene resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuaki Tanaka, Hitoshi Uchida
  • Patent number: 10093776
    Abstract: A heat-sensitive functional additive is protected from multiple heat histories by being mixed at ambient temperature with a pre-formed masterbatch, for let down into thermoplastic resin at the time of final-shaping of the plastic article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: PolyOne-Shanghai, China
    Inventors: Mengge Liu, Yonghua Rhett Liu, Wenyu Shang, Yinyin Zhao
  • Patent number: 10076756
    Abstract: A method of making an ion exchange foam is described. The method includes forming an aqueous phase by suspending an ion exchange resin in an aqueous solvent. An organic phase is formed by mixing at least a divinylbenzene, a monomer, and a surfactant. The formed aqueous phase is mixed with the formed organic phase to form an emulsion. The emulsion is polymerized to form the ion exchange foam. The ion exchange foam can be used with a plurality of sample vials in an autosampler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher A. Pohl, Rosanne W. Slingsby, Jing Hong