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: 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
    Assignee: JSP CORPORATION
    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
    Assignees: INSTITUTO DE CAPACITACION E INVESTIGACION DEL PLASTICO Y DEL CAUCHO, PLASTICOS TECNICOS MEXICANOS S.A. DE C.V.
    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
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
    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
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    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
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
    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
    Assignee: L & P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    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
    Assignee: DIONEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher A. Pohl, Rosanne W. Slingsby, Jing Hong
  • Patent number: 10045890
    Abstract: An absorbent structure having a first open cell foam associated with a second open cell foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Wade Monroe Hubbard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9873095
    Abstract: A copolymer having amphiphilic blocks includes at least one first hydrophilic block, obtainable from n-butyl acrylate and hydroxyethyl methacrylate monomers, and a second hydrophobic block likely to be obtained from a methyl methacrylate monomer. The copolymer is found to be particularly advantageous for use as an additive for manufacturing a polymer filtration membrane, particularly a PVDF membrane, particularly via a phase inversion method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignees: POLYMEM, ARKEMA FRANCE, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
    Inventors: Olivier Lorain, Jean-Michel Espenan, Jean-Christophe Remigy, Jean-Francois Lahitte, Jean-Christophe Rouch, Thibaut Savart, Pierre Gerard, Stephanie Magnet
  • Patent number: 9861933
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for extracting CO2 from air comprising an anion exchange material formed in a matrix exposed to a flow of the air, and for delivering that extracted CO2 to controlled environments. The present invention contemplates the extraction of CO2 from air using conventional extraction methods or by using one of the extraction methods disclosed; e.g., humidity swing or electro dialysis. The present invention also provides delivery of the CO2 to greenhouses where increased levels of CO2 will improve conditions for growth. Alternatively, the CO2 is fed to an algae culture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: CARBON SINK, INC.
    Inventors: Allen B. Wright, Klaus S. Lackner, Ursula Ginster
  • Patent number: 9840604
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a composition and articles containing the composition. The composition comprises a foam and a plurality of gel particles dispersed in the foam. The gel particles comprise an olefin block copolymer and an oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Munro, Kaoru Aou, Raymond L. Laakso, Jr., Gary R. Marchand, Rogelio R. Gamboa
  • Patent number: 9752004
    Abstract: Polymer extruded foams that contain cell size enlarging agents are provided. The inventive composition includes a foamable polymer material, at least one blowing agent, and at least one cell size enlarging agent. The blowing agent utilized in the inventive composition is preferably selected such that the composition has a zero ozone depletion and low global warming potential. Examples include any inorganic blowing agents and/or non-hydrogenated chlorofluorocarbons (non-HCFCs). The foamable polymer material is preferably polystyrene. The cell size enlarging agent may be chosen from ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) and/or ethylene methyl acrylate (EMA). The cell size enlarging agent permits the formation of a foam with large cell sizes that are desirable to achieve a high insulation value and to optimize the physical properties of the foamed product. In addition, the cell size enlarging agent provides an increased cell size to the foamed product without detracting from the physical and thermal properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Bharat Patel, Yadollah Delaviz, Raymond M. Breindel, Mitchell Z. Weekley, Roland R. Loh, Manoj K. Choudhary
  • Patent number: 9725595
    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: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: PETERSON CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce W. Peterson, Mark L. Crawford
  • Patent number: 9650485
    Abstract: A foam material made from a composition [composition (C)] comprising at least one high temperature poly(aryl ether sulfone) (PAESHT) polymer characterized in that the PAES polymer comprises from 1 to 99% by weight amount of at least one recurring unit (RPAES) [(RPAES?1)]) based on the total amount of recurring units, and from 1 to 99% by weight amount of at least one recurring unit (RPAES) [(RPAES?2)], based on the total amount of recurring units, and wherein said (RPAES?2) recurring unit is different from the (RPAES?1) recurring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS USA, LLC.
    Inventors: Mohammad Jamal El-Hibri, Nirupama Kenkare, Kermit S. Kwan, William Walter Looney
  • Patent number: 9647146
    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: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Wakiyama, Taizo Takachi
  • Patent number: 9587135
    Abstract: A stable aqueous dispersion including certain composite particles and a method for forming the stable aqueous dispersion is provided. The composite particles include a pigment particle, the pigment particle having disposed thereon a certain water-soluble polymer including copolymerized carboxylic acid monomer and N-containing monomer and the pigment particle bearing the water-soluble polymer having disposed on it a plurality of water-insoluble polymer particles. Also provided is a dry coating formed from the aqueous dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Antony K. Van Dyk, Jonathan P. DeRocher, Kevin J. Henderson, Lidaris San Miguel Rivera, Anurima Singh
  • Patent number: 9562140
    Abstract: A formulation includes a base resin, a nucleating agent, and a blowing agent. The formulation can be used to form a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Chris K Leser, Philip A Driskill, Charles T Wallace, John B Euler, Jason J Paladino, Milan C Maravich, Daniel O Davis, Jeffrey A Mann, Randy A Bowlds, Svetlana I Contrada, David Dezhou Sun
  • Patent number: 9499675
    Abstract: A method for producing resin foam including: melting a resin composition including a polyolefin resin and a thermoplastic elastomer; impregnating the molten resin composition with a material that is a gas at normal temperature and normal pressure, in a supercritical state, under a condition in which the supercritical state of the material is maintained; foaming the resin composition impregnated with the material by arranging the resin composition under a condition in which the supercritical state of the material is not maintained; and hot-pressing the foamed resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: INOAC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoya Okumura, Yasuhiro Usami, Shigeyasu Shimura
  • Patent number: 9464177
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a composition and articles containing the composition. The composition comprises a foam and a plurality of gel particles dispersed in the foam. The gel particles comprise an olefin block copolymer and an oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Munro, Kaoru Aou, Raymond L. Laakso, Jr., Gary R. Marchand, Rogelio R. Gamboa
  • Patent number: 9452138
    Abstract: Formulations and methods are disclosed which provide controlled, sustained release of a biologic therapeutic to a space within the body. More specifically, formulations comprising a plurality of hydrophilic polymer strands, and methods of forming and administering such formulations, are disclosed. In some embodiments, the formulations exhibit a burst release, an initial release, a triphasic release, and release over thirty to ninety days of the biologic therapeutic. In some embodiments, the formulations exhibit reversible precipitation of the biologic therapeutic into precipitates having a diameter of about 50 nm to about 10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Mikael Trollsas, John Stankus, James Su, Syed Hossainy, Joshua Takeshi Smith, Shadid Askar
  • Patent number: 9453113
    Abstract: Polybranched organic/inorganic hybrid polymer and method for its manufacture. The hybrid polymer has the form of an inorganic core carrying organic branches. The core is first prepared by controlled hydrolysis and condensation of a silane with a structure: X—B—Si(—Y)3 in which X=NR1R2, while R1, R2 are chosen among hydrogen, alkyl and aryl, or R1, R2 are chosen among condensation products, addition products of one or more type of chemical substances such as acids, alcohols, phenols, amines, aldehydes or epoxides. B is a linkage group chosen among alkylene and arylene which may include oxygen, nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorous, silicon and boron. Y is chosen among hydrolyzable residues such as alkoxy, carboxyl, and halogen. The organic branches are developed by substituting N—H hydrogen atoms in the X—B group by reactions that are typical for primary and secondary amines, and/or by adding an acid that causes an addition to the N atoms of the X—B group in the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Sinvent AS
    Inventors: Ferdinand Männle, Christian Simon, Jest Beylich, Keith Redford, Britt Sommer, Einar Hinrichsen, Erik Andressen, Kjell Olafsen, Terje Didriksen
  • Patent number: 9403957
    Abstract: A sealing material is provided, which maintains excellent sealing property for a long period of time. The sealing material of the invention is characterized by being prepared by vulcanizing and foaming a mixture containing a rubber component containing a copolymer rubber of ethylene, an ?-olefin having 3 or more carbon atoms, and a non-conjugated diene, a vulcanizing agent, and a blowing agent, wherein the mixture contains a thermoplastic resin having a melting point of 80° C. or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Otsuka, Katsuya Seki, Tomohiro Yamamoto, Youhei Takeda
  • Patent number: 9403973
    Abstract: A composition comprising at least the following (A) an ethylene/?-olefin copolymer; (B) an olefin-based polymer; (C) a crosslinking agent; and (D) a multifunctional acrylate coagent; wherein the ethylene/?-olefin copolymer of component A) has the following properties: (i) has a density from 0.855 to 0.875 g/cc; and (ii) a Mooney Viscosity (ML 1+4, 121° C.) from 10 to 100 is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Xiaosong Wu, Manu Rego
  • Patent number: 9346022
    Abstract: The present invention provides an antibiofouling composition, an antibiofouling membrane and a method for forming the same. The antibiofouling composition comprises a copolymer and at least one solvent. The copolymer comprises at least one hydrophobic segment and at least one antibiofouling segment where the hydrophobic segment comprises a plurality of hydrophobic moieties and the antibiofouling segment comprises a plurality of antibiofouling moieties. The molar ratio of the total of hydrophobic moieties to the total of the antibiofouling moieties is 0.5˜6.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: CHUNG YUAN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yung Chang, Ruoh-chyu Ruaan, Yen-Che Chiag, Wen-Yih Chen
  • Patent number: 9259724
    Abstract: A highly active supported bimetallic nanocatalyst and its preparation method is disclosed. During the preparation, using an ion exchange or adsorption resin bearing basic functional groups as the support of the said catalyst, successively introducing the first metal precursor FeCl4? and the second metal precursor (PdCl42?, NiCl42? or CuCl42?) onto the resin through ion exchange process; then under the protection of nitrogen gas, simultaneously reducing the two metals with either NaBH4 or KBH4; washing the resulting material with deoxygenated water and drying it, and the said catalyst is therefore obtained. The supported bimetallic material is characteristic of independent distribution of the two metals within the support. The independently distributed structure of the two metals enhances the catalytic efficiency of the second metal and the catalytic stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignees: NANJING UNIVERSITY, JIANGSU YONGTAI ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Bingcai Pan, Lei Yang, Shujuan Zhang, Weiming Zhang, Lu Lv
  • Patent number: 9193821
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing viscoelastic flexible polyurethane foams by reacting a) polyisocyanates with b) compounds having at least two hydrogen atoms which are reactive toward isocyanate groups, c) blowing agents, wherein the compounds having at least two hydrogen atoms which are reactive toward isocyanate groups b) comprise b1) from 0 to 90 parts by weight of at least one polyether alcohol consisting of exclusively propylene oxide units or propylene oxide units and not more than 50% by weight, based on the total weight of the alkylene oxides used, of ethylene oxide units in the polyether chain and having a nominal functionality of from 3 to 8 and a hydroxyl number in the range from 100 to 350 mg KOH/g, and b2) from 10 to 100 parts by weight of at least one graft polyol which can be prepared by in-situ polymerization of olefinically unsaturated monomers in at least one polyether alcohol which has exclusively propylene oxide units or propylene oxide units and not more than 50% by wei
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Heinz-Dieter Lutter, Jens Mueller, Daniel Freidank, Theodore M. Smiecinski, Stephan Goettke, Berend Eling
  • Patent number: 9187611
    Abstract: A polymeric foam has a thermoplastic polymer matrix defining multiple cells, the foam characterized by: (a) the polymer matrix having greater than 50 weight-percent copolymer containing at least two different monomers at least one of which is a methacrylate monomer, each monomer having a solubility parameter lower than 20 (megaPascals)0.5 and a chemical composition where twice the mass fraction of oxygen plus the mass fraction of nitrogen, fluorine and silicon is greater than 0.2; wherein the monomers comprise at least 90 weight-percent of all monomers in the copolymer; (b) at least one of the following: (i) a nucleation site density of at least 3×1014 effective nucleation sites per cubic centimeter of foamable polymer composition; (ii) an average cell size of 300 nanometer or less; (c) a porosity percentage greater than 30%; (d) an absence of nano-sized nucleating additive; and (e) a thickness of at least one millimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Stephane Costeux, Lingbo Zhu, Hyun Jeon, Shana P. Bunker, Thomas H. Kalantar
  • Patent number: 9165697
    Abstract: A peroxide crosslinked resin composition includes a base polymer (A) including 50 to 90% by mass of a first copolymer component (a1) including one of or a mixture of two or more first ethylene ?-olefin copolymers having a density of 0.864 to 0.890 g/cm3, a melt flow rate (MFR) of 1 to 5 g/10 min, and a melting point of not higher than 90 degrees Celsius, and 10 to 50% by mass of a second copolymer component (a2) including one of or a mixture of two or more second ethylene ?-olefin copolymers having a melt flow rate (MFR) of not smaller than 30 g/10 min, and a melting point of 55 to 80 degrees Celsius, an inorganic filler (B) added in a ratio of from 80 parts to 150 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the base polymer (A), and a peroxide crosslinker (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Iwasaki, Hitoshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 9096709
    Abstract: Disclosed are a polylactide stereocomplex with improved thermal stability and thus improved processability and a method for preparing the same. In order to confer flexibility to polymer chains, D-type polylactide polymer containing a small amount of caprolactone (poly D-lactide-caprolactone copolymer) is synthesized and it is uniformly mixed with L-type single-phase polylactide to prepare a flexible polylactide stereocomplex. Since the polylactide stereocomplex having flexible polymer chains has superior heat resistance and mechanical stability and experiences little decrease of the degree of stereocomplex formation even after thermal processing, the polylactide stereocomplex having improved thermal stability can be advantageously used for engineering plastics requiring high strength and good thermal stability, alternative materials for general-use plastics, high-performance medical materials, or the like because of its remarkably improved processability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Chae Hwan Hong, Do Suck Han, Soo Hyun Kim, Young Mee Jung
  • Patent number: 9056226
    Abstract: A golf ball with a controlled moment of inertia and controlled spin rate is disclosed. The golf ball comprises a subassembly and a cover, the subassembly comprising an inner core and an intermediate layer, wherein the subassembly has a diameter of from about 1.45 inches to about 1.66 inches, the inner core has a diameter of less than about 0.75 inches, and the intermediate layer comprises a foamed polyurethane composition. The inner core has a specific gravity of higher than about 1.15, the intermediate layer has its specific gravity reduced to less than about 1.05, and the subassembly has its specific gravity reduced up to about 8% such that the coefficient of restitution of the subassembly is controlled by or is substantially the same as the coefficient of restitution of the intermediate layer, and the golf ball has its coefficient of restitution reduced by less than about 6%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Sullivan, Derek A. Ladd, Edmund A. Hebert
  • Publication number: 20150148437
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new polypropylene composition for the production of foamed molded articles, such as finished parts for the automotive industry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Dieter Langenfelder, Jürgen Rohrmann