At Least One Polymer Is Derived From Reactant Containing Two Or More Ethylenic Groups Or Wherein The Polymer-forming System Contains The Same Type Of Reactant Patents (Class 521/140)
  • Patent number: 11319426
    Abstract: Provided is a novel magnesium carbonate. The magnesium carbonate has a zeta potential of 5 mV or more and a BET specific surface area of 25 m2/g or more. Such a magnesium carbonate can be used as a resin additive, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: KONOSHIMA CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masashi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10076159
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are articles of footwear, and methods of manufacturing articles of footwear, having an open-cell foam present on at least a portion of the outsole. The open-cell foam is effective in reducing soil accumulation on the outsole when the footwear is worn on unpaved surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Denis Schiller, Caleb W. Dyer, Zachary C. Wright, Jeremy D. Walker, Myron Maurer, Eun Kyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10070686
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are articles of footwear and footwear components (e.g., footwear outsoles, and the like), and methods of manufacturing articles of footwear, at least a portion of which are composed of a material that includes an ethylene-alkyl acrylate copolymer component composed of an ethylene-alkyl acrylate copolymer or a combination of two or more ethylene-alkyl acrylate copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Denis Schiller, Zachary C. Wright, Jeremy D. Walker
  • Patent number: 10053586
    Abstract: A method of applying an elastomeric coating composition to enhance or alter the aesthetic appearance of an automobile. The coating composition can be applied by spraying onto either a vehicle paint job or clear coat and is semi-permanent upon drying. The coating composition can be manually removed from the vehicle by peeling without damaging the underlying paint job or clear coat on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Matthew Fontaine
  • Patent number: 9969855
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compositions comprising a propylene-based elastomer, a branched polymer, and a blowing agent. The present disclosure also relates to foamed layers and articles made from such layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: M. Glenn Williams, Juliet B. Wagner, Rachel L. Falta, C. Brent Johnson, Achiel J. M. Van Loon
  • Patent number: 9909016
    Abstract: An elastomeric coating composition to enhance or alter the aesthetic appearance of an automobile. The coating composition can be applied by spraying onto either a vehicle paint job or clear coat and is semi-permanent upon drying. The coating composition can be manually removed from the vehicle by peeling without damaging the underlying paint job or clear coat on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Matthew Fontaine
  • Patent number: 9416242
    Abstract: The foamable composition according to the present invention comprises a copolymer of ethylene, an ?-olefin and a non-conjugated diene, a blowing agent, a crosslinking agent, a catalyst and a reaction suppressor, wherein in the foamable composition, the storage elastic modulus at 23° C. as measured by a viscoelasticity measuring apparatus is 2×104 Pa or lower, and the storage elastic modulus after the foamable composition is held at 115° C. for 200 seconds is 5×104 Pa or higher; thereby, a foam body having a low expansion ratio, a low compression strength and a high cushioning property can be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Yahara, Yozo Toei, Yuji Tanikawa, Masahiro Hamada, Akihito Dohi
  • Patent number: 9365699
    Abstract: The invention is a process for producing a rubber composition containing at least one rubber component (A) selected from natural rubbers and synthetic diene rubbers, a filler containing an inorganic filler (B), a silane coupling agent (C) and a vulcanization accelerator (D), wherein the rubber composition is kneaded in multiple stages, the rubber component (A), all or a portion of the inorganic filler (B), all or a portion of the silane coupling agent (C) and the vulcanization accelerator (D) are added and kneaded in the first stage of kneading, and the specific energy for kneading in the first stage is from 0.05 to 1.50 kWh/kg. The specific energy is obtained by dividing the power consumption by the motor in the kneading device in the first stage of kneading by the total mass of the rubber composition therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Narukuni Hirata, Takeshi Oba, Satoru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9321855
    Abstract: In a method for producing a water absorbent resin by drying a particulate hydrogel having a high solid content concentration (of 45% by weight or more, preferably 50% by weight or more, and more preferably 55% by weight or more), a method for efficient drying water absorbent resin having maintained/improved physical properties is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Takaai, Shinichi Fujino, Hidenori Wada
  • Patent number: 9278333
    Abstract: A rubber foam oil-absorbing material and preparation method thereof, the rubber foam oil-absorbing material including: 100 parts of a mixture of natural rubber and butadiene rubber, 4-8 parts of N,N-dinitroso pentamethylene tetramine, 1-8 parts of 4,4?-oxydibenzenesulfonyl hydrazide, 1-6 parts of sodium bicarbonate, 0.3-0.8 part of diphenyl guanidine, 0.2-0.5 part of zinc dimethyl dithiocarbamate, 0.1-0.5 part of 2,2?-dithio-dibenzo thiazole, 0.1-0.3 part of tetramethyl thiuram disulfide, 3-5 parts of zinc oxide, 1-3 parts of stearic acid, and 0.5-1.5 parts of sulfur. The rubber foam oil-absorbing material uses the mixture of the natural rubber and butadiene rubber as the matrix, which is low in cost and has higher oil-absorption rate. The rate of oil-absorption from dimethylbenzene by the rubber foam oil-absorbing material can reach 48.6 g/g, and the rate of oil-absorption from dimethylbenzene is also above 30 g/g. The preparation method is simple and convenient to realize industrial production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Ningbo University
    Inventors: Zhongren Chen, Yiping Ruan, Wenchao Bi
  • Publication number: 20150141539
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sponge composition for a shoe sole. The sponge composition includes an ethylene copolymer as a matrix, a crosslinking agent, a foaming agent, and a polyvinyl acetate as an adhesion improver. The sponge includes 100 parts by weight of a matrix including an ethylene copolymer, 0.02 to 1.5 parts by weight of a crosslinking agent, 1 to 6 parts by weight of a foaming agent, and 2 to 40 parts by weight of a polyvinyl acetate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Sung Yull Lee
  • Publication number: 20150126634
    Abstract: A foamable or foamed article comprising a diene terpolymer, the diene terpolymer comprising (or consisting essentially of) from 0.01 wt % to 10.0 wt % diene derived units, and 1.0 wt % to 20 wt % of C4 to C10 ?-olefin derived units based on the weight of the diene terpolymer, wherein the diene terpolymer: a) has a g?vis of less than 0.90; b) has an Mw within a range of from 100,000 g/mol to 500,000 g/mol; c) has an Mw/Mn within the range of from 3.5 to 12.0; and d) an Mz/Mn of greater than 7.0. Inventive articles comprise a blend of a relatively high density linear polyethylene and the diene terpolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Pradeep P. Shirodkar, Jianya Cheng, Joseph M. Tomei, Peijun Jiang, Arturo Leyva
  • Patent number: 9023906
    Abstract: To provide a propylene-based copolymer and a propylene-based copolymer composition, each of which has a high melt tension because it has a long-chain branched structure, exhibits excellent molding processability during molding, such as inflation molding, extrusion molding, blow molding, injection molding or vacuum forming, and is capable of favorably providing a foamed product having an excellent expansion ratio and excellent cell uniformity in the foaming stage. The propylene-based copolymer (A) of the present invention comprises 50 to 95% by mol of constituent units [i] derived from propylene, 4.9 to 49.9% by mol of constituent units [ii] derived from an ?-olefin of 2 to 10 carbon atoms other than propylene and 0.1 to 10% by mol of constituent units [iii] derived from a non-conjugated polyene (with the proviso that the total amount of the constituent units [i], [ii] and [iii] is 100% by mol), and is characterized by satisfying specific requirements (a) and (c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiko Okamoto, Mayumi Yasuda, Tetsuji Kasai, Kazuyoshi Kaneko, Kyoko Kobayashi, Kotaro Ichino
  • Publication number: 20150118481
    Abstract: The present invention has the object of providing a resin foam and a foam material that exhibits superior dust resistance characteristics in a dynamic environment at the same time as having excellent light shielding characteristics, and is a resin foam having a repulsive force during an 80% compression at 23 degrees C. of 0.1 to 5.0 N/cm2, a surface coverage rate of a foam surface of at least 50%, and a thickness recovery rate as defined below of at least 50%, the thickness recovery rate is defined as the ratio to an initial thickness of the thickness one second after release of a compressed state that is obtained by releasing a compressed state after compressing resin foam for one minute to a thickness of 20% relative to the initial thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoaki Kodama, Makoto Saitou, Itsuhiro Hatanaka, Kazumichi Kato
  • Publication number: 20150105486
    Abstract: A method and system for oxygen molecule scavenging is disclosed. The system employs as a novel copolymer as the reducing agent for oxygen molecules. The copolymer is the polymerization product of cyclic aliphatic monomer and unsaturated functional polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: PolyOne Corporation
    Inventors: Ling Hu, Roger W. Avakian
  • Patent number: 9006303
    Abstract: The invention provides a particulate material comprising porous polymeric microparticles having a mesoporous structure. A process for making the particles is also presented. The process comprises impregnating a porous microparticulate template material with a liquid comprising one or more monomers. The one or more monomers are then polymerized in and/or on the template material to form a polymer, and the template material is then removed to produce the particulate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Yugen Zhang, Jackie Y. Ying, Pranab K. Singapore
  • Publication number: 20150094390
    Abstract: Provided is a sealing material having low hardness, low density, and excellent sealing properties. A sealing material, made by vulcanizing and foaming a blend containing: a thermoplastic resin; a foaming agent; a vulcanizing agent; and a rubber component containing a rubber copolymer of ethylene, a non-conjugate diene, and an ?-olefin with 3 or more carbon atoms; wherein the blend contains 2 to 4 mass parts of stearic acid and 5 to 7 mass parts of CaO in 100 mass parts of the rubber component, and the 50% compressive stress of the sealing material is 100 kPa or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Otsuka, Katsuya Seki, Tomohiro Yamamoto, Tsuyoshi Itoyama
  • Patent number: 8993647
    Abstract: [Objects] It is an object to provide a foam having a low specific gravity and a small compression set, more preferably a foam having a low specific gravity, a small compression set and uniform quality, a foaming composition, and applications of the foam. [Means for Solution] The foam is obtained by foaming an olefin polymer, wherein the foam has a specific gravity (d) in the range of 0.03 to 0.30, and a compression set (CS, %) and the specific gravity (d) satisfy the formula of CS??279×(d)+95. The foam is preferably obtained from a foaming composition that includes an ethylene polymer (A) including a specific ethylene/?-olefin copolymer (A1) and an ethylene/polar monomer copolymer (A2) in a specific mass ratio, and a specific ethylene/C3-20 ?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Takayuki Kajihara, Kiminori Noda, Masayoshi Yamaguchi, Takashi Hakuta
  • Publication number: 20150073064
    Abstract: A frothed polymer foam including a highly crystalline polyolefin dispersion, a cross-linkable binder and a surfactant. A process of manufacturing a frothed polymer foam including a highly crystalline polyolefin dispersion, a cross-linkable binder and a surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jian Qin, Charles Wilson Colman, Deborah Joy Calewarts, Palaniraj Ramaswami Wallajapet
  • Publication number: 20150045464
    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: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: INOAC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoya Okumura, Yasuhiro Usami, Shigeyasu Shimura
  • Publication number: 20150025165
    Abstract: A foamable composition comprising at least an olefin block copolymer, an olefin copolymer, an oil, a blowing agent and a crosslinking agent is provided. The olefin block copolymer has a Mw/Mn from 1.7 to 3.5, and at least one melting point, Tm, in degrees Celsius, and a density, d, in gram/cubic centimeter, wherein the numerical values of Tm and d correspond to the relationship: Tm>?2002.9+4538.5(d)?2422.2(d)2. Foams, laminates, articles and wetsuits made from the foams are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yong Chen, David Wang, Jose M. Rego, Kyle G. Kummer, Kim L. Walton
  • Publication number: 20140336290
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising a propylene-based elastomer and foamed profiles comprising said compositions. The presence of the propylene-based elastomer can provide foamed profiles with reduced density while maintaining properties including compression set and compression load deflection at a level comparable to those of conventional EPDM foams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Eric P. Jourdain
  • Publication number: 20140316023
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vulcanized rubber capable of improving ice performance of the tire, in particular a vulcanized rubber which is made by vulcanizing a rubber component and has cells with an aspect ratio of 1-30 of which at least a part of a wall surface is hydrophilic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Amamoto, Koji Masaki
  • Patent number: 8853289
    Abstract: A polymer composition for use in the removal and recovery of oil slicks or spills floating on the surfaces of bodies of water or present on land, such as beaches comprising a foam of a blend of polyethylene and an ethylene-alkyl acrylate copolymer and a process for using such foams in the selective removal of oil from fresh water or salt water and the recovery of the absorbed oils from the foams is disclosed. The polymer composition is also for use in other applications in which absorption of liquids is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignees: Opflex Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott C. Smith, Robert F. Hurley, Kevin M. Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20140249242
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel type of grafting or crosslinking method for (meth)acrylates in which the reaction is initiated by isocyanates and specific bases having an imine structure. Using this novel and specifically applicable method, polymers, particularly polyolefins having double bonds, may be grafted or crosslinked in a suitable reaction procedure. Furthermore, these unsaturated polymers may be used, following reaction with (poly)isocyanates, to prepare graft or block copolymers or also for the bonding of the modified unsaturated polyolefins to polyamides, polyesters, polycarbonates, polyimines or polyurethanes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Friedrich Georg Schmidt, Stefan Spange, Ingmar Polenz
  • Publication number: 20140228459
    Abstract: A vehicle tyre includes a tread formed of a heat-expandable rubber composition when in an unvulcanized state. The composition includes: from 50 to 100 phr of a copolymer based on styrene and butadiene; optionally from 0 to 50 phr of another diene elastomer, such as a polybutadiene or natural rubber; more than 50 phr of a reinforcing filler, such as silica and/or carbon black; between 5 and 25 phr of a blowing agent, such as an azodicarbonamide compound; and between 5 and 25 phr of a heat-fusible compound having a melting point between 70° C. and 150° C., such as urea or a heat-fusible urea derivative. A total content of the blowing agent and the heat-fusible compound is greater than 15 phr. Use of the composition enables, after the tyre is vulcanized, a significant reduction in noise emitted by the tyre during running.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicants: MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A., COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Nanae Shimanaka, Salvatore Pagano
  • Patent number: 8772365
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin composition capable of providing foams (non-crosslinked and crosslinked foams) which have low specific gravity and low compression set (CS) and are excellent in tensile strength properties, tear strength properties and vibration-damping properties at room temperature to high temperatures, and a foam of the resin composition. The resin composition for foams of the present invention comprises 5 to 95 parts by weight of an ethylene/?-olefin copolymer (A) and 5 to 95 parts by weight of a hydrogenated copolymer (B) obtained by hydrogenating a copolymer comprising a conjugated diene and a vinyl aromatic compound, and is characterized in that the hydrogenated copolymer (B) does not have a glass transition point of not higher than ?10° C. when measured at a frequency of 1 Hz in accordance with JIS-K7198.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Takayuki Kajihara, Eiji Shiba, Masayoshi Yamaguchi, Kiminori Noda
  • Patent number: 8766096
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a production method of a foamed electric wire, whereby a foamed electric wire is obtained via a foamed insulation layer formation step of forming a foamed insulation layer on a conductor, wherein the foamed insulation layer formation step includes: a step of introducing a base resin into an extruding machine, a step of introducing a foaming agent into the extruding machine, and a step of extruding a mixture containing the base resin and the foaming agent from the extruding machine and forming the foamed insulation layer on the conductor, and wherein the resin contained in the mixture has a shear stress of 0.40 to 0.80 Mpa, and the base resin is a propylene-based resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryo Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8741973
    Abstract: The invention relates to elastic expanded polymer foams and also a process for producing expanded polymer foams by sintering a mixture comprising foam particles P1 and P2 composed of different thermoplastic polymers or polymer blends, wherein the foam particles P1 are obtained by prefoaming expandable, thermoplastic polymer particles comprising A) from 45 to 97.9 percent by weight of a styrene polymer, B1) from 1 to 45 percent by weight of a polyolefin having a melting point in the range from 105 to 140° C., B2) from 0 to 25 percent by weight of a polyolefin having a melting point below 105° C., C1) from 0.1 to 25 percent by weight of a styrene-butadiene or styrene-isoprene block copolymer, C2) from 0.0 to 10 percent by weight of a styrene-ethylene-butylene block copolymer, D) from 1 to 15 percent by weight of a blowing agent, E) from 0 to 5 percent by weight of a nucleating agent, where the sum of A) to E) is 100% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Carsten Schips, Jens Aβmann, Georg Gräβel, Geert Janssens, Maximillian Hofmann, Holger Ruckdäschel, Jürgen Lambert, Christof Zylla
  • Patent number: 8741975
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vulcanizable rubber composition containing (A) an ethylene/?-olefin/nonconjugated polyene copolymer rubber, (B) a polyolefin resin and (C) a blowing agent, wherein the polyolefin resin (B) is microdispersed in a melted state in the ethylene/?-olefin/nonconjugated polyene copolymer rubber (A), the polyolefin resin (B) having an average dispersed particle diameter of 2 ?m or less, the polyolefin resin (B) is present in an amount of from 5 to 15 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the ethylene/?-olefin/nonconjugated polyene copolymer rubber (A), the blowing agent (C) is present in an amount of from 2 to 6 parts by mass per 10 parts by mass of the ethylene/?-olefin/nonconjugated polyene copolymer rubber (A), and the vulcanizable rubber composition has a specific gravity of from 1.05 to 1.15 and a Mooney viscosity (Vm) at 125° C. of from 25 to 55.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Nishikawa Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Okuda, Takahiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8729143
    Abstract: Expandable, thermoplastic polymer bead material composed of a multiphase polymer mixture which comprises blowing agent and has at least one continuous phase of a thermoplastic polymer, where at least two different disperse phases P1 and P2 are present, disperse in the continuous phase, and also to processes for its production, and to use for the production of elastic molded foams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Carsten Schips, Klaus Hahn, Maximilian Hofmann, Holger Ruckdäschel, Jens Assmann, Geert Janssens, Georg Gräβel, Jurgen Lambert, Christof Zylla
  • Publication number: 20140088214
    Abstract: To provide a propylene-based copolymer and a propylene-based copolymer composition, each of which has a high melt tension because it has a long-chain branched structure, exhibits excellent molding processability during molding, such as inflation molding, extrusion molding, blow molding, injection molding or vacuum forming, and is capable of favorably providing a foamed product having an excellent expansion ratio and excellent cell uniformity in the foaming stage. The propylene-based copolymer (A) of the present invention comprises 50 to 95% by mol of constituent units [i] derived from propylene, 4.9 to 49.9% by mol of constituent units [ii] derived from an ?-olefin of 2 to 10 carbon atoms other than propylene and 0.1 to 10% by mol of constituent units [iii] derived from a non-conjugated polyene (with the proviso that the total amount of the constituent units [i], [ii] and [iii] is 100% by mol), and is characterized by satisfying specific requirements (a) and (c).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Masahiko Okamoto, Mayumi Yasuda, Tetsuji Kasai, Kazuyoshi Kaneko, Kyoko Kobayashi, Kotaro Ichino
  • Publication number: 20140039080
    Abstract: The present invention provides a rubber composition that may improve fracture resistance of the resulting tire while maintaining good drainage performance, and a tire using the same. The rubber composition includes: a rubber component; and a fiber made of a hydrophilic resin. The fiber is formed with a coating layer on its surface. The coating layer is made of a resin having affinity for the rubber component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Amamoto, Yuwa Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20130289148
    Abstract: Disclosed is a thermoplastic resin composition including a) a polyamide including repeat units of the formula and repeat units of the formula (b) a polymer toughener blend including b1) a polymeric toughener and b2) at least one nonfunctional polymeric toughener; wherein the polymer toughener blend has an averaged calculated acid number of about 5 to about 15 mg KOH/g before blending into the thermoplastic resin composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Avelino F. LIMA
  • Publication number: 20130280451
    Abstract: A paste-like thermally foaming filler contains 2 to 20 parts by weight of an uncrosslinked synthetic rubber. 5 to 30 parts by weight of a partially crosslinked rubber, 0.1 to 5 parts by weight of a quinone-based vulcanizing agent, 0.2 to 1 parts by weight of thermally expandable balloons, 1 to 10 parts by weight of a thermoplastic resin, 20 to 50 parts by weight of a plasticizer, 15 to 50 parts by weight of an inorganic filler, and 2 to 15 parts by weight of a chemical foaming agent. The paste-like thermally foaming filler exhibits high foaming capability even at low temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: SUNSTAR ENGINEERING INC.
    Inventors: Toshio Kobayashi, Junji Kono, Yutaka Sugiura
  • Patent number: 8557883
    Abstract: A functional TFE copolymer fine powder is described, wherein the TFE copolymer is a polymer of TFE and at least one functional comonomer, and wherein the TFE copolymer has functional groups that are pendant to the polymer chain. The functional TFE copolymer fine powder resin is paste extrudable and expandable. Methods for making the functional TFE copolymer are also described. The expanded functional TFE copolymer material may be post-reacted after expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Ping Xu, Jack J. Hegenbarth, Xin Kang Chen
  • Patent number: 8534332
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tire having a tread with a cellular rubber running surface to promote a fast wearing tread running surface designed to expel internally heated tread rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Paul Harry Sandstrom, Thomas Charles Lippello, III, Steven Wayne Cronin, Mark Alan Keto, Larry Alan Kraus, Ping Zhang
  • Patent number: 8524793
    Abstract: A composition comprising at least the following: A) an interpolymer comprising, in polymerized form, ethylene, an ?-olefin and a nonconjugated polyene, and wherein the interpolymer comprises less than, or equal to, 5 weight percent of the polyene, based on the total amount of polymerized monomers, and wherein the interpolymer has a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) less than 3; B) an interpolymer comprising, in polymerized form, ethylene, an ?-olefin and a nonconjugated polyene, and wherein the interpolymer comprises greater than, or equal to, 5 weight percent of the polyene, based on the total amount of polymerized monomer; and wherein the total polyene content is less than 7 weight percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Shuwen Peng, Wenbin Liang, Stephen Y. Cheng, Peter X. Lin, Shih-Yaw Lai
  • Publication number: 20130224463
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a blown film comprising more than 25 wt % (based on the weight of the composition) of one or more linear ethylene polymers having a g?vis of 0.97 or more and an Mw of 20,000 g/mol or more and at least 0.1 wt % of a branched modifier where the modifier has a) a g?vis of 0.90 or less; b) an Mw of 100,000 g/mol or more; c) an Mw/Mn of 3.0 or more; d) an Mz/Mn of 7.0 or more; e) optionally, an Mz of 2,000,000 g/mol or less; and f) a shear thinning ratio of 40 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130216812
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a branched modifier and a composition comprising more than 25 wt % (based on the weight of the composition) of one or more linear ethylene polymers having a g?vis of 0.97 or more and an Mw of 20,000 g/mol or more and at least 0.1 wt % of a branched modifier where the modifier has a) a g?vis of 0.70 or less; b) an Mw of 100,000 g/mol or more; c) an Mw/Mn of 4.0 or more; d) a shear thinning ratio of 110 or more, e) a melt strength of 10 cN or more; f) a complex viscosity at 0.1 rad/sec at 190° C. of at least 130,000 Pa·s; and g) a phase angle of Z° or less where Z=138.3G*(?0.142), where G* is the complex modulus reported in Pascals measured at 190° C. and the phase angle units are reported in degrees, wherein the G* is from 1,000 to 1,000,000 Pa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
  • Patent number: 8497316
    Abstract: It concerns a crosslinkable and foaming polyester-polyurethane resin moulding composition, comprising: an A component, comprising: A1) at least one poly-functional isocyanate compound, and A2) at least one free radical polymerization initiator a B component, comprising by weight: B1) 100 parts of at least one polyol resin comprising: —B11) 50 to 80 parts of at least one ethylenically unsaturated polyester polyol—B 12) 20 to 50 parts of at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer, with, B11), being the reaction product of: a) an acid component comprising: a1) at least one ethylenically unsaturated diacid, and a2) at least one saturated diacid with a1/a2 molar ratio so varying to have an unsaturation content in B11) from 0.25/1 to 5/1, and, b) a diol component in excess with respect to component a) B2) from 0.01 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: CCP Composites UK Ltd
    Inventors: Paul Darby, Phil Dean
  • Publication number: 20130123379
    Abstract: Provided herein are graft copolymers of polyfarnesenes with condensation polymers; and methods of making and using the graft copolymers disclosed herein. The graft copolymers are obtained from the reaction of a polycondensation polymer with a modified polyfarnesene obtained from reaction of a polyfarnesene with a modifier in the presence of a grafting initiator. In certain embodiments, the condensation polymers include polyesters, polycarbonates, polyamides, polyethers, phenol-formaldehyde resins, urea-formaldehyde resins, melamine-formaldehyde resins and combinations thereof. In some embodiments, the polyfarnesenes include farnesene homopolymers derived from a farnesene, and farnesene interpolymers derived from a farnesene and at least a vinyl monomer. In certain embodiments, the farnesene is prepared from a sugar by using a microorganism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: AMYRIS, INC.
    Inventor: Derek James Mcphee
  • Patent number: 8436105
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition that can be thermally cured, containing relative to the total composition, a) 5 to 90% by weight of a diene-based polymer or copolymer containing an olefinic double bond and/or an aromatically substituted olefin, wherein the polymer or copolymer is liquid, or paste-like, at 22° C. and has a glass transition temperature between ?30° C. and +15° C., measured according to a DSC method; b) a vulcanization system selected from the group consisting of: b1) sulfur, and one or more accelerator(s), b2) peroxidic or disulfidic vulcanization systems, b3) quinones, quinone dioximes, or dinitrosobenzene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Rainer Kohlstrung, Takehito Yamada
  • Patent number: 8420707
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a biomass composite composition and a foaming method thereof. The biomass composite composition includes (a) polyester alloy containing biodegradable polyester and petrochemical plastic, (b) reinforcing agent, (c) foaming agent, (d) compatibilizer, (e) lubricant, and (f) impact modifier. The biomass composite composition of the present invention is biodegradable and of heat resistance and melt strength suitable for manufacture of foam products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventors: Jong-Wu Chen, Hsiang-Jen Hsiao, Chia-Hung Li, Chin-Fu Chen
  • Patent number: 8410187
    Abstract: Provided are polyvinylidene fluoride resin expanded beads which can be molded by in-mold molding and thus stably provide, without impairing excellent characteristics inherent in polyvinylidene fluoride resin, molded articles having excellent mechanical properties. Polyvinylidene fluoride resin expanded beads, characterized in that when 1 to 3 mg of the expanded beads are subjected to heat-flux type differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) wherein the beads are heated from 25° C. to 200° C. at a temperature rise rate of 10° C./min, the obtained DSC curve (of first heating) has both an inherent endothermic peak which is inherent in polyvinylidene fluoride resin and one or more higher-temperature endothermic peaks which appear on the higher-temperature side of the inherent endothermic peak, the quantity of heat of melting of the higher-temperature endothermic peaks being at least 0.5 J/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: JSP Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Sakaguchi, Kouki Nishijima, Masaharu Oikawa
  • Patent number: 8399531
    Abstract: A foamable composition comprises at least about 50 wt % of a copolymer of ethylene and alkyl (meth)acrylate having a broad chemical composition distribution (CCD), and having a melt index between about 7 and about 30; about 2 to about 40 wt % of a polyolefin having a carboxylic acid or carboxylic acid anhydride functionality; about 1 to about 10 wt % of one or more foaming agents; and about 1 to about 5 wt % of one or more crosslinking agents. This foamable composition combines ease of processing with good foaming characteristics while avoiding unwanted characteristics, such as fogging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignees: C H Erbsloh KG, E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Karlheinz Hausmann, Yefim Brun, Joerg Wallach
  • Publication number: 20130029069
    Abstract: The present invention relates to vulcanizable polymer compositions comprising a very low molecular weight optionally hydrogenated nitrile rubber, at least one cross-linking agent, optionally at least one filler and optionally one or more further auxiliary products for rubbers, a process for preparing such vulcanizable polymer compositions, furtheron a process for vulcanizing such polymer compositions and the resulting vulcanizate, preferably as a shaped article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Soddemann, Christopher Ong, Julia Maria Mueller, Thomas Koenig, Kevin Kulbaba
  • Publication number: 20130017391
    Abstract: There is provided a resin foam excellent in dustproofness and assemblability. The resin foam has a repulsive stress at 80% compression (repulsive stress when a resin foam is compressed by 80% of the initial thickness) of 1.0 to 9.0 N/cm2 and a tensile modulus of elasticity of 5.0 to 14.0 MPa. Preferably, the resin foam further has an average cell diameter of 10 to 180 ?m and an apparent density of 0.01 to 0.10 g/cm3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazumichi KATO, Makoto SAITOU, Itsuhiro HATANAKA, Kiyoaki KODAMA
  • Patent number: 8338697
    Abstract: The thermoplastic resin composition (X1) of the present invention comprises (A1), (B1), (C1), and optionally (D1) below: 1 to 90 wt % of an isotactic polypropylene (A1); 9 to 98 wt % of a propylene/ethylene/?-olefin copolymer (B1) containing 45 to 89 mol % of propylene-derived structural units, 10 to 25 mol % of ethylene-derived structural units, and optionally, 0 to 30 mol % of C4-C20 ?-olefin-derived structural units (a1); 1 to 80 wt % of a styrene-based elastomer (C1); and 0 to 70 wt % of an ethylene/?-olefin copolymer (D1) whose density is in the range of 0.850 to 0.910 g/cm3, wherein (A1)+(B1)+(C1)+(D1)=100 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hoya, Kiminori Noda, Norihide Inoue, Hiroshi Uehara, Eiji Shiba, Masayoshi Yamaguchi, Manabu Kawamoto, Akira Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20120289620
    Abstract: The invention provides a polymer composition comprising a polyolefin or a diene elastomer, and an unsaturated compound (A) containing at least two groups each comprising an olefinic —C?C— bond or acetylenic —C?C— bond, characterized in that each group comprising an olefinic —C?C— bond or acetylenic —C?C— bond in the unsaturated compound (A) contains an aromatic ring or a further olefinic double bond or acetylenic unsaturation, the aromatic ring or the further olefinic double bond or acetylenic unsaturation being conjugated with the olefinic —C?C— or acetylenic —C?C— unsaturation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Damien Deheunynck, Valerie Smits