Cellular Products Or Processes Of Preparing A Cellular Product, E.g., Foams, Pores, Channels, Etc. Patents (Class 521/50)
  • Patent number: 11898020
    Abstract: A thermal insulating phenolic foam and method of manufacture thereof is provided. A phenolic foam is formed by foaming and curing a phenolic resin composition that comprises a phenolic resin, an acid catalyst, a blowing agent comprising a hydrocarbon having 6 carbon atoms or less, and an alkoxy alcohol. The resulting foam has low thermal conductivity and has excellent long term thermal stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: KINGSPAN HOLDINGS (IRL) LIMITED
    Inventors: Vincent Coppock, Lynne Ripley, Ruud Zeggelaar
  • Patent number: 11793319
    Abstract: A three-layered topper for a bedding or seating product has a first piece of foam, a second piece of foam and a pocketed spring comfort layer therebetween. The pocketed spring comfort layer has individually pocketed mini coil springs. At least one of the foam pieces may be infused with metallic particles to improve thermal conductivity. Alternatively, at least one of the foam pieces may be infused with microencapsulated phase change materials to improve heat absorption. At least one of the foam pieces may have a coating to further improve thermal conductivity or heat absorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Heidi Stojanovic, Bruce W. Peterson
  • Patent number: 11779787
    Abstract: Fireworthy sealants may have a variety of compositions and be made by a variety of techniques. In certain implementations, a fireworthy sealant may include a body comprised of a cured, tacky, soft, deformable non-adhesive gel. The gel body may have an upper surface, a lower surface, and a perimeter, wherein the upper and lower surfaces of the gel body, in an uncompressed state, define a body thickness. The sealant may, in an uncompressed state, be dimensioned to fit in a first opening between a wall and an aircraft component surface and deformable when under compression to fit in a second opening, smaller than the first opening. The sealant may be flame retardant and produce low smoke density and low smoke toxicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: The Patent Well LLC
    Inventors: Peter Sibello, Jeff Busby, Chad Knight, Kent Boomer, Matt Boyd
  • Patent number: 11779678
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compression bandage for treating wounds comprised of a linear elastic compression wrap and a sterilized polymer foam layer containing a plurality of antimicrobial dyes with at least one dye being gram positive and at least one other dye being gram negative and a biofilm reduction agent and wherein said foam is secured to said linear elastic compression wrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: HYDROFERA, LLC
    Inventors: John E. O'Gara, Eric Lullove
  • Patent number: 11766089
    Abstract: A composition contains a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU-1), obtained or obtainable by reaction of an isocyanate composition (IZ) containing MDI with a polyol composition (PZ), and hollow glass microspheres. The polyol composition (PZ) contains at least one polyol (P1) selected from polytetrahydrofurans having an average molecular weight Mn in the range from 900 to 2,000 g/mol. The polyol composition (PZ) also contains a chain extender (KV1), selected from 1,2-ethandiol, 1,3-propanediol, 1,4-butanediol and 1,6-hexanediol. Ski shoes, preferably ski boots, particularly preferably the outer shell of a ski boot, can be based on such a thermoplastic polyurethane. Corresponding processes can be used for producing ski shoes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Oliver Steffen Henze, Denis Bouvier
  • Patent number: 11708448
    Abstract: Provided is a water blocking material prepared by reacting and foaming a starting material composition that contains a polyol, a polyisocyanate, a catalyst, a foaming agent, a foam stabilizer and a crosslinking agent, in which the polyol contains a dimer acid polyol, the content of the dimer acid polyol in the starting material composition is 85% by mass or more of the entire polyol, the polyisocyanate contains a diphenylmethane diisocyanate, the content of the diphenylmethane diisocyanate in the starting material composition is 70 to 85% by mass of the entire polyisocyanate, and the foam stabilizer contains a reactive silicone. The water blocking material is excellent in heat resistance and water blocking performance and is further excellent in flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Archem Inc.
    Inventor: Shinya Kanzaki
  • Patent number: 11708473
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method in which a polyester melt containing one or more polyesters is produced, the polyester melt being foamed by a blowing agent and a foamed granulate is produced from the foamed polyester melt. The intrinsic viscosity (IV) of the polyester melt is reduced by the blowing agent about at least 0.05 dl/g, measured according to ASTM D4603, and the IV of the foamed granulate is then increased by means of a solid phase polycondensation (SSP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: ALPLA WERKE ALWIN LEHNER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Robert Siegl, Andreas Weber
  • Patent number: 11617685
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wound dressing composition that is capable of gelling upon contact with a fluid derived from a human or animal body, and which is able to maintain the integrity of the gel for a period of time that is longer than about 24 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: MEDTRADE PRODUCTS LIMITED
    Inventors: Craig Hardy, Andrew Hoggarth, David Warde
  • Patent number: 11589638
    Abstract: Provided in the present invention is a shoe that has a ground engaging surface with a simplified structure and that is excellent in lightweight properties since an outsole is composed of an elastomer sheet including a sheet body and foamed polymer particles dispersed in the sheet body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Sawada, Kenichi Harano, Junichiro Tateishi
  • Patent number: 11542373
    Abstract: Provided is a method with which a biodegradable polyester film containing polyhydroxyalkanoate can be stably produced by film blowing under practical processing conditions. A method for producing a biodegradable polyester film containing a biodegradable aliphatic polyester (A) and a fatty acid amide (B) by film blowing, the biodegradable aliphatic polyester (A) containing polyhydroxyalkanoate, the method including: a step (I) of dry-blending the biodegradable aliphatic polyester (A) with a masterbatch containing the fatty acid amide (B) and a base material resin; and a step (II) of subjecting the mixture obtained in the step (I) to film blowing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryohei Koyama
  • Patent number: 11535745
    Abstract: A biobased additive is provided that is both a nucleating and a reinforcing agent when added to thermoplastic polyester (e.g., biopolyesters). A composite material, which is an additive-reinforced biopolyester, was prepared and improved thermo-mechanical properties were quantified. This composite material is a new class of biobased material that offers a sustainable, environmentally-friendly solution for packaging and other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Queen's University at Kingston
    Inventors: Naqi Najafi Chaloupli, Marianna Kontopoulou, Heather Leigh Simmons, Praphulla
  • Patent number: 11471407
    Abstract: A composition that is self-foaming in an acid medium, and includes: at least one hydrophilic polymer, at least one compound capable of crosslinking the hydrophilic polymer by forming ionic bonds, at least one foaming agent, and at least one foam stabilizer agent; and to the use thereof as a drug, particularly for preventing and/or treating obesity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: JELLYNOV
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Simon, Stéphane Roger
  • Patent number: 11445785
    Abstract: Provided is a shoe sole member partially or entirely formed of a resin composite, the resin composite including; a non-foamed elastic body matrix composed of an elastomer; and a plurality of resin foam particles dispersed in the elastic body matrix. Also provided is a shoe including the shoe sole member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichiro Tateishi, Takashi Yamade, Daisuke Sawada, Takashi Osaki, Kenichi Harano
  • Patent number: 11345792
    Abstract: Fiber-reinforced organic polymer aerogels, articles of manufacture and uses thereof are described. The reinforced aerogels include a fiber-reinforced organic polymer matrix having an at least bimodal pore size distribution with a first mode of pores having an average pore size of less than or equal to 50 nanometers (nm) and a second mode of pores having an average pore size of greater than 50 nm and a thermal conductivity of less than or equal to 30 mW/m·K at a temperature of 20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: BLUESHIFT MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Liu Yang, Ashleigh Fletcher, Stewart Taylor, Fiona Sillars, David Nash, Andrew Webley, Garrett Poe
  • Patent number: 11200077
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to shell applications. An example controller can display, using a shell executor component and via a plurality of user interfaces running a same operating system on a same network, a plurality of shell applications. Two of the plurality of shell applications can be different shell applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwan Halim, Christop J. Graham
  • Patent number: 11155052
    Abstract: A 3D foam component for an article of footwear and a method for manufacturing a 3D foam component for an article of footwear is provided. The method includes a sequential deposition of liquid droplets of liquid polymer material onto an object carrier. A blowing agent is introduced to the molten polymer prior to or sequentially with or after the discharge of a liquid droplet. The resulting component includes a plurality of foam pellets formed by the expansion and cooling of droplets of liquid polymer material injected with the blowing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Wolverine Outdoors, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander W. Jessiman, Andrea A. Paulson, Christopher J. Mahoney, J. Spencer White
  • Patent number: 11142848
    Abstract: The personal care compositions of the present invention are in the form of an Article comprising a dissolvable fibrous web structure. The fibers of the dissolvable fibrous web structure comprise a surfactant; a water soluble polymeric structurant; and a plasticizer. Additionally the ratio of the water soluble water soluble polymeric structurant to the active agent in the fiber is 3.5 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Wayne Glenn, Jr., Rajeev Chhabra, William Maxwell Allen, Jr., Jonathan Paul Brennan
  • Patent number: 11091600
    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: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    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: 10987910
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of a composite for thermal insulation comprising at least layers (L1), (L2) and (LB), the process comprising the steps of providing layer (L1) containing from 25 to 95% by weight of aerogel and from 5 to 75% by weight of fibers and from 0 to 70% by weight of fillers and layer (L2) containing from 25 to 95% by weight of aerogel and from 5 to 75% by weight of fibers and from 0 to 70% by weight of fillers; applying a composition (C1) comprising an inorganic binder on one surface of the layer (L1) or layer (L2) or layer (L1) and (L2), and combining layer (L1) and layer (L2) in a manner that composition (C1) is located between layer (L1) and (L2), wherein composition (C1) is applied in the form of a, as well as a composite for thermal insulation comprising at least layers (L1), (L2) and layer (LB) which is located between layers (L1) and (L2) and the use of said composite for thermal insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Anoop Gupta, Sarunas Turcinskas, Gerhard Albrecht, Eva Guenther, Samuel Weiss, Michael Kutschera, Lutz Schaefer
  • Patent number: 10991636
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and method of manufacture comprise forming a channel-less, porous low K material. The material may be formed using a silicon backbone precursor and a hydrocarbon precursor to form a matrix material. The material may then be cured to remove a porogen and help to collapse channels within the material. As such, the material may be formed with a scaling factor of less than or equal to about 1.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yin-Jie Pan, Yu-Yun Peng
  • Patent number: 10981216
    Abstract: A method of producing a metal form containing dispersed aerogel particles impregnated with polymers comprising a method of impregnating an aerogel with polymers, placing the aerogel impregnated with polymers within a dissolved polymer, cooling the dissolved polymer to create a polymer form with dispersed aerogel particles impregnated with polymers, adding molten metal to the polymer form, vaporizing the polymer form, replacing the polymer form with molten metal, and cooling the molten metal to yield a metal form containing dispersed aerogel particles impregnated with polymers. Dispersing the aerogel particles impregnated with polymers within the polymer form prior to adding molten metal allows the aerogel particles to be fully dispersed throughout the metal form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: META-DRY LLC
    Inventor: Michael Golfetto
  • Patent number: 10982116
    Abstract: Adhesives including a polyester at 20 to 50 weight percent, a first tackifier at 30 to 60 weight percent, and a first olefin-styrene block copolymer at 5 to 30 weight percent are described. The polyester has a glass transition temperature between ?40° C. and ?10° C., and the adhesive has a heat activation temperature between 20° C. and 100° C. Damping films including at least one layer of the adhesive and including a foamed layer are described. The foamed layer includes a second olefin-styrene block copolymer at 30 to 80 weight percent and a second tackifier at 15 to 60 weight percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard Y. Liu, Roger A. Grisle, Benjamin J. Bending, Nathaniel I. Lehn
  • Patent number: 10967423
    Abstract: The invention discloses an expandable copolymer resin used for manufacturing a lost foam casting model and a preparation method thereof, wherein the molecular weight of the expandable copolymer resin is 150000-300000, and the expandable copolymer resin comprises mixed monomers, deionized water, a cellulose ether dispersant, sodium salt, an initiator, a foaming agent and a molecular weight regulator; the mixed monomers comprise MMA and ST, wherein MMA accounts for 70-95% wt of the mixed monomers, and ST accounts for 5-30% wt of the mixed monomers. The model formed by the expandable copolymer resin has the advantage of reducing or eliminating carbon defects of castings when casting cast iron and cast steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: HANGZHOU YUHANG YATAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Suoyun Tang, Guohua Lu
  • Patent number: 10889660
    Abstract: A core-shell copolymer includes a core including an emulsifying initiator-derived layer derived from an emulsifying initiator, and a core forming monomer-derived repeating unit, bound to the emulsifying initiator-derived layer; and a shell including a shell forming monomer-derived repeating unit, wherein the emulsifying initiator comprising a surfactant part, an initiator part, and a vinyl monomer-derived repeating unit, the surfactant part including an organic acid-based monomer-derived repeating unit, and the initiator part including a peroxide-based monomer-derived repeating unit, wherein the emulsifying initiator has a weight average molecular weight less than 250,000 g/mol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang Jin Lee, Yoon Ho Kim, Ki Hyun Yoo, Chang No Lee
  • Patent number: 10870025
    Abstract: Fireworthy sealants may have a variety of compositions and be made by a variety of techniques. In certain implementations, a fireworthy sealant may include a body comprised of a cured, tacky, soft, deformable non-adhesive gel. The gel body may have an upper surface, a lower surface, and a perimeter, wherein the upper and lower surfaces of the gel body, in an uncompressed state, define a body thickness. The sealant may, in an uncompressed state, be dimensioned to fit in a first opening between a wall and an aircraft component surface and deformable when under compression to fit in a second opening, smaller than the first opening. The sealant may be flame retardant and produce low smoke density and low smoke toxicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: The Patent Well LLC
    Inventors: Peter Sibello, Jeff Busby, Chad Knight, Kent Boomer, Matt Boyd
  • Patent number: 10836880
    Abstract: Fiber-reinforced organic polymer aerogels, articles of manufacture and uses thereof are described. The reinforced aerogels include a fiber-reinforced organic polymer matrix having an at least bimodal pore size distribution with a first mode of pores having an average pore size of less than or equal to 50 nanometers (nm) and a second mode of pores having an average pore size of greater than 50 nm and a thermal conductivity of less than or equal to 30 mW/m·K at a temperature of 20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: BLUESHIFT MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Liu Yang, Ashleigh Fletcher, Stewart Taylor, Fiona Sillars, David Nash, Andrew Webley, Garrett Poe
  • Patent number: 10815374
    Abstract: A film that is formed from a thermoplastic composition is provided. The thermoplastic composition contains a rigid renewable polyester and a polymeric toughening additive. The toughening additive can be dispersed as discrete physical domains within a continuous matrix of the renewable polyester. An increase in deformation force and elongational strain causes debonding to occur in the renewable polyester matrix at those areas located adjacent to the discrete domains. This can result in the formation of a plurality of voids adjacent to the discrete domains that can help to dissipate energy under load and increase tensile elongation. To even further increase the ability of the film to dissipate energy in this manner, the present inventors have discovered that an interphase modifier may be employed that reduces the degree of friction between the toughening additive and renewable polyester and thus reduces the stiffness (tensile modulus) of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Vasily A. Topolkaraev, Ryan J. McEneany, Neil T. Scholl, Thomas A. Eby
  • Patent number: 10774192
    Abstract: Hollow resin particles, a production process for producing the same and application thereof. The hollow resin particles include a thermoplastic resin shell and a hollow part surrounded by the shell. The thermoplastic resin is a polymer produced from a polymerizable component containing 0.6 to 3.0 wt % of a crosslinkable monomer having at least two polymerizable carbon-carbon double bonds per molecule and 97 to 99.4 wt % of an uncrosslinkable monomer having one polymerizable carbon-carbon double bond per molecule. A blowing agent is encapsulated in the hollow resin particles. The blowing agent contains 50 to 100 wt % of an organic compound having a vapor pressure higher than 100 kPa at 25° C. Further, the encapsulation ratio of the blowing agent ranges from 3 to 13 wt % of the hollow resin particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MATSUMOTO YUSHI-SEIYAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Tayagaki, Katsushi Miki
  • Patent number: 10584215
    Abstract: Methods of making blended, isoporous, asymmetric (graded) films (e.g. ultrafiltration membranes) comprising two or more chemically distinct block copolymers and blended, isoporous, asymmetric (graded) films (e.g. ultrafiltration membranes) comprising two or more chemically distinct block copolymers. The generation of blended membranes by mixing two chemically distinct block copolymers in the casting solution demonstrates a pathway to advanced asymmetric block copolymer derived films, which can be used as ultrafiltration membranes, in which different pore surface chemistries and associated functionalities can be integrated into a single membrane via standard membrane fabrication, i.e. without requiring laborious post-fabrication modification steps. The block copolymers may be diblock, triblock and/or multiblock mixes and some block copolymers in the mix may be functionally modified. Triblock copolymers comprising a reactive group (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Ulrich B. Wiesner, Yuk Mun Li, Qi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10478649
    Abstract: Fireworthy sealants may be have a variety of compositions and be made by a variety of techniques. In certain implementations, a fireworthy sealant may include a body comprised of a cured, tacky, soft, deformable non-adhesive gel. The gel body may have an upper surface, a lower surface, and a perimeter, wherein the upper and lower surfaces of the gel body, in an uncompressed state, define a body thickness. The sealant may, in an uncompressed state, be dimensioned to fit in a first opening between a wall and an aircraft component surface and deformable when under compression to fit in a second opening, smaller than the first opening. The sealant may be flame retardant and produce low smoke density and low smoke toxicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: THE PATENT WELL LLC
    Inventors: Peter Sibello, Jeff Busby, Chad Knight, Kent Boomer, Matt Boyd
  • Patent number: 10429738
    Abstract: A filtration filter used for filtering a liquid chemical for lithography, provided with a polyimide resin porous membrane; a filtration method including allowing a liquid chemical for lithography to pass through the filtration filter; and a production method of a purified liquid chemical product for lithography, including filtering a liquid chemical for lithography by the filtration method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiko Nakata, Akihito Morioka, Tsukasa Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10301445
    Abstract: Porous three-dimensional networks of polyurea and porous three-dimensional networks of carbon and methods of their manufacture are described. In an example, polyurea aerogels are prepared by mixing an triisocyanate with water and a triethylamine to form a sol-gel material and supercritically drying the sol-gel material to form the polyurea aerogel. Subjecting the polyurea aerogel to a step of pyrolysis may result in a three dimensional network having a carbon skeleton, yielding a carbon aerogel. The density and morphology of polyurea aerogels can be controlled by varying the amount of isocyanate monomer in the initial reaction mixture. A lower density in the aerogel gives rise to a fibrous morphology, whereas a greater density in the aerogel results in a particulate morphology. Polyurea aerogels described herein may also exhibit a reduced flammability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Aerogel Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Leventis, Chariklia Sotiriou-Leventis, Sudhir Mulik
  • Patent number: 10236395
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of antireflection substrate structure includes: providing a silicon wafer having a first rough surface; forming an antireflection optical film on the silicon wafer, wherein the antireflection optical film conformally overlays the first rough surface; performing a surface treatment on the antireflection optical film so that the antireflection optical film has a hydrophilic surface, and the hydrophilic surface is relatively far away from the silicon wafer; dropping a colloidal solution on the hydrophilic surface of the antireflection optical film, wherein the colloidal solution includes a solution and multiple nano-balls and the nano-balls are adhered onto the hydrophilic surface; and performing an etching process on the hydrophilic surface of the antireflection optical film by taking the nano-balls as an etching mask so as to form a second rough surface, wherein the roughness of the second rough surface is different from the roughness of the first rough surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: Tatung Company, TATUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chiung-Wei Lin, Jheng-Jie Ruan, Yi-Liang Chen, Hsien-Chieh Lin
  • Patent number: 10144825
    Abstract: A thermoplastic composition that contains a rigid renewable polyester and a polymeric toughening additive is provided. The toughening additive can be dispersed as discrete physical domains within a continuous matrix of the renewable polyester. An increase in the deformation force and elongational strain causes debonding to occur in the renewable polyester matrix at those areas located adjacent to the discrete domains. This can result in the formation of a plurality of voids adjacent to the discrete domains that can help to dissipate energy under load and increase impact strength. To even further increase the ability of the composition to dissipate energy in this manner, an interphase modifier may be employed that reduces the degree of friction between the toughening additive and renewable polyester and thus enhances the degree and uniformity of debonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Vasily A. Topolkaraev, Neil T. Scholl, Ryan J. McEneany, Thomas A. Eby
  • Patent number: 10010459
    Abstract: An absorbent article. The absorbent article includes a topsheet having a body contacting surface, a backsheet joined to said topsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, wherein the absorbent core has an upper layer and a lower layer. The lower layer has two density zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christopher Philip Bewick-Sonntag, Miguel Alvaro Robles
  • Patent number: 9789456
    Abstract: The composition, advantageously an emulsion or a foam, includes an internal phase dispersed in a hydrophilic continuous phase, the percentage of the internal phase being higher than 50%. The emulsion composition contains nanocrystals of a polysaccharide other than cellulose, advantageously chitin, that are located at the interface between the internal phase and the hydrophilic continuous phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE—INRA
    Inventors: Isabelle Capron, Herve Bizot, Bernard Cathala
  • Patent number: 9738767
    Abstract: A process of making a polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam comprises the step of mixing under low pressure: (A) An isocyanate; (B) A compound reactive with the isocyanate, e.g., a polyol; (C) A liquid blowing agent; and (D) Carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Francesca Pignagnoli, Eric M. Rexrode, Kelly R. Flaherty, Giuseppe Vairo
  • Patent number: 9741945
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to new photoluminescent metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). The newly developed MOFs include either non rare earth element (REE) transition metal atoms or limited concentrations of REE atoms, including: Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ga, Ge, Y, Ru, Ag, Cd, Sn, Sb, Ir, Pb, Bi, that are located in the MOF framework in site isolated locations, and have emission colors ranging from white to red, depending on the metal concentration levels and/or choice of ligand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Tina M. Nenoff, Dorina Florentina Sava Gallis, Lauren E.S. Rohwer
  • Patent number: 9597832
    Abstract: The sealing tape has an elastically recoverable foam strip and a strip-like element, which is arranged underneath the foam strip. The strip-like element has greater flexural strength than the foam strip and has two predetermined fold points, so that two side sections of the strip-like element can be bent downward in different directions at the two predetermined fold points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: ISO-Chemie GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Deiss
  • Patent number: 9522985
    Abstract: There is provided a polyester elastomer foam having a micro and uniform cell structure. The polyester elastomer foam is formed by allowing a polyester elastomer composition containing a polyester elastomer and a surface-treated inorganic substance (except hydroxides) to expand. A residue on a 166 mesh sieve in the surface-treated inorganic substance (except hydroxides) is preferably not more than 0.01%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoaki Kodama, Makoto Saitou, Kazumichi Kato, Itsuhiro Hatanaka
  • Patent number: 9505028
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a protective coating for a low index material, and a process for preparing a protected low index material. The protective coating partially penetrates the pores of a low index material, providing a seal protecting the pores, and can strengthen the construction by forming a gradient in properties of the protected low index material. The present disclosure further provides a diffusing low index optical element having a protected low index material and a diffusing layer disposed on the low index material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael L. Steiner, William D. Coggio, Thomas J. Ludemann, Emilie L. Rexeisen, William R. Dudley, Steven J. McMan, Michael L. Ruegsegger
  • Patent number: 9388289
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for fabricating microporous, open-cell foam of a hierarchical structure from a composition comprising a foamable liquid polymer, a curing agent for the polymer, a blowing agent and a filler that functions as a viscosity modifier for the foam-forming composition. By appropriate selection of materials, microporous, open-cell polymer foam is producible which, due to its hydrophobic character, is capable of absorbing relatively low surface tension liquids, e.g., hydrocarbon oils, and reject high surface tension liquids, e.g., water. These foams may be applied in maritime oil spill clean-up operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Shahab Shojaei-Zadeh, Michael Fechtmann
  • Patent number: 9334396
    Abstract: A process for preparing a polyolefin product can include providing a first high molecular weight (HMW) polyolefin resin having an HLMI of between 0.01 and 5 g/10 min, and separately providing a second low molecular weight (LMW) polyolefin resin having an MI2 of between 1 and 150 g/10 min. A device can be used to continuously physically melt and blend the first HMW polyolefin resin and the second LMW polyolefin resin to produce the polyolefin product. The device can include at least two feeding zones spatially separated and operably connected to each other. At least a art of the first HMW polyolefin resin is introduced in a first feeding zone, and at least a part of the second LMW polyolefin is introduced in a second feeding zone different from the first zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: TOTAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FELUY
    Inventors: Daan Dewachter, Eric Damme
  • Patent number: 9224893
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of antireflection substrate structure includes: providing a silicon wafer having a first rough surface; forming an antireflection optical film on the silicon wafer, wherein the antireflection optical film conformally overlays the first rough surface; performing a surface treatment on the antireflection optical film so that the antireflection optical film has a hydrophilic surface, and the hydrophilic surface is relatively far away from the silicon wafer; dropping a colloidal solution on the hydrophilic surface of the antireflection optical film, wherein the colloidal solution includes a solution and multiple nano-balls and the nano-balls are adhered onto the hydrophilic surface; and performing an etching process on the hydrophilic surface of the antireflection optical film by taking the nano-balls as an etching mask so as to form a second rough surface, wherein the roughness of the second rough surface is different from the roughness of the first rough surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignees: Tatung Company, TATUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chiung-Wei Lin, Jheng-Jie Ruan, Yi-Liang Chen, Hsien-Chieh Lin
  • Patent number: 9170178
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to air sampling of biological compounds. Specifically, the present invention relates to a device and method for sampling the ambient air for detecting microbial propagules, microbial propagules being any spore, vegetative cell, or virion of microbiological origin including all bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoans, molds, slime molds, chlamydospores, hyphae, and cysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Edward Sobek
  • Patent number: 9126178
    Abstract: Heat-expandable microspheres having high heat resistance and high solvent resistance, a production process thereof include a shell of a thermoplastic resin and a thermally vaporizable blowing agent being encapsulated therein. The thermoplastic resin includes a copolymer produced by polymerizing a polymerizable component containing a carboxyl-group-containing monomer. The surface of the heat-expandable microspheres is treated with an organic compound containing a metal of the Groups from 3 to 12 in the Periodic Table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: MATSUMOTO YUSHI-SEIYAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu Kita, Katsushi Miki
  • Publication number: 20150144563
    Abstract: Articles containing soil adsorbing polymers, and more particularly, articles, for example nonwovens, such as paper towels, wovens, and/or sponges and/or article-forming components thereof that comprise a durably bonded soil adsorbing polymer, article-forming components used to make such articles, and processes for making same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Robin Lynn McKIERNAN, Robert Joseph McCHAIN, Steven Daryl SMITH
  • Publication number: 20150119479
    Abstract: A method of making a reconfigurable three-dimensional shape includes the following steps: (i) moving multiple print heads in three dimensions relative to a printing surface, where the print heads include a conductor print head and a polymer print head; (ii) depositing a conductive material from the conductor print head; and (iii) depositing a shape-memory polymer from the polymer print head. The depositing steps form a volumetric shape of a shape-memory polymer, capable of changing shape, with a conductive material capable of acting as a heating element integrally formed in the volumetric shape. The method can further include the steps of heating the shape-memory polymer above a transition temperature, changing the shape of the volumetric shape following the heating step, and then allowing the shape-memory polymer to cool below the transition temperature to fix the new volumetric shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Frederick B. Koehler, Terry M. Sanderson
  • Patent number: 9018270
    Abstract: A method of forming a polymer is provided, the method comprising: Providing a first monomer comprising one or more aromatic moieties, the first monomer comprising at least two amino groups, each of the amino groups being attached to an aromatic moiety; and contacting said first monomer with formaldehyde or a source of methylene. Polymers made by such a method and uses of such polymers are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: University College Cardiff Consultants Limited
    Inventors: Neil Bruce McKeown, Mariolino Carta, Matthew James Croad
  • Publication number: 20150111977
    Abstract: A filler composition for use in a casting formulation, where the filler composition includes a mineral filler, hollow plastic microspheres, and a food grade and non-flammable liquid, and where when the filler composition is mixed with a casting resin an OSHA 8-hour Permissible Exposure Limit set for Particulates Not Otherwise Regulated is not exceeded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory S. Novak, John P. Simmons, Stephen Gleason