Treating A Cellular Solid Polymer By Adding A Material Thereto Which Forms A Composition Therewith Patents (Class 521/55)
  • Patent number: 11240916
    Abstract: An electronic device, a method and apparatus for producing an electronic device, and a composition therefor are disclosed. An adhesive material is applied in a first pattern on a surface of a receiver substrate. A carrier having a metal foil disposed thereon is brought into contact with the first substrate such that a portion of the metal foil contacts the adhesive material. The adhesive material includes a first polymer, a second polymer, and a conductive carbon black dispersion, and is activated using at least one of mechanical pressure and heat while the portion of the metal foil is in contact with the adhesive material. The first substrate and the second substrate are separated, whereby the portion of the metal foil is transferred to the first substrate. The adhesive is electrically conductive to maximize the possibility of maintaining electrical connectivity even when there is a break in the metal foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: CRYOVAC, LLC
    Inventors: James W. Blease, Theodore F. Cyman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11168238
    Abstract: A low-VOC, two-component polyurethane adhesive is provided. The polyurethane adhesive has an A-side that includes an isocyanate and a non-reactive plasticizer, and a B-side that includes an aliphatic polyester polyol, a non-polyester polyol, and a urethane catalyst. The A-side and the B-side are reacted at a volume ratio of 1:1 and formulated at an NCO/OH index within the range of 0.90 to 1.10. The polyurethane adhesive is solvent-free and is particularly suitable for adhering a polymeric membrane to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Stepan Company
    Inventors: Warren A. Kaplan, Sarah Wolek
  • Patent number: 10995033
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to present principles enhance aspects of applied plaster coats. In particular, the materials include a synthetic substitute aggregate (SSA), added to a cementitious base coat, for a plastering step prior to application of stucco or acrylic synthetic finishes or finish coats. The addition of SSA to a pre-blended cementitious base coat creates a light weight product which in some implementations is highly advantageous for the plastering industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Manuel Joe Rios, Anthony Michael Rios
  • Patent number: 10961695
    Abstract: A method for producing a sustainable building without the use of heavy equipment. Such a building may include an adjustable foundation to eliminate the need to flatten the building surface below. The frame may be constructed by using hand tools to assemble pre-rolled galvanized steel rods. A pre-cut perforated galvanized steel sheet can then be laid on the frame and sheathed with a pre-mixed mortar that may be created by mixing materials easily found in impoverished countries, such as natural lime, river sand, white clay, and fly ash. The roof may be layered with a thin solar film to allow for the incorporation of solar cells to harness solar energy and may further include a rainwater collection mechanism to allow for the roof to also collect clean rainwater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Soleman Abdi Idd
  • Patent number: 10947360
    Abstract: A foamed, opacifying element is prepared to have a light-blocking value (LBV) of at least 4. A method is carried out in a specific order with a unique series of steps including: providing a unique foamable aqueous composition; aerating that foamable aqueous composition to a foam density of at least 0.1-0.5 g/cm3; disposing the foamed aqueous composition onto a surface of a porous substrate; drying the foamed aqueous composition without substantial curing of the binder material therein, to provide a dry foamed composition on the surface, without substantial curing; densifying the dry foamed composition to provide a dry opacifying layer in a foamed, opacifying element; and curing the dry opacifying layer in the foamed, opacifying element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Mridula Nair, Mary Christine Brick
  • Patent number: 10829649
    Abstract: Methods of protecting a submerged surface from biofouling animal organisms include applying a first biologically active inner polymer layer on a surface, impregnated with at least one first biologically active agent that kills a juvenile stage of a biofouling animal organism. A second biologically active outer polymer layer is applied on the first biologically active inner polymer layer, impregnated with at least one second biologically active agent that inhibits a larval stage of the biofouling animal organism from attaching to the second biologically active outer polymer layer. The second biologically active outer polymer layer includes a friction-reducing additive selected from the group consisting of silicone powder, PTFE powder, molybdenum disulfide powder, graphene nano-platelets, graphene oxide, and fluorinated graphene powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: REDJAK, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Reed E. Phillips
  • Patent number: 10689527
    Abstract: Multi-layer anti-fouling coatings and methods of forming the same include a first biocidal layer formed on a surface. The first biocidal layer includes at least one biocidal biocide that kills a biofouling organism on contact with the first biocidal layer. A first biostatic layer is formed between the first biocidal layer and an external environment. The first biostatic layer includes at least one biostatic biocide that inhibits a biofouling organism from attaching to the first biostatic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: REDJAK, L.L.C
    Inventor: Reed E. Phillips
  • Patent number: 10640422
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a cementitious composition comprising: dispersing expanded polymeric microspheres into a liquid dispersion, optionally wherein the liquid dispersion comprises an aqueous dispersion; and incorporating the liquid dispersion comprising expanded polymeric microspheres into the cementitious composition; wherein the expanded polymeric microspheres are present in the liquid dispersion in an amount of about 0.1 to about 15 percent by weight, based on the total weight of the dispersion, prior to incorporation into the cementitious composition. An admixture for cementitious compositions comprising unexpanded polymeric microspheres and sodium hydroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Construction Research & Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Shaode Ong, Rick Paponetti, James C. Smith, Stefan Muessig
  • Patent number: 10626547
    Abstract: The invention is directed to kits, compositions, tools and methods for biologically cemented structures. More particularly, the invention is directed to materials and methods for the farming of bivalves, such as oysters and clams, and also other marine and fresh water invertebrates such as sponges, and other commercially worthwhile sessile organisms. The kits, compositions, tools and methods of the invention are also applied to erosion control of beaches and underwater surfaces, for the formation of foundations such as footings for pier supports, marine walls and other desirable structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BioMason, Inc.
    Inventors: Ginger K. Dosier, J. Michael Dosier, Steven W. McAllister
  • Patent number: 10577497
    Abstract: A resin composition comprises 100 parts by weight of epoxy resin; 2 to 50 parts by weight of carboxyl-containing butadiene acrylonitrile resin; 1 to 40 parts by weight of phosphazene; and 1 to 8 parts by weight of acrylic triblock copolymer. The resin composition may be made into various articles, such as prepregs, laminates, printed circuit boards or rigid-flex boards, and meets one, more or all of the following properties: high yield rate in solder pad fall-off test at high temperature, low dust weight loss, low stickiness, high thermal resistance, high peel strength to copper foil, and high bonding strength to polyimide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventors: Zhilong Hu, Hezong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10487220
    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. The coating is made up of a polymer, a mid-block modifier, a tackifier, a thixotrope, a solvent blend, an antioxidant, and a UV stabilizer. A matting agent, static electricity mitigation agent, and a silica suspension agent may also be incorporated into the composition. A 2K gloss can be applied to the coating composition after application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew Fontaine
  • Patent number: 10450695
    Abstract: The invention is directed to kits, compositions, tools and methods for biologically cemented structures. More particularly, the invention is directed to materials and methods for the farming of bivalves, such as oysters and clams, and also other marine and fresh water invertebrates such as sponges, and other commercially worthwhile sessile organisms. The kits, compositions, tools and methods of the invention are also applied to erosion control of beaches and underwater surfaces, for the formation of foundations such as footings for pier supports, marine walls and other desirable structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: BioMason, Inc.
    Inventors: Ginger K. Dosier, J. Michael Dosier, Steven W. McAllister
  • Patent number: 10335433
    Abstract: Provided herein are NDGA polymers and metal complexes of such polymers, preferably those metal complexes of the polymers that are insoluble or substantially insoluble in an aqueous solvent, and processes for making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MiMedx Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Koob
  • Patent number: 10239069
    Abstract: A method of forming a material structure from structural units contained within a liquid solution in a spray head is described. The liquid solution includes a solvent and a solute, the solute comprising a plurality of the structural units, the structural units including monomer units, oligomer units, or combinations thereof. The method comprises forming droplets of the liquid solution including the structural units, and spraying the droplets on a substrate, thereby substantially increasing the reactivity of the structural units within the droplets relative to the structural units within the liquid solution in the spray head. The increase in reactivity can result from the droplets containing an excess of a particular ion, the ion excess resulting from a voltage applied to conductive walls of the device which dispenses the droplets. The material structure is then formed on the substrate from the more highly reactive structural units within the droplets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apeel Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: James T. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10179442
    Abstract: A fluorescent display suitable for use in a heads up display contains a laminated glass structure containing a plasticized polyvinyl acetal film, at least one fluorophore, and at least one UV absorber, wherein the fluorophore and UV absorber are and remain spatially separated in the laminating film such that UV light projected from a display generating projector remains able to activate the fluorophores, and a UV component of sunlight has lessened ability to activate the fluorophore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventors: Uwe Keller, Philipp Lellig, Jan Beekhuizen
  • Patent number: 9963843
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for depositing a structured paint material on a surface. According to one embodiment, the method comprises introducing an initiator to a paint composition comprising methyl methacrylate (MMA) and a first retroreflective element to produce a liquid mixture, depositing the liquid mixture on a surface of a substrate to produce a layer of structured paint material, and depositing a layer of a second retroreflective element onto at least a portion of an upper surface of the deposited layer of structured paint material, and wherein a coefficient of retroreflected luminance of the layer of structured paint material is at least 1400 mcd/m2/lux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventors: Lawrence H. Boise, Stephen S. Schultz
  • Patent number: 9822208
    Abstract: A process of forming a flame retardant material from furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME) includes converting an FDME molecule to a 2,5-furan dicarbonyl dichloride (FDCC) molecule and chemically reacting the FDCC molecule with a phosphorus-containing material to form an FDME-based flame retardant material that includes a phosphorus-based flame retardant moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brandon M. Kobilka, Joseph Kuczynski, Jacob T. Porter, Jason T. Wertz
  • Patent number: 9650305
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for reducing the impact of hard water on gypsum board foaming are provided. The compositions include adding a foam to water and a calcined slurry. The foam includes water, dispersed air and a surfactant. Surfactants for use include a hydrophobic portion having an alkyl chain length distribution of about 20% to about 60% C8 chains; about 20% to about 60% C10 chains; about 14% to about 36% C12 chains and about 2% to about 20% C14 chains and also having a hydrophilic portion having about 0.2 to 3.0 ethoxy groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventors: Xuming Wang, Steven W. Sucech
  • Patent number: 9585492
    Abstract: An integral latex foam having a first layer foam and a second and/or subsequent layer of latex foam is disclosed. The first layer foam contains an additive that is applied in the form of a solution, emulsion or dispersion. The first layer has a thickness from 0.01 to 9 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Latexco NV
    Inventor: Alexander Bolliou
  • Patent number: 9517598
    Abstract: A material derived from sea cucumber collagen fibrils is suitable for use in corneal replacements or as an implantable contact lens. To produce material, the collagen fibrils are centrifuged into orthogonal stacks of lamellae comprised of aligned fibrils. The resulting structure is a transparent film of arbitrary thickness very similar in structure to mammalian corneal tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventors: W. Garrett Matthews, August Heim, Thomas J. Koob
  • Patent number: 9469568
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite panel (10) based on cementitious mortar, passed through its entire thickness by a plurality of through openings (11), each of which is filled with a material transparent to light in the form of a preformed plate (12) housed in said opening (11), or formed in said opening, wherein said cement-based mortar contains at least 30 kg/m 3 of fibers selected from one or more of the following types: metallic fibers, steel fibers, glass fibers, polymeric resin fibers. The invention also relates to methods of production of said panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: ITALCEMENTI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Cangiano, Aronne Carminati
  • Patent number: 9464153
    Abstract: A two-component premix for preparing a heat-expandable and heat-curable epoxy-based material, comprises an isocyanate, a diol or polyol, an epoxy prepolymer, a heat-activatable hardener for epoxy prepolymers, and a heat-activatable blowing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Martin Hornung, Emilie Barriau, Martin Renkel
  • Patent number: 9410026
    Abstract: Disclosed are rebond polyurethane foams comprised of a plurality of polyurethane foam particles bound together to form a matrix. Reclaimed carpet material is distributed within the matrix of foam particles as a filler material. Also disclosed are methods for the manufacture of the rebond polyurethane foams disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: John J. M. Rees, Gregory Fowler
  • Patent number: 9243103
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a polyurethane foam for flame lamination which has an excellent balance between adhesiveness to a fabric comprising synthetic fibers or natural fibers, a leather or the like and residual compression strain and has an excellent wet-heat resistance, and a laminated body including a foamed material layer consisting of the polyurethane foam. The polyurethane foam for flame lamination is characterized by being produced using a foam raw material containing a polyol such as a polyether polyol, a polyisocyanate, a foaming agent, a foam control agent, an amine-based catalyst and a urea compound such as urea and azodicarbonamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventors: Fuminori Horio, Yasushi Yamada
  • Patent number: 9045609
    Abstract: Thermal insulation material capable of being obtained from the mixture of at least the following elements: an aqueous foam; silica aerogel particles; and at least one binder selected from an organic binder and a mineral binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventors: Daniela Pasquero, Claude Da Silva
  • Patent number: 9033959
    Abstract: A skin graft applicator with a handle member and a roller member is described for use in applying a skin graft to a patient. The skin graft applicator has a manipulator pad for positioning the skin graft, and a roller member for forcing air and fluid from underneath the skin graft ensuring the proper bond between graft and tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Mercy Health System, Inc.
    Inventor: Bharat Shah
  • Publication number: 20150126631
    Abstract: A composite material with an elastic modulus of less than 0.1 MPa at 100% elongation including a polymer matrix and a non-Newtonian fluid is provided. The composite material may be employed in shock and impact absorption applications to reduce initial and shockwave acceleration forces. Methods of forming the composite material and reducing acceleration forces in an impact utilizing the composite material are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Paul A. Bruno, Ariana M. Bruno
  • Patent number: 9000059
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a novel heat moldable gel and foam composition and the process for making the gel and foam composition. The gel and foam composition comprises gel infused into cells of a foam. The gel is a blend of gelling agents, such as thermoplastic polymers, resiliency components, such as styrene-butadiene or styrene-isoprene copolymer and softening agents, such as oils. The foam preferably has a hardness less than or equal to a hardness of the gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Masterfit Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Rich
  • Publication number: 20150079356
    Abstract: A lightweight cementitious panel formed from a core mix is disclosed. The lightweight cementitious panel comprises one or more lightweight aggregate filler in the amount of 0.5 to 5 weight percent of the core mix, one or more binders in the amount of 35 to 75 weight percent of the core mix, rheological admixture in the amount of about 0.5 to 5 weight percent of the core mix, surfactant in the amount of 0 to 0.1 weight percent of the core mix, one or more normal weight aggregate filler in the amount of 5 to 50 weight percent of the core mix, and water in the amount of 5 to 20 weight percent of the core mix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: National Gypsum Company
    Inventor: Marie-Andrée Mathieu
  • Publication number: 20150000567
    Abstract: A novel mortar mix and mortar formed therewith. The mortar contains sand, lime, cement and microtubes in a mixture thereof. The microtubes assist in wicking moisture directly through a wet mortar compound formed by adding water to the mortar mix. Wicking moisture directly through the mortar decreases the reliance on a continuous, unobstructed cavity behind the masonry wall, as well as prevent cracking from water's freeze-thaw cycle. It also allows water to pass through the mortar in a similar manner as the masonry, creating two in-sync cycles, rather then two disparate cycles for water flow. In various embodiments, the microtubes could be composed of cellulose, fabricated polymer or graphite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Sophia Elizabeth Duluk, Lauren Kathleen Garvey
  • Patent number: 8901180
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for functionalizing a thermoset, crosslinked isocyanate-based polymeric solid material which is made of isocyanate and isocyanate reactive components, at least one of which comprises an anchor component which has at least one anchor group. The anchor groups on the solid material are formed by terminal alkene and/or alkyne groups. To functionalize this polymeric solid material it is brought in contact with a solution which contains at least one functional component. This functional component comprises at least one thiol group and is allowed to bind covalently to the polymeric solid material by a free-radical addition reaction between the thiol groups on the functional component and the terminal alkene and/or alkyne anchor groups on the undissolved solid material. An effective functionalization of the polymeric material can thus be achieved notwithstanding the heterogeneous reaction conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Recticel
    Inventors: Laura Jonckheere, Filip Du Prez, Thu Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8829063
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a high heat radiation composite material including a hybrid filler comprising expanded graphite filled with expandable polymeric beads, and a fabrication method thereof. In the method, a dispersion solution is prepared by dispersing expandable polymeric beads in ethanol. Expanded graphite is immersed in the dispersion solution, and heat-treated to remove ethanol, thereby producing the hybrid filler. The hybrid filler is dispersed into the matrix polymer via an extrusion/injection process, thereby producing the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Kyong Hwa Song, Han Saem Lee, Jin Woo Kwak, Byung Sam Choi
  • Patent number: 8802742
    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: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Ping Xu, Jack J Hegenbarth, Xin Kang Chen, Rachel Radspinner, Paul D Drumheller, William B Johnson, Wen K Liu
  • Patent number: 8796343
    Abstract: Use in hygiene articles of articles formed of water-absorbent, predominantly open-celled crosslinked acid-functional addition polymer foams Abstract The use of articles formed of water-absorbent open-celled crosslinked acid-functional addition polymer foams and containing finely divided silicon dioxide and/or at least one surfactant on their surface as an acquisition and/or distribution layer in hygiene articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Samantha Champ, Hans-Joachim Hähnle, Mariola Wanior
  • Publication number: 20140200281
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a play composition including a polymeric binder and oil. In an embodiment, the binder is a hydrogenated triblock copolymer including styrene. The oil is a mineral oil. The composition may further include a plasticizer, a release agent, and one or more fillers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Abimael CORDOVA
  • Patent number: 8637582
    Abstract: A method of forming a porous material having improved compressive strength, includes forming an aerogel precursor that includes a polymer having a functional group capable of undergoing a crosslinking reaction dispersed in a dispersion medium. The precursor also includes a crosslinking agent. The aerogel precursor is frozen so that the dispersion is solidified, and freeze dried to sublime the dispersion medium and form the porous material. The crosslinking agent is reacted with the functional group to effect crosslinking, thus improving the compressive strength of the porous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Case Western Reserve University
    Inventors: Matthew D. Gawryla, David A. Schiraldi
  • Patent number: 8632701
    Abstract: This invention provides an organic-inorganic hybrid material, which can exhibit high proton conductivity in a wide temperature range of a low temperature to a high temperature, a proton conductive material, which has a small particle diameter, that is, has a particle diameter capable of reaching pores of primary particles of carbon powder or the like, and has controlled particle diameters, a catalyst layer containing these materials for a fuel cell and an electrolyte film containing these materials for a fuel cell, and a fuel cell. The proton conductive hybrid material comprises proton conductive inorganic nanoparticles and a proton conductive polymer, wherein the Stokes particle diameter of the proton conductive hybrid material by dynamic light scattering is not more than 20 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Takeo Yamaguchi, Ju Myeung Lee, Gopinathan Madhavikutty Anilkumar
  • Publication number: 20140005286
    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: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Ping Xu, Jack J. Hegenbarth, Xin Kang Chen, Rachel Radspinner, Paul D. Drumheller, William B. Johnson, Wen K. Liu
  • Patent number: 8552076
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of preparing a fused aerogel-polymer composite in which aerogel and an organic polymer is mixed in a dry state to adsorb polymer particles on the surface of the aerogel and are then subjected to thermal treatment, thus forming a polymer coating on the aerogel. The fused aerogel-polymer composite can be used for thermal insulation in a variety of applications. The fused aerogel-polymer composite exhibits high thermal insulation properties and superior physical strength and processability while still maintaining the properties of an aerogel that does not have a polymer coated on its surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Myung Dong Cho
  • Patent number: 8530532
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hydrogel contact lens having improved wettability, and particularly to a hydrogel contact lens of a complex membrane having an IPN (interpenetrating polymer network) intra structure, which is prepared by crosslinking composition for a contact lens comprising, as a main ingredient, an acryl monomer and an oligosaccharide and optionally a silicone compound. Due to the presence of an oligosaccharide in a contact lens herein, tensile strength and wettability can be maximized to provide a superior wearing feeling and maintain wettability even after a long-term storage in a care solution such as a washing solution, a storage solution and a protein-removing solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignees: Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, Interojo Inc.
    Inventors: Tae Sun Chang, Hyung Rok Kim, Kyoung Hee Yun
  • Publication number: 20130225702
    Abstract: The present invention relates to construction material obtained by recycling fire-resistant Styrofoam waste, and to a method for preparing same. The present invention relates to recycled construction material made from fire-resistant Styrofoam waste, which is prepared by: mixing water, liquid soap, and a mixture consisting of 2 to 8 wt % of fire-resistant Styrofoam waste, 50 to 70 wt % of cement, 20 to 30 wt % of steel sludge, and 5 to 10 wt % of pearlite; and injection-molding or compression-molding the resultant mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Dongkook Jang
  • Patent number: 8461221
    Abstract: Antifoam particles contain: (A) porous copolymers of urea or melamine or a mixture thereof with an alkanal, and (B) a silicone antifoam composition which is liquid at 0° C. The invention also provides pulverulent antifoam agents which comprise antifoam particles and optionally further carrier materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Richard Becker, Herbert Siegl
  • Patent number: 8426481
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention relates to a composite material including a hydrophobic porous organic polymer bead. An embodiment further relates to a method of obtaining the composite material as well as the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Biotage AB
    Inventors: Yan Liu, Johan Billing, Ecevit Yilmaz, Ola Karlsson
  • Publication number: 20130079427
    Abstract: A crosslinked product of a polyarylene is disclosed, having high-temperature elastomeric properties and excellent chemical resistance. The crosslinked materials are useful in oil and gas downhole applications in the form of either solids or foams. Methods for the manufacture of the crosslinked product and articles comprising the product are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Ping Duan, Gaurav Agrawal, David P. Gerrard
  • Publication number: 20130064974
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for converting expanded polystyrene into a rigid material are disclosed herein. The methods of modifying EPS herein generally include placing EPS workload into a pressurized chamber and applying heat and pressure through a gas. The application of heat and pressure is held for a determined amount of time, the pressure of the internal chamber is then lowered below atmospheric pressure and a hot or cool step is administered. The resulting CPS product can be modified in a multiple number of ways depending on the desired end product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Duncan Edward Meyers
  • Publication number: 20120255733
    Abstract: A process for sealing or strengthening porous molded articles, rock or porous informations. The process comprises using hyper-fine cement having a particle size D50 of <1 ?m as at least one of a sealing agent and strengthening agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Luis GENOLET, Helmut SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20120252911
    Abstract: Use of a phosphorus compound of the formula (I) as flame retardant, where the definitions of the symbols in the formula (I) are as follows: A is one of the following groups: Y is —P(?X2)SR3R4, H, a straight-chain or branched C1-C12-alkyl group, C5-C6-cycloalkyl, C6-C12-aryl, or benzyl, where the four last-mentioned groups are unsubstituted or have substitution by one or more radicals from the group of C1-C4-alkyl or C1-C4-alkenyl; R1, R2, R3, and R4 are identical or different and are hydrogen, OH, C1-C16-alkyl, C1-C16-alkenyl, C1-C16-alkoxy, C1-C16-alkenoxy, C3-C10-cycloalkyl, C3-C10-cycloalkoxy, C6-C10-aryl, C6-C10-aryloxy, C6-C10-aryl-C1-C16-alkyl, C6-C10-aryl-C1-C16-alkoxy, SR9 COR10, COOR11, CONR12R13 or two radicals R1, R2, R3, or R4 form, together with the phosphorus atom to which they are bonded, or the P—O-A-O—P group, a ring system; R5, R6, R7, and R8 are identical or different and are H, C1-C16-alkyl, C1-C16-alkenyl, C1-C16-alkoxy, C1-C16-alkenoxy; R9, R10, R11, R12, R13 are identical or
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christoph Fleckenstein, Hartmut Denecke, Ingo Bellin, Olaf Kriha, Patrick Spies, Sabine Fuchs, Klemens Massonne, Klaus Hahn, Peter Deglmann, Maximilian Hofmann, Alois Kindler
  • Patent number: 8277719
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of thermoplastic auxetic foams comprising the steps of: a) taking conventional thermoplastic foam; b) subjecting said foam to at least one process cycle wherein the foam is biaxially compressed and heated; c) optionally subjecting the foam to at least one process cycle wherein the biaxial compression is removed and the foam mechanically agitated prior to reapplying biaxial compression and heating; d) cooling said foam to a temperature below the softening temperature of said foam; and e) removing said compression and heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Auxetic Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Alderson, Kim Lesley Alderson, Philip John Davies, Gillian Mary Smart
  • Patent number: 8236865
    Abstract: A hydrophilic vinylidene fluoride resin composition, comprising: porous vinylidene fluoride polymer particles and a hydrophilic polymer having a weight-average molecular weight of at least 2×105 contained in the pores of the porous vinylidene fluoride polymer particles. The composition is preferably obtained by subjecting a slurry containing porous vinylidene fluoride polymer particles after suspension polymerization to an appropriate degree of heat treatment for adjusting the amount of residual polymerization initiator, then impregnating the Polymer particles with a hydrophilic monomer and polymerizing the monomer. The thus-obtained vinylidene fluoride resin composition exhibits persistent hydrophilicity and good processability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Kureha Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki Kawakami, Toshio Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 8173716
    Abstract: Open-cell foam based on a melamine-formaldehyde condensation product, a polyurethane or a polyimide, which has been modified with hydrophobins, a method of producing such foams, and the use thereof for absorbing organic liquids, as leakage and bleeding protection for liquid stores, for liquid-liquid separation and as matrix for carrying out chemical and/or biological processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ulf Baus, Thorsten Montag, Claus Bollschweiler, Thomas Subkowski, Marvin Karos, Armin Alteheld, Hans-Jürgen Quadbeck-Seeger, Bernhard Vath