Ingredient Is Ether, Alcohol, Or Inorganic Alcoholate, E.g., Phenol, Etc. Patents (Class 521/88)
  • Patent number: 11373921
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides thermal interface materials that are useful in transferring heat from heat generating electronic devices, such as computer chips, to heat dissipating structures, such as heat spreaders and heat sinks. The thermal interface material is soft and has elastic properties post-curing along with high thermally conductive filler loading. The thermal interface material includes at least one long chain alkyl silicone oil; at least one long chain, vinyl terminated alkyl silicone oil; at least one long chain, single end hydroxyl terminated silicone oil; at least one thermally conductive filler, at least one coupling agent, at least one catalyst, at least one crosslinker, and at least one addition inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Kai Zhang, Liqiang Zhang, Ling Shen, Ya Qun Liu
  • Patent number: 11339277
    Abstract: A polymer composition comprising a blend of two or more high density polyethylenes: (A) a first high density polyethylene having a density of at least 940 kg/m3 and an MFR2 of 0.25 g/10 min or less; and (B) a second high density polyethylene having a density of at least 940 kg/m3 and an MFR2 of 1.0 g/10 min to 20 g/10 min; wherein said polymer composition has an MFR2 of 0.25 to 15 g/10 min and wherein the components (A) and (B) combined form at least 91 wt % of said polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: ABU DHABI POLYMERS COMPANY LIMITED (BOROUGE) L.L.C., BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Katja Klimke, Andrey Buryak, Ashish Kumar
  • Patent number: 11286329
    Abstract: A polyol component P) contains at least three different polyether polyols A) to C), and at least one polyether ester polyol D). A process for producing rigid polyurethane foams using the polyol component P) and the rigid polyurethane foams produced therefrom can be utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Johann Klassen, Sirus Zarbakhsh, Hendrik Wagner
  • Patent number: 11274185
    Abstract: A method produces porous materials by expansion of polymer gels. The porous materials can be a micro- or nano-porous polymer materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: SUMTEQ GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhard Strey, Roland Oberhoffer, Alexander Müller
  • Patent number: 10525169
    Abstract: A composite comprising: a barrier, said barrier being configured to selectively pass water, and said barrier being degradable in the presence of water; a matrix material for disposition within said barrier, wherein said matrix material has a flowable state and a set state, and wherein said matrix material is degradable in the presence of water; and at least one reinforcing element for disposition within said barrier and integration with said matrix material, wherein said at least one reinforcing element is degradable in the presence of water, and further wherein, upon the degradation of said at least one reinforcing element in the presence of water, provides an agent for modulating the degradation rate of said matrix material in the presence of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: 206 ORTHO, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. D'Agostino, Robert S. Whitehouse, Arthur Watterson, Werner Blank, Charles Hegedus, Sandip Agarwal, Elizabeth Nelson
  • Patent number: 10125235
    Abstract: A storage stable isocyanate-reactive composition has ethylene oxide content from 1 wt % to 50 wt %, based on the total weight of an isocyanate-reactive component that includes a polyol component, a catalyst component, and a blowing agent component. The polyol component includes at least one polyol, the catalyst component includes at least one amine catalyst, and the blowing agent component includes at least one hydrohaloolefin based blowing agent. The isocyanate-reactive component is storable at least at one of room temperature and a higher temperature for a period of at least 1 day with a less than 10 second change in gel time when reacted with an isocyanate component at an isocyanate index from 100 to 150, compared to when the same isocyanate-reactive component is stored for a period of less than 1 day at room temperature and reacted with the same isocyanate component at the same isocyanate index from 100 to 150.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Rossella Riccio, Vanni Parenti, Hans Kramer, Melissa M. Rose
  • Patent number: 10113026
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are foam formulations. As an example, foam formulation can include a polyol composition having an amine-imitated polyol that is from 10 percent to 20 percent of a total weight of the polyol composition and an additional polyol that is from 80 percent to 90 percent of the total weight of the polyol composition, a polyisocyanate, a blowing catalyst, and a gel catalyst, where a combination of the blowing catalyst and the gel catalyst is from 0.5 percent to 1.5 percent the total weight of the polyol composition and where the blowing catalyst is from 50 percent to 100 percent of a total weight of the blowing catalyst and the gel catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Cecilia Girotti, Paolo Golini, Giuseppe Vairo
  • Patent number: 9464158
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyols and the preparation and use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sebastian Koch, Christian Koenig
  • 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: 20150128335
    Abstract: A polyurethane foam, a polyurethane/polyorganosiloxane foam, and a polyurethane foam polyurethane/polyorganosiloxane foam material are disclosed and described herein. The materials are formed in the presence of a polymerization reaction initiator (an isoprenoid compound), and a polymerization reaction accelerator. The polyurethane foam is formed from an isocyanate and a polyol. The polyurethane foam polyurethane/polyorganosiloxane foam material comprises the polyurethane foam which is cross-linked to the polyurethane backbone to a polyurethane/polyorganosiloxane foam. Optional gelling agents, emulsification control agents, reinforcement fillers, cross-linkers, reinforcement polymers, rubber reinforcers, silk proteins, emollients, stabilizers and colorants are also described. The polyurethane and polyurethane-polyorganosiloxane foam materials exhibit a high degree of flexibility, resilience and excellent impact absorption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Ghassan Dehni
  • Patent number: 8987352
    Abstract: Phase separated self-healing polymer coatings having a “biphasic” thermoset/thermoplastic morphology to achieve self-healing. The biphasic structure has: (i) a major “load-bearing” thermoset phase that has superior strength and performs major mechanical and structural functions, and (ii) a “self-healing” phase of a thermoplastic healing agent to repair the material and restore its mechanical and structural integrity after being damaged. The phase-separated morphology is achieved through phase separation via a reaction process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: NEI Corporation
    Inventors: Runqing Ou, Kenneth Eberts, Ganesh Skandan
  • Publication number: 20150064572
    Abstract: Provided are separators for use in an electrochemical cell comprising (a) an inorganic oxide and (b) an organic polymer, wherein the inorganic oxide comprises organic substituents. Also provided are electrochemical cells comprising such separators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Steven Allen Carlson, Ifenna Kingsley Anakor, Greg Robert Farrell
  • Publication number: 20150051301
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a rigid polyurethane-polyisocyanurate foam C, comprising the step of reacting (i) an isocyanate-terminated prepolymer B with (ii) an activator component A comprising at least one trimerisation catalyst A1 and at least one blowing agent A3 in a reaction mixture to form a foam, characterised in that—there is used an isocyanate-terminated prepolymer B obtained from a reaction of an isocyanate B1 having a mean isocyanate functionality of from ?2.3 to ?2.9 with a polyol component B2, and—the activator component A comprises water as the blowing agent A3 in an amount of from ?5 wt. % to ?50 wt. %,—the isocyanate index in the reaction mixture is in a range of from ?400 to ?500, and—the isocyanate content of the prepolymer B is in a range of from ?21 wt. % to ?30 wt. %, based on the total mass of the prepolymer B, and—wherein in the reaction of the prepolymer B and the activator component A a conversion contribution to polyisocyanurate of ?75% is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Schleiermacher, Patrick Klasen, Reinhard Albers, Stephan Moers, Dirk Steinmeister, Dieter Seidel, Torsten Heinemann, Hans-Detlef Arntz
  • Patent number: 8944257
    Abstract: The invention provides modified polysulfones substituted in one or more of the phenyl rings by functional groups and membranes composed of the modified polysulfones. Also provided are methods for the preparation of monodispersed nanoporous polymeric membranes. The membranes are useful for reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, and ultrafiltration, particularly for purification of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd.
    Inventors: Moris S. Eisen, Raphael Semiat, Natalia Vainrot
  • Publication number: 20140374976
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of preparing a microcellular polyurethane elastomer by reacting naphthalene diisocyanate with a polyol to prepare a prepolymer containing an isocyanate (NCO) group, followed by mixing the prepared polyurethane prepolymer with a plasticizer, water, an emulsifier and the like, and then foaming the prepolymer blend to prepare a polyurethane elastomer, wherein the emulsifier is a mixture of (a) a compound selected from the group consisting of 2,4-toluene diisocyanate, 2,6-toluene diisocyanate, 2,4-diphenylmethane diisocyanate, 4,4?-diphenylmethane diisocyanate, hexamethylene diisocyanate, 1,4?-cyclohexane diisocyanate and mixtures thereof, and (b) a C2-10 hydrocarbon having a molecular weight of 500 or less with two to four hydroxyl groups, or mixtures thereof. The method of the invention can optimize the viscosity and properties of the prepolymer resulting from the reaction of naphthalene diisocyanate with a polyol, thus improving processability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Jae Soo Yang, Hee Young Choi, Jeongmoo Kim, Joon Mo Lee
  • Publication number: 20140363738
    Abstract: A coated method for the preparation of a separator comprising multiple layers of glass or glass and ceramic particles for use in an electrochemical cell, an electrochemical cell comprising such a separator and the use of such an electrochemical cell. The method comprises the steps of providing a mixture of an organic polymeric material, glass or glass and ceramic particles and at least one solvent, and preparing a multilayer by phase inversion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Pierre Blanc, Hilmi Buqa
  • Publication number: 20140353867
    Abstract: The invention discloses a thermoplastic elastomer composite, a component of electronic cigarette and a method of preparing the component of electronic cigarette. The thermoplastic elastomer composite comprises 65-85 weight % of a main body material, 10-25 weight % of a microspheres foaming agent and 5-10 weight % of an agent. The component of electronic cigarette made of the thermoplastic elastomer composite, has high elasticity and a wide hardness adjusting range, can be adjusted according to users' requirements, and has good taste and feel. The component can be provided with decorative patterns that are similar to tobacco leaves in production, and can simulate appearance of a real cigar and visual effects of real tobacco of cigarettes. The component has high elasticity, and it is non-toxic and non-pollution. The method can be carried out in a simple manner, and can improve the production efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 8901182
    Abstract: Process for producing expanded polyolefin resin particles with use as a foaming agent in water contained in an aqueous dispersion medium. The process includes dispersing polyolefin resin particles with use as a foaming agent of water contained in an aqueous dispersion medium. The process includes dispersing polyolefin resin particles together with the aqueous dispersion medium into a closed vessel, heating the polyolefin resin particles up to or above a softening temperature of the polyolefin resin particles and pressurizing the polyolefin resin particles, and releasing the polyolefin resin particles into a zone whose pressure is lower than an internal pressure of the closed vessel. The polyolefin resin particles are composed of a polyolefin resin composition including a polyolefin resin, polyethylene glycol homopolymer and a foam nucleating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Fukuzawa, Hiroshi Tsuneishi
  • Publication number: 20140336291
    Abstract: A composition including an effective amount of trans-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene component combined with an effective amount of an alcohol selected from the group of methanol, ethanol, propanol, isopropanol, tert-butanol, isobutanol, 2-ethyl hexanol and any combination thereof, where the composition has azeotropic properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: JAMES M. BOWMAN, RAJIV R. SINGH, DAVID J. WILLIAMS, HANG T. PHAM, JUSTIN L. BECKER
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8883870
    Abstract: The foaming window for making a foam useful in the manufacture of artificial leather is expanded through the use of a foamable composition comprising (A) a propylene-?-olefin copolymer, (B) a molecular melt (MM) comprising 4,4?-oxydibenzenesulfonylazide (DPO-BSA) and an antioxidant, and (C) a blowing agent. The foaming window can be expanded such that foaming can occur at 220° C. for 20 to 200 or more seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yong Chen, Morgan M. Hughes, Ho Jin Chee, Takahiko Ohmura
  • Publication number: 20140295169
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a foam sheet using cross-linked polylactic acid and method of manufacturing the same, and more particularly a foam sheet using cross-linked polylactic acid and method of manufacturing the same with not only excellent waterproofing and workability but also relatively high foaming ratio and a uniform closed foam cell structure, by producing cross-linked polylactic acid resin in a fixed condition using composites comprising polylactic acid, cross linking agents, and/or co-crosslinking agents, and then forming a sheet shape in a fixed condition using composites comprising the cross-linked polylactic acid and foaming agents, and then foaming at relatively high temperature conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: LG Hausys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang Won Kang, Cheng Zhe Huang, Ji Hyang Son
  • Publication number: 20140275302
    Abstract: A new additive for plastics (for example, polyethylene) is prepared by reacting a fatty acid ester of glycerol (such as glycerol monostearate) with a source of a reactive divalent metal selected from zinc, calcium, and magnesium. In an embodiment, Zinc oxide is the reactive divalent metal and the reaction is conducted in the presence of an acid such as zinc acetate. In one embodiment, a molar excess of zinc oxide (compared to the fatty acid ester) is used. The additive is suitable for use in the preparation of injection molded parts, rotomolded parts, and films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: NOVA CHEMICALS (INTERNATIONAL) S.A.
    Inventors: Owen Lightbody, Norman Dorien Joseph Aubee, P. Scott Chisholm, Tony Tikuisis
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140213676
    Abstract: A foam molding method, a foamed plastic formed by the method, and a foaming agent used in the foam molding method are provided. The foam molding method may include rotating a screw provided in a barrel, feeding a granular or powdered raw material and a foaming agent into the barrel, the foaming agent producing foam through a chemical reaction, melting the fed raw material and producing a gas from the foaming agent, and phase-changing the produced gas to a supercritical state and mixing the gas with the melted raw material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Changhoon JEONG, Daejin Jeong, Gangyoun Kim
  • Publication number: 20140213677
    Abstract: The present invention discloses polyester-polyether polyols suitable for blending with other polyols or other materials mutually compatible with the polyester polyols to achieve polyurethane and polyisocyanurate products. In particular the present invention discloses polyester-polyether polyols produced by the reaction of: 1) phthalic anhydride with an alcohol having a nominal functionality of 3 and a molecular weight of 90 to 500 under conditions to form a phthalic anhydride half-ester; and 2) alkoxylating the half-ester formed in step 1 to form a polyester-polyether polyol having a hydroxyl number of from 200 to 350; with the proviso when the alcohol is a polyether polyol, the polyether polyol contains at least 70 weight percent of polyoxypropylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Jorge Jimenez, Pavel L. Shutov, William N. Felsted, II, Melissa M. Rose, Davide Micheletti
  • Publication number: 20140206784
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyurethane resin composition for a support pad including a polyurethane resin, a DMF solvent, an anionic surfactant, and polyethylene glycol (PEG), and a polyurethane support pad including the polyurethane resin composition for a support pad. According to the present invention, long and large pores may be uniformly formed therein, and thus a support pad having an excellent compression rate and compression recovery rate may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-Mok Shin, Na-Ri Kim, Byeong-In Ahn, Sang-Soon Choi, Young-Ji Tae, Keong-Yeon Yoon
  • Publication number: 20140194544
    Abstract: Various uses of fluoroalkenes, including tetrafluoropropenes, and monchlorotrifluoropropenes in a variety of applications, including as blowing agents are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Bowman, David J. Williams
  • Publication number: 20140178312
    Abstract: An azeotrope-like mixture consisting essentially of chlorotrifluoropropene and at least one component selected from the group consisting of a C1-C3 alcohol, a C5-C6 hydrocarbon, a halogenated hydrocarbon, methylal, methyl acetone, water, nitromethane, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: RAJAT BASU, LESLIE BEMENT, KANE COOK, RYAN HULSE, GARY KNOPECK, HANG T. PHAM, RAJIV R. SINGH, DAVID J. WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 8754142
    Abstract: Polymeric foam and polymeric foam products that contain a foamable polymer material, at least one blowing agent, an infrared attenuating agent, and a polystyrene/polyethylene oxide copolymer are provided. In exemplary embodiments, the blowing agent contains an HFC. The maleic anhydride-styrene copolymer grafted with polyethylene oxide increases the cell size of the polymer foam and offsets or even negates the decreased cell size caused by an HFC blowing agent and/or infrared attenuating agents. In addition, the copolymer of maleic anhydride-styrene grafted with polyethylene oxide has a positive affect on the processability of the blowing agent(s) in the composition by both widening the process window and enhancing the solubility of the blowing agent in the polymer melt. Thus, the polystyrene/polyethylene oxide copolymer present in the inventive composition acts as a cell enlarger, a plasticizer, and a processing aid. A method of forming an extruded foam product is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Yadollah Delaviz, Raymond M. Breindel, Klin Rodrigues, Bharat Patel
  • Patent number: 8754143
    Abstract: Polymeric foam and polymeric foam products that contain a foamable polymer material, at least one blowing agent, a polystyrene/polyethylene oxide copolymer, and optionally, an infrared attenuating agent, are provided. In exemplary embodiments, the blowing agent includes at least one hydrofluorocarbon blowing agent. The maleic anhydride-styrene copolymer grafted with polyethylene oxide provides a water vapor permeability of 1.1 perm inch or greater in the extruded foam product without detrimentally affecting physical or thermal properties of the product. Additionally, the copolymer of maleic anhydride-styrene grafted with polyethylene oxide has a positive affect on the processability of the blowing agent(s) in the composition by both widening the process window and enhancing the solubility of the blowing agent in the polymer melt. Thus, the polystyrene/polyethylene oxide copolymer present in the inventive composition acts as a cell enlarger, a plasticizer, and a processing aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Yadollah Delaviz, Raymond M. Breindel, Mitchell Z. Weekley, John F. Budinscak, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140138304
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a porous polymer membrane that is excellent not only in water permeability and alkali resistance but also in mechanical strength. The porous polymer membrane of the present invention includes a fluoropolymer (A) that includes a vinylidene fluoride unit and a tetrafluoroethylene unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Shiotani, Yoshito Tanaka, Jun Miki
  • Patent number: 8697763
    Abstract: Described herein are methods of making open celled foams including a matrix of interconnected spheres. The open celled foams are silicone based materials and can be used to coat implants, such as breast implants, and function to encourage tissue ingrowth and reduce capsular formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexei Goraltchouk, Jordan Thompson, Dennis Van Epps
  • Patent number: 8691896
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polymer foam with density in the range from 5 to 120 kg/m3 composed of a polymer component including at least one styrene polymer and from 0.1 to 5 parts by weight of a flame retardant mixture including at least one phosphorus compound of the formula PR1R2R3. A process for producing the polymer is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Klaus Hahn, Olaf Kriha, Ingo Bellin, Patrick Spies, Sabine Fuchs, Peter Deglmann, Klemens Massonne, Hartmut Denecke, Christoph Fleckenstein, Geert Janssens, Maximilian Hofmann, Manfred Döring, Ciesielski Michael, Jochen Wagner
  • Patent number: 8691046
    Abstract: Energy-activated room temperature-pumpable polymer compositions, devices for activating and processing the same into solid cellular or non-cellular polymeric materials that can be used as adhesives, sealants, coatings or gasket materials, and methods of making and using the same. The compositions according to the invention include solid particles that include one or more polymers, which are emulsified, dispersed or suspended in a liquid carrier together with at least one processing aid, such as a reactive blowing agent, a low molecular weight surfactant, a high molecular weight surfactant, one or more compounds found in latex paint, starch, cellulosic derived products and combinations of two or more thereof. The processing aids provide various benefits including, for example, reduced density, improved process hygiene, improved foam stability, faster bonding times and/or lower processing temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Company
    Inventors: Michael W. Jorgenson, David J. Alessio, Samuel Dipre, Kenneth E. Heyde, Jeffrey C. Krotine, Anthony A. Parker, William C. Stumphauzer, Joseph J. Wolf
  • Patent number: 8691884
    Abstract: Crosslinked flame retardant thermoplastic elastomer gels are provided. The crosslinked flame retardant thermoplastic elastomer gels comprise a char catalyst, a char former, a maleic anhydride-modified styrene ethylene/butylene styrene polymer, and a softener oil. Methods are provided of making crosslinked flame retardant thermoplastic elastomer gels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Ellsworth, Michael A. Oar, Miguel A. Morales
  • Publication number: 20140087175
    Abstract: Disclosed are foam compositions and processes to form closed-cell tannin-based foams. The foams comprises a continuous polymeric phase defining a plurality of cells, wherein the continuous polymeric phase comprises a tannin-based resin derived from a tannin, a first monomer, and a second monomer, wherein the first monomer comprises formaldehyde, paraformaldehyde, furfural, glyoxal, acetaldehyde, 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, acrolein, levulinate esters, sugars, 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid, 2,5-furandicarboxylic aldehyde, urea, difurfural (DFF), or mixtures thereof, and the second monomer comprises furfuryl alcohol, glycerol, sorbitol, lignin, or mixtures thereof, and wherein the plurality of cells comprises a plurality of open-cells and a plurality of closed-cells with an open-cell content measured according to ASTM D6226-5, of less than 50%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: EI DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael W. Cobb, Vincent Galante, Marj Andrew Harmer, Vivek Kapur, Sharlene Renee Williams
  • Publication number: 20140069686
    Abstract: A foamed resin molded product includes not less than two fluorine resins that have a different melting point from each other. One of the not less than two fluorine resins comprises a fluorine resin that has a melting point of not more than 230 degrees C. An other of the not less than two fluorine resins comprises a fluorine resin that has a melting point of not less than 40 degrees C. higher than the fluorine resin having the melting point of not more than 230 degrees C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro ABE, Masafumi Nagano, Akinari Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20140058003
    Abstract: Foamable compositions are provided that include at least one blowing agent, at least one foamable polymer or a precursor composition thereof, and a nucleating agent. The nucleating agent includes a fluorinated oxirane which, in some embodiments, can have up to a maximum of three hydrogen atoms. The fluorinated oxiranes can have a total of from about 2 to about 12 carbon atoms. Also provided is a process for preparing a polymeric foam and a composition that includes a blowing agent and a nucleating agent comprising a fluorinated oxirane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: John G. Owens, Zhongxing Zhang, Rudolf J. Dams
  • Publication number: 20140045958
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a polymer composition comprising a treated inorganic pigment, wherein the treated inorganic pigment comprises an inorganic pigment comprising a pigment surface area of about 30 to about 75 m2/g; wherein the pigment surface is treated with an organic treating agent comprising a polyalkanol alkane or a polyalkanol amine, present in the amount of at least about 1.5%, and wherein the treated inorganic pigment has a RHI (rat hole index) of about 7 to about 11.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Daniel C. Kraiter
  • Publication number: 20130303642
    Abstract: The foaming window for making a foam useful in the manufacture of artificial leather is expanded through the use of a foamable composition comprising (A) a propylene-?-olefin copolymer, (B) a molecular melt (MM) comprising 4,4?-oxydibenzenesulfonylazide (DPO-BSA) and an antioxidant, and (C) a blowing agent. The foaming window can be expanded such that foaming can occur at 220° C. for 20 to 200 or more seconds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Yong Chen, Mongan M. Hughes, Ho Jin Chee, Takahiko Ohmura
  • Patent number: 8580863
    Abstract: To provide a foam-molded product which is light-weight and superior in formability, flexibility and shock absorbing capacity, and which exhibits favorable tactile impression and excellent safety, as well as a shock absorber using the same that provides favorable feel in wearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Miaki Shibaya, Masaoki Gotou, Mitsunaga Noda, Masami Kawakami
  • 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: 20130289147
    Abstract: This invention relates to substance mixtures for thermoplastic molding compositions, comprising A) polyamide and/or copolyamide, B) copolymers of at least one olefin and of at least one acrylate of an aliphatic alcohol, C) additives with chain-extending effect and D) impact modifiers and optionally also E) other additives and/or F) fillers and reinforcing materials. The invention further relates to processes for producing molding compositions of the invention and molded products or semifinished products which are produced from the substance mixtures of the invention, preferably by means of extrusion or blow molding of the molding compositions to be produced from the substance mixtures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: LANXESS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Günter Margraf, Detlev Joachimi, Maik Schulte, Richard Weider
  • Publication number: 20130267618
    Abstract: The invention pertains to foamable thermoplastic fluoropolymer composition comprising: at least one fluoropolymer [polymer (A)]; and at least one perfluoroalkoxysulphonic derivative of either of formulae: (Xn+)1/n?O3S—CF2CF2O—Rdf—OCF2CF2—SO3?(Xn+)1/n and Rmf—OCF2CF2—SO3?(Xn+)1/n wherein Rdf is a divalent C1-C12 perfluorocarbon group, possibly comprising one or more ethereal oxygen atom; Rmf is a monovalent C1-C12 perfluorocarbon group, possibly comprising one or more ethereal oxygen atom, optionally comprising heteroatoms, generally selected from S, N, P; X?H, a metal cation, or an ammonium group; n is the valence of the cation X, preferably 1 or 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Pasqua Colaianna, Giambattista Besana, Emanuele Di Nicolo, Letanzio Bragante, Giuseppe Marchionni, Giulio Brinati
  • Patent number: 8546456
    Abstract: Systems for bone fracture repair are disclosed. One system includes a biocompatible putty that may be packed about a bone fracture to provide full loadbearing capabilities within days. The disclosed putties create an osteoconductive scaffold for bone regeneration and degrade over time to harmless 5 resorbable byproducts. Fixation devices for contacting an endosteal wall of an intramedullary (IM) canal of a fractured bone are also disclosed. One such fixation device includes a woven elongated structure fabricated from resorbable polymer filaments. The woven elongated structure has resilient properties that allow the woven 10 structure to be radially compressed and delivered to the IM canal using an insertion tube. When the insertion tube is removed, the woven structure expands towards its relaxed cross-sectional width to engage the endosteal wall. The woven elongated structure is impregnated with a resorbable polymer resin that cures in situ, or in the IM canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: John Rose, Charles C. Martin
  • Publication number: 20130253083
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer supported reagent comprising a novel crosslinked mesoporous polymer, enabling a simple and easy production of an azoxy compound or an azo compound from an aromatic nitro compound, and a method of selectively reducing an aromatic nitro compound by using the same. The polymer supported reagent comprises a certain acrylamide mesoporous crosslinked polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicants: IUCF-HYU (Industry-University Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University), LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yang-Kyoo Han, Jin Cho, Sang-Mi Lee, Seung-Hoon Shin
  • Publication number: 20130245143
    Abstract: The invention encompasses compositions and methods for the preparation thereof, wherein the composition comprises a polymeric foam that comprise a plurality of polymeric struts having an air-foam interface, wherein a composition comprising inorganic particulate matter is disposed upon the air-foam interface, the inorganic particulate material comprising inorganic particles coated with a hydrophobic amine modifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Soane Labs, LLC
    Inventor: David S. Soane
  • Patent number: 8513317
    Abstract: Provided is a process for producing expanded polyolefin resin particles whose cells are not made nonuniform or extremely smaller as seen in conventional expanded particles, whose cell diameter and expansion ratio can be easily controlled independently, and which, when subjected to in-mold expansion molding, give in-mold expanded molded products satisfactory in fusibility and excellent in surface properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Fukuzawa, Hiroshi Tsuneishi
  • Publication number: 20130210621
    Abstract: A breathable film formed from a thermoplastic composition that contains a rigid renewable polyester and has a voided structure is provided. To achieve such a structure, a thermoplastic composition that contains a renewable polyester and polymeric toughening additive is extruded onto a surface to form a precursor film in which the toughening additive can be dispersed as discrete physical domains within a continuous matrix of the renewable polyester. The precursor film is thereafter stretched or drawn at a temperature below the glass transition temperature of the polyester (i.e., “cold drawn”). Without intending to be limited by theory, the present inventors believe that the deformation force and elongational strain of the drawing process causes debonding to occur in the renewable polyester matrix at those areas located adjacent to the discrete domains. This creates a network of voids located adjacent to the discrete domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Vasily A. Topolkaraev, Ryan J. McEneany, Neil T. Scholl, Thomas A. Eby