Ingredient Contains A Metal Atom Patents (Class 521/92)
  • Patent number: 9574019
    Abstract: A process for preparing water-absorbing polymer particles, comprising polymerization of a foamed monomer solution or suspension, drying, grinding and classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Francisco Javier Lopez Villanueva, Markus Linsenbühler, Matthias Weismantel, Bernd Siegel
  • Patent number: 9447531
    Abstract: Described herein are spunlaid fibers including at least one polymeric resin and at least one filler having an average particle size of less than or equal to about 5 microns and/or having a top cut of less than about 15 microns. The at least one filler may be present in an amount of less than about 40% by weight, relative to the total weight of the spunlaid fibers. Also described herein is a method for producing spunlaid fibers including adding calcium carbonate to at least one polymeric resin and extruding the resulting mixture. Further described herein are nonwoven fabrics including such spunlaid fibers, and methods for producing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Imerys Pigments, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry H. McAmish, David A. Skelhorn
  • 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
  • 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: 20150014879
    Abstract: A formulation for producing a polymeric material including high-density polyethylene, a chemical blowing agent, and other optional components is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: David Dezhou Sun, Philip A. Driskill, Tony Cain, Rolland Strasser
  • Publication number: 20150004402
    Abstract: An intumescent coating composition having improved char yield, while maintaining its physical, mechanical, and esthetic properties comprises (a) particulate poly(phenylene ether), wherein the mean particle size of the poly(phenylene ether) is 1 to 100 micrometers; (b) a film-forming binder; (c) an acid source; (d) a blowing agent; and (e) optionally, a carbon source other than the particulate poly(phenylene ether); wherein polyolefins, homopolystyrenes, rubber-modified polystyrenes, styrene-containing copolymers, and hydrogenated and unhydrogenated block copolymers of an alkenyl aromatic compound and a conjugated diene are all absent from the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: EYLEM TARKIN-TAS, EDWARD NORMAN PETERS
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140343179
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a resin composition for preparing foamed rigid polymer products, comprising at least one polymer resin, a surface-treated calcium carbonate having a weight median particle diameter d50 of between 0.1 ?m and 1 ?m, measured according to the sedimentation method, in an amount of at least 10 parts per hundred parts of the at least one polymer resin (phr) and a blowing agent in an amount of less than 1 phr, to a foamed rigid polymer product prepared from the composition, to a method for preparing a foamed rigid polymer product as well as to the use of a calcium carbonate for reducing the density of a foamed rigid polymer product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Edward Raymond, Rabun Walker Lewis
  • Patent number: 8889752
    Abstract: Cellular and multi-cellular polystyrene and polystyrenic foams and methods of forming such foams are disclosed. The foams include an expanded polystyrene formed from expansion of an expandable polystyrene including an adsorbent comprising alumina, wherein the multi-cellular polystyrene exhibits a multi-cellular size distribution. The process for forming a foamed article includes providing a formed styrenic polymer and contacting the formed styrenic polymer with a first blowing agent and an adsorbent comprising alumina to form extrusion polystyrene. The process further includes forming the extrusion styrenic polymer into an expanded styrenic polymer and forming the expanded styrenic polymer into a foamed article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Sosa, David W. Knoeppel
  • Patent number: 8883868
    Abstract: A rock dusting composition composed of rock dust, e.g., limestone or other mineral dust, water, pumping aid, and polymer, e.g., acrylamide homopolymers, acrylamide copolymers, and combinations thereof, and a method for applying the composition to the surface of a mine. The composition has a water content and a polymer content sufficient to allow the polymer to (i) disperse water molecules within the composition and, upon drying of the composition, (ii) dissipate forming void spaces in the dried composition. The composition is useful for suppressing propagation of a flame and/or fire caused by ignition of coal dust and/or gas within a coal mine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: DSI Underground Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Peter Masloff, James Edward Pinkley, Billy J. Brown, Steven J. Thorogood, John C. Fodor
  • Patent number: 8883869
    Abstract: This invention relates to impact absorbing foams. These foams comprise a polymeric foam and ceramic particulates dispersing the foam. These foams have numerous uses, including, for example, as interior pads for football helmets, and the like, for reducing head injuries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Provee Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Schofalvi, Ji Seung Kim, Christopher James Durning
  • Publication number: 20140249241
    Abstract: The invention includes a method of preparing an aqueous dispersion of particles at least partially encapsulated by a polymer, the method comprising dispersing inorganic particles in an aqueous phase; functionalizing at least a portion of the surfaces of the inorganic particles with a coupling agent, the coupling agent having pendent reactive groups; polymerizing the reactive groups on the functionalized particles with a first polymerizable component to produce inner polymer shells surrounding the inorganic particles; polymerizing a second polymerizable component to form outer polymer shells at least partially encapsulating the inner polymer shells; and producing voids within the outer polymer shells, such that the inorganic particles are received within the voids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Noel Vanier, Xiangling Xu, Wei Wang, Shanti Swarup, Michael Pawlik, David Asay
  • Patent number: 8822557
    Abstract: A process for the production of a resilient foam by foaming a mixture, comprising from 50 to 97% by weight of an aqueous dispersion A) of SiO2 particles which have a mean particle diameter in the range from 1 to 100 nm, from 1 to 45% by weight of a polymer B) dissolved in water from 1 to 50% by weight of a blowing agent C) from 1 to 5% by weight of an emulsifier D) from 0 to 5% by weight of a crosslinking agent E) reactive with the polymer B), and the foam obtainable by the process and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Tatiana Ulanova, Horst Baumgartl, Klaus Hahn
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8779017
    Abstract: A resin foam having fine foam cells is provided at low cost. A method of producing the foam includes preparing a molten resin composition and continuous extrusion foaming of the molten resin composition. The molten resin composition is prepared by melting a resin mixture of resins (A) and (B) by dissolving a foaming agent into the resin mixture. Resins (A) and (B) respectively have appropriately selected glass transition temperatures and resin (B) particles of appropriate diameter are dispersed in resin (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Tamio Kawasumi, Haruo Inoue, Michio Eriguchi, Masaki Misumi
  • Patent number: 8772366
    Abstract: A phenolic foam is made by foaming and curing a foamable phenolic resin composition that comprises a phenolic resin, a blowing agent, an acid catalyst and an inorganic filler. The blowing agent comprises a blend of chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbon containing 2 to 5 carbon atoms and an aliphatic hydrocarbon containing from 3 to 6 carbon atoms mixed in a ratio of 60/40 to 5/5 parts by weight. The inorganic filler is at least one selected from a metal hydroxide, a metal oxide, a metal carbonate and a metal powder. The phenolic foam has a pH of 5 or more and a water uptake less than 1 kg/m2. A phenolic foam with a higher pH value compared with conventional phenolic foam reduces corrosion risk when in contact with metallic materials. The phenolic foam maintains excellent long-term stable thermal insulation performance, low water uptake and fire resistance performance and by using the said blowing agent, does not harm the environment as an ozone or global warming depleting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Kingspan Holdings (IRL) Limited
    Inventors: Vincent Coppock, Ruud Zeggelaar, Hiroo Takahashi, Toshiyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 8765829
    Abstract: A phenolic foam is made by foaming and curing a foamable phenolic resin composition that comprises a phenolic resin, a blowing agent, an acid catalyst and an inorganic filler. The blowing agent comprises an aliphatic hydrocarbon containing from 1 to 8 carbon atoms and the inorganic filler is at least one selected from a metal hydroxide, a metal oxide, a metal carbonate and a metal powder. The phenolic foam has a pH of 5 or more. The phenolic foam has a higher pH value compared with conventional phenolic foam and reduces corrosion risk when in contact with metallic materials. The phenolic foam maintains excellent long-term stable thermal insulation performance, low water uptake and fire resistance performance and by using a hydrocarbon blowing agent, does not harm the environment as an ozone depleting or global warming material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Kingspan Holdings (IRL) Limited
    Inventors: Vincent Coppock, Ruud Zeggelaar, Hiroo Takahashi, Toshiyuku Kato
  • Patent number: 8765827
    Abstract: Biocomposite compositions and compositions, which include dried distillers solubles, and which can be used in making biocomposite compositions are described. Methods for preparing the compositions are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: GS Cleantech Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Riebel, Jeffrey L. Tate
  • Publication number: 20140163124
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a porous film includes a decomposition step of introducing a porous film precursor which is formed by coagulating an undiluted film forming solution containing a hydrophilic polymer and a hydrophobic polymer, into a decomposition container; bringing a heated chemical containing an oxidizing agent into contact with the porous film precursor in the decomposition container; warming the porous film precursor in contact with the chemical; and decomposing the hydrophilic polymer remaining inside the porous film precursor using the oxidizing agent. An apparatus for manufacturing a porous film includes a decomposition device provided with the decomposition container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Kurashina, Toshinori Sumi, Yasuo Hiromoto, Hiroyuki Fujiki
  • Publication number: 20140142207
    Abstract: Compositions and/or structures of degradable shape memory polymers (SMPs) ranging in form from neat/unfoamed to ultra low density materials of down to 0.005 g/cc density. These materials show controllable degradation rate, actuation temperature and breadth of transitions along with high modulus and excellent shape memory behavior. A method of making extremely low density foams (up to 0.005 g/cc) via use of combined chemical and physical blowing agents, where the physical blowing agents may be a single compound or mixtures of two or more compounds, and other related methods, including of using multiple co-blowing agents of successively higher boiling points in order to achieve a large range of densities for a fixed net chemical composition. Methods of optimization of the physical properties of the foams such as porosity, cell size and distribution, cell openness etc. of these materials, to further expand their uses and improve their performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, The Texas A&M University System
  • Publication number: 20140113983
    Abstract: A thermohardenable structural adhesive material that upon curing has an elongation at break of at least 10% and has a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 80° C. or higher and is useful as a structural adhesive in automobiles to reduce the deformation of bonds particularly during accidents, the adhesive is dry to the touch at ambient temperature and can be melt processed at temperature below that at which thermohardening occurs. The adhesives are useful in applications requiring a combination of high strain to failure, glass transition temperature more than 80° C., high stiffness and high strength. This combination is of particular interest in the aerospace and automotive industries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: ZEPHYROS INC.
    Inventors: Michael Czaplicki, Ira Miller, Vincent Duclos
  • Publication number: 20140039076
    Abstract: To provide a urethane foam molded product having high thermal conductivity and electric insulation and a method for producing the same. A urethane foam molded product includes a base material made of a polyurethane foam and composite particles that are blended in the base material and oriented in a mutually connected state, in which each of the composite particles includes a thermally conductive particle made of a non-magnetic body, and a magnetic particle and an insulating inorganic particle that are adhered to the surface of the thermally conductive particle through a binder. A powder of the composite particles can be produced by stirring a powder raw material containing a powder of the thermally conductive particle, a powder of the magnetic particle, a powder of the insulating inorganic particle, and the binder using a stirring granulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Katayama, Koji Tomiyama, Yasuo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8629194
    Abstract: This invention is made to provide a formed article which ensures, for example, that an active substance included therein and a substance outside capsules can effectively come in contact with each other without suffering influences such as a pressure loss. This invention is a formed article having a plurality of cells formed in a polymer (A), (1) each cell including an active substance, (2) the polymer (A) having pores, each pore communicating with other pores and having a diameter in the range of 1 nm to 1 ?m, and (3) the internal wall of each cell and the active substance being substantially not in contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Teijin Engineering Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryohichi Nagashima, Haruko Hirose
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8563621
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the preparation and use of a blowing agent in the form of of nanoparticles of an inorganic carbonate, and an acid. The acid is capable of being liquefied by heating to be reactive with the carbonate to release carbon dioxide that is useful as a blowing agent in all types of organic foams. The blowing agent, optionally pelletized in a suitable polymer carrier, is useful as a heat-activated blowing agent additive in polymer compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Polyfil Corporation
    Inventor: Renee M. Lapierre
  • Publication number: 20130172434
    Abstract: Provided herein are a method for preparing a resin composition for an expandable polypropylene carbonate and an expandable polypropylene carbonate prepared therefrom. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method for preparing a resin composition for an expandable polypropylene carbonate capable of using supercritical carbon dioxide as a foaming agent and preparing a foam having excellent moldability by an appropriate foaming method, and an expandable polypropylene carbonate prepared therefrom. The expandable polypropylene carbonate capable of having high magnification, excellent thermal stability, and dimensional stability may be prepared by using the resin composition according to the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicants: SK GLOBAL CHEMICAL CO., LTD., SK INNOVATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SK INNOVATION CO., LTD., SK GLOBAL CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130165541
    Abstract: A process for forming polymer particles with aligned pores and controlled narrow particle size distribution, including: a) forming an oil phase by dissolving a polymeric binder in a solvent; b) dispersing the oil phase into a water phase containing a controlled amount of particulate stabilizer and forming an oil-in-water emulsion of controlled narrow dispersed oil phase droplet size distribution; c) freezing the emulsion to freeze solvent in the oil droplets to form frozen solvent domains within the polymeric binder, and also the water in the continuous water phase; and d) removing the frozen solvent from the polymeric binder and the frozen water in the continuous water phase, thereby forming porous polymer particles of controlled narrow particle size distribution and containing directional aligned non-spherical pore structures. Optionally, the porous particles may contain encapsulated functional ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Xiqiang Yang, James R. Bennett
  • Publication number: 20130116353
    Abstract: Disclosed is a porous plastic resin composition including a polypropylene-based resin, a polyamide-based resin, or an alloy resin made by alloying the two resins to each other with a compatibilizer, reinforced with an inorganic filler or a short glass fiber, and further including a porous inorganic filler and a special inorganic low blowing agent. When the disclosed porous plastic resin composition is used to make an intake housing part, it reduces the weight and cost of an automobile intake housing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicants: KOPLA CO., LTD., HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Young Hak Jang, Je Hui Jun, Hee-Sok Chang
  • Patent number: 8431623
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for forming a porous poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) scaffold using a pore-forming agent, comprising: mixing PVA with the pore-forming agent to form micropores in the PVA scaffold and using an easily decomposable pore-forming agent after the formation of the pores to improve convenience and reduce the processing time in manufacturing the porous PVA scaffold as well as to enable a pore size and porosity to be selected. A process for forming a porous PVA scaffold using a pore-forming agent according to the present invention includes heating to melt the PVA, cooling the melted PVA and mixing the PVA with a heat-decomposable pore-forming agent, repeating the freezing/thawing of the mixed PVA to cure the PVA mixture, and stirring the cured PVA mixture with a hydrochloric acid solution at a high temperature of 65° C. or more to produce foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Korea Bone Bank Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Bock Shim, Hong-Hee Jung, Yon-Rak Choi, Ju-Woong Jang
  • Publication number: 20120322903
    Abstract: An antimicrobial polyurethane foam that is formed from: a multi-functional isocyanate component; an aqueous polyol component reactive with the multi-functional isocyanate component; an antimicrobial metallic compound; and a complexing agent. The complexing agent is used to form a stable blend of the antimicrobial metallic compound with the polyol component. Exemplary complexing agents include amine compounds, ammonium-containing compounds and ammonia as well as combinations these compounds. The antimicrobial metallic compound can be a silver, zinc or copper compound. Desirably, the antimicrobial metallic compound is silver saccharinate. A process of making the antimicrobial polyurethane foam and stable blends used in the manufacture of the antimicrobial polyurethane foam are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Bhalchandra M. Karandikar, Bruce Lance Gibbins
  • Patent number: 8334327
    Abstract: A breathable film having a base layer comprising first filler particles and second filler particles dispersed within a biodegradable polymer matrix is provided. The first filler particles constitute from about 25 wt. % to about 75 wt. % of the base layer and the second filler particles constitute from about 0.1 wt. % to about 10 wt. % of the base layer. The ratio of the average size of the first filler particles to the average size of the second filler particles being from about 2 to about 100. The film exhibits a water vapor transmission rate of about 2,000 g/m2/24 hours or more and a peak load in the machine direction of about 800 grams-force per inch or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross T. Kaufman, Vasily A. Topolkaraev, Steven R. Stopper, Rob L. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20120277335
    Abstract: The invention relates to puncture resistant leakless material for tubeless tire and its manufacturing and spray coating methods. The object of the invention is to provide a puncture resistant leakless material and its manufacturing and spray coating methods. The puncture resistant leakless material resists high temperature, low temperature, oil and water, has high leakproof property, costs low, and could keep running in a high speed for a very long time when a sharp object punched through, or when the sharp object in the tire. The puncture resistant leakless material has high tear resistance, resilience and long service life. When a sharp object punched through, or when the sharp object in the tire, tire using the material of the invention could keep running in a high speed for a very long time without leakage or dropping of pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: KeyLin Zhejiang Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jian Liu
  • Patent number: 8299136
    Abstract: Polymeric composite materials, particularly highly filled polyurethane composite materials are described herein. Such highly filled polyurethane composite materials may be formed by reaction and extrusion of one or more polyols, one or more di- or poly-isocyanates, and from about 45 to about 85 weight percent of inorganic filler such as fly ash. Certain polyols, including plant-based polyols can be used. Certain composite materials also contain chain extenders and/or crosslinkers. The polyurethane composite material may also contain fibers such as chopped or axial fibers which further provide good mechanical properties to the composite material. Shaped articles containing the polyurethane composite material have been found to have good mechanical properties, such that the shaped articles are suitable for building applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Century-Board USA, LLC
    Inventor: Wade H. Brown
  • Patent number: 8283388
    Abstract: A main object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a solid electrolyte material-containing sheet excellent in strength. The present invention attains the object by providing a method for producing a solid electrolyte material-containing sheet comprising the steps of: preparing a raw material composition containing a sulfide solid electrolyte material and a binder composition containing a monomer or oligomer having a double bond and a radical polymerization initiator; applying the raw material composition to form a sheet-shaped composition; and polymerizing the sheet-shaped composition by radical polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirofumi Nakamoto, Yukiyoshi Ueno, Shigenori Hama, Yasushi Tsuchida, Hiroshi Nagase, Masato Kamiya, Satoshi Wakasugi
  • Publication number: 20120190761
    Abstract: Provided are a composition for preparing expandable polypropylene carbonate and an expandable polypropylene carbonate prepared therefrom, and more particularly, to a composition for preparing expandable polypropylene carbonate capable of using supercritical carbon dioxide as a foaming agent and producing a foam having excellent moldability by using an appropriate foaming method. By using the composition according to the present invention, highly magnificated expandable polypropylene carbonate capable of having excellent thermal stability and dimensional stability can be prepared.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: SK INNOVATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minho JEON, Younghyo PARK, Kwangjin CHUNG, Myungahn OK
  • Publication number: 20120181051
    Abstract: A rock dusting composition composed of rock dust, e.g., limestone or other mineral dust, water, pumping aid, and polymer, e.g., acrylamide homopolymers, acrylamide copolymers, and combinations thereof, and a method for applying the composition to the surface of a mine. The composition has a water content and a polymer content sufficient to allow the polymer to (i) disperse water molecules within the composition and, upon drying of the composition, (ii) dissipate forming void spaces in the dried composition. The composition is useful for suppressing propagation of a flame and/or fire caused by ignition of coal dust and/or gas within a coal mine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Brian Peter Masloff, James Edward Pinkley, Billy J. Brown, Steven J. Thorogood, John C. Fodor
  • Publication number: 20120178838
    Abstract: The invention is related to an elastomer composition comprising an elastomeric polymer comprising ethylene and ?-olefin derived units, a curing package and a blowing agent wherein the blowing agent comprises a compound containing water of crystallization. The invention also relates to a process for the manufacture of a foamed article comprising the steps of preparing an elastomeric composition, shaping, foaming and curing the elastomeric composition. The invention further relates to a foamed article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: LANXESS Elastomers B.V.
    Inventor: Peter Wilbert Leonie Jeanette Meijers
  • Publication number: 20120168986
    Abstract: Disclosed is a blown rigid semi-flexible urethane material that is loaded by using a wide variety of filler materials which become encapsulated in the urethane matrix. Disclosed are sample formulation and material variations, possible products that can be manufactured from the material, and possible material processing options and methods of manufacturing the material. Disclosed are possible methods of molding the material including a new cost effective method of molding variations of many interior and exterior products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Warnshuis, Felipe R. Terrones, Daniel M. Morris
  • Patent number: 8182921
    Abstract: Crosslinkable compositions containing a crosslinkable organosilicon compound; a silica filler; a silicate or halogen analog thereof, a non-silicate resin-forming monomer; and a solid blowing agent containing intercalated liquid or liquid of crystallization, produce uniform foams of good pore structure, with firm adhesion to substrates, with water repellency and water vapor permeability, and with high elongation and low compression set, and are suitable for use in applications where foamed chloroprene rubber has been used, and in other applications as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventor: Juergen Weidinger
  • Publication number: 20120108689
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for forming a porous poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) scaffold using a pore-forming agent, and more particularly, to a process for forming a porous PVA scaffold using a pore-forming agent, comprising: mixing PVA with the pore-forming agent to form micropores in the PVA scaffold and using an easily decomposable pore-forming agent after the formation of the pores to improve convenience and reduce the processing time in manufacturing the porous PVA scaffold as well as to enable a pore size and porosity to be selected. A process for forming a porous PVA scaffold using a pore-forming agent according to the present invention includes heating to melt the PVA, cooling the melted PVA and mixing the PVA with a heat-decomposable pore-forming agent, repeating the freezing/thawing of the mixed PVA to cure the PVA mixture, and stirring the cured PVA mixture with a hydrochloric acid solution at a high temperature of 65° C. or more to produce foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: KOREA BONE BANK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-Bock Shim, Hong-Hee Jung, Yon-Rak Choi, Jui-Woong Jang
  • Patent number: 8143322
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pump and pumping system for a microfluidic lab-on-a-chip, and a fabricating method thereof. An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a method of fabricating a pump for microfluidic lab-on-a-chips, the method including: infiltrating PDMS (polydimethylsiloxane) solution into a porous lump of water-soluble material; performing soft baking of the porous lump of water-soluble material containing the PDMS solution; and dissolving the porous lump of water-soluble material via water to obtain a porous PDMS structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignees: Postech Academy-Industry Foundation, Chung-Ang University Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Tai-Hun Kwon, Dong-Sung Kim, Kyoung-Je Cha
  • Patent number: 8138234
    Abstract: Polymeric composite materials, particularly highly filled polyurethane composite materials are described herein. Such highly filled polyurethane composite materials may be formed by reaction and extrusion of one or more polyols, one or more di- or poly-isocyanates, and from about 45 to about 85 weight percent of inorganic filler such as fly ash. Certain polyols, including plant-based polyols can be used. Certain composite materials also contain chain extenders and/or crosslinkers. The polyurethane composite material may also contain fibers such as chopped or axial fibers which further provide good mechanical properties to the composite material. Shaped articles containing the polyurethane composite material have been found to have good mechanical properties, such that the shaped articles are suitable for building applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Century-Board USA, LLC
    Inventor: Wade H. Brown
  • Publication number: 20120045603
    Abstract: The invention relates to a foamed fluoropolymer, preferably a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) structure, such as from Kynar® resins. The foamed structure is continuous self-supporting, sized, and has a dense skin. The foamed structure is manufactured in a process using foaming agents and nucleating agents. The structure is sized into a specific shape during the manufacturing process—requiring a good melt viscosity of the PVDF foam. In one process, a master batch containing the nucleating agent is used. The foamed article could be a sheet, film, profile, tube, pipe, article, rod foam-core structure, or other self-supporting shape. Foamed tubes, pipes, rods, sheets and conduit are especially useful. The foamed structure of the invention provides added value by being lighter weight, more flexible, and more impact resistant than a comparable non-foamed PVDF structure. It also has increased hysteresis, increased insulation properties, reduced dielectric constant, and increased compressibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Saeid Zerafati, Sean M. Stabier
  • Publication number: 20120045637
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermal and/or sound insulation system or material with resistance to elevated temperatures (>300° C.) due to a controlled self-ceramifying/self-glassing/self-hardening effect which also leads to low or no combustibility, the process for manufacturing of such system or material and the use of such system or material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: ARMACELL ENTERPRISE GMBH
    Inventors: Jürgen WEIDINGER, Christoph ZAUNER
  • Patent number: 8114919
    Abstract: Compositions foamable by exposure to microwave energy contain: (A) at least one compound bearing crosslinkable organic radicals for crosslinking, (B) at least one blowing agent which releases gas on heating, (C) at least one metal powder or metal compound, for example a metal oxide, individually, or a mixture thereof, which has microwave activity. Foams of uniform cell structure can be formulated with wide processing latitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventor: Juergen Weidinger
  • Publication number: 20120035287
    Abstract: High heat resistant polymer compositions having poly(lactic acid) and methods of making the high heat resistant polymer compositions are provided. In a general embodiment, the present disclosure provides a polymer composition including a poly(lactic acid), an aliphatic polyester, and an organically coated calcium carbonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Frederic Scheer, William E. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8106105
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for producing high strength composites. In one embodiment, a polymer matrix and a naturally-occurring inorganic material are melt processed to produce a high strength composite. In a preferred embodiment, the naturally-occurring inorganic material is volcanic ash. High strength composites of this invention have particular utility as building materials and automotive components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Interfacial Solutions IP, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Jacob Cernohous
  • Publication number: 20120021225
    Abstract: A laminated composition includes a first polymer layer having a first surface and a second surface; a second polymer layer having a first surface and a second surface; and an adhesive layer joining the second surface of the first polymer layer to a first surface of the second polymer layer; where the adhesive layer includes a heat-shrinkable resin including heat-generating particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Maki Maekawa, Takahisa Kusuura
  • Patent number: 8101671
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a polyolefin resin foam which is excellent in flexibility, cushioning property and processability, especially excellent in cutting processability. The present invention relates to a polyolefin resin foam obtained by foaming a polyolefin resin composition using carbon dioxide in a supercritical state, wherein the polyolefin resin composition contains at least: (1) a thermoplastic elastomer composition obtained by subjecting to a dynamically heat treatment a mixture of (A) a rubber, and (B) (B-1) an ?-olefin crystalline thermoplastic resin and/or (B-2) an ?-olefin amorphous thermoplastic resin, each having a melt tension of less than 3.0 cN at a temperature of 210° C. and at a take-up speed of 2.0 m/min, in the presence of (C) a crosslinking agent; (2) a polyolefin resin; and (3) a nucleant agent having an average particle diameter of from 0.1 ?m to less than 2.0 ?m. The polyolefin resin foam has a density, for example, of 0.2 g/cm2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignees: JSR Corporation, Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kentarou Kanae, Norihiro Yamamoto, Takio Itou, Yasuyuki Tokunaga, Makoto Saitou
  • Patent number: 8080590
    Abstract: A porous polymeric matrix containing at least one natural polymer and at least one synthetic polymer and optionally at least one cation. Furthermore, a method of making a porous polymeric matrix involving mixing at least one natural polymer and inorganic salts with a solution comprising at least one solvent and at least one synthetic polymer to form a slurry, casting the slurry in a mold and removing the solvent to form solid matrices, immersing the solid matrices in deionized water to allow natural polymer cross-linking and pore creation to occur simultaneously, and drying the matrices to create a porous polymeric matrix; wherein the matrix contains a cation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: LinShu Liu, Marshall L. Fishman, Kevin B. Hicks