Cellular Product Formation Prior To Or During Solid Polymer Formation In The Presence Of A Stated Ingredient Other Than Water Patents (Class 521/99)
  • Patent number: 10981122
    Abstract: A monolayer membrane containing gelling polymer particles having at least one of a basic functional group and an acidic functional group, and having a thickness of less than 5 ?m. A composite having a porous carrier and gelling polymer particles having at least any one of a basic functional group and an acidic functional group and filling up the surface pores of the porous carrier. The invention can provide a novel material capable of efficiently separating an acid gas from a mixed gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Hoshino, Kazushi Imamura, Tomohiro Gyobu, Ikuo Taniguchi, Akira Hamasaki, Chie Yamashita, Takeshi Watanabe, Yoshiko Miura
  • Patent number: 10975205
    Abstract: Hydrogel compositions, and corresponding methods of making, are provided. The hydrogels do not freeze, or only partially freeze, over a wide range of temperatures below the freezing temperature of water. Concurrently, these hydrogels also retain their room temperature mechanical properties (e.g., strength, modulus, elasticity) over a wide range of temperatures, including temperatures below the freezing temperature of water. The hydrogels are synthesized by adding a suitable amount of a salt together with previously cross-linked polymer gel. Hydration of the gel with aqueous solutions containing the prescribed salts not only depresses the hydrogel freezing point but protects the structure. For example, the salts do not allow the hydrogel to completely freeze, thus protecting the hydrogel from brittle failure. Whether the hydrogels partially freeze or remain non-frozen when chilled below the freezing temperature of water is determined by concentration of salt within the hydrogel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Widusha Illeperuma, Zhigang Suo, Joost J. Vlassak
  • Patent number: 10969709
    Abstract: There is provided a member for electrophotography, which contributes to formation of a high-quality electrophotographic image. The member for electrophotography includes an electro-conductive substrate and an electro-conductive layer as an outermost layer, wherein the electro-conductive layer contains a resin having a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic cation structure, an anion, and a specific carbon black.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideya Arimura, Hiroaki Komatsu, Masaki Yamada
  • Patent number: 10960022
    Abstract: A three component composition for use in the treatment of an autoimmune disease where the first component comprises a bimodal synthetic carbon particle mixture; the second component comprises a bimodal synthetic carbon particle mixture and an anion exchange resin and the third component comprises a bimodal synthetic carbon particle mixture and a cation exchange resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Immutrix Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Carol A Rae, Jan Simoni, Grace Simoni, John F. Moeller
  • Patent number: 10702011
    Abstract: The manufacturing of articles relies on the bonding of two or more components to form some forms of the articles, such as a shoe sole bonded with a shoe upper. The bonding may be achieved with an adhesive particulate that is applied to a surface of a substrate. The adhesive particulate is selectively fused to the substrate with a controlled energy source, such as a laser. The selective application of laser energy allows for specific geometric structures of adhesive particulate to be formed on the substrate. The substrate having the fused adhesive particulate is mated with another component allowing the fused adhesive particulate to bond the first substrate and the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventor: Jeff Darland
  • Patent number: 10590228
    Abstract: The use of a mixture (M) comprising nitrogen compound(s) in the preparation of polyurethanes, especially polyurethane foams, wherein said mixture (M) comprises the following constituents: (a) N,N-dimethylaminopropylamine, at least in an amount of ?5% by weight, advantageously in an amount of ?20% by weight, preferably 20%-95% by weight, further preferably 30%-70% by weight, especially 30%-60% by weight, and (b) at least one solvent, especially water, advantageously in a total amount of ?5% by weight, preferably ?10% by weight, more preferably 10%-60% by weight, especially 10%-40% by weight, % by weight based in each case on the overall mixture (M), is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Günther, Mladen Vidakovic, Collins Wettey
  • Patent number: 10519273
    Abstract: Disclosed are processes for producing molded polyurethane elastomers and products, such as filter end caps, that include such elastomers. The elastomers are the reaction product of a non-foaming reaction mixture comprising an isocyanate-reactive composition and an organic polyisocyanate prepolymer with an internal mold release agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: COVESTRO LLC
    Inventors: Ronald A. Cageao, Merle W. Lesko
  • Patent number: 10266635
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyurethanes obtained by mixing to give a reaction mixture of (a) polyisocyanate, (b) polymeric compounds having groups reactive toward isocyanates, (c) catalysts comprising incorporable amine catalysts, (d) phosphoric esters, polyphosphates, phosphonic esters, and/or phosphorous esters, and optionally (e) blowing agents, (f) chain extenders and/or crosslinking agents, and (h) auxiliaries and/or additives, and completing the reaction of the reaction mixture to give the polyurethane. The invention further relates to a process for producing these polyurethanes and to their use in automobile interiors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Iran Otero Martinez, Udo Hadick, Andre Meyer
  • Patent number: 10023681
    Abstract: Catalyst compositions useful in the production of insulating polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam are disclosed. The catalyst compositions impart increased stability of a mixture of the catalyst, a halogen-containing blowing agent, and a polyol. These catalyst compositions include amine/acid salts with a pH of <7.0 which can be used in combined with tertiary amine catalysts and metal-based or ammonium-based trimerization catalyst and at least one metal-based gel catalyst and optionally one or more of an additional catalyst described in (1) or (2). These improved catalysts can be used with any halogenated blowing agent, and provide substantial stability benefits with the use of hydrofluoroolefins and hydrofluorochloroolefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Jesus Burdeniuc, Jean Louise Vincent, Tadao Yasue, Timothy J. Miller, Renee Jo Keller
  • Patent number: 9914812
    Abstract: A polyrotaxane is blended into a polyol composition, which can reduce the tensile stress of a flexible polyurethane foam. A vertical compressive stress due to the weight of a sitting user and a tensile stress due to the input of lateral vibrations act on a urethane pad. However, by reducing the tensile stress of the flexible polyurethane foam, the direction (inclination) of a resultant force obtained by combining the compressive stress and the tensile stress can be brought close to the vertical direction. Thus, the angle of inclination of the user's hip (ischium) on the urethane pad to the vertical direction due to the input of lateral vibrations can be reduced, so that the sense of wobble of the urethane pad can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignees: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD., ADVANCED SOFTMATERIALS INC.
    Inventor: Masahiko Takemoto
  • Patent number: 9914813
    Abstract: A polyrotaxane is blended into a polyol composition, which can reduce the tensile stress of a flexible polyurethane foam. A vertical compressive stress due to the weight of a sitting user and a tensile stress due to the input of lateral vibrations act on a urethane pad. However, by reducing the tensile stress of the flexible polyurethane foam, the direction (inclination) of a resultant force obtained by combining the compressive stress and the tensile stress can be brought close to the vertical direction. Thus, the angle of inclination of the user's hip (ischium) on the urethane pad to the vertical direction due to the input of lateral vibrations can be reduced, so that the sense of wobble of the urethane pad can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignees: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD., ADVANCED SOFTMATERIALS INC.
    Inventors: Masahiko Takemoto, Yuki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9908965
    Abstract: The invention relates to a caulking or filling device having fire-break properties and made of an elastic material comprising polyurethane foam. The foam is obtained by reacting at least one polyol having a molecular weight of 4000 to 7000 g/mol and an OH index of 20 to 40 (mg KOH/g), and an isocyanate in the form of a prepolymer or quasi-prepolymer comprising between 5 and 25% of free NCO functions. The elastic material comprises at least 50 wt % of flame-retarding agents. The invention also relates to the use of the device for making seals or fillings having fire-stopping characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignees: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES, COMPART SAS
    Inventors: Jean Sauttreau, Laurent Bergogne
  • Patent number: 9745440
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to polyurethane foam composition. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to polyurethane foam compositions that have increased and/or improved fire-retardant properties due to the inclusion of one or more liquid and/or solid fire-retardants. In another embodiment, the present invention relates to polyurethane foam compositions that have increased and/or improved fire-retardant properties due to the inclusion of one or more intumescent materials (e.g., expandable graphite (EG)). In still another embodiment, the present invention relates to polyurethane foam compositions that have increased and/or improved fire-retardant properties due to the inclusion of expandable graphite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: John A. Stahl, Jonathon S. Stahl
  • Patent number: 9738768
    Abstract: A blowing agent for thermosetting foams is disclosed. The blowing agent is predominately the trans isomer of the hydrochlorofluoroolefin (HCFO) HFCO-1233zd alone or in combination with a hydrofluoroolefin (HFO), hydrofluorocarbon (HFC), hydrochlorofluoroolefin (HCFO), a hydrocarbon. The blowing agent is effective as a blowing agent in the manufacture of thermosetting foams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Bin Chen, Philippe Bonnet, Brett L. Van Horn, Joseph S. Costa
  • Patent number: 9637599
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and biomimetic catalysts useful for hydrolyzing glucose polymers, such as cellulose, and oligomers, such as cellobiose, to glucose for the subsequent production of ethanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignees: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Stephen Roth, Daeyeon Lee
  • Patent number: 9594080
    Abstract: A molecular recognition matrix which utilizes the interaction between molecular building blocks and the surface of a substrate to develop specific molecular recognition cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventor: Yanxiu Zhou
  • Patent number: 9410012
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reactive formulation used to make a flame resistant flexible polyurethane foam which is particularly suited for use in under the hood vehicle applications. In particular, the flame resistant flexible polyurethane foam is made from a reactive formulation comprising an A side comprising (i) an organic isocyanate and a B side comprising (ii) an isocyanate-reactive component, (iii) a flame retardant component comprising a combination of red phosphorus, expandable graphite, and optionally sodium citrate wherein the resulting foam achieves after heat aging at 150° C. for seven days a V-0 rating at 0.5 inch according to Underwriters' Laboratories Standard 94 Flammability Test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: F Michael Plaver
  • Patent number: 9382398
    Abstract: New composite members, for example, useful in decks or decking systems, rail or railing systems and window-coverings or blinds and the like, as well as methods for producing the same or like items have been discovered. The composites or composite members are easy to manufacture in a variety of configurations using relatively inexpensive materials. In addition, the composites are sturdy, lightweight and have excellent weatherability properties. In addition, the composites or composite members have many of the desirable properties of natural wood products such as fences and decks and railings. For example, the composites of the invention can be made to have a wood-like look and texture, for example, without having any wood content. Moreover, unlike solid wood fences and decks, the composites of the present invention preferably are highly resistant to effects of weathering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Roderick E. Hughes
  • Patent number: 9315613
    Abstract: An MDI system non-temperature sensitive memory sponge suitable for a flat foam foaming process is made by using a polyol mixture, which includes a polyether polyol and a polymer polyol, to react with an isocyanate and an auxiliary agent mixture that includes: a chain extender, a foaming agent, a pore adjusting agent, and a catalyst. The polyether polyol includes a polyoxypropylene glycerol with a molecular weight of 700 and a polyoxypropylene trihydroxy ether with a molecular weight of 4800, the polymer polyol includes a graft polyether, and the isocyanate is methylene diphenyl diisocyanate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: JIANGSU HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhanggen Ni, Tao Lin
  • Patent number: 9315632
    Abstract: One-pot reaction process for preparing epoxy-reinforced monolithic silica aerogels comprising the reaction of at least one silicon compound selected from the group consisting of alkoxysilanes, orthosilicates and combination thereof in any ratio with effective amounts of an epoxy monomer and an aminoalkoxy silane to obtain an epoxy monomer-silica sol in solution, subsequently preparing an epoxy-monomer silica gel from said silica sol solution followed by initiating polymerization of the epoxy monomer to obtain the epoxy-reinforced monolithic silica aerogel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventor: Mary Ann B Meador
  • Patent number: 9243120
    Abstract: A foam article for use in a seat cushion includes an open cell, polyurethane foam material that includes a base polyol; a crosslinker; an isocyanate; a surfactant; and water, that are reacted together to produce a seat cushion having dynamic and static performance specifications that are better than the performance characteristics for a traditional, high resilient material seat cushion, as well as other seating materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: James T. McEvoy, Terrence M. McRoberts, Ryoko Yamasaki, William Li, Murray D. Metcalfe
  • Patent number: 9221234
    Abstract: A construction board comprising a cellular body including at least one planar surface, where the cellular body includes a polyurethane or polyisocyanurate cellular structure, where the cellular structure has a density greater than about 2.5 pounds per cubic foot, an ISO index of at least 270, and where the cellular body includes at least 5.0% by weight flame retardant based on the weight of the cellular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Company, LLC
    Inventors: John Letts, Gregory Brandt
  • Patent number: 9193100
    Abstract: The invention provides a molded foam molding method capable of obtaining a molded foam in which pinholes may not be formed with ease even when a blow ratio is high and which has a high expansion ratio. The invention also provides a molded foam which includes no pinholes, is reduced in weight, and is excellent in heat insulating property. The molding method includes blending a polypropylene-based resin having an equilibrium compliance from 2.0 to 6.0 (10?3×Pa?1) with a foaming agent and kneading the blend in an extruder. The extruded foamed resin is molded so as to be fit along a mold by a pressurized fluid. Moreover, the molded foam is formed by the method described above, and has an expansion ratio from 1.5 to 5.0 times and an impact strength of not less than 30 kg·cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki Onodera, Takehiko Sumi, Teruo Tamada, Yu Igarashi, Yoshinori Ohno
  • Patent number: 9173817
    Abstract: Systems and methods related to polymer foams are generally described. Some embodiments relate to compositions and methods for the preparation of polymer foams, and methods for using the polymer foams. The polymer foams can be applied to a body cavity and placed in contact with, for example, tissue, injured tissue, internal organs, etc. In some embodiments, the polymer foams can be formed within a body cavity (i.e., in situ foam formation). In addition, the foamed polymers may be capable of exerting a pressure on an internal surface of a body cavity and preventing or limiting movement of a bodily fluid (e.g., blood, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Arsenal Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Upma Sharma, Irina Gitlin, Gregory T. Zugates, Adam Rago, Parisa Zamiri, Rany Busold, Toby Freyman, Robert J. Caulkins, Quynh P. Pham, Changcheng You, Jeffrey D. Carbeck
  • Patent number: 9156227
    Abstract: A sealing gasket includes a liner and a polyurethane foam layer disposed on the liner. The polyurethane foam layer can have a density of 50 kg/m3 to 250 kg/m3, a force-to-compress at 25% compression of not greater than 5.0 psi, and an 50% springback parameter of not greater than 2.0 seconds. The polyurethane foam has a thickness in a range of 0.3 mm to 10.0 mm. A surface of the polyurethane foam layer has a skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Jessica L. McCoy, Thomas Adams, Georges Moineau
  • Patent number: 9145480
    Abstract: The present invention relates to mixtures of 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluorobutene (1336mzzm) and 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (1233zd). The blends are useful as blowing agents for polymer foam, solvents, aerosol propellants and heat transfer media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Mary C. Bogdan, Clifford P. Gittere, James M. Bowman, Yiu Keung Ling, David J. Williams
  • Patent number: 9045608
    Abstract: The rigid polyurethane foam includes thermally expandable fine particles disposed between two or more adjacent cells, so as to be exposed to the inside and/or the outside of a unit cell, and a filler which is dispersed on the surface of the thermally expandable fine particles and/or on the inner and/or outer surfaces of the unit cell. The cells of the rigid polyurethane foam can be small and uniform in size and can be highly insulating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Kyung Hyun Baek, Jung Bae Jun, Jung Kyu Ju
  • Publication number: 20150144829
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition in the form of a dispersion, a method for the manufacturing of said composition and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Henri J.M. Grünbauer
  • Patent number: 9034935
    Abstract: The present invention provides a urethane foam molded product that has high thermal conductivity with minimal change to its physical properties. A simple method for producing the same is also provided. The urethane foam molded product includes a base material formed of a polyurethane foam, and a thermal conductive filler mixed in the base material and oriented to form mutual connections. The thermal conductive filler is formed of composite particles that include thermal conductive particles formed of a nonmagnetic material, and magnetic particles adhered to the surfaces of the thermal conductive particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIAS, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Tomiyama, Naoki Katayama, Yasuo Suzuki, Shinji Yoshida, Katsutoshi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8962707
    Abstract: Various uses of monochlorotrifluoropropenes, in combination with one or more other components, including other fluoroalkenes, hydrocarbons; hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), ethers, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, methyl formate, formic acid, water, trans-1,2-dichloroethylene, carbon dioxide and combinations of any two or more of these, in a variety of applications, including as blowing agents, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Rajiv R. Singh
  • Patent number: 8957120
    Abstract: The embodiments of the invention are directed to a composite material comprising a fiber reinforcing material, a binder resin and polyurethane foam particles. Other embodiments are related to a process for manufacturing a composite material comprising a fiber reinforcing material, a binder resin and polyurethane foam particles, the method comprising depositing the binder resin and polyurethane foam particles the fiber reinforcing material to form a composite precursor and treating the composite precursor to form the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mobius Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. Berthevas, Michael Schoeler, Michael Grossenbacher, Dean Budney, Robert D. Villwock
  • Patent number: 8951432
    Abstract: A binary composition of 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene and ammonia, as well as to the use thereof, in particular as a heat-transfer fluid. The composition may include from 40% to 99% of ammonia and from 1% to 60% of 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene; preferably from 60% to 98% of ammonia and from 2% to 40% of 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene; preferably from 70% to 95% of ammonia and from 5% to 30% of 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene; preferably from 75% to 90% of ammonia and from 10% to 25% of 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene; preferably from 78% to 85% of ammonia and from 15% to 22% of 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene. The 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene may be in the cis form or in the trans form or is a mixture of cis form and trans form and in which, preferably, at least 80% or at least 90% or at least 95% or at least 98% or at least 99% of the 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene is in the trans form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Boutier, Wissam Rached
  • Patent number: 8933140
    Abstract: Combinations of gelatinous elastomer containing one or more phase change materials, known as “phase change gel”, and polyurethane foam may be made by introducing at least partially cured phase change gel particles comprising plasticized triblock copolymer resin and/or diblock copolymer resin and one or more phase change materials, into a mixture of polyurethane foam-forming components including a polyol and an isocyanate. The phase change gel can be crosslinked to form a cured gelatinous gel, which is then reduced in size before introduction. After the foam-forming components polymerize to make polyurethane foam, the phase change gel particles are discrete visible particles dispersed throughout the foam. The polyurethane reaction is exothermic and can generate sufficient temperature to at least partially melt the styrene-portion of the triblock copolymer resin thereby extending the crosslinking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Peterson Chemical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce W. Peterson, Mark L. Crawford
  • Patent number: 8921435
    Abstract: Polymeric foams and elastomer/hydrogel bicontinuous composite structures derived from high internal phase emulsions and possessing shape-memory characteristics are disclosed, as well as processes for forming the same and uses thereof in, for example, manufacturing of various articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Technion Research & Development Foundation Limited
    Inventors: Michael S. Silverstein, Inna Gurevitch, Christine Warwar
  • Patent number: 8865782
    Abstract: A fire-resistant polyurethane foam is provided. A hydroxyl-containing inorganic fire retardant is premixed with a polyisocyanate and a polyol, respectively, to form two premixtures. Then, the two premixtures are mixed for reaction to form a fire-resistant polyurethane foam. Preferably, a combination of different particle sizes of the fire retardant is employed to maximize the amount of the fire retardant and increase the fire resistance of the foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Po-Ju Chen, Sung-Jeng Jong, Ren-Kuen Chang, Chin-Shang Hsu, Jer-Young Chen, Yih-Her Chang, Chei Kao
  • Publication number: 20140275303
    Abstract: One component polyurethane foam forming compositions are provided which contain a rodent repellent yet have shelf life stability of at least 6 months at 20° C. Two component polyurethane foam forming compositions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CLAYTON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nickolas R. Yeates, Jay Yuan Zhang, Timothy A. Niemeyer, Timothy L. Franklin
  • Publication number: 20140245540
    Abstract: A method of making foam imparts antimicrobial and antiodorant qualities to the foam. Green tea powder is added to the polyol raw materials for making memory foam. The green tea memory foam is used to make pillows, cushions and mattresses. Green tea foam in the top layer of a mattress acts as an antiodorant such that less of the chemical smell of the memory foam is perceived by the user. In addition, the bacteria and mold that would otherwise develop in the moist warmer sleeping environment on memory foam are killed by the green tea additive to the foam. Measurable antimicrobial and antiodorant qualities in the green tea foam are achievable by adding green tea powder constituting less than 2% of the weight of the resulting green tea foam. A neck-support contour pillow is made using memory foam that contains green tea and a green dye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Zinus, Inc.
    Inventor: Suk Kan Oh
  • Publication number: 20140228460
    Abstract: An interconnected microcellular material, a method for preparing said material using low-value waste from the paper industry, such as industrial lignin, and the use thereof for the production of items such as catalysts, filters or absorbent elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicants: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIQUE (CNRS), UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
    Inventors: Herve Deleuze, Claire Forgacz, Marc Birot
  • Patent number: 8802743
    Abstract: An azeotrope-like mixture consisting essentially of chlorotrifluoropropene and at least one component selected from the group consisting of pentane, hexane, methanol, and trans-1,2-dichloroethene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Rajat S. Basu, Kane D. Cook, Leslie Bement, Gary M. Knopeck, Rajiv R. Singh, Ryan Hulse, Hang T. Pham
  • Patent number: 8790539
    Abstract: Provided are azeotrope-like compositions comprising 1,1,1,2,2,3,3-heptafluoro-3-methoxy propane and E-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (K-1233zd) and uses thereof, including use in refrigerant compositions, refrigeration systems, blowing agent compositions, solvent, and aerosol propellants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Abbas, Brett L. Van Horn
  • Patent number: 8785509
    Abstract: This invention relates to the field of thermal insulation. In particular, the invention describes superinsulation articles having a desired porosity, reduced pore size and cost-effective methods for manufacturing such articles. In one aspect of the present invention, the article may comprise a material system with at least about 20% porosity. In a further aspect of the invention, an article may comprise greater than about 25% of nanopores having a pore size no greater than about 1500 nanometers in its shortest axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Science & Technology Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur J. Yang
  • Patent number: 8734671
    Abstract: An azeotrope-like mixture consisting essentially of a binary azeotrope-like mixture consisting essentially of trans-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (trans-HFO-1233zd) and a second component selected from the group consisting of 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (HFO-1234yf) and trans-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (trans-HFO-1234ze), and combinations of these and various uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hulse, Rajiv R. Singh, Hang T. Pham
  • Patent number: 8716359
    Abstract: A scorch inhibitor composition for polyurethane foams is composed of (a) one or more derivatized phenolic compounds in an amount of about 60-80% by weight; (b) one or more aromatic amines in the form of a liquid in an amount of about 15-35% by weight; (c) an alkyl-substituted hydroquinone in an amount of about 4-8% by weight, and (d) phenothiazine at 0 to about 1.0% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC
    Inventor: John M. Demassa
  • Patent number: 8703006
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8629192
    Abstract: A method of producing a HIPE foam using Ultraviolet (UV) light to polymerize a High Internal Phase Emulsion (HIPE) having two or more layers. The method uses UV light to polymerize HIPEs having two or more layers wherein each of the layers comprises a continuous oil phase containing monomers, photoinitiator, and an aqueous phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Steven Ray Merrigan, Thomas Allen Desmarais
  • Patent number: 8604093
    Abstract: A fire-resistant polyurethane foam is provided. A hydroxyl-containing inorganic fire retardant is premixed with a polyisocyanate and a polyol, respectively, to form two premixtures. Then, the two premixtures are mixed for reaction to form a fire-resistant polyurethane foam. Preferably, a combination of different particle sizes of the fire retardant is employed to maximize the amount of the fire retardant and increase the fire resistance of the foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Po-Ju Chen, Sung-Jeng Jong, Ren-Kuen Chang, Chin-Shang Hsu, Jer-Young Chen, Yih-Her Chang, Chei Kao
  • Patent number: 8586642
    Abstract: An aerogel including a polymerization product of a first monomer selected from an aryl polyol compound including at least two aryl groups linked to each other by a linker, an aryl polyol compound including at least two aryl groups fused to each other, or a combination thereof, and a second monomer including a benzene substituted with at least two hydroxyl groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Ho Park, Myung-Dong Cho, Kwang-Hee Kim, Sung-Woo Hwang
  • Patent number: 8580137
    Abstract: A trans-1,2-dichloroethylene blend which comprises a combination of a major amount of trans-1,2-dichloroethylene and a minor amount of a hydrohaloolefin having an elevated flash point is disclosed The combination exhibits a flash point significantly higher than trans-1,2-dichloroethylene alone The preferred hydrohaloolefin is 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (HCFO-1233zd) The subject blends find application as heat transfer agents, propellents and sprayable compositions, blowing agents, solvents and cleaning agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Bin Chen, Philippe Bonnet
  • Publication number: 20130295371
    Abstract: Combinations of gelatinous elastomer containing one or more phase change materials, known as “phase change gel”, and polyurethane foam may be made by introducing at least partially cured phase change gel particles comprising plasticized triblock copolymer resin and/or diblock copolymer resin and one or more phase change materials, into a mixture of polyurethane foam-forming components including a polyol and an isocyanate. The phase change gel can be crosslinked to form a cured gelatinous gel, which is then reduced in size before introduction. After the foam-forming components polymerize to make polyurethane foam, the phase change gel particles are discrete visible particles dispersed throughout the foam. The polyurethane reaction is exothermic and can generate sufficient temperature to at least partially melt the styrene-portion of the triblock copolymer resin thereby extending the crosslinking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Bruce W. Peterson, Mark L. Crawford