Process Of Forming A Composition Of A Solid Polymer Or Solid Polymer Forming System By Admixing A Product In The Form Of A Surface Coated, Impregnated, Encapsulated, Or Surface Modified Fiber, Sheet, Particle, Or Web, With A Material; Or Composition Which Is The Result Of Said Admixing Patents (Class 523/200)
  • Patent number: 11447640
    Abstract: Described herein are polymer-encapsulated materials and a method for encapsulating materials with polymer via emulsion polymerization. The encapsulated materials include colorants (e.g., pigments and dyes, and in particular fluorescent dyes), optical brighteners, downconverters and upconverters. The encapsulated materials are produced by the emulsion polymerization of ethylenically unsaturated monomers. The polymer-encapsulation method described herein does not require the preparation of a miniemulsion homogenized with special equipment, such as an ultrasonification device, and the resulting polymer-encapsulated materials exhibit optical properties superior to polymer-encapsulated materials prepared by processes that include the preparation of a miniemulsion prepared with such special equipment, such as an ultrasonification device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaobo Zhu, Juanita Parris, Ralph Arcurio, Mohammad S. Farahat
  • Patent number: 11414550
    Abstract: A mineral filler composition for use in covering products may include first and second inorganic particulate material fillers having respective first and second average particle sizes, wherein the first average particle size is larger than the second average particle size, and wherein at least one of the first and second inorganic particulate material fillers is hydrophobic. A covering product may include a resin and the mineral filler composition. A method for at least one of improving filler loading and water resistance in a covering product including resin, may include providing the mineral filler composition including blended first and second inorganic particulate material fillers, and adding the blended first and second inorganic particulate material fillers to the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: IMERYS USA, INC.
    Inventor: David H. Anstine
  • Patent number: 11397387
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a toner composition, developer and additive for a toner composition. The toner composition includes toner particles including at least one resin, an optional colorant, an optional wax, and a polymeric toner additive on at least a portion of an external surface of the toner particles. The polymeric toner additive includes a polymeric resin including a fluorinated acrylic monomer, a cross-linkable monomer containing two or more vinyl groups at 8 wt % to 40 wt % of the polymeric resin, and optionally a charge control agent comprised of a nitrogen containing group at 0.1 wt % to 1.5 wt % of the polymeric resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Philip Nelson Veregin, Kimberly D. Nosella, Raysa Rodriguez Diaz, Melanie Lynn Davis, Cuong Vong
  • Patent number: 11267962
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method for producing a thermoplastic molding composition comprising at least one styrene polymer and at least one lubricant, selected from fatty acids and fatty acids derivatives, wherein the method encompasses the preparation of a master batch polymer composition, comprising at least one styrene polymer having a melt flow rate (measured according to ASTMD1238, 200° C./5 kg) in the range of 2 to 10 g/10 min; and 10 to 40% by weight, based on the master batch polymer composition, of the lubricant. In particular the styrene polymer is selected from standard polystyrenes (general purpose polystyrene (GPPS)) and high impact polystyrenes(HIPS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas W. Cochran
  • Patent number: 11225575
    Abstract: A rubber composition for an inner liner that has a carbon black and a modified silicone oil having a silanol group at a molecular terminal thereof can give a vulcanized rubber excellent in air permeability resistance and resistance to fatigue from flexing. This rubber composition can give a vulcanized rubber which can be restrained from being lowered in air permeability resistance and which is excellent in resistance to fatigue from flexing even when the rubber composition contains a process oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: TOYO TIRE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryo Kumamoto
  • Patent number: 11220602
    Abstract: Subject matter are aqueous, low-VOC/SVOC universal pigment preparations comprising a pigment component; a water-soluble, nonionic, surface-active additive comprising a copolymer formed from a vinyl monomer and from an ethylenically unsaturated monomer selected from the group consisting of monocarboxylic esters, dicarboxylic esters, monocarboxamides, and dicarboxamides, the vinyl monomer and/or the ethylenically unsaturated monomer containing an N-containing group with pigment affinity; a phosphoric or phosphonic ester, and optionally customary additives. The aqueous pigment preparations are suitable for the coloring of inks, paints, and renders, especially in metering systems at the point of sale or in in-plant tinting systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hansulrich Reisacher, Uwe Mauthe
  • Patent number: 11193013
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymer composition comprising 100 parts by weight of halogen containing polymer, 10 to 70 parts by weight of plasticizer, 2 to 10 parts by weight of stabilizer, 1-15 parts by weight of a layered double hydroxide (LDH) having the formula (I) wherein M and M? are different and each is at least one metal cation, z=1 or 2; y=3 or 4, 0<x<0.9, b=0 to 10, c=0 to 10, X is an anion, n is the charge on the anion, and a=z(1?x)+xy?2; solvent is organic solvent with a hydrogen bond donor or acceptor function; as well as an article comprising the polymer composition. [Mz+1?xM?y+x(OH)2]a+(Xn?)a/n.bH2O.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SCG Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Renuka Teansawang, Wantinee Viratyaporn, Anchalee Wongariyakawee
  • Patent number: 11186727
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced powder paint provides improved flexural fatigue resistance for composites substrates. Fiber loading in the powder is greater than 40%. Aramid fiber loading in an epoxy based powder paint is exemplified. A composite bow limb coated with the powder paint survives a remarkably greater number of bending cycles before failure when coated with the powder paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Mathew A. McPherson
  • Patent number: 11136675
    Abstract: A corrosion inhibiting composition includes a first plurality of carriers and a second plurality of carriers. The first plurality of carriers has a first carrier body which encapsulates a film-forming compound. The second plurality of carriers has a second carrier body encapsulates a corrosion inhibitor. Each of the first and second carrier bodies is formed of a degradable material. Coatings and methods for inhibiting corrosion on a metal substrate are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Todd Andrew Fitz, Mariko Elaine Berg
  • Patent number: 11130296
    Abstract: A method of forming a polyolefin-perovskite nanomaterial composite which contains oriented electrically and thermally conductive pathways. The method involves milling a polyolefin with particles of a perovskite nanomaterial, molding to forma composite plate, and subjecting the composite plate to an AC voltage. The AC voltage forms oriented electrically and thermally conductive pathways by partial dielectric breakdown of the composite. The presence of the oriented electrically and thermally conductive pathways gives the polyolefin-perovskite nanomaterial electrical and thermal conductivity and dielectric permittivity higher than the polyolefin alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
    Inventor: Bouchaib Zazoum
  • Patent number: 11111391
    Abstract: Coated magnesium oxide particles having high filling efficiency and high mass-productivity and suitable for a thermal conductive filler are provided, the coated magnesium oxide particles being coated magnesium oxide particles in which the surface of magnesium oxide particles is coated with at least one of a fatty acid and a fatty acid metal salt, and wherein X in relation to particles is defined as X=[a BET specific surface area diameter calculated from a BET specific surface area of the particles]÷[D50 of the particles], provided that D50 is a particle diameter at 50% accumulation in a cumulative particle size distribution of the particles, the magnesium oxide particles having X of less than 0.2 and D50 of 5 to 100 ?m, and the coated magnesium oxide particles having X of 0.2 or more, D50 of 5 to 100 ?m, and oil absorption of less than 25 mL/100 g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Naoto Nishida, Koji Nakamura, Seiji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11104809
    Abstract: The invention relates to a powder coating composition for low temperature curing that can be used on temperature sensitive substrates and, despite of the low curing temperature, has excellent flow properties and forms a coating with excellent appearance and nevertheless also good mechanical and weathering properties. The invention also relates to an advantageous process for the manufacture of the powder coating composition. Said powder coating composition comprises a poly-acid functional polyester component A, a poly-epoxy functional component B, a poly-anhydride functional component C and a thermosetting curing catalyst D. The invention also relates to a polyester for use in the powder coating compositions according to the invention, in particular for durable powder coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: ALLNEX NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: William Weaver, Robert Watson, Richard Hendrikus Gerrit Brinkhuis, Martin Bosma, Paul Jones, Steve White, Dimitrios Baxevanis, Roberto Cavalieri
  • Patent number: 11084886
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a material comprising ultrafine cellulose fibers, having good dispersibility of fine particles in an aqueous medium containing ultrafine cellulose fibers. According to the invention, there is provided a material comprising ultrafine cellulose fibers, wherein the content of the ultrafine cellulose fibers is 80% by mass or more, and the haze value of a sample, which has been prepared by adding the material comprising ultrafine cellulose fibers to pure water to a solid concentration of 0.4% by mass, and stirring the mixture with a disperser under conditions of 1500 rpm and 5 minutes, is 20% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: OJI HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikue Homma, Takayuki Shimaoka
  • Patent number: 11046845
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polypropylene resin composition for an uncoated crash pad. The composition may include an amount of about 50 to 80 wt % of a polypropylene resin having a Polydispersity Index (PI) of about 4.5 to 6.5, a weight average molecular weight of about 200,000 to 350,000 g/mol, and an isotactic peptide fraction of about 96% or greater as measured by a C13-NMR method, an amount of about 1 to 30 wt % of rubber having a melt index of about 1 to 6 g/10 min (230° C., 2.16 Kg), an amount of about 11 to 30 wt % of an inorganic filler composed of a mixture of an amount of about 10 to 20 wt % of talc and an amount of about 1 to 10 wt % of whisker, and an amount of about 1 to 5 wt % of an anti-scratch agent, all the wt % are based on the total weight of the polypropylene resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Hanwha Total Petrochemical Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyeong Hoon Jang, Boo Youn An, In Soo Han, Dae Sik Kim, Seul Yi, Byoung Ho Lee, Choul Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 10952494
    Abstract: An outsole is formed of a viscoelastic body containing a rubber component. This viscoelastic body has a loss factor measured by a dynamic viscoelasticity measurement under conditions of a temperature of 23° C., a frequency of 10 Hz, a static strain of 10%, and a dynamic strain of 7% being 0.17 or more, a storage elastic modulus measured by the dynamic viscoelasticity measurement being 5.7 MPa or less, and a ratio of a tensile stress at 300% elongation to a tensile stress at 100% elongation being 4.4 or more. Such outsole is excellent in wet grip performance and durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Masanori Sakamoto, Yusuke Nishiura, Osamu Yamane, Kenichi Harano
  • Patent number: 10899092
    Abstract: A method of forming a polyolefin-perovskite nanomaterial composite which contains oriented electrically and thermally conductive pathways. The method involves milling a polyolefin with particles of a perovskite nanomaterial, molding to forma composite plate, and subjecting the composite plate to an AC voltage. The AC voltage forms oriented electrically and thermally conductive pathways by partial dielectric breakdown of the composite. The presence of the oriented electrically and thermally conductive pathways gives the polyolefin-perovskite nanomaterial electrical and thermal conductivity and dielectric permittivity higher than the polyolefin alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
    Inventor: Bouchaib Zazoum
  • Patent number: 10882975
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyketone molding compounds based on partially crystalline, aliphatic polyketones. In particular, it relates to halogen-free, flameproof molding compounds based on aliphatic polyketones which preferably comprise salts of phosphinic acids as flame retardant. The molding compounds fulfill the fire protection classification V0 according to UL94 and display good mechanical properties. These molding compounds are suitable for the production of in particular thin-walled molded articles for the electrical and electronics industry, such as for example housings, housing components or connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: EMS-Patent AG
    Inventor: Georg Stöppelmann
  • Patent number: 10844143
    Abstract: The present invention provides a modified rubber containing silicon and phosphorus, and a composition and manufacturing method thereof. The present invention provides the modified rubber structured as formula (1), wherein X is selected from a C1-C12 alkylene group, a C2-C12 alkenylene group, a C3-C12 alicyclic group, and a C6-C12 aromatic group; and A1, A2, A3, Y, and Z are each independently selected from an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, a halide group, and a conjugated diene rubber, wherein the conjugated diene rubber is a polymer composed of a conjugated diene monomer or the conjugated diene monomer with a vinyl aromatic monomer, A1, A2, A3, Y, and Z are the same or different from each other, and at least one of A1, A2, A3, Y, and Z is the conjugated diene rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TSRC Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Lin Chen, Yun-Ta Lee, Adel Farhan Halasa
  • Patent number: 10800925
    Abstract: Composite particles that super-aggregates of coated aggregates having low structure carbon black cores and metal/metalloid oxide mantles are described. Coatings containing filler-polymer compositions which have the composite particles as filler, such as curable coatings and cured coatings or films formed therefrom containing the filler-polymer compositions, with combinations of high resistivity, good optical density properties, good thermal stability, high dielectric constant, and good processability, along with their use in black matrices, black column spacers, light shielding elements in LCDs and other display devices, also are described. Inks containing the composite particle are described. Devices having these compositions, components and/or elements, and methods of preparing and making these various materials and products are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Andriy Korchev, Geoffrey D. Moeser, Danny Pierre, Qian Ni, Federico Villalpando-Paez
  • Patent number: 10719021
    Abstract: A toner and a toner process including providing at least one hybrid metallic toner component selected from the group consisting of hybrid metallic-latex particles, hybrid metallic-wax particles, hybrid metallic-colorant particles, and combinations thereof; contacting the at least one hybrid metallic toner component with one or more components selected from the group consisting of a latex polymer, a wax; and a colorant to form a blend; heating the blend at a temperature below the glass transition temperature of the latex polymer to form aggregated toner particles; adding a coalescing agent to the toner particles thereby coalescing the toner particles; and recovering the toner particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Linda Jan
  • Patent number: 10660833
    Abstract: Shell-structured particles for sunscreen applications are provided herein. A method includes selecting one or more particles to serve as a core material in a sunscreen composition, wherein each of the one or more particles comprises a band gap within a predetermined range, and wherein said selecting is based on a desired absorption spectrum of the sunscreen composition; coating the one or more particles with at least one layer of zinc oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Talia S. Gershon, Yun Seog Lee, Ning Li, Devendra Sadana, Teodor K. Todorov
  • Patent number: 10662299
    Abstract: A self-healing polymeric material includes a polymeric matrix material, a plurality of monomer mixture microcapsules dispersed in the polymeric matrix material, and a plurality of heat generating microcapsules dispersed in the polymeric matrix material. Each monomer mixture microcapsule of the plurality of monomer mixture microcapsules encapsulates a mixture of materials that includes a monomer and a heat-triggered initiator. Each heat generating microcapsule of the plurality of heat generating microcapsules encapsulates multiple reactants that undergo an exothermic chemical reaction. The exothermic chemical reaction generates sufficient heat to cause the heat-triggered initiator to initiate a polymerization reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Campbell, Sarah K. Czaplewski, Joseph Kuczynski, Timothy J. Tofil
  • Patent number: 10654247
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electromagnetic wave suppression sheet provided with: an absorption layer which has surface resistivity of at least 100?/? and which contains an electrical conductive material and an insulating material in the state where the electrical conductive material and the insulating material are in direct contact with each other, the insulating material having a dielectric loss tangent of 0.01 or larger at a frequency of 60 Hz at 20° C.; and a contact layer which is formed on a surface, of the absorption layer, opposite to a surface to be irradiated with electromagnetic waves and of which a surface in contact with the absorption layer has surface resistivity of at least 20?/?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: DUPONT TEIJIN ADVANCED PAPERS (JAPAN), LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Naruse, Tatsushi Fujimori, Koichi Ukigaya, Chihiro Kondo, Yasunori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10653593
    Abstract: Shell-structured particles for sunscreen applications are provided herein. A method includes selecting one or more particles to serve as a core material in a sunscreen composition, wherein each of the one or more particles comprises a band gap within a predetermined range, and wherein said selecting is based on a desired absorption spectrum of the sunscreen composition; coating the one or more particles with at least one layer of zinc oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Talia S. Gershon, Yun Seog Lee, Ning Li, Devendra Sadana, Teodor K. Todorov
  • Patent number: 10573615
    Abstract: The invention provides a semiconductor package and a method for fabricating a base for a semiconductor package. The semiconductor package includes a conductive trace embedded in a base. A semiconductor device is mounted on the conductive trace via a conductive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Tzu-Hung Lin, Wen-Sung Hsu, Ta-Jen Yu, Andrew C. Chang
  • Patent number: 10533119
    Abstract: The adhesive compositions of the invention are especially useful in bonding replacement windows into structures without using a primer and allowing for fast drive away times. The adhesive is pumpable, sag resistant and bonds parts together at temperatures between about ?10 C and about 80 C. The adhesive is comprised a linear and branched isocyanate functional polyether prepolymer wherein the linear and branched isocyanate functional polyether prepolymers are present in the composition at a particular weight ratios an isocyanate functional polyester prepolymer, a plasticizer and filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Stefan Schmatloch
  • Patent number: 10526430
    Abstract: A methacrylic resin composition comprises not less than 90% by mass and not more than 100% by mass of a methacrylic resin [A] having: the total content of a structural unit derived from methyl methacrylate of not less than 90% by mass; a molecular weight MA of not less than 30000 and not more than 100000 in terms of polystyrene corresponding to the retention time indicating the value of the maximum strength in a chromatogram obtained by gel permeation chromatography; the area SgA of a region enclosed by an approximate curve obtained by fitting the data of a range indicating the strength of not less than 70% relative to the value of the maximum strength to a Gaussian function by the method of nonlinear least squares and the base line of the chromatogram of 45 to 80% of the area SA enclosed by the chromatogram and its base line; and the ratio MwgA/MngA of a weight average molecular weight MwgA to a number average molecular weight MngA of not less than 1.01 and not more than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: KURARAY Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsuhiro Nakahara, Toru Abe, Toru Takahashi, Hiroshi Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10519318
    Abstract: This invention provides the following active energy ray-curable coating composition: an active energy ray-curable coating composition comprising (A) a polymerizable unsaturated group(s)-containing acrylic resin having a weight average molecular weight in the range of 5,000 to 30,000, (B) a urethane (meth)acrylate having a weight average molecular weight in the range of 1,000 or more but less than 5,000 and containing an average of two to four polymerizable unsaturated groups per molecule, (C) a polymerizable unsaturated compound having a weight average molecular weight in the range of 200 or more but less than 1,000 and containing an average of two to nine polymerizable unsaturated groups per molecule, and (D) a photopolymerization initiator, the molecular weight between crosslinks of a cured coating film obtained by applying the active energy ray-curable coating composition being in the range of 300 to 900 g/mol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouta Gotou, Haruhiko Okiyama, Haruka Nakaoka
  • Patent number: 10519321
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of protecting porous substrates and/or increasing the peel-resistance of coatings and stains for porous substrates. The methods may include providing a stain or coating comprising a microencapsulated self-healing material; and applying the stain or coating to a porous substrate. Damage to the stain or coating may release the self-healing material at a site of damage, such as a crack or scratch in the stain or coating. The self-healing material may be a polymeric precursor, an unsaturated polyester resin or alkyd, a fatty acid-based natural oil or derivative thereof, or a cross-linkable silane or siloxane monomer or resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Autonomic Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald O. Wilson, Byron R. Ebbert
  • Patent number: 10513617
    Abstract: A method for preparing an aqueous based coating system, and coating systems made thereby, for coating onto paper and/or paperboard for providing barrier to liquid, moisture vapor, oil and grease including a pigment and a polymer emulsion system or natural based binding system. One alternative of the method includes surface treating a pigment to form a pigment system and mixing a polymer emulsion system or natural based binding system with the pigment system. Another alternative of the method includes mixing a pigment and polymer emulsion system or natural based binding system and hydrophobizing the polymer emulsion system or natural based binding system by adding silanes, siloxanes, siloxane/silicone resin blends, or their carbon based analogs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Rajan R. Iyer, Richard Berube, Michael B. Sigman, Sharad Mathur, Kenneth W. Folmar, John D. Serafano, Ashok Khokhani, Jennifer Rigney, James Royce Godfrey
  • Patent number: 10508187
    Abstract: The invention relates to a ceramic particulate and polymer composite having enhanced viscoelastic and rheological properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Tundra Composites, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt E. Heikkila, Rodney K. Williams, John S. Kroll
  • Patent number: 10464031
    Abstract: A microfluidic printing nozzle for 3D printing may include a mixing chamber, a first inlet for connecting with a first ink source, the first inlet located at a first end of the mixing chamber, and a second inlet for connecting with a second ink source, the second inlet located at the first end of the mixing chamber. An outlet may be located at a second end of the mixing chamber, and a generally cylindrical impeller may be rotatably disposed in the mixing chamber between the first end and the second end. The cylindrical impeller may include an outer surface, and the outer surface of the impeller includes a groove, a protrusion, or both, to facilitate mixing of fluidic inks flowing from the first end to the second end of the mixing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Lewis, Thomas J. Ober
  • Patent number: 10446289
    Abstract: A method to provide enhanced electrical conductivity to the biocomposite material in which fibrous materials are initially combined and mixed with a polymer base. As the fibrous material and polymer are mixed or compounded, molecular bonds form between the fibrous material and the polymer. At this stage of the process the conductive material and/or particles are added to the mixture because the molecular bonds have formed in the biocomposite material, and the conductive particles cannot interfere with the bonding between the fibrous material and the polymer. The conductive particles are encapsulated by the biocomposite material such that the biocomposite mixture is formed with enhanced electrical conductivity properties, while not detrimentally affecting any of the other enhanced properties of the biocomposite material based on the molecular bonding between the fibrous material and the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: James Henry, Satyanarayan Panigrahi, Radhey Lal Kushwaha
  • Patent number: 10438717
    Abstract: Elastomer compositions with high dielectric constants are disclosed. Embodiments of the disclosure include a high dielectric constant (high-K) elastomeric composition comprising an elastomer, carbon black (CB), and organoclay (OC). The composition is not dependent on any raw material with inherent high-k or any metal oxide type material that changes conductivity with applied voltages. The composition instead uses distributed electric fields and polarizability with carbon black and organoclays. This allows for a high-k material through polarizability with limited large-scale electron sharing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: David Eric Ryan, Evangelos Manias, Bo Li
  • Patent number: 10392713
    Abstract: A corrosion inhibiting composition includes a first plurality of carriers and a second plurality of carriers. The first plurality of carriers has a first carrier body which encapsulates a film-forming compound. The second plurality of carriers has a second carrier body encapsulates a corrosion inhibitor. Each of the first and second carrier bodies is formed of a degradable material. Coatings and methods for inhibiting corrosion on a metal substrate are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Todd Andrew Fitz, Mariko Elaine Berg
  • Patent number: 10370305
    Abstract: The present invention concerns compositions and methods of using the same that provide encapsulated polymer nanocomposites for efficient crack repair and monitoring of a cement-substrate interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Mahmoud Reda Taha, John Stormont, Edward N. Matteo
  • Patent number: 10350155
    Abstract: Provided are skin care compositions that are useful as SPF and UV absorption boosters in formulations containing inorganic metal oxides. The compositions comprise (a) 0.1 to 20 weight % inorganic metal oxide particles, based on the weight of the composition, (b) 0.1 to 15 weight % copolymer particles dispersed in an aqueous medium, wherein the copolymer particles comprise polymerized units derived from (i) 0.1 to 20 weight % of phosphorus acid monomers, and (ii) 80 to 99.9 weight % of comonomers, (c) 0.1 to 35 weight % silicone fluid, based on the total weight of the composition, and (d) a dermatologically acceptable carrier. Also provided are methods of protecting skin from UVA and UVB damage comprising topically administering such compositions to the skin, and methods of boosting the SPF or UV absorption of a sunscreen composition containing inorganic metal oxide particles comprising including such copolymer particles in the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Beth Cooper, Junsi Gu, Kinjalbahen Joshi, Wen-Shiue Young, Fanwen Zeng
  • Patent number: 10336904
    Abstract: A resin blend composition of a polyamide resin and a polyester resin is described, which includes a polyamide resin, a polyester resin and an epoxy resin. The resin blend composition can have improved compatibility between the polyamide resin and the thermoplastic polyester resin, and therefore mechanical properties (strength, bending strength, elasticity, abrasion resistance, impact strength), chemical properties (solvent resistance), thermal resistance, dimensional stability, and paintability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Mok-Keun Lim, Kwang-Sang Lee, Yeong-Chool Yu
  • Patent number: 10322544
    Abstract: Nanoporous silica particles having a plurality of pores are mixed with a protective liquid which fills the pores to provide a protected particle mixture. The protected particle mixture is combined with a resin to provide a liquid coating precursor composition. The coating precursor composition is applied to the substrate, and the protective liquid is evaporated. The evaporating protective liquid forms a plurality of passages through the resin. Some of the passages percolate to an outer surface of the resin. Some of the nanoporous particles are distributed at walls of the passages, some of the nanoporous particles are embedded within the resin, and some of the nanoporous particles extend beyond the outer surface of the resin to form a superhydrophobic surface. The resin is cured to solidify the resin and to adhere the resin to the surface and to the particles. A composition and an article are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: John T. Simpson
  • Patent number: 10292914
    Abstract: Provided are skin care compositions that are useful as SPF and UV absorption boosters in formulations containing inorganic metal oxides. The compositions comprise (a) 0.1 to 20 weight % inorganic metal oxide particles, based on the weight of the composition, wherein the inorganic metal oxide particles comprise ZnO and TiO2, and wherein the ratio of ZnO to TiO2 is from 1:10 to 10:1, (b) 0.1 to 15 weight % copolymer particles dispersed in an aqueous medium, wherein the copolymer particles comprise polymerized units derived from (i) 0.1 to 20 weight % of phosphorus acid monomers, and (ii) 80 to 99.9 weight % of comonomers, and (c) a dermatologically acceptable carrier. Also provided are methods of protecting skin from UVA and UVB damage comprising topically administering such compositions to the skin, and methods of boosting the SPF or UV absorption of a sunscreen composition containing inorganic metal oxide particles comprising including such copolymer particles in the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Beth Cooper, Kinjalbahen Joshi, Fanwen Zeng
  • Patent number: 10280304
    Abstract: A polyarylene sulfide resin composition which is excellent in mechanical strength as well as electromagnetic shielding effect, slidability and moist heat resistance. The resin composition comprises (A) 100 parts by weight of a polyarylene sulfide resin (component A) synthesized through a polymerization reaction using an aromatic disulfide-based compound as a polymerization terminator and (B) 10 to 180 parts by weight of carbon fibers (component B), wholly aromatic polyamide fibers (component C) or glass fibers (component D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventor: Takuya Tomoda
  • Patent number: 10208194
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition comprising (A) a heterophasic propylene copolymer and (B) a block copolymer, wherein the heterophasic propylene copolymer consists of (a) a propylene-based matrix, wherein the propylene-based matrix consists of a propylene homopolymer and/or a propylene-?-olefin copolymer consisting of at least 70 wt % of propylene and at most 30 wt % of ?-olefin, based on the total weight of the propylene-based matrix and wherein the propylene-based matrix is present in an amount of 60 to 95 wt % based on the total heterophasic propylene copolymer and (b) a dispersed ethylene-?-olefin copolymer, wherein the dispersed ethylene-?-olefin copolymer is present in an amount of 40 to 5 wt % based on the total heterophasic propylene copolymer and wherein the sum of the total amount of propylene-based matrix and total amount of the dispersed ethylene-?-olefin copolymer in the heterophasic propylene copolymer is 100 wt %, and wherein the block copolymer comprises a terminal block comprising styre
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Marc Herklots, Désirée Marie Louise Seegers, Dzina Kleshchanok
  • Patent number: 10196510
    Abstract: A methacrylic resin [1] having a triad syndiotacticity (rr) of not less than 65% and a methacrylic resin [2] having a triad syndiotacticity (rr) of 45 to 58% are melt kneaded in a mass ratio of the methacrylic resin [1]/the methacrylic resin [2] of 40/60 to 70/30, and further melt kneaded preferably with a polycarbonate resin in a ratio of 1 to 10 parts by mass of the polycarbonate resin to the total 100 parts by mass of the methacrylic resin [1] and the methacrylic resin [2] to obtain a methacrylic resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Takahashi, Atsuhiro Nakahara, Hiroshi Ozawa, Toru Abe, Yusaku Nomoto
  • Patent number: 10167406
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides white pigment dispersions, which can include an aqueous liquid vehicle, and from 5 wt % to 70 wt % of a white metal oxide pigment dispersed by two co-dispersants. The metal oxide pigment can have an average particulate size from 100 nm to 1 ?m, and the co-dispersants can include both i) a short-chain anionic dispersant having a weight average molecular weight ranging from 1,000 Mw to 30,000 Mw, and ii) a non-ionic or predominantly non-ionic dispersant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Joseph Bruinsma, Vladek Kasperchik, Thomas W. Butler
  • Patent number: 10150875
    Abstract: A superhydrophobic coating, comprises a superhydrophobic powder with superhydrophobic particles having a three dimensional nanostructured surface topology defining pores, and a resin. The superhydrophobic particles are embedded within the resin and the resin does not fill the pores of the superhydrophobic particles such that the three dimensional surface topology of the superhydrophobic particles is preserved. A precursor powder for a superhydrophobic coating and a method for applying a superhydrophobic coating to a surface are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventor: John T. Simpson
  • Patent number: 10118569
    Abstract: Manufacturing process for vehicle headliners comprising a substrate and at least one decorative lining extending along one of the faces of said substrate, joined to each other through a layer of adhesive, which specifically comprises the union of the decorative lining to the previously shaped substrate using a thermosetting adhesive with a high viscosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: GRUPO ANTOLÍN-INGENIERÍA, S. A.
    Inventors: Miguel Ángel Grande Collado, Francisco Javier Merino Rojo
  • Patent number: 10052611
    Abstract: Provided is a method of preparing a superabsorbent polymer. In the method of preparing the superabsorbent polymer according to the present disclosure, a polymer resulting from polymerization of ethylene-based unsaturated monomers is subjected to a reassembling process by mixing with a compound of a particular Chemical Formula and water. According to the preparation method of the present disclosure, provided is a method of preparing a superabsorbent polymer having improved water holding capacity and a reduced content of residual monomers, thereby improving quality of final polymer products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Mo Lee, Gi Cheul Kim, Sang Gi Lee, Kum Hyoung Lee, Se Yeol Park
  • Patent number: 10030121
    Abstract: A catalyst composition and a process for obtaining a colored olefin polymer are disclosed. The composition comprises a Ziegler-Natta catalyst and an additive component comprising a colorant. The catalyst composition enables a directly colored polymer to be prepared. The colored polymer has a homogeneous dispersion of the colorant in it and thus has no color defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Reliance Industries Limited
    Inventors: Mahuya Bagui, Yogesh Popatrao Patil, ViralKumar Patel, Krishna Renganath Sharma, Raksh Vir Jasra, Ajit Behari Mathur, Uma Sankar Satpathy, Satya Srinivasa Rao Gandham
  • Patent number: 10000635
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin composition for automotive interior components and a molded article using the same. The thermoplastic resin composition includes: a base resin comprising about 55 wt % to about 90 wt % of a polycarbonate resin and about 10 wt % to about 45 wt % of a vinyl cyanide compound-aromatic vinyl compound copolymer; about 5 parts by weight to about 30 parts by weight of an impact modifier; and about 1 part by weight to about 8 parts by weight of a matting agent, each based on about 100 parts by weight of the base resin. The impact modifier includes a first impact modifier which is a core-shell type acrylic rubber-modified graft copolymer, and a second impact modifier which is a core-shell type diene-acrylic rubber-modified graft copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: In Chol Kim, Kee Hae Kwon, Jung Woo Park, Chang Min Hong
  • Patent number: 9964669
    Abstract: A film obtained by molding a methacrylic resin composition, the methacrylic resin composition comprises: a methacrylic resin having a triad syndiotacticity (rr) of not less than 50% and a weight average molecular weight of 80000 to 200000 and comprising not less than 92% by mass of a structural unit derived from methyl methacrylate, and a polycarbonate resin having a melt volume-flow rate of 130 to 250 cm3/20 min at 300° C. and 1.2 Kg, in which a mass ratio of the methacrylic resin to the polycarbonate resin is 91/9 to 99/1, and the total content of the methacrylic resin and the polycarbonate resin is 80 to 100% by mass. The film is layered to at least one surface of a polarizer to give a polarizing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: KURARAY Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsuhiro Nakahara, Toru Abe, Yusaku Nomoto, Wataru Tsuji, Yuuki Takasuka, Takao Hoshiba