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: 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: 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: 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: 9963589
    Abstract: An epoxy resin composition comprising the following constituents [A], [B], and [C]: [A] an epoxy resin having a structure represented by a formula (1); in which a ring Z represents a condensed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon ring, R1 and R2 represent a substituent, R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, k is an integer of 0 to 4, m is an integer of 0 or more, and n is an integer of 1 or more; [B] at least one resin selected from the group consisting of the following [Bx], [By] and [Bz]; [Bx] a bisphenol type epoxy resin; [By] an amine type epoxy resin; and [Bz] a thermoplastic resin; [C] a polyamine curing agent. Provided is an epoxy resin composition which provides a cured product having excellent heat resistance, toughness and elastic modulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Maki Nagano, Ayako Fuse, Nobuyuki Tomioka
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9957370
    Abstract: The invention relates to metallic effect pigments with coating, comprising a platelet-shaped substrate, where the coating comprises at least one hybrid inorganic/organic layer, the hybrid layer having at least partly an inorganic network that has one or more inorganic oxide components, and having at least one organic component, the organic component being at least partly an organic oligomer and/or polymer which is covalently bonded at least partly to the inorganic network via one or more organic network formers. The invention further relates to a method of producing these metallic effect pigments, and to their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: ECKART GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Trummer, Frank Henglein, Mariel Brauer
  • Patent number: 9919938
    Abstract: The invention is directed to systems and methods of removing particulate matter from a fluid, comprising: pre-activating the particulate matter to form a pre-activated particulate matter; providing an activating material capable of being affixed to the pre-activated particulate matter; affixing the activating material to the pre-activated particulate matter to form an activated particle; providing an anchor particle and providing a tethering material capable of being affixed to the anchoring particle; and attaching the tethering material to the anchor particle and the activated particle to form a removable complex in the fluid that comprises the particulate matter, wherein the particulate matter is derived from a mining operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Soane Mining, LLC
    Inventors: David S. Soane, Nathan Ashcraft, Phyo Kyaw
  • Patent number: 9908994
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a valve member for a dispenser valve for foam products, and in particular for a dispenser valve for polyurethane foam container, comprising a valve member that is moveable relative to a sealing. It also relates to such a dispenser valve and to a foam container. In order to provide alternative materials for valve members, it is proposed according to the invention that the valve member is made of plastic material filled with basalt particles in an amount between 1% and 60% by weight. It has been surprisingly found that valve members made of plastic filled with basalt particles in these amounts show improved properties, such as strength and abrasion rates, compared to non-filled plastics and compared to glass-filled plastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Altachem NV
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Poppe, Jordi Demey
  • Patent number: 9890313
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Reinforced Form Stable Phase Change Material (RFSPCM) and product thereof. Reinforcement with chemically treated fibers, of polymer in Phase Change Material (PCM) matrix gives a uniform blend of a stable form. This Reinforced Form Stable Phase Change Material (RFSPCM) according to present invention is nontoxic in nature, flexible, has high latent heat and high tensile or tearing strength both above and below the melting point of Phase Change Material (PCM). Further, the composition is so stable that it can easily be heated and cooled without leaking out its Phase Change Material (PCM). The present invention provides a simple Phase Change Material (PCM) product for user for providing stored heat that has improved safety and handling ability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Samit Jain
  • Patent number: 9809676
    Abstract: An automotive injection-molded product includes natural pellets and masterbatches that color the natural pellets. In the automotive injection-molded product, a color difference between a high concentration portion and a low concentration portion of the masterbatches with respect to the natural pellets in a flat plate is not more than 6.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru Hanmura, Shinobu Kayama
  • Patent number: 9803099
    Abstract: An aqueous carbon black millbase, an aqueous carbon black liquid coating, and a method of making the millbase and liquid coating are provided. The carbon blacks are modified carbon blacks that are engineered to be able to be stirred into an aqueous vehicle without high energy milling of the carbon black. The modified carbon blacks include low organic treatment levels and the millbase and liquid coating do not require large quantities of dispersant. The resulting coatings exhibit excellent viscosity, color, hiding power and stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Lang H. Nguyen, Qingling Zhang, Lynne K. LaRochelle Richard
  • Patent number: 9790368
    Abstract: The invention relates to platelet-shaped pearlescent pigments that are coated with at least one mixed inorganic/organic layer for improving their application properties, and of these, particularly their mechanical properties, and to methods for the production thereof and to the use thereof. The said mixed inorganic/organic layer comprises at least one at least partially crosslinked inorganic metal-oxide component and an organic component. The organic component is at least one organic oligomer and/or polymer, which is covalently bonded, at least in part, to the inorganic network via network formers, wherein the coating comprises at least one mixed inorganic/organic layer, which mixed mixed layer comprises, at least in part, an inorganic network having one or more inorganic oxide component(s) and at least one organic component, the organic component being, at least in part, an organic oligomer and/or polymer covalently bonded, at least in part, to the inorganic network via one or more organic network formers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: ECKART GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Henglein, Stefan Trummer, Ulrich Schmidt, Günter Kaupp, Peter Krüger
  • Patent number: 9790365
    Abstract: A thermoplastic polyurethane composition includes a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and a polyoxymethylene. The thermoplastic polyurethane composition comprises 50 to 95 parts by weight of the TPU and 5 to 50 parts by weight of the polyoxymethylene, per 100 parts by weight of the thermoplastic polyurethane composition. The thermoplastic polyurethane composition has an Izod notched impact of greater than 0.5 fflb/in at ?40° C. as determined by ASTM D256 10, Method A, and an elastic modulus of greater than 700 psi at 130° C. as determined by ASTM D412. A fluid transfer tube is formed from the thermoplastic polyurethane composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Mihai Manitiu, Jeffrey L. Degross, Terry Kowalski, Mark E. Justice
  • Patent number: 9725599
    Abstract: The present invention relates to surface-mineralized organic fibers comprising organic fibers having a length in the millimeter range, the surface of which is at least partially coated with finely divided alkaline earth carbonate nanoparticles by means of binders based on copolymers comprising as monomers one or more dicarboxylic acids and one or more monomers from the group of diamines, triamines, dialkanolamines or trialkanolamines and epichlorohydrin, a method for producing such surface-mineralized organic fibers, aqueous slurries thereof, their use in papermaking, in surface finishing of paper, plastic, cement and clay surfaces, in paints and varnishes and the use of the inventive binders for coating the organic fibers with nano alkaline earth carbonates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Matthias Buri, René Vinzenz Blum, Patrick A. C. Gane
  • Patent number: 9718221
    Abstract: Cured flexible sealant may be removed from a substrate if the cured flexible sealant includes within its volume a susceptor such as metal susceptor particles. Removal proceeds by exposing the sealant with the susceptor to radio-frequency radiation sufficient to cause dielectric heating in the susceptor. The consequent heating in the cured sealant reduces the bond strength of the cured sealant. The reduced bond-strength sealant may be removed by physical methods, such as scraping etc., much more easily than the original (unexposed) cured sealant. Also disclosed are sealant compositions with susceptor, susceptor tools to introduce susceptor into cured sealant, and handheld radio-frequency heaters to apply radio-frequency radiation to cured sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Darrin M. Hansen, Carissa Ann Pajel
  • Patent number: 9695315
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modified computer silicon rubber protection shell and its manufacturing methods, comprising: 100 to 120 parts of polycarbonate, 10 to 12 parts of anion-carried capsule mesoporous silica microsphere, 10 to 12 parts of sodium polyacrylate, 20 to 30 parts of modified tackifying resin micro powder, 10 to 12 parts of colored gel, 6 to 8 parts of silicon nitride micro powder, 5.5 to 6.5 parts of fiberglass, 5 to 7 parts of nano-biomass silica hydrated micro powder, 2.8 to 4.8 parts of sodium succinate, 20 to 30 parts of organic super-dissolving silica gel micro powder in which the weight percentage of nano platinum contained is 15%, 20 to 30 parts of 50-degrees-hardness methylvinyl silicon rubber, and the right amount of deionized water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Juanhui Meng
  • Patent number: 9650468
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of forming microcapsules. The method may include combining an active agent in a first solvent S1 and forming a dispersed phase of the active agent in the first solvent, wherein the dispersed phase of active agent has a surface. A reactant may be added to the first solvent, wherein the reactant reacts with the surface of the active agent dispersed phase and encapsulates the active agent wherein at least a portion of the active agent remains unreacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: James D. Oxley
  • Patent number: 9617422
    Abstract: Provided is a polycarbonate-based resin composition, including, with respect to 100 parts by mass of (A) a resin mixture formed of 30 to 100 mass % of a polycarbonate-polyorganosiloxane copolymer (A-1) having a structural unit represented by the general formula (I) and a structural unit represented by the general formula (II), and having an average number of repetitions n of an organosiloxane constituent unit in the general formula (II) of 50 to 500, and 0 to 70 mass % of an aromatic polycarbonate (A-2) except the copolymer (A-1), 1 to 5.5 parts by mass of (B) a polyorganosiloxane-acrylic composite rubber, the composition having a viscosity-average molecular weight of 17,000 to 23,000. Also provided is a molded article thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke Aoki
  • Patent number: 9598775
    Abstract: A high surface finish, thermally stable, multilayer slurry-based overlay system suitable for use in a severe thermal environment is disclosed. The disclosed embodiments include a basecoat layer formed from a slurry comprising ceramic pigment filled phosphate-based binder, a second layer formed from a slurry comprising metal oxide pigment or ceramic oxide pigment filled phosphate-based binder, and an optional seal coat layer formed from a phosphate-based binder substantially free of pigments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: PRAXAIR S.T. TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Irina Belov
  • Patent number: 9598594
    Abstract: A pigment grind dispersion contains non-adsorbed titanium dioxide particles dispersed in an aqueous emulsion containing a mixture of (a) water-insoluble film-forming first polymer particles that adsorb to titanium dioxide particles, the first polymer particle amount in the emulsion being less than the saturation level of adsorption when another polymer is not present, (b) water-insoluble film-forming second polymer particles that do not by themselves form composite particles with titanium dioxide particles, the second polymer particle amount in the emulsion being sufficient to inhibit or interfere with adsorption of the first polymer particles to titanium dioxide particles, and (c) extender particles. The pigment grind dispersion has a titanium dioxide pigment volume concentration of about 25 to about 50 and a titania composite ratio of about 32 to about 60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl A. Booth, Stephen M. Korenkiewicz, Laura E. Harris, Alexis R. Kipping, Jeffrey F. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9528023
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stable aqueous dispersion of multiphase amphoteric polymer particles comprising a crosslinked polymer phase comprising structural units of a phosphorus acid monomer, a carboxylic acid monomer, a multiethylenically unsaturated monomer, and an ethylenically unsaturated nonionic monomer; and a second polymer phase comprising a carboxylic acid monomer and an ethylenically unsaturated nonionic monomer. The present invention also relates to composites of the particles and pigment particles such as TiO2. The composition is useful for preparing dried coatings with improved hiding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James C. Bohling, Ward Thomas Brown, Arnold S. Brownell, Paul Clark, Thomas Glenn Madle
  • Patent number: 9487670
    Abstract: Titanium dioxide may be more efficiently used in a coating composition containing a composite pigment particle-forming polymer if during composite formation, the polymer is initially present in a low concentration and the titanium dioxide particles and newly-formed composite particles are dispersed in a waterborne emulsion polymer that does not form such a composite. A pigment grind dispersion of titanium dioxide pigment-polymer composite particles may be made by mixing titanium dioxide particles with the waterborne emulsion polymer. The composite-forming polymer is then added to the waterborne emulsion polymer, or is added independently and concurrently with the titanium dioxide particles. The resulting titanium dioxide pigment-polymer composite particles provide improved coating composition opacity compared to a coating composition that does not contain such composite particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Korenkiewicz, Karl A. Booth
  • Patent number: 9358211
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a crosslinked or non-crosslinked polymer particle, wherein the crosslinked polymer particle comprises a copolymer of poly(alkylene glycol-graft-acrylate) that is crosslinked by at least one hydrolysable monomer or crosslinking agent. The present invention is also directed to a polymer particle comprising a crosslinked polymer particle that is a product of starting materials comprising (a) a hydrophilic monomer, (b) a hydrophobic monomer, and (c) a hydrolysable crosslinking agent (the crosslinking agent may be absent in the case of non-crosslinked particles). The present invention is still further directed to a polymer particle comprising a crosslinked copolymer, where the crosslinked copolymer includes structures represented by Formulas (I), (II), and (III), as defined in the specification. Other embodiments of the present invention also include methods of manufacturing polymer particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Howard University
    Inventors: Emmanuel Oyekanmi Akala, Oluyomi Modupe Okunola
  • Patent number: 9284467
    Abstract: A pigment grind dispersion of titanium dioxide pigment-polymer composite particles is made by mixing titanium dioxide particles with an aqueous emulsion containing (i) less than a saturation level amount of water-insoluble film-forming first polymer particles that adsorb to the titanium dioxide particles, and (ii) an inhibiting or interfering amount of water-insoluble film-forming second polymer particles that do not adsorb to the titanium dioxide particles, wherein the pigment grind dispersion has a titanium dioxide pigment volume concentration of about 25 to about 50 and a titanic composite ratio of about 32 to about 60. The resulting titanium dioxide pigment-polymer composite particles can provide improved coating composition opacity compared to a coating composition that does not contain such composite particles, can employ reduced titanium dioxide amounts and less than a saturation level of the first polymer, and can provide improved storage stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl A. Booth, Stephen M. Korenkiewicz, Laura E. Harris, Alexis R. Kipping, Jeffrey F. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9279043
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are self-healing systems that include corrosion inhibitors and self-healing materials that are capable of repairing themselves without any external intervention when they are damaged. The self-healing materials and corrosion inhibitors may be microencapsulated, and damage to a matrix containing the microcapsules may rupture the microcapsules and cause the self-healing materials and corrosion inhibitors to be released into the site of damage. The self-healing materials then may polymerize and restore the functional capabilities of the matrix, and the corrosion inhibitors may work in concert with the self healing materials to prevent corrosion at the site of damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Autonomic Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald O. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9238727
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical field of treated mineral filler products. The invention further relates to a process for preparing such treated mineral filler products, and to its preferred use in the field of plastic applications, and in particular polypropylene (PP)- or polyethylene (PE)-based breathable or extrusion coating film applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Matthias Buri, Patrick A. C. Gane, Samuel Rentsch, René Burkhalter