Two Or More Carbon Atoms Patents (Class 524/300)
  • Patent number: 10676543
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modified conjugated diene-based polymer, a method of preparing the same, and a rubber composition including the same, and more specifically provides a rubber composition which includes a repeating unit derived from a conjugated diene-based monomer having a trans-1,4 bond content of 80 wt % or more and a functional group derived from an alkoxysilane-based modifier, a method of preparing the same, and a rubber composition including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung Chang Seo, No Ma Kim, Sang Mi Lee, Yu Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 10633259
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the surface treatment of a surface-modified calcium carbonate, a surface-treated calcium carbonate obtained by the process as well as the use of the surface-treated calcium carbonate in a polymer composition, in paper making, paper coatings, agricultural applications, paints, adhesives, sealants, construction applications, pharma applications and/or cosmetic applications, or for cross-linking of rubber, in sheet moulding compounds, in bulk moulding compounds, in cross-linkable polyolefin system formulations, preferably for pipes and cables, in cross-linkable polyvinyl chloride, in unsaturated polyesters and in alkyd resins, and the use of the surface-treated calcium carbonate and a curing agent for crosslinking of cross-linkable compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Samuel Rentsch, Fabio Ippolito, Patrick A. C. Gane
  • Patent number: 10597551
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous composition comprising at least one partially fluorinated copolymer in the form of particle powder, to a method for its preparation and to its use as a coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Serena Carella, Fabio Polastri, Amelia Mennella, Giorgio Maggi
  • Patent number: 10507617
    Abstract: A laser welded structure is formed by laser welding together a resin molded body formed from a thermoplastic polymer alloy containing a crystalline resin and an amorphous resin and a metal body made of a metal. A glass transition temperature of the amorphous resin is lower than a melting start temperature of the crystalline resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Arai, Shigeharu Tsunoda, Wataru Sawada, Masaru Kamoshida, Toshikazu Shigyo
  • Patent number: 10131801
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a waterborne paint composition, comprising a non-film-forming poly(styrene acrylate) having a glass transition temperature (TG) of at least 80° C., a poly(styrene acrylate) resin having a weight average molecular weight (MW) of up to 20 000 g/mol, and water. Such a paint composition is suitable as an overprint varnish or primer for substrates such as paper, paperboard and sheets. Due to its surface structure having micro-cracks the applied paint film can advantageously be printed by inkjet printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ACTEGA TERRA GMBH
    Inventors: Violetta Czudaj, Frank Kamphuis, Martin Köhler, Uta Melzer
  • Patent number: 10008646
    Abstract: A heat-curable epoxy resin composition for optical semiconductor element encapsulation capable of being pressure molded and transfer molded under room temperature, comprising: (A) a prepolymer obtained by reacting at least one component of (A-1), (A-2) and (A-3); and (A-4), (A-1) a triazine derivative epoxy resin having not less than three epoxy groups in one molecule, (A-2) at least one epoxy resin that is non-fluid at 25° C. and selected from the group consisting of a bisphenol-type epoxy resin, a hydrogenated bisphenol-type epoxy resin, an alicyclic epoxy resin and monoalkyl diglycidyl isocyanurate, (A-3) a cyclic siloxane compound having not less than two epoxy groups in one molecule, and (A-4) an acid anhydride curing agent in a liquid state at 25° C.; (A?) a component(s) among (A-1) to (A-3) that is/are not used in said prepolymer (A); and (B) a curing accelerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Tsutsumi, Tadashi Tomita
  • Patent number: 10005254
    Abstract: An underlayment material has a fiber mat partially infused and/or coated with asphalt and coated with silicone coating. A selvedge edge, may be coated or uncoated. The back of the underlayment has a self-adhesive coating, which is protected before use by a siliconized release film. The upper surface of the underlayment is coated with silicone composition providing waterproofing and radiation control. When unsaturated, the selvedge edge of fibrous material establishes a reinforced bond with an overlying sheet. When saturated with asphalt, the bond at the selvedge edge between adjacent sheets is between the asphalt layer of the selvedge edge and the adhesive on the bottom of the adjacent sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Gardner-Gibson, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Hyer, Robert Hyer, Amir G. Khan, Andrew Troxell
  • Patent number: 9905961
    Abstract: Fine pitch electrical connector socket, comprising at least two opposing walls between which a passageway is defined for receiving an insert with contact pins, the walls being formed from a fiber reinforced flame retardant thermoplastic polymer composition comprising a polyamide polymer, a flame retardant system and a fibrous reinforcing agent, wherein the polyamide polymer comprises at least a semi-crystalline polyamide (A) having a melting temperature Tm-A of at least 280° C., and optionally a second polyamide (B); the polyamide polymer has a crystallization enthalpy ?Hc of at least 50 J/g, the melting temperature Tm-A and crystallization enthalpy ?Hc being measured by DSC with the method according to ISO11357-1/3 with a heating and cooling rate of 20° C.; the flame retardant system comprises a combination of (C-1) a metal salt of dialkylphosphinate and/or diphosphinate and (C-2) a metal salt of phosphoric acid; and the composition has a heat distortion temperature of at least 265° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventor: Josien Krijgsman
  • Patent number: 9605123
    Abstract: A process for producing a resin substrate having a hard coating layer on at least one side of a resin substrate, comprising, in the following order, a step of applying a hard coating composition containing an organopolysiloxane to at least one side of the resin substrate to form a coating film of the composition, and then applying a first heat treatment to the coating film to form a cured film; an irradiation step of applying a Xe2 excimer light irradiation treatment to the cured film in an atmosphere having an oxygen concentration of at most 5 vol %; and a step of applying an oxidation treatment to the cured film obtained by the irradiation step and then further applying a second heat treatment to form the hard coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kyoko Yamamoto, Takashi Shibuya
  • Patent number: 9556338
    Abstract: A method of coating with an aqueous coating composition having a pH <5 of silica nanoparticles having a, average particle diameter of ?40 nm, silica nanoparticles having an average particle diameter of ?50 nm, and a tetraalkoxysilane. The resulting coatings are substantially uniform in thickness, durably adheres to the substrate, and provides antireflection and or hydrophilic surface properties to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Naiyong Jing, Roxanne A. Boehmer, Xue-hua Chen, Zhigang Yu, Ying Zhang, Dang Xie, Bangwei Xi
  • Patent number: 9227381
    Abstract: A moisture vapor and oxygen transmission resistant flexible film has a polymeric base layer and a barrier layer of discrete particles of a first organic polymer dispersed throughout a matrix of a second organic polymer. Preferably, the first and second polymers are water insoluble and water soluble, respectively. The barrier layer is formed by depositing onto the base layer a coating composition of finely divided insoluble organic polymer particles suspended in an aqueous solution of the water soluble organic polymer, a crosslinking agent and surfactant. The coating composition is heated to crosslink the barrier layer polymers and evaporate solvent to provide a barrier film suitable for packaging applications. Optionally, the film can be metalized to increase barrier properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy Paolilli, John Fitch
  • Patent number: 9074061
    Abstract: A method of recycling scrap ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam involves foaming and crosslinking a blend containing virgin EVA resin and scrap EVA foam, as well as a crosslinking agent and blowing agent for the EVA resin. The blend further contains a compatibilizer, which is a hydrogenated petroleum resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Sui-Chieh J. Yu
  • Publication number: 20150141564
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a surface treated mineral filler product, 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: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Matthias Buri, Patrick A.C. Gane, Samuel Rentsch, René Burkhalter
  • Publication number: 20150141563
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a hydrophobic and oleophobic coating composition, which comprises the following components based on weight percentage: 0.1-15% of a fluorosiloxane, 1-30% of a polyacrylic resin, 0.1-15% of a silane coupler, 33-98% of an organic solvent, and 0.05-15% of an acid. By combining the polyacrylic resin and the fluorosiloxane which exhibits hydrophobic property, the present composition not only provides good hydrophobic property but also ensures durable hydrophobic property of the coating with the help of good adhesion of polyacrylic resin. The coating composition can form hard coating which has high glossiness and high transparency under relatively low temperatures and has a contact angle of 115-120°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Xinyu Liang, Lifei Hao, Yu Yang, Minhao Song, KeFeng Xia
  • Patent number: 9034964
    Abstract: Waterborne coating compositions are disclosed that include a latex emulsion polymer, and, as a coalescent, a diester of hydroxypivalyl hydroxypivalate. The coating compositions of the invention have a reduced VOC content and provide satisfactory coalescing activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Thauming Kuo, Phillip Bryan Hall
  • Patent number: 9027930
    Abstract: A method of sealing a passage in a body with a sealing composition comprising (a) a major proportion of a latex emulsion or colloid; and (b) a minor proportion of lauric acid or a laurate compound; and (c) at least one further selected additive, ideally a latex coagulation inhibitor, wherein said composition is pumped into said passage where it is set or coagulated to form a seal. Advantageously, the laurate compound is ammonium laurate and coagulation is conveniently induced by adjusting pH of the sealing composition from alkaline to acidic pH range. The method is particularly well suited to sealing in faulty formations or sealing sites and may be used in sealing within salt mines which contain brines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Relborgn Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Nico Johan Grobler, Deon Van Dyk
  • Publication number: 20150126657
    Abstract: The present invention includes a process for producing treated filler that includes (a) treating a slurry that includes untreated filler where the untreated filler has not been previously dried, with a treating composition that includes a treating agent, thereby forming a treated filler slurry, and (b) drying the treated filler slurry to produce treated filler. The treating agent can include a polymer having (i) at least one first group that interacts with the untreated filler and (ii) at least one second group that interacts with a rubber matrix into which the treated filler is incorporated. The present invention also is directed to treated filler prepared by the process, as well as rubber compounding compositions and tires including the treated filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy Allen Okel, Peter Lawrence Votruba-Drzal, Justin Jonathan Martin, Raphael O. Kollah, Truman Wilt, Brian K. Rearick, Clint Steven Edelman, Linda K. Anderson, Feng Wang, Kurt G. Olson
  • Publication number: 20150112009
    Abstract: The surface-treated calcium carbonate filler having a floc structure is provided which can provide a curable resin composition which has a high thixotropic property, exerts a high elongation degree at a low modulus, and has such a restoring rate that a load to be applied onto an adherend is reduced particularly by mixing in the curable resin composition, and the curable resin composition containing the filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Maruo Calcium Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsunori Fukumoto, Yusuke Hayashi, Shigeru Sakaguchi, Tatsunari Yago
  • Patent number: 9012561
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions that enable excellent early hardness development in coating applications, the compositions comprising a blend of one or more acrylic emulsion copolymer, pA, having a Tg of 20° C. or higher, and one or more acrylic emulsion copolymer, pB, having a Tg at least 15° C. lower than that of pA, together with one or more additive chosen from a coalescent having a normal boiling point no greater than 300° C., a naturally derived plasticizer, and mixtures thereof. The compositions may be ambient curable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Zhenwen Fu, Andrew Hejl, Aurelia C. Sheppard, Andrew J. Swartz
  • Publication number: 20150105508
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin composition containing (A) an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer and (B) an unsaturated aldehyde (B), in which the content of the unsaturated aldehyde (B) with respect to the resin composition containing the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer is 0.01 ppm or more and 100 ppm or less. The unsaturated aldehyde (B) is preferably crotonaldehyde, 2,4-hexadienal, 2,4,6-octatrienal or a combination thereof. In addition, it is preferred that the resin composition further contains a boron compound, and the content of the boron compound is 100 ppm or more and 5,000 ppm or less. Also, it is preferred that the resin composition further contains a conjugated polyene compound, and the content of the conjugated polyene compound is 0.01 ppm or more and 1,000 ppm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo Nakazawa, Hiroshi Kawai
  • Patent number: 8987369
    Abstract: This invention relates to compositions comprising blends of acrylic add polymers and/or ethylene acrylic add copolymers and colloidal silica modified with certain aromatic aminosilanes, aromatic aminoalkylsilanes, alkenyl aminoalkylsilanes, secondary or tertiary aliphatic aminosilanes. These compositions can provide improved properties such loss modulus, storage modulus, creep resistance, and wear resistance, without sacrificing optical clarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Paul Gregory Bekiarian, Gregory Scott Blackman, Gordon Mark Cohen
  • Patent number: 8980408
    Abstract: A liquid composition containing: a water-soluble cationic polymer obtained by polymerizing monomers containing epihalohydrin and at least one of amine and amide; and water, wherein the liquid composition is for agglutinating negatively charged particles which are dispersed in a dispersion liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Gotou, Hidetoshi Fujii, Kiyofumi Nagai
  • Patent number: 8974958
    Abstract: An electrode for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery of an embodiment includes: a current collector; and an active material layer including an active material and a binder, formed on the current collector, wherein the binder includes at least an olefin based polymer and a fatty acid, and the fatty acid has a melting point of 25° C. or less and a boiling point of 100° C. or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Miho Muramatsu, Tomokazu Morita, Takashi Kuboki, Norio Takami
  • Patent number: 8969454
    Abstract: Elastomer composition comprising at least one elastomer and at least one vegetable oil derivative selected from one or more of: a. mixture of triglycerides comprising one or more of the following oligomeric structures: R4[OC(O)R1C(O)OCH2CH(OR2)CH2]nOR3 and said mixture of triglycerides having a Numerical Average Molecular Weight (Mn) of between 800 and 10,000, b. triglycerides of one or more long chain carboxylic acids including at least one carboxylic acid containing adjacent hydroxyl groups, c. esters of polyols with at least a monocarboxylic acid and at least a dicarboxylic acid, the said esters being other than triglycerides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Novamont S.p.A.
    Inventors: Catia Bastioli, Luigi Capuzzi, Paolo Magistrali, Sebastià Gesti′ Garcia, Gian Tommaso Viola, Giuseppe Savini, Fabio Bacchelli
  • Publication number: 20150050439
    Abstract: An aqueous-based coating composition suitable as a container coating comprising: (A) a resinous phase comprising (i) an organic oil, (ii) an at least partially neutralized acid functional polymer containing reactive functional groups, (iii) a phenolic compound and an aldehyde or the reaction product thereof; the resinous phase dispersed in (B) aqueous medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher L. Most, Robert McVay
  • Publication number: 20150038616
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ink composition for decorating non-porous substrates for printing on non-porous surfaces that are subjected to heat treatment after printing, and comprising at least one organic solvent as a vehicle which is liquid at room temperature and is made up of linear or non-linear n-alkane hydrocarbons, at least one binder composition with submicrometric particles of a glass frit, and at least one ceramic pigment corresponding to the color of the ink and to the etching of the ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: TORRECID, S.A.
    Inventors: Carlos Concepcion Heydorn, Francisco Sanmiguel Roche, Oscar Ruiz Vega, Juan Vincente Corts Ripoll
  • Patent number: 8946348
    Abstract: Various processes and methods are disclosed for incorporating polyvinyl alcohol additives into products. In one embodiment, polyvinyl alcohol particles are dissolved in a solvent without the use of external heat to form a polyvinyl alcohol solution for incorporation into a product. In an alternative embodiment, polyvinyl alcohol particles are directly incorporated into a starch-based adhesive composition. Through the processes of the present disclosure, solid polyvinyl alcohol particles can be delivered directly to a manufacturing facility where the product that incorporates the polyvinyl alcohol additive is being made or formulated. In this manner, since the polyvinyl alcohol particles are not predissolved, the costs associated with shipping and transporting the polyvinyl alcohol product are greatly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sekisui Specialty Chemicals America, LLC
    Inventors: Eduardo Romero-Nochebuena, Martin Craig Hoofnagle, Jose A. Briones, Emily A. Duff
  • Patent number: 8940825
    Abstract: There are provided a sealing composition for a hard disk drive (HDD) motor and a HDD motor fabricated using the same. The sealing composition includes: 45 to 65 parts by weight of urethane methacrylate; 35 to 50 parts by weight of methacrylate; and 2 to 4 parts by weight of acrylic acid. A sealing composition having a new composition is used as a sealing material of a flexible printed circuit (FPC) adhering part of the HDD motor, whereby a haze phenomenon due to air leak and outgas at the FPC adhering part may be improved and reliability of a HDD motor may be enhanced due to a reduction in generation of the outgas of the adhering part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kun Kim, Hyung Kyu Kim
  • Publication number: 20150020713
    Abstract: A liquid colorant for use in molding or extruding plastic products comprises pigment dispersed in cottonseed oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen B. MAGUIRE
  • Publication number: 20140378554
    Abstract: A water-in-oil microemulsion, including a polyacrylamide, a fatty acid, a surfactant, an oil continuous phase, and an aqueous discontinuous phase in the oil continuous phase. The fatty acid includes a tall oil fatty acid, oleic acid, or a combination of a tall oil fatty acid and oleic acid. The water-in-oil microemulsion contains 6 to 48 parts by weight of the polyacrylamide, 30 to 62 parts by weight of the fatty acid, and 20 to 44 parts by weight of the surfactant per 100 parts by weight of the polyacrylamide, the fatty acid, and the surfactant combined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Franklin E. Sexton, Ryan T. Strash, Todd J. O'Connell
  • Publication number: 20140355173
    Abstract: A uniaxially-stretched, high yield extruded film comprising a polyetherimide comprising units derived from polymerization of an aromatic dianhydride with a diamine selected from a meta-phenylene diamine, a para-phenylene diamine, and a combination thereof, wherein the polyetherimide is endcapped with an a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic primary monoamine; and wherein the high yield extruded film comprises at least 90 weight % of the polyetherimide before extrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES BV
    Inventors: Roy Ray Odle, Matthew Frank Niemeyer, Mark A. Sanner, Anne E. Bolvari, Neal Pfeiffenberger
  • Publication number: 20140336322
    Abstract: A fluid adhesive composition is disclosed that includes a liquid carrier and a solid particle including a ethylene copolymer where the ethylene copolymer has a Melt Index as tested by ASTM D 1238 (190° C./2.16 kg) of less than 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: PETER M. SIMONE, David B. Malcolm
  • Publication number: 20140323609
    Abstract: A polyacrylamide based agricultural composition as a microemulsion is provided in form of a water-in-oil microemulsion with polyacrylamide dissolved in the water phase where the polyacrylamide solids content is from about two up to about 15 percent by weight, which is then further diluted in water at the time of use to impart the desired characteristics of the polymer to the water phase or to the material to which the water phase is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Franklin E. Sexton, Ryan T. Strash, Todd J. O'Connell
  • Publication number: 20140309347
    Abstract: Compositions comprising thermoplastic polymers and oils are disclosed, where the oil is dispersed throughout the thermoplastic polymer. Also disclosed are methods of making these compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: William Maxwell Allen, Eric Bryan Bond, Isao Noda, Donald Stuart Murray
  • Publication number: 20140295108
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an adhesive composition, and a polarizing plate and liquid crystal display device including the same. More particularly, there are provided an adhesive composition which includes an acrylic copolymer having a functional group cross-linkable with isocyanate, a toluene diisocyanate-based cross-linking agent and an organic acid stabilizer, to inhibit a change in viscosity so as to improve storage stability and assure a sufficient pot-life, which in turn, improves process stability but reduces a curing time, thereby enhancing productivity, as well as a polarizing plate and liquid crystal display device including the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: DONGWOO FINE-CHEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun-Gu Han, Sang-Jin Lee, Kyung-Moon Jung
  • Publication number: 20140255651
    Abstract: A weatherstrip is configured for engagement with an associated vehicle window. A body of the weatherstrip has regions of high hardness that include soybean oil as an ingredient in the rubber formulation. Flexible seal portions extend outwardly from the body and are adapted for sliding engagement with the associated vehicle window. Preferably, the soybean oil is approximately 1-25 weight % of the rubber formulation in the high hardness regions. The body has a Shore A durometer on the order of 80-95. A method of forming the weatherstrip includes providing a rubber formulation and substituting at least a portion of a plasticizer with fully hydrogenated soybean oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: COOPER-STANDARD AUTOMOTIVE INC.
    Inventors: Krishnamachari Gopalan, Robert J. Lenhart
  • Publication number: 20140234621
    Abstract: Provided is a flame retardant resin composition including a base resin, calcium carbonate particles that are incorporated at a proportion of 10 parts by mass or more relative to 100 parts by mass of the base resin, a silicone-based compound that is incorporated at a proportion of more than 1 part by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the base resin, and a fatty acid-containing compound that is incorporated at a proportion of more than 3 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the base resin. The average particle size of the calcium carbonate particles is 0.7 ?m or larger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki IWATA, Tomohisa WATANABE, Kazuya HOSHINO
  • Publication number: 20140206804
    Abstract: An impact resistance enhancing agent for a polylactic acid-based resin, containing a polyglycerol fatty acid ester made from a fatty acid containing at least one member selected from the group consisting of caprylic acid, capric acid, lauric acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, and oleic acid, in an amount of 80% by mass or more of the constituting fatty acids, and a polyglycerol having an average degree of polymerization of from 2 to 40. The polylactic acid-based resin composition containing an impact resistance enhancing agent for a polylactic acid-based resin of the present invention has excellent impact resistance properties, so that the resin composition can be suitably used in, for example, agricultural materials, food wrapping materials, and other wrapping materials, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicants: CITY OF NAGOYA, TAIYO KAGAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Takase, Naoki Kondo, Mikio Doi, Hiroya Kuroda, Mami Nanami, Masaki Harada, Kouji Iida, Kazunori Nakano, Hideki Hayashi, Kazuaki Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8784991
    Abstract: A composition and a method for coating metallic surfaces with a silane/silanol/siloxane/polysiloxane-containing composition, whereby the composition contains a) at least one compound selected from the silanes, silanols, siloxanes and polysiloxanes, b) at least two compounds selected from titanium-, hafnium-, zirconium-, aluminum- or boron-containing compounds, optionally c) at least one type of cation selected from cations of metals of the 1st to 3rd and 5th to 8th sub-groups including the lanthanides and the 2nd main group of the periodic table of the elements or at least one corresponding compound, d) at least one organic compound selected from monomers, oligomers, polymers, copolymers and block copolymers or e) at least one substance affecting the pH value, water and optionally at least one organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Chemetall GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Kolberg, Manfred Walter, Peter Schubach
  • Patent number: 8779045
    Abstract: A thermoplastic polymer composition comprises a thermoplastic polymer and a nucleating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Darin L. Dotson, Robbie Willem Johan M. Hanssen, Jiannong Xu
  • Publication number: 20140171571
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a magnesium sulfate-based desiccant comprising powder composed of coated particles that contain a particle of magnesium sulfate represented by the chemical formula MgSO4.nH2O (0?n?3) and a coating layer on the surface of the particle, wherein: (1) the coating layer contains a coating material that is at least one of carboxylic acids and salts thereof; (2) the powder has an average particle diameter of 5 ?m or less; and (3) a contact angle of water relative to the face formed with the powder is 20 degrees or more, and to a method for producing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: TOMITA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhito Kayama, Koh Konishi, Masahiro Hitomi, Minoru Kometani, Masashi Konishi, Ariumi Kawamoto
  • Publication number: 20140171568
    Abstract: A process for forming a thermosetting resin in a nitrogen atmosphere is provided. The process includes the steps of a) reacting a polycarboxylic acid and/or anhydride and a polyhydric alcohol to provide a hydroxyl-containing intermediate; b) reacting the hydroxyl-containing intermediate with a vinyl-containing organic acid or vinyl containing alkyl ester in the presence of an esterification catalyst, a polymerization inhibitor and an azeotropic agent; and c) reacting any residual vinyl-containing organic acid and residual esterification catalyst with an epoxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Hildeberto Nava, Yongning Liu
  • Patent number: 8741997
    Abstract: The present invention consists of the use, in a chlorinated and filled thermoplastic composition containing at least one chlorinated thermoplastic resin and at least one mineral filler, as an agent improving the thermal stability and UV resistance of the said composition, of a linear amphiphilic copolymer characterized in that: it consists of at least one hydrophilic monomer and at least one hydrophobic monomer, it has an average molar mass by weight of between 5,000 g/mol and 20,000 g/mol and a polymolecularity index less than or equal to 3, and preferentially an average molar mass by weight of between 10,000 g/mol and 15,000 g/mol, and a polymolecularity index less than or equal to 2.5. It also concerns a manufacturing process for a chlorinated and filled thermoplastic composition implementing the said copolymer, as well as the composition obtained directly by the said process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Jacques Mongoin, Renaud Souzy, Patrick A. C. Gane, Matthias Buri
  • Publication number: 20140113517
    Abstract: An aqueous emulsion composition comprising: i) partially fluorinated copolymer; ii) one or more co-solvents; iii) one or more surfactants; and optionally iv) one or more defoamers; wherein the co-solvent comprises fatty acids, esters of fatty acids, glycerides, glycols, or mixture thereof, and is useful for providing water and oil repellency to fibrous substrates without excessive pad roller build-up during application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: GERALD ORONDE BROWN, JOHN CHRISTOPHER SWOREN
  • Publication number: 20140100310
    Abstract: Thermoplastic elastomer compositions, in particular derived from one or more styrenic block copolymers, a plurality of biorenewable materials, preferably a softener and one or more synergistic additives such as a polar polymer; a synergistic block copolymer such as a relatively high molecular weight styrenic block copolymer; and/or filler. In one preferred embodiment, the styrenic block copolymer comprises a controlled distribution copolymer block including a conjugated diene and a mono alkenyl arene. Numerous desirable articles can be formed from the compositions. Processes for preparing the compositions and articles are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: TEKNOR APEX COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin Cai, Yundong Wang, Ryszard Brzoskowski, Prashant A. Bhadane, Basil D. Favis, Alain Perreault
  • Patent number: 8691903
    Abstract: A film-forming composition including a coalescent aid comprising fatty acid esters of ethylene glycol and/or propylene glycol having the formula R1COO[(EO)x(PO)y]zH wherein R1CO is a linear saturated aliphatic acyl group, or a combination thereof, having from about 6 to about 22 carbon atoms, EO is —CH2CH2O—, PO is —CH2CH(CH3)O— or —CH(CH3)CH2O— or a combination thereof, where the acyl radical is bonded to a carbon atom of the EO or PO radical, and x=0 to about 5, y=about 0 to about 5, the sum of x and y is equal or greater than 0.5, z=1 to about 5, and (x+y)z is less than or equal to 6. It is to be understood that x, y, and z are average values for the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Elementis Specialties, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Lynch, Wilbur Mardis
  • Patent number: 8658723
    Abstract: A composition capable of phase separation contains an epoxy resin and an impact modifier formed from at least one dimer fatty acid and/or dimer fatty diol. The composition is suitable for use as an adhesive, particularly in microelectronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Croda International PLC
    Inventors: Eric Appelman, Renee-van Schijndel, Jeffrey Thomas Carter
  • Publication number: 20140051313
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to develop fibers which include an olefin polymer and are suitable to form a nonwoven fabric, and to develop such nonwoven fabrics. The invention provides a fiber including an olefin polymer composition including 100 parts by weight of an olefin polymer and 0.1 to 30 parts by weight of an acid-form anionic surfactant, the acid-form anionic surfactant having been melt kneaded in the fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Tomita, Kenichi Suzuki, Daisuke Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20140039106
    Abstract: A two-part curable liquid silicone rubber composition comprises a first liquid composition and a second liquid composition. The first and second liquid compositions are stored separately and yield, upon mixing, a silicone rubber forming composition. The silicone rubber composition comprises: (A) an alkenyl group-containing organopolysiloxane comprising (A-1) an organopolysiloxane having only a silicon-bonded alkenyl group at each molecular terminal and (A-2) an organopolysiloxane having from 1 to 4 silicon-bonded alkenyl groups in side molecular chains and containing not greater than 2.0 wt. % of alkenyl groups; (B) a calcium carbonate powder; (C) a hydrosilylation reaction catalyst; and (D) an organohydrogenpolysiloxane having silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoko Tasaki, Yuichi Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20140031145
    Abstract: The invention provides a resin composition for golf balls having excellent resilience, flexibility and fluidity, and golf balls having excellent resilience and shot feel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: DUNLOP SPORTS CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Akinori KITAMURA, Kazuyoshi SHIGA, Takahiro SHIGEMITSU, Yu KAWABATA