Heavy Metal Or Aluminum (atomic No. 13, 30-33, 48-51, 80-83) Patents (Class 524/399)
  • Patent number: 10294364
    Abstract: A polyhydroxyalkanoate composition, having a an elongation at break (ASTM D648) greater than 3%, an impact resistance (IS0179 1 eA, 23° C., unnotched) greater than 18 KJ/m2 and a flexural modulus of at least 950 MPa, includes at least 25% wt of a polyhydroxyalkanoate component (I); from 5 to 40% wt of one or more thermoplastic polymers as a non-polyhydroxyalkanoate component (II); from 0 to 40% wt of one or more fillers (III); from 0 to 20% wt of one or more plasticizers (IV); and from 0 to 10% wt of one or more additives (V). The polyhydroxyalkanoate composition can be used for the preparation of durable goods that may be labelled as containing more than 20% non-fossil carbon, and for articles prepared therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SABIO Srl
    Inventors: Alessandro Carfagnini, Leonardo Bellomo
  • Patent number: 10196508
    Abstract: In methods for forming thermoplastic vulcanizates, and thermoplastic vulcanizates formed by such methods, a masterbatch comprising one or more additives in a carrier resin comprising propylene- or ethylene-based copolymer is added to the thermoplastic vulcanizate formulation. The resulting thermoplastic vulcanizate may additionally be passed through a 200 mesh or finer screen and thereafter extruded. The thermoplastic vulcanizates may exhibit increased extrusion throughput rates and enhanced surface smoothness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Oscar O. Chung, Eugene R. Uhl
  • Patent number: 10125200
    Abstract: Prepolymerized catalyst component for the polymerization of olefins CH2?CHR, wherein R is hydrogen or a C1-C12 hydrocarbyl group, comprising a solid catalyst component characterized by comprising Mg, Ti halogen and an electron donor (ID) selected from the alkyl esters of aromatic dicarboxylic acids in such an amount that the molar ratio ID/Mg ranges from 0.025 to 0.07 and the Mg/Ti molar ratio is higher than 13, said prepolymerized catalyst component containing an amount of ethylene pre-polymer up to 50 g per g of said solid catalyst component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Gianni Collina, Anna Fait, Ofelia Fusco, Giampiero Morini, Lorella Pedriali, Rosa Spoto, Paolo Vincenzi
  • Patent number: 9723842
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antimicrobial composition comprising an isothiazolinone, such as 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one, and a zinc compound selected from zinc salts, zinc oxides, zinc hydroxides or combinations thereof. Useful zinc salts include for example, oxides, sulfates, chlorides, and combinations thereof. In use, the zinc from the zinc compound enhances the antimicrobial activity to the isothiazolin-containing composition. This enhancement permits achieving the desired antimicrobial activity at a lower usage rate than is achieved using the isothiazolinone in the absence of the zinc compound. The antimicrobial composition can also contain co-biocides, such as pyrithiones, including zinc pyrithione or copper pyrithione.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: ARCH CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Edward Thompson, Malcolm Greenhalgh, Fitzgerald Clarke
  • Patent number: 9730320
    Abstract: A laminate with superior thermal conductivity, heat resistance, drill workability, and fire retardancy is provided. In a prepreg obtained by impregnating a woven or nonwoven fabric base with a thermosetting resin composition, the thermosetting resin composition contains 80 to 200 parts by volume of an inorganic filler per 100 parts by volume of a thermosetting resin, the inorganic filler contains (A) gibbsite type aluminum hydroxide particles having an average particle diameter (D50) of 2 to 15 ?m and (B) magnesium oxide having an average particle diameter (D50) of 0.5 to 15 ?m, and a compounding ratio (volume ratio) of the gibbsite type aluminum hydroxide particles (A) to the magnesium oxide (B) is 1:0.3 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsuda, Kiyotaka Komori, Akiyoshi Nozue, Takayuki Suzue, Mitsuyoshi Nishino, Toshiyuki Asahi, Naoyuki Tani, Yoshito Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 9518685
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a tubular comprises a tubular outer sheath defining an inner void; one or more core elements or assemblies disposed within the inner void; and a substantially solid filler in various embodiments disposed within and substantially filling the inner void, where the filler is adapted to give the tubular hoop strength in a crush situation and comprises a polymer with a density of at least 1.0. In some embodiments, these core assemblies comprise an extruded polymer layer typically extruded about core elements in a single pass, fitting about them without a sharp edge and defining an outer shape. The resulting tubular can comprise multiple regions which, though substantially filled, are filled with differing fillers densities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: OCEANEERING INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Owen Mast, Fraser Hynd Thomson, Rosianita Balena, Flavio Vasconcelos
  • Patent number: 9388293
    Abstract: A polyvinyl chloride composition having polyvinyl chloride resin and a plasticizer ester selected from di-butyl terephthalate, di-isobutyl terephthalate, or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: David Justin Olsen, Martin James Stimpson
  • Patent number: 9169349
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polyester composition for a solar battery, which includes a dicarboxylic acid component having terephthalic acid as a main component and a diol component having ethylene glycol as a main component, the polyester composition satisfying the following Formulae (1) to (5): 0.65?intrinsic viscosity?0.90 (1); 0.7?M/P?1.3 (2); 200 ppm?P?600 ppm (3); amount of terminal carboxyl groups?15 eq/t (4); and amount of terminal methoxy groups?10 eq/t (5) (in the Formula (2), M represents the number of moles of an alkaline metal element and/or an alkaline earth metal element per 106 g of a polyester; and P represents the number of elemental phosphorus per 106 g of a polyester).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Yoshimura, Yuzo Shimizu, Yoshiki Kamigaito
  • Patent number: 9162420
    Abstract: A solvent-free multilayer laminated material comprises a lower substrate layer comprising a thermoplastic polymer or a mixture of thermoplastic polymers, an intermediate layer arranged thereon and comprising a flexible material, a further fibrous intermediate layer comprising plastic, which is provided with an adhesive material and an upper layer comprising metal, comprising plastic or comprising wood or wood-like materials. It does surprisingly not show any deformation even under exposure to temperatures of about 80° C. over a period of up to 40 days and can be used for the production of articles of furniture, floor coverings, wall panels or shaped articles for the electrical, construction or automotive industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Klaus Müller, Ines Schwarz
  • Patent number: 9034953
    Abstract: A surface treatment composition for inkjet media includes: at least one surface sizing agent selected from the group consisting of starch, starch derivatives, polymeric materials, and combinations thereof; and an ink fixative selected from the group consisting of at least one high valence metallic salt, at least one high valence complex poly-salt, and combinations thereof. The ink fixative is present in the surface treatment composition from about 10 weight% to about 50 weight% of the surface treatment composition. The at least one high valence metallic salt and the at least one high valence complex poly-salt have a valence greater than divalent. Additionally included are a method of making and a system for printing the surface treated media; and an inkjet printable paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Xiaoqi Zhou
  • Patent number: 9018294
    Abstract: Golf balls that have at least one layer formed from a cationic polyurea material. In particular, the compositions of the invention, which include a polymer backbone including urea linkages with cationic groups, may be formed from an isocyanate-containing component and an isocyanate-reactive component, at least one of which includes precursor cationic groups, in the presence of an alkylating, quaternizing, or ternarizing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Shawn Ricci, Michael J. Sullivan, Kevin M. Harris, Pamela V. Arnold
  • Patent number: 9018295
    Abstract: Golf balls that have at least one layer formed from a cationic polyurea material. In particular, the compositions of the invention, which include a polymer backbone including urea linkages with cationic groups, may be formed from an isocyanate-containing component and an isocyanate-reactive component, at least one of which includes precursor cationic groups, in the presence of an alkylating, quaternizing, or ternarizing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Shawn Ricci, Michael J. Sullivan, Kevin M. Harris, Pamela V. Arnold
  • Publication number: 20150064465
    Abstract: A low-smoke, non-halogenated flame retardant composition made from and/or containing polypropylene, magnesium dihydroxide, and aluminum magnesium layered double hydroxide modified with a hydrogenated fatty acid is disclosed. A composition containing and/or made from (a) a polypropylene, (b) a first distribution of magnesium dihydroxide particles having a d50 in the range of about 0.75 microns to about 1.25 microns, (c) a second distribution of magnesium dihydroxide particles having a d50 in the range of about 1.50 microns to about 3.50 microns, and (d) aluminum magnesium layered double hydroxide modified with a hydrogenated fatty acid is disclosed. A power cable having a jacket made from and/or containing a low-smoke non-halogenated flame retardant composition is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventors: Cindy Flenniken, Chun D. Lee
  • Patent number: 8962730
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a self-healing rubber composition comprising a functionalized elastomer comprising: a polymeric backbone chain derived from a monomer comprising at least one conjugated diene monomer and optionally at least one vinyl aromatic monomer; and a functional group bonded to the backbone chain, the functional group comprising a multidentate ligand capable of complexing with a metal ion; and a partitioned metal ion. The invention is further directed to a pneumatic tire comprising the self-healing rubber composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Ralf Mruk, Christian Jean-Marie Kaes, Robert Fokko Roskamp
  • Patent number: 8946331
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polypropylene resin composition including: 100 parts by weight of (A) a propylene-based block copolymer including polymer components (I) and (II), wherein the polymer component (I) is a propylene polymer having an intrinsic viscosity [?]I of 0.1-5 dl/g, the polymer component (II) is a propylene polymer comprising propylene units and units of at least one comonomer selected from the group consisting of ethylene and ?-olefins having 4-12 carbon atoms and having an intrinsic viscosity [?]II of from 1-20 dl/g and the content of the polymer component (II) is 1-70% by weight; and 0.001-5 parts by weight of (B) a nucleating agent composed of particles having an average particle diameter, as measured by the laser diffraction method, of 0.01-3 mm wherein particles having particle diameters of not less than 10 mm account for less than 5% by weight of all the particles of the nucleating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Oobayashi, Tsuyoshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8920927
    Abstract: Resin particles which are excellent in electrostatic property, thermal storage stability and thermal properties, and have evenness of particle diameter are to be provided. The resin particles are core-shell resin particles (C2) each comprising one or more film-like shell layers (P) comprising a first resin (a) and a core layer (Q) comprising a second resin (b). Core-shell type resin particles (C2) each comprising a film-like shell layer (P) in one or more layer structure comprising a first resin (a) and a core layer (Q) in one layer structure comprising a second resin (b), wherein the weight ratio of (P) and (Q) is in a range of (0.1:99.9) to (70:30), the content of volatile components of (C2) is 2% by weight or lower, and (a) has an initial softening temperature of 40 to 270° C., a glass transition temperature of 20 to 250° C., a flow temperature of 60 to 300° C., and the difference of the glass transition temperature and the flow temperature in a range of 0 to 120° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd
    Inventors: Takao Mukai, Tsuyoshi Izumi, Natsuki Nakamichi
  • Patent number: 8911642
    Abstract: A heat conduction composition is proposed, comprising at least one polymer and a heat-conducting auxiliary material that has an especially high heat conductivity and at the same time has a high mechanical strength. To this end, the heat-conducting auxiliary material comprises particles that in turn are made up of primary particles and that have a mass-specific surface area of 1.3 m2/g or less. Also described are a heat-conducting surface element manufactured from said heat conduction composition as well as application possibilities thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: tesa SE
    Inventors: Klaus Keite-Telgenbüscher, Anja Staiger, Florian Meyer
  • Patent number: 8906984
    Abstract: Metal/metal oxide nanoparticle-embedded polymer films were synthesized in situ wherein the polymerizing agent was utilized for both reduction and polymerization (such as curing). This in situ method avoids the use of any external reducing agent/stabilizing agent and leads to a uniform distribution of nanoparticles in the polymer matrix. In some embodiments, additional heating can be utilized to form the nanoparticles embedded in the polymer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Pulickel M. Ajayan, Ashavani Kumar, Anubha Goyal
  • Publication number: 20140357774
    Abstract: A process for producing a cross-linked bitumen/polymer composition (PmB) with a reduction in hydrogen sulphide (H2S) emissions including a production unit for the implementation of such a process. The production process includes the following successive steps: (a) preparing a cross-linked bitumen/polymer composition (PmB) in a reactor and, (b) transferring a predetermined quantity of the composition from the reactor to a storage tank and/or directly to a loading station via a distribution line, the composition being maintained at a temperature between 100° C. and 220° C. during the transfer. A reduction in hydrogen sulphide emissions (H2S) is carried out by the in-line injection of an effective quantity of a hydrogen sulphide (H2S) scavenger during the transfer step. The injection is carried out by continuous introduction of the hydrogen sulphide (H2S) scavenger into the distribution line downstream of the reactor and, upstream of the storage tank and the loading station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES
    Inventor: Soenke Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20140357775
    Abstract: A thermoplastic elastomer composition containing a (meth)acrylic elastomer (component A), a thermoplastic resin having a melting point of from 180° to 350° C., and having a functional group reactive with an epoxy group (component B), and a vinyl copolymer having a solubility in tetrahydrofuran and having two or more epoxy groups in one molecule, on average (component C), wherein proportions of each of the components are: 40 to 95 parts by weight of the (meth)acrylic elastomer (component A), 5 to 60 parts by weight of the thermoplastic resin (component B), and 0.1 to 30 parts by weight of the vinyl copolymer (component C), a total of the (meth)acrylic elastomer (component A) and the thermoplastic resin (component B) being 100 parts by weight, wherein the component C is constituted by monomer units containing 50% by weight or more of monomer units (monomer unit c1) of which SP value is from 17.5 to 25.0, and wherein a flow beginning temperature is from 180° to 350° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: ARONKASEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Madoka Furuta
  • Publication number: 20140356614
    Abstract: The first aspect in the present invention provides a composition that includes (A) 100 parts by mass of an organoalkoxysilane represented by the following formula (1) and/or a compound obtained by partial hydrolysis and condensation of said organoalkoxysilane: R1aSi(OR2)4-a . . . (1), (B) 0.3 to 20 parts by mass of an aluminum dicarboxylate represented by the following formula (2): (R3COO)2Al(OH) . . . (2), and (C) 0.3 to 20 parts by mass of an aliphatic acid having 6 to 24 carbon atoms. The second aspect in the present invention provides a composition that includes components (A), (B) and (C) and further (D) 0.01 to 10 parts by mass of a dicarboxylic acid having 6 to 30 carbon atoms. Further, the present invention provides a method for making a porous material less water-absorptive by applying the composition to a surface of said porous material and a porous material modified by the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shunji AOKI
  • Patent number: 8901217
    Abstract: A composition includes a polymer matrix, a multiple-acid-derived metal soap, wherein the metal has an oxidation state of +3 or +4. An associated method for making a rubber composition includes the steps of: combining a solvent and a multiple carboxylic, phosphonic, phosphoric, sulfuric, or sulfonic acid, or mixtures thereof, and mixing to form solution A; adding a source of metal ions to solution A and mixing to form a product A, the metal being selected from the metals having an oxidation state of +3 or +4, whereby product A includes a multiple-acid-derived metal soap; and combining the multiple-acid-derived metal soap with a diene rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaorong Wang, Victor J. Foltz, Terrence E. Hogan
  • Patent number: 8889775
    Abstract: Compositions comprising a polymer resin comprising at least one copolymer with hydrolysable groups, a water-generating metal salt hydrate, and a catalyst that comprises a metal atom and at least two ligands taken from the set alkyloxy and carboxylate are used to form articles that moisture-cure through in-situ generation of water via dehydration of the metal hydrate. The compositions are melt mixed to promote the dehydration and start the cure process during the mixing step. The curing compositions are formed and allowed to harden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Eric P. Wasserman, Bharat I. Chaudhary, Michael B. Biscoglio
  • Patent number: 8865816
    Abstract: Formaldehyde-free binder compositions are described. The binder compositions may include a polycarboxy compound, and an organic crosslinking agent, and a polyvalent metal compound. The compositions may also optionally include a cure catalyst. In addition, composite materials are described. The composite materials may include a mat of fibers and a binder composition. The binder composition may include a polycarboxy compound, an organic crosslinking agent, and a polyvalent metal compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventor: Mingfu Zhang
  • Patent number: 8859660
    Abstract: The present invention has its object to provide a rubber composition for a studless tire that contributes to both good braking force and high handling stability on ice or snow, and a high performance studless tire using the rubber composition. The rubber composition for the studless tire contains: a mixture of a zinc salt of an aliphatic carboxylic acid and a zinc salt of an aromatic carboxylic acid; an oil or a plasticizer; and a rubber component that comprises 40% by mass or more of a butadiene rubber relative to 100% by mass of a total amount of the rubber component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Hattori, Ryoji Kojima, Naohiko Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 8846794
    Abstract: The present invention provides a golf ball which includes (I) a first member composed of a material molded under heat from a rubber composition of (a) a base rubber composed primarily of a mixture of at least 60 wt % of a polybutadiene having a stress relaxation time (T80), as defined below, of less than 4 seconds and up to 40 wt % of a polybutadiene having a stress relaxation time (T80) of at least 4 seconds, (b) an unsaturated carboxylic acid and/or a metal salt thereof, and (c) an organic peroxide; and (II) a second member composed of a specific, highly-neutralized, resin composition. The golf ball of the invention, by being thus constituted, has an excellent resilience for the ball as a whole, a good, soft, feel on impact, and imparts an excellent spin performance, thereby enabling an increased distance to be achieved. In addition, it has a high manufacturability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Shindo, Kae Iizuka
  • Patent number: 8841371
    Abstract: Provided is a vinyl chloride resin composition having superior heat resistance, colorability and processability without using a heavy metal stabilizer such as lead. The present invention relates to a vinyl chloride resin composition which comprises, in addition to a vinyl chloride resin, (a) an organic acid calcium salt, (b) an organic acid zinc salt, (c) an organic acid potassium salt and (d) a polymer of alkyl ester of C4 to C10 acrylic acid or methacrylic acid, the polymer having a number average molecular weight of 1,000 to 4,000. Further, the present invention relates to a vinyl chloride resin composition which comprises, with respect to 100 parts by mass of the vinyl chloride resin, 0.01 to 5 parts by mass of the aforementioned component (a), 0.01 to 5 parts by mass of the aforementioned component (b), 0.001 to 1 parts by mass of the aforementioned component (c) and 0.05 to 10 parts by mass of the aforementioned component (d).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Adeka Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nishimura, Kiyotatsu Iwanami, Kazumasa Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140238270
    Abstract: A plastically deformable sealing mass for the use in sealing a leak in a container in which oil, oil-containing or chemical liquid is stored, includes a solvent, and a hydrophobing agent which is received in the solvent. The solvent may be organic solvent, water, oil, or a silicon compound. The hydrophobing agent can be stearate, oleate, silane, siloxane, or silicon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Gerd Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20140235779
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and product that provides a dust-free homogeneous dispersion of zinc diacrylate in polybutadiene for use in golf balls in which a first and a second processing promoters are used in the production of the dispersion and incorporated into the dispersions, such first processing promoters including low molecular weight polyethylene, fatty acids, and zinc salts of fatty acids and such second processing promoters being metal oxides including zinc oxide, magnesium oxide, and calcium oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: RHEIN CHEMIE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Leo C. Goss, JR.
  • Patent number: 8809416
    Abstract: The invention relates to a waterborne coating composition comprising between 10 and 50% by weight of a water-dispersible and hydrophobic polyester resin, between 50 and 90% by weight of a metal salt of a fatty acid (with the amounts being based on the total solids content in the waterborne coating composition), and a base in an amount of between 70% and 130% of the number of carboxylic acid groups in the resin. It furthermore relates to a process for the preparation of said waterborne coating composition, and to its use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventors: Ernst Schoenleitner, Berry Schoenaker, Danny Elwood Smith
  • Publication number: 20140228495
    Abstract: Provided are a rubber composition for a tire cord topping, a breaker edge strip, a breaker cushion, or a strip adjacent to cords, which achieves a balanced improvement in handling stability, fuel economy, durability, ride quality, and adhesion; and pneumatic tires including the same. The rubber composition includes: an isoprene-based rubber; a phenol resin and/or an alkylphenol resin; and a partial condensate of HMMM and/or a partial condensate of HMMPME, wherein an amount of the isoprene-based rubber is 60% by mass or higher per 100% by mass of the rubber component; and a combined amount of the phenol resin and the alkylphenol resin is 2-3.9 parts by mass, a combined amount of the partial condensate of HMMM and the partial condensate of HMMPME is 0.5-5 parts by mass, and an amount of silica is at most 15 parts by mass, each per 100 parts by mass of the rubber component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8796365
    Abstract: The invention relates to thermoplastic molding compositions comprising (A) from 34 to 99.99% by weight of at least one thermoplastic polymer selected from (i) polyarylene ethers, (ii) polyetherimides, (iii) polyarylene sulfides, and (iv) polycarbonates with glass transition temperature of at least 145° C., or else copolymers of the abovementioned polymers (i) to (iv), (B) from 0.01 to 10% by weight of at least one organic black pigment which is transparent in the range from 1000 nm to 1600 nm and which has thermal stability up to at least 300° C. to DIN EN 12877-1, (C) from 0 to 6% by weight of at least one mold-release agent selected from fatty acids, or from esters and amides, (D) from 0 to 50% by weight of one or more additives, where the total of the % by weight figures from (A), (B), (C) and (D) gives 100% by weight. The invention further relates to a process for preparation of the thermoplastic molding compositions, and to the moldings obtainable therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christian Maletzko, Rüdiger Bluhm, Bernd Trotte, Gunter Scherer, Arno Bohm
  • Patent number: 8778447
    Abstract: A hybrid composition includes poly-4-vinylphenol; a sodium compound; an aluminum compound; and a cross-linking agent effective to accelerate a cross-linking reaction of the ploy-4-vinylphenol, wherein, based on total weight of the poly-4-vinylphenol, the sodium compound and the aluminum compound, content of the poly-4-vinylphenol is 69 wt % to 99.89 wt %, content of the sodium compound is 0.01 wt % to 1 wt %, and content of the aluminum compound is 0.1 wt % to 30 wt %, and wherein content of the cross-linking agent ranges from 10 wt % to 30 wt % in an organic composition including the poly-4-vinylphenol and the cross-linking agent. A hybrid insulation layer that is dielectric and includes cross-linked poly-4-vinyl phenol is provided from the foregoing hybrid organic-inorganic composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jiyoung Oh, SangChul Lim
  • Patent number: 8759432
    Abstract: The present invention has its object to provide a rubber composition for a tread which can prevent reversion and can also achieve environmental performance (excellent rolling resistance, response to depletion of oil resources, attention to CO2 emission), wet grip performance, dry grip performance, handling stability, and durability (abrasion resistance, crack resistance) in a well-balanced manner. The present invention also aims to provide a pneumatic tire using the rubber composition for the tread thereof. The rubber composition for a tread includes a rubber component containing 35% by mass or more of an epoxidized natural rubber; and a white filler, wherein a total sulfur content is less than 1.75% by mass, and a crosslink density is 7.0×10?5 mol/cm3 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Hattori, Ai Matsuura, Hiroshi Ito, Jun Okamoto, Takao Wada
  • Patent number: 8754158
    Abstract: The present invention has its object to provide a high performance studless tire for a passenger vehicle which has both good braking force and high handling stability on ice or snow. The studless tire for a passenger vehicle comprises a tread having a total sulfur content of 0.7% by mass or less and having a crosslink density of 2.0×10?5 mol/cm3 or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Hattori, Ryoji Kojima, Naohiko Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20140147666
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a film for molding which comprises a cyclic olefin polymer in an amount of 50% by mass to 100% by mass with respect to the total amount of the film and has a storage elastic modulus at 75° C. of 1,000 MPa to 3,000 MPa and a storage elastic modulus at 120° C. of not greater than 100 MPa. By the present invention, a film for molding which exhibits excellent dimensional stability during processing such as coating, lamination, printing and vapor deposition and is thus suitably used in molding transfer foil applications is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC
    Inventors: Mitsutaka Sakamoto, Isao Manabe, Kozo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8735480
    Abstract: This invention provides a natural solvent-based adhesive composition for tires; a mix to prepare adhesive compositions; a preactivation compound for tires; processes to obtain said compositions or mix; or the use of said compounds in bonding tires; and bonding and preactivation processes for tires. The objects of the invention provide industrial solutions that, while introducing a considerable reduction in environmental impact in their preparation and use, provide better health conditions for the professionals who work in the tire bonding industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignees: Uniao Brasileira de Educacao e Assistencia—Mantenedora da PUCRS, Rafael Stein Comercio de Sucos Ltda/ME
    Inventors: Marcus Seferin, Tiago Accorsi
  • Patent number: 8735479
    Abstract: To provide a fluorinated elastic copolymer composition, and a cross-linked rubber member obtained by crosslinking the fluorinated elastic copolymer composition, which is excellent in hot water resistance and steam resistance under severe conditions. A fluorinated elastic copolymer composition, which comprises a fluorinated elastic copolymer and a compound represented by the following formula (1) wherein the compound represented by the following formula (1) is contained in an amount of from 0.1 to 10 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the fluorinated elastic copolymer: (RCOO?)nMn+??(1) (wherein R is a C10-30 organic group, n is an integer of 2 or 3, and M is an alkaline earth metal, Zn, Cd, Co, Sn, Cu, Pb, Ni or Al).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Masahide Yodogawa, Masayuki Saito, Mitsuru Seki
  • Patent number: 8728197
    Abstract: A metron refers to a molecule which contains a pre-defined number of high affinity binding sites for metal ions. Metrons may be used to prepare homogenous populations of nanoparticles each composed of a same, specific number of atoms, wherein each particle has the same size ranging from 2 atoms to about ten nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: David A. Kidwell, Albert Epshteyn
  • Publication number: 20140113079
    Abstract: A tire dressing composition is provided that includes at least one silicone fluid having a viscosity of between 40 and 500,000 centiStokes at room temperature. An amine functionalized silicone fluid having a viscosity of between 40 and 500,000 centiStokes at room temperature is also present. A thickener is present to yield a coating from the composition has limited sag, low tack upon coating formation, and desirable durability properties. An organic solvent is present in which the at least one silicone fluid and the amine functionalized silicone fluid are soluble or suspended. A process is provided for dressing a tire having a previous silicone coating thereon, the process including applying the tire dressing composition and allowing a solvent to evaporate from the composition to form a tire dressing coating. The coating producing an initial gloss of great than 200 units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Tsao-Chin Clarence Huang
  • Publication number: 20140107258
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of processing thermoplastic polymers, particularly the present invention relates to a process for manufacturing compacted material suitable for the use in thermoplastic polymers without a compounding step, comprising the steps of a) providing at least one primary powder material; b) providing at least one molten surface treatment polymer; c) simultaneously or subsequently feeding the at least one primary powder material and the at least one molten surface treatment polymer into the high speed mixer unit of a cylindrical treatment chamber; d) mixing the at least one primary powder material and the at least one molten surface treatment polymer in the high speed mixer, e) transferring the mixed material obtained from step d) to a cooling unit, as well as the compacted material obtained by this process and its use in thermoplastic polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Ernst Ammann, Michael Knerr, Peter Haldemann, Emil Hersche
  • Publication number: 20140087117
    Abstract: Provided are polyphenylene sulfide compositions having improved thermo-oxidative stability, methods for obtaining them, and articles comprising the compositions. The compositions comprise polyphenylene sulfide and a bismuth additive. The bismuth additive comprises a bismuth halide, an inorganic bismuth salt, a bismuth carboxylate, an oxide comprising bismuth and a transition metal, bismuth metal, or a mixture thereof. Optionally, the compositions further comprise at least one zinc(II) compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert John Duff, Joachim C. Ritter, Joel M. Pollino
  • Patent number: 8669312
    Abstract: The invention provides a golf ball material which is a resin mixture composed of (a) an olefin-unsaturated carboxylic acid copolymer and/or an olefin-unsaturated carboxylic acid-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester copolymer having a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) of from 120,000 to 200,000 and a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) to number-average molecular weight (Mn) ratio of from 4.3 to 6.6, or a metal neutralization product thereof, (b) an olefin-unsaturated carboxylic acid copolymer and/or an olefin-unsaturated carboxylic acid-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester copolymer having a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) of from 120,000 to 200,000 and a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) to number-average molecular weight (Mn) ratio of from 6.8 to 9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kae Iizuka, Eiji Takehana
  • Patent number: 8669313
    Abstract: The invention provides a golf ball material which is a resin mixture composed of (a) an olefin-methacrylic acid copolymer and/or an olefin-methacrylic acid-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester copolymer having a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) of from 120,000 to 200,000 and a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) to number-average molecular weight (Mn) ratio of from 4.0 to 7.0, or a metal neutralization product thereof, (b) an olefin-acrylic acid copolymer and/or an olefin-acrylic acid-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester copolymer having a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) of from 150,000 to 220,000 and a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) to number-average molecular weight (Mn) ratio of from 5.5 to 8.5, or a metal neutralization product thereof, (c) an organic acid or a metal salt thereof, and (d) a basic inorganic metal compound for neutralizing at least 70 mol % of acid groups in components (a) to (c), which resin mixture has a Shore D hardness of from 30 to 60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kae Iizuka, Eiji Takehana
  • Publication number: 20140057345
    Abstract: A method including supplying a polypropylene resin, blending the polypropylene resin with Zinc Stearate, and forming a molded article from the polypropylene resin. Further, an article including a polypropylene resin blended with Zinc Stearate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Mahesh Patkar, Michael McLeod
  • Publication number: 20140044974
    Abstract: Included within the scope of the invention is an article of cured fluoroelastomer composition bonded to an inert substrate. The cured fluoroelastomer composition includes a fluoropolymer, a silica, and an acrylate compound. The fluoroelastomer composition is bonded to the inert substrate with a bind having a bond durability of at least about 1500 pounds load at 20° C. The inert substrate may be a metal substrate or a ketone-based polymer substrate. Also included are methods of bonding a fluoroelastomer composition to an inert substrate that may be, for example, a metal substrate or a ketone-based polymer substrate. The methods include contacting a curable fluoroelastomer composition to an inert substrate and curing the fluoroelastomer composition to form a bond between the composition and the inert substrate. The curable fluoroelastomer composition of the methods includes an acrylate compound, a curing agent, silica, and a fluoropolymer that comprises at least one cure site monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Greene, Tweed of Delaware, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald R. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20140018479
    Abstract: A rubber composition that can obtain a rubber elastic body having small rolling resistance and excellent impact resilience and a method for producing the same, and a tire having small rolling resistance and excellent impact resilience are provided. The rubber composition of the present invention is obtained by kneading a rubber component containing a conjugated diene polymer (A) having at least one functional group selected from a tertiary amino group, a thiol group, a hydroxyl group, an epoxy group, a carboxylic acid group, a thioepoxy group, a hydrocarbylthio group and a hydrocarbylsilyl group and a conjugated diene polymer (B) having no functional group chemically bondable to silica, silica (C) and a dispersing agent (D) composed of an organic compound having at least one element selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, carbonyl oxygen and ether oxygen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: JSR Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Okada, Ryoji Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20130344236
    Abstract: Methods for mixing nylon compounds and compositions useful in mixing nylon compounds are provided. The methods and compositions disclosed are useful in producing nylon for wire and cable jacketing. The disclosed methods provide nylon having a reduced heat history compared to traditional methods. The disclosed methods and composition provide additional mixing capacity by reducing the amount of nylon that must be incorporated with additives per unit of final nylon composition. The disclosed methods and compositions provide the ability to select from a plurality of additive concentration levels in the final product by varying the ratio of a masterbatch compound containing a high concentration of the additive to a resin containing a low concentration or no additive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: John V. Facinelli, Clark V. Brown, David J. Loy, Robert A. Houck, JR., Dana A. Germain
  • Publication number: 20130324311
    Abstract: The invention provides a rubber composition having high rebound resilience measured by a rebound resilience evaluation method which is excellent in measurement accuracy and can sufficiently evaluate the difference in performance between samples. The invention also provides a golf ball formed from the rubber composition. The invention further provides a golf ball having excellent flight performance owing to good hardness distribution measured by a hardness evaluation method which is excellent in measurement accuracy and can sufficiently evaluate the difference in performance between samples. The invention relates to a rubber composition having a specific radius of gyration Rg obtained by a predetermined curve fitting method. The invention also relates to a golf ball including a spherical core having at least one layer, and a cover having at least one layer disposed to cover the spherical core, wherein the golf ball satisfies a predetermined relation obtained by a predetermined curve fitting method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: DUNLOP SPORTS CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Ryou MASHITA, Hiroyuki KISHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 8598259
    Abstract: The vinyl chloride resin composition for transparent products which does not contain heavy metal stabilizers such as lead, tin and barium, characterized in that (A) 0.001˜10 mass parts of at least one kind of organic acid zinc salts and (B) 0.001˜10 mass parts of at least one kind of zinc-modified hydrotalcite compounds are contained relative to 100 mass parts of vinyl chloride resin; and the transparent molded products produced by molding the said composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Adeka Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichi Odagiri, Tadashi Sengoku, Taro Mitsudera