Transition Metal Other Than Group Viii Dnrm (i.e., Sc, Ti, Mn, Cu, Y, Zr, Tc, Hf, Re) Patents (Class 524/413)
  • Patent number: 11407859
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition (C) comprising: —a polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), —at least 3 wt. % of polyamide 6 (PA6), —25 to 60 wt. % of reinforcing agents, —3 to 8 wt. % of a functionalized, non-aromatic elastomer, wherein the weight ratio PPS/PA6 is at least 4 and wherein wt. % are based on the total weight of the composition. The present invention also relates to articles incorporating the polymer composition and the use of polyamide 6 (PA6) as a heat-aging stabilizer in a polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS USA, LLC
    Inventors: Stéphane Jeol, Christopher Ward, Vito Leo
  • Patent number: 11312840
    Abstract: An organic-inorganic hybrid composition including a polymer having a triazine ring structure in a main chain of the polymer (A); an inorganic particulate (B); and a surface-treating agent having a triazine ring structure represented by Formula (1)(C): wherein, in Formula (1), R1 is a carboxyl group, a phosphoric acid group, a sulfo group, or a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted amino group, wherein a number median diameter (Dn50) of the inorganic particulate (B) is greater than or equal to about 1 nm and less than or equal to about 20 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kikuchi, Yoshiyuki Oishi, Ryosuke Kamitani, Yukika Yamada
  • Patent number: 11208550
    Abstract: There is provided a composition (C) comprising a modified PVA (A) and a compound (B), wherein the modified PVA (A) contains 0.01 mol % or more and less than 2 mol % of double bonds derived from an unsaturated carboxylic acid or a derivative thereof in side chains; the compound (B) is a compound having a conjugated double bond and two or more hydroxy groups bonded to the conjugated double bond, or a salt or oxide thereof; and a content of the compound (B) in the composition (C) is 0.001 parts by mass or more and less than 5 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of the modified PVA (A). The composition (C) has excellent hue, contains less insolubles in water, and has excellent water solubility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadahito Fukuhara, Keisuke Morikawa, Taeko Kaharu
  • Patent number: 11136437
    Abstract: Provided is a curable particulate silicone composition that is hot-meltable, has excellent handling workability, curing properties, and gap fill properties when melted, and gives a cured product having excellent flexibility and resilience from room temperature to high temperatures of about 150° C. Also provided are pellets or the like formed by molding the curable particulate silicone composition. The curable particulate silicone composition comprises: (A) hot-meltable silicone particles that have a softening point of 30° C. or higher and have a hydrosilylatable group and/or a radical reactive group; (B) an inorganic filler (particulates) that is substantially free of coarse particles having an average particle diameter of 10.0 ?m or larger; and (C) a curing agent. When cured, the composition gives a cured product having a storage modulus of 2000 Mpa or lower at 25° C. and of 100 Mpa or lower at 150° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: DOW TORAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryosuke Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11124642
    Abstract: Provided is an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer composition having improved oxygen barrier properties, wherein the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer composition comprises an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer; and a manganese content of about 0.01 ppm to 0.49 ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: CHANG CHUN PETROCHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shih Yuan Su, Chih Chieh Liang, Wen Hsin Lin
  • Patent number: 11124964
    Abstract: Described herein is a coated building panel that comprises a side surface that is textured and exhibits a white and/or color. The building panel comprising an upper surface opposite a lower surface and a side surface extending between the upper surface and the lower surface, a coating applied to the side surface, the coating comprising an inorganic particle having a disk shape and an ionic dispersant comprising an ionic group that are present on a repeating unit and the ionic dispersant comprising at least two of the repeating units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: John E. Hughes, Brian L. Springer, Michelle X. Wang, Suzanne M. Huntzinger
  • Patent number: 11118898
    Abstract: A method for producing a preparation for fiber length measurement includes: a preliminary dispersion process of adding fibers and a dispersion medium with a viscosity of 500 Pa·s to 10,000 Pa·s to a sealable container so as to give a concentration of the fibers of 0.1% by mass or less and shaking the container to prepare a preliminary dispersion liquid; a dispensing process of dispensing part of the preliminary dispersion liquid to another sealable container; a dilution process of adding the dispersion medium to the dispensed preliminary dispersion liquid so as to give a concentration of the fibers of 0.005% by mass or less and shaking the container to prepare a dispersion liquid for measuring fiber length; and a casting process of spreading part of the dispersion liquid for measuring fiber length onto a base having light transparency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKAI NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH SYSTEM, TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KYOWA INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD
    Inventors: Mariko Terada, Atsuhiko Yamanaka, Yukitane Kimoto, Koji Shiraki, Yuji Hotta, Daisuke Shimamoto
  • Patent number: 11078362
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyamide composition (PC) which comprises at least one polyamide (P) and at least one additive (A). The present invention further relates to the use of the polyamide composition (PC) in a selective laser sintering process, in an injection molding process, for producing molded articles and in an extrusion process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Claus Gabriel, Simon Gramlich, Rainer Ostermann, Florian Richter, Raphael Dabbous, Thomas Meier, Wolfgang Schrof
  • Patent number: 11065790
    Abstract: To provide a fluorinated copolymer composition having improved impact resistance and excellent moldability without impairing the excellent heat resistance and mechanical properties inherent to a thermoplastic heat-resistant resin. This fluorinated copolymer composition comprises a thermoplastic resin A being a melt-moldable heat-resistant thermoplastic resin and a fluorinated elastomer B being a fluorinated elastic copolymer, wherein the fluorinated elastomer B is dispersed in the thermoplastic resin A, the number average particle diameter of the fluorinated elastomer B is from 1 to 300 ?m, the volume ratio of the thermoplastic resin A to the fluorinated elastomer B is from 97:3 to 55:45, and the fluorinated copolymer composition has a flexural modulus of from 1,000 to 3,700 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Sato, Tomoya Hosoda, Tatsuya Terada, Masatoshi Abe
  • Patent number: 11041047
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polyamide moulding compound consisting of the following components: (A) 35-68 wt. % of at least one semi-crystalline, semi-aromatic, thermoplastic polyamide based on aliphatic diamines with 4-8 carbon atoms with a melting temperature of at least 270° C.; (B) 15-22 wt. % carbon fibres; (C) 18-30 wt. % glass fibres; (D) 1-10 wt. % of an impact-resistance modifier that is different from (E) and/or polymers that are different from (A), (E) and (F); (E) 0-10 wt. % ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer; and (F) 0-3 wt. % additives. In this way, the sum of the components (A)-(F) is 100 wt. %, the sum of the components (B)-(C) is in the range of 33-48 wt. %, and the sum of the components (D)-(E) is in the range of 2-12 wt. %. The moulding compound permits the production of dimensionally stable, electrically conductive components, e.g. for the automotive sector and for contact with fuels, in particular methanol-containing petrol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: EMS-PATENT AG
    Inventors: Nikolai Lamberts, Andreas Bayer
  • Patent number: 10723848
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a masterbatch composition comprising high concentration of biological entities having a polymer-degrading activity and uses thereof for manufacturing biodegradable plastic articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: CARBIOS
    Inventors: Michel Chateau, Jean-Philippe Rousselle
  • Patent number: 10677590
    Abstract: A method and a device are capable of assessing the quality of a coating of a component, such as a cylinder bore, by determining pore proportions and oxide proportions in different regions of the coating in real time. Based upon a plurality of captured individual images of the coating, average values of the pore proportions and the oxide proportions in the surface of the coating are calculated in real time for use in performing the quality assessment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: GROB-WERKE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Maximilian Dropmann
  • Patent number: 10634208
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a vibration damping device including a bearing member capable of achieving simplification of configuration in the vibration damping device, reducing frictional force during operation, and having an excellent wear resistance. A vibration damping device of the present invention includes a bearing structure, in which a metal bush (bearing member) has a resin layer on a side defined as a friction sliding surface of a base member, the resin layer includes polytetrafluoroethylene and a tetrafluoroethylene-perfluoroalkyl vinyl ether copolymer resin, and the metal bush is lubricated by a magneto-rheological fluid composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: Honda Motors Co., Ltd., Daldo Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro Komori, Daijiro Endo, Masato Kushiya, Mikio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10603381
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel nanocompounds that are cytotoxic to tumor cells when combined with ultraviolet light, the nanocompounds comprising multilayered carbon nanotubes with anatase-phase titanium dioxide or anatase-phase titanium dioxide and folate. The invention also relates to a composition containing said nanocompounds and to a method for the treatment of cancer; comprising the administration of said composition in co-treatment with UV radiation. The invention further relates to a method for the synthesis of the nano-compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Universidad del Valle
    Inventors: Rubén Jesús Camargo Amado, José Oscar Gutiérrez Montes, Mónica Jimena Basante Romo, William David Criollo Gómez
  • Patent number: 10577742
    Abstract: Textile fabrics are rendered water repellent yet breathable by impregnating with an organopolysiloxanes of the formula R13SiO[SiR1(OR2)O]x[SiR12O]y[SiR1R3O]zSiR13??(I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Holger Rautschek, Anton Heller, Wolfgang Ziche
  • Patent number: 10571053
    Abstract: A layered tube for a hose assembly includes an inner layer that defines a chamber for directing a hydraulic fluid. The inner layer comprises a first fluoropolymer in an amount of from about 80 to about 99 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the inner layer. The inner layer also comprises an anti-static additive in an amount of from about 1 to about 20 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the inner layer. The layered tube also includes an outer layer surrounding the inner layer. The outer layer comprises a second fluoropolymer in an amount greater than 50 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the outer layer. The second fluoropolymer may be the same as, or different than, the first fluoropolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: AGC CHEMICALS AMERICAS, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph David Proof
  • Patent number: 10526756
    Abstract: A composition comprising recycled paint and a thermal shock resistant material, a method of making the composition, and a method of applying the composition to a surface to prevent crack or leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
    Inventors: Thomas Nosker, Jennifer K. Lynch
  • Patent number: 10472493
    Abstract: A composition, article, and method for increasing the hydrolytic stability of a polymer; wherein a composition includes: a polymer comprising functional groups having hydrolyzable bonds; a carbodiimide compound; and a weak base (or hindered amine); wherein the carbodiimide compound and weak base (or hindered amine) are used in amounts effective to decrease the rate and/or extent of hydrolytic degradation of the polymer relative to either used alone in the same amount with the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia E. Dunn, Ronald A. Drake, Xiangji Chen, Samuel E. Owings
  • Patent number: 10435545
    Abstract: This invention relates to vegetable oil extended rubber containing soy oil and tire with a component of such oil extended rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Michael Lester Kerns, Stephan Rodewald, Paul Harry Sandstrom
  • Patent number: 10414984
    Abstract: Flame retardant compositions containing an inorganic flame retardant, such as aluminum trihydrate or magnesium hydroxide, and a flame retardant synergist containing hydrotalcite and clay at a weight ratio of hydrotalcite:clay ranging from 1:1 to 100:1, are disclosed. These flame retardant compositions can be used to produce polymer formulations with a unique balance of flame retardant, mechanical, and rheological properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Martinswerk GmbH
    Inventors: Bashar Diar Bakerly, Martijn Jacobus Marinus Mies, Thomas Olaf Dittmar
  • Patent number: 10358550
    Abstract: Disclosed is an EVOH resin composition comprising 2 types of EVOH resins having a different ethylene content and saponification degree from each other. The EVOH resin composition can reduce the occurrence of streaks with retaining gas-barrier property even when applying to vacuum-pressure forming. The use of the resin composition also make it possible to provide a method for producing a container such as cup having excellent gas-barrier property and appearance by vacuum-pressure forming and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kota Inoue
  • Patent number: 10337122
    Abstract: A method of producing stretchable conductive nanofibers includes: providing stretchable nanofibers; providing a metal precursor solution by dissolving metal precursors in a solvent that may swell the stretchable nanofibers; bringing the stretchable nanofibers into contact with the metal precursor solution or its vapor for a sufficient time for the metal precursors to penetrate into the stretchable nanofibers; and reduce the metal precursors inside the stretchable nanofibers to metal nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jong-Jin Park, Jung-kyun Im, Sang-won Kim, Un-yong Jeong
  • Patent number: 10316918
    Abstract: Provided by the present invention are: a non-asbestos frictional material composition containing a binder, an organic filler, an inorganic filler, and a fiber substrate, wherein, in the non-asbestos frictional material composition, content of a copper is 5% or less by mass as a copper element, content of a metal fiber other than a copper fiber and a copper alloy fiber is 0.5% or less by mass, and a titanate salt is contained therein with antimony trisulfide or zinc powders, with content of the titanate salt being in the range of 10 to 35% by mass; and a frictional material and a friction member that use the said non-asbestos frictional material composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Unno, Masamichi MItsumoto, Kazuya Baba, Takashi Kikudome
  • Patent number: 10293968
    Abstract: There is provided a blow-molded container having a pinch-off part and having, as an innermost layer, a layer of resin composition comprising an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A) and a soft resin (B), characterized in that the soft resin (B) is a thermoplastic styrenic elastomer or ?-olefinic polymer; a mass ratio of the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A) to the soft resin (B) [(A)/(B)] is within the range of 75/25 to 90/10; the resin composition has a matrix and domain structure in which the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A) is a matrix phase and the soft resin (B) is a domain phase; and a surface-to-surface interparticle distance in the domain phase is 0.3 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wataru Hirose
  • Patent number: 10294343
    Abstract: The present invention is based on a surprising discovery of new packaging materials used to package substances, such as foods, preventing the photo-oxidation of entities found in these substances. Specifically, these new packaging materials include a mixture of polymer resins having novel and specific ratios of filler, preferably calcium carbonate, and titanium dioxide resulting in the material having unexpected properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, LLC
    Inventors: Philipp Martin Niedenzu, Denise Conner, Divya Chopra
  • Patent number: 10280282
    Abstract: A compact camera module that contains a generally planar base on which is mounted a lens barrel is provided. The base, barrel, or both are molded from a polymer composition that includes a thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer and a plurality of mineral fibers (also known as “whisker”). The mineral fibers have a median width of from about 1 to about 35 micrometers and constitute from about 5 wt % to about 60 wt. % of the polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Ticona LLC
    Inventor: Young Shin Kim
  • Patent number: 10233989
    Abstract: A friction material includes a fiber base material, a friction modifying material and a binder. The friction modifying material includes alumina particles including, as a main component, ?-alumina particles. The ?-alumina particles are contained in an amount of 1 mass % or more in the friction material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Takada, Motoyuki Miyaji, Toru Kawata
  • Patent number: 10150845
    Abstract: A vulcanizate prepared by a method comprising introducing an elastomer, a filler, and a mercapto-functional siloxane to form a masterbatch and introducing a curative to the masterbatch to form a vulcanizable composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Kayashima, Terrence E. Hogan
  • Patent number: 10052266
    Abstract: Aerogel, calcined articles, and crystalline articles comprising ZrO2. Exemplary uses of the crystalline metal oxide articles include dental articles (e.g., restoratives, replacements, inlays, onlays, veneers, full and partial crowns, bridges, implants, implant abutments, copings, anterior fillings, posterior fillings, and cavity liner, and bridge frameworks) and orthodontic appliances (e.g., brackets, buccal tubes, cleats, and buttons).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Brant U. Kolb, Bryan C. Feisel, Martin Goetzinger, Philip S. Hall, Holger Hauptmann, Mark J. Hendrickson, Kathleen M. Humpal, John W. Longabach, James P. Mathers, Roberta R. Naujok, Paul D. Pennington, Gallus Schechner
  • Patent number: 10053569
    Abstract: Provided is a styrene resin composition including ?-methyl styrene, acrylonitrile and vinyl imidazole, and having an improved conversion rate while maintaining excellent mechanical and chemical properties, a styrene resin composition including the same, and a styrene resin molded product manufactured therefrom. Accordingly, the heat-resistant styrene copolymer is effective in improving a conversion rate without deformation and mechanical and chemical property decline of the material itself, and as a result, commercialization may be readily accomplished due to enhanced productivity. In addition, the styrene resin molded product manufactured from the styrene resin composition according to the present invention includes the heat-resistant styrene copolymer as a matrix copolymer, and therefore, has excellent impact strength, tensile strength, tensile elongation and flowability while having high heat resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Byoung Il Kang, Chang Hun Han, Eun Jung Choi, Da Eun Sung
  • Patent number: 10040965
    Abstract: Provided are a clear coating composition which is used for top coats, the composition containing a crosslinking agent and a functional group-containing (meth)acrylate polymer formed by polymerization of a monomer component that includes an aromatic ring-containing (meth)acrylate and a functional group-containing monomer. Also provided is a clear coat composition which is used for top coats, the composition containing a crosslinking agent and a functional group-containing (meth)acrylate polymer formed by polymerization of a monomer component that includes a functional group-containing monomer and a fluorine atom-containing monomer. This clear coat composition has low colorability, has a high refractive index without the use of a filler, provides excellent glossy even when a filler is used, and can be applied to a thick film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: OSAKA ORGANIC CHEMICAL INDUSTRY LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuko Kitanohara, Kazuyoshi Matsuoka, Yoshiyuki Saruwatari, Keisuke Kojima, Masuo Kondo
  • Patent number: 10030140
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and fiber reinforced thermoplastic composition comprising: a polyaryletherketone (PAEK) component; a polyimide component, wherein the polyimide component comprises a blend of at least a first polyimide (PI) having glass transition temperature of at least 300° C. and a second polyimide (PI) having glass transition temperature less than the glass transition temperature of the first polyimide; and a reinforcement fiber component. The resulting fiber reinforced thermoplastic compositions exhibit improved mechanical performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Mohammad Moniruzzaman, Kapil Sheth
  • Patent number: 9822219
    Abstract: A curable resin composition containing a blend of multifunctional benzoxazines, and composite materials derived therefrom. The benzoxazine blend contains the combination of (A) a difunctional benzoxazine component and (B) a multifunctional benzoxazine component with functionality of greater than 2. Cured matrix resins and cured composite materials containing such benzoxazine blend exhibit a significant retardation in the rate of organic solvent uptake as compared to the same cured matrix resins and composite materials without component (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Steven Richard Ward, Paul Mark Cross
  • Patent number: 9685572
    Abstract: A solar cell rear surface protection sheet having two or more substrates laminated together by means of an adhesive, the adhesive includes a urethane resin obtained by mixing an acrylic polyol, an isocyanate compound, 3-glycidoxypropyltriethoxysilane, and tin octylate. The acrylic polyol is obtained by polymerizing polymerizable monomers, which include a hydroxyl group-containing monomer and other monomers. The other monomers include acrylonitrile. The isocyanate compound includes both a xylylene diisocyanate monomer and hexamethylene diisocyanate isocyanurate, and the xylylene diisocyanate monomer is present in an amount of 20 to 40 wt %, and the hexamethylene diisocyanate isocyanurate is present in an amount of 80 to 60 wt %. The equivalent ratio of isocyanate groups of the xylylene diisocyanate monomer and the hexamethylene diisocyanate isocyanurate to hydroxyl groups of the acrylic polyol is 1.0 to 3.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: TOYO ALUMINIUM KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumiya Sekiguchi, Daisuke Maeda, Masataka Saruwatari
  • Patent number: 9657152
    Abstract: Aerogel, calcined articles, and crystalline articles comprising ZrO2. Exemplary uses of the crystalline metal oxide articles include dental articles (e.g., restoratives, replacements, inlays, onlays, veneers, full and partial crowns, bridges, implants, implant abutments, copings, anterior fillings, posterior fillings, and cavity liner, and bridge frameworks) and orthodontic appliances (e.g., brackets, buccal tubes, cleats, and buttons).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Brant U. Kolb, Bryan C. Feisel, Martin Goetzinger, Philip S. Hall, Holger Hauptmann, Mark J. Hendrickson, Kathleen M. Humpal, John W. Longabach, James P. Mathers, Roberta R. Naujok, Paul D. Pennington, Gallus Schechner
  • Patent number: 9660218
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a package of an environmental sensitive element including a flexible substrate, an environmental sensitive element and an encapsulation is provided. The environmental sensitive element is disposed on the flexible substrate. The encapsulation covers the environmental sensitive element, wherein the Young's mudulus of the encapsulation ranges from about 5 GPa to about 15 GPa, hardness of the encapsulation ranges from about 0.4 GPa to about 1.0 GPa, and water vapor transmittance rate (WVTR) of the encapsulation is less than 10?2 g/cm2 day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Kuang-Jung Chen, Yi-Hao Peng, Hsin-Yuan Su
  • Patent number: 9543552
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an EMF-screened plastic-organic sheet hybrid structural component, preferably a battery housing, and to its use in motor vehicles, preferably in electrically powered motor vehicles or hybrid motor vehicles, the abbreviation EMF meaning electromagnetic field(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: LANXESS Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Julian Haspel, Jürgen Selig
  • Patent number: 9520205
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a copper containing particle with a surface layer for preventing oxidation and a method for manufacturing the same, and provides a copper containing particle including: a core containing a copper component; a shell formed on the surface of the core, containing a silver component, and having at least one pore; and a filler part configured to fill the pore of the shell and contain an antioxidant component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Min Shin, Jung Hyun Seo, Young Chang Byun, Jae Hoon Choe
  • Patent number: 9484524
    Abstract: Piezoelectric compositions are provided wherein mechanical and piezoelectric properties can be separately modulated. Preferred compositions include resin blends that comprise: (a) a piezoelectrically active polymer and (b) a matrix polymer, methods of making, and use of such resin blends. Advantages of preferred resin blends of the invention can include high piezoelectricity, mechanical strength and flexibility, convenient fabrication process, and high sensitivity at high temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Michael Yu, James E. West, Ilene J. Busch-Vishniac, Dawnielle Farrar
  • Patent number: 9359689
    Abstract: Preparation of semiconductor nanocrystals and their dispersions in solvents and other media is described. The nanocrystals described herein have small (1-10 nm) particle size with minimal aggregation and can be synthesized with high yield. The capping agents on the as-synthesized nanocrystals as well as nanocrystals which have undergone cap exchange reactions result in the formation of stable suspensions in polar and nonpolar solvents which may then result in the formation of high quality nanocomposite films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: PIXELLIGENT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Wei Xu, Yijun Wang, Robert J. Wiacek, Xia Bai, Linfeng Gou, Selina I. Thomas, Zehra Serpil Gonen Williams, Jun Xu, Rakesh Patel
  • Patent number: 9358581
    Abstract: A method of producing a hot-dip galvanized steel sheet includes applying, to a hot-dip galvanized steel sheet having a Ra of 0.5 to 2.0 ?m and a PPI of 150 or more, a predetermined surface treatment agent, i.e., a surface treatment agent containing a specified resin compound, a specified urethane resin having cationy, a specified silane coupling agent having a functional group, a specified organic Ti chelate compound, and a tetravalent vanadyl compound at a specified ratio; and drying the surface treatment agent at a ultimate sheet temperature of 50° C. to 180° C. to form a surface treatment coating film with a coating weight of 0.2 to 1.0 g/m2 on the surface of the steel sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Rie Kaneko, Nobue Fujibayashi, Takahiro Kubota
  • Patent number: 9346927
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for production of a colored polyimide molded article including the steps of molding a polyamic acid solution composition containing a polyamic acid solution obtained from at least a tetracarboxylic acid component and a diamine component and a coloring precursor, or a polyimide solution composition containing a polyimide solution and a coloring precursor; and then thermally treating a molded product at 250° C. or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shyusei Ohya, Makoto Matsuo
  • Patent number: 9314941
    Abstract: A method for forming a composite structure, using a mandrel that is later removed from the composite structure, involves production of a mandrel by depositing a particulate mixture, including an aggregate and a binder, into a mold and removing the mandrel from the mold. The mandrel may be treated while still in the mold by heating, curing with an agent, microwave energy, or by some combination thereof. Once finished, the mandrel can be used in manufacturing polymer and/or composite components. The mandrel can also include materials that can be easily removed from the finished composite structure by water, shakeout, chemically dissolving, or by some combination thereof. The mandrel can be a self-expanding mandrel, and can be used in a process or system for the manufacture of composite structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: ADVANCED CERAMICS MANUFACTURING, LLC
    Inventors: Matt Wallen, Jens Rossfeldt
  • Patent number: 9249278
    Abstract: Compositions containing an aqueous dispersion of selected polymers and selected polyaldehydes as crosslinking agents are described. Adhesives having very high resistance to boiling water can be produced from these formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignees: Celanese Emulsions Gmbh, Oxea Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Balzarek, Martin Jakob
  • Patent number: 9217079
    Abstract: A long fiber-reinforced thermoplastic resin composition having improved impact resistance, includes: (A) a long fiber reinforcement; (B) an ethylene-propylene copolymer; (C) a first thermoplastic elastomer; (D) a second thermoplastic elastomer; (E) a functional group-grafted modified polypropylene resin; and (F) an inorganic filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD., GS CALTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chang Wan Son, Hyeon Don Kim, Eun Seon Jeon, Yong Chun, Ha Kyu Seo, Seung Hyun Lee, Woong Jae Boo
  • Patent number: 9202688
    Abstract: Preparation of semiconductor nanocrystals and their dispersions in solvents and other media is described. The nanocrystals described herein have small (1-10 nm) particle size with minimal aggregation and can be synthesized with high yield. The capping agents on the as-synthesized nanocrystals as well as nanocrystals which have undergone cap exchange reactions result in the formation of stable suspensions in polar and nonpolar solvents which may then result in the formation of high quality nanocomposite films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: PIXELLIGENT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Zehra Serpil Gonen Williams, Yijun Wang, Robert J. Wiacek, Xia Bai, Linfeng Gou, Selina I. Thomas, Wei Xu, Jun Xu, Rakesh Patel
  • Patent number: 9102576
    Abstract: Reactive nanocomposites, foams, and structures comprising functionalized metal nanoparticles that are incorporated into a fluorinated polymer matrix using an in-situ polymerization process and methods of making and using the same. The reactive nanocomposites, foams, and structures according to the present invention demonstrate enhanced mechanical properties due to the direct chemical integration of the nano-metal fuel particles into the fluoropolymer matrix. In addition, the reactive nanocomposites, foams, and structures may be processed using conventional polymer processing and may be used to fabricate materials such as reactive liners, casings, and other components and inserts. The intense heat produced during reaction may further be used in a variety of applications such as disinfection, decontamination, and/or destruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Spowart, Christopher A. Crouse, Christian J. Pierce, Breanna K. Hardenstein
  • Patent number: 9095747
    Abstract: The invention provides a golf ball composition containing an ionomer resin composition of: (A) one or more ionomer selected from the group consisting of an olefin-unsaturated carboxylic acid random copolymer and/or an olefin-unsaturated carboxylic acid-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester random copolymer, and a metal ion neutralization product of an olefin-unsaturated carboxylic acid random copolymer and/or a metal ion neutralization product of an olefin-unsaturated carboxylic acid-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester random copolymer; (B) a polyethylene; and (C) an organic peroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE SPORTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Nanba, Takanori Tago
  • Patent number: 9096754
    Abstract: The invention provides a golf ball composition containing an ionomer resin composition of: (A) one or more ionomer selected from the group consisting of an olefin-unsaturated carboxylic acid random copolymer and/o2r an olefin-unsaturated carboxylic acid-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester random copolymer, and a metal ion neutralization product of an olefin-unsaturated carboxylic acid random copolymer and/or a metal ion neutralization product of an olefin-unsaturated carboxylic acid-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester random copolymer; (B) a polyethylene; and (C) an organic peroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE SPORTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Nanba, Takanori Tago
  • Patent number: 9093927
    Abstract: An actuator includes a pair of electrodes facing each other, an intermediate layer containing an ionic liquid and arranged between the pair of electrodes, the electrodes and the intermediate layer being deformed when a potential difference larger than a potential window of the ionic liquid is applied between the electrodes, and insulating layers that suppress direct contact between ions of the ionic liquid and the electrodes, the insulating layers being arranged between the intermediate layer and the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuo Hino, Sakae Suda, Jun Yamamoto, Sotomitsu Ikeda