Transition Metal Atom (i.e., Fe,co,ni) Patents (Class 524/431)
  • Patent number: 10336650
    Abstract: A coating composition is provided comprising nanoparticles and certain silane compounds. When applied to articles, particularly glass articles, the coating that is formed is resistant to soiling by both dry dust and wet soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Katherine A. Brown, Timothy N. Narum, Jeremy O. Swanson, Zachary Malmberg
  • Patent number: 10287378
    Abstract: A hydrophilic low acid content resin includes a polymerization product of a mixture including at least one (meth)acrylate and at least one (meth)acrylic acid; wherein the resin is water soluble; and the resin exhibits an acid value from 0 to about 120.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Jon A. Debling, Sarav Bharat Jhaveri
  • Patent number: 10221353
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are wavelength converting compositions, wavelength converters and light sources including the same. The wavelength converting compositions include at least one poly(silphenylene-siloxane) gel matrix that contains at least one wavelength conversion material, such as one or more phosphors in powdered and/or particulate form. Methods of making such compositions and converters are also disclosed. Wavelength converted light sources such as wavelength converted light emitting diode packages are also disclosed. The poly(silphenylene-siloxane) gel matrix exhibits relatively high thermal stability, as well as desirable optical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Maxim N. Tchoul, David W. Johnston
  • Patent number: 9682364
    Abstract: A method for supporting nano-titanium dioxide on titanium white powder includes: adding titanium white power into purified water and slowly stirring; adding both a surfactant and a dispersant to produce thick liquid; heating the thick liquid to 60° C.˜100° C., slowly adding nano-titanium dioxide, and quickly cooling to 40° C. within three minutes; and continuing to stir for three to four hours. The method solves the problem of nano-titanium dioxide easily agglomerating in a coating, and improves the stability of nano-titanium dioxide coating. A coating containing the nano-titanium dioxide prepared by the method and a method for preparing the coating are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: DOGNGUAN TOMORROW NANO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lan Liang
  • Patent number: 9546091
    Abstract: The present invention relates to carbon nanofibers, and more particularly, to a method capable of preparing metal oxide-containing porous carbon nanofibers having a high specific surface area by changing the composition of a spinning solution, which is used in a process of preparing carbon nanofiber by electrospinning, and to metal oxide-containing porous carbon nanofibers prepared by the method, and carbon nanofiber products comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: INDUSTRY FOUNDATION OF CHONNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kap Seung Yang, Bo Hye Kim
  • Patent number: 9446153
    Abstract: In a composition aspect of the invention, a nanoparticle coating comprises repeating polyacrylic acid monomers covalently bound together in an aliphatic chain having a plurality of carboxylic acid functional groups and modified carboxylic acid functional groups extending therefrom. A first portion of the modified carboxylic acid functional groups are modified by a PEG oligomer having a terminal methoxy functional group and a second portion of the modified carboxylic acid functional groups are modified by a PEG oligomer having at least one terminal catechol group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Hedi Mattoussi, Goutam Palui, Hyon Bin Na
  • Patent number: 9393596
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for making multicoat color and/or effect paint systems employing a pigmented aqueous basecoat material comprising a mixture M comprised of (K1) a branched C8-17 alkane or a mixture thereof, (K2) a branched C18-25 alkane or a mixture thereof, and (K3) a water-miscible fluorinated polymer or a mixture thereof, where mixture M comprises 0.1% to 5% by weight, based on the weight of the aqueous basecoat material, component (K1) comprises 34% to 94% by weight, component (K2) comprises 5% to 46% by weight, and component (K3) comprises 1% to 20% by weight, all based on the weight of the mixture M, and components (K1) and (K2) have a degree of branching which corresponds to a ratio of the number of >CH— and —CH2— groups to the number of —CH3 groups of at least 25:75.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventor: Bernhard Steinmetz
  • Patent number: 9236270
    Abstract: A pattern having exceptionally small features is printed on a partially fabricated integrated circuit during integrated circuit fabrication. The pattern is printed using an array of probes, each probe having: 1) a photocatalytic nanodot at its tip; and 2) an individually controlled light source. The surface of the partially fabricated integrated circuit comprises a photochemically active species. The active species undergoes a chemical change when contacted by the nanodot, when the nanodot is illuminated by light. To print a pattern, each probe raster-scans its associated nanodot across the surface of the partially fabricated integrated circuit. When the nanodot reaches a desired location, the nanodot is illuminated by the light source, catalyzing a change in the reactive species and, thus, printing at that location. Subsequently, reacted or unreacted species are selectively removed, thereby forming a mask pattern over the partially fabricated integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Gurtej S. Sandhu
  • Patent number: 9221953
    Abstract: A low-density polyethylene nanocomposite comprising 5 weight percent or more of at least one nanoscale filler selected from the group consisting of montmorillonite clay, silica and zinc oxide. Changes in weatherability of the three low-density polyethylene nanocomposites based on the nanoscale fillers are determined. A surface area of the nanoscale filler in the nanocomposites is from 10 m2/g to 50 m2/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Mohammad N. Siddiqui, Halim H. Redhwi, Syed Hussain
  • Patent number: 9145491
    Abstract: A low-density polyethylene nanocomposite comprising 5 weight percent or more of at least one nanoscale filler selected from the group consisting of montmorillonite clay, silica and zinc oxide. Changes in weatherability of the three low-density polyethylene nanocomposites based on the nanoscale fillers are determined. A surface area of the nanoscale filler in the nanocomposites is from 10 m2/g to 50 m2/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Mohammad N. Siddiqui, Halim H. Redhwi, Syed Hussain
  • Patent number: 9040621
    Abstract: An aqueous dispersion includes particles at least partially encapsulated in a microgel where the microgel is prepared from a hyperbranched acrylic polymer. In addition, a method for making an aqueous dispersion includes: (1) mixing in an aqueous medium: (a) particles, (b) at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer, and (c) a water-dispersible hyperbranched acrylic polymer having ethylenic unsaturation; and (2) polymerizing the at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer and water-dispersible hyperbranched acrylic polymer having ethylenic unsaturation to at least partially encapsulate the particles in a microgel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fenn, Dennis L. Faler, Linda Anderson, Tety Roper
  • Patent number: 9034229
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for preparing a near infrared shielding fiber. The method includes the steps of preparing and compounding a composition, then pelletizing the compounded composition to obtain the near-infrared shielding masterbatch, and melt spinning the near-infrared shielding masterbatch into the near-infrared shielding fiber. The composition includes at least one metallic ionic compound powder in an amount of about 1-25 wt %, a cross-linking agent in an amount of about 0.1-2 wt %, a thermoplastic polymer in an amount of about 67-98.7 wt %, a cross-linking initiator in an amount of about 0.1-1 wt %, and a dispersing agent in an amount of about 0.1-2 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: TAIWAN TEXTILE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ying-Hsiu Hsiao, Sheng-Jen Lin, Wei-Ming Chen, Wei-Peng Lin
  • Patent number: 9023230
    Abstract: The present invention relates facile method to synthesize magnetic PNCs with highly dispersed and narrow size distributed NPs. The PNCs have highly thermal stability and unique electrical and dielectric properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignees: Lamar University, A Component of the Texas State University System, An Agency of the State of Texas, Texas State University San Marcos, A Component of the Texas State University System, An Agency of the State of Texas
    Inventors: Luyi Sun, Zhanhu Guo, Jiahua Zhu, Suying Wei
  • Patent number: 9023920
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a high-strength inflammable blend resin composition including a polyphenylene sulfide resin and a polyethylene terephthalate resin. More specifically, the resin composition of the present invention includes: a basic blend resin containing 10 to 80 wt. % of a polyphenylene sulfide resin, and 20 to 90 wt. % of a polyethylene terephthalate resin; and 0.1 to 20 parts by weight of a modified polystyrene or a styrene-based elastomer with respect to 100 parts by weight of the basic blend resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: SK Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Gi Kim, Jae-Bong Lim, Jong-In Lee, Chang-Hyun Lee, Sung-Su Bae, Sang-Mook Lee
  • Publication number: 20150119514
    Abstract: A stabilized color pigment dispersion includes a phosphated polymer, a color pigment stabilized in the phosphated polymer, and an aqueous carrier. The color pigment comprises one or more oxide color pigments and is essentially free from metallic pigments. The stabilized color pigment dispersion comprises in a range of from about 20% to about 80% of water, percentage based on the total weight of the stabilized color pigment dispersion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: An-Gong Yeh
  • Patent number: 9018284
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composition comprising: a base polymer; at least one compound having the structure of Formula I or II wherein Ar is an o-, m-, or p-phenylene moiety, a substituted phenylene moiety, or a naphthalene moiety; R1 and R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of: hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, and aryl; and X is O or —(CH2)n—; n=0, 1, or 2; and p=0, 1, or 2; and; and at least one transition metal in a positive oxidation state, said metal being present in the composition in an amount of from about 10 to about 400 ppm, wherein said compound is present in an amount of from about 0.10 to about 10 weight percent of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Murali K. Akkapeddi, Brian A. Lynch
  • Patent number: 9012550
    Abstract: A composition comprising: a first polycarbonate comprising a poly(siloxane-carbonate); a second polycarbonate different from the first polycarbonate; and optionally, a third polycarbonate different from the first and second polycarbonate; wherein the first polycarbonate is present in an amount effective to provide the siloxane units of in the first polycarbonate in an amount of at least 0.3 wt %, and the second polycarbonate is present in an amount effective to provide the bromine of the second polycarbonate in an amount of at least 7.8 wt %; and further wherein an article molded from the composition has an OSU integrated 2 minute heat release test value of less than 65 kW-min/m2 and a peak heat release rate of less than 65 kW/m2, and an E662 smoke test Dmax value of less than 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: SABIC Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Paul Dean Sybert, Laura G. Schultz Hume, James Franklin Hoover
  • Patent number: 9006324
    Abstract: A composition comprising: a first polycarbonate comprising a poly(siloxane-carbonate); a second polycarbonate different from the first polycarbonate; and optionally, a third polycarbonate different from the first and second polycarbonate; wherein the first polycarbonate is present in an amount effective to provide the siloxane units of in the first polycarbonate in an amount of at least 0.3 wt %, and the second polycarbonate is present in an amount effective to provide the bromine of the second polycarbonate in an amount of at least 7.8 wt %; and further wherein an article molded from the composition has an OSU integrated 2 minute heat release test value of less than 65 kW-min/m2 and a peak heat release rate of less than 65 kW/m2, and an E662 smoke test Dmax value of less than 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: SABIC Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Paul D. Sybert, Laura G. Schultz Hume, James F. Hoover
  • Patent number: 9006354
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a composite composition, having: bonding a dispersant to the surfaces of inorganic oxide particles to provide dispersibility in a hydrophobic solvent to the inorganic oxide particles, and then dispersing the inorganic oxide particles in a hydrophobic solvent; substituting the dispersant bonded to the surfaces of the inorganic oxide particles with a surface modifier, which is a polydimethylsiloxane-skeleton polymer having one functional group at one terminal end, in the hydrophobic solvent in which the organic oxide particles are dispersed to bond the functional group of the polydimethylsiloxane-skeleton polymer to the surfaces of the inorganic oxide particles; and conjugating a silicone resin and the inorganic oxide particles obtained in the previous step, wherein the surface thereof is modified by bonding the polydimethylsiloxane-skeleton polymer having one functional group at one terminal end thereof, to obtain a composite composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd., Kyoto University
    Inventors: Takeshi Otsuka, Yoshiki Chujo
  • Patent number: 9000082
    Abstract: Heat and light-stabilized polyamide compositions containing a stabilization system that includes copper oxide and KBr, and have an excellent preservation of color and of the mechanical properties thereof after exposure to heat or to light; these compositions are especially useful for producing shaped articles in the automotive field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventor: Nicolangelo Peduto
  • Publication number: 20150093950
    Abstract: The invention relates to a yarn comprising polymeric filaments and/or polymeric staple fibers containing a filler, wherein said filler is a plurality of fibrils having an average length of between 50 ?m and 200 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Peto Verdaasdonk
  • Patent number: 8987351
    Abstract: A method for treating filler material includes contacting the filler material with a silane which, upon hydrolysis, produces substantially no significant amount of volatile organic compound and/or the hydrolyzate of the silane to provide a treated filler which can then be incorporated into a matrix to provide a composite body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Weller
  • Patent number: 8980977
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pigment granules which are distinguished by the fact that they are based on a support material, where the support material is coated with one or more flake-form effect pigments by means of an adhesion promoter. The pigment granules according to the invention are preferably used for the pigmentation of application media, in particular paints, plasters, lacquers, powder coatings and plastics, and in particular as scatter and effect granules, for example for the decoration of wallcoverings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Rathschlag, Carsten Griessmann
  • Patent number: 8969460
    Abstract: A thermostabilized thermoplastic molding composition includes a) a thermoplastic polyamide composition which consists of a blend of at least two polyamides. The at least two polyamides include a1) at least 50 mass %, relative to the total mass of the thermoplastic polyamide composition, of a first polyamide (PA-1) selected from the group consisting of polyamide-4,6, polyamide-6,6 and semi-aromatic polyamides and mixtures thereof; and a2) an amount of 1-50 mass %, relative to the total mass of the thermoplastic polyamide composition, of a second polyamide (PA-2) selected from the group consisting of polyamide-6 and copolymers thereof. The composition also contains b) 0.001-3 mass %, relative to the total mass of the thermoplastic polyamide composition, of a copper salt; and c) 0.01-10 mass %, relative to the total mass of the thermoplastic polyamide composition, of iron oxide. The molding composition exhibits reduced deterioration when exposed to an elevated temperature of 230° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Pieter Gijsman, Wilhelmus J. M. Sour, Rudy Rulkens, Robert H. C. Janssen
  • Publication number: 20150044468
    Abstract: A method for granulating a particle-containing material from an industrial process includes mixing the particle-containing material in the presence of water with a material that consists of or comprises a water-absorbing and swellable organic polymer compound which is insoluble in water so as to obtain granulates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Gerhard Auer, Horst Günnel, Martin Offermann, Jochen Winkler
  • Patent number: 8946332
    Abstract: A composition that contains from 30 to 95 wt. %, based on the total weight of the composition, of a thermoplastic component and an effective amount of a flow-enhancing component. The effective amount of the flow-enhancing component reduces the viscosity of the composition by at least 10% compared to the viscosity of a composition comprising the thermoplastic component, but not an effective amount of the flow-enhancing component. The thermoplastic component is selected from the group consisting of polycarbonates, polyesters, and combinations thereof. The flow-enhancing component comprises b1) a component selected from the group consisting of metal oxides, metalloid oxides, metal alkoxides, metalloid alkoxides, and combinations thereof and b2) a mineral filler component. The weight ratio of component b1) to component b2) ranges from 1:25 to 25:1. A method for enhancing the flow of compositions comprising thermoplastic components is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sabic Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Josephus Gerardus van Gisbergen, Chris van der Weele, Sreepadaraj Karanam, Mark van der Mee
  • Patent number: 8940829
    Abstract: Provided are compositions of matter which exist in a powdered, free-flowing form to which water is added preferable just prior to the time of use, to yield flowable liquid compositions which are spreadable, dispersible or sprayable onto various substrates. In some embodiments such free-flowing compositions contain water-soluble styrene/acrylic acid copolymers, and can surprisingly comprise relatively large amounts of water on the order of about 20% or more, while remaining in the form of a free-flowing powder prior to their combination with additional water to yield the spreadable, dispersible or sprayable liquid compositions. By the present disclosure, shelf life concerns are eliminated, as the compositions provided have an essentially indefinite shelf life, and transportation and handling ease are greatly increased over prior art compositions due to less weight by the absence of large relative quantities of water present in prior art compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Patrick Ilfrey
  • Patent number: 8937115
    Abstract: An adhesive for filling gaps between stones, the adhesive including at least 100 weight parts of an unsaturated polyester resin suitable for air-drying, between 1 and 5 weight parts of hydrogenated castor oil, between 10 and 250 weight parts of a filler, and between 1 and 15 weight parts of an anti-shrinking agent. The adhesive has good permeability and shrinkage resistance, and high brightness after being polished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Wuhan Keda Marble Protective Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunwen Du, Ziqiang Xin, Kunwu Du
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8906998
    Abstract: This invention relates to white reflective polymer particles prepared by a reverse emulsion solvent removal process, electrophoretic fluids comprising such particles, and electrophoretic display devices comprising such fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Louise Diane Farrand, Mark John Goulding, Roger Kemp, Jonathan Henry Wilson
  • Patent number: 8906982
    Abstract: A coating containing pigment particles and a polymer matrix is provided. The coating contains pigment particles that have a scattering coefficient with a linear or quasi-linear relationship to the pigment volume concentration of those pigment particles. The coating has improved hiding and is useful as a protective coating or an aesthetic coating on an underlying substrate. Also provided are compositions useful for preparing the coating, including covalently bonded composite particles and aqueous dispersions containing composite particles. The composite particles each contain a pigment particle with a plurality of polymer particles attached by adsorption on the outer surface of the pigment particle or by covalent bonding to the pigment particle through a coupling agent. Methods to prepare the composite particles and coating compositions containing the composite particles are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: James Keith Bardman, Ward Thomas Brown
  • Publication number: 20140357776
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a rotomolding composition. The a rotomolding composition comprises at least 95 percent by weight of a thermoplastic polymer; and from 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Luis G. Zalamea, Roberto Rigobello, Thomas T. Allgeuer, Gerd Lohse
  • Patent number: 8901225
    Abstract: A photosensitive resin composition which can impart insulating properties and light-shielding properties against light having a wavelength lying in an ultra-violet range, a visible range and a near-infrared range to a substrate more readily when applied onto the substrate, wherein the substrate has such properties that the permeability to light having a wavelength of 400 to 900 nm inclusive is less than 3.0% and the maximum value of the permeability to light having a wavelength of longer than 900 nm and not longer than 1300 nm is 3.0% or more. The photosensitive resin composition is characterized by comprising (a) an alkali soluble resin, (b) a specific tungsten oxide and/or a specific composite tungsten oxide, (c) a photopolymerizable compound having at least two polymerizable groups, (d) an oxime-type photopolymerization initiator, and (e) a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yumiko Okuda, Toru Okazawa, Masao Kamogawa, Mitsuhito Suwa
  • Patent number: 8901219
    Abstract: This invention relates to coloured polymer particles prepared by a reverse emulsion solvent removal process, electrophoretic fluids comprising such particles, and electrophoretic display devices comprising such fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Louise Diane Farrand, Nils Greinert, Mark John Goulding, Mark James, Ashley Nathan Smith, Jonathan Henry Wilson
  • Patent number: 8889761
    Abstract: A method for making a composite material with non-spherical reinforcing particles embedded in a matrix, is disclosed. In this method, in a first step magnetic and/or superparamagnetic nanoparticles are attached to the non-spherical reinforcing particles, in a second step the resulting reinforcing particles are introduced into a liquid matrix material and/or a liquid matrix-precursor material, and in a third step the material of the matrix is solidified and/or polymerized and/or cross-linked. In accordance with the proposed invention prior to and/or during solidification and/or polymerization and/or cross-linking of the matrix material or the matrix precursor material, respectively, a magnetic field is applied so as to align the reinforcing particles in the matrix and this alignment is fixed in the matrix during and after the third step, wherein the non-spherical reinforcing particles preferably have a length (l) in one dimension of at least 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: ETH Zurich
    Inventors: André Studart, Randall M. Erb, Rafael Libanori
  • Publication number: 20140335138
    Abstract: Monolayered microcapsules comprising a black pigment and cosmetic formulations comprising them are provided for use particularly in mascara and eye liner formulations. The black pigment may be carbon black, black iron oxide, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Danny Goldstein, Yuri Yasman, Olga Privalova, Lior Benaltabet
  • Patent number: 8883881
    Abstract: The invention relates to absorptive, crosslinked polymers which are based on partly neutralized, monoethylenically unsaturated monomers carrying acid groups wherein the absorptive crosslinked polymer may be coated with a thermoplastic polymer, and have improved properties, in particular in respect of their capacity for transportation of liquids in the swollen state, and which has a high gel bed permeability and high centrifuge retention capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Corporation
    Inventors: Scott J. Smith, Stan McIntosh, Heinz Bremus, Frank Loeker
  • Publication number: 20140329950
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a resin composition for adhesives, the resin composition mainly containing a resin that has a good adhesive strength or a good oxygen-barrier property, and an adhesive obtained by applying the resin composition onto a film. The object is achieved by providing a resin composition for adhesives, the resin composition containing (A) a resin that has, as functional groups, two or more hydroxyl groups per molecule, (B) an isocyanate compound that has, as functional groups, two or more isocyanate groups per molecule, and (C1) a plate-like inorganic compound or (C2) a light-blocking agent that can block light having a wavelength of 350 nm or less, and an adhesive obtained by curing the resin composition for adhesives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mutsuhiro Shimoguchi, Michiya Nakashima, Keiichi Ozono, Hidemi Nakamura, Hiroko Sakurai
  • Patent number: 8871853
    Abstract: Dispersions of nanoparticles in a resin component are described. The nanoparticles have a multimodal particle size distribution including at least a first mode and a second mode. The number average particle diameter of the particles in the first mode is greater than the number average particle size distribution in the second mode. The use of multimodal nanoparticle size distributions and the relative number of particles in the first and second mode to reduce or eliminate particle stacking behavior is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kristin L. Thunhorst, Wendy L. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8871826
    Abstract: A hybrid polymer composition can include a polymeric material that has dispersed within it a plurality of photocatalytic particles and a plurality of conductive particles at least some of which are in contact with one or more of the plurality of photocatalytic particles such that the conductive particles provide electron donating and electron accepting properties to the photocatalytic particles to enhance the creation of free radicals upon exposure of the hybrid polymer composition to one or more degradation enhancing factors. Examples of degradation enhancing factors can include, but are not limited to, one or more of visible light, ultraviolet light, moisture, and ozone. The photocatalytic particles can include a metal oxide, such as for example titanium dioxide and/or another non-toxic metal oxide. Related methods, articles, and the like are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: GraphicPak Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Butzloff, Robert Berger, Jamie Antongiovanni
  • Publication number: 20140309320
    Abstract: One or more fly ash materials or other optimized mineral fillers having a particle size distribution that may include cinders of selected sizes is mixed to form a filler. The filler is then mixed with an acid scavenger, an antioxidant, a compatibilizer and an impact modifier into a resin to form either a final composition or a masterbatch. A blowing agent may be added to both. Either the masterbatch or the final composition is mixed with a blend of a mineral oil and a styrenic block copolymer. Thereafter the masterbatch if prepared is mixed into or with a base resin to form the final composition. Fractional melt may be used in the masterbatch and in the final composition. The physical properties of the resulting products can be controlled by varying the ingredients. Some masterbatches are combined to produce products that have improved impact strength and/or that have enhanced toughness when compared to products made using naked or virgin resins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Jack Raymond Prince
  • Publication number: 20140275362
    Abstract: An aqueous dispersion includes particles at least partially encapsulated in a microgel where the microgel is prepared from a hyperbranched acrylic polymer. In addition, a method for making an aqueous dispersion includes: (1) mixing in an aqueous medium: (a) particles, (b) at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer, and (c) a water-dispersible hyperbranched acrylic polymer having ethylenic unsaturation; and (2) polymerizing the at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer and water-dispersible hyperbranched acrylic polymer having ethylenic unsaturation to at least partially encapsulate the particles in a microgel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fenn, Dennis L. Faler, Linda Anderson, Tety Roper
  • Publication number: 20140272301
    Abstract: Durable, impact-resistant structural coatings with dewetting and anti-icing properties are disclosed. The coatings possess a self-similar structure with two feature sizes that are tuned to affect the wetting of water and freezing of water on the surface. Dewetting and anti-icing performance is simultaneously achieved in a structural coating comprising multiple layers, with each layer including (a) a continuous matrix; (b) porous voids, dispersed within the matrix, to inhibit wetting of water; and (c) nanoparticles, on pore surfaces, that inhibit heterogeneous nucleation of water. These structural coatings utilize low-cost and lightweight materials that can be rapidly sprayed over large areas. If the surface is damaged during use, fresh material will expose a coating surface that is identical to that which was removed, for extended lifetime.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Adam F. GROSS, Andrew P. NOWAK, William CARTER
  • Patent number: 8829097
    Abstract: PLA-containing materials, and building components containing such materials, include: polylactic acid (PLA); one or more inorganic pigments; and one or more stabilizers that includes one or more carbodiimide groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Deaner, Patrick Gronlund, Larry Morelli, Stacha Reed
  • Patent number: 8829077
    Abstract: A thermally decomposable binder resin containing, as an active ingredient, a rosin derivative (A) that is obtained by subjecting a rosin (a) to distillation and a disproportionation treatment and/or hydrogenation treatment, wherein the rosin derivative (A) has a 99 wt % weight loss temperature of 500° C. or lower in thermogravimetric measurement, under an air atmosphere at a heating rate of 5° C./min, a binder resin composition containing the resin, and a use of the binder resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Arakawa Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Nakatani
  • Patent number: 8822569
    Abstract: A coating containing pigment particles and a polymer matrix is provided. The coating contains pigment particles that have a scattering coefficient with a linear or quasi-linear relationship to the pigment volume concentration of those pigment particles. The coating has improved hiding and is useful as a protective coating or an aesthetic coating on an underlying substrate. Also provided are compositions useful for preparing the coating, including covalently bonded composite particles and aqueous dispersions containing composite particles. The composite particles each contain a pigment particle with a plurality of polymer particles attached by adsorption on the outer surface of the pigment particle or by covalent bonding to the pigment particle through a coupling agent. Methods to prepare the composite particles and coating compositions containing the composite particles are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: James Keith Bardman, Ward Thomas Brown
  • Patent number: 8815994
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heat-shrinkable polyester-based single-layer film which has superior shrinkability and color, and thus provides aesthetic enhancement to the product to which the film is attached when the film is printed. Therefore, the polyester-based single-layer film of the present invention can be valuably used as a label film as it can replace labels made of paper, and can be easily peeled off by means of hot water, thus contributing to the recycling of bottles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Kolon Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yun Jo Kim, Dong Jin Kim, Si Min Kim
  • Patent number: 8809445
    Abstract: A polysilazane composition, formulated from a vinyl silazane and an organometallic accelerator, and associated methods thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Texas Research International, Inc.
    Inventor: John W. Bulluck
  • Publication number: 20140212639
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition suitable for the black printing, via screen printing, of a sheet of polyvinyl butyral intended to be part of a laminated glazing unit, characterized in that it comprises: 11% to 13% by weight of polyvinyl butyral, 35% to 40% by weight of at least one aliphatic dicarboxylic acid diester, and at least one black pigment in an amount and with a specific surface area that are selected so that the Brookfield viscosity of the composition at 20° C. is between 9 and 13 Pa.s; a process for printing, via screenprinitng, a sheet of polyvinyl butyral intended to be part of a laminated glazing unit, using this composition; a sheet of polyvinyl butyral intended to be part of a laminated glazing unit, and printed, via screen printing, using this composition; and a laminated glazing unit comprising such a sheet of polyvinyl butyral.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Sebastien WERY, Elodie DUCOURTHIAL, Angelique DEBRAINE, Benoit BARBIER, Virginie DUCLAUX
  • Publication number: 20140209829
    Abstract: This invention relates to coloured polymer particles prepared by a reverse emulsion solvent removal process, electrophoretic fluids comprising such particles, and electrophoretic display devices comprising such fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Louise Diane Farrand, Jonathan Henry Wilson, Emily Jane Thomas, Ashley Nathan Smith