Clay, E.g., Fullers Earth, Fire Clay, Etc. Patents (Class 524/445)
  • Patent number: 11431286
    Abstract: A solar cell assembly is provided, the configuration of which effectuates artificial tropism. The solar cell assembly may include a combination of at least one transparent solar cell and at least one opaque solar cell. The at least one transparent solar cell may transmit some wavelength(s) of incident sunlight while the at least one opaque solar cell may transmit some wavelength(s) of incident sunlight and absorbing some other wavelength(s) of incident sunlight. The transmitted wavelength(s) of incident sunlight excite or cause one or more shape-changing elements that support the at least one transparent solar cell and the at least one opaque solar cell to actuate in a manner that causes the solar cell assembly to re-orient itself towards a direction of the incident sunlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Frederico Marcolino Quintao Severgnini, Ercan Mehmet Dede, Sean P. Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 11299855
    Abstract: A paperboard structure that includes a paperboard substrate which includes a first major side and a second major side along with at least one barrier coating layer on the first major side. The barrier coating layer(s) may include a binder and a pigment, wherein the binder has a glass transition temperature of at least 20° C., wherein a ratio of the binder to the pigment is at least about 1:2 by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: WESTROCK MWV, LLC
    Inventors: Jiebin Pang, Natasha G. Melton, Steven Parker, Teresa Krug
  • Patent number: 11203657
    Abstract: Disclosed are maleic anhydride-grafted cyclic olefin copolymers, methods for preparing maleic anhydride-grafted cyclic olefin copolymers, low temperature methods for laminating anodes comprising the maleic anhydride-grafted cyclic olefin copolymers, and anodes and alkali ion batteries that comprise the maleic anhydride-grafted cyclic olefin copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Enevate Corporation
    Inventors: Ambica J. Nair, Giulia Canton, Ian Browne, Michael Buet
  • Patent number: 11203680
    Abstract: A rubber composition based on at least: from 50 to 100 phr of one or more diene elastomers, referred to as very low glass transition temperature (Tg) diene elastomers, having a Tg within a range of from ?110° C. to ?70° C., selected from butadiene homopolymers, copolymers of butadiene and of a vinylaromatic monomer, having a content of vinylaromatic units of between 0 and 5% by weight, and mixtures thereof a reinforcing filler a crosslinking system; and from 50 to 150 phr of at least one hydrocarbon resin predominantly composed of units derived from terpene and phenol monomers, the resin having a content of aromatic protons of greater than 15%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Benoit De Gaudemaris, Alain Hut
  • Patent number: 11155706
    Abstract: A polymer composition including: a filler (A); a polymer (B) having a repeating unit derived from a conjugated diene compound, having a peak temperature of a tan ? temperature dispersion curve of ?110° C. or more and less than ?30° C., and having a functional group capable of interacting with the filler (A); and a polymer (C) having a repeating unit derived from a conjugated diene compound and a repeating unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound, having a peak temperature of a tan ? temperature dispersion curve of ?30° C. or more and 10° C. or less, and having a functional group capable of interacting with the filler (A), wherein the polymer (B) and the polymer (C) are incompatible with each other, and a concentration of functional groups per unit mass of the polymer (B) is higher than a concentration of functional groups per unit mass of the polymer (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: JSR Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Kawai, Hiroyuki Morita, Yusuke Amano, Noriko Mashimo, Takaomi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11132989
    Abstract: A first playback device is configured to perform functions comprising: detecting sound, identifying a wake word based on the sound as detected by the first device, receiving an indication that a second playback device has also detected the sound and identified the wake word based on the sound as detected by the second device, after receiving the indication, evaluating which of the first and second devices is to extract sound data representing the sound and thereby determining that the extraction of the sound data is to be performed by the second device over the first device, in response to the determining, foregoing extraction of the sound data, receiving VAS response data that is indicative of a given VAS response corresponding to a given voice input identified in the sound data extracted by the second device, and based on the VAS response data, output the given VAS response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: John Tolomei, Klaus Hartung
  • Patent number: 11131870
    Abstract: Thermochromic displays that accomplish a thermochromic transition in less than 100 milliseconds are described. This rapid response time is accomplished by including conductive structures within the thermochromic display and placing the conductive structures in direct contact with and/or proximate to a thermochromic layer. The conductive structures can be disposed between the thermochromic layer and a film that carries the message to be produced. Because of the high thermal conductivity of the conductive structures, heat can be conducted to and/or conducted away from the thermochromic layer much more rapidly than in the absence of conductive structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Jaeah Lee
  • Patent number: 11123287
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an orodispersible self-supporting film free from hydrocolloids comprising: a) a film-forming substance consisting of a maltodextrin in an amount comprised between 40 and 80% by weight; b) a plasticizer in an amount comprised between 15 and 55% by weight; e) a surfactant System in an amount comprised between 0.5 and 6% by weight; d) an active ingredient for food or therapeutic use in an amount between 0.05 and 30% by weight, characterised in that it contains a homopolymer or a copolymer of vinyl acetate in a quantity comprised between 2 and 10% by weight where the percentages are calculated on the total weight of said film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: PHARMAFILM S.R.L.
    Inventors: Francesco Cilurzo, Maurizio Di Grigoli, Paola Minghetti, Stefania Pagani
  • Patent number: 11066296
    Abstract: This work develops a novel microfluidic method to fabricate conductive graphene-based 3D micro-electronic circuits on any solid substrate including, Teflon, Delrin, silicon wafer, glass, metal or biodegradable/non-biodegradable polymer-based, 3D microstructured, flexible films. It was demonstrated that this novel method can be universally applied to many different natural or synthetic polymer-based films or any other solid substrates with proper pattern to create graphene-based conductive electronic circuits. This approach also enables fabrication of 3D circuits of flexible electronic films or solid substrates. It is a green process preventing the need for expensive and harsh postprocessing requirements for other fabrication methods such as ink-jet printing or photolithography. We reported that it is possible to fill the pattern channels with different dimensions as low as 10×10 ?m. The graphene nanoplatelet solution with a concentration of 60 mg/mL in 70% ethanol, pre-annealed at 75° C. for 3 h, provided ˜0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Metin Uz, Surya Mallapragada
  • Patent number: 11015051
    Abstract: Compositions of compatibilized blends of polyamides in polyesters, methods and resins for forming such compositions, and containers made from such compositions which higher burst pressure, crystallization at higher temperatures during production and reduced haze as compared to than containers made from previous blends are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Indorama Germany GMBH
    Inventors: Uwe Bayer, Gerald Engelmann, Karsten Fritsch
  • Patent number: 10982110
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a vinylidene chloride polymer composite comprising a vinylidene chloride polymer and clay materials. The process comprises polymerising vinylidene chloride and clay materials and the resulting vinylidene chloride polymer particle is surrounded by a plurality of clay platelets. The clay materials according to the present invention function as a solid stabilizer in the process for preparing a vinylidene chloride polymer composite of the present invention. The present invention further relates to the vinylidene chloride polymer composite obtainable from the process, to use of the vinylidene chloride polymer composite for the preparation of films, and to films prepared therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: Solvay SA, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Physique Electronique de Lyon, Ezus Lyon
    Inventors: Pierre-Emmanuel Dufils, Isabelle Chaduc, Laura Delafresnaye, Elodie Bourgeat-Lami, Muriel Lansalot, Jérôme Vinas, Yves Vanderveken
  • Patent number: 10968122
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-step method for the selective, environmentally friendly and economical recovery of non-ferrous metals from industrial wastewater. The method is based on the principle of the complexing of the non-ferrous metals, separating out of the complexes and subsequent decomplexing of the non-ferrous metals. Siderophores are used as complexing agents. The siderophores are recovered within the process. The method can be used in particular even in the case of low non-ferrous metal concentrations. The method is efficient, environmentally friendly and economical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN—ROSSENDORF E.V.
    Inventors: Rohan Jain, Katrin Pollmann, Falk Lehmann
  • Patent number: 10955055
    Abstract: A spiral wound gasket includes a resilient sealing element including spirally wound, alternating layers of metal banding and winding fill material that incorporates a significant quantity of talc with quantities of fiber and binder. Either or both of an outer guide ring and inner guide ring may extend from peripheral outer and inner surfaces of the sealing element. Embodiments of the gasket overlay one or both axial faces of the sealing element with a layer facing material that incorporates a significant quantity of talc with quantities of fiber and binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne Evans, Chad Yoder, Sherwin Damdar, Paul Jude Nichols, Richard Lynn Dibble
  • Patent number: 10947366
    Abstract: Compositions comprising hollow mineral tubes comprising one or more essential oils (EOs) are disclosed. A process is provided for generating hollow mineral tube comprising one or more essential oils (EOs) and incorporating same in and/or on a substrate. Further disclosed are articles and methods, which are useful in inhibiting, reducing and/or retarding biofilm formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: TECHNION RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LTD., CARMEL OLEFINS LTD.
    Inventors: Ester Segal, Anita Vaxman, Rotem Shemesh, Maksym Krepker
  • Patent number: 10950533
    Abstract: A through electrode substrate includes: a substrate having a first surface and a second surface facing the first surface; through electrodes penetrating through the substrate; and a first capacitor including a first conductive layer, an insulating layer, and a second conductive layer, arranged on the first surface side of the substrate, and electrically connected with at least one of the through electrodes. The first conductive layer is arranged on the first surface side of the substrate and is electrically connected with the through electrode. The insulating layer includes a first part and a second part and is arranged on the first conductive layer. The second conductive layer is arranged on the insulating layer. The first part is arranged between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer. The second part covers at least a part of a side surface of the first conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takamasa Takano, Satoru Kuramochi
  • Patent number: 10934417
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for making compatibilized high aspect ratio barrier additives and polymer compositions that comprise compatibilized high aspect ratio barrier additives. The invention also relates to compositions produced by these processes, and articles formed from polymer compositions of this invention. The barrier additives provide passive barriers to gas molecules such as oxygen and carbon dioxide minimizing transit of such molecules through sidewalls of polymer articles containing the barrier additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ColorMatrix Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Rule
  • Patent number: 10920052
    Abstract: Process for reducing fogging from high melt strength polypropylene (HMS-PP) obtained by heat treating polypropylene at a temperature between 150° C. and 300° C. in the presence of a dialkyl peroxydicarbonate, said process involving the introduction of an anhydride to said high melt strength polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: NOURYON CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Wilhelm Klaas Frijlink, Jan Martijn Van Der Schuur, Auke Gerardus Talma, Michel Van Den Berg
  • Patent number: 10913836
    Abstract: Elastomeric composites comprising natural rubber, a filler and nanofiller, which exhibit improved performance are disclosed. The elastomeric composite comprise a filler in an amount of less than 50 parts, yet exhibit high elastic modulus, high elasticity and reduced relaxation and/or creep. Articles and devices for dispensing fluid materials and comprising elastomeric composites are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: GreenSpense Ltd.
    Inventors: Adam Schwartz, Gadi Har-Shai
  • Patent number: 10898923
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an effect pigment dispersion comprising water, a flake aluminum pigment, and a cellulose-based rheology control agent, wherein the effect pigment dispersion contains 0.1 to 10 parts by mass of solids based on 100 parts by mass of all components thereof, the viscosity measured using a Brookfield type viscometer is 400 to 10000 mPa·sec at a rotational speed of 6 revolutions per minute, and the solids content of the flake aluminum pigment is 30 to 200 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of the total amount of components other than the flake aluminum pigment in the total solids content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Itoh, Nobuhiko Narita, Tatsuo Kuramochi, Hisashi Isaka, Hirokazu Okazaki
  • Patent number: 10893728
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an article of jewelry with a druzy or geode effect, the method including: forming an adhesion mixture by mixing metal particles with a silica, shell, and/or clay with polymer, optionally in a liquid to form an adhesion paste; applying the adhesion mixture to an article of jewelry; applying a plurality of gemstones to the applied adhesion mixture to form a gemstone layer; melting the adhesion mixture without significantly melting the article of jewelry; and cooling the adhesion mixture to bond the gemstone layer to the article of jewelry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Chi Huynh
  • Patent number: 10865299
    Abstract: A polyisoolefin-based polymer composition having a multimodal molecular weight distribution is described, which can be prepared by the late addition of a chain transfer agent to the polymerization process. The polymer composition has a low molecular weight fraction having a peak molecular weight (Mp) of less than about 100,000 g/mol and a high molecular weight fraction having a peak molecular weight (Mp) of greater than about 250,000 g/mol, the low molecular weight fraction present in the composition in an amount less than the high molecular weight fraction. Cured articles produced from the polyisoolefin-based polymer composition exhibit improved processability while maintaining physical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: ARLANXEO CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Sharon Guo, Gregory J. E. Davidson, Brianna Binder
  • Patent number: 10793697
    Abstract: A thermoplastic elastomer composition having at least one elastomer component selected from the group consisting of elastomeric polymers (A) each of which has a side chain (a) containing a hydrogen-bond cross-linkable moiety having a carbonyl-containing group and/or a nitrogen-containing heterocycle and has a glass-transition point of 25° C. or below, and elastomeric polymers (B) each of which contains a hydrogen-bond cross-linkable moiety and a covalent-bond cross-linking moiety in a side chain and has a glass-transition point of 25° C. or below; and a clay, wherein an amount of the clay contained is 20 parts by mass or less relative to 100 parts by mass of the elastomer component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: ENEOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Chino, Hiroaki Suzuki, Tatsuo Yamaguchi, Ryuichi Ueno, Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10759229
    Abstract: A tyre for vehicle wheels, includes a carcass structure including at least one carcass layer, a belt structure applied in a radially outer position with respect to the carcass structure, a tread band applied in a radially outer position with respect to the belt structure, and at least one layer of elastomeric material applied in a radially inner position with respect to the tread band; in which the at least one elastomeric material layer includes inorganic fibres of magnesium and/or aluminium silicates of nanometric dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: PIRELLI TYRE S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco Nahmias Nanni, Luca Giannini, Angela Lostritto
  • Patent number: 10689488
    Abstract: Provided are a method for manufacturing polycarbonate polyol and a composition including the polycarbonate polyol. The composition includes polycarbonate polyol; a plurality of nanoscale silicate platelets having 10,000 to 20,000 (units/per platelet) of metal cations on surfaces thereof, wherein the polycarbonate polyol has a viscosity of from 265 to 1520 cps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hsin-Chung Wu, Chyi-Ming Leu, Sheng-Yen Shen, Jiang-Jen Lin
  • Patent number: 10544269
    Abstract: A thermoplastic polymeric nanocomposite particle made by a method comprising: forming a polymer by polymerizing a reactive mixture comprising at least one of a monomer, an oligomer, or combinations thereof; said monomer and oligomer having two reactive functionalities, said polymerizing occurring in a medium also containing dispersed nanofiller particles possessing a length that is less than 0.5 microns in at least one principal axis direction, wherein said nanofiller particles comprise at least one of dispersed fine particulate material, fibrous material, discoidal material, or combinations of such materials, whereby said nanofiller particles become incorporated into the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SUN DRILLING PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jozef Bicerano
  • Patent number: 10539720
    Abstract: An optical laminate includes a translucent substrate, and at least one optical functional layer provided on of the translucent substrate. The optical functional layer has a concave-convex shape on at least one surface. The optical functional layer contains two types of inorganic fine particles, and resin particles. The optical laminate has an internal haze X and a total haze Y satisfying (1) Y>X, (2) Y?X+17, (3) Y?57, and (4) 19?X?40. The optical laminate has a transmitted image clarity of 30% to 70% as measured using a 0.5-mm width optical comb. The number of projections having a height of not smaller than 0.1 ?m is not less than 600 per mm2 of measurement area in the concave-convex shape as measured by optical interferometry at an outermost surface of the optical functional layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN TOMOEGAWA OPTICAL FILMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Serizawa, Takayuki Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10490521
    Abstract: A package (e.g., a wafer level package (WLP)) including one or more redistribution layers to fan out the contact pads of the one or more dies within an integrated circuit structure. An example package includes a die having a contact pad exposed at a frontside thereof. The package also includes a redistribution layer disposed over the frontside of the die. The redistribution layer includes metallization extending through a nano-composite material, which may be formed from a dielectric material with a nano-filler material disposed therein. The metallization is electrically coupled to the contact pad of the die. By incorporating the nano-composite material in the redistribution layer, the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of the redistribution layer more closely matches the CTE of the die, which prevents or eliminates undesirable warpage of the redistribution layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Hsiang Hu, Hung-Jui Kuo, Chung-Shi Liu
  • Patent number: 10435547
    Abstract: Provided are a halogenated butyl rubber composition which can be made low in hardness, being excellent in damping property and having excellent balance of the physical properties among kneading, roll-processing and crosslinking, and a vibration-insulating grommet using the halogenated butyl rubber composition. The halogenated butyl rubber composition contains 100 parts mass of halogenated butyl rubber and 3 to 20 parts mass of liquid unsaturated polybutadiene, and preferably further contains 0.1 to 5 parts mass of fatty acid amide. The halogenated butyl rubber composition is suitable for producing a vibration-insulating grommet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: NOK Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuro Negami
  • Patent number: 10427187
    Abstract: A mixer system for producing topcoat compositions and filling compounds which has a volumetric or gravimetric metering plant as a mixing apparatus and at least the following components (a) to (d): at least one pigment-free component (a) for producing at least one topcoat composition (A); at least one component (b) different from (a), for producing at least one coating composition (B) used as a filling compound; a plurality of different pigment pastes (c) different from the components (a), (b), and (d), which in each case independently of one another include at least one binder (c1), at least one organic solvent (c2), and at least one pigment (c3); and a plurality of different, binder-free dye solutions (d). A process for producing topcoat compositions and/or filling compounds with the mixer system, and a method of repairing defects on or in wood with the topcoat compositions and/or filling compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: BASF COATINGS GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Blaser, Sebastian Lenz, Gabriele Bloemer, Julia Breuer
  • Patent number: 10422081
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to barrier compositions. The barrier composition can comprise a copolymer formed by polymerizing monomers comprising derived from a vinyl aromatic monomer and a second monomer selected from the group consisting of butadiene, alkyl (meth)acrylates, and mixtures thereof, and a solid grade oligomer. In some embodiments, the vinyl aromatic monomer and the second monomer are polymerized in the presence of the solid grade oligomer. Paper products and methods of making the paper products comprising the barrier composition are also described herein. The barrier compositions disclosed herein can be used to impart water, moisture, grease, oil, and/or oxygen resistance to the paper product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Peter Hayes, Robert Proulx
  • Patent number: 10364532
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for producing exfoliated clay platelets from a swellable clay material. In embodiments, the method for producing exfoliated clay platelets includes providing an exfoliating agent comprising an anionic extractant, and exposing the swellable clay material to the exfoliating agent, wherein the exfoliating agent produces exfoliated clay platelets from the swellable clay material. Methods for treating paper precursors and paper sheets are also disclosed, as are paper products formed from such paper precursors or paper sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Crop Enhancement, Inc.
    Inventors: Gangadhar Jogikalmath, Andrea Schneider, David S. Soane
  • Patent number: 10358547
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to low density compositions useful for making automotive components, such as molded parts, as well as other articles of manufacture; such compositions comprise (a) a polyolefin comprising polypropylene, a propylene-ethylene block copolymer, or combinations thereof, wherein the polyolefin blend is present in an amount ranging from about 53 wt. % to about 65 wt. %, based on a total weight of the composition; (b) a first elastomer, a second elastomer, and an impact-modifying compatibilizer, wherein the combined weight percent of components (b) ranges from about 27 wt. % to about 32 wt. %, based on the total weight of the composition; (c) a filler present in an amount ranging from about 5 wt. % to about 12 wt. %, based on the total weight of the composition; and (d) an additive package present in an amount ranging from about 0.5 wt. % to about 5 wt. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventors: Peter J. Glenister, Michael J. Dammann, Changlai Yang
  • Patent number: 10347867
    Abstract: Multilayer film prepared by a layer-by-layer process that is an effective barrier for humidity and oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Jaime C. Grunlan, Morgan A. Priolo
  • Patent number: 10329436
    Abstract: A self-healing polymer is described herein, including a first carbon nanotube filled with at least a first healing agent, wherein the first carbon nanotube has first and second ends, wherein a first end cap is closed on the first end of the first carbon nanotube and a second end cap is closed on the second end of the first carbon nanotube, and a second carbon nanotube filled with at least a second healing agent, wherein the second carbon nanotube has first and second ends, wherein a first end cap is closed on the first end of the second carbon nanotube and a second end cap is closed on the second end of the second carbon nanotube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Tesla NanoCoatings, Inc.
    Inventor: Jorma Antero Virtanen
  • Patent number: 10301550
    Abstract: Methods are provided for producing Group II base stocks having high viscosity and also having one or more properties indicative of a high quality base stock. The resulting Group II base stocks can have a viscosity at 100° C. and/or a viscosity at 40° C. that is greater than the corresponding viscosity for a conventional Group II base stock. Additionally, the resulting Group II base stocks can have one or more properties that are indicative of a high quality base stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Suzzy C. H. Ho, Charles L. Baker, Jr., Shuji Luo, Halou Oumar-Mahamat
  • Patent number: 10301557
    Abstract: Methods are provided for producing Group I base stocks having high viscosity and also having one or more properties indicative of a high quality base stock. The resulting Group I base stocks can have a viscosity at 100° C. and/or a viscosity at 40° C. that is greater than the corresponding viscosity for a conventional Group I bright stock formed by solvent processing. Additionally, the resulting Group I base stocks can have one or more properties that are indicative of a high quality base stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Suzzy C. H. Ho, Charles L. Baker, Jr., Shuji Luo, Halou Oumar-Mahamat
  • Patent number: 10294438
    Abstract: Methods are provided for producing Group III base stocks having high viscosity and also having one or more properties indicative of a high quality base stock. The resulting Group III base stocks can have a viscosity at 100° C. and/or a viscosity at 40° C. that is greater than the corresponding viscosity for a conventional Group III base stock. Additionally, the resulting Group III base stocks can have one or more properties that are indicative of a high quality base stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Suzzy C. H. Ho, Charles L. Baker, Jr., Shuji Luo, Halou Oumar-Mahamat
  • Patent number: 10297861
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an anion conducting material having excellent anion conductivity and durability, which can be suitably used as a separator, an electrolyte, or an electrode protecting agent of an alkaline cell, for example. The present invention also aims to provide a cell including a cell component containing the anion conducting material. The present invention provides an anion conducting material containing a polymer and a compound containing at least one element selected from Groups 1 to 17 of the periodic table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Yonehara, Hironobu Ono, Satoshi Ogawa, Yasuyuki Takazawa, Hiroko Harada
  • Patent number: 10294366
    Abstract: The present invention is a crystalline polyamide resin composition, comprising 100 parts by mass of a crystalline polyamide resin and 1 to 10 part(s) by mass of a modified polyolefin resin. The crystalline polyamide resin composition of the present invention can provide a molded product which has so excellent sliding durability that changes in surface appearance against repeated slidings for tens of thousands times with high load are small and which has excellent mechanical strength and moldability, while keeping excellent characteristics inherent to a crystalline polyamide resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomohide Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10258962
    Abstract: The present invention relates to superabsorbent polymer and a method for preparing the same. More specifically, the present invention relates to superabsorbent polymer with improved properties, comprising a dual cross-linking structure derived from alkyleneglycol multifunctional (meth)acrylate and modified nanoclay, and a method for preparing the same. According to the present invention, the modified nanoclay and alkyleneglycol multifunctional (meth)acrylate are used as internal crosslinking agents in the process of preparing superabsorbent polymer, thus contributing to improvement in the cross-linking degree and the properties of superabsorbent polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju Eun Kim, Gi Cheul Kim, Sung Soo Park, Hyeon Choi, Hee Jung Choi, Hyo Sook Joo, Ki Youl Yoon
  • Patent number: 10221290
    Abstract: A method for making a cured rubber sheet, the method comprising providing an uncured rubber sheet, where the uncured rubber sheet includes opposing planar surfaces, applying a curable coating composition to one planar surface of the sheet to form a layer of curable coating composition, subjecting the curable coating composition to curing conditions that cure the coating composition and thereby form a cured coating layer on the uncured rubber sheet, rolling the uncured rubber sheet having a cured coating layer onto itself to form a roll, and subjecting the roll to curing conditions that cure the uncured rubber sheet and thereby forms a roll of cured rubber sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Co., LLC
    Inventors: Hao Wang, Donna M Tippmann, Steven C Bodie
  • Patent number: 10202517
    Abstract: This document provides polymer compositions (e.g., biopolymer compositions) and coatings. For example, methods and materials related to polymer compositions (e.g., biopolymer compositions) and coatings as well as methods and materials for making and using such compositions (e.g., biopolymer compositions) and coatings are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Catchmark, Adam Ross Plucinski
  • Patent number: 10195495
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a non-degumming, seamless and surface-laminated basketball, comprising the steps of: step 1: wrapping the inner bladder by threads, thereby shaping the carcass; step 2: preparing the uncured foamed middle bladder; step 3: preparing the half-finished PU surface-laminated ball; step 4: placing the half-finished leather ball obtained from step 3 into a curing mold; subsequently, curing under low temperature and low pressure via the thermal cross-linking method, thereby forming the cured PU foamed basketball; Step 5: testing the air-holding performance of the PU foamed basketball being cured under a low temperature and mounting the air nozzle, thereby obtaining the finished basketball; by means of the present invention, the prior curing process of the middle bladder and related downstream process can be saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Jiangsu Tianling Sporting Goods Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junwei Yao
  • Patent number: 10199624
    Abstract: Provided is a layered-double-hydroxide-containing composite material including a porous substrate and a functional layer disposed on and/or in the porous substrate, the functional layer containing a layered double hydroxide represented by the formula M2+1-xM3+x(OH)2An?x/n.mH2O, where M2+ represents a divalent cation, M3+ represents a trivalent cation, An? represents an n-valent anion, n is an integer of 1 or more, and x is 0.1 to 0.4, and the functional layer further containing sulfur (S) at the interface between the functional layer and the porous substrate and in the vicinity of the interface. In the LDH-containing composite material of the present invention, the LDH-containing functional layer disposed on and/or in the porous substrate exhibits significantly improved conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shohei Yokoyama, Megumi Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 10141579
    Abstract: Provided are a metal oxide-carbon nanomaterial composite, a method of preparing the metal oxide-carbon nanomaterial composite, a catalyst, a method of preparing the catalyst, and a catalyst layer that includes the catalyst and that is used for fuel cell electrodes. The metal oxide-carbon nanomaterial composite includes a metal oxide particle having a specific surface area of 5 square meters per gram (m2/g) or less, and a carbon nanomaterial formed on a surface of the metal oxide particle. The catalyst includes a metal oxide-carbon nanomaterial composite in which a carbon nanomaterial is formed on a metal oxide particle, and an active metal particle formed on a surface of the carbon nanomaterial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Energy Research
    Inventors: Sung Dae Yim, Seong Hun Cho, Kwang Hyun Chang, Eun Ja Lim, Tae Hyun Yang, Young Jun Sohn, Byung Chan Bae, Seok Hee Park, Gu Gon Park, Chang Soo Kim, Seung Gon Kim, Min Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 10131752
    Abstract: Provided herein is technology relating to polymer nanocomposites, and particularly, but not exclusively, to polymer nanocomposites comprising two or more nanomaterials and methods of producing nanocomposites comprising two or more nanomaterials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Allen David Clauss, Brian Jeffrey Koth, Guiquan Pan, Nicholas Richard Wietfeldt, Matthew Clayton Hall
  • Patent number: 10106706
    Abstract: A coextruded biaxially oriented composite film comprising a polyester substrate layer and disposed on one or both surfaces thereof a strippable sacrificial layer, wherein said strippable sacrificial layer comprises an ethylene-methacrylic acid (EMAA) copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: DUPONT TEIJIN FILMS U.S. LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Robert Eveson, Karl Rakos, Damian Peter Tuffin, Dominic Hoy
  • Patent number: 10106667
    Abstract: Provided are a rubber composition that shows a balanced improvement in fuel economy, abrasion resistance, and wet grip performance while having good processability, and a pneumatic tire including a tread formed from the rubber composition. The present invention relates to a rubber composition containing: a copolymer synthesized by copolymerizing a conjugated diene monomer and a compound represented by the formula (1) below; and carbon black and/or silica, wherein R1 and R2 are the same or different and each represent a hydrogen atom or a C1-C30 hydrocarbon group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Mori, Toshifumi Haba
  • Patent number: 10100175
    Abstract: In general the present disclosure relates to Nylon 6/montmorillonite clay nanocomposites with enhanced mechanical properties that have been prepared primarily by solution compounding. A major challenge in producing the Nylon 6/montmorillonite clay nanocomposites is associated with the exfoliation and dispersion of the clay particles within the polymer matrix. This disclosure presents compositions and methods for obtaining highly or fully exfoliated nylon 6/montmorillonite nanocomposites, not only for organically modified clays with known compatibility with nylon 6 (Cloisite 30B), but also for clays with low/no compatibility with nylon 6 (Cloisite 15A and Na+-MMT) through solution compounding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO
    Inventors: Ahmed M. Abdel Gawad, Adham R. Ramadan, Amal M. K. Esawi
  • Patent number: 10093799
    Abstract: A polyester resin composition includes: a polylactic acid; a poly(3-hydroxyalkanoate); pentaerythritol; and a silicate. In the polyester resin composition, an amount of the polylactic acid is from 55 to 75 parts by weight, and an amount of the poly(3-hydroxyalkanoate) (B) is from 25 to 45 parts by weight, with respect to 100 parts by weight of a total amount of the polylactic acid and the poly(3-hydroxyalkanoate); an amount of the pentaerythritol is from 0.05 to 20 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of the total amount of the polylactic acid and the poly(3-hydroxyalkanoate); and an amount of the silicate is from 10 to 40 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of the total amount of the polylactic acid and the poly(3-hydroxyalkanoate).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Minami, Noriyuki Suzuki