Clay, E.g., Fullers Earth, Fire Clay, Etc. Patents (Class 524/445)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9963832
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composition for sheet using a biomass, an eco-friendly composite sheet, and fabrication method thereof, where the sheet comprising the composition according to the present invention has eco-friendly characteristics, that is, being recyclable and not harmful to the human body. Further, the sheet according to the present invention is excellent in elongation and hardness and also has good scratch resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: CJ Cheiljedang Corporation
    Inventors: Chung Ku Han, Chan Suk Yoon, Seung In Hong
  • Patent number: 9950966
    Abstract: It has been discovered that waste cross-linked polymer materials both synthetic (scrap tire rubber, used polyurethane, and epoxy and phenol resins in discarded printed circuit boards) and natural (wood biomass, keratin, and chitin) can be conveniently depolymerized at slightly elevated temperatures and moderate pressures by the action of a liquid chemical reagent. The proposed inexpensive process results in a substantial to total depolymerization of synthetic polymers and thereby recovers valuable liquid and solid materials. When applied to lignocellulosic biomass, the proposed process, depending on the reaction conditions, either unlocks the lignin-hemicellulose matrix making cellulose more available for fermenting microorganisms or results in carbonization, or coalification of the biomass that may be desirable in terms of sequestering excessive carbon from the Earth's biosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Gestalt Chemical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Oliferenko
  • Patent number: 9802391
    Abstract: A roofing membrane comprising an olefinic rubber; and from about 20 to about 250 parts by weight of a silica filler per 100 parts by weight rubber; wherein the silica filler is chemically coupled to the olefinic rubber; and wherein the roofing membrane is non-black.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Co., LLC
    Inventors: Hao Wang, James A. Davis, William F. Barham, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9758632
    Abstract: A fire retardant molding contains a thermoplastic compound and an inorganic flameproof agent that is mixed with the thermoplastic compound and which acts by separating from water, having a proportion in the range of 10 wt % to 90 wt %. The fire retardant molding is produced by mixing the thermoplastic material with an inorganic flame-proofing agent, the flame-proofing agent having a proportion in the range of 20 wt % to 80 wt %, and by outputting the compound obtained by mixing, in particular as a flat product. The fire retardant molding is advantageously used, for example, in or on land-based vehicles, water-based vehicles, aircraft and buildings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Akusta Unternehmensberatung
    Inventor: Uwe Stadter
  • Patent number: 9751285
    Abstract: Disclosed is a biodegradable sheet comprising at least one layer which comprises a biodegradable polymer and surface treated nanoclay particles or at least one layer which comprises PVOH grafted with a crosslinker and PBS or PBSA or a combination a biodegradable polymer and surface treated nanoclay particles and at least one layer which comprises PVOH grafted with a crosslinker and PBS or PBSA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Tipa Corp. Ltd
    Inventors: Tal Neuman, Daphna Nissenbaum, Shai Garty, Dori Pelled, Nili Konieczny
  • Patent number: 9688449
    Abstract: A gas barrier film includes a base film including a plastic material, and one or more gas barrier layers formed on the base film. The gas barrier layer includes an inorganic layered mineral and a resin component interposed between layers of the inorganic layered mineral. The gas barrier film shows an X-ray diffraction spectrum having a first peak top and a second peak top when measured at 25° C. and 65% RH using CuK? rays, the first peak top is derived from a first interlayer distance between adjacent layers of the inorganic layered mineral, the second peak top is derived from a second interlayer distance which is greater than the first interlayer distance by interposition of the resin component between layers of the inorganic layered mineral, and the second peak top is present at a position lower than a position of the first peak top in a 2? axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Kaminaga, Harumi Matsumoto, Sayaka Hoshi
  • Patent number: 9676964
    Abstract: A coating composition which includes a photocatalyst to generate singlet oxygen when exposed to ambient oxygen and light, an emulsifier comprising a polyethylene oxide repeat unit, an organosilane binder, and a calcium salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: John L. Lombardi
  • Patent number: 9650549
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sealing device (1) comprising a barrier layer (2) and an adhesive layer (3), and which is suitable for sealing bases in the building sector. The adhesive layer comprises a polymer P2, the polymer P2 being polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) or a copolymer of ethylene and propylene, and a polyolefin-based polymer P3, the polymer P3 having at least one functional group which is selected from the group consisting of carboxylic acids, OH-groups, anhydrides, acetates and glycidyl methacrylate, and azo-dicarbonamide A. The invention further relates to a method for sealing the said bases. The method according to the invention allows structures of civil engineering to be sealed rapidly and efficiently and ensures good adhesion of the sealing device on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Herbert Ackermann, Matthias Gössi, Frank Hoefflin, Stefan Keiser, Roman Rohrer, Jean-Claude Rudolf
  • Patent number: 9630383
    Abstract: A laminate film comprising a core layer comprising of a high crystalline propylene homopolymer blended with an amount of hydrocarbon resin; crystalline polyethylene wax; and a fluoropolymer and/or a metal oxide nanoparticle which exhibits excellent transparency and moisture vapor barrier properties. The laminate film could further have additional layers such as a second polyolefin resin-containing layer, or a heat-sealable polyolefin-containing layer, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC.
    Inventors: Shichen Dou, Keunsuk P. Chang
  • Patent number: 9611639
    Abstract: A roofing membrane comprising at least one layer of a cured rubber and expandable graphite dispersed within the cured rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Co., LLC
    Inventors: Hao Wang, Wensheng Zhou, Joseph Carr
  • Patent number: 9598619
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an one-component adhesive composition, comprising a moisture cross-linking silyl modified polymer and an organoclay-based rheology controller being an alkyl ammonium salt modified mineral clay mixture. The present invention relates moreover to a two-component adhesive composition, comprising a first component A) comprising a moisture cross-linking polymer and an organoclay-based rheology controller; and a second water-based component B) that is reactive with component A) upon mixing thereof. The present invention moreover relates to a method of production of said adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: BOSTIK SA
    Inventor: Petrus Johannes Cornelius Vosters
  • Patent number: 9595377
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic component includes a ferrite material magnetic body part and a Cu conductive part, the ferrite containing 20 to 48% trivalent Fe in terms of Fe2O3 and divalent Ni. The ferrite can contain Mn so that it is less than 50% of the total of Fe and Mn in terms of Mn2O3 and Fe2O3. The magnetic and conductive parts are co-fired at a pressure not exceeding the equilibrium oxygen partial pressure of Cu—Cu2O thereby ensuring insulating performance and favorable electrical characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Nakamura, Atsushi Yamamoto, Yuko Nomiya
  • Patent number: 9562339
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for sealing pipes or underground structures is provided. In one embodiment, the end of a pipe is sealed by the use of a pipe liner and a sealing member. The sealing member may be a hydrophilic material, a hydrophobic material, a compressible material, or a paste. The sealing member is held in place by a mechanical fastener and a liner is installed adjacent the sealing member and against the wall of the pipe or other structure to be sealed. In another embodiment, a manhole is sealed by the use of a sealing member, a mechanical fastener, and a manhole liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: LMK Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Larry W. Kiest, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9540503
    Abstract: A rubber composition includes an elastomer having an elongation at break (Eb) of about 50% or more according to ASTM-D 412 at 25° C., a water-insoluble keratin, and a reinforcing filler. A tire component including the composition and a method for making the composition are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: William L. Hergenrother, Lorri L. Shultz, Chenchy Jeffrey Lin
  • Patent number: 9512292
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fuel part, comprising a polymer composition comprising: i. a polyamide A, and ii. micro talcum in an amount of 0.001 to 1 weight percent with respect to the total amount of the polymer composition, wherein the polymer composition has a melt volume flow rate (MVR) of at most 70 cm3/10 min at a weight of 21.6 kg and at a temperature of Tmeasure as measured according to ISO 1133. The invention also relates to a process for preparation of such fuel part wherein a blow-molding or roto-molding process is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Katarina Tomic, Konraad Dullaert, Eric Willem Van Der Vegte
  • Patent number: 9493628
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rubber material containing an EPDM rubber composition containing an EPDM rubber, a carbon black, a softening agent, a vulcanizing agent and a sulfur compound, in which a blending amount of whole components from which the vulcanizing agent and the sulfur compound are excluded is from 300 to 400 parts by weight, and a total sulfur blending amount is from 1.0 to 2.8 parts by weight, in which a blending ratio of carbon black/softening agent is from 1.8 to 2.5, and in which the EPDM rubber composition has a Mooney viscosity of from 70 to 100 at 100° C., and a vulcanized composition thereof has a rate of rigidity change satisfying the following equation (1): {(30% Modulus at 100° C./30% modulus at 23° C.)?1}×100%??10%??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Kurimoto, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Naomi Nakashima
  • Patent number: 9334337
    Abstract: Nanocomposite microgel particles containing a three-dimensional network, containing a water-swellable nanoclay and an organic network polymer. The nanocomposite microgel particles include primary nanocomposite microgel particles having a mean diameter of 1 to 10 micrometers. Also disclosed is a method of manufacture for the nanocomposite microgel particles. The nanocomposite microgel particles can be used together with a base polymer to provide water swellable compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Anil K. Sadana, Xiao Wang, James R. Korte
  • Patent number: 9334384
    Abstract: The invention is concerned with the field of polymer chemistry and relates to elastomeric materials as usable, for example, as an inner liner material for motor vehicle tires, and to the use thereof. The problem addressed by the present invention consists in specifying elastomeric materials having relatively low gas permeability. The problem is solved by elastomeric materials comprising butyl and/or halobutyl rubbers or mixtures thereof, with 1 to 20 phr of at least one liquid imidazolium salt and with 1 to 40 phr of at least one filler having a graphitic structure. The problem is additionally solved by the use of the inventive elastomeric materials for elastomer materials having low to very low gas permeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER POLYMERFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.
    Inventors: Prabhu Kavimani Nagar, René Jurk, Klaus Werner Stoeckelhuber, Amit Das, Andreas Leuteritz, Gert Heinrich, Basudam Adhikari
  • Patent number: 9309674
    Abstract: A roofing membrane comprising an olefinic rubber; and from about 20 to about 250 parts by weight of a silica filler per 100 parts by weight rubber; wherein the silica filler is chemically coupled to the olefinic rubber; and wherein the roofing membrane is non-black.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Co., LLC
    Inventors: Hao Wang, James A. Davis, Willam F. Barham
  • Patent number: 9309391
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for improving the flow properties of a polymer melt formed from a thermoplastic polymer, the use of particular copolymeric additives to improve the flow properties of a polymer melt formed from a thermoplastic polymer and the use of said polymeric additives as processing aids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Raphael Dabbous, Steffen Onclin, Hartmut Romling
  • Patent number: 9303130
    Abstract: Provided are a nanocomposite including a layered inorganic material and a random copolymer containing a hydrophobic monomer and a hydrophilic monomer, a polymer composition including the nanocomposite, and a method for preparing the polymer composition. The random copolymer can be prepared at a low cost in a simple process and function as a compatibilizer in small amounts to maintain excellent properties of the nanocomposite including excellent mechanical characteristics such as abrasion resistance, hardness, tensile modulus and tear resistance, excellent thermal characteristics, high liquid and gas permeability, and low flammability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: No Ma Kim, Bong Keun Lee, Suk Ky Chang, Jae Gwan Lee
  • Patent number: 9298215
    Abstract: A casing includes a main body, a silicone rubber layer, and a bonding layer. The main body is made of magnesium alloy. The bonding layer is bonded between the main body and the silicone rubber layer. The bonding layer includes about 12 to about 30 by percentage weight of silane coupling agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hung-Chun Ma, Han-Ming Lee, Hai-Peng Yan
  • Patent number: 9290635
    Abstract: The invention relates to polyamide sheet silicate compositions, containing an untreated clay mineral and a water-soluble polyamide, the concentration of the clay material being greater than 30% by weight. Furthermore the invention relates to nanocomposites which contain clay minerals distributed homogeneously in a water-insoluble thermoplastic matrix. These nanocomposites are produced by mixing the polyamide sheet silicate composition and a water-insoluble thermoplastic in the melt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: EMS-PATENT AG
    Inventors: Georg Stoeppelmann, Botho Hoffmann, Manfred Hewel, Lothar Michael Ploetze, Lorenz Meier, Bettina Vetterli, Martina Hirayama, Viacheslav Vertlib