Kaolin Or Bentonite Patents (Class 524/447)
  • Patent number: 10843441
    Abstract: Methods for producing layered structures that include a conductive polymeric layer and a dielectric polymeric layer. The dielectric polymeric layer can be formed by curing a first volume of a dielectric polymeric material. A second volume of the dielectric polymeric material is doped with conductive particulates to yield a conductive polymeric material, which is then partially cured and solvated to create a conductive polymeric paste. The paste is applied to a surface of the dielectric polymeric layer, dried, and cured to form a conductive polymeric layer on the pre-strained dielectric polymeric layer yielding a layered structure that includes the conductive polymeric layer and the dielectric polymeric layer. A pre-strain is induced in the dielectric polymeric material by contacting a chemical thereto that causes swelling therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Gary W. Krutz, Brittany Newell
  • Patent number: 10731018
    Abstract: Antioxidant polymer foams and uses thereof are described herein. These foams are synthesized using a Carboni-Lindsey reaction of 1,2,4,5-tetrazine with a polymer having alkenyl functional groups. The foams feature dihydropyridazine functional groups which can be oxidized to consume surrounding reactive oxidizing chemicals and are consequently antioxidant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
    Inventors: Douglas A. Loy, Robb E. Bagge, Wenmo Sun
  • Patent number: 10648750
    Abstract: Thermally conductive materials comprising an olefin block composite and a thermally conductive filler, where the thermally conductive filler is present in an amount sufficient to increase the thermal conductivity of the olefin block composite relative to the olefin block composite in its neat state. Such thermally conductive materials can be used in various articles of manufacture, such as a thermal interface material or a molded heat dissipation component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mohamed Esseghir, Bharat I. Chaudhary, Jeffrey M. Cogen, Gary R. Marchand
  • Patent number: 10323106
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for forming a long-chain branched polymer and a long-chain branched polymer resulting from the process. The process comprises reacting (a) a polyolefin base polymer with (b) a coupling agent comprising a polymeric coupling agent, optionally blended with a molecular coupling agent, the polymeric coupling agent being a modified polyolefin having a reactive coupling group at one or more terminal ends of the modified polyolefin chain, to couple the polyolefin base polymer (a) with the coupling agent (b) to form a long-chain branched polymer having a long-chain branching and/or higher surface energy relative to the polyolefin base polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: BRASKEM AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Jonas Alves Fernandes
  • Patent number: 10245350
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymer-clay composite material comprising clay nanoparticles and a polymer, and wherein (a) the polymer comprises phosphate and/or phosphonate ligands; or (b) the polymer-clay composite further comprises linker molecules comprising a phosphate or phosphonate ligand, wherein the linker molecules are arranged to be anchored to the polymer. The invention further relates to organoclays, BMP-clay composite material. Uses, treatments, and manufacturer of the material are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: University of Southampton
    Inventors: Richard Oreffo, Jonathan Dawson, David Gibbs, Jons Hilborn, Dmitri Ossipov
  • Patent number: 10233330
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a ternary mixture consisting of at least one homopolymer or copolymer of (meth)acrylic acid, partially or completely neutralized with sodium, with potassium, with lithium and/or with an amine, at least one solution of silicate or metasilicate chosen from the group consisting of a sodium silicate of formula Na2O.nSiO2 (with n varying between 1 and 4), sodium metasilicate Na2SiO3, a potassium silicate K2O.nSiO2 (with n varying between 1 and 4), potassium metasilicate K2SiO3 and a mixture of these compounds, and at least one base, as dispersion and/or grinding aid agents of kaolin in aqueous suspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: COATEX
    Inventors: Jacques Mongoin, Christian Jacquemet, Yves Matter, Jean-Marc Suau
  • Patent number: 9688940
    Abstract: [Object] To provide lubricating thermoplastic resin compositions that can give formed articles exhibiting excellent lubricating properties and surface appearance and maintaining the lubricating properties permanently. [Solution] The lubricating thermoplastic resin composition includes an acid-modified copolymer (A) of a monomer mixture including an aromatic vinyl and a vinyl cyanide, the copolymer having a carboxyl group in the molecular chain, and a functionalized lubricant (B) having, in the molecule, a functional group (B1) capable of reacting with the carboxyl group and a lubricating segment (B2) having lubricating properties. The composition may further include a graft copolymer (C) and/or an additional thermoplastic resin (D) other than the acid-modified copolymer (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: UMG ABS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Naitoh, Kousaku Tao, Tomonori Takase, Risa Nii, Yoshiaki Shinohara, Keiichi Yagi, Nobutaka Hase
  • Patent number: 9676936
    Abstract: The invention provides a prepreg that can give a fiber-reinforced composite material exhibiting stable and excellent interlaminar fracture toughness and impact resistance under wide molding conditions. The prepreg includes at least a reinforcement fiber [A], a thermosetting resin [B], and the following component [C] wherein 90% or more of the material [C] is present inside a region of the prepreg that extends from any surface of the prepreg to a prepreg site having, from the surface, a depth of 20% of the thickness of the prepreg. The component [C] satisfies requirements that (i) the storage elastic modulus G? of the material constituting the particles is more than 1 MPa, and 70 MPa or less at 180° C., and that (ii) the ratio of the storage elastic modulus G? of the material constituting the particles at 160° C. to the storage elastic modulus G? of the material at 200° C. ranges from 1 to 5; and is insoluble in the thermosetting resin [B].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yuko Shimizu, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Nobuyuki Tomioka, Hiroshi Takezaki, Shirou Honda
  • Patent number: 9528005
    Abstract: Liquid rubber compositions are particularly formulated for use in repair or modification of various household items, hand tools, garden tools, cooking or eating utensils, sports equipment, motor vehicles, appliances, etc. The compositions may be applied by brushing, dipping, or coating. Once cured, the composition forms a durable, breathable, weatherproof barrier that is resistant to rain, snow, sun, wind, air moisture, UV degradation, and natural weathering over a wide temperature range. The composition contains a polyether having silane terminal groups, a mineral filler, a fluid carrier, a crosslinker, fumed silica and a catalyst in specific amounts. It can also contain a colorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Swift IP, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Miriani, Philip Swift, Michal Dewald
  • Patent number: 9487638
    Abstract: Disclosed is an inorganic film comprising an inorganic laminar compound and a resin, characterized in that when an image observed with a transmission electron microscope of a cross section of the inorganic film including the thickness direction of the film is subjected to image processing to classify into 256 levels of shade on the gray scale, and subsequently, at each of arbitrary five or more points of the image-processed observed image, a straight line is drawn parallel with the thickness direction of the inorganic film from one surface of the inorganic film to the other surface, and then linear analysis is performed along each of the straight lines, the average value of standard deviations of degrees relative to the degree of each shade determined from the results of the linear analysis is 15 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Oosaki
  • Patent number: 9228074
    Abstract: A method of producing a spray-dried, hydrous kaolin clay is disclosed that includes mixing a hydrous kaolin clay with water, an ammonium polyacrylate or polyacrylic acid, ammonium hydroxide, and a propanolamine selected from the group consisting of 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol, 2-methylamino-2-methyl-1-propanol, 1-amino-2-propanol, or mixtures thereof, to produce a viscosity stable dispersed slurry, and spray drying the slurry to produce the spray-dried, hydrous, kaolin clay. A spray-dried, hydrous kaolin clay is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Burgess Pigment Company
    Inventors: George L. Blossom, III, Lewis A. Berry
  • Patent number: 9177692
    Abstract: A polyamide resin composition comprising defined amounts of flake graphite, carbon fibers, and polyhydric alcohol. A polyamide resin composition comprising a polyamide resin and, as a property imparting component, at least one member selected from the group consisting of a metal oxide, a nitrogen compound, and a silicon compound, wherein a defined amount of the dicarboxylic acid units of the polyamide resin are oxalic acid. A polyamide resin composition comprising a polyamide resin and a defined amount of metal oxide particles, wherein the metal oxide particles contain those having a particle size of 70 ?m or more in an amount of 10 to 50% by mass and those having a particle size of 20 ?m or less in an amount of 1 to 50% by mass, based on the total mass of the metal oxide particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Akio Miyamoto, Masuaki Ichikawa, Tetsuya Yasui
  • Patent number: 9133369
    Abstract: A polymer film that includes a polymeric substrate having a first side and a second side; a back-side coating on the first side of the substrate, the back-side coating formed from at least an ionomer, an acrylic emulsion, and at least one inorganic material, said inorganic material comprising a majority of particles have a mean largest dimension in the range of 0.2 ?m to 25 ?m; and a polymeric surface layer in contact with the second side of the polymeric substrate is described. Articles, such as labels, and methods of making films and labels are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventors: Bruno R. Gringoire, Thierry J. Dabadie, William J. Grisard, Daniel L. Hinman
  • Publication number: 20150132512
    Abstract: Compositions of biobased polymer blends of polymers and a polyhydroxyalkanoate copolymer are described. In certain embodiments, the copolymer is a multiphase copolymer blend having one phase a glass transition temperature of about ?5° C. to about ?50° C. Methods of making the compositions of the invention are also described. Also articles, films and laminates made from the compositions are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Rajendra K. Krishnaswamy, Johan van Walsem, Oliver P. Peoples, Yossef Shabtai, Allen R. Padwa
  • Patent number: 8980978
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes to produce nanocomposites. In particular, the invention relates to solution processes using organic solvents and mixtures of solvents to produce polymeric nanocomposites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Weiqing Weng, Anthony Jay Dias, Caiguo Gong, Beverly Jean Poole, Carmen Neagu, Kriss Randall Karp, Molly Westermann Johnston, James Richard Ayers
  • Publication number: 20150073082
    Abstract: Provided is a resin composite material having a high modulus of elasticity. The resin composite material comprises a thermoplastic resin, exfoliated graphite, and an inorganic filler different from the exfoliated graphite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Daisuke Mukohata, Katsunori Takahashi, Nobuhiko Inui
  • Publication number: 20150051306
    Abstract: A method for preparing a coffee polyol includes: (a) extracting coffee oil from coffee grounds; (b) modifying the coffee oil to obtain an epoxidized coffee oil; and (c) reacting an alcohol with the epoxidized coffee oil to obtain a coffee polyol. A polyurethane dispersive solution is prepared from a prepolymer composition that includes: a coffee polyol prepared from the abovementioned method; an isocyanate; and a solvent. A foam-based material is made from a foaming composition that includes a coffee polyol prepared from the abovementioned method. A polyurethane material is made from a polyurethane composition that includes a coffee polyol prepared from the abovementioned method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Kuo-Chin CHEN, Li-Hsun CHANG, Szu-Min CHIAO, Lai-Hung WAN
  • Patent number: 8957135
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite powder, preparation and use thereof. The composite powder according to the present invention is prepared by intimately mixing an irradiated or non-irradiated rubber latex with a slurry of inorganic particles in a ratio corresponding to that of rubber particles to inorganic particles in the composite powder according to the present invention, and then drying the resultant mixture. The composite powder according to the present invention comprises agglomerates composed of powdery rubber particles and inorganic particles, with inorganic particles being uniformly distributed either inside the agglomerats or both inside the agglomerates and on the surfaces thereof. The composite powder according to the present invention can be easily dispersed in plastic matrixes and thus can be compounded with plastics to produce toughened plastics and thermoplastic elastomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignees: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, Sinopec Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry
    Inventors: Yiqun Liu, Jinliang Qiao, Xiaohong Zhang, Fan Huang, Jianming Gao, Banghui Tan, Genshuan Wei, Zhihai Song, Zhida Chen
  • Publication number: 20150038623
    Abstract: In some variations, this disclosure provides compositions for reducing fluid permeability through a polymer membrane, the composition comprising a polymer (e.g., bromobutyl rubber) and mineral particles (e.g., kaolin particles) including fine particles with particle sizes between about 0.05 ?m and about 1 ?m and coarse particles with particle sizes between about 3 ?m and about 20 ?m. Applications for these improved-barrier polymers include tire innerliners, paint and paper coatings, films, adhesives, liners, paints, and hoses, for example. Methods of making and use these polymers are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: KAMIN LLC
    Inventors: Louis F. Gatti, Richard Douglas Carter
  • Publication number: 20150018594
    Abstract: A composition capable of increased impermeability against the passage of ionic liquids therethrough can include a clay mixed with an anionic and cationic polymer. Such compositions can be provided in geosynthetic liners to provide a hydraulic barrier in aggressive leachate environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Nigel Webb, Dolly Batra, Michael Donovan
  • Patent number: 8927640
    Abstract: A nitrile copolymer latex composition containing a latex of a nitrile copolymer rubber (A) having ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated nitrile monomer units in 10 to 75 wt %, conjugated diene monomer units in 5 to 89.9 wt %, and cationic monomer units and/or monomer units able to form cations in 0.1 to 20 wt %, an inorganic filler (B) having an aspect ratio of 30 to 2,000, and a plasticizer (C) having an SP value by the HOY method of 8 to 10.2 (cal/cm3)1/2, wherein a content of said plasticizer (C) is 0.1 to 200 parts by weight with respect to said nitrile copolymer rubber (A) as 100 parts by weight is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Zeon Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Tsukada, Kazuhiro Ejiri, Chikara Katano
  • Patent number: 8920920
    Abstract: Disclosed are blended latex dispersions which can be used as binders in paper coating compositions. Such latex dispersions comprise a first copolymer of a vinyl ester of an alkanoic acid having from 1 to 13 carbon atoms and ethylene; and a second copolymer of (i) styrene and butadiene, (ii) styrene, butadiene and acrylonitrile, or (iii) styrene and an acrylic monomer, wherein the first and second copolymers are colloidally dispersed in an aqueous medium comprising a surfactant. The paper coating compositions containing latex dispersion binders of this type preferably exhibit especially desirable coating strength as quantified by the Dry Pick Values which such compositions provide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Celanese International Corporation
    Inventors: Rajeev Farwaha, Chris L. Lazaroff, Frederick F. Cazenave, III, Nancy Susan Coulson
  • Publication number: 20140374043
    Abstract: A dispersion having a cationic zeta potential for use as a base coating on a sheet of paper or paperboard as a primer for a functional barrier top coating, wherein the composition comprises an anionic pigment containing mixture comprising one or more anionic pigments in an amount of at least about 20% dry weight of the mixture, and one or more polyamine-epihalohydrin cationic wet strength resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Clement L. Brungardt
  • Patent number: 8912264
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide an aqueous ethylene-vinyl alcohol-based copolymer dispersion which is excellent in long-term storage stability and in film-forming properties even when subjected to low-temperature or short-time drying or applied to give thick coats and can give coatings showing high gas barrier performance. The prevent invention is an aqueous ethylene/vinyl alcohol-based copolymer dispersion, which comprises: (A) an ethylene/vinyl alcohol-based copolymer with an ethylene content of 15-65 mole percent and a degree of saponification of not lower than 80 mole percent, (B) a base-neutralized ethylene/?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid-based copolymer and (C) a polyvinyl alcohol with a degree of saponification of 75-100 mole percent and a degree of polymerization of 100-3500, the content of the polyvinyl alcohol (C) being 0.5-100 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the ethylene/vinyl alcohol-based copolymer (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignees: Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd., Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuhei Funabiki, Norihiro Sugihara, Kazutoshi Terada, Yukio Ozeki, Michiyuki Nanba
  • Publication number: 20140363598
    Abstract: An essentially biobased and optionally biodegradable, thermoformable composition containing a) as thermoformable resin at least one poly-L-lactide with less than 1 mol % of D-lactoyl units (PLLA) or at least one poly-L-lactide with 1-5 mol % of D-lactoyl units (PLA) and b) a nucleating combination of ?) 1 to 10% Wt. of at least one poly-D-lactide with less than 1 mol % of L-lactoyl-units (PDLA) or of 0.5 to 5% Wt. of PLLA/PDLA or PLA/PDLA stereocomplex crystallites, ?) 0.1 to 25% Wt. of an inorganic nucleating agent, and ?) 0.1 to 30% Wt. of at least an inorganic filler with lamellar structure, and thermoformed, essentially biobased and optionally biodegradable containers formed of the inventive compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Aad HOEKSTRA, Gerald G. J. SCHENNINK, Sicco DE VOS
  • Publication number: 20140343172
    Abstract: A barrier coating composition may include an alcohol-based binder and an inorganic particulate. The barrier coating composition may be used in various ways, including in paper products including the barrier composition, methods of preparing the paper products, articles, particularly food grade packaging formed from the paper products, and packaged products, particularly packaged foodstuffs including the packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: IMERYS MINERALS LIMITED
    Inventors: Janet Preston, Graham O'Neill, Jonathan Phipps
  • Publication number: 20140329039
    Abstract: Disclosed is a biodegradable sheet prepared from biodegradable material comprising a gas barrier material, wherein the gas barrier material may be a nanoclay and/or polyvinyl alcohol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Tal Neuman, Daphna Nissenbaum, Ana Lea Dotan, Shai Garty
  • Patent number: 8877847
    Abstract: Paper coating compositions contain specific polyethers which are obtained by reacting a diglycidyl ether with a water soluble polyol containing at least one polyoxyethylene chain acting as deflocculants, water retention agents and gloss enhancers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Lamberti SpA
    Inventors: Franco Federici, Thierry Bossi, Stefano Fumagalli, Riccardo Vago, Giovanni Floridi, Giuseppe Li Bassi
  • Publication number: 20140323617
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process and composition for binding of a particulate or fibrous substrate, in particular natural particles or fibres such as for example wood particles and fibers, but also other natural fibers such as straw, flax, grass, straw, hemp, bagasse and bamboo. The current invention describes the composition of a cheap binder that can bind particles and fibers in a fast way, resulting in substrates that have the required mechanical properties. The binder has a good sustainability so that the end product also has an improved sustainability profile. Furthermore, the new binder composition will make the resulting substrates (composite materials) flame retardant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: GLOBAL TELECOM ORGANISATION S.A.
    Inventors: Hendrik De Keukeleire, Rudy Galle
  • Patent number: 8859665
    Abstract: Portable electronic device housings comprising polyamide compositions comprising fibrous reinforcing agents having non-circular cross sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Georgios Topoulos
  • Patent number: 8845917
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing soundproofing composite, and a soundproofing composite manufactured by the aforementioned method, the method comprising preparing a mixture by dissolving PP resin and nanoclay in a solvent; and volatilizing the solvent from the mixture. According to the present invention, the composite is manufactured by dissolving PP resin and nanoclay, to thereby realize great stiffness and soundproofing properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: SNU R&DB Foundation
    Inventors: Yeon June Kang, Sung Hoon Ahn, Jae Chul Lee, Jun Yan
  • Patent number: 8846800
    Abstract: The present invention relates to reinforced polyamide molding materials which can be prepared from a polyamide blend and, for example, by compounding with cut fibers or continuous filaments on twin-screw extruders and have mechanical properties which are usually not compatible with one another, namely a combination of exceptionally high rigidity and strength and at the same time good toughness. Furthermore, a high heat distortion temperature (HDT) is achieved according to the invention. The thermoplastic polyamide molding materials according to the invention are suitable for the production of moldings or other semifinished products or finished articles, which can be produced, for example, by extrusion, injection molding, direct methods or direct compounding, in which the compounded polyamide molding material is processed directly by injection molding, or other deformation techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: EMS-Chemie AG
    Inventors: Ornulf Rexin, Jean-Jacques Linster, Manfred Hewel
  • Patent number: 8846796
    Abstract: A method for producing a modified smectite or smectite-containing substance including treating a non-activated smectite or substance with a water soluble activating agent and polymer in a two stage process, the first stage including adding 0-3.0% of the activating agent and 0.05-1.0% of the polymer, by weight, and in a second stage adding 0-5.0% of the activating agent 0.3-5% of the polymer, by weight, to the mixture of the first stage, wherein at least a part of the polymer is added as a dry solid and the water in the first stage is at least 20% by weight and at most 50% by weight in the second stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Trisoplast International B.V.
    Inventors: Oszkar Libor, Jacobus Cornelis Wammes
  • Publication number: 20140272304
    Abstract: Composition and method for making a flexible packaging film having highly loaded with at least one inorganic filler. A blown HDPE film comprising at least 50% by weight inorganic filler is oriented in the machine direction to increase yield and tensile strength, and reduce gauge variation to improve print qualities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Ashley LEIDOLF, Brad Dewayne RODGERS, Benjamin SOUCY
  • Publication number: 20140275347
    Abstract: A nano-clay material that exhibits improved compatibility with polymers is described. The nano-clay material may be mixed with polymers to produce a nano-clay polymer nanocomposite material including reduced levels of clay loading. Methods for making the nano-clay nanocomposite material and articles of manufacture from the nanocomposite material are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: NANOSCIENCE ENGINEERING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pranav Nawani, David E. Burnett, Roy G. Crawford
  • Patent number: 8835553
    Abstract: A coating composition has excellent application workability, facilitates thick coating, rarely causes cracks at an initial drying stage, and provides a dried film having excellent tensile properties and adhesiveness. The composition contains an aggregate and an emulsion with a polymer particle dispersed in an aqueous medium. The polymer particle includes 40% to 98% of a unit formed by polymerizing an alkyl(meth)acrylate monomer, the alkyl group having 4 to 14 carbon atoms, 0.1% to 5% of a unit formed by polymerizing an ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid monomer, 1% to 20% of a unit formed by polymerizing a vinyl monomer having a cyano group, 1% to 20% of a unit formed by polymerizing a reaction product of a (meth)acrylic acid and a monofunctional epoxy compound, and 0% to 50% of a unit formed by copolymerizing at least one of the above monomers with another monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Toagosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Takeda, Masafumi Achiwa, Hiroyuki Noguchi, Akemi Kouketsu, Katsunobu Mochizuki
  • Publication number: 20140251426
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a water vapor barrier film having good flexibility, good moisture resistance, and high mechanical strength. A further object of the present invention is to provide a dispersion for water vapor barrier films which is intended to be used to produce the water vapor barrier film, a method for producing the water vapor barrier film, a solar cell back sheet incorporating the water vapor barrier film, and a solar cell incorporating the water vapor barrier film or the solar cell back sheet. The present invention provided a water vapor barrier film containing: phyllosilicate mineral; and a synthetic resin, wherein the phyllosilicate mineral includes a non-swelling clay mineral and a swelling clay mineral, the phyllosilicate mineral is present in an amount of not less than 30% by weight and not more than 90% by weight of the total weight of the water vapor barrier film, and the water vapor barrier film has a water vapor permeability, measured at 40° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji Bando, Daisuke Misho, Kazunori Kawasaki, Takeo Ebina, Hiromichi Hayashi, Takashi Nakamura, Manabu Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20140228499
    Abstract: A resin composition comprising an ethylene-unsaturated ester copolymer and metakaolin, wherein the ethylene-unsaturated ester copolymer comprises structural units derived from ethylene and structural units derived from an unsaturated ester and the content of the structural units derived from the unsaturated ester is 20 to 35% by weight where the total content of the structural units derived from ethylene and the structural units derived from the unsaturated ester is taken as 100% by weight, and the resin composition comprises 0.001 to 5 parts by weight of the metakaolin per 100 parts by weight of the ethylene-unsaturated ester copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yoda
  • Publication number: 20140221537
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flame retardant polyamide resin composition, and more particularly, a flame retardant polyamide resin composition having improved flame retardancy and further having improved strength, heat resistance, moisture absorption resistance, dimensional stability, and the like by including a polyamide nanocomposite in which an organized layered clay compound is contained by in-situ polymerization, a filler, and a phosphorus-based flame retardant. The composition has high economic efficiency because the composition is lighter and has a lower production cost than flame retardant materials in the related art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicants: LOTTE CHEMICAL CORPORATION, HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Jee-Young Youn, Sung-Rok Ko, Sung-Min Cho, Young-Min Cho
  • Patent number: 8796376
    Abstract: A functionalized polyolefin having one or more pyridazine moieties is disclosed herein. A method to produce the functionalized polyolefin is also disclosed. A composition including the functionalized polyolefin is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Rahul R. Kulkarni, Pradeep P. Shirodkar, Alistair D. Westwood, Donna J. Crowther, Wei Tang
  • Patent number: 8785578
    Abstract: Polymers, paper coating compositions, and coated paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Coatex
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Suau, Murielle Guillot
  • Patent number: 8785539
    Abstract: The present invention provides siliceous-based polyurea compositions, obtainable by reacting isocyanates, alkali silicates and hydratable aluminosilicates. Moreover, the present invention provides a process for the manufacture of these compositions, comprising the steps of mixing a hydratable aluminosilicate with an aqueous silicate and reacting this mixture with a polyisocyanate and/or a polyisocyanate prepolymer, optionally in the presence of a polyol and/or with the inclusion of an inert filler. Finally, the present invention provides the use of these compositions in the fields of aviation, automotive assemblies, construction, consumer products, fire protection, furniture components, insulation, shipbuilding and/or windmill construction. The compositions obtainable according to the present invention are lightweight, high load bearing, flame retarding materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Construction Research & Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Shane Oliver McDonnell, Christian Trieflinger, Werner Temme, Grzegorz Gomulka, Michael Melchart, Burkhard Walther
  • Patent number: 8765902
    Abstract: In a process for preparing a polyamide based on dicarboxylic acids and diamines in an extruder, a solid mixture comprising a monomer mixture composed of 50 mol % of dicarboxylic acid mixture composed of from 60 to 88 % by weight of terephthalic acid and from 12 to 40% by weight of isophthalic acid, in which up to 20% by weight of the dicarboxylic acid mixture may also be replaced by other dicarboxylic acids, and 50 mol % of hexamethylenediamine which may be up to 20% by weight replaced by other C2-30-diamines, in a corotatory twin-screw extruder for a residence time of from 10 seconds to 30 minutes, is heated to a temperature in the range from 150 to 400° C. while removing steam and if appropriate diamines through venting orifices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Philippe Desbois, Michael Kopietz, Ralf Neuhaus, Hagen Stawitzki, Hans-Joachim Weis, Jochen Engelmann
  • Publication number: 20140158269
    Abstract: The present invention provides a rubber composition exhibiting good workability and suitable for use in an inner liner of a tire. Specifically, the present invention provides a rubber composition, comprising: a rubber component; an inorganic filler having an aspect ratio of 2 to 200; and optionally at least one of carbon black and a metal salt of aliphatic acid, wherein contents of the inorganic filler, the carbon black and the metal salt of aliphatic acid satisfy following formula (1): C?0.016×(A?0.5×B)?1.18 ??(1) In formula (1), “A” represents a content (parts by mass) of the inorganic filler with respect to 100 parts by mass of the rubber component, “B” represents a content (parts by mass) of the carbon black with respect to 100 parts by mass of the rubber component, and “C” represents a content (parts by mass) of the metal salt of aliphatic acid with respect to 100 parts by mass of the rubber component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kumiko Konno, Motoaki Kanou
  • Publication number: 20140162062
    Abstract: A casing mixture for a line is provided, where the mixture is cross linked, and has as a polymer basis, chlorinated. polyethylene (CPE), chloroprene, in particular each having a chlorine content of 301-40% and a Mooney viscosity of about 80-105 Mooney units (Me) at 121° C. (38.1 mm rotor), or a mixture thereof, optionally with additional adhesion. promoters, and is distinguished by a content of fibers which are distributed in the mixture by a mixing procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Christain Cornelissen, Armin Niehaus
  • Publication number: 20140154490
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a non-combustible film having excellent flexibility, excellent moisture resistance, and high mechanical strength. The present invention also aims to provide a dispersion liquid for non-combustible films which is used in production of the non-combustible film, a method for producing a non-combustible film using the above dispersion, and a solar cell back sheet and a flexible board each of which is formed from the above non-combustible film. The present invention further aims to provide a solar cell including the solar cell back sheet. The non-combustible film of the present invention includes a water-insoluble inorganic compound and a heat-resistant synthetic resin, the water-insoluble inorganic compound constituting from 30% by weight to 90% by weight inclusive of the total weight of the non-combustible film, the film exhibiting a flammability of VTM-0 in the UL-94 VTM test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicants: SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD., Tokyo University of Science Educational Foundation Administrative Organization, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Seiji Bando, Noriyuki Hayashizaka, Yuki Umeda, Kazunori Kawasaki, Takeo Ebina, Hiromichi Hayashi, Manabu Yoshida, Takashi Yamashita
  • Patent number: 8741997
    Abstract: The present invention consists of the use, in a chlorinated and filled thermoplastic composition containing at least one chlorinated thermoplastic resin and at least one mineral filler, as an agent improving the thermal stability and UV resistance of the said composition, of a linear amphiphilic copolymer characterized in that: it consists of at least one hydrophilic monomer and at least one hydrophobic monomer, it has an average molar mass by weight of between 5,000 g/mol and 20,000 g/mol and a polymolecularity index less than or equal to 3, and preferentially an average molar mass by weight of between 10,000 g/mol and 15,000 g/mol, and a polymolecularity index less than or equal to 2.5. It also concerns a manufacturing process for a chlorinated and filled thermoplastic composition implementing the said copolymer, as well as the composition obtained directly by the said process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Jacques Mongoin, Renaud Souzy, Patrick A. C. Gane, Matthias Buri
  • Patent number: 8735485
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rubber mixture, in particular for pneumatic vehicle tires, more particularly for the inner liner of a pneumatic vehicle tire, seat belts, belts and hoses. The rubber mixture is characterized by the following composition: 30 to 100 phr of at least one halobutyl rubber, 0 to 70 phr of at least one other diene rubber, 5 to 100 phr of at least one dry mixture compound containing at least 25% of at least one delaminated aluminohydrosilicate modification, the delaminated aluminohydrosilicate modification having a two-layer grid, 10 to 100 phr of at least one carbon black with an STSA surface as defined according to ASTM-D 6556 of from 10 to 60 m2/g and a DBP number defined according to ASTM-D 2414 of from 50 to 160 mL/100g, 3 to 20 phr of at least one mineral-oil softener, and other additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Continential Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Müller-Wilke, Mario R. Conde, Steffi Meissner
  • Patent number: 8728359
    Abstract: Fire retardant materials are provided that contain carbon nanotubes and particles capable of endothermically reacting when exposed to elevated temperatures. The carbon nanotubes may be a buckypaper. Methods also are provided for making a fire retardant material and for improving the fire retardation capabilities of a material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Changchun Zeng, Chuck Zhang, Ben Wang, Richard Liang, Chase Knight
  • Patent number: 8729155
    Abstract: A flexible or rigid intumescent material for fire protection applications. The intumescent material includes inorganic fibers, intumescent material, and a char strength enhancer that is different from the intumescent material and binder. The intumescent material exhibits a high expansion ratio and char strength, without substantial shrinkage, in response to elevated temperatures normally encountered during a fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Unifrax I LLC
    Inventors: Michele Wierzbicki, Joseph A. Fernando, Kevin D. Packard, Kenneth B. Miller