Mixing Two Or More Hydrocarbons; Or A Hydrocarbon Other Than Benzene, Toluene, Or Xylene Per Se And Having Numerical Limitations Other Than Amount, E.g., Included Herein Are M.p., B.p., Viscosity, Structure, M.w., Etc. Or Composition Or Product Thereof, Dnrm Patents (Class 524/474)
  • Patent number: 10370525
    Abstract: [Object] The invention provides rubber compositions having excellent filler dispersibility, crosslinked products having excellent properties such as abrasion resistance, and tires that exhibit enhanced rolling resistance performance and attain simultaneous enhancements in steering stability and ice grip performance by virtue of using the compositions or the crosslinked products in portions of the tires. [Solution] The rubber composition includes 100 parts by mass of a solid rubber (A), 0.1 to 10 parts by mass of a modified liquid diene rubber (B) that is obtained by adding a modifying agent to an unmodified liquid diene rubber (B?) and has functional groups derived from the modifying agent, and 20 to 150 parts by mass of a filler (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Koda, Kei Hirata
  • Patent number: 10329397
    Abstract: A composite material includes, in an exemplary embodiment a polyurethane foam and a plurality of inorganic particles dispersed therein. The polyurethane foam is formed from a reaction mixture that includes a first polyether polyol having a first molecular weight and a functionality of about 3 or less, a second polyether polyol having a second molecular weight less than the first molecular weight and a functionality of greater than about 3, and at least one isocyanate. The ratio of an amount of the first polyol in the reaction mixture to an amount of the second polyol in the reaction mixture is between about 1:1 to about 5:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventor: Fyodor A. Shutov
  • Patent number: 10268035
    Abstract: An electrowetting display device includes a first base substrate, a partition wall which is on the first base substrate and partitions pixels, a second base substrate which faces the first base substrate, column spacers which are on the second base substrate and contact the partition wall, an electrowetting layer which is between the first and second base substrates and includes a first fluid and a second fluid immiscible with each other, and channels disposed in a boundary area between the pixels. The second fluid has electrical conductivity or electrical polarity. The boundary area is overlapped with the partition wall and the channels define a flow path of the second fluid. The column spacers are in the boundary area between the pixels except for a boundary area including the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gwan Ha Kim, Seonggyu Kwon, Sangil Kim, Sunghwan Kim, Junheui Lee, Hyun Sup Lee, Jinwoo Choi
  • Patent number: 10213963
    Abstract: A conveyor belt obtained by bonding together conveyor belts to be adhered using an adhesive rubber is provided. The conveyor belts to be adhered include a rubber composition containing an ethylene-?-olefin copolymer, an organic peroxide (X1), and carbon black (Y1), the organic peroxide (X1) being contained in an amount of from 0.011 to 0.020 molar equivalents relative to the ethylene-?-olefin copolymer in the conveyor belts to be adhered. The adhesive rubber includes a rubber composition containing an ethylene-?-olefin copolymer, an organic peroxide (X2), and carbon black (Y2), the organic peroxide (X2) being contained in an amount of from 0.017 to 0.022 molar equivalents relative to the ethylene-?-olefin copolymer in the adhesive rubber. A content ratio (X2/X1) of the organic peroxide (X2) to the organic peroxide (X1) is from 1.20 to 2.00.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Deqing Zou
  • Patent number: 10104885
    Abstract: Pest control compositions and methods for forming a pest control composition, comprising the steps of providing a lower polymer weave; providing an upper polymer film; and mixing a pest control agent with a polymer and extruding the resulting mixture between the lower polymer weave and the upper polymer film are discussed. In addition, methods of forming a pest control composition comprising providing a lower polymer weave layer and mixing a pest control agent with a polymer and extruding the resulting mixture on the lower polymer weave layer and pest control compositions formed by such processes are discussed. Also described are pellets and monolayer films of pest control agent and polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: PROVISIONGARD HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: James Bagwell
  • Patent number: 10005869
    Abstract: The invention relates to polymers obtainable by using novel polymerization initiator compounds and optionally chain end modifying agents. The invention further relates to a method of making the initiator compounds and the corresponding polymers, including chain end-modified polymers. The invention, also relates to polymer compositions comprising the polymer of the invention, and further components such, as extender oils, fillers, etc., and to corresponding vulcanized polymer compositions and articles comprising vulcanized parts made from, the vulcanized polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: TRINSEO EUROPE GMBH
    Inventors: Sven K. H. Thiele, Christian Döring, Michael Rössle, Daniel Heidenreich
  • Patent number: 10005232
    Abstract: A method for adhering together rubbers to be adhered including a rubber composition containing an ethylene-?-olefin copolymer, an organic peroxide (X1), and carbon black (Y1), using a rubber for adhesion including a rubber composition containing an ethylene-?-olefin copolymer, an organic peroxide (X2), and carbon black (Y2) at an adhesive interface, wherein contents of the organic peroxide (X1) in the rubber to be adhered and the organic peroxide (X2) in the rubber for adhesion are predetermined contents, and a content ratio (X2/X1) of the organic peroxide (X2) to the organic peroxide (X1) is from 1.20 to 2.00.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Deqing Zou
  • Patent number: 9938433
    Abstract: Provided is an acrylic foam adhesive tape including: an acrylic foam layer formed by curing a composition for forming an acrylic foam layer; and an adhesive layer being in contact with one surface of the acrylic foam layer, wherein shear strength of the acrylic foam layer is 5 kg/cm2 to 15 kg/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Hye Kim, Joon Seung Lee, Byoung Hun Ahn, Jang Soon Kim, Ae-Jung Jang, Jae Hwang Lee
  • Patent number: 9932501
    Abstract: The present invention is related to an adhesive composition comprising a 50-95 wt % polymer blend and a tackifier. The blend has a first and second propylene-based polymer, both different homopolymers of propylene or a copolymer of propylene and ethylene or a C4 to C10 alpha-olefin. The blend has a melt viscosity, measured at 190° C., of 1,000 to 30,000 cP and a crystallization temperature of greater than 60° C. The tackifier has a softening point of 85° C. to 105° C., an aromaticity of 5 mol % to 15 mol % aromatic protons, and a Cloud Point of 45° C. to 75° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Ranjan Tripathy, Jean-Roch Schauder
  • Patent number: 9914857
    Abstract: The invention relates to a low application temperature hot melt adhesive. More specifically, the low application temperature hot melt adhesive comprises olefin copolymers with an average Melt Index greater than 5 but less than about 35 g/10 minutes at 190° C. The adhesive is particularly useful in the construction of nonwoven articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: HENKEL IP & HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Yuhong Hu, Maria Xenidou, Alethea Pollock-Downer, Matthew Sharak, Maria Cristina Barbosa DeJesus
  • Patent number: 9764594
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a pneumatic tire having a tread comprising a vulcanizable rubber composition comprising, based on 100 parts by weight of elastomer (phr), (A) from about 50 to about 90 phr of a solution polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber having a glass transition temperature (Tg) ranging from ?65° C. to ?55° C. and functionalized with an alkoxysilane group and at least one functional group selected from the group consisting of primary amines and thiols; (B) from about 50 to about 10 phr of polybutadiene having a cis 1,4 content greater than 95 percent and a Tg ranging from ?80 to ?110° C.; (C) from 30 to 80 phr of a combination of a resin having a Tg of at least 30° C. and an oil, wherein the weight ratio of resin to oil is greater than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Nihat Ali Isitman, Claude Charles Jacoby, Georges Marcel Victor Thielen
  • Patent number: 9676974
    Abstract: A hydrogenated block copolymer pellet having: 100 parts by mass of a pellet molded product of hydrogenated block copolymer A and 0.01 to 1.5 parts by mass of an antiblocking agent of polyethylene-based powder B, wherein the hydrogenated block copolymer A has a polymeric block a mainly having at least one vinyl aromatic monomer unit and polymeric block b mainly having at least one conjugated diene monomer unit, in which a total content of the 1,2-bond content and the 3,4-bond content in the hydrogenated block copolymer A before hydrogenation is less than 40 mol %, based on the total binding amount of the conjugated diene monomer unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshikazu Hoshina, Yasuhiro Kusanose
  • Patent number: 9650466
    Abstract: A composite material includes, in an exemplary embodiment a polyurethane foam and a plurality of inorganic particles dispersed therein. The polyurethane foam is formed from a reaction mixture that includes a first polyether polyol having a first molecular weight and a functionality of about 3 or less, a second polyether polyol having a second molecular weight less than the first molecular weight and a functionality of greater than about 3, and at least one isocyanate. The ratio of an amount of the first polyol in the reaction mixture to an amount of the second polyol in the reaction mixture is between about 1:1 to about 5:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventor: Fyodor A. Shutov
  • Patent number: 9649402
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sterile wound dressing having a backing and a nonabsorbent elastomer wound contact layer, wherein the elastomer matrix is formed by a synthetic three-block elastomer, preferably a copolymer of polystyrene block and polyolefin block (SEPS, SEBS, SEEPS, etc.) or mixtures thereof, wherein the total polymer content is less than 3.2 wt %, in particular 3.0 wt % or less, preferably 2.6 wt % or less, and is plasticized by an apolar oil and/or petroleum jelly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: LOHMANN & RAUSCHER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Marius-Thomas Gorka
  • Patent number: 9508935
    Abstract: A function layer ink used for forming a function layer by a liquid coating process contains a function layer material containing a macromolecular material or a low-molecular-weight material, and a mixed solvent containing solvent A and solvent B. Solvent A has a viscosity in the range of 0.01 to 0.05 Pa·s, and solvent B has a viscosity of less than 0.01 Pa·s and a lower boiling point than solvent A. The mixed solvent has a viscosity of less than 0.02 Pa·s and a boiling point in the range of 200 to 350° C., and contains 0.1% to 10% by weight of solvent A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shotaro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9373290
    Abstract: A display module is disclosed herein. The display module includes a substrate, an auxiliary display component, and an e-paper display component. The auxiliary display component is disposed on the substrate. The e-paper display component is disposed on the auxiliary display component. In a shutter mode, the e-paper display component is substantially transparent, such that an image displayed by the auxiliary display component can pass along the e-paper display component and can be presented on a viewing side of the display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: Cheng-Hao Lee
  • Patent number: 9326933
    Abstract: In accordance with this invention, there is provided an oral care composition comprising a multimodal blend of copolymers of maleic acid or maleic anhydride and an alkyl vinyl ether and a non-cationic antibacterial agent. The compositions feature improved retention of the antibacterial agent on teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
    Inventors: William Prosise, Jay Hilsenbeck
  • Patent number: 9224659
    Abstract: A method for testing a plurality of semiconductor devices arranged on a strip may include forming an array of semiconductor devices on a frame, wherein contact pads of adjacent semiconductor devices are shorted, partially cutting the strip to electrically isolate individual semiconductor devices in the array, placing the strip on an adhesive tape configured to withstand low temperatures (e.g., below ?20° C. or below ?50° C.), arranging the strip and tape on a test chuck, exposing the test chuck, strip, and tape to temperatures below an ambient temperature and testing the plurality of semiconductor devices while exposed to a low temperature. In one embodiment a KAPTON™ film is used as the adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Santi Butsoongnoen, Yutthana Jittabut, Phisanu Sombatklung, Manuschai Chainok, Prasit Sriprasert
  • Patent number: 9147882
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide: a binder for a lithium ion secondary battery electrode, which is water-dispersible type and has favorable adhesion between active materials and between the active material and current collectors, along with charge-discharge high-temperature cycle characteristics; a slurry using the binder; an electrode using the slurry; and a lithium ion secondary battery using the electrode. The present invention relates to a binder composition for a lithium ion secondary battery electrode, which is obtained by emulsion polymerization of an ethylenically unsaturated monomer in the presence of a surfactant, the ethylenically unsaturated monomer containing, as essential constituents, 15 to 70 mass % of styrene with respect to the total mass of ethylenically unsaturated monomers, an ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid ester, an ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid and an internal cross-linking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignees: SHOWA DENKO K. K., NEC ENERGY DEVICES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Hanasaki, Kazunari Fukase, Jiro Uchida, Yasutaka Kono, Yuka Chikugo, Kou Ishiguchi
  • Patent number: 9115272
    Abstract: A sealant composition for use in two-pane or multi-pane insulating glass or solar modules, the sealant composition including: a) an olefinic polymer having a number average molecular weight from about 100 D to about 700,000 D, preferably from about 100 D to about 300,000 D; b) a modified olefinic polymer; c) a fine-particle inert filler; d) at least one of a desiccant and a water scavenger, and e) an aging resistor. The sealant composition has a tensile strength greater than 20 PSI, preferably greater than 50 PSI, a lap shear strength greater than 20 PSI, preferable greater than 40 PSI, and the tensile and lap shear strengths balanced such that the sealant fails cohesively before failing adhesively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: ADCO Products LLC
    Inventors: Rahul Rasal, Paul Snowwhite, Harold Becker, Heike Brucher, Norbert Schott
  • Patent number: 9090728
    Abstract: A binder for secondary battery electrodes contains a copolymer latex obtained by emulsion polymerization of a monomer composition containing 12.0 to 39.5 wt % of an aliphatic conjugated diene-based monomer, 1.5 to 8.5 wt % of an unsaturated carboxylic acid alkyl ester monomer, 0.1 to 10.0 wt % of an ethylene-based unsaturated carboxylic acid monomer, and 42.0 to 86.4 wt % of a monomer that is copolymerizable therewith, wherein 50 to 100 wt % of the copolymer latex is toluene-insoluble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON A & L INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsuyama, Kimio Misaki
  • Patent number: 9029455
    Abstract: Soft polyolefin composition with improved processability comprising from 8 to 45% by weight of a polypropylene component (A), from 82 to 45% by weight of an elastomeric component (B), and from 10 to 25% by weight of a viscosity reducing agent (C) comprising polybutene-1 and paraffinic wax or grease. The composition is easily processable also by injection molding and has better tensile properties than compositions in which processability is improved by visbreaking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Paolo Goberti, Johan De Clippeleir, Giampaolo Pellegatti, Friederike Morhard, Stefano Spataro
  • Patent number: 8980985
    Abstract: In the past, it was difficult to fix an adherend sufficiently during polishing processing and to peel off the adherend conveniently. Provided is a non-reactive temporary fixing composition for plane polishing having a shear stress strength of not less than 0.05 MPa and a normal stress strength of less than 100 N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Three Bond Fine Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasutoshi Nogami, Manabu Kirino, Yoshimune Shundoh, Shinya Kodaira
  • Patent number: 8980997
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adhesive composition in which a solid component is dissolved in a solvent, the solid component being dissolved in the solvent to have a solid component content of not less than 20% by weight with respect to a total amount of the solid component and the solvent, the solid component containing resin obtained by polymerizing a monomer composition that contains a cycloolefin monomer, the solvent having no carbon-carbon double bond, and an alcohol content contained in the solvent being not more than 0.45% by weight with respect to an entire amount of the solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koki Tamura, Takahiro Asai, Atsushi Kubo, Hirofumi Imai, Takahiro Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 8968480
    Abstract: Unprocessed, processed or refined hydrocarbon liquids as well as processed vegetable derived oil contaminants may be sequestered from a contaminated surface by applying onto the surface a blend comprising crumb rubber and hydrated magnesium silicate. The contaminated surface may be a solid surface (such as one composed of concrete, cement or asphalt) as well as an aqueous surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Oil Spill Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Fred Wulf, Phillip D. Calvert
  • Patent number: 8933177
    Abstract: To provide a release modifier which provides a heavy release force to a cured release layer of silicone coating composition. The release modifier comprises an organopolysiloxane resin-organopolysiloxane condensation reaction product that is obtained by the condensation reaction of (a1) 100 weight parts of MQ-type organopolysiloxane resin in which the molar ratio of the M unit to the Q unit is 0.6 to 1.0 and the content of the hydroxyl group or alkoxy group is 0.3 to 2.0 weight % with (a2) 20 to 150 weight parts of chain-form diorganopolysiloxane that has an average degree of polymerization of 100 to 1000 and at least one hydroxyl group or alkoxy group; this organopolysiloxane resin-organopolysiloxane condensation reaction product preferably has a prescribed hydroxyl group content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Corning Toray Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiji Hori, Takateru Yamada, Chung Mien Kuo
  • Patent number: 8871846
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plastic material comprising a composition Z comprising the components A, B, C and D, the component A being a polyester, the component B being a polyamide, the component C being a transition metal catalyst, the component D being an organic compound selected from the group consisting of paraffins, vegetable oils, polyalkylene glycols, esters of polyols, alkoxylates, and mixtures of these substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant Masterbatches (Italia) S.p.A.
    Inventor: Flavio Fava
  • Patent number: 8871852
    Abstract: Self-sealing elastomer composition that can in particular be used as puncture-resistant layer in an inflatable article, comprising at least 30 phr of a saturated thermoplastic styrene elastomer, at most 70 phr of an unsaturated thermoplastic styrene elastomer and more than 200 phr of an oil extender. Inflatable article, such as a tire, provided with a puncture-resistant layer comprising, as self-sealing composition, an elastomer composition according to the invention. Advantageously, the puncture-resistant layer is combined with an airtight layer, for example based on butyl rubber, so as to constitute, in the inflatable article, a puncture-resistant airtight laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignees: Michelin Recherche et Techniques S.A., Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Pierre Lesage, Vincent Abad
  • Patent number: 8871835
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a heat conductive elastomer composite useful as the heat radiating member of electric parts or electronic parts, or the like. In the present invention, an aluminum hydroxide having a surface covered with an organic coupling agent and/or an inactivated magnesium oxide, being a magnesia clinker having a surface covered with an inorganic substance and/or an organic substance, is (are) combined as heat conductive filler(s) in an elastomer composite mainly composed of a styrenic elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Aronkasei Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Masanori Shiraki, Noriaki Date, Yasujuki Agari
  • Patent number: 8865815
    Abstract: The invention is intended to easily enhance both the stain-resistant property against water scale and the stain-resistant property against oily components, in sanitary ceramic wares and the like which are brought into contact with water containing soluble silica as well as oily components. The stain-resistant coating material of the invention contains a main agent formed from a perfluoropolyether, and a solvent including an alkane and an alcohol, while the alkane has mean molecular weight of 138 to 180 g/mol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Lixil Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Nagashima, Masashi Miura, Norifumi Isu
  • Patent number: 8802739
    Abstract: Disclosed are low VOC defoaming agents comprising at least one active defoaming compound or combination of defoaming compounds, and a liquid carrier comprising one or more organic compounds having a viscosity of less than about 100 centistokes (cSt) at 40° C. as measured by ASTM D445, having a VOC content as measured by ASTM method D3960 “Standard Practice for Determining Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content of Paints and Related Coatings” of not greater than about 1% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: John Mangano, Vasudevan Balasubramaniam, Daniel Herzog
  • Patent number: 8791174
    Abstract: An ink composition includes a particulate pigment, a hydrocarbon vehicle, an organic polyamine and an organic polyacid. A ratio by weight percent of the organic polyamine to the organic polyacid in the hydrocarbon vehicle is sufficient to render a conductivity of the ink composition to equal to or less than 15 nanosiemens per centimeter. The ink composition is prepared by combining the particulate pigment with a composition that includes the hydrocarbon vehicle, the organic polyamine and the organic polyacid. The combination is subjected to conditions under which the particulate pigment becomes dispersed in the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Doris Pik-Yiu Chun, Hou T. Ng
  • Patent number: 8759279
    Abstract: A film formed from a biodegradable polymer matrix within which is contained at least one fragrance is provided. The ability to incorporate a fragrance into the polymer matrix is achieved in the present invention by controlling a variety of aspects of the film construction, including the nature of the fragrance, the nature of the biodegradable polymer, the manner in which the polymer matrix and fragrance are melt processed, etc. For example, the fragrance may be injected directly into the extruder and melt blended with the biodegradable polymer. In this manner, the costly and time-consuming steps of pre-encapsulation or pre-compounding of the fragrance into a masterbatch are not required. Furthermore, to obtain a balance between the ability of the fragrance to release the desired odor during use and likewise to minimize the premature exhaustion of the odor during melt processing, the fragrance is selected to have a boiling point (at atmospheric pressure) within a certain range, such as from about 125° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Sara A. Funk, James H. Wang
  • Patent number: 8664320
    Abstract: A film composition comprising one or more propylene-based polymers and one or more hydrocarbon resins, and methods for making the same are provided. The propylene-based polymer may have (i) 60 wt % or more units derived from propylene, (ii) isotactically arranged propylene derived sequences, and (iii) a heat of fusion less than 65 J/g. The hydrocarbon resin may have a glass transition temperature greater than 20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Narayanaswami Raja Dharmarajan, Michael Glenn Williams
  • Patent number: 8653169
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are adhesives comprising a copolymer comprising at least 80 wt % of units derived from propylene and from about 1 to about 20 wt % of units derived from at least one C6 to C10 alpha-olefin. The copolymer has a molecular weight of less than 100,000 and a heat of fusion between about 10 and about 70 J/g. An adhesive containing the copolymer preferably exhibits at least 50% fiber tear at ?18° C. and at least 50% fiber tear at +25° C. using Inland paper board as a substrate; a viscosity of less than 50,000 mPa sec at 190° C., a set time of less than 4 seconds and a toughness of at least 3.4 megajoule/m3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Peijun Jiang, Patrick Brant, Chad E. Bernard, David R. Johnsrud, Charles L. Sims
  • Patent number: 8642695
    Abstract: A non-aqueous pigment ink comprising a pigment, a pigment dispersant and a non-aqueous solvent, wherein the pigment dispersant is an acrylic polymer comprising, as constituent monomers, (M1) an alkyl(meth)acrylate having an alkyl group of 12 or more carbon atoms, (M2) a (meth)acrylic acid derivative having an amino group, and (M3) a (meth)acrylic acid derivative having a glycidyl group, in which the combination of all the constituent monomers comprises from 7 to 15 mol % of the monomer (M2) and from 0.5 to 3 mol % of the monomer (M3) and the molar ratio (M2)/(M3) between the monomer (M2) and the monomer (M3) is within a range from 4 to 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Riso Kagaku Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke Uozumi, Ayako Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 8623953
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to gels that flow through an orifice. Specifically the invention relates to gels that are dispensed through a trigger spray nozzle or aerosol spray valve. Still more specifically, the invention relates to nonaquious gels containing polymers whose instantaneous viscosity reversibly decreases when the gel experiences shear loads. The invention includes spray gel compositions, methods of making spray gels and methods of dispensing gels whose viscosity exhibits an instantaneous temporary decrease in viscosity when the gel is subjected to shear force as happens when it flows through an orifice, such as a spray nozzle or aerosol valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Calumet Penreco, LLC
    Inventor: Steluta Gina Butuc
  • Patent number: 8609758
    Abstract: An inflatable article such as a pneumatic tire provided with a puncture-resistant layer comprising, by way of a self-sealing composition, an elastomer composition comprising at least, as predominant elastomer, a thermoplastic styrene (TPS) elastomer, more than 200 phr of an extender oil and more than 20 phr of a hydrocarbon resin, the glass transition temperature of which is greater than 0° C. The puncture-resistant layer is advantageously combined with an airtight layer, for example based on butyl rubber, so as to form, in the pneumatic article, an airtight puncture-resistant laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignees: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A., Compagnie General des Etablissments Michelin
    Inventors: José Merino-Lopez, Pierre Lesage, Bozena Voge
  • Patent number: 8552089
    Abstract: There is provided an ink composition for forming a light shielding film in an organic semiconductor device which is capable of stably forming a fine pattern when forming a finely patterned light shielding film by the letterpress reverse printing method or microcontact printing method, which can be baked at a temperature equal to or less than the substrate heatproof temperature, and which is also capable of providing light shielding property and mechanical strength, the ink composition for forming a light shielding film in an organic semiconductor device which is an ink composition for forming a light shielding film in an organic semiconductor device comprising a black pigment; a resin component; a surface energy modifier; a quick-drying organic solvent; a slow-drying organic solvent; and a mold releasing agent, wherein the resin component comprises a solid resin that is in a solid state at 200° C. or less and a liquid resin that is in a liquid state at 10 to 50° C. at a ratio (solid resin/liquid resin) of 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Etori, Hiroshi Isozumi, Masanori Kasai
  • Patent number: 8513347
    Abstract: This invention relates a composition comprising: (i) at least one low molecular weight polyolefin; (ii) a block copolymer obtainable by selectively hydrogenating a block copolymer having terminal polymeric blocks of a vinyl aromatic monomer and a mid-block prepared originally with an olefin and subsequently hydrogenated; and (iii) polypropylene; (iv) with the proviso that when (i) is a PAO having a molecular weight of between about 400 and 1000 g/mole, either: (a) (iii) is a homopolymer characterized by an MFR greater than 2 g/10 min, (b) (iii) is a copolymer; or (c) (iii) is a polymer or copolymer made by a metallocene catalyst; or (d) the composition does not contain calcium carbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Mun Fu Tse, Thottinal Abraham Mathew, Feng Li
  • Patent number: 8486188
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for production of polyhydroxyfunctional polysiloxanes with branched polyglycidol polyether groups, in which firstly at least one allylic or methallylic starting material is reacted with at least one glycidol, such that an allyl polyether or methallyl polyether is formed, and then the allyl polyether or methallyl polyether thus produced is added to a Si—H functional alkyl polysiloxane in the presence of an acid buffering agent. The invention further relates to polysiloxanes, which may be obtained by said method and the use of the polysiloxanes in coating agents, polymeric coating masses and thermoplastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: BYK-Chemie GmbH
    Inventors: Wojciech Jaunky, Albert Frank, Hans-Willi Bogershausen, Wolfgang Griesel, Petra Della Valentina, Jurgen Omeis
  • Patent number: 8481632
    Abstract: A method for improving the flowability of a mixture that contains wax and other hydrocarbons, which method comprises adding to the mixture an amount of a dendrimeric hyperbranched polyester amide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Petrus Franciscus Van Bergen, Menno Anton Van Dijk, Albert Jan Zeeman
  • Patent number: 8461246
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mixture of conjugated diene-vinyl aromatic hydrocarbon copolymers and an adhesive having the same. The mixture of conjugated diene-vinyl aromatic hydrocarbon copolymers comprises 10 to 45 wt. % of a conjugated diene-vinyl aromatic hydrocarbon di-block copolymer, 10 to 45 wt. % of a conjugated diene-vinyl aromatic hydrocarbon tapered di-block copolymer and 10 to 80 wt. % of a conjugated diene-vinyl aromatic multi-block copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: TSRC Corporation
    Inventors: Kung-Hsi Chan, Tsung Hsin Chen, Tai Wen Chiu
  • Patent number: 8415427
    Abstract: A stable caulk or sealant composition containing as principal ingredients styrene-ethylene/butylene-styrene copolymer and Diethyl ether is disclosed. The composition is generally employed in a canister pressurized with a propellant to expel a stream of water-impervious sealant to fill cracks, crevices and gaps to water damage. When desired, the sealant is removable from the application area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Floodfoam, Inc.
    Inventors: G. Blair Campbell, Nick Conley
  • Patent number: 8389615
    Abstract: A composition comprising: (i) at least one low molecular weight polyolefin; (ii) at least one block copolymer obtainable by selectively hydrogenating a block copolymer having terminal polymeric blocks of a vinyl aromatic monomer and a mid-block prepared originally with an olefin and subsequently hydrogenated; (iii) at least one polypropylene; and (iv) at least one plastomer, wherein the plastomer is an ethylene based polymer having a density of 0.86 g/cc to about 0.910 g/cc or a propylene based polymer having a heat of fusion (Hf) of 70 J/g or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Mun Fu Tse, Thottinal Abraham Mathew, Feng Li
  • Patent number: 8389616
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polymer composition comprising: 70 wt % to 99.5 wt % of a nitrile-group containing elastomer, wherein the elastomer has: a Mooney Viscosity of 15 to 115 MU; and a nitrile monomer content of 0.5 wt % to 50 wt %; and 0.5 wt % to 30 wt % of a non-functionalized plasticizer (NFP), wherein the NFP has: a kinematic viscosity at 100° C. of 4 to 1000 cSt, a flash point of ?200° C., a viscosity index of ?120, and a specific gravity of ?0.865; and wherein the composition has: a 25% compression set at 70 hours and ?30° C. that is at least 110% of the 25% compression set of same composition without the NFP tested at the same conditions, and a retained tensile strength, in MPa, after 168 hours at 175° C., that is at least about 88% of the retained tensile strength of the same composition that has not been aged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce A. Harrington, David B. Dunaway, Chon-Yie Lin
  • Patent number: 8354465
    Abstract: A film composition comprising one or more propylene-based polymers and one or more hydrocarbon resins, and methods for making the same are provided. The propylene-based polymer may have (i) 60 wt % or more units derived from propylene, (ii) isotactically arranged propylene derived sequences, and (iii) a heat of fusion less than 65 J/g. The hydrocarbon resin may have a glass transition temperature greater than 20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Narayanaswami Raja Dharmarajan, M. Glenn Williams
  • Patent number: 8324294
    Abstract: High performing nanoparticle compositions suitable for printing, such as by inkjet printing, are provided herein. In particular, there is provided a conductive ink formulation comprising silver nanoparticles which has optimal performance, such as, reduced coffee ring effect, improved adhesion to substrates, and extended printhead de-cap time or latency time. The ink formulation comprises two or more solvents and a resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yiliang Wu, Jenny Eliyahu, Ping Liu, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Patent number: 8324310
    Abstract: Plasticizing system which can be used for the plasticizing of a diene rubber composition, wherein it is based on an MES or TDAE oil and on a resin formed of terpene/vinylaromatic copolymer, in particular copolymer of limonene and of stirene. Rubber composition exhibiting an improved abrasion and cut resistance, the composition being based on at least a diene elastomer, a reinforcing filler, a crosslinking system and a plasticizing system comprising between 5 and 35 phr of an MES or TDAE oil and between 5 and 35 phr of such a resin formed of terpene/vinylaromatic copolymer (pce=parts by weight per hundred parts of elastomer). Process for preparing such a composition, use of the composition for the manufacture of a finished article or of a semi-finished product intended for a tire or a tire/motor vehicle connecting system, in particular a tire tread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Pierre Robert, Stéphanie De Landtsheer, Jean-Michel Favrot, Garance Lopitaux
  • Patent number: 8309628
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide an ink composition for heatset offset printing which has an excellent drying property, does not cause skinning during storage of ink composition, and has excellent stability on press in printing. The present invention is an ink composition for heatset offset printing containing a pigment, a binder resin, a petroleum solvent, and at least one kind of vegetable oil component selected from the group consisting of a vegetable oil and a fatty acid ester thereof, the content of the vegetable oil component being 20% by mass or less, and the ink composition further containing: 0.008 to 0.7% by mass of a metal soap drier based on the mass of the metal contained in the drier; 0.008 to 12% by mass of at least one kind selected from the group consisting of a polyvalent carboxylic acid, a derivative thereof, tocopherol, and tocotrienol; and 0.08 to 12% by mass of a phenolic antioxidant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Sakata Inx Corp.
    Inventors: Yuichi Kataura, Tomohide Katoh, Naoki Kodaira, Kousuke Naganuma