Mixing Inorganic Silicon-containing Material Having Color Or Numerical Limitations Other Than Amount, E.g., Included Herein Are M.p., Chemical Composition, Particle Size, Surface Area, Etc., Or Composition Or Product Thereof, Dnrm Patents (Class 524/492)
  • Patent number: 10767047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyamide molding compound comprising the following components or consisting of these components: (A) 50 to 95 wt % of a mixture comprising the specific polyamides (A1) and (A2); (B) 5 to 50 wt % of at least one glass filler having a refractive index in the range from 1.510 to 1.539; (C) 0 to 10 wt % of at least one additive; wherein the weight proportions of the components (A) to (C) add up to 100% by weight; wherein the content of (A1) in the mixture (A) is >50 wt %, if the ratio is ?2/?1>1 and the content of (A2) in the mixture (A) is >50 wt %, if the ratio is ?2/?1?1, where ?1=n(A1)?n(B) applies and ?2=n(B)?n(A2) applies; wherein the transparent polyamides (A1) and (A2) have a transparency of at least 90% and a haze of at most 3%; and wherein the mixture (A) has a transparency of at least 88% and a haze of at most 5%. The present invention furthermore relates to molded bodies composed of these polyamide molding compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: EMS-Patent AG
    Inventors: Etienne Aepli, Botho Hoffmann, Heinz Hoff
  • Patent number: 10737531
    Abstract: A rubber composition based on one or more diene elastomer(s), on at least one reinforcing filler, on at least one coupling agent, on at least one chemical crosslinking system, wherein the reinforcing filler comprises silica in the form of essentially spherical nanoparticles, the specific surface area of this silica ranging from 30 m2/g to 250 m2/g. Also disclosed is a process for producing such a composition and also semi-finished or finished articles comprising at least one such composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Vincent Abad, Baptiste Foglieni, Flora Descombes, Salvatore Pagano
  • Patent number: 10717853
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a composition for use in a number of applications including tires. The composition comprises a blend of a rubber component, reinforcing particulate fillers, and based on 100 parts by weight (phr) of the rubber component; from about 5 phr to about 70 phr of a terpene phenol resin having a softening point temperature in the range of from about 100° C. to about 170° C. and having a hydroxyl value in the range from about 5 to about 30. In one embodiment, the terpene phenol resin has a number average molecular weight of from about 700 Da to about 790 Da, a weight average molecular weight of from about 930 Da to about 1090 Da, and a polydispersity index of from about 1.25 to about 1.45.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Kraton Chemical, LLC
    Inventors: Wolfgang Pille-Wolf, Jérémie Guillaume Pichereau, Hannes Hendrik Peter van Erp, Jeffrey R Warmkessel, Blaisdell Benedict Willis
  • Patent number: 10703887
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a resin composition which contains: (A) a saponified ethylene-vinyl ester copolymer; and (B) a cinnamate; wherein the cinnamate (B) is present in a proportion of 0.01 to 10 ppm based on the amount of the saponified ethylene-vinyl ester copolymer (A). Therefore, the use of the resin composition makes it possible to produce a film which is highly transparent, capable of absorbing ultraviolet radiation of a specific wavelength range (e.g., UV-B and UV-C having a wavelength shorter than 320 nm) and free from an odor problem and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei Komuro, Shouichi Kani
  • Patent number: 10703828
    Abstract: A rubber composition for tires of the present technology contains a diene rubber, silica, and a predetermined alkyltrialkoxysilane; the diene rubber containing a butadiene rubber and a particular conjugated diene rubber, a content of the butadiene rubber in the diene rubber being 20 mass % or greater and a content of the particular conjugated diene rubber in the diene rubber being from 30 to 80 mass %; an average glass transition temperature of the diene rubber being from ?65 to ?45° C.; the particular conjugated diene rubber being a conjugated diene rubber produced by a particular production method and having predetermined ranges of aromatic vinyl unit content, vinyl bond content, and weight average molecular weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Maejima, Masaki Sato, Makoto Ashiura
  • Patent number: 10655008
    Abstract: This invention relates to a biodegradable polymer composition which is particularly suitable for use in the manufacture of articles having a high heat deflection temperature (HDT) by injection moulding and thermoforming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: NOVAMONT S.P.A.
    Inventors: Nicola Marini, Angelos Rallis
  • Patent number: 10639933
    Abstract: Provided are a rubber composition for treads which achieves a balanced improvement in fuel economy, abrasion resistance, and wet grip performance while offering good processability, and a pneumatic tire formed from the rubber composition. The present invention relates to a rubber composition for treads containing: a polybutadiene; and a terpene resin having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 40° C. to 90° C., the polybutadiene satisfying the following conditions (A), (B) and (C): (A) a ratio (Tcp/ML1+4, 100° C.) of 5% by mass toluene solution viscosity (Tcp) to Mooney viscosity (ML1+4, 100° C.) is 0.9 to 2.3; (B) a stress relaxation time (T80) is 10.0 to 40.0 seconds, which is a time required for torque to decay by 80%, where 100% represents torque at the end of a ML1+4, 100° C. measurement; and (C) a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) is 2.50 to 4.00.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Keiji Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10583693
    Abstract: A tire 22 includes a plurality of ribs 68 aligned in an axial direction. A rib 68s, among the plurality of ribs 68, disposed on an outer side in the axial direction is sectioned into a body portion 74 and a side portion 76 by a groove 72 that extends in a circumferential direction. The tire 22 includes a tread 26 and a pair of sidewalls 28. The sidewalls 28 extend almost inward from ends, respectively, of the tread 26 in a radial direction. The tread 26 includes a base layer 52, and a cap layer 54 disposed outward of the base layer 52 in the radial direction. The side portion 76 is formed by the cap layer 54 and a corresponding one of the sidewalls 28. The sidewall 28 is stacked on the cap layer 54 in the side portion 76.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Ikuo Atake
  • Patent number: 10584187
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of an alkali metal salt derivative of a specific vinyl aromatic monomer, as an initiator for the copolymerisation of i) one or more conjugated diene monomers and ii) one or more vinyl aromatic monomers. Furthermore, the invention relates to a process for the preparation of a copolymer component comprising coupled copolymer and terminally modified copolymer, and to the copolymer component. Also, the invention relates to a method for preparing a rubber, and to the rubber. Moreover, the invention relates to a rubber composition comprising the rubber. Finally, the invention relates to a tire component comprising the rubber, and to a tire comprising the tire component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SYNTHOS S.A.
    Inventors: Bartlomiej Janowski, Radoslaw Kozak, Pawel Weda, Barbara Robak
  • Patent number: 10584235
    Abstract: A method for preparing a vulcanizable composition of matter, the method comprising mixing, within a first mixing step, rubber, silica, and silica coupling agent to form a first masterbatch composition, adding nicotinamide to the first masterbatch composition and mixing within a second mixing step to form a second masterbatch composition, and adding a curative to the second masterbatch composition and mixing within a final mixing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin C. Galizio
  • Patent number: 10525775
    Abstract: Tire comprising a crown reinforcement formed of two working crown layers having unequal axial widths, layer C of rubber compound between ends of the working crown layers, layer S of polymer compound in contact with at least one working crown layer and in contact with the carcass reinforcement and the crown reinforcement comprising a layer of circumferential reinforcing elements arranged radially between two working crown layers. Distance d between the end of the axially narrowest working layer and the working layer separated from the axially narrowest working layer by the layer C is 1.1ø<d<2.2ø, ø being the diameter of the reinforcing elements of the layer of circumferential reinforcing elements, in a meridian plane. The thickness of layer C is substantially constant and the complex dynamic shear modulus G*, measured at 10% and 60° C. on the return cycle, of layer S is greater than 1.35 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Hichem Rehab, Jean-François Parmentier
  • Patent number: 10494515
    Abstract: According to the process for preparing a vulcanized rubber composition of the invention comprising (a) a step of preparing a master batch comprising a modified conjugated diene polymer and silica, (b) a step of preparing a master batch comprising an isoprene rubber and silica, (c) a step of kneading the master batch obtained in (a) and the master batch obtained in (b), and (d) a step of vulcanizing a kneaded product obtained in (c), wherein the obtained vulcanized rubber composition comprises a phase A comprising a modified conjugated diene polymer and a phase B comprising an isoprene rubber, which are incompatible with each other, an abundance ratio ? of silica in the phase A satisfies 0.5???0.9 (Relation 1), and a proportion ? of the modified conjugated diene polymer satisfies 0.4???0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mikako Takenaka, Ryoji Kojima
  • Patent number: 10457752
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the invention, a curable rubber composition is provided which includes a high molecular weight diene elastomer; optionally, a carbon black composition; a silica composition; and a farnesene polymer comprising farnesene monomers. The farnesene polymer is modified with at least one silane group, has a number average molecular weight of 1,000 g/mol to 100,000 g/mol, and has a glass transition temperature of equal to or less than ?50° C. According to another aspect of the invention, a method for producing a rubber composition for use in a tire is provided. The method includes forming a composition by mixing a farnesene polymer modified with at least one silane group, a silica composition, a high molecular weight diene elastomer, and optionally a carbon black composition, the farnesene polymer comprising farnesene monomers; and curing the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Steven K. Henning, Jean-Marc Monsallier, Nan Tian
  • Patent number: 10438718
    Abstract: A method comprising at least a step of preparing a silane master batch by melt-kneading a base resin (RB) containing a non-aromatic organic oil, an organic peroxide, an inorganic filler, and a silane coupling agent, in specific mass ratio, and a step of mixing the silane master batch and a silanol condensation catalyst or a silane master batch; a heat-resistant silane crosslinked resin molded body and a heat-resistant silane crosslinkable resin composition prepared by the method, and a silane master batch and a heat-resistant product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Arifumi Matsumura, Masaki Nishiguchi
  • Patent number: 10421842
    Abstract: A preparation method of a rubber composition for a tire assures that good processability can be obtained even if a silane coupling agent having a mercapto group is blended. The preparation method of a rubber composition for a tire is characterized by initiating kneading of a rubber component and a compound represented by the following formula (1) before kneading the rubber component and a silane coupling agent having a mercapto group. (Wherein each of R1 to R4 independently represents a straight-chain or branched chain alkyl group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms or a cycloalkyl group having 5 to 12 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro Tanaka, Takayuki Nagase, Keiji Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10414906
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide pneumatic tires that can achieve both abrasion resistance and low heat build-up properties. The present invention relates to a pneumatic tire including a tread formed from a rubber composition, the rubber composition containing: a rubber component including an isoprene-based rubber and a high-cis polybutadiene rubber having a cis content of 90% by mass or more; one or more types of carbon black; and sulfur, at least one of the one or more types of carbon black being produced from a feedstock oil that has a BMCI value of 150 or less and an aliphatic hydrocarbon content of 30% by mass or more, the BMCI value being calculated from the average boiling point T (° C.) and the specific gravity D (60/60° F.) relative to water at 60° F. according to the equation below, BMCI=48,640/(T+273)+473.7D?456.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota Kitago, Takayuki Nagase, Yuuki Kawana, Takayuki Hattori, Takao Wada, Soh Ishino, Yuhei Yamashiro, Masaki Oshimo, Masanobu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10407517
    Abstract: A rubber composition for tires of the present technology contains a diene rubber, silica, a silane coupling agent, a fatty acid metal salt, and a predetermined alkyltrialkoxysilane; the diene rubber containing 60 mass % or greater of a modified conjugated diene rubber and 30 mass % or greater of a particular conjugated diene rubber which corresponds to a part or all of the modified conjugated diene rubber; an average glass transition temperature of the diene rubber being from ?45 to ?20° C.; the particular conjugated diene rubber being a conjugated diene rubber produced by a particular production method and having predetermined ranges of aromatic vinyl unit content, vinyl bond content, and weight average molecular weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Iizuka, Hiroki Sugimoto, Makoto Ashiura
  • Patent number: 10357998
    Abstract: A tire tread comprises a rubber composition based on at least one natural or synthetic polyisoprene, at a content ranging from 50 phr to 100 phr, a reinforcing filler comprising predominantly, by weight, inorganic filler, a coupling agent, a plasticizing agent at a content of less than or equal to 10 phr and a sulphur-based crosslinking system. The composition contains a zinc content ranging from 0.7 to 2 phr.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Damien Thomasson, Perrine Vallat, Jean-Philippe Weber
  • Patent number: 10351697
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a tire rubber composition includes kneading a rubber component, a silane coupling agent and a silica having a BET specific surface area of 210 m2/g or more, adding a vulcanization accelerator to a first kneaded material including the rubber component, silane coupling agent and silica, kneading a first resulting mixture including the rubber component, silane coupling agent, silica and vulcanization accelerator such that a second kneaded material including the rubber component, silane coupling agent, silica and vulcanization accelerator is obtained, adding a vulcanization agent to the second kneaded material including the rubber component, silane coupling agent, silica and vulcanization accelerator, and kneading a second resulting mixture including the rubber component, silane coupling agent, silica, vulcanization accelerator and vulcanization agent. The first kneaded material has a pH of 6.5 or less, and the second kneaded material has a pH of 8.0 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yuka Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10308073
    Abstract: A tire with radial carcass reinforcement, comprising a crown reinforcement, itself capped radially by a tread connected to two beads by two sidewalls, the said tread comprising at least two radially superposed layers of polymer compound, a first layer of filled elastomeric compound, constituting the radially outer part of the tread, has a macrodispersion score Z higher than 80 and a maximum tan(?) value, denoted tan(?)max, lower than 0.130 and a second layer of elastomeric compound radially on the inside of the said first layer of elastomeric compound has an elongation at break at 60° C. that is higher than 600%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN, MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Gervais, Alain Durand
  • Patent number: 10308746
    Abstract: Disclosed is a conjugated diene polymer comprising a conjugated diene as a monomeric unit. The conjugated diene polymer is obtained by a polymerization reaction in a reaction solution comprising a conjugated diene, at least one compound selected from the group consisting of limonene, terpinene, and terpinolene, and an organoalkali metal compound as a polymerization initiator. Mz/Mn is 1.7 or more and 4.0 or less, when Mz is a Z-average molecular weight of the conjugated diene polymer, Mn is a number average molecular weight of the conjugated diene polymer, and the Z-average molecular weight and the number average molecular weight are values in terms of polystyrene by gel permeation chromatography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Koichiro Tajima
  • Patent number: 10294349
    Abstract: Provided is a rubber composition for tires which can prevent discoloration and improve ozone resistance while maintaining or improving good elongation at break, and further can be produced with high efficiency. Also provided are a pneumatic tire formed from the same, and a method for producing the same. Included is a rubber composition for tires, including: a rubber component; a phenylenediamine antioxidant; and a masterbatch, the masterbatch containing a specific nonionic surfactant and a silica having a BET value of 40-250 m2/g at a mass ratio of 1:5 to 1:0.15, the rubber component containing a diene rubber in an amount of 70-100% by mass per 100% by mass of the rubber component, the rubber composition including, per 100 parts by mass of the rubber component, 1.0-10.0 parts by mass of the phenylenediamine antioxidant and 0.1-5.0 parts by mass of the nonionic surfactant introduced in the form of the masterbatch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Miyazaki, Ryuichi Tokimune
  • Patent number: 10253180
    Abstract: The invention relates to thermoplastic elastomer compositions comprising a blend of a thermoplastic urethane polymer and a silicone composition, and to a process for forming a vulcanized thermoplastic elastomer composition. The thermoplastic elastomer composition comprises a blend of a thermoplastic organic polymer comprising a urethane polymer and (B) a silicone composition comprising (B1) a silicone base comprising (B1a) a diorganopolysiloxane gum having an average of at least 2 alkenyl groups per molecule and (B1b) from 1 to 50% by weight based on the diorganopolysiloxane gum (B1a) of a reinforcing filler, and (B2) an organohydrido silicone compound which contains an average of at least 2 silicon-bonded hydrogen groups per molecule, wherein the weight ratio of the thermoplastic organic polymer (A) to the silicone composition (B) is in the range 55:45 to 80:20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Multibase SA
    Inventors: Sylvain Boucard, Yann Gradelet
  • Patent number: 10233311
    Abstract: The invention relates to preparation of a precipitated silica reinforced rubber composition which contains styrene/butadiene elastomer modified with a combination of bis(3-triethoxysilylpropyl) polysulfide silica coupler and mercaptoorganoalkoxysilane, a rubber composition thereof and a tire with a component of such rubber composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Liqing Ma, Bruce Raymond Hahn, George Jim Papakonstantopoulos, Eric Sean Castner, Dan Qu, Paul Harry Sandstrom
  • Patent number: 10214633
    Abstract: This invention relates to heavy duty pneumatic rubber tires with treads intended for use on diverse surfaces, particularly for off-the-road service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Ryan Michael Schmidt, Paul Harry Sandstrom
  • Patent number: 10215176
    Abstract: A stator for use in a positive displacement motor. The stator comprises a rubber compound including fiber reinforcement. The fiber reinforcement includes a plurality of elongated fibers. The elongated fibers in the fiber reinforcement create a grain direction generally with the grain in the longitudinal direction of the stator tube and across the grain in the transverse direction. The rubber compound has a 25% tensile Modulus that is at least 10% lower across the grain than with the grain. The fiber reinforcement includes a fiber loading of greater than about 2.5 phr of elongate fibers, the elongate fibers have a Modulus of greater than about 60 GPa, and the rubber compound has a 25% tensile Modulus of greater than about 400 psi against the grain and a 50% tensile Modulus of greater than about 700 psi against the grain. In some embodiments, the rubber reinforcement also comprises a blend of fibrillated fibers and short cut fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Basintek, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Thomas Cariveau, Robert Bohmer
  • Patent number: 10106674
    Abstract: [PROBLEM] To provide a method for manufacturing a rubber composition that will serve as raw material for vulcanized rubber which excels in tear resistance, wet performance, and ability to achieve reduced heat generation. [SOLUTION MEANS] Manufacture of a tire or of a rubber composition by means of a method comprising an operation in which (a) a wet master batch comprising a first rubber and a first carbon black, (b) a second rubber comprising styrene-butadiene rubber, and (c) a second carbon black are dry-blended together under specific conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chiya Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10072114
    Abstract: A modified conjugated diene polymer obtained by modifying a conjugated diene polymer that is obtained by polymerizing a conjugated diene compound or polymerizing a conjugated diene compound and an aromatic vinyl compound is produced by a production method comprising a first modification step wherein an unsaturated binding site at least either in the skeleton or at the side chain of the conjugated diene polymer is reacted with a first compound having a group 4 or 13 element of the periodic table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: JSR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Morita, Takahiro Kawai, Takeshi Yuasa, Koichiro Tani, Koji Okada, Ryoji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10066076
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for preparing a conjugated diene polymer including synthesizing an initiator having an anionic end containing an amine and a cationic end containing an alkali metal, polymerizing a combination of an aromatic vinyl monomer using the initiator to synthesize a polymer having a modified end, coupling or reacting the polymer with a compound having at least one silyl group substituted by an alkoxy group and a nitrogen atom to prepare a modified conjugated diene polymer having one end containing amine and the other end containing silyl group substituted by one or more alkoxy group and a nitrogen atom, and a rubber composition comprising the conjugated diene polymer and silica as a reinforcing agent and thus exhibiting superior heat generation, tensile strength, abrasion resistance and wet skid resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Ro Mi Lee, Sang Mi Lee, Heung Yeal Choi, Yu Jin Kim, Moon Seok Chun
  • Patent number: 10035891
    Abstract: This present invention discloses a modified thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) rolling film and relates to a preparation method thereof. The modified thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) rolling film comprises: 100 parts by weight of TPU resin, 3 to 8 parts by weight of Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) resin, 5 to 10 parts by weight of Thermo Plastic Silicone Vulcanizate (TPSiV) resin, 5 to 15 parts by weight of TPU color masterbatch, 0.5 to 1.5 parts by weight of antioxidant, 0.5 to 1.5 parts by weight of light stabilizer, 10 to 15 parts by weight of flame retardant, and 0.03 to 0.1 parts by weight of compound lubricant. This kind of rolling film has a uniform thickness and high surface gloss, and is yellowing resistant, abrasion resistant, flame retardant, and low-temperature resistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: FUZHOU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yuying Zheng, Jinxian Lin
  • Patent number: 10035903
    Abstract: Rubber formulations include a rubber and a norbornylized seed oil. The norbornylized seed oil is a seed oil that is modified with norbornylene groups. The norbornylized seed oil can replace petroleum oils currently often used in rubber formulations. A process for creating a rubber formulation includes the steps of adding a norbornylized seed oil to a rubber, wherein the norbornylized seed oil is a seed oil modified with norbornylene groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Mark Soucek, Avraam Isayev
  • Patent number: 10014596
    Abstract: A conductor terminal with an insulating housing that has a conductor insertion opening for inserting an electrical conductor and a contact pin insertion opening for inserting a contact pin, with a clamping spring for clamping an electrical conductor, wherein the clamping spring has a clamping leg with a clamping edge oriented so as to rest against the electrical conductor to be clamped, has a spring bend, and has a support leg, wherein the conductor insertion opening leads to the clamping edge in order to guide the electrical conductor to a clamping point formed by the clamping edge, and wherein the contact pin insertion opening extends into the interior of the insulating housing in the opposite direction to the conductor insertion opening and leads to the support leg in order to guide the contact pin for clamping to the support leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Frank Hartmann
  • Patent number: 9988515
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for preparing a conjugated diene polymer including synthesizing an initiator having an anionic end containing an amine and a cationic end containing an alkali metal, polymerizing a combination of an aromatic vinyl monomer using the initiator to synthesize a polymer having a modified end, coupling or reacting the polymer with a compound having at least one silyl group substituted by an alkoxy group and a nitrogen atom to prepare a modified conjugated diene polymer having one end containing amine and the other end containing silyl group substituted by one or more alkoxy group and a nitrogen atom, and a rubber composition comprising the conjugated diene polymer and silica as a reinforcing agent and thus exhibiting superior heat generation, tensile strength, abrasion resistance and wet skid resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Ro Mi Lee, Sang Mi Lee, Heung Yeal Choi, Yu Jin Kim, Moon Seok Chun
  • Patent number: 9976005
    Abstract: The application relates to a composition and manufacturing and a use of a composite structure having vibrational properties and to a product thereof. According to an embodiment a composition comprises a matrix material and organic natural fiber material, wherein speed of sound is arranged to be different in different directions in the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: UPM-KYMMENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harri Kosonen, Sami Turunen, Jere Salminen, Petri Myllytie, Kari Luukko, Stefan Fors
  • Patent number: 9856368
    Abstract: A sulfur-crosslinkable rubber mixture, in particular for pneumatic vehicle tires, straps, belts, and hoses, is disclosed which exhibits, among other things, improved rolling resistance behavior. The rubber mixture contains at least the following constituents: 5 to 95 phr of at least one styrene-butadiene rubber, which is functionalized with phthalocyanine groups and/or hydroxy groups and/or epoxy groups and/or silane-sulfide groups and the styrene content of which is 0 to 12 wt % and which has a glass transition temperature (Tg) according to DSC of ?75 to ?120° C. in the unvulcanized state, 5 to 95 phr of at least one further rubber, and 20 to 300 phr of at least one silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Katharina Herzog, Carla Recker, Viktoria Pavon Sierra, Norbert Kendziorra, Thomas Kramer, Thorsten Torbruegge, Norbert Mueller
  • Patent number: 9815972
    Abstract: To provide a fluoro-rubber composition whereby good hardness and good elongation are obtainable in a rubber article after cross-linking, and a cross-linked rubber article using the same. A fluoro-rubber composition comprising a fluoro-rubber, a hydrophobic silica and a cross-linking agent, wherein the hydrophobic silica is one having hydrophobized with hexamethyldisilazane or silicone oil, and the content of the hydrophobic silica is from 1 to 50 parts by mass and the content of the cross-linking agent is from 0.1 to 5 parts by mass, per 100 parts by mass of the fluoro-rubber; and a cross-linked rubber article obtained by cross-linking such a fluoro-rubber composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takeshi Yamada, Ken Iruya
  • Patent number: 9790306
    Abstract: A rubber composition for use in tire treads comprising from 60 to 130 parts by weight of silica per 100 parts by weight of diene rubber containing not less than 50% by weight of hydroxyl group-containing modified styrene butadiene rubber, in which the weight ratio of oil to filler containing the silica is not greater than 0.25, and a silane coupling agent having a mercapto group and an Si—O bond is compounded in an amount from 4 to 15% by weight of the silica content, and diethylene glycol is compounded in an amount from 1 to 6% by weight of the silica content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Sato, Satoshi Mihara, Yayoi Akahori, Shin Tsukishima, Ayumi Naka
  • Patent number: 9777155
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to a benzoxazine resin composition, a prepreg, and a carbon fiber-reinforced composite material. More specifically, the embodiments herein relate to a benzoxazine resin composition that provides a carbon fiber-reinforced composite material that is suitable for use as a manufacture material due to its superior mechanical strength in extreme use environments, such as high temperature and high moisture, as well as a prepreg, and a carbon fiber-reinforced composite material. An embodiment comprises a benzoxazine resin composition having a multifunctional benzoxazine resin; a multifunctional epoxy resin that is a liquid at 40° C. and has three or more glycidyl groups; a sulfonate ester; and optionally at least one thermoplastic resin. The resin may include an interpenetrating network structure after curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Atsuhito Arai, Jeffrey A Satterwhite, Johnathan C Hughes, Hiroaki Sakata, Kenichi Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 9758596
    Abstract: Polymers may be functionalzed with terminal groups, where the terminal groups have, at the chain end, an ether-containing carbinol group of the formula (I) O-A-OH]??(I) where A is a divalent organic moiety which can comprise not only C and H but also heteroatoms, such as O, N, S, Si.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: ARLANXEO DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Norbert Steinhauser
  • Patent number: 9732225
    Abstract: A curable polymer composition containing: (A) a thermoset benzoxazine resin precursor component; (B) optionally, an aryl sulphone-containing benzoxazine component, and (C) a polyarylsulphone thermoplastic toughening agent, wherein in the absence of component (B), component (C) contains one or more benzoxazine pendant- and/or end-groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CYTEC TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Steven Richard Ward, Paul Mark Cross, Robin Maskell
  • Patent number: 9711695
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device can comprise: a light emitting diode located in a housing. The housing is formed from a polymer composition comprising: a polymer material, wherein the polymer material comprises at least one of polyolefins, polyesters, cyanoacrylate, cellulose triacetate, ethyl vinyl acetate, propyl vinyl acetate, polyvinylbutyral, polyvinyl chloride, polycarbonate, polyethylene naphthalate, polyurethane, thermoplastic polyurethane, polyamide, polymethyl methacrylate, polystyrene, cellulose nitrate, and combinations comprising at least one of the foregoing polymer materials; and a coated conversion material wherein the coated conversion material comprises an inorganic material that converts radiation of a certain wavelength and re-emits of a different wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Thomas L. Evans, Christopher Luke Hein
  • Patent number: 9701884
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the petroleum drilling field and discloses a nanometer film structured reservoir protecting agent, a drilling fluid containing the same and use thereof in low-permeability reservoirs. The structured nanometer film reservoir protecting agent comprises montmorillonite laminas, structural units represented by formula (1) and structural units represented by formula (2), wherein each of R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 is independently selected from H, C1-C4 alkyl and C1-C4 alkoxy, R6 is alkylene of C1-C6. The drilling fluid containing the structured nanometer film reservoir protecting agent of the present invention exhibits favorable rheology property, temperature-tolerant property, anti-collapse property and reservoir protection property when used for drilling in low-permeability reservoirs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: China University of Petroleum (East China)
    Inventors: Jinsheng Sun, Kaihe Lv, Jingping Liu
  • Patent number: 9698133
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a multichip package structure includes providing a substrate body; placing a plurality of light-emitting chips on the substrate body, the light-emitting chips being electrically connected to the substrate body; surroundingly forming surrounding liquid colloid on the substrate body to surround the light-emitting chips; naturally drying an outer layer of the surrounding liquid colloid at a predetermined room temperature to form a semidrying surrounding light-reflecting frame, the semidrying surrounding light-reflecting frame having a non-drying surrounding colloid body disposed on the substrate body and a dried surrounding colloid body totally covering the non-drying surrounding colloid body; and then forming a package colloid body on the substrate body to cover the light-emitting chips, the semidrying surrounding light-reflecting frame contacting and surrounding the package colloid body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: PARAGON SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Chia-Tin Chung, Fang-Kuei Wu
  • Patent number: 9670302
    Abstract: Provided is a copolymer of a conjugated diene compound and a non-conjugated olefin, the copolymer being a tapered copolymer including: at least one of a block sequence including monomer units of the conjugated diene compound and a block sequence including monomer units of the non-conjugated olefin; and a random sequence including randomly arranged monomer units of the conjugated diene compound and monomer units of the non-conjugated olefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo Horikawa, Shojiro Kaita, Olivier Tardif, Junko Matsushita
  • Patent number: 9656926
    Abstract: A self-consuming structure is disclosed that is formed from a self-consuming composition based on an epoxy or polyurethane having fuel and/or oxidizer molecularly dispersed and/or as particulates in the epoxy or polyurethane. The composition may be used to form self-consuming structural components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Steven G. Thoma, Mark C Grubelich, Mathias C. Celina, Mark R. Vaughn, Steven D. Knudsen
  • Patent number: 9649883
    Abstract: A tire comprising a tread portion designed to be worn off during the life of the tire having a radial thickness T, an outer edge and an inner edge, the axial distance between the outer edge and the inner edge defining the axial width L of the tread, the tread comprising four adjacent portions made of a four rubber compounds, wherein the rubber compounds making up the first and third portions are predominantly filled with carbon black filler, wherein the rubber compounds making up the second and fourth portion are predominantly filled with non carbon black filler, wherein the rubber compounds making up the first and third portions have a value for tan ? at 0° C., at a stress of 0.7 MPa, that is lower than that of the rubber compounds making up the second and fourth portion, and wherein the axial width of the first portion decreases and the axial width of the second portion increases as a function of the distance from the rolling surface of the tread when unworn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignees: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN, MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A.
    Inventors: Olivier Muhlhoff, Emmanuel Igier, Jean-Claude Faure
  • Patent number: 9644046
    Abstract: A method for producing a modified conjugated diene-based polymer having a good balance between the hysteresis loss properties and the wet skid resistance, practically sufficient abrasion resistance and breaking strength, and high processability when formed into a vulcanized product is provided. A method for producing a modified conjugated diene-based polymer, comprising: a polymerization step of polymerizing a conjugated diene compound, copolymerizing conjugated diene compounds, or copolymerizing a conjugated diene compound with an aromatic vinyl compound using an alkali metal compound or an alkaline earth metal compound as a polymerization initiator to obtain a conjugated diene-based polymer having an active end, and a modifying step of reacting a compound represented by following formula (1) with the active end of the conjugated diene-based copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Sekikawa, Junichi Yoshida, Takaaki Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9637601
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the preparation of a masterbatch of diene elastomer and reinforcing inorganic filler in accordance with the invention comprises the following successive stages: bringing into contact and mixing one or more aqueous dispersions (B) of one or more hydrophobized reinforcing inorganic fillers, which coagulate(s) spontaneously with the said latex, and one or more diene elastomer latexes (A) in order to obtain a coagulum, without requiring a coagulating agent, recovery of the coagulum, then drying the recovered coagulum in order to obtain the masterbatch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignees: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN, MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A.
    Inventors: Jérôme Bibette, Fernando Martinez Pedrero, Benoît De Gaudemaris, Julien Berriot
  • Patent number: 9624318
    Abstract: The invention relates to matted UV varnishes comprising silicon dioxide, the surface thereof having been modified by means of treatment with a multiple bond organopolysiloxane so as to be particularly well-suited for use as a matting material for UV varnishes, and to a method for producing same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Benner, Hans-Dieter Christian, Gottlieb Lindner, Karl Meier
  • Patent number: 9598560
    Abstract: A process for preparing a carbon species partially or completely covered with silica, including: bringing the carbon species into contact, in an aqueous medium, with one or more cationic surfactants, adjusting the pH of the reaction medium of the suspension using an alkaline agent to a pH that varies from 8 to 10, adding one or more alkali metal silicates to the reaction medium obtained, while maintaining the pH of the reaction medium between 8 and 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN, MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE, S.A.
    Inventors: Emilie Maillet, Jr., Guillaume Guzman, Julien Berriot