Inorganic Silicon-containing Material Having Specified Dimensions Patents (Class 524/493)
  • Patent number: 10377884
    Abstract: Provided are a rubber composition for tires that shows a balanced improvement in fuel economy, abrasion resistance, wet performance, and handling stability, and a pneumatic tire formed from the rubber composition. The present invention relates to a rubber composition for tires containing a modified diene rubber containing a functional group reactive with silica, a fine particle silica having a nitrogen adsorption specific surface area of 180 m2/g or more, and a silane coupling agent represented by a specific formula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yuka Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10309476
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an SBR composition for a torsional damper in which the SBR composition has a good physical property balance of high load-bearing properties, low CS properties, and the kneadability and roll processability of a rubber material, and to provide a torsional damper. The object is achieved in such a manner that the SBR composition for the torsional damper comprises at least: (a) an SBR polymer having a combined styrene content of 10 wt % to 50 wt %; (b) carbon black comprising FEF grade carbon black and HAF grade carbon black blended at a ratio of FEF:HAF=1:3 to 3:1; (c) a crosslinking system including sulfur, a sulfur-donating compound, and an organic peroxide compound; and (d) a co-crosslinking agent, wherein 60 parts by weight to 100 parts by weight of the carbon black as total parts by weight of the FEF grade carbon black and the HAF grade carbon black is blended based on 100 parts by weight of the SBR polymer, 0.4 part by weight to 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuro Negami
  • Patent number: 10308788
    Abstract: A rubber compound comprising at least one polymer base with cross-linkable unsaturated chain, a reinforcing filler, a vulcanization system and an interaction agent between the polymer base and the reinforcing filler consisting of a compound having an amine group and a sulphur atom adapted to react with the polymer base in the vulcanization step. The interaction agent has formula (II) or (III); wherein: y ranges from 0 to 6 R3 is an aliphatic chain containing sulphur and composed of a number of carbon atoms ranging from 1 to 10; wherein: p ranges from 1 to 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alessandra Bartoloni, Raffaele Di Ronza
  • Patent number: 10301455
    Abstract: A tire comprises a rubber composition based on at least one diene elastomer, a reinforcing filler, a specific polyfunctional acrylate derivative, silica as predominant reinforcing filler, a guanidine derivative and a peroxide, the contents of polyfunctional acrylate derivative and of peroxide being such that the ratio of the content of polyfunctional acrylate derivative to the content of peroxide is greater than or equal to 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventor: Didier Vasseur
  • Patent number: 10294352
    Abstract: Cast silicone compositions with high transparency suitable for use as optical components contain a base polymer with a refractive index ?1.42, and a reinforcing particulate silica which is surface modified to have a refractive index within 0.03 of the refractive index of the base polymer, by reaction with an aryl-silane or aryl-siloxane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Arvid Kuhn, Inge Schreiber
  • Patent number: 10266660
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a wet rubber masterbatch that will serve as raw material for vulcanized rubber having excellent tensile strength and tear strength and that will permit wet rubber masterbatch to be molded in a short time. A method comprising an operation in which a collection of granules comprising a plurality of granular coagula are obtained from a liquid mixture comprising filler and rubber latex solution, and an operation in which the collection of granules is compressed under conditions satisfying Formula I; 3?P×Da?500 (P indicates pressure (kgf/cm2) applied to the collection of granules. Da indicates granule diameter (mm) of the granular coagula), making it possible to cause a wet rubber masterbatch capable of serving as raw material for vulcanized rubber having excellent tensile strength and tear strength to be molded in a short time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Tanaka, Kenji Nomura
  • Patent number: 10259715
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel process for preparing a precipitated silica, in which: a silicate is reacted with an acidifying agent, so as to obtain a suspension of precipitated silica, said suspension of precipitated silica is filtered, so as to obtain a filter cake, said filter cake is subjected to a liquefaction operation, after the liquefaction operation, a drying step is performed, characterized in that at least one polycarboxylic acid is added to the filter cake, during or after the liquefaction operation. The invention also relates to novel precipitated silicas and to uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Cédric Boivin, Laurent Guy, Eric Perin, Kilani Lamiri
  • Patent number: 10240067
    Abstract: The present teachings generally provide curable polysiloxane compositions including a base resin including a MQ vinyl siloxane. Articles of manufacture including the curable polysiloxane compositions and slippery coatings and materials also are provided. The compositions may be used to provide slippery, lubricious, or repellent materials and coatings and may provide anti-fouling function. The compositions can provide anti-fouling or foul-release function on open surfaces, internal surfaces, membranes; to provide pinning free or low contact angle hysteresis surfaces; to provide homogeneous interface to suppress nucleation; to provide a barrier layer such as anti-corrosion; to provide anti-stain, anti-smudge, anti-fingerprint, anti-soil function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Adaptive Surface Technologies
    Inventors: Philseok Kim, Teluka Pasan Galhenage, Joseph Lomakin
  • Patent number: 10242902
    Abstract: A temporary adhesive material for a wafer processing, used for temporarily bonding a support and a wafer having a circuit-forming front surface and a back surface to be processed, contains a complex temporary adhesive material layer having a three-layered structure that includes a first temporary adhesive layer composed of a non-silicone thermoplastic resin layer capable of releasably adhering to the front surface of the wafer, a second temporary adhesive layer composed of a thermosetting siloxane polymer layer laminated on the first temporary adhesive layer, and a third temporary adhesive layer composed of a thermosetting siloxane-modified polymer layer laminated on the second temporary adhesive layer and capable of releasably adhering to the support. A wafer processing laminate and temporary adhesive material for a wafer processing facilitate temporary adhesion and separation, have excellent CVD resistance, and can increase productivity of thin wafers, and a method manufactures a thin wafer using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michihiro Sugo, Hiroyuki Yasuda, Shohei Tagami, Masahito Tanabe
  • Patent number: 10138394
    Abstract: The present application discloses a one-part room temperature vulcanizable (RTV) poly(diorganosiloxane) composition for a silicone elastomer air-water barrier coating for a building envelope; a method of preparing a silicone elastomer air-water barrier coating for a building envelope using such a composition and a building envelope prepared by such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: CSL Silicones Inc.
    Inventors: Faisal Huda, Farooq Ahmed, Jocelyn J. Johansen, Balwantrai Mistry, Christopher W. McConnery
  • Patent number: 10119014
    Abstract: Provided are: a rubber composition for tires capable of improving fuel economy, wet grip performance, and abrasion resistance; and a pneumatic tire including the same. Included is a rubber composition for tires including: a diene polymer; silica; and a liquid resin having a softening point of ?20 to 20° C., the diene polymer being a modified diene polymer obtained by reacting components (A) and (B), the liquid resin being present in an amount of 3-40 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the rubber component, the component (A) being an active alkali metal-terminated conjugated diene polymer obtained by polymerizing a conjugated diene monomer alone or with an aromatic vinyl monomer, in the presence of a component (C), the component (B) being a modifier containing a functional group, the component (C) being a chemical species obtained by reacting an organic alkali metal compound and a compound of Formula (1) below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Soh Ishino
  • Patent number: 10023471
    Abstract: Precipitated silica specifically useful in the paper industry and in particular in paper-coating applications for inject printing, is characterized by an uptake of DOP oil lower than 260 ml/100 g, a pore volume (Vd25) of greater than 0.8 ml/g formed by pores having a diameter of less than 25 nm, a CTAB specific surface area of greater than 280 m2/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Pierre-Yves Lahary, Yvonick Chevallier, Remi Valero
  • Patent number: 10005857
    Abstract: Vulcanizable polymer compositions based on backbone-functionalized polydienes having the general formula (I):
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ARLANXEO Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Heike Kloppenburg, Ulrich Feldhues, Heinz Unterberg, Hermann-Josef Weidenhaupt, Melanie Wiedemeier-Jarad, Alicia Le-Sattler
  • Patent number: 9926418
    Abstract: Curative fibre components comprise one or more fibres for filaments of curative suitable to cure curable resins such as thermoset resin. In curative fibre components comprising a plurality of fibres of curative, the fibres can be commingled, such as twisting, to form a thread or yarn. Curative fibre components can be used to form a material in the form of a sheet, fabric, layer, textile or mat of woven or non-woven curative fibres. Curative fibre components can be used to produce composite materials such as fibre reinforced resinous composite materials. The curative fibre components can be commingled, including interwoven, stitched and layered with other fibres or fibrous materials, such as fibrous reinforcement, fibrous curable resin, fibrous thermoplastic, other non-reinforcing fibres to form composite materials, prepregs, preforms and articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: CYTEC INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS (DERBY) LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Raymond Steele, Andrew Gibbs, Amy Grace Atinkson
  • Patent number: 9920901
    Abstract: An LED lensing arrangement for lighting fixtures includes (1) a rigid light-transmissive outer structure having an outwardly-facing light-exit surface and an outer-structure light-input surface, (2) an optically-clear molded polymeric inner structure having a light-entrance surface and a light-output surface which is adhered to the outer-structure light-input surface, the inner structure being of a material which is pourable upon molding, one example being a liquid silicone rubber (LSR) material, and (3) at least one LED light source secured with respect to and optically coupled to the inner-structure light-entrance surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Wilcox, Craig Raleigh, Mario Alberto Castillo
  • Patent number: 9909015
    Abstract: A flame retardant composition comprising graphene nanoplatelets and a condensation product of a sulfonated aromatic compound with formaldehyde, wherein the w/w ratio between the graphene and the condensation product is in the range of 1:15 to 4:1. The composition may be in the form of a water dispersion applied to the surface of the article to be treated. The composition has optimal flame retardant properties even when applied in relatively modest quantities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: DIRECTA PLUS S.P.A.
    Inventors: Giulio Cesareo, Maria Riccardo Parrini, Laura Giorgia Rizzi
  • Patent number: 9718309
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tire provided with a tread, said tread comprising a rubber composition based on at least one diene elastomer, a zinc diacrylate derivative in the form of a zinc salt in which R1, R2 and R3 independently represent a hydrogen atom or a C1-C7 hydrocarbon group selected from linear, branched or cyclic alkyl groups, aralkyl groups, alkylaryl groups and aryl groups, which are optionally interrupted by one or more heteroatoms, R2 and R3 being able to form together a non-aromatic ring, and a peroxide. The contents of zinc diacrylate derivative and peroxide are such that the ratio of the peroxide content to the zinc diacrylate derivative content is less than or equal to 0.09, said composition comprising no reinforcing filler or comprising less than 50 phr thereof, the ratio of the filler content to the zinc diacrylate derivative content being less than or equal to 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignees: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN, MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A.
    Inventors: Didier Vasseur, Aurore Crochet
  • Patent number: 9676958
    Abstract: A copolymer dispersion is described comprising a copolymer derived from a monomer mixture comprising: (a) 88.5 to 94% by weight of at least one vinyl ester of a saturated carboxylic acid; (b) 5 to 10.5% by weight of ethylene; (c) 0.5 to 5% by weight of at least one ethylenically unsaturated acid and/or an anhydride thereof and/or a salt thereof; and (d) 0.5 to 5% by weight of at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer having at least one crosslinkable functional unit. The weight ratio of vinylester units to ethylene units in the copolymer is between 89:11 and 94:6 and the dispersion is stabilized with at least 1% by weight of an emulsifier, wherein the amounts of monomers and emulsifier refer to the total amount of monomers in the copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: CELANESE SALES GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Nogai, Alistair McLennan
  • Patent number: 9650491
    Abstract: An epoxy resin composition is provided which includes a polycrystalline structure comprised of a plurality of monocrystalline structures. The plurality of monocrystalline structures are respectively comprised of a plurality of silicon oxide colloidal particles regularly aligned in epoxy resin. The plurality of silicon oxide colloidal particles are not contacted with each other. The mean distance between the silicon oxide colloidal particles adjacent to each other is less than 330 nm. The mean particle size of the plurality of silicon oxide colloidal particles is less than 290 nm. The concentration of the plurality of silicon oxide colloidal particles is 10-50% by mass. A relative permittivity of 4 or more is ensured. A method for producing the epoxy resin composition is provided. Building materials, ornaments and optical materials, each using the epoxy resin composition, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignees: FUJI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED, KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Kawanaka, Fumio Uchida, Yuji Nakano, Yoshiyuki Kawasumi
  • Patent number: 9644085
    Abstract: A method of producing rubber compounds, in which the polymer base is composed partly of a first polymer material having a glass transition temperature of over ?50° C., and partly of a second polymer material having a glass transition temperature of below ?50° C. and silica as a filler. The method includes a preliminary first polymer material treating step, in which the first polymer material, a silica having a surface area of 80 to 135 m2/g, a silane bonding agent, and at least one nucleophile agent are mixed together; a preliminary second polymer material treating step, in which the second polymer material, a silica having a surface area of 150 to 220 m2/g, a silane bonding agent, and at least one nucleophile agent are mixed together; a mixing step, in which the compounds resulting from the preliminary treating steps are mixed together; and a final step, in which stearic acid and a curing system are added and mixed with the compound being produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francesco Botti, Riccardo Ascione, Davide Privitera, Michele Amurri, Pasquale Agoretti
  • Patent number: 9637610
    Abstract: A cross linkable elastomeric composition comprising silica-epoxidized natural rubber (ENR) elastomer as masterbatch, to produce crosslinkable rubber products used in industrial applications preferably the outer layer of solid tire that is capable of providing low rolling resistance and good wet grip properties, the silica-filled ENR masterbatch is a ready compounded masterbatch which is prepared via latex stage preparation which comprises antioxidant, oil emulsion, silica dispersion and ENR latex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Lembaga Getah Malaysia
    Inventors: Yen Wan Ngeow, Shamheza binti Suhatta, Nurul Hayati binti Yusof, Fauzi bin Mohd Som
  • Patent number: 9598556
    Abstract: An inorganic water resistant binder composition comprising liquefied sodium silicate, which can be used to fabricate lightweight, water resistant hardcore panels, is provided herein. Specifically, the inorganic water resistant binder composition comprises 50.0-94.0 parts by weight of liquefied sodium silicate, which comprises 76.0-80.0 parts by weight of silicon, 19.6-23.0 parts by weight of sodium, 0.15-0.35 parts by weight of potassium, 0.20-0.30 parts by weight of aluminum, and 0.05-0.15 parts by weight of iron; 5.0-30.0 parts by weight of nano silica; and 0.5-10.0 parts by weight of a silane composition, which enhance water resistance of the binder composition. A process is provided for fabrication of a lightweight, highly water resistant hardcore panel by mixing the components of the binder composition described above with inorganic additives, such as an inorganic filler and a strength enhancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventors: Yu-Jeong Shin, Myung-Hwan Kim, Myung-Jun Moon
  • Patent number: 9567230
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for preparing precipitated silica, consisting in: (i) forming a starter having a pH of between 2 and 5; (ii) simultaneously adding silicate and acid, such that the pH of the reaction medium is between 2 and 5; (iii) adding silicate until the pH is between 7 and 10; (iv) simultaneously adding silicate and acid, such that the pH is between 7 and 10; (v) adding acid until the pH is between 2.5 and 5.3; (vi) bringing the reaction medium into contact with the acid and the silicate, such that the pH is between 2.5 and 5.3; and (vii) adding silicate, such as to increase the pH to a value between 4.7 and 6.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventor: Emmanuelle Allain
  • Patent number: 9550922
    Abstract: There are provided a hot-melt adhesive, which is excellent in solvent resistance and is excellent in adhesion to an adherend (specifically, a polyimide film) containing an electrolytic solution of a battery therein, and also can contribute to an improvement in performances of electric instruments; and an electric instrument produced by using such hot-melt adhesive. A hot-melt adhesive for electric instruments, comprising an olefin based modified polymer (A), the olefin based modified polymer (A) being a modified polymer having a functional group containing silicon, is excellent in resistance to an electrolytic solution of a battery (that is, electrolytic solution resistance or solvent resistance), and also exhibits improved adhesion of the hot-melt adhesive to an adherend (plastic film such as a polyimide film) containing the electrolytic solution therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: HENKEL IP & HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Itsuro Tomatsu, Kenji Matsuda, Ai Takamori
  • Patent number: 9550890
    Abstract: A rubber composition, which can be used for manufacturing tires, is based on one or more diene elastomers, on one or more reinforcing fillers, and on a crosslinking system. The rubber composition includes particles of one or more thermoplastic materials chosen from thermoplastic materials with melting or softening points varying from 80° C. to 300° C. The rubber composition also includes one or more compatibilizing agents chosen from block copolymers that includes at least one diene elastomer block and at least one thermoplastic block compatible with the one or more thermoplastic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche Et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Custodero, Damien Thomasson, Vincent Abad
  • Patent number: 9546264
    Abstract: A compound for a tyre textile body ply skim. The compound has a cross-linkable, unsaturated-chain polymer base, a reinforcing filler composite, and a curing system having at least a curing agent and accelerants. The compound has 0.1 to 20 phr of a lignin derivative, 20 to 50 phr of a first carbon black with a surface area of 90 to 150 m2/g, and 5 to 20 phr of a second carbon black with a surface area of 10 to 40 m2/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Salvatore Cotugno, Ludovica Caliano
  • Patent number: 9534140
    Abstract: There is provided a resist underlayer film-forming composition having excellent solubility in a solvent containing propylene glycol monomethyl ether as a main component. A resist underlayer film-forming composition comprising a polymer having a structural unit of Formula (1a) or Formula (1c) and a structural unit of Formula (1b) and a solvent containing more than 50% by mass of propylene glycol monomethyl ether, wherein in the polymer, the structural unit of Formula (1a) or Formula (1c) and the structural unit of Formula (1b) are arranged alternately. (In Formulae (1a) and (1b), Q is a phenylene group or a naphthylene group, m is 1 or 2, and each of n is independently 0 or 1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoya Ohashi, Shigeo Kimura, Hiroto Ogata
  • Patent number: 9487047
    Abstract: This invention relates to an oil-extended natural rubber capable of improving a tensile strength and a wear resistance of a rubber composition, and more particularly to an oil-extended natural rubber formed by adding an emulsified extension oil to a natural rubber latex and further coagulating and drying them. An amount of the extension oil added is preferable to be within a range of 5-80% by mass based on a rubber component in the natural rubber latex and the oil-extended natural rubber is preferable to have a weight average molecular weight as converted to polystyrene of a rubber component of not less than 1,500,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hajime Kondo
  • Patent number: 9474192
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a housing for an electronic equipment containing metal housing configured to house an electronic equipment therein and a resin film with which the metal housing is coated includes the steps of heating a resin film so as to soften the resin film, coating a metal housing with the heated resin film, and adhering the coated resin film to the metal housing. The preferred housing is one in which an adhesive layer, a print layer, or both thereof is disposed between a resin layer contained in the resin film and the metal housing, and in which the resin film contains at least one thermoplastic resin selected from the group consisting of polycarbonate (PC), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), and polylactic acid (PLA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Koichi Kimura, Masanobu Ishiduka
  • Patent number: 9448331
    Abstract: Polymer-inorganic particle blends are incorporated into structures generally involving interfaces with additional materials that can be used advantageously for forming desirable devices. In some embodiments, the structures are optical structures, and the interfaces are optical interfaces. The different materials at the interface can have differences in index-of-refraction to yield desired optical properties at the interface. In some embodiments, structures are formed with periodic variations in index-of-refraction. In particular, photonic crystals can be formed. Suitable methods can be used to form the desired structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: NanoGram Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kambe, Shivkumar Chiruvolu
  • Patent number: 9403932
    Abstract: Provided is a process for producing silicate-comprising polyols, comprising (i) admixing an aqueous silica sol (K) having an average particle diameter 1-150 nm, silica content 1-60% by weight and a pH of 1-6, with a 0.1- to 20-fold amount of at least one organic solvent (L), (ii) admixing the resulting mixture with a polyol, (iii) removing at least partially water and the organic solvent (L) by distillation, (iv) admixing with 0.1-30 mol % of at least one compound (S) which has at least one at least monoalkoxylated silyl group and at least an alkyl, cycloalkyl or aryl substituent, which may contain heteroatoms, wherein the substituent optionally contains a group reactive toward an alcohol, an amine or an isocyanate, and (v) optionally adjusting the pH of the silicate-comprising polyol to 7-12 by addition of a basic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Berend Eling, Zeljko Tomovic, Stefan Auffarth, Alexander Traut
  • Patent number: 9382455
    Abstract: An adhesive composition includes an acrylic polymer (A), a heat curable resin (B) having unsaturated hydrocarbon group, and a filler (C) having reactive double bond on a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: LINTEC Corporation
    Inventors: Sayaka Tsuchiyama, Isao Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 9376554
    Abstract: The rubber composition for tire tread and a tire includes 100 parts by weight of a raw material rubber that includes 20 parts by 80 parts by weight of a first solution polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR1) having a styrene content of 15% to 25% by weight and a vinyl content in the butadiene of 60% to 65% by weight and produced by a batch method; and 60 parts to 90 parts by weight of a silica having a specific surface area measured by nitrogen adsorption of 155 m2/g to 185 m2/g and a CTAB value of 150 m2/g to 170 m2/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: HANKOOK TIRE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Eun Choi, Ho Youn Kang
  • Patent number: 9358767
    Abstract: A panel for use over a vehicle airbag includes a skin layer with a tear seam formed therein. The skin layer is made from a material that includes a polymer matrix and one or more transmissivity-reducers in the form of microflake fillers or fillers having a monomodal particle size distribution. The transmissivity-reducers are included in an amount that reduces the transmissivity of light through the material to reduce variation in laser scoring processes and also in an amount that does not substantially alter the mechanical properties of the polymer matrix. Skin layers made from these materials can be used in laser scoring processes of TPO coverings that are thinner than previously known.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Faurecia Interior Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Wisniewski, Mathew Barr, Daniel R. Vander Sluis
  • Patent number: 9328225
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rubber composition for a tire that includes silica and a rubber component that contains not less than 5% by mass of a conjugated diene polymer, based on 100% by mass of the rubber component, the conjugated diene polymer containing a constituent unit derived from a conjugated diene and a constituent unit represented by the following formula (I): at least one terminal of the conjugated diene polymer being modified by a compound represented by the following formula (II):
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Nishioka, Yuko Hinohara, Takahiro Mabuchi
  • Patent number: 9315608
    Abstract: A conjugated diene polymer rubber is provided that includes component (A) and component (B) below, component (A) having a content, with the total amount of component (A) and component (B) as 100% by weight, of from 5% to 90% by weight, and component (B) having a content of from 95% to 10% by weight, Component (A): a conjugated diene polymer rubber component modified with a carbonyl group- and substituted amino group-containing compound Component (B): a conjugated diene polymer rubber component modified with a compound represented by formula (IIa) below (R21O)mSi(R22A)nR234-m-n??(IIa) wherein m denotes a number from 1 to 3, n denotes a number from 1 to 3, m+n is from 2 to 4, R21 and R23 denote a hydrocarbyl group, R22 denotes a hydrocarbylene group, A denotes a substituted amino group or an optionally substituted hydrocarbyloxy group, when there are a plurality of R21s the plurality of R21s may be identical to or different from each other, when there are a plurality of R22s the plurality of R22s may be iden
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Toru Fujii, Takuya Sudo, Mayumi Oshima, Katsunari Inagaki
  • Patent number: 9303150
    Abstract: A composition contains a polymer component comprising a crosslinked product of a polyarylene, a crosslinked product of a substituted polyphenylene, a crosslinked product of a polyphenylene sulfide and a polyphenylsulfone, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing; and a mesoporous silicate having an average pore size of about 5 nanometers to about 50 nanometers. The composition has high-temperature elastomeric properties and excellent mechanical strength. The compositions are useful in oil and gas downhole applications. Methods for the manufacture of the composition and articles comprising the composition are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sayantan Roy, Bennett M. Richard, Jeffrey R. Potts, Anil K. Sadana
  • Patent number: 9284439
    Abstract: A rubber composition for tires comprises: per 100 parts by weight of diene rubber containing from 5 to 50 wt. % of terminally modified S-SBR, from 2 to 50 parts by weight of an aromatic modified terpene resin having a softening point of 100° C. or higher. A total content of 60 to 130 parts by weight of two types of silica, that is silica X and silica Y. A functional group of the modified S-SBR has reactivity with a silanol group. A proportion of the silica relative to a total amount of a reinforcing filler containing the silica X, the silica Y, and an optionally compounded carbon black is 85 wt. % or greater. A nitrogen adsorption specific surface area of the silica X is 140 m2/g or greater; a nitrogen adsorption specific surface area of the silica Y is greater than 100 m2/g and less than 140 m2/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinya Takeda
  • Patent number: 9267020
    Abstract: A rubber composition that can improve in good balance the fuel economy, wet-grip performance, and abrasion resistance, and a pneumatic tire that uses this rubber composition are provided. This rubber composition contains a rubber component, and carbon black and/or silica, wherein based on 100% by mass of the rubber component, the rubber component contains 5 to 50% by mass of natural rubber, 0.3 to 10% by mass of an epoxidized natural rubber, and at least 5% by mass of a conjugated diene polymer that has a constituent unit based on a conjugated diene and a constituent unit represented by formula (I) below, at least one terminal of the polymer being modified, and wherein a total content of the carbon black and the silica is 3 to 100 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the rubber component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Kondo, Jun Okamoto, Sakae Okubo, Ryoichi Kasahara, Kenji Murata, Kazuhiro Kodama, Kazuyuki Nishioka
  • Patent number: 9265156
    Abstract: A curable composition to be used for a printed wiring board is disclosed, which has an excellent flexibility and an excellent adhesive property with respect to both a plastic substrate and a conductive layer in the printed wiring board. The curable composition includes (A) a (meth)acrylate compound having a polyene structure, (B) a (meth)acrylate compound having a hydroxyl group; and (C) a photopolymerization initiator. From the curable composition, a cured coating film, and a printed wiring board including the cured coating film in the form of a predetermined pattern are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Taiyo Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Shimura, Yoshiyuki Furuta, Masao Yumoto, Shoji Minegishi
  • Patent number: 9260600
    Abstract: A rubber composition comprises from 2 to 50 parts by weight of an aromatic modified terpene resin having a softening point of ?100° C., and two types of silica, a silica X and a silica Y, at a total quantity of 60 to 130 parts by weight relative to 100 parts by weight of a diene rubber containing from 5 to 50 weight % of a modified S-SBR having a vinyl content of not lower than 60 weight %. A functional group in the modified S-SBR reacts with a silanol group, a proportion of silica relative to the total quantity of a reinforcing filler containing the silica and carbon black is not lower than 85 weight %, a nitrogen specific surface area of the silica X is not lower than 140 m2/g, and a nitrogen specific surface area of the silica Y is not lower than 100 m2/g but lower than 140 m2/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinya Takeda
  • Patent number: 9193806
    Abstract: Provided are a method for producing a relatively uniformly epoxidized natural rubber in a simple and inexpensive manner, a rubber composition for tires that includes the epoxidized natural rubber, and a pneumatic tire formed from the rubber composition for tires. The present invention relates to a method for producing an epoxidized natural rubber, including: Step 1 of coagulating natural rubber latex into granules to prepare a granular solid rubber; and Step 2 of treating the granular solid rubber with an epoxidizing liquid to epoxidize the granular solid rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Sakaki, Lucksanaporn Tarachiwin, Kamolchat Charungchitaree, Hathainat Kum-Ourm
  • Patent number: 9176411
    Abstract: An electrostatic charge image developing toner includes toner particles and silica particles, wherein the silica particles have an average equivalent circle diameter of from 70 nm to 400 nm, an average circularity of from 0.5 to 0.9, and a pore volume of from 0.05 cm3/g to 2.5 cm3/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Sasaki, Satoshi Inoue, Yutaka Saito, Yasuaki Hashimoto, Emi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9126457
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a pneumatic tire having a rubber tread of a cap/base construction comprising an outer rubber tread cap layer containing an outer running surface and an underlying rubber tread base layer; wherein said tread cap layer comprises at least two circumferential, longitudinal rubber tread cap zones; wherein said tread cap zones individually extend from said tread cap running surface radially inward to said tread base layer; wherein said at least two tread cap zones comprises a first tread cap zone and a second tread cap zone adjacent to the first tread cap zone; the first tread cap zone and the second tread cap zone each independently comprising a vulcanizable rubber composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Christian Jean-Marie Kaes, Carlo Kanz, Olivio Jean-Baptiste Pagliarini, Marc Weydert
  • Patent number: 9120916
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to acrylic polymers comprising: (i) hydroxyl functional groups; (ii) polydialkylsiloxane functional groups; and (iii) silica nanoparticles that are chemically bonded to and pendant from the acrylic polymer. The present invention is further directed to curable film-forming compositions comprising acrylic polymers, and to coated substrates comprising the curable film-forming composition applied to at least one surface of the substrates. The present invention is also drawn to methods of mitigating dirt build-up on a substrate, comprising applying to at least a portion of the substrate the curable film-forming composition described above and at least partially curing the curable film-forming composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Shanti Swarup, Xiangling Xu, Noel Rawle Vanier, Mark Edward Endlish, Dennis Simpson
  • Patent number: 9073041
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a separation medium comprising rotary dried or spray dried precipitated silica. The silica has a pore surface area P wherein log10 P>2.2, and the ratio of BET to CTAB is at least 1.0 measured prior to any surface modification of the silica. The present invention is further directed to a method of separating suspended or dissolved materials from a fluid stream, comprising contacting the stream with the separation medium described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Qunhui Guo, Carol L. Knox, Raphael O. Kollah, Justin J. Martin, Shantilal M. Mohnot, Timothy A. Okel, Daniel E. Rardon
  • Patent number: 9045620
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide: a rubber composition which, when it is applied to a component member (such as a tread) of a tire, exhibits good wear resistance without deteriorating rolling resistance of the tire; a cross-linked rubber composition obtained by cross-linking the rubber composition; and a tire using the rubber composition or the cross-linked rubber composition as a material thereof. Specifically, the present invention provides a rubber composition obtained by blending and kneading a rubber component and hydrated silica together, characterized in that: provided that D represents the average primary particle diameter and LP represents the log differential pore volume at a pore diameter of 30 nm, of the hydrated silica in the rubber composition, D and LP satisfy relationships represented by following formula (1) and (2). LP>?0.045×D+1.45??(1) D<30 nm??(2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi Saitou, Keiichi Aomatsu, Masaki Yanagioka
  • Patent number: 9028605
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are architectural coating compositions comprising spheroid shaped silica or silicate. The compositions exhibit a number of improved properties and are useful on a variety of substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: J.M. Huber Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Hagar, Ronald L. Romer, William C. Fultz, Karl W. Gallis
  • Patent number: 9029436
    Abstract: An artificial silica marble comprises a matrix and a line pattern portion. The line pattern portion comprises fine lines having a width of about 50 to about 500 ?m and forms a web- or net-like pattern. The line pattern portion divides or partitions the artificial silica marble into a plurality of irregularly shaped pattern portions to form an amorphous pattern in the cross section of the artificial silica marble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Cheol Yeon Hwang, Chang Ho Son, Su Sun Jeong, Hee Cheol Lee, Han Ju Kang, Sung Jin An
  • Patent number: 9029457
    Abstract: A particle-polymer hybrid material can include: a substance having the structure of Formula 1 Z(Y-FP)m, wherein Z is a particle smaller than 1 mm; m is an integer; Y is a linker including a silicon atom linked to the particle; FP is a functionalized polymer having: a first structure derived from a first norbornene compound linked to the Y; and one or more repeating units linked to the first structure, each unit being derived from a second norbornene compound and having a functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: The University of Kansas
    Inventors: Paul Ronald Hanson, Alan Rolfe