Mixing With Carbon, E.g., Graphite, Etc., Having Numerical Limitations, Other Than Amount, E.g., Included Herein Are Particle Size, Surface Area, Etc., Or Composition Or Product Thereof, Dnrm Patents (Class 524/495)
  • Patent number: 9493659
    Abstract: The invention relates to carbon black having a C-14 content greater than 0.05 Bq/g and a ratio ?D50/Dmode of the aggregate size distribution of less than 0.7. The carbon black is produced by thermal oxidative pyrolysis or thermal cleavage of the carbon black raw material in that the carbon black raw material contains renewable carbon black raw materials and an oxygen deficiency is present in the pyrolysis/cleavage reaction. The carbon blacks can be used in rubber and rubber mixtures, plastic, printing inks, inks, inkjet inks, toners, lacquers, paints, paper, adhesives, batteries, pastes, bitumens, concrete, and other building materials and as reducing agents in metallurgy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: EVONIK CARBON BLACK GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Stanyschöfsky, Gernot Meinerzhagen, Paul Messer, Joachim Fröhlich
  • Patent number: 9469612
    Abstract: A polyether compound containing oxirane monomer units in an average number per molecule of 10 to 100, wherein the polyether compound contains repeating units which are represented by the general formula (2) as at least part of the oxirane monomer units is provided. According to the present invention, it is possible to provide a polymer material which has suitable fluidity and is excellent in ion conductivity. (R1 to R4 respectively independently indicate a hydrogen atom or C1 to C3 alkyl group, and R2 and R3 may be bonded with each other. Further, X? is an anion which is comprised of 2 to 25 atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigetaka Hayano, Yasuo Tsunogae
  • Patent number: 9453101
    Abstract: A curable precursor composition for preparing a vibration dampening composition having a density of less than 0.9 g/cm3 said precursor composition comprising (i) one or more rigid epoxy resin (ii) one or more flexible epoxy resin, (iii) a first set of hollow microspheres, (iv) a second set of hollow microspheres wherein the microspheres of the first set are different in composition from the microspheres of the second set and, a curing agent capable of cross-linking the rigid and flexible epoxy resins. Also provided are vibration dampening compositions obtainable from the precursor compositions and methods of preparing such vibration dampening compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Sohaib Elgimiabi
  • Patent number: 9441098
    Abstract: This invention relates to a tire for promoting a combination of winter service at low temperatures and for promoting wet traction with tread of rubber composition containing blend of high Tg and low Tg synthetic elastomers. The high Tg elastomer is comprised of high vinyl polybutadiene rubber and the low Tg elastomer is comprised of cis 1,4-polybutadiene rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Nihat Ali Isitman, Paul Harry Sandstrom
  • Patent number: 9436906
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for analyzing user-behavior using a TaP algorithm. For example, raw data are collected and segmented to become segmented data. In this example, the TaP algorithm in combination with a sliding time window is implemented to derive a convex hull polygon. A determination of geometric properties of the derived convex hull polygon facilitates the analysis of the user-behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Ting Wang
  • Patent number: 9412484
    Abstract: Disclosed is a carbon material that can be useful, for example, in ultracapacitors. Also disclosed are applications and devices containing the carbon material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Rodney S. Ruoff, Yanwu Zhu, Meryl D. Stoller, Shanthi Murali
  • Patent number: 9403954
    Abstract: The invention provides a fluororubber composition able to produce a crosslinked fluororubber article that exhibits not only heat resistance, but also excellent mechanical properties at high temperatures, and a method for producing same. The fluororubber composition contains: a fluororubber (A); and carbon black (B), wherein when the aforementioned fluororubber composition is immersed for 160 hours in an extraction solvent of acetone and hexane at an acetone:hexane mass ratio of 42.29:57.71 at 40° C. and an extraction residue that is not extracted and remains as a solid is separated from the aforementioned extraction solvent and dried and then the dry weight of the extraction residue is measured, the quantity of a solvent-insoluble polymer is not lower than 5%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Ota, Akinori Ueda, Yuu Kadowaki, Mayuko Taeda, Masanori Kitaichi, Michiko Doi, Kazuhiro Yamamura, Shoji Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 9382392
    Abstract: A method for enhancing an interaction between graphene nanoparticles and a poly(styrene-co-methylmethacrylate), including modifying graphene with nitric acid to form graphene nanoparticles surface modified with one or more oxygen functionalities, melt blending the poly(styrene-co-methylmethacrylate) and the modified graphene nanoparticles to obtain a nanocomposite, and exposing the nanocomposite to microwave irradiation to form defects in the graphene nanoparticles. A blend composition, including graphene nanoparticles and a poly(styrene-co-methylmethacrylate), where the graphene nanoparticles are dispersed in the poly(styrene-co-methylmethacrylate), and the graphene nanoparticles are surface modified with oxygen functionalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Mamdouh Ahmed Al-Harthi, Mukarram Zubair
  • Patent number: 9371462
    Abstract: The invention provides a production process for a self-dispersible pigment, having a step of bonding a group R1 in the following general formula (1) to a particle surface of a pigment by radical addition reaction induced by removal of a hydrogen atom from a compound represented by the general formula (1): HN?N—R1 ??(1) wherein R1 is a group having at least one of an aliphatic group and an aromatic group and being substituted with at least one hydrophilic group selected from the group consisting of a carboxylic acid group, a sulfonic acid group, a phosphoric acid group and a phosphoric acid group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Taiki Watanabe, Koichi Suzuki, Ryuji Higashi, Masashi Hirose
  • Patent number: 9328227
    Abstract: A sulfur-crosslinkable rubber mixture, particularly for treads of pneumatic tires, comprises at least two diene rubbers and from 0.1 to 20 phr of at least one aliphatically modified C9 hydrocarbon resin and from 0.1 to 7 phr of at least one other processing ingredient. The rubber mixture has improved abrasion resistance and improved properties during braking under wet conditions for identical rolling resistance, identical chip & chunk resistance and an identical level of other tire properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Eda Jagst, Juliane Jungk, Maria Izabel Fernandes de Alencar, Ulrike Wangenheim
  • Patent number: 9309382
    Abstract: Disclosed is a graphene polymer composite material, including a matrix resin, a filler and a plurality of nano-scaled graphene sheets. Each nano-scaled graphene sheet has a surface-modified layer formed of a surface modifying agent, which provides hydrophilic and hydrophobic functional groups used to form chemical bonds with the matrix resin and the filler, thereby greatly improving strength of junction cohesion. The filler helps the graphene sheets to contact each other so as so to increase overall electrical conductivity and thermal conductivity. Since the graphene sheets are uniformly dispersed in the matrix resin, the composite material of the present invention possesses excellent mechanical property, anti-oxidation, acid-base resistance, high electrical conductivity and thermal conductivity. Therefore, the composite material is suitable for the industries in need of high performance material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Enerage Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Y Wu, Cheng-Yu Hsieh, Jing-Ru Chen, Shu-Ling Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9273216
    Abstract: A solvent borne brushable coating composition and process for using the same are provided. The composition includes a crosslinkable component having one or more polymers having two or more crosslinkable groups a crosslinking component comprising one or more crosslinking agents having crosslinking groups; and 2 weight percent to 50 weight percent of drying oil comprising linseed oil, tung oil, poppy seed oil, perilla oil, walnut oil or a combination thereof. When a layer a pot mix resulting from mixing of the crosslinkable and crosslinking components is brush applied over a substrate, it has a low brush drag while providing desired coating properties, such as high gloss and rapid cure even under ambient conditions. The solvent borne brushable coating compositions is well suited for use in automotive refinish applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP CO., LLC
    Inventors: Ayumu Yokoyama, Kenneth A. McDiarmid, Ross Sydney Morgan, Rajesh Gopalan Saliya
  • Patent number: 9260594
    Abstract: The invention relates to preparation of a rubber composition containing silica and carbon black reinforcement, the resultant rubber composition and tire with component comprised of such rubber composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Hans-Bernd Fuchs, Tom Dominique Linster, Léon Jean Mathias Gregorius, Jean-Claude Knepper
  • Patent number: 9241433
    Abstract: A composite for use in electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding applications includes a carbon nanotube (CNT)-infused fiber material disposed in at least a portion of a matrix material. The composite is capable of absorbing or reflecting EM radiation, or combinations thereof in a frequency range from between about 0.01 MHz to about 18 GHz. The electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding effectiveness (SE), is in a range from between about 40 decibels (dB) to about 130 dB. A method of manufacturing the composite includes disposing a CNT-infused fiber material in a portion of a matrix material with a controlled orientation of the CNT-infused fiber material within the matrix material, and curing the matrix material. A panel includes the composite and is adaptable to interface with a device for use in EMI shielding applications. The panel is further equipped with an electrical ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Applied NanoStructured Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tushar K. Shah, Mark R. Alberding, Harry C. Malecki
  • Patent number: 9222536
    Abstract: A rubber composition gives rise to a rubber vibration insulator superior not only in heat resistance and low-temperature performance but also in fundamental properties and damping properties. The rubber composition for rubber vibration insulator comprising: a rubber component comprising high-cis-high-vinyl butadiene rubber containing 85 to 93% of cis-1,4 ,bonds and 5 to 13% of vinyl bonds, sulfur, and a bismaleimide compound, wherein the sulfur is included in an amount of up to 1 part by weight, per 100 parts by weight of the rubber component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Nagata
  • Patent number: 9193840
    Abstract: A composite material includes: carbon fibers having an average fiber length of more than about 10 mm and about 100 mm or less; and a thermoplastic resin. The carbon fibers are substantially two-dimensionally-randomly oriented. The composite material includes a carbon fiber bundle (A) in a ratio of about 30 volume % or more and less than about 90 volume % to a total volume of the carbon fibers, the carbon fiber bundle (A) including the carbon fibers of a critical single fiber number defined by formula (1) or more. An average number (N) of the carbon fibers in the carbon fiber bundle (A) satisfies formula (2). Critical single fiber number=600/D??(1) 6×104/D2<N<2×105/D2??(2) D is an average fiber diameter (?m) of the carbon fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Yuhei Konagai, Yutaka Kondo, Naoaki Sonoda
  • Patent number: 9168675
    Abstract: A method for producing a resin composition using an extruder, the extruder having a cylinder and a screw disposed inside the cylinder, the cylinder being provided with a main feed port and further optionally provided with a side feed port disposed downstream in an extrusion direction from the main feed port, and the method comprising: supplying a resin (A) in the total amount to the extruder from the main feed port; supplying a fibrous filler (B), whose a weight average fiber length is 1 mm or more, in the total amount to the extruder from the main feed port, or, with the extruder being provided with the side feed port, supplying the fibrous filler (B) partly to the extruder from the main feed port and the remainder to the extruder from the side feed port; melt-kneading the supplied resin (A) and the fibrous filler (B); and extruding the melt-kneaded material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi Sekimura, Hiroshi Harada
  • Patent number: 9169380
    Abstract: Coating compositions containing an aqueous polymer dispersion having improved resistance toward chemicals. The aqueous polymer dispersion is prepared by polymerizing a first composition containing at least one ethylenically unsaturated group (monomers) by radical aqueous emulsion polymerization and then, in the presence of a product mixture from the previous polymerization, polymerizing a second composition containing at least one ethylenically unsaturated group (monomers) by radical aqueous emulsion polymerization. The coating compositions are such that the difference between a glass transition temperature of a polymer prepared from the first polymerization and a glass transition temperature of a polymer prepared from the second polymerization is at least 50° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sebastian Roller, Rolf Dersch, Uwe Dittrich, Roelof Balk, Bas Lohmeijer, Ulrich Tromsdorf
  • Patent number: 9156961
    Abstract: Provided are a vulcanizate of a chloroprene rubber composition containing carbon black that generates a smaller amount of heat when used and a method for producing the same by a simpler and more convenient method. First, an unvulcanized rubber composition at least containing a chloroprene polymer and carbon black is vulcanization-molded, to give a semivulcanized molded article having a cure characteristic value, as determined by the method specified in JIS K6300-2: 2001, in the range of t10 to t80. Then, the semivulcanized molded article obtained by semivulcanized film-forming step is additionally vulcanized in the state as it is deformed entirely and the deformation is removed, to give vulcanizate in a desired shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignees: DENKI KAGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGAOKA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Isono, Naoki Kobayashi, Yasushi Abe
  • Patent number: 9156955
    Abstract: A method of producing a coagulated latex composite. A coagulating mixture of a first elastomer latex and a particulate filler slurry is flowed along a conduit, and a second elastomer latex is introduced into the flow of the coagulating mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Ting Wang, Meng-Jiao Wang, Bernard Mariadass, Thirunavuc Karasu Govindan, Anthony das Thiruhelvanthan, Boon Kwang Lee, Xuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 9149833
    Abstract: Methods of forming metal nanoparticle decorated carbon nanotubes are provided. The methods include mixing a metal precursor with a plurality of carbon nanotubes to form a metal precursor-carbon nanotubes mixture. The methods also include exposing the metal precursor-carbon nanotubes mixture to electromagnetic radiation to deposit metal nanoparticles on a major surface of the carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    Inventors: Sundara Ramaprabhu, Mridula Baro, Pranati Nayak, Tessy Theres Baby
  • Patent number: 9138915
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a resin composition in which the fiber length of the fibrous filler contained in the resin composition is controlled. The method includes a step of feeding a resin (A) and a fibrous filler (B) to an extruder, melt-kneading and then extruding them. The extruder includes a cylinder, a screw mounted in the cylinder, a main feed port provided in the cylinder, and a side feed port provided rearwards from the main feed port in the extrusion direction. Part of the resin (A) and part of a fibrous filler (B) having a weight-average fiber length of not less than 1 mm are fed through the main feed port and the rest of the resin (A) and the rest of the fibrous filler (B) having a weight-average fiber length of not less than 1 mm are fed through the side feed port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi Sekimura, Hiroshi Harada, Koichi Mizumoto
  • Patent number: 9132699
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rubber composition comprising a styrene-butadiene copolymer (SBR), a polybutadiene (BR), an unsaturated thermoplastic styrene (TPS) copolymer and a reinforcing filler. The invention also relates to the use of such a composition for the manufacture of a tire tread that has improved properties in terms of wear resistance, while retaining a very good level of grip on wet ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignees: COMPAGNIE GENERAL DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN, MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE
    Inventors: Garance Lopitaux, Didier Vasseur
  • Patent number: 9120909
    Abstract: Process for producing a polymer-graphite nanocomposite, which comprises the steps a) oxidation of graphite to graphite oxide, b) conversion of the graphite oxide into an aqueous dispersion, c) mixing of the aqueous dispersion comprising graphite oxide or, if appropriate, reduced graphite oxide which is obtained from b) with an aqueous polymer dispersion comprising at least one polymer and d) separating off the polymer-graphite mixture from the aqueous phase, wherein the graphite oxide which has been oxidized in step a) is reduced to graphite between step b) and c) or between step c) and d).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Styrolution Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Helmut Görtz, Rolf Minkwitz, Rolf Mülhaupt, Rainer Wissert, Peter Steurer
  • Patent number: 9125310
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to thermoplastic electrostatic dissipative (ESD) composites. The disclosed composites comprise a thermoplastic resin phase and a plurality of intermediate modulus carbon fibers dispersed within the thermoplastic resin phase. Also disclosed herein are methods for the manufacture and/or use of the disclosed ESD composites as well as articles formed from such composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: SABIC Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventor: Mohammad Moniruzzaman
  • Patent number: 9120675
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of solubilizing graphite and applications thereof, including the manufacture of composites and the purification of graphene. The method of the invention is characterized in that it comprises the following steps carried out under inert atmosphere: a) reduction of graphite by an alkali metal to lead to a graphite intercalation compound; and b) exposure of the graphite intercalation compound to a polar aprotic solvent to lead to a reduced graphene solution. The present invention relates more particularly to graphene solutions and graphene planes obtained through said method, as well as uses of such graphene solutions and planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique-CNRS
    Inventors: Alain Penicaud, Cristina Valles
  • Patent number: 9123893
    Abstract: Disclosed is a carbon nano-tube dispersant comprising a highly branched polymer having a repeating unit represented by, for example, formula (12) or (13), wherein the highly branched polymer is produced by the polycondensation of a triarylamine compound and an aldehyde compound and/or a ketone compound in the presence of an acid catalyst. The carbon nano-tube dispersant enables the dispersion of CNTs in a medium such as an organic solvent until the CNTs are so decomposed as to have an individual size. (In the formula, Z1 and Z2 independently represent a hydrogen atom, a phenyl group, a thienyl group, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Hida, Daigo Saito, Tatsuya Hatanaka
  • Patent number: 9118078
    Abstract: A method for forming a film of graphite oxide single layers. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of preparing a solution of graphite oxide to allow a plurality of graphite oxide single layers to be formed and dispersed in the solution; and applying the solution of graphite oxide onto an air-water interface of water to form a film at the air-water interface, wherein the film comprises a plurality of graphite oxide single layers and is characterized by a packing density, wherein the film of graphite oxide single layers is formed with no presence of a surfactant or stabilizing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jiaxing Huang, Laura J. Cote, Franklin J. Kim
  • Patent number: 9115271
    Abstract: Disclosed is a carbon nanotube powder, including a carbon nanotube averagely mixed with a dispersant, wherein the carbon nanotube and the dispersant have a weight ratio of 30:70 to 90:10. The carbon nanotube has a diameter of 10 nm to 100 nm, and a length/diameter ratio of 100:1 to 5000:1. The dispersant is an alternative copolymer, a block copolymer, or a random copolymer polymerized of a solvation segment (A) and a carbon affinity group (B). The carbon nanotube powder can be blended with a thermoplastic material to form a composite, wherein the carbon nanotube and the composite have a weight ratio of 0.5:100 to 50:100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: An-En Hsiao, Shinn-Jen Chang, Shu-Ya Tsai, Mei-Wen Hsu
  • Patent number: 9109109
    Abstract: The invention relates to a functionalized diene elastomer composed a) of a specific block copolymer functionalized, at the chain end or in the middle of the chain, by a tin functional group, b) of a specific block copolymer star-branched by tin and c) of a content of less than 15% by weight, with respect to the total weight of the functionalized diene elastomer, of a specific non-tin-functional block copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignees: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ESTABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN, MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A.
    Inventors: Mathilde Abad, Margarita Dorato, Jean-Michel Favrot, Nathalie Simon, Jean Marc Marechal, Stéphanie De Landtsheer
  • Patent number: 9109102
    Abstract: A rubber composition for use in tire side walls contains from 30 to 40 parts by mass of carbon black having a nitrogen specific surface area of from 20 to 35 m2/g and a DBP oil absorption of from 50 to 95 cm3/100 g per 100 parts by mass of a rubber component constituted by from 30 to 70 mass % of a butadiene rubber having a cis-1,4 bond content of at least 97%, a Mooney viscosity (ML1+4) at 100° C. of at least 45, and a ratio (T?cp)/(ML1+4) of the viscosity [cps] of a 5 mass % toluene solution at 25° C. (T?cp) to the Mooney viscosity of at least 2.0, and from 30 to 70 mass % of another diene-based rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Wada
  • Patent number: 9105848
    Abstract: The present invention provides composite organics and optoelectronic devices, including photovoltaic devices, comprising the same. In one embodiment, the present invention provides a photovoltaic cell comprising a radiation transmissive first electrode, a photosensitive layer electrically connected to the first electrode, the photosensitive layer comprising a plurality of composite organic layers, wherein each of the plurality of composite organic layers comprises a polymeric phase and a nanoparticle phase, the nanoparticle phase comprising at least one exaggerated nanocrystalline grain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: David L. Carroll
  • Patent number: 9095873
    Abstract: A cover for a shaft of an electronic thermometer probe. The cover includes a tubular body having an open end and a closed end opposite the open end. The body defines a cavity sized and shaped to slidably receive the shaft of the electronic thermometer probe. At least a portion of the tubular body is formed from a nanotube composite material including a polymer matrix material and a carbon nanotube filler material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Jeffrey E. Price
  • Patent number: 9084953
    Abstract: Disclosed are a fiberweb, a preparation method thereof, and a filter including the fiberweb. The fiberweb includes a wholly aromatic liquid crystal polyester resin which includes a repeating unit induced from a hydroxybenzoic acid and a repeating unit induced from a hydroxynaphthoic acid, but does not include a repeating unit induced from an aromatic dicarboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: SHENZHEN WOTE ADVANCED MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youn Eung Lee, Jin Kyu Lee, Young Taek Oh
  • Patent number: 9085708
    Abstract: An edge seal for manufacturing two-pane or multi-pane insulating glass or solar modules having a primary sealant and a secondary sealant has the following overall composition: a) 30-60 wt. %, preferably 40-50 wt. %, olefinic polymers, Mn 400-600,000 D, preferably 5,000-300,000 D b) 2-35 wt. %, preferably 5-25 wt. %, modified polymer c) 5-40 wt. %, preferably 10-30 wt. %, fine-particle, inert fillers d) 5-25 wt. %, preferably 10-15 wt. %, desiccants and water scavengers 0-3 wt. % aging resistors, in particular anti-oxidants or UV stabilizers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: ADCO Products, LLC
    Inventors: Harald Becker, Heike Brucher, Norbert Schott
  • Patent number: 9080057
    Abstract: This invention relates to the treatment of a carbon based filler with a hydrolysable silane to modify the surface of the filler. It also relates to a carbon based filler modified by treatment with a hydrolysable silane, and to polymer compositions containing such a modified carbon based filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Wolfgang Backer, Thomas Chaussee, Olivier Debever, Francois De Buyl
  • Patent number: 9080042
    Abstract: A rubber blend, particularly for pneumatic vehicle tires, harnesses, straps and hoses. The rubber blend includes at least one rubber blend A of a solid styrene-butadiene rubber with an average molecular weight Mn of 100,000 to 5,000,000 g/mol and a liquid butadiene rubber with an average molecular weight Mn of 500 to 9000 g/mol, wherein the styrene-butadiene rubber is solution-polymerized or emulsion-polymerized, as well as 30 to 300 phr of at least one silicic acid and further blend components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Viktoria Pavon Sierra, Juergen Wagemann, Casper Van de Pol, Norbert Kendziorra, Katharina Herzog, Carla Recker, Norbert Mueller
  • Patent number: 9074066
    Abstract: Conventional toughening agents are typically rubbery materials or small molecular weight molecules, which mostly sacrifice the intrinsic properties of a matrix such as modulus, strength, and thermal stability as side effects. On the other hand, high modulus inclusions tend to reinforce elastic modulus very efficiently, but not the strength very well. For example, mechanical reinforcement with inorganic inclusions often degrades the composite toughness, encountering a frequent catastrophic brittle failure triggered by minute chips and cracks. Thus, toughening generally conflicts with mechanical reinforcement. Carbon nanotubes have been used as efficient reinforcing agents in various applications due to their combination of extraordinary mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Cheol Park, Dennis C. Working, Emilie J. Siochi, Joycelyn S. Harrison
  • Patent number: 9074063
    Abstract: The present invention provides a rubber composition capable of improving the rubber strength and fuel economy in a balanced manner, and a pneumatic tire formed from the rubber composition. The present invention relates to a rubber composition including a rubber component, carbon black, and a compound represented by formula (I) below, wherein the amount of the carbon black is 10 to 100 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the rubber component: wherein R1 and R2 are the same as or different from each other, and each represent a hydrogen atom, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C1-C20 alkenyl group, or a C1-C20 alkynyl group; Mr+ represents a metal ion; and r represents a valence of the metal ion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masanobu Nakamura, Tatsuya Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 9074053
    Abstract: A polymeric composition that includes at least one polymer and an effective amount of a nanoparticulate component. The nanoparticulate component is at least one of inorganic functional nanoparticulate compounds and graphene in which the nanoparticulate component is associated with the polymer. The polymer disclosed herein can have electromagnetic activity. The resulting polymeric composition exhibit a measurable electrical conductivity (?) range of 10?14 to 4.7*106 (S/m) at 20° C. A polymeric precursor that includes at least one component selected from the group that includes isocyanates, polyisocyanates, MDI-terminated prepolymers and an effective amount of a nanoparticulate component. The nanoparticulate component is at least one of inorganic functional nanoparticulate component being at least one of inorganic functional nanoparticulate compounds and graphene that is associated with the prepolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Mackina Polymers, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph Locke, Michael Kerman, Melissa Arredondo, William Cowell
  • Patent number: 9051472
    Abstract: There are provided an exfoliated graphite oxide derivative excellent in dispersibility in a thermoplastic resin, a resin composite material of the exfoliated graphite oxide derivative and a thermoplastic resin, and a process for producing the resin composite material. The exfoliated graphite oxide derivative is obtained by reacting an exfoliated graphite oxide having a C/O ratio as determined by elemental analysis of 8 or less with a compound having a specific structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiichi Osano, Katsunori Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9045003
    Abstract: Provided is a pneumatic tire which is improved in a rolling resistance and a ride comfort in normal running without damaging a run flat durability. It is a pneumatic tire provided with a bead core, a carcass layer, a tread rubber layer, an inner liner, a side reinforcing layer and a bead filler, characterized by using a rubber composition (a) which contains (A) a rubber component and (B) a filler and which has a dynamic storage modulus (E?) of 10 MPa or less at a dynamic strain of 1% and 25° C. and a ? value of 5.0 or less in a loss tangent tan ? at 28 to 150° C. in the physical properties of the vulcanized rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuji Nakagawa, Horihisa Kano
  • Patent number: 9040611
    Abstract: A highly loaded concentrate pellet composition includes an active ingredient in a concentration of at least about 60% by weight, and a low molecular weight binder in a concentration of up to about 35% by weight. The active ingredient is evenly dispersed in the binder. The binder has a melting point that permits the composition to melt under shear in an extruder. The binder is non-metallocene and non-stearic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: E-Z Color Corporation
    Inventors: Glen Alan Hirschfeld, Craig A. Dunaway, Jeffrey R. Nonekowski
  • Patent number: 9034948
    Abstract: Generally, compositions and methods of producing dimensionally stable three dimensional objects using an additive build up process. Specifically, materials combinable in an additive build up process using a materials printer for the production of stable three dimensional molds useful in the production of molded or formed parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Small Beginnings, LLC
    Inventor: Eric B. Strauss
  • Patent number: 9034949
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing thermoplastic molding compounds, comprising: A) 40 to 99 wt % of at least one thermoplastic polymer, B) 1 to 60 wt % of a flame-proofing agent component containing an expandable graphite, and C) 0 to 60 wt % of further additives, by melt-mixing components A), B) and C) in a screw-type extruder, wherein the screw-type extruder, along the feed direction, comprises, in the following order, at least one dosing zone, a plastifying zone, a homogenizing zone, a second dosing zone, and a discharge zone, in that the dosing takes place into the screw-type extruder having the length L, wherein the length L is defined as the section starting with the first dosing unit for adding components A, B and/or C and ending, in the feed direction, at the discharge opening, a melt is generated after adding components A, B and C in the range of 0 liter to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: STYROLUTION EUROPE GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Müller, Nortbert Güntherberg
  • Publication number: 20150133592
    Abstract: A rubber wet masterbatch obtained, using at least a carbon black, a dispersing solvent, and a latex solution of a rubber as raw materials, the carbon black being a carbon black having an iodine adsorption number of 41 mg/g or less, and the rubber wet masterbatch being obtained through the following process: a process in which at the time of dispersing the carbon black into the dispersing solvent, at least one portion of the rubber latex solution is added to the carbon-black-dispersed solvent to produce a slurry solution comprising the carbon black to which rubber latex particles adhere, subsequently the slurry solution is mixed with the rest of the rubber latex solution, and next the mixture is solidified and dried.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Miyasaka, Makoto Tanaka, Norio Minouchi
  • Patent number: 9027699
    Abstract: A speaker diaphragm contains a material obtained by adding a cycloolefin polymer resin to a carbon fiber-reinforced liquid crystal polymer. The speaker diaphragm having high sound velocity, a speaker, and a production method of the speaker diaphragm can thereby be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuo Mitani, Osamu Murakami, Masashi Hara, Akihiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 9029458
    Abstract: A polymer composition which includes carbon nanotubes in a resin matrix such as cyclic butylene terephthalate where the resin matrix is compounded into a polymer matrix. The carbon nanotube resin matrix is compatible in a wide variety of polymer matrixes having many end uses. The resin matrix provides good compatibility with many polymer systems, e.g., polyamides, polyesters, acrylics and is easy to use exhibiting a low melting point and low viscosity in melt and provides for a polymer matrix having good properties, including a higher electrical conductivity and/or increased mechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. McAndrew, Christophe Roger, Emily Bressand, Pierre Laurent
  • Patent number: 9018299
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a colored liquid with superior separability from polar solvents for use with an electrowetting or electrofluidic device that uses a coloring agent added as a colorant to a nonpolar solvent. A colored liquid according to the present invention contains a nonpolar solvent and a colorant, and the colorant is a modified pigment containing a pigment (A) and a polymer (P) formed on a surface thereof by polymerizing a polymer (B) soluble in a nonaqueous solvent and at least one polymerizable unsaturated monomer (C) that is soluble in the nonaqueous solvent and that becomes insoluble or poorly soluble in the nonaqueous solvent after polymerization. A multi-phase liquid colored composition according to the present invention contains the colored liquid and a polar solvent immiscible with the colored liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Hosaka, Yukie Uemura
  • Patent number: 9012540
    Abstract: A rubber composition for a tire tread includes a modified diene rubber comprising a styrene butadiene rubber and/or a polybutadiene rubber, having a functional group such as an amino group or a hydroxyl group, silica, a silane coupling agent, a lignin derivative, and a carbon masterbatch. The carbon masterbatch comprises a styrene butadiene rubber, and carbon black having iodine adsorption of from 60 to 130 g/kg, and a ratio of the amount (B) of a rubber in the carbon masterbatch to the amount (A) of the modified diene rubber is B/A=0.25 to 1. The total amount of the carbon black and the silica is from 40 to 100 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of a rubber component, the proportion of the silica in fillers is from 25 to 80% by mass, and the amount of the lignin derivative is from 0.1 to 10 parts by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinsaku Kamada