Two Or More Solid Polymers Other Than Prepared From A Polycarboxylic Acid Or Derivative And A Polyamine, A Lactam, An Aminocarboxylic Acid Or Derivative, Or From A Polyamine Salt Of A Polycarboxylic Acid Patents (Class 525/179)
  • Patent number: 10464296
    Abstract: A multilayer composite containing the following layers: 1. a first layer (layer I) of a moulding compound containing at least 40 wt. % of the following components: 1) 60 to 99 parts by wt. of a copolyamide based on hexamethylenediamine, terephthalic acid and an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid having 8 to 19 carbon atoms and 2) 40 to 1 parts by wt. of an olefinic copolymer as impact modifier, wherein the parts by wt. of 1) and 2) sum to 100; and II. a second layer (layer II) of a moulding compound containing at least 60 wt. % of a mixture of the following components: 1) 75 to 100 parts by wt. of a partly aromatic copolyamide and 2) 25 to 0 parts by wt. of an olefinic copolymer as impact modifier with the proviso that in the moulding compound of layer II the mixture of components 1) and 2) comprises at least 5 fewer parts by wt, of olefinic copolymer than in the moulding compound of layer I, has a high heat distortion temperature, a very good impact resistance, a high elongation at break and good layer adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Jasmin Berger, Rainer Goering, Karl Kuhmann
  • Patent number: 10435559
    Abstract: Described herein are polyamide compositions and processes for producing polyamide compositions, comprising: (i) a polyamide, (ii) an olefin-maleic anhydride copolymer (on its own or in a master batch form), and (iii) an impact modifier (or an elastomeric polymer with an optional compatibilizer), which exhibit enhanced ambient and low temperature impact strength complimented by excellent thermal, tensile and flexural properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Vertellus Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Ashok M. Adur
  • Patent number: 10407570
    Abstract: A composition including at least one polyamide; at least one copolymer including polyamide blocks and polyether blocks; and a single polyolefin, said polyolefin being a polyolefin functionalized by maleic anhydride units or by epoxy units. Also, objects manufactured from this composition and to the associated manufacturing process of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventor: Philippe Blondel
  • Patent number: 10364351
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a tank having high fluid-barrier properties. According to the invention, a specific polyamide composition containing impact-resistance modifying agents is used in a first step to produce components by means of injection moulding and, subsequently, said components are assembled in order to obtain the tank. The viscosity and gasoline permeability of the polyamide composition are sufficient to allow the production of tanks that provide an excellent trade-off between fluid-barrier properties and mechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Wojciech Bzducha, Franco Speroni, Christophe Lapierre
  • Patent number: 10273361
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a conductive polyamide/polyphenylene ether resin composition and an automotive molded article manufactured therefrom. The conductive polyamide/polyphenylene ether resin composition comprises: (a) a base resin comprising (a-1) polyphenylene ether and (a-2) polyamide; (b) a modified polyolefin based resin; (c) an impact modifier; (d) a compatibilizer; and (e) a conductive filler, and the conductive polyamide/polyphenylene ether resin composition is formed in a domain phase and a matrix phase, wherein the domain phase comprises (a-1) the polyphenylene ether and (c) the impact modifier and the matrix phase comprises (a-2) the polyamide and (b) the modified polyolefin based resin, (e) the conductive filler being dispersed on the domain phase and the matrix phase and the content of the conductive filler dispersed on the matrix phase being higher than that of the conductive filler dispersed on the domain phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won Young Choi, Doo Young Kim, Jung Hun Lee, Won Ko, Chang Min Hong
  • Patent number: 10252498
    Abstract: A multilayer composite containing the following layers: I. a first layer (layer I) of a molding compound containing at least 40 wt. % of the following components: 1) 60 to 99 parts by wt. of a copolyamide based on hexamethylenediamine, terephthalic acid and an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid having 8 to 19 carbon atoms and 2) 40 to 1 parts by wt. of an olefinic copolymer as impact modifier, wherein the parts by wt. of 1) and 2) sum to 100; II. a second layer (layer II) of a molding compound containing at least 60 wt. % of EVOH; III. a third layer of a polyamide molding compound, has a high heat distortion temperature, a very good impact resistance, a high elongation at break and good layer adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Jasmin Berger, Rainer Goering, Klaus Gahlmann, Michael Boeer, Mario Resing
  • Patent number: 10173469
    Abstract: There is provided a polymer film which includes: a base film layer including a polyamide-based resin having a particular relative viscosity and a copolymer including a polyamide-based segment and a polyether-based segment having a specific content; and an adhesive layer formed on at least one side of the base film layer, wherein a ratio of the melt viscosity of the copolymer to the melt viscosity of the polyamide resin is 0.65 to 1.2 at a shear rate of 1000 s?1 and a temperature of 260° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Young-Han Jeong, So-Yeon Kwon, Il Chung, Hyun Namgoong
  • Patent number: 9969883
    Abstract: A polyamide composition that can be used in different transformation methods and, in particular, for the production of an extrusion profile having a low thermal conductivity, is described. One such composition includes, in particular, glass beads. Also described is a composition, preferably a molding composition, e.g., in the form of granules or powder, that can be used to produce items by means of injection molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventor: Gerard Bradley
  • Patent number: 9944884
    Abstract: A lubricating coating composition and a compressor including a sliding member coated with the lubricating coating composition. The lubricating coating composition includes a thermosetting or thermoplastic polyimide-based resin as a binder, a solid lubricant, various solvents, and other additives at a controlled ratio. The compressor includes a first member including a first sliding surface and a second member moving relative to the first member including a second sliding surface. The lubricating coating composition is applied to the first sliding surface or the second sliding surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Seung Yong Hwang, Joon Hee Moon, Eun Gi Son, Jae Wook Joo, Jae Hyun Hur, Kye Young Lee
  • Patent number: 9796845
    Abstract: Disclosed is a nylon-based resin composite that has a sufficiently low moisture absorption rate to substantially prevent the occurrence of deformation and can attain both low warpage and improved impact resistance. The nylon-based resin composite comprises about 100 parts by weight of a base resin and about 1 to about 30 parts by weight of an impact modifier wherein the base resin comprises about 20 to about 80% by weight of a modified nylon-based thermoplastic resin containing benzene rings in the main chain and about 20 to about 80% by weight of a flat reinforcing fiber having a cross-sectional aspect ratio of about 1.5 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Hoon Park, Young Jun Lee, Tae Uk Kim, Bum Seok Youn
  • Patent number: 9732256
    Abstract: A pipe joining material for connecting pipes and fittings and a method of making a pipe joining material are provided. The pipe joining material may include a thermoplastic material such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and/or chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) and a bonding agent for the thermoplastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Ernest Conrad, Nina Conrad, Brian Burke, Don Vivian, Allan Millman
  • Patent number: 9156982
    Abstract: Polyamide-based thermoplastic polymer compositions that exhibit a good balance among the properties thereof, in particular their mechanical properties, and a high fluidity in the molten state; such compositions contain at least one high-fluidity polyamide and a shock modification agent having functional groups that react with the polyimide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Marco Amici, Cesare Guaita
  • Patent number: 9040632
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball having an excellent properties like flight distance and low temperature durability. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising: a core consisting of a center and one or more intermediate layers covering the center; and a cover covering the core, wherein at least one piece or one layer of said intermediate layers is formed from a highly elastic intermediate layer composition that contains (A) a highly elastic polyamide resin having a flexural modulus in a range from 700 MPa to 5,000 MPa; (B) a metal-neutralized product of ethylene-(meth)acrylic acid copolymer and (C) a resin having a polar functional group in a specific way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: DUNLOP SPORTS CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Satoko Okabe, Keiji Ohama
  • Publication number: 20150126652
    Abstract: Described herein are concentrate compositions (e.g. master batches) comprising olefin-maleic anhydride copolymers and other additives dispersed in various carrier resins and methods for their preparation and use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Ashok M. Adur, Prasad Taranekar
  • Patent number: 9012026
    Abstract: The invention relates to a copolyamide comprising at least two different units corresponding to the following general formulation: A/X.T A is chosen from a unit obtained from an amino acid, a unit obtained from a lactam and a unit corresponding to the formula (Ca diamine).(Cb diacid), with a representing the number of carbon atoms of the diamine and b representing the number of carbon atoms of the diacid, a and b each being between 4 and 36, advantageously between 9 and 18, X.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Thierry Briffaud, Philippe Blondel
  • Patent number: 9005050
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball that decrease the spin rate on the driver shots while suppressing the decrease in the spin rate on the approach shots in a golf ball having a urethane cover. The present invention provides a golf ball having a core consisting of a center and at least one intermediate layer covering the center, and a cover covering the core, wherein the cover contains polyurethane, and has a slab hardness of 85 or less in JIS A hardness, the core has a surface hardness of 60 or more in Shore D hardness, the intermediate layer has a thickness ranging from 0.5 mm to 2.0 mm, and a resin component constituting the intermediate layer has a hardness from 62 to 68 in Shore D hardness, a flexural modulus from 300 MPa to 500 MPa, and a maximum storage modulus E? between ?30° C. to 0° C. ranging from 1,000 MPa to 2,000 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: SRI Sports Limited
    Inventor: Satoko Okabe
  • Patent number: 8992812
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a “Self-Reinforced Composite” (SRC) made of recycled thermoplastic polymers, methods and an apparatus for their manufacture. In one embodiment of the invention, the SRC is a self-reinforced composite comprising (a) a fiber comprising a first recycled thermoplastic polymer and having a Young's modulus at least about 500 MPa and (b) a matrix comprising a second recycled thermoplastic polymer. In one aspect of the invention, the source mixture is recycled immiscible thermoplastic polymers, obtained from the waste stream in the carpet and automotive industries. In another embodiment of the invention, the method for making the self-reinforced composites, comprising the steps of (a) melt-blending recycled immiscible polymers, (b) phase-migration fiber spinning the recycled immiscible polymers to form a fiber having a first recycled thermoplastic polymer substantially surrounded by a second recycled thermoplastic polymer, and (c) drawing the fiber to form a high modulus fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Fu-Jya Daniel Tsai
  • Patent number: 8993677
    Abstract: Provided is a polyamide resin composition comprising an elastomer etc, and a reactive polyamide resin excellent in reactivity. The polyamide resin composition comprises 0.5 to 100 parts by mass of an elastomer per 100 parts by mass of a reactive polyamide resin, wherein the reactive polyamide resin obtained by polycondensing a diamine (A) containing 70 mol % or more of a diamine structural unit derived from xylylenediamine and a dicarboxylic acid (B) containing 50 mol % or more of a dicarboxylic acid structural unit derived from sebacic acid, and has a concentration of reactive functional groups of 100 ?eq/g or more and a molar ratio of reacted diamine to reacted dicarboxylic acid (the number of moles of reacted diamine/the number of moles of reacted dicarboxylic acid) of 1.0 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Mitadera, Shinichi Ayuba, Nobuhiko Matsumoto, Kosuke Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20150087752
    Abstract: A thermoplastic polymer formulation that contains polyamides (PA) and/or EVOH and polyolefins, in particular with polyamides (PA) and/or EVOH that derive from production waste of multilayer films, also comprises polypropylene homopolymer with MFI in the range of 15 to 50 (g/10 min, ASTM 1238L) as compatibilizer between the PA and/or EVOH and polyolefin polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Giuseppe Dinunzio
  • Publication number: 20150045494
    Abstract: Polyamide-based thermoplastic polymer compositions that exhibit a good balance among the properties thereof, in particular their mechanical properties, and a high fluidity in the molten state; such compositions contain at least one high-fluidity polyamide and a shock modification agent having functional groups that react with the polyimide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Marco Amici, Cesare Guaita
  • Patent number: 8940835
    Abstract: Provided is a thermoplastic elastomer composition that can be suitably used for the inner liners of pneumatic tires and exhibits high air barrier properties and high fatigue durability. The present invention is a thermoplastic elastomer composition comprising a thermoplastic resin composition and a rubber composition dispersed in the thermoplastic resin composition, wherein the thermoplastic resin composition comprises a polyamide and an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer or a poly(vinyl alcohol), the rubber composition comprises a halogenated isoolefin-p-alkylstyrene copolymer and is cross inked. The thermoplastic resin composition preferably comprises 1 to 25% by weight of the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer or the poly(vinyl alcohol). The thermoplastic elastomer composition preferably comprises 100 parts by weight of the thermoplastic resin composition and 80 to 200 parts by weight of the halogenated isoolefin-p-alkylstyrene copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shusaku Tomoi, Koichi Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 8940834
    Abstract: An unreinforced, halogen-free polyamide moulding composition having the following composition: (A) 62-87% by weight of a partially aromatic, partially crystalline copolyamide having a melting point of 270° C. to 320° C. and made up of 100% by weight of diacid fraction composed of: 50-100% by weight of terephthalic acid (TPA) and/or naphthalenedicarboxylic acid; 0-50% by weight of isophthalic acid (IPA), and 100% by weight of diamine fraction; (B) 5-15% by weight of ionomer; (C) 8-18% by weight of flame retardants; (D) 0-5% by weight of additives; where the components (A)-(D) add up to 100% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: EMS-Patent AG
    Inventors: Andreas Bayer, Manfred Hewel
  • Patent number: 8933172
    Abstract: A thermoplastic elastomer composition having a continuous phase and a dispersed phase, wherein the continuous phase comprising (A) an epoxy-modified polyamide resin, and the dispersed phase comprising (B) a halogenated isoolefin-paraalkylstyrene copolymer rubber, wherein the thermoplastic elastomer composition is obtained by melt-kneading (B) halogenated isoolefin-paraalkylstyrene copolymer rubber, (C) a polyamide resin, and (D) a polyfunctional epoxy compound having two or more epoxy groups per molecule in an amount of 0.05 parts by weight or more and less than 3 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of polyamide resin (C), at a temperature which is equal to or more than the melting point of polyamide resin (C), and epoxy-modified polyamide resin (A) is produced by the reaction of polyamide resin (C) with polyfunctional epoxy compound (D) during the melt-kneading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shusaku Tomoi
  • Patent number: 8927651
    Abstract: A high-viscosity polyamide composition including a branched polyamide is described. Also described, is a relationship between a high-viscosity polyamide composition and a composition including a copolyamide of a statistical tree type resulting from a reaction between a multifunctional monomer including at least three reactive functions in order to form an amide function. Further described, are three reactive functions of two different types and bifunctional monomers used in the manufacture of linear polyamides. A resulting copolyamide can have a very low melt flow index relative to the linear polyamide and improved impact resistance properties. Lastly, use of such a composition for extrusion blow-molding articles is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Magali Davezac, Wojciech Bzducha
  • Patent number: 8906479
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shaped article comprising a composition comprising polyamide and ionomer wherein the ionomer comprises a mixture of Zn and alkali metal (M2) cations wherein the Zn/M2 equivalent ratio is from about 0.6 to about 6. The articles prepared from the compositions with mixed ion ionomers exhibit high stiffness, hardness and toughness, good scratch resistance, desirable low melt viscosity and high processability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Richard T. Chou, Herbert Vernon Bendler, Karlheinz Hausmann
  • Patent number: 8809455
    Abstract: A dynamically vulcanized alloy contains at least one isobutylene-containing elastomer and at least one thermoplastic resin, wherein the elastomer is present as a dispersed phase of small vulcanized or partially vulcanized particles in a continuous phase of the thermoplastic resin. The dynamically vulcanized alloy also contains an anhydride functionalized oligomer. The alloy maintains a high Shore A hardness value while obtaining improved flowability for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Maria D. Ellul, Anthony Jay Dias, Rodney May
  • Patent number: 8802778
    Abstract: The invention provides golf ball materials which include, in admixture, (A) an oxygen-containing inorganic metal compound, (B) one or more polymers selected from the group consisting of multi-component polyamides, and (C) an acid-containing polymer, and additionally includes, if the oxygen-containing inorganic metal compound (A) does not include a zinc cationic species, (D) a zinc ionomer. The invention also provides methods for preparing such golf ball materials, and golf balls made with the materials. The golf ball materials are multi-component polyamide blend compositions having an excellent flow and processability and a suitable hardness, making them ideal as materials for obtaining high-performance golf balls which are endowed with outstanding durability and scuff resistance without any loss in rebound resilience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Egashira, Jun Shindo, Eiji Takehana
  • Patent number: 8802764
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nucleating agents comprising: a) ethylene-acrylic acid ionomers selected from the group consisting of ethylene-acrylic acid calcium ionomers and ethylene-acrylic acid zinc ionomers and combinations thereof; wherein the ionomers have a molecular weight between about 1000 and about 10000; b) talcum; and c) ethylene-acrylic acid copolymers. The present invention also provides plastic compositions comprising: a) nylon and b) a nucleating agent, as well as a processes of making such plastic compositions. The present invention also provides nucleating agents comprising only one or two of the above types of compounds, as well as plastic compositions comprising such nucleating agents and processes of making such a plastic compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Megan Mao, Jun Li, Vincent M. Clarke
  • Patent number: 8779060
    Abstract: The mixture of the invention contains, for 100 parts in weight of (A)+(B): (A) 10 to 90 parts in weight of at least one non-nanostructured olefinic thermoplastic polymer; (B) 90 to 10 parts in weight of a formulation of at least one elastomer having unsaturated double bonds and capable of reacting with a cross-linking or vulcanization agent, said formulation containing a crosslinking or vulcanization system of said elastomer(s), at least one plasticizer, and the standard additives present in elastomer formulations; (C) up to 100 parts in weight, relative to (A)+(B), of at least one copolymer grafted with polyamide blocks, said copolymer comprising a polyolefin trunk and at least 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Marius Hert, Dominique Jousset
  • Patent number: 8748004
    Abstract: The invention relates to a copolyamide comprising at least two different units corresponding to the following general formulation: A/X.T A is chosen from a unit obtained from an amino acid, a unit obtained from a lactam and a unit corresponding to the formula (Ca diamine).(Cb diacid), with a representing the number of carbon atoms of the diamine and b representing the number of carbon atoms of the diacid, a and b each being between 4 and 36, advantageously between 9 and 18, X.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Thierry Briffaud, Philippe Blondel
  • Publication number: 20140107273
    Abstract: A process of producing a polymer alloy includes melt-kneading at least two incompatible crystalline resins in a supercooled state by chaotic mixing using a twin-screw extruder. A polymer alloy obtained by melt-kneading at least two incompatible crystalline resins has a dispersed structure that particles dispersed in the polymer alloy have an average particle size of 0.001 to 1 ?m, wherein in scattering measurement, (a) a peak half-width in a spectrum obtained by plotting scattering intensity against the wavenumber of scattered light and (b) a maximum wavenumber of the peak satisfy: 0<(a)/(b)?1.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Ochiai, Sadayuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8648143
    Abstract: Processes for producing thermoplastic molding compositions, which comprise a) from 3 to 79% by weight of one or more (methyl)styrene-acrylonitrile copolymers, which have no maleic-anhydride-derived units, b) from 15 to 91% by weight of one or more polyamides, c) from 5 to 50% by weight of one or more rubbers, d) from 1 to 25% by weight of one or more compatibilizers, e) from 0 to 2% by weight of one or more low-molecular-weight compounds which comprise a dicarboxylic anhydride group, f) from 0 to 50% by weight of one or more fibrous or particulate fillers, and g) from 0 to 40% by weight of further additives, by producing a melt comprising components A, B, and C in a first step and subsequently incorporating D, Also, thermoplastic molding compositions obtainable by these processes, the use of these thermoplastic molding compositions, and moldings, fibers, and foils comprising these thermoplastic molding compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Styrolution GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Weber, Marko Blinzler, Norbert Güntherberg
  • Patent number: 8618218
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition comprising a compatible blend of i) 24 to less than 84.5 weight percent of a linear poly(arylene sulfide), ii) 14 to 75 weight percent of a polysiloxane/polyimide block copolymer; and iii) 0.1 to less than 2.5 weight percent of a polymeric compatibilizer having 2 or more epoxy groups per molecule. Weight percent is based on the total weight of the composition. An article made from the composition has tensile elongation greater than or equal to 60% as determined by ASTM D638 and a Notched Izod impact strength greater than 50 joules per meter as determined by ASTM D256 at room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Hariharan Ramalingam, Yashpal Bhandari, Gautam Chatterjee, Siva Kumar Sreeramagiri, Sanjay Braj Mishra
  • Patent number: 8617675
    Abstract: Fuel tank attachment, composed of a blend of a first plastic and a second plastic, wherein the first and second plastics are not miscible, wherein the blend contains a compatibilizer to render the first and second plastics miscible, wherein the first plastic is a fuel-resistant plastic, and wherein the second plastic is a non-fuel-resistant plastic, wherein the fuel tank attachment relates to a neck fitting, in particular, to a filler neck or a valve, in particular, a tank venting valve, or a cap element, wherein the fuel tank attachment is molded from a blend as one piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Reinhard Feichtinger
    Inventors: Reinhard Feichtinger, Simon Amesöder
  • Publication number: 20130344270
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polyethylene-based structure including from 60 to 90% by mass of a polyethylene (A), from 5 to 35% by mass of an acid-modified polyethylene (B) and from 5 to 35% by mass of a m-xylylene group-containing polyamide (C), in which the m-xylylene group-containing polyamide (C) is dispersed in a layer form in the polyethylene (A) to partially form a continuous phase thereof, and has a relative viscosity of from 2.5 to 4.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Ryoji Otaki, Kenji Kouno
  • Patent number: 8609769
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide resin compositions which have excellent tensile strength, impact resistance and appearance without deterioration in properties inherent to general-purpose engineering plastics and propylene resins and to provide uses thereof. The resin compositions of the present invention contain 20 to 80 wt % of a general-purpose engineering plastic (A), 10 to 50 wt % of a polypropylene resin (B) and 1 to 30 wt % of a modified propylene resin (C), and the modified propylene resin (C) is obtained by modifying a resin composition (C-3) which includes 0 to 40 wt % of a polypropylene (C-1) having a melting point of not less than 120° C., and 60 to 100 wt % of a propylene/C2 or C4-10 ?-olefin copolymer (C-2) having a melting point (Tm) of less than 120° C. or not showing a melting point peak in DSC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventor: Kan Komiya
  • Publication number: 20130303699
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polymer including a polymer polymerized of a phosphorous-based monomer, a polymer polymerized of a nitrogen-based monomer, or a polymer polymerized of the phosphorous-based monomer and the nitrogen-based monomer. The phosphorous-based monomer has the formula as follows: and the nitrogen-based monomer has the formula as follows: R1 and R3 consists of hydrogen, a phenyl group, a C7-12 alkyl phenyl group, a C1-12 alkyl group, a C2-12 ether group, a C1-12 alkoxyl group, or a C1-12 hydroxylalkyl group, respectively. R2 and R4 consists of a phenylene group, a C7-12 alkyl phenylene group, a C1-12 alkylene group, a C2-12 ether group, a C1-12 alkylene glycol group, or a C1-12 hydroxylalkylene group, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Lung-Chang LIU, Po-Jen YANG
  • Patent number: 8546489
    Abstract: Provided are filled polyimides that can be used in films and articles comprising the films. The films are useful in coverlay applications and have advantageous optical properties. Also provided are blends of polyimide precursor, polyacrylonitrile, and cellulosic polymer which can be used to obtain the filled polyimides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Salah Boussaad, Gloria T. Worrell
  • Patent number: 8524341
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel polyamide alloy composition that is useful for forming objects that may be used for the storage and transport of fluids. The polyamide alloy is a blend of at least one polyamide and at least one modified polyolefin having both medium to hard and soft domains. The polyamide forms the continuous phase of the alloy. The alloy may also contain, and preferably does contain, a thermal and light stabilization compound, at least one unmodified polyolefin, and at least one plasticizer. The polyamide alloy composition is useful in forming tanks, hoses and tubes used in the transport of liquid or gaseous fluids, including fluids under pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Mehdi Emad, Franck Bertoux, Thibaut Montanari
  • Patent number: 8501871
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball having an excellent properties like flight distance and low temperature durability. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising: a core consisting of a center and one or more intermediate layers covering the center; and a cover covering the core, wherein at least one piece or one layer of said intermediate layers is formed from a highly elastic intermediate layer composition that contains (A) a highly elastic polyamide resin having a flexural modulus in a range from 700 MPa to 5,000 MPa; (B) a metal-neutralized product of ethylene-(meth)acrylic acid copolymer and (C) a resin having a polar functional group in a specific way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Dunlop Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoko Okabe, Keiji Ohama
  • Publication number: 20130190454
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition comprising the following components: (A) at least one lactam (B) at least one catalyst (C) an activator from the group of the isocyanates, anhydrides, acyl halides, reaction products of these with (A), and mixtures of these (D) at least one non-functionalized rubber, which comprises no functional groups having heteroatoms (E) at least one hydroxy-terminated rubber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventor: BASF SE
  • Publication number: 20130172104
    Abstract: A high-hardness, durable golf ball layer is formed from an ionomer/polyamide alloy. The polyamide is produced, in part, from renewable resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: NIKE, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Kennedy, III
  • Publication number: 20130167966
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition comprising polyamide comprising nylon-6/12 or a polyamide comprising a first repeat unit of formula (I) and a second repeat unit of formula (II) —C(O)(CH2)nC(O)NH(CH2)6NH—??(II); wherein n is an integer selected from 8, 10, 12, or 14, and optionally nylon-6,66, nylon-66, nylon-610, nylon-612, nylon-11, nylon-12 and an ionomer comprising an ethylene carboxylic acid copolymer, wherein 30 to 90% of the total carboxylic acid functionalities are neutralized to salts with zinc cations or a mixture of zinc cations and cations of a second metal selected from Group 1 of the Periodic Table of the Elements wherein the salts comprise from 20 to 90% equivalents of zinc. Articles prepared from the composition have improved salt stress crack resistance when exposed to zinc chloride solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130171394
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition comprising polyamide comprising nylon-6 and optionally nylon-6,66, nylon-66, nylon-610, nylon-612, nylon-11, nylon-12 and an ionomer comprising an ethylene carboxylic acid copolymer, wherein 30 to 90% of the total carboxylic acid functionalities are neutralized to salts with a mixture of zinc cations and cations of a second metal selected from Group 1 of the Periodic Table of the Elements wherein the salts comprise from 20 to 90% equivalents of zinc. Articles prepared from the composition have improved salt stress crack resistance when exposed to zinc chloride solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard T. Chou, Herbert Vernon Bendler
  • Patent number: 8465684
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a “Self-Reinforced Composite” (SRC) made of recycled thermoplastic polymers, methods and an apparatus for their manufacture. In one embodiment of the invention, the SRC is a self-reinforced composite comprising (a) a fiber comprising a first recycled thermoplastic polymer and having a Young's modulus at least about 500 MPa and (b) a matrix comprising a second recycled thermoplastic polymer. In one aspect of the invention, the source mixture is recycled immiscible thermoplastic polymers, obtained from the waste stream in the carpet and automotive industries. In another embodiment of the invention, the method for making the self-reinforced composites, comprising the steps of (a) melt-blending recycled immiscible polymers, (b) phase-migration fiber spinning the recycled immiscible polymers to form a fiber having a first recycled thermoplastic polymer substantially surrounded by a second recycled thermoplastic polymer, and (c) drawing the fiber to form a high modulus fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Novana, Inc.
    Inventor: Fu-Jya Daniel Tsai
  • Publication number: 20130146194
    Abstract: Provided is a thermoplastic resin composition for the inner liner of pneumatic tires, which has low air permeability and a small percent change in air permeability from fatigue. A thermoplastic resin composition obtained by dispersing a modified rubber having an acid anhydride group or an epoxy group into a polyamide resin and an ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer, the thermoplastic resin composition being characterized in that the ratio of the polyamide resin to the ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer is between 47/53 and 61/39. The percent change in air permeability of the thermoplastic resin composition in the present invention when subjected 1 million times to 20% elongation strain at room temperature is 1.30 times or more. Additionally, a pneumatic tire using a film comprising the thermoplastic resin composition in the present invention as an inner liner has a percent change in air leakage of 1.30 times or less at room temperature after going 70,000 km.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koichi Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20130144010
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing thermoplastic resin compositions, the method comprising the step of melt-blending (A) a thermoplastic elastomer composition, obtained by dispersing (ii) an acid anhydride-modified or epoxy-modified rubber in (i) an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer, with (B-1) a resin composition comprising at least one resin selected from (i) unmodified polyamide resins and modified polyamide resins or (B-2) a thermoplastic elastomer composition obtained by dispersing (ii) an acid anhydride-modified or epoxy-modified rubber in (i) at least one resin selected from unmodified polyamide resins and modified polyamide resins. Said thermoplastic elastomer composition has excellent gas barrier properties and the decrease in gas barrier properties associated with fatigue has been reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: THE YOKOHAMA RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Kawaguchi, Yuichi Hara
  • Patent number: 8410216
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition based on an impact-resistant thermoplastic polyamide resin, comprising, as a blend—from 60 to 98 wt % of polyamide resin (A) and—from 2 to 40 wt % of a blend of at least one graft copolymer with polyamide blocks (B) composed of a polyolefin backbone and at least one polyamide graft in which the grafts are attached to the backbone by the residues of an unsaturated monomer (X) having a functional group capable of reacting with an amine-terminated polyamide, the residues of the unsaturated monomer (X) being attached to the backbone by grafting or copolymerization via its double bond, and of a non-reactive ethylenic polymer (C) that is miscible with (B) and has a density of below 0.960 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Marius Hert, Alain Bouilloux, Thibaut Montanari, Thomas Fine
  • Patent number: 8399564
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball providing a great distance. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising: a core consisting of a center and one or more intermediate layers covering the center; and a cover covering the core, wherein at least one of said intermediate layers is formed from a high fluidity intermediate layer composition that contains (A) a polyamide resin composition having a flexural modulus in a range from 500 MPa to 4,000 MPa and a melt flow rate (240° C., 2.16 kg) of 5.0 g/10 min or more, and (B) at least one member selected from the group consisting of an ethylene-(meth)acrylic acid binary copolymer, a metal-neutralized product of the binary copolymer, an ethylene-(meth)acrylic acid-(meth)acrylic acid ester ternary copolymer, and a metal-neutralized product of the ternary copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: SRI Sports Limited
    Inventor: Satoko Okabe
  • Patent number: 8399563
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a golf ball excellent in the durability at the normal and low temperatures, flight distance, and shot feeling on the shots. Another object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball excellent in a direction stability on the shots. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising: a core consisting of at least one layer; and a cover covering the core and having a thickness ranging from 0.3 mm to 1.0 mm, wherein the cover is formed from a cover composition that contains as a resin component, (A) a highly elastic polyamide resin (B) a metal-neutralized product of binary copolymer and/or ternary copolymer, and (C) a resin having a polar functional group in a specific amount, and wherein the cover composition has a slab hardness ranging from 65 to 75 in Shore D hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: SRI Sports Limited
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Isogawa, Tsutomu Hirau, Satoko Okabe