US Pat. No. 10,428,408

R-T-B-BASED RARE EARTH SINTERED MAGNET AND ALLOY FOR R-T-B-BASED RARE EARTH SINTERED MAGNET

TDK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. An R-T-B-based rare earth sintered magnet, comprisinga rare earth element R, B, a metallic element M which includes one or more metals selected from Al, Ga and Cu, a transition metal T which includes Fe as a main component, and inevitable impurities, wherein
the sintered magnet includes
13 atom % to 15.5 atom % of R,
5.0 atom % to 6.0 atom % of B,
0.1 atom % to 2.4 atom % of M,
0.1 atom % or more of Ga, and
T and the inevitable impurities as a balance,
and wherein
the sintered magnet includes 0.015 atom % to 0.04 atom % of Zr as the transition metal T, and
the Zr does not form a compound with the B in a grain boundary phase.
US Pat. No. 10,428,153

HUMAN ANTI TSHR ANTIBODIES

RSR Ltd., Lancaster (GB)...

1. An isolated human monoclonal or recombinant antibody or fragment thereof that binds to the TSH receptor and stimulates the TSH receptor, wherein the antibody or fragment thereof comprises:an antibody VL domain having the amino acid sequence shown in residues 1-129 of SEQ ID NO:33; and
an antibody VH domain having the amino acid sequence shown in residues 1-141 of SEQ ID NO:15.
US Pat. No. 10,427,130

HYDROTHERMAL CARBONIZATION METHOD AND DEVICE WITH OPTIMISED SLUDGE AND STEAM MIXING

SUEZ INTERNATIONAL, Pari...

1. A method of continuous hydrothermal carbonization of sludge containing organic matter, said sludge having a solids content between 10and 30% by weight, said method involving a hydrothermal reaction carried out in a reactor, said hydrothermal reaction comprising:continuously injecting said sludge into the reactor via a first inlet,
injecting steam into the reactor via a second inlet that is distinct from the first inlet,
circulating a mixture consisting of the sludge and the steam injected into the reactor, within the reactor,
continuously extracting at least a portion of the mixture contained in the reactor via a sludge outlet,
wherein said injecting steam comprises injecting the steam in counterflow to the mixture circulating in the reactor.
US Pat. No. 10,428,154

MONOCLONAL ANTI-CD95L ANTIBODY

Apogenix AG, Heidelberg ...

1. A monoclonal anti-CD95L antibody, comprisinga heavy chain amino acid sequence including CDRH1 as shown in SEQ ID NO: 1, CDRH2 as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2, and CDRH3 as shown in SEQ ID NO: 3, and
a light chain amino acid sequence including CDRL1 as shown in SEQ ID NO: 4, CDRL2 as shown in SEQ ID NO: 5, and CDRL3 as shown in SEQ ID NO: 6.
US Pat. No. 10,428,410

HIGH TOUGHNESS SECONDARY HARDENING STEELS WITH NICKEL AS A PRIMARY STRENGTH AND TOUGHENING AGENT

Carnegie Mellon Universit...

1. A steel alloy, comprising:a medium carbon secondary hardening steel composition containing:
0.3-0.45 wt. % carbon;
4-6 wt. % chromium;
0-2.5 wt. % molybdenum;
0-3 wt. % tungsten;
0-1.0 wt. % vanadium;
less than 0.75 wt. % silicon;
less than 3 wt. % cobalt; and
less than 1 wt. % manganese; and
an addition of nickel to the medium carbon secondary hardening steel composition in a range of about 3 wt. % to about 7 wt. % that:
provides a V-notch Charpy energy of at least 20.7 joules;
increases a yield strength of the medium carbon secondary hardening steel composition to at least 1500 MPa;
increases an ultimate tensile strength of the medium carbon secondary hardening steel composition to at least 1800 MPa; and
increases a KIc fracture toughness of the medium carbon secondary hardening steel to at least about 86 MPa?m.
US Pat. No. 10,427,131

GUANIDINE-FUNCTIONALIZED PERLITE PARTICLES, ARTICLES CONTAINING THE PARTICLES, AND METHODS OF USING THE PARTICLES AND ARTICLES

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A guanidine-functionalized perlite particle comprising a perlite particle that is modified with at least one silane having the formulaX3-nRanSi—Y-G,wherein:n is 0, 1, or 2;
each Ra, if present, is independently an alkyl, aralkyl, or aryl;
Y is a divalent group comprising an alkylene having 2 to 20 carbons;
G is a guanidine group of the formula —NH—C(?NH)—NH2; and
each X is independently alkoxy or acyloxy.
US Pat. No. 10,428,155

TRISPECIFIC ANTIBODIES

Xencor, Inc., Monrovia, ...

1. A tetravalent, trispecific antibody comprising:a) a first monomer comprising from N to C-terminus, a first variable heavy domain, a first CH1 domain, an optional domain linker, a first scFv domain, an optional domain linker, a hinge domain and a first variant Fc domain comprising a first CH2-CH3 domain;
b) a second monomer comprising from N to C-terminus, a second variable heavy domain, a second CH1 domain, an optional domain linker, a second scFv domain, an optional domain linker, a hinge domain and a second variant Fc domain comprising a second CH2-CH3 domain; and
c) a first light chain comprising a constant light domain and a first variable light domain; and
d) a second light chain comprising a constant light domain and a second variable light domain;
wherein said first variable heavy domain and said first variable light domain forms a first antigen binding domain that binds a first antigen, said second variable heavy domain and said second variable light domain forms a second antigen binding domain that binds said first antigen, said first scFv domain forms a third antigen binding domain that binds a second antigen, and said second scFv domain forms a fourth antigen binding domain that binds a third antigen,
wherein said first scFv domain binds CD8 and comprises a first scFv variable heavy domain comprising SEQ ID NO: 127 and a first scFv variable light domain comprising SEQ ID NO; 131,
wherein said second scFv domain binds CD3 and comprises a second scFv variable heavy domain comprising SEQ ID NO: 46 and a second scFv variable light domain comprising SEQ ID NO: 50,
wherein said first variable heavy domain and said first variable light domain comprise SEQ ID NOs: 73 and 77, respectively or SEQ ID NOs: 91 and 95, respectively,
wherein said second variable heavy domain and said second variable light domain comprise SEQ ID NOs: 73 and 77, respectively or SEQ ID NOs: 91 and 95, respectively, and
wherein said first and said second variant Fc domains comprise a pair of sets of amino acid substitutions selected from the group consisting of S364K/E357Q: L368D/K370S; L368D/K370S: S364K; L368E/K370S: S364K; T411T/E360E/Q362E: D401K; L368D/K370S: S364K/E357L and K370S: S364K/E357Q.
US Pat. No. 10,427,132

BIOREFINING METHOD

Licella Pty Ltd, North S...

1. A method for producing a bio-product from organic matter feedstock, the method comprising:providing a reaction mixture comprising the organic matter feedstock, a solvent, and a solid substrate;
treating the reaction mixture at a temperature of between about 200° C. and 400° C. and pressure of about 100 bar and 400 bar in a reactor vessel at a reaction temperature and pressure suitable for conversion of all or a portion of the organic matter feedstock into a product mixture comprising the bio-product; and
depressurising and cooling the product mixture;
wherein the solid substrate constitutes between 5% and 15% of a total combined mass of the solid substrate and organic matter feedstock in the reaction mixture prior to said treating;
the solid substrate is solid or substantially solid at the reaction temperature and pressure;
the solid substrate is chemically inert or substantially chemically inert at the reaction temperature and pressure;
the solid substrate sequesters organic and/or inorganic matter that de-solubilises within the reaction mixture or the product mixture; and/or
alters one or more flow characteristics of the reaction mixture and/or the product mixture in the reactor vessel, and
the solid substrate is:
(a) selected from the group consisting of: anthracitic coal, metaanthracite, anthracite, activated carbon, semianthracite, coking coal, coal char, coke, high temperature coke, foundry coke, low and medium temperature coke, pitch coke, petroleum coke, coke oven coke, coke breeze, gas coke, brown coal coke, semi coke, charcoal, pyrolysis char, hydrothermal char, carbon black, graphite fine particles, amorphous carbon, carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibers, vapor-grown carbon fibers, and any combination thereof; or
(b) selected from the group consisting of ash, fly ash, a mineral, calcium carbonate, calcite, a silicate, silica, quartz, an oxide, a metal oxide, an insoluble or substantially insoluble metal salt, iron ore, a clay mineral, talc, gypsum, carbonates of magnesium, carbonates of calcium and magnesium, limestone, dolomite, hydroxides of calcium, hydroxides of magnesium, oxides of calcium, oxides of magnesium, hydrogen carbonates of calcium, hydrogen carbonates of magnesium, kaolinite, bentonite, illite, zeolites, calcium phosphate, hydroxyapataite, phyllosilicates, and any combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,428,156

ANTI-MFI2 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE

Abbvie Stemcentrx LLC, N...

1. A humanized antibody that binds to a human MFI2 protein and comprises a light chain variable region and a heavy chain variable region, wherein the antibody comprises:(a) three complementarity determining regions of a light chain variable region comprising an amino acid sequence set forth as SEQ ID NO: 99 and three complementarity determining regions of a heavy chain variable region comprising an amino acid sequence set forth as SEQ ID NO: 101;
(b) three complementarity determining regions of a light chain variable region comprising an amino acid sequence set forth as SEQ ID NO: 105 and three complementarity determining regions of a heavy chain variable region comprising an amino acid sequence set forth as SEQ ID NO: 107;
(c) three complementarity determining regions of a light chain variable region comprising an amino acid sequence set forth as SEQ ID NO: 93 and three complementarity determining regions of a heavy chain variable region comprising an amino acid sequence set forth as SEQ ID NO: 95; or
(d) three complementarity determining regions of a light chain variable region comprising an amino acid sequence set forth as SEQ ID NO: 93 and three complementarity determining regions of a heavy chain variable region comprising an amino acid sequence set forth as SEQ ID NO: 97.
US Pat. No. 10,426,621

IMPLANTABLE COMPOSITE CONTAINING CARBONATED HYDROXYAPATITE

WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC., ...

1. An implantable composite comprising a plurality of resorbable ceramic particles, the resorbable ceramic particles comprising mixed AB type carbonated hydroxyapatite and tricalcium phosphate in a ratio from about 5:95 to about 70:30.
US Pat. No. 10,427,389

RESIN COMPOSITION AND MULTILAYER STRUCTURE USING SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A resin composition comprising:(A) a base resin consisting of a thermoplastic resin other than a saponified ethylene-vinyl ester-based copolymer; and
(B) a hydrate-forming alkaline earth metal salt satisfying the water absorption properties shown below:
(?) a ratio of X5:Y from 0.2:1 to 2.0:1, wherein X5 is an amount of water absorption for 5 days per 100g of the alkaline earth metal salt (B) when being placed for 5 days under a condition of 40° C. and 90% relative humidity, and Y is a content of crystallization water in maximum hydrate of the alkaline earth metal salt (B); and
(?) a local maximum point exists in the amount of water absorption when the hydrate-forming alkaline earth metal salt (B) is placed under the condition of 40° C. and 90% relative humidity.
US Pat. No. 10,428,157

DOSING REGIMENS FOR USE WITH PCSK9 INHIBITORS

SANOFI BIOTECHNOLOGY, Pa...

1. A method for reducing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in a subject in need thereof comprising:(a) selecting a subject with primary hypercholesterolemia who is not taking a statin; and
(b) administering to the subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising an anti-proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (anti-PCSK9) antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof at a dose of about 150 mg every 4 weeks for at least 3 doses in the absence of a concomitant statin therapy, wherein the antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof comprises the heavy and light chain complementarity determining regions (CDRs) of a heavy chain variable region/light chain variable region (HCVR/LCVR) amino acid sequence pair of SEQ ID NOs: 1/6,
thereby reducing the LDL-C in the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,428,413

HYDROPHOBIC ALLOY FILM AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A hydrophobic alloy film, comprising:Ti, Zr, O, and at least one selected from the group consisting of Fe, Co, Ni, and Cr,
wherein a content of Ti is in a range of 40 at. % to 70 at. %, a content of Zr is in a range of 10 at. % to 40 at. %, a total content of at least one selected from the group consisting of Fe, Co, Ni, and Cr is in a range of 10 at. % to 30 at. %, a content of 0 is in a range of 10 at. % to 30 at. %, and
the hydrophobic alloy film has a quasicrystal structure and nanoparticles, wherein a particle size of the nanoparticles is in a range of 10 nm to 200 nm.
US Pat. No. 10,426,110

CANOLA INBRED RESTORER LINE CL2503899R

Agrigenetics, Inc., Indi...

1. A seed of canola designated CL2503899R, wherein a representative sample of seed of said cultivar was deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-123164.
US Pat. No. 10,427,390

MULTILAYER COMPOSITE COMPRISING A POLYESTER LAYER

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A multilayer composite, comprising in the order listed:an outer layer of a moulding compound comprising at least 40 wt. % polymer components; wherein the polymer components consist of:
1) 60 to 99 parts by wt. of a partially aromatic copolyamide which contains monomer units which are obtained from
?) 41 to 90 mol % of a combination of hexamethylenediamine and terephthalic acid, and
?) 59 to 10 mol % of a combination of hexamethylenediamine and a linear aliphatic dicarboxylic acid having 8 to 19 carbon atoms;
wherein the mol % values relate to the sum of ?) and ?) and
wherein not more than 20% of the hexamethylenediamine is optionally replaced by the equivalent amount of another diamine, and/or
wherein not more than 20% of the terephthalic acid is optionally replaced by the equivalent amount of another aromatic dicarboxylic acid and/or 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid, and/or
wherein not more than 20% of the repeating units containing hexamethylenediamine and linear aliphatic dicarboxylic acid is optionally replaced by the equivalent quantity of units obtained from a lactam/an ?-aminocarboxylic acid having 6 to 12 carbon atoms,
2) 40 to 1 parts by wt. of an olefinic copolymer, comprising:
from 35 to 94.9 wt %, of monomer units based on ethene,
from 5 to 65 wt %, of monomer units based on a 1-alkene having 4 to 8 carbon atoms, and
from 0.1 to 2.5 wt % of monomer units based on an aliphatically unsaturated dicarboxylic anhydride, as impact modifier;
an adhesion promoter layer;
an interlayer of a moulding compound comprising at least 60 wt. % of a thermoplastic polyester;
an adhesion promoter layer; and
an inner layer of a moulding compound comprising at least 40 wt. % polymer components; wherein the polymer components consist of:
1) 60 to 99 parts by wt. of a partially aromatic copolyamide which contains monomer units which are obtained from
?) 41 to 90 mol % of a combination of hexamethylenediamine and terephthalic acid, and
?) 59 to 10 mol % of a combination of hexamethylenediamine and a linear aliphatic dicarboxylic acid having 8 to 19 carbon atoms;
wherein the mol % values relate to the sum of ?) and ?) and
wherein not more than 20% of the hexamethylenediamine is optionally replaced by the equivalent amount of another diamine, and/or
wherein not more than 20% of the terephthalic acid is optionally replaced by the equivalent amount of another aromatic dicarboxylic acid and/or 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid, and/or
wherein not more than 20% of the repeating units containing hexamethylenediamine and linear aliphatic dicarboxylic acid is optionally replaced by the equivalent quantity of units obtained from a lactam/an ?-aminocarboxylic acid having 6 to 12 carbon atoms,
2) 40 to 1 parts by wt. of an olefinic copolymer, comprising:
from 35 to 94.9 wt %, of monomer units based on ethene,
from 5 to 65 wt %, of monomer units based on a 1-alkene having 4 to 8 carbon atoms, and
from 0.1 to 2.5 wt % of monomer units based on an aliphatically unsaturated dicarboxylic anhydride, as impact modifier,
wherein the moulding compound of the outer layer and the moulding compound of the inner layer are the same.
US Pat. No. 10,428,158

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF DIABETIC MACULAR EDEMA

Dyax Corp., Lexington, M...

1. A method for treating a retinal disease in a subject, the method comprising:administering an effective amount of a composition comprising an antibody to a subject in need thereof, wherein
the antibody comprises:
a heavy chain variable region comprising a complementarity determining region (CDR) 1 set forth as HYIMM (SEQ ID NO: 5), a CDR2 set forth as GIYSSGGITVYADSVKG (SEQ ID NO: 6), and a CDR3 set forth as RRIGVPRRDEFDI (SEQ ID NO: 7); and
a light chain variable region comprising a CDR1 set forth as RASQSISSWLA (SEQ ID NO: 8), a CDR2 set forth as KASTLES (SEQ ID NO: 9), and a CDR3 set forth as QQYNTYWT (SEQ ID NO: 10);
wherein the retinal disease is selected from the group consisting of diabetic macular edema (DME), age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and retinal vein occlusion (RVO).
US Pat. No. 10,428,414

CARBURIZED COMPONENT

DAIDO STEEL CO., LTD., A...

1. A carburized part having a total amount of TiC, AlN and ZrC, which are precipitate particles, of 4.5×10?1° mole or less per 1 mm2 of grain boundary area of prior austenite grains after carburization, which is formed by processing a steel material into a shape of a part and performing a carburizing treatment on the steel material, the steel material having a composition consisting of, in terms of % by mass:0.10% to 0.30% of C;
0.01% to 0.49% of Si;
0.65% to 1.50% of Mn;
0.01% to 0.10% of S;
0.03% or less of P;
0.05% to 1.00% of Cu;
0.05% to 1.00% of Ni;
0.01% to 2.00% of Cr;
0.01% to 0.50% of Mo;
0.001% or less of Nb;
0.005% to 0.050% of s-Al;
0.005% to 0.030% of N; and
one or two elements selected from
0.001% to 0.150% of Ti and
0.001% to 0.300% of Zr,
and optionally:
0.001% to 0.010% of B,
with the remainder being Fe and inevitable impurities,
wherein
[Ti], [Zr] and [N] which respectively represent contents of Ti, Zr, and N, in mole/g, satisfy the following equation (1):
|[Ti]/47.9+[Zr]/91.2?[N]/14|/100?3.5×10?6 mole/g  Equation (1);
wherein at least one element selected from Ti and Zr combines with N included in the steel at the time of forging of the steel, and crystallizes in a form of at least one of TiN and ZrN having no contribution to a pinning of crystal grain boundaries to prevent AlN having a pinning action from being precipitated, and
a structure thereof after the carburization is a well-ordered grain structure having a uniform crystal grain size in which an average crystal grain size of the prior austenite grain is greater than 3 and 7.5 or less, and a crystal grain size difference of the prior austenite grains is 6 or less.
US Pat. No. 10,426,111

LOW PALMITIC ACID COTTON LINES

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SYS...

1. A cotton seed of a cotton line, wherein the cotton line is AFIS 1-136-A5, a seed sample of said cotton line having been deposited in ATCC Accession No. PTA-126033, and wherein the cotton seed comprises low palmitic acid content.
US Pat. No. 10,427,391

FORMULATION FOR PREPARING A POLYURETHANE FOAM

Dow Quimica Mexicana S.A....

1. A formulation for preparing a polyurethane foam comprising:(a) a polyol composition comprising:
(a1) from 10 to 23 wt % of a first polyoxypropylene polyol having a functionality of from 2 to 3.8 and an equivalent weight of from 85 to 2000;
(a2) from 3 to 15 wt % of a second polyoxypropylene polyol having a functionality of from 4.5 to 8 and an equivalent weight of from 100 to 175;
(a3) from 30 to 60 wt % of an ethylene oxide-capped polyether polyol having an equivalent weight of from 70 to 2500 and an oxyethylene content of from 10 to 25 wt %;
(a4) from 5 to 40 wt % of a copolymer polyol;
(a5) a latent catalyst; and
(a6) water; and
(b) an isocyanate-terminated prepolymer composition, with an isocyanate content of from 10 to 48 wt % based on the total weight of the prepolymer composition, comprising the reaction product of (b1) diphenylmethane diisocyanate, (b2) carbodiimide-modified diphenylmethane diisocyanate, (b3) polymethylene polyphenylisocyanate, and (b4) a third polyether polyol.
US Pat. No. 10,428,159

BLOCKING MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TO AGR2 AND ITS RECEPTOR C4.4A

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. An isolated monoclonal antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof which binds to an AGR2 polypeptide and comprises:(a) a first VH CDR which is identical to SEQ ID NO: 20;
(b) a second VH CDR which is identical to SEQ ID NO: 21;
(c) a third VH CDR which is identical to SEQ ID NO: 22;
(d) a first VL CDR which is identical to SEQ ID NO: 23;
(e) a second VL CDR which is identical to SEQ ID NO: 24; and
(f) a third VL CDR which is identical to SEQ ID NO: 25.
US Pat. No. 10,426,112

SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISM (SNP) MARKERS FOR PHASEOLUS VULGARIS L. AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF IN SELECTION EFFICIENCY WITH BREEDING STRATEGIES

Oregon State University, ...

1. A method for producing a common bean plant with enhanced flavor traits, the enhanced flavor traits comprising phenotypic expression of volatile compound 1-penten-3-ol, the method comprising,providing a first common bean plant having a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) identified as SNP 8 having a G or A nucleotide at a position that corresponds to position 29 of SEQ ID NO: 8;
providing a second common bean plant that does not have a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) that corresponds with expression by the first common bean plant of SNP 8;
crossing the first common bean plant with the second common bean plant to produce an F1 generation; and
identifying one or more members of the F1 generation for presence of SNP 8.
US Pat. No. 10,427,136

CATALYST FOR ALKYLATION OF POLYALKYLENE GLYCOL AND ALKYLATION METHOD USING THE SAME

NH CHEMICALS, Ulsan (KR)...

1. A method of preparing a catalyst for alkylating a terminal of polyalkylene glycol, comprising:(a-1) adding a precipitant to a first alumina precursor aqueous solution, thus forming aluminium hydroxide;
(a-2) mixing a second alumina precursor aqueous solution and a phosphate precursor and then adding a precipitant, thus forming aluminum phosphate hydroxide;
(a-3) mixing the aluminium hydroxide of (a-1) with the aluminum phosphate hydroxide of (a-2) to form a hydroxide mixture, which is then added with a precipitant, thus forming an alumina-aluminum phosphate-mixed hydroxide; and
(b) drying and then calcining the alumina-aluminum phosphate-mixed hydroxide.
US Pat. No. 10,426,113

TOMATO LINE FIR-9R14-6153

Seminis Vegetable Seeds, ...

1. A tomato plant comprising at least a first set of the chromosomes of tomato line FIR-9R14-6153, a sample of seed of said line having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-122979.
US Pat. No. 10,426,369

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR LOCALIZATION OF BRAIN FUNCTION RELATED APPLICATIONS

1. A system for displaying an animated simulation of neurological activity of a system user comprising:a) a user-computer having an input device and display;
b) a system server having a system processor and system storage memory;
c) a network connection between the user computer and the system server;
d) a neurological database in the system storage memory;
e) said neurological database containing at least one user-condition datum stored in a relation to at least one affected nervous system portion datum;
f) at least one operating instruction in said system storage memory for the system server to receive from said user-computer over said network connection a user-condition input;
g) at least one operating instruction in said system storage memory for the system server to receive from said user-computer over said network connection a user-photograph;
h) at least one operating instruction in said system storage memory for determining from a correlation of said user-condition input and said at least one user-condition datum in said neurological database a related user-affected nervous system portion; and
i) at least one operating instruction in said system storage memory for the system server to transmit to said user-computer display over said network connection an animated image that comprises a combination of said related user-affected nervous system portion and at least a portion of said user-photograph.
US Pat. No. 10,427,137

EXHAUST TREATMENT CATALYSTS WITH ENHANCED HYDROTHERMAL STABILITY AND LOW-TEMPERATURE ACTIVITY

UT-Battelle, LLC, Oakrid...

1. A catalyst for treating fuel combustion exhaust, the catalyst comprising the following components:(i) an oxide inner core comprising silicon oxide, aluminum oxide, or a combination of silicon oxide and aluminum oxide;
(ii) an outer layer comprising nanoparticles or an amorphous shell of cerium oxide, zirconium oxide, or a combination of cerium oxide and zirconium oxide as a coating on said oxide inner core; and
(iii) nanoparticles comprising elemental palladium or platinum in contact with at least component (ii), wherein said nanoparticles comprising palladium or platinum are present in an amount of 0.1-4 wt. % by weight of the catalyst, and wherein surfaces of said nanoparticles comprising elemental palladium or platinum are exposed.
US Pat. No. 10,428,161

METHOD FOR PRODUCING MODIFIED SOLUTION-POLYMERIZED DIENE RUBBER TO BE BLENDED WITH SILICA, AND RUBBER COMPOSITION CONTAINING SAME

ERIC Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. A method for producing a modified solution polymerized diene rubber, comprising:i) initiating polymerization of a conjugated diene compound and an aromatic vinyl compound in a hydrocarbon by an organolithium compound or in the co-presence of a secondary amine compound;
ii) after completion of the polymerization, adding a tin compound of formula (1) to treat the diene rubber so that the content of three or more branched component is 5 to 30%;
iii) adding the silane compound of formula (2), whereby the content of two-branched component of the diene rubber is less than 30%; and
iv) steam coagulating and drying the obtained polymer composition, so that the content of two or more branched component increases by 10 to 50% with respect to the state before steam coagulation, and wherein the modified solution polymerized diene rubber is thermally stabilized to the extent that the Mooney viscosity (a) of the rubber measured after said coagulation and drying, varies by not more than 10 from the Mooney viscosity (b) of the rubber measured when it is further heat-treated for 20 minutes with a subsequent 130° C. roll mill,
[Formula 1]
(R1)n—Sn—(X)4-n  Formula (1)wherein R1 is an alkyl group, an allyl group or aromatic group, wherein a carbon number of R1 is 1 to 12 carbon atoms, X is a halogen compound of iodine, bromine or chlorine, n is an integer of 0 or 1,[Formula 2]
(R2O)n—Si—(R3)4-m  Formula (2)
wherein R2 is an alkyl group, an allyl group or an aromatic group, wherein a carbon number of R2 is 1 to 12, or an alkyl group, an aromatic group or an allyl group containing a nitrogen atom in these functional groups, R3 is a an alkyl group, an allyl group or aromatic group, wherein a carbon number of R3 is 1-12, or an alkyl group, an aromatic group or allyl group, containing an oxygen atom and/or a nitrogen atom in these functional groups, m is an integer of 2 to 4.
US Pat. No. 10,426,114

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH871134

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed produced by crossing a hybrid plant having varieties CV483519 and CV995128 as parents with a plant of variety CV744222, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV483519, CV995128, and CV744222 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-12082, PTA-11307, and PTA-124496, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,428,162

HYDROGENATION CATALYST AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING OLEFIN POLYMER

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY...

1. A process for producing an olefin polymer, the process comprising:a prepolymerization step; and
after the prepolymerization step, two or more olefin polymerization steps different in olefin polymerization conditions;
wherein the prepolymerization step includes prepolymerizing an olefin in the presence of the undermentioned component (D);
wherein the polymerization steps include polymerizing an olefin in the presence of hydrogen and the undermentioned component (D), and includes a step of adding the undermentioned component (A) and a step of adding the undermentioned component (B) into a polymerization reaction system in any one or more of the second and subsequent olefin polymerization steps,
wherein a hydrogen content in the polymerization reaction system, after the step of adding the component (A) and the step of adding the component (B), is lower than a hydrogen content in the polymerization reaction system in a precedent olefin polymerization step:
component (A): a titanocene compound,
component (B): a silicon compound represented by the undermentioned general formula [1]:
Si(OR1)4  [1]
wherein, in formula [1], R1 stands for a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, and the four R1 may be same or different respectively, and
component (D): a catalyst for olefin polymerization formed by contacting the undermentioned component (a), the undermentioned component (b), and the undermentioned component (c):
component (a): a solid component containing titanium, magnesium and a halogen,
component (b): an alkyl aluminum compound, and
component (c): a silicon compound represented by the following general formula [2]:
R2rSi(OR3)4-r  [2]
wherein, in formula [2], R2 stands for hydrogen atom, a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, or a hetero atom-containing group, R3 stands for a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, and r stands for an integer of 1 to 3, and when plural R2 are present, plural R2 may be respectively same or different, and when plural R3 are present, plural R3 may be respectively same or different.
US Pat. No. 10,426,115

WHEAT CULTIVAR FA9S10-0049R

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of wheat cultivar FA9S10-0049R, wherein a sample of seed of said cultivar has been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124241.
US Pat. No. 10,427,139

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AMMOXIDATION CATALYST, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ACRYLONITRILE

ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A method for producing an ammoxidation catalyst, comprising:a step of preparing a precursor slurry that is a precursor of the catalyst;
a drying step of obtaining a dry particle from the precursor slurry; and
a calcination step of calcining the dry particle, wherein
the step of preparing the precursor slurry is a step of mixing a first solution or slurry having a first pH and a second solution or slurry to obtain a solution or slurry having a second pH after completion of mixing,
a time during which a pH of a mixture passes through a particular range having an upper limit and a lower limit while the second solution or slurry is mixed is 1-70 seconds, the upper limit and the lower limit being designated as a third pH and a fourth pH respectively, and
the third pH and the fourth pH are set between the first pH and the second pH.
US Pat. No. 10,428,163

SULFONATION PROCESS

ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY, C...

1. A method for reacting a resin with sulfuric acid comprising the step of heating a reaction mixture to a temperature of 80° C. or higher, wherein said reaction mixture comprises(a) a collection of copolymer particles (A),
(b) sulfuric acid, and
(c) a collection of solid particles (B) different from said copolymer particles (A), wherein said solid particles (B) have BET surface area of 50 m2/g to 5,000 m2/g, wherein said solid particles (B) comprise activated carbon particles.
US Pat. No. 10,427,141

CATALYST WITH IMPROVED ACTIVITY/SELECTIVITY FOR LIGHT NAPHTHA AROMATIZATION

SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CO...

1. A catalyst comprising:a zeolite comprising Si, Al, and Ge in the framework with Pt deposited thereon; wherein the zeolite is a medium pore zeolite having an average pore size of 5 to 8 ?; wherein the zeolite further comprises Na;
wherein the catalyst has an Si:Al2 mole ratio of 125 to 211, an Si:Ge mole ratio of 40 to 400, and an Na:Al mole ratio of 0.9 to 2.5;
wherein the catalyst has an aluminum content of less than or equal to 0.75 wt %, and a Ge content of 0.1 to 3 wt %, based on the total weight of the catalyst excluding any binder and extrusion aide;
wherein the catalyst is non-acidic.
US Pat. No. 10,426,118

BRASSICA PLANT COMPRISING A MUTANT INDEHISCENT ALLELE

BASF AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIO...

1. A Brassica plant, or a cell, part, seed or progeny thereof, comprising at least two INDEHISCENT (IND) genes and comprising three full knock-out mutant IND alleles in its genome, wherein said full knock-out mutant IND alleles are mutant alleles of a gene encoding a functional IND protein comprising a nucleic acid that:(a) has at least 95% sequence identity to the nucleic acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, SEQ ID NO: 3 from the nucleotide at position 46 to the nucleotide at position 633, SEQ ID NO: 3, SEQ ID NO: 5, or SEQ ID NO: 7; or
(b) encodes an amino acid with at least 95% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, SEQ ID NO: 4 from the amino acid at position 16 to the amino acid at position 21 or SEQ ID NO: 4, and
wherein said full knock-out mutant IND alleles comprise a mutated DNA region comprising one or more inserted, deleted, or substituted nucleotides compared to a corresponding wild-type DNA region in the functional IND gene, and
wherein said full knock-out mutant IND alleles are:
(a) a mutant IND allele comprising a mutation resulting in the production of a non-functional IND protein or resulting in no production of an IND protein,
(b) a mutant IND allele encoding a truncated IND protein of which at least the Helix-Loop-Helix domain at positions corresponding to positions 132 to 174 of SEQ ID NO: 10 are lacking or substituted; and/or
(c) a mutant IND allele with a missense mutation of the codon encoding the amino acid at a position co-responding to position 128 of SEQ ID NO: 10.
US Pat. No. 10,427,142

METHODS FOR SYNTHESIZING HIERARCHICAL ZEOLITES FOR CATALYTIC CRACKING

KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF P...

1. A method of catalytic cracking of a hydrocarbon-containing feedstock to catalytic cracking conversion products, the method comprising:providing, to a catalytic cracking process, a hierarchical zeolite composition prepared by:
subjecting an initial zeolite and a zirconium source to a partial isomorphous substitution process to produce a zirconium-substituted zeolite;
subjecting the zirconium-substituted zeolite to a framework modification process using a single template to produce a framework-modified zeolite; and
subjecting the framework-modified zeolite to an ion exchange process to produce a hierarchical pore structure in at least a portion of the framework-modified zeolite, resulting in the hierarchical zeolite composition; and
contacting a hydrocarbon-containing feedstock with the hierarchical zeolite composition at catalytic cracking conditions to produce catalytic cracking conversion products.
US Pat. No. 10,428,166

ARTICLES HAVING IMPROVED CLARITY, PREPARED FROM PROPYLENE-ETHYLENE COPOLYMERS

FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC., H...

1. A process comprising:supplying an isotactic propylene-ethylene random copolymer resin having an ethylene content of from about 0.5 to about 3 percent by total weight of the isotactic propylene-ethylene random copolymer, a melt flow rate of from about 0.1 g/10 min to about 150 g/10 min as determined by ASTM D-1238, Procedure B, and a xylene solubles content of less than about 2 percent by total weight of the isotactic propylene-ethylene random copolymer; and
injection molding the isotactic propylene-ethylene random copolymer resin to form an injection molded article, wherein the injection molded article exhibits a haze of less than about 20 percent, as determined by ASTM D1003, at a thickness of about 0.08 inch (2.03 mm).
US Pat. No. 10,426,119

MAIZE INBRED PH2SYN

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed, plant, plant part, or plant cell of inbred maize variety PH2SYN, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC accession number PTA-124791.
US Pat. No. 10,427,144

HIGH CHARGE DENSITY METALLOALUMINOPHOSPHOSILICATE MOLECULAR SIEVES MEAPSO-83

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...


US Pat. No. 10,426,121

MAIZE HYBRID X18M726

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed of hybrid maize variety X18M726, representative seed produced by crossing a first plant of variety PH40V9 with a second plant of variety PH40W3, wherein representative seed of the varieties PH40V9 and PH40W3 have been deposited under ATCC Accession Numbers PTA-124801 and PTA-124806, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,427,145

HIGH CHARGE DENSITY METALLOALUMINOPHOSPHOSILICATE MOLECULAR SIEVES MEAPSO-82

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...


US Pat. No. 10,426,122

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH406580

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH406580, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV038252 with a second plant of variety CV093813, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV038252 and CV093813 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-11780 and PTA-123818, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,427,146

IMMOBILIZED METATHESIS TUNGSTEN OXO ALKYLIDENE CATALYSTS AND USE THEREOF IN OLEFIN METATHESIS

1. A tungsten catalyst comprising (?SiO)XW(?O)(?(CR1R2)(R3 or R4)2-x(L)z, wherein (?SiO)X is comprised in a solid support, wherein each of R1 and R2 is independently R, —OR, —SR, —N(R)2, —OC(O)R, —SOR, —SO2R1, —SO2N(R)2, C(O)N(R)2, —NRC(O)R, or —NRSO2R;each R is independently hydrogen or an optionally substituted group selected from C1-20 aliphatic, C1-20 heteroaliphatic having 1-3 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, phenyl, ferrocene, a 3-7 membered saturated or partially unsaturated carbocyclic ring, an 8-10 membered bicyclic saturated, partially unsaturated or aryl ring, a 5-6 membered monocyclic heteroaryl ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, a 4-7membered saturated or partially unsaturated heterocyclic ring having 1-3 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, a 7-10 membered bicyclic saturated or partially unsaturated heterocyclic ring having 1-5 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, or an 8-10 membered bicyclic heteroaryl ring having 1-5 heteroatoms in- dependently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, or:
two R groups on the same nitrogen atom are taken together with the nitrogen to form an optionally substituted 3-12 membered saturated, partially unsaturated, or aryl ring having 0-5 additional heteroatoms not including the same nitrogen atom independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur; or:
two R groups on the same oxygen atom are taken together with the oxygen to form an optionally substituted 3-12 membered saturated, partially unsaturated, or aryl ring having 0-5 additional heteroatoms not including the same oxygen atom independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur;
R3 and R4 have independently the same meaning as R1 and R2; or tris(C1-20 alkyl)silyl, tris(C1-20 alkyl)silyloxy, tris(C1-20 alkoxy)silyl, tris(C1-20 alkoxy)silyloxy, tris(aryl)silyl, tris(aryl)silyloxy, tris(aryloxy)silyl, or tris(aryloxy)silyloxy; and
wherein x=1 or 2;
z=0, 1 or 2 or a number between 0 and 2;
and L is a neutral ligand.
US Pat. No. 10,428,170

HYDROCARBON BLOWN POLYURETHANE FOAM FORMULATION GIVING DESIRABLE THERMAL INSULATION PROPERTIES

HUNTSMAN INTERNATIONAL LL...

1. A composition comprising:an organic polyisocyanate;
an isocyanate reactive material containing at least about 20% by weight, based on the total weight of the composition, of an aromatic polyester polyol;
a hydrocarbon blowing agent;
a first catalyst selected from the group consisting of a carboxylate salt of an alkali metal, a carboxylate salt of an alkaline earth metal, a carboxylate salt of a quaternary ammonium compound, and combinations thereof; and
a tertiary amine selected from the group consisting of a trialkylamine, an alkyl amine, an alkylaryl amine, an aliphatic polyamine, diazabicyclooctane, 1,4-ethylene piperidine, N-methylimidazole, 1,2-dimethylimidazole, 1,8-diazabicyclo(5,4,0)undecene-7, an ether amine, a saturated heterocyclic amine, and a combination thereof and
wherein a molar ratio of the first catalyst to the tertiary amine is less than about 1.0, the tertiary amine is present in an amount of at least 4.0 millimoles per 100 grams of the composition to 9.46 millimoles per 100 grams of the composition, and the composition has an isocyanate index of about 200 to 500.
US Pat. No. 10,427,147

SMALL CRYSTAL, HIGH SURFACE AREA EMM-30 ZEOLITES, THEIR SYNTHESIS AND USE

EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND E...

8. A process for producing a crystalline material having the MFI and/or MEL framework-type, the process comprising:(i) preparing a synthesis mixture capable of forming said crystalline material, said mixture comprising a source of an oxide of a tetravalent element Y, optionally a source of a trivalent element X, optionally a source of an alkali or alkaline earth metal (M), water, and a directing agent (Q2) comprising 1,5-bis(N-tributylammonium)pentane dications, and/or 1,6-bis(N-tributylammonium)hexane dications;
(ii) heating the mixture under crystallization conditions including a temperature from 80° C. to 220° C. and a time from about 4 hours to about 28 days until crystals of the crystalline material are formed; and
(iii) recovering the crystalline material from step (ii).
US Pat. No. 10,426,124

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR 179565921658

SGI GENETICS, INC., St. ...

1. A seed of soybean cultivar 179565921658, wherein a sample of seed of soybean cultivar 179565921658 is deposited under NCIMB No. 43419.
US Pat. No. 10,428,172

REACTIVE POLYURETHANE ADHESIVE COMPOSITION, POLYURETHANE PREPOLYMER, AND FLEXIBLE LAMINATES INCLUDING THE SAME

H.B. Fuller Company, St....

1. A polyurethane adhesive composition comprising:a polyurethane prepolymer comprising the reaction product of
a first polyol component comprising
glycerol monostearate, and
a hydroxy functional triglyceride, and
polyisocyanate; and
a second polyol.
US Pat. No. 10,426,125

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR 179609121658

SGI GENETICS, INC., St. ...

1. A seed of soybean cultivar 179609121658, wherein a sample of seed of soybean cultivar 179609121658 is deposited under NCIMB No. 43418.
US Pat. No. 10,428,173

HIGH STRENGTH POLYURETHANE FOAM COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

1. A method for increasing the strength of a polyurethane foam composition, the foam composition comprising the reaction product of a polyol component and a polyisocyanate component, the method comprising the step of incorporating into the polyol component a polycarbonate polyol derived from the copolymerization of one or more epoxides and carbon dioxide, wherein the polycarbonate polyol is added in a quantity from about 2 weight percent to about 50 weight percent, from about 5 weight percent to about 25 weight percent, from about 2 weight percent to about 10 weight percent, from about 10 weight percent to about 20 weight percent, from about 20 weight percent to about 30 weight percent, or from about 30 weight percent to about 50 weight percent of all polyols present in the polyol component;wherein a tear strength value measured by ASTM D 3574-08 of the foam composition comprising the added polycarbonate polyol is greater than the tear strength value of a corresponding foam composition formulated without the added polycarbonate polyol.
US Pat. No. 10,428,429

FORMULATION AND METHOD FOR INHIBITING CARBON-BASED DEPOSITS

AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHN...

1. A formulation for inhibiting carbon-based deposits on a metal substrate, the formulation comprising at least one oxidizing agent and at least one etchant to form free metal ions from the metal substrate, at least one sequestering agent having a ligand selected to form a complex with the free metal ions and at least one chelating agent having a ligand selected to complex with at least one surface metal atom, wherein the at least one etchant comprises 50 to 70 wt % of the formulation, based on the weight of the formulation, the at least one etchant being an acid selected from the group consisting of hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, nitric acid, trifluoromethanesulfonic acid, fluorosulfuric acid, trichloroacetic acid, trifluoroacetic acid and combination thereof, and wherein the at least one sequestering agent comprises 20 to 25 wt % of the formulation, based on the weight of the formulation.
US Pat. No. 10,431,248

MAGNETIC TAPE HAVING CHARACTERIZED MAGNETIC LAYER AND MAGNETIC TAPE DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A magnetic tape comprising:a non-magnetic layer including non-magnetic powder and a binder on a non-magnetic support; and
a magnetic layer including ferromagnetic powder and a binder on the non-magnetic layer,
wherein the magnetic layer includes a timing-based servo pattern,
a center line average surface roughness Ra measured regarding a surface of the magnetic layer is equal to or smaller than 1.8 nm,
one or more components selected from the group consisting of fatty acid and fatty acid amide are at least included in the magnetic layer, and
a C—H derived C concentration calculated from a C—H peak area ratio of C1s spectra obtained by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic analysis performed on the surface of the magnetic layer at a photoelectron take-off angle of 10 degrees is equal to or greater than 45 atom %.
US Pat. No. 10,426,126

GARDEN BEAN NAMED HMX5107

HM.CLAUSE, INC., Davis, ...

1. A seed of bean cultivar designated HMX5107, wherein a representative sample of seed of said cultivar has been deposited under NCIMB No. 43120.
US Pat. No. 10,428,174

POLYISOCYANATE MIXTURE BASED ON 1,5-DIISOCYANATOPENTANE

COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG, ...

1. A polyisocyanate mixture comprising at least one polyisocyanate based on 1,5-diisocyanatopentane and at least one organic solvent, the organic solvent being inert toward isocyanate groups, and the polyisocyanate mixture having a solids content of a ?35 and ?65 wt %.
US Pat. No. 10,431,249

MAGNETIC TAPE HAVING CHARACTERIZED MAGNETIC LAYER AND MAGNETIC TAPE DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A magnetic tape comprising:a non-magnetic support; and
a magnetic layer including ferromagnetic powder and a binder on the non-magnetic support,
wherein a total thickness of the magnetic tape is equal to or smaller than 5.30 ?m,
the magnetic layer includes a timing-based servo pattern,
a center line average surface roughness Ra measured regarding a surface of the magnetic layer is equal to or smaller than 1.8 nm,
one or more components selected from the group consisting of fatty acid and fatty acid amide are included in the magnetic layer, and
a C—H derived C concentration calculated from a C—H peak area ratio of C1s spectra obtained by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic analysis performed on the surface of the magnetic layer at a photoelectron take-off angle of 10 degrees is equal to or greater than 45 atom %.
US Pat. No. 10,428,175

TOUGHENING OF EPOXY THERMOSETS

Drexel University, Phila...

18. A composite as claimed in claim 16 comprising one or more additives selected from colorants, pigments, carbon black, impact modifiers, antioxidants, stabilizers, flame retardants, reheating aids, crystallization aids, oxygen scavengers, plasticizers, flexibilizers, nucleating agents, foaming agents, and mold release agents.
US Pat. No. 10,428,178

POLYESTER RESIN FOR TONER, METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYESTER RESIN FOR TONER, AND TONER

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A polyester resin, comprising:40 mol % or more and 60 mol % or less of structural units derived from tri- or higher hydric carboxylic acid based on 100 mol % of structural units derived from all acid components, and
144 parts by mol or more and 182 parts by mol or less of structural units derived from all alcohol components based on 100 parts by mol of structural units derived from all acid components,
wherein
a softening temperature of the polyester resin is 125° C. or lower, and
a content of a metal in the polyester resin is 100 ppm or less.
US Pat. No. 10,428,434

ADDITIVE FOR HIGH-PURITY COPPER ELECTROLYTIC REFINING, METHOD OF PRODUCING HIGH-PURITY COPPER, AND HIGH-PURITY ELECTROLYTIC COPPER

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. An additive for high-purity copper electrolytic refining which is an additive to be added to a copper electrolyte in copper electrolytic refining, the additive comprising:a silver and chlorine reducing agent of electrolytic copper which is formed of one of tetrazoles selected from a tetrazole and a tetrazole derivative,
wherein the additive further comprises a stress relaxation agent formed of a polyvinyl alcohol or a derivative thereof,
the polyvinyl alcohol or the derivative thereof in the stress relaxation agent has a saponification rate of 70 to 99% by mole and an average polymerization degree of 200 to 2500, and
the tetrazole derivative is one of an alkyl derivative, an amino derivative, and a phenyl derivative of tetrazole.
US Pat. No. 10,426,131

FRAGRANCE COMPOSITION

GIVAUDAN S.A., Vernier (...

1. A solid, free-flowing composition adapted to deliver fragrance or malodor counteractant in a consumer product that is subjected to actual or potential malodorous influences, the solid, free-flowing composition comprising:a delivery system consisting of a particulate core material surrounded by a fragranced material comprising microdroplets of a fragrance dispersed in a fragrance-encapsulating material, wherein the delivery system is formed by applying a fragranced material emulsion, comprising the microdroplets dispersed in the fragrance-encapsulating material, to the particulate core material such that the outer surface of the particulate core material is homogeneously exposed to the fragranced material emulsion,
optionally, surrounded by a protective coating,
and,
an external absorbent material in which the fragrance delivery system is dispersed.
US Pat. No. 10,428,180

POLYAMIDE RESIN AND MOLDED ARTICLE CONTAINING SAME

UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD., Ub...

1. A polyamide resin consisting of a unit derived from ?-caprolactam and/or ?-aminocaproic acid (to also be referred to as “Unit 1”), a unit derived from adipic acid (to also be referred to as “Unit 2”) and a unit derived from hexamethylenediamine (to also be referred to as “Unit 3”), wherein the concentration of terminal amino groups in the polyamide resin is greater than the concentration of terminal carboxyl groups in the polyamide resin, and the amount of Unit 1 is greater than 60% by weight to less than 80% by weight of the total amount of Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3, and wherein the polyamide resin has the following features (1) and (2):(1) relative viscosity (?r) of the polyamide resin measured in 96% by weight of sulfuric acid under conditions of a polyamide concentration of 1% by weight and temperatures of 25° C. is 3.4 or more; and
(2) the concentration of terminal carboxyl groups in the polyamide resin is 2.00×10?5 eq/g to 3.00×10?5 eq/g, provided that the concentration of terminal amino groups in the polyamide resin is greater than the concentration of terminal carboxyl groups in the polyamide resin.
US Pat. No. 10,427,160

RAPID AND CONTINUOUS ANALYTE PROCESSING IN DROPLET MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES

The Research Foundation f...

1. A method of amplifying a target polynucleotide in a biological sample comprising:a) placing a single cell in an aqueous droplet;
b) lysing the single cell, thereby generating a cell lysate;
c) reacting the cell lysate with a tag attached to a bead, thereby binding the target polynucleotide to the tag;
d) moving the bead into a reaction zone or a container by using an electrical or magnetic field; and
e) amplifying the target polynucleotide.
US Pat. No. 10,428,186

MULTI-COMPONENT PARTICLES COMPRISING INORGANIC NANOPARTICLES DISTRIBUTED IN AN ORGANIC MATRIX AND PROCESSES FOR MAKING AND USING SAME

SICPA HOLDING SA, Prilly...

1. A process for making multi-component particles comprising inorganic nanoparticles distributed in an organic matrix, the process comprising the steps of:(a) generating an aerosol comprising droplets, wherein the droplets comprise a liquid vehicle, an inorganic nanoparticle precursor and an organic matrix precursor; and
(b) removing at least a portion of the liquid vehicle from the droplets under conditions effective to convert at least a portion of the organic matrix precursor to the organic matrix and to convert at least a portion of the inorganic nanoparticle precursor to the inorganic nanoparticles distributed in the organic matrix.
US Pat. No. 10,427,419

TEXTILE PRINTING METHOD, DYEING APPARATUS, TEXTILE PRINTING INK, AND TREATMENT INK

MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., L...

1. A textile printing method, comprising:a dyeing step of discharging a textile printing ink from an inkjet head toward a fabric to apply the textile printing ink to the fabric; and
a treatment step of discharging a treatment ink from an inkjet head toward the fabric to apply the treatment ink to the fabric, the treatment step being performed at substantially the same time as the dyeing step,
the textile printing ink at least including a coloring material; an UV-curable compound polymerizable by ultraviolet light into a water-soluble, UV-curable resin; a readily water-soluble compound added to adjust solubility of the water-soluble, UV-curable resin; and a solvent containing moisture,
the treatment ink at least including the UV-curable compound; the readily water-soluble compound; the solvent; and an auxiliary added to facilitate a process to dye the fabric using the coloring material,
the dyeing step further comprising irradiating the textile printing ink applied to the fabric with ultraviolet light,
the treatment step further comprising irradiating the treatment ink applied to the fabric with ultraviolet light.
US Pat. No. 10,428,187

METHOD FOR PRODUCING MIXTURE

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

1. A method for producing a mixture, comprising a mixing step for mixing a slurry prepared by dispersing a filler containing carbon black and a rubber liquid prepared by dispersing or dissolving a rubber component, wherein the carbon black contained in the slurry prepared by dispersing the filler containing carbon black has a surface average acidic functional group amount (?eq/m2) of 0.40 or more and less than 3.00; a pH of the slurry is 8 or more; the sum total of the solid matter concentrations of the slurry prepared by dispersing the filler containing carbon black and the rubber liquid prepared by dispersing or dissolving the rubber component is 20% by mass or less; a mixing equipment used in the mixing step has one or plural rotors disposed rotatably in a rotation axis direction and one or plural stators disposed unrotatably in the rotation axis direction; the rotors and the stators have plural projections which are arranged circularly with the rotation axis set as the center; rings are formed concentrically by the projections in a single stage or a multistage; the projections of the rotors and the stators are oppositely disposed so that they engage alternately; and the slurry and the rubber liquid in which the sum total of the solid matter concentrations thereof is 20% by mass or less are allowed to pass through a space between the rotors and the stators while the rotors rotate, whereby the mixing step is carried out.
US Pat. No. 10,428,188

METHOD FOR PRODUCING MASTER BATCH, MASTER BATCH OBTAINED BY SAID PRODUCTION METHOD, RUBBER COMPOSITION FOR TIRE, AND PNEUMATIC TIRE

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A method for producing a masterbatch, the method comprising:mixing a rubber latex with microfibrillated plant fibers oxidized with an N-oxyl compound to obtain a mixture, and
coagulating the mixture by adjusting the mixture pH to 3 to 5 to produce the masterbatch,
wherein the masterbatch comprises 10 to 20 parts by mass of the microfibrillated plant fibers per 100 parts by mass of a rubber component in the masterbatch.
US Pat. No. 10,428,189

PROCESS AND COMPOSITION FOR WELL DISPERSED, HIGHLY LOADED COLOR MASTERBATCH

CHROMA COLOR CORPORATION,...

1. A process for making a masterbatch composition comprising:providing an additive mixture including a colorant and an optional additive component or components to a primary feed;
melting a thermoplastic and providing the melted thermoplastic to a secondary feed that is physically separated from the primary feed;
combining the secondary feed with the primary feed and extruding the resultant mixture to form a masterbatch composition having greater than 45 wt. % of the additive mixture; and
wherein, upon combining the primary and secondary feeds, a weight ratio of primary to secondary feed is greater than 60:40.
US Pat. No. 10,429,728

MASK BLANK SUBSTRATE, SUBSTRATE WITH MULTILAYER REFLECTION FILM, TRANSMISSIVE MASK BLANK, REFLECTIVE MASK BLANK, TRANSMISSIVE MASK, REFLECTIVE MASK, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE FABRICATION METHOD

HOYA CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A production method of a mask blank substrate for use in lithography, the method comprising:surface-treating a main surface of the substrate so as to satisfy a relational equation of (BA70?BA30)/(BD70?BD30)?350 (%/nm) of the main surface of the substrate, and the main surface of the substrate having a maximum height (Rmax)?1.2 nm in a relation between a bearing area (%) and a bearing depth (nm) obtained by measuring, with an atomic force microscope, an area of 1 ?m×1 ?m in the main surface on a side of the substrate where a transfer pattern is formed, wherein BA30 is defined as a bearing area of 30%, BA70 is defined as a bearing area of 70%, and BD70 and BD30 are defined to respectively represent bearing depths for the bearing area of 30% and the bearing area of 70%; and
inspecting defects of the main surface of the substrate using inspection light having a wavelength region of 150 nm to 365 nm or inspection light having a wavelength region of 0.2 nm to 100 nm.
US Pat. No. 10,428,190

PROCESSES FOR DESIGNING CROSS-LINKABLE POLYCARBONATES AND ARTICLES FORMED THEREFROM

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A process for preparing an article that has a high probability of passing UL94 V0 test, the process comprising:(A) providing a polymeric composition to be exposed to a dosage (D) of UVA radiation, wherein the polymeric composition comprises:
(i) a cross-linkable polycarbonate resin including repeating units derived from a dihydroxybenzophenone;
(ii) a flame retardant; and
(iii) optionally one or more polymeric base resins;
(iv) wherein the cross-linkable polycarbonate resin contains a molar percentage of the dihydroxybenzophenone (MOL %); and
(v) wherein the polymeric composition has:
(a) a molecular weight increase of polymeric components therein after exposure to UV radiation (MW_I in gram/mol)
(b) a melt flow rate (MF), MF being measured in cubic centimeter per 10 minutes according to ASTM D1238-13, 1.2 kg load, 300° C. temperature, 360 second dwell, and
(c) a weight percentage of the cross-linkable polycarbonate resin (WP);
(B) forming an article from the polymeric composition; and
(C) exposing the formed article to the dosage;wherein D, MOL %, MW_I, MF, and WP are determined based on a flame performance equation as follows:Sqrt(V0_Avg)=?0.62315+(9.21942×10?3×WP)+(0.041498×D)+(4.34876×10?5×MW_I)+(6.55546×10?3×MOL %)+(0.089017×MF)+(9.87122×10?4×WP×D)?(4.36994×10?6×WP×MW_I)?(2.43440×10?3×WP×MOL %)+(2.08870×10?3×WP×MF)?(4.40362×10?6×D×MW_I)?(2.32567×10?3×D×MOL %)?(3.75290×10?3×D×MF)+(2.05611×10?5×MW_I×MF)+(5.61409×10?3×MOL %×MF)+(2.98567×10?9×(MW_I)2)+(6.17229×10?3×(MOL %)2)?(0.017115×(MF)2)wherein the article has an average V0(V0_Avg) that is the average of:(i) the probability of a first time pass in a UL94 V0 test at a thickness of 1.2 mm after UV exposure measured after 2 days of aging at room temperature, and
(ii) the probability of a first time pass in a UL94 V0 test at a thickness of 1.2 mm after UV exposure measured after 7 days of aging at 70° C.; andwherein V0 _Avg is at least 0.7; andwherein D is measured in J/cm 2 of UVA radiation.
US Pat. No. 10,428,446

WOVEN FLAME-RESISTANT GARMENT FABRIC, AND GARMENT MADE THEREFROM

1. A woven flame-resistant garment fabric, the fabric comprising warp yarns that extend in a longitudinal or warp direction and fill yarns that extend in a width direction of the fabric, the warp and fill yarns comprising at least about 30 wt. % inherently flame-resistant fibers, the fabric being a single-layer fabric woven from a plurality of warp yarn groups consecutively arranged across the width direction in a recurring pattern, each warp yarn group consisting of a plurality of adjacent consecutively arranged warp yarns,wherein at least one warp yarn in each warp yarn group is woven with the fill yarns in a plain (1/1) weave and at least one warp yarn in each warp yarn group is woven with the fill yarns in one or more non-plain weaves each selected from the group consisting of 1/2, 2/1, 2/2, 1/3, and 3/1, and
wherein approximately half of the warp yarns in the fabric are woven with the fill yarns in a plain (1/1) weave and the remaining warp yarns in the fabric are woven with the fill yarns in said one or more non-plain weaves, in an alternating fashion.
US Pat. No. 10,428,191

CHITIN NANOWHISKER COMPOSITES AND METHODS

BOCO Technology Inc., To...

1. A product comprising a plurality of particles of polycarbonate substantially coated with a chitin nanowhisker gel.
US Pat. No. 10,426,146

NON-HUMAN ANIMALS HAVING A HUMANIZED SIGNAL-REGULATORY PROTEIN GENE

REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS...

1. A rodent whose genome comprises a humanized SIRP? gene at an endogenous rodent SIRP? locus, wherein the humanized SIRP? gene(i) comprises exon 1 of a rodent SIRP? gene, exons 2, 3 and 4 of a human SIRP? gene, and exons 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the rodent SIRP? gene,
(ii) is operably linked to a rodent SIRP? promoter at the endogenous rodent SIRP? locus, and
(iii) expresses in the rodent a humanized SIRP? protein comprising an extracellular portion of the human SIRP? protein encoded by the human SIRP? gene and an intracellular portion of the rodent SIRP? protein encoded by the rodent SIRP? gene; and
wherein the rodent is a rat and is homozygous for the humanized SIRP? gene.
US Pat. No. 10,427,938

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING CELLULAR TARGETS IN BODILY SOURCES USING CARBON NANOTUBE THIN FILM

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ...

1. A method of fabricating a sensor for detecting cellular targets in a bodily source, the method comprising:forming a thin film of carbon nanotubes (CNT's) on a carrier using vacuum filtration;
mechanically bonding the thin film to a dielectric layer on a semiconductor substrate;
separating the thin film from the carrier;
patterning the thin film to form a biofunctional pad; and
depositing a plurality of conductive contacts on the substrate, with at least a portion of each conductive contact overlapping and electrically coupled to the thin film, wherein after forming the thin film, the method additionally comprises the step of altering a surface of the thin film or the biofunctional pad, to provide the biofunctional pad with a hydrophilic surface which lowers the density of the CNTs on the portion of the surface that was altered.
US Pat. No. 10,429,733

LOW TEMPERATURE BAKING ADAPTED RESIST INK

DIC GRAPHICS CORPORATION,...

1. A resist ink adaptable to low temperature baking, comprising a polyester resin, a titanium oxide, and an organic silicon compound,wherein the titanium oxide is contained in an amount of 2.5 to 30% by weight based on the total amount of the resist ink.
US Pat. No. 10,426,147

INSECT MUSCLE ACTIN PROMOTER

Oxitec Limited, Abingdon...

1. A polynucleotide expression system, comprising:a polynucleotide sequence encoding a fluorescent marker; and
an insect muscle actin promoter comprising a nucleic acid sequence that is at least 95% identical as the nucleic acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1, 5, or 6, operably linked to the polynucleotide sequence.
US Pat. No. 10,427,940

APATITE PRETREATMENT

BIO-RAD LABORATORIES, INC...

1. A method of treating a ceramic hydroxyapatite solid surface prior to first use in a chromatographic procedure, the method comprising:(a) providing a ceramic hydroxyapatite solid surface, wherein the ceramic hydroxyapatite solid surface has not been used in any chromatographic procedure and has not previously been contacted with any sample;
(b) contacting the ceramic hydroxyapatite solid surface with a phosphate buffered solution at a pH of at least about 6.5; and then
(c) contacting the ceramic hydroxyapatite solid surface obtained in step (b) with a solution having a hydroxide; and then
(d) purifying protein from a sample with the ceramic hydroxyapatite solid surface obtained in step (c).
US Pat. No. 10,428,196

CURABLE NANO-COMPOSITES FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Schmutz IP, LLC, Lawrenc...

1. A curable liquid nano-composite for use with a jetable piezo head device for additive manufacturing of a semi-conductive component, the nano-composite comprising:one or more cross-linkable diacrylates and/or triacryclates present in an amount from about 10-50 wt % based upon the total weight of the nano-composite;
a photo-initiator; and
an organic nanoparticle,
wherein the curable liquid nano-composite is configured for use in said jetable piezo head device to produce said semi-conductive component.
US Pat. No. 10,429,736

METHOD OF MAKING A FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE

MacDermid Graphics Soluti...

1. A method of making a flexographic printing plate is provided, said method comprising:a) providing a liquid photocurable composition in a reservoir, wherein the photocurable composition comprises:
i) a binder resin;
ii) monomers;
iii) a photoinitiator; and
iv) a polymerization inhibitor;
wherein the reservoir contains a transparent bottom, and wherein actinic radiation is capable of shining through the transparent bottom; and
b) providing a carrier plate comprising a substrate and a cured layer of photopolymer on said substrate wherein the cured layer of photopolymer provides a surface on which a flexographic printing plate is formed, wherein the reservoir is below the carrier plate;
c) bringing the cured layer of photopolymer into contact with the liquid photocurable composition in the reservoir;
d) selectively providing actinic radiation beneath the transparent bottom of the reservoir in a pattern that corresponds to raised relief structures to be formed on the cured layer of photopolymer, wherein the radiation crosslinks and cures areas of the liquid photocurable composition in the reservoir;
e) moving the carrier plate away from the reservoir while the actinic radiation continuously crosslinks and cures the photocurable composition to form a flexographic printing plate, wherein raised features of the flexographic printing plate are formed on the cured layer of photopolymer on the carrier plate simultaneously as the carrier plate is withdrawn from the reservoir.
US Pat. No. 10,428,199

POLYESTER-ETHER RESIN BLENDS

Trevira Holdings GMBH, (...

1. A composition for blow-molding articles comprising:a) ?80-99.5 parts by weight of polyester;
b) a copolyester-ether, wherein the copolyester-ether comprises one or more polyether segments having a number-average molecular weight of between 200 to 5000 g/mol;
c) a transition metal-based oxidation catalyst, wherein the transition metal is selected from the group consisting of cobalt, manganese, copper, chromium, zinc, iron or nickel, and wherein the transition metal based oxidation catalyst is present in an amount of ?2000 to <6000 ppm, on basis of the weight of the transition metal in the composition;
d) an alkali metal compound, and
e) an alkaline earth metal compound;wherein the weight ratio of the transition metal-based oxidation catalyst to the alkaline earth metal compound, of the weight of the transition metal and the alkaline earth metal, is from 50:1 to 1:50, and the weight ratio of the alkali metal compound to the alkaline earth metal compound, on basis of the weight of the alkali metal and the alkaline earth metal, is from 20:1 to 1:20; and wherein the intrinsic viscosity of said composition is at least 0.4 dL/g.
US Pat. No. 10,428,455

PLASMA TREATMENTS FOR COLORATION OF TEXTILES, FIBERS AND OTHER SUBSTRATES

The North Face Apparel Co...

1. A method of treating a substrate, comprising:providing a substrate comprising a textile having a generally sheet or planar form or a substrate comprising a fiber or yarn form;
providing a colorant to be set at the surface of the substrate; and
at about atmospheric pressure, subjecting the substrate and the colorant to reactive species from a plasma generated by an atmospheric plasma apparatus until the colorant affixes to the substrate via chemical bonding to a desired color, wherein the energy of the plasma is sufficient to overcome bond energies to cause permanent bonding of the colorant on the substrate, without the substrate being immersed in a dye bath and without subjecting the substrate and colorant to a separate thermal fixation step, and wherein the affixing of the substrate provides a wash durable coating on the substrate and the change of color without negatively affecting the bulk properties of the substrate.
US Pat. No. 10,429,738

FILTRATION FILTER, FILTRATION METHOD, PRODUCTION METHOD OF PURIFIED LIQUID CHEMICAL PRODUCT FOR LITHOGRAPHY, AND METHOD OF FORMING RESIST PATTERN

TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD...

1. A filtration filter used for filtering a liquid chemical for lithography, the filtration filter comprising a polyimide resin porous membrane having a porous structure in which adjacent spherical cells are mutually communicating so as to form a flow path through which the liquid chemical can flow from one side of the membrane to the other side of the membrane, said membrane having a total porosity of 60 to 90% by weight, wherein the average pore diameter of all pores in the polyimide resin porous membrane is from 100 to 2000 nm.
US Pat. No. 10,428,200

IMMOBILIZATION OF AN ACTIVE AGENT ON A SUBSTRATE USING COMPOUNDS INCLUDING TRIHYDROXYPHENYL GROUPS

Baxter International Inc....

1. A substrate having an active agent immobilized on a surface thereof, the substrate having a compound including a trihydroxyphenyl group coupled to the substrate surface, wherein the compound includes an active agent coupled thereto, such that the active agent is immobilized on the surface, and the compound including a trihydroxyphenyl group is selected from the group consisting of gallic acid, phloroglucinol carboxylic acid, gallamide, benzenetriol, 5-methyl-benzene-1,2,3-triol, 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzaldehyde, 2,3,4-trihydroxybenzaldehyde, gallacetophenone, 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzamide, 2,3,4-trihydroxybenzoic acid, 5-hydroxydopamine hydrochloride, methyl gallate, pyrogallol, salts of the foregoing, and combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,427,945

ION SIEVE MATERIAL, AND METHODS OF PREPARING AND USING THE SAME

Shenzhen Donglihua Techno...

3. A method of using an ion sieve material, comprising the steps of:providing a molten liquid salt compound to be purified; and adding an ion sieve material to the molten liquid salt compound, and reacting at a temperature that is above the melting temperature of the liquid salt compound; and removing the ion sieve material after the concentration of the impurity metal ions to be purified in the molten liquid salt compound falls within a preset range; wherein the ion sieve material comprises, based on the weight of the ion sieve material, 15-55% by weight (wt %) of SiO2, 5-50 wt % of an auxiliary material, and 15-48 wt % of at least one functional metal oxide, wherein the metal in the functional metal oxide is a monovalent and/or divalent metal.
US Pat. No. 10,428,201

PLASTICIZER COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MAKING PLASTICIZER COMPOSITIONS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A plasticizer composition, comprising:an epoxidized fatty acid alkyl ester, wherein said epoxidized fatty acid alkyl ester has
(i) an APHA color value from at least 1 to less than 15;
(ii) a triepoxide content from at least 6.5 weight percent to less than 8 weight percent, based on the entire weight of said epoxidized fatty acid alkyl ester, wherein the triepoxide is an epoxidized C18 fatty acid alkyl ester molecule having three epoxide groups on its alkyl tail;
(iii) an oxirane oxygen content of at least 5 grams oxirane per 100 grams of epoxidized fatty acid alkyl ester;
(iv) a fatty acid dimer content greater than 0.8 weight percent based on the entire weight of said epoxidized fatty acid alkyl ester; and
(v) an iodine value from at least 1 gram to less than 5 grams per 100 grams of epoxidized fatty acid alkyl ester.
US Pat. No. 10,428,202

ELASTOMER CONTAINING COMBINATION OF TRIS(NONYL PHENYL) PHOSPHITE AND TETRAMETHYLETHYLENEDIAMINE, PREPARATION AND COMPOSITIONS AND ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

1. An elastomer composite comprised of at least one diene-based elastomer containing an antioxidant comprised of a combination of tris(nonyl phenyl) phosphite (TNPP) and tetramethylethylene diamine (TMEDA) in a weight ratio of TNPP to TMEDA in a range of from about 4/1 to about 50/1.
US Pat. No. 10,428,204

POLYOLEFIN COMPOSITIONS FOR BUILDING MATERIALS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. An extruded article comprising a polyolefin substrate having incorporated therein one or more additives comprising:about 0.10 to about 2.5 weight percent, in total, of one or more ultraviolet light absorbers selected from the group consisting of hexadecyl 3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxybenzoate and 2,4-di-tert-butylphenyl 3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxybenzoate;
about 0.10 to about 1.9 weight percent, in total, of a binary or ternary hindered amine light stabilizer combination selected from the group consisting of:
(2) bis(2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-yl) sebacate and (45) oligomeric compound condensate of 4,4?-hexamethylenebis(amino-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine) and 2,4-dichloro-6-[(2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-yl)butylamino]-s-triazine end-capped with 2-chloro-4,6-bis(dibutylamino)-s-triazine;
(20) 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-yl octadecanoate and a (45) oligomeric condensate of 4,4?-hexamethylenebis(amino-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine) and 2,4-dichloro-6-[(2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-yl)butylamino]-s-triazine end-capped with 2-chloro-4,6-bis(dibutylamino)-s-triazine;
(2) bis(2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-yl) sebacate and (20) 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-yl octadecanoate;
(2) bis(2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-yl) sebacate, (14) 1-(2-hydroxy-2-methyl-propoxy)-4-octadecanoyloxy-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine and a (45) oligomeric condensate of 4,4?-hexamethylenebis(amino-2,2,6,6-tetra-methylpiperidine) and 2,4-dichloro-6-[(2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-yl)butylaminol-s-triazine end-capped with 2-chloro-4,6-bis(dibutylamino)-s-triazine; and
(14) 1-(2-hydroxy-2-methylpropoxy)-4-octadecanoyloxy-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine, (20) 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-yl octadecanoate and a (45) oligomeric condensate of 4,4?-hexamethylenebis(amino-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine) and 2,4-dichloro-6-[(2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-yl)butylamino-s-triazine end-capped with 2-chloro-4,6-bis(dibutylamino)-s-triazine;
one or more additional additives selected from:
one or more antioxidants,
one or more colorants,
one or more flame retardants, or
one or more antimicrobial compounds;
wherein:
any two of the binary or ternary HALS combinations have a weight ratio from about 1:5 to about 5:1;
the weight percents being based on the weight of the polyolefin substrate;
the extruded article is in the form of a house siding, cladding, soffit, or roofing, and has a thickness of about 0.030 inches to about 0.070 inches and a weight of from about 0.18 lbs/ft2 to about 0.31 lbs/ft2;
the polyolefin substrate comprises a nucleating agent and one or more fillers;
the nucleating agent comprises sodium benzoate, 2,2?-methylene-bis-(4,6-di-tert-butylphenyl)phosphate, zinc glycerolate, calcium salt of 1,2-dicarboxylic acid cyclohexane, aromatic trisamide compounds, cis-endo-bicyclo-[2.2.1]-heptane-2,3-dicarboxylic acid disodium salt, aluminum hydroxyl-bis[4-(tert-butyl)benzoate], 1,3:2,4-bis-(3,4-dimethylbenzylidene)sorbitol, 1,3:2,4-bis(4-methylbenzylidene)sorbitol, or 1,3:2,4-bis(3,4-dimethylbenzylidene)sorbitol; and
the extruded article exhibits impact strength of >35 in-lb measured according to ASTM D4226, coefficient of linear thermal expansion of <4.5×10E-05 in/in/ft measured according to ASTM D696, acceptable color uniformity in finished siding parts according to ASTM D6864, a low delta E color according to ASTM D2244 of ?5.0, and optionally a UL-94 V-1 or V-0 rating and/or a flame spread index of <200 measured according to ASTM E-84.
US Pat. No. 10,427,949

ALUMINA SINTERED BODY AND BASE SUBSTRATE FOR OPTICAL DEVICE

NGK Insulators, Ltd., Na...

1. An alumina sintered body having:a degree of c-plane orientation of 5% or more, which is determined by a Lotgering method using an X-ray diffraction profile in a range of 2?=20° to 70° obtained under X-ray irradiation, and an XRC half width of 15.0° or less in rocking curve measurement;
an F content of less than 0.99 mass ppm when measured by D-SIMS;
a crystal grain diameter of 15 to 200 ?m; and
25 or less pores having a diameter of 0.2 ?m to 1.0 ?m when a photograph of a viewing area 370.0 ?m in a vertical direction and 372.0 ?m in a horizontal direction taken at a magnification factor of 1000 is visually observed.
US Pat. No. 10,428,205

PNEUMATIC TIRE

1. A pneumatic tire having a tread comprising a radially outer cap layer and radially inner cap layer underlying the outer cap layer;the outer cap layer comprising a vulcanizable rubber composition comprising, based on 100 parts by weight of elastomer (phr),
(A) from about 80 to about 20 phr of a solution polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber having a glass transition temperature (Tg) ranging from ?85° C. to ?50° C.;
(B) from about 20 to about 80 phr of natural rubber; and
(C) from 30 to 70 phr of a process oil;
(D) from 70 to 150 phr of silica;wherein the weight ratio of silica to oil in the outer cap is less than 2.2;the inner cap layer comprising a vulcanizable rubber composition comprising:(i) from about 60 to about 40 phr of a solution polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber having a glass transition temperature (Tg) ranging from ?85° C. to ?50° C.;
(ii) from about 40 to about 60 phr of natural rubber;
(iii) from about 5 to 40 phr of a process oil;
(iv) from about 5 to 15 phr of a hydrocarbon traction resin; and
(v) from 60 to 90 phr of silica;wherein the weight ratio of silica to the sum of oil and traction resin is greater than 2.2.
US Pat. No. 10,426,158

POLYMERIC SORBENT FOR REMOVAL OF IMPURITIES FROM WHOLE BLOOD AND BLOOD PRODUCTS

CytoSorbents Corporation,...

1. A device comprising a plurality of porous sorbent polymeric beads for sorbing impurities from blood, said beads comprising a biocompatible polymer comprising particles having a diameter in the range for 0.1 micrometer to 2 centimeters and has a pore structure that the total pore volume of pore size in the range of 50 À to 40,000 À is greater than 0.5 cc/g to 5.0 cc/g dry polymer, and wherein (a) said plurality of beads being housed in a suitable container intended for storage of blood or blood product wherein said beads would be in direct contact with said blood or blood product or (b) said plurality of beads being contained in cartridge that is used (i) to filter the blood or blood product at time of collection as said or blood product is placed in a bag for storage or (ii) at the point of use during transfusion when said blood or blood product is transfused from the bag to a patient, andwherein said beads comprising divinylbenzene and 4-chlorostyrene and having a skeletal density in the range of from about 1.0 g/ml to about 1.3 g/ml.
US Pat. No. 10,428,462

RELEASE PRODUCT

UPM SPECIALTY PAPERS OY, ...

1. A release product for self-adhesive labels, consisting of:a glassine paper comprising a first side and a second side,
a silicone coating applied only on the first side of the glassine paper, and
a coating layer which has been applied directly on only the second side of the glassine paper, the coating layer comprising porous silica particles, a cross-linking agent and a binder,
wherein the release product is structured to be removable from a self-adhesive label, and
wherein the porous silica particles have an average diameter of 0.3 to 10 ?m, a surface area of at least 300 m2/g and a bulk density of at least 0.15 g/cm3.
US Pat. No. 10,427,183

DISCRETE MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEAR...

1. A nanoparticle comprisinga magnetic core particle coated with at least one hydrophilic coating,
a plurality of layers coupled to the hydrophilic coating, wherein the plurality of layers comprises alternating layers of at least one polycationic layer and at least one polyanionic layer, and
a protective exterior coating,
wherein the magnetic particle has a diameter of at least 100 nm and exhibits a magnetic moment of at least about 1.5×10?13 emu.
US Pat. No. 10,428,207

RUBBER COMPOSITION

TOYO TIRE CORPORATION, I...

1. A rubber composition, comprising:a rubber component; and
a completely amorphous olefin based elastomer,
wherein the rubber component is a diene rubber,
wherein the completely amorphous olefin based elastomer has a glass transition temperature Tg of ?40 to 20° C. in an amount of 1 to 40 parts by mass when the entire amount of the rubber component is regarded as 100 parts by mass;
wherein the rubber composition includes terminal modified SBR in an amount of 5 to 80 parts by mass when the entire amount of the rubber component is regarded as 100 parts by mass.
US Pat. No. 10,426,160

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR PRESERVING RED BLOOD CELLS AND PLATELETS

RythRx Therapeutics, LLC,...

1. A composition comprising:a compound selected from the group consisting of:
((2R,3S,4R,5R)-5-(3-amino-5-methyl-1,4,5,6,8-pentaazaacenaphthylen-1(5H)-y)-3,4-dihydroxytetrahydrofuran-2-yl)methyl dihydrogen phosphate;
3-amino-5-(((2R,3R,4S,5R)-3,4-dihydroxy-5-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydro-furan-2-yl)amino)-1-methylpyrimido[4,5-c]pyridazin-4(1H)-one; and
((2R,3S,4R,5R)-5-((3-amino-1-methyl-4-oxo-1,4-dihydropyrimido[4,5-c]pyridazin-5-yl)amino)-3,4-dihydroxytetrahydrofuran-2-yl)methyl dihydrogen phosphate; and
donated blood or a component thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,426,161

SOLID ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITIONS WITH ENHANCED SOLUBILITY

Biosyn Inc, Littleton, C...

15. The antimicrobial composition in unit dose form of claim 14, further comprising an oxidizer encapsulated by the water-soluble packaging, wherein the oxidizer is encapsulated separately from the at least one antimicrobial quaternary ammonium compound and the water-soluble spacer compound.
US Pat. No. 10,428,465

HIGH STRENGTH AND LOW STIFFNESS AGAVE TISSUE

KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE,...

18. A method of making a tissue web comprising the steps of:a. forming an aqueous suspension of high yield agave pulp fibers;
b. depositing an aqueous suspension of high yield agave pulp fibers onto a forming fabric;
c. dewatering the web to a consistency of about 20 percent or greater;
d. transferring the web to a throughdrying fabric
e. throughdrying the web, wherein the web comprises at least about 10 percent, by weight of the tissue web, high yield agave pulp fibers, and;
f. converting the web to a rolled tissue product, the product having a geometric mean tensile (GMT) from about 600 to about 1,200 g/3?, a Stiffness Index less than about 10.0 and a sheet bulk greater than about 10 cc/g.
US Pat. No. 10,428,210

POLYOLEFIN ADHESIVE COMPOSITIONS FOR ELASTIC APPLICATIONS

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. An article comprising a blend of(a) at least one propylene terpolymer comprising propylene derived units, one or more dienes, and one or more C2 or C4 to C20 alpha-olefins, where the C2 or C4 to C20 alpha-olefin content is less than about 35 wt % of the propylene terpolymer; and
(b) an adhesive composition, comprising
a polymer blend comprising a first propylene-based polymer, wherein the first propylene-based polymer is a homopolymer of propylene or a copolymer of propylene and ethylene or a C4 to C10 alpha-olefin, and a second propylene-based polymer, wherein the second propylene-based polymer is a homopolymer of propylene or a copolymer of propylene and ethylene or a C4 to C10 alpha-olefin; wherein the second propylene-based polymer is different than the first propylene-based polymer based on at least one property selected from the group consisting of comonomer content, heat of fusion, crystallinity, branching index, weight average molecular weight, and polydispersity, and wherein the polymer blend is present in the amount of about 20 to about 80 wt % of the adhesive composition.
US Pat. No. 10,426,163

BACTERICIDAL METHOD OF USING COMPOUNDS OF FATTY ACIDS AND AMMONIUM FATTY ACID SALTS

Falcon Lab, LLC, Wilming...

13. A method of disinfecting a bacterial contaminated surface comprising applying onto the surface a bactericidally effective amount of a solid compound of the structural formula (I):CH3(CH2)xCOOH.CH3(CH2)xCOO?NH4+  (I)wherein x is from 6 to 8.
US Pat. No. 10,427,187

MIXER SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING TOPCOAT COMPOSITIONS AND COATING COMPOSITIONS USED AS FILLER

BASF COATINGS GmbH, Muen...

1. A mixer system comprising a volumetric or gravimetric metering plant as a mixing apparatus and comprising at least the following components (a) to (d) and also optionally (e):(a) at least one pigment-free component (a) for producing at least one topcoat composition (A), with (a) comprising at least one binder (a1) and at least one organic solvent (a2) and optionally at least one matting agent (a3),
(b) at least one component (b), different from (a), for producing at least one coating composition (B) used as filling compound, where (b) comprises at least one binder (b1), at least one organic solvent (b2), and at least one filler (b3), where the binder (b1) comprises at least one unsaturated polyester and/or at least one polyurethane,
(c) a plurality of different pigment pastes different from the components (a), (b), (d), and optionally (e), which in each case independently of one another comprise at least one binder (c1), at least one organic solvent (c2), and at least one pigment (c3),
(d) a plurality of different, binder-free dye solutions, which each independently of one another comprise at least one organic solvent (d1) and at least one dye (d2), and
(e) optionally one or more different organic solvents, which may optionally comprise at least one additive and/or at least one crosslinking agent.
US Pat. No. 10,428,211

FLUOROPOLYMER COMPOSITION FOR MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS...

1. A fluoropolymer composition (C), said composition (C) comprising:at least one vinylidene fluoride (VDF) homopolymer [PVDF] in an amount of from 55 to 85% wt, said PVDF possessing a first molecular weight (MPVDF);
at least one VDF semi-crystalline copolymer comprising recurring units derived from VDF and recurring units derived from HFP [VDF copolymer] in an amount of from 15 to 45% wt, said VDF copolymer possessing a second molecular weight (MVDF copolymer) such that MVDF copolymer is higher than MPVDF;
the % wt being with respect to the sum of weights of PVDF and VDF copolymer, and
at least one high density ethylene polymer (PE), comprising more than 70% weight of recurring units derived from ethylene, and optionally comprising recurring units derived from at least one alpha-olefin different from ethylene, said polymer (PE) possessing a density of from 930 to 970 kg/m3, said polymer (PE) being comprised in an amount of at least 0.05 weight parts and at most 5 weight parts, per 100 weight parts of combined amount of PVDF and VDF copolymer.
US Pat. No. 10,426,164

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR CLEANING AND DISINFECTING SURFACES

Maria Beug-Deeb, inc., R...

1. A method of reducing bacteria in a biofilm on a biofilm-containing environmental surface;wherein
the environmental surface is a washable, nonporous surface;
the method comprising contacting the environmental surface with an aqueous composition comprising
an organic surfactant derived from the saponification of one or more natural oils consisting essentially of
at least 1-6% caproic, caprylic and capric acid salts, and at least 30% lauric and myristic acid salts; and
wherein the organic surfactant and citric acid are each present in sufficient amounts to achieve at least a 3 log reduction (99.9%) of bacteria on the biofilm-containing environmental surface within two minutes or less.
US Pat. No. 10,428,212

POLY(VINYL ACETAL) RESIN COMPOSITIONS, LAYERS, AND INTERLAYERS HAVING ENHANCED OPTICAL PROPERTIES

Solutia Inc., St. Louis,...

1. An interlayer comprising:a first resin layer comprising a first poly(vinyl acetal) resin and a first plasticizer;
a second resin layer adjacent to said first resin layer, wherein said second resin layer comprises a second poly(vinyl acetal) resin and a second plasticizer; and
a solid refractive index (RI) additive wherein said solid RI additive is a physical RI additive selected from polyadipates, polystyrene having a molecular weight of less than 2500, epoxides, phthalic acid esters, benzoic acid esters, and combinations thereof, or said solid RI additive is an aromatic reactive RI additive;
wherein said solid RI additive is present in at least one of said first and said second resin layers in an amount of at least 1 part per hundred parts (phr) of resin.
US Pat. No. 10,428,213

(METH)ACRYLIC RESIN COMPOSITION AND RESIN MOLDED ARTICLE

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A (meth)acrylic resin composition comprising a (meth)acrylic polymer (P) and a phosphorus atom-containing compound (C), whereinthe (meth)acrylic polymer (P) comprises
(1) a repeating unit derived from methyl methacrylate at 19.95% by mass or more and 84.95% by mass or less,
(2) repeating units derived from a (meth)acrylic acid ester (M), including
(2-1) a repeating unit derived from a methacrylic acid ester (M1) having an aromatic hydrocarbon group or an alicyclic hydrocarbon group having from 3 to 20 carbon atoms in a side chain at 10% by mass or more and 79.5% by mass or less and
(2-2) a repeating unit derived from an acrylic acid ester (M2) having an aromatic hydrocarbon group or an alicyclic hydrocarbon group having from 3 to 20 carbon atoms in a side chain at 0.50% by mass or more and 20% by mass or less, and
(3) a repeating unit derived from a monomer (B) having two or more vinyl groups at 0.05% by mass or more and 0.40% by mass or less;
a sum of the repeating unit derived from a methacrylic acid ester (M1) and the repeating unit derived from an acrylic acid ester (M2) is 15.0% by mass or more and 80.0% by mass or less; and
an amount of the phosphorus atom-containing compound (C) with respect to 100 parts by mass of the (meth)acrylic polymer (P) is 5.0 parts by mass or more and 35 parts by mass or less.
US Pat. No. 10,428,216

GOLF BALL INCORPORATING A MIXTURE OF A THERMOSET AND/OR THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITION AND A PLURALITY OF CONDUCTIVE NANOSHELLED STRUCTURES

Acushnet Company, Fairha...

1. A golf ball having a CoR of at least 0.700 and a compression of at least 50 and comprising at least one layer consisting of a mixture of thermoset or thermoplastic composition and a plurality of conductive nanoshelled structures that are hexagon-shaped.
US Pat. No. 10,429,755

WHITE TONER FOR ELECTROSTATIC IMAGE DEVELOPMENT, ELECTROSTATIC IMAGE DEVELOPER, TONER CARTRIDGE, PROCESS CARTRIDGE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., To...

1. A white toner for electrostatic image development, the toner comprising:white toner particles containing a binder resin and a white pigment,
wherein when in a circularity distribution of the white pigment determined by sectional observation of the white toner particles, the cumulative 10% circularity from the smaller side is C10, and the cumulative 50% circularity is C50, the following formula (1) and formula (2) are satisfied,
0.900?C50?1.000  Formula (1):
1.00?C50/C10?1.13.  Formula (2):
US Pat. No. 10,428,217

LIQUID POTHOLE FILLER COMPOSITION AND METHOD

1. A pothole filler system of liquid and solid components for mixing in situ and poured as a liquid into a pothole, comprising: an anionic aqueous asphalt and chloroprene emulsion liquid component in a volume ratio of from about 60:40 to about 70:30 and having a pH of from about 12 to 12.9, which is shelf stable for months; a solid component comprising crumb rubber mixed with calcined clay in a weight ratio of crumb rubber to calcined clay is from about 3:1 to about 1:1; and a catalytic quantity of a hydrous calcium sulfate activator, which may be an ingredient of the solid component or can be added at the time of in situ mixing, wherein when mixed in situ, the resulting in situ mixture remains stable through hardening, and can be poured into the pothole as a liquid mixture which hardens in 60 minutes or less and can be driven on immediately upon hardening.
US Pat. No. 10,431,804

SECONDARY BATTERY AND SECONDARY BATTERY ASSEMBLY

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.,...

1. A secondary battery comprising:an electrode assembly including a first electrode and a second electrode;
an outer body having an opening and housing the electrode assembly;
a sealing plate sealing the opening and made of a conductive material;
a deformable member that is deformed when the pressure inside the outer body becomes equal to or higher than a predetermined value; and
a conductive second electrode connecting member electrically connected to the second electrode,
wherein the sealing plate has a first through-hole,
wherein the deformable member hermetically seals the first through-hole,
wherein the second electrode connecting member is disposed on the outer side of the deformable member,
wherein a conductive conducting member is disposed between the second electrode connecting member and the deformable member,
wherein the outer diameter of the conducting member is larger than the inner diameter of the first through-hole,
wherein when the pressure inside the outer body becomes equal to or higher than the predetermined value, the deformable member is deformed and thereby brings the conducting member into contact with the second electrode connecting member and electrically connects the first electrode and the second electrode, and
wherein an insulating member is disposed between the second electrode connecting member and the conducting member,
wherein the insulating member has a second through-hole, and
wherein the conducting member has a protruding portion that protrudes toward the second electrode connecting member into the second through-hole.
US Pat. No. 10,426,170

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING INFESTATION OF WEEDS OR UNWANTED PLANTS WHILE MINIMIZING INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PLANTS OR CROPS

BAYER CROPSCIENCE LP, St...

1. A method for controlling, mitigating, or reducing weed infestation and/or damage in a glyphosate tolerant or resistant seed, plant, or crop, comprising treating soil, a plant, and/or a plant part with as the sole herbicides:a) a HPPD inhibitor herbicide;
b) glyphosate; and
c) fomesafen,wherein said HPPD inhibitor herbicide is selected from the group consisting of mesotrione, tembotrione, isoxaflutole, and bicyclopyrone and wherein the presence of fomesafen with said a and b increases crop yield and lowers the phytotoxicity relative to said a and b combined.
US Pat. No. 10,428,218

TYRE COMPRISING HYDROTHERMALLY CARBONIZED LIGNIN

Nokian Renkaat Oyj, Noki...

1. A pneumatic tyre for a vehicle,the tyre comprising a metal component, a textile component and a cured rubber based component, the components bonded together by means of curing, and the cured rubber based component comprising lignin that has been treated by hydrothermal carbonization.
US Pat. No. 10,426,171

METHODS FOR PROPHYLAXIS OF INFECTIONS IN CROPS AND ORNAMENTALS, PREFERABLY IN VITICULTURE, AND IN WOODY PLANTS

BIOPRACT GMBH, Berlin (D...

1. A method for prophylaxis of infection by Plasmopara viticola in crops and ornamental plants, comprising spraying plants with an aqueous solution of a bacterial serine protease, characterized in that said bacterial serine protease is derived from Bacillus sp. or Nocardiopsis sp.
US Pat. No. 10,427,195

CHEMICAL OXIDATION METHOD AND COMPOUNDS

OXYTEC LLC, Newton, MA (...

1. A method of reducing the concentration of perfluoroalkyl compounds in a contaminated material, the method comprising:desorbing at least one of the perfluoroalkyl compounds from the contaminated material;
forming a soluble cyclic oligosaccharide/perfluoroalkyl complex with the at least one perfluoroalkyl compound in an aqueous phase; and
destroying the cyclic oligosaccharide/perfluoroalkyl complex in the aqueous phase, wherein a concentration of the at least one perfluoroalkyl compound in the contaminated material is reduced by greater than 50% of an original concentration, and the concentration of the at least one perfluoroalkyl compound is reduced to less than 1.0 ppm in the contaminated material, wherein the contaminated material comprises at least one of soil, sediment and rock.
US Pat. No. 10,426,172

MIXTURES OF SABADILLA ALKALOIDS AND BACILLUS THURINGIENSISAND USES THEREOF

MCLAUGHLIN GORMLEY KING C...

1. A pesticidal mixture comprising an effective amount of sabadilla alkaloids and Bacillus thuringiensis wherein Bacillus thuringiensis consists of a subspecies selected from the group consisting of Bacillus thuringiensis aizawai, Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki and combinations thereof and wherein the ratio of sabadilla alkaloids to Bacillus thuringiensis is from about 1:1 to about 1:100.
US Pat. No. 10,428,223

PRETREATMENT HAVING IMPROVED STORAGE STABILITY AND ADHESION

SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG, Baar...

1. A composition consisting essentially of:A) at least one aminosilane which has at least one hydrolyzable group bonded to Si,
B) at least one mercaptosilane which has at least one hydrolyzable group bonded to Si,
C) at least one emulsifier selected from propionamides and amino alcohol reaction products,
wherein, if the at least one emulsifier is an amino alcohol reaction product, the amino alcohol reaction product is a reaction product of an amino alcohol and at least part of the aminosilane and/or mercaptosilane, and in the amino alcohol reaction product, at least some of the hydrolyzable groups present in the at least one aminosilane and the at least one mercaptosilane are replaced by an amino alcoholate group present in the amino alcohol,
D) hydrolysis and/or condensation products of the at least one aminosilane and the at least one mercaptosilane,
E) water,
F) at least one acid, and
G) at least one surfactant.
US Pat. No. 10,428,224

LOW GLOSS POWDER COATING

TIGER DRYLAC U.S.A. INC.,...

1. A curable powder coating composition comprising one or more cross-linkable fluoro containing organic oligomer(s) and/or polymer(s) (A), one or more crosslinker(s) (B) able to react with (A), one or more compound(s) (C) able to react with (A) and/or (B), and melamine and/or a melamine derivative; wherein the one or more crosslinker(s) is distinct from the melamine and the melamine derivative.
US Pat. No. 10,428,225

LOW REFLECTANCE POWDER COATING COMPOSITION

SWIMC LLC, Cleveland, OH...

1. A powder coating composition comprising:(a) a first hydroxyl functional acrylic powder resin having a hydroxyl value of at least about 180 and having a Tg of at least 35° C.;
(b) a second hydroxyl functional acrylic powder resin having a hydroxyl value between about 45 and about 80 and having a Tg of at least 35° C.;
(c) a blocked isocyanate crosslinker reactive with the first hydroxyl functional acrylic powder resin and the second hydroxyl functional acrylic resin; and
(d) wollastonite;and wherein the weight ratio of the first acrylic powder resin to the second acrylic powder resin is at least about 0.5, the first acrylic powder resin is present at a level to provide between about 33.3 weight percent and 85.1 weight percent of the total combined weight of the first acrylic powder resin and the second acrylic powder resin, the blocked isocyanate crosslinker is present at a level about 1.0 to about 1.5 equivalents of isocyanate functionality for each equivalent of active hydrogen of the first and second hydroxyl functional acrylic resins, the wollastonite is present at a level of at least 10% to about 25% by weight of the coating composition, and the coating composition when applied to a substrate and cured will have a 60° gloss less than 1 and an 85° gloss 3.5 or less.
US Pat. No. 10,428,226

SOL-GEL COATING COMPOSITIONS AND RELATED PROCESSES

The Boeing Company, Chic...

17. A corrosion-resistant coated product, comprising:a plurality of ultraviolet (UV)-cured sol-gel layers on a substrate, each of the UV-cured sol-gel layers comprising a photoinitiator and a polymer composite of a methacryloxyalkyl alkoxysilane, an aryl alkoxysilane, an aminoalkyl alkoxysilane, a glycidoxyalkyl alkoxysilane, a zirconium alkoxide, and an organic acid, and each of the UV-cured sol-gel layers having a ratio of a number of moles of silicon to a number of moles of zirconium (nSi/nZr) ranging from about 2 to about 10.
US Pat. No. 10,426,179

NON-LAURIC NON-TRANS FAT COMPOSITION FOR CHOCOLATE COATING

FUJI OIL COMPANY LIMITED,...

1. A fat composition for chocolate coating that contains a fat, wherein the fat satisfies all the following requirements (A) to (F) and having a rising melting point of 35° C. or higher, and the fat composition satisfies all the following requirements (a) to (d):(A) a content of C8-12 saturated fatty acids in a constituent fatty acid composition of the fat being 3 wt % or less with respect to a total weight of the fat;
(B) a content of C14-20 saturated fatty acids in the constituent fatty acid composition of the fat being 40 to 90 wt % with respect to a total weight of the fat;
(C) a content of C16-20 unsaturated fatty acids in the constituent fatty acid composition of the fat being 10 to 60 wt % with respect to a total weight of the fat;
(D) a content of C8-22 saturated fatty acids in the constituent fatty acid composition of the fat being 48.6 to 69.1 wt % with respect to the total weight of the fat;
(E) a content of C16 saturated fatty acids and C18 saturated fatty acids in the constituent fatty acid composition of the fat being 90 parts by weight or more relative to a total of 100 parts by weight of C8-22 saturated fatty acids; and
(F) a content of trans fatty acids in the constituent fatty acid composition of the fat being 3 wt % or less with respect to the total weight of the fat,
(a) an SSS content of 6 to 15 wt % with respect to a total weight of the fat composition;
(b) an S2U content of 10 to 45 wt % with respect to the total weight of the fat composition;
(c) an SU2+UUU content of 40 to 70 wt % with respect to the total weight of the fat composition, wherein 5 wt % or more of UUU is OOO with respect to the total weight of the fat composition; and
(d) a PPP+P2St content of 70 parts by weight or more relative to 100 parts by weight of SSS,
wherein S represents a C16 or higher saturated fatty acid, U represents a C16 or higher unsaturated fatty acid, SSS represents a triglyceride in which three molecules of S are bound, S2U represents a triglyceride in which two molecules of S and one molecule of U are bound, SU2 represents a triglyceride in which one molecule of S and two molecules of U are bound, UUU represents a triglyceride in which three molecules of U are bound, P represents palmitic acid, St represents stearic acid, O represents oleic acid, PPP represents a triglyceride in which three molecules of P are bound, P2St represents a triglyceride in which two molecules of P and one molecule of St are bound, and OOO represents a triglyceride in which three molecules of O are bound,
wherein the fat having a rising melting point of 35° C. or higher comprises one kind or two kinds of randomly transesterified fats and a content of the randomly transesterified fat is 60 wt % or more.
US Pat. No. 10,427,971

ULTRAVIOLET-ABSORBING GLASS ARTICLE

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. An ultraviolet absorbing glass article comprising, in terms of % by mass based on oxides:SiO2 66 to 75%,
Na2O 10 to 20%,
CaO 5 to 15%,
MgO 0 to 6%,
Al2O3 0 to 5%,
K2O 0 to 5%,
total iron (t-Fe2O3) as represented by Fe2O3 0.8% or more and less than 2.4%,
Cr2O3 0 to 0.01%,
CoO 0.02 to 0.04%,
Se 0.0005 to 0.0045%, and
TiO2 more than 0% and 1% or less,
a Redox, which is (an content of divalent iron (Fe2+) in terms of Fe2O3)/(a total content of divalent iron (Fe2+) in terms of Fe2O3 and trivalent iron (Fe2+) in terms of Fe2O3), being 20% or more and 30% or less,
the Redox, and the contents of t-Fe2O3 and TiO2 satisfying expression (1),
the contents of t-Fe2O3, Cr2O3, CoO, and Se satisfying expression (2),
the ultraviolet absorbing glass article having:
an ultraviolet transmittance (TUV) (ISO 9050:2003) at a sheet thickness of 3.5 mm being 2% or less,
a visible light transmittance (TVA) (JIS R 3106 (1998)) measured by using a standard illuminant A at a sheet thickness of 3.5 mm being 12% or more and 25% or less,
a solar radiation transmittance (TE) (JIS R 3106 (1998)) at a sheet thickness of 3.5 mm being 22% or less, and
an excitation purity (Pe) measured by using a standard illuminant C at a sheet thickness of 3.5 mm being 10% or less:
1.77×(1?Redox/100)×(t-Fe2O3)+0.48×(TiO2)?1.73  (1), and
5.0?(t-Fe2O3)+10×(Cr2O3)+90×(CoO)+1100×(Se)?8  (2).
US Pat. No. 10,427,972

TRANSPARENT SILICATE GLASSES WITH HIGH FRACTURE TOUGHNESS

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A glass based article comprising:SiO2 in the range of 35 mol % to 80 mol %;
Al2O3 in the range of 1 mol % to 15 mol %;
alkali metals in the range of 0 mol % to 5 mol % of total alkali metals, collectively; and
two or more metal oxides selected from the group consisting of La2O3, BaO, Ta2O5, Y2O3, and HfO2, wherein the combined molar percentages of the two or more metal oxides are at least 15 mol %, and
wherein the glass based article has a fracture toughness of at least 0.86 MPa*m0.5.
US Pat. No. 10,428,228

PRE-TREATMENT AND CLEANING OF EQUIPMENT USED WITH UNCURED CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS

Arris Technologies, LLC, ...

1. A system for treating equipment for mixing, placing or finishing a cementitious material, comprising:a composition comprising a colloidal silica, the composition formulated to enable the colloidal silica to prevent cementitious material from adhering to a surface of the equipment and/or to enable the colloidal silica to soften hardened and/or cured cementitious material to facilitate removal of the hardened and/or cured cementitious material from the surface of the equipment; and
abrasive particles capable of use with the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,426,181

METHOD FOR PREPARING HIGH ACID RTD WHOLE GRAIN BEVERAGES

The Quaker Oats Company, ...

1. A method for preparing a low viscosity whole grain flour slurry comprising the following steps to be performed in the order listed:a) dispersing whole grain flour in water at a ratio of 1:8 to 1:20 at a temperature of 87 to 99° C. to obtain a flour-water mixture;
b) reducing the temperature of the flour-water mixture to 49-71° C.;
c) adding alpha-amylase to reduce the viscosity of the flour-water mixture to 40 to 60 cp when measured at about 70° C., wherein alpha-amylase is the only enzyme added to the mixture; and
d) acidifying the flour-water mixture to reduce the pH of the flour-water mixture to less than 5 and to obtain a low viscosity whole grain flour slurry wherein about 50 percent of the flour contained in the slurry has an average particle size of less than 91 microns.
US Pat. No. 10,427,973

PYROLYTIC HYBRID ENAMEL

Ferro Corporation, Mayfi...

1. A composition for forming an enamel cover coat, the composition comprising at least a first glass frit comprising by weight:from about 6.3% to about 7.4% Na2O;
from about 6.3% to about 7.4% K2O;
from about 9.9% to about 11.9% SiO2;
from about 25.7% to about 29.7% P2O5;
from about 12.7% to about 14.7% ZrO2;
from about 16.8% to about 20.8% Al2O3;
from about 0.6% to about 4.0% TiO2;
from about 0.1% to about 2.0% Li2O;
from about 0.1% to about 2.0% BaO;
from about 0.1% to about 5.0% Co2O3;
from about 0.1% to about 1.0% Cr2O3;
from about 10.3% to about 14.3% B2O3; and
from about 0.1% to about 3.0% F.
US Pat. No. 10,426,182

METHOD FOR PRESERVING FOOD

NECST S.R.L., Padua (IT)...

1. A method for preserving organoleptic characteristics associated with a cooked food, comprising the steps of:placing the cooked food having organoleptic characteristics of: taste, odor, appearance and texture in an atmospheric preservation chamber;
establishing and maintaining a temperature in the atmospheric preservation chamber in a range between 58° C. to 72° C.;
introducing a non-oxidizing gas into the atmospheric preserving chamber;
establishing and maintaining an oxygen pressure in the atmospheric preserving chamber below 10 kPa; and,
maintaining the temperature, pressure, and organoleptic characteristics of: taste, odor, appearance and texture until the cooked food product is removed from the preserving chamber no sooner than 24 hours from the time the cooked food is placed in the atmospheric preserving chamber.
US Pat. No. 10,426,950

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR TREATING PARASYMPATHETIC BIAS MEDIATED CONDITIONS

Palo Alto Investors, Pal...

1. A method of treating a subject, the method comprising:testing a subject that has not been previously diagnosed with a food allergy and has ingested a nutritional composition known to have a high incidence of allergic reaction to determine that the subject has parasympathetic bias and vagal bias by measuring one or more aspects of the subject's autonomic nervous system selected from the group consisting of: an amount of T helper cells, a conduction, a catecholamine level, heart rate variability, a hormone level, a chronotropic vasodilator response and an inotropic vasodilator response, to detect the parasympathetic bias and vagal bias; and
modulating at least a portion of the tested subject's autonomic nervous system via an electrical protocol comprising applying an electrical stimulation to at least one nerve fiber of the subject via a device to increase the sympathetic/parasympathetic activity ratio in a manner effective to treat the subject for the food allergy.
US Pat. No. 10,431,817

ELECTRODE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, ELECTRODE FOR LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY, AND LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY

SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO....

1. An electrode material for a lithium-ion secondary battery comprising:an inorganic particle represented by General Formula LiFexMn1-x-yMyPO4 (0.02?x?1.0, 0?y·0.14, here, M represents at least one element selected from Mg, Ca, Co, Sr, Ba, Ti, Zn, B, Al, Ga, In, Si, Ge, and rare earth elements); and
a carbonaceous film that coats a surface of the inorganic particle,
wherein an amount of carbon is 0.8% by mass or more and 2.5% by mass or less, and
the carbonaceous film having a volume of micropores in a micropore diameter range of 2 nm or more and 200 nm or less is 3×10?2 cm3/g or more and 3×10?1 cm3/g or less.
US Pat. No. 10,428,231

GEL PARTICLES, INK COMPOSITION AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF, PHOTOSENSITIVE COMPOSITION, AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. An ink composition for ink jet comprising:gel particles which have a polymerizable group, and a three-dimensional crosslinked structure including at least one bond selected from a urethane bond and a urea bond, and enclose a photopolymerization initiator; and
water.
US Pat. No. 10,431,818

ACTIVE LITHIUM RESERVOIR FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES

Albemarle Germany GmbH, ...

1. A method for providing an active lithium reservoir for lithium batteries from at least one hydrogen-containing lithium-donating additive selected from the group of lithium hydride, lithium amide, lithium imide and tetra-lithium ammonium hydride, which method comprisesin an electrochemical cell, electrically contacting the lithium-donating additive and a voltage which is at least equal to the standard oxidation potential of the lithium-donating additive; or
outside an electrochemical cell, contacting the lithium-donating additive and an electrode material having a higher standard oxidation potential than the lithium-donating additive;
causing the lithium-donating additive to decompose to release lithium.
US Pat. No. 10,426,184

SEAWEED MEAL AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

NUTRIOMIX, INC., Pasaden...

1. A method of preparing a high quality seaweed meal suitable for food applications, consisting of:cleaning seaweed material with water, wherein the seaweed material is dry, fresh, or rehydrated seaweed material;
pre-treating the seaweed with an alkali;
pre-treating the seaweed with an acid; and
treating the pre-treated seaweed with a cellulase, thereby to obtain the seaweed meal.
US Pat. No. 10,427,977

FIRE RESISTANT GEOPOLYMER FOAM

Alsitek Limited, Peterbo...

1. A kit of parts for preparing a foamed geopolymer for use as a fire-resistant sealant material, comprising:(i) a container holding a dry mixture of components suitable for preparing a foamed geopolymer including a blowing agent; and
(ii) a container holding an aqueous alkaline liquid mixture of components suitable for preparing a geopolymer, wherein:
(a) container (i) contains a dry mixture comprising:
20-30% by weight of a metakaolin;
20-30% by weight of a muscovite mica; and
0.1-5% by weight of a blowing agent; and
(b) container (ii) contains an aqueous liquid mixture comprising an alkali metal silicate and an alkali metal hydroxide present in a ratio of 1:2 to 25:1 by weight relative to each other,
wherein the aqueous liquid mixture is present in container (ii) in an amount 5 to a total of 100% by weight with reference to the dry mixture contents of container (i).
US Pat. No. 10,428,233

WATER-BASED INK SET FOR INK-JET PRINTING

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A water-based ink set for ink-jet recording, wherein the water-based ink set comprises:a water-based yellow ink containing a yellow pigment, a resin dispersant, and water;
a water-based magenta ink containing a magenta pigment, a resin dispersant, and water;
a water-based cyan ink containing a cyan pigment, a resin dispersant, and water;
a water-based black ink containing self-dispersible carbon black and water,
wherein the self-dispersible carbon black has an average particle size of 120 to 170 nm, and
the water-based color ink selected from the group consisting of the water-based yellow ink, the water-based magenta ink, and the water-based cyan ink which contains a color pigment of which average particle size is largest among the yellow pigment, the magenta pigment, and the cyan pigment, further contains a dye, and the remaining two water-based color inks contain no dye.
US Pat. No. 10,427,978

COATED BUILDING PANELS AND ARTICLES CONTAINING CALCIUM SULFATE HEMIHYDRATE

UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMP...

1. A coated interior panel comprising:a building panel comprising one of the group consisting of gypsum panels, cement panels, panels having both gypsum and cement and mixtures thereof; and
a primer coating on the panel surface obtained by applying to the panel surface a coating having a thickness of about 5 to about 20 mil when said coating is wet, said coating comprising:
10-40% by weight of a latex emulsion binder having a molecular weight greater than 10,000 Daltons;
30-80% by weight calcium sulfate hemihydrate;
less than 8% by weight of a dual set inhibiting agent, wherein the dual set inhibiting agent consists of a first set inhibiting agent and a second set inhibiting agent, and wherein
the first set inhibiting agent is a compound of 0.1% or more by weight selected from the group consisting of tetrasodium pyrophosphate, tetrapotassium pyrophosphate, aminotri(methylene-phosphonic acid), diethylenetriamine penta (methylene phosphonic acid) trisodium salt, hexamethylene diamine tetra(methylene phosphonic acid) and mixtures thereof; and
the second set inhibiting agent is a polymer of 0.05% or more by weight and having a molecular weight from 2,000 Daltons to 6,000 Daltons and selected from the group consisting of a polymer made from a monomer selected from the group consisting of vinyl acrylates, vinyl acetates, vinyl chlorides, ethylenes, styrenes, substituted styrenes and mixtures thereof; and
10-40% by weight water; and
wherein said coating does not comprise a set accelerator.
US Pat. No. 10,427,212

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODIFIED ESTER-CURATIVES AND REDUCTION OF FORMALDEHYDE EMISSION AND ODOR IN ESTER-CURED PHENOLIC BINDER SYSTEMS

HA-International, LLC, W...

1. A method for reducing formaldehyde emissions from ester-cured foundry binders used in the formation of foundry molds and cores, the method comprising the steps of:(a) combining an aggregate with a water soluble alkaline phenolic resole resin to form a first admixture;
(b) combining an ester-curative with resorcinol to form a modified ester-curative; and
(c) combining the first admixture with the modified ester-curative to form a second admixture;
wherein the modified ester-curative is configured to affect a reduced emission of formaldehyde from the second admixture.
US Pat. No. 10,428,236

POLYURETHANE UREA RESIN COMPOSITION EXHIBITING UV-ABSORPTION-AGENT RESISTANCE, MOULDED BODY USING SAID COMPOSITION, AND COATING MATERIAL

TOSOH CORPORATION, Shuna...

1. A polyurethane urea resin composition having UV-absorption-agent resistance, comprising:an organic solvent; and
a polyurethane urea resin dissolved in the organic solvent and comprising a monomer unit derived from a polyol, a monomer unit derived from a polyisocyanate, a monomer unit derived from a molecular weight modifier, and a monomer unit derived from a diamine, and the polyurethane urea resin has a urea group concentration in a range of 0.5 to 1 mmol/g, a urethane group concentration of 1 mmol/g or less, and a urethane group concentration ratio in a range of 40 to 59% where the urethane group concentration ratio=the urethane group concentration×100/(the urethane group concentration+the urea group concentration).
US Pat. No. 10,428,237

AQUEOUS COATING COMPOSITION WITH SOFT TOUCH UPON DRYING

DSM IP ASSETS B.V., Heer...

1. An aqueous coating composition comprising dispersed polymer particles,wherein
(i) the dispersed polymer particles are polyurethane-vinyl polymer hybrid particles obtained by free-radical polymerization of at least one vinyl monomer in the presence of a polyurethane,
(ii) the polyurethane and the vinyl polymer in the hybrid particles are present in a weight ratio of polyurethane to vinyl polymer from 1:1 to 20:1,
(iii) the polyurethane is the reaction product of at least the following components:
(a) from 5 to 40 wt. % of at least one organic difunctional isocyanate,
(b) from 0.5 to 4 wt. % of an isocyanate-reactive compound containing ionic or potentially ionic water-dispersing groups having a molecular weight of from 100 to 500 g/mol,
(c) from 40 to 80 wt. % of at least one diol having a molecular weight from 500 to 5000,
(d) from 0 to 10 wt. % of at least one active-hydrogen chain extending compound other than water with a functionality of at least 2, and
(e) from 0 to 10 wt. % of at least one diol having a molecular weight below 500 g/mol, wherein
the amounts of components (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) are relative to the total amount of components used to prepare the polyurethane from which the building blocks from the polyurethane are emanated, and wherein
the isocyanate and hydroxy groups on the components used to prepare the polyurethane are present in a respective mole ratio (NCO to OH) in the range of from 0.8:1 to 5:1.
US Pat. No. 10,426,446

STRAW FOR THE PRESERVATION OF A PREDETERMINED DOSE OF LIQUID-BASED SUBSTANCE, IN PARTICULAR PURE OR DILUTED ANIMAL SEMEN; AND SET COMPRISING IT

IMV TECHNOLOGIES, Saint ...

1. A set comprising:a straw for the preservation of a predetermined dose of liquid-based substance, comprising a tube, a gas-permeable liquid-tight stopper, which stopper is disposed in the tube in the neighborhood of one end, which tube and which stopper are configured for the stopper to be able to slide in the tube towards another end, and an indicator component configured to emit, at least when the straw is in the filled state, light of which the spectrum comprises at least one peak each having a respective crest of predetermined wavelength; and
a detector for recognition of said straw, wherein said detector is configured for detecting absence or presence of said at least one peak in the light spectrum emitted by said indicator component;
said detector being part of a straw filler comprising a processor connected to said detector and configured to emit a stop signal for said straw filler in case said detector detects a straw in which there is absence of said at least one peak in said spectrum of the light emitted by said indicator component.
US Pat. No. 10,427,215

PUNCH UNIT AND POWDER PRESS MOLDING DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING COMPACTED POWDER PELLET

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A punch unit used in a powder press molding device that includes a die plate including a cavity in which a compacted powder pellet can be formed, the powder press molding device including a ram moving in a direction approaching the die plate and in a direction away from the die plate, the punch unit comprising:a punch inserted into the cavity of the die plate when the ram approaches the die plate; and
a supporting portion supporting the punch reciprocatably in a moving direction of the ram, the punch unit being movable along a plane intersecting with the moving direction of the ram in a state where the punch is removed from the cavity.
US Pat. No. 10,427,986

ANTIMICROBIAL GLAZE AND PORCELAIN ENAMEL VIA DOUBLE LAYER GLAZE WITH HIGH ZINC CONTENT

Ideal Standard Internatio...

1. A multilayer antimicrobial glaze/enamel, comprising:a base glaze layer, wherein the base glaze layer comprises less than about 8.0 percent by weight ZnO; and
a top glaze layer, wherein the top glaze layer comprises about 8.0 percent by weight to about 35.0 percent by weight ZnO,
wherein the base glaze layer is between about 300 ?m and 1000 ?m in thickness;
wherein the top glaze layer is between about 25 ?m and 250 ?m in thickness;
wherein relative thicknesses and concentrations of the top glaze layer and base glaze layer are such that a total concentration of the multilayer antimicrobial glaze/enamel is less than about 5.0 percent by weight ZnO; and
wherein the multilayer antimicrobial glaze/enamel is substantially free of surface defects.
US Pat. No. 10,427,987

ORGANIC FERTILIZER FOR VEGETABLES AND ITS PREPARATION METHOD

1. A method of preparation of an organic fertilizer for vegetables comprising:picking mature okra fruits then washing and sterilizing the okra fruits;
anaerobic depositing of the sterilized okra fruits for 3 to 5 days at a temperature range of 18 to 25 degree C. to obtain a matrix of the organic fertilizer for vegetables;
adding 1 part of a colloidal fluid of Bacillus to 0.95 to 0.98 part of the matrix of the organic fertilizer for vegetables to obtain a second fluid of the organic fertilizer for vegetables by an anaerobic fermentation for 30-60 days under hermetic closure, shading and sterilization at temperature 20 to 35 degree C.; and
adding 5 to 10 fractions of the second fluid of the organic fertilizer for vegetables to a mixture of 10 to 15 fractions of chicken droppings, 20 to 25 fractions of soybean crop waste, 10 to 15 fractions of plant ashes and 45 to 60 fractions of water followed by standing for 30 to 60 days at temperature of 20 to 35 degree C. to obtain the organic fertilizer for vegetables.
US Pat. No. 10,427,989

ANTI-FUNGAL SEED TREATMENT FORMULATIONS, TREATED SEEDS, AND METHODS

Germain Seed Technology, ...

1. A coated seed comprising:a seed and
a coating at least partially surrounding the seed,
wherein the coating comprises a fungicide, a micronutrient metal, and a chelating agent, the fungicide comprising copper (II) hydroxide, wherein the amount of copper (II) hydroxide is from about 0.12 mg/ seed to about 0.21 mg/ seed.
US Pat. No. 10,428,246

ADHESIVE COMPOSITION

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. An adhesive composition, comprising:3-10 parts by weight of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), wherein the polyvinylidene fluoride comprises two polyvinylidene fluorides with different weight average molecular weights ranging from 20000 to 3000000, and at least one of the polyvinylidene fluorides has a carboxyl group;
0.1-0.5 parts by weight of polyvinyl butyral (PVB); and
0.1-3 parts by weight of a conductive powder.
US Pat. No. 10,427,992

ETHANE OXIDATIVE DEHYDROGENATION AND ACETIC ACID RECOVERY

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A process for oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane, comprising the steps of:(a) feeding a gas stream comprising ethane and propane to a distillation column to obtain a stream comprising propane and a stream comprising ethane;
(b) feeding at least a part of the gas stream comprising ethane obtained in step (a) to a reactor;
(c) contacting, in the reactor, oxygen and ethane and optionally ethylene with a catalyst comprising a mixed metal oxide;
(d) cooling the reactor effluent and, simultaneously and/or in a subsequent step, add water to the reactor effluent to obtain a liquid stream comprising water and acetic acid and a gas stream comprising ethylene;
(e) recovering the acetic acid from the liquid stream obtained in step (d) by means of solvent extraction;
wherein at least 50 wt % of the mixed metal oxide in the catalyst used in step (c) is in the orthorhombic M1 crystalline phase; and
wherein the mixed metal oxide in the catalyst used in step (c) comprises:
molybdenum, vanadium and antimony, or
molybdenum, vanadium, niobium and optionally tellurium or antimony.
US Pat. No. 10,428,248

COMPOSITIONS, MATERIALS, AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING 3D PRINTER PLATFORM ADHESION AND/OR REDUCING WARPAGE IN PRINTED PARTS

1. A composition for promoting adhesion between a 3D printed material and a print platform comprising:0. 05-7 wt. % urea;
1-15 wt. % gelatin;
1-8 wt. % acetic acid;
58-99 wt. % water; and
0.1-5 wt. % polyvinylpyrrolidone, wherein the weight percentage is with respect to the total weight of the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,426,714

SPRAYABLE SUNSCREEN COSMETIC

SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD., ...

1. A water-in-oil emulsified sunscreen cosmetic, comprising:(A) 6 to 40 mass % of an ultraviolet ray absorbing agent;
(B) an organically modified clay mineral;
(C) an oil phase thickener selected from the group consisting of dextrin fatty acid esters, sucrose fatty acid esters, and fatty acids solid at ambient temperature and salts thereof;
(D) a silicone-based surfactant having an HLB of less than 8;
(E) a spherical resin powder;
(F) a volatile silicone oil; and
(G) one or more non-volatile liquid oils other than silicone oils;
wherein a ratio of [total amount of ingredient (B)+ingredient (C)]/[a total amount of (G) non-volatile liquid oils other than silicone oils] is at least 0.04 and less than 0.68.
US Pat. No. 10,427,994

SEPARATION PROCESS FOR C8 AROMATICS MIXTURE

SCG CHEMICALS CO., LTD., ...

1. A process for the distillative separation of ethylbenzene from a mixture comprising ethylbenzene and at least one other C8 aromatic compound, the process comprising:adding at least one solvent to a distillation column, the at least one solvent including one or more of chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, dimethylamine, diethylamine, acetonitrile, acetaldehyde, 1-propanal, methyl isopropyl ketone, 3-methyl-2-pentanone, 3,3-dimethyl-2-butanone, 2-pentanone, 2-methylpropanal, 1-butanal, cyclopentanone, acetone, or ethanol;
adding one or more of water or steam to the distillation column; and
distilling said mixture in the distillation column in the presence of an extractive solvent, the at least one solvent, the one or more of water or steam, and at a sub-atmospheric pressure.
US Pat. No. 10,428,250

METHOD FOR PRODUCING TEXTILE PRODUCTS, PRODUCTS OBTAINABLE THEREFROM AND METHOD TO RECLAIM THE PRODUCTS

DSM IP ASSETS B.V, Heerl...

1. A hot melt adhesive comprising a polymer P in an amount of at least 50% by weight of the hot melt adhesive composition, whereinthe polymer P is a polyester which is a condensation polymerization reaction product of a dicarboxylic acid and a polyol having two hydroxyl groups per molecule, and wherein
the polymer P is semi-crystalline and has a melting point from 75 to 150° C., a glass transition temperature below 40° C. and a melt viscosity at 150° C. of lower than 100 Pa·s and higher than 8 Pa·s, wherein
the hot melt adhesive is thermoplastic.
US Pat. No. 10,429,277

MAGNETIC NEEDLE SEPARATION AND OPTICAL MONITORING

Imagion Biosystems, Inc.,...

1. An apparatus for the separation of magnetic particles from a suspension, comprising:(a) a magnetic needle configured to attract magnetic particles;
(b) a light measurement system, comprising a light source configured to produce light at a first wavelength and a light detector configured to detect light at the first wavelength, configured to provide an optical path through the suspension from the light source to the light detector;
(c) a control system, configured to control the apparatus responsive to the visible light measurement system.
US Pat. No. 10,431,325

METHODS TO IDENTIFY AMINO ACID RESIDUES INVOLVED IN MACROMOLECULAR BINDING AND USES THEREFOR

NOVARTIS AG, Basel (CH) ...

1. An in vitro method of producing a protein variant which exhibits increased binding to a macromolecule, the method comprisingreplacing or deleting one or more hot-spot amino acid residues in the protein by site-directed mutagenesis, wherein binding affinity of the modified protein to a macromolecule is increased, as compared to a corresponding protein lacking the replacement or deletion of one or more hot-spot amino acid residues,
(i) wherein the one or more hot-spot amino acid residues were identified using a computer-implemented method for predicting hot-spot amino acid residues of the protein, or portion thereof,
wherein the protein, or portion thereof, was represented in a structural model comprising a plurality of amino acid residues, and wherein
(i) a cluster of highly hydrophobic amino acid residues was selected from the plurality of amino acid residues of the model, wherein the cluster comprised two or more amino acid residues each having an effective-hydrophobicity greater than a chosen threshold, and wherein each amino acid residue in the cluster was within a first defined distance of at least one other amino acid residue in the cluster;
(ii) one or more solvent-exposed polar amino acid residues within a second defined distance of at least one amino acid residue in the cluster of highly hydrophobic amino acid residues was selected from the plurality of amino acid residues of the model;
(iii) amino acid residues that did not meet a criterion for evolutionary conservation were removed from the cluster of highly hydrophobic amino acid residues and from the one or more solvent-exposed polar amino acid residues, to produce a set of one or more predicted hot-spot amino acid residues; and
(iv) the one or more predicted hot-spot amino acid residues were stored;
wherein, if the hot-spot amino acid residue is replaced and is in the cluster of highly hydrophobic amino acid residues, it is replaced with an amino acid residue which is more hydrophobic such that the binding affinity is increases, or if the hot-spot amino acid residue is replaced and is from the one or more solvent-exposed polar amino acid residues, it is replaced with an amino acid residue which is more hydrophilic such that the binding affinity is increases.
US Pat. No. 10,426,715

LIPOSOME COMPOSITION

KOSE CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A liposome comprising the following ingredients (a) to (e):(a) A phospholipid
(b) A Tremella fuciformis extract
(c) Vitamin E or a derivative thereof
(d) A polyhydric alcohol having an IOB value of 1.5 to 5
(e) Water,
wherein the ingredient (d) consists of one or more selected from the group consisting of 1,3-butylene glycol, glycerin, and dipropylene glycol, and
wherein content of the ingredient (d) contained in the liposome is in the range of 10 to 25%.
US Pat. No. 10,427,995

MOLECULAR SIEVES MEDIATED UNSATURATED HYDROCARBON SEPARATION AND RELATED COMPOSITIONS, MATERIALS, METHODS AND SYSTEMS

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

1. A sieved hydrocarbon mixture obtained by separating an eight-membered monocyclic unsaturated hydrocarbon from a hydrocarbon mixture further comprising additional nonlinear unsaturated C8H2m hydrocarbons with 4?m?8,wherein separating the eight-membered monocyclic unsaturated hydrocarbon comprises
providing a 10-ring pore molecular sieve having a sieving channel with a 10-ring sieving aperture with a minimum crystallographic free diameter greater than 3 ? and a ratio of the maximum crystallographic free diameter to the minimum crystallographic free diameter between 1 and 2,
the 10-ring pore molecular sieve having a T1/T2 ratio?20:1 wherein T1 is an element independently selected from Si and Ge or a combination thereof, and T2 is an element independently selected from Al, B and Ga or a combination thereof,
the 10-ring pore molecular sieve further having a counterion selected from NH4+, Li+, Na+, K+ and Ca++ or a combination thereof, and
contacting the hydrocarbon mixture with the 10-ring pore molecular sieve at a temperature of ?20° C. to 60° C. for a time and under conditions to obtain a sieved hydrocarbon mixture comprising the eight-membered monocyclic unsaturated hydrocarbon at a separation concentration Cs>Ci,
wherein the 10-ring pore molecular sieve has a framework type selected from group consisting of MEL, TUN, IMF, MFI, OBW, MFS and TER, and
wherein, the sieved hydrocarbon mixture comprises the eight-membered monocyclic unsaturated hydrocarbon at a separation concentration Cs?99.3% wt.
US Pat. No. 10,428,251

TWO-PART POLYURETHANE ADHESIVES MADE USING ISOCYANATE-TERMINATED QUASI-PREPOLYMERS BASED ON POLY(BUTYLENE OXIDE)

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A two-component polyurethane adhesive composition having a polyol component and an isocyanate component, wherein:the polyol component includes:
a) at least 35 weight percent, based on the weight of the polyol component, of one or more polyether polyols having a hydroxyl equivalent weight of 400 to 2000 and a nominal hydroxyl functionality of 2 to 4, which polyether polyols(s) are selected from homopolymers of propylene oxide and copolymers of 70 to 99% by weight propylene oxide and correspondingly 1 to 30% by weight ethylene oxide;
b) 5 to 20 parts by weight, per 100 parts by weight of ingredient a) of the polyol component, of one or more diol chain extenders;
c) 0.1 to 3 parts by weight, per 100 parts by weight of ingredient a) of the polyol component, of at least one compound having at least two primary and/or secondary aliphatic amine groups;
d) a catalytically effective amount of at least one urethane catalyst; and
e) up to 60 weight percent, based on the weight of the polyol component, of at least one particulate filler;
and the polyisocyanate component includes:
15 to 60 weight percent, based on the weight of the polyisocyanate component, of at least one isocyanate-terminated poly(butylene oxide) prepolymer having at least 2 isocyanate groups per molecule and an isocyanate equivalent weight of 700 to 3500, a poly(butylene oxide) segment having a weight of 1000 to 6000 g/mol;
20 to 50 weight percent, based on the weight of the polyisocyanate component, of at least one polyisocyanate compound having an isocyanate equivalent weight of up to 350 and 2 to 4 isocyanate groups per molecule; and
up to 50% by weight of at least one particulate filler;
wherein the isocyanate equivalent weight of the polyisocyanate component and the equivalent weight per isocyanate-reactive group of the polyol component are such that when the polyisocyanate component and the polyol component are mixed at a 1:1 ratio by volume the isocyanate index is 1.1 to 1.8.
US Pat. No. 10,431,326

METHOD FOR INDICATING A PRESENCE OR NON-PRESENCE OF AGGRESSIVE PROSTATE CANCER

PHADIA AB, Uppsala (SE)

1. A method for determining aggressive prostate cancer (PCa) markers in an individual, comprising the steps of:(i) Providing at least one biological sample from said individual;
(ii) Contacting the biological sample with an assay device comprising a first category of ligands which bind specifically to at least three kallikrein family protein PCa biomarkers, the first category of ligands including a plurality of different ligands binding specifically to each of the at least three kallikrein family protein PCa biomarkers, wherein the at least three PCa biomarkers include at least one of PSA, intact PSA (iPSA), total PSA (tPSA), free PSA (fPSA), and hK2;
(iii) Contacting the biological sample with an assay device comprising a solid phase having immobilised thereon a second category of ligands which bind specifically to at least 80 SNPs related to PCa (SNPpc), the second category of ligands including a plurality of different ligands binding specifically to each of said SNPpc, wherein
(a) said at least 80 SNPpc are selected from the group consisting of rs582598, rs439378, rs2207790, rs1046011, rs10458360, rs7525167, rs10489871, rs7529518, rs4245739, rs4512641, rs10178804, rs11900952, rs1873555, rs10191478, rs6755901, rs6545962, rs721048, rs2710647, rs12612891, rs2028900, rs1009, rs12233245, rs6760417, rs10496470, rs10199796, rs12475433, rs16860513, rs12151618, rs3765065, rs13017302, rs12988652, rs871688, rs749264, rs3771570, rs4346531, rs6770955, rs12637074, rs2660753, rs13319878, rs6437715, rs2162185, rs1515542, rs2270785, rs9830294, rs1439024, rs6762443, rs888507, rs6794467, rs12490248, rs1477886, rs4833103, rs3796547, rs17779822, rs2366711, rs16849146, rs1894292, rs12640320, rs3805284, rs12500426, rs4699312, rs17021918, rs7679673, rs2047408, rs2647262, rs12506850, rs7658048, rs2078277, rs12505546, rs13113975, rs4246742, rs2736098, rs401681, rs11134144, rs10060513, rs40485, rs2087724, rs1482679, rs16901841, rs1295683, rs2070874, rs7752029, rs2018334, rs9358913, rs1140809, rs409558, rs3096702, rs9267911, rs2025645, rs9359428, rs6569371, rs2813532, rs1933488, rs712242, rs6934898, rs9456490, rs651164, rs3120137, rs9364554, rs9457937, rs10486562, rs10807843, rs7801918, rs6962297, rs2465796, rs6957416, rs7777631, rs2272316, rs6961773, rs2132276, rs13265330, rs16887736, rs2911756, rs2272668, rs2339654, rs1380862, rs9297746, rs12543663, rs10086908, rs16901922, rs1016343, rs17832285, rs16901979, rs4871779, rs10107982, rs16902094, rs620861, rs17467139, rs6983267, rs9297756, rs10094059, rs7818556, rs1992833, rs986472, rs12552397, rs4273907, rs4237185, rs753032, rs11253002, rs2386841, rs10795841, rs10508422, rs7075945, rs10508678, rs539357, rs10826398, rs3818714, rs7090755, rs10993994, rs4382847, rs1891158, rs10887926, rs10788160, rs6579002, rs10832514, rs7358335, rs1944047, rs3019779, rs10896437, rs12793759, rs7106762, rs7102758, rs2449600, rs585197, rs2509867, rs11568818, rs7125415, rs11601037, rs11222496, rs4570588, rs6489721, rs3213764, rs17395631, rs4423250, rs11168936, rs10875943, rs3759129, rs902774, rs1827611, rs4760442, rs11610799, rs6539333, rs11067228, rs7485441, rs6489794, rs4119478, rs17070292, rs2293710, rs17256058, rs1950198, rs2331780, rs7141529, rs12880777, rs17123359, rs785437, rs524908, rs12903579, rs7178085, rs7164364, rs896615, rs11634741, rs9972541, rs12594014, rs11631109, rs1558902, rs8044335, rs2738571, rs885479, rs385894, rs684232, rs4925094, rs17138478, rs11649743, rs2107131, rs7213769, rs12946864, rs306801, rs138213197, rs1863610, rs17224342, rs9911515, rs12947919, rs966304, rs17744022, rs7234917, rs1943821, rs2227270, rs1363120, rs888663, rs1227732, rs1054564, rs4806120, rs11672691, rs758643, rs3745233, rs6509345, rs2659051, rs2735839, rs1354774, rs2691274, rs6090461, rs2297434, rs6062509, rs2315654, rs2823118, rs2838053, rs398146, rs16988279, rs2269640, rs4822763, rs132774, rs747745, rs5978944, rs6530238, rs5934705, rs5935063, rs4830488, rs17318620, rs5945619, rs5945637, rs11091768, rs2473057, rs5918762, rs4844228, rs6625760 and rs17324573; or
(b) wherein said at least 80 SNPpc are selected from the group consisting of 657del5, rs10086908, rs1016343, rs10187424, rs1041449, rs10486567, rs1054564, rs10875943, rs10896449, rs10934853, rs10993994, rs11067228, rs11135910, rs11228565, rs11568818, rs11649743, rs11650494, rs11672691, rs11704416, rs12130132, rs12409639, rs12418451, rs12500426, rs12543663, rs12621278, rs12653946, rs1270884, rs130067, rs13252298, rs13385191, rs1354774, rs1363120, rs137853007, rs138213197, rs1447295, rs1465618, rs1512268, rs1571801, rs16901979, rs16902094, rs17021918, rs17632542, rs17879961, rs1859962, rs1894292, rs1933488, rs1983891, rs2018334, rs2121875, rs2242652, rs2273669, rs2292884, rs2405942, rs2660753, rs2735839, rs2736098, rs2928679, rs3213764, rs339331, rs3771570, rs3850699, rs3863641, rs401681, rs4245739, rs4430796, rs445114, rs4643253, rs4857841, rs4962416, rs5759167, rs5919432, rs5945619, rs6062509, rs620861, rs6465657, rs6763931, rs684232, rs6869841, rs6983267, rs6983561, rs7127900, rs7210100, rs721048, rs7241993, rs7611694, rs7679673, rs7931342, rs8008270, rs8102476, rs888663, rs902774, rs9364554, rs9600079, and rs9623117;
(iv) Measuring
a. a presence or concentration of each of said PCa biomarkers binding the ligands in said first category; and
b. a presence or absence of each of said SNPpc binding the ligands in said second category;
(v) Combining measurement data of the at least three PCa biomarkers binding ligands from said first category from step (iv)a according to a first predetermined equation to form a biomarker composite value, wherein the combination according to the first predetermined equation allows omission of measurement data of a subset of said PCa biomarkers when forming said biomarker composite value, wherein the subset comprises at least one, but not all, of said three kallikrein family protein PCa biomarkers;
(vi) Combining measurement data of the at least 80 SNPpc binding ligands from said second category from step (iv)b according to a second predetermined equation to form a SNPpc composite value, wherein the combination according to the second predetermined equation allows omission of measurement data of a subset of at least 10%, and up to 30%, of the SNPpc when forming the SNPpc composite value; and
(vii) Combining the biomarker composite value and the SNPpc composite value according to a third predetermined equation to form an overall composite value.
US Pat. No. 10,426,716

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING COLOR DEPOSIT AND DURABILITY OF COLOR IN ARTIFICIALLY COLORED HAIR

1. A hair coloring composition comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable solvent:(a) above 0 wt. % to about 50 wt. % of one or more divalent metal salts of an inorganic acid chosen from salts of calcium, zinc, iron, nickel, copper, silver, magnesium, strontium, barium, manganese, cobalt, and mixtures thereof;
(b) above 0 wt. % to about 50 wt. % of one or more monovalent or divalent metal salts of an organic acid, wherein
the one or more divalent metal salts of an organic acid are chosen from salts of calcium, zinc, iron, nickel, copper, silver, magnesium, strontium, barium, manganese, cobalt, and mixtures thereof,
the one or more monovalent metal salts of an organic acid are chosen from salts of lithium, sodium, potassium, copper, silver, and mixtures thereof, and
the organic acid of the one or more monovalent or divalent metal salts of an organic acid is chosen from C1 to C9 monocarboxylic or di-carboxylic acids, polycarboxylic acids, hydroxy-carboxylic acids, and fatty acids having at least 10 carbon atoms; and
(c) one or more colorants chosen from oxidative dye precursors, direct dyes, pigments, and mixtures thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,427,996

FERMENTATION HYDROCARBON GAS PRODUCTS SEPARATION VIA MEMBRANE

Braskem S.A., Camacari (...

1. A method of separating and purifying a fermentation product directly from a fermenter off-gas containing the fermentation product, volatile impurities and bio-byproduct impurities, comprising the steps of: (a) compressing the fermenter off-gas to produce a compressed off-gas on a multi-stage compressor system wherein the bio-byproduct impurities and water are removed, and feeding the compressed off-gas into at least one membrane module comprising a membrane, and (b) selectively permeating the volatile impurities through the membrane, resulting in a retentate stream rich in the fermentation product.
US Pat. No. 10,428,252

TWO-COMPONENT COMPOSITION

SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG, Baar...

1. A composition comprising a first component and a second component, comprisingat least one silane group-containing polymer, liquid at room temperature,
at least one liquid epoxy resin,
at least one polyetheramine, and
at least one amino- or mercaptosilane,
the polyetheramine and the amino- or mercaptosilane not being present in the same component as the liquid epoxy resin, and
90% or more of groups reactive with an epoxide group are from the at least one polyetheramine and the at least one amino- or mercaptosilane.
US Pat. No. 10,427,998

COMPOSITIONS BASED ON 1,1,3,3-TETRACHLOROPROPENE

ARKEMA FRANCE, Colombes ...

1. A composition comprising:at least 99.5% by weight of 1,1,3,3-tetrachloropropene (F-1230za), or at least 99.5% by weight of a mixture comprising 1,1,3,3-tetrachloropropene and 1,3,3,3-tetrachloropropene (F-1230zd), and
at least one additional compound selected from the group consisting of chlorobutenes and chlorobutanes, wherein the amount of said additional compound or the total amount of said compounds represents a content of less than or equal to 500 ppm, in the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,428,254

BIO-ADHESIVES

CAMBOND LIMITED, Cambrid...

1. A Distiller's Grain (DG) bio-adhesive comprising20 to 50% by weight solid content, and
50 to 80% by weight liquid content,in which the solid content comprises:50 to 89% by weight of DG mass;
1 to 20% by weight of a crosslinking agent; and
10 to 30% by weight of inorganic filler;
and in which the liquid content comprises:
0.01 to 5% by weight of a defoaming agent; and
water.
US Pat. No. 10,426,719

ORAL CARE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR WHITENING TEETH

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. An oral care composition, comprising:a perhydrolase enzyme that catalyzes the generation of peracetic acid between a source of hydrogen peroxide and an acyl donor, wherein the enzyme comprises an amino acid sequence comprising a CE-7 signature motif and has at least 80% amino acid sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 1 or the enzyme comprises a CE-7 signature motif that aligns with SEQ ID NO: 2, the CE-7 signature motif comprising a) an RGQ motif at positions corresponding to positions 118-120 of SEQ ID NO: 2: b) a GXSQG (SEQ ID NO: 3) motif at positions corresponding to positions 179-183 of SEQ ID NO: 2 and an HE motif at positions corresponding to positions 298-299 of SEQ ID NO:2; and
an anhydrous matrix configured to at least partially stabilize the perhydrolase enzyme, wherein the anhydrous matrix comprises said source of hydrogen peroxide, said acyl donor, a non-aqueous anhydrous liquid, and a thickener;
wherein the non-aqueous anhydrous liquid comprises a polyethylene oxide-polypropylene oxide block copolymer;wherein the oral care composition is a single phase composition.
US Pat. No. 10,427,999

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING 2,3,3,3-TETRAFLUOROPROPENE

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A composition comprising (i) at least 50% by weight 1,1,1,2,3-pentafluoropropane (245eb), (ii) 1,1,1,2,3,3-hexafluoropropane (236ea) and (iii) 1,2,3,3,3-pentafluoropropene (1225ye), wherein the composition comprises less than 2% by weight each of 1,1,1,2,3,3-hexafluoropropane (236ea) and 1,2,3,3,3-pentafluoropropene (1225ye).
US Pat. No. 10,426,720

FILM COMPOSITIONS FOR ORAL USE

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. An oral care composition comprising:(i) flakes of a water dissolvable or soluble film comprising:
(a) about 15 to about 40% by weight of a water soluble cellulose polymer in the form of a polymer matrix, wherein the cellulose polymer is hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose; and
(b) a dye which is entrapped in a silica sol-gel, wherein the silica sol-gel is entrained in the polymer matrix, and
(c) betaine; and
(ii) an orally acceptable carrier vehicle,
wherein the film flakes are single-layer film flakes and are pliable;
wherein the hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose is a blend of a first hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose having a viscostity ranging from 4 to 6 mPas, and a second hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose having a viscosity ranging from 40 cps to 60 mPas; and
wherein the first and second hydroxylpropylmethyl cellulose are present in a weight ratio of about 1:1.
US Pat. No. 10,428,000

DIVIDING WALL IN ETHANOL PRODUCTION PROCESS

CARGILL, INCORPORATED, W...

1. A process for the purification of ethanol comprising the steps of:a) Distilling an aqueous feed stream comprising water, ethanol in an amount below its azeotropic concentration, and 1 to 25,000 mg/l Absolute Alcohol (AA) higher alcohols comprising propanol and/or fusel alcohols in a distillation column comprising at least one dividing wall;
b) Collecting propanol building up on a feed side of the dividing wall and feeding said propanol into the column at an outlet side of the dividing wall; and
c) Collecting a stream having a higher purity in ethanol compared to the feed stream.
US Pat. No. 10,428,001

FILM OZONOLYSIS IN A TUBULAR OR MULTITUBULAR REACTOR

P2 SCIENCE, INC., Woodbr...

1. A method of performing ozonolysis or ozone-based oxidation on a liquid or emulsified reagent using an industrial scale tubular falling film reactor with one or multiple tubes wherein the combined ozone and carrier gas flow is co-current, and wherein the ozonolysis occurs continuously without accumulation of large amounts of hazardous intermediates, and wherein the tubes are cooled by flow of a coolant; andwherein the gas flow rate is from 10 to 1500 L/min in each of said tube or tubes.
US Pat. No. 10,426,722

COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING AN ALKYLATED SILICONE ACRYLATE COPOLYMER

1. A liquid lip composition, comprising:at least one alkylated silicone acrylate copolymer in an amount of from about 20% to about 50% by weight based on a total weight of the composition;
at least one coloring agent, and
at least one non-volatile oil in an amount of from about 5% to 60% by weight based on the total weight of the composition,
wherein the composition is anhydrous and has a gloss value at 20° angle of 10 or greater.
US Pat. No. 10,428,002

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING 1,4-BIS (4-PHENOXYBENZOYL)BENZENE IN SUPERSATURATION CONDITIONS

ARKEMA FRANCE, Colombes ...

1. A method for manufacturing 1,4-bis(4-phenoxybenzoyl)benzene, comprising:providing a reactant mixture comprising terephthaloyl chloride, diphenyl ether and a Lewis acid in a solvent;
reacting the terephthaloyl chloride with the diphenyl ether, so as to obtain a product mixture comprising a 1,4-bis(4-phenoxybenzoyl)benzene-Lewis acid complex;wherein the 1,4-bis(4-phenoxybenzoyl)benzene-Lewis acid complex is dissolved in the solvent at a 1,4-bis(4-phenoxybenzoyl)benzene weight concentration in the solvent which is higher than the saturation limit of the 1,4-bis(4-phenoxybenzoyl)benzene-Lewis acid complex during at least part of the step of reacting terephthaloyl chloride with diphenyl ether.
US Pat. No. 10,426,723

COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS

Mary Kay Inc., Addison, ...

1. A method of counteracting skin irritation caused by an exfoliant, the method comprising topically applying an effective amount of a skin exfoliation composition to skin in need thereof,wherein the composition comprises:
25 wt. % to 80 wt. % water,
2 wt. % to 20 wt. % of an alpha hydroxy acid to exfoliate the skin,
0.1 wt. % to 1.5 wt. % of 4-tert-butylcyclohexanol,
0.001 wt. % to 0.1 wt. % of an aqueous extract of plankton comprising an exopolysaccharide synthesized by Vibro alginolyticus,
0.001 wt. % to 0.1% wt. % of an aqueous extract of Phragmites communis,
0.001 wt. % to 0.1 wt. % of an aqueous extract of Poria cocos, and
0.0001 wt. % to 0.01 wt. % of an aqueous extract of Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed.
US Pat. No. 10,426,979

AEROSOL HAIRSPRAY PRODUCT FOR STYLING AND/OR SHAPING HAIR

The Procter and Gamble Co...

1. An aerosol hairspray product for styling and/or shaping hair wherein the product comprises:i. a container comprising a container wall which encloses a reservoir for storing a hairstyling formulation and a propellant;
ii. the hairstyling formulation comprising:
(a) from about 50% to about 99% water by total weight of the hairstyling formulation and propellant;
(b) from about 2% to about 12% of a neutralized hairstyling polymer by total weight of the hairstyling formulation and propellant, wherein the neutralized hairstyling polymer is an acrylate co-polymer;
(c) less than 0.5% of a cationic surfactant by total weight of the hairstyling formulation and propellant; and
iii. a propellant, wherein the propellant is dimethylether; and
iv. a spraying device attached to the container for dispensing the hairstyling formulation from the reservoir of the container;
wherein the hair styling formulation is free of ethanol; and
wherein the hairstyling formulation is fully dissolved.
US Pat. No. 10,428,003

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ACETIC ACID

DAICEL CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A method for producing acetic acid by reacting methanol with carbon monoxide in the presence of a catalyst system comprising a metal catalyst and methyl iodide, acetic acid, methyl acetate, and water, the method comprising:separating a process stream containing at least water, acetic acid, methyl iodide, and acetaldehyde into an aqueous phase and an organic phase, wherein an acetaldehyde concentration in a liquid to be subjected to the separation is not less than 0.026% by mass and a methyl acetate concentration in the liquid to be subjected to the separation step is 2.0 to 50% by mass, wherein
the following condition (i), the following condition (ii), the following condition (iii), and at least one of the following conditions (iv) and (v) are satisfied:
(i) an acetaldehyde concentration in the aqueous phase is not less than 0.045% by mass, and/or an acetaldehyde concentration in the organic phase is not less than 0.013% by mass;
(ii) a temperature at the time of the separation is not less than ?5° C.;
(iii) a methyl acetate concentration in the organic phase is 5.8% to 60% by mass;
(iv) an acetaldehyde distribution coefficient [{acetaldehyde concentration (% by mass) of the aqueous phase}/{acetaldehyde concentration (% by mass) of the organic phase}] is not more than 4.1; and
(v) a methyl acetate distribution coefficient [{methyl acetate concentration (% by mass) of the aqueous phase}/{methyl acetate concentration (% by mass) of the organic phase}] is not more than 0.53; and
separating and removing the acetaldehyde derived from the process stream, wherein at least a portion of the organic phase is treated.
US Pat. No. 10,426,724

ANTIHISTAMINE COMPOSITIONS, COMBINATIONS, AND USE THEREOF

APTAPHARMA INC., Pennsau...

1. An oral antihistamine combination, comprisinga first generation antihistamine in an attenuated dosage amount to provide a quick onset of action wherein a patient receiving the formulation experiences substantially no sedative effect;
a second or third generation antihistamine in a maintenance dosage amount to provide continued antihistaminic effect; and
an additional active agent, where the additional active agent is a decongestant, a cough suppressant (an antitussive), a leukotriene receptor antagonist, a 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor, a bronchodilator, an expectorant, or a combination thereof; and
a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient,
wherein at least the first generation antihistamine and the second or third generation antihistamine are formulated together into a single oral dosage form to be administered to a human patient regardless of the time of day.
US Pat. No. 10,428,004

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ACETIC ACID

DAICEL CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A method for producing acetic acid, comprising distilling a crude acetic acid solution containing acetic acid and an impurity having a higher boiling point than that of acetic acid to purify the acetic acid, wherein the method comprisescarbonylating methanol with carbon monoxide to produce acetic acid,
evaporating a reaction mixture obtained by the carbonylation to separate into a vapor stream and a residual liquid stream,
removing a lower boiling point component by distillation to separate the vapor stream into an overhead stream rich in lower boiling point component and a first acetic acid stream rich in acetic acid,
dehydrating the first acetic acid stream by distillation to separate into a second acetic acid stream more enriched with acetic acid than the first acetic acid stream, and a vapor of an overhead stream containing a larger amount of a component having a lower boiling point than that of acetic acid as compared with the second acetic acid stream, and
removing a higher boiling point component by distillation to separate the second acetic acid stream into a vapor as an overhead stream containing a larger amount of a component having a lower boiling point than that of acetic acid as compared with a bottom fraction, the bottom fraction containing a larger amount of a component having a higher boiling point than that of acetic acid as compared with the overhead stream, and a third acetic acid stream more enriched with acetic acid than the second acetic acid stream; and
wherein the distillation of the second acetic acid stream is performed under a condition involving a column bottom temperature of a distillation column of 70 to 165° C. and a column bottom pressure of the distillation column of not less than 0.01 MPaG and less than 0.255 MPaG, and
the bottom fraction of the distillation column has an acetate salt concentration of not more than 34% by mass, an acetic anhydride concentration of not more than 90% by mass, and a propionic acid concentration of not more than 90% by mass.
US Pat. No. 10,426,725

SELF-SUPPORTING FILMS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL AND FOOD USE

PHARMAFILM S.R.L., Gaggi...

1. A rapidly dissolving self-supporting and edible film, comprising:a. between 40 and 80% by weight based on the total weight of said film, of a maltodextrin,
b. between 15 and 55% by weight based on the total weight of said film, of a plasticizer, and
c. between 0.05% and 30% by weight based on the total weight of said film, of an active ingredient for food or pharmaceutical use,
wherein said film is self-supporting, is free from hydrocolloids and has a dissolution time of less than 1 minute.
US Pat. No. 10,428,005

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ACETIC ACID

DAICEL CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A method for producing acetic acid, comprising:carbonylating methanol with carbon monoxide in the presence of a catalyst system containing a metal catalyst and methyl iodide, as well as acetic acid, methyl acetate, and water in a reaction vessel to produce acetic acid;
evaporating a reaction mixture obtained by the carbonylation to separate into a vapor stream and a residual liquid stream in an evaporator;
removing a lower boiling point component to separate the vapor stream by a first distillation column into a first overhead stream rich in at least one lower boiling point component selected from methyl iodide and acetaldehyde, and a first acetic acid stream rich in acetic acid, and condensing and separating the first overhead stream to obtain an aqueous phase and an organic phase;
dehydrating the first acetic acid stream by a second distillation column to separate into a second overhead stream rich in water and a second acetic acid stream more enriched with acetic acid than the first acetic acid stream;
recycling at least a portion of the aqueous phase and/or organic phase in the first overhead stream to a reaction vessel; and
separating and removing crotonaldehyde by treating at least another portion of the aqueous phase and/or organic phase by a distillation column;
wherein a potassium permanganate test value of the second acetic acid stream is more than 50 minutes; and
wherein with respect to a reflux ratio of the first distillation column, when only the aqueous phase is refluxed to the first distillation column, a reflux ratio of the aqueous phase is not less than 2, when only the organic phase is refluxed, a reflux ratio of the organic phase is not less than 1, and when both the aqueous phase and the organic phase are refluxed, a total reflux ratio of the aqueous phase and the organic phase is not less than 1.5; and when removing the crotonaldehyde, the distillation column is operated such that all of the following conditions (i) to (iii) are satisfied:
(i) the reflux ratio of the distillation column is not less than 0.01;
(ii) a ratio of a crotonaldehyde concentration in ppm by mass in a distillate liquid of the distillation column to a crotonaldehyde concentration in ppm by mass in a charging mixture, former/latter, is less than 1; and
(iii) a ratio of a crotonaldehyde concentration in ppm by mass in a bottom fraction of the distillation column to the crotonaldehyde concentration in ppm by mass in the charging mixture, former/latter, is more than 1.
US Pat. No. 10,429,288

ANALYTICAL ULTRACENTRIFUGATION FOR CHARACTERIZATION OF RECOMBINANT VIRAL PARTICLES

Genzyme Corporation, Cam...

1. A method of characterizing a preparation of recombinant adeno-associated viral (AAV) particles comprising the steps ofa) subjecting the preparation to analytical ultracentrifugation under boundary sedimentation velocity conditions wherein the sedimentation of recombinant AAV particles is monitored at time intervals,
b) plotting the differential sedimentation coefficient distribution value (C(s)) versus the sedimentation coefficient in Svedberg units (S), and
c) integrating the area under each peak in the C(s) distribution to determine the relative concentration of each peak, wherein each peak represents a species of recombinant AAV particle.
US Pat. No. 10,426,726

MEDICAL CHEWING GUM

1. A medical chewing gum comprising gum base components, chewing gum components, gum base polymers as part of the gum base components and nicotine,wherein the gum base polymers of the chewing gum are synthetic,
the gum base polymers comprising a combined amount of polyvinyl acetate and vinyl laurate-vinyl acetate copolymer of more than 90% by weight of the gum base polymers,
wherein the combined amount of polyvinyl acetate and vinyl laurate-vinyl acetate copolymer includes 20-95% by weight of polyvinyl acetate and 5-80% by weight of vinyl laurate-vinyl acetate copolymer, and
wherein the chewing gum contains no polyterpene resins and no resins based on gum rosin, wood rosin or tall oil resin,
whereby nicotine release is increased compared to a conventional nicotine chewing gum comprising natural resins having a similar level of burning.
US Pat. No. 10,428,262

NANOPARTICLE MODIFIED FLUIDS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

1. A nanoparticle modified fluid comprising:first nanoparticles that are surface modified to increase a viscosity of the nanoparticle modified fluid and that have at least one dimension that is less than or equal to about 100 nanometers;
second nanoparticles that are surface modified to increase a viscosity of the nanoparticle modified fluid and that have at least one dimension that is less than or equal to about 100 nanometers, the first nanoparticles being different from the second nanoparticles, the first and second nanoparticles having different functional groups, wherein the first nanoparticles are surface modified with epoxy groups and the second nanoparticles are surface modified with carboxyl groups; and
a liquid carrier comprising water;
wherein
the first and second nanoparticles each independently comprises carbonaceous nanoparticles, metal oxide nanoparticles, metal nanoparticles, polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane nanoparticles, clay nanoparticles, silica nanoparticles, boron nitride nanoparticles or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing nanoparticles provided that where at least one of the first and second nanoparticles are the carbonaceous nanoparticles comprising carbon nanotubes, graphite nanoparticles, graphene nanoparticles, fullerenes, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing carbonaceous nanoparticles;
at least one of the first and second nanoparticles has an aspect ratio greater than 5;
the nanoparticle modified fluid exhibits a viscosity above that of a comparative nanoparticle modified fluid that contains the same nanoparticles but whose surfaces are not modified, when both nanoparticle modified fluids are tested at the same shear rate and temperature; and
the sum of the weight of the first and second nanoparticles is about 0.1 to about 2 wt. %, based on the total weight of the nanoparticle modified fluid, and the nanoparticle modified fluid has a viscosity increase of about 2 to about 6 orders of magnitude when the shear rate is decreased from 1,000 seconds?1 to 0.1 second?1.
US Pat. No. 10,428,007

METHOD FOR PRODUCING UNSATURATED ALDEHYDE AND UNSATURATED CARBOXYLIC ACID

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A method for producing unsaturated aldehydes and unsaturated carboxylic acids corresponding to a raw material in which at least one compound selected from propylene, isobutylene, t-butyl alcohol, and methyl-t-butyl ether is added as the raw material and subjected to gas phase contact oxidation with molecular oxygen or a molecular oxygen-containing gas, using a fixed-bed multistage heat medium circulating type of multi-tubular shell-and-tube reactor filled with a catalyst,wherein the multistage heat medium circulating type of multi-tubular shell-and-tube reactor includes a cylindrical shell, a plurality of tube sheets for separating the inside of the shell into a plurality of independent spaces, a baffle for dividing the plurality of independent spaces inside the shell into two spatially continuous zones, and a plurality of reaction tubes fixed to the inside of the shell while penetrating through the plurality of tube sheets and the baffle,
wherein, in the plurality of independent spaces inside the shell, heat transfer to the reaction tube is performed independently at a temperature of 280 to 400° C. by the flow of an independent heat medium,
wherein at least four spatially continuous fixed catalyst layer zones exist in the reaction tube, the fixed catalyst layer zones have high activity in the direction from an inlet to an outlet of the reaction tube, and the fixed catalyst layer zones include first to fourth fixed catalyst layer zones, and
wherein a length (L) and an outer diameter (D) of the catalyst decreases from the first to the fourth fixed catalyst layer zones.
US Pat. No. 10,426,728

SYNERGISTIC LIPOSOMAL FORMULATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER

Council of Scientific and...

1. A synergistic liposomal formulation for the treatment of cancer, wherein said synergistic liposomal formulation consists of drug-free phosphatidylcholine (PC) and stearylamine (SA) liposomes, and camptothecin (CPT), doxorubicin (DOX), or combinations thereof, and wherein phosphatidylcholine, stearylamine, and camptothecin w/w molar ratio in said synergistic liposomal formulation is 7(PC):2(SA):0.7(CPT) or wherein phosphatidylcholine, stearylamine, and doxorubicin w/w molar ratio in said synergistic liposomal formulation is 7(PC):2(SA):0.5(DOX).
US Pat. No. 10,428,521

MASONRY BLOCK HAVING A CAVITY WEB

King Fahd University of P...

1. A masonry block with a cavity web, comprising:5-10 wt % cement;
75-80 wt % of an aggregate, which is not crumb rubber;
5-8 wt % water;
5-10 wt % crumb rubber relative to the total weight of the masonry block;
wherein the crumb rubber is in the form of coarse particles having a particle size of 1.5-5 mm, fine particles having a particle size of 50-250 ?m, or a mixture of the coarse particles and the fine particles; and
at least one of cement kiln dust and limestone powder, wherein the limestone powder has an average particle size of from 1 to 50 ?m,
wherein the aggregate is at least one selected from the group consisting of a crushed recycled concrete material and crushed limestone having an average particle size of greater than 1 millimeter, and
wherein the masonry block has a rectangular form with a front face, a back face, a first end face and a second end face forming a face perimeter surrounding a plurality of interior cavities separated by a web.
US Pat. No. 10,431,851

NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising a power generating element including:two electrodes having different polarities, each of the electrodes including an active material layer formed on a current collector; and
an electrolyte layer positioned between the electrodes,
wherein the active material layer of at least one of the electrodes contains an active material and a conductive member made from an electron conducting material,
the active material layer has a first principal surface which comes into contact with the electrolyte layer, and a second principal surface which comes into contact with the current collector,
at least a part of the conductive member forms a conductive path electrically connecting the first principal surface to the second principal surface, and the conductive path is in contact with the active material in a periphery of the conductive path,
at least a part of a surface of the active material is coated with a coating agent that includes a coating resin and a conduction assisting agent,
an electrolyte solution contained in the electrolyte layer or the electrodes is a gel phase electrolyte,
the coating resin has a tensile elongation at break of 10% or more in a saturated liquid absorption state, and
the active material layer of at least one of the electrodes does not contain a binder.
US Pat. No. 10,426,729

FORMULATIONS AND METHODS FOR LYOPHILIZATION AND LYOPHILATES PROVIDED THEREBY

Biogen Chesapeake LLC, C...

1. A method of treating a patient suffering from stroke, hemorrhage, neuronal cell swelling, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, organ ischemia, myocardial infarction, or sepsis, comprising administering to said patient a reconstituted pharmaceutical formulation comprising a lyophilized composition that comprises:a) glibenclamide or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
b) at least one substantially pharmaceutically inert compound selected from the group consisting of glucose, fructose, mannose, galactose, mannitol, sorbitol, lactose, trehalose, sucrose, sodium chloride and potassium chloride, and
c) one or more alkali bases,wherein the lyophilized composition contains said one or more alkali bases in an amount sufficient such that when said lyophilized composition is reconstituted in deionized water at a concentration of about 0.2 mg/mL to about 1.0 mg/mL to form said reconstituted pharmaceutical formulation, its pH is greater than 8, andwherein the lyophilized composition is stable for at least 3 months at 25° C. and 60% relative humidity.
US Pat. No. 10,431,853

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY FEATURES AND COMPONENTS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

13. A battery comprising:a housing characterized by a first end and a second end opposite the first end, wherein the housing comprises a circumferential indentation proximate the first end, wherein the housing defines a first interior region between the first end and the circumferential indentation, and wherein the housing defines a second interior region between the circumferential indentation and the second end;
a set of electrodes located within the housing, wherein the set of electrodes is positioned within the second interior region of the housing;
a cap at least partially contained within the first interior region of the housing, wherein the cap is characterized by a first surface facing the set of electrodes;
a first electrode tab coupled with the set of electrodes at a first end of the electrode tab, wherein a first surface of the electrode tab is coupled with a surface of the cap at a second end of the electrode tab, wherein the second end of the electrode tab is contained within an insulative material, wherein a first window is defined within the insulative material along the first surface of the electrode tab, and wherein the first end of the electrode tab is characterized by chamfered edges;
a second electrode tab coupled between the set of electrodes and an interior surface of the housing, wherein the electrode tab is coupled with the housing in the second interior region proximate the circumferential indentation; and
a first insulator positioned within the housing, wherein the first insulator extends across the circumferential indentation from the cap to the set of electrodes, wherein the first insulator is characterized by a first outer radius at a first end proximate the cap, and wherein the first insulator is characterized by a second outer radius greater than the first outer radius at a second end proximate the set of electrodes.
US Pat. No. 10,426,731

METHODS OF PROCESSING FETAL SUPPORT TISSUES, FETAL SUPPORT TISSUE POWDER PRODUCTS, AND USES THEREOF

TISSUETECH, INC., Miami,...

1. A fetal support tissue powder product produced by a process consisting essentially of:a) first, lyophilizing a fetal support tissue comprising amniotic membrane, chorion, or a combination thereof from frozen or previously frozen placenta to produce lyophilized fetal support tissue; and
b) second, grinding the lyophilized fetal support tissue to generate a fetal support tissue powder product.