US Pat. No. 10,456,503

POLYMER LAMINATE

Toray University Educatio...

1. A polymer laminate, comprising:2-100 layers each containing a biodegradable resin and having a thickness of 10 nm-400 nm, a thickness of at least one of outermost layers is 10 nm-180 nm, and
a joint portion joining said outermost layers at pinpoints, at a part of an end portion of the laminate, at an entire part of the end portion of the laminate, or combinations thereof,
wherein layers other than the outermost layers may be joined or may not be joined to the outermost layers, and
said at least one of outermost layers contains a polylactic acid-based resin.
US Pat. No. 10,456,507

TISSUE FUSION AGENT

Aesculap AG, Tuttlingen ...

1. A tissue fusion agent comprising a supporting element and a flock material, wherein the supporting element comprises a material which is meltable under the influence of high-frequency alternating current, heat, ultrasound and/or laser irradiation or is formed from such a material, and wherein the flock material connects directly to a surface of the supporting element with no adhesive layer in between the flock material and the surface of the supporting element.
US Pat. No. 10,458,302

EXHAUST AFTERTREATMENT SYSTEM WITH AMMONIA GAS GENERATOR

Tenneco Automotive Operat...

1. An exhaust aftertreatment system comprising:a reductant tank;
a gaseous ammonia source;
an injector receiving liquid reductant from the reductant tank and gaseous ammonia from the gaseous ammonia source and injecting the liquid reductant into a stream of exhaust gas in a first mode, and injecting the gaseous ammonia into the stream of exhaust gas in a second mode;
a first conduit communicating liquid reductant from the reductant tank to the injector; and
a second conduit communicating gaseous ammonia from the gaseous ammonia source to the injector.
US Pat. No. 10,457,795

SILOXANE CROSSLINKING PROCESSES EMPLOYING SULFUR COMPOUNDS AND PLATINUM CATALYSTS

MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MAT...

1. A process for producing a crosslinked product comprising reacting a mixture constituting (a) an alkenyl silicone, (b) a hydrogen siloxane, (c) a cure inhibitor chosen from an ethylenically unsaturated amide, an aromatically unsaturated amide, an acetylenic compound, an ethylenically unsaturated isocyanate, an olefinic siloxane, an unsaturated hydrocarbon diester, an unsaturated hydrocarbon mono-ester of an unsaturated acid, a conjugated or isolated ene-yne, a hydroperoxide, a ketones, a sulfoxide, an amine, a phosphine, a phosphite, a nitrite, a diaziridine, or a combination of two or more thereof, and (d) a hydrosilylation catalyst, optionally in the presence of a solvent, and (e) a sulfur compound in order to produce the crosslinked product, the sulfur compound (e) being a compound of the formula:R1—S—R2
where (i) R1 and R2 are independently chosen from a H a C1-C20 hydroxyalkyl, a C1-C20 carboxylic acid, or a combination thereof, or (ii) R1 is chosen from a C1-C20 alkyl, and R2 is chosen from a C1-C20 hydroxyalkyl, with the proviso that Formula I is not H2S.
US Pat. No. 10,456,770

HEAVY METAL CAPTURE MASS WITH IMPROVED PERFORMANCES

IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES, ...

1. A capture mass capable of capturing heavy metals including mercury, contained in a gaseous or liquid feed, said mass comprising:copper which is present at least in part in the sulphide form, CuxSy;
a porous support based on alumina;
said porous support having a total pore volume (TPV) in the range 0.8 to 1.5 cm3/g, a mesopore volume (V6nm-100nm) in the range 0.5 to 1.3 cm3/g, a macropore volume (V100nm) in the range 0.33 to 0.45 cm3/g, and a
ratio between the mesopore volume and the macropore volume (V6nm-100nm/V100nm) of 1 to 1.86.
US Pat. No. 10,457,797

TIRE WITH TREAD WITH OXIDIZED CARBON BLACK

1. A pneumatic tire having a circumferential rubber tread of a rubber composition comprised of, based on parts by weight per 100 parts by weight elastomer (phr):(A) 100 phr of cis 1,4-polyisoprene natural rubber,
(B) about 25 to about 125 phr of reinforcing filler comprised of about 55 to about 100 weight percent rubber reinforcing black comprised of from about 20 to about 100 weight percent surface oxidized carbon black and about 10 to about 50 phr of precipitated silica together with silica coupler having a moiety reactive with hydroxyl groups on said precipitated silica and another different moiety interactive with said diene-based elastomers, and
(C) 1 to 5 phr of tris (2-ethyl hexyl) phosphate.
US Pat. No. 10,457,798

PNEUMATIC TIRE HAVING TREAD WITH HYDROXY-TERMINATED POLYBUTADIENE

1. A pneumatic tire comprising a tread, the tread comprising a rubber composition comprising a diene elastomer, silica, a blocked mercaptosilane, a traction resin, and a low molecular weight polybutadiene functionalized with a hydroxyl functional group.
US Pat. No. 10,457,799

ETHYLENE-BASED POLYMER COMPOSITIONS FOR IMPROVED EXTRUSION COATINGS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A composition comprising at least the following:a) a first composition comprising at least one first ethylene-based polymer, formed by high pressure, free-radical polymerization, and wherein the first composition comprises the following properties: a melt index (I2) from 1.0 to 15.0 g/10 min, and density from 0.910 to 0.940 g/cc;
b) a second composition comprising at least one second ethylene-based polymer, and wherein the second composition comprises the following properties; a melt index (I2) from 1.0 to 1000 g/10 min, and a density greater than 0.940 g/cc;
wherein the melt index (I2) ratio of the melt index (I2) of the second composition to the melt index (I2) of the first composition is from 0.50 to 2.70;
wherein the composition comprises the following properties: melt index (I2) from 2.0 to 20.0 g/10 min, and a density from 0.915 to 0.940 g/cc; and
wherein the first composition is present in an amount from 65 to 95 wt %, based on the weight of the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,459,337

MULTICOLOR PHOTOLITHOGRAPHY MATERIALS AND METHODS

University of Maryland, C...

1. A multicolor photolithography method, comprising the steps of:providing a substrate at least partially coated with a layer of a photoresist composition comprising a reactive monomer and photoinitiator (PI) molecules;
exposing said PI molecules to a first radiation source, thereby exciting said PI molecules from a ground state to a pre-activated state;
exposing said pre-activated state PI molecules to a second radiation source in selected locations, thereby deactivating said pre-activated state PI molecules in said selected locations; and
exposing any of said pre-activated state PI molecules remaining to a third radiation source, thereby exciting said remaining pre-activated state PI molecules to an activated state, and initiating polymerization of said reactive monomer in said photoresist composition.
US Pat. No. 10,459,338

EXPOSURE ACTIVATED CHEMICALLY AMPLIFIED DIRECTED SELF-ASSEMBLY (DSA) FOR BACK END OF LINE (BEOL) PATTERN CUTTING AND PLUGGING

Intel Corporation, Santa...

3. The structure of claim 1, wherein the block co-polymer structure is disposed above a pattern of alternating metal lines and dielectric lines disposed above the substrate.
US Pat. No. 10,457,805

DAMPING THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS

PolyOne Corporation, Avo...

1. A multi-component plastic article comprising at least two components formed from different thermoplastic materials, wherein at least one of the different thermoplastic materials is a thermoplastic elastomer compound and at least one other of the at least two components is a thermoplastic substrate onto which the thermoplastic elastomer compound is overmolded;wherein the thermoplastic elastomer compound consists of:
(a) 100 parts by weight of styrenic block copolymer having a Copolymer Tan Delta Peak Temperature, wherein the styrenic block copolymer is hydrogenated;
(b) from about 50 to about 200 parts by weight of tackifier having a softening point of at least about 120° C. according to ASTM 6493;
(c) from 0 to about 200 parts by weight of plasticizer;
(d) from 0 to about 150 parts by weight of filler;
(e) from 0 to about 300 parts by weight of secondary polymer selected from polyethylene, polypropylene, butyl rubber, ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber, thermoplastic vulcanizate, and combinations thereof;
(f) from 0 to 300 parts by weight of bonding agent; and
(g) from 0 to about 100 parts by weight of at least one additive selected from anti-fogging agents; anti-static agents; blowing and foaming agents; dispersants; flame retardants and smoke suppressants; initiators; pigments, colorants and dyes; silanes, titanates and zirconates; stabilizers and antioxidants; stearates; ultraviolet light absorbers; waxes; and combinations thereof; and
wherein the thermoplastic elastomer compound has a Compound Tan Delta Peak Temperature, and the Compound Tan Delta Peak Temperature is greater than the Copolymer Tan Delta Peak Temperature; and
wherein either:
(x) the thermoplastic substrate comprises polyamide, and wherein the bonding agent is present in the thermoplastic elastomer compound and the bonding agent is selected from the group consisting of maleic anhydride functionalized polyolefin, maleic anhydride functionalized styrenic block copolymer, and combinations thereof; or
(y) the thermoplastic substrate comprises polyolefin, and wherein the bonding agent is present in the thermoplastic elastomer compound and the bonding agent is selected from polyethylene, polypropylene, and combinations thereof; or
(z) the thermoplastic substrate comprises a thermoplastic material selected from the group consisting of thermoplastic polyurethane, polycarbonate, polycarbonate/acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, and polybutylene terephthalate/polycarbonate, and wherein the bonding agent is present in the thermoplastic elastomer compound and the bonding agent is selected from thermoplastic polyurethane, copolyester elastomer, and blends of thermoplastic polyurethane and copolyester elastomer.
US Pat. No. 10,458,062

METHOD FOR TREATING TEXTILE MATERIAL AND CORRESPONDING TREATMENT APPARATUS

REGGIANI MACCHINE SPA, G...

1. Method for treating textile material (13) to attach dyes, such as synthetic or natural dyes, or to apply bleaches to said textile material (13), which provides:a first step of pre-impregnation of the textile material (13) with an impregnation liquid;
a second step of heating the impregnation liquid, through contact of said textile material (13) with at least one heated drum (20), and subsequent vaporization of said impregnation liquid, said textile material (13) being movable around said heated drum (20), subjected to an adjustable pressure higher than atmospheric pressure, characterized in that it provides that:
said heated drum (20) is disposed inside a gaseous compartment (22);
an impermeable strip (18) is wound on the outside around said textile material (13) during its transit around said heated drum (20);
said internal compartment (22) is taken to a pressure higher than atmospheric pressure to exert a homogeneous and adjustable pressure against said heated drum (20) on said impermeable strip (18), and therefore on said textile material (13).
US Pat. No. 10,457,808

POLY(ARYLENE SULFIDE) BLEND AND ARTICLES MADE THEREFROM

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A composition comprising a poly(arylene sulfide); 0.5 to 10 weight percent of a polysiloxane/polyimide block copolymer; 5 to 50 weight percent of glass fiber, and a platy filler, wherein weight percent is based on the combined weight of poly(arylene sulfide), polysiloxane/polyimide block copolymer, glass fiber, 0.1 to 5 weight percent talc, based on the combined weight of poly(arylene sulfide), polysiloxane/polyimide block copolymer and glass fiber, and platy filler, the polysiloxane/polyimide block copolymer has 10 to 30 weight percent siloxane content, based on the total weight of the polysiloxane/polyimide block copolymer, the composition retains greater than or equal to 60% of the initial viscosity after being retained at 320° C. for 30 minutes and the composition has an OSU peak heat release less than or equal to 25 kW/m2 when measured using the method of FAR F25.4 and according to FAR 25.853 (d).
US Pat. No. 10,458,066

PROCESS FOR THE ISOLATION OF LIGNIN FROM BLACK LIQUOR AND MODIFICATION OF THE LIGNIN FOR PLASTIC APPLICATIONS

ORGANIC CHEMICAL LLC, Po...

1. A process for isolating lignin from black liquor containing lignin and non-lignin components, said lignin is not precipitated by lowering pH or acidification, comprising the steps of:adding a polar aprotic solvent to said black liquor containing lignin and non-lignin components forming a solvent and black liquor mixture;
centrifuging said mixture containing lignin and non-lignin components, said lignin is retained in the bowl of the centrifuge;
said non-lignin components and said polar aprotic solvent exit the bowl of the centrifuge;
dissolving said lignin retained in said centrifuge bowl in water forming an isolated lignin solution and subjecting said isolated lignin solution to cation and anion exchange resins; and,
removing excess water from said isolated lignin solution.
US Pat. No. 10,457,812

?-ALUMINA FLAKES

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. Al2O3 flakes having a particle thickness of 550-1000 nm, a D50-value of 15-30 ?m, a D90-value of 30-45 ?m and a D10-value of ?9.0 ?m and wherein the Al2O3 flakes are ?-alumina flakes.
US Pat. No. 10,458,070

PRODUCTION OF SACK PAPER

1. A method of making white sack paper having a grammage of 50-140 g/m2 and a Gurley porosity, per ISO 5636/5, of 2-10 s, comprising the steps of:a) providing bleached pulp;
b) subjecting the pulp to high consistency refining and optionally low consistency refining to the extent that the sack paper obtains the Gurley porosity;
c) adding cationic starch to the pulp in an amount of 1.5-4 kg/ton paper; and
d) adding size to the pulp in an amount of 0.4-2.0 kg/ton paper; and
e) forming the sack paper from the pulp,
wherein less than 0.5 kg/ton paper of anionic starch is added to the pulp.