US Pat. No. 10,457,802

CROSSLINKED BODY AND VIBRATION DAMPER

MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC., ...

1. A composition comprising100 parts by mass of (A) an ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer having one or more peaks of tan ? in the temperature range of ?50 to ?30° C., the tan ? being determined by dynamic viscoelasticity measurement, by using a viscoelasticity measuring device under measurement conditions where the frequency is 0 Hz, the temperature is ?70 to 80° C., and the ramp rate is 4.0° C./min and strain is 0.5%,
50 to 500 parts by mass of (B) an olefin-based copolymer having one or more peaks of tan ? in the temperature range of 0 to 40° C., the tan ? being determined by dynamic viscoelasticity measurement, by using a viscoelasticity measuring device under measurement conditions where the frequency is 0 Hz, the temperature is ?70 to 80° C., and the ramp rate is 4.0° C./min and strain is 0.5%,
5 to 300 parts by mass of (C) a softener,
10 to 300 parts by mass of (D) a reinforcing filler, and
0.1 to 10 parts by mass of (E) a vulcanizing agent,
the composition having a content ratio by mass ((C)/(D)) of (C) the softener to (D) the reinforcing filler of 0.3 to 1.5.
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. 10,457,806

METHODS OF FORMING DYNAMIC CROSS-LINKED POLYMER COMPOSITIONS

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A method of forming an injection molded article, comprising:forming a pre-dynamic cross-linked polymer composition by combining in an extruder an epoxy-containing component, polyester component, and a transesterification catalyst at a temperature of up to about 320° C. for about 7 minutes or less;
melting the pre-dynamic cross-linked polymer composition; and
injecting the melted pre-dynamic cross-linked polymer composition into an injection mold to form the injection molded article.
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. 10,460,882

ELECTROLYTE SOLUTION AND ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE

DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., ...

1. An electrolyte solution comprising:a solvent;
a quaternary ammonium salt; and
a nitrogen-containing unsaturated cyclic compound,
the unsaturated cyclic compound being a nitrogen-containing unsaturated heterocyclic compound,
the unsaturated cyclic compound excluding salts of the unsaturated cyclic compound and ionic liquids obtainable from the unsaturated cyclic compound,
wherein the solvent contains 0.1 to 15 vol % of a sultone, a compound containing a sulfonyl group, a compound containing a sulfinyl group, a compound containing a sulfate group, or a compound containing sulfite group, and
wherein the quaternary ammonium salt is triethylmethylammonium tetrafluoroborate, tetraethylammonium tetrafluoroborate, or spirobipyrrolidinium tetrafluoroborate.
US Pat. No. 10,457,809

ELECTRICAL TRACKING RESISTANCE COMPOSITIONS, ARTICLES FORMED THEREFROM, AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A composition comprising, based on the total weight of the composition,70 to 90 wt % of a poly(siloxane-etherimide); and
an additive comprising a polyester, a filler, or a combination thereof;
wherein the filler comprises talc, calcium carbonate, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing; and
wherein the polyester is a poly((C2-6)alkylene terephthalate), and the composition has a number of drops to tracking at 250 volts of greater than or equal to 50 drops determined according to ASTM D-3638-85.
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. 10,457,811

SURFACE-MODIFIED CALCIUM OXIDE

Kalkfabrik Netstal AG, N...

1. Surface-modified calcium oxide particles that are prepared by the method comprising the steps of:(Method I)
(a) providing raw calcium oxide, an additive, and a milling aid;
(b) providing and inertizing a milling device, which is sealed with respect to the surroundings; and
(c) milling the raw calcium oxide in the presence of the milling aid and the additive in said milling device,or(Method II)
(a) providing raw calcium oxide, an additive, and a milling aid;
(b) providing and inertizing a milling device, which is sealed with respect to the surroundings, and a spraying device;
(c) milling the raw calcium oxide in the presence of the milling aid in said milling device; and
(d) contacting the milled calcium oxide with the additive in said spraying device,
wherein the milling aid (i) is an inert gas having a water content of less than 0.1 g/m3, or (ii) is a non-aqueous liquid having a water content of less than 0.1 g/l; and wherein the additive is a liquid, which contains at least one compound selected from the group consisting of C4-20 carbonic acids, C4-20 phosphonic acids, C4-20 sulfonic acids, gallic acid ester, sorbitol fatty alcohol ether, oleic acid, stearic acid and polylactic acid;
and wherein the surface-modified calcium oxide particles have a mean diameter of 10 microns or less, and
wherein the raw calcium oxide has a t60 value of less than 2 minutes, as determined by DIN EN 459-2:2010-12, EN 459-2:2010(E).
US Pat. No. 10,458,067

HIGH BULK TISSUE COMPRISING CROSS-LINKED FIBERS

KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE,...

1. A method of manufacturing a cross-linked fiber comprising the steps of: (a) providing a plurality of fibers having a first hemicellulose content, (b) treating a plurality of fibers with a caustic solution at a temperature less than about 60° C. to yield a plurality of caustic extracted fibers having a second hemicellulose content which is at least about 50 percent less than the first hemicellulose content (c) mixing the caustic extracted fibers at a consistency of less than about 15 percent with a cross-linking agent selected from the group consisting of polyamide-epichlorohydrin (PAE) resins, polyamide-polyamine-epichlorohydrin (PPE) resins, and polydiallylamine-epichlorohydrin resins to yield a plurality of treated fibers, and (d) drying the treated fibers at a drying temperature less than about 200160° C. to yield a plurality of cross-linked fibers having a water retention value (WRV) less than about 0.80 g/g.
US Pat. No. 10,456,785

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOTE IDENTIFICATION AND MONITORING OF AIRBORNE MICROBIAL ACTIVITY

NUWAVE SENSOR TECHNOLOGY ...

1. An airborne microbial growth and detection apparatus for detecting an airborne microbial growth, the apparatus comprising:a housing comprising a light source and a first detector, the housing having walls defining an interior volume configured to receive a removable cartridge, the cartridge having a vial defining a volume within which is provided a growth media substrate,
the vial further comprising an open mouth through which air borne particles may pass into the volume of the vial and effect microbial growth on the growth media substrate, and
wherein the cartridge and the housing are configured to mate with each other to effect an operable optical alignment of the vial in the received cartridge with each of the first detector and the light source, and
wherein on receipt of the cartridge within the housing an air flow path through only the cartridge and past the open mouth of the vial is provided, the airflow path operably directing ambient air from outside the housing towards the growth media substrate to effect the microbial growth on the growth media substrate where it is operably detected through use of the light source and detector.
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. 10,458,068

METHOD FOR PRODUCING PAPER

KEMIRA OYJ, Helsinki (FI...

1. A method for manufacturing paper, comprising:producing a pulp slurry;
forming a paper sheet from the pulp slurry including cellulose fibers;
adding at least one aldehyde functionalized polymer to said pulp slurry or to the formed paper sheet, wherein the at least one aldehyde functionalized polymer covalently bonds to the cellulose fibers; and
adding a water soluble acid having a relative acidity (RA) value greater than 0.05 g/kg dry paper onto the formed paper sheet.
US Pat. No. 10,457,301

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING A SIGNAL ASPECT FOR A RAIL VEHICLE

Siemens Mobility GmbH, M...

1. A method of determining a signal aspect representing a vacant or an occupied state of a track section for a rail vehicle, on a communication-based train control track, wherein the rail vehicle does not have an on-board CBTC device, the method comprising:initiating the following steps with a software application running on a smartphone:
A) photographing a track balise located in a direction of travel of the rail vehicle;
B) determining an identification signature of the track balise;
C) sending the ID of the track balise to a CBTC track control center, wherein the CBTC track control center determines the signal aspect for the track section that starts with the track balise; and
D) receiving the signal aspect determined by the CBTC track control center for the track section starting with the track balise.
US Pat. No. 10,457,814

AQUEOUS BINDER COMPOSITION FOR FIBRES AND FIBROUS PRODUCTS PRODUCED

SAINT-GOBAIN ADFORS, Cou...

1. A fibrous product coated with an aqueous inorganic or hybrid binder composition, whereinthe product is in the form of a mat of mineral fibers, of a screen of mineral fibers, of a woven fabric of mineral fibers, or of a knitted fabric of mineral fibers, and
the aqueous inorganic or hybrid binder composition comprises (as % by weight of solid matter):
from 55 to less than 100% of at least one alkali metal silicate exhibiting an Si/alkali metal weight ratio which varies from 0.3 to 2,
from more than 0 to 35% of at least one plasticizing agent chosen from the group consisting of copolymers of styrene and butadiene, homopolymers and copolymers of alkyl (meth)acrylates, copolymers of alkyl (meth)acrylates and styrene, copolymers of (meth)acrylic acid and styrene, poly(vinyl acetate)s, silicones, and siliconates, and
from 0 to 10% of one or more additives.
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.