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1.

ORTHOPEDIC PACKAGING MATERIALS

      
Application Number 18591122
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-29
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner
  • Covestro LLC (USA)
  • Covestro Deutschland AG (Germany)
Inventor
  • Schultze, Dirk
  • Stebbins, Lionel
  • Kleinheider, Andre
  • Kosthorst, Helge

Abstract

The present invention provides a packaging material comprising a first layer formed from a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and a second layer formed from a heat-activated, olefin-based polymer coupling agent containing an ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer and a second polar co-monomer, wherein the packaging material has a total thickness of between 2 mil (50 μm) and 24 mil (600 μm), the first layer has a thickness of between 0.8 mil (20 μm) and 16 mil (400 μm), and the second layer has a thickness of between 0.8 mil (20 μm) and 8 mil (200 μm). The inventive packaging material may be used to provide thermoformed containers and trays for storing sharp, abrasive articles such as orthopedic devices including bone implants.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B32B 27/08 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin as the main or only constituent of a layer next to another layer of a specific substance of synthetic resin of a different kind
  • A61F 2/00 - Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
  • A61F 2/28 - Bones
  • B32B 1/00 - Layered products essentially having a general shape other than plane
  • B32B 27/20 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin characterised by the use of special additives using fillers, pigments, thixotroping agents
  • B32B 27/30 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin comprising acrylic resin
  • B32B 27/32 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin comprising polyolefins
  • B32B 27/40 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin comprising polyurethanes
  • B65D 65/40 - Applications of laminates for particular packaging purposes

2.

PROCESSES AND PRODUCTION PLANTS FOR PRODUCING POLYMER POLYOLS

      
Application Number 18594661
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-04
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Adkins, Rick
  • Reese, Jack

Abstract

Processes for preparing a polymer polyol (PMPO) in which a base polyol is continuously produced in a continuous base polyol reactor, the base polyol is continuously discharged from the continuous base polyol reactor; the base polyol is continuously introduced to a continuous PMPO reactor, which is different from the continuous base polyol reactor, and PMPO is continuously removed from the PMPO reactor. Production plant configured to carry out such processes are also described.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • B01J 19/00 - Chemical, physical or physico-chemical processes in general; Their relevant apparatus
  • B01J 19/06 - Solidifying liquids
  • B01J 19/18 - Stationary reactors having moving elements inside
  • C08G 18/04 - Polymeric products of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with vinyl compounds
  • C08G 18/16 - Catalysts
  • C08G 18/67 - Unsaturated compounds having active hydrogen
  • C08G 18/81 - Unsaturated isocyanates or isothiocyanates
  • C08G 65/26 - Macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions forming an ether link in the main chain of the macromolecule from cyclic ethers by opening of the heterocyclic ring from cyclic ethers and other compounds

3.

POLYCARBONATE BLEND COMPOSITIONS HAVING IMPROVED WEATHERABILITY AND SCRATCH RESISTANCE

      
Application Number 18282835
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-13
First Publication Date 2024-06-06
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Rogunova, Marina
  • Montgomery, Michelle L.

Abstract

A thermoplastic molding composition comprises polycarbonate, and demonstrates improved weatherability and having a high scratch and mar resistance. The composition comprises: (A) 50 to 90 percent by weight relative to the weight of the composition (pbw) of an aromatic (co)poly(ester)carbonate, (B) greater than 0 wt. % to 10 wt. % of a mineral filler comprising quartz or silica, and (C) greater than 0 wt. % to 5 wt. % of a high molecular weight non-polar lubricant and most preferably a siloxane lubricant, wherein the siloxane is not polymerized with the aromatic (co)poly(ester)carbonate. The composition may further comprise a rubber-modified graft polymer, and a vinyl copolymer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08L 69/00 - Compositions of polycarbonates; Compositions of derivatives of polycarbonates

4.

HFCO-CONTAINING ISOCYANATE-REACTIVE COMPOSITIONS, POLYURETHANE FOAMS FORMED THEREFROM, AND COMPOSITE ARTICLES THAT INCLUDE SUCH FOAMS

      
Application Number 18402062
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-02
First Publication Date 2024-04-25
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor Bell, Michael H.

Abstract

Isocyanate-reactive compositions, rigid polyurethane foam-forming compositions, rigid polyurethane foams, and methods for their production, and composite articles having a rigid polyurethane foam sandwiched between metal facer substrates. The rigid polyurethane foams are produced from an isocyanate-reactive composition comprising: (1) a polyol blend that includes an amine-initiated polyether polyol; (2) a hydrochlorofluoroolefin (“HCFO”); and (3) a catalyst that includes an arylalkyl tertiary amine, an aryl tertiary amine, or a mixture thereof. The foam can have excellent adhesion to metal substrates.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08L 71/02 - Polyalkylene oxides
  • B32B 5/20 - Layered products characterised by the non-homogeneity or physical structure of a layer characterised by features of a layer containing foamed or specifically porous material foamed in situ
  • B32B 15/04 - Layered products essentially comprising metal comprising metal as the main or only constituent of a layer, next to another layer of a specific substance
  • B32B 15/095 - Layered products essentially comprising metal comprising metal as the main or only constituent of a layer, next to another layer of a specific substance of synthetic resin comprising polyurethanes
  • C08G 18/08 - Processes
  • C08G 18/16 - Catalysts
  • C08G 18/18 - Catalysts containing secondary or tertiary amines or salts thereof
  • C08G 18/22 - Catalysts containing metal compounds
  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 18/76 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic aromatic
  • C08J 9/12 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent
  • C08J 9/14 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent organic

5.

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR PRODUCTION AND APPLICATION OF SPRAY FOAM USING OPTICAL AND INFRARED IMAGING

      
Application Number 17766559
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-06
First Publication Date 2024-04-18
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Ulam, Devin W.
  • Steppan, David D.
  • Cloherty, Scott M.
  • Owens, Steven G.
  • Giles, Eric C.

Abstract

Disclosed are methods, systems and computer program products for producing and applying a spray foam producing mixture onto a surface, and imaging a spray cone, or the applied surface, using an infrared or an optical imaging device to capture an image, and then determining, based on the captured image, if a defect that requires correction exists in the spray cone or in the applied surface; and optionally, in response to determining that a defect requiring correction exists, modifying a process parameter in producing or applying spray foam.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B05B 12/08 - Arrangements for controlling delivery; Arrangements for controlling the spray area responsive to condition of liquid or other fluent material discharged, of ambient medium or of target
  • B05D 1/02 - Processes for applying liquids or other fluent materials performed by spraying
  • G06T 1/00 - General purpose image data processing
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis

6.

PROCESSES FOR PURIFYING POLYETHER POLYOLS USING ION EXCHANGE RESINS

      
Application Number 18371808
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-22
First Publication Date 2024-04-18
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Wagner, Daniel R.
  • Neal, Brian L.

Abstract

Processes for purifying polyether polyols via treatment with ion exchange resins. A mixture that includes the polyether polyol and alkali metal ions is passed through a first bed that includes a cation exchange resin comprising carboxylic acid and/or phosphonic acid groups to remove alkali metal ions from the mixture. Thereafter, the product is passed through a second bed comprising an anion exchange resin comprising quaternary ammonium groups and a cation exchange resin comprising carboxylic acid and/or phosphonic acid groups to thereby produce a purified polyether polyol.

IPC Classes  ?

7.

METHODS OF MANUFACTURING ONE-COMPONENT COATING COMPOSITIONS

      
Application Number 18262631
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-24
First Publication Date 2024-03-07
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Wang, Daniel P.
  • Best, Kurt E.
  • Kleer, Joseph R.
  • Brandt, John F.

Abstract

The present disclosure describes a method of manufacturing a one-component coating composition. The method can include combining a water-containing additive with a non-reactive resin to form a grinding dispersion. The method can also include grinding the grinding dispersion to a Hegman value of at least 4 to form a ground dispersion. A drying agent can then be added to form a dried slurry. A silane-modified polyurea can be added to the dried slurry to form a one-component coating composition.

IPC Classes  ?

8.

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR PRODUCING POLYURETHANE FOAM PRODUCTS USING OPTICAL AND INFRARED IMAGING

      
Application Number 17766370
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-06
First Publication Date 2024-01-25
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Ulam, Devin W.
  • Cloherty, Scott M.
  • Owens, Steven G.
  • Steppan, David D.
  • Mcvey, Susan B.

Abstract

Disclosed are methods, systems and computer program products for producing polyurethane foam, and then imaging the polyurethane foam at or just after the outlets while the foam is being produced, above the surface of the foam at an angle greater than zero to less than degrees relative to the surface of the foam, or after the foam is cut but before it has cooled to room temperature, using an infrared or an optical imaging device, to capture an image of the polyurethane foam, and determining, based on the captured image, if a defect that requires correction exists in the polyurethane foam; and optionally, in response to determining that a defect requiring correction exists, modifying a process parameter in producing the polyurethane foam.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 44/60 - Measuring, controlling or regulating
  • A62C 3/00 - Fire prevention, containment or extinguishing specially adapted for particular objects or places
  • A62C 37/36 - Control of fire-fighting equipment an actuating signal being generated by a sensor separate from an outlet device

9.

POLYOL PREMIXES, THERMALLY INSULATING RIGID POLYURETHANE FOAMS AND METHODS FOR THEIR PRODUCTION

      
Application Number 18255435
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-11
First Publication Date 2024-01-18
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Parks, Brandon W.
  • Adkins, Rick L.
  • Mosco, Laine A.

Abstract

Polyol premixes and thermally insulating rigid polyurethane foams, such as those that can be used as a thermal insulation medium in the construction of refrigerated storage devices, are disclosed. A polymer polyol having a OH number of at least 200 mg KOH/g and a solids content of at least 40% by weight is utilized. The resulting polyurethane foams can exhibit improved thermal insulation properties without sacrificing other important physical and processing properties.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/12 - Prepolymer processes involving reaction of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen in a first reaction step using two or more compounds having active hydrogen in the first polymerisation step
  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 18/42 - Polycondensates having carboxylic or carbonic ester groups in the main chain
  • C08G 18/62 - Polymers of compounds having carbon-to-carbon double bonds
  • C08G 18/08 - Processes
  • C08G 18/18 - Catalysts containing secondary or tertiary amines or salts thereof
  • C08G 18/20 - Heterocyclic amines; Salts thereof
  • C08J 9/00 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof
  • C08J 9/12 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent
  • C08J 9/08 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a chemical blowing agent developing carbon dioxide
  • C08J 9/14 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent organic

10.

POLYOL BLENDS THAT INCLUDE AN ISOPROPYLIDENEDIPHENOL-BASED POLYETHER POLYOL, RELATED COMPOSITIONS AND FOAMS

      
Application Number 17853120
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-06-29
First Publication Date 2024-01-04
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Parks, Brandon
  • Lewis, Sharlene
  • Loveday, Tony
  • Frick, Ted

Abstract

Polyol blends, isocyanate-reactive compositions, polyurethane foam-forming compositions, methods of producing polyurethane foams, polyurethane foams produced from such compositions and made by such methods. The polyol blends, isocyanate-reactive compositions and polyurethane foam-forming compositions include an isopropylidenediphenol-based polyether polyol in combination with another polyol.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/08 - Processes
  • C08G 18/12 - Prepolymer processes involving reaction of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen in a first reaction step using two or more compounds having active hydrogen in the first polymerisation step
  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 18/50 - Polyethers having hetero atoms other than oxygen
  • C08J 9/12 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent

11.

LOW VISCOSITY ASPARTATE TERMINATED PREPOLYMERS FOR ADHESIVE APPLICATIONS

      
Application Number 17847317
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-06-23
First Publication Date 2023-12-28
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Zeliznik, Raymond
  • Gambino, Charles A.
  • Haider, Karl W.
  • Rossitto, Frank C.

Abstract

An aspartate-terminated prepolymer can be a reaction product of a reaction mixture including an aliphatic NCO-terminated prepolymer having an NCO content of from 0.5% to 15% and a number average NCO functionality of <2, and a compound according to formula (I) An aspartate-terminated prepolymer can be a reaction product of a reaction mixture including an aliphatic NCO-terminated prepolymer having an NCO content of from 0.5% to 15% and a number average NCO functionality of <2, and a compound according to formula (I) An aspartate-terminated prepolymer can be a reaction product of a reaction mixture including an aliphatic NCO-terminated prepolymer having an NCO content of from 0.5% to 15% and a number average NCO functionality of <2, and a compound according to formula (I) wherein, X represents a linear or branched aliphatic group obtained by removing amino groups from a linear or branched aliphatic polyamine, R1 and R2 are identical or different and represent organic groups which are inert towards isocyanate groups at a temperature of 100° C. or less, R3 and R4 are identical or different and represent hydrogen or organic groups which are inert towards isocyanate groups at a temperature of 100° C. or less, n represents an integer with a value of at least 2. The aliphatic NCO-terminated prepolymer can the compound according to formula I can be combined at an NCO:NH equivalent ratio of 1:1.5 to 1:5.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/02 - Polymeric products of isocyanates or isothiocyanates of isocyanates or isothiocyanates only
  • C09J 175/12 - Polyurethanes from compounds containing nitrogen and active hydrogen, the nitrogen atom not being part of an isocyanate group
  • C09J 7/38 - Pressure-sensitive adhesives [PSA]
  • C09J 7/25 - Plastics; Metallised plastics based on macromolecular compounds obtained otherwise than by reactions involving only carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds
  • C09J 7/28 - Metal sheet
  • C09J 7/29 - Laminated material
  • C09J 7/24 - Plastics; Metallised plastics based on macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions involving only carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds

12.

HFO-containing isocyanate-reactive compositions, related foam-forming compositions and flame retardant PUR-PIR foams

      
Application Number 17901193
Grant Number 11827735
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-09-01
First Publication Date 2023-11-28
Grant Date 2023-11-28
Owner COVESTRO LLC (USA)
Inventor Rider, Shawn

Abstract

Hydrofluoroolefin (“HFO”)-containing isocyanate-reactive compositions, foam-forming compositions containing such isocyanate-reactive compositions, rigid foams made using such foam-forming compositions, and methods for producing such foams, including use of such foams as panel insulation. The isocyanate-reactive compositions include a polyol composition, a blowing agent composition, and a catalyst composition. The polyol composition includes 50% to 80% by weight, based on total weight of the polyol composition, of an aromatic polyester polyol having a functionality of 1.5 to 2.5 and an OH number of 150 to 360 mg KOH/g, and an amine-initiated polyether polyol having an OH number of more than 500 mg KOH/g and a functionality of 2.5 to 4. The blowing agent composition includes a hydrofluoroolefin and water. The catalyst composition includes a morpholine, an imidazole, a quaternary ammonium carboxylate, and a metal carboxylate.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/08 - Processes
  • C08G 18/12 - Prepolymer processes involving reaction of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen in a first reaction step using two or more compounds having active hydrogen in the first polymerisation step
  • C08G 18/16 - Catalysts
  • C08G 18/18 - Catalysts containing secondary or tertiary amines or salts thereof
  • C08G 18/20 - Heterocyclic amines; Salts thereof
  • C08G 18/22 - Catalysts containing metal compounds
  • C08G 18/40 - High-molecular-weight compounds
  • C08G 18/42 - Polycondensates having carboxylic or carbonic ester groups in the main chain
  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 18/50 - Polyethers having hetero atoms other than oxygen
  • C08J 9/12 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent
  • C08J 9/14 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent organic
  • C08J 9/00 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof
  • C08G 101/00 - Manufacture of cellular products

13.

FLEXIBILIZED POLYURETHANES FOR FLEXIBLE PACKAGING ADHESIVE WITHOUT AROMATIC AMINE MIGRATION

      
Application Number 18214685
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-27
First Publication Date 2023-11-09
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Haider, Karl W.
  • Zeliznik, Raymond
  • Jones, Philip
  • Kasardo, Tina

Abstract

Provided is an adhesive comprising a reaction product of (A1) an aliphatic isocyanate having an NCO group content of 18 to 64 and (A2) a polyol or polyamine having a molecular weight of from 400 to 4000; and (B) a polyaspartate compound, wherein viscosity of the adhesive, as measured @ 23° C. according to ASTM D4212-16, remains below 60 seconds for after four hours, and wherein the adhesive develops an acceptable bond strength to a substrate, defined as having a minimum of 150 g/in. measured @ 23° C. according to ASTM D 1876-01 or substrate tear, in less than or equal to five days after the substrate is laminated with the adhesive. The adhesives are free of aromatic amines and may find use in multi-layered laminated films for the production of flexible packaging useful in a variety of industries, including the food processing, cosmetics, and detergents industries.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B32B 17/10 - Layered products essentially comprising sheet glass, or fibres of glass, slag or the like comprising glass as the main or only constituent of a layer, next to another layer of a specific substance of synthetic resin
  • B32B 17/06 - Layered products essentially comprising sheet glass, or fibres of glass, slag or the like comprising glass as the main or only constituent of a layer, next to another layer of a specific substance
  • C09J 175/04 - Polyurethanes

14.

HCFO-containing isocyanate-reactive compositions, related foam-forming compositions and flame retardant PUR-PIR foams

      
Application Number 18214598
Grant Number 11970565
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-06-27
First Publication Date 2023-10-26
Grant Date 2024-04-30
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Bell, Michael H.
  • Parks, Brandon W.
  • Giles, Eric C.

Abstract

HCFO-containing isocyanate-reactive compositions, foam-forming compositions containing such isocyanate-reactive compositions, rigid PUR-PIR foams made using such foam-forming compositions, and methods for producing such foams, including use of such foams as insulation in discontinuous foam panel applications. The isocyanate-reactive composition includes a polyol blend, a blowing agent composition, and a tertiary amine catalyst. The polyol blend includes: (1) an aromatic polyester polyol having a functionality of 1.5 to less than 2.5 and an OH number of 150 to 360 mg KOH/g; (2) an aromatic polyester polyol having a functionality of at least 2.5 and an OH number greater than 360 mg KOH/g, which is present in an amount of at least 10% by weight, based on the total weight of the aromatic polyester polyol in the polyol blend; and (3) an amine-initiated polyether polyol having an OH number of at least 500 mg KOH/g and a functionality of 2.5 to 4. The blowing agent composition includes a hydrochlorofluoroolefin and a carbon dioxide generating chemical blowing agent.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/40 - High-molecular-weight compounds
  • C08G 18/20 - Heterocyclic amines; Salts thereof
  • C08G 18/76 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic aromatic
  • C08J 9/08 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a chemical blowing agent developing carbon dioxide
  • C08J 9/12 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent
  • C08J 9/14 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent organic
  • C08L 67/03 - Polyesters derived from dicarboxylic acids and dihydroxy compounds the dicarboxylic acids and dihydroxy compounds having the hydroxy and the carboxyl groups directly linked to aromatic rings

15.

A MODULAR BATTERY PACK

      
Application Number 18247837
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-05
First Publication Date 2023-10-19
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Davis, Terry
  • Capati, Nathalie
  • Aby-Eva, Gregoire

Abstract

Provided is a modular battery pack having six sides comprises a plurality of battery cells, a first and second cell holder having openings or notches to receive the ends of the battery cells, an electrical outlet connected to the plurality of battery cells, two plates attached to the sides of the cell holders, and two side housings that together form four sides of the modular battery pack, while the two plates form a fifth and a sixth side of the battery pack.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 50/258 - Modular batteries; Casings provided with means for assembling
  • H01M 50/213 - Racks, modules or packs for multiple batteries or multiple cells characterised by their shape adapted for cells having curved cross-section, e.g. round or elliptic
  • H01M 50/264 - Mountings; Secondary casings or frames; Racks, modules or packs; Suspension devices; Shock absorbers; Transport or carrying devices; Holders with fastening means, e.g. locks for cells or batteries, e.g. straps, tie rods or peripheral frames
  • H01M 50/227 - Organic material
  • H01M 50/249 - Mountings; Secondary casings or frames; Racks, modules or packs; Suspension devices; Shock absorbers; Transport or carrying devices; Holders specially adapted for aircraft or vehicles, e.g. cars or trains

16.

POLYISOCYANATE RESINS

      
Application Number 18211691
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-20
First Publication Date 2023-10-19
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Best, Kurt E.
  • Wang, Daniel P.
  • Kleer, Joseph

Abstract

A polyisocyanate resin can include from 25 wt % to 50 wt % of a first cycloaliphatic polyisocyanate and from 50 wt % to 75 wt % of a flexibilizing component based on a total weight of the polyisocyanate resin. The flexibilizing component can include a linear aliphatic polyisocyanate having a number average isocyanate functionality of from 2 to 3 based on gel permeation chromatography and an isocyanate-terminated reaction product of a second cycloaliphatic polyisocyanate and an isocyanate-reactive material, the reaction product having a Tg of less than −30° C. based on a Differential Scanning calorimetry (2nd Heating) temperature scan from −100° C. to 150° C. using 20° C./min heating and cooling ramps. The isocyanate-terminated reaction product and the linear aliphatic polyisocyanate can be present at a weight ratio of from 0.5 to 2.5.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/75 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic cycloaliphatic
  • C08G 18/12 - Prepolymer processes involving reaction of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen in a first reaction step using two or more compounds having active hydrogen in the first polymerisation step
  • C08G 18/50 - Polyethers having hetero atoms other than oxygen
  • C08G 18/73 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates acyclic
  • C08G 18/78 - Nitrogen
  • C09D 175/02 - Polyureas

17.

FLEXIBLE POLYUREAS FOR FLEXIBLE PACKAGING ADHESIVE WITHOUT AROMATIC AMINE MIGRATION

      
Application Number 18335301
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-15
First Publication Date 2023-10-12
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Haider, Karl W.
  • Zeliznik, Raymond
  • Jones, Philip

Abstract

Provided is an adhesive comprising a reaction product of (A) an aliphatic polyisocyanate having a molecular weight of from 132 to 700; and (B) a polyaspartate comprising a reaction product of (B1) a polyamine having a molecular weight of at least 240, and (B2) a Michael addition receptor, wherein viscosity @ 23° C. according to ASTM D1084-16, remains below 150 cps after four hours, and wherein the adhesive develops an acceptable bond strength to a substrate, defined as having a minimum of 150 g/in. measured @ 23° C. according to ASTM D 1876-01 or substrate tear, in less than five days after the substrate is laminated with the adhesive. The inventive flexible packaging adhesives are free of aromatic amines and may find use in multilayer laminates for a variety of industries, including the food processing, cosmetics, and detergents industries.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09J 175/02 - Polyureas
  • C08G 18/60 - Polyamides or polyester-amides
  • B32B 15/09 - Layered products essentially comprising metal comprising metal as the main or only constituent of a layer, next to another layer of a specific substance of synthetic resin comprising polyesters
  • B32B 27/32 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin comprising polyolefins
  • B32B 27/36 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin comprising polyesters
  • B32B 15/20 - Layered products essentially comprising metal comprising aluminium or copper
  • C08G 18/10 - Prepolymer processes involving reaction of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen in a first reaction step
  • C08G 18/73 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates acyclic
  • B32B 7/12 - Interconnection of layers using interposed adhesives or interposed materials with bonding properties

18.

HCFO-CONTAINING ISOCYANATE-REACTIVE COMPOSITIONS, RELATED FOAM-FORMING COMPOSITIONS AND FOAMS

      
Application Number 18112154
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-02-21
First Publication Date 2023-09-28
Owner
  • Covestro LLC (USA)
  • Covestro Deutschland AG (Germany)
Inventor
  • Leven, Matthias
  • Froebel, Sascha
  • Gamez, Jose
  • Parks, Brandon
  • Matsumura, Tohru
  • Albach, Rolf

Abstract

Disclosed are HCFO-containing isocyanate-reactive compositions that include a tertiary amine oxide catalyst. Also described are foam-forming compositions containing such isocyanate-reactive compositions, rigid foams made using such foam-forming compositions, and methods for producing such foams, including use of such foams as insulation in discontinuous foam panel applications. The isocyanate-reactive composition can exhibit a long shelf life, be shelf-stable, and produce foam with good physical properties.

IPC Classes  ?

19.

HCFO-containing polyurethane foam-forming compositions, related foams and methods for their production

      
Application Number 17726166
Grant Number 11767407
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-21
First Publication Date 2023-09-26
Grant Date 2023-09-26
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor Parks, Brandon

Abstract

4O— units of 3 to 6% by weight, based on the total weight of the polyurethane foam-forming composition. The blowing agent composition includes a hydrochlorofluoroolefin and water.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08J 9/12 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent
  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 18/76 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic aromatic
  • C08G 18/18 - Catalysts containing secondary or tertiary amines or salts thereof
  • C08G 18/22 - Catalysts containing metal compounds
  • C08J 9/14 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent organic
  • C08G 18/16 - Catalysts

20.

Method for operating a rectification column

      
Application Number 17678360
Grant Number 11702381
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-02-23
First Publication Date 2023-07-18
Grant Date 2023-07-18
Owner
  • Covestro Deutschland AG (Germany)
  • Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Pennemann, Bernd
  • Liang, Shuang
  • Ming, Zhangyong
  • Bausa, Juergen

Abstract

P1 of the product stream P1.

IPC Classes  ?

21.

Polymer polyols, processes for their preparation, and the use thereof to produce foams exhibiting resistance to combustion

      
Application Number 17573948
Grant Number 12006413
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-01-12
First Publication Date 2023-07-13
Grant Date 2024-06-11
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Adkins, Rick
  • Chauk, Shriniwas
  • Pazos, Jose

Abstract

Polymer polyols (“PMPOs”), processes for their production, and the use of such PMPOs, particularly in the production of flexible polyurethane foams. The PMPOs are produced using an ethylenically unsaturated composition that includes a crosslinker that results in crosslinks in the PMPO polymer particles that may decompose when exposed to flame temperatures. The PMPOs is capable of providing a flexible polyurethane foam that may exhibit combustibility resistance properties.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08F 290/06 - Polymers provided for in subclass
  • C08G 18/08 - Processes
  • C08G 18/18 - Catalysts containing secondary or tertiary amines or salts thereof
  • C08G 18/22 - Catalysts containing metal compounds
  • C08G 18/24 - Catalysts containing metal compounds of tin
  • C08G 18/32 - Polyhydroxy compounds; Polyamines; Hydroxy amines
  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 18/63 - Block or graft polymers obtained by polymerising compounds having carbon-to-carbon double bonds on to polymers
  • C08G 18/65 - Low-molecular-weight compounds having active hydrogen with high-molecular-weight compounds having active hydrogen
  • C08G 18/67 - Unsaturated compounds having active hydrogen
  • C08G 18/72 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates
  • C08G 18/75 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic cycloaliphatic
  • C08G 18/76 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic aromatic
  • C08G 18/80 - Masked polyisocyanates
  • C08G 18/81 - Unsaturated isocyanates or isothiocyanates
  • C08J 9/00 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof
  • C08J 9/12 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent

22.

HCFO-containing polyurethane foam-forming compositions, related foams and methods for their production

      
Application Number 17546116
Grant Number 11767394
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-12-09
First Publication Date 2023-06-15
Grant Date 2023-09-26
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor Parks, Brandon W.

Abstract

4O— units of 3 to 6% by weight, based on the total weight of the polyurethane foam-forming composition. The blowing agent composition includes a hydrochlorofluoroolefin and a carbon dioxide-generating chemical blowing agent.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/40 - High-molecular-weight compounds
  • C08G 18/76 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic aromatic
  • C08J 9/14 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent organic
  • C08J 9/08 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a chemical blowing agent developing carbon dioxide
  • C08G 101/00 - Manufacture of cellular products

23.

PROCESSES AND PRODUCTION PLANTS FOR PRODUCING POLYOLS

      
Application Number 18045886
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-10-12
First Publication Date 2023-05-11
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Reese, Jack R.
  • Wagner, Daniel R.
  • Neal, Brian L.

Abstract

Processes and production plants for preparing a polyol. The process includes continuously producing an intermediate polyol in a first reactor, b) continuously discharging the intermediate polyol from the first reactor, continuously mixing the intermediate polyol with an aqueous solutions of alkali metal to provide a mixture comprising the intermediate polyol, alkali metal, and water, continuously dehydrating the mixture comprising intermediate polyol, alkali metal, and water, thereby continuously producing a dehydrated mixture comprising the intermediate polyol and the alkali metal, transferring the dehydrated mixture to a second reactor, and producing the polyether polyol in the second reactor by feeding an alkylene oxide to the second reactor to thereby react the intermediate polyol with the alkylene oxide in the presence of the alkali metal.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 65/26 - Macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions forming an ether link in the main chain of the macromolecule from cyclic ethers by opening of the heterocyclic ring from cyclic ethers and other compounds

24.

Processes and production plants for producing polymer polyols

      
Application Number 17673325
Grant Number 11952454
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-02-16
First Publication Date 2023-04-20
Grant Date 2024-04-09
Owner COVESTRO LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Adkins, Rick
  • Reese, Jack

Abstract

Processes for preparing a polymer polyol (PMPO) in which a base polyol is continuously produced in a continuous base polyol reactor, the base polyol is continuously discharged from the continuous base polyol reactor; the base polyol is continuously introduced to a continuous PMPO reactor, which is different from the continuous base polyol reactor, and PMPO is continuously removed from the PMPO reactor. Production plant configured to carry out such processes are also described.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 65/26 - Macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions forming an ether link in the main chain of the macromolecule from cyclic ethers by opening of the heterocyclic ring from cyclic ethers and other compounds
  • B01J 19/00 - Chemical, physical or physico-chemical processes in general; Their relevant apparatus
  • B01J 19/06 - Solidifying liquids
  • B01J 19/18 - Stationary reactors having moving elements inside
  • C08G 18/04 - Polymeric products of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with vinyl compounds
  • C08G 18/16 - Catalysts
  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 18/67 - Unsaturated compounds having active hydrogen
  • C08G 18/81 - Unsaturated isocyanates or isothiocyanates

25.

HFO-containing compositions and methods of producing foams

      
Application Number 17496940
Grant Number 11753516
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-10-08
First Publication Date 2023-04-13
Grant Date 2023-09-12
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor Parks, Brandon W.

Abstract

4O— units of 2 to 7% by weight, based on total weight of the polyurethane foam-forming composition. The physical blowing agent composition includes cis-1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene and trans-1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08J 9/14 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent organic
  • C08G 18/50 - Polyethers having hetero atoms other than oxygen

26.

PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING FILLED POLYOL COMPOSITIONS

      
Application Number 17463945
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-01
First Publication Date 2023-03-30
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Adkins, Rick L.
  • Neal, Brian L.
  • Lee, Bin

Abstract

Processes for producing filled polyol compositions, such as polymer polyol compositions. The processes include reacting a polymerizable composition in the presence of a composition comprising a base polyol and an amine antioxidant, in which the amine antioxidant comprises a secondary diarylamine, a primary aromatic amide, a triazole, or a combination thereof.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08J 9/00 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof
  • C08F 212/10 - Styrene with nitriles
  • C08L 71/02 - Polyalkylene oxides
  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 18/76 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic aromatic
  • C08G 18/71 - Monoisocyanates or monoisothiocyanates
  • C08G 18/22 - Catalysts containing metal compounds
  • C08J 9/04 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent

27.

Impact-reducing dasher board assembly

      
Application Number 17488227
Grant Number 11617938
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-09-28
First Publication Date 2023-03-30
Grant Date 2023-04-04
Owner
  • Covestro LLC (USA)
  • Athletica Sports Systems Inc. (Canada)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins LP (USA)
Inventor
  • Lorenzo, Jim
  • Moore, Jacob
  • Bondi, Mark
  • Irving, Bruce W.
  • Radeke, Brandon

Abstract

Devices and methods for dasher board assemblies for sports such as hockey. The dasher board assemblies of various embodiments are configured to reduce impact forces when a user collides with the assembly by increasing the flexibility of the dasher board, which allows for a more gradual deceleration. In some embodiments, the dasher board assembly defines a gap behind the dasher board to allow space for deceleration. In certain embodiments, a foam material is placed between the dasher board and a frame of the assembly. In embodiments, a spline connects adjacent dasher boards without rigid connection to adjacent vertical frame elements. In embodiments, the assembly is configured to provide puck play characteristics that are comparable to conventional dasher board assemblies.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A63C 19/08 - Mechanical means for marking-out
  • A63C 19/10 - Ice-skating or roller-skating rinks; Slopes or trails for skiing, ski-jumping or tobogganing

28.

FILLED POLYOL COMPOSITIONS THAT INCLUDE A TRIAZOLE

      
Application Number 17463969
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-01
First Publication Date 2023-03-16
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Adkins, Rick L.
  • Neal, Brian L.
  • Lee, Bin

Abstract

Filled polyol compositions that include a dispersion of polymer particles in a base polyol, in which the filled polyol composition further includes a triazole antioxidant. Methods for producing such filled polyol compositions are also described, as well as use of such filled polyol compositions in the production of polyurethane foams.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08J 9/00 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof
  • C08F 212/10 - Styrene with nitriles
  • C08L 71/02 - Polyalkylene oxides
  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 18/76 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic aromatic
  • C08G 18/71 - Monoisocyanates or monoisothiocyanates
  • C08G 18/22 - Catalysts containing metal compounds
  • C08J 9/04 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent

29.

CHEMICAL RESISTANT POLYCARBONATE BLEND COMPOSITIONS

      
Application Number 17789892
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-12-21
First Publication Date 2023-03-02
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Rogunova, Marina
  • Mcshane, Abigail M.

Abstract

A thermoplastic molding composition having superior impact strength and chemical resistance comprising 50 to 90 percent by weight (pbw) of an aromatic (co)poly(ester)carbonate, greater than 0 to 40 pbw of first graft (co)polymer comprising structural units derived from styrene, acrylonitrile and 1,3-butadiene, greater than 0 to 6 pbw of a linear glycidyl ester functional polymer comprising repeating units derived from one or more glycidyl ester monomers, greater than 0 to 15 pbw of a second graft (co)polymer comprising a core of (i) an interpenetrated network of poly(meth)alkyl acrylate and polyorganosiloxane or (ii) repeating units derived from a monoethylenically unsaturated acrylate monomer or, and a rigid phase shell selected from the group consisting of methyl methacrylate, ethyl methacrylate, propyl methacrylate, isopropyl methacrylate and butyl methacrylate, styrene and acrylonitrile, and 0.1-1.5 pbw of an alkylbenzene sulfonic acid.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08L 69/00 - Compositions of polycarbonates; Compositions of derivatives of polycarbonates
  • C08L 53/02 - Compositions of block copolymers containing at least one sequence of a polymer obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds; Compositions of derivatives of such polymers of vinyl aromatic monomers and conjugated dienes
  • C08L 83/04 - Polysiloxanes
  • C08L 33/12 - Homopolymers or copolymers of methyl methacrylate
  • C08L 33/06 - Homopolymers or copolymers of esters of esters containing only carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, the oxygen atom being present only as part of the carboxyl radical

30.

In-situ formed polyether polyols, a process for their preparation, and a process for the preparation of polyurethane foams

      
Application Number 17386844
Grant Number 11718705
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-07-28
First Publication Date 2023-02-16
Grant Date 2023-08-08
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Lewis, Sharlene A.
  • Reese, Jack R.

Abstract

This invention relates to an in-situ formed polyether polyol blend having an overall functionality of 2 to 3 and an overall hydroxyl number of 40 to 220 mg KOH/g. A process for preparing these in-situ formed polyether polyol blends is also disclosed. These in-situ formed polyether polyol blends are suitable for a process of preparing viscoelastic flexible polyurethane foams.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/16 - Catalysts
  • C08G 18/18 - Catalysts containing secondary or tertiary amines or salts thereof
  • C08G 18/20 - Heterocyclic amines; Salts thereof
  • C08G 18/24 - Catalysts containing metal compounds of tin
  • C08G 18/28 - Polymeric products of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen characterised by the compounds used containing active hydrogen
  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 18/76 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic aromatic
  • C08G 65/12 - Saturated oxiranes characterised by the catalysts used containing organo-metallic compounds or metal hydrides
  • C08G 65/26 - Macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions forming an ether link in the main chain of the macromolecule from cyclic ethers by opening of the heterocyclic ring from cyclic ethers and other compounds
  • C08J 9/12 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent
  • C08L 71/02 - Polyalkylene oxides

31.

NOVEL POLYETHER POLYOL BLENDS, A PROCESS FOR THEIR PREPARATION, FOAMS PREPARED FROM THESE POLYETHER POLYOL BLENDS AND A PROCESS FOR THEIR PREPARATION

      
Application Number 17386798
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-07-28
First Publication Date 2023-02-09
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Lewis, Sharlene A.
  • Reese, Jack R.
  • Barksby, Nigel
  • Neal, Brian L.

Abstract

This invention relates to a novel polyether polyol blend having an overall hydroxyl number of 56 mg KOH/g to 140 mg KOH/g, an overall functionality of greater than 2, and an overall content of copolymerized oxyethylene of 20% to 40% by weight. These novel polyether polyol blends may also be in-situ formed novel polyether polyol blends. A process for preparing these novel polyether polyol blends is also disclosed. These novel polyether polyol blends are suitable for preparing viscoelastic flexible polyurethane foams, and in a process for preparing viscoelastic foams.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 18/76 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic aromatic
  • C08G 65/12 - Saturated oxiranes characterised by the catalysts used containing organo-metallic compounds or metal hydrides
  • C08J 9/12 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent

32.

Process for preparing di- and polyamines of the diphenyl methane series

      
Application Number 17870043
Grant Number 11542223
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-07-21
First Publication Date 2023-01-03
Grant Date 2023-01-03
Owner
  • Covestro LLC (USA)
  • Covestro Deutschland AG (Germany)
Inventor
  • Adamson, Richard
  • Oconnor, Dolan
  • Wershofen, Stefan

Abstract

The present invention relates to a process for preparing di- and polyamines of the diphenyl methane series. More specifically, the process comprises reacting aniline and formaldehyde by (1a) mixing aniline with hydrochloric acid to form aniline hydrochloride, and (1b) mixing the aniline hydrochloride with a first portion of aqueous formaldehyde; or (1c) mixing aniline with a first portion of aqueous formaldehyde to form an aminal, and (1d) mixing the aminal with hydrochloric acid; to obtain a first reaction product; (2) converting the first reaction product to a second reaction product comprising di- and polyamines of the diphenyl methane series in a cascade of 4 to 25 reaction zones arranged in series, wherein a second portion of aqueous formaldehyde is added to the second of the reaction zones, in which second reaction zone the temperature is equal to or up to 20° C. higher than the temperature in the first reaction zone, and wherein the temperature consecutively increases from the third to the last of the reaction zones, the temperature in the third of the reaction zones being from 15° C. to 50° C. higher than in the second of the reaction zones, and (3) working-up the second reaction product to obtain the di- and polyamines of the diphenyl methane series.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C07C 209/78 - Preparation of compounds containing amino groups bound to a carbon skeleton from amines, by reactions not involving amino groups, e.g. reduction of unsaturated amines, aromatisation, or substitution of the carbon skeleton from carbonyl compounds, e.g. from formaldehyde, and amines having amino groups bound to carbon atoms of six-membered aromatic rings, with formation of methylene-diarylamines

33.

HFO-CONTAINING ISOCYANATE-REACTIVE COMPOSITIONS, RELATED POLYURETHANE FOAM-FORMING COMPOSITIONS, AND SPRAY-APPLIED POLYURETHANE FOAMS

      
Application Number 17361872
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-06-29
First Publication Date 2022-12-29
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor Giles, Eric C.

Abstract

Isocyanate-reactive compositions that include a hydrofluoroolefin blowing agent, polyurethane foam-forming compositions, as well as spray-applied polyurethane foams formed therefrom that can provide structural support to wall structures and can also exhibit ASTM E84-16 Class A flame spread and smoke development characteristics at a foam thickness of 4 inches.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E04B 2/84 - Walls made by casting, pouring, or tamping in situ
  • C08G 18/42 - Polycondensates having carboxylic or carbonic ester groups in the main chain
  • C08G 18/72 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates
  • C08G 18/24 - Catalysts containing metal compounds of tin
  • C08G 18/20 - Heterocyclic amines; Salts thereof
  • C08G 18/18 - Catalysts containing secondary or tertiary amines or salts thereof
  • C08J 9/14 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent organic

34.

Foam wall structures and methods for their manufacture

      
Application Number 17361957
Grant Number 11905707
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-06-29
First Publication Date 2022-12-29
Grant Date 2024-02-20
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor Giles, Eric C.

Abstract

3) and exhibits ASTM E84-16 Class A flame spread and smoke development characteristics. The polyurethane foam layer is the cured reaction product of a polyurethane foam-forming composition that includes a polyisocyanate, an aromatic polyester polyol having a functionality of greater than 2.5 and an OH number of at least 300 mg KOH/g, which is present in an amount of at least 50% by weight, based on the total weight of the polyurethane foam-forming composition less the weight of the polyisocyanate, a catalyst, and a blowing agent composition. The blowing agent composition includes water and a hydrofluoroolefin.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E04B 2/84 - Walls made by casting, pouring, or tamping in situ
  • C08G 18/18 - Catalysts containing secondary or tertiary amines or salts thereof
  • C08G 18/20 - Heterocyclic amines; Salts thereof
  • C08G 18/24 - Catalysts containing metal compounds of tin
  • C08G 18/42 - Polycondensates having carboxylic or carbonic ester groups in the main chain
  • C08G 18/72 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates
  • C08J 9/14 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent organic

35.

Isocyanate-reactive compositions, polyurethane foams formed therefrom, multi-layer composite articles that include such foams, and methods for their preparation

      
Application Number 17359928
Grant Number 11613604
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-06-28
First Publication Date 2022-12-29
Grant Date 2023-03-28
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Smith, Peter K.
  • Wellman, Michael T.

Abstract

Isocyanate-reactive composition that include a polyol blend, a blowing agent composition, and a catalyst. The polyol blend includes a polyether polyol having a functionality of 2 to 6 and an OH number of 20 to 50 mg KOH/g, which is present in an amount of at least 30% by weight, based on total weight of the isocyanate-reactive composition, and an aromatic polyester polyol having a functionality of 1.5 to 3 and an OH number of 150 to 450 mg KOH/g, which is present in an amount of at least 40% by weight, based on total weight of the isocyanate-reactive composition. The blowing agent composition includes water, the water being present in an amount of 1 to 20% by weight, based on total weight of the isocyanate-reactive composition and in an amount of at least 90% by weight, based on total weight of the blowing agent composition. The isocyanate-reaction composition has a green content of at least 30% by weight, based on total weight of the isocyanate-reactive composition. Polyurethane foam-forming reaction mixtures, polyurethane foams, multi-layer composite articles and methods for their production are also described.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/42 - Polycondensates having carboxylic or carbonic ester groups in the main chain
  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • B32B 5/24 - Layered products characterised by the non-homogeneity or physical structure of a layer characterised by the presence of two or more layers which comprise fibres, filaments, granules, or powder, or are foamed or specifically porous one layer being a fibrous or filamentary layer
  • B32B 7/12 - Interconnection of layers using interposed adhesives or interposed materials with bonding properties
  • B32B 37/10 - Methods or apparatus for laminating, e.g. by curing or by ultrasonic bonding characterised by the pressing technique, e.g. using direct action of vacuum or fluid pressure
  • B32B 37/12 - Methods or apparatus for laminating, e.g. by curing or by ultrasonic bonding characterised by using adhesives
  • C08G 18/18 - Catalysts containing secondary or tertiary amines or salts thereof
  • C08G 101/00 - Manufacture of cellular products

36.

HCFO-CONTAINING ISOCYANATE-REACTIVE COMPOSITIONS, RELATED FOAM-FORMING COMPOSITIONS AND POLYURETHANE FOAMS

      
Application Number 17775717
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-01-08
First Publication Date 2022-12-22
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Schilling, Steven
  • Peterson, Albert

Abstract

Disclosed are HCFO-containing isocyanate-reactive compositions, polyurethane foam-forming compositions containing such isocyanate-reactive compositions, rigid polyurethane foams made using such polyurethane foam-forming compositions, and methods for producing such foams, including use of such foams as insulation in the construction of refrigerated storage devices. The isocyanate-reactive composition can exhibit a long shelf life, be shelf-stable, and produce a foam with good thermal insulation properties.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/76 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic aromatic
  • C08G 18/50 - Polyethers having hetero atoms other than oxygen
  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 18/42 - Polycondensates having carboxylic or carbonic ester groups in the main chain
  • C08G 18/40 - High-molecular-weight compounds
  • C08G 18/22 - Catalysts containing metal compounds
  • C08G 18/20 - Heterocyclic amines; Salts thereof
  • C08J 9/14 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent organic
  • C08J 9/08 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a chemical blowing agent developing carbon dioxide
  • C08L 75/06 - Polyurethanes from polyesters
  • C08L 75/08 - Polyurethanes from polyethers

37.

Three part headlamp assembly

      
Application Number 17767254
Grant Number 12007093
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-14
First Publication Date 2022-12-15
Grant Date 2024-06-11
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Bondi, Mark G.
  • Lorenzo, James M.
  • Matsco, Mark M.

Abstract

An assembly comprises a housing, a bezel and a lens, or a housing heat sink, a housing rim, a bezel and a lens, wherein the housing or the housing heat sink comprises a first surface and the bezel or the housing rim comprises a second surface, a portion of a first surface of the housing or housing heat sink is molded to a portion of the second surface forming an interface surface, the interface surface having an interface angle that does not deviate more than 90 degrees, measured from a central axis perpendicular to the bezel and the housing around which the bezel and the housing are molded, for all interface angles about the central axis.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21S 41/29 - Attachment thereof
  • F21S 41/55 - Attachment thereof
  • F21S 43/27 - Attachment thereof
  • F21S 45/48 - Passive cooling, e.g. using fins, thermal conductive elements or openings with means for conducting heat from the inside to the outside of the lighting devices, e.g. with fins on the outer surface of the lighting device
  • F21S 45/49 - Attachment of the cooling means
  • F21V 17/10 - Fastening of component parts of lighting devices, e.g. shades, globes, refractors, reflectors, filters, screens, grids or protective cages characterised by specific fastening means or way of fastening
  • F21V 29/87 - Organic material, e.g. filled polymer composites; Thermo-conductive additives or coatings therefor

38.

HCFO-containing isocyanate-reactive compositions, related foam-forming compositions and flame retardant PUR-PIR foams

      
Application Number 17341898
Grant Number 11732081
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-06-08
First Publication Date 2022-12-08
Grant Date 2023-08-22
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Bell, Michael H.
  • Parks, Brandon W.
  • Giles, Eric C.

Abstract

HCFO-containing isocyanate-reactive compositions, foam-forming compositions containing such isocyanate-reactive compositions, rigid PUR-PIR foams made using such foam-forming compositions, and methods for producing such foams, including use of such foams as insulation in discontinuous foam panel applications. The isocyanate-reactive composition includes a polyol blend, a blowing agent composition, and a tertiary amine catalyst. The polyol blend includes: (1) an aromatic polyester polyol having a functionality of 1.5 to less than 2.5 and an OH number of 150 to 360 mg KOH/g; (2) an aromatic polyester polyol having a functionality of at least 2.5 and an OH number greater than 360 mg KOH/g, which is present in an amount of at least 10% by weight, based on the total weight of the aromatic polyester polyol in the polyol blend; and (3) an amine-initiated polyether polyol having an OH number of at least 500 mg KOH/g and a functionality of 2.5 to 4. The blowing agent composition includes a hydrochlorofluoroolefin and a carbon dioxide generating chemical blowing agent.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/40 - High-molecular-weight compounds
  • C08G 18/20 - Heterocyclic amines; Salts thereof
  • C08G 18/76 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic aromatic
  • C08J 9/08 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a chemical blowing agent developing carbon dioxide
  • C08J 9/12 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent
  • C08J 9/14 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent organic
  • C08L 67/03 - Polyesters derived from dicarboxylic acids and dihydroxy compounds the dicarboxylic acids and dihydroxy compounds having the hydroxy and the carboxyl groups directly linked to aromatic rings

39.

LOW-VOC PIGMENTED COATING COMPOSITIONS FOR HIGH HUMIDITY ENVIRONMENTS

      
Application Number 17243847
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-04-29
First Publication Date 2022-11-10
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Best, Kurt E.
  • Wang, Daniel P.
  • Brandt, John F.

Abstract

A coating composition can include an aliphatic polyisocyanate and a polyaspartate combined at an equivalent ratio of from 0.9 to 1.8, the aliphatic polyisocyanate having an NCO % of from 6 wt % to 25 wt % based on ISO 11909:2007. The coating composition can also include a pigment at a pigment to binder ratio of from 0.05 to 1.3, a drying agent in an amount of from 0.5 wt % to 5 wt % based on a total weight of the coating composition, and a bismuth compound. The coating composition can have a total solvent content of less than or equal to 250 g/L.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09D 175/04 - Polyurethanes
  • C08G 18/73 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates acyclic
  • C08G 18/24 - Catalysts containing metal compounds of tin
  • C08G 18/32 - Polyhydroxy compounds; Polyamines; Hydroxy amines
  • C08G 18/10 - Prepolymer processes involving reaction of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen in a first reaction step

40.

Glycidyl (meth)acrylate polymer polyol stabilizers

      
Application Number 17313122
Grant Number 11866543
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-05-06
First Publication Date 2022-11-10
Grant Date 2024-01-09
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Adkins, Rick L.
  • Hayes, John E.

Abstract

This invention relates to novel macromers that comprise a polyether polyol having (meth)acrylate unsaturation. These novel macromers are the polymerization product of a glycidyl (meth)acrylate, with a polyether polyol, and optionally, an alkylene oxide, in the presence of a double metal cyanide catalyst. This invention also relates to preformed stabilizers prepared from these macromers, and to polymer polyols prepared from these novel macromers and novel preformed stabilizers. The present invention also relates to processes for preparing these compositions, to polyurethane foams comprising these polymer polyols, and to processes for preparing these polyurethane foams.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/83 - Chemically modified polymers
  • C08F 283/06 - Macromolecular compounds obtained by polymerising monomers on to polymers provided for in subclass on to polyethers, polyoxymethylenes or polyacetals
  • C08F 285/00 - Macromolecular compounds obtained by polymerising monomers on to preformed graft polymers
  • C08G 18/08 - Processes
  • C08G 18/63 - Block or graft polymers obtained by polymerising compounds having carbon-to-carbon double bonds on to polymers
  • C08G 18/81 - Unsaturated isocyanates or isothiocyanates
  • C08J 9/02 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by the reacting monomers or modifying agents during the preparation or modification of macromolecules
  • C08G 101/00 - Manufacture of cellular products

41.

Polyol premixes, thermally insulating rigid polyurethane foams and methods for their production

      
Application Number 17810388
Grant Number 11732100
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-07-01
First Publication Date 2022-11-03
Grant Date 2023-08-22
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Adkins, Rick L.
  • Parks, Brandon W.
  • Aprahamian, Steve L.
  • Miller, Carson C.
  • Connor, Emily E.

Abstract

Polyol premixes and thermally insulating rigid polyurethane foams, such as those that can be used as a thermal insulation medium in the construction of refrigerated storage devices, are disclosed. A polymer polyol having a OH number of greater than 260 mg KOH/g is utilized. The resulting polyurethane foams can exhibit improved thermal insulation properties without sacrificing other important physical and processing properties.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08J 9/08 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a chemical blowing agent developing carbon dioxide
  • C08G 18/12 - Prepolymer processes involving reaction of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen in a first reaction step using two or more compounds having active hydrogen in the first polymerisation step
  • C08G 18/18 - Catalysts containing secondary or tertiary amines or salts thereof
  • C08G 18/20 - Heterocyclic amines; Salts thereof
  • C08G 18/30 - Low-molecular-weight compounds
  • C08G 18/38 - Low-molecular-weight compounds having hetero atoms other than oxygen
  • C08G 18/42 - Polycondensates having carboxylic or carbonic ester groups in the main chain
  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 18/50 - Polyethers having hetero atoms other than oxygen
  • C08G 18/76 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic aromatic
  • C08J 9/14 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent organic

42.

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR PRODUCING RIGID FOAM BOARDS USING OPTICAL AND INFRARED IMAGING

      
Application Number 17634284
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-08-11
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Ulam, Devin W.
  • Owens, Steven G.
  • Steppan, David D.
  • Cloherty, Scott M.
  • Thompson, Thomas N.

Abstract

Disclosed are methods, systems and computer program products for producing rigid foam board, comprising: depositing a foam producing mixture on a facer as it travels along a conveyor; producing a rigid foam board via an exothermic reaction; imaging the rigid foam board after it is produced but before it has cooled to room temperature, using an infrared or an optical imaging device, to capture an image of the rigid foam board; receiving a signal comprising the captured image from the imaging device to a computing device; determining, based on the captured image, if a defect that requires correction exists in the rigid foam board; and optionally, in response to determining that a defect requiring correction exists, modifying a process parameter in producing rigid foam board.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 44/60 - Measuring, controlling or regulating
  • B29C 44/14 - Incorporating or moulding on preformed parts, e.g. inserts or reinforcements the preformed part being a lining

43.

METHOD FOR ADJUSTING A BLEND COMPOSITION

      
Application Number 17635645
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-08-27
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Pike, Timothy J
  • Ulam, Devin W
  • Neff, Christopher P

Abstract

A method for adjusting a blend composition includes: receiving target blend composition data associated with a target blend composition having a target blend property; controlling blend component flow streams to cause blend components to be added to a blend tank to form a blend composition; determining a property of the blend composition; comparing the property of the blend composition with the target blend property; generating control flow instructions based on the property of the blend composition and a machine learning analysis of historical blend data; and adjusting a blend component flow stream of the blend component flow streams to form a modified blend composition in the blend tank.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B01F 35/88 - Forming a predetermined ratio of the substances to be mixed by feeding the materials batchwise
  • B01F 35/82 - Forming a predetermined ratio of the substances to be mixed by adding a material to be mixed to a mixture in response to a detected feature, e.g. density, radioactivity, consumed power or colour
  • B01F 23/40 - Mixing liquids with liquids; Emulsifying

44.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR FREIGHT ESTIMATION

      
Application Number 17574869
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-13
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner
  • Covestro LLC (USA)
  • Covestro Deutschland AG (Germany)
Inventor
  • Meanor, Alison
  • Burns, Michael
  • Mueller-Platz, Severin
  • Telgen, Sebastian
  • Jurek, Petr

Abstract

Provided is a system to generate a machine learning model to provide a predicted cost associated with shipping a shipment of freight from an origin of the shipment of freight to a destination of the shipment of freight based on a training dataset and a predicted distance and to determine the predicted cost associated with shipping a specified shipment of freight from the origin of the specified shipment of freight to the destination of the specified shipment of freight using the machine learning model. The training dataset includes data associated with shipments of freight conducted during a first time interval and data associated with shipments of freight conducted during a second time interval. The first time interval is at least a year and the second time interval is shorter than the first time interval. A computer implemented method and computer program product are also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 10/08 - Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading or distribution; Inventory or stock management
  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means
  • G06N 20/20 - Ensemble learning

45.

Methods for graphical depiction of a value of a property of a material

      
Application Number 17615868
Grant Number 11854053
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-23
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Grant Date 2023-12-26
Owner COVESTRO LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Beck, Angela M.
  • Steppan, David D.
  • Ghosalkar, Chetan
  • Knox, Carol

Abstract

A method of producing a graphical depiction of a value of a property of a material is provided. The method comprises generating, by a processing unit, a plot defining a geometric shape, a first axis comprising a plurality of first variables, and a second axis comprising a plurality of second variables. The processing unit generates a plurality of points arranged in a matrix based on the first variables and the second variables, each of the points define a value of a property of a material formed by a combination of one of the first variables and one of the second variables. An output device displays a visual representation of the respective values of the property of the material at least two of the plurality of points in a range of indicia. The range of indicia represents a comparison of the respective value of the property and a constraint.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/04812 - Interaction techniques based on cursor appearance or behaviour, e.g. being affected by the presence of displayed objects
  • G06Q 30/0283 - Price estimation or determination
  • G06Q 10/06 - Resources, workflows, human or project management; Enterprise or organisation planning; Enterprise or organisation modelling
  • G06F 3/04847 - Interaction techniques to control parameter settings, e.g. interaction with sliders or dials

46.

POLYMER POLYOL COMPOSITIONS AND THEIR USE IN THE PRODUCTION OF FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAMS

      
Application Number 17625112
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-24
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Adkins, Rick L.
  • Neal, Brian L.
  • Frazee, Andrew S.

Abstract

Disclosed are polymer polyol compositions that include polymer particles produced from an ethylenically unsaturated compound resulting from the reaction of an amine-reactive ethylenically unsaturated compound with an amino diphenylamine, as well as to the use of such polymer polyol compositions in the production of flexible polyurethane foams. The polyurethane foam includes the reaction product of a reaction mixture that includes a polyisocyanate component and a polyol composition that includes the polymer polyol.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 18/63 - Block or graft polymers obtained by polymerising compounds having carbon-to-carbon double bonds on to polymers
  • C08G 18/40 - High-molecular-weight compounds
  • C08G 18/72 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates
  • C08G 18/76 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic aromatic
  • C08J 9/12 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent

47.

In-situ formed polyols, a process for their preparation, foams prepared from these in-situ formed polyols and a process for their preparation

      
Application Number 17199594
Grant Number 11572433
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-12
First Publication Date 2022-09-15
Grant Date 2023-02-07
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Lewis, Sharlene A.
  • Reese, Jack R.
  • Barksby, Nigel
  • Neal, Brian L.

Abstract

This invention relates to an in-situ formed polyol blend having an overall functionality of 2 to 3 and an overall hydroxyl number of 50 to 150. A process for preparing these polyol blends is also disclosed. These in-situ formed polyol blends are suitable for preparing viscoelastic flexible polyurethane foams. A process for preparing these foams is also disclosed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/28 - Polymeric products of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen characterised by the compounds used containing active hydrogen
  • C08G 18/30 - Low-molecular-weight compounds
  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 18/76 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic aromatic
  • C08G 65/26 - Macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions forming an ether link in the main chain of the macromolecule from cyclic ethers by opening of the heterocyclic ring from cyclic ethers and other compounds
  • C08G 101/00 - Manufacture of cellular products

48.

Methods for removing amine contaminants from equipment used in the production of polyether polyols

      
Application Number 17196075
Grant Number 11529657
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-09
First Publication Date 2022-09-15
Grant Date 2022-12-20
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Caputo, Jenna L.
  • Christman, Ii, Mark A.
  • Starkey, Charles D.
  • Wagner, Daniel R.
  • Barksby, Nigel

Abstract

Methods of removing amine contaminants from equipment used in the production of polyether polyols. These methods include: (a) contacting the equipment with an aqueous solution of a first acid; (b) discharging the aqueous solution of the first acid from the equipment; (c) contacting the equipment with an aqueous solution of an acidic metal conditioner; (d) discharging the aqueous solution of the acidic metal conditioner from the equipment; (e) contacting the equipment with an aqueous solution of an alkali metal hydroxide; and (f) discharging the aqueous solution of the alkali metal hydroxide from the equipment.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B08B 3/08 - Cleaning involving contact with liquid the liquid having chemical or dissolving effect
  • B08B 3/10 - Cleaning involving contact with liquid with additional treatment of the liquid or of the object being cleaned, e.g. by heat, by electricity or by vibration
  • B08B 9/08 - Cleaning of containers, e.g. tanks
  • C08G 65/26 - Macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions forming an ether link in the main chain of the macromolecule from cyclic ethers by opening of the heterocyclic ring from cyclic ethers and other compounds
  • C11D 7/08 - Acids
  • C11D 7/26 - Organic compounds containing oxygen
  • C11D 7/34 - Organic compounds containing sulfur
  • C11D 11/00 - Special methods for preparing compositions containing mixtures of detergents

49.

IN-MOLD ENCAPSULATION OF MULTIPLE MOLDED PARTS

      
Application Number 17631971
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-08-04
First Publication Date 2022-09-01
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Mccanna, Jesse
  • Yeager, Mark A.

Abstract

An in-mold encapsulation and processes for its manufacture are disclosed, comprising two or more plastic molded parts and a coating, such that when the encapsulation is rotated 360° about an axis, the coating may be seen as applied to a portion of the outside surface of the molded parts at any degree about that axis. In embodiments, the molded parts comprise polycarbonate, and the coating composition comprises isocyanate reactive groups and a polyisocyanate. The encapsulation may comprise areas where the coating is not applied, even though only the coating and not any other adhesive or structure holds the plastic molded parts together.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 45/14 - Injection moulding, i.e. forcing the required volume of moulding material through a nozzle into a closed mould; Apparatus therefor incorporating preformed parts or layers, e.g. injection moulding around inserts or for coating articles

50.

POLYMER POLYOL COMPOSITIONS AND THEIR USE IN THE PRODUCTION OF FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAMS

      
Application Number 17625107
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-24
First Publication Date 2022-09-01
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Adkins, Rick L.
  • Neal, Brian L.
  • Frazee, Andrew S.

Abstract

Disclosed are polymer polyol compositions that include an amino diphenylamine, optionally in combination with other antioxidants, such as phenolic antioxidants, as well the use of such polymer polyol compositions in the production of flexible polyurethane foams. The polyurethane foam includes a reaction product of a polyisocyanate component and an isocyanate-reactive component that includes the polymer polyol composition.

IPC Classes  ?

51.

ISOPROPYLIDENEDIPHENOL-BASED POLYETHER POLYOLS, PROCESSES FOR THEIR PRODUCTION, AND FOAMS PRODUCED THEREFROM

      
Application Number 17670727
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-14
First Publication Date 2022-08-25
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Lewis, Sharlene A.
  • Loveday, Anthony R.
  • Rexrode, Eric M.

Abstract

Isopropylidenediphenol-based polyether polyols, processes for their production, foams produced using such isopropylidenediphenol-based polyether polyols, such as PUR-PIR rigid foams, as well as to processes for producing such foams. The polyether polyols include: (a) an alkoxylate of 4,4′-isopropylidenediphenol; (b) an alkoxylate of 2,4′- and/or 2,2′-isopropylidenediphenol; (c) an alkoxylate of components comprising structural elements which are derived from phenol, acetone and/or isopropylidenediphenol, but which are not isomers of isopropylidenediphenol; and (d) an alkoxylate of a diol that has a molecular weight less than the molecular weight of isopropylidenediphenol and that does not contain structural elements derived from phenol, acetone and/or isopropylidenediphenol.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 65/26 - Macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions forming an ether link in the main chain of the macromolecule from cyclic ethers by opening of the heterocyclic ring from cyclic ethers and other compounds
  • C08G 18/76 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic aromatic
  • C08J 9/12 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent
  • C08J 9/14 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent organic

52.

POLYETHERS AND THEIR USE IN THE PRODUCTION OF FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAMS

      
Application Number 17625110
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-24
First Publication Date 2022-08-25
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Adkins, Rick L.
  • Neal, Brian L.
  • Frazee, Andrew S.

Abstract

Disclosed are amine-containing polyethers that are the reaction product of a reaction mixture comprising: (a) a polyether of the formula A(OZOX)n where (i) A is a polyether derived from a hydroxyl-functional polyether having a hydroxyl functionality (y) of 1 to 8 and an OH number of 20 to 400 mg KOH/g, wherein the free hydroxyl functionality of A is y-m, wherein m is a number having a value of 1 to 7; (ii) Z is a divalent residue comprising an alkylene oxide moiety; (iii) X is an amine reactive moiety; and (iv) n is a number having a value of 1 to 7; and (b) an amino diphenylamine. Polyol compositions that include an amine-containing polyether polyol are also described, a polymer polyol compositions, polyurethane foams and methods of producing flexible polyurethane foams.

IPC Classes  ?

53.

AMINO DIPHENYLAMINE-STARTED POLYETHER POLYOLS, METHODS FOR THEIR PRODUCTION, AND FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAMS PRODUCED USING SUCH POLYOLS

      
Application Number 17625114
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-24
First Publication Date 2022-08-25
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Neal, Brian L.
  • Loveday, Anthony R.
  • Frazee, Andrew S.

Abstract

Polyether polyols are described that are an alkoxylation reaction product of an H-functional starter and an alkylene oxide, in which the H-functional starter includes an amino diphenylamine. Methods for producing such polyether polyols, as well as to the use of such polyether polyols in the production of flexible polyurethane foams is also described.

IPC Classes  ?

54.

ISOPROPYLIDENEDIPHENOL-BASED POLYETHER POLYOLS, PROCESSES FOR THEIR PRODUCTION, AND FOAMS PRODUCED THEREFROM

      
Application Number 17670707
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-14
First Publication Date 2022-08-25
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Lewis, Sharlene A.
  • Loveday, Anthony R.
  • Rexrode, Eric M.

Abstract

Isopropylidenediphenol-based polyether polyols, processes for their production, foams produced using such isopropylidenediphenol-based polyether polyols, such as PUR-PIR rigid foams, as well as to processes for producing such foams. The polyether polyols have an internal block comprising polymerized ethylene oxide moieties and an external cap comprising polymerized propylene oxide moieties.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/76 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic aromatic
  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 65/48 - Polymers modified by chemical after-treatment

55.

METHOD FOR SIMULATING OLIGOMER OR POLYMER GROWTH

      
Application Number 17641909
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-16
First Publication Date 2022-08-18
Owner COVESTRO LLC (USA)
Inventor Thompson-Colón, James A

Abstract

A method for simulating oligomer or polymer growth includes: receiving a reaction recipe including a plurality of reactive molecules; for each reactive molecule of the plurality of reactive molecules, determining at least one functional group associated with the reactive molecule; assigning a functional group type to each of the functional groups associated with the plurality of reactive molecules; determining at least one reaction rule associated with each functional group type; simulating a plurality of oligomer or polymer forming reactions from the plurality of reactive molecules based on the at least one reaction rule to form a plurality of simulated oligomers or polymers; and determining at least one oligomer or polymer structure associated with a first oligomer or polymer of the plurality of simulated oligomers or polymers.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16C 20/10 - Analysis or design of chemical reactions, syntheses or processes
  • G16C 20/40 - Searching chemical structures or physicochemical data
  • G16C 20/70 - Machine learning, data mining or chemometrics

56.

HFCO-containing isocyanate-reactive compositions, polyurethane foams formed therefrom, and composite articles that include such foams

      
Application Number 17170046
Grant Number 11932761
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-02-08
First Publication Date 2022-08-11
Grant Date 2024-03-19
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor Bell, Michael H.

Abstract

Isocyanate-reactive compositions, rigid polyurethane foam-forming compositions, rigid polyurethane foams, and methods for their production, and composite articles having a rigid polyurethane foam sandwiched between metal facer substrates. The rigid polyurethane foams are produced from an isocyanate-reactive composition comprising: (1) a polyol blend that includes an amine-initiated polyether polyol; (2) a hydrochlorofluoroolefin (“HCFO”); and (3) a catalyst that includes an arylalkyl tertiary amine, an aryl tertiary amine, or a mixture thereof. The foam can have excellent adhesion to metal substrates.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08L 71/02 - Polyalkylene oxides
  • B32B 5/20 - Layered products characterised by the non-homogeneity or physical structure of a layer characterised by features of a layer containing foamed or specifically porous material foamed in situ
  • B32B 15/04 - Layered products essentially comprising metal comprising metal as the main or only constituent of a layer, next to another layer of a specific substance
  • B32B 15/095 - Layered products essentially comprising metal comprising metal as the main or only constituent of a layer, next to another layer of a specific substance of synthetic resin comprising polyurethanes
  • C08G 18/08 - Processes
  • C08G 18/16 - Catalysts
  • C08G 18/18 - Catalysts containing secondary or tertiary amines or salts thereof
  • C08G 18/22 - Catalysts containing metal compounds
  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 18/76 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic aromatic
  • C08G 101/00 - Manufacture of cellular products
  • C08J 9/12 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent
  • C08J 9/14 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent organic

57.

Display screen with graphical user interface

      
Application Number 29724364
Grant Number D0960173
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-02-14
First Publication Date 2022-08-09
Grant Date 2022-08-09
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Steppan, David D.
  • Swango, Mylauna M.
  • Mcvey, Susan B.
  • Gower, Jr., William C.
  • Hoskins, J. Stephen

58.

Processes for making molded flexible foams and flexible foams produced thereby

      
Application Number 17155521
Grant Number 11738487
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-01-22
First Publication Date 2022-07-28
Grant Date 2023-08-29
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Montgomery, Michelle L.
  • Parks, Brandon W.

Abstract

Processes for making a molded flexible foam. The processes include: (a) depositing a foam-forming reaction mixture onto a surface of a mold cavity, and (b) allowing the foam-forming reaction mixture to react in the mold cavity. The foam-forming reaction mixture comprises: (1) a polyisocyanate present in an amount of less than 45% by weight, based on the total weight of the foam-forming reaction mixture; (2) an isocyanate-reactive composition comprising at least 50% by weight, based on the total weight of polyol in the isocyanate-reactive composition, of a polyether polyol having a functionality of greater than 2, an oxyethylene content of 0 to 50% by weight, based on the total weight of the polyether polyol, more than 50 mol % of primary OH groups, and an OH number of 8 to 112 mg KOH/g; (3) a blowing agent comprising water present in an amount of at least 0.5% by weight, based on the total weight of the foam-forming reaction mixture; and (4) a tin-free metallic catalyst composition comprising a bismuth-based catalyst and a zinc-based catalyst.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 44/34 - Component parts, details or accessories; Auxiliary operations
  • C08G 18/22 - Catalysts containing metal compounds
  • C08G 18/30 - Low-molecular-weight compounds
  • C08G 18/32 - Polyhydroxy compounds; Polyamines; Hydroxy amines
  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 18/50 - Polyethers having hetero atoms other than oxygen
  • C08G 18/66 - Compounds of groups , , or
  • C08G 18/76 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic aromatic
  • B29K 75/00 - Use of polyureas or polyurethanes as moulding material
  • C08G 101/00 - Manufacture of cellular products

59.

RIGID POLYURETHANE FOAMS SUITABLE FOR USE AS PANEL INSULATION

      
Application Number 17607208
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-04-21
First Publication Date 2022-07-14
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Rider, Shawn G.
  • Parks, Brandon W.
  • Miller, Carson C.

Abstract

Disclosed are polyurethane-foam forming compositions, rigid polyurethane foams and methods for their production, as well as to composite articles comprising such foams sandwiched between facer substrates, including use of such composite elements for side-wall and/or roof insulating elements for refrigerated tractor trailers. The rigid polyurethane foams are produced from an isocyanate-reactive composition comprising: (1) a polyol blend; (2) a hydrochlorofluoroolefin; and (3) a tertiary amine catalyst composition.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/76 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic aromatic
  • C08G 18/50 - Polyethers having hetero atoms other than oxygen
  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 18/20 - Heterocyclic amines; Salts thereof
  • C08J 9/00 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof
  • C08J 9/14 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent organic
  • B32B 5/18 - Layered products characterised by the non-homogeneity or physical structure of a layer characterised by features of a layer containing foamed or specifically porous material
  • B32B 15/20 - Layered products essentially comprising metal comprising aluminium or copper
  • B32B 15/04 - Layered products essentially comprising metal comprising metal as the main or only constituent of a layer, next to another layer of a specific substance
  • B32B 27/20 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin characterised by the use of special additives using fillers, pigments, thixotroping agents
  • B32B 27/06 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin as the main or only constituent of a layer next to another layer of a specific substance

60.

Elastomeric compositions containing a solid residue of isocyanate manufacturing

      
Application Number 17112186
Grant Number 11618814
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-04
First Publication Date 2022-06-09
Grant Date 2023-04-04
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Thiel, Timothy W.
  • Wardius, Don S.

Abstract

90,3 particle size of no more than 70 microns. Elastomer products made using these elastomer compositions can include, for example, a tire treadstock, a tire sidewall stock, a roofing membrane, a door seal, a window seal, a trunk seal, a hood seal, a hose, such as a hose in a vehicular cooling system circuit, or a hanger element attaching an exhaust system to a vehicle underfloor.

IPC Classes  ?

61.

Polyisocyanate resins

      
Application Number 16952511
Grant Number 11732083
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-11-19
First Publication Date 2022-05-19
Grant Date 2023-08-22
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Best, Kurt E.
  • Wang, Daniel P.
  • Kleer, Joseph

Abstract

nd Heating) temperature scan from −100° C. to 150° C. using 20° C./min heating and cooling ramps. The isocyanate-terminated reaction product and the linear aliphatic polyisocyanate can be present at a weight ratio of from 0.5 to 2.5.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/72 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates
  • C08G 18/28 - Polymeric products of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen characterised by the compounds used containing active hydrogen
  • C09D 175/02 - Polyureas
  • C08L 75/02 - Polyureas
  • B32B 27/28 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin comprising copolymers of synthetic resins not wholly covered by any one of the following subgroups
  • C08G 18/75 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic cycloaliphatic
  • C08G 18/12 - Prepolymer processes involving reaction of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen in a first reaction step using two or more compounds having active hydrogen in the first polymerisation step
  • C08G 18/50 - Polyethers having hetero atoms other than oxygen
  • C08G 18/73 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates acyclic
  • C08G 18/78 - Nitrogen
  • C08G 18/34 - Carboxylic acids; Esters thereof with monohydroxyl compounds
  • C08G 18/42 - Polycondensates having carboxylic or carbonic ester groups in the main chain

62.

Foam wall structure

      
Application Number 17099865
Grant Number RE049073
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-11-17
First Publication Date 2022-05-17
Grant Date 2022-05-17
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Lambach, James
  • Nicola, William J.
  • Giles, Eric
  • Grisolia, Anthony
  • Oberg, Bradley W.

Abstract

A foam wall structure includes a frame, at least one primary support member, a slab of polyiso board and a foam layer. The frame can include: a first member, a second member spaced apart from the first member; and two side members extending between the first and second members. The frame defining a front frame surface and an opposite rear frame surface. The at least one primary support member can be positioned between the two side members and extend between the first and second member. The primary support member defines a front support surface and an opposite rear support surface. The slab of polyiso board may be attached to the front frame surface. The foam layer can be received within at least a portion of the frame and overlies the front surface of the primary support member. A method of making a foam wall structure and a pre-fabricated wall is also disclosed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E04C 2/20 - Building elements of relatively thin form for the construction of parts of buildings, e.g. sheet materials, slabs, or panels characterised by specified materials of foamed products of plastics
  • B29C 44/12 - Incorporating or moulding on preformed parts, e.g. inserts or reinforcements
  • E04B 1/10 - Structures consisting primarily of load-supporting, block-shaped or slab-shaped elements the elements consisting of wood
  • E04C 2/38 - Building elements of relatively thin form for the construction of parts of buildings, e.g. sheet materials, slabs, or panels characterised by the shape or structure with attached ribs, flanges, or the like, e.g. framed panels
  • E04B 2/00 - Walls, e.g. partitions, for buildings; Wall construction with regard to insulation; Connections specially adapted to walls
  • E04B 1/80 - Heat insulating elements slab-shaped
  • E04B 2/02 - Walls, e.g. partitions, for buildings; Wall construction with regard to insulation; Connections specially adapted to walls built-up from layers of building elements

63.

Display screen or portion thereof with a graphical user interface

      
Application Number 29763049
Grant Number D0951273
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-21
First Publication Date 2022-05-10
Grant Date 2022-05-10
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Beck, Angela M.
  • Steppan, David D.
  • Ghosalkar, Chetan
  • Squiller, Edward P.
  • Stadler, Andrew

64.

Display screen or portion thereof with a graphical user interface

      
Application Number 29763043
Grant Number D0951291
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-21
First Publication Date 2022-05-10
Grant Date 2022-05-10
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Beck, Angela M.
  • Steppan, David D.
  • Ghosalkar, Chetan

65.

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CREATING A RECIPE FOR A CHEMICAL COMPOSITION

      
Application Number 17425381
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-01-29
First Publication Date 2022-03-31
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor Steppan, David D.

Abstract

A method of creating a recipe for a chemical composition, includes: receiving a property input from a user including at least one target physical property for a polymeric product to be produced from the chemical composition; receiving an initial chemical component for inclusion in the recipe; determining whether inclusion of the one or more initial chemical components in the recipe would produce the polymeric product having the at least one target physical property; generating, an advisory component recommendation comprising one or more additional or alternative chemical components for inclusion in the recipe; and modifying the recipe to include the one or more additional or alternative chemical components. A system and a computer program product for creating a recipe for a chemical composition are also disclosed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 50/04 - Manufacturing
  • G16C 20/10 - Analysis or design of chemical reactions, syntheses or processes
  • G16C 20/30 - Prediction of properties of chemical compounds, compositions or mixtures
  • G06Q 10/04 - Forecasting or optimisation specially adapted for administrative or management purposes, e.g. linear programming or "cutting stock problem"

66.

Display screen or portion thereof with an animated graphical user interface

      
Application Number 29744481
Grant Number D0946019
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-29
First Publication Date 2022-03-15
Grant Date 2022-03-15
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Swango, Mylauna M.
  • Steppan, David D.
  • Mason, James P.
  • Matsco, Joel

67.

Display screen or portion thereof with a graphical user interface

      
Application Number 29763055
Grant Number D0944262
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-21
First Publication Date 2022-02-22
Grant Date 2022-02-22
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Beck, Angela M.
  • Steppan, David D.
  • Ghosalkar, Chetan
  • Squiller, Edward P.
  • Stadler, Andrew

68.

Process for manufacturing fully recyclable mining screens

      
Application Number 17297619
Grant Number 11890785
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-12-17
First Publication Date 2022-01-27
Grant Date 2024-02-06
Owner COVESTRO LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Lorenzo, Michael
  • Rodrigues, Jean Paul

Abstract

The present invention provides an environmentally-friendly, fully recyclable composite mining screen which has sufficient rigidity to replace existing metal and metal covered plastic mining screens. The inventive composite screen insert contains stiff reinforcing fibers (glass, carbon, etc.) and exhibits the rigidity of metal and metal-covered plastic mining screen inserts so as to minimize deflection in use. The inventive mining screen is also completely recyclable because at the end of its useful life, the broken and used screen can be ground into polymer particles and the particles incorporated into new screens or other parts.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29B 17/04 - Disintegrating plastics
  • B29B 17/00 - Recovery of plastics or other constituents of waste material containing plastics
  • B07B 1/46 - Constructional details of screens in general; Cleaning or heating of screens
  • C08K 7/14 - Glass
  • B29C 39/10 - Shaping by casting, i.e. introducing the moulding material into a mould or between confining surfaces without significant moulding pressure; Apparatus therefor for making articles of definite length, i.e. discrete articles incorporating preformed parts or layers, e.g. casting around inserts or for coating articles
  • B29K 105/26 - Scrap
  • B29K 309/08 - Glass
  • B29L 31/00 - Other particular articles
  • B29C 70/54 - Component parts, details or accessories; Auxiliary operations

69.

Foam wall structures and methods for their manufacture

      
Application Number 17036323
Grant Number 11225790
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-09-29
First Publication Date 2022-01-18
Grant Date 2022-01-18
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Lambach, James L.
  • Palmosina, Ii, Michael F.

Abstract

Foam wall structures and methods for making them are described. The wall structures include a frame, a sheet metal sheathing overlying a front surface of the frame, a foam panel overlying the sheet metal sheathing, and a foam layer disposed in a cavity defined by the frame and the sheet metal sheathing. Buildings that include such wall structures are also described.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E04B 2/70 - Walls of framework or pillarwork; Walls incorporating load-bearing elongated members with elongated members of wood
  • E04B 1/80 - Heat insulating elements slab-shaped
  • E04B 1/76 - Heat, sound or noise insulation, absorption, or reflection; Other building methods affording favourable thermal or acoustical conditions, e.g. accumulating of heat within walls specifically with respect to heat only

70.

Display screen portion with graphical user interface

      
Application Number 29801243
Grant Number D0940741
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-07-28
First Publication Date 2022-01-11
Grant Date 2022-01-11
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Beck, Angela
  • Steppan, David
  • Forsythe, John
  • Charron, James
  • Squiller, Edward
  • Bonomi, Trevor
  • Ladieu, Nicholas

71.

Modified foam wall structures with high racking strength and methods for their manufacture

      
Application Number 17481523
Grant Number 11718989
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-09-22
First Publication Date 2022-01-06
Grant Date 2023-08-08
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Baily, David M.
  • Lambach, James L.
  • Palmosina, Ii, Michael F.

Abstract

Modified and connected foam wall structures and methods for making them are described. The wall structures include a frame, a foam panel attached to the frame, a foam layer disposed in a cavity defined by the frame, and a structural adhesive. The structural adhesive may be disposed in at least one of: (A) an aperture located within the foam layer, and (B) an aperture located between the foam layer and a frame member. In some cases, a cured structural adhesive is located between connecting members of adjacent foam wall structures.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E04C 2/38 - Building elements of relatively thin form for the construction of parts of buildings, e.g. sheet materials, slabs, or panels characterised by the shape or structure with attached ribs, flanges, or the like, e.g. framed panels
  • E04B 1/26 - Structures comprising elongated load-supporting parts, e.g. columns, girders, skeletons the supporting parts consisting of wood
  • E04B 1/343 - Structures characterised by movable, separable, or collapsible parts, e.g. for transport
  • E04B 1/74 - Heat, sound or noise insulation, absorption, or reflection; Other building methods affording favourable thermal or acoustical conditions, e.g. accumulating of heat within walls
  • E04B 2/56 - Walls of framework or pillarwork; Walls incorporating load-bearing elongated members
  • E04B 1/38 - Connections for building structures in general

72.

Foam wall structures and methods for their manufacture

      
Application Number 16944269
Grant Number 11214958
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-31
First Publication Date 2022-01-04
Grant Date 2022-01-04
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor Lambach, James L.

Abstract

Foam wall structures and methods for making foam wall structures. The wall structures include a frame, a foam panel overlying a front surface of the frame, a first foam layer disposed in a cavity defined by the frame and the foam panel, in which the first foam layer self-adheres to one or more members of the frame, and a second foam layer disposed in the cavity. The second foam layer self-adheres to the first foam layer and has a density that is less than the density of the first foam layer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E04C 1/00 - Building elements of block or other shape for the construction of parts of buildings
  • E04B 1/76 - Heat, sound or noise insulation, absorption, or reflection; Other building methods affording favourable thermal or acoustical conditions, e.g. accumulating of heat within walls specifically with respect to heat only

73.

Use of thermally decomposable acid as inhibitor for preparing polyisocyanurate composites

      
Application Number 16902668
Grant Number 11453739
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-16
First Publication Date 2021-12-16
Grant Date 2022-09-27
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Chen, Liang
  • Thompson-Colón, James A.
  • Bushmire, Alan D.

Abstract

Provided is a process for producing a polyisocyanurate comprising: trimerizing an aliphatic polyisocyanate with a trimerization catalyst in the presence of a thermally decomposable acid at a molar ratio of acid to catalyst of from 0.1 to 10, wherein the polyisocyanurate has a greater pot life than the pot life of the polyisocyanurate not containing the thermally decomposable acid. Polyisocyanurates made according to the inventive process lengthen the pot life of pultrusion composite formulations made therefrom without affecting the reactivity of the formulations. The pultrusion composite formulations of the invention may be cured and pultruded to yield a variety of products such as wind turbine blades, yacht shells, window frames, door frames, ladder frames, telegraph pole cross arms, tent poles, solar cell frames, solar cell backsheets, radomes, highway guard rails, floor boards, pipes, telegraph poles, auto trunks, luggage holders, engine covers, golf clubs, tennis poles, badminton poles, bicycle frames, surfboards, and snowboards.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/22 - Catalysts containing metal compounds
  • B29C 70/52 - Pultrusion, i.e. forming and compressing by continuously pulling through a die
  • C08G 18/09 - Processes comprising oligomerisation of isocyanates or isothiocyanates involving reaction of a part of the isocyanate or isothiocyanate groups with each other in the reaction mixture
  • C08G 18/73 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates acyclic
  • C08G 18/75 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic cycloaliphatic
  • C08G 18/76 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic aromatic
  • B29K 75/00 - Use of polyureas or polyurethanes as moulding material
  • C08K 3/04 - Carbon
  • C08K 3/40 - Glass
  • C08K 7/06 - Elements
  • C08K 7/08 - Oxygen-containing compounds
  • C08K 7/14 - Glass

74.

TECHNIQUES TO CUSTOM DESIGN PRODUCTS

      
Application Number 17286722
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-10-18
First Publication Date 2021-12-02
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Beck, Angela M.
  • Steppan, David D.
  • Ghosalkar, Chetan
  • Squiller, Edward P.
  • Stadler, Andrew
  • Crookston, Currie
  • Best, Kurt E.
  • Forsythe, John P.
  • Charron, James R.

Abstract

Disclosed are methods and interfaces for depicting a plurality of properties of a material, such as a haptic coating. In some aspects, gauges each expressing a property of the material may be displayed. Each property that collectively may describe the material may be defined along a gradient each of two opposing characteristics. Each of the physical properties may have an interrelationship with one or more of the other physical properties, such that when a particular value or quantity of one physical property is chosen, the other physical properties are constrained to a certain degree. The example gauges disclosed herein provide an interface that allows a user to easily understand these constraints and also allows for user friendly and intuitive manipulation of desired physical properties.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 30/12 - Geometric CAD characterised by design entry means specially adapted for CAD, e.g. graphical user interfaces [GUI] specially adapted for CAD
  • G06Q 30/08 - Auctions

75.

Laminated parts containing a slip resistant and water resistant outer layer and methods for their production

      
Application Number 17402726
Grant Number 11548244
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-08-16
First Publication Date 2021-12-02
Grant Date 2023-01-10
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor Lesko, Merle W.

Abstract

Laminated parts are described that include a core, a fiber layer arranged on each side of the core and impregnated with a polyurethane resin, and an outer layer that at least partially coats at least one of the polyurethane impregnated fiber layers, in which the outer layer is the cured reaction product of a reaction mixture that includes: (1) a polyisocyanate, (2) a polyether polyol having a molecular weight of 800 Da to 25,000 Da and a functionality of 2 to 8, and (3) a fatty acid ester having isocyanate-reactive functionality. Methods of producing such laminated parts are also described.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 70/48 - Shaping or impregnating by compression for producing articles of definite length, i.e. discrete articles using matched moulds, e.g. for deforming sheet moulding compounds [SMC] or prepregs and impregnating the reinforcements in the closed mould, e.g. resin transfer moulding [RTM]
  • B29C 70/86 - Incorporating in coherent impregnated reinforcing layers
  • B32B 3/12 - Layered products essentially comprising a layer with external or internal discontinuities or unevennesses, or a layer of non-planar form; Layered products essentially having particular features of form characterised by a discontinuous layer, i.e. apertured or formed of separate pieces of material characterised by a layer of regularly-arranged cells whether integral or formed individually or by conjunction of separate strips, e.g. honeycomb structure
  • B32B 29/02 - Layered products essentially comprising paper or cardboard next to a fibrous or filamentary layer
  • C08J 5/24 - Impregnating materials with prepolymers which can be polymerised in situ, e.g. manufacture of prepregs
  • B29K 75/00 - Use of polyureas or polyurethanes as moulding material
  • B29K 309/08 - Glass
  • B29L 31/30 - Vehicles, e.g. ships or aircraft, or body parts thereof

76.

Processes for producing aromatic diamine-initiated polyether polyols

      
Application Number 16883243
Grant Number 11629225
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-26
First Publication Date 2021-12-02
Grant Date 2023-04-18
Owner
  • Covestro LLC (USA)
  • Covestro Deutschland AG (Germany)
Inventor
  • Caputo, Jenna L.
  • Loveday, Anthony R.
  • Browne, Edward P.

Abstract

Processes are described for producing an aromatic diamine-initiated polyether polyol having a measured OH number of 300 to 500 mg KOH/g and a viscosity at 25° C. of 5000 to 50,000 mPas. The processes include a first alkoxylation step in which an alkylene oxide consisting essentially of propylene oxide is reacted with a starter consisting essentially of aromatic diamine at a molar ratio of propylene oxide to aromatic diamine of 1.4:1 to 2.0:1 to form an alkoxylated product; and a second alkoxylation step in which an alkylene oxide consisting essentially of propylene oxide is reacted with the alkoxylated product, in the presence of an added catalyst, until the ratio of moles of propylene oxide added in the process to the moles of aromatic diamine added in the process is 4:1 to 9:1.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 65/26 - Macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions forming an ether link in the main chain of the macromolecule from cyclic ethers by opening of the heterocyclic ring from cyclic ethers and other compounds
  • C08G 18/50 - Polyethers having hetero atoms other than oxygen

77.

DEVICE FOR COOLING BATTERY CELLS

      
Application Number 17273904
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-09-04
First Publication Date 2021-11-04
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Davis, Terry
  • Osio, Ignacio

Abstract

The present invention provides a device for cooling one or more battery cells, comprising a metal coolant channel and a plastic molded part that comprises fins having surfaces that protrude radially outward and contact one or more battery cells. A battery cooling management system comprises the device, and may include structures for impact resistance, as well as one or more coolant fluid headers, coolant fluid collection channels, or one or more protective shells. A thermally conductive foam may be disposed in between a battery cell and the plastic molded device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 10/6557 - Solid parts with flow channel passages or pipes for heat exchange arranged between the cells
  • H01M 10/613 - Cooling or keeping cold
  • H01M 10/643 - Cylindrical cells
  • H01M 10/653 - Means for temperature control structurally associated with the cells characterised by electrically insulating or thermally conductive materials
  • H01M 10/6551 - Surfaces specially adapted for heat dissipation or radiation, e.g. fins or coatings
  • H01M 10/6567 - Liquids
  • H01M 50/213 - Racks, modules or packs for multiple batteries or multiple cells characterised by their shape adapted for cells having curved cross-section, e.g. round or elliptic

78.

Display screen portion with graphical user interface

      
Application Number 29643407
Grant Number D0929428
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-04-09
First Publication Date 2021-08-31
Grant Date 2021-08-31
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Beck, Angela
  • Steppan, David
  • Forsythe, John
  • Charron, James
  • Squiller, Edward
  • Bonomi, Trevor
  • Ladieu, Nicholas

79.

Display screen portion with a graphical user interface

      
Application Number 29710437
Grant Number D0928819
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-23
First Publication Date 2021-08-24
Grant Date 2021-08-24
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Steppan, David D.
  • Beck, Angela M.
  • Pike, Timothy J.
  • Squiller, Edward P.
  • Forsythe, John P.
  • Best, Kurt E.

80.

Methods and systems for manufacturing foam wall structures

      
Application Number 16790088
Grant Number 11642687
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-02-13
First Publication Date 2021-08-19
Grant Date 2023-05-09
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Lambach, James L.
  • Palmosina, Ii, Michael F.
  • Cloherty, Scott

Abstract

Methods for manufacturing foam wall structures are described. The methods include placing a wall structure proximate to a robotic arm, orienting an imaging device so that the imaging device on the robotic arm faces a cavity in the wall structure, surveying the cavity using the imaging device, determining a spray foaming pattern to fill the cavity to a selected depth with a foam layer, orienting the spray nozzle so the spray nozzle faces the cavity, and spray-applying the foam-forming composition into the cavity to the selected depth by passing the foam-forming composition through the spray nozzle to form the foam layer. Foam wall structure manufacturing systems that are suitable for carrying out such methods are also described.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B05B 13/04 - Means for supporting work; Arrangement or mounting of spray heads; Adaptation or arrangement of means for feeding work the spray heads being moved during operation
  • B25J 9/00 - Programme-controlled manipulators
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls
  • B25J 19/02 - Sensing devices
  • B29K 105/04 - Condition, form or state of moulded material cellular or porous
  • B29C 70/02 - Shaping composites, i.e. plastics material comprising reinforcements, fillers or preformed parts, e.g. inserts comprising combinations of reinforcements and fillers incorporated in matrix material, forming one or more layers, with or without non-reinforced or non-filled layers
  • B29C 65/00 - Joining of preformed parts; Apparatus therefor

81.

Methods for purifying polyols containing oxyalkylene units to reduce 2-methyl-2-pentenal content

      
Application Number 16793339
Grant Number 11572440
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-02-18
First Publication Date 2021-08-19
Grant Date 2023-02-07
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Wagner, Daniel R.
  • Neal, Brian L.

Abstract

Disclosed are methods for purifying polyols containing oxyalkylene units that is an alkali metal catalyzed alkoxylation reaction product of an alkylene oxide and an H-functional starter. The methods include neutralizing the alkali metal ions with an aqueous solution comprising water and sulfuric acid, in which: (i) the sulfuric acid is present in an amount of no more than 5% by weight, based on the total weight of the aqueous solution, and (ii) the sulfuric acid is used in an amount of 2% to 10% more than the theoretical amount necessary to neutralize all of the alkali metal ions present. The methods can produce polyols having a low content of 2-methyl-2-pentenal.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 65/30 - Post-polymerisation treatment, e.g. recovery, purification, drying
  • B01D 3/10 - Vacuum distillation
  • C08G 65/26 - Macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions forming an ether link in the main chain of the macromolecule from cyclic ethers by opening of the heterocyclic ring from cyclic ethers and other compounds

82.

Foam wall structures and methods for their manufacture

      
Application Number 16790022
Grant Number 11414862
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-02-13
First Publication Date 2021-08-19
Grant Date 2022-08-16
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Lambach, James L.
  • Palmosina, Ii, Michael F.

Abstract

Foam wall structures and methods for making them are described. The wall structures include a frame, a mesh mechanically fastened to a front surface of the frame, a foam panel at least partially abutting and overlying the mesh, and a foam layer disposed in a cavity defined by the frame, the mesh, and the foam panel. Buildings that include such wall structures are also described.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E04B 1/74 - Heat, sound or noise insulation, absorption, or reflection; Other building methods affording favourable thermal or acoustical conditions, e.g. accumulating of heat within walls
  • E04B 2/56 - Walls of framework or pillarwork; Walls incorporating load-bearing elongated members
  • B29C 44/18 - Filling preformed cavities
  • E04B 2/54 - Walls having cavities between, as well as in, the elements; Walls of elements each consisting of two or more parts, kept in distance by means of spacers, at least one of the parts having cavities the walls being characterised by fillings in all cavities in order to form a wall construction
  • B32B 5/20 - Layered products characterised by the non-homogeneity or physical structure of a layer characterised by features of a layer containing foamed or specifically porous material foamed in situ

83.

Flexibilizing capped prepolymers

      
Application Number 17178793
Grant Number 11807708
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-02-18
First Publication Date 2021-08-19
Grant Date 2023-11-07
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Cummings, Stephen D.
  • Stewart, Matthew
  • Lewis, Sharlene A.
  • Adkins, Rick L.
  • Reese, Jack R.

Abstract

A flexibilizing capped prepolymer can include a reaction product of reaction mixture including a polyisocyanate and an isocyanate-reactive component at an equivalent ratio of polyisocyanate equivalents to isocyanate-reactive component equivalents of from 1.4:1 to 2.1:1. The isocyanate-reactive component can include a polyol component and a branching agent component. The branching agent component can include a monoglyceride, a diglyceride, a triglyceride, or a combination thereof having a number average functionality of from 3 to 6 NCO-reactive functional groups. The reaction product is terminated with a capping agent to form the flexibilizing capped prepolymer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/73 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates acyclic
  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 18/83 - Chemically modified polymers
  • C09J 163/00 - Adhesives based on epoxy resins; Adhesives based on derivatives of epoxy resins
  • C08G 18/24 - Catalysts containing metal compounds of tin
  • C08G 18/28 - Polymeric products of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen characterised by the compounds used containing active hydrogen
  • C08G 18/32 - Polyhydroxy compounds; Polyamines; Hydroxy amines
  • C08G 18/36 - Hydroxylated esters of higher fatty acids

84.

Foam wall structures with high shear strength and methods for the manufacture thereof

      
Application Number 17053177
Grant Number 11377850
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-05-07
First Publication Date 2021-08-05
Grant Date 2022-07-05
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Baily, David M.
  • Lambach, James L.
  • Palmosina, Ii, Michael F.

Abstract

Wall structures and methods of manufacturing wall structures are described. The wall structures include a frame, a foam panel attached to the frame, a brace disposed in a cavity defined by the frame, and a foam layer. The wall structures can impart a high wall racking strength and good thermal performance through the combination of the foam layer, brace, and the foam panels.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E04C 1/00 - Building elements of block or other shape for the construction of parts of buildings
  • E04C 2/38 - Building elements of relatively thin form for the construction of parts of buildings, e.g. sheet materials, slabs, or panels characterised by the shape or structure with attached ribs, flanges, or the like, e.g. framed panels
  • E04B 2/70 - Walls of framework or pillarwork; Walls incorporating load-bearing elongated members with elongated members of wood
  • B32B 5/18 - Layered products characterised by the non-homogeneity or physical structure of a layer characterised by features of a layer containing foamed or specifically porous material
  • E04B 1/10 - Structures consisting primarily of load-supporting, block-shaped or slab-shaped elements the elements consisting of wood
  • E04B 1/26 - Structures comprising elongated load-supporting parts, e.g. columns, girders, skeletons the supporting parts consisting of wood

85.

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PREDICTING PROPERTIES OF A POLYMER

      
Application Number 15734674
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-06-07
First Publication Date 2021-07-29
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Thompson-Colón, James A.
  • Pike, Timothy J.
  • Steppan, David D.
  • Gindin, Lyubov
  • Chaffin, Nathan
  • Debiec, Ronald

Abstract

A system, method, and computer program product for predicting a polymer. A method may include determining one or more prediction scores for a target polymer based on at least one descriptor of the target polymer from at least three descriptor groups, wherein the one or more prediction scores include a prediction of one or more physical properties for the target polymer. A method may include determining one or more prediction scores for a target polymer based on at least one desired physical property of the target polymer, wherein the one or more prediction scores include a prediction of one or more raw materials of the target polymer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16C 20/30 - Prediction of properties of chemical compounds, compositions or mixtures
  • G16C 20/70 - Machine learning, data mining or chemometrics
  • G16C 60/00 - Computational materials science, i.e. ICT specially adapted for investigating the physical or chemical properties of materials or phenomena associated with their design, synthesis, processing, characterisation or utilisation
  • G06N 20/00 - Machine learning
  • G06N 5/04 - Inference or reasoning models

86.

ADHESIVE PRODUCED USING ASPARTATE-TERMINATED PREPOLYMERS

      
Application Number 16898901
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-11
First Publication Date 2021-06-17
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Zeliznik, Raymond
  • Haider, Karl W.
  • Rossitto, Francis C.
  • Jones, Philip
  • Stewart, Matthew

Abstract

Provided are adhesives comprising: (A) an aliphatic polyisocyanate; and (B) an aspartate-terminated prepolymer which is a reaction product of (B1) an aliphatic NCO-terminated prepolymer having a NCO content of from 0.5% to 35%, and (B2) a compound according to formula (I) Provided are adhesives comprising: (A) an aliphatic polyisocyanate; and (B) an aspartate-terminated prepolymer which is a reaction product of (B1) an aliphatic NCO-terminated prepolymer having a NCO content of from 0.5% to 35%, and (B2) a compound according to formula (I) Provided are adhesives comprising: (A) an aliphatic polyisocyanate; and (B) an aspartate-terminated prepolymer which is a reaction product of (B1) an aliphatic NCO-terminated prepolymer having a NCO content of from 0.5% to 35%, and (B2) a compound according to formula (I) wherein, X represents a linear or branched aliphatic group obtained by removing amino groups from a linear or branched aliphatic polyamine, R1 and R2 are identical or different and represent organic groups which are inert towards isocyanate groups at a temperature of 100° C. or less, R3 and R4 are identical or different and represent hydrogen or organic groups which are inert towards isocyanate groups at a temperature of 100° C. or less, n represents an integer with a value of at least 2, wherein the aspartate-terminated prepolymer (B) has a ratio of equivalents of NH groups to equivalents of NCO groups of 1.5:1 to 20:1, (C) optionally, a solvent, wherein the adhesive has a ratio of equivalents of NCO groups in the aliphatic polyisocyanate to equivalents of NH groups of from 0.9:1 to 1.75:1, wherein pot life of the adhesive, as measured by doubling of viscosity according to ASTM D4212-16 at 23° C., is greater than or equal to 0.5 hours, and wherein the adhesive develops an acceptable bond strength to a substrate, defined as having a minimum of 150 g/in. measured @ 23° C. according to ASTM D 1876-01 or substrate tear, in less than or equal to 5 days after the substrate is laminated with the adhesive.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09J 175/12 - Polyurethanes from compounds containing nitrogen and active hydrogen, the nitrogen atom not being part of an isocyanate group
  • B32B 27/08 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin as the main or only constituent of a layer next to another layer of a specific substance of synthetic resin of a different kind
  • B32B 27/32 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin comprising polyolefins
  • B32B 27/36 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin comprising polyesters
  • B32B 15/08 - Layered products essentially comprising metal comprising metal as the main or only constituent of a layer, next to another layer of a specific substance of synthetic resin
  • B32B 15/20 - Layered products essentially comprising metal comprising aluminium or copper
  • B32B 27/10 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin as the main or only constituent of a layer next to another layer of a specific substance of paper or cardboard

87.

Method for assessing the long-term thermal resistance of closed-cell thermal insulating foams at multiple mean temperatures

      
Application Number 16708525
Grant Number 11137362
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-12-10
First Publication Date 2021-06-10
Grant Date 2021-10-05
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor Owens, Steven G.

Abstract

Methods for measuring long-term thermal resistance of closed-cell foam. The methods include: (a) placing a stack of slices cut from a sample of the foam between two isothermal plates in a calibrated heat flow meter comprising a heat flux transducer; (b) measuring an initial thermal resistance of the same stack of slices at a plurality of preselected mean temperatures within the temperature range of 10° F. to 150° F. wherein the stack of foam slices stays inside the heat flow meter throughout step (b); (c) at a time calculated to represent a selected aging period of the foam, placing the same stack of slices between two isothermal plates in a calibrated heat flow meter and measuring the thermal resistance of the stack of slices at a plurality of preselected mean temperatures within the temperature range of 10° F. to 150° F. wherein the stack of foam slices stays inside the heat flow meter throughout the measuring portion of step (c); and (d) calculating the long-term thermal resistance of the foam at each of the plurality of preselected mean temperatures.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01N 25/18 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of thermal means by investigating thermal conductivity
  • G01N 27/18 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of electric, electrochemical, or magnetic means by investigating impedance by investigating resistance of an electrically-heated body in dependence upon change of temperature caused by changes in the thermal conductivity of a surrounding material to be tested
  • G01K 17/20 - Measuring quantity of heat conveyed by flowing media, e.g. in heating systems based upon measurement of temperature difference across a radiating surface, combined with ascertainment of the heat-transmission coefficient

88.

Polyurethane polymers cured via azido-alkyne cycloaddition at ambient or mild curing conditions

      
Application Number 16693837
Grant Number 11312817
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-11-25
First Publication Date 2021-05-27
Grant Date 2022-04-26
Owner
  • Covestro LLC (USA)
  • The University Of Southern Mississippi (USA)
Inventor
  • Storey, Robson F.
  • Ekin, Alan
  • Cooke, Iii, R. Hunter
  • Wu, Jie

Abstract

2 is a linear or branched alkyl chain having from 1 to 15 carbon atoms. The inventive alternative polyurethane composition position may be used to provide adhesives, sealants, films, elastomers, castings, foams, and composites.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/81 - Unsaturated isocyanates or isothiocyanates
  • C08G 18/67 - Unsaturated compounds having active hydrogen
  • C08G 18/22 - Catalysts containing metal compounds
  • C08G 18/38 - Low-molecular-weight compounds having hetero atoms other than oxygen
  • C08G 18/78 - Nitrogen
  • C08G 18/12 - Prepolymer processes involving reaction of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen in a first reaction step using two or more compounds having active hydrogen in the first polymerisation step

89.

Low viscosity poly(alkynyl carbamate) polymers

      
Application Number 16693874
Grant Number 11292866
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-11-25
First Publication Date 2021-05-27
Grant Date 2022-04-05
Owner
  • Covestro LLC (USA)
  • The University Of Southern Mississippi (USA)
Inventor
  • Ekin, Alan
  • Storey, Robson F.
  • Cooke, Iii, R. Hunter
  • Livingston, Harrison A.
  • Wu, Jie

Abstract

I-containing catalyst and wherein the poly(alkynyl carbamate) prepolymer comprises a reaction product of a polyisocyanate, an alkynol, and a glycol ether, wherein from 1 mol % to 33 mol % of isocyanate groups are reacted with glycol ether and the remaining isocyanate groups are reacted with the alkynol. The inclusion of glycol ethers into the polyisocyanate chain of the poly(alkynyl carbamate) prepolymer at a level of from 1 mol % to 33 mol %, is efficient in reducing the viscosity of the composition without compromising its performance in coatings, adhesives, sealants, films, elastomers, castings, foams, and composites made with the inventive alternative polyurethane compositions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/42 - Polycondensates having carboxylic or carbonic ester groups in the main chain
  • C08G 18/28 - Polymeric products of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen characterised by the compounds used containing active hydrogen
  • C08G 18/22 - Catalysts containing metal compounds
  • C08G 18/32 - Polyhydroxy compounds; Polyamines; Hydroxy amines
  • C09D 175/14 - Polyurethanes having carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds
  • C08G 18/80 - Masked polyisocyanates
  • C08G 18/18 - Catalysts containing secondary or tertiary amines or salts thereof
  • C08G 18/24 - Catalysts containing metal compounds of tin
  • C08G 18/16 - Catalysts
  • C08G 18/73 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates acyclic
  • C08G 18/78 - Nitrogen
  • C08G 18/62 - Polymers of compounds having carbon-to-carbon double bonds

90.

Azido-alkyne click and oxysilane hybrid compositions

      
Application Number 16693943
Grant Number 11267927
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-11-25
First Publication Date 2021-05-27
Grant Date 2022-03-08
Owner
  • Covestro LLC (USA)
  • The University Of Southern Mississippi (USA)
Inventor
  • Ekin, Alan
  • Storey, Robson F.
  • Cooke, Iii, R. Hunter
  • Livingston, Harrison A.

Abstract

The present invention provides alternative polyurethane composition comprising the reaction product of an azidated polyol and a poly(alkynyl carbamate) prepolymer, wherein the poly(alkynyl carbamate) prepolymer comprises the reaction product of a polyisocyanate, an alkynol, and an oxysilane. The reaction of the polyol and the prepolymer may occur in the presence of a catalyst or at a temperature of from 20° C. to 120° C. The inventive oxysilane and azido-alkyne hybrid click formulations provide comparable performance, and in some cases better performance, to/than urethane and azido-alkyne control click formulations in terms of pencil hardness, MEK double rubs, and glass transition temperature. The inventive alternative polyurethane compositions may be used to provide coatings, adhesives, sealants, films, elastomers, castings, and composites.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/12 - Prepolymer processes involving reaction of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen in a first reaction step using two or more compounds having active hydrogen in the first polymerisation step
  • C08G 18/38 - Low-molecular-weight compounds having hetero atoms other than oxygen
  • C08G 18/28 - Polymeric products of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen characterised by the compounds used containing active hydrogen
  • C08G 18/34 - Carboxylic acids; Esters thereof with monohydroxyl compounds
  • C08G 18/42 - Polycondensates having carboxylic or carbonic ester groups in the main chain
  • C08G 18/75 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic cycloaliphatic
  • C08G 18/76 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic aromatic
  • C08G 18/22 - Catalysts containing metal compounds
  • C08G 18/44 - Polycarbonates
  • C09J 175/04 - Polyurethanes
  • C08G 18/78 - Nitrogen
  • C09D 175/04 - Polyurethanes
  • C08G 18/24 - Catalysts containing metal compounds of tin
  • C09J 175/14 - Polyurethanes having carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds
  • C09D 175/14 - Polyurethanes having carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds

91.

Waterborne azido-alkyne click compositions

      
Application Number 16694007
Grant Number 11352460
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-11-25
First Publication Date 2021-05-27
Grant Date 2022-06-07
Owner
  • COVESTRO LLC (USA)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI (USA)
Inventor
  • Ekin, Alan
  • Storey, Robson F.
  • Wu, Jie

Abstract

50 glycol ether, wherein the second portion of isocyanate groups reacts with the alkynol, and wherein reaction occurs optionally in the presence of a catalyst. The reaction of long chain glycol ethers with the polyisocyanate at a level of from 0.1 mol % to 6 mol % imparts water dispersibility to the prepolymer, and when the prepolymer is dispersed in water, the performance of waterborne alternative polyurethane compositions made therefrom, such as coatings, adhesives, sealants, films, elastomers, castings, foams, and composites, are not compromised. The invention allows for the use of water as a carrier, thus eliminating the need for organic solvents.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/10 - Prepolymer processes involving reaction of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen in a first reaction step
  • C08G 18/22 - Catalysts containing metal compounds
  • C08G 18/75 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic cycloaliphatic
  • C08G 18/32 - Polyhydroxy compounds; Polyamines; Hydroxy amines
  • C08G 18/79 - Nitrogen characterised by the polyisocyanates used, these having groups formed by oligomerisation of isocyanates or isothiocyanates
  • C08G 18/73 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates acyclic
  • C08G 18/78 - Nitrogen
  • C08G 18/28 - Polymeric products of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen characterised by the compounds used containing active hydrogen
  • C08G 18/12 - Prepolymer processes involving reaction of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen in a first reaction step using two or more compounds having active hydrogen in the first polymerisation step
  • C08G 18/62 - Polymers of compounds having carbon-to-carbon double bonds
  • C08G 18/24 - Catalysts containing metal compounds of tin
  • C09D 175/08 - Polyurethanes from polyethers
  • C09D 175/16 - Polyurethanes having carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds having terminal carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds
  • C08G 18/67 - Unsaturated compounds having active hydrogen

92.

Waterborne azido-alkyne click compositions

      
Application Number 16694064
Grant Number 11261344
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-11-25
First Publication Date 2021-05-27
Grant Date 2022-03-01
Owner
  • Covestro LLC (USA)
  • The University Of Southern Mississippi (USA)
Inventor
  • Storey, Robson F.
  • Ekin, Alan
  • Wu, Jie

Abstract

3=a polyethylene glycol with number average molecular weight from 300-1,200 g/mol, wherein the wt. % is based on the weight of the prepolymer, wherein reaction of the azidated polyol and the waterborne poly(alkynyl carbamate) occurs at a temperature of from 20° C. to 200° C. and optionally in the presence of a catalyst. The inclusion of an alkynol-polyether does not materially alter the performance properties and reactivity of the waterborne polyurethane composition relative to a solventborne polyurethane control composition. Inclusion of the alkynol-polyether reduces the need for organic solvents by allowing for the use of water as a carrier. The inventive waterborne alternative polyurethane compositions may find use in or as coatings, adhesives, sealants, films, elastomers, castings, foams, and composites.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09D 175/12 - Polyurethanes from compounds containing nitrogen and active hydrogen, the nitrogen atom not being part of an isocyanate group
  • C09J 175/12 - Polyurethanes from compounds containing nitrogen and active hydrogen, the nitrogen atom not being part of an isocyanate group
  • C08G 18/10 - Prepolymer processes involving reaction of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen in a first reaction step
  • C08G 18/22 - Catalysts containing metal compounds
  • C08G 18/78 - Nitrogen
  • C08G 18/50 - Polyethers having hetero atoms other than oxygen
  • C08G 18/67 - Unsaturated compounds having active hydrogen
  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 18/66 - Compounds of groups , , or
  • C08G 18/62 - Polymers of compounds having carbon-to-carbon double bonds
  • C08G 18/34 - Carboxylic acids; Esters thereof with monohydroxyl compounds
  • C08G 18/24 - Catalysts containing metal compounds of tin
  • C08G 18/28 - Polymeric products of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen characterised by the compounds used containing active hydrogen
  • C09D 175/08 - Polyurethanes from polyethers
  • C09D 175/16 - Polyurethanes having carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds having terminal carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds

93.

Allophanate carbamate azido-alkyne click compositions

      
Application Number 16694112
Grant Number 11174334
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-11-25
First Publication Date 2021-05-27
Grant Date 2021-11-16
Owner
  • Covestro LLC (USA)
  • The University Of Southern Mississippi (USA)
Inventor
  • Ekin, Alan
  • Storey, Robson F.
  • Wu, Jie

Abstract

n, wherein, M=a metal, acac=an acetylacetonate residue, and n=2 or 3, wherein the poly(alkynyl carbamate) prepolymer comprises a reaction product of a polyisocyanate and a stoichiometric equivalent of a second alkynol, and wherein the polyisocyanate comprises isocyanate groups and uretdione groups. The inventive alternative polyurethane compositions may be used to provide solventborne or waterborne coatings, adhesives, sealants, films, elastomers, castings, foams, and composites.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/12 - Prepolymer processes involving reaction of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen in a first reaction step using two or more compounds having active hydrogen in the first polymerisation step
  • C08G 18/22 - Catalysts containing metal compounds
  • C08G 18/38 - Low-molecular-weight compounds having hetero atoms other than oxygen
  • C09D 175/04 - Polyurethanes
  • C08G 18/24 - Catalysts containing metal compounds of tin
  • C08G 18/79 - Nitrogen characterised by the polyisocyanates used, these having groups formed by oligomerisation of isocyanates or isothiocyanates
  • C08G 18/32 - Polyhydroxy compounds; Polyamines; Hydroxy amines
  • C08G 18/67 - Unsaturated compounds having active hydrogen
  • C09J 175/04 - Polyurethanes
  • C08G 18/78 - Nitrogen
  • C08G 18/62 - Polymers of compounds having carbon-to-carbon double bonds
  • C08G 18/81 - Unsaturated isocyanates or isothiocyanates
  • C08G 18/28 - Polymeric products of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen characterised by the compounds used containing active hydrogen
  • C08G 18/18 - Catalysts containing secondary or tertiary amines or salts thereof

94.

Waterborne compositions containing inorganic ion-exchangers to improve corrosion resistance

      
Application Number 17141378
Grant Number 11535759
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-01-05
First Publication Date 2021-04-29
Grant Date 2022-12-27
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Nakao, Makoto
  • Jones, Philip
  • Knox, Carol
  • Ilyin, Ilya
  • Tkachev, Boris

Abstract

The present invention provides an anti-corrosion composition comprising an inorganic ion-exchanger and a waterborne resin, wherein a substrate exposed to a halide-containing environment and having the anti-corrosion composition applied thereto has a reduced level of corrosion compared to the substrate exposed to the halide-containing environment without the anti-corrosion composition being applied. The inventive waterborne anti-corrosion composition may find use on substrates such as automotive vehicles, bridges, cranes, superstructures, offshore oil & gas rigs, pipes, tanks, ships, barges, boats, aircraft, concrete, and masonry that are exposed to halide-containing environments.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09D 5/08 - Anti-corrosive paints
  • C09D 7/61 - Additives non-macromolecular inorganic
  • C09D 175/04 - Polyurethanes
  • C08G 18/08 - Processes
  • C08G 18/38 - Low-molecular-weight compounds having hetero atoms other than oxygen
  • C08G 18/62 - Polymers of compounds having carbon-to-carbon double bonds
  • C08G 18/79 - Nitrogen characterised by the polyisocyanates used, these having groups formed by oligomerisation of isocyanates or isothiocyanates
  • C08K 3/34 - Silicon-containing compounds

95.

AQUEOUS POLYURETHANE DISPERSIONS

      
Application Number 16666835
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-10-29
First Publication Date 2021-04-29
Owner COVESTRO LLC (USA)
Inventor Nakao, Makoto

Abstract

The present invention provides an aqueous polyurethane dispersion (PUD) which comprises (1) a polyester polyurethane dispersion which is free of solubilizing agents having carboxyl functionality and (2) a polycarbodiimide dispersion. These dispersions have stabilized performance properties. In addition, the polycarbodiimide dispersion has been found to restore the physical performance of an aqueous polyester polyurethane dispersion in which the performance has degraded due to the polyester component.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08G 18/42 - Polycondensates having carboxylic or carbonic ester groups in the main chain
  • C08G 18/02 - Polymeric products of isocyanates or isothiocyanates of isocyanates or isothiocyanates only
  • C08K 5/17 - Amines; Quaternary ammonium compounds

96.

Barrier laminates

      
Application Number 16658560
Grant Number 11345129
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-21
First Publication Date 2021-04-22
Grant Date 2022-05-31
Owner
  • Covestro LLC (USA)
  • Covestro Deutschland AG (Germany)
Inventor
  • Schultze, Dirk
  • Stebbins, Lionel
  • Kleinheider, Andre
  • Kosthorst, Helge

Abstract

The present invention provides a barrier film comprising a first layer formed from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and a second layer formed from a thermoplastic polymer-based coupling agent containing an ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer and a second polar co-monomer polymer, wherein the barrier film has a total thickness of between 50 μm (2 mil) and 600 μm (24 mil), wherein the first layer has a thickness of between 20 μm (0.8 mil) and 400 μm (16 mil), and wherein the second layer has a thickness of between 20 μm (0.8 mil) and 200 μm (8 mil). The inventive barrier film may find use in colostomy, urostomy, and ileostomy pouches and in other medical applications.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B32B 27/30 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin comprising acrylic resin
  • B32B 7/12 - Interconnection of layers using interposed adhesives or interposed materials with bonding properties
  • B32B 27/08 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin as the main or only constituent of a layer next to another layer of a specific substance of synthetic resin of a different kind
  • B32B 27/32 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin comprising polyolefins
  • B32B 27/40 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin comprising polyurethanes

97.

Preformed stabilizers with improved stability

      
Application Number 16597944
Grant Number 11421063
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-10
First Publication Date 2021-04-15
Grant Date 2022-08-23
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor Adkins, Rick L.

Abstract

This invention relates to novel preformed stabilizers in which a portion of the polymer control agent is recovered and comprises from 10 to 1500 ppm of an inhibitor. This invention also relates to a process for preparing these preformed stabilizers, and to polymer polyols comprising these novel preformed stabilizers macromers and to a process for preparing polymer polyols comprising these novel preformed stabilizers. The present invention also relates to polyurethane foams comprising these polymer polyols, and to processes for preparing these polyurethane foams.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08F 2/38 - Polymerisation using regulators, e.g. chain terminating agents
  • C08F 255/00 - Macromolecular compounds obtained by polymerising monomers on to polymers of hydrocarbons as defined in group
  • C08F 283/06 - Macromolecular compounds obtained by polymerising monomers on to polymers provided for in subclass on to polyethers, polyoxymethylenes or polyacetals
  • C08F 285/00 - Macromolecular compounds obtained by polymerising monomers on to preformed graft polymers
  • C08F 290/14 - Polymers provided for in subclass
  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 18/63 - Block or graft polymers obtained by polymerising compounds having carbon-to-carbon double bonds on to polymers
  • C08G 18/81 - Unsaturated isocyanates or isothiocyanates
  • C08K 5/14 - Peroxides

98.

Polyol premixes, thermally insulating rigid polyurethane foams and methods for their production

      
Application Number 16594183
Grant Number 11407874
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-07
First Publication Date 2021-04-08
Grant Date 2022-08-09
Owner COVESTRO LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Adkins, Rick L.
  • Parks, Brandon W.
  • Aprahamian, Steve L.
  • Miller, Carson C.
  • Connor, Emily E.

Abstract

Polyol premixes and thermally insulating rigid polyurethane foams, such as those that can be used as a thermal insulation medium in the construction of refrigerated storage devices, are disclosed. A polymer polyol having a OH number of greater than 260 mg KOH/g is utilized. The resulting polyurethane foams can exhibit improved thermal insulation properties without sacrificing other important physical and processing properties.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08J 9/08 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a chemical blowing agent developing carbon dioxide
  • C08G 18/12 - Prepolymer processes involving reaction of isocyanates or isothiocyanates with compounds having active hydrogen in a first reaction step using two or more compounds having active hydrogen in the first polymerisation step
  • C08G 18/18 - Catalysts containing secondary or tertiary amines or salts thereof
  • C08G 18/20 - Heterocyclic amines; Salts thereof
  • C08G 18/30 - Low-molecular-weight compounds
  • C08G 18/38 - Low-molecular-weight compounds having hetero atoms other than oxygen
  • C08G 18/42 - Polycondensates having carboxylic or carbonic ester groups in the main chain
  • C08G 18/48 - Polyethers
  • C08G 18/50 - Polyethers having hetero atoms other than oxygen
  • C08G 18/76 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic aromatic
  • C08J 9/14 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof using blowing gases generated by a previously added blowing agent by a physical blowing agent organic

99.

Faster cure polyaspartic resins for faster physical property development in coatings

      
Application Number 16594357
Grant Number 11827788
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-07
First Publication Date 2021-04-08
Grant Date 2023-11-28
Owner Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Stewart, Matthew
  • Pierce, Joseph
  • Gustavich, Wendy S.
  • Jeffries, Michael
  • Wade, Robert A.
  • Shaffer, Myron W.

Abstract

A polyaspartate composition is provided which comprises a reaction product of a diamine and a diester reacted at a ratio of diamine equivalents to diester equivalents of from 1:0.95 to 1:0.50. The polyaspartate compositions of the invention may be combined with polyisocyanates to produce polyurea compositions, e.g., coatings, adhesives, sealants, composites, castings, and films, which exhibit a faster cure time along with faster development time for physical properties such as hardness and tensile strength.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08L 77/06 - Polyamides derived from polyamines and polycarboxylic acids
  • C08G 18/60 - Polyamides or polyester-amides
  • C08G 18/73 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates acyclic
  • C08G 18/75 - Polyisocyanates or polyisothiocyanates cyclic cycloaliphatic
  • C08G 69/26 - Polyamides derived from amino carboxylic acids or from polyamines and polycarboxylic acids derived from polyamines and polycarboxylic acids
  • C08L 75/02 - Polyureas
  • C09D 175/02 - Polyureas

100.

GLASS FIBER REINFORCED THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITIONS WITH GOOD MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

      
Application Number 17045220
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-04-04
First Publication Date 2021-03-11
Owner
  • Covestro Deutschland AG (Germany)
  • Covestro LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Wandner, Derk
  • Hobeika, Sven
  • Eckel, Thomas
  • Rogunova, Marina

Abstract

The invention relates to compositions for the production of thermoplastic moulding materials, where the compositions comprise the following constituents: A) at least one polymer selected from the group consisting of aromatic polycarbonate, aromatic polyester carbonate and polyester, B) at least one anhydride-functionalized ethylene-α-olefin-copolymer or anhydride-functionalized ethylene-α-olefin terpolymer with a weight-average molar mass Mw determined by high-temperature gel permeation chromatography using ortho-dichlorobenzene as solvent against polystyrene standards of 50000 to 500000 g/mol, C) at least one rubber-modified graft polymer, D) glass fibers, and also to a process for the production of the moulding materials, to the moulding materials themselves, to the use of the compositions or moulding materials for the production of mouldings, and to the mouldings themselves.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08L 69/00 - Compositions of polycarbonates; Compositions of derivatives of polycarbonates
  • C08L 67/06 - Unsaturated polyesters
  • C08L 51/04 - Compositions of graft polymers in which the grafted component is obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds; Compositions of derivatives of such polymers grafted on to rubbers
  • C08L 53/02 - Compositions of block copolymers containing at least one sequence of a polymer obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds; Compositions of derivatives of such polymers of vinyl aromatic monomers and conjugated dienes
  • C08L 23/26 - Compositions of homopolymers or copolymers of unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbons having only one carbon-to-carbon double bond; Compositions of derivatives of such polymers modified by chemical after-treatment
  • C08K 7/14 - Glass
  • B29B 9/12 - Making granules characterised by structure or composition
  • B29B 9/10 - Making granules by moulding the material, i.e. treating it in the molten state
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