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Xiaorong Wang, Victor J Foltz, Pat Sadhukhan: Nanoparticles with controlled architecture and method thereof. Bridgestone Corporation, Nathan T Lewis, Meredith E Hooker, May 26, 2009: US07538159 (23 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides polymer nanoparticles with a controlled architecture of nano-necklace, nano-cylinder, nano-ellipsoid, or nano-sphere. The polymer nanoparticle comprises a core polymerized from multiple-vinyl-substituted aromatic hydrocarbons, a shell polymerized from alkyl-substituted ...


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Xiaorong Wang, Victor J Foltz: Multi-layer nano-particle preparation and applications. Bridgestone Corporation, Nathan T Lewis, Meredith E Hooker, June 9, 2009: US07544740 (14 worldwide citation)

A multi-layer nano-particle composition including a polymer core and at least two additional layers is provided. The nano-particles have a mean average diameter less than about 100 nm. The nano-particles can be modified via, for example, hydrogenation or functionalization. The nano-particles can be ...


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William L Hergenrother, Chenchy Jeffrey Lin: Amino alkoxy-modified silsesquioxanes in silica-filled rubber with low volatile organic chemical evolution. Bridgestone Corporation, Meredith E Hooker, Nathan T Lewis, January 17, 2012: US08097674 (11 worldwide citation)

A vulcanizable rubber composition is presented that comprises an elastomer; a reinforcing filler selected from silica, carbon black, and mixtures thereof, a cure agent; and an amino alkoxy-modified silsesquioxane (AMS) comprising one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of an amino A ...


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Xiaorong Wang, Hao Wang: Hydrophobic surfaces with nanoparticles. Bridgestone Corporation, Meredith E Hooker, Nathan T Lewis, August 16, 2011: US07998554 (7 worldwide citation)

Hydrophobic surfaces with water contact angles greater than 120 degrees are created by the deposition of nano-particles. A process for the synthesis of suitable nano-particles is described as well as a process for the deposition of the particles.


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William L Hergenrother, Chenchy Jeffrey Lin, Terrence E Hogan, Ashley S Hilton: Compounding silica-reinforced rubber with low volatile organic compound (VOC) emission. Bridgestone Corporation, Meredith E Hooker, Nathan T Lewis, October 16, 2012: US08288474 (7 worldwide citation)

Alkoxy-modified silsesquioxane compounds are described. The alkoxy-modified silsesquioxane compounds contain an alkoxysilane group that participates in an alkoxysilane-silica reaction as a silica dispersing agent in rubber, with the release of zero to about 0.1% by weight of the rubber of volatile o ...


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William L Hergenrother, Ashley Hilton, Michael Hayes, Walter Tomaszewski, James H Pawlow, Terrence E Hogan: Amino alkoxy-modified silsesquioxanes and method of preparation. Bridgestone Corporation, Meredith E Hooker, Nathan T Lewis, August 20, 2013: US08513371 (6 worldwide citation)

An amino alkoxy-modified silsesquioxane (AMS) comprising one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of an amino AMS, an amino/mercaptan co-AMS, an amino/blocked mercaptan co-AMS, mixtures thereof, and a weak acid-neutralized solid or aqueous solution thereof, and a method of making the ...


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Xiaorong Wang, Victor J Foltz, Yuan Yong Yan, Pat Sadhukhan: Disk-like nanoparticles. Bridgestone Corporation, Meredith E Hooker, Nathan T Lewis, October 16, 2012: US08288473 (5 worldwide citation)

A disk-like nanoparticle includes a core layer that comprises a cross-linked multi-vinyl substituted aromatic hydrocarbon and a shell layer that comprises tri-block copolymer chains, each having a first, a second, and a third block. The first and third blocks of the tri-block copolymer chains compri ...


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Hideki Kitano, Yaohong Chen: Well defined, highly crosslinked nanoparticles and method for making same. Bridgestone Corporation, Meredith E Hooker, Nathan T Lewis, August 25, 2015: US09115222 (4 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for making nanoparticles, including the steps of: combining a hydrocarbon solvent and an aprotic, polar co-solvent, a mono-vinyl aromatic monomer, polymerization initiator, a solution stabilizer, and a first charge of a cross-linking agent. Subsequently, a second charge of cross ...


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William L Hergenrother, Ashley S Hilton, Michael W Hayes, Walter Tomaszewski, James H Pawlow, Terrence E Hogan: Amino alkoxy-modified silsesquioxanes and method of preparation. Bridgestone Corporation, Meredith E Hooker, Nathan T Lewis, August 19, 2014: US08809481 (4 worldwide citation)

An amino alkoxy-modified silsesquioxane (AMS) comprising one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of an amino AMS, an amino/mercaptan co-AMS, an amino/blocked mercaptan co-AMS, mixtures thereof, and a weak acid-neutralized solid or aqueous solution thereof, and a method of making the ...


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William L Hergenrother, Walter Tomaszewski, Ashley Hilton, Michael Hayes, James H Pawlow, Terrence E Hogan, Zhong Ren Chen: Amino alkoxy-modified silsesquioxane adhesives for improved metal adhesion and metal adhesion retention to cured rubber. Bridgestone Corporation, Meredith E Hooker, Nathan T Lewis, February 4, 2014: US08642691 (4 worldwide citation)

Amino alkoxy-modified silsesquioxanes (amino AMS), and/or amino co-AMS compounds that also comprise a mercaptosilane or a blocked mercaptosilane, are excellent adhesives for coating plated or unplated metal wire for adherence of the wire to a rubber stock. The amino AMS and/or the amino/mercaptan co ...