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Extruded foamed silicone rubber
composition and method for making
same
U.S. patent: 5,985,947
Issued: November 16, 1999
Inventor: Peter Hagen

1. A foamable silicone composition
comprising a silicone polymer; a
crosslinker component including a
foaming agent selected from the group
consisting of ammonium carbonate and
ammonium bicarbonate and a catalyst
component including acetic acid

Rubber compounds containing
polymeric bissuccinimide
polysulfides
U.S. patent: 5,981,662
Issued: November 9, 1999
Inventors: Richard D'Sidocky and
Lawson Wideman
Assigned: Goodyear Tire & Rubber

Rubber composition which contains
anti-reversion material and tire with
component thereof
U.S. patent: 5,981,637
Issued: November 9, 1999
Inventors: Edward Blok, Lawson
Wideman, Paul Sandstrom and John
Varner
Assigned: Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Keywords: Tris(maleamic acid derivative)amine

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Vibration-damping rubber in
suspension of vehicle
U.S. patent: 5,984,283
Issued: November 16, 1999
Inventors: Tetsuya Tsuiki, Katsuya
Hadano and Hideyuki Imai
Assigned: Toyoda Gosei
Keywords: Reduced sliding friction,
fatty acid amide, polymer solubility
parameter difference

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Rubber track
U.S. patent: 5,984,438
Issued: November 16, 1999
Inventors: Katsuhiko Tsunoda, Shingo
Kato and Yoshihide Fukahori
Assigned: Bridgestone

Semiconductive rubber roller
U.S. patent: 5,984,849
Issued: November 16, 1999
Inventors: Tsuneo Ohki and Shuji
Oguchi
Assigned: Shin-Etsu Polymer

1. A semiconductive rubber roller as an
integral body which comprises:

(a) a core mandrel of an electroconductive
material; and

(b) a cylindrical rubber layer formed
from a cured semiconductive silicone
rubber composition with a UV irradiated
surface to form silicon-bonded
hydroxyl groups coated with a silane
coupling agent

Blends of thermoplastic and rubber
which are adherent to thermoplastics
U.S. patent: 5,985,392
Issued: November 16, 1999
Inventors: Marius Hert, Patrick Alex,
Martine Cerf and Christian Dousson
Assigned: Elf Atochem S.A.

Rubber compound containing a
hydrated thiosulfate and a bismaleimide
U.S. patent: 5,985,963
Issued: November 16, 1999
Inventors: Richard D'Sidocky, Leonard
Reiter, Lewis Lukich and Leighton
Spadone
Assigned: Goodyear Tire & Rubber

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Sports footwear incorporating a
plurality of inserts with different
elastic response to stressing by the
user's foot
U.S. patent: 5,987,781
Issued: November 23, 1999
Inventors: Fillippo Pavesi and King
Chee Wong
Assigned: Global Sports Technologies

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EPDM rubber composition
U.S. patent: 5,985,970
Issued: November 16, 1999
Inventors: Charanjit Singh Chodha and
Julian Marshall Mitchell
Assigned: Uniroyal Chemical

1. A method of preparing an EPDM
rubber composition curable to a tack-free
rubber, in the presence of an
organic peroxide:

i) EPDM terpolymer;

ii) a silicone-modified EPDM elastomer;

iii) a tack-neutral additive

High clarity carboxylated
nitrile rubber
U.S. patent: 5,990,215
Issued: November 23, 1999
Inventor: Donald Charles Grimm
Assigned: Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Keywords: Methacrylic acid, citric acid

High-transverse-curvature tire
U.S. patent: 5,988,246
Issued: November 23, 1999
Inventors: Claudio Villani and
Alessandro Volpi
Assigned: Pirelli Coordinamento Pneumatici
S.p.A.

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Pneumatic tire with crown reinforcing
rubber layer and side reinforcing
rubber layers
U.S. patent: 5,988,247
Issued: November 23, 1999
Inventor: Masatoshi Tanaki
Assigned: Sumitomo Rubber

Laminate gas barrier layer for
pneumatic tires
U.S. patent: 5,992,486
Issued: November 30, 1999
Inventors: Shogo Katsuki, Kazuto
Yamakawa, Jiro Watanabe and Hiroyuki
Kaido
Assigned: Gunze Limited and Yokohama
Rubber

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High performance tire tread rubber
composition
U.S. patent: 5,994,448
Issued: November 30, 1999
Inventors: Edward John Blok, Paul
Harry Sandstrom, Wen-Liang Hsu and
Adel Farhan Halasa
Assigned: Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Keywords: Isoprene-butadiene robber,
Sn[R.sub.3] end groups

Tire having crown reinforcement
U.S. patent: 5,996,662
Issued: December 7, 1999
Inventor: Guy Cluzel
Assigned: Companie Generale des
Etablissements Michelin-Michelin &
Cie

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Pneumatic tire including pitch
sequence
U.S. patent: 5,996,660
Issued: December 7, 1999
Inventors: Kiichiro Kakumu and
Chieko Aoki
Assigned: Sumitomo Rubber

Liquid silicone rubber composition
for application to high-voltage
electrical insulators and articles
U.S. patent: 5,994,461
Issued: November 30, 1999
Inventors: Akito Nakamura, Yasumichi
Shigehisa and Yuichi Tsuji
Assigned: Dow Corning Toray Silicone

Vulcanizable rubber composition, in
particular for low rolling resistance
treads for vehicle tires
U.S. patent: 5,996,663
Issued: December 7, 1999
Inventors: Luciano Garro and Angela
Amaddeo
Assigned: Pirelli Coordinamento Pneumatici
SpA
Keywords: Natural robber, copolymer
from a vinyl aromatic hydrocarbon

Tire tread compounds comprising
partially crosslinked natural rubber
U.S. patent: 5,997,673
Issued: December 7, 1999
Inventors: Paul Harry Sandstrom, Samson
Samuel Apticar, William Paul
Francik, David Allan Kindry, Jerry
Lawrence Brenner and Kevin James
Pyle
Assigned: Goodyear Tire & Rubber

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Nonaqueous ozonation of vulcanized
rubber
U.S. patent: 5,998,490
Issued: December 7, 1999
Inventor: Steven M. Serkiz
Assigned: Westinghouse Savannah
River
Keywords: Devulcanization of scrap
robber

Method of detecting a change in the
property of a rubber member
U.S. patent: 5,999,004
Issued: December 7, 1999
Inventors: Yoshinao Okawa, Youichi
Akutsu, Ikuo Shimoda and Masayoshi
Ikenaga
Assigned: Japan Atomic Energy
Research Institute

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Studless tire
U.S. patent: 6,000,450
Issued: December 14, 1999
Inventors: Yoshikazu Kishimoto,
Kenichi Mineta and Kazuo Asano
Assigned: Sumitomo Rubber

Pneumatic radial tire for heavy load
with rubber filler comprising hard
rubber filler and soft rubber filler
U.S. patent: 6,000,452
Issued: December 14, 1999
Inventors: Yoshiro Sumiya and Hiroaki
Sugimoto
Assigned: Toyo Tire & Rubber

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Biodegradable aliphatic polyester
elastomer and preparation process of
same
U.S. patent: 6,001,891
Issued: December 14, 1999
Inventors: Chojiro Higuchi, Masatoshi
Takagi, Takeshi Dashima, Masanoubu
Ajioka and Yuji Terado
Assigned: Mitsui Chemicals

Staged condensation, dynamic vulcanization
process for making a substantially
unplasticized plastic/rubber blend
U.S. patent: 6,005,052
Issued: December 21, 1999
Inventors: Krishna Venkataswamy and
Craig Allen Chmielewski
Assigned: Advanced Elastomer Systems

Elastomeric compounds incorporating
silicon-treated carbon blacks
U.S. patent: 6,008,272
Issued: December 28, 1999
Inventors: Khaled Mahmud, Meng-Jiao
Wang and Robert A. Francis
Assigned: Cabot

1. An elastomeric compound comprising
a) an elastomer and b) an
aggregate comprising a carbon phase
and a silicon-containing species phase,
wherein said aggregate has an increased
microporosity after hydrofluoric acid
treatment, compared to carbon black

Acrylic copolymer elastomer, its
blend rubber and blend rubber composition
U.S. patent: 6,001,932
Issued: December 14, 1999
Inventors: Kuniyoshi Saito, Iwao
Moriyama and Jun Okabe
Assigned: Nippon Mektron

(1) [CH.sub.2]=CRCOO([CH.sub.2])nPhOR',

(2) [CH.sub.2]=CRCOO([CH.sub.2])nOCO([CH.sub.2])mPhOR',

(3) [CH.sub.2]=CHOCO([CH.sub.2])nOCO([CH.sub.2])mPhOR',

(4) [CH.sub.2]=CHO([CH.sub.2])nOCO([CH.sub.2])mPhOR', or

(5) [CH.sub.2]=CHPh([CH.sub.2])nOCO([CH.sub.2])mPhOR'

Diene polymers and copolymers
incorporating partial coupling and
hydrocarboxysilane compounds
U.S. patent: 6,008,295
Issued: December 28, 1999
Inventors: Hideo Takeichi, Daniel
Graves, Sunil Sarkar and David Lawson
Assigned: Bridgestone

Method of making a silicone rubber
windshield wiper
U.S. patent: 6,004,496
Issued: December 21, 1999
Inventor: Ned J. Reo
Assigned: Specialty Silicone Products

Additive for masticating natural
rubber, mastication method of
natural rubber, natural rubber
composition obtained by the
mastication method thereof, and
pneumatic tire using the natural
rubber composition thereof
U.S. patent: 6,008,304
Issued: December 28, 1999
Inventors: Daisuke Nohara, Masaaki
Tsuchihashi and Isao Nishi
Assigned: Bridgestone

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Curable composition of
fluoroelastomers
U.S. patent: 6,005,054
Issued: December 21, 1999
Inventors: Franco Barbieri, Ezio Strepparola,
Mauro Luca Villa and Raffaele
Ferro
Assigned: Ausimont S.p.A.

Pneumatic tire with air retention
innerliner ply
U.S. patent: 6,009,923
Issued: January 4, 2000
Inventors: William L. Hergenrother
and Joseph K. Valaitis
Assigned: Bridgestone
Keywords: Gas barrier film, butyl rubber,
grafted metal salt of an unsaturated
carboxylic acid

Organopolysiloxane compounds
cross-linkable by cleaving of alcohols
to form elastomers
U.S. patent: 6,011,112
Issued: January 4, 2000
Inventors: Stefan Oberneder, Michael
Stepp, Erich Pilzweger and Norman
Dorsch
Assigned: Wacker-Chemie GmbH

Agitator mill and method of use for
low contamination grinding
U.S. patent: 6,010,085
Issued: January 4, 2000
Inventor: Christos Angeletakis
Assigned: Kerr Corp.
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