Patents Examined by Bernard Lipman
  • Patent number: 8207258
    Abstract: Linear acrylamide copolymer compounds which can comprise monomeric components comprising at least one N-substituted moiety capable of physical cross-linking, and related compositions and methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Thomas N. Chiesl, Annelise E. Barron
  • Patent number: 8202956
    Abstract: Copolymers are manufactured to include a zwitterionic monomer (e.g., methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine monomer), a dihydroxyphenyl derivatized monomer, and optionally one or more additional monomers. The dihydroxyphenyl derivatized monomer gives the copolymers excellent adhesion properties. Optional monomers include a cationic amino monomer, a hydrocarbon monomer, and/or a hydrophilic monomer. The copolymers are biocompatible and can be used with medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventor: Stephen Pacetti
  • Patent number: 8202928
    Abstract: A silicone composition is provided that is resistant to a hydrocarbon fluid, such as a transmission fluid, and other harsh environments when cured. The silicone composition includes a dihydroxy-terminated silicone fluid, a filler material and amine-cured cross-linking agent, the composition containing substantially no plasticizer, and wherein the cured composition can be utilized as a sealant that is resistant to exposure to transmission fluid and high temperatures for extended periods of time. The silicone composition provides effective sealant properties that withstand the foregoing conditions present in the transmission fluids. Methods of making and using the cured silicone sealants made from the present compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc
    Inventors: Jinbao Jiao, Stanton Rak
  • Patent number: 8188176
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fluorine-containing elastomer having a copolymerization composition containing (A) 72.8 to 74.0 mol % of tetrafluoroethylene, (B) 26.8 to 24.0 mol % of perfluoro(lower alkyl vinyl ether) or perfluoro(lower alkoxy-lower alkyl vinyl ether), and (C) 0.2 to 3.0 mol % of a perfluoro unsaturated nitrile compound, and having a Mooney viscosity ML1+10(121° C.) of 70 to 115. The fluorine-containing elastomer is compounded with a bisamidoxime compound, which is used as a vulcanizing agent, in an amount of 0.2 to 5 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the fluorine-containing elastomer to form a fluorine-containing elastomer composition. The vulcanizate of the composition, even when used under plasma irradiation conditions or at temperatures as high as 300° C., can prevent weight loss caused by plasma irradiation and exhibits excellent heat resistance at temperatures as high as 300° C. or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Unimatec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Maeda, Atsushi Miyata
  • Patent number: 8163846
    Abstract: The invention provides a chlorinated ethylene-based polymer, process for preparing the same, and compositions and articles prepared from the same. The chlorinated ethylene-based polymer has a low residual crystallinity, for example, less than 8 percent, a relatively high crystallization temperature, Tc, for example greater than, or equal to, 25° C., and a medium weight average molecular weight, Mw, for example, less than, or equal to, 325,000 g/mole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Gregory E. Johnson, Maarten Aarts, Mark T. Berard
  • Patent number: 8158723
    Abstract: The invention relates to a moisture cross-linkable composition usable as an adhesive or sealant which is very easy to use and exhibits excellent bonding performance. The composition is obtained by mixing 100 parts by weight of an organic polymer (A) with moisture cross-linkable reactive silane terminal functions and 1 to 70 parts by weight of an organic polymer (B) miscible at ambient temperature with polymer (A), selected from among polyesters, polyethers, polyurethanes, polyacrylates, polyethylenediimines, polycarbonates, polyureas or polyamides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Bostik, S.A.
    Inventors: Virginie Lucet, Jacqueline Carrard, André Mayer
  • Patent number: 8153740
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ampholytic copolymer, to polyelectrolyte complexes which comprise such an ampholytic copolymer, and to cosmetic or pharmaceutical compositions which comprise at least one ampholytic copolymer or one polyelectrolyte complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Son Nguyen-Kim, Horst Schuch, Thomas Kaiser, Claudia Wood, Peter Hossel
  • Patent number: 8153731
    Abstract: The present invention relates to comb (block) copolymers obtainable by reacting I at least one (block) copolymer comprising polymerized, optionally substituted styrene and maleic anhydride units, which copolymer has been obtained by living, free-radical polymerization, with II at least one polyalkylene oxide monoamine comprising a primary amino end group at a reaction temperature of ?150° C. and by subsequent salification of at least 25 mol % of the free carboxyl groups of the reaction product at a reaction temperature of <100° C. and optionally after addition of H2O and to the use of these comb copolymers as wetting agents and dispersants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: BYK=Chemie GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Göbelt, Jürgen Omeis, Ulrich Orth, Heribert Holtkamp, Marcus Meichsner
  • Patent number: 8153742
    Abstract: Acrylic polymers comprising a non-primary hydroxyl functional monomer and low Tg alkyl acrylate monomers are useful in adhesive compositions that find use in skin contact applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Allison Luciano, Eric N. Silverberg, Paul B. Foreman, Jianye Wen, Eli J. Goldman, Jay Audette
  • Patent number: 8153729
    Abstract: Dendritic macroinitiator compositions are provided comprising a compound of the general formula, Fx-[G-n]-I, where F is the chain end functional group of the dendrimer, x is the number of chain end functional groups, G is the dendrimer, n is the generation number of the dendrimer, and I is the initiating group. Hybrid dendritic-linear copolymers made from these macroinitators can act as highly efficient dispersing agents for a range of nanoparticles in matrix materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Craig J. Hawker, Robert Vestberg, Nobuhiko Ueno
  • Patent number: 8138291
    Abstract: A novel anion exchange polymer is provided. A method of making the anion exchange polymer includes reacting a tertiary amine, an acid inhibitor and a polyepoxide to form a quaternary ammonium monomer and polymerizing the quaternary ammonium monomer in the presence of a catalyst. The exchange polymer is prepared without using alkyl halides and can be used to make improved ion exchange materials that are chemically resistant and non-fouling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Russell James MacDonald, Jack Peters
  • Patent number: 8138274
    Abstract: Fluorosilicon polymers are disclosed that are prepared by a process comprising reacting a) iodinated oligomers having copolymerized units of perfluoro(methyl vinyl ether) and vinylidene fluoride or tetrafluoroethylene that contain 40-90 mole percent copolymerized units of vinylidene fluoride or tetrafluoroethylene and 10-60 mole percent copolymerized units of perfluoro(methyl vinyl ether), said oligomers having two functional endgroups and having a number average molecular weight between 1000 and 25,000 with b) a methoxyvinyl silane or an ethoxyvinyl silane to form a silicon-containing polymeric adduct that is further reacted with an acid to form a crosslinked fluorinated polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignees: Dupont Performance Elastomers LLC
    Inventors: Ming-Hong Hung, Bruno Ameduri
  • Patent number: 8129869
    Abstract: To provide an electret having high stability with time and thermal stability of retained electric charge and having excellent charge retention performance, and an electrostatic induction conversion device comprising such an electret. This has been done by providing an electret obtained from a composition comprising a compound (A) having a molecular weight of from 50 to 2000 and having at least two polar functional groups, and a polymer (B) having a number average molecular weight of more than 2000 and having reactive functional groups reactive with the above polar functional groups and an electrostatic induction conversion device comprising such an electret.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Kimiaki Kashiwagi
  • Patent number: 8114936
    Abstract: The invention relates to polymers useful as a papermaking additives. The invention also relates to methods for making and using such additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventors: Lucyna Pawlowska, Robert Proverb
  • Patent number: 8106120
    Abstract: An aqueous based concrete curing compound is made easily removable by including in the composition polyvinylpyrrolidone or other water-soluble, readily redissolvable, film-forming polymer resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: The Euclid Chemical Company
    Inventors: Tatiana Anatolievna Golovkova, Thomas Wayne Richardson
  • Patent number: 8101261
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating sublithographic, nanoscale microstructures in one-dimensional arrays utilizing self-assembling block copolymers, and films and devices formed from these methods are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan B. Millward, Karl Stuen
  • Patent number: 8091855
    Abstract: A packer unit to be used in an annular blowout preventer. The packer unit includes an elastomer body including a compound of a carboxylated nitrile rubber (XNBR) base polymer having a polymer chain, and a quantity of fluorine atoms attached to the polymer chain. The compound includes between 50 and 60% XNBR, between 25 to 35% carbon black, and the rest includes other materials. The quantity of fluorine atoms displaces at least an equal quantity of hydrogen atoms from the polymer chain when the elastomer body is fluorinated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Hydril USA Manufacturing LLC
    Inventor: Ming Yu Huang
  • Patent number: 8092492
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compositions comprising a copolymer that includes a first monomer and a second monomer that is different from the first monomer, wherein both the first and second monomer are selected from the group consisting of 3-sulfopropyl acrylate potassium salt, sodium acrylate, N-(tris(hydroxyl methyl)methyl)acrylamide, and 2-acrylamide-2-methyl-1-propane sulfonic acid. The present disclosure further relates to methods for preparing the copolymer compositions and shaped articles comprising the copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Ahmad R. Hadba, Brian Cuevas, Frank R. Schiretz, Joshua B. Stopek
  • Patent number: 8084540
    Abstract: There is provided a propylene-based resin composition containing 10 to 89% by mass of a propylene-based polymer (A) (excluding a modified propylene-based polymer (C) defined below), 10 to 89% by mass of a polylactic acid-based resin (B), and 1 to 80% by mass of a modified propylene-based polymer (C) which is an ?,?-unsaturated glycidyl ester-grafted propylene-based polymer having an ?,?-unsaturated glycidyl ester-derived structural unit content of 0.1% by mass or more and less than 1.0% by mass, provided that each of the contents of the propylene-based polymer (A), the polylactic acid-based resin (B) and the modified propylene-based polymer (C) is an amount based on the total amount of the three components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Koji Kameo, Mitsuyoshi Shimano
  • Patent number: 8084545
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photo- and/or thermo-curable copolymer having polymerizable unsaturated groups in side chains, which is obtainable by reacting a copolymer (P) with an epoxy-containing polymerizable unsaturated compound (C), the copolymer (P) containing monomer units derived from a carboxyl-containing polymerizable unsaturated compound (A) and monomer units derived from at least one epoxy-containing polymerizable unsaturated compound (B) represented by following Formula (1) or (2), in which the epoxy group of the epoxy-containing polymerizable unsaturated compound (C) has been added to part of the carboxyl groups of the copolymer (P). In the formulae, Ras each represent hydrogen or hydroxyl-substituted or -unsubstituted alkyl having 1 to 4 carbon atoms; and Rbs each represent single bond or alkylene having 1 to 18 carbon atoms which may contain heteroatom(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Daicel Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Takawaki, Toshihiko Nijukken