Patents Examined by David L Miller
  • Patent number: 10435495
    Abstract: A copolymer includes (A) an aromatic vinyl-based monomer, (B) an unsaturated nitrile-based monomer, (C) a cross-linkable siloxane compound, and (D) an N-substituted maleimide-based monomer to realize a synergistic effect of matting characteristics and heat resistance properties. A thermoplastic resin composition including the copolymer, and a molded article including the thermoplastic resin composition are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo Hyun Jang, Jae Won Heo, Bo Eun Kim, Kwang Soo Park, Yu Jin Jung, Ki Bo Chang, Young Sub Jin
  • Patent number: 10435486
    Abstract: New molecularly imprinted polymers are described, and a method for their production using novel particle technology based on multifunctional placeholder templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Boerje Sellergren
  • Patent number: 10414859
    Abstract: Polyester polyols made from thermoplastic polyesters are disclosed. The polyols are reaction products of a thermoplastic polyester, a glycol, and a hydrophobe selected from ricinoleic acid, ethoxylated castor oil, saturated or unsaturated C9-C18 dicarboxylic acids, tung oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, cardanol-based products, recycled cooking oil, isostearyl alcohol, hydroxy-functional materials derived from epoxidized, ozonized, or hydroformylated fatty esters or fatty acids, and mixtures thereof. In one process, the polyols are made by reacting the thermoplastic polyester with a glycol to give a digested intermediate, which is then reacted with the hydrophobe. In another process, the thermoplastic polyester, glycol, and hydrophobe are combined and reacted in a single step. These hydrophobes facilitate the production from recycled thermoplastics of polyols that have good transparency and little or no particulate settling or phase separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Rick Tabor, Kevin Anthony Rogers, Eric D Vrabel, Matthew James Beatty, Woo-Sung Bae, Shakti L Mukerjee
  • Patent number: 10392459
    Abstract: The present invention relates to: a photocurable composition containing (A) a photocurable monomer and (B) a monomer containing phosphorus and an amide group; and a device including a barrier layer formed of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Ji Hye Kwon, Hyo Young Kwon, Seong Ryong Nam, Se Il Oh, Chang Soo Woo, Yeon Soo Lee, Chang Min Lee, Seung Jib Choi, Kyoung Jin Ha
  • Patent number: 10385151
    Abstract: A material non-adhesive to a biological substance containing: a polymer compound (A) which includes a repeating unit derived from a sulfobetaine monomer represented by Formula (I) or (II). In the formulae, R1 represents a methyl group, an ethyl group, an n-propyl group, or an isopropyl group, a plurality of R1's may be the same as or different from each other. R2 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group. n represents an integer of 2 to 4. L represents a linear or branched alkylene group having 3 or 4 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kiyotaka Fukagawa
  • Patent number: 10377680
    Abstract: Novel polyanionic polymers including families of repeat units, such as maleic, itaconic, and sulfonate repeat units. The polymers are at least tetrapolymers and may be in the acid form or as partial or complete salts. The polymers may be synthesized using free radical initiators in the presence of vanadium compounds. The polymers have a variety of uses, particularly in agricultural contexts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Verdesian Life Sciences, LLC
    Inventors: John Larry Sanders, Jacob Mazo, Grigory Mazo
  • Patent number: 10336918
    Abstract: An adhesive composition containing a latex of a highly saturated nitrile rubber (A) which has ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated nitrile monomer units 10 to 55 wt %, conjugated diene monomer units 25 to 89 wt %, and ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid monoester monomer units 1 to 20 wt % and has an iodine value of 120 or less and a polyvalent amine compound (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Masato Sakamoto, Tomonori Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10287380
    Abstract: Provided are a break-resistant copolymer having high transparency and heat resistance and also having a high tensile strain at break, and a molded article. A copolymer contains 80% by mass to 98% by mass of structural units derived from a methacrylic ester monomer and 2% to 10% by mass of ester structural units derived from a cyclic ketene acetal monomer. The copolymer has a weight average molecular weight of 80,000 or more and a molecular weight distribution of 1.75 to 3.80.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsuhiro Nakahara, Hiroshi Ozawa, Takashi Fukumoto, Nobutaka Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 10273314
    Abstract: SET-LRP polymerization of acrylic monomers under acidic conditions is described. The source of the acidity may be the solvent (e.g., an acetic acid-containing solvent) or in the monomer content (e.g., acrylic acid or methacrylic acid, optionally in combination with other monomers such as methyl methacrylate).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Antony K. Van Dyk, Susan J. Fitzwater, Sven Fleischmann, Virgil Percec
  • Patent number: 10273324
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer comprising an N-vinyl amide monomer and a dual functional monomer. In the case where the dual functional monomer incorporates a glycidyl acrylate, a third polymerizable monomer is also included. The polymer can be varied in charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: David K. Hood, Osama M. Musa
  • Patent number: 10251982
    Abstract: New ampholyte biomaterial compounds containing ampholyte moieties are synthesized and integrated into polymeric assemblies to provide hydrophilic polymers exhibiting improved biocompatibility, haemocompatibility, hydrophilicity non-thrombogenicity, anti-bacterial ability, and mechanical strength, as well as suitability as a drug delivery platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: BioInteractions Ltd.
    Inventors: Fanny Burrows, John E. Mckendrick, Alan Rhodes, Simon J. Onis, Shivpal S. Sandhu
  • Patent number: 10227511
    Abstract: This invention relates to a heat sealable adhesive composition for packaging for moderate to high moisture food products. The adhesive comprises latex in water with a minimum film formation temperature near or below 25° C. and an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer dispersion in water, blocking resistance up to 50° C., heat seal-ability under reasonable conditions of contact time, temperature and pressure, good adhesive properties, and approval for food contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Leander H. Bauer, Shui-Jen Raymond Hsu, Vic Stanislawczyk, William Fish, Stephan A. Horvath
  • Patent number: 10196480
    Abstract: A conducting polymer which may have one redox couple and/or enhanced redox capacity. The polymer is a copolymer prepared by electropolymerizing a mixture of monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
    Inventor: Fadi Atef Abed Alakhras
  • Patent number: 10172705
    Abstract: A method for reducing the transmittance of ultraviolet radiation through an intraocular lens to 10% or less at 370 nm by (a) polymerizing a mixture comprising: at least one first monomer and a second monomer comprising a trisaryl-1,3,5-triazine moiety, (b) forming an optic portion from the copolymer wherein the second monomer is present in about 0.10 to about 0.20 percent by weight of the overall polymer and wherein the optic portion of the intraocular lens displays essentially the same physical properties such as, for example, refractive index as the optic portion of the intraocular lens formed from the polymerized mixture of (a) without the second monomer, but otherwise identical conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Benz Research and Development Corp.
    Inventors: Patrick H. Benz, Adam Reboul
  • Patent number: 10138423
    Abstract: A process of forming a resveratrol-based flame retardant small molecule with a phosphonate/phosphinate molecule that includes a chloride group and a terminal functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott B. King, Brandon M. Kobilka, Joseph Kuczynski, Jason T. Wertz
  • Patent number: 10125209
    Abstract: To obtain a hydrophilic macromonomer mixture which is a highly polymerized hydrophilic macromonomer, has few components not bonded to the polymer chain after polymerization, and is less likely to leaching. Provided is a macromonomer mixture containing macromonomer A being a macromonomer having a group obtained by further introducing a polymerizable group into a reactive group derived from a polymerization initiator at an end thereof; and macromonomer B being a macromonomer having a group obtained by further introducing a polymerizable group into a reactive group derived from a chain transfer agent at an end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Fujisawa, Masataka Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10125202
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymer compound for a conductive polymer comprising one or more repeating units “a” shown by the formula (1), and having a weight-average molecular weight in the range of 1,000 to 500,000. There can be provided a polymer compound for a conductive polymer having a specific superacidic sulfo group which is soluble in an organic solvent, and suitably used for a fuel cell or a dopant for a conductive material. wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; R2 represents any of a single bond, an ester group, and a linear, branched, or cyclic hydrocarbon group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, the hydrocarbon group optionally containing an ether group, an ester group, or both; “Z” represents any of a single bond, a phenylene group, a naphthylene group, an ether group, and an ester group; and “a” is a number satisfying 0<a?1.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Jun Hatakeyama, Masaki Ohashi, Takayuki Nagasawa, Koji Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10118986
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to curable polyepoxysilane compounds and compositions, methods related to curing of such compounds via hydrolysis and/or condensation to form coatings on a substrate, and coated articles formed from the curable polyepoxysilane compounds. The polyepoxysilane compounds are silane-functional precursors and can be used as coatings (or pretreatments) on various substrates (e.g., metals such as aluminum) and provide a substantial improvement in corrosion resistance relative to other anti-corrosion coatings. The silane-functional precursors can be prepared by reaction of functional silanes (e.g., amino-functional silanes or other epoxide-reactive functionalized silanes) with epoxide-containing organic or hydrocarbon compounds and oligomers/polymers thereof (e.g., glycidyl-type ethers or other epoxide-/oxirane-functionalized hydrocarbon compounds), for example including hydrocarbons with one or more aromatic hydrocarbon groups (e.g., in an aromatic polyether).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Vijaykumar M. Mannari
  • Patent number: 10106637
    Abstract: Novel methods and materials particularly useful for ophthalmic applications and to methods for making and using the same are disclosed herein. More particularly, relatively soft, optically transparent, foldable, high refractive index materials particularly suited for use in the production of intraocular lenses, contact lenses, and other ocular implants and to methods for manufacturing and implanting IOLs made therefrom are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Khalid Mentak
  • Patent number: 10106630
    Abstract: An unsaturated deoxybenzoin compound has the structure (I) wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, and n are defined herein. A polymer including at least one group derived from a deoxybenzoin compound having structure (I), (II), or a combination thereof is also described, wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, and n are defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Todd Emrick, E. Bryan Coughlin, Megan Szyndler, Aabid A. Mir, Justin C. Timmons