Patents Examined by Jeffrey S Lenihan
  • Patent number: 10150832
    Abstract: The present application provides the block copolymers and their application. The block copolymer has an excellent self assembling property and phase separation and various required functions can be freely applied thereto as necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mi Sook Lee, Jung Keun Kim, Je Gwon Lee, No Jin Park, Se Jin Ku, Eun Young Choi, Sung Soo Yoon
  • Patent number: 10153200
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating sub-lithographic, nanoscale microstructures utilizing self-assembling block copolymers, and films and devices formed from these methods are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan B. Millward, Timothy A. Quick
  • Patent number: 10144809
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing super absorbent polymer, and the method for preparing super absorbent polymer according to the present invention may reduce the content of non-reacted monomers in the super absorbent polymer, by using three kinds of polymerization initiators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Mo Lee, Gi Cheul Kim, Kum Hyoung Lee, Se Yeol Park
  • Patent number: 10138314
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoplastic resin composition comprising a rubber graft copolymer comprising a core layer containing a rubber copolymer and a shell layer grafted on the core layer and a thermoplastic resin comprising a polycarbonate resin and an aliphatic polyester resin in the mass ratio of the rubber graft copolymer/the thermoplastic resin of 3/100 or more, wherein the shell layer is obtained by polymerizing or copolymerizing a (meth)acrylate monomer having an epoxy group, and the amount of the (meth)acrylate monomer having an epoxy group is 3 parts by mass or more and less than 29 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of the rubber graft copolymer. The thermoplastic resin composition of the present invention can be utilized in various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seigo Takamido, Toyohisa Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10131729
    Abstract: A comb copolymer with a polymer backbone having grafted lateral macromonomer segments, the method of preparing, and the use thereof as a thickener in cosmetics. The polymer backbone is more than 55% and up to 90% molar ATBS, between 1% and 20% molar cationic monomer or monomer of formula (I): CH2?C(R1)—C(?O)—Y—(CH2)m-N(R2) (R3), where m is between 1 and 4, Y is O or NH, R1 is H or CH2, and R2 and R3 are each a methyl or ethyl radical, and optionally 0.005% to 1% molar of at least one cross-linking monomer with at least two C?C bonds. The lateral macromonomer segments are polymerized from 9% to 30% molar of N-alkyl acrylamide or N,N-dialkyl acrylamide of formula (II): CH2?C(R4)—C(?O)—N(R5) (R6), where R4 is H or CH2 and R5 and R6 are H or a C1 to C3 alkyl radical, with at least one of R5 or R6 not being H.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SOCIETE D'EXPLOITATION DE PRODUITS POUR LES INDUSTRIES CHIMIQUES SEPPIC
    Inventors: Paul Mallo, Olivier Braun
  • Patent number: 10112873
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) printing composition includes ceramic filaments comprising an additive having an aspect ratio of at least 2:1. 3D printed ceramic articles include the ceramic filaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventor: Christopher S. Nordahl
  • Patent number: 10099437
    Abstract: Directionally oriented block copolymer films and zone annealing processes for producing directionally oriented block films are provided. The zone annealing processes include methods of inducing horizontally oriented block copolymers through a soft sheer process and methods of inducing vertically oriented block copolymers via sharp dynamic zone annealing. The zone annealing processes are capable of both small and large scale production of directionally oriented block films. The cold zone annealing processes are also capable of being combined with graphoepitaxy methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Gurpreet Singh, Alamgir Karim
  • Patent number: 10100133
    Abstract: Process for functionalizing a polymer by treating said polymer at a temperature in the range 80-250° C. with a mono-azide of the formula wherein m is 0 or 1, n is 0 or 1, n+m=1 or 2, X is a linear or branched, aliphatic or aromatic hydrocarbon moiety with 1-12 carbon atoms, optionally containing heteroatoms, Rb is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, linear and branched alkyl groups with 1-6 carbon atoms optionally substituted with O, S, P, Si, or N-containing functional groups, alkoxy groups with 1-6 carbon atoms, and halogens, and each Ra is individually selected from hydrogen, linear or branched alkyl groups with 1-6 carbon atoms, or may form a saturated or unsaturated aliphatic or aromatic ring structure with at least one other Ra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Joseph Christiaan Olde Boerrigter, Auke Gerardus Talma, Waldo Joseph Elisabeth Beek
  • Patent number: 10093762
    Abstract: Process for modifying a polymer comprising the steps of (a) mixing the polymer with a maleimide-functionalized mono-azide and/or a citraconimide-functionalized mono-azide at a temperature in the range 80-250° C. to form a functionalized polymer, and (b) reacting the functionalized polymer with a substance containing one or more functional groups that can react with a maleimide or citraconimide functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Waldo Joseph Elisabeth Beek, Auke Gerardus Talma
  • Patent number: 10093828
    Abstract: A processing fluid for image forming by an aqueous ink includes a flocculant to aggregate a colorant in the aqueous ink, a water-soluble organic solvent, a polymer particle, and water. The polymer particle has a core-shell structure with a core portion including a wax and a shell portion having a lower critical solution temperature of 30 degrees C. or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Shosuke Aoai
  • Patent number: 10087276
    Abstract: The present application provides the block copolymers and their application. The block copolymer has an excellent self assembling property and phase separation and various required functions can be freely applied thereto as necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: No Jin Park, Jung Keun Kim, Je Gwon Lee, Sung Soo Yoon
  • Patent number: 10087262
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ethylene polymer having a viscosity-average molecular weight (Mv) of 3,000,000 or more and 15,000,000 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsuyoshi Tarutani, Kazuyoshi Kataoka
  • Patent number: 10077358
    Abstract: A resin composition comprising a modified ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A) and an unmodified ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (B), wherein the modified ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A) is represented by a following formula (I), contents (mol %) of a, b, and c based on the total monomer units satisfy following formulae (1) to (3), and a degree of saponification is not less than 80 mol %, thereby providing a resin composition that is excellent in a barrier property, impact resistance, and secondary processability and moreover excellent in productivity. 18?a?55??(1) 0.01?c?20??(2) [100?(a+c)]×0.9?b?[100?(a+c)]??(3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10072144
    Abstract: Polymer blends comprising (A) at least one polystyrene (co)polymer other than styrene methyl methacrylate copolymer (SMMA), (B) at least one poly(lactic acid) (PLA) and (C) at least one styrene methyl methacrylate copolymer (SMMA) have advantageous properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas W. Cochran
  • Patent number: 10072115
    Abstract: Polymeric compositions obtainable by free-radical polymerization of at least two different alkyl (meth)acrylates in the presence of at least one ethylene-vinyl ester copolymer, the alkyl (meth)acrylates used being a mixture comprising alkyl (meth)acrylates having linear C12- to C60-alkyl radicals and different alkyl (meth)acrylates having linear C1- to C11-alkyl radicals and/or branched C4- to C60-alkyl radicals and/or cyclic C6- to C20-alkyl radicals. The use of such polymeric compositions as pour point depressants for crude oils, mineral oils or mineral oil products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ivette Garcia Castro, Kai Gumlich, Maria Heuken, Rouven Konrad, Karin Neubecker, Stefan Frenzel
  • Patent number: 10072145
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thermoplastic molding composition which comprises at least one copolymer component made of styrene monomers and nitrile monomers, and also at least one graft copolymer based on an acrylate rubber. The invention also relates to thermoplastic moldings produced from the thermoplastic molding composition, and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Philipp Boeckmann, Wolfgang Fischer, Maarten Staal
  • Patent number: 10066111
    Abstract: Disclosed is an aqueous inkjet ink for a humidity-conditioning base material, the ink comprising at least a colorant, a water-dispersible resin and water, and the water-dispersible resin comprising at least one water-dispersible urethane resin and at least one water-dispersible (meth)acrylic resin or water-dispersible styrene/(meth)acrylic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sayako Arai, Hirotaka Yamamoto, Ami Terakado, Shinji Tabuchi, Yoshihisa Morita
  • Patent number: 10066061
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing super absorbent polymer, and the method for preparing super absorbent polymer according to the present invention may reduce the content of non-reacted monomers in the super absorbent polymer, by using three kinds of polymerization initiators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Mo Lee, Gi Cheul Kim, Kum Hyoung Lee, Se Yeol Park
  • Patent number: 10066044
    Abstract: Stereoregular diblock polybutadiene composed of a polybutadiene block having a 1,4-cis structure and a polybutadiene block having a syndiotactic 1,2 structure. Said stereoregular diblock polybutadiene can be advantageously used in both the footwear industry (for example, in the production of soles for shoes) and in the production of tires for motor vehicles and/or trucks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: versalis S.p.A.
    Inventors: Francesco Masi, Anna Sommazzi, Giovanni Ricci, Giuseppe Leone, Salvatore Coppola
  • Patent number: 10059791
    Abstract: The invention relates to thermoplastic ABS molding compositions comprising components A) and B): A) from 5 to 80% by weight of a graft polymer A) having bimodal particle size distribution; and B) from 20 to 95% by weight of a thermoplastic polymer B) having a viscosity number VN of from 50 to 120 ml/g. The invention further relates to a process for the preparation of graft copolymer A and to the graft copolymer made by that process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Norbert Niessner, SangJun Ahn, Rudy Verstraeten, Gisbert Michels, Florian Patcas, YoungHwa Hwang, Brian J. Banaszak, Roland Walker, Michel Pepers, Johannes Barth