Katsuji Ueno has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Abstract: A thermoplastic resin composition comprising:(A) polyamide have a relative viscosity in sulfuric acid of not less than 2.0 and less than 3.0,(B) a graft copolymer which is obtainable by copolymerizing an aromatic vinyl monomer, a cyanated vinyl monomer and other vinyl monomer copolymerizable with the former two monomers in the presence of a rubbery polymer and(C) a carboxylic acid-modified copolymer comprising monomeric units derived from an aromatic vinyl monomer, a cyanated vinyl monomer and an .alpha.,.beta.-unsaturated monocarboxylic acidwherein the weight ratio of polyamide (A) to the total amount of the graft copolymer (B) and the carboxylic acid-modified copolymer (C) is from 90:10 to 10:90, the content of .alpha.,.beta.-unsaturated monocarboxylic acid is 0.1 to 1.5% by weight based on the total amount of the graft copolymer (B) and the carboxylic acid-modified copolymer (C), and the content of rubbery polymer is 5 to 30% by weight based on the whole weight of the composition.
Abstract: An optical communication cable with less breakage or damage during the preparation and handling which comprises an optical fiber strand, a tension-resistant material, and a synthetic resin coating layer, the tension-resistant material being provided between the optical fiber strand and the synthetic resin coating layer and being fibers obtained by melt spinning an aromatic polyester showing an anisotropy in the molten state.
November 22, 1985
Date of Patent:
October 18, 1988
Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, Japan Exlan Company, Ltd.
Abstract: A method for treating fibers to obtain treated fibers suitable as a reinforcing material which comprises treating a fiber obtained from a polyester which shows anisotropy in the molten state in an aqueous solution of at least one compound selected from the group consisting of hydroxides, carbonates, bicarbonates, and organic carboxylic acid salts of lithium, sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium at 20.degree. to 120.degree. C. for at least one minute.The above-mentioned treatment provides treated fibers suitable as a reinforcing material which exhibit an excellent adhesion to matrices to be reinforced and can give a satisfactory strength to the resulting composite material.
Abstract: An aromatic polyamide having a high molecular weight is produced by a polycondensation reaction of an aromatic aminocarboxylic acid and/or a mixture of an aromatic dicarboxylic acid and an aromatic diamine in a polar solvent in the presence of a dehydrating catalyst with heating at a temperature of about 160.degree. C. or higher.
Abstract: In a process for producing a formed article of aromatic polyamide-imide resin by compression-molding at the temperature lower than the melting temperature of the resin, the improvement which comprises subjecting the resin, prior to the molding, to heat treatment in an oxygen-containing gas under conditions satisfying the following equationlogt.gtoreq.a.sub.1 +a.sub.2 T+a.sub.3 T.sup.2 +a.sub.4 T.sup.3,wherein a.sub.1 =2.5841, a.sub.2 =-8.4926.times.10.sup.-3, a.sub.3 =6.9984.times.10.sup.-6, and a.sub.4 =-2.0449.times.10.sup.-8 ; t and T represent the heat-treatment time in hour and the heat-treatment temperature in .degree.C., respectively; and 200.degree. C..ltoreq.T.ltoreq.400.degree.C.
Abstract: A method for treating fibers which comprises modifying the surface of a fiber of a polyester which shows anisotrophy in the molten state by subjecting the fiber to a low-temperature plasma irradiation, said method enabling to obtain fibers which comprise highly oriented molecules, are highly crystalline and hence exhibit a high tenacity and a high modulus of elasticity.The fibers thus obtained are suitable as a reinforcing material, exhibit an excellent adhesion to matrices to be reinforced and can give a satisfactory strength to the resulting composite material.
Abstract: In the method for producing aromatic polyesters having excellent moldability, good thermal resistance and little dependence on molding temperature and providing molded products having little anisotropy, obtained from (A) one or more compounds selected from aromatic dicarboxylic acids and their derivatives and (B) one or more compounds selected from aromatic dihydroxy compounds and their derivatives, or (A), (B) and (C) one or more compounds selected from aromatic hydroxycarboxylic acids and their derivatives, a method characterized in that polymerization is carried out in a reaction system containing, together with (A), (B) and optionally (C), a quinone compound (D) and/or a complex obtained from (B) and (D) as well as an organic carboxylic acid anhydride, or a reaction product thereof.
Abstract: In a method for producing aromatic polyesters having improved moldability by the polycondensation ofA: one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of aromatic hydroxycarboxylic acids and their functional derivatives such as acylated or esterified compounds thereof,or A withB: one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of aromatic dicarboxylic acids and their functional derivatives such as esterified compounds or acid halides thereofandC: one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of aromatic diphenols and their functional derivatives such as acylated compounds thereof,the improvement comprising adding to the reaction system, either in bulk, or gradually during polycondensationD: one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of 1,3,5-trihydroxybenzene, 3,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid, 5-hydroxyisophthalic acid and their functional derivatives such as acylated or esterified compounds thereof,whereby D is included in the reaction.
Abstract: In a process for producing an aromatic polyester fiber of high strength and high modulus of elasticity represented by the prescribed general formula, a process comprising grinding a polymer of the prescribed general formula to form ground particles having diameters of less than 3 mm and an average particle diameter of 0.5 mm or smaller; heat-treating the particles for 0.5 to 30 hr at a temperature between 100.degree. and 350.degree. C., at which temperature the particles do not fuse; melt-spinning the heat-treated particles at a temperature of 250.degree. to 450.degree. C. if the particles have a melt property such that the temperature at which the particles possess a shear rate of 51/sec (48,000 poise as melt viscosity) under a shear stress of 2.45.times.10.sup.6 dynes/cm.sup.2 is in the range of 200.degree. to 350.degree. C.; and thereafter heat-treating the resulting fiber for 0.5 to 50 hr at a temperature between 250.degree. and 450.degree. C., at which temperature the fiber does not fuse.
Abstract: A resin composition comprising:(A) a polyphenylene oxide resin or a resin composition containing polyphenylene oxide, and(B) a copolymer of an olefin and glycidyl methacrylate and/or glycidyl acrylate.The aforesaid resin composition is excellent in processability, impact resistance and oil resistance as well as adhesiveness with inorganic fillers such as glass fiber, calcium carbonate, silica, titanium oxide, etc.
Abstract: In a process for producing an aromatic polyamide-imide by polycondensation of an aromatic tricarboxylic acid and/or aromatic tricarboxylic anhydride and an aromatic diamine with heating in the presence of a dehydration catalyst, the improvement which comprises using a solvent containing sulfolane as a reaction medium.
Abstract: A plastic container having improved properties as a barrier against gases and water vapor made from a thermoplastic resin composition comprising (A) an aromatic polyester carbonate composed of an aromatic dicarboxylic acid moiety, an aromatic dihydroxy compound moiety and a carbonate moiety and (B) a polyalkylene terephthalate and/or a polyalkylene oxybenzoate in a ratio of 100 parts by weight of said aromatic polyester carbonate to 100 parts by weight or less of said polyalkylene terephthalate and/or polyalkylene oxybenzoate.
Abstract: A process for producing polyphenylene oxide which comprises contacting a phenolic monomer with oxygen in the presence of a catalyst composed of a manganese (II) salt and an ortho-hydroxyazo compound represented by the following formula: ##STR1## wherein A and B represent identical or different arylene ring having a valency of at least 2 and having an oxy group and an azo group directly linked to the ortho carbon atoms of the arylene ring and R represents hydrogen or lower alkyl group, or in the presence of said catalyst and an amine, in a polymerization solvent containing a base and thereby subjecting said phenolic monomer to an oxidative polymerization.
Abstract: A process for producing a graft copolymer characterized by melt-blending 100 parts by weight of a resin mixture comprising 90 to 10% by weight of a polyphenylene oxide having a structural unit of ##STR1## (wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.3 and R.sub.4 each represents hydrogen, a halogen atom, a hydrocarbon or substituted hydrocarbon radical) and 10 to 90% by weight of a styrene polymer in the presence of 0.01 to 5 parts by weight of a compound containing nitrogen and oxygen selected from oxime compounds and nitroso compounds.
Abstract: A resin composition comprising a resin composition comprising 5 to 95% by weight of a polyphenylene oxide and 95 to 5% by weight of a polyamide and 0.01 to 30 parts by weight of a member selected from the group consisting of (A) liquid diene polymers, (B) epoxy compounds and (C) compounds having in the molecule both of (a) an ethylenic carbon-carbon double bond or a carbon-carbon triple bond and (b) a carboxylic acid, acid anhydride, acid amide, imido, carboxylic acid ester, amino or hydroxyl group per 100 parts by weight of the total of the polyphenylene oxide and polyamide.
Abstract: In a method producing a polycondensate by bulk polycondensation of a monomer (or a reactant mixture) which is a fluid at the polycondensation temperature, an improvement which comprises carrying out the polycondensation until substantially the whole polycondensate becomes a solid polydispersion while continually applying a shearing force sufficient for maintaining the polycondensation system in polydispersed state at a temperature of below the sintering of the produced polycondensate but sufficiently high for allowing the polycondensation to proceed substantially.
Abstract: In a process for producing aromatic polyesters by bulk condensation of polyester forming reactant the improvement which comprises using three reaction vessels, reacting a reactant compound with an acid anhydride to effect an alkanolylation reaction in the first reaction vessel to thereby prepare a monomer, removing the acids by-produced in said reaction, forming or not forming an oligomer from a part or whole of said monomer, then transferring the reaction product of the first vessel into the second reaction vessel, polycondensing said monomer and/or oligomer to produce a prepolymer in the second reaction vessel, transferring the reaction product of the second vessel into the third reaction vessel, and heating said prepolymer in said third reaction vessel, thereby obtaining an aromatic polyester of high polymerization degree.
Abstract: A resin composition based on a polyphenylene ether comprising 99 to 1 part by weight of a polyphenylene ether copolymer derived from 99.5 to 85 mole-% of 2,6-dimethylphenol and 0.5 to 15 mole-% of 3-methyl-6-tert-butylphenol and 1 to 99 parts by weight of a styrene polymer (making up 100 parts by weight in total); and said resin composition further containing 0.1 to 100 parts by weight of a rubber-like polymer for 100 parts by weight of the said resin composition. These resin compositions have excellent mechanical strength, heat resistance, and moldability and are suitable as molding resin materials in practical use fields.
Abstract: A method for producing a modified polyphenylene oxide which comprises polymerizing 69 to 25 parts by weight of a mixture of 97 to 45% by weight of a styrene monomer and 3 to 55% by weight of a polar vinyl mononer at 90.degree. to 190.degree. C. using 0.3 to 10 parts by weight of a radical initiator in an aqueous dispersion containing a dispersion stabilizer alone or in combination with at least one of a surfactant and an adhesion-preventing agent in the presence of 31 to 75 parts by weight of a polyphenylene oxide having a unit structure of the formula, ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.3 and R.sub.4 are each a hydrogen or halogen atom, or a hydrocarbon, substituted hydrocarbon, cyano, hydrocarbonoxy, substituted hydrocarbonoxy, nitro or amino group.