Kazuhisa Yano 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: Disclosed herein is a polyimide composite material which comprises a polyimide-containing resin and a layered clay mineral which is intercalated with organic onium ions and dispersed in the polyimide. Owing to the intercalated clay mineral, the composite material has improved gas and water vapor barrier properties and a small thermal expansion coefficient. Disclosed also herein is a process for producing a polyimide composite material which comprises the steps of intercalating a layered clay mineral with organic onium ions, adding by mixing the intercalated clay mineral to a solution of a monomer or prepolymer for polyimide, removing the solvent, and forming a polyimide. This process makes the layered clay mineral miscible with and dispersible in polyimide.
Abstract: A transparent polyester-ester amide having a permanently antistatic property is obtained by copolymerizing (a) an aminocarboxylic acid, a lactam, or a salt derived from a diamine and a dicarboxylic acid; (b) a diol of the formula: ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 are an ethylene oxide or propylene oxide group, Y is covalent bond, alkylene, alkylidene, cycloalkylidene, arylalkylidene, O, SO, SO.sub.2, CO, S, CF.sub.2, C(CF.sub.3).sub.2 or NH, X is H, alkyl, halogen, sulfonic acid or salt thereof, l is 0 or an integer of 1-4, and m and n an integer of 1-15; (c) a poly(alkylene oxide)glycol or a diol of the formula:HO--R.sup.3 --OH (IV)wherein R.sup.3 is alkylene, alkylidene, cycloalkylidene or arylalkylidene; and (d) a dicarboxylic acid; wherein the content of the polyether-ester units is 10 to 90 wt. %.
Abstract: Disclosed is a resin composition comprising (A) from 1-98 wt. parts of a graft copolymer obtained by graft-polymerizing (a) 5-80 wt. % of a rubbery polymer and (b) 95-20 wt. % of a monomer mixture consisting of 40-90 wt. % of an aromatic vinyl compound, 60-10 wt. % of a vinyl cyanide compound and 0-50 wt. % of another ethylenically unsaturated compound copolymerizable therewith, (B) 1-40 wt. % parts of a modified copolymer selected from (B.sub.1) a modified vinyl copolymer obtained by polymerizing (a) 40-90 wt. % of an aromatic vinyl compound, (b) 60-10 wt. % of a vinyl cyanide compound, (c) 0.01-10 wt. % of a monomer having an epoxy, carboxyl or amino group, and (d) 0-40 wt. % of another ethylenically unsaturated compound, and (B.sub.2) a modified olefinic copolymer obtaind by copolymerizing (e) 50-95 wt. % of ethylene or propylene, (f) 0.1-20 wt. % of a monomer having an epoxy, carboxyl or amino group, and (g) 0-40 wt. % of another ethylenically unsaturated compound, (C) 1-60 wt.