Synthetic Resins Or Natural Rubbers Patents (Class 520/1)
  • Patent number: 10017596
    Abstract: The present invention relates to silicone hydrogels having a desirable balance of properties which can be formed without diluents. The silicone hydrogels are formed from reactive mixtures comprising at least one hydroxyl substituted, monofunctional polydialkylsiloxane monomer having between 2 and 120 dialkylsiloxane repeating units, at least one slow reacting hydrophilic monomer and at least one hydroxyl containing hydrophilic monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, Douglas G. Vanderlaan, James D. Ford, Scott L. Joslin
  • Patent number: 10000636
    Abstract: Polymeric blends having improved flame retardance properties and good ductility at low temperatures are disclosed. The blend is formed from (A) a photoactive additive that is a cross-linkable polycarbonate resin containing a photoactive group derived from a dihydroxybenzophenone; and (B) a polymer resin which is different from the photoactive additive. The additive can be a compound, oligomer, or polymer. When exposed to ultraviolet light, crosslinking will occur between the photoactive additive and the polymer resin, enhancing the chemical resistance and flame retardance while maintaining ductility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Morizur, Paul Dean Sybert, Peter Johnson, Thomas L. Evans, James Franklin Hoover, Amanda Marie Flores
  • Patent number: 9982099
    Abstract: A method of modifying polyolefin to have long chain branching comprising mixing polyolefin and a photoinitiator and irradiating the mixture with UV radiation. The modified polyolefin of the method and the use of said modified polyolefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: Costas Tzoganakis, Alexander Penlidis, Yasaman Amintowlieh
  • Patent number: 9975328
    Abstract: A line-head-type inkjet image-forming method includes ejecting a gel ink to a recording medium at a first coverage rate that is less than 100% and set to allow dots of newly ejected gel ink to unite with dots of the gel ink already landed on the recording medium. The gel ink contains a specific amount of a polymer dispersant based on the amount of the colorant and has a specific contact angle on the recording medium. The gel ink is ejected from nozzles so as to form dots with a diameter slightly larger according to the resolution of the image to be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Ai Kondo
  • Patent number: 9865492
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for handling of a structured substrate which has structures. The mounting apparatus having a soft material layer for accommodating the structured substrate on a receiving surface. The structures of the structured substrate are able to be taken at least partially into the material layer. Fixing means for fixing of the structured substrate on the receiving surface are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: EV GROUP E. THALLNER GMBH
    Inventor: Herbert Tiefenbock
  • Patent number: 9701066
    Abstract: Provided is a curing agent for a three-dimensional shaped product including a compatible material that is compatible with a molded article forming agent for forming a three-dimensional shaped product, and a curing material that cures the molded article forming agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takehito Hikichi, Naoki Hiji, Takashi Morikawa
  • Patent number: 9588258
    Abstract: The present invention relates to silicone hydrogels having a desirable balance of properties which can be formed without diluents. The silicone hydrogels are formed from reactive mixtures comprising at least one hydroxyl substituted, monofunctional polydialkylsiloxane monomer having between 2 and 120 dialkylsiloxane repeating units, at least one slow reacting hydrophilic monomer and at least one hydroxyl containing hydrophilic monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, Douglas G. Vanderlaan, James D. Ford, Scott L. Joslin
  • Patent number: 9555161
    Abstract: Oxidation resistant crosslinked ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is described, wherein at least two different additives in the manufacture synergistically increase the oxidation resistance of crosslinked UHMWPE. This allows the manufacture of oxidation resistant crosslinked UHMWPE using lower levels of additives and/or lower levels of crosslinking irradiation or chemicals. The lower levels of additives and/or crosslinking produce crosslinked UHMWPE having desired physical properties not possible without the synergistic interaction of the additives. This crosslinked UHMWPE may be used in medical prostheses such as in bearing components having desired physical properties such as wear resistance and oxidation resistance not possible without the synergistic interaction of the additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. Morrison, Vivek D. Pawar, Lorenz Brunner, Shilesh C. Jani
  • Patent number: 9428668
    Abstract: A hydrophilic cross-linked ionic polycaprolactone polymer composition formed by the process of subjecting hydrophobic caprolactone or a hydrophobic caprolactone monomer to a source of ionizing radiation selected from the group consisting of an Electron Acceleration (E beam), Gamma II, Cobolt, X-ray or a source of UV radiation to form an ionic cross linked polycaprolactone polymer consisting of a soluble component part and an insoluble component part in a gel fraction % of soluble to insoluble parts, adjusting the duration of ionizing radiation and/or the intensity of the radiation until the concentration of the soluble component part is above at least about 65% by weight of the cross linked polymer wherein the cross linked polycaprolactone polymer is converted from a hydrophobic to a hydrophilic state. A coating of the hydrophobic polycaprolactone when in contact with water forms a boundary layer with very low contact angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Stewart J. Lustgarten
  • Patent number: 9284445
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a resin composition for a nano concave-convex structure, including 0.01 to 10 parts by mass of an active energy ray polymerization initiator (D), 0.01 to 3 parts by mass of a release agent (E), and 0.01 to 3 parts by mass of a lubricant (F), relative to 100 parts by mass of a polymerization reactive monomer component containing 50 to 95 parts by mass of a tetrafunctional (meth)acrylate monomer (A), 5 to 35 parts by mass of a difunctional (meth)acrylate monomer (B) in which the total number of repeating units within a polyalkylene glycol structure is from 4 to 25, and not more than 15 parts by mass of a monofunctional (meth)acrylate monomer (C) which is copolymerizable with the monomers (A) and (B), and relates to a transparent member for the monitor of a vehicle navigation device and the cover of a vehicle meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Motor Co., Ltd., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Uchida, Katsuhiro Kojima, Shinji Makino, Yusuke Nakai, Satoru Ozawa, Haruo Unno, Isao Yamamoto, Takayuki Fukui
  • Patent number: 9040602
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dental material which comprises a polymerizable bisphosphonic acid of Formula I: The invention also relates to the use of a polymerizable bisphosphonic acid of Formula I for the preparation of a dental material and in particular for the preparation of an adhesive, cement or composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Norbert Moszner, Yohann Catel, Jörg Angermann, Thorsten Bock, Volker Rheinberger
  • Patent number: 9034938
    Abstract: A description is given of a photoreactive polymer preparable by radical polymerization using at least one photoreactive monomer, where the photoreactive monomer has at least one radically polymerizable C—C double bond, at least one hydrophilic group selected from an ethylene glycol group and polyethylene glycol groups having at least 2 ethylene glycol units, and at least one photoreactive group, the photoreactive group being a photoenolizable carbonyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Dieter Urban, Ulrike Licht, Theo Smit, Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Guillaume Delaittre, Elena Frick
  • Patent number: 9034939
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a primer ink comprising a polymerizable compound and a polymerization initiator, wherein the polymerizable compound comprises a monofunctional monomer having an aromatic hydrocarbon-based ring structure in a molecule and an aliphatic hydrocarbon-based monofunctional monomer, wherein a total mass of the monofunctional monomer having an aromatic hydrocarbon-based ring structure in a molecule and an aliphatic hydrocarbon-based monofunctional monomer is 80% by mass or more based on the total mass of all polymerizable compounds which the primer ink comprises, and wherein a surface tension of is 25 mN/m to 31 mN/m and a viscosity is 50 mPa·s or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Kito, Masaru Nakayama, Seigi Kawarai
  • Patent number: 9029434
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dye that is excellent in solubility and heat-resistance, and a novel compound that is suitable for the dye, and specifically provides a yellow dye having a maximum absorption wavelength in the region of 420 to 470 nm. Furthermore, the present invention provides a colored (alkali-developable) photosensitive composition and an optical filter using the dye, and specifically provides a color filter that does not decrease luminance and thus is preferable for an image display device such as a liquid crystal display panel. Specifically, the present invention provides a novel compound represented by the following general formula (1), a dye using the compound, and a colored (alkali-developable) photosensitive composition and a color filter. The content of the above-mentioned general formula (1) is as described in the description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Adeka Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Maeda, Masaaki Shimizu, Koichi Shigeno
  • Patent number: 9029435
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a photocurable sealing material which exhibits stable physical properties, particularly permanent compression set when subjected to a heat resistance test in an atmosphere of 100 to 150° C., and has a stable applying shape and storage stability. [Solution] A photocurable composition containing components (A) to (C) mentioned below, in which the mass ratio of the component (A) to the component (B) is 3:7 to 8:2; component (A): a compound having a polymer of a (meth)acrylic monomer as a main skeleton and having one (meth)acryl group at each of the both terminals; component (B): a compound having a polymer of a (meth)acrylic monomer as a main skeleton and having one (meth)acryl group at only one terminal; and component (C): a photoinitiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Three Bond Fine Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masayuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9023913
    Abstract: The present invention is: a curable resin composition comprising a thermoplastic resin (A), a curable monomer (B), and a photoinitiator (C), the thermoplastic resin (A) including an aromatic ring in its molecule, and having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 140° C. or more, and the photoinitiator (C) having an absorbance at 380 nm of 0.4 or more when measured in a 0.1 mass % acetonitrile solution; a curable resin formed article obtained by forming the curable resin composition; a cured resin formed article obtained by curing the curable resin formed article; a laminate comprising at least one layer that is formed of a cured resin obtained by curing the curable resin composition. The present invention provides: a cured resin formed article that exhibits excellent heat resistance, includes only a small amount of residual low-boiling-point substance (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventors: Masaharu Ito, Wataru Iwaya, Hironobu Fujimoto, Naoki Taya
  • Patent number: 9023911
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a frame sealant and a process for preparing the same, as well as use thereof. The frame sealant comprises, by weight, 25%-30% acrylic resins, 25%-30% oligomers as shown in Structure Formula I, 10%-15% organic powders, 10%-15% inorganic powders, 0%-10% epoxy resins, 10%-15% heat curing agents, 0.1%-1% photoinitiators, and 0.1%-1% coupling agents, wherein, in Structure Formula I, n indicates an integer of 10-20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ang Xiao, Haibo Zhu, Sung Hun Song
  • Patent number: 9023912
    Abstract: Polymeric blends having improved flame retardance properties and good ductility at low temperatures are disclosed. The blend is formed from (A) a photoactive additive containing a photoactive group derived from a monofunctional benzophenone; and (B) a polymer resin which is different from the photoactive additive. The additive can be a compound, oligomer, or polymer. When exposed to ultraviolet light, crosslinking will occur between the photoactive additive and the polymer resin, enhancing the chemical resistance and flame retardance while maintaining ductility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: SABIC Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Morizur, Paul Dean Sybert, Peter Johnson, Thomas L. Evans, James Franklin Hoover, Amanda Marie Flores
  • Patent number: 9018275
    Abstract: Provided is a photo-curable transparent resin in which an oxetane monomer for promotion of photo-curing, control of viscosity, and improvement of physical properties is mixed with a photo-cationically polymerizable cyclo-aliphatic epoxy group-containing oligosiloxane resin prepared by a sol-gel reaction. The photo-cationically polymerizable photo-curable transparent resin added with the oxetane monomer provides a cured product having high curing density and retaining excellent mechanical properties, thermal-mechanical properties, and electrical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Byeong-Soo Bae, SeungCheol Yang
  • Patent number: 9012527
    Abstract: Curable, phase-change compositions and inks used for printing three-dimensional objects including a curable monomer, a photoinitiator, a wax and a gellant, where the composition of the cured formulation has a room temperature modulus of from about 0.01 to about 5 Gpa. The curable monomer includes acrylic monomer, polybutadiene adducted with maleic anhydride, aliphatic urethane acrylate, polyester acrylate, 3-acryloxypropyltrimethoxysilane, or acryloxypropyl t-structured siloxane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Naveen Chopra, Michelle N. Chretien, Barkev Keoshkerian
  • Patent number: 9006305
    Abstract: Monomers of formula (I) which include a vinyl group, polymers and articles, such as contact lenses, made therefrom, all of which are biocompatible, are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Vertellus Specialties Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Driver, Brian Tarbit, Alexander Gehre
  • Patent number: 9006306
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention relates to crosslinkable, flame retardant polymer compositions are provided comprising a polyamide or polyester; a flame retardant system; a crosslinking agent; and a flame retardant system coagent. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: SABIC Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Domenico La Camera, Hendrik Kormelink, Jelena Bo{hacek over (z)}ović-Vukić, Yohana Pérez
  • Patent number: 9000063
    Abstract: Medical devices having a wettable, biocompatible surface are described herein. Processes for producing such devices are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Semprus Biosciences Corporation
    Inventors: Zheng Zhang, Alonzo Cook, Karen Ann Schultz, Jun Li, Christopher R. Loose, Arthur Coury
  • Patent number: 8987342
    Abstract: A photosensitive resin composition for an insulating film of a display device includes (A) an alkali soluble resin including a polybenzoxazole precursor, polyamic acid, polyimide, or a combination thereof; (B) a photosensitive diazoquinone compound; (C) an ultraviolet (UV) absorber having a maximum absorption wavelength of about 300 to about 400 nm; and (D) a solvent. An insulating film and a display device can include the photosensitive resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Ji-Yun Kwon, Jin-Hee Kang, Dae-Yun Kim, Sang-Kyeon Kim, Sang-Soo Kim, Yong-Tae Kim, Kun-Bae Noh, Eun-Bi Park, Jae-Hwan Song, Eun-Kyoung Youn, Jong-Hwa Lee, Jin-Young Lee, Chung-Beum Hong, Eun-Ha Hwang, In-Chul Hwang
  • Patent number: 8980967
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of providing an adhesive composition comprising the steps of combining crosslinkable composition including: a) a (meth)acryloyl monomer mixture with the b) photocrosslinking agent mixture, and irradiating with UVC radiation to polymerize and crosslink the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Larry R. Krepski, Babu N. Gaddam, Marie Aloshyna ep Lesuffleur, Arlin L. Weikel, Kathleen S. Shafer
  • Patent number: 8975308
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a coating composition including a (meth)acrylate binder resin, a UV initiator, an organic solvent, and silica particles surface-treated with a (meth)acrylate compound, a coating film including a cured product of the coating composition, and a method of producing the coating film. The present invention makes it possible to provide a coating material having high transmittance and a low level of haze, and excellent scratch resistance and self-healing capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hye-Min Kim, Yeong-Rae Chang, Heon Kim
  • Patent number: 8969427
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a surface modification method for a rubber vulcanizate or a thermoplastic elastomer, which can impart excellent sliding properties and excellent durability against repeated sliding motion and can allow the surface to maintain the sealing properties, without using expensive self-lubricating plastics. The present invention relates to a surface modification method for modifying a rubber vulcanizate or a thermoplastic elastomer as an object to be modified, the method including: step 1 of forming polymerization initiation points on the object to be modified; step 2 of radically polymerizing a monomer, starting from the polymerization initiation points, by irradiation with LED light at 300 nm to 400 nm to grow polymer chains on a surface of the object to be modified; and step 3 of esterifying, transesterifying or amidating side chains of the polymer chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhisa Minagawa
  • Patent number: 8952077
    Abstract: A UV curable silicone rubber composition is provided. The composition does not undergo curing failure, foaming, and other undesirable conditions even if a water-containing inorganic filler such as zeolite were added. A UV curable silicone rubber composition comprising (A) 100 parts by weight of an organopolysiloxane having at least 2 alkenyl groups per molecule represented by the average compositional formula (I): R1aSiO(4-a)/2 (I) (wherein R1 is independently a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent hydrocarbon group, and a is a positive number of 1.95 to 2.05); (B) 1 to 300 parts by weight of an inorganic filler having a water content of at least 0.5% by weight; (C) 0.1 to 50 parts by weight of an organohydrogenpolysiloxane having at least 2 silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms per molecule; and (D) a catalytic amount of a photoactive platinum complex curing catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Igarashi, Masayuki Yoshida, Yuka Mayumi, Tsuneo Kimura, Masayuki Ikeno
  • Patent number: 8952079
    Abstract: A heat-resistant cured product is efficiently produced by obtaining a semi-cured product where a curable resin composition containing a (meth)acrylate monomer, a non-conjugated vinylidene group-containing compound and a thermal radical-polymerization initiator is processed by at least one of photoirradiation and heating to give a semi-cured product having a complex viscosity of from 105 to 108 mPa·s at 25° C. and at a frequency of 10 Hz; and putting the semi-cured product in a forming die for pressure formation therein, and heating it therein for thermal polymerization to give a cured product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoyuki Morooka, Rie Okutsu, Tatsuhiko Obayashi, Hiroaki Mochizuki
  • Publication number: 20150038601
    Abstract: There is provided a constant velocity universal joint having excellent durability at high temperature while using a boot made of silicone rubber that does not include cerium oxide or other rare earth element-containing compound. The constant velocity universal joint is provided with an outer joint member (2), an inner joint member (4), a shaft (8) coupled to the inner joint member (4), and a boot (9) mounted directly or via another member to the outer joint member (2) and the shaft (8), the boot (9) being a molded article of a silicone rubber composition including silicone rubber, iron oxide, and titanium oxide and not including a rare earth element-containing compound. The silicone rubber composition furthermore includes barium zirconate as required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: NTN Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ueno, Masahide Miyata, Shinichi Takabe, Mika Kohara
  • Patent number: 8940806
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of triazenes of formula (I) wherein Q is a direct bond or a bivalent radical —(CR8R9)—, Z1 is —O—, —NR10—, —CH2—, —(CR11R12)— or —C(?O)— and R1 to R12 are optionally substituted hydrocarbon residues, as precursors for radicals useful in reactions triggered by free radicals, such as polymerization of unsaturated monomers and degradation of polyolefins. Most of the triazenes of formula (I) are novel and claimed, too, as well as the preparation of triazenes of formula (I) and polymerizable compositions comprising them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Peter Nesvadba, Lucienne Bugnon Folger, Jean-Luc Birbaum, Marc Faller, Antoine Carroy
  • Patent number: 8940809
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for producing electret fine particles or coarse powder that can be uniformly electrified and exhibits excellent electrophoretic properties. Specifically, the present invention relates to the production processes (1) and (2) below: (1) A process for producing electret fine particles, comprising emulsifying a fluorine-containing material that contains a vinylidene fluoride-hexafluoropropylene-tetrafluoroethylene terpolymer in a liquid that is incompatible with the fluorine-containing material to obtain emulsified particles; and subjecting the emulsified particles to electron ray irradiation, radial ray irradiation, or corona discharge treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Sakura Color Products Corporation
    Inventors: Tomochika Yoshitsugi, Hiroshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 8940804
    Abstract: The invention relates to an acrylate-based UV-curable ink, in particular ink jet ink, having a content of pigments, radical photoinitiators, dispersing agent(s)and optionally additional additives, characterized in that said ink contains at least two radical photoinitiators of the Norrish type I and at least one radically curable monomer in the form of a polyfunctional alkoxylated and/or polyalkoxylated acrylate monomer, which comprises one or more diacrylates and/or triacrylates, wherein the mol ratio of all acrylates to all initiators is approximately 5:1 to 19:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Pelikan Hardcopy Production AG
    Inventor: Migjen Rrahimi
  • Patent number: 8940810
    Abstract: An optical component and an electrical board that have a low coefficient of linear expansion and small mold shrinkage, a method for producing the optical component, and a method for producing the electronic board are provided. An optical component includes a polymer having a repeating structural unit represented by general formula (1) where R1 and R2 each independently represent —H or —CH3; m and n each independently represent an integer in the range of 0 to 3; asterisk denotes a dangling bond that bonds to one of Xa and Xb; and —H bonds to the other one of Xa and Xb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryo Ogawa, Seiji Okada
  • Patent number: 8937109
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for producing a composite including a matrix and a dispersed material dispersed in the matrix. The method includes introducing a raw material for dispersed material which constitutes a dispersed material into a fluid including a melt of a raw material for matrix which constitutes a matrix or a solution containing a raw material for matrix by a vapor deposition method, to obtain a composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Keio University
    Inventors: Atsushi Hotta, Masaaki Mori
  • Patent number: 8937110
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process comprising the steps of reacting a reactive mixture comprising at least one silicone-containing component, at least one hydrophilic component, and at least one diluent to form an ophthalmic device having an advancing contact angle of less than about 80°; and contacting the ophthalmic device with an aqueous extraction solution at an elevated extraction temperature, wherein said at least one diluent has a boiling point at least about 10° higher than said extraction temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, Douglas G. Vanderlaan, James D. Ford, Scott L. Joslin
  • Patent number: 8933145
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for making wear and oxidation resistant polymeric materials by high temperature melting. The invention also provides methods of making medical implants containing cross-linked antioxidant-containing tough and ductile polymers and materials used therewith also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Ebru Oral, Orhun K. Muratoglu
  • Patent number: 8933142
    Abstract: 3-Esters and 3-amides of thioxanthone bearing alkyl chains of appropriate length and can be used as photoinitiators or sensitizers in photopolymerizable systems, in particular for the preparation of coatings compatible with the food use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Lamberti Spa
    Inventors: Angelo Casiraghi, Enzo Meneguzzo, Gabriele Norcini, Elena Bellotti, Giovanni Floridi, Giuseppe Li Bassi
  • Patent number: 8933143
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for adjustable lenses are provided. In some embodiments, the lenses contain a lens matrix material, a masking compound, and a prepolymer. The lens matrix material provides structure to the lens. The masking compound is capable of blocking polymerization or crosslinking of the prepolymer, until photoisomerization of the compound is triggered, and the compound is converted from a first isomer to a second isomer having a different absorption profile. The prepolymer is a composition that can undergo a polymerization or crosslinking reaction upon photoinitiation to alter one or more of the properties of the lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Andrew J. Boydston, Robert H. Grubbs, Chris Daeffler, Nebojsa Momcilovic
  • Patent number: 8921443
    Abstract: A radiation curable temporary laminating adhesive composition for use in temperature applications at 150° C. or greater, and typically at 200° C. or greater, comprises (A) a hydrogenated polybutadiene diacrylate; (B) a radical photoinitiator; and (C) a diluent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Donald E. Herr, Shengqian Kong, Sharon Chaplinsky, Allison Yue Xiao
  • Patent number: 8921444
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of modified polymers by a photo-initiated polymerization includes preparing a polymerization medium comprising at least one photoinitiator comprising at least one phosphorous oxide (P?O) group or at least one phosphorous sulfide (P?S) group, and at least one polymerizable monomer. The at least one polymerizable monomer is polymerized by irradiating the polymerization medium with electromagnetic radiation so as to induce a generation of radicals so as to obtain a polymer. The polymer is modified by irradiating the polymer with electromagnetic radiation so as to induce a generation of radicals from the polymer in a presence of at least one modifying agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften E.V.
    Inventors: Peter Seeberger, Hansjoerg Gruetzmacher, Klaus Tauer, Judith Braeuer, Paola Laurino
  • Patent number: 8921446
    Abstract: A photocurable material for sealing including (A) an oligomer having a weight average molecular weight of 10,000 to 30,000 and having (meth)acryloyl group(s), (B) a (meth)acrylate monomer, (C) a polythiol compound, and optionally (D) a carbodiimide compound enables the provision of a sealing material that has high compression recovery performance, high tensile strength and excellent flexibility, can have low hardness if required, and therefore has excellent sealing properties including air-tightness performance and water-proof performance and undergoes the formation of little surface tacks and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Nitta Gelatin Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nakatani, Seiki Ueno, Kazuyoshi Sekita
  • Patent number: 8921440
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radiation curable composition for taking a dental impression comprising (A) a cationically hardenable compound comprising at least one aziridine moiety, and (B) a radiation sensitive starter, the radiation sensitive starter comprising an onium salt, a ferrocenium salt, a combination or mixture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Wolfgang Weinmann, Joachim W. Zech, Wolf Steiger, Arne Thaler
  • Patent number: 8921442
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of polymer lattices comprising polymer nanoparticles by a photo-initiated heterophase polymerization includes preparing a heterophase medium comprising a dispersed phase and a continuous phase and at least one of at least one surfactant, at least one photoinitiator, and at least one polymerizable monomer. The at least one polymerizable monomer is polymerized by irradiating the heterophase medium with electromagnetic radiation so as to induce a generation of radicals. The at least one photoinitiator is selected from compounds comprising at least one phosphorous oxide group (P?O) or at least one phosphorous sulfide (P?S) group. The irradiating of the heterophase medium is effected so that a ratio of an irradiated surface of the heterophase medium to a volume of the heterophase medium is at least 200 m?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften E. V.
    Inventors: Peter Seeberger, Hansjoerg Gruetzmacher, Klaus Tauer, Judith Braeuer, Paola Laurino
  • Patent number: 8921441
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a thermally resistant optical siloxane resin composition including siloxane containing photo-cationically polymerizable epoxy group, a photo initiator, and an antioxidant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Byeong-soo Bae, Seungcheol Yang, Jun-young Bae
  • Patent number: 8916621
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a radically polymerizable composition comprising a hydroxylamine ester used to manufacture color filters. The invention further relates to novel hydroxylamine esters. The invention further relates to the use of hydroxylamine esters in all liquid crystal display components requiring post-baking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hisatoshi Kura, Kaori Sameshima, Kazuhiko Kunimoto, Peter Nesvadba, Masaki Ohwa
  • Patent number: 8912246
    Abstract: A crosslinkable curing super-branched polyester and the cured product and the preparation method thereof are disclosed. The super-branched polyester has high refractive index and comprises a compound represented by the following structural formula (I). In the formula (I), HBP is the backbone of the super-branched polyester; both a and b are positive integers; the sum of a and b is less than or equal to n; n is more than or equal to 10 and less than 80. In the super-branched polyester, A is represented by formula (II) and N is represented by formula (III), wherein R is methyl or hydrogen atom; the mole ratio of N relative to the total mole of A and N is more than 30 mol %, and the ratio of the total mole of A and N relative to the product of the total mole of HBP backbone and n is more than 0.5 and less than or equal to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Shanghai Weikai Optoelectronics New Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingdong Yu, Zhi Chen
  • Patent number: 8901193
    Abstract: A durable ambient light curable waterproof liquid rubber coating with volatile organic compound (VOC) content of less than 450 grams per liter made from ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) in a solvent, a photoinitiator, an additive, pigments, and fillers, and a co-agent and a method for making the formulation, wherein the formulation is devoid of thermally activated accelerators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Lion Copolymer Geismar, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Molnar, Arthur J. Fontenot, III, Harold William Young, Jr., Daniel S. Nelson, Augusto Caesar Ibay
  • Patent number: 8901194
    Abstract: A durable ambient light curable waterproof liquid rubber coating with volatile organic compound (VOC) content of less than 450 grams per liter made from ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) in a solvent, a photoinitiator, an additive, pigments, and fillers, and a co-agent and a method for making the formulation, wherein the formulation is devoid of thermally activated accelerators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Lion Copolymer Geismar, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Molnar, Daniel S. Nelson, Arthur J. Fontenot, III, Harold William Young, Jr., Augusto Caesar Ibay, Zhiyong Zhu
  • Patent number: 8889757
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for making oxidation resistant homogenized polymeric materials and medical implants that comprise polymeric materials, for example, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). The invention also provides methods of making antioxidant-doped medical implants, for example, doping of medical devices containing cross-linked UHMWPE with vitamin E by diffusion and annealing the anti-oxidant doped UHMWPE in a super critical fluid, and materials used therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Orhun K. Muratoglu, Ebru Oral