Cellular Product Derived From A Phenol, Phenol Ether, Or Inorganic Phenolate Reactant Patents (Class 521/180)
  • Patent number: 10066101
    Abstract: Provided is a polycarbonate resin molding material for articles to be coated, containing a polycarbonate resin (A) containing a polycarbonate-polyorganosiloxane copolymer (A-1) having a specific structure, and a copolymer (B) having a constituent unit derived from butadiene, and a content of the polyorganosiloxane block moiety in entirety of the molding material is in the range of 0.50 to 10% by mass and a content of the constituent unit derived from butadiene in entirety of the molding material is in the range of 1 to 10% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Aoki, Yoshio Okamoto, Tsuyoshi Murakami
  • Patent number: 9169358
    Abstract: A polyetherimide manufactured by reaction of an alkali metal salt of a dihydroxy aromatic compound of the formula MO—Z—OM wherein M is an alkali metal salt and Z is an aromatic C6-24 monocyclic or polycyclic moiety optionally substituted with 1 to 6 C1-8 alkyl groups, 1 to 8 halogen atoms, or a combination thereof, with a bis(halophthalimide) composition comprising, based on the weight of the bis(halophthalimide) composition, from more than 45 to less than 75 weight percent of a 3,3?-bis(halophthalimide) of the formula less than 10 weight percent of a 3,4?-bis(halophthalimide) of the formula ?and from more than 45 to less than 75 weight percent of a (4,4?-bis(halophthalimide) of the formula
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Matthew L Kuhlman, Gurulingamurthy M Haralur
  • Publication number: 20150141540
    Abstract: Substituted poly(phosphazene) compounds comprising a combination of units having one or more of the structures (i) to (iii) wherein: the combination comprises R1 and R2; each R1, is independently an optionally substituted alkyl- or alkyl ether-based side chain containing an isocyanate-reactive moiety, an epoxide-reactive moiety, an amine-reactive moiety, a supramolecular noncovalent bonding moiety, or combinations thereof; and each R2 is independently an optionally substituted alkyl- or alkyl ether-based side chain containing nitro, nitramine, nitrate ester, azide, an ammonium compound moiety with energetic counter-ion, or combinations thereof. Methods of making the compounds are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Golding, Anthony John Bellamy, Alessandro Enzo Contini
  • Publication number: 20150126635
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved method for producing polysulfones, in particular polyethersulfones (PES) and polyphenylene sulfones (PPSU), where N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) or/and N-ethylpyrrolidone (NEP) is/are used as solvent/as solvents. The invention also relates to the obtained polysulfones that have a higher glass transition temperature, molded articles produced therefrom, and use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Hanns-Jörg Liedloff, Andreas Bayer, Pierre Dübon
  • Publication number: 20150119484
    Abstract: A method for producing particles, which contains: bringing a compressive fluid and a pressure plastic material into contact with each other to melt the pressure plastic material; and jetting a melt obtained by melting the pressure plastic material to form particles, wherein the jetting the melt is performed by a two-fluid nozzle or three-fluid nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Keiko Osaka, Chiaki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150119485
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of low-chlorine-content polybiphenyl sulfone polymers, to the polybiphenyl sulfone polymers obtainable in this way, to polybiphenyl sulfone polymers with less than 800 ppm content of organically bonded chlorine, to thermoplastic molding compositions and moldings, fibers, films, membranes, or foams comprising the polybiphenyl sulfone polymers mentioned, and also to their use for the production of moldings, of fibers, of films, of membranes, or of foams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Martin Weber, Christian Maletzko, Gerhard Lange, Jörg Erbes, Matthias Dietrich, Nicholas Inchaurrondo
  • Publication number: 20150119482
    Abstract: A method for creating a foam from a solid thermoplastic material is disclosed. The method includes heating a solid, noncellular thermoplastic material to a temperature greater than the material's glass transition temperature, and below the melting temperature, and then allowing the material to cool; after the material has cooled, saturating the cooled thermoplastic material with a non-reacting gas to provide a gas-saturated material; and heating the gas-saturated material below the melting temperature of the material so that the material remains a solid, and causes nucleation of bubbles, and creation of cells in the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization
    Inventors: Vipin Kumar, Brian Aher, Huimin Guo
  • Publication number: 20150104599
    Abstract: A thermoplastic composition includes a poly(carbonate-arylate ester); and an organophosphorus compound in an amount effective to provide 0.1 to 1.0 wt % phosphorus based on the total weight of the composition, wherein an article molded from the composition has a smoke density after four minutes (Ds-4) of less than or equal to 300 determined according to ISO 5659-2 on a 3 mm thick plaque and a maximum average rate of heat release emission (MAHRE) of less than or equal to 90 kW/m2 determined according to ISO 5660-1 on a 3 mm thick plaque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Mark Adrianus Johannes van der Mee, Robert Dirk van de Grampel, Roland Sebastian Assink, Paul Dean Sybert
  • Publication number: 20150080489
    Abstract: A polyetherimide composition comprising a polyetherimide manufactured by reaction of an alkali metal salt of a dihydroxy aromatic compound with a bis(halophthalimide) composition comprising, based on the weight of the bis(halophthalimide) composition, at least 15 wt. % of a 3,3?-bis(halophthalimide) of the formula from more than 17 wt. % to less than 85 wt. % of a 4,3?-bis(halophthalimide) of the formula and from more than 0 wt. % to less than 27 wt. % of a 4,4?-bis(halophthalimide) of the formula wherein R is para-phenylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew L. Kuhlman, Gurulingamurthy Haralur
  • Publication number: 20150079376
    Abstract: A polyetherimide composition comprising a polyetherimide manufactured by reaction of an alkali metal salt of a dihydroxy aromatic compound with a bis(halophthalimide) composition comprising, based on the weight of the bis(halophthalimide) composition, at least 15 wt. % of a 3,3?-bis(halophthalimide) of the formula from more than 17 wt. % to less than 85 wt. % of a 4,3?-bis(halophthalimide) of the formula and from more than 0 to less than 27 wt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew L. Kuhlman
  • Publication number: 20150079377
    Abstract: A polyetherimide manufactured by reaction of an alkali metal salt of a dihydroxy aromatic compound with a bis(halophthalimide) composition comprising, based on the weight of the bis(halophthalimide) composition, from more than 45 to less than 75 weight percent of a 3,3?-bis(halophthalimide), less than 10 weight percent of a 3,4?-bis(halophthalimide), and from more than 45 to less than 75 weight percent of a (4,4?-bis(halophthalimide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew L. Kuhlman
  • Patent number: 8974903
    Abstract: Porous cross-linked polyimide-urea networks are provided. The networks comprise a subunit comprising two anhydride end-capped polyamic acid oligomers in direct connection via a urea linkage. The oligomers (a) each comprise a repeating unit of a dianhydride and a diamine and a terminal anhydride group and (b) are formulated with 2 to 15 of the repeating units. The subunit was formed by reaction of the diamine and a diisocyanate to form a diamine-urea linkage-diamine group, followed by reaction of the diamine-urea linkage-diamine group with the dianhydride and the diamine to form the subunit. The subunit has been cross-linked via a cross-linking agent, comprising three or more amine groups, at a balanced stoichiometry of the amine groups to the terminal anhydride groups. The subunit has been chemically imidized to yield the porous cross-linked polyimide-urea network. Also provided are wet gels, aerogels, and thin films comprising the networks, and methods of making the networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignees: Ohio Aerospace Institute, The United States of America, represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Mary Ann B. Meador, Baochau N. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8944257
    Abstract: The invention provides modified polysulfones substituted in one or more of the phenyl rings by functional groups and membranes composed of the modified polysulfones. Also provided are methods for the preparation of monodispersed nanoporous polymeric membranes. The membranes are useful for reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, and ultrafiltration, particularly for purification of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd.
    Inventors: Moris S. Eisen, Raphael Semiat, Natalia Vainrot
  • Patent number: 8926733
    Abstract: A method for preparing a polymeric material includes: providing a polymeric matrix having at least one polymer and at least one porogen; and degrading the at least one porogen at a temperature T?1.1 Tg, where Tg is a glass transition temperature of the polymeric matrix. The degrading step includes exposing the polymeric matrix to thermal degradation, chemical degradation, electrical degradation and/or radiation degradation, wherein the polymeric material has a permeability at least 1.2 times a permeability of the polymeric matrix for a gas, and a selectivity of the polymeric material is at least 0.35 times a selectivity of the polymeric matrix for a gas pair. The method preferably provides gas separation membranes that exceed Robeson's upper bound relationship for at least one gas separation pair. Novel polymeric materials, gas separation membranes and fluid component separation methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Shiying Zheng, Lloyd M. Robeson, M. Keith Murphy, Jeffrey R. Quay
  • Publication number: 20140343184
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a thermo formed poly(biphenyl ether sulfone) foam article which comprises following three steps: Step 1. preparing a poly(biphenyl ether sulfone) foamable composition [composition (FP)], foaming the composition (FP) to yield a foamed poly(biphenyl ether sulfone) material [foam (P) material], and Step 2. molding said foam (P) material under the effect of heat and pressure to provide a thermoformed foamed article. Step 3. molding said foam (P) material under the effect of heat and pressure to provide a thermoformed foamed article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS USA, LLC.
    Inventors: Shari W. Axelrad, Keshav Gautam, Armin Klesing, Mohammad Jamal El-Hibri, Marc Schelles, Nirupama Kenkare
  • Publication number: 20140335298
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to thermoplastic compositions comprising a polycarbonate copolymer, the polycarbonate copolymer comprising first repeating carbonate units and second repeating units selected from carbonate units that are different from the first carbonate units, polysiloxane units, and a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing unit; and an organophosphorus flame retardant in an amount effective to provide 0.1 to 1.0 wt % phosphorus based on the total weight of the composition, wherein an article molded from the composition has a smoke density after 4 minutes (Ds-4) of less than or equal to 600 determined according to ISO 5659-2 on a 3 mm thick plaque, and a material heat release of less than or equal to 160 kW/m2 determined according to ISO 5660-1 on a 3 mm thick plaque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Mark Adrianus Johannes van der Mee, Robert Dirk van de Grampel, Roland Sebastian Assink, Paul Dean Sybert
  • Publication number: 20140295168
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an electrically insulating resin sheet which is excellent in heat resistance and insulating properties and is able to maintain a predetermined shape even after applying an external force to the sheet to deform the sheet into a predetermined shape and removing the external force. An electrically insulating resin sheet having a porosity of 10 to 60%, a stress relaxation ratio of 20% or more when the sheet is extended by 5% at 23° C. and maintained for 10 minutes, and an insulation breakdown voltage of 25 kV/mm or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroko Ikenaga, Tomoyuki Kasagi, Shinpei Yakuwa, Keiko Akiyama
  • Publication number: 20140283472
    Abstract: An architectural panel comprises a structured core embedded in a resin material such that the resin material fills the cells of the structured core. In at least one implementation, a method of making the panel comprises pressing two or more resin substrates about the structured core at a pressure and temperature such that the resin substrates flow into and fill the cells of the structured core. In at least one other implementation, a method of making the panel comprises placing the structured core into a form, pouring a liquid resin material into the form, and allowing the resin material to harden.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Charles H. Moore, Matthew T. Sutton, John E.C. Willham
  • Publication number: 20140264148
    Abstract: An azeotrope-like mixture consisting essentially of a binary azeotrope-like mixture consisting essentially of trans-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (trans-HFO-1233zd) and a second component selected from the group consisting of 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (HFO-1234yf) and trans-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (trans-HFO-1234ze), and combinations of these and various uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: RYAN HULSE, Rajiv R. Singh, Hang T. Pham
  • Publication number: 20140272358
    Abstract: Porous cross-linked polyimide-urea networks are provided. The networks comprise a subunit comprising two anhydride end-capped polyamic acid oligomers in direct connection via a urea linkage. The oligomers (a) each comprise a repeating unit of a dianhydride and a diamine and a terminal anhydride group and (b) are formulated with 2 to 15 of the repeating units. The subunit was formed by reaction of the diamine and a diisocyanate to form a diamine-urea linkage-diamine group, followed by reaction of the diamine-urea linkage-diamine group with the dianhydride and the diamine to form the subunit. The subunit has been cross-linked via a cross-linking agent, comprising three or more amine groups, at a balanced stoichiometry of the amine groups to the terminal anhydride groups. The subunit has been chemically imidized to yield the porous cross-linked polyimide-urea network. Also provided are wet gels, aerogels, and thin films comprising the networks, and methods of making the networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: OHIO AEROSPACE INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Mary Ann B. Meador, Baochau N. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8828533
    Abstract: A conductive mesoporous carbon composite comprising conductive carbon nanoparticles contained within a mesoporous carbon matrix, wherein the conductive mesoporous carbon composite possesses at least a portion of mesopores having a pore size of at least 10 nm and up to 50 nm, and wherein the mesopores are either within the mesoporous carbon matrix, or are spacings delineated by surfaces of said conductive carbon nanoparticles when said conductive carbon nanoparticles are fused with each other, or both. Methods for producing the above-described composite, devices incorporating them (e.g., lithium batteries), and methods of using them, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Sheng Dai, Pasquale Fernando Fulvio, Richard T. Mayes, Xiqing Wang, Xiao-Guang Sun, Bingkun Guo
  • Publication number: 20140249239
    Abstract: A method for preparing a conjugated microporous polymer comprises the coupling of an alkynyl aryl monomer having a plurality of terminal alkyne groups with an iodo- or bromo-aryl monomer having a plurality of halogen atoms in the presence of a palladium (0) catalyst. The conjugated microporous polymer comprises nodes comprising at least one aryl unit and struts comprising at least one alkyne unit and at least one aryl unit, wherein a node is bonded from its aryl unit or units to at least two struts via alkyne units. Such polymers are useful in numerous areas such as separations, controlled release, gas storage and supports for catalysts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: The University of Liverpool
    Inventors: Andrew Cooper, Jiaxing Jiang, Neil Campbell, Fabing Su, Abbie Trewin
  • Publication number: 20140243441
    Abstract: A polymer of formula (I): where: n is an integer from 10 to 5,000; m is an integer from 10 to 5,000; Ar1 and Ar3 are the same or different and are residues derived from a tetra-hydroxy aromatic monomer, the tetra-hydroxy aromatic monomer being wherein R is the same or different and is H or a C1-C8 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl or C3-C8 cycloalkyl group; and, Ar2 and Ar4 are the same or different and are residues derived from a tetra-halogenated aromatic monomer, the tetra-halogenated aromatic monomer being wherein X is F, Cl or Br, and R1 and R2 are the same or different and are wherein y is an integer from 1 to 8; with the proviso that when Ar1 is the same as Ar3 and Ar2 is the same as Ar4, R1 and R2 are not both —CN is useful as a material for gas separation, vapor separation, adsorbents or catalysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA
    Inventors: Naiying DU, Michael D. GUIVER, Gilles P. ROBERTSON
  • Publication number: 20140213681
    Abstract: A method for preparing a polycarbonate resin includes polymerizing an aromatic dihydroxyl compound and a diaryl carbonate to prepare a polycarbonate pre-polymer; injecting and mixing an inert gas with the prepared polycarbonate pre-polymer; and foaming and polymerizing the polycarbonate pre-polymer with which the inert gas is mixed. The method can prevent or reduce yellowing upon melt polymerization of the polycarbonate resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Yong BAE, Kyu Buem CHOI, Su Jeong SONG, Ho Sub LIM, Bok Nam JANG
  • Patent number: 8791167
    Abstract: A composition including an effective amount of trans-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene component combined with an effective amount of an alcohol selected from the group of methanol, ethanol, propanol, isopropanol, tert-butanol, isobutanol, 2-ethyl hexanol and any combination thereof, where the composition has azeotropic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Bowman, Rajiv R. Singh, David J. Williams, Hang T. Pham, Justin L. Becker
  • Publication number: 20140193322
    Abstract: Use of at least one procyanidin- and/or prodelphinidin-type tannin, devoid of prorobinetidin- and/or profisetinidin-type tannin, in a mixture with furfuryl alcohol for the implementation of a polymerization reaction for the preparation of rigid foams, said procyanidin- and/or prodelphinidin-type tannin being in particular pine bark tannin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicants: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE
    Inventors: Alain Celzard, Maria-Cecilia Basso, Antonio Pizzi, Vanessa Fierro
  • Patent number: 8772366
    Abstract: A phenolic foam is made by foaming and curing a foamable phenolic resin composition that comprises a phenolic resin, a blowing agent, an acid catalyst and an inorganic filler. The blowing agent comprises a blend of chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbon containing 2 to 5 carbon atoms and an aliphatic hydrocarbon containing from 3 to 6 carbon atoms mixed in a ratio of 60/40 to 5/5 parts by weight. The inorganic filler is at least one selected from a metal hydroxide, a metal oxide, a metal carbonate and a metal powder. The phenolic foam has a pH of 5 or more and a water uptake less than 1 kg/m2. A phenolic foam with a higher pH value compared with conventional phenolic foam reduces corrosion risk when in contact with metallic materials. The phenolic foam maintains excellent long-term stable thermal insulation performance, low water uptake and fire resistance performance and by using the said blowing agent, does not harm the environment as an ozone or global warming depleting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Kingspan Holdings (IRL) Limited
    Inventors: Vincent Coppock, Ruud Zeggelaar, Hiroo Takahashi, Toshiyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 8765829
    Abstract: A phenolic foam is made by foaming and curing a foamable phenolic resin composition that comprises a phenolic resin, a blowing agent, an acid catalyst and an inorganic filler. The blowing agent comprises an aliphatic hydrocarbon containing from 1 to 8 carbon atoms and the inorganic filler is at least one selected from a metal hydroxide, a metal oxide, a metal carbonate and a metal powder. The phenolic foam has a pH of 5 or more. The phenolic foam has a higher pH value compared with conventional phenolic foam and reduces corrosion risk when in contact with metallic materials. The phenolic foam maintains excellent long-term stable thermal insulation performance, low water uptake and fire resistance performance and by using a hydrocarbon blowing agent, does not harm the environment as an ozone depleting or global warming material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Kingspan Holdings (IRL) Limited
    Inventors: Vincent Coppock, Ruud Zeggelaar, Hiroo Takahashi, Toshiyuku Kato
  • Publication number: 20140179818
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a molded body that is easy to produce and obtained by foaming a polycarbonate copolymer containing, as a raw material, isosorbide that is lightweight and excellent in mechanical properties and like. The present invention relates to a foam-molded body containing a polycarbonate copolymer having a structural unit derived from a dihydroxy compound represented by the following formula (1): and a structural unit derived from other dihydroxy compounds, and having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of less than 145° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Toru TAKASHIMA, Katsushi YAMAOKA, Takeshi ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20140179817
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions including a cross-linked polycarbonate. The cross-linked polycarbonate may be derived from a polycarbonate having about 0.5 mol % to about 5 mol % endcap groups derived from a monohydroxybenzophenone. A plaque including the composition can achieve a UL94 5VA rating. Also disclosed herein are articles including the compositions, methods of using the compositions, and processes for preparing the compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: SABIC Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Morizur, Paul Dean Sybert
  • Patent number: 8729219
    Abstract: A polyarylene block copolymer can provide a solid polymer electrolyte and proton conductive membrane having high proton conductivity, high dimensional stability, and high mechanical strength. The polyarylene block copolymer also has reduced swelling in hot water and reduced shrinkage in drying. The polyarylene block copolymer includes a polymer segment having a sulfonic acid group, and a polymer segment having substantially no sulfonic acid group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: JSR Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Yamakawa, Toshiaki Kadota, Takuya Murakami, Yuuji Tsunoda
  • Publication number: 20140113093
    Abstract: A polymer which comprises recurring units derived from at least one monomer (M) having a general formula (I) Y1—Z1-Q-Z2—Y2 wherein Y1 and Y2, equal or different from each other, are independently selected from a group consisting of OH, SH, Cl, Br, NO2 or I; Z1 and Z2, equal or different from each other, independently comprises at least 1 aromatic ring and, Q comprises at least one hydrophilic moiety (H) selected from the group consisting of a sulfone (SO2), a ketone (CO), a phosphine oxide (PO), an ether, a thioether, an ester, an anhydride, a carbonate, an amide, an imide, an imine and an urethane group, and the interatomic distance between Y1 and Y2 is at least 10 ?, the monomer has an EC50 response value to the estrogen receptor a (ER?) equal to or at least 26000 nM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: SOLVAY SPECIALITY POLYMERS USA, LLC
    Inventors: George A. Corbin, Theodore Moore, Atul Bhatnagar
  • Publication number: 20140099510
    Abstract: A method of manufacture of a bis(phthalimide) composition includes reacting, in the presence of a solvent and a catalytically active amount of an imidization catalyst selected from quaternary ammonium salts, quaternary phosphonium salts, and combinations thereof, a substituted phthalic anhydride with an organic diamine, wherein conversion to the bis(phthalimide) is 99% complete in less than 6 hours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Hendrich Chiong, Surya Prakasha Rao Daliparthi, Hareesh Shamrao Deshpande, Thomas Link Guggenheim, Farid Fouad Khouri, Mahesh Srinivas Kumar, Miguel Angel Navarro De Castro, Roy Ray Odle, Sivakumar P, Dhumal Sunil S, Brennan Alexander Smith, Siva Kumar Sreeramagiri
  • Publication number: 20140094536
    Abstract: A method for the manufacture of a polyetherimide composition includes catalyzing the reaction of a dianhydride and an organic diamine with a catalyst selected from guanadinium salts, pyridinium salts, imidazolium salts, tetra(C6-24)aryl ammonium salts, tetra(C7-24 arylalkylene) ammonium salts, dialkyl heterocycloaliphatic ammonium salts, bis-alkyl quaternary ammonium salts, (C7-24arylalkylene)(C1-16alkyl) phosphonium salts, (C6-24aryl)(C1-16alkyl)phosphonium salts, phosphazenium salts and combinations thereof, optionally in the presence of a solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Link Guggenheim, Roy Ray Odle, Farid Fouad Khouri
  • Publication number: 20140094535
    Abstract: A method for the manufacture of a polyetherimide composition includes catalyzing the reaction of a dianhydride and an organic diamine with a catalyst selected from guanadinium salts, pyridinium salts, imidazolium salts, tetra(C6-24)aryl ammonium salts, tetra(C7-24 arylalkylene)ammonium salts, dialkyl heterocycloaliphatic ammonium salts, bis-alkyl quaternary ammonium salts, (C7-24arylalkylene)(C1-16alkyl)phosphonium salts, (C6-24aryl)(C1-16alkyl)phosphonium salts, phosphazenium salts and combinations thereof, optionally in the presence of a solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Link Guggenheim, Roy Ray Odle, Farid Fouad Khouri
  • Publication number: 20140093719
    Abstract: Disclosed are foam compositions and processes to form closed-cell tannin-based foams. The foams comprises a continuous polymeric phase defining a plurality of cells, wherein the continuous polymeric phase comprises a tannin-based resin derived from a tannin and a monomer, wherein the monomer comprises furfural, glyoxal, acetaldehyde, 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, acrolein, levulinate esters, sugars, 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid, 2,5-furandicarboxylic aldehyde, urea, difurfural (DFF), furfuryl alcohol, glycerol, sorbitol, lignin, or mixtures thereof, and wherein the plurality of cells comprises a plurality of open-cells and a plurality of closed-cells with an open-cell content measured according to ASTM D6226-5, of less than 50%. The foam composition also comprises a discontinuous phase disposed in at least a portion of the plurality of closed-cells, the discontinuous phase comprising one or more blowing agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Harmer, Vivek Kapur, Sharlene Renee Williams
  • Publication number: 20140080935
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are nanocomposite materials, devices thereof and methods thereof with a dielectric constant and corona resistance while having an increased or substantially maintained energy density, breakdown strength and/or dissipation factor relative to the polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: SABIC Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Qin Chen, Norberto Silvi, John Krahn, Anne Bolvari
  • Publication number: 20130344313
    Abstract: Polyetherimide compositions are described wherein the polyetherimide composition comprises a polyetherimide comprising a reacted combination of alkali metal salts comprising an alkali metal salt of a dihydroxy aromatic compound and an alkali metal salt of a monohydroxy aromatic compound with a bis(halophthalimide), wherein the alkali metal salt of the monohydroxy aromatic compound is included in an amount of greater or equal to 5 mole percent based on the total moles of the alkali metal salts, and the polyetherimide has a weight average molecular weight less than 43,000 Daltons. The polyetherimide exhibits lower levels of chlorine and chlorine end groups, lower levels of bis(halophthalimide) and bis(phthalimide), and low plate-out during manufacturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Juan Justino Rodriguez Ordonez, Thomas Link Guggenheim, Beatriz Penalver Bernabe, Gregory L. Hemmer, Roy Ray Odle
  • Publication number: 20130260125
    Abstract: Polyetherimide compositions of formula (1) are described wherein the polyetherimide compositions comprise a polyetherimide comprising a reacted combination of alkali metal salts comprising an alkali metal salt of a dihydroxy aromatic compound and an alkali metal salt of a monohydroxy aromatic compound with a bis(halophthalimide), wherein the alkali metal salt of the monohydroxy aromatic compound is included in an amount of more than 0 and less than 5 mole percent, based on the total moles of the alkali metal salts, and the polyetherimide has a weight average molecular weight greater than or equal to 43,000 Daltons. The polyetherimide exhibits lower levels of chlorine and chlorine end groups, lower levels of bis(halophthalimide) and bis(phthalimide), and low plate-out during manufacturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: SABIC Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Juan Justino Rodriguez Ordonez, Thomas Link Guggenheim, Beatriz Penalver Bernabe, Gregory L. Hemmer, Roy Ray Odle
  • Publication number: 20130260078
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a core material for a vacuum insulation panel that is formed with a phenolic resin, a vacuum insulation panel using the core material, and a method for manufacturing the vacuum insulation panel. More particularly, the core material is formed with a cured phenolic resin foam having a closed cell content of 20% or less. The cured phenolic resin foam includes cells whose average diameter is adjusted to 50 to 500 ?m. The cells have fine holes with an average diameter of 0.5 to 30 ?m on the surfaces thereof to allow the cured phenolic resin foam to have a void content of at least 50%. The use of the cured phenolic resin foam ensures high thermal insulation performance and improved structural strength of the core material, and enables the production of the core material at reduced cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Jung-Keun Kim, Eung-Kee Lee, Min-Hee Lee, Myeong-Hee Kim
  • Publication number: 20130247756
    Abstract: The present invention relates to UV-rearranged PIM-1 polymeric membranes that can be used for advanced hydrogen purification and production. The present invention also relates to a process of preparing UV-rearranged PIM-1 polymeric membranes. The present invention further relates to a method of separating gas mixtures using the UV-rearranged PIM-1 polymeric membranes of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
    Inventors: Fuyun Li, Youchang Xiao, Tai-Shung Neal Chung
  • Patent number: 8524853
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyarylene ether block copolymers according to the general formula A-K—X—K-A, where —X— is a polyarylene ether segment with number-average molar mass of at least 5000 g/mol, and A- is a segment of the general structure R2NH—(R1—NH—CO—Ar—CO—NH)n—R1—NH—, in which R1 is a linear or branched alkylene group having from 2 to 12 carbon atoms and Ar is an arylene group having from 6 to 18 carbon atoms, and R2 is selected from aryloyl, alkyloyl, and H, and in which the number average of n is from 1 to 3, and there is a coupling group K of the structure —CO—Ar3—CO— linking each A to X, in which Ar13 is an aromatic group having from 6 to 18 carbon atoms. The present invention also relates to a process for the production of the polyarylene ether block copolymers of the invention, to polymer compositions comprising the polyarylene ether block copolymers of the invention, and also to the use thereof for the production of moldings, of films, of fibers, or of foams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Cecile Gibon, Martin Weber, Reinoud J. Gaymans, Ranimol Stephen
  • Publication number: 20130217799
    Abstract: A process for synthesizing polymers with intrinsic microporosity comprises creating a solution of a first PIM-suitable monomer and a second PIM-suitable monomer in a solvent comprising N-methylpyrrolidone; and maintaining the solution at a temperature of at least 100° C. for a reaction time to yield the polymer with intrinsic microporosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Tymen Visser, Yan Gao
  • Patent number: 8513319
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method for fabricating a mesoporous carbon material, the method comprising subjecting a precursor composition to a curing step followed by a carbonization step, the precursor composition comprising: (i) a templating component comprised of a block copolymer, (ii) a phenolic compound or material, (iii) a crosslinkable aldehyde component, and (iv) at least 0.5 M concentration of a strong acid having a pKa of or less than ?2, wherein said carbonization step comprises heating the precursor composition at a carbonizing temperature for sufficient time to convert the precursor composition to a mesoporous carbon material. The invention is also directed to a mesoporous carbon material having an improved thermal stability, preferably produced according to the above method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Sheng Dai, Xiqing Wang
  • Publication number: 20130197119
    Abstract: An article comprising: a monolithic, single layer, rigid thermoplastic interior component for an aircraft, wherein the thermoplastic interior component has a microcellular foam structure, wherein the thermoplastic interior component has an average two minute heat release of less than or equal to 65 kw-min/m2 when tested in accordance with the requirements of FAR 25.853 (d), Appendix F, Part IV through Amendment 25-116; and wherein the thermoplastic interior component has an average peak heat release of less than or equal to 65 kw/m2 when tested in accordance with the requirements of FAR 25.853 (d), Appendix F, Part IV through Amendment 25-116.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: VAUPELL HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Sydney Robert STAPLETON, Michael D. HAMM, James David SKLENKA
  • Patent number: 8481788
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a method for producing a polyalkylene oxide, which is capable of improving reduction in reactivity of a double metal cyanide complex catalyst in the case that a low molecular weight initiator is used, and producing the polyalkylene oxide with high productivity at low cost. The method for producing a polyalkylene oxide comprises carrying out a ring-opening addition reaction of an alkylene oxide with an initiator having at least one hydroxy group and having a molecular weight of not more than 300 per hydroxy group in the presence of a double metal cyanide complex catalyst in an organic solvent, wherein the organic solvent is used in an amount of 500 to 1,500 parts by weight relative to 100 parts by weight of the alkylene oxide used at the start of the reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Odaka, Takuya Maeda, Kiyotaka Bito, Michihide Homma
  • Publication number: 20130164629
    Abstract: A polyimide blend nanofiber and its use in battery separator are disclosed. The polyimide blend nanofiber is made of two kinds of polyimide precursors by high pressure electrostatic spinning and then high temperature imidization processing, wherein one of the polyimide precursor does not melt under high temperature ,and the other is meltable at a temperature of 300-400° C. The polyimide blend nanofiber of present invention has high temperature-resistance, high chemical stability, high porosity, good mechanical strength and good permeability, and can be applied as battery separator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: JIANGXI ADVANCE NANOFIBER S&T CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haoqing Hou, Chuyun Cheng, Shuiliang Chen, Xiaoping Zhou, Xiaoyi Lv, Ping He, Xiaoming Kuang, Jinsheng Ren
  • Publication number: 20130158147
    Abstract: Disclosed are random copoly(phosphonate carbonate)s with the high molecular weight and narrow molecular weight distribution exhibiting a superior combination of properties compared to prior art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicants: BAYER MATERIAL SCIENCE AG, FRX POLYMERS, INC.
    Inventors: FRX Polymers, Inc., Bayer Material Science AG
  • Publication number: 20130116354
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for making liquid crystalline polymer (LCP) foams and foam structures of various shapes and forms. LCP foams of the invention have a high compression strength suitable for high performance energy-absorption and energy-impact applications and devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Aashish Rohatgi, Raymond S. Addleman, Bradley J. Busche
  • Patent number: 8436065
    Abstract: An aerogel including a benzoxazine moiety-containing polybenzoxazine polymer is provided, wherein the aerogel comprises a reaction product of an aryl alcohol compound having at least two hydroxyl groups and an amine compound having at least two amine groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Woo Hwang, Myung-Dong Cho, Sang-Ho Park, Kwang-Hee Kim