From Ethylenically Unsaturated Reactant Only Patents (Class 521/38)
  • Patent number: 10675323
    Abstract: A topical skin care composition comprising kakadu plum extract or acai berry extract, or a combination of both, is disclosed. The composition can include a high oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) value. The composition can improve the skin's visual appearance, physiological functions, clinical properties, and/or biophysical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: David Gan, Michelle Hines, Javier Aravena, Brian Jones
  • Patent number: 10637030
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery insulating porous layer having an excellent charge resistance characteristic. The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery insulating porous layer has a fractal dimension of 2.42 to 2.60, the fractal dimension being calculated from a three-dimensional image showing a void part and a porous layer part on respective two gradation levels, the three-dimensional image being prepared by analyzing images of cross sections obtained by making observation at intervals of 20 nm in a thickness direction from a surface of the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery insulating porous layer by FIB-SEM measurement at a magnification of 6500 times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Syusaku Hara, Chikae Yoshimaru, Junji Suzuki, Hiroki Hashiwaki
  • Patent number: 10570027
    Abstract: A fiber comprising a carbon chain backbone and amidoxime, carboxylate, and nitrile pendant groups. The fiber may be used for removing uranium from seawater and toxic metals from drinking water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignees: Battelle Memorial Institute, University of Idaho
    Inventors: Chien M. Wai, Horng-Bin Pan, Gary A. Gill, Li-Jung Kuo
  • Patent number: 10548821
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gel, and corresponding methods for its use, having an SPF of at least 15 comprising at least about 50% by weight of a volatile hydrocarbon, a film former, a solvent comprising an ester group, a combination of ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) sunscreen agents, wherein the UVA sunscreen agent comprises 4-tert-butyl-4?-methoxydibenzoylmethane, wherein the PFA of the gel is at least about 5 or at least about 8, and wherein the gel is capable of drying within two minutes after topical application to skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventor: Bob Foley
  • Patent number: 10526710
    Abstract: Spheroidal polymer beads having a uniform size are prepared by polymerizing uniformly sized monomer droplets formed by dispersing a polymerizable monomer phase over double-walled cylindrical cross-flow membrane into an suspension phase. A shear force is provided at a point of egression of the polymerizable monomer phase into the suspension phase, the direction of shear substantially perpendicular to the direction of egression of the monomer phase. The membrane is metallic and includes a superhydrophobic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Purolite (China) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Serguei Rudolfovich Kosvintsev
  • Patent number: 10500152
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for their use that include a combination of Leontopodium alpinum extract, Halidrys siliquosa extract, vegetable amino acids, niacinamide, hexylresorcinol, Pinus pinaster extract, Betula alba extract, Albizia julibrissin bark extract, hydrolyzed Candida saitoana extract, Lentinus edodes mycelium extract, and/or Opuntia tuna fruit extract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: David Gan, Tiffany Carle, Michelle Hines, Patricia Jacoby, Wanli Zhao, Julia Collier, Edward Chadwick, Mauricio Castro, Barbara Durkee, Daniel Ramirez
  • Patent number: 10479852
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hydrochromic polydiacetylene composite composition, a hydrochromic thin film using same, and a use thereof, and more specifically, to a hydrochromic polydiacetylene composite composition reacting sensitively to moisture, providing the hydrochromic thin film using same, and to applying same to biorecognition or fingerprint recognition. According to the present invention, moisture secreted from a fingerprint or pores on the skin can be detected with high sensitivity. Thus, the position of pores unique to a fingerprint of an organism can be amplified and displayed through selective color change and fluorescent change patterns exhibited when moisture is absorbed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: IUCF-HYU (INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION HANYANG UNIVERSITY)
    Inventors: Jong-Man Kim, Chan Woo Lee, Joosub Lee, Dong-Hoon Park
  • Patent number: 10464045
    Abstract: Methods of sorbing carbon dioxide on porous, hydrolyzed divinylbenzene/maleic anhydride polymeric sorbents are provided. Additionally, compositions resulting from sorbing carbon dioxide on porous, hydrolyzed divinylbenzene/maleic anhydride polymeric sorbents are provided. The porous polymeric sorbents typically have micropores, mesopores, or a combination thereof and can selectively remove carbon dioxide from other gases such as methane or hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael S. Wendland, Michael W. Kobe
  • Patent number: 10314770
    Abstract: Disclosed is a water-in-silicone emulsion and methods for its use that includes 5% to 8% w/w of octinoxate, 1% to 3% w/w of niacinamide, 0.01% to 0.1% w/w of Salix nigra bark extract, 0.01% to 0.1% w/w of adenosine, and 0.001% to 0.01% w/w of Silybum marianum extract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventor: Bob Foley
  • Patent number: 10300009
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for their use for reducing tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-?) and/or vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) production in skin cells by topically applying to skin in need thereof, a composition comprising an effective amount of Opuntia ficus-indica tuna, Opuntia ficus-indica nopales, or both, or extracts thereof, to reduce TNF-? or VEGF production in skin cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Hines, Geetha Kalahasti, Tiffany Florence, David Gan
  • Patent number: 10299994
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for reducing the appearance of cellulite or improving the texture of skin in a target region of skin that has cellulite or rough skin texture, the method comprising topically applying a composition to the target region that includes an effective amount of a mixture of caffeine, escin, and an aqueous-alcoholic extract from Ascophyllum nodosum, wherein topical application of the composition reduces the appearance of cellulite or improves the texture of the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: Tiffany Florence, Michelle Hines, David Gan
  • Patent number: 10272028
    Abstract: A method of reducing melanogenesis in skin is disclosed. The method can include topically applying to skin in need thereof a composition comprising an effective amount of an aqueous and glycerin extract of Rhododendron ferrugineum (alpine rose) leaf to reduce melanocyte pigmentation in the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventor: David Gan
  • Patent number: 10245282
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for their use that include a combination of hydrolyzed algin, escin, Ruscus aculeatus root extract, ammonium glycyrrhizate, Centella asiatica extract, hydrolyzed yeast protein, and Calendula officinalis flower extract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MARY KAY INC.
    Inventors: David Gan, Tiffany Carle, Michelle Hines, Milagros Sanchez, Patricia Jacoby, Linda Hart
  • Patent number: 10227479
    Abstract: Recycled elements and/or renewable resources, such as recycled carbon black or recycled carbon black and recycled particulate rubber, are incorporated into a rubber composition. The rubber composition can be used to manufacture tires or various tire components including tire subtreads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventor: Justin J. Styer
  • Patent number: 10206868
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods and compositions useful to cleanse, exfoliate, smooth, moisturize, hydrate, and/or improve the appearance and/or condition of skin and/or hair using a composition including shea butter, PEG-50 shea butter, and/or hydrated silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Wilson, Geetha Kalahasti
  • Patent number: 10130673
    Abstract: A method of reducing TNF-? production in human epidermal keratinocytes, the method comprising topically applying to skin in need thereof a composition comprising an effective amount of a liquid kakadu plum extract comprising kakadu plum fruit, alcohol, and butylene glycol to reduce TNF-? production in human epidermal keratinocytes of the skin, and an effective amount of a liquid acai berry extract comprising acai berry fruit, water, and alcohol to reduce TNF-? production in human epidermal keratinocytes of the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: David Gan, Michelle Hines, Javier Aravena, Brian Jones
  • Patent number: 10111919
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for treating pruritus comprising topically applying a composition that includes effective amounts of an extract from Echinacea purpurea and an extract from Silybum marianum fruit to skin in need thereof, wherein topical application of the composition activates human cannabinoid receptor type 2 and inhibits fatty acid amide hydrolase activity in the skin and treats pruritus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventor: Tiffany Florence
  • Patent number: 10052278
    Abstract: A method of treating a person's skin comprising topically applying to skin a composition that includes an effective amount of a hydrolyzed algae extract that includes an exopolysaccharide from Halymenia durvillei and an effective amount of an exopolysaccharide from Vibrio alginolyticus. Topical application of the composition can decrease skin permeability, increase filaggrin production, increase skin moisture, increase occludin production, and/or decrease TNF-? production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: Tiffany Carle, Bob Foley, Julia Collier, Wanli Zhao, Geetha Kalahasti
  • Patent number: 9974729
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods and compositions useful for application to skin and hair comprising saccharide isomerate, hydrolyzed algin, zinc sulfate, and a dermatologically acceptable vehicle, wherein the composition is capable of moisturizing and/or improving the appearance and/or condition of skin and/or hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: Tiffany Carle, Edward Chadwick, Milagros Sanchez, Daniel Ramirez, Geetha Kalahasti
  • Patent number: 9937119
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for their use that can be used individually or in combination. The compositions have the ability to treat a wide range of skin and skin conditions, and particularly men's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: Ricky Mendoza, Barbara Durkee, Greg Norman, Geetha Kalahasti
  • Patent number: 9918912
    Abstract: Disclosed is a water-in-silicone emulsion comprising a discontinuous water phase, a continuous silicone phase, and a silicone polyglucoside containing emulsifier, wherein the discontinuous water phase does not include a salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventor: Amit Patel
  • Patent number: 9890376
    Abstract: A method of purifying a sample that includes a polynucleotide includes the steps of (i) providing a packed chromatographic column having negatively charged porous particles, (ii) equilibrating the column to the conditions to which the polynucleotide in the sample is to elute, (iii) contacting the sample with the packed chromatographic column such that the sample volume applied to the packed chromatographic column is less than or equal to the interparticle space of the negatively charged porous particles within the packed chromatographic column, (iv) eluting the polynucleotide from the packed chromatographic column, where the polynucleotide is in a purer state and in the conditions to which the packed chromatographic column was equilibrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH
    Inventor: Peter Gagnon
  • Patent number: 9849077
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for their use that include a combination of Leontopodium alpinum extract, Halidrys siliquosa extract, vegetable amino acids, niacinamide, hexylresorcinol, Pinus pinaster extract, Betula alba extract, Albizia julibrissin bark extract, hydrolyzed Candida saitoana extract, Lentinus edodes mycelium extract, and/or Opuntia tuna fruit extract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: David Gan, Tiffany Florence, Michelle Hines, Patricia Jacoby, Wanli Zhao, Julia Collier, Edward Chadwick, Mauricio Castro, Barbara Durkee, Daniel Ramirez
  • Patent number: 9814670
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for their use that include a combination of Rhododendron ferrugineum (alpine rose) extract, Oenothera biennis (evening rose) extract, trifluoroacetyl tripeptide-2, and a cosmetic acceptable vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: David Gan, Milagros Sanchez, Wanli Zhao
  • Patent number: 9801900
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for their use that include a combination of hydrolyzed algin, escin, Ruscus aculeatus root extract, ammonium glycyrrhizate, Centella asiatica extract, hydrolyzed yeast protein, and Calendula officinalis flower extract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: David Gan, Tiffany Florence, Michelle Hines, Milagros Sanchez, Patricia Jacoby, Linda Hart
  • Patent number: 9687442
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods and compositions useful for application to skin and hair comprising hydrolyzed algae extract, saccharide isomerate, and a dermatologically acceptable vehicle wherein the composition or method is capable of moisturizing and/or improving the appearance and/or condition of skin and/or hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: Tiffany Carle, Bob Foley, Julia Collier, Wanli Zhao, Geetha Kalahasti
  • Patent number: 9578881
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention relates to chemical modulators of insect olfactory receptors. In particular, compounds and compositions are provided that can inhibit sensory (e.g., host targeting) functions in airborne insects such as mosquitos. Method of employing such agents, and articles incorporating the same, are also provided. 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: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Vanderbilt University
    Inventors: Laurence Zwiebel, Gregory M. Pask, David C. Rinker, Ian M. Romaine, Gary A. Sulikowski, Paul R. Reid, Alex G. Waterson, Kwangho Kim, Patrick L. Jones, Robert W. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9463155
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition and methods for its use to reduce the appearance of cellulite and improve skin texture comprising a combination of one or more of Rubus fruticosus extract, Argania spinosa kernel oil, Coleus barbatus extract, glycolic acid, and a mixture of caffeine, escin, and algae extract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: Tiffany Florence, Michelle Hines, David Gan
  • Patent number: 9402394
    Abstract: Anion-paired metallocene-containing compounds are generally provided, along with methods of making the same. In one embodiment, the anion-paired metallocene-containing compound includes a cationic metallocene moiety covalently connected to an organic functional group, and an anion paired to the cationic metallocene moiety. Generally, the cationic metallocene moiety comprises two cyclopentadienyl anions bound to a metal center in the oxidation state I.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: University of South Carolina
    Inventors: Chuanbing Tang, Jiuyang Zhang, Yung-Pin Chen, Alan W. Decho
  • Patent number: 9402794
    Abstract: Disclosed is a topical skin care composition, and method for its use, that includes 55 to 65% by weight of water, 15 to 20% by weight of a combination of 3,3,5-Trimethylcyclohexyl 2-hydroxybenzoate (homosalate), 1-(4-Methoxyphenyl)-3-(4-tert-butylphenyl)propane-1,3-dione (avobenzone), 2-ethylhexyl 2-hydroxybenzoate (octisalate), and 2-ethylhexyl 2-cyano-3,3-diphenyl-2-propenoate (octocrylene), 3 to 4% by weight of distearlydimonium chloride, and 1 to 3% by weight of a combination of euterpe oleracea fruit extract, punica granatum sterols, caprooyl tetrapeptide-3, tocopherol or tocopherol acetate, and niacinamide, wherein the composition has a sun protection factor of at least 15 or about 15 to 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: MARY KAY INC.
    Inventor: Mauricio Castro
  • Patent number: 9340828
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a simple and efficient method to isolate and purify nucleic acids, preferably genomic DNA, from complex samples compared with available methods, by using a ligand which relies on hydrogen bonding to purify the nucleic acids. Preferably the ligand is bound to magnetic beads/particles. More closely the method comprises adding a sample comprising nucleic acid to a polymer having neutral charge; reversibly binding said nucleic acid to said polymer by hydrogen bonding under pH conditions <5; washing said polymer; and eluting said nucleic acid from said polymer under conditions of pH >5. The method is very suitable for sample preparation of nucleic acids, for example for PCR applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB
    Inventors: Camilla Estmer Nilsson, Johan Ohman
  • Patent number: 9333230
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition and methods for its use capable of treating pruritus comprising a combination of one or more of an Echinacea purpurea extract, a Silybum marianum extract, glycerin, and a mixture comprising cetylhydroxyproline palmitamide/steric acid/Brassica campestris (rapeseed) sterols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventor: Tiffany Florence
  • Patent number: 9271903
    Abstract: Disclosed is a three-phase emulsion comprising an aqueous-gel outer phase comprising water and an emulsifier comprising a hydrophilic-lipophilic balance (HLB) value of 10 to 19; and a water-in-oil inner phase comprising water, an oil, and a silicone polyglucoside containing emulsifier, wherein the water phase of the water-in-oil inner phase does not include a salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventor: Amit Patel
  • Patent number: 9150743
    Abstract: A photopolymerizable composition includes diethyleneglycol dimethacrylate and methacrylic acid ester having a phosphoric group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takao Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 9138382
    Abstract: Radically polymerizable macrocyclic polyethers or macrocyclic heteroanalogous polyethers, preferably crown ethers, heteroanalogous crown ethers and cryptands for use in dental materials is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Norbert Moszner, Frank Zeuner, Urs Karl Fischer, Volker M. Rheinberger, Iris Lamparth
  • Patent number: 9023554
    Abstract: The present invention provides a perfluorinated ion exchange resin, whose structural formula is shown in formula M. The present invention also provides preparation method of the perfluorinated ion exchange resin, comprising subjecting tetrafluoroethylene monomers and two kinds of sulfonyl fluoride-containing vinyl ether monomers in the presence of initiator to ternary copolymerization. The perfluorinated ion exchange resin provided in accordance with the present invention can fulfill the requirements of mechanical strength and ion exchange capacity at the same time and has good thermal stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Shandong Huaxia Shenzhou New Material Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yongming Zhang, Sheng Qin, Zihong Gao, Heng Zhang, Maoxiang Wei, Yong Li, Jun Wang
  • Publication number: 20150105481
    Abstract: A process for preparing a membrane comprising applying a curable composition to a porous support and curing the composition, wherein the composition comprises: a) a curable ionic compound; b) a first crosslinking agent; c) a second crosslinking agent; d) an inert solvent; and e) optionally a free radical initiator; wherein the second crosslinking agent has a melting point below 80° C. Also claimed are the compositions and membranes obtainable by using the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Jacko Hessing, Willem Van Baak
  • Patent number: 9006366
    Abstract: Processes for making water-absorbent cross-linked polymers, such as polyacrylic acids/polyacrylates, using supercritical medium; and water-absorbent polymers, e.g. particles thereof, obtained by such processes, where such particles may be porous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Tombuelt-Meyer, Axel Meyer, Torsten Lindner
  • Patent number: 8999378
    Abstract: The present invention provides porous electroactive hydrogels, the deformation angle of which is controlled by electroactuation, and methods for preparing and using such hydrogels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Kevin Kit Parker, Megan O'Grady
  • Publication number: 20150086501
    Abstract: Polymeric compounds containing polymer backbones functionalized with ion-specific recognition elements and methods for the use of these compounds are described herein. The polymeric compounds may contain multiple types of ion-specific recognition elements depending on a specific application. The polymeric compounds can be used to remove ionic species from a solution, for example, in separations applications in which a single or multiple types of ionic species are desired to be removed from the solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Sessler, Christopher W. Bielawski, Abdullah Aydogan, Daniel J. Coady
  • Publication number: 20150080484
    Abstract: Provided is a temperature responsive adsorbent prepared by immobilizing a copolymer containing at least N-isopropylacrylamide to a base material surface. The copolymer has at least a strong cation exchange group. In addition, the copolymer contains the strong cation exchange group in an amount of 0.01 to 5 mol % relative to N-isopropylacrylamide in terms of monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ichiro KOGUMA, Hiroki SHIGEMATSU, Kazuo OKUYAMA, Teruo OKANO, Yoshikatsu AKIYAMA, Kenichi NAGASE
  • Publication number: 20150030962
    Abstract: To provide a membrane/electrode assembly excellent in the power generation characteristics even under low or no humidity conditions or under high humidity conditions, and an electrolyte material suitable for a catalyst layer of the membrane/electrode assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Satoru HOMMURA, Susumu SAITO, Tetsuji SHIMOHIRA, Atsushi WATAKABE
  • Patent number: 8937104
    Abstract: The cross-linked polyzwitterion/anion for the removal of strontium from aqueous solutions is a polyzwitterion having the following structure: and the corresponding anion formed by treating the polyzwitterion with a base, e.g., sodium hydroxide. The cross-linked polyzwitterion/anion (CPZA) was prepared using Butler's cyclopolymerization protocol. The CPZA resin was found to have a very good adsorption capacity for Sr2+ ions at low concentrations. The relatively strong rapid initial adsorption of 83% Sr2+ ions was followed by slower adsorption of the remaining 17%, which was described by an intraparticle diffusion model. The adsorption followed the Lagergren second-order kinetic model, and Temkin as well as Freundlich isotherm models. The negative ?Gs and ?H ensured the spontaneity and the exothermic nature of the adsorption process. The excellent adsorption and desorption efficiencies implied the efficacy of the resin in removing (as well as recovering) the metal ions from aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignees: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
    Inventors: Shaikh Asrof Ali, Shamsuddeen Abdullahi Haladu
  • Publication number: 20150010849
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compositions useful for use in separators for use in lithium ion batteries, and membranes, separators, and devices derived therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: YOSSEF A. ELABD, KAREN I. WINEY, YUESHENG YE, JAE-HONG CHOI, TSEN-SHAN SHARON SHARICK
  • Patent number: 8895633
    Abstract: The cross-linked polyaminocarboxylates for the removal of metal ions from aqueous solutions of the present invention are cross-linked anionic polyelectrolytes CAPE 6 and CAPE 9, containing pH-responsive amino acid residues. The cross-linked anionic polyelectrolytes have been synthesized via cycloco-polymerization and ter-polymerization of a diallylammonioethanoate monomer (90 mol %) and a cross-linker, 1,1,4,4-tetraallylpiperazinium dichloride (10 mol %) in the absence of SO2 (CAPE 6) and in the presence of SO2 (CAPE 9), respectively. For the sorbents CAPE 6 and CAPE 9, the efficiency of Cu2+ removal at an initial metal concentration of 200 ppb was found to be 77.5% and 99.4%, respectively. Treatment of real wastewater samples spiked with Cu2+ ions showed the excellent ability of the cross-linked anionic polyelectrolytes to adsorb metal ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Othman Charles Sadeq Othman Al Hamouz, Shaikh Asrof Ali, Nouri Mohammed Hassan
  • Publication number: 20140309318
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for preparing particles comprising a material capable of catalyzing the reduction of oxygen or the oxidation of hydrogen, said particles being functionalized by polymers comprising at least one repeating unit bearing at least one proton-conducting group, and said particles being covalently bonded to a carbon material, said method comprising: a step a) of contacting particles, comprising a material capable of catalyzing the reduction of oxygen or the oxidation of hydrogen, with a polymer comprising at least one repeating unit bearing at least one proton-conducting group and comprising at least one portion corresponding to an organic radical of a compound that is an initiator for ATRP polymerization, said radical comprising at least one group capable of being grafted onto the surface of said particles, whereby particles, onto which polymers comprising at least one repeating unit bearing at least one proton-conducting group are grafted, are obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Pierrick Buvat, Anne-Claire Ferrandez, Steve Baranton, Christophe Coutanceau
  • Patent number: 8859160
    Abstract: The invention relates to a monomer (6, 14) carrying an imidazole-type heterocycle (3). According to the invention, the chemical structure of said monomer (6, 14) comprises at least one unit of formula (I) wherein R1 comprises an alkenyl grouping and R2 comprises a grouping for protecting one of the nitrogen atoms of the heterocycle. The invention also relates to a monomer carrying a benzimidazole-type heterocycle, and to protected polymers obtained from said monomers, deprotected polymers produced by the protected polymers, a proton exchange membrane based on deprotected polymers, and a fuel cell provided with said membrane. Furthermore, the invention relates to methods for producing the above-mentioned monomers and polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignees: Peugeot Citroen Automobiles SA, CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
    Inventors: Xavier Glipa, Bruno Ameduri, Louis Delon, Deborah Jones, Jacques Roziere, Guillaume Frutsaert
  • Patent number: 8853286
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compositions useful for use in separators for use in lithium ion batteries, and membranes, separators, and devices derived therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignees: Drexel University, The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Yossef A. Elabd, Karen I. Winey, Yuesheng Ye, Jae-Hong Choi, Tsen-Shan Sharon Sharick
  • Patent number: 8846773
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for manufacturing a cation exchange resin, wherein the method includes the steps of: copolymerizing a monovinyl aromatic monomer and a cross-linkable aromatic monomer to obtain a cross-linked copolymer; specifying a content of a leachable compound represented by formula (I) to be 400 ?g or less relative to 1 g of the cross-linked copolymer, wherein Z represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, and l represents a natural number; and then sulfonating the cross-linked copolymer to form a sulfonylated cross-linked copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeo Fukui, Tetsuo Mizuniwa, Kazuhiko Tokunaga, Masako Yasutomi
  • Patent number: 8816026
    Abstract: Monomer solution and liquid solution immiscible with the monomers in the monomer solution are cocurrently jetted upwardly in a pulsating manner in a reaction vessel. Monomer droplets are allowed to rise up in a controlled and smooth manner under the dynamic forces exerted by differential flow rate and differential pressure between the monomer and liquid solutions and the differential densities between the monomer and liquid solutions without causing coalescence, agglomeration and breakup of the monomer droplets and to stabilize by partial polymerization of the droplets at 50-60° C. The monomer droplets flow out horizontally into a polymerization reactor and get polymerized in the polymerization reactor under agitation at 80-85° C. The polymer beads are dried at 80-100° C. and sieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Thermax Limited
    Inventors: Apte Ashutosh, Naik Shirish