Compositions To Be Polymerized By Wave Energy Wherein Said Composition Contains A Rate-affecting Material; Or Compositions To Be Modified By Wave Energy Wherein Said Composition Contains A Rate-affecting Material; Or Processes Of Preparing Or Treating A Solid Polymer Utilizing Wave Energy Patents (Class 522/1)
  • Patent number: 10221284
    Abstract: This disclosure enables direct 3D printing of preceramic polymers, which can be converted to fully dense ceramics. Some variations provide a preceramic resin formulation comprising a molecule with two or more C?X double bonds or C?X triple bonds, wherein X is selected from C, S, N, or O, and wherein the molecule further comprises at least one non-carbon atom selected from Si, B, Al, Ti, Zn, P, Ge, S, N, or O; a photoinitiator; a free-radical inhibitor; and a 3D-printing resolution agent. The disclosed preceramic resin formulations can be 3D-printed using stereolithography into objects with complex shape. The polymeric objects may be directly converted to fully dense ceramics with properties that approach the theoretical maximum strength of the base materials. Low-cost structures are obtained that are lightweight, strong, and stiff, but stable in the presence of a high-temperature oxidizing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventor: Zak C. Eckel
  • Patent number: 10126478
    Abstract: A resin composition suitable for an optical compensation film, an optical compensation film using the same, which is excellent in the retardation characteristics and wavelength dispersion characteristics, and a production method of an optical compensation film. A resin composition containing, as resin components, from 30 to 99 wt % of a cellulose-based resin represented by the following formula (1) and from 1 to 70 wt % of a cinnamic acid ester copolymer: where each of R1, R2 and R3 independently represents hydrogen or a substituent having a carbon number of 1 to 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TOSOH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayasu Ito, Takahiro Kitagawa, Takuya Komine, Kaori Suyama
  • Patent number: 10035934
    Abstract: The present application relates to a polarizing plate and a liquid crystal display device. The polarizing plate which is thin and light, meets requirements for physical properties such as durability, moisture resistance, workability and light leakage inhibiting ability, and has an antistatic property, and the liquid crystal display device including the same may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: In Kyu Park, No Ma Kim, In Ho Hwang, Sung Soo Yoon, Min Joon Kim
  • Patent number: 9954173
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to formulations for use in organic semiconductor layers of organic electronic devices, and more specifically in organic field effect transistors, to organic semiconductor layers prepared from such formulations, and to organic electronic devices and organic field effect transistors encompassing such organic semiconductor layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Piotr Wierzchowiec, Pawel Miskiewicz
  • Patent number: 9931771
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to softening amorphous polymeric materials based on a combination of thiol, acrylate, ene and epoxy monomers. These materials can soften to the modulus of tissue, have a sharp transition and are highly tunable. The materials have a glassy modulus of 1-7 GPa and exhibit a rubbery plateau in modulus that can range from 100 MPa down to as low as 0.03 MPa, which is at or below the modulus of tissue. They have potential uses as materials for near net shape processing such as casting, stereolithography, reaction injection molding, fused deposition molding and various other forms of 3D printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventors: Walter Voit, Taylor Ware
  • Patent number: 9872938
    Abstract: Disclosed are novel compositions and methods for making a polymer substrate and a ligand that includes a proximal portion with a photoactive compound bound to the polymer substrate, a terminal portion with an anti-infective/anti-microbial compound, and a reactive portion attaching the proximal portion and the terminal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Orthobond, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Clevenger, Se-Ho Kim, Jordan Katz, Carlos Caicedo-Carvajal
  • Patent number: 9802413
    Abstract: To provide a photopolymerizable inkjet ink, which contains photopolymerizable monomers containing at least one selected from the following compound group (A) compounds of which are negative for skin sensitization, and at least one selected from the following compound group (B) compounds of which are negative for skin sensitization, wherein the compound group (A) is a compound group consisting of caprolactone-modified dipentaerythritol hexaacrylate, polyethoxylated tetramethylol methane tetraacrylate, ethylene oxide-modified bisphenol A diacrylate, caprolactone-modified hydroxy pivalic acid neopentyl glycol diacrylate, polypropylene glycol diacrylate [CH2?CH—CO—(OC3H6)n-OCOCH?CH2 (n?12)], hydroxyethyl acryl amide, trimethylol propane trimethacrylate, and tricyclodecane dimethanol dimethacrylate, and the compound group (B) is a compound group consisting of ethylene oxide-modified phenolacrylate, isostearyl acrylate, ethylene oxide-modified trimethylol propane trimethacrylate, stearyl methacrylate, and glycerin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takao Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 9758478
    Abstract: A Addition-fragmentation oligomers containing allylic disulfide groups are described. The oligomers may be added to polymerizable compositions to provide labile crosslinks that can cleave and reform during the polymerization process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ann R. Fornof, William H. Moser, Ahmed S. Abuelyaman, Guy D. Joly, Larry R. Krepski
  • Patent number: 9718904
    Abstract: A microdroplet or microparticle with Janus or core-shell internal morphology, which is obtained under the control of phase separation of high-concentration NIPAAm formed at 25° C. or more in a microfluidic device, is provided. The microdroplet or microparticle shows an anisotropic volume change according to a change in temperature, and can also serve as a fat-soluble/water-soluble carrier, and thus can be used as a new material for medical supplies in the field of various applications in the future.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: POSTECH ACADMEY-INDUSTRY FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Dong Sung Kim, Kyoung Duck Seo
  • Patent number: 9670379
    Abstract: A composition comprises a copolymer made from a thiol terminated hydrocarbon monomer and at least one additional monomer chosen from the compounds of i) a terminally unsaturated hydrocarbon monomer, ii) an isocyanate functionalized hydrocarbon monomer and iii) a silane monomer substituted with two or more C2 to C8 terminally unsaturated alkenyl groups or C2 to C8 terminally unsaturated alkynyl groups. The composition also includes a particulate filler dispersed in the copolymer and a solvent. If the terminally unsaturated hydrocarbon monomer is polybutadiene, the polybutadiene contains from about 0 mol % to about 30 mol % of polymer units in a cis-1,4-butadiene form. Composites made from the composition and methods for making composite panels are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew P. Nowak, April R. Rodriguez, Erin E. Stache
  • Patent number: 9663607
    Abstract: The present invention is a process for preparing an aqueous solution of a hydrophobically modified alkylene oxide poly(urethane-urea-allophanate) thickener by contacting isocyanate reactive groups with a stoichiometric excess of a diisocyanate, followed by reaction with water. The thickener surprisingly shows a maintenance or improvement in hiding in paint formulations while maintaining other critical rheological properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY
    Inventors: John J. Rabasco, Antony K. Van Dyk
  • Patent number: 9414445
    Abstract: A method for processing a dielectric film on a substrate comprises: depositing a porous dielectric film on a substrate; removing the porogen; stuffing the film with a protective polymeric material; performing at least one intermediate processing step on the stuffed dielectric film; placing the film in a microwave applicator cavity and heating to a first temperature to partially burn out the polymeric material; introducing a controlled amount of a polar solvent into the porosity created by the partial burn out; applying microwave energy to heat the film to a second selected temperature below the boiling point of the solvent to clean away remaining polymeric material; and applying microwave energy to heat the film to a third temperature above the boiling point of the solvent to completely burnout the residues of polymeric material. The interaction of the polar solvent with the microwaves enhances the efficiency of the cleaning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Iftikhar Ahmad, Mikhail Baklanov, Liping Zhang
  • Patent number: 9394390
    Abstract: A polyolefin is functionalized with two, three, or more terminal coumarin groups. When irradiated with longer wavelength ultraviolet light (e.g., 365 nanometers), the coumarin groups cyclodimerize to form a chain-extended or crosslinked polyolefin. The cyclodimerization can be reversed by irradiation with shorter wavelength ultraviolet light (e.g., 254 nanometers). When the crosslinked polyolefin is used to form a barrier layer in a light emitting diode or a photovoltaic device, scratches in the barrier layer cleave the cyclodimer groups and can be “healed” by irradiation to reduce or remove the scratches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
    Inventors: Rudolf Faust, Ranjan Tripathy
  • Patent number: 9325027
    Abstract: The present provides a method for preparing a composite material, wherein the method comprises the following steps: (1) compounding a dispersion solution of an ion exchange resin containing a free radical initiator and a high-valence metal compound, with a functional monomer-grafted porous fluoropolymer membrane with a microporous structure by performing solution pouring, tape casting, screen printing process, spraying, or impregnating process; (2) subjecting a wet membrane to heat treatment at 30˜300° C., so that the free radical initiator can initiate crosslinking reaction between the porous membrane and the resin to obtain the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Shandong Huazia Shenzhou New Material Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yongming Zhang, Junke Tang, Ping Liu, Heng Zhang, Jun Wang
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 9017771
    Abstract: Electron beam and gamma radiation crosslinked, silicone gel adhesives are described. Both nonfunctional and functional poly diorganosiloxanes are used. Methods of forming the adhesives, and medical articles incorporating such adhesives are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael Duane Determan, Simon Shun-On Fung, Timothy Duane Filiatrault, Junkang Jacob Liu, Clayton Allen George
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150071707
    Abstract: A method and system for treating and strengthening material. One or more electron accelerators can be integrated with a mobile unit. The electron accelerators are positioned on the mobile unit to irradiate and treat in-situ, a material located proximate to the mobile unit, wherein irradiation of the material by the electron accelerators results in in-situ cross-linking or polymerization of the material and therefore a strengthening and increased durability of the material. The in-situ treatment of a road surface to toughen and strengthen the road surface constructed with standard asphalt construction can result in improved material properties of the surface, enhanced durability, and improved lifetime.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Robert D. Kephart
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8921475
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hardenable dental composition comprising component (A) comprising a cationically hardenable compound, component (B) comprising an initiator being able to initiate the hardening reaction of the cationically hardenable compound, and component (C) comprising a filler, wherein the filler comprises a filler body and a filler surface, the filler surface comprising side groups with polar moieties. The invention also relates to a process of producing the dental composition, to the use of the dental composition as dental impression material and to a method of taking an impression of dental tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Joachim W. Zech, Thomas Klettke, Sebastian Zeller, Bernd Kuppermann, Hendrik Grupp
  • 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: 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: 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