Nitrogen Patents (Class 522/116)
  • Patent number: 11059928
    Abstract: Provided is a multi-component copolymer comprising conjugated diene units, non-conjugated olefin units and aromatic vinyl units, wherein: a weight-average molecular weight of chain parts, divided by the conjugated diene units and each containing one or more of the non-conjugated olefin units and/or one or more of the aromatic vinyl units, is 50,000 or more. A rubber composition comprising the multi-component copolymer, a crosslinked rubber composition, and a rubber article comprising the crosslinked rubber composition are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuo Horikawa
  • Patent number: 11015011
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a maleimide block copolymer having an acrylic monomer-derived structural unit. Provided is a method for producing a block copolymer having a polymer block (A) containing an acrylate-derived structural unit and a polymer block (B) containing an N-substituted maleimide ring structure and a methacrylate-derived structural unit, the method comprising a polymerization step in which a nitroxide polymer (A1) having a polymer block (A) and an organophosphorus unit-containing nitroxide structure at an end of the polymer block (A) and a monomer (B1) containing a methacrylate and an N-substituted maleimide are polymerized in the presence of a thiol compound (C1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Kitamura, Shin-ya Imoto, Hidetaka Nakanishi, Yutaka Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10745509
    Abstract: Methods are provided to produce new mechanoresponsive healing systems. Additionally, various embodiments provide a two tier self-healing material system concept that provides a non-intrusive method to mitigate impact damage in a structure ranging from low velocity impact damage (e.g., crack damage) to high velocity impact damage (e.g., ballistic damage.) The various embodiments provide the mechanophore linked polymer PBG-BCB-PBG. The various embodiments provide methods for synthesizing PBG-BCB-PBG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF NASA
    Inventors: Keith L. Gordon, Emilie J. Siochi
  • Patent number: 10400054
    Abstract: Disclosed are polymerization initiators as may be utilized for addition of polymers to a substrate surface. The initiators are azo-based initiators that include multi-functionality through addition of multiple anchoring agents to an inner azo group. Disclosed polymerization initiators can be utilized to form high density and high molecular weight polymers on a surface such as a particulate surface. Formed materials can be beneficial in one embodiment in fracking applications, providing composite proppant/polymer materials that can prevent leakage of polymers from a subterranean geologic formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: University of South Carolina
    Inventors: Anand Viswanath, Brian C. Benicewicz, Michael H. Bell
  • Patent number: 10066116
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a coating composition or paint comprising a polymer system including one or more latex polymers, wherein the acid content and molecular weight of the latex polymers are balanced to provide a coating composition that demonstrates optimal performance characteristics of washability or stain resistance, especially when used in a flat finish paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Michael Wildman, T. Howard Killilea, William Heiden, Bruce Johnson
  • Patent number: 10040973
    Abstract: Cure in place pressure sensitive adhesive compositions are described that comprise one or more of a bodying component, a structural diluent, a radical diluent as well as additives such as crosslinkers, external catalysts, photoinitiators and stabilizers/process aids. The bodying component can be acrylic or non-acrylic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Zajaczkowski, Michael T. Waterman, Kyle R. Heimbach, Eric L. Bartholomew, Brandon S. Miller
  • Patent number: 10040978
    Abstract: Cure in place pressure sensitive adhesive compositions are described that comprise one or more of a bodying component, a structural diluent, a radical diluent as well as additives such as crosslinkers, external catalysts, photoinitiators and stabilizers/process aids. The bodying component can be acrylic or non-acrylic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Zajaczkowski, Michael T. Waterman, Kyle R. Heimbach, Eric L. Bartholomew, Brandon S. Miller
  • Patent number: 10040974
    Abstract: Cure in place pressure sensitive adhesive compositions are described that comprise one or more of a bodying component, a structural diluent, a radical diluent as well as additives such as crosslinkers, external catalysts, photoinitiators and stabilizers/process aids. The bodying component can be acrylic or non-acrylic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Zajaczkowski, Michael T. Waterman, Kyle R. Heimbach, Eric L. Bartholomew, Brandon S. Miller
  • Patent number: 10011674
    Abstract: Disclosed are polymerization initiators as may be utilized for addition of polymers to a substrate surface. The initiators are azo-based initiators that include multi-functionality through addition of multiple anchoring agents to an inner azo group. Disclosed polymerization initiators can be utilized to form high density and high molecular weight polymers on a surface such as a particulate surface. Formed materials can be beneficial in one embodiment in fracking applications, providing composite proppant/polymer materials that can prevent leakage of polymers from a subterranean geologic formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: University of South Carolina
    Inventors: Anand Viswanath, Brian C. Benicewicz, Michael H. Bell
  • Patent number: 9738817
    Abstract: Cure in place pressure sensitive adhesive compositions are described that comprise one or more of a bodying component, a structural diluent, a radical diluent as well as additives such as crosslinkers, external catalysts, photoinitiators and stabilizers/process aids. The bodying component can be acrylic or non-acrylic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Zajaczkowski, Michael T. Waterman, Kyle R. Heimbach, Eric L. Bartholomew, Brandon S. Miller
  • Patent number: 9725623
    Abstract: Cure in place pressure sensitive adhesive compositions are described that comprise one or more of a bodying component, a structural diluent, a radical diluent as well as additives such as crosslinkers, external catalysts, photoinitiators and stabilizers/process aids. The bodying component can be acrylic or non-acrylic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Zajaczkowski, Michael T. Waterman, Kyle R. Heimbach, Eric L. Bartholomew, Brandon S. Miller
  • Patent number: 9708509
    Abstract: Cure in place pressure sensitive adhesive compositions are described that comprise one or more of a bodying component, a structural diluent, a radical diluent as well as additives such as crosslinkers, external catalysts, photoinitiators and stabilizers/process aids. The bodying component can be acrylic or non-acrylic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Zajaczkowski, Michael T. Waterman, Kyle R. Heimbach, Eric L. Bartholomew, Brandon S. Miller
  • Patent number: 9120885
    Abstract: The present invention is related to the use of formulations of new random copolymers and terpolymers, synthesized by a method of semi continuous emulsion polymerization, and that function as flow improvers, lowering the pour point and reducing the viscosity of Mexicans crude oils, which have gravities within the range of 9 to 30° API.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: INSTITUTO MEXICANO DEL PETROLEO
    Inventors: Laura Veronica Castro Sotelo, Eugenio Alejandro Flores Oropeza, Gabriel Cendejas Santana, Marcelo Lozada Y Cassou, Flavio Salvador Vazquez Moreno
  • Publication number: 20150075709
    Abstract: The present invention provides for curable compositions composed of one or more cyanoacrylate monomers, and one or more (co)polymers. The compositions of the present invention may exhibit pressure sensitive adhesion properties at 23° C. Subsequent cure of the compositions can be initiated as appropriate. For example, an external stimulus such as heat or radiation (e.g. UV cure) may be applied to induce cure of the composition when desired to do so.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Ciaran McArdle, Edward Shude Xiao, Kerstin Van Wijk, Ligang Zhao, Anja Schneider, Reinhold Domanski, Patricia Petrick, Hansjoerg Ander
  • Patent number: 8901195
    Abstract: A two part high solids low volatile organic compounds durable curable waterproof liquid rubber formulation with a solids content of at least 60 percent solids by volume based on the total coating formulation, wherein a first component has EPDM, a solvent, a curative, an additive, and a blend of a pigment and a filler. The second component contains solvent and a metal drier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Lion Copolyer Geismar, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Molnar, Arthur J. Fontenot, III, Harold William Young, Jr., Daniel S. Nelson, Augusto Caesar Ibay
  • Patent number: 8901198
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are solventborne liquid UV-curable coating compositions comprising: a radiation curable compound comprising an acrylate-terminated compound having greater than two unsaturated sites, wherein the acrylate-terminated compound comprises a reaction product of reactants comprising: an adduct of a polyisocyanate, wherein the adduct of a polyisocyanate comprises a reaction product of reactants comprising a polyisocyanate comprising greater than two isocyanate groups and a compound having groups reactive with the isocyanate groups of the polyisocyanate; and an active hydrogen-containing acrylate; and a photoinitiator composition that includes a first photoinitiator composition for providing surface cure and a second photoinitiator composition for providing through cure of the resultant coating layer. Also disclosed are related multi-component composite coatings, coated substrates, and methods for coating a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. Kania, Kenneth T. Phelps, Kurt A. Humbert, Todd M. Roper, Jiping Shao, David C. Martin
  • Patent number: 8889239
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with the process for preparing a cross-linked stabilized polymer composition using at least one graftable polymer stabilizer, and the subsequent use of that composition for forming pipes, for example PEX pipes. The graftable stabilizer becomes anchored to the polymer such that stabilizer activity is retained in the cross-linked product. Cross-linking can be achieved by conventional processes such as PEXa, PEXb and PEXc. Embodiments demonstrate excellent levels of antioxidant retention (as measured by oxidative induction retention after exhaustive solvent extraction) and the cross-linked product are suitable for portable water applications, including hot water applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Aston University
    Inventors: Sahar Al-Malaika, Cezary Lewucha
  • Patent number: 8859633
    Abstract: Provided are a temporal fixation method in processing of optical members and a resin composition suitable therefore, which uses a composition which is characterized by containing the following (A3), (B3) and (D3), wherein (A3) is a urethane(meth)acrylate; (B3) is one or more (meth)acrylic acid derivative monomers selected from the group consisting of n-(meth)acryloyloxyalkyl hexahydrophthalimides, carboxyl group-containing (meth)acrylates and (meth)acrylic acid derivative monomers represented by the formula (C3): Z—O—(R2O)p—R1??Formula (C3): wherein Z represents a (meth)acryloyl group, R1 represents a phenyl group or a phenyl group having an alkyl group with 1 to 3 carbon atoms, R2 represents —C2H4—, —C3H6—, —CH2CH(CH3)—, —CH2CH(OH)CH2—, —C4H8— or —C6H12—, and p represents an integer of from 1 to 10; and D(3) is a photopolymerization initiator, along with methods for temporarily fixing a member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Oshima, Tomoyuki Kanai, Kunio Iriuchijima
  • Patent number: 8859636
    Abstract: An ink composition includes: (Component a) a polymerizable compound having an ethylenically unsaturated double bond; (Component b) a polymerization initiator; (Component c) water; and (Component d) a polyhydric alcohol having an alkyleneoxy chain, wherein the (Component a) polymerizable compound includes a monofunctional polymerizable monomer having a (meth)acrylamide structure, and a content of the monofunctional polymerizable monomer is 5% by mass or more with respect to a total content of the (Component a) polymerizable compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiro Kamada, Takahiro Kato
  • Patent number: 8835675
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compounds and adhesives finding special utility in dental applications. Compounds of formulae: are of special interest, wherein: R represents a polymerizable group of the structure ?wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or methyl group; A represents an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom; Xqs represent independently an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom; Yqs represent independently hydrogen atom; Zqs may independently represent D-R2 where D represents a single carbon atom and R2 represents phenyl; p is an integer from 1 to 10; and q is an integer from 1 to p.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Shofu
    Inventors: Kunio Ikemura, Yoshiyuki Jogetsu, So Ito
  • Publication number: 20140206782
    Abstract: Foam-based and powder-based adsorbents and a related method of manufacture are provided. The foam-based and powder-based adsorbents includes polymer foam or powder with grafted side chains and an increased surface area per unit weight to increase the adsorption of dissolved metals, for example uranium, from aqueous solutions. A method for forming the foam-based or powder-based adsorbents includes irradiating polymer foam or powder, grafting with polymerizable reactive monomers, reacting with hydroxylamine, and conditioning with an alkaline solution. Foam-based and powder-based adsorbents formed according to the present method demonstrated a significantly improved uranium adsorption capacity per unit weight over existing adsorbents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher J. Janke, Sheng Dai, Yatsandra Oyola
  • Patent number: 8722757
    Abstract: A fiber-based adsorbent and a related method of manufacture are provided. The fiber-based adsorbent includes polymer fibers with grafted side chains and an increased surface area per unit weight over known fibers to increase the adsorption of dissolved metals, for example uranium, from aqueous solutions. The polymer fibers include a circular morphology in some embodiments, having a mean diameter of less than 15 microns, optionally less than about 1 micron. In other embodiments, the polymer fibers include a non-circular morphology, optionally defining multiple gear-shaped, winged-shaped or lobe-shaped projections along the length of the polymer fibers. A method for forming the fiber-based adsorbents includes irradiating high surface area polymer fibers, grafting with polymerizable reactive monomers, reacting the grafted fibers with hydroxylamine, and conditioning with an alkaline solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Janke, Sheng Dai, Yatsandra Oyola
  • Patent number: 8716361
    Abstract: Provided is a curable fluorine-containing resin produced by causing a reaction between a polymer (P) and a compound (C); the polymer (P) being prepared by copolymerization in which essential monomer components are a compound (A) having a poly(perfluoroalkylene ether) chain and styryl groups at both ends of the poly(perfluoroalkylene ether) chain and a polymerizable unsaturated monomer (B) having at least one functional group (b) selected from the group consisting of a hydroxy group, an isocyanate group, an epoxy group, a carboxyl group, an acid anhydride group, and a carboxylic acid halide group; the compound (C) having a polymerizable unsaturated group and at least one functional group (c) that has reactivity with the functional group (b) and is selected from the group consisting of a hydroxy group, an isocyanate group, an epoxy group, a carboxyl group, an acid anhydride group, and a carboxylic acid halide group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Mihara, Hideya Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8673994
    Abstract: The present invention provides: an ink composition which contains at least a polymerizable compound, a photopolymerization initiator and a coloring material, and is free from an aqueous solvent, wherein the polymerizable compound comprises at least a urethane oligomer; a two-pack curing ink composition set comprising an ink composition containing a coloring material and a reaction liquid containing a photopolymerization initiator and capable of forming an image with an ink composition obtained by mixing the ink composition and the reaction liquid, wherein the ink composition after mixing contains at least a polymerizable compound, a photopolymerization initiator and a coloring material, and is free from an aqueous solvent, wherein the polymerizable compound comprises a urethane oligomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Keitaro Nakano, Takashi Oyanagi
  • Publication number: 20140045319
    Abstract: Provided are a substrate film and a method of manufacturing the substrate film. The substrate film may have excellent thermal resistance and dimensional stability, has excellent stress relaxation to prevent damage of a wafer caused by remaining stress, inhibits damage to or flying-off of the wafer caused by application of a non-uniform pressure during the processing of the wafer, and has excellent cuttability. Accordingly, the substrate film of the present invention can be effectively used as a processing sheet in a process of processing various kinds of wafers including dicing, back-grinding or picking-up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyo Sook JOO, Se-Ra KIM, Jung Sup SHIM, Suk Ky CHANG
  • Patent number: 8648149
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of chemistry and relates to radically coupled PTFE polymer compounds that can be used, for example, as tribo materials, and a method for the production thereof. The object of the invention is to disclose radically coupled PTFE polymer compounds which exhibit improved wear resistances with comparable gliding properties, and furthermore a simple and efficient method for the production of such compounds. The object is attained through radically coupled PTFE polymer compounds comprising radiation-chemically and/or plasma-chemically modified PTFE powders, on the particle surface of which olefinically unsaturated polymers are chemically radically coupled by a reactive conversion into a melt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Leibniz-Institut fuer Polymerforschung Dresden E.V.
    Inventors: Dieter Lehmann, Bernd Kluepfel
  • Publication number: 20140024736
    Abstract: Modified polymeric articles having modifying agents dispersed within and bonded to an interior region of the article. Methods of modifying polymer materials used to form polymeric articles, and methods of making polymeric articles from polymer particles having modifying agents bonded thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian H. Thomas, Dirk Pletcher, Donald L. Yakimicki
  • Publication number: 20130331475
    Abstract: The present invention provides a modified natural rubber obtained by adding a compound to at least one natural rubber raw material selected from the group consisting of a solid natural rubber, a natural rubber latex, and a natural rubber derivative and then irradiating the mixture of the natural rubber raw material and the compound with microwaves to graft-polymerize or attach the compound to the natural rubber raw material, a method for producing the modified natural rubber, a rubber composition containing the modified natural rubber, and a tire produced using the rubber composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.,
    Inventors: Naoya ICHIKAWA, Takayuki HATTORI
  • Patent number: 8603630
    Abstract: A radiation-curable adhesive composition having a base polymer including structural units derived from a monomer A having a functional group a; a monomer B formed from a methacrylate monomer having an alkyl group that includes at least 10 and no more than 17 carbon atoms; and a monomer C that has both a functional group c that reacts with the functional group a and a polymerizable carbon-carbon double bond group, and a main chain of the base polymer is configured from the monomer B and the monomer A, the proportion of the monomer B being at least 50 wt % of the total monomers configuring the main chain; and the base polymer includes a polymerizable carbon-carbon double bond group in a side chain as a result of a portion of the functional group a in the monomer A reacting and bonding with the functional group c in the monomer C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventor: Tomokazu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8598250
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photocurable acrylic viscoelastic material composition including: an acrylic monomer mixture containing an alkyl (meth)acrylate as a main monomer component and a polar group-containing vinyl monomer, or a partial polymerization product thereof; a (meth)acrylate compound having at least one isocyanate group within the molecule thereof; and a photopolymerization initiator. The photocurable acrylic viscoelastic material composition of the present invention has, by virtue of the above-described construction, excellent pot life and excellent storage stability, despite containing an isocyanate compound having at least one isocyanate group within the molecule thereof, and further can form an acrylic viscoelastic material excellent in the holding power at high temperatures through photocuring. Also, the acrylic viscoelastic material and acrylic viscoelastic material layer tape or sheet of the present invention is excellent in the holding power at high temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Hirao, Kunio Nagasaki, Kazuhisa Maeda
  • Publication number: 20130300954
    Abstract: The adhesive sheet for an image display device includes a structural unit derived from the following general formula (a), wherein the glass transition temperature is from 10 to 50° C., and tan ? at 40 to 80° C. is from 0.5 to 1.1, The adhesive sheet for an image display device, an image display device, and an adhesive resin composition for an image display can be provided, which are useful for the prevention of cracking, the attenuation of the stress and the impact, that have excellent transparency, which improve the fog and the flicker in an image displayed on the screen, and which reduce the bubbles, the sullage, and the detachment, particularly under high temperature condition (for example, 80° C. or more) or under high-temperature and humidity condition (for example, 85° C./85% RH). In the formula, X is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Hitachi Chemical Company, LTD
    Inventors: Seiji Sunohara, Junichi Imaizumi, Tomoyuki Nakamura, Hajime Nakamura, Kouji Yamazaki, Hiroaki Takahashi, Kazuhiro Makishima, Kenichi Shinya, Megumi Tomomatsu
  • Patent number: 8557031
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods for chemically grafting and attaching ceragenin molecules to polymer substrates; methods for synthesizing ceragenin-containing copolymers; methods for making ceragenin-modified water treatment membranes and spacers; and methods of treating contaminated water using ceragenin-modified treatment membranes and spacers. Ceragenins are synthetically produced antimicrobial peptide mimics that display broad-spectrum bactericidal activity. Alkene-functionalized ceragenins (e.g., acrylamide-functionalized ceragenins) can be attached to polyamide reverse osmosis membranes using amine-linking, amide-linking, UV-grafting, or silane-coating methods. In addition, silane-functionalized ceragenins can be directly attached to polymer surfaces that have free hydroxyls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Hibbs, Susan J. Altman, Howland D. T. Jones, Paul B. Savage
  • Patent number: 8557890
    Abstract: The present invention provides a coating composition and a coating film that comprises a binder containing a UV-curable functional group, a compound containing a fluorine UV-curable functional group, a photoinitiator; and nano-sized particles. The coating film according to the present invention has excellent abrasion resistance and contamination resistance such as fingerprint trace removability and scribbling resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeong-Rae Chang, Joon-Koo Kang, Kyung-Ki Hong, Eun-Sang Yoo, Sung-Su Kim, Ju-Young Kim, Soon-Hwa Jung, Young-Jun Hong
  • Publication number: 20130236673
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive composition for a touch panel, and adhesive film, and to a touch panel. When the adhesive composition of the present invention is applied to the touch panel, for example, to an electrostatic capacitance-type touch panel, the present invention has superior durability under high-temperature and high-humidity conditions and superior wettability and adhesiveness to various objects to be adhered, and can provide the adhesive composition and the adhesive film having excellent durability to chemicals, such as resistance to sebum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: LG HAUSYS, LTD,
    Inventors: Jang Soon Kim, Min-Seok Song, Eun-Kyung Park, Seong-Jin Kim, Hyung-Min Cha, won-Yup Lee, Woong-Gi Kim
  • Patent number: 8529681
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods for chemically grafting and attaching ceragenin molecules to polymer substrates; methods for synthesizing ceragenin-containing copolymers; methods for making ceragenin-modified water treatment membranes and spacers; and methods of treating contaminated water using ceragenin-modified treatment membranes and spacers. Ceragenins are synthetically produced antimicrobial peptide mimics that display broad-spectrum bactericidal activity. Alkene-functionalized ceragenins (e.g., acrylamide-functionalized ceragenins) can be attached to polyamide reverse osmosis membranes using amine-linking, amide-linking, UV-grafting, or silane-coating methods. In addition, silane-functionalized ceragenins can be directly attached to polymer surfaces that have free hydroxyls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Hibbs, Susan J. Altman, Howland D. T. Jones, Paul B. Savage
  • Patent number: 8519408
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of producing a thin film transistor substrate having high light sensitivity, heat-resistance, impact resistance, and a photosensitive composition used by the same, the method including forming data wires on an insulating substrate, forming an organic insulating film on the data wires by applying a photosensitive composition comprising a terpolymer, where the terpolymer is derived from monomers of an unsaturated carboxylic acid, an unsaturated carboxylic acid anhydride, or a mixture thereof, an unsaturated epoxy group-containing compound, and an olefinic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hoon Kang, Jae-sung Kim, Yang-ho Jung, Hi-kuk Lee
  • Patent number: 8507584
    Abstract: Disclosed is a phase change ink comprising a colorant, an initiator, and a phase change ink carrier, said carrier comprising at least one radically curable monomer compound and a compound of the formula wherein R1 and R1? are the same, and wherein R1 and R1? are each an aromatic group; and wherein R2 and R2? and R3 each, independently of the others, are alkylene groups, arylene groups, arylalkylene groups, or alkylarylene groups; or wherein, in embodiments, R1 and R1? can be the same or different, and wherein R1 and R1? each, independently of the other is an alkyl group having a least one ethylenic unsaturation, an arylalkyl group having at least one ethylenic unsaturation, an alkylaryl group having at least one ethylenic unsaturation, or an aromatic group, provided that at least one of R1 and R1? is an aromatic group; and provided that neither of R1 or R1? is a photoinitiator group. Also disclosed herein is a method of printing with the phase change ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Naveen Chopra, Michelle N. Chretien, Barkev Keoshkerian, Jennifer L. Belelie, Peter G. Odell
  • Publication number: 20130186292
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resin composition for a flexographic printing plate, comprising (Component A) a binder resin and (Component B) a compound represented by Formula (1) and/or Formula (2), Component B being contained at 1 to 50 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of Component A, wherein in Formulae (1) and (2) R1 and R4 independently denote a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, R2 and R5 independently denote a divalent organic group having 1 to 20 carbons, and R3 and R6 independently denote a monovalent organic group having 1 to 20 carbons, R3 and R6 not comprising an ethylenically unsaturated group, a dialkoxysilyl group, or a trialkoxysilyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Fujifilm Corporation
  • Patent number: 8492071
    Abstract: A curable composition containing (A) a polymerizable compound having an alkyleneoxy group having two or more carbon atoms, (B) a polymerizable compound lacking an alkyleneoxy group having two or more carbon atoms, (C) an i-line absorber, (D) a photopolymerization initiator, (E) an alkali-soluble resin, and (F) a pigment, wherein a mass ratio [(A)/((A)+(B))] is from 0.5 to 0.9, and an i-line transmittance obtainable when the curable composition is formed into a coating film having a thickness of 0.7 ?m, is 10% or less. The curable composition of the invention has enhanced adhesiveness upon forming a micro pattern, and can reduce development residues in unexposed non-cured areas. The curable composition of the invention is suitable for the use in color filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20130092616
    Abstract: The present invention provides a substrate for ligand support in which a copolymer represented by the following formula (1) is bonded to at least a surface of a water-insoluble carrier: [in the formula (1), n and m represent a positive integer, and a value of m/(n+m) is greater than or equal to 0.1 and less than or equal to 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Nagasawa, Masakazu Fukushima
  • Patent number: 8420709
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coating composition comprising at least one photo-initiator and at least one (meth)acryl-polymer having units that are derived from (meth)acryl-monomers that have at least one double bond and 8 to 40 carbon atoms in the alkyl residue. The present invention furthermore relates to a monomer mixture comprising at least one (meth)acryl-monomer having at least one double bond and 8 to 40 carbon atoms in the alkyl residue and at least one photo-initiator monomer and a (meth)acryl-polymer that can be obtained by polymerization of said monomer mixture. The present invention furthermore relates to a method for producing a coating. The present invention furthermore relates to a coated object comprising a coating obtained by said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Evonik Röhm GmbH
    Inventors: Christine Maria Breiner, Gerold Schmitt, Thorben Schuetz, Joachim Knebel, Ina Zwierzchowski, Margarita Stein
  • Publication number: 20130071659
    Abstract: A fiber-based adsorbent and a related method of manufacture are provided. The fiber-based adsorbent includes polymer fibers with grafted side chains and an increased surface area per unit weight over known fibers to increase the adsorption of dissolved metals, for example uranium, from aqueous solutions. The polymer fibers include a circular morphology in some embodiments, having a mean diameter of less than 15 microns, optionally less than about 1 micron. In other embodiments, the polymer fibers include a non-circular morphology, optionally defining multiple gear-shaped, winged-shaped or lobe-shaped projections along the length of the polymer fibers. A method for forming the fiber-based adsorbents includes irradiating high surface area polymer fibers, grafting with polymerizable reactive monomers, reacting the grafted fibers with hydroxylamine, and conditioning with an alkaline solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Janke, Sheng Dai, Yatsandra Oyola
  • Patent number: 8362151
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel hybrid polymer useful for alignment layers for inducing alignment of a liquid crystal medium. Hybrid polymers of this invention are prepared from a) at least one component selected from the group consisting of oligomer(s) and polymer(s) within the class of polyimides, poly(amic acids) and esters thereof wherein the at least one component comprises at least one initiator generating moiety, and b) at least one component selected from the group consisting of addition monomer(s) and addition polymer(s), wherein the two components are covalently bonded to form a copolymer. The invention further describes liquid crystal elements such as all liquid crystal display products or modes, liquid crystal devices and liquid crystal optical films comprising the novel hybrid polymer alignment layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Elsicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Chunhong Li, Wayne Gibbons
  • Patent number: 8299139
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for producing high molecular weight (HMW) and ultra-high molecular weight (UHMW) acrylic polymers having unique polymer tacticity and exhibiting enhanced thermal and mechanical properties. This process comprises polymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomer in the presence of a free radical initiator that results in a “living-like polymer” utilizing a multi-step approach. In conducting the process of this invention the “living-like polymer” is further dissolved in a liquid carrier, wherein the said liquid carrier is a reactive diluent that can be reacted subsequently by an addition polymerization process to create a block- or multi-block, copolymer or homopolymer. This process can be progressively repeated with the same or various different reactive diluents to generate desired architecture and molecular weight polymer(s) which can be used in further processing procedures to be manufactured directly into finished articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Ovation Polymer Technology and Engineered Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Prasad Taranekar, Austin L. Schuman, Asis Banerjie
  • Patent number: 8278021
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of producing a thin film transistor substrate having high light sensitivity, heat-resistance, impact resistance, and a photosensitive composition used by the same, the method including forming data wires on an insulating substrate, forming an organic insulating film on the data wires by applying a photosensitive composition comprising a terpolymer, where the terpolymer is derived from monomers of an unsaturated carboxylic acid, an unsaturated carboxylic acid anhydride, or a mixture thereof, an unsaturated epoxy group-containing compound, and an olefinic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hoon Kang, Jae-sung Kim, Yang-ho Jung, Hi-kuk Lee
  • Publication number: 20120112219
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing gradient composite material comprises steps of providing plural surface modified inorganic nanoparticles with functional groups or oligomers with functional groups; transferring the surface modified inorganic nanoparticles or oligomers with functional groups into an organic matrix to form a mixture; performing a photo polymerization step or a thermo-polymerization step for polymerizing and generating a gradient distribution of the surface modified inorganic nanoparticles or oligomers with functional groups in the mixture; and curing the mixture to solidify the organic matrix and form a structure with gradient composite, wherein the organic matrix is transferred into an organic polymer after curing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Guang-Way Jang, Ying-Chih Pu, Yin-Ju Yang, Chang-Ming Wong, Chih-Fen Chang
  • Patent number: 8128990
    Abstract: The invention provides a coating composition for an optical element, such as an ophthalmic lens. The coating composition includes a relatively rigid multifunctional monomer and a relatively flexible difunctional monomer. The rigid multifunctional monomer and the flexible difunctional monomer are capable of co-reacting to form an abrasion resistant coating on the optical element. The invention also provides a method of forming an abrasion resistant coating on an optical element, such as an ophthalmic lens. The method includes the steps of coating the optical element with a relatively rigid multifunctional monomer and a relatively flexible difunctional monomer, and polymerising the coating to form an abrasion resistant coating on the optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Vision Australia Holdings Ltd.
    Inventor: David Robert Diggins
  • Patent number: 8119702
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin composition consisting of a functionalized polypropylene (PP) and a functionalized styrenic thermoplastic elastomer (TPS). The functionalized PP is a PP grafted with N-vinyl pyrrolidone (NVP) and glycidyl methacrylate (GMA), and the functionalized TPS is a TPS grafted with acrylamide or methacrylamide. The functionalized PP and the functionalized TPS are subjected to melt blending to obtain the resin composition with a slight cross-linking structure due to the reaction between GMA and acrylamide or methacrylamide, therefore the resin composition presents good physical properties. Besides, the resin composition without additional plasticizer or other small molecular organic compounds can be utilized in blood bags, blood transfusion and collection apparatuses, etc. Thus, it does not release small molecular substances which are of potential harm to human body during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Shifang Luan, Jinghua Yin, Zhongzhi Li, Jianwei Wang, E Zhang, Huawei Yang
  • Patent number: 8106134
    Abstract: A golf ball having a polymer layer that has been subjected to impregnation treatment with an isocyanate and/or isothiocyanate-containing olefin compound exhibits at least one improved golf ball attribute, such as scuff resistance or spin performance, compared with an original golf ball that has not been treated by impregnation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Egashira, Jun Shindo, Eiji Takehana, Takashi Ohira
  • Patent number: 8053486
    Abstract: The invention provides a coating composition comprising a thermal plastic resin selected from the group consisting of a polycycloolefin resin, polyester resin, polyacrylate resin, and a mixture thereof; and a radiation curable resin comprising a radiation polymer containing at least one mono- or multi-functional acrylic acid based monomer as a polymerization unit, an oligomer containing an ethylenically unsaturated functional group, and a photoinitiator, wherein the radiation curable resin is used in an amount of 220-1000% by weight on the basis of the weight of the thermal plastic resin. The invention improves the hardness of the coating composition, prevent the coated substrate from being scratched or impaired, and impart the substrate with high transparency without causing warping problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Eternal Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lung-Lin Hsu, Sue-Hong Liu