Solid Polymer Derived From Nitrogen Containing Monomer Patents (Class 522/151)
  • Patent number: 9442373
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a colored composition containing a coloring agent and a resin, wherein a content of the coloring agent to a total solid content of the colored composition is 50% by weight or more and a solid content acid value of the resin is more than 80 mg KOH/g, and a method of producing a color filter including forming a first colored layer containing a first colored composition and patterning with dry etching so as to from a through-hole group in the first colored layer, wherein the first colored composition is the colored composition as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kaoru Aoyagi, Naotsugu Muro, Mitsuji Yoshibayashi, Yushi Kaneko, Yasuo Sugishima
  • Publication number: 20150105490
    Abstract: The present application relates to a rubber composition, preparation method and vulcanized rubber thereof. The rubber composition comprises uncrosslinked rubber and rubber particles having crosslinked structure dispersed therein, wherein the rubber particles having crosslinked structure are synthetic rubber particles and/or natural rubber particles, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicants: CHINA PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL CORPORATION, BEIJING RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, CHINA PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL CORP.
    Inventors: Jinliang Qiao, Yuexin Cong, Xiaohong Zhang, Ying Li, Jianming Gao, Qianmin Zhang, Zhihai Song, Yanling Sun, Meifang Guo, Peijun Song, Chuanlun Cai, Guoxun Zhao, Hongwei Shi, Guicun Qi, Jinmei Lai, Hongbin Zhang, Ya Wang, Binghai Li, Xiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8940808
    Abstract: Disclosed is a curable coating agent composition which exhibits excellent wear resistance and weather resistance when applied as a coating agent to plastic or other substrates to be used outdoors. The curable coating agent composition comprises 95 to 65 parts by mass of a component (A) comprising an urethane adduct compound having weather resistance, 5 to 35 parts by mass of a component (B) comprising a specific organosilicon compound, 0.1 to 10 parts by mass of a component (C) which is a radical polymerization initiator, 1 to 12 parts by mass of a component (D) which is an ultraviolet ray absorber, and 10 to 1,000 parts by mass of a component (E) which is an organic solvent, with respect to 100 parts by mass of the components (A) and (B) in total.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki, Toagosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Mitsuoka, Hidetaka Hayashi, Toshihisa Shimo, Kyoko Kumagai, Naoharu Ueda, Kazumasa Inata, Takeshi Fujita, Yasuyuki Sanai, Eiichi Okazaki, Hiroshi Suzuki, Naomasa Furuta
  • Patent number: 8933146
    Abstract: The present invention describes the preparation of an aqueous polyurethane dispersion which is cured by radiation, and its use as binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Stefan Sommer, Richard Kopp, Harald Blum, Christoph Irle, Jan Weikard, Erhard Luehmann
  • Patent number: 8927615
    Abstract: A method and a system for producing a change in a medium disposed in an artificial container. The method places in a vicinity of the medium at least one of a plasmonics agent and an energy modulation agent. The method applies an initiation energy through the artificial container to the medium. The initiation energy interacts with the plasmonics agent or the energy modulation agent to directly or indirectly produce the change in the medium. The system includes an initiation energy source configured to apply an initiation energy to the medium to activate the plasmonics agent or the energy modulation agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignees: Immunolight, LLC, Duke University
    Inventors: Frederic Avery Bourke, Jr., Tuan Vo-Dinh
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140336299
    Abstract: A solution based polymer nanofiller composite processing method to improve mechanical, electrical, thermal and/or chemical properties. The solution based synthesis method may include the steps of surface functionalizing carbon nanomaterials and dissolving a polymer in a solvent. The functionalized carbon nanomaterials and dissolved polymer may be mixed until the mixture is homogenous. The mixture may be cured to form the polymer carbon nano-composite material, which provides significant improvements in modulus, hardness, strength, fracture toughness, wear, fatigue, creep, and damping performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicants: University of Houston, GE Oil & Gas, Inc.
    Inventors: Li Sun, Anil Pitta, Hung Duong
  • Patent number: 8841064
    Abstract: Disclosed are a positive photosensitive resin composition that includes (A) an alkali soluble resin; (B) a dissolution controlling agent including the compound represented by Chemical Formula 6; (C) a photosensitive diazoquinone compound; (D) a silane compound; and (E) a solvent, and a photosensitive resin film prepared by using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Myoung-Hwan Cha, Jong-Hwa Lee, Mi-Ra Im, Min-Kook Chung, Ji-Young Jeong, Hyun-Yong Cho, Hwan-Sung Cheon
  • Patent number: 8835530
    Abstract: A glass printing ink and glass printing lacquer are prepared, which contain at least one photoinitiator, at least one resin and at least one additional substance. The resin is an epoxy resin based on bisphenol A, diluted in a UV-curing monomer, or a resin with functional groups containing free functional amino, hydroxy, epoxy, acid, acid anhydride and/or acrylate groups, or a combination of the epoxy resin with the resin with functional groups. The at least one additional substance is a wax. The use of the glass printing ink and glass printing lacquer in printing a glass substrate and processes for the printing of a glass substrate are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Marabu GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Schaefer, Dimitrios Triantafillidis
  • Publication number: 20140235744
    Abstract: A novel and improved process is provided for producing nitrile rubbers through free-radical polymerization in specific solvent mixtures. The resultant nitrile rubbers can then be subjected to hydrogenation. The process features excellent time-conversion curves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: LANXESS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Sven Brandau, Andreas Kaiser, Michael Klimpel, Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Christoph Duerr, Sebastian Emmerling
  • Patent number: 8802793
    Abstract: A method is provided for obtaining crosslinked polymers having pendent sulfonic acid groups by crosslinking through the sulfonic acid groups or their precursors with aromatic crosslinkers or aromatic pendent crosslinking groups to form aromatic sulfones. Such crosslinked polymers may be used to make polymer electrolyte membranes (PEM's) that may be used in electrolytic cells such as fuel cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Naiyong Jing, Michael A. Yandrasits, Steven J. Hamrock
  • Patent number: 8742047
    Abstract: A multifunctional polymerizable ionic liquid is described comprising an anion and a cationic group having at least two ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable groups, each bonded to the cationic group via a divalent non-alkyl linking group. The multifunctional linking groups independently comprise a heteroatom such as oxygen or nitrogen. The linking groups may independently comprise one or more linkages such as an amide, urea, or ether linkage and more typically a urethane or ester linkage. The ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable groups are typically (meth)acrylate groups. Coatings and coated articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kevin M. Lewandowski, Larry R. Krepski, Yizhong Wang, Joel D. Oxman, Peiwang Zhu, Brian N. Holmes, Thomas P. Klun, Bryan V. Hunt
  • Publication number: 20140106080
    Abstract: Ultraviolet curable compositions are disclosed that can be applied to achieve a uniform gloss after curing even under conditions of varying ultraviolet intensity during curing, that do not require continuous agitation to keep flattening agents and other additives suspended prior to application of the composition, and/or which do riot exhibit a significant increase in viscosity over time in a roll coater application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dong TIAN, Larry W. LEININGER
  • 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: 20140044960
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adhesive tape for sheathing elongated goods, such as, in particular, cable looms in automobiles, its production and the use for sheathing cables, wherein the adhesive tape according to the invention comprises a carrier and a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition which is applied to at least one side of the carrier and is in the form of a dried and electron beam (EBC)-crosslinked polymeric acrylate dispersion which is built up from a) monomeric acrylates and optionally b) ethylenically unsaturated comonomers which are not acrylates, wherein the pressure-sensitive adhesive composition comprises between 15 and 100 parts by weight of a tackifier (based on the weight of the dried polymeric dispersion).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Fabian GÜNZLER, Michael SIEBERT, Dennis SEITZER, Christof HÖLGER
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8632952
    Abstract: Provided are a photosensitive resin composition which is soluble in an alkaline aqueous solution and which has a good propagation loss in a visible light wavelength region, a photosensitive resin cured matter, a photosensitive resin film, a photosensitive resin film cured matter and an optical waveguide obtained by using the same. Provided are, to be specific, a photosensitive resin composition comprising (A) a vinyl polymer having at least one chain-polymerizable functional group in a molecule, (B) a polymerizable compound and (C) a polymerization initiator, wherein the component (C) is at least one selected from the group consisting of 2-[2-oxo-2-phenylacetoxyethoxy]ethyl oxyphenylacetate, 2-(2-hydroxyethoxy)ethyl oxyphenylacetate and oligo{2-hyroxy-2-methyl-1-[4-(1-methylvinyl)phenyl]}propanone, a photosensitive resin cured matter, a photosensitive resin film, a photosensitive resin film cured matter and an optical waveguide obtained by using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouji Suzumura, Tatsuya Makino, Atsushi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8609742
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high energy ray-curable composition which is excellent in storage stability before curing and enables to form a cured coating film which is excellent in hardness, property of preventing adhesion of fats and oils, property of wiping off fats and oils, abrasion resistance, transparency, water repellency, adhesion, smoothness and uniformity. Specifically disclosed is a high energy ray-curable composition containing the following components (A)-(D). (A) 100 parts by weight of a polyfunctional acrylate (B) 1-30 parts by weight of an organoalkoxysilane having an aliphatic unsaturated bond (C) 1-100 parts by weight of colloidal silica (D) 0.2-20 parts by weight of a fluorine compound having an aliphatic unsaturated bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignees: Daikin Industries, Ltd., Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Mari Wakita, Motoshi Sasaki, Peter Cheshire Hupfield, Yasuo Itami, Kaori Ozawa, Masahiko Maeda
  • Patent number: 8568873
    Abstract: Provided are a pressure-sensitive adhesive for polarizing plates which can apply a polarizing plate on a liquid crystal cell with good adhesion and has the characteristic that a liquid crystal display device obtained therefrom is less liable to cause light leakage even under the environment of high temperature and high humidity and which has a removability and a polarizing plate with the above pressure-sensitive adhesive and a production process for the same. The pressure-sensitive adhesive for polarizing plates is prepared by irradiating a pressure-sensitive adhesive material comprising (A) an acrylic base polymer comprising a monomer having a carboxyl group in a monomer composition ratio of 0.5 mass % or less and (B) an active energy beam-curable compound with an active energy beam and it has a storage elastic modulus (G?) of 0.3 MPa or more at 23° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Kusama, Koichi Nagamoto, Mikihiro Kashio, Kazuhiro Kon, Motoyuki Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 8551687
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyimide photosensitive resin composition that is capable of being developed by an alkali aqueous solution, and a dry film that is produced by the same, and more particularly to a photosensitive resin composition which comprises a) a polyamic acid, b) two or more (meth)acrylate—based compounds that include one or more double bonds between carbons, c) a photopolymerization initiator, d) a phosphorus—based flame retardant, and e) an organic solvent, and a dry film that is produced by the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-Joo Lee, Heon-Sik Song, You-Jin Kyung, Joo-Eun Ko, Jung-Il Yoon, Jung-Jin Shim
  • Publication number: 20130243862
    Abstract: A water-soluble photo-activatable polymer including: a photo-activatable group adapted to be activated by an irradiation source and to form a covalent bond between the water-soluble photo-activatable polymer and a matrix having at least one carbon; a reactive group adapted to covalently react with a biomaterial for subsequent delivery of the biomaterial to a cell; a hydrophilic group; and a polymer precursor. A composition including a monomolecular layer of the water-soluble photo-activatable polymer and a matrix having at least one carbon, wherein the monomolecular layer is covalently attached to the matrix by a covalent bond between the photo-activatable group and the at least one carbon. The composition further includes a biomaterial having a plurality of active groups, wherein the biomaterial is covalently attached to the monomolecular layer by covalent bonding between the active groups and reactive groups. Also provided is a method for delivery of a biomaterial to a cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Inventors: Ivan Alferiev, Ilia Fishbein, Michael Chorny, Robert J. Levy, Benjamin Yellen, Darryl Williams
  • Publication number: 20130225713
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite powder, preparation and use thereof. The composite powder according to the present invention is prepared by intimately mixing an irradiated or non-irradiated rubber latex with a slurry of inorganic particles in a ratio corresponding to that of rubber particles to inorganic particles in the composite powder according to the present invention, and then drying the resultant mixture. The composite powder according to the present invention comprises agglomerates composed of powdery rubber particles and inorganic particles, with inorganic particles being uniformly distributed either inside the agglomerats or both inside the agglomerates and on the surfaces thereof. The composite powder according to the present invention can be easily dispersed in plastic matrixes and thus can be compounded with plastics to produce toughened plastics and thermoplastic elastomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Yiqun Liu, Jinliang Qiao, Xiaohong Zhang, Fan Huang, Jianming Gao, Banghui Tan, Genshuan Wei, Zhihai Song, Zhida Chen
  • Patent number: 8513321
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are dual cure coating compositions that include (a) a melamine-group containing polyethylenically unsaturated compound and (b) an acrylate-containing compound different from (a), wherein the acrylate-containing compound is present at a level sufficient to provide a cured coating layer having a glass transition temperature of 100° C. or below and a crosslink density of 20.0 mmoles/cc or below. 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: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Martin, Brian K. Rearick, Christina A. Winters, Mary Ann Fuhry, Cynthia Kutchko
  • Patent number: 8501391
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photosensitive resin composition comprising 100 parts by mass of a polyurethane prepolymer having an ethylenically unsaturated group, 10 to 150 parts by mass of an ethylenically unsaturated compound, and 0.01 to 10 parts by mass of a photopolymerization initiator, wherein the ethylenically unsaturated compound comprises 0.1 to 10 parts by mass of a polyfunctional ethylenically unsaturated compound having 6 or more (meth)acryloyl groups in a molecule thereof with respect to 100 parts by mass of the polyurethane prepolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei E-Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Yoshida, Shusaku Tabata
  • Patent number: 8466208
    Abstract: A curable sheet composition able to follow up a mold shape under the application of heat and pressure, able to polymerize and cure upon being irradiated with light, permitting an optical element molding pattern to be fixed, and comprising 50% to 94% of a polycarbonate diol-modified urethane acrylate oligomer, 5% to 40% of a (meth)acrylate containing at least one carboxyl group in each molecule thereof, and 0.5% to 5% of a photopolymerization initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Three Bond Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Nemoto
  • Patent number: 8461225
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for making oxidation resistant homogenized polymeric materials and medical implants that comprise polymeric materials, for example, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). The invention also provides methods of making antioxidant-doped medical implants, for example, doping of medical devices containing cross-linked UHMWPE with vitamin E by diffusion and annealing the antioxidant doped UHMWPE in a super critical fluid, and materials used therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Orhun K. Muratoglu, Ebru Oral
  • Patent number: 8420710
    Abstract: A radiation curable biobased coating, such as a UV/EB curable biobased coating, for flooring applications includes a biobased component comprising renewable and/or biobased materials. The biobased component is selected from the group consisting of a biobased resin, a biobased polyol acrylate, or a biobased polyol. The biobased component is blended with a coating formula. The coating formula includes at least one initiator. The radiation curable biobased coating contains at least about 5% weight of renewable materials or biobased content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dong Tian, Jeffrey S. Ross, Larry W. Leininger, Mary Kate Boggiano
  • Patent number: 8415437
    Abstract: The present invention relates to melamine-formaldehyde resins bearing (meth)acrylic groups, to processes for preparing them, to their use, and to coating compositions comprising them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Reinhold Schwalm, Christine Roesch
  • Patent number: 8378003
    Abstract: Provided are substantially flat membranes that include a block or graft co-polymer and a water transport protein, such as Aquaporin-Z, or a synthetic mimic of such proteins. Also provided are methods of removing contaminants from a liquid, by contacting the liquid with a substantially flat membrane that includes a block or graft co-polymer and a water transport protein or synthetic mimic thereof. Also provided are methods of making such membranes. Further provided are compositions that include at least one active ingredient and vesicles surrounding the active ingredient, where the vesicles include a block or graft copolymer and a water transport protein or synthetic mimic surrounding the active ingredient. Also provided are methods that include administering such compositions to patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Kumar Manish, Clark Mark, Zilles L. Julie, Mariusz Grzelakowski, Rainer Nehring, WolfGang Meier
  • Patent number: 8367157
    Abstract: Radiation curable compositions comprising at least one radiation curable oligomer responding to a structure (C)—(B)-(A)-[(B)(C)]x wherein (A) is the residue of one or more hydroxyl functional polyester having a molecular weight MN higher than 900, a TG and/or Tm of 5 less than 30° C., and which is obtained from an acid constituent comprising at least 75 mole % of saturated aliphatic polyacid and, optionally, 0 to 25 mole % of another polyacid and an alcohol constituent, (B) is the residue of one or more polyisocyanate, (C) is the residue of one or more ethylenically unsaturated hydroxyl compound, and x is from 0.5 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Cytec Surface Specialties, S.A.
    Inventors: Isabelle Fallais, Jean-Yves Salviato, Thierry Randoux
  • Patent number: 8362103
    Abstract: The invention provides a resin composition which develops excellent flame retardance after curing in spite of its being free from halogen-containing compounds and antimony compounds, which are liable to cause environmental load, and which can give a film meeting the recent sever demands for higher flexing resistance and insulation reliability. Specifically, the invention provides a resin composition which comprises (A) a polyimide precursor and (B) an adduct of an organophosphorus compound represented by formula (1) with a compound having four or more (meth)acrylate groups. It is preferable that the resin composition further contain (C) a phosphazene compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Funaki, Etsuo Ohkawado, Kousuke Hirota, Syuji Tahara
  • 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: 8354459
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a block copolymer solid in which microphase-separated structures are formed with good productivity. The present invention provides a method for producing a block copolymer solid in which a microphase-separated structure is formed, or an alloy, blend or composite solid containing a block copolymer in which a microphase-separated structure is formed, which comprises the following steps (1) to (3): (1) immersing a block copolymer solid or an alloy, blend or composite solid containing a block copolymer in a solvent in which each component is insoluble; (2) putting the solid obtained in (1) above in a pressure-resistant container; and (3) irradiating the solid or the solvent in (2) above with microwave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yabu, Takeshi Higuchi
  • Patent number: 8349911
    Abstract: Production of a composition based on silanes for the scratch-resistant, hydrophobic, aqueous coating of metals, plastics, chemical products, ceramic materials, concrete and glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventor: Adolf Kuehnle
  • Patent number: 8329773
    Abstract: The invention relates to holographic media containing specific photopolymers, a process for the production thereof, and unsaturated glycidyl ether acrylate urethanes as writing monomers which are suitable for the preparation of photopolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Thomas Fäcke, Friedrich-Karl Bruder, Marc-Stephan Weiser, Thomas Rölle, Dennis Hönel
  • Patent number: 8329772
    Abstract: This invention provides a screen printable dielectric composition comprising finely divided particles of talc dispersed in a curable liquid composition containing an acrylated urethane resin oligomer, an alkyl acrylate, and phosphoric acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Jay Robert Dorfman
  • Patent number: 8263681
    Abstract: The invention features a dental composition containing a polycyclic aromatic compound, such as 2-ethyl 9,10-dimethoxy anthracene (EDMOA), in an amount that provides the composition with fluorescence mimicking that of natural teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Bradley D. Craig, Gregory A. Kobussen
  • Patent number: 8193279
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new, radiation-curable coating compositions featuring high flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Reinhold Schwalm, Klaus Menzel
  • Patent number: 8187788
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photosensitive resin composition comprising an alkali-soluble resin, wherein the dissolution rate of the alkali-soluble resin in an aqueous sodium carbonate solution is not less than 0.04 ?m/sec. When a photosensitive layer having a thickness of 30 ?m is formed by applying the photosensitive resin composition onto a base and removing the solvent by heating, and thus-obtained photosensitive layer is irradiated with an active ray of 1000 mJ/cm2 or less, the dissolution rate of the portion irradiated with the active ray in the photosensitive layer made of the photosensitive resin composition is not less than 0.22 ?m/sec and the film residual rate of the portion not irradiated with the active ray is not less than 90%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kuon Miyazaki, Takashi Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 8178198
    Abstract: An adhesive sheet includes a substrate and an energy-ray curable adhesive layer formed on the substrate. The energy-ray curable adhesive layer includes an energy-ray curable acrylic copolymer and a urethane acrylate. The energy-ray curable acrylic copolymer is formed by copolymerizing at least one of either a dialkyl(meth)acrylamide that has an alkyl group with carbon number of not more than 4, a phenol EO modified (meth)acrylate that has an ethylene glycol chain with a phenyl group bonded to the ethylene glycol chain, a (meth)acryloyl morpholine, or a (meth)acrylate that has an aceto-acetoxyl group, in total of 1 to 30 weight percent of all monomers to form the energy-ray curable acrylic copolymer. The energy-ray curable acrylic copolymer further includes a side chain with an unsaturated group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Maeda, Masaharu Ito, Keiko Kano, Kazuhiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8158746
    Abstract: The invention provides an active energy ray curable liquid composition containing a compound having a bonding group represented by a general formula (I), and a liquid cartridge. ([A] in the formula (I) is a cyclic group represented by a general formula (II), [Y] in the formula (II) is a cyclic linking group having a carbonyl group and a site containing an unsaturated carbon bond adjacent to the carbonyl group, and E in the formula (I) is a bonding group having at least one amide bond and at least one of divalent organic groups which may be substituted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenji Shinjo
  • Patent number: 8153744
    Abstract: There is provided a novel hyperbranched polymer in which the refractive index is precisely controlled while retaining its hyperbranched structure, and a method for producing the hyperbranched polymer. Further, there is also provided an optically and thermally stable novel hyperbranched polymer in which the desired refractive index is precisely controlled, and a method for producing the hyperbranched polymer. The hyperbranched polymer has, as a branched structure, a repeating unit structure produced from two dithiocarbamate compounds each having a vinyl structure, at the polymerization initiation site having a vinyl structure. A specific example of the hyperbranched polymer can be produced by subjecting to a living radical polymerization N,N-diethyldithiocarbamylmethylstyrene in the presence of N,N-diethyldithiocarbamylethyl methacrylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignees: Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd., Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Hiroki Takemoto, Masaaki Ozawa, Koji Ishizu
  • Patent number: 8114920
    Abstract: The UV-curable aqueous coating composition is characterized by using a UV-curable aqueous emulsion obtained by urethane reaction with a mixture including a poly-carbonate polyol or polyester polyol; an isocyanate compound; a urethane-reactive carboxylic acid; a UV-curable acrylic oligomer having 2 to 9 functional acrylate groups; a UV-curable acrylic monomer; and a urethane-reactive acrylate without an organic solvent. The aqueous composition provides good environmental acceptability and satisfactory film properties comparable to those of the prior oily UV-curable coating composition and, therefore, it is useful for coating various plastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventors: Dong Soo Kim, Tae Yun Jeong, Su Dong Hong, Jung Hyun Oh
  • Patent number: 8097661
    Abstract: A radiation-curable gel ink with reduced syneresis. The inks include a curable monomer, an organic gellant, a gel-forming wax, an optional photoinitiator, and an optional colorant. Also disclosed are methods of making such inks, and methods of forming images with such inks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Naveen Chopra, Stephan V. Drappel, Michelle N. Chretien, Barkev Keoshkerian, Peter G. Odell
  • Patent number: 8012672
    Abstract: Compounds of the formula (I), wherein L1, L2, L3 and L4 independently of one another are hydrogen or an organic substituent; R is for example C1-C20alkyl, C5-C12cycloalkyl, C2-C20alkenyl, substituted C1-C20alkyl; X is O, S, NRa or NCORa; Ra is for example hydrogen or C1-C20alkyl; and Y is an inorganic or organic anion; are suitable as photolatent acid generators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Pascal Hayoz, Jean-Luc Birbaum, Stephan Ilg
  • Patent number: 8008366
    Abstract: A process for producing a cured coating is provided that includes a step of forming on a substrate layer of a curable composition that includes at least one compound represented by Formula (I) and a step of curing the layer of the curable composition by irradiation with electron beam. In formula (I) , Q1 denoted a cyano group or a —COX2 group, X1 denoted a hydrogen atom, organic residue, or polymer chain bonded to carbon atom CA via a heteroatom, or a halogen atom, X2 denoted a hydrogen atom, organic residue, or polymer chain boned to the carbonyl group via a heteroatom, or a halogen atom, Ra and Rb independently denote a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a cyano group, or an organic residue, and X1 and X2, Ra and Rb, and X1 and Ra or Rb may be bonded to each other to form a cyclic structure. There is also provided an electron beam-curable composition that includes a compound represented by Formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuto Kunita
  • Publication number: 20110139709
    Abstract: Azidoaryl-substituted cyclooctene monomers and synthesized and used in the preparation of various copolymers. Among these copolymers are those prepared from ring-opening metathesis polymerization of cyclooctene, polyethylene glycol-substituted cyclooctene, and azidoaryl-substituted cyclooctene. These copolymers are useful in the formation of crosslinked films that reduce fouling of water purification membranes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Todd Shannon Emrick, Kurt Breitenkamp, Ravindra Revanur, Benny D. Freeman, Bryan McCloskey
  • Patent number: 7959989
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel cyclic olefin compound, a polymer including the cyclic olefin compound, a liquid crystal alignment film including the polymer, and a liquid crystal display device including the liquid crystal alignment film. Since the polymer includes the cyclic olefin compound as a main chain, the thermal stability is excellent and the photoreactive speed is high. Accordingly, the production time can be reduced, the production cost can be reduced, and the anchoring force of the liquid crystal can be increased because the alignment property is stabilized due to the curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Heon Kim, Sung-Ho Chun, Hee-Jin Lee, Dmitry Kravchuk, Kyung-Jun Kim, Sang-Kook Kim, Sung-Joon Oh, Hye-Ran Seong, Byung-Hyun Lee, Hye-Won Jeong, Jung-Ho Jo, Yun-Jeong Lee, Dong-Hyun Oh
  • Patent number: 7943206
    Abstract: Microstructured articles such as brightness enhancing film and turning films having a (e.g. brightness enhancing) polymerized structure comprising the reaction product an organic phase and at least 10 wt-% inorganic nanoparticles. The reaction product of the organic phase has a glass transition temperature of less than 35° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Clinton L. Jones, Brant U. Kolb
  • Patent number: 7935776
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a radiation curable and developable polyurethane which is characterized by having a carboxy group in its main chain and a acryloyl group in its side chain and comprising the following repeat units (I), (II), and (II) in a random arrangement: wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, and T are defined in the specification. The polyurethane has a weight molecular weight measured by GPC in a range of from 3,000 to 400,000; an acid value in a range of from 5 to 120 mgKOH/g. The present invention also relates to a radiation curable and developable composition containing the polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: AGI Corporation
    Inventors: Wei Hsiang Huang, Ying Jen Chen, Jui Ming Chang, Chun Hung Kuo, Hong Ye Lin, Li Chung Chang