Ether Group Patents (Class 522/181)
  • Patent number: 10626329
    Abstract: A method of making a shape-programmable liquid crystal elastomer. The method includes preparing an alignment cell having a surface programmed with a plurality of domains. A cavity of the alignment cell is filled with a monomer solution. The monomers of the monomer solution are configured to align to the surface of the alignment cell. The aligned monomers are polymerized by Michael Addition. The polymerized monomers are then cross-linked to form a cross-linked liquid crystal elastomer. The cross-linking traps monomer alignment into a plurality of voxels with each voxel having a director orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Timothy J. White, Taylor H. Ware, Michael E. McConney, Vincent P. Tondiglia, Benjamin A. Kowalski
  • Patent number: 10590241
    Abstract: A family of new and novel molecules for mechanically superior two-dimensional (2D) polymers is described herein. By combining stiff carbon-containing cyclic polymer nodal units with more compliant linear polymer bridge units in an ordered, 2D repeating molecular structure it is possible to tailor the mechanical properties of 2D polymers and their assemblies to provide high stiffness, strength, and toughness. Furthermore, the inherent dimensionality of 2D polymers and their ability to be stacked into ordered and chemically interactive ensembles gives them inherent benefits in a variety of barrier and structural applications over current stiff and strong linear polymer technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Eric D. Wetzel, Emil Jose Sandoz-Rosado, Todd David Beaudet, Radhakrishnan Balu, John Joseph La Scala, Dominika Nini Lastovickova
  • Patent number: 10538680
    Abstract: This invention provides an inkjet ink comprising: an ?,?-unsaturated ether monomer in which the only radiation-curable functional groups present in the monomer are ?,?-unsaturated ether groups; a tri- or higher functionality (meth)acrylate monomer in which the only radiation-curable functional groups present in the monomer are acrylate groups; and a colouring agent; wherein the ink contains less than 5% by weight of water and volatile organic solvents in total, and less than 10% by weight of mono-and di-functional monomers in total, other than the ?,?-unsaturated ether monomer, where the amounts by weight are based on the total weight of the ink, and wherein the ink has a viscosity of less than 100 mPas at 25° C. The ink is particularly suitable for printing onto food packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sericol Limited
    Inventors: Kevin Burns, Carole Noutary, Scott Biggs
  • Patent number: 10336924
    Abstract: An pressure sensitive adhesive composition according to the present invention includes: an acrylic copolymer; a multifunctional acrylate-based compound; and a photoinitiator, in which the acrylic copolymer includes a repeating unit derived from an acrylate-based monomer having a Tg of ?20° C. or less and a repeating unit derived from an unsaturated carboxylic acid monomer, and the repeating unit derived from the unsaturated carboxylic acid monomer is included in an amount of 10 to 50 parts by weight based on the total 100 parts by weight of the acrylic copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Dongwoo Fine-Chem Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joong Han Kum, Jeong Ho Yoo, Kyoung Moon Jung, Bong Jin Choi, Han Young Choi
  • Patent number: 10246597
    Abstract: An oil-based recording liquid according to the invention includes a color material and an oil-based medium, the oil-based medium contains a first organic medium having an SP value of 9.5 or more and an iodine value of 120 or more, and the content of the first organic medium is 50 percent by mass or more, or the oil-based medium contains an allyl compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shigemi Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10118319
    Abstract: A mold assembly for forming a film includes a transparent bottom mold, a top mold, a case, and a lighting member. The transparent bottom mold defines a cavity for receiving a workpiece and a plurality of liquid compositions. The top mold is matched with the bottom mold to accommodate the workpiece between the bottom mold and the top mold. The case receives the bottom mold and the top mold placed therein. Air in the case is exhausted from the case to coat the plurality of liquid composition on the workpiece. The lighting member emits light on the liquid compositions to solidify the liquid compositions to form a film on the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting(Shenzhen)Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han-Lung Lee, Hung-Chun Ma, Yu-Lin Liao, Chih-Jung Chang
  • Patent number: 9903980
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photosensitive epoxy resin composition for an optical waveguide. The photosensitive epoxy resin composition contains: (A) a cresol novolak polyfunctional epoxy resin, the cresol novolak polyfunctional epoxy resin not being fluorene skeleton-containing epoxy resins (C) and (D); (B) a solid bisphenol-A epoxy resin; (C) a solid fluorene skeleton-containing epoxy resin; (D) a liquid fluorene skeleton-containing epoxy resin; and (E) a cationic curing initiator, wherein the components (A) to (E) are each present in a proportion falling within a predetermined range based on the amount of the overall epoxy resin component. Therefore, the photosensitive epoxy resin composition is excellent in coatability, patterning resolution, roll-to-roll process adaptability and the like, and has higher transparency and heat resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Hirayama
  • Patent number: 9034258
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a molecularly imprinted structure for detection of a pentraxin protein and a method for preparing the same by synthesizing a reactive group-pentraxin protein ligand complex specifically reacting with the pentraxin protein and being polymerizable with a crosslink agent to detect a pentraxin protein by using the complex. The present disclosure also provides a chip for detection of a C-reactive protein and a method for preparing the same, the chip including a molecularly imprinted layer having excellent sensitivity to a C-reactive protein and an improved binding force to a metal substrate by using click chemistry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: DAEGU GYEONGBUK INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Sang Won Jeong, Eun Joo Kim, Hyun-Chul Kim, Se Geun Lee, Sung Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 9012415
    Abstract: This invention refers to photo-crosslinked hydrogel materials based in gellan gum suitable for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications or as drug delivery systems. Formulations of gellan gum with different degrees of acylation serve as precursor material for insertion of a polymerizable moiety. The materials are capable of free radical polymerization with a photo-initiator at mild temperatures and exposure to ultraviolet light, enabling control of reticulation and withstanding the encapsulation of human and animal cells and/or drugs, and any combination thereof. The physicochemical and biological properties can be adjusted by combining different formulations of gellan gum and reaction conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Stemmatters, Biotecnologia e Medicina Regenerativa S.A.
    Inventors: Joana Catarina Da Silva Correia, Joaquim Miguel Antunes De Oliveira, João Manuel Teixeira De Oliveira, Rui Pedro Amandi Romero De Sousa, Rui Luis Gonçalves Dos Reis
  • Patent number: 8999323
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymerization-curable composition for the preparation of biodegradable, biocompatible, cross-linked polymers on the basis of polyvinyl alcohol comprising: 5 to 100% by weight of (a) vinyl ester monomer(s) of one of the general formulas (I) to (III): wherein X is oxygen, sulfur, nitrogen, or phosphorus; n is 1 to 1000, at least 20% of the n being ?2; the R1 are selected from hydrogen; straight, branched or cyclic, saturated or unsaturated, n-valent hydrocarbon groups having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, which optionally have heteroatoms and are optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from —OH, —COON, —CN, —CHO, and ?O, and n-valent radicals of biodegradable, biocompatible oligomers and polymers; m is an integer from 1 to 5; the R2 are selected from hydrogen, —OH, ?O, and the options listed for R1; and the R3 are selected from hydrogen, —OH, and the options listed for R1; 0 to 50% by weight of ethylenically unsaturated co-monomers; 0 to 10% by weight of (a)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Technische Universität Wien
    Inventors: Robert Liska, Jürgen Stampfl, Franz Varga, Heinrich Gruber, Stefan Baudis, Christian Heller, Monika Schuster, Helga Bergmeister, Günter Weigel, Claudia Dworak
  • Publication number: 20150087742
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a super absorbent polymer (SAP) and a preparation method thereof. More specifically, the present invention provides a SAP satisfying the overall properties required to a SAP and especially the superior initial absorbency and absorbing rate under load at the same time, and a preparation method thereof, by treating the surface of the SAP with a surface treatment solution including water and a diol-based or glycol-based surface crosslinking agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Tae-Young Won, Chang-Sun Han, Gi-Cheul Kim, Yong-Hun Lee, Sang-Gi Lee, Kyu-Pal Kim, Sung-Soo Park, Gyu Leem
  • Patent number: 8987344
    Abstract: A hard coating composition including at least the following components (A) to (E): Component (A): A poly(methyl)glycidyl ether compound derived from a chain aliphatic polyol or a chain aliphatic polyether polyol, which may or may not contain a hydroxyl group, Component (B): A silsesquioxane compound containing a cationic polymerizable group, Component (C): A silicate compound, Component (D): A silane compound containing a cationic polymerizable group, or a partial condensed compound thereof, or a mixture thereof, and Component (E): A cationic photopolymerization initiator, wherein the composition includes 5 to 40 parts by weight of the component (A), 60 to 95 parts by weight of the total of the components (B), (C) and (D), and 0.1 to 10 parts by weight of the component (E), each based on 100 parts by weight of the total of the components (A) to (D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignees: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Norio Nakayama, Toshihiko Takaki, Chaobin He, Khine Yi Mya, Yang Xiao
  • Publication number: 20150079351
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition suitable for use as a release-optimized material for nanoimprint processes, process of production and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: MICRO RESIST TECHNOLOGY GESELLSCHAFT FÜR CHEMISCHE MATERIALIEN SPEZIELLER PHOTORESISTSYSTEME MBH
    Inventors: Hakki Hakan Atasoy, Gabi Grützner, Marko Vogler
  • Patent number: 8980971
    Abstract: A photocurable resin composition for three-dimensional photofabrication operations, including stereolithography, comprising (A) a cationically polymerizable compound having two or more bisphenol structures and one or more hydroxyl groups, (B) a cationically polymerizable compound other than the component (A), (C) a cationic photoinitiator, (D) a radically polymerizable compound, (E) a radical photoinitiator, and (F) multilayer polymer particles having a core and a shell layer, the shell layer containing functional group-modified rubber polymer particles having at least one reactive functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Masahiro Ueda, Katsuyuki Takase, Takahiko Kurosawa
  • Patent number: 8968862
    Abstract: A double-sided polarizer includes a polarizing film, a first adhesive layer formed on one surface of the polarizing film, a second adhesive layer formed on the other surface of the polarizing film, a first transparent film formed on the first adhesive layer, and a second transparent film formed on the second adhesive layer, wherein the first adhesive layer and the second adhesive layer are formed of an active energy line-curable adhesive and the first adhesive layer is 0.1 ?m to 3 ?m thick, and there is also provided an optical device including the double-sided polarizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun-Mi Seo, Hwa-Sub Shim, Jee-Hyon Min, Nam-Jeong Lee, Kyun-Il Rah, Jun-Wuk Park, Eun-Soo Huh, Yi-Rang Lim
  • Publication number: 20150050427
    Abstract: A free radical curable liquid for inkjet printing of food packaging materials includes no initiator or otherwise one or more initiators selected from the group consisting of non-polymeric di- or multifunctional initiators, oligomeric initiators, polymeric initiators, and polymerizable initiators; wherein the polymerizable composition of the liquid consists of: a) 25-100 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds A having at least one acrylate group G1 and at least one second ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable functional group G2 different from the group G1; b) 0-55 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds B selected from the group consisting of monofunctional acrylates and difunctional acrylates; and c) 0-55 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds C selected from the group consisting of trifunctional acrylates, tetrafunctional acrylates, pentafunctional acrylates and hexafunctional acrylates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Roland CLAES, Johan LOCCUFIER
  • Patent number: 8946322
    Abstract: Thermosetting resins are provided that are toughened with an irradiated thermoplastic toughening agent and which have reduced levels of solvent-induced micro crack formation. The thermoplastic toughening agent is treated with a sufficient amount of high-energy radiation (e.g. electron beam or gamma rays) to cause a reduction in solvent-induced micro crack formation in the cured resin when compared to the same toughened thermosetting resin in which the non-irradiated version of the thermoplastic toughening agent is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hexcel Composites Ltd
    Inventors: John L. Cawse, Stephen Mortimer, Chrisopher J. Wade
  • Patent number: 8937116
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sheet for forming a hard coating and a method of formation thereof. The present invention can provide a transfer material or a surface protection sheet having a high refractive index and superior physical properties, such as hardness, friction resistance, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance, transparency, luster, and the like, for forming a hard coating on the surface of various molded products, including resin molded products or wood products, and a method for forming a hard coating from such transfer material or surface protection sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: LG Hausys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Bong Kim, Won-Kook Kim, Dong-Joo Gwon, Yang-Gu Kang, Jin-Woo Kim, Mu-Seon Ryu
  • Publication number: 20150015648
    Abstract: Provided is an actinic radiation-curable inkjet ink that undergoes sol-gel phase transfer and contains a dye, a gelling agent, a photopolymerization compound and a photopolymerization initiator. The actinic radiation-curable inkjet ink comprises a photopolymerizable compound A, which is a (meth)acrylate having hydroxyl groups; a photopolymerizable compound B, which is a (meth)acrylate compound having a molecular weight within a range of 300 to 1,500 and an intramolecular structure (—CH2—CH2—O—)m (where m is an integer between 3 and 14); and a (meth)acrylate compound C, which has a molecular weight within a range of 280 to 1,500 and a ClogP value within a range of 4 to 7. The ink contains, in terms of the mass of the entire ink, 1 to 15 mass % of photopolymerizable compound A, 30 to 70 mass % of photopolymerizable compound B, 10 to 40 mass % of photopolymerizable compound C, and 2 to 10 mass % of gelling agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Masashi Ikeda, Satoshi Masumi, Toshiyuki Takabayashi
  • Publication number: 20150017398
    Abstract: Provided is an ink composition having excellent conformability even to a flexible base material to be printed. This active-energy-ray-curable ink composition comprises active-energy-ray-polymerizable monomers and an active-energy-ray polymerization initiator. The active-energy-ray-polymerizable monomers include: monomer A which is a monofunctional monomer having a glass transition point of ?30° C. or lower; and monomer B which is a polyfunctional monomer having a glass transition point of 0° C. or lower. Preferably, said monomer B is a bifunctional monomer having a glass transition point of ?30° C. or lower. Preferably, the active-energy-ray-polymerizable monomers further include monomer C which is a monofunctional monomer having an alicyclic structure with a glass transition point between 0-110° C. inclusive. The ink composition may also include a colorant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Yasuma Saito, Toshio Furutaka, Yukio Sugita
  • Patent number: 8921445
    Abstract: Curable adhesive compositions are provided that exhibit a high refractive index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Yassin Turshani, Omar Mohamed Buazza
  • Publication number: 20140364531
    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: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Masaharu Ito, Wataru Iwaya, Hironobu Fujimoto, Naoki Taya
  • Publication number: 20140347429
    Abstract: An ink comprising a colorant, an organic solvent having a boiling point below 170° C. and a radiation-curable component of molecular weight >1000, wherein the ink contains less than 10 wt % of radiation-curable components of molecular weight 1000 or less and the ink contains less than 5 wt % water. The ink is particularly useful for printing packaging used for products intended for ingestion by humans or other animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Sericol Limited
    Inventor: Nigel Gould
  • Publication number: 20140341524
    Abstract: A coating composition including a reinforcing agent. The coating composition may include one or more radiation-curable monofunctional monomers, one or more radiation-curable multifunctional monomers or oligomers, a photoinitiator, and a reinforcing agent. The monofunctional monomers, multifunctional monomers, and multifunctional oligomers may include acrylate groups. The reinforcing agent may be an acrylic co-polymer that includes two or more repeat units. At least one of the repeat units includes chemical groups that enable self-association of the acrylic co-polymer. Self-association of the acrylic co-polymer may improve the tensile strength of coatings formed from the coating compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Michelle Dawn Fabian, Kevin Robert McCarthy, Weijun Niu, David Neal Schissel, Michael James Winningham
  • Patent number: 8840769
    Abstract: A catalyst precursor resin composition includes an organic polymer resin; a fluorinated-organic complex of silver ion; a monomer having multifunctional ethylene-unsaturated bonds; a photoinitiator; and an organic solvent. The metallic pattern is formed by forming catalyst pattern on a base using the catalyst precursor resin composition reducing the formed catalyst pattern, and electroless plating the reduced catalyst pattern. In the case of forming metallic pattern using the catalyst precursor resin composition, a compatibility of catalyst is good enough not to make precipitation, chemical resistance and adhesive force of the formed catalyst layer are good, catalyst loss is reduced during wet process such as development or plating process, depositing speed is improved, and thus a metallic pattern having good homogeneous and micro pattern property may be formed after electroless plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Min Kyoun Kim, Min Jin Ko, Sang Chul Lee, Jeong Im Roh
  • Patent number: 8835524
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resin precursor composition including a bifunctional (meth)acrylate containing a fluorine atom, a bifunctional (meth)acrylate having a fluorene structure, and a photopolymerization initiator, the resin precursor composition in which the formation of precipitates during its storage is suppressed; and a resin obtained from the same. Specifically disclosed is a resin precursor composition that contains a bifunctional fluorine-containing (meth)acrylate (component A); a (meth)acrylate having a fluorene structure (component B); and a photopolymerization initiator (component C), wherein the component B includes a bifunctional (meth)acrylate having a fluorene structure (b-1) and a monofunctional (meth)acrylate having a fluorene structure (b-2) at a molar ratio (b-1):(b-2) of 90:10 to 70:30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Akiko Miyakawa
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8828500
    Abstract: A photocurable resin composition for sealing an organic EL device is provided, which can seal the organic EL device without exerting any bad influence on the device, thereby suppress the formation and growth of dark spots positively, and which can ensure a high transmittance of light, thereby maintain a stable light emitting characteristic over a long period of time. The composition comprises (A) an epoxy resin containing at least two glycidyl groups in each molecule thereof and having a molecular weight of 200 to 7000, (B) an epoxy resin containing at least one glycidyl group in each molecule thereof and having a molecular weight of 20000 to 100000, (C) a latent acid photo catalyst adapted to be activated and produce an acid upon being irradiated with energy beam, and (D) a silane coupling agent containing a glycidyl group in each molecule thereof, the composition exhibiting non-fluidity at 25° C., but exhibiting fluidity in a temperature range of 50° to 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Three Bond Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihide Arai, Hiromasa Kitazawa, Kenichi Horie
  • Patent number: 8822562
    Abstract: Ink deposited on a substrate by an ink-jet arrangement to form a protective layer includes hardenable oligomer, hardenable monomer selected from a group including alkoxylated and/or poly-alkoxylated acrylic monomers comprising one or more di- or tri-acrylates, and a photoinitiator. The oligomer has a room temperature viscosity greater than 1 Pa·s. The oligomer to monomer weight ratio is between 1/6 and 1/25. The ink has a room temperature viscosity between 15 and 22 mPa·s and between 5 and 2 mPa·s at 60° C., and a room temperature surface tension between 15 and 28 mN/m. The photoinitiator is activated by a UV source having an appropriate wavelength and intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: M.G.I. USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Edmond Abergel
  • Patent number: 8822563
    Abstract: Disclosed is a curable resin composition comprising a polymer (A) that has a main chain comprising carbon atoms and a side chain having a polymerizing unsaturated linking group and has a cyclic structure in the main chain and/or the side chain, and a compound having a polymerizing unsaturated group. The curable resin composition has good optical characteristics, good heat resistance and good moldability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Mochizuki, Naoyuki Morooka, Rie Okutsu, Tatsuhiko Obayashi
  • Publication number: 20140240414
    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: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Takao Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 8815262
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical composition including drug-containing nanoparticles having an average particle diameter of from 10 nm to 150 nm, the pharmaceutical composition being obtained by mixing water with a poorly water soluble drug-containing, water miscible solution that contains a poorly water soluble drug having a water solubility of 50 ?g/mL or less, a water soluble copolymer having a repeating unit represented by the following Formula (1), and a water miscible miscible solvent, wherein in Formula (1), n:m is within a range of from 0.25:0.75 to 0.95:0.05, R represents an alkyl group which may have a substituent, R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and Me represents a methyl group; and a preparation for oral administration, which includes the pharmaceutical composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Shigetomo Tsujihata
  • Patent number: 8809413
    Abstract: Various radiation-curable compositions for making optically clear high refractive index materials are provided. The radiation-curable compositions include: one or more aryl-containing compounds including one or more ethylenically unsaturated moieties: one or more reactive diluent compounds including an ethylenically unsaturated moiety; one or more heat-stabilizing compounds; and one or more photo initiators. Various methods of making optically clear high refractive index coatings are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Chau Ha
  • Publication number: 20140228472
    Abstract: Soluble or colloidal nanoparticles of molecularly imprinted polymer are produced reliably and consistently in a photoreactor with a reaction vessel (18) containing a solid phase (14) bearing immobilised template. Parameters such as temperature, fluid flows and irradiation time are controlled by a computer (52).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Sergey Piletsky, Olena Piletska, Antonio Guerreiro, Michael Whitcombe, Alessandro Poma
  • Patent number: 8796350
    Abstract: An ultraviolet (UV) crosslinkable acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive comprises an acrylic copolymer and a cationic photoinitiator. The acrylic copolymer comprises pendant reactive functional groups. The pressure sensitive adhesive formed from the acrylic copolymer with the pendant reactive functional groups result in high green strength and/or high temperature holding strength of the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Henkel US IP LLC
    Inventors: Yuxia Liu, Peter Palasz, Charles W. Paul, Paul B. Foreman
  • Publication number: 20140213686
    Abstract: A method of dispensing a hardenable dental composition, which can form a temporary bond, comprising 1) providing multi-part hardenable dental composition comprising part (A) in the form of a paste comprising acid-reactive glass particles and a liquid selected from the group consisting of water, a monomer having at least one ethylenically unsaturated group per monomer molecule, and a combination thereof; and part (B) comprising a water soluble polyacid and a liquid selected from the group consisting of water, a monomer having at least one ethylenically unsaturated group per monomer molecule, and a combination thereof; wherein an adhesion reducing component is included in part (A); part (B); or parts (A) and (B); water is included in part (A); part (B); or parts (A) and (B); the monomer having at least one ethylenically unsaturated group per monomer molecule is included in part (A); part (B); or parts (A) and (B); and at least one component for initiating polymerization of the monomer is included in part (A); p
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Afshin Falsafi, Joel D. Oxman, Hoa T. Bui, Anupa N. Patel
  • Patent number: 8785517
    Abstract: A pre-adhesive composition is described comprising an acid- and epoxy-functional (meth)acryloyl copolymer, which when crosslinked using an ionic photoacid generator (PAG) provides a pressure-sensitive adhesive and pressure-sensitive adhesive articles having desirable properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Arlin L. Weikel, Larry R. Krepski, Jason D. Clapper, Wayne S. Mahoney, Babu N. Gaddam
  • Publication number: 20140187663
    Abstract: A telechelic macromer is disclosed having (meth)acrylic end-groups and a core. The macromer defined by Formula 1 comprises a core Y (Formulas 2 to 9) that is linked to (meth)acrylic groups by urethane, ester or anhydride bonds and has iodine value ranging from 5 to 75. The method involves a chemical reaction carried out in solvent, ranging 6-24 hours, wherein the precursor of a core (Formulas 2 and 3) reacts in two stages with compounds forming urethane bonds, or wherein the precursor of a core (Formulas 4 to 8) reacts in one stage with compounds forming ester bonds, or wherein the precursor of a core defined by Formula 9 reacts in one stage with compounds forming anhydride bonds. The urethane, ester and anhydride moieties comprise groups capable of free radical polymerization isolating the final product by evaporation. The composition disclosed provides the macromer, a photoinitiator and possibly a reactive diluent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: ZACHODNIOPOMORSKI UNIWERSYTET TECHNOLOGICZNY W SZCZECINIE
    Inventors: Miroslawa EL FRAY, Jedrzej Skrobot
  • Publication number: 20140186312
    Abstract: The present inventions in various aspects provide elastic biodegradable polymers. In various embodiments, the polymers are formed by the reaction of a multifunctional alcohol or ether and a difunctional or higher order acid to form a pre-polymer, which is cross-linked to form the elastic biodegradable polymer. In preferred embodiments, the cross-linking is performed by functionalization of one or more OR groups on the pre-polymer backbone with vinyl, followed by photopolymerization to form the elastic biodegradable polymer composition or material. Preferably, acrylate is used to add one or more vinyls to the backbone of the pre-polymer to form an acrylated pre-polymer. In various embodiments, acrylated pre-polymers are co-polymerized with one or more acrylated co-polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Christopher J. Bettinger, Joost P. Bruggeman, Lino da Silva Ferreira, Jeffrey M. Karp, Robert S. Langer, Christiaan Nijst, Andreas Zumbuehl, Jason Burdick, Sonia J. Kim
  • Patent number: 8759414
    Abstract: Described is the use of polymers with a high refractive index for ophthalmic products and a process for the production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Coronis GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Müller-Lierheim, Joachim Storsberg, André Laschewsky, Eckhard Görnitz, Elsbeth Winter
  • Patent number: 8759415
    Abstract: A molding composition and a method of forming a pattern. The method includes forming on a substrate a molding layer of a molding composition of aromatic divinyl ethers; pressing the template into the molding layer, the template having a relief pattern, the molding layer filling voids in the relief pattern, the template not contacting the substrate; exposing the molding layer to actinic radiation, the actinic radiation converting the molding layer to a cured molding layer having thick and thin regions corresponding to the relief pattern; removing the template; filling the thin regions of the relief pattern with a backfill material; removing regions of the molding layer not protected by the backfill material to expose regions of the substrate; forming trenches in the exposed regions of the substrate; and removing any remaining molding layer and backfill material. A transfer layer may be used between the molding layer and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Anthony DiPietro, Mark Whitney Hart, Frances Anne Houle, Hiroshi Ito
  • Patent number: 8729147
    Abstract: A flexographic printing ink for use in a flexographic printing process with wet on wet capability, comprising a polymer and a combination of liquids comprising radiation curable monomers and/or oligomers, diluents, colorants, additives, and photoinitiators, the components having the Hansen Solubility Parameters adjusted to generate an ink with a capability to form a gel having the required physical characteristics, and that is in a liquid form in the presence of a small quantity of non reactive solvent, or is brought to a liquid state during the printing process. The disclosure is also directed to a flexographic printing process with wet on wet capability based on controlled polymer or polymer segment precipitation that leads to gel formation of ink compounds by controlling the solubility parameter of the ink system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Technosolutions Assessoria Ltda
    Inventors: Valter Marques Baptista, Wilson Andrade Paduan
  • Publication number: 20140135417
    Abstract: Provided is a transparent pressure-sensitive adhesive agent convertible into an adhesive agent that allows adherends to be instantly fixed to each other, allows the adherends to be reattached to each other, is excellent in processability such as being able to be cut into a sheet shape, is not peeled from the adherends even when exposed to a high-temperature atmosphere such as one in a fire, and has such transparency as to hardly impair the designs of the adherends. The transparent pressure-sensitive adhesive agent convertible into an adhesive agent has pressure-sensitive adhesive property before being sintered, and has adhesive property after being sintered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Sugino, Kunio Nagasaki, Kohei Doi, Takafumi Hida, Yusuke Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20140134349
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method for repairing defects on a surface of an optical substrate. The method includes a step of providing a radiation curable coating and then applying the coating onto a surface of the optical substrate. The coating is then cured with a UV light source causing the refractive index of the coating to be less than ±10% of the refractive index of the substrate. The cured coating exhibits a viscosity less than about 315 CP at 25° C. The present invention also describes a novel coating composition for repairing optical substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: DIC IMAGING PRODUCTS USA LLC
    Inventor: Russell Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140120313
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a resin composition for a nano concave-convex structure, including 0.01 to 10 parts by mass of an active energy ray polymerization initiator (D), 0.01 to 3 parts by mass of a release agent (E), and 0.01 to 3 parts by mass of a lubricant (F), relative to 100 parts by mass of a polymerization reactive monomer component containing 50 to 95 parts by mass of a tetrafunctional (meth)acrylate monomer (A), 5 to 35 parts by mass of a difunctional (meth)acrylate monomer (B) in which the total number of repeating units within a polyalkylene glycol structure is from 4 to 25, and not more than 15 parts by mass of a monofunctional (meth)acrylate monomer (C) which is copolymerizable with the monomers (A) and (B), and relates to a transparent member for the monitor of a vehicle navigation device and the cover of a vehicle meter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., MITSUBISHI RAYON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Uchida, Katsuhiro Kojima, Shinji Makino, Yusuke Nakai, Satoru Ozawa, Haruo Unno, Isao Yamamoto, Takayuki Fukui
  • Publication number: 20140110888
    Abstract: A stable viscosity coating composition, a method of forming the stable viscosity coating composition and a method for using the stable viscosity coating composition in a micro-molding imprint lithographic process, such as Step and Flash Imprint Lithography is disclosed. The stable viscosity coating composition may include at least one vinyl ether having at least one vinyl ether group (—OCR?CR2), and a stabilizer, wherein the stabilizer may be 9-anthracenemethanol, a substituted 9-anthracenemethanol, phenothiazine, or a substituted phenothiazine. The coating composition may include a radiation sensitive photoacid generator (PAG). The method of forming the coating composition comprises combining at least one vinyl ether having at least one vinyl ether group (—OCR?CR2), and at least one stabilizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frances A. Houle, Hiroshi Ito
  • Publication number: 20140093737
    Abstract: There is provided a polymerizable composition comprising a compound (A) having a repeating unit having a perfluoropolyether structure and 4 or more polymerizable groups and represented by the specific general formula; an antireflection film comprising a transparent support having thereon at least one low refractive index layer, wherein the low refractive index layer is formed of the polymerizable composition; a polarizing plate comprising a polarization film and two protective films protecting the both surfaces of the polarization film, wherein at least one of the protective films is the antireflection film; an image display device comprising a display, and the antireflection film or the polarizing plate on the outermost surface of the display; and a water-repellent or oil-repellent film formed of the polymerizable composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naozumi SHIRAIWA, Masauki HARADA
  • Patent number: 8658738
    Abstract: A curable resin composition, comprising 100 parts by mass of a (meth)acrylic polymer (A) having, at a terminal thereof, at least one crosslinkable silyl group; 0.1 to 100 parts by mass of a diamine compound (B) having a monovalent or bivalent aliphatic or alicyclic hydrocarbon group that has 8 or more carbon atoms and may be branched and having at least one primary amino group; and 0.1 to 100 parts by mass of a diamine compound (C) having a monovalent aliphatic or alicyclic hydrocarbon group that has 8 or more carbon atoms and may be branched, and having a crosslinkable silyl group and/or a (meth)acryloyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Kotani, Nobuyuki Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Hosoda, Kazunori Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20140031448
    Abstract: The present invention relates to two dimensional polymers and methods of making the same. Irradiation of polycyclic, three bladed monomers, such as polyaromatic, three bladed monomers or an antrip monomer, derivatives or analogues thereof, with ultraviolet radiation provides the two dimensional polymers, which may be used in membrane applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education, on behalf of the University of Nevada
    Inventor: Benjamin T. King
  • Publication number: 20130338251
    Abstract: Surface-modified zirconia nanoparticles include zirconia nanoparticles and surface-modifying ligands attached to the zirconia nanoparticles. The ligand includes a hydroxamate functionality, and either a reactive group or an oligomeric group. Reactive groups include chain transfer groups or photoinitiator groups. Oligomeric groups include poly(meth)acrylate or poly(meth)acrylamide groups. Articles can be prepared that include the surface-modified zirconia nanoparticles in an organic matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Guy D. Joly, Nathan E. Schultz, Babu N. Gaddam