Silicon Ethylenic Reactant Patents (Class 523/203)
  • Patent number: 10550574
    Abstract: A method of forming an asphalt mixture includes mixing a polyol with a bio-source material to form a bio-asphalt. The method can further include mixing the bio-asphalt with a bitumen source different from the bio-asphalt to form an asphalt mixture. The bio-source material can include an oil, such as a vegetable oil, an animal fat, or any combination thereof. The bitumen source can include a petroleum-based asphalt. The method can further include adding a modifier, such as a fatty acid, a polycarboxylic acid, a polyacrylic acid, a polyacrylate comprising a copolymer, or any combination thereof. Moreover, a roofing grade asphalt mixture includes a bio-asphalt. The bio-asphalt includes an alkyd, wherein the alkyd is a reaction product of a polyol and a bio-source material. The roofing grade asphalt mixture further includes a bitumen source material and particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith C. Hong, Gregory F. Jacobs, Rajesh Ranjan
  • Patent number: 10446442
    Abstract: Disclosed are integrated circuit (IC) chip structures (e.g., radio frequency (RF) IC chip structures) and methods of forming the structures with an electrically insulative molding compound handler substrate. Each structure includes at least: an electrically insulative molding compound handler substrate; an insulator layer on the handler substrate; and one or more semiconductor devices (e.g., RF semiconductor devices) on the insulator layer. Each method includes at least: attaching a temporary carrier above back end of the line (BEOL) metal levels, which are over an interlayer dielectric layer covering one or more semiconductor devices; removing at least a portion of a semiconductor handler substrate, which is below the semiconductor device(s) and separated therefrom by an insulator layer; replacing the semiconductor handler substrate with a replacement handler substrate made of an electrically insulative molding compound; and removing the temporary carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Shahid A. Butt, Christopher L. Tessler
  • Patent number: 10308071
    Abstract: A reinforcement means for molded and extruded articles such as tires has a metal structure with a layer of silica gel bonded thereto. The silica gel bonds the reinforcement means to the rubber compound during the molding/vulcanization of the rubber compound without the need for a slow curing stage. The silica gel may be applied to the metal structure by a sol-gel process with the gel formed by drying the sol at a temperature up to 150° C. The reinforcement means is preferably a cable formed from steel wires coated with the silica gel. To further improve bonding of the silica gel to the rubber compound, an organosilane bonding agent may be included in the rubber compound or the reinforcing means provided with a second layer comprising an organosilane as a bonding agent. The reinforcement means are particularly useful for strengthening and providing geometric stability to tires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: NGF EUROPE LTD, NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Akane Inoue, W Stephen Fulton, Kazuhiro Doshita
  • Patent number: 10280270
    Abstract: Described is a silane functionalized polyolefin and a method of forming the composition, the composition comprising compounds having the following structure: wherein R2, R3, and R4 are independently selected from hydrogen, C1 to C10 linear alkyls, C6 to C14 aryls, C7 to C20 alkylaryls, and substituted versions thereof; n has a value within the range from 20 to 2000; m has a value within the range from 1 to 10 or 20; R is selected from hydrogen or C1 to C10 alkyls; and fa and fb are residual functional moieties selected from carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorous, silicon, and boron, where any remaining valences are bound to a group selected from hydrogen, C1 to C10 linear alkyls, C6 to C14 aryls, C7 to C20 alkylaryls, and substituted versions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Andy H. Tsou, Yong Yang, Hillary L. Bradshaw, George Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10246523
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a fluorescent starch nanocrystal and a preparation method and application thereof. Mainly based on the character that starch nanocrystal has an active hydroxyl group on the surface, the present disclosure introduces fluorescein isothiocyanate into the surface of the starch nanocrystal in the form of stable covalent bonds through a two-step chemical modification method: silane coupling and electrophilic addition of fluorescein, so as to prepare the starch nanocrystal with fluorescent properties. The preparation process of the present disclosure is simple and easy to operate, uses cheap and readily available raw materials, involves low cost, and allows the non-fluorescent starch nanocrystal to produce significant fluorescent properties without affecting the properties of the starch nanocrystal itself, thereby expanding the application of starch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Jiangnan University
    Inventors: Yaoqi Tian, Canxin Cai, Benxi Wei, Zhengyu Jin, Jinpeng Wang, Xueming Xu, Na Yang, Xiuting Hu
  • Patent number: 10227430
    Abstract: An aqueous perfluoroelastomer dispersion and method for producing a perfluoroelastomer using a specific fluorosurfactant and capable of achieving a sufficient number of particles and a sufficient polymerization rate. The method includes providing an aqueous dispersion containing perfluoroelastomer particles by emulsion-polymerizing a perfluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a specific fluorosurfactant in an amount of 2 parts by mass or more for 100 parts by mass of the aqueous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Morikawa, Junpei Terada, Shoji Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 10030149
    Abstract: A process of formulating a curable thermoset resin formulation is provided that includes reacting a natural cellulosic filler with at least one of: a silsesquioxane, a isocyanate, a base, or an organic acid to form a reduced hydrophilicity filler. By intermixing the resulting reduced hydrophilicity filler with a thermoset cross linkable polymeric resin, a curable thermoset resin formulation is formed that has superior properties to conventional formulations in terms of density and environmental impact. The formulation properties in terms of strength of the cured article are improved relative to untreated natural fillers. The treatment is advantageous relative to plasma treatment. An article is also provided produced upon cure of the formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Structural Plastics, Inc
    Inventors: Probir Kumar Guha, Michael J. Siwajek, Michael Joseph Hiltunen
  • Patent number: 9765095
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition and to a process for producing the composition comprising essentially water-soluble (meth)acrylamido-functional siloxanols, and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: EVONIK DEGUSSA GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Wassmer, Burkhard Standke, Thomas Schlosser, Regina Krause
  • Patent number: 9765205
    Abstract: A bioplastic composition may contain certain biodegradable and renewable components. In some examples, the bioplastic composition includes at least one kind of aquatic macrophyte biomass, which may contain a native composition of protein and carbohydrates, in a blend with one or more types of biodegradable or durable thermoplastic polymers. The aquatic macrophyte composition may provide a balance of both polymeric and reinforcing properties to the blended bioplastic not typically exhibited by terrestrial feedstock such as soy meal or corn starch. Such a bioplastic composition may be formed into molded articles using extrusion, injection molding, compression molding, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Algix, LLC
    Inventors: Suraj Sharma, Ryan W. Hunt, Mark Ashton Zeller
  • Patent number: 9568070
    Abstract: A power transmission belt having elastomer teeth based on an ethylene alpha-olefin elastomer, provided with an external film, is provided in which the external film is based on a thermoplastic olefin, the thermoplastic of the film being associated with a silicone elastomer that represents at least 20% by weight of the total weight of the film and with a compatibilizing element that ensures, within the film, compatibility between the thermoplastic and the silicone elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Hutchinson
    Inventors: Julie Rognon, Marc Grellier, Jacques Drouvroy
  • Patent number: 9540551
    Abstract: A heat-curable polyorganosiloxane composition which includes (A) an alkenyl group-containing linear polyorganosiloxane of the formula (I) below, wherein Ra represents a C2-C6 alkenyl and Rb represents a C1-C6 alkyl or a phenyl; (B1) a linear polyorganohydrogensiloxane of the formula (II) below, wherein Rc is hydrogen and Rd represents a C1-C6 alkyl or a phenyl; (B2) a cyclic polyorganohydrogensiloxane including Re2HSiO1/2, wherein Re represents a hydrogen atom or C1-C6 alkyl group, and SiO4/2, and having three or more hydrogen atoms bonded to a silicon atom in one molecule; (C) a platinum series catalyst; and (D) an adhesion promoter, wherein the formula (I) and the formula (II) are as follows:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS JAPAN LLC
    Inventors: Koji Okawa, Kazuhisa Ono
  • Patent number: 9527980
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a polytetrafluoroethylene aqueous dispersion which contains significantly minute polytetrafluoroethylene particles and which is excellent in dispersion stability, and a significantly minute polytetrafluoroethylene fine powder. The polytetrafluoroethylene aqueous dispersion contains polytetrafluoroethylene particles including a tetrafluoroethylene unit alone or a tetrafluoroethylene unit and a modifying monomer unit derived from a modifying monomer copolymerizable with the tetrafluoroethylene unit. The polytetrafluoroethylene particles have a volume average particle size of not smaller than 0.1 nm but smaller than 20 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Nanba
  • Patent number: 9290676
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a fireproof composition consisting of reticulated polysiloxane and raw carbon nanotubes with a “bound rubber” value greater than or equal to 15 grams of carbon nanotube, said carbon nanotubes representing between 0.05 and 1% of the total weight of said composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Nanocyl S.A.
    Inventors: Michael Alexandre, Philippe Dubois, Myriam Devalckenaere, Michael Claes
  • Patent number: 9238767
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hybrid adhesive, in particular for use in the production of engineered wood such as particle boards, fiber boards, plywood or glued-laminated timber, comprising at least one polycondensation adhesive, at least one polyaddition adhesive, and at least one particular, in particular a nanoparticle smaller than 500 nm, wherein the at least one particle is modified with at least one compound of the general Formula (I) RaSiX(4-a), or the general Formula (II) ObXc(OH)dReSiO(4-b-c-d-e)/2. The present invention also relates to the use of the adhesive in engineered wood boards and to methods for the production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Kronotec AG
    Inventors: Roger Braun, Andreas Gier, Joachim Hasch
  • Patent number: 9145485
    Abstract: A rubber composition that can be used in applications such as automotive tires and can improve the fuel efficiency performance and driving stability of automobiles and the like, a method for producing a rubber composition, and a tire using the same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: JSR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Okada, Ryoji Tanaka, Yoshiyuki Udagawa
  • Patent number: 9114096
    Abstract: Provided are body corrective cosmetic formulations and methods of use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Living Proof, Inc.
    Inventors: Betty Yu, Joseph Lomakin, Soo-Young Kang, Benjamin W. Adams
  • Patent number: 8987349
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for making aqueous dispersions of polymer-enclosed particles, such as nanoparticles, polymerizable polymers useful in such a method, and cationic electrodepositable compositions comprising such aqueous dispersions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventor: W. David Polk
  • Patent number: 8969434
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition having a thermoset polymer and a plurality of hollow microsphere homogenously dispersed in the composition. The polymer is a cyanate ester thermoset, a phthalonitrile thermoset, a crosslinked acetylene thermoset, or a hydrosilation thermoset. Also disclosed herein is a method of: providing a thermosetting compound; adding microspheres to the thermosetting compound; and mixing the thermosetting compound while initiating crosslinking of the thermosetting compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Teddy M Keller, Matthew Laskoski, Manoj K. Kolel-Veetil
  • Patent number: 8946321
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition having a thermoset polymer and a plurality of hollow microsphere homogenously dispersed in the composition. The polymer is a cyanate ester thermoset, a phthalonitrile thermoset, a crosslinked acetylene thermoset, or a hydrosilation thermoset. Also disclosed herein is a method of: providing a thermosetting compound; adding microspheres to the thermosetting compound; and mixing the thermosetting compound while initiating crosslinking of the thermosetting compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Teddy M Keller, Matthew Laskoski
  • Patent number: 8840996
    Abstract: A process for making a silica-polyolefin composite. The process has the steps of (a) reacting silica particles and an alkyl halosilane in the presence of a solvent and a catalyst to form silane-functionalized silica particles and (b) reacting the silane-functionalized silica particles with a vinyl-terminated polyolefin. There are other processes for making a silica-polyolefin composites. There are other processes for making metal phosphate-polyolefin composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Andy Haishung Tsou, Shuji Luo, Donna Jean Crowther, Victor DeFlorio
  • Patent number: 8815981
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dispersion of hybrid organic-inorganic nanocomposite molecules comprising discrete inorganic silica nanoparticles that are covalently bonded to organic polymers, wherein the dispersion has a high solid content (>30% wt.) and high silica content (>35% wt.) with low coagulum (about 100-400 ppm or about 0.05% wt or less). The hybrid organic-inorganic nanocomposite is prepared by (1) hydrolyzing silane monomers at acidic conditions; (2) surface treating inorganic silica nanoparticles with silane monomers; (3) stabilizing the surface-treated inorganic silica nanoparticles with an amine stabilizer; and (4) reacting organic monomers with surface-treated inorganic silica nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: Yong Yang, Johanna Garcia de Visicaro, Robert Sheerin
  • Patent number: 8487020
    Abstract: Aqueous suspensions of silicate shell microcapsules are disclosed wherein a first portion of the silicate shell micro-capsules contain an organopolysiloxane having at least two alkenyl groups and a hydrosilylation catalyst as Part A of a curable siloxane composition, and a second portion of the silicate shell microcapsules contain an organohydrogensiloxane as Part B of the curable siloxane composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Fabrizio Galeone, Axel Kretschmer, Leon Marteaux, Jean-Thierry Simonnet, Brett Lee Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 8318833
    Abstract: The present invention is drawn to pigment suspensions, methods of forming pigment suspensions, and ink sets. The pigment suspension can comprise an aqueous liquid vehicle and a polymer-encapsulated pigment suspended in the liquid vehicle. The polymer-encapsulated pigment can include a pigment core, a passivation layer formed from a passivation component including an amphiphilic polymer and deposited on a surface of the pigment core, and a polymer-encapsulation layer attached to or deposited on the passivation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Sivapackia Ganapathiappan
  • Patent number: 8232332
    Abstract: A curable composition is described, including a gel material derived from the curable composition, and medical articles including such material, wherein the transparent gel material includes a polymerized monofunctional poly(alkylene oxide) macromonomer component and a surface modified nanoparticle component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kelly S. Anderson, Kevin M. Lewandowski, David J. Plaut, Wendy L. Thompson, Babu N. Gaddam
  • Patent number: 8039539
    Abstract: Physical properties and soiling resistance of polymer-bound inorganic composites such as artificial stone are improved by incorporating a silane adhesion promoter and at least one of three organosilicon compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Jürgen Pfeiffer, Andreas Bauer
  • Patent number: 7981949
    Abstract: A curable composition is described, including a gel material derived from the curable composition, and medical articles including such material, wherein the transparent gel material includes a polymerized monofunctional poly(alkylene oxide) macromonomer component and a surface modified nanoparticle component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kelly S. Anderson, Kevin M. Lewandowski, David J. Plaut, Wendy L. Thompson, Babu N. Gaddam
  • Patent number: 7910634
    Abstract: Disclosed are aqueous dispersions of polymer-enclosed particles, such as nanoparticles. Also disclosed are methods for making an aqueous dispersion of polymer-enclosed particles, polymerizable polymers useful in such a method, powder coating compositions formed from such an aqueous dispersion, substrates at least partially coated with such a composition, and reflective surfaces comprising a non-hiding coating layer deposited from such a composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn A. DeSaw, Dennis L. Faler, W. David Polk
  • Patent number: 7875662
    Abstract: A method of preparing surface-imprinted microspheres having a core-shell form for selective separation of heavy metal ions, includes reacting a metal salt of a heavy metal with a monomer having at least one group that reacts with the metal salt under conditions effective to prepare a metal ion-containing monomer; mixing the metal ion-containing monomer with a cross-linker monomer and a polymerization initiator in a solvent to provide a mixture; subjecting styrene to dispersion polymerization to provide polystyrene beads that serve as a core; causing absorption of dibutyl phthalate onto the polystyrene beads to provide dibutyl phthalate-containing polystyrene beads; adding the mixture to the dibutyl phthalate-containing polystyrene beads, causing absorption of the metal ion-containing monomer onto the dibutyl phthalate-containing polystyrene beads, and causing polymerization of the absorbed monomer with the cross-linker monomer to provide the surface-imprinted microspheres; and causing removal of the metal ion
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Sungkyunkwan University Foundation for Corporate Collaboration
    Inventors: Duk Joon Kim, Hoang Anh Dam, Dong Keun Yoo
  • Patent number: 7868063
    Abstract: Disclosed is a powdered polymeric lubricant having a multi-layer structure as a processing aid capable of being used to improve processability of a vinyl chloride resin, and a manufacturing method thereof. The powdered polymeric lubricant having multi-layer structure according to the present invention has an excellent ability to prevent its adhesion to a metal surface upon its processing so as to give a long-term workability to extrusion, calendaring, blow molding, injection molding, etc., when a small amount of the powder of the present invention is mixed with a vinyl chloride resin. Accordingly, the present invention provides a powdered polymeric lubricant capable of controlling compatibility with the vinyl chloride resin and minimizing the adhesive property to a metal surface of a processing machine when a vinyl chloride resin is processed with a polymer including a silicone-based polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung-jun Son, Jeong-heon Ahn, Yong-hun Lee, Jung-sup Han
  • Patent number: 7846998
    Abstract: Disclosed is an encapsulation epoxy resin material containing an epoxy resin (A) and a curing agent (B). The epoxy resin (A) contains a compound represented by the general formula (I) below. The encapsulation epoxy resin material has excellent reliability in flame retardance, formability, reflow resistance, moisture resistance, high-temperature shelf characteristics and the like, and is suitably used for encapsulation of a VLSI. Also disclosed is an electronic component comprising an element encapsulated with such a material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichi Akagi, Mitsuo Katayose, Takatoshi Ikeuchi, Yoshinori Endou, Ryouichi Ikezawa
  • Patent number: 7799502
    Abstract: A process including mixing a sulfonated polyester resin, a colorant, and a coagulant; heating the resulting sulfonated polyester mixture; adding a polymetal halide and an anionic latex to form coated toner particles; and heating the coated toner particles is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Raj Patel, Mike Hawkins, Paul Gerroir, Richard P. N. Veregin
  • Patent number: 7723404
    Abstract: Coating compositions are disclosed that include an alkoxide and a silica sol that includes silica nanoparticles and a polymerizable (meth)acrylate binding agent. The polymerizable (meth)acrylate binding agent remains substantially uncrosslinked after the coating composition has been cured to form a hard coat. Also disclosed are articles at least partially coated with a hard coat deposited from such a coating composition, methods for depositing a hard coat on at least a portion of a plastic substrate, and methods for improving the adhesion and abrasion resistance of a coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Shan Cheng, James P. Colton
  • Patent number: 7666926
    Abstract: A method of making a photocatalytic material comprising a base substance and photocatalytic particles bonded on the base substance by chemical bonding through a silane compound. The chemical bonding is bonding a reactive group of the silane compound through graft polymerization to a radical produced on a resin surface of the base substance by irradiating radiation ray. The resulting photocatalytic material has the advantage that, even when used over a long time, the photocatalytic particles are less apt to shed and the resin base is less apt to deteriorate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: NBC Meshtec, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsuruo Nakayama, Nobukazu Motojima, Toru Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 7649029
    Abstract: The present invention features ionomer compositions containing nanozirconia fillers. The compositions can be used in a variety of dental and orthodontic applications, for example, as adhesives, cements, restoratives, coatings and sealants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Brant U. Kolb, Hoa T. Bui, Jason P. Thalacker, Lani S. Kangas, Joel D. Oxman, Kenton D. Budd, Jacqueline C. Rolf, Sumita B. Mitra
  • Patent number: 7585903
    Abstract: A photocatalytic material which comprises a resin base and photocatalyst particles tenaciously deposited thereon in such a manner that the function of the photocatalyst is not impaired. Even when the photocatalytic material is used over long, the photocatalyst particles are less apt to shed and the resin base is less apt to deteriorate. In the photocatalytic material, the photocatalyst particles have been bonded to the base by chemical bonding through a silane compound. The photocatalytic material is characterized in that the chemical bonding through a silane compound is bonding by graft polymerization, and that the graft polymerization is radiation-induced graft polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: NBC Inc.
    Inventors: Tsuruo Nakayama, Nobukazu Motojima, Toru Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 7544725
    Abstract: A labeled polymeric bead wherein individual beads comprise a primary particle formed of a synthetic polymeric material, and at least one secondary particle entrapped within the primary particle of the bead and being comprised of a synthetic polymer material incorporating reporter moieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Nanoco Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Nigel Pickett, Andrew James Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20090082490
    Abstract: A linear polymer comprising carborane, siloxane, and acetylene units, which may be cross-linked to a cured polymer and/or pyrolyzed to a ceramic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Teddy M. Keller
  • Publication number: 20080242766
    Abstract: Coating compositions having reproducible properties and high scratch resistance contain an ethylenically unsaturated binder and particles functionalized with an alkoxysilane, the silicon atom of which is spaced from an electron withdrawing group by a methylene group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: CONSORTIUM FUER ELEKTROCHEMISCHE INDUSTRIE GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph Briehn, Volker Stanjek, Richard Weidner
  • Patent number: 7329699
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition, preferably a care and/or treatment and/or make-up composition for keratin and keratinous materials in general (including the skin, hair, nails, scalp, and/lips of human beings, keratinous fibers, etc.), containing an oil, a structuring polymer and a coated silicone elastomer. Preferably, the compositions of the invention are anhydrous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Terry Van Liew, Shaoxing Lu
  • Patent number: 6991852
    Abstract: A silica-based material that includes a silica-based substrate and a polymerized organic material disposed thereon. The polymerized organic material is made from reactive organic moieties bonded to the silica-based substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Peter W. Carr, Marc A. Hillmyer, Huqun Liu, Hao Luo, Lianjia Ma, Brian C. Trammell
  • Patent number: 6884831
    Abstract: A modified asphalt and method for making the same is characterized by the addition of a partitioning agent to a polymer modifier material such as synthetic rubber to prevent reagglomeration of the rubber. The partitioning agent reduces the time required to disperse the modifier material in asphalt to be modified and also reduces the viscosity of the modified asphalt so that the modified asphalt is easier to handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Inventor: Mohammed Memon
  • Patent number: 6743834
    Abstract: Anionic electrodeposition coating compositions for forming matte films containing acrylic resin; alkoxysilyl group containing emulsified polymer produced by a multiple stage emulsion polymerization of unsaturated monomer in the presence of water and a emulsifier, wherein the unsaturated monomer containing alkoxysilyl group-containing unsaturated monomer is present in an amount of 5 to 40% by weight based on a total amount of all the unsaturated monomers used in the multiple stage emulsion polymerization; and crosslinking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Kansai Taint Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Yokoyama, Kamikado Koji
  • Patent number: 6624214
    Abstract: There is disclosed a rubber composition comprising: (a) 100 parts by weight of at least one rubber containing olefinic unsaturation; and (b) 1 to 150 phr of a precipitated organosilicon particles having a core and a shell, wherein the core is obtained by the condensation of at least one monomer of the formula: R1—Si(OR2)3  I  where R1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, methyl, ethyl, vinyl, alkoxy having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and phenyl; R2 is selected from the group consisting of alkyls having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms and phenyl; and wherein said condensation of said monomer is in the presence of a surfactant; and wherein the shell is obtained by the subsequent addition to the core of a monomer of the formula: R3—Si(OR2)3  II  where R3 is selected from the group consisting of —CH═CH2, —CH2—CH═CH2, &Parenopenst;CH2&Parenclosest;nSH and mixtures thereof; and n is an integer of from 2 to 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Rene Jean Zimmer, Wolfgang Lauer, Marc Weydert, Friedrich Visel, Uwe Ernst Frank
  • Patent number: 6605655
    Abstract: Provided is a polyamide resin composition comprising a melt blend of (A) a polyamide resin, (B) a phyllosilicate, and (C) an olefin compound having a carboxylic acid anhydride group in the molecule or a polymer of the olefin compound, in which the phyllosilicate (B) has a reactive functional group bonded thereto and is such that the exchangeable metal ions existing in the inter layers are ion-exchanged with organic onium ions. The composition has a reduced inorganic ash content and has both high stiffness and high ductility. Optionally, the composition contains an inorganic filler apart from the phyllosilicate, an impact modifier, and a flame retardant, still having high stiffness and high ductility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Koya Kato, Toru Nishimura, Toru Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 6602933
    Abstract: In-organic fillers are modified by in-situ co-polymerization of vinyl silane and another vinyl monomer. Vinyl silane couples with the filler by Si—O bonds. The remaining vinyl groups on the surface of the treated fillers then co-polymerize with the other vinyl monomer. The modified in-organic fillers treated by the in-situ co-polymerization are subsequently used to fill the polymer matrix. Tensile and impact strength of filler-reinforced polymer composites are improved remarkably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Inventors: Chak Yin Tang, Xiao-lin Xie
  • Patent number: 6395848
    Abstract: Aqueous dispersion polymerization of fluoromonomers is improved by using a combination of fluorosurfactants, one of which is a perfluoropolyether carboxylic acid or sulfonic acid or salt of either.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Richard Alan Morgan, Clay Woodward Jones, Theodore Treat, Jeffrey A. Hrivnak
  • Patent number: 6391449
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polymer-clay intercalates, exfoliates, nanocomposites and methods of manufacturing comprising (i) a melt-processible matrix polymer, and incorporated therein (ii) a mixture of at least two layered clay materials. The invention also relates to articles produced from a nanocomposite and a process for preparing a nanocomposite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: AMCOL International Corporation
    Inventors: Tie Lan, Vasiliki Psihogios, Robert Boyd Barbee, James Christopher Matayabas, Jr., John Walker Gilmer
  • Patent number: 6376576
    Abstract: A curable ceramer composition, coated articles and methods for making and curing the composition. The curable ceramer comprises a fluoro/silane, a crosslinkable silane, a curable binder precursor, and a colloidal inorganic oxide. The ceramer has a long shelf life before cure and can be used to provide cured ceramer coatings and articles having stain resistance, abrasion resistance and hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Soonkun Kang, George G. I. Moore
  • Publication number: 20020022678
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polymer-clay intercalates, exfoliates, nanocomposites and methods of manufacturing comprising (i) a melt-processible matrix polymer, and incorporated therein (ii) a mixture of at least two layered clay materials. The invention also relates to articles produced from a nanocomposite and a process for preparing a nanocomposite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 1999
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Inventors: TIE LAN, VASILIKI PSHIHOGIOS, ROBERT BOYD BARBEE, JAMES CHRISTOPHER MATAYABAS, JOHN WALKER GILMER
  • Patent number: 6340724
    Abstract: Finely divided powdered rubbers containing filler which remain free-flowing even after exposure to mechanical stresses and to a process for the production thereof, in which the rubber powder is obtained in two precipitation steps, and to the use of these powders for the production of vulcanizable rubber compounds. The fillers used, which are both precipitated silicas and carbon blacks known in the rubber art, are surface-modifed by organosilicon compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2002
    Assignee: PKU Pulverkautschuk Union GmbH
    Inventors: Udo Görl, Reinhard Stober, Hartmut Lauer, Uwe Ernst