Product Having A Silicon Atom As Part Of An Organic Compound Patents (Class 523/212)
  • Patent number: 10793685
    Abstract: A composite silicone rubber particle is disclosed, wherein a part or entire surface of the silicone rubber particle is covered by a fine particle, a surface of which is modified by a functional group containing quaternary ammonium salt. Manufacturing methods of the composite silicone rubber particle are also disclosed, as well as a cosmetic product composition containing the composite silicone rubber particle. The composite silicone rubber particle has hydrophilicity and dispersibility while maintaining excellent fluidity, contains no harmful methanol, and has antimicrobial activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Toray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitsugu Morita, Mari Wakita
  • Patent number: 10729405
    Abstract: Provided is a composition for an acoustic wave probe including a polysiloxane mixture containing polysiloxane and silica particles of which an average primary particle diameter exceeds 16 nm and less than 100 nm and which are subjected to surface treatment, and organic peroxide, and a silicone resin for an acoustic wave probe, the acoustic wave probe, an ultrasound probe, an acoustic wave measurement apparatus, an ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, a photoacoustic wave measurement apparatus, and an ultrasound endoscope using the composition for an acoustic wave probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nakai, Atsushi Osawa
  • Patent number: 10696831
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition that includes a polyolefin, hollow glass microspheres, a polar semicrystalline thermoplastic additive, and at least one of an impact modifier or a compatibilizer. Articles made from the composition, a method of making such an article by melt processing the composition, and the use of the composition are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Klaus Hintzer, Friedrich M. Wolff, Bernd Gangnus, Stefan V. Friedrich, Marcel Doering
  • Patent number: 10640648
    Abstract: A camera module containing a molded part (e.g., generally planar base, lens barrel mounted on the base, etc.) that is formed form a polymer composition is provided. The polymer composition includes a liquid crystalline polymer and inorganic particles that have a hardness value of about 2.5 or more based on the Mohs hardness scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Ticona LLC
    Inventor: Young Shin Kim
  • Patent number: 10555892
    Abstract: A coated powder comprises (a) particles, and (b) a coating, on the surface of the particles. The surface coating comprises (1) optionally silica moieties, (2) organo oxysilane moieties selected from the group consisting of mono-organo oxysilane moieties, bi-organo oxysilane moieties and tri-organo oxysilane moieties, and (3) optionally organo-substituted polysiloxane moieties. The organo oxysilane moieties each have the formula R?nSiO4-n, with n=1, 2 or 3, and each R? group is independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, esters, amides, and at least one aromatic moiety having an absorption band maximum in the region of 280 nm to 780 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Nanophase Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Harry W. Sarkas, Anna Pavlovic, Kevin Cureton, Harold G. Judd
  • Patent number: 10533287
    Abstract: Provided is a dispersant for carbon fibers which allows uniform dispersion of relatively long carbon fibers, e.g., carbon fibers with a length of 12.5 mm or more, particularly 10.0-100.0 mm, more particularly 12.5-50.0 mm in an aqueous medium. A dispersant for carbon fibers used by combining: (A) a random copolymer of phenylglycidyl ether and ethylene oxide, or a random copolymer of phenylglycidyl ether, ethylene oxide and propylene oxide; and (B) a polyether-based polyurethane resin based on a bifunctional polyol and hexamethylene diisocyanate, the bifunctional polyol being polyethylene glycol and/or an ethylene oxide-propylene oxide random copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Hayakawa, Toshimichi Kusunoki, Hiroyuki Kawai, Hideo Kiyoyama
  • Patent number: 10494525
    Abstract: The composition can include a polyamide, hollow glass microspheres having amino groups on at least a portion of their surfaces, and an impact modifier comprising at least one of polyolefin units or polydiene units and at least one of carboxylic acid or carboxylic acid anhydride functional groups. The composition can include a matrix of a polyamide modified with an impact modifier comprising at least one of polyolefin units or polydiene units and hollow glass microspheres dispersed in the matrix. At least some of the impact modifier and the polyamide share at least one of an amide bond, an imide bond, or a carboxyl-amine non-covalent bond, and at least some of the hollow glass microspheres and the matrix share at least one of an amide bond, an imide bond, or a carboxyl-amine noncovalent bond. The impact modifier is present in an amount of at least about 5 weight percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Baris Yalcin
  • Patent number: 10329392
    Abstract: There is provided a carbon fiber-reinforced molded article that avoids peeling of carbon fibers from a base material and has high strength, the carbon fiber-reinforced molded article comprising a base material and a composite material dispersed in the base material, wherein the composite material comprises carbon fibers and a structure formed on the surface of the carbon fibers and including a plurality of carbon nanotubes, the plurality of carbon nanotubes forms a network structure in which the carbon nanotubes are directly connected to one another, and the plurality of carbon nanotubes is directly attached to the surface of the carbon fibers by using a portion of the surface thereof as an attaching portion, and also is physically bound to the surface of the carbon fibers via a binding member provided on at least a portion other than the attaching portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Takuji Komukai, Hiromi Teruhira, Katsuyuki Nakai
  • Patent number: 10286101
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for adhering tissue surfaces and materials and biomedical uses thereof. In particular the present invention relates to a method for adhering a first tissue surface to a second tissue surface in a subject in need thereof, comprising the steps of adsorbing a layer of nanoparticles on at least one of the tissue surfaces, and approximating the surfaces for a time sufficient for allowing the surfaces to adhere to each other. The present invention also relates to a method for adhering a material to a biological tissue in a subject in need thereof, comprising the steps of adsorbing a layer of nanoparticles on the surface of the material and/or the biological tissue and approximating the material and the biological tissue for a time sufficient for allowing the material and the biological tissue to adhere to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: INSERM (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale), Université Paris Diderot—Paris 7, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Université Paris XIII Paris-Nord, École Supérieur de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de Paris
    Inventors: Ludwik Leibler, Anne Meddahipelle, Didier Letourneur, Alba Marcellan-Parisot
  • Patent number: 10051962
    Abstract: A drive device for a movable furniture part includes a force-actuated ejection element for ejecting the movable furniture part from a closed position into an open position, and a locking device for locking the ejection element in a locking position. The locking device includes a control element connected to the ejection element, and a gate for the control element. The gate has—outside an optionally present latch depression—sidewall regions that have different hardnesses in certain sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: JULIUS BLUM GMBH
    Inventor: Christof Goetz
  • Patent number: 9932703
    Abstract: A carbon fiber sizing agent imparts good bonding performance to carbon fiber, is used to reinforce a thermoplastic matrix resin, and provides a carbon fiber strand applied with the sizing agent and a fiber-reinforced composite reinforced with the carbon fiber strand. The sizing agent for carbon fiber is used to reinforce thermoplastic matrix resin. The sizing agent essentially contains a polymer component having a glass transition temperature of at least 20 deg.C. and exhibits no endothermic peaks indicating an endothermic heat of fusion due to crystalline melting of at least 3 J/g in a determination with a DSC. The weight ratio of the polymer component is 10 to 100 wt % of the nonvolatile components of the sizing agent. The polymer component is at least one component selected from the group consisting of an aromatic polyester resin, aromatic polyester-polyurethane resin and amine-modified aromatic epoxy resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshio Hashimoto, Yusuke Shimizu, Mikio Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 9862804
    Abstract: A polyarylene sulfide resin powder/grain composition in which 100 weight parts of polyarylene sulfide resin powder/grain material whose average particle diameter exceeds 1 ?m and is less than or equal to 100 ?m and whose uniformity degree is less than or equal to 4 has been blended with 0.1 to 5 weight parts of an inorganic fine particle having an average particle diameter greater than or equal to 20 nm and less than or equal to 500 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kei Watanabe, Kazusada Takeda, Hiroshi Takezaki, Kei Makita, Yosuke Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9822254
    Abstract: A camera module containing a molded part (e.g., generally planar base, lens barrel mounted on the base, etc.) that is formed from a polymer composition is provided. The polymer composition includes a liquid crystalline polymer and inorganic particles that have a hardness value of about 2.5 or more based on the Mohs hardness scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Ticona LLC
    Inventor: Young Shin Kim
  • Patent number: 9777203
    Abstract: There is provided herein a silicone pressure sensitive adhesive composition comprising (A) a linear olefinically-functional polyorganosiloxane copolymer gum possessing a degree of polymerization in excess of 3,000; (B) a silicone resin including at least one MH unit and at least one Q unit; and, (C) a hydrosilylation catalyst, wherein the composition is in the substantial absence of low molecular weight siloxane having a degree of polymerization of less than 3,000 and wherein the composition has low peel adhesion to and clean removal from a substrate. There is also provided a protective film including the same as well as a method of making the protective film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials
    Inventors: David Newsham, Roy Griswold, Jos Delis
  • Patent number: 9718949
    Abstract: Compositions including recycled resin components and medical devices and components made form such compositions are disclosed. The compositions and medical devices are characterized as biocompatible and sterilization stable. In one or more embodiments, the compositions include a recycled resin component and may include one or more of an anti-oxidant component, slip additive component, anti-static component, impact modifier component, colorant component, acid scavenger component, X-ray fluorescence agent component, radio opaque filler component, surface modifier component, melt stabilizer component, clarifier component, processing aid component and reinforcing agent component. Methods of forming medical articles and components are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ankur S. Kulshrestha, Mildred Calistri-Yeh, Lourdes Pia Lopez Amora, Richard Giddes
  • Patent number: 9422427
    Abstract: An artificial marble chip of the present invention comprises curable resin, metal fiber and/or inorganic fiber, and inorganic filler. The metal fiber and/or inorganic fiber preferably have an average length of about 1 to about 6 mm and an average particle diameter of about 10 to about 15 ?m. An artificial marble according to the present invention is produced by using the artificial marble chip, curable resin matrix, and inorganic filler as main components. The curable resin is preferably selected from acrylic resin, unsaturated polyester resin, epoxy resin, or a copolymer thereof. The artificial marble according to the present invention is produced by the steps of: producing an artificial marble composition by mixing the artificial marble chip, the inorganic filler, and other additives into the curable resin matrix; and curing the composition at about 25 to about 180° C. The invention can also include the step of defoaming the composition prior to curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Doo Kyo Jeong, Eung Seo Park, Jong Chul Park, Chang Ho Son, Chang Ho Shin, Dong Jun Kim, Hyun Cheol Jeon
  • Patent number: 9388288
    Abstract: The invention includes a method of preparing an aqueous dispersion of particles at least partially encapsulated by a polymer, the method comprising dispersing inorganic particles in an aqueous phase; functionalizing at least a portion of the surfaces of the inorganic particles with a coupling agent, the coupling agent having pendent reactive groups; polymerizing the reactive groups on the functionalized particles with a first polymerizable component to produce inner polymer shells surrounding the inorganic particles; polymerizing a second polymerizable component to form outer polymer shells at least partially encapsulating the inner polymer shells; and producing voids within the outer polymer shells, such that the inorganic particles are received within the voids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Noel Vanier, Xiangling Xu, Wei Wang, Shanti Swarup, Michael Pawlik, David Asay
  • Patent number: 9339781
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparing an aqueous dispersion of polymer encapsulated particulate material, the method comprising: providing a dispersion of the particulate material in a continuous aqueous phase, the dispersion comprising ethylenically unsaturated monomer and a stabilizer for the particulate material; and polymerizing the ethylenically unsaturated monomer by non-living free radical polymerization to form polymer that encapsulates the particulate material, thereby providing the aqueous dispersion of polymer encapsulated particulate material; wherein polymerization of the ethylenically unsaturated monomer comprises: (a) polymerizing a monomer composition that includes ionizable ethylenically unsaturated monomer so as to form a base responsive water swellable non-living polymer layer that encapsulates the particulate material; and (b) polymerizing a monomer composition that includes non-ionizable ethylenically unsaturated monomer so as to form an extensible, water and base permeab
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: The University of Sydney
    Inventors: Matthew Paul Baker, Timothy Warren Davey, Brian Stanley Hawkett, Duc Ngoc Nguyen, Christopher Henry Such
  • Patent number: 9321856
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process to produce a functionalized polymer comprising: a) contacting an iodine modified aromatic polymer with an oxidizing agent to obtain an iodonium salt of the aromatic polymer; b) contacting the iodonium salt of the aromatic polymer with a polymer having internal or terminal unsaturation(s); and c) obtaining a functionalized polymer from the polymer having internal or terminal unsaturation(s) wherein the functionalized polymer has an Mn less than the Mn of the polymer having internal or terminal unsaturation(s) and the functionalized polymer has an acid number higher than the acid number of the polymer having internal or terminal unsaturation(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Yang, Jay L. Reimers
  • Patent number: 9260629
    Abstract: A coated article includes a substrate and a superhydrophobic coating on the substrate. The superhydrophobic coating is a composite of a silicone polymer and particles that are inherently hydrophobic or surface-functionalized with a hydrophobic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Richard L. Smith, Joshua A. Sheffel, Wayde R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9238728
    Abstract: A composition containing (a) at least one biodegradable/biorenewable thermoplastic material that includes poly(lactic acid) (PLA); and (b) at least one plasticizer that includes an epoxidized fatty acid alkyl ester is provided. In some embodiments, the epoxidized fatty acid alkyl ester is methyl epoxy soyate. It was found that epoxidized fatty acid alkyl esters impart a reduction in tensile modulus in compositions containing PLA. The compositions may be formed into films, such as those used in food packaging. A method that includes extruding a composition comprising PLA and at least one epoxidized fatty acid alkyl ester is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventor: Zuzanna Donnelly
  • Patent number: 9200153
    Abstract: A composition comprising: (I) 30 to 85 wt % of a polypropylene component comprising a polypropylene copolymer; (II) 5 to 49 wt % of a second component comprising at least one ethylene alkyl (meth)acrylate polymer having a (meth)acrylate content of at least 15 wt %; and (III) 10 to 50 wt % of glass fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Renate Schininger, Claudia Kniesel
  • Patent number: 9163125
    Abstract: A method of preparing a transparent polymer material includes i) obtaining composite nanoparticles having mineral nanoparticles at least partially coated with at least one monomer and/or at least one polymer suitable for promoting physicochemical interactions at the interface between the mineral nanoparticles and a thermoplastic polycarbonate matrix, the mineral nanoparticles being surface-modified by the monomer and/or the polymer, either directly by grafting or directly by adsorption of the monomer and/or polymer onto the surface of the mineral nanoparticles; or via a coupling agent selected from a chlorosilane or an organosilane including a functional group that is capable of reacting by a radical pathway. The composite nanoparticles obtained in step i) are mixed with the thermoplastic polycarbonate matrix in the molten state to obtain the transparent polymer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventors: Anne Christmann, Jean-Francois Hochepied, Jose-Marie Lopez-Cuesta, Laure Meynie, Alexandra Roos, Nathalie Cornet, Karine Cavalier, Didier Sy, Marc Lacroix
  • Patent number: 9145474
    Abstract: A convenient, practical method for forming elastomers from dual functional siloxanes that cure by a step-growth mechanism is provided. The method involves preparing a first mixture containing a first telechelic siloxane and a hydrosilylation catalyst; preparing a second mixture containing a second telechelic siloxane and a dual functional siloxane having two different polymer termini; and reacting the first mixture with the second mixture to produce the siloxane elastomer. The first and second mixtures may be stored separately until time of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Gelest Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry C. Arkles, Jonathan D. Goff
  • Patent number: 9139736
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel surface modified semi-gels, to a method for producing same, and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Gottlieb Lindner, Hans-Dieter Christian
  • Patent number: 9127026
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing a silica grafted with an organosilicon compound, to a grafted silica obtained according to said method and to the use thereof in compositions of silicone crosslinkable into an elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventors: David Mariot, François Ganachaud
  • Patent number: 9127167
    Abstract: Disclosed are a functional reinforcing filler including inorganic particles surface-modified with an alkenylsilanol obtained by hydrolyzing an alkenylalkoxysilane compound, and a method for preparing the same. Since the disclosed functional reinforcing filler has a functional group having a double bond, it has good reactivity for styrene-butadiene rubber and sulfur. Thus, when used as a functional reinforcing filler in the manufacture of rubber, it allows improvement of physical properties through adjustment of the addition amount of sulfur without additional use of the coupling agent. In addition, because of superior hydrolysis reactivity, the problem of alcohol can be solved and a rubber mixture with long scorch time can be prepared. In particular, when the functional reinforcing filler of the present invention is used in the manufacture of tires, improvement in modulus, tensile strength, rotational resistance and wet traction performance can be expected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventors: Bok Ryul Yoo, Joon Soo Han, Dong Euy Jung
  • Patent number: 8987351
    Abstract: A method for treating filler material includes contacting the filler material with a silane which, upon hydrolysis, produces substantially no significant amount of volatile organic compound and/or the hydrolyzate of the silane to provide a treated filler which can then be incorporated into a matrix to provide a composite body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Weller
  • Patent number: 8980984
    Abstract: Thermally conductive polymer compositions comprising polymer, highly moisture resistant magnesium oxide, and filler having higher aspect ratio than 5. The compositions are particularly useful for metal/polymer hybrid parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ticona LLC
    Inventor: Yuji Saga
  • Patent number: 8969433
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to thermoplastic compositions, in particular polycarbonate thermoplastic compositions containing a surface-treated talc, methods for the manufacture of such compositions, and articles formed from the compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: SABIC Global Technologies, B.V.
    Inventors: Yuanqing He, Amit Kulkarni, Johannes Hubertus Lohmeijer
  • Patent number: 8933164
    Abstract: A dispersion, comprising 0.1 to 25% by weight hydrophobized silica, 8 to 90 wt % of at least one alcohol selected from the group consisting of ethanol, 1-propanol and 2-propanol, 7 to 89 wt % of water, 0 to 30% by weight solvent immiscible with water, and 0.04 to 5 wt % of at least one carboxyvinyl polymer present in neutralized form, can be applied to a surface using a non-drip application method and, by modifying the surface with hydrophobized silica, imparts water-repelling and self-cleaning properties to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Peggau, Harald Jakob, Wolfgang Lortz
  • Patent number: 8927627
    Abstract: Crosslinkable or crosslinked silicone compositions, forming water-repellent and release coating for a flexible heat sensitive support of paper or polymer, and comprising crosslinking polyorganosiloxanes (POSs) bearing ?Si—H units and unsaturated, preferably ?Si-Vi, vinyl-containing POSs, capable of reacting with the crosslinker by polyaddition, in the presence of platinum in order to form the crosslinked release coating on the flexible support. The object is enabling the coating composition to crosslink instantaneously to produce, on various flexible supports (paper, e.g. glassine, or polymer, e.g. polyester such as polyethylene terephthalate PET), a crosslinked silicone coating leaving the coating machine, with excellent attachment (adhesion) and mechanical strength or cohesion—“Rub-off”—properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Bluestar Silicones France SAS
    Inventors: Michel Feder, Yassine Maadadi
  • Patent number: 8895145
    Abstract: Hydrophobic silica particles are produced by reacting them with a hydrosiloxane agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Alyson M. Christopher, George Eid, Joachim K. Floess, Dmitry Fomitchev, Jincheng Xiong
  • Patent number: 8883878
    Abstract: A thermoplastic composition comprising from 30 to 89.5 wt. % of an aromatic polycarbonate, from 0.5 to 20 wt. % of an impact modifier, from 0 to 25 wt. % of an aromatic vinyl copolymer, from 6 to 35 wt. % of a mineral filler, and from 4 to 20 wt. % of a titanium dioxide, wherein the titanium dioxide is coated with silicone or siloxane, based on the total weight of the composition, has been found to exhibit improved mechanical properties and other characteristics and less degradation than filled thermoplastic compositions without the particular coated titanium dioxide. The composition optionally comprises an acid or acid salt. An article may be formed by molding, extruding, shaping or forming such a composition to form the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sabic Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Andries Adriaan Volkers, Lydie Belot
  • Patent number: 8871837
    Abstract: A method for preparation of a molecular recognition element comprising the steps of binding a template to a surface of a carrier material, providing a recognition material to the surface of the carrier material, initiating polymerization of the recognition material on the surface of the carrier material, stopping the polymerization of the recognition material on the surface of the carrier material, and releasing the template from the surface of the carrier material and the polymerized recognition material. The method is characterized as an aim size of individual imprints is predefined, and the polymerization of the recognition material on the surface of the carrier material is stopped when a size of individual imprints of the polymerized recognition material essentially equals the predefined aim size. This method is readily applicable for preparation of a molecular recognition element useful as a drug, catalyst, competitive affinity ligand inhibitor, competitor, agonist, antagonist or diagnostic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz Hochschule fur Lifescience
    Inventors: Patrick Shahgaldian, Alessandro Cumbo, Philippe Corvini
  • Patent number: 8865799
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for making silica-filled rubber masterbatch using silica hydrophobated with a trimethoxy silane coupling agent that is soluble in an alcohol-water solution containing at least about 70 wt % water. One embodiment uses a mixture of trimethoxy silanes, one or more of which react with rubber to bond the silica to the rubber, and one or more of which do not react with rubber, but do hydrophobate the silica. Hydrophobated silica is mixed with latex polymer and incorporated into rubber during coagulation of the latex, which is preferably coagulated with calcium chloride. The present invention further provides a process for making the trimethoxy silane coupling agents. Preferred trimethoxy silane coupling agents include bis-(3-trimethoxysilylpropyl)-disulfide and bis-(3-trimethoxysilylpropyl)-tetrasulfide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignees: Industrias Negromex, S.A. de C.V., Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Peter J. Wallen, Christopher J. Hardiman, Howard A. Colvin, Gregory C. Bowman, Jose Eduardo Rojas Reyna
  • Patent number: 8841358
    Abstract: The invention relates to a ceramic particulate and polymer composite having enhanced viscoelastic and rheological properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Tundra Composites, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt E. Heikkila, Rodney K. Williams, John S. Kroll
  • 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: 8815984
    Abstract: An elastomeric composition containing a rubber polymer, an acid acceptor, and a silane-modified needle-like/acircular mineral additive. Compositions according to the present invention have superior heat resistance, compression set resistance, and improved processability (lower compound Mooney) compared to known rubber compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: LANXESS Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Nasreddine, Sharon Guo
  • Patent number: 8809420
    Abstract: A method for preparing organic-inorganic composite materials is provided. It is a dispersion method that the inorganic phase is introduced into the polymer matrix uniformly. The core-shell structure, in which the inorganic materials are core and the organic materials are shell, is formed by first wrapping the inorganic materials with the organic materials in the same reactor. Therefore, the match between the polarity of inorganic phase and the polarity of polymer phase is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Nanjing University of Technology
    Inventors: Wang Wei, Gongping Liu, Nanping Xu, Wanqin Jin
  • Publication number: 20140128501
    Abstract: In a fibrous planar structure in which fibers are embedded in a matrix, an increase in mechanical resistance is achieved by improving the adhesion between the fiber and the matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Christian Seidel, Heinrich Zeininger
  • Patent number: 8716383
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a protective layer for protecting skin and tissues in a vicinity of the skin includes the steps of: forming a mixture comprising approximately 15% of dimethyl-vinyl-terminated polydimethylsiloxane with a viscosity greater than 20,000 mPa·s, approximately 25% of dimethyl-vinyl-terminated polydimethylsiloxane with a viscosity between 200 and 20,000 mPa·s, approximately 45% of trimethyl-terminated polydimethylsiloxane, approximately 12% of trimethylsiloxy-treated pyrogenic silica, and approximately 3% of dimethyl-hydrogen-terminated co-polydimethylsiloxane-polymethyl-hydrogen-siloxane; polymerizing at least partially the mixture to obtain a polymer gel; and forming the protective layer using the polymer gel. The polymer gel has, at a temperature of 35° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Millet Innovation
    Inventors: Damien Millet, Eric Jourdan
  • Patent number: 8710119
    Abstract: Mass productivity and production stability of a polyphenylene ether composition are improved without deteriorating physical properties by means of a production process of polyphenylene ether composition comprising pre-melt compounding 20 to 98.5% by mass of a polyphenylene ether powder (I), 1 to 60% by mass of an inorganic filler powder (II) and 0.5 to 20% by mass of a thermoplastic elastomer having functional group (III), followed by melt compounding; wherein melt compounding is conducted using a twin-screw extruder having a total length of barrels of 800 mm or more, and a pre-melt compounding zone occupies 45 to 80 % of upstream of the twin-screw extruder based on the total length 100% of the twin-screw extruder when a drive side and a molten compound discharging side of the twin-screw extruder are regarded as upstream and downstream, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
    Inventor: Toru Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8697777
    Abstract: The invention relates to plastic compounds for preparing films in a masterbatch containing zeolite with surfaces modified by silylation reaction. The films can be obtained through thermoplastic processing by blending the masterbatch with polymers such as polyolefins and polystyrene. The masterbatch includes styrene-b-(ethylene-ran-butylene)-b-styrene copolymers with styrene to ethylene-ran-butylene content of 12:88 to 14:86, and zeolites surfaces modified by silylation reaction with organosilane compound, in 30% to 70% by weight of copolymer with zeolite. The organosilane formula is R1nSiR2R3-n, where R is methoxy, ethoxy or chloro group, R1 is methyl group, R2 is functional group capable of a forming ?-? interaction from phenyl, phenylethyl, vinyl, or propyl methacrylate groups, and n is 0 and 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignees: National Science & Technology Development Agency, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
    Inventors: Tawan Sooknoi, Chonlada Ritvirulh, Asira Fuongfuchat, Doungporn Sirikittikul, Phatchareeya Raksa
  • Patent number: 8679578
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an anti-reflection film, the method forming a multi-layer structure with different refractive indices from a coating composition in which the following (A) to (F) components are mixed. (A) Fluorine-containing polymer including a fluorine-containing hydrocarbon structure and a constituent unit derived from a compound having at least one group selected from a polyalkylene oxide group and a basic functional group, (B) Low refractive index inorganic fine particles which are not surface-modified or low refractive index inorganic fine particles which are surface-treated with a silane coupling agent having the molecular weight of 600 or less, (C) A curable binder containing no fluorine atoms in the molecule, (D) A solvent, (E) A polyfunctional fluorine-containing curable compound, and (F) High refractive index inorganic fine particles treated with a specific surface modifying agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Akutagawa, Hiroyuki Yoneyama, Daiki Wakizaka
  • Publication number: 20140039093
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coating composition comprising: a) silanized colloidal silica particles; b) alkyd-containing binder; c) a carrier fluid, wherein the coating composition is essentially free from a cobalt-based drier. The present invention also relates to a method of producing a coating composition and the use of such coating composition for coating of a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Harry Johan Greenwood, Hans Lagnemo
  • Patent number: 8592037
    Abstract: Compositions containing a nanostructure, preferably a nanocrystal, are provided. The nanostructures have ligands bound to the surface. Such ligands are preferably siloxane containing ligands having at least one —COON group, although ligands having various ?P?O groups are also contemplated. The nanostructures can be embedded into a polymer such as a silicone polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: J. Wallace Parce, Paul Bernatis, Robert Dubrow, William P Freeman, Joel Gamoras, Shihai Kan, Andreas Meisel, Baixin Qian, Jeffery A Whiteford, Jonathan Ziebarth
  • Patent number: 8575235
    Abstract: A removable hydrophobic composition, a removable hydrophobic coating layer and a fabrication method thereof are provided. The removable hydrophobic composition comprises 0.1-50 parts by weight of nano-particles having diameters smaller than 100 nm and of which surfaces are modified with silicon hydride compound, 0.1-5 parts by weight of an adhesion regulator or adhesion inhibitor, 100 parts by weight of a solvent, and 0.1-50 parts by weight of a polymer compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hung-Chiao Cheng, Wen-Hann Chou, Yeu-Kuen Wei
  • Patent number: 8557896
    Abstract: An adhesive composition for semiconductor devices, an adhesive film, and a dicing die bonding film, the adhesive composition including an elastomer resin, an epoxy resin, a curable phenolic resin, a curing accelerator, a silane coupling agent, and a filler, wherein the silane coupling agent includes an epoxy group-containing silane coupling agent and a transition metal scavenging functional group-containing silane coupling agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Cheil Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Chul Jeong, Ki Tae Song, Han Nim Choi, Su Mi Im, Ah Ram Pyun, Sang Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 8541495
    Abstract: An adhesive composition is provided particularly excellent in thermal shock resistance for adhesive strength as well as high shear adhesive strength, peel adhesive strength and impact adhesive strength. The adhesive composition of the present invention contains (a) a 2-cyanoacrylate such as 2-ethoxyethyl 2-cyanoacrylate and (b) a polyfunctional cyanoacrylate having two or more 2-cyanoacryloyl groups, the number average molecular weight of the polyfunctional cyanoacrylate (b) is in the range from 1,000 to 50,000, and preferably from 2,000 to 30,000, and the content of the polyfunctional cyanoacrylate (b) is in the range from 1 to 400 parts by weight, and preferably from 1 to 200 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the 2-cyanoacrylate (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Toagosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Ishizaki, Muneaki Kano