At Least One Element Of The Lanthanide Series (atomic No.57-71) Or Contains A Noble Metal Atom (i.e., Au, Ag, Hg, Pt, Pd, Ir, Rh, Ru, Os)dnrm Patents (Class 524/403)
  • Patent number: 10381547
    Abstract: A dielectric film includes an elastomer, and metallic oxide particles having a particle diameter of 100 nm or less that are chemically bonded to the elastomer and are dispersed in the elastomer in a state of primary particles. A method for manufacturing the dielectric film includes: a chelating process of adding a chelating agent to an organometallic compound to produce a chelate compound of the organometallic compound; a sol manufacturing process of adding an organic solvent and water to the chelate compound to obtain a sol of metallic oxide particles produced by the hydrolytic reaction of the organometallic compound; a mixed solution preparing process of mixing the sol of the metallic oxide particles and a polymer solution containing a rubber polymer having functional groups that optionally react with hydroxy groups; and a film forming process of applying the mixed solution onto a substrate, and curing the resultant coating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shigeaki Takamatsu, Shinji Kumagai
  • Patent number: 10179845
    Abstract: The present invention provides a condensation-curable silicone resin composition sheet that is in a plastic solid state or a semi-solid state at ordinary temperature, including: (A) organopolysiloxane having a weight average molecular weight of 5,000 or more and 1,000,000 or less in terms of polystyrene shown by the following formula (1): (R13SiO1/2)a?(R12SiO2/2)b?(R2SiO3/2)c?(SiO4/2)d?(OR3)e???(1); together with (B) organopolysiloxane having a molecular weight of 10,000 or more and 1,000,000 or less in terms of polystyrene shown by the following formula (2): (R13SiO1/2)a(R12SiO2/2)b(R2SiO3/2)c(SiO4/2)d(OR3)e(HSi(OR3)2O1/2)f??(2) in an amount of 5 to 100 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of the component (A). This condensation-curable silicone resin composition sheet is easy to be handled and has high heat resistance and ultraviolet light resistance while being excel in curing characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Kusunoki, Yuusuke Takamizawa
  • Patent number: 10124558
    Abstract: Provided are a thermal expansion suppressing member having negative thermal expansion properties and a metal-based anti-thermally-expansive member having small thermal expansion. More specifically, provided are a thermal expansion suppressing member, including at least an oxide represented by the following general formula (1), and an anti-thermally-expansive member, including a metal having a positive linear expansion coefficient at 20° C., and a solid body including at least an oxide represented by the following general formula (1), the metal and solid being joined to each other: (Bi1-xMx)NiO3 (1) where M represents at least one metal selected from the group consisting of La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu, Y, and In; and x represents a numerical value of 0.02?x?0.15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: KYOTO UNIVERSITY, CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Kubota, Kaoru Miura, Hisato Yabuta, Yoshihiko Matsumura, Yuichi Shimakawa, Masaki Azuma
  • Patent number: 9637647
    Abstract: This invention provides a polymer thick film copper conductor composition for forming an electrical conductor and a method for using the polymer thick film copper conductor composition to form an electrical conductor in an electrical circuit. The method subjects the deposited thick film copper conductor composition to photonic sintering. The invention further provides electrical devices containing electrical conductors made from the polymer thick film copper conductor composition and also those formed by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Seigi Suh
  • Patent number: 9637648
    Abstract: This invention provides a polymer thick film copper conductor composition for forming a solderable and highly solder leach resistant electrical conductor and a method for using the polymer thick film copper conductor composition to form the electrical conductor in an electrical circuit. The method subjects the deposited thick film copper conductor composition to photonic sintering. The invention further provides electrical devices containing electrical conductors made from the polymer thick film copper conductor composition and also those formed by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Seigi Suh
  • Patent number: 9446152
    Abstract: In a composition aspect of the invention, a nanoparticle coating comprises repeating polyacrylic acid monomers covalently bound together in an aliphatic chain having a plurality of carboxylic acid functional groups and modified carboxylic acid functional groups extending therefrom. A first portion of the modified carboxylic acid functional groups are modified by a PEG oligomer having a terminal methoxy functional group and a second portion of the modified carboxylic acid functional groups are modified by a PEG oligomer having at least one terminal sulfur moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Hedi Mattoussi, Goutam Palui, Hyon Bin Na
  • Patent number: 9248441
    Abstract: Metal nanoparticles entrapped or encapsulated in a polymer nanocapsule disclosed. Methods of making and using the metal nanoparticles entrapped or encapsulated in a polymer nanocapsule are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: University of Memphis Research Foundation
    Inventors: Eugene Pinkhassik, Sergey Shamakov
  • Patent number: 9237637
    Abstract: A method for forming printed conductors on a flexible substrate is disclosed. Initially, an inorganic matrix precursor is printed onto a flexible substrate. The inorganic precursor is then cured with a light pulse to form a porous inorganic matrix thin film. A polymer is subsequently infused into the porous inorganic matrix thin film to form a polymer infused inorganic matrix thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: NCC NANO, LLC
    Inventor: Ian M. Rawson
  • Patent number: 9147525
    Abstract: A multilayer coil component is provided to have high reliability and in which internal stress arising from the difference in firing shrinkage behavior and/or thermal expansion coefficient between ferrite layers and internal conductor layers is alleviated without forming conventional voids between the ferrite layers and the internal conductor layers. A method of manufacturing a multilayer coil includes a step of isolating interfaces between internal conductors and surrounding ferrite by allowing a complexing agent solution to reach interfaces between the internal conductors and the surrounding ferrite through side gap portions from side surfaces of a ferrite element including a helical coil. The complexing agent solution contains at least one selected from the group consisting of an aminocarboxylic acid, a salt of the aminocarboxylic acid, an oxycarboxylic acid, a salt of the oxycarboxylic acid, an amine, phosphoric acid, a salt of phosphoric acid, and a lactone compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Odahara, Akihiro Motoki, Akihiro Ono
  • Patent number: 9085699
    Abstract: A metal nanoparticle composition includes water and a water-soluble polymer having both carboxylic acid and sulfonic acid groups. Silver nanoparticles are dispersed in the water such that the weight percentage of silver in the composition is greater than 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Yongcai Wang, Paul Matthew Hoderlein, John Andrew Lebens, Hwei-Ling Yau, David Paul Trauernicht
  • Patent number: 9006354
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a composite composition, having: bonding a dispersant to the surfaces of inorganic oxide particles to provide dispersibility in a hydrophobic solvent to the inorganic oxide particles, and then dispersing the inorganic oxide particles in a hydrophobic solvent; substituting the dispersant bonded to the surfaces of the inorganic oxide particles with a surface modifier, which is a polydimethylsiloxane-skeleton polymer having one functional group at one terminal end, in the hydrophobic solvent in which the organic oxide particles are dispersed to bond the functional group of the polydimethylsiloxane-skeleton polymer to the surfaces of the inorganic oxide particles; and conjugating a silicone resin and the inorganic oxide particles obtained in the previous step, wherein the surface thereof is modified by bonding the polydimethylsiloxane-skeleton polymer having one functional group at one terminal end thereof, to obtain a composite composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd., Kyoto University
    Inventors: Takeshi Otsuka, Yoshiki Chujo
  • Patent number: 8993665
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymers, nanomaterials, and methods of making the same. Various embodiments provide an amphiphilic multi-arm copolymer. The copolymer includes a core unit and a plurality of amphiphilic block copolymer arms. Each block copolymer arm is substituted on the core unit. Each block copolymer arm includes at least one hydrophilic homopolymer subunit and at least one hydrophobic homopolymer subunit. In some examples, the copolymer can include a star-like or bottlebrush-like block copolymer, and can include a Janus copolymer. Various embodiments provide a nanomaterial. In some examples, the nanomaterial can include Janus nanomaterials, and can include nanoparticles, nanorods, or nanotubes. The nanomaterial includes the amphiphilic multi-arm copolymer and at least one inorganic precursor. The inorganic precursor can be coordinated to at least one homopolymer subunit of one of the amphiphilic block copolymer arms to form the nanomaterial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhiqun Lin, Xinchang Pang
  • Patent number: 8975319
    Abstract: Described herein is a method for producing a nanocomposite material, including nanofillers dispersed in a polymeric matrix. The method comprises the steps of: a) providing a starting thermoplastic polymeric material, having a crystalline structure; b) providing one or more precursors of the nanofillers; c) bringing the starting thermoplastic polymeric material into the molten state and dispersing the precursor or precursors therein; d) subjecting the precursor or precursors to in situ thermolysis, thereby generating the nanofillers directly within the melted material; and e) causing solidification of the molten polymeric material including the nanofillers, thereby obtaining the nanocomposite material. The precursor or the precursors are selected from among carbonates and acetylacetonates and the thermoplastic polymeric material is isotactic polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: C.R.F. Societa Consortile per Azioni
    Inventor: Daniele Pullini
  • Patent number: 8962731
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a method of preparing a metal nanobelt. According to the method, a metal nanobelt having various applicabilities, for example, capable of easily forming a conductive film or a conductive pattern with excellent conductivity, may be easily prepared by a simple process at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. The method comprises reacting a conductive polymer and a metal salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Won-Jong Kwon, Sung-Ho Yoon, Kyung-Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 8940397
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a primer composition comprising an inorganic UV absorbing agent and a polymer selected from (i) a copolycarbonate, and (ii) a polyurethane obtained by reaction of a polyisocyanate and a copolycarbonate diol. Also disclosed is a coated article comprising a polymeric substrate, a primer layer disposed on at least one surface of said substrate, and an abrasion-resistant layer disposed on said primer layer, where the primer layer is made from the primer composition of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventors: Honnaiah Mallesha, Anantharaman Dhanabalan, Robert F. Hayes, Narayana Padmanabha Iyer, Marc Schaepkens
  • Patent number: 8912262
    Abstract: There is provided a silicone rubber composition whose compression set in a higher temperature range, particularly at 200° C. or higher, in a silicone rubber to be obtained is sufficiently suppressed. A heat curable silicone rubber composition contains: (A) 100 parts by mass of a polyorganosiloxane having an average degree of polymerization of 500 to 20,000 and having two or more alkenyl groups in a molecule; (B) 5 to 100 parts by mass of a filler; (C) an effective amount of an organic peroxide; and (D) 0.06 to 15 parts by mass of a hydrous cerium oxide and/or a hydrous zirconium oxide each having one absorption band in 3300 to 3500 cm?1 and two or more absorption bands in 1300 to 1700 cm?1 in infrared absorption spectrum measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Japan LLC
    Inventor: Hideo Kondo
  • Publication number: 20140329950
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a resin composition for adhesives, the resin composition mainly containing a resin that has a good adhesive strength or a good oxygen-barrier property, and an adhesive obtained by applying the resin composition onto a film. The object is achieved by providing a resin composition for adhesives, the resin composition containing (A) a resin that has, as functional groups, two or more hydroxyl groups per molecule, (B) an isocyanate compound that has, as functional groups, two or more isocyanate groups per molecule, and (C1) a plate-like inorganic compound or (C2) a light-blocking agent that can block light having a wavelength of 350 nm or less, and an adhesive obtained by curing the resin composition for adhesives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mutsuhiro Shimoguchi, Michiya Nakashima, Keiichi Ozono, Hidemi Nakamura, Hiroko Sakurai
  • Patent number: 8859099
    Abstract: A laminate having excellent weatherability and abrasion resistance as well as adhesion. The laminate comprises a base, a first layer formed by thermally curing an acrylic resin composition and a second layer formed by thermally curing an organosiloxane resin composition, all of which are formed in the mentioned order, wherein the acrylic resin composition comprises: (A) an acrylic copolymer which contains at least 70 mol % of a recurring unit represented by the following formula (A): wherein X is a hydrogen atom or methyl group, and Y is a methyl group, ethyl group, cycloalkyl group, hydroxyalkyl group having 2 to 5 carbon atoms or triazine-based ultraviolet absorber residue; (B) a blocked polyisocyanate compound; (C) a curing catalyst; and (D) a triazine-based ultraviolet absorber, and the organosiloxane resin composition comprises: (E) colloidal silica and (F) a hydrolysis condensate of an alkoxysilane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Teijin Chemicals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Kita, Shunsuke Kajiwara, Ryou Niimi, Takehiro Suga, Tatsuya Ekinaka, Nobuaki Takaoka
  • Patent number: 8853312
    Abstract: A quick curing resin composition, which can be used in conventionally used ovens, and a semiconductor device, which is excellent in reliability such as solder crack resistance or the like when the resin composition, is used as a die attach material for semiconductor. The resin composition has a sufficient low stress property, good adhesion and excellent bleeding property. The resin composition includes a filler (A), compound (B) having the structure represented by the formula (1) and a functional group represented by the formula (2) and a thermal radical initiator (C), and substantially not containing a photo polymerization initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hikaru Okubo, Nobuki Tanaka, Itaru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8846785
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for manufacturing spherical, monodispersed core-shell type ceria-polymer hybrid nanoparticles including, a mixing step in which a cerium salt and a polymer are mixed together in a high-boiling-point organic solvent to obtain a mixture, and a heating and reflux step in which this mixture is heated and refluxed at a temperature of 110° C. or more to thereby generate a boiling phenomenon in the heating and reflux step, and rapidly cooling the mixture after the heating and reflux step to precipitate cerium oxide, and a liquid dispersion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Noriya Izu, Ichiro Matsubara, Toshio Itoh, Woosuck Shin, Maiko Nishibori, Toshio Uchida
  • Patent number: 8841375
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to easily isolable and re-dispersible transition metal nanoparticles, their manufacture and use as IR-absorbers, in particular in transparent thermoplastic or crosslinkable polymers. A further aspect of the invention is a composition of these transition metal nanoparticles and thermoplastic or crosslinkable polymers and an architectural or automotive glazing containing these transition metal nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Francesca Peri, Samanta Cimitan, Markus Grob
  • Patent number: 8802230
    Abstract: An electrically-insulative coating for minimizing an electrical conductivity of a metal substrate includes a polymer component formed from a monomer precursor, and a powder component substantially dispersed in the polymer component. The powder component is present in the electrically-insulative coating in an amount of from about 5 parts to about 80 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the electrically-insulative coating. The electrically-insulative coating does not substantially degrade when exposed to from about 100 V to about 330 V at a temperature of from about ?50 ° C. to about 500 ° C., and has a dielectric strength of at least about 2,000 VAC/mil. An electrically-insulative coating system and a method of forming an electrically-insulative coating on a metal substrate are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Yucong Wang
  • Patent number: 8802151
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to shaped transition metal particles, in particular in the form of a dispersion in an aqueous and/or organic medium, the manufacture thereof and their use as an infrared (IR) absorbing agent, an IR curing agent for coatings, an additive in conductive formulations, an antimicrobial agent or for sensoring organic and/or inorganic compounds. Further, the invention relates to dispersions comprising said shaped particles and an aqueous and/or organic medium, such as a thermoplastic or crosslinkable polymer, as well as to antimicrobial compositions and products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Nikolay A. Grigorenko, Michael Muehlebach, Florian Muehlebach
  • Publication number: 20140221544
    Abstract: A method of using metallized and nonmetallized nanostructured chemicals as surface and volume modification agents within polymers and on the surfaces of nano and macroscopic particulates and fillers. Because of their 0.5 nm-3.0 nm size, nanostructured chemicals can be utilized to greatly increase surface area, improve compatibility, and promote lubricity between surfaces at a length scale not previously attainable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Hybrid Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph D. Lichtenhan, Xuan Fu, Marion R. Blue, Paul Wheeler, Rahul Misra, Sarah Morgan
  • Publication number: 20140221543
    Abstract: A metal nanoparticle composition includes water and a water-soluble polymer having both carboxylic acid and sulfonic acid groups. Silver nanoparticles are dispersed in the water such that the weight percentage of silver in the composition is greater than 10%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Yongcai Wang, Paul Matthew Hoderlein, John Andrew Lebens, Hwei-Ling Yau, David Paul Trauernicht
  • Patent number: 8796375
    Abstract: A prepreg that yields a semiconductor device which, even when using Cu wire, exhibits excellent reliability under conditions of high temperature and high humidity (heat-resistant and moisture-resistant reliability), a metal-clad laminate and a printed wiring board that use the prepreg, and a semiconductor device that uses the printed wiring board. Specifically disclosed are a prepreg comprising a substrate and a B-staged resin composition comprising (a) a thermosetting resin, (b) a hydrotalcite compound having a specific composition, (c) zinc molybdate, and (d) lanthanum oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shoichi Osada
  • Patent number: 8772373
    Abstract: A process for producing a coating composition includes separately chemically grafting particles with compounds having reactive groups and compounds having hydrophilic polymer chains. The hydrophilic polymer chains dissolve in water at least one temperature between 0 and 100° C. The reactive groups may react with the substrate and or react with one another to form a cross-linked coating, comprising the particles. A process for forming a coating on a substrate is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Edwin Currie, Jens Thies, Paul Holmes
  • Patent number: 8772391
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure present electrically conductive, thermosetting compositions for use in surfacing films and adhesives. The surfacing films possess enhanced electrical conductivity, comparable to metals, without the use of embedded metal screens or foils. Such surfacing films may be incorporated into composite structures (e.g., prepregs, tapes, and fabrics), for example, by co-curing, as an outermost surface layer. In particular, compositions formed using silver flakes as conductive fillers are found to exhibit very high electrical conductivity. For example, compositions including greater than 45 wt. % silver flake exhibit resistivities less than about 55 m?/sq. In this manner, the surfacing films as an outermost conductive layer may provide lighting strike protection (LSP) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding when used in applications such as aircraft components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Cytec Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Junjie Jeffrey Sang, Dalip Kumar Kohli
  • Patent number: 8765891
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a laminate having excellent weatherability and abrasion resistance as well as adhesion. The present invention relates to a laminate comprising a base, a first layer formed by thermally curing an acrylic resin composition and a second layer formed by thermally curing an organosiloxane resin composition, all of which are formed in the mentioned order, wherein the acrylic resin composition comprises: (A) an acrylic copolymer which contains at least 70 mol % of a recurring unit represented by the following formula (A): wherein X is a hydrogen atom or methyl group, and Y is a methyl group, ethyl group, cycloalkyl group, hydroxyalkyl group having 2 to 5 carbon atoms or triazine-based ultraviolet absorber residue; (B) a blocked polyisocyanate compound; (C) a curing catalyst; and (D) a triazine-based ultraviolet absorber, and the organosiloxane resin composition comprises: (E) colloidal silica and (F) a hydrolysis condensate of an alkoxysilane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Teijin Chemicals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Kita, Shunsuke Kajiwara, Ryou Niimi, Takehiro Suga, Tatsuya Ekinaka, Nobuaki Takaoka
  • Publication number: 20140162065
    Abstract: The present disclosure is in the field of electrical circuits and particularly to circuits characterized by plural conductive paths supported on a non-conductive substrate. The disclosure relates to ceramic filler compositions and methods for preparing said compositions. Further, the present disclosure discloses fluoropolymer-ceramic filler compositions and their laminates along with their respective methods for preparing the same. Said fluoropolymer-ceramic filler compositions provide for excellent properties for dielectric constant, loss tangent and temperature coefficient of dielectric constant. In addition, electrical substrate materials comprising of a conductive outer layer supported on a thin sheet of insulating material is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicants: Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), The Secretary, Dept. of Electronics and IT, Govt. of India
    Inventors: Rajesh SURENDRAN, Murali Kodakkattumana PURUSHOTHAMAN, Ratheesh RAVENDRAN
  • Patent number: 8735522
    Abstract: The present invention provides a Scandium catalyst that can be used in water or water-soluble organic solvent with no leaching of Scandium. Provided is a gold-polymer nanostructure-immobilized Scandium catalyst, which is formed by preparing, in liquid phase, a mixture comprising gold clusters with from 1 to 50 nm of diameter, disulfide monomer, sulfonic acid salt of disulfide and Lewis acid metal compound represented by ScY3, wherein Y is OSO2CF3 etc., and polymerizing the mixture in the presence of a radical polymerization initiator, wherein the disulfide monomer is represented by the formula below: CH2?CH—R1—S—S—R1—CH?CH2 wherein R1 represents a divalent hydrocarbon, which may contain an ether bond, and the sulfonic acid salt of disulfide is represented by the formula below: MO3S—R2—S—S—R2—SO3M wherein R2 represents a divalent hydrocarbon, which may contain an ether bond, and M represents an alkali metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Shu Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Miyamura
  • Patent number: 8729151
    Abstract: There is provided an artificial marble that includes antimicrobial substance, wherein the antimicrobial substance comprises less that about 0.002% (dry weight) of the artificial marble composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Ltd.
    Inventors: Moshe Narkis, Ronit Simhony
  • Patent number: 8722812
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an inorganic-organic hybrid particle which has a structure where an organic material composed of two or more different components forms separate phases, wherein an inorganic material is included in the phase, and a method for producing the inorganic-organic hybrid particle. The above object is solved by an inorganic-organic hybrid particle which has a structure where an organic material composed of two or more different components forms separate phases, wherein one or more inorganic materials are included in at least one phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yabu, Takeshi Higuchi, Kiwamu Motoyoshi, Kazutaka Koike
  • Patent number: 8722761
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a melt processible theromoplastic composition, comprising a major proportion of a base polymer comprising a first melt processible thermoplastic polymer having a first Fedor's solubility parameter and a first viscosity; and a combination of a carrier polymer and a surface modifying additive, the carrier polymer comprising a second melt processible thermoplastic polymer which has a second Fedor's solubility parameter that is at least about 2.5 (J/cm3)1/2 lower than the first Fedor's solubility parameter, and a second viscosity, the carrier polymer being adhered to the surface modifying additive, and wherein the first viscosity is at least about 10 times the second viscosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Narayanan Sankara Subramanian, David D. Zhang
  • Patent number: 8691887
    Abstract: Antimicrobial compositions and methods are disclosed. The antimicrobial compositions are particularly useful in providing antimicrobial capability to a wide-range of medical devices. In one aspect, the invention relates to a mild solvent coating using acrylate-type mild solution coating. These compositions include rheological modifiers as necessary. The compositions also include antimicrobial agents, which may be selected from a wide array of agents. Representative antimicrobial agents include cetyl pyridium chloride, cetrimide, alexidine, chlorexidine diacetate, benzalkonium chloride, and o-phthalaldehyde. Additionally, the compositions comprise one or more suitable mild solvents, such as a low molecular weight alcohol, alkane, ketone, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: David Tien-Tung Ou-Yang
  • Publication number: 20140080949
    Abstract: Thermoplastic molding compositions comprising A) from 10 to 99.8% by weight of a thermoplastic polyamide, B) from 0.1 to 60% by weight of red phosphorus, C) from 0.01 to 4% by weight of a Cu(I) salt or Ag(I) oxide or Cu(I) complex or Ag(I) salt or Cu(I) oxide or Ag(I) complex, or a mixture of these, D) from 0 to 40% by weight of an impact modifier, and E) from 0 to 60% by weight of further additional substances, where the total of the percentages by weight of A) to E) is 100%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Michael Roth, Alexander König, Peter Deglmann, Klaus Uske, Christoph Minges
  • Patent number: 8664316
    Abstract: Provided are resin-based and metal-based anti-thermally-expansive members each having small thermal expansion. More specifically, provided are an anti-thermally-expansive resin and an anti-thermally-expansive metal, each including a resin or a metal having a positive linear expansion coefficient at 20° C. and a solid particle dispersed in the resin or metal, in which the solid particle includes at least an oxide represented by the following general formula (1): (Bi1-xMx)NiO3??(1), where M represents at least one metal selected from the group consisting of La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu, Y, and In; and x represents a numerical value of 0.02?x?0.15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignees: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Kyoto University
    Inventors: Makoto Kubota, Kaoru Miura, Hisato Yabuta, Yoshihiko Matsumura, Yuichi Shimakawa, Masaki Azuma
  • Patent number: 8658714
    Abstract: One embodiment is a composition comprising water; starch; natural fibrous materials; one or more additives to improve certain properties such as heat transfer, microbial resistance, scavenging activity or shelf life; a mold release agent; flavoring agents; coloring agents; and/or wax emulsions, proteins, or other natural polymeric compounds to adjust the product properties for particular applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Biosphere Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Elie Helou, Jr., David A. Dellinger, Dwight W. Schwark, Drew V. Speer
  • Patent number: 8658716
    Abstract: The invention relates to extruded polymeric sheet and articles with an appearance and a texture that can be varied to produce natural-looking variegated materials, that have a metallic or opalescent look. The appearance can simulate natural materials, such as granite, minerals, stone, metal ore. The extruded polymer sheet or article contains at least one polymer composite appearance layer having crosslinked polymer particles and metallic and/or pearlescent materials distributed in a thermoplastic matrix. The thermoplastic matrix can be pigmented or unpigmented. There extruded sheet or article has a transparent thermoplastic cap layer on the side facing the environment. The particle-containing layer can be coextruded in a multi-layer sheet that could include substrate layers and the cap layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Steven B. Lacock, James Bradley, Andrew S. Horvath
  • Patent number: 8658725
    Abstract: Disclosed are a material having high flexibility and a high dielectric constant, and a method for producing same: a material having a first polyrotaxane and a second polyrotaxane, wherein the first polyrotaxane comprises first blocking groups being disposed at both ends of a first pseudo-polyrotaxane—formed from the opening of a first circular molecule being enclathrated by being skewered by a first linear chain molecule—in a manner so that the first circular molecule does not detach; the second polyrotaxane comprises second blocking groups being disposed at both ends of a second pseudo-polyrotaxane—formed from the opening of a second circular molecule being enclathrated by being skewered by a second linear chain molecule—in a manner so that the second circular molecule does not detach; said first and second polyrotaxane are formed from crosslinking with the first and second circular molecules therebetween; said material is solvent free; and the material has a dielectric constant at 1 kHz of at least 6.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Softmaterials Inc.
    Inventors: Katsunari Inoue, Yuki Hayashi, Junko Inamura
  • Patent number: 8653147
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an inorganic/organic mixed component (I/O) dispersant and applications thereof, which is primarily applied to dispersing nanoparticles of metal oxides. The I/O dispersant of the present invention can be a composite of inorganic clay and an organic surfactant, a composite of inorganic clay and polyoxyalkylene-amine, or a composite of inorganic clay, polyisobutylene succinic anhydride (PIB-SA) and hydrochloric acid salt or tetraalkyl quaternary salt of polyoxyalkylene-amine, or fatty amines. By mixing with the I/O dispersant of the present invention, nanoparticles of a metal oxide can be uniformly dispersed without aggregation particularly at high solid content. The dispersion has a lower viscosity and is relatively stable in storage even at high temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: National Taiwan University
    Inventors: Jiang-Jen Lin, Yen-Chi Hsu, Ming-Li Chiang, Chien-Chia Chu
  • Patent number: 8653175
    Abstract: The present invention provides a terminally modified acrylic polymer having excellent thermal decomposition properties at low temperatures, an inorganic fine particle dispersed paste composition obtained by using the terminally modified acrylic polymer and a method of producing of the terminally modified acrylic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Yamago, Hiroji Fukui
  • Patent number: 8648127
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for a self decontaminating coating and method. The coating comprises a polyurethane component having a solids content in the range of about 10 weight percent to about 100 weight percent and having at least one volume percent free space, a chemical active, and a biological active. In another disclosed embodiment, a method of reducing the transportation of chemical contaminants and biological contaminants is provided comprising the steps of providing a self decontaminating coating comprising a polyurethane component having a polyurethane component having a solids content in the range of about 10 weight percent to about 100 weight percent and having at least one volume percent free space, a chemical active, and a biological active, and applying the coating to a surface of an aircraft, rotorcraft, vehicle, item of equipment, or architectural structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Lynn G. Taylor, Nancy W. Carlson, Adam F. Gross
  • Patent number: 8641925
    Abstract: The subject of the present invention is the use of at least one element chosen from among yttrium, zirconium, lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium and neodymium, in the form of oxides or salts, as reinforcing agent for the anticorrosion properties of an anticorrosion coating composition containing a particulate metal, in aqueous or organic phase, for metal parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: NOF Metal Coatings Europe
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Poulet, Alain Chesneau, Carmen Delhalle
  • Patent number: 8642686
    Abstract: A conductor layer is formed on one surface of a base insulating layer. The conductor layer is composed of a pair of rectangular collector portions and drawn-out conductor portions extending in long-sized shapes from the collector portions, respectively. Cover layers are formed on the base insulating layer to cover respective given portions of the conductor layer. A paste composition containing a compound represented by the formula (1) is used as a material for the cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Inoue, Hiroyuki Hanazono, Hirofumi Ebe
  • Patent number: 8633262
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polymer blend comprising: (A) about 1% by weight to about 99% by weight of at least one polymer (A) comprising terephthalic acid residues, 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues; (B) about 1% by weight to about 99% by weight of at least one polymer (B) comprising 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid residues and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues, and (C) about 0.01% by weight to about 20% by weight of at least one antimicrobial agent; said weight percentages being based on the total weight of the polymer blend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Michael Eugene Donelson, James Collins Maine, Gary Stuart Hawkins, Jeff Scott Howell
  • Patent number: 8628858
    Abstract: Disclosed is a millable type silicone rubber composition including as an essential components: (A) 100 parts by weight of an organopolysiloxane represented by the following average compositional formula (I) and having a polymerization degree of at least 100; R1aSiO(4-a)/2??(I) wherein R1 are, identical or different, unsubstituted or substituted monovalent hydrocarbon groups, and a is a positive number of 1.95 to 2.05; (B) 70 to 150 parts by weight of fumed silica having a specific surface area of more than 200 m2/g; (C) 0.1 to 30 parts by weight of an organohydrogenpolysiloxane having at least two hydrogen atoms bonded to silicon atoms in one molecule; and (D) 0.1 to 10 parts by weight of a hydrosilylation reaction catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Igarashi, Tsutomu Nakamura, Atsuo Ito, Tomoyoshi Furihata, Hyung-Bae Kim
  • Publication number: 20140011903
    Abstract: In various embodiments a urethane/molecular rebar formulation comprising a specific composition is disclosed. The composition comprises a urethane polymer or prepolymer/discrete carbon nanotube formulation. Utility of the urethane/molecular rebar composition includes improved foams and adhesives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Clive P. Bosnyak, Kurt W. Swogger
  • Publication number: 20140004335
    Abstract: There is provided a method for producing a molded product of which surface is modified by a functional material using a molding machine such as a general-purpose injection molding machine or extrusion molding machine. The method for producing the molded product includes: mixing a block copolymer having a hydrophilic segment with the functional material; mixing the block copolymer, which has been mixed with the functional material, with a thermoplastic resin; and molding the thermoplastic resin in which the functional material and the block copolymer are mixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi YUSA, Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Tetsuya ANO, Hironori OTA, Masahiro OSHIMA
  • Patent number: 8618200
    Abstract: An insulating tube for an electrode lead for medical use, particularly a cardiac pacemaker electrode lead, defibrillator electrode lead, electrode lead for nerve stimulation or the like, including a base material made of at least one material of the group consisting of silicones, polyurethanes, polyimide, PTFE, ETFE, and copolymers made of silicones and polyurethanes. In order to improve the functionality of such an insulating tube during friction of the tube with friction partners, at least in one volume region, which preferably forms the lateral surface of the insulating tube, the tube, in addition to the base material, includes a fibrous and/or particulate filler material having a higher abrasion resistance than the respective base material. A corresponding electrode lead is also provided, and a simple and cost-effective method for producing such an insulating tube and such an electrode lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Biotronik SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Guenther, Gernot Kolberg