Heavy Metal Atom Dnrm Patents (Class 524/434)
  • Patent number: 10421844
    Abstract: A self-assembled monolayer is formed on the surface of a molded article without roughening the surface of the molded article to thereby perform treatment for preventing a biochemical substance from being adsorbed, for example, on a microchip substrate, and imparting functionality of immobilizing a biofunctional molecule thereto. The surface of a cyclic olefin resin molded article, for example, a microchip substrate, is irradiated with vacuum ultraviolet light having a center wavelength of 172 nm from an excimer lamp to activate a portion serving as a flow channel in the substrate. Next, the molded is immersed in a tank filled, for example, with a fluorine compound solution, and a SAM film that is a self-assembled monolayer is formed on the surface activated by ultraviolet radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: USHIO DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaki Miura, Shinji Suzuki, Kinichi Morita, Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Katsuaki Shimazu
  • Patent number: 10240008
    Abstract: Described herein are thermoplastic vulcanizates comprising thermoplastic resin, an at least partially vulcanized rubber dispersed in the thermoplastic resin, and process oil. The process oil in the thermoplastic vulcanizate may be selected from extension oil, free oil, curative-in-oil, and/or combination thereof. At least a portion of the process oil in the thermoplastic vulcanizate is a low aromatic/sulfur content oil and has an aromatic content of less than 5 wt %, and a sulfur content of less than 0.03 wt %, based on the weight of that portion of the process oil. The thermoplastic vulcanizate exhibits improved gravimetric fogging properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Oscar O. Chung, Eugene R. Uhl
  • 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: 8980135
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an infrared-shielding nanoparticle dispersion that has a property whereby visible light is adequately transmitted, and light in the near-infrared region is adequately shielded; an infrared-shielding body manufactured using the infrared-shielding nanoparticle dispersion; a method for manufacturing infrared-shielding nanoparticles that are used in the infrared-shielding nanoparticle dispersion; and infrared-shielding nanoparticles manufactured using the method for manufacturing infrared-shielding nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Takeda, Kenji Adachi
  • Patent number: 8975320
    Abstract: A flame retardant additive for polymers is disclosed which additive comprises a polyacrylate in combination with a) at least one zinc borate, b) at least one silicone resin, and c) alumina trihydrate or magnesium hydroxide or a mixture thereof, said additive being free of halogens, antimony oxide and phosphorus-containing substances. A flame retardant composition comprising a polymer and a flame retardant additive is also disclosed as well as a method of reducing the flammability of a polymer by mixing said polymer with said flame retardant additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: PP Polymer AB
    Inventor: Swaraj Paul
  • Patent number: 8946332
    Abstract: A composition that contains from 30 to 95 wt. %, based on the total weight of the composition, of a thermoplastic component and an effective amount of a flow-enhancing component. The effective amount of the flow-enhancing component reduces the viscosity of the composition by at least 10% compared to the viscosity of a composition comprising the thermoplastic component, but not an effective amount of the flow-enhancing component. The thermoplastic component is selected from the group consisting of polycarbonates, polyesters, and combinations thereof. The flow-enhancing component comprises b1) a component selected from the group consisting of metal oxides, metalloid oxides, metal alkoxides, metalloid alkoxides, and combinations thereof and b2) a mineral filler component. The weight ratio of component b1) to component b2) ranges from 1:25 to 25:1. A method for enhancing the flow of compositions comprising thermoplastic components is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sabic Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Josephus Gerardus van Gisbergen, Chris van der Weele, Sreepadaraj Karanam, Mark van der Mee
  • Patent number: 8940834
    Abstract: An unreinforced, halogen-free polyamide moulding composition having the following composition: (A) 62-87% by weight of a partially aromatic, partially crystalline copolyamide having a melting point of 270° C. to 320° C. and made up of 100% by weight of diacid fraction composed of: 50-100% by weight of terephthalic acid (TPA) and/or naphthalenedicarboxylic acid; 0-50% by weight of isophthalic acid (IPA), and 100% by weight of diamine fraction; (B) 5-15% by weight of ionomer; (C) 8-18% by weight of flame retardants; (D) 0-5% by weight of additives; where the components (A)-(D) add up to 100% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: EMS-Patent AG
    Inventors: Andreas Bayer, Manfred Hewel
  • Publication number: 20150024189
    Abstract: A fluorine resin film has a heat ray-shielding function, through which film it is possible to see natural colors of a colorless translucency, without any adverse effect on the high translucency, strong mechanical properties, robust weather resistance, and other properties inherent to a fluorine resin. The film provides mechanical properties, translucency, long-term weather resistance, and other properties of a fluorine resin film; which has excellent heat ray shielding; and through which natural colors can be seen with a colorless translucency. The film contains indium tin oxide having a mean particle size of 10-200 nm and a blue pigment having a mean particle size of 10-200 nm wherein the indium tin oxide content A (wt %) and blue pigment content B (wt %) in the film simultaneously satisfy 10/t?A?60/t and 0.05A?B?0.3A wherein t represents film thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Imaizumi, Yukio Noguchi, Atsushi Kimoto
  • Patent number: 8933150
    Abstract: This invention describes a composite molded material consisting of granular ceramic or ceramic coated material and liquid epoxy or urethane resin or vinyl ester resin or polyester resin or mixtures thereof in various ratios by weight and the processes by which the invention is produced. This invention results in a composite material of two or more dissimilar materials which improves the characteristic properties, such as wear, stain and abrasion resistance, oxidation resistance, corrosion resistance, heat resistance, electrical and thermal conductivity, and mechanical strength for which a monolithic material is not satisfactory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Grenite Sustainable Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: John G. Carpenter, Richard E. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150000782
    Abstract: A polyvinyl chloride (PVC) composition is proposed which comprises a PVC resin having a molecular weight distribution having a number average of MN=60 kDa to MN=70 kDa and a weight average of MW=114 kDa to MW=124 kDa, wherein the total composition has a chlorine content from 56% to 62%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Stephan Schuessler, Achim Weiss, Gerhard Wewior, Florian Giersbach
  • Patent number: 8916633
    Abstract: A film is used as a TAB leader tape. The film comprises 45 parts by mass or more of a polyphenylene ether-based resin and 55 parts by mass or less of at least one component selected from a thermoplastic resin and a plasticizer based on 100 parts by mass of the film. The film optionally includes inorganic filler and other additional components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kamo
  • Patent number: 8895653
    Abstract: There is provided an acrylic adhesive composition which comprises: (A) a vinyl polymer comprising a homopolymer or a copolymer of an alkyl (meth)acrylate having a C4 to C14 alkyl group; (B) an organophilic layered double hydroxide organically treated with an organic anion; and (C) a crosslinking agent. Therefore the obtained adhesive composition has sufficient adhesiveness to an object, excellent heat resistance and excellent adhesive properties particularly at higher temperatures, and is substantially free from variations in adhesiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: National Institute for Materials Science
    Inventors: Takashi Oda, Kenji Tamura
  • Patent number: 8871853
    Abstract: Dispersions of nanoparticles in a resin component are described. The nanoparticles have a multimodal particle size distribution including at least a first mode and a second mode. The number average particle diameter of the particles in the first mode is greater than the number average particle size distribution in the second mode. The use of multimodal nanoparticle size distributions and the relative number of particles in the first and second mode to reduce or eliminate particle stacking behavior is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kristin L. Thunhorst, Wendy L. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8859654
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a polymeric composition containing a vinyl chloride resin and an epoxidized fatty acid ester. The polymeric composition also includes a heat stabilizing composition. The heat stabilizing composition includes a first metal salt, a second metal salt, and a ?-diketone. The epoxidized fatty acid ester is the primary, or the sole, plasticizer in the polymeric composition. The present polymeric composition finds advantageous application as a coating for wire and cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Bharat I. Chaudhary, Scott Wills, Manish Mundra
  • Publication number: 20140272301
    Abstract: Durable, impact-resistant structural coatings with dewetting and anti-icing properties are disclosed. The coatings possess a self-similar structure with two feature sizes that are tuned to affect the wetting of water and freezing of water on the surface. Dewetting and anti-icing performance is simultaneously achieved in a structural coating comprising multiple layers, with each layer including (a) a continuous matrix; (b) porous voids, dispersed within the matrix, to inhibit wetting of water; and (c) nanoparticles, on pore surfaces, that inhibit heterogeneous nucleation of water. These structural coatings utilize low-cost and lightweight materials that can be rapidly sprayed over large areas. If the surface is damaged during use, fresh material will expose a coating surface that is identical to that which was removed, for extended lifetime.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Adam F. GROSS, Andrew P. NOWAK, William CARTER
  • Patent number: 8796364
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of obtaining an additive for coatings that contains nanoparticles of one or more compounds, preferably metallic, selected in relation to the property that is desired to be transferred to the coating, which comprises a first pretreatment phase in which the water content of the active agent is reduced, replacing it with a vehicle compatible with the coating, and a second phase in which it is mixed with a resin compatible with the coating, a dispersant and a solvent, which are also compatible with it. The additive produced by this method contains nanoparticles of one or more compounds, preferably metallic, which become dispersed homogeneously in the coating once incorporated therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Servicios Administrativos Penoles S.A. de C.V.
    Inventors: Ricardo Benavides Pérez, José Gertrudis Bocanegra Rojas, Jesús Manuel Martínez Martínez, Julio César Rangel Mata
  • Patent number: 8716386
    Abstract: A method for producing polymeric balls or polymeric beads doped with at least one metal element is provided. The method may comprise the following steps: a) a step for forming polymeric balls or beads by polymerization, in an organic phase comprising a polymerization initiator, of at least one ethylenic monomer comprising at least one chelating ligand of at least one metal element; and b) a step for putting said polymeric balls or beads in contact with a solution comprising at least one metal element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternative
    Inventors: Alexia Balland Longeau, Louis Moreau, Christian Levassort, Lyonel Guillot
  • Patent number: 8710132
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flame-retardant polyamide composition excellent in fluidity during molding and granulation ability on a twin-screw extruder or the like. A molded article produced from the composition is excellent in mechanical properties including stiffness, heat resistance and flame retardancy during a reflow soldering process, and shows low warpage. Specifically disclosed is a flame-retardant polyamide composition comprising 20 to 80 mass % of a specific polyamide resin (A), 1 to 40 mass % of a flame retardant (B), 5 to 60 mass % of a glass fiber (C), and 0.5 to 5 mass % of an auxiliary flame retardant (D), which can be molded in an article having reduced warpage. Preferably, the glass fiber (C) has a cross section having an aspect ratio of greater than 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideto Ogasawara, Masashi Seki
  • Patent number: 8680179
    Abstract: The invention provides a composite composition comprising a cationically polymerizable organic resin, a cationic photoinitiator, a hydrolysate and/or condensate of at least one hydrolysable silane compound and inorganic nanoparticles. The composite composition is suitable for the preparation of patterned moulded articles or substrates having a patterned coating, in particular by photolithography. Micropatterns obtained show improved properties, such as a high shape stability and an excellent elastic modulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignees: Leibniz-Institut fuer Neue Materialien gemeinnuetzige GmbH, Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Etsuko Hino, Mitsutoshi Noguchi, Norio Ohkuma, Yoshikazu Saito, Carsten Becker-Willinger, Pamela Kalmes, Michael Veith
  • 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: 8642165
    Abstract: An organic-inorganic hybrid composition comprising a thermoplastic resin and inorganic fine particles, wherein the thermoplastic resin is a resin comprising a repeat unit in which a structure unit represented by the following formula (1) is contained in the main chain of the repeat unit: wherein R represents an alkyl group, an aryl group, an alkoxy group, an aryloxy group or hydroxyl group; and A0 represents oxygen atom, sulfur atom or selenium atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Suzuki, Hiroaki Mochizuki, Tatsuhiko Obayashi
  • Publication number: 20140022039
    Abstract: A transformer assembly is provided that includes a housing, transformer oil disposed within the housing, a plurality of coils of electrically conductive wire, and aliphatic polyamide insulation material operable to insulate the coils disposed within the oil. The plurality of electrically conductive coils is disposed in the housing and in contact with the transformer oil. The aliphatic polyamide insulation material includes stabilizing compounds and nano-fillers. The stabilizing compounds provide thermal and chemical stability for the insulation material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Martin Weinberg
  • Patent number: 8633270
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dispersion for the application of a metal layer on a non-electrically-conductive substrate comprising an organic binder component, a metal component, and also a solvent component. The invention further relates to processes for the production of the dispersion, processes for the production of a non-structured or structured metal layer with the aid of the dispersion, and also to the resultant substrate surfaces and their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rene Lochtman, Norbert Wagner, Jürgen Kaczun, Jürgen Pfister
  • Publication number: 20130345351
    Abstract: The invention relates to an inorganic, halogen-free flameproofing agent made of modified, rehydrated red mud (MR2S), having a mineral composition of 10 to 50 weight percent of iron compounds, 12 to 35 weight percent of aluminum compounds, 5 to 17 weight percent of silicon compounds, 2 to 21 weight percent of TiO2, and 0.5 to 6 weight percent of calcium compounds, wherein the compounds of iron have a hydroxide and oxide hydrate fraction greater than or equal to 50 weight percent, preferably greater than or equal to 80 weight percent, relative to the oxide fraction of the iron compounds, and wherein the compounds of aluminum have a hydroxide and oxide hydrate fraction greater than or equal to 50 weight percent, preferably greater than or equal to 80 weight percent, relative to the oxide fraction of the aluminum compounds. The invention further relates to a flameproofed material system comprising a flammable material and the inorganic, halogen-free flameproofing agent and to a method for the production thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: FLUORCHEMIE DOHNA GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Rocktäschel, Heinzhorst Möbius
  • Patent number: 8580867
    Abstract: The vulcanizable rubber mixture according to this invention is used for rubber products in particular vehicle tires and vehicle tire treads, but also technical rubber products like belts on conveyor systems, technical hoses, vibration dampers and impact dampers, or wire coatings. All these products benefit from the improved processability that is achieved with the invention in that the mixture comprises a polymer represented by the formula F1-A-F2, or a mixture of F1-A-F2 with an astral or radial coupling product of F1-A-units, coupled by a multivalent coupling agent; wherein F1 represents a terminal functionalization of the polymeric chain, F2 represents a terminal functionalization different from F1; and A represents the polymeric chain of a polymer formed by the copolymerization between one or more conjugated dienes with one or more aromatic vinyl monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Katharina Herzog, Carla Recker, Jürgen Wagemann, Marc Laschet, Christoph Rose, Boris Mergell
  • Patent number: 8546475
    Abstract: The present invention provides an inexpensive infrared reflecting black pigment which comprises Fe and Mn but comprises no harmful elements, and exhibits an excellent infrared reflecting property. The infrared reflecting black pigment according to the present invention comprises a compound comprising Fe, Mn and at least one element selected from the group consisting of Mg, Al, Ca, Si, Sr and Ba, and has a blackness (L* value) of not more than 30 and a solar radiation reflectance of not less than 15%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Toda Kogyo Corporation
    Inventors: Shinsuke Maruyama, Kazushi Nishimoto, Hiroshi Akai, Kazutoshi Sanada, Yasuhiko Fujii
  • Patent number: 8541489
    Abstract: Disclosed are polyamide compositions containing non-halogenated flame retardant and zinc stannate that have reduced corrosion effects on melt processing equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Yige Yin
  • Patent number: 8502334
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image sensor including a photo-sensing device, a color filter positioned on the photo-sensing device, a microlens positioned on the color filter, and an insulation layer positioned between the photo-sensing device and the color filter, and including a trench exposing the photo-sensing device and a filler filled in the trench. The filler has light transmittance of about 85% or more at a visible ray region, and a higher refractive index than the insulation layer. A method of manufacturing the image sensor is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Kil-Sung Lee, Jae-Hyun Kim, Chang-Min Lee, Eui-June Jeong, Min-Soo Kim, Hwan-Sung Cheon, Tu-Won Chang
  • Publication number: 20130165559
    Abstract: A composition which includes a plastic matrix, an acid-activatable metal component selected from aluminium (Al), magnesium (Mg), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), tin (Sn), cobalt (Co) and manganese (Mn); and at least one acid carrier which in the RoO test has a rate of oxidation (RoO=rate of oxidation) of less than 1000 ppm of iron with a reaction time of 60 min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: CHEMISCHE FABRIK BUDENHEIM KG
    Inventors: Rüdiger Wissemborski, Rainer Schnee, Gideon Rath, David Kümmet
  • Publication number: 20130093122
    Abstract: Described herein are synthesis schemes and methods for producing silicon based nanostructures and materials, including compositions and methods for synthesis of silicon-based nanowires and composites from three-component and four-component liquid silane/polymer inks. Materials and methods for producing silicon based micro and nanofibers that can be used in a variety of applications including material composites, electronic devices, sensors, photodetectors, batteries, ultracapacitors, and photosensitive substrates, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: NDSU RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventor: NDSU RESEARCH FOUNDATION
  • Publication number: 20130079452
    Abstract: A composite material is constituted by fine nano-oxide particles, a dispersant, and a transparent resin material. The dispersant includes a polymer of vinyl monomer having a binding acidic group. When ? is a dimensionless number defined by an average particle size (nm) of the fine nano-oxide particles divided by nm, the polymer has a degree of polymerization of an integer of 3 or more and 8 ×? or less with the proviso that the integer is a numerical value obtained by dropping a decimal fraction. The composite material is produced through a step of obtaining a dispersant comprising a polymer by polymerizing a vinyl monomer having a binding acidic group in the presence of polyamine or in an aqueous dilute dispersion, and a step of mixing the dispersant, fine nano-oxide particles, and a transparent resin material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
  • Publication number: 20130072406
    Abstract: The object of the present disclosure is to obtain a filler particle having stable insulation property, and a resin composition, grease and a coating composition comprising the same, respectively. Filler particles comprising a composite zinc oxide expressed by the following chemical formula (1): ZnxMyO??(1) in the formula, M is Mg, Co, Li, K, Na or Cu, and x+ny/2=1 when the valence of M is n.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Saikai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Saikai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8399099
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cationically and radically curable coating compositions for coating a surface. The coating compositions consist essentially of a radically or cationically curable monomer, and a metal salt. The metal salt is chosen so that it is reduced at the surface to be coated, and where the standard reduction potential of the metal salt is greater than the standard reduction potential of the surface, and where when the composition is placed in contact with the surface, the metal salt of the composition is reduced at the surface, thereby initiating cure of the curable component in the compositions. Redox mediated cure of the coating compositions results in a coating or film on the surface. The invention also provides for functionalization of surfaces. Cross-linking of the coating occurs directly on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel Ireland Limited
    Inventors: David Farrell, Ciaran B. McArdle, Michael Doherty
  • Publication number: 20130066003
    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: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Shigeru YAMAGO, Hiroji FUKUI
  • Patent number: 8394457
    Abstract: Disclosed is a precursor composition comprising: a compound selected from a compound represented by the formula: Si(OR1)4 and a compound represented by the formula Ra(Si)(OR2)4?a (in the formulas R1 represents a monovalent organic group; R represents a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom or a monovalent organic group; R2 represents a monovalent organic group; and a is an integer ranging from 1 to 3, provided that R, R1 and R2 may be the same or different from one another) a thermally degradable organic compound; an element having a catalyst activity; urea; and the like. A porous thin film produced from the precursor composition is irradiated with ultraviolet ray, and then subjected to gas-phase reaction with a hydrophobic compound. A porous thin film thus prepared can be used for the manufacture of a semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Ulvac, Inc.
    Inventors: Nobutoshi Fujii, Takahiro Nakayama, Kazuo Kohmura, Hirofumi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20130046049
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a thermoplastic elastomer composition, the method comprising subjecting components (A), (B), (C), and (D) to dynamic thermal treatment in a melt-kneading apparatus, wherein the component (A) is an ethylene-?-olefin based copolymer rubber, the component (B) is a polyolefin resin, the component (C) is a liquid in which an alkylphenol resin has been dispersed and/or dissolved in a mineral oil, and the component (D) is a metal halide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Shuhei ONO, Nobuhiro NATSUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20130011668
    Abstract: An extruded structural article is disclosed. The article has a cap layer comprising a flame retardant thermoplastic urethane material. The flame retardant thermoplastic urethane material is a blend of a thermoplastic urethane and a flame retardant polymer, such as a halogenated polymer. The thermoplastic urethane material is cross-linked using cross-linking agents such as radical initiators to improve strength, weather resistance, and resistance to scratching, abrasion, or marring. The flame retardant thermoplastic urethane is typically blended in a first extrusion with minimal cross-linking, and then applied to a structural article during a second extrusion in which the cross-linking reaction is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: Viking Polymers, LLC
    Inventors: Garry Glenn Belcher, JR., John S. Ammondson
  • Publication number: 20120329935
    Abstract: A metal nanoparticle composite is provided, in which a matrix resin layer and metal nanoparticles are immobilized on the matrix resin layer. The metal nanoparticle composite has the following characteristics: a) the metal nanoparticles are obtained by heat-reducing metal ions or metal salts contained in the matrix resin layer or a precursor resin layer thereof; b) the metal nanoparticles exist within a region from the surface of the matrix resin layer to a depth of at least 50 nm; c) particle diameters of the metal nanoparticles are in the range of 1 nm to 100 nm with the mean particle diameter of greater than and equal to 3 nm; and d) a spacing between adjacent metal nanoparticles is greater than and equal to the particle diameter of a larger one of the adjacent metal nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Matsumura, Ryuzo Shinta, Yasushi Enomoto
  • Patent number: 8309640
    Abstract: High dielectric constant thermoplastic compositions that are capable of being used in a laser direct structuring process. The compositions include a thermoplastic base resin, a laser direct structuring additive, and at least one ceramic filler. The compositions provide a high dielectric constant, low loss tangent thermoplastic composition. The compositions can be used in a variety of applications such as personal computers, notebook and portable computers, cell phone antennas and other such communications equipment, medical applications, RFID applications, and automotive applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Yanjun (Frank) Li, Jiru Meng, David Xiangping Zou
  • Patent number: 8298660
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flame-retardant polyolefin resin composition having superior molding processability, a resistance to thermal deformation and suitable stretchability and intensity, which is rich in elastic deformation. The present invention provides a flame-retardant polyolefin resin composition comprising component A (a thermoplastic resin having a carbonyl oxygen atom in the molecular skeleton), component B (a polymer alloy containing an ethylene component and a propylene component), component C: a modified polyolefin polymer containing an acidic functional group and having a weight average molecular weight of 10,000-80,000 and component D (an inorganic metal compound), and substantially free of a halogen atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Ishiguro, Takahiro Yatagai, Tomohito Harada
  • Publication number: 20120269978
    Abstract: Disclosed are aqueous coating materials comprising at least one water-dispersible polymer (WP), having at least one functional group (a), preferably at least one crosslinking agent (V) having at least two functional groups (b), which react with the functional groups (a) of the water-dispersible polymer (WP) when the coating material cures, to form a covalent bond, and positively charged inorganic particles whose ratio D/d, the ratio of the average particle diameter (D) to the average particle thickness (d), is >50, the charge of the inorganic particles being at least partly compensated by singly charged organic anions (OA). The invention further relates to a process for producing stonechip-resistant OEM coat systems consisting of an anticorrosion coat applied directly to the substrate, a surfacer coat, and a concluding topcoat, preferably consisting of a basecoat and a concluding clearcoat, where at least one coat is formed from the above-identified aqueous coating material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicants: UNIVERSITÉ BLAISE PASCAL, BASF COATINGS GMBH
    Inventors: Horst Hintze-Brüning, Hans-Peter Steiner, Fabrice Leroux, Anne-Lise Troutier
  • Publication number: 20120225986
    Abstract: A polymer additive for improving the reheat characteristics of a polymer or polymeric composition comprises an inorganic material which is such that a 2.5 mm thick polyethylene terephthalate plaque incorporating the inorganic material has, when tested, an absorption ratio of less than 0.9, wherein the absorption ratio is either the ratio of A1/A2 or the ratio A1/A3, wherein: A1 is the maximum absorption between 400 nm and 550 nm; A2 is the maximum absorption between 700 to 1100 nm; A3 is the maximum absorption between 700 to 1600 nm. Preferred inorganic materials are titanium nitride, indium tin oxide and lanthanum hexaboride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Anthony JARVIS, Mark FROST, Mark RULE
  • Publication number: 20120190783
    Abstract: A composition that contains from 30 to 95 wt. %, based on the total weight of the composition, of a thermoplastic component and an effective amount of a flow-enhancing component. The effective amount of the flow-enhancing component reduces the viscosity of the composition by at least 10% compared to the viscosity of a composition comprising the thermoplastic component, but not an effective amount of the flow-enhancing component. The thermoplastic component is selected from the group consisting of polycarbonates, polyesters, and combinations thereof. The flow-enhancing component comprises b1) a component selected from the group consisting of metal oxides, metalloid oxides, metal alkoxides, metalloid alkoxides, and combinations thereof and b2) a mineral filler component. The weight ratio of component b1) to component b2) ranges from 1:25 to 25:1. A method for enhancing the flow of compositions comprising thermoplastic components is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Josephus Gerardus van Gisbergen, Chris van der Weele, Sreepadaraj Karanam, Mark van der Mee
  • Patent number: 8215495
    Abstract: A poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene ether) having a high molecular weight and a reduced content of low molecular weight species can be prepared by a method that includes specific conditions for the oxidative polymerization, chelation, and isolation steps. The poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene ether) is particularly useful for the fabrication of fluid separation membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Erik Rene Delsman, Gert-Jan Schoenmakers
  • Patent number: 8192508
    Abstract: Disclosed are ceramic-polymer composite consisting of aggregates of dielectric ceramic particles and polymer resin, and a fabrication method thereof, the method including aggregating dielectric ceramic particles to create aggregates, melting polymer resin in a solvent to prepare a polymer solution, dispersing the aggregates in the polymer solution to prepare a mixed solution, and hardening the mixed solution to obtain ceramic-polymer composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Hae June Je, Byung Kook Kim, Min Park, Dong Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 8163835
    Abstract: An anisotropic conductive adhesive composition includes an acrylic rubber binder having a weight average molecular weight of about 100,000 to about 1,000,000, a first component including at least one of a mono(meth)acrylate compound and a di(meth)acrylate compound, a second component including at least one of a tri(meth)acrylate compound and a compound having more than three (meth)acrylate groups, an organic peroxisde, and conductive particles. The second component is present in an amount of about 1 to about 10% by weight, based on the total weight of the acrylic rubber, the first component, the second component, the organic peroxide, and the conductive particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Cheil Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyoung Soo Park, Hyun Hee Namkung, Kyoung Hun Shin, Byeong Hwan Jeon, Kang Bae Yoon, Cheon Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 8153716
    Abstract: The invention provides a dispersant for an aqueous dispersion of positively charged or chargeable solid particulates which comprises a compound having an anchoring moiety linked to a polymeric hydrophilic moiety, the anchoring moiety containing at least one acid and/or hydroxy group and having an overall acidity or neutrality and the polymeric moiety having a lower affinity for the particulate surface than the anchoring moiety. The anchoring moiety preferably contains at least two acid groups, preferably carboxylic acid groups, attached either in a [1,1], [1,2] or [1,3] relationship and is linked to the polymeric moiety, which is preferably derived from acrylamide or methacrylamide monomer units, preferably by a sulfur atom. The dispersant can reduce the viscosity of an aqueous dispersion of positively charged or chargeable solid particulates and can reduce the tendency of the resulting dispersion to form a gel or a yield stress material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Alan R. Pitt, Trevor J. Wear, John H. Hone, Andrew M. Howe
  • Publication number: 20120064140
    Abstract: Composite nanogranules from polymer/inorganic nanoparticle, especially first composite nanogranules which are formed from first polymer and inorganic nanoparticles, second composite nanogranules which are obtained by forming second polymer on the first composite nanogranules, third composite nanogranules which is obtained by forming third polymer on the second composite nanogranules, and Nth composite nanogranules which is obtained by forming Nth polymer on the (N?1)th composite nanogranules with the similar method, are disclosed. A composition comprising anyone of the composite nanogranules described above is disclosed. The preparation method thereof and use of the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: Wuxi Now Materials Corp.
    Inventors: Suping Qian, Yuhong Xu, Zhentian Fan, Yongtal Hou
  • Patent number: 8133417
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the preparation of shaped articles such as, for example, sheeting, films, tubes, bottles, preforms and profiles, having high transparency and low haze comprising immiscible blends of one or more thermoplastic polymers selected from polyesters, polycarbonates, and polyarylates, and a copolyamide or a transamidized, homogeneous blend of a least two polyamides. The components of the immiscible blend which have refractive indices which differ by about 0.006 to about ?0.0006. The small difference in the refractive indices enables the incorporation of regrind into the polymer composition to produce transparent shaped articles. These articles may have one or more layers and can exhibit improved excellent barrier properties and good melt processability while retaining excellent mechanical properties. Metal catalysts can be incorporated into the compositions to produce shaped articles having oxygen-scavenging properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Marcus David Shelby, Wesley Raymond Hale, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Martin Emerson Rogers, Spencer Allen Gilliam, Michael Duane Cliffton, Mark Edward Stewart
  • Patent number: 8124324
    Abstract: A resin composition includes a binder component having at least one of a monomer and an oligomer of one or more of a fluorine system and a silicone system having a polymerizable functional group in a molecule. The resin composition also includes fine metal oxide particles, and a polymerization initiator. The fine metal oxide particles include particles selected from the group of zinc oxide, indium oxide, tin oxide, antimony oxide, tin-doped indium oxide (ITO), antimony-doped tin oxide (ATO), zinc-doped indium oxide (IZO), aluminum-doped zinc oxide (AZO), and fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidefumi Iwasa