Polyvinyl Alcohol Or Modified Form Thereof Patents (Class 524/503)
  • Patent number: 10428167
    Abstract: Resin compositions, layers, and interlayers comprising an acetoacetylized poly(vinyl acetal) resin are provided. Such compositions, layers, and interlayers can exhibit enhanced or optimized properties as compared to non-acetoacetylized poly(vinyl acetal) resins. The acetoacetylized poly(vinyl acetal) resins may be used in a layer or an interlayer for in an architectural application, or the acetoacetylized poly(vinyl acetal) resins may be used in a layer or interlayer, or combined with other layers, to provide an interlayer having good acoustic and other properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Edward Wade, Witold Szydlowski, Helen Mackin Thompson, Jun Lu, John Joseph D'Errico, Garry Kenneth Weakley, Howard Smith Carman, Jr., Steven V Haldeman, Guangxin Tang
  • Patent number: 10406785
    Abstract: An interlayer film for a laminated glass that provides excellent vibration damping performance at high temperature and excellent sound insulation in a wide temperature range. The interlayer film contains a part A containing a resin composition A or a resin A and a part B containing a resin composition B or a resin B, and the part A and the part B are horizontally arranged. The interlayer film has a difference between temperatures Ta and Tb of 10° C. or larger when the temperature Ta is a temperature at which the resin composition A or the resin A shows a maximum loss tangent of a dynamic viscoelasticity at a frequency of 1 Hz, and the temperature Tb is a temperature at which the resin composition B or the resin B shows a maximum loss tangent of a dynamic viscoelasticity at a frequency of 1 Hz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kozo Nakamura, Michio Shimamoto
  • Patent number: 10361415
    Abstract: A separator for electricity storage devices which comprises: a base comprising a porous film; and a thermoplastic polymer arranged on at least one surface of the base. The thermoplastic polymer has a dispersion (?2), defined by the following numerical equation using the areas (Si) of Voronoi polygons obtained by Voronoi tessellation, of 0.01-0.7. (In the equation, Si is the measured area of each Voronoi polygon, m is an average of the measured areas of the Voronoi polygons, and n is the total number of the Voronoi polygons).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keitaro Ameyama, Hiroshi Miyazawa, Satoshi Hashimoto, Masatoshi Ikemi, Koichiro Azuma, Kimio Imaizumi
  • Patent number: 10118168
    Abstract: In one aspect, catalytic membranes are described herein. In some embodiments, a catalytic membrane comprises a surface functionalized with a polymer, the polymer comprising cellulose solubilization functionalities and acid functionalities for the catalytic hydrolysis of cellulose and/or hemicellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas
    Inventors: Sumith Ranil Wickramasinghe, Xianghong Qian, Mathias Ulbricht, Qian Yang
  • Patent number: 9815977
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for preparing dispersion powders by spray drying of aqueous polymer dispersions of polymers of one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers selected from the group encompassing vinyl esters, methacrylic esters, acrylic esters, olefins, dienes, vinylaromatics, and vinyl halides with a drying gas in a nozzle atomization dryer, characterized in that the aqueous polymer dispersion (feed), before being atomized, is preheated under pressure to a temperature of 100° C. to 200° C. and is atomized at this temperature, the pressure being set such that the aqueous phase of the polymer dispersion does not boil at the temperature selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventor: Stefan Killat
  • Patent number: 9764534
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an intermediate film for laminated glass which, in the case of being used for constituting a laminated glass, enables to improve the sound-insulating property of the obtained laminated glass, and a laminated glass. The intermediate film 1 for laminated glass of the present invention comprises a first layer 2 which contains a polyvinyl acetal resin and a plasticizer, and the polyvinyl acetal resin and the first plasticizer are a polyvinyl acetal resin and a first plasticizer which have a cloud point of 5° C. or lower when the cloud point is measured using a solution prepared by dissolving 8 parts by weight of the polyvinyl acetal resin in 100 parts by weight of the first plasticizer; and the laminated glass 11 of the present invention comprises first and second components for laminated glass, and the intermediate film 1 for laminated glass sandwiched between the first and second components for laminated glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michio Shimamoto, Shota Matsuda, Sinyul Yang, Kohei Kani, Tatsuya Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 9756725
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for forming a conductive pattern which is capable of forming a fine conductive pattern on a variety of polymeric resin products or resin layers by a simplified process, while imparting excellent flame retardancy to the resin products or resin layers, and a resin structure having the conductive pattern obtained using the composition. The composition for forming a conductive pattern includes: a polymer resin; a non-conductive metal compound including a first metal element and a second metal element, having a R3m or P63/mmc space group in crystal structure; and a flame retardant, wherein a metal nucleus including the first metal element, the second metal element or an ion thereof is formed from the non-conductive metal compound by the electromagnetic irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Shin Hee Jun, Chee-Sung Park, Jae Hyun Kim, Sang Yun Jung, Cheol-Hee Park, Han Nah Jeong
  • Patent number: 9650507
    Abstract: Methods for producing protective-colloid-stabilized aqueous dispersions of vinyl ester, polymers having weight-average particle diameters Dw of 120 nm to 1,500 nm and a polydispersity PD<1.6 include radically initiated emulsion polymerizations of one or more vinyl esters and optionally one or more additional ethylenically unsaturated monomers in aqueous medium in the presence of one or more protective colloids, wherein an aqueous mixture containing 0 to 90 grams of one more protective colloids per liter of water is provided to the receiver (concentration (C)), and starting with or after the start of the metered addition of one or more initiators, one or more protective colloids and the total amount of vinyl esters used are added in a metered manner, the emulsion polymerizations being performed in the absence of vinyl halogenides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Helmut Zecha, Hans-Peter Weitzel
  • Patent number: 9522845
    Abstract: The invention relates to coating agents based on one or more mineral binders, one or more polymers, one or more fillers, and optionally one or more additives. The invention is characterized in that the coating agents contain 0.05 to 5 wt. %, with respect to the dry weight of the coating agents, of one or more flexibilizers selected from the group comprising hydroxy compounds with 1 to 25 carbon atoms, carboxylic acid compounds with 1 to 25 carbon atoms or the salts thereof, hydroxy carboxylic acid compounds with 1 to 25 carbon atoms or the salts thereof, phosphonic acids or the salts thereof, and phosphoric acids or the salts thereof, and at least 55 wt % polymers, with respect to the dry weight of the polymers and the mineral binders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Hardy Herold, Roland Schickor
  • Patent number: 9290677
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a coating wax for food product, comprising at least one block copolymer formed of at least one block polymer (A) derived from the polymerization of at least two monomers (MA), the same or different, derived from long chain fatty acids, the said long chain comprising 14 to 34 carbon atoms; and of at least one block polymer (B), different from (A), derived from the polymerization of at least two monomers (MB), the same or different, derived from short chain fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: FROMAGERIES BEL
    Inventor: Pierre-Yves Pennarun
  • Patent number: 9169379
    Abstract: The aqueous two phase systems (ATPS) contain partly urethanized PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) and hydrophobically modified cyclocopolymers formed from the monomers diallylammonioethanoate, 0-3 mol % dodecyldiallylammonium chloride and sulphur dioxide, the copolymers having varying proportions of polybetaine (PB) and anionic polyelectrolyte (APE) fractions. The aqueous two-phase systems are useful in the separation and purification of biomaterials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventor: Shaikh Asrof Ali
  • Patent number: 9062143
    Abstract: Polymer powders comprising in copolymerized form a) one or more vinyl aromatic comonomers, b) one or more 1,3-diene comonomers, c) from 0.1 to 15 percent, based on the total comonomer weight, of one or more comonomers selected from the group consisting of ethylenically unsaturated mono- and dicarboxylic acids and their salts, wherein at least 75 percent of the total number of carboxylic groups present in the polymer are located at the surface of the polymer particles in the powder and at least 75 percent of the carboxylic groups located at the surface of the polymer particles in powder are present in their salt form, and d) from 0 to 40 percent, based on the total comonomer weight, of one or more additional comonomers have an excellent redispersibility in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Margarita Perello, Harmut Kühn, Jürgen Dombrowski, Francois M. Casati, Etienne Lazarus, Gerold Lohmüller
  • Patent number: 9056988
    Abstract: Disclosed are infrared reflective coating compositions and cured coatings deposited on a substrate, as well as multi-component composite coating systems. The coating compositions include an infrared transparent pigment and an infrared reflective pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldon L. Decker, Stuart D. Hellring, Stephen G. McQuown, Britt A. Minch, Noel R. Vanier, W. David Polk
  • Publication number: 20150140348
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adhesive for packaging materials being in a form of an aqueous dispersion including an acid-modified polyolefin resin containing a (meth)acrylic acid ester component, polyvinyl alcohol and an aqueous medium, wherein the content of polyvinyl alcohol is 0.1 to 10 parts by mass in relation to 100 parts by mass of the acid-modified polyolefin resin. Also disclosed is a packaging material using the adhesive wherein a barrier layer, an adhesive layer formed of a coating film obtained from the adhesive, and a sealant layer are laminated in this order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: UNITIKA LTD.
    Inventors: Kenjin Shiba, Takamasa Yoshino, Takuma Yano
  • Publication number: 20150140537
    Abstract: A non-biological simulant liquid that includes about 30 to about 95 parts by weight of a polymer dispersion or a wax emulsion or dispersion, about 5 to about 70 parts by weight of a rheology modifying agent, and a pigment or a pigment combination. The non-biological simulant has a viscosity that is shear-dependent, such that the viscosity is from about 30 cP to about 300 cP at a shear rate from 0 s?1 to about 10 s?1, and such that the viscosity decreases when the shear rate increases. The pigment or pigment combination imbues the non-biological simulant with a color that approximates that of human or animal arterial or venous blood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Spectra Group Limited, Inc.
    Inventors: Oleg Grinevich, Igor L. Zheldakov, Puran Kumar De, Alexandre Mejiritski, Douglas C. Neckers
  • Publication number: 20150126670
    Abstract: In one aspect, adhesives for use with a 3D printer are described herein. In some embodiments, an adhesive for use with a 3D printer comprises a first polymeric component comprising a poly(vinyl alcohol) and a second polymeric component. The poly(vinyl alcohol), in some embodiments, comprises amorphous poly(vinyl alcohol). In some embodiments, the second polymeric component comprises a water-soluble polymer. Further, in some embodiments, an adhesive described herein further comprises a solvent, a surfactant, and/or a preservative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Praveen Tummala, Peter Scott Turner, Martin Alan Johnson
  • Patent number: 9023930
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a slurry composition which realizes excellent dispersibility through simple steps and can maintain high dispersibility over a long term. In addition, the present invention provides a slurry composition produced using this method. The present invention provides a method for producing a slurry composition containing an inorganic powder, a polyvinyl acetal resin, and an organic solvent. The method contains the steps of mixing an inorganic powder, a mixed polyvinyl acetal resin (A) and an organic solvent (i) to prepare an inorganic dispersion; mixing a polyvinyl acetal resin (B) and an organic solvent (ii) to prepare a resin solution; and adding the resin solution to the inorganic dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Ootsuki
  • Publication number: 20150118493
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hemispherical polymethylmethacrylate bead, wherein the hemispherical polymethylmethacrylate bead of the invention has high adhesive property and oil absorption when applied to cosmetics, medical supply, household items, display devices, lighting fixtures, and miscellaneous goods and especially, it enables cheerful color when applied to cosmetics in comparison with spherical polymethylmethacrylate beads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: SUNJIN CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Ho Lee, Jang ho Park, Sang Uk Kim, Yang Bae Yoon, Hyun Nam
  • Publication number: 20150119519
    Abstract: Polyvinyl acetate copolymers having specific ranges of vinyl acetate, vinyl chloride, and ethylene show improved adhesion under widely varying conditions when used in hydraulically setting construction materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Weitzel, Robert Braunsperger, Jessica Seidel
  • Publication number: 20150113704
    Abstract: Methods for preparing copolymeric emulsions from at least one water soluble monomer and at least one water insoluble monomer are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, one or more surfactants and stabilizers may be used. In some embodiments, the monomers used in the process include, by total monomer weight, at least 50% water soluble monomers and at least 10% water insoluble monomers. Copolymer emulsions formed from the reaction product of at least one water soluble monomer and at least one water insoluble monomer are also disclosed along with articles coated with such emulsions and coating formulations made from such emulsions as well as methods for the manufacture and coating of such articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei Cheong WONG, SHIPING WANG, Chii Yih LOW, Chuang Sim CHONG, Xiaochuan HU, Dennis KOPP, Andre MAYER, Michael MEYERS, Daniel L. Holguin, Sou Phong LEE
  • Patent number: 9006329
    Abstract: An aqueous dispersion of a vinyl ester/ethylene copolymer is prepared by emulsion copolymerization of a monomer mixture comprising a vinyl ester, ethylene and a polyvinyl alcohol stabilizing system consisting essentially of (a) about 0.5 to about 3 wt. % based on the total monomer weight of a first polyvinyl alcohol having a degree of hydrolysis of at least 98 mole % and (b) about 1 to about 4 wt. % based on the total monomer weight of a second polyvinyl alcohol having a degree of hydrolysis of about 85 to about 90 mole % and a weight average molecular weight of at least 85,000 g/mol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Celanese Emulsions GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Schulte, Alexander Madl, Hans Uwe Faust
  • Patent number: 9000085
    Abstract: A method of producing a carbon fiber composite resin material including (a) a first mixing step, (b) a second mixing step, and (c) a step of curing a second mixture. In the first mixing step (a), an epoxy resin is mixed with an epoxidized elastomer to obtain a first mixture. In the second mixing step (b), vapor-grown carbon fibers having an average diameter of 20 to 200 nm and an average length of 5 to 20 micrometers are mixed with the first mixture to obtain a second mixture in which the vapor-grown carbon fibers are dispersed. In the step (c) of curing the second mixture, the second mixture is cured to obtain a highly rigid carbon fiber composite resin material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Noguchi, Akira Magario, Morinobu Endo
  • Patent number: 9000073
    Abstract: An adhesive composition including at least 7% and at most 30% by weight of adhesive component, which adhesive component includes at least one polyvinyl alcohol and/or at least one dextrin and/or at least one starch, further including a carbomer and optionally a boron compound, wherein the pH of the composition is at most 13.0 and, if starch and the boron compound are present, more than 91.0% of all the starches in the composition are in a cold water insoluble form. Further provided are a solid dry premix suitable as the basis for the adhesive composition, and processes for preparing the solid dry premix, or the adhesive composition, and articles wherein any of these are employed to form an adhesive bond with a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: C-IP S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Ceulemans, Olivier Ceulemans, Jean Louis Blomme
  • Publication number: 20150093526
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pouch having at least one sealed compartment containing a first composition. At least one wall of the at least one sealed compartment is made from a water-soluble film having any suitable thickness. The water-soluble film comprises PVOH polymer such that when the film has a thickness of about 76 microns the film is characterized by a Dissolution Index of about 620 to about 920, or of about 665 to about 920, or about 710 to about 920; and a Stress Index of about 145 to about 626, or about 155 to about 480, or about 165 to about 325.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Frank W. Denome, Steven G. Friedrich, Regine Labeque, David M. Lee, Roxane Rosmaninho, Jichun Shi, Andrew P. Verrall
  • Patent number: 8993668
    Abstract: What are described are polyvinyl ester dispersions which are prepared in a multistage process and have a low content of polymerized acids or acid anhydrides. They can be obtained by a multistage process in which a polyvinyl ester dispersion is obtained in a first stage, monomers in dissolved or pure form are added to the reaction mixture in a second stage and then the polymerization is started again. The polymer dispersions obtained in this way are notable for a low coagulum content and for increased tensile strengths of the films formed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Celanese Emulsions GmbH
    Inventor: Ivan Cabrera
  • Patent number: 8969474
    Abstract: Provided is a thermoplastic acrylic resin composition comprising a methacrylic resin (A) and a polyvinyl acetal resin (B) obtained by acetalizing a polyvinyl alcohol resin with an aldehyde having 4 or more carbon atoms and an aldehyde having 3 or less carbon atoms in which the total amount of the vinyl alcohol units acetalized with the aldehyde having 4 or more carbon atoms and the aldehyde having 3 or less carbon atoms is 65 to 85 mol % of all repeating units, and the molar ratio of the vinyl alcohol unit acetalized with the aldehyde having 4 or more carbon atoms to the vinyl alcohol unit acetalized with the aldehyde having 3 or less carbon atoms is from 90/10 to 0/100. Furthermore, provided are an article molded from the thermoplastic acrylic resin composition and a method of producing the thermoplastic acrylic resin composition comprising the steps of mixing a methacrylic resin (A) and a polyvinyl acetal resin (B), increasing the resin temperature to 160° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Tokuchi, Wataru Tsuji, Nobuhiro Moriguchi, Noboru Higashida
  • Publication number: 20150057405
    Abstract: Methods for producing protective-colloid-stabilized aqueous dispersions of vinyl ester, polymers having weight-average particle diameters Dw of 120 nm to 1,500 nm and a polydispersity PD<1.6 include radically initiated emulsion polymerizations of one or more vinyl esters and optionally one or more additional ethylenically unsaturated monomers in aqueous medium in the presence of one or more protective colloids, wherein an aqueous mixture containing 0 to 90 grams of one more protective colloids per liter of water is provided to the receiver (concentration (C)), and starting with or after the start of the metered addition of one or more initiators, one or more protective colloids and the total amount of vinyl esters used are added in a metered manner, the emulsion polymerizations being performed in the absence of vinyl halogenides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Helmut Zecha, Hans-Peter Weitzel
  • Patent number: 8951642
    Abstract: An aqueous two-component aqueous dispersion adhesives, including in particular polyether-polyurethane polymers and ethylene vinyl acetate copolymers (EVA) having a glass transition temperature of greater than 0° C. The dispersion adhesives are optimally suited for use as contact adhesives, and for gluing plastic membranes. It has been demonstrated that the adhesives or the adhesive composite items produced therewith are characterized by an exceptionally low plasticizer absorption behavior, and contact adhesion. The good heat resistance and good bonding to various bases are also advantageous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sika Technology AG
    Inventors: Martin Demmig, Andre Buchholz, Christina Bosse, Tino Bendkowski
  • Patent number: 8952116
    Abstract: A particulate water absorbing agent of the present invention is a water absorbing agent containing a water absorbing resin as a main component, the particulate water absorbing agent containing a polyvalent metal cation and satisfying: (1) the polyvalent metal cation is contained in an amount between 0.001 wt % and 5 wt % relative to the amount of the water absorbing agent; (2) an absorbency without pressure (CRC) is not less than 28 (g/g) and an absorbency against pressure (AAP 4.83 kPa) is not less than 10 (g/g); (3) the absorbency against pressure and the absorbency without pressure satisfy 77?AAP (4.83 kPa)+1.8×CRC?100; and (4) a moisture content of the water absorbing agent is between 5 wt % and 20 wt %. This provides a water absorbing agent which has blocking resistance after moisture absorption, is excellent in stability to shock and suppresses Re-Wet when used in a diaper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taishi Kobayashi, Motohiro Imura, Taku Iwamura, Katsuyuki Wada, Kozo Nogi, Yoshiro Mitsukami, Masato Abe, Hiroko Ueda, Koji Honda
  • Publication number: 20150038633
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resin composition comprising a melt-moldable side chain 1,2-diol-containing PVA-based resin (A), and fluororesin containing a polar functional group capable of reacting with or forming hydrogen bond(s) with hydroxyl group (B). The component (A) and the component (B) have excellent affinity, and therefore if either the component (A) or component (B) becomes matrix, the other can be finely dispersed into the matrix, thus providing a resin composition having excellent gas-barrier property, solvent resistance, and bending fatigue resistance. The present invention also provides emulsified dispersion and binder in which the resin composition is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Mitsuo Shibutani, Akinobu Inakuma, Yasuhiro Hirano, Seiji Maeda, Eiichi Nishi, Shigeru Aida, Shintaro Fukunaga
  • Patent number: 8946348
    Abstract: Various processes and methods are disclosed for incorporating polyvinyl alcohol additives into products. In one embodiment, polyvinyl alcohol particles are dissolved in a solvent without the use of external heat to form a polyvinyl alcohol solution for incorporation into a product. In an alternative embodiment, polyvinyl alcohol particles are directly incorporated into a starch-based adhesive composition. Through the processes of the present disclosure, solid polyvinyl alcohol particles can be delivered directly to a manufacturing facility where the product that incorporates the polyvinyl alcohol additive is being made or formulated. In this manner, since the polyvinyl alcohol particles are not predissolved, the costs associated with shipping and transporting the polyvinyl alcohol product are greatly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sekisui Specialty Chemicals America, LLC
    Inventors: Eduardo Romero-Nochebuena, Martin Craig Hoofnagle, Jose A. Briones, Emily A. Duff
  • Publication number: 20150018475
    Abstract: The aqueous two phase systems (ATPS) contain partly urethanized PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) and hydrophobically modified cyclocopolymers formed from the monomers diallylammonioethanoate, 0-3 mol % dodecyldiallylammonium chloride and sulphur dioxide, the copolymers having varying proportions of polybetaine (PB) and anionic polyelectrolyte (APE) fractions. The aqueous two-phase systems are useful in the separation and purification of biomaterials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: SHAIKH ASROF ALI
  • Patent number: 8920920
    Abstract: Disclosed are blended latex dispersions which can be used as binders in paper coating compositions. Such latex dispersions comprise a first copolymer of a vinyl ester of an alkanoic acid having from 1 to 13 carbon atoms and ethylene; and a second copolymer of (i) styrene and butadiene, (ii) styrene, butadiene and acrylonitrile, or (iii) styrene and an acrylic monomer, wherein the first and second copolymers are colloidally dispersed in an aqueous medium comprising a surfactant. The paper coating compositions containing latex dispersion binders of this type preferably exhibit especially desirable coating strength as quantified by the Dry Pick Values which such compositions provide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Celanese International Corporation
    Inventors: Rajeev Farwaha, Chris L. Lazaroff, Frederick F. Cazenave, III, Nancy Susan Coulson
  • Publication number: 20140371374
    Abstract: Provided is a molding material which is well-balanced and superior in strength, toughness, and elastic modulus and has high molding characteristics. The molding material includes: a phenolic resin; a carbon fiber; and one or more elastomers selected from the group consisting of polyvinyl butyral, vinyl acetate, and acrylonitrile butadiene rubber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaaki Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20140371336
    Abstract: There is provided a thermally reversible admixture comprising (a) an ionically crosslinked polymer matrix comprising at least one (meth)acrylic polymer, a first mole fraction of an acid functional polymer, a second mole fraction of a moiety capable of forming an ionic crosslink with the acid functional polymer, wherein the first mole fraction and the second mole fraction are based on the total number of moles of repeat units in the polymer matrix; and (b) 2 to 50 weight percent microspheres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Robert D. Waid, Jay M. Jennen
  • Patent number: 8912264
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide an aqueous ethylene-vinyl alcohol-based copolymer dispersion which is excellent in long-term storage stability and in film-forming properties even when subjected to low-temperature or short-time drying or applied to give thick coats and can give coatings showing high gas barrier performance. The prevent invention is an aqueous ethylene/vinyl alcohol-based copolymer dispersion, which comprises: (A) an ethylene/vinyl alcohol-based copolymer with an ethylene content of 15-65 mole percent and a degree of saponification of not lower than 80 mole percent, (B) a base-neutralized ethylene/?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid-based copolymer and (C) a polyvinyl alcohol with a degree of saponification of 75-100 mole percent and a degree of polymerization of 100-3500, the content of the polyvinyl alcohol (C) being 0.5-100 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the ethylene/vinyl alcohol-based copolymer (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignees: Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd., Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuhei Funabiki, Norihiro Sugihara, Kazutoshi Terada, Yukio Ozeki, Michiyuki Nanba
  • Publication number: 20140364550
    Abstract: An interlayer comprised of a blend of thermoplastic resins and at least one high refractive index having improved acoustic and optical quality is disclosed. The use of a blend thermoplastic resins and a high refractive index plasticizer improves transparency and acoustic properties without sacrificing other characteristics of the interlayer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: SOLUTIA INC.
    Inventor: JUN LU
  • Publication number: 20140364511
    Abstract: A stable, aqueous composition containing a crosslinked, nonionic, amphiphilic polymer capable of forming a yield stress fluid in the presence of a surfactant is disclosed. The yield stress fluid is capable of suspending insoluble materials in the form of particulates and/or droplets requiring suspension or stabilization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Krishnan Chari, Shui-Jen Raymond Hsu, Wei-Yeih Yang, Prachur Bhargava, Murat Kadir
  • Publication number: 20140357778
    Abstract: Process time for finishing aqueous polymer dispersions is significantly reduced by cooling the aqueous polymer dispersion from the polymerization by a heat exchanger prior to entry into a storage vessel. The dispersion may enter a letdown vessel prior to being cooled. Finishing additives are metered into the dispersion following cooling but prior to entry into the storage vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Frank Freidanck
  • Patent number: 8895657
    Abstract: The present invention provides: vinyl chloride-based resin aggregate particles that can be produced through a heat treatment while inhibiting scale formation within a vessel for the heat treatment and that provide a plastisol with non-infiltrating property and a satisfactory sagging property; a process for producing the particles; and a glove obtained using the particles. The vinyl chloride-based resin aggregated particles are obtained by flocculating a vinyl chloride-based resin through a two-stage heat treatment consisting of a primary heat treatment and a secondary heat treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Ueda, Kunihiko Matsumura, Morio Ishihara, Manabu Nagamitsu
  • Publication number: 20140316045
    Abstract: The invention relates to silicone resins. It also relates to the preparation of organopolysiloxanes and to their use in a thermoplastic or thermosetting organic polymer or thermoplastic blends or thermosetting organic polymer blends or rubbers or thermoplastic/rubbers blends composition to reduce the flammability or enhance scratch and/or abrasion resistance of the organic polymer composition. It further relates to coatings made of such silicone resins for scratch resistance enhancement or flame retardant properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Mert Kilinc, David Pierre, Vincent Rerat
  • Publication number: 20140306187
    Abstract: An adhesive includes a polymer matrix, and a plurality of adhesive capsules in the polymer matrix, wherein each of the adhesive capsules includes a shell, configured to shatter under pressure, and an adhesive polymer in the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-Hyun Kim, Myung-Soo Huh
  • Publication number: 20140309357
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hydrophobic, or water resistant or water repellant, polymers and especially to hydrophobic, or water resistant or water repellant, biodegradable polymers. Preferred polymers according to the present invention are polymers based on polylactic acid, polyvinyl, starch, polyacrylic acid, polyester and polymers based on combinations thereof. Further, the present invention relates to novel additives and techniques to provide polymers, and especially biodegradable polymers, with improved hydrophobic, water-repellent or water resistant properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Nutripol Capital S.a r.l.
    Inventor: Mustafa Kaya
  • Patent number: 8859679
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to storage stable aqueous solutions of stilbene optical brighteners with polyvinyl alcohols which can be directly used by the papermaker in that they may be diluted with water and/or be metered directly into a coating composition, to provide coated papers of a particularly high whiteness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Clive Jackson, Alec Stewart Tindal, Mariela Gauto
  • Patent number: 8859640
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a coloring ink for an electrical wire to prevent a color irregularity. A coloring ink is ejected to an outer surface of an electrical wire with a certain amount of the ink to form a mark. The coloring ink contains 100 parts by weight of an ink material, which contains a solvent, an acrylic resin, and a coloring material, and 5-15 parts by weight of an aqueous PVA solution. A concentration of the aqueous PVA solution is 10-15 %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Kamata, Keigo Sugimura
  • Publication number: 20140303299
    Abstract: The invention relates to silicone resins comprising metallosiloxane which contains Si—O-Metal bonds or borosiloxane containing Si—O—B bonds and potentially Si—O—Si and/or B—O—B bonds. It also relates to the preparation of such silicone resins and to their use in thermoplastic or thermosetting organic polymer or rubber or thermoplastic/rubber blends compositions to reduce the flammability or enhanced scratch and/or abrasion resistance of the organic polymer compositions. It further relates to coatings made of such silicone resins for scratch resistance enhancement or flame retardant properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Depierro, David Pierre, Satoshi Onodera, Vincent Rerat
  • Patent number: 8852718
    Abstract: Surface coating composition, method and apparatus for coating a surface. The surface coating composition comprises a recycled rubber product, one or more binding agent and optionally one or more additional agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventors: Mathieu Malboeuf, Dorian Braun
  • Publication number: 20140290520
    Abstract: Provided is a process for dry, solvent free, transfer of solid material onto a flexographic plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: DIGIFLEX LTD.
    Inventors: Moshe Frenkel, Michael Letuchi, Artem Zhilin, Yacov Mazuz
  • Patent number: 8846798
    Abstract: A post-treatment solution for digital inkjet printing includes a thermoplastic material having a melting temperature ranging from about 40° C. to about 250° C., a binder, and a liquid carrier. The thermoplastic material and the binder are present in a weight ratio ranging from 100:1 to 1:1. A print medium, printing method, and printing system are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xulong Fu, Lokendra Pal, Xiaoqi Zhou
  • Patent number: 8840993
    Abstract: A curable composition comprises (a) at least one polydiorganosiloxane, fluorinated polydiorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydroxysilyl moieties; (b) at least one polydiorganosiloxane, fluorinated polydiorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydrosilyl moieties; and (c) at least one base selected from amidines, guanidines, phosphazenes, proazaphosphatranes, and combinations thereof; wherein at least one of the components (a) and (b) has an average reactive silane functionality of at least three.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Yu Yang, Michael A. Semonick, George G. I. Moore, Larry D. Boardman, Michele A. Craton, Kanta Kumar