Solid Polymer Derived From Ethylenic Monomers Only Admixed With Ethylenic Monomer Patents (Class 524/529)
  • Patent number: 9096736
    Abstract: Fine graphite particles include plate-like graphite particles; and an aromatic vinyl copolymer which is adsorbed on the plate-like graphite particles, and which contains a vinyl aromatic monomer unit represented by the following formula (1): —(CH2—CHX)—??(1) (in the formula (1), X represents a phenyl group, a naphthyl group, an anthracenyl group, or a pyrenyl group, provided that these groups may have each a substituent).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Tanaka, Makoto Kato, Osamu Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9034973
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide an intermediate film for laminated glass which prevents reductions of transparency and appearance property caused by permeation of moisture and water. The above object is attained by the present invention, i.e., a composition for forming an intermediate film for a laminated glass which comprises ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer and a compound having alkyleneoxy group. The composition of the present invention enables the formation of an intermediate film for a laminated glass that restrains white spots from occurring by the permeation of moisture and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Tsuda, Makiko Shimada
  • Publication number: 20150133597
    Abstract: The invention provides a polymeric composition comprising: a) at least one resin selected from the group consisting of vinyl ester resins, unsaturated polyester resins, acrylates and methacrylates, b) at least one copolymer having resin-reactive groups and a glass transition temperature Tg of ?20° C. or less, c) nanoparticles having an average particle size dmax as measured by means of small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) of 5 to 150 nm. The compilation according to the invention allows the production of composite materials, coatings, casting compositions, adhesives, and dental materials which have enhanced mechanical properties, particularly enhanced impact strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Christian Eger, Stephan Sprenger
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8940831
    Abstract: The present invention provides a (meth)acrylic resin composition comprising a carboxylic acid group produced by heating a (meth)acrylic-based resin (C), wherein the (meth)acrylic-based resin (C) is obtained by polymerizing a monomer mixture (A) containing 80 to 99 wt % of a linear alkyl (meth)acrylate and 1 to 20 wt % of tertiary-butyl (meth)acrylate, in the presence of an acrylic acid ester-based crosslinked elastic particle (B) that is obtained by mixing and polymerizing 0.5 to 5 parts by weight of a polyfunctional monomer having at least two non-conjugated double bonds per molecule, with respect to 100 parts by weight of a monomer mixture containing 50 to 100 wt % of an alkyl acrylate monomer and 0 to 50 wt % of an alkyl methacrylate monomer. This composition can be used to produce a film having excellent chemical resistance (in particular, sun-screening agent resistance).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Inari, Katsuyuki Tanaka, Kimihide Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8937129
    Abstract: This invention relates to rapid drying lacquers that are particularly useful for automotive OEM refinish applications. The lacquer includes a novel acrylic triblock copolymer as a replacement material for all or part of the cellulose acetate butyrate binder component. This invention is also directed to a process for producing coatings from the rapid drying lacquers. These lacquers are especially useful in providing chip and humidity resistant coatings, especially metallic effect coatings, having excellent adhesion and down flop or metallic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Axalta Coating Systems IP Co., LLC
    Inventors: Sheau-Hwa Ma, Renee J. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8790491
    Abstract: The invention relates to coating slip including latex comprising styrene and with a particle size centered around 100 nm, the use of latex as an agent for reducing the low shear gradient viscosity and increasing the low shear gradient viscosity, and methods thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Coatex
    Inventors: Renaud Souzy, Francois Dupont
  • Patent number: 8747958
    Abstract: The present invention provides an actinic ray curable ink composition for inkjet recording, which has a high sensitivity for inhibiting a blocking phenomenon and capability for forming an image, obtained by curing, which exhibits excellent shaping suitability and punching suitability, and which includes: a colorant; a polymerization initiator; a polymerizable monomer; and organic fine particles, the polymerizable monomer containing a monofunctional monomer in an amount of 90% by mass or more with respect to a total mass of the polymerizable monomer, and organic fine particles that are crosslinked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yokoi, Kenjiro Araki
  • Patent number: 8735489
    Abstract: A resin composite material including fine graphite particles including plate-like graphite particles, an aromatic vinyl copolymer which is adsorbed on the plate-like graphite particles and which has a vinyl aromatic monomer unit represented by the following formula: —(CH2—CHX)— (X represents a phenyl group, a naphthyl group, an anthracenyl group, or a pyrenyl group, provided that these groups may have substituents); a fibrous inorganic filler; and a resin matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventor: Hiromitsu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8716407
    Abstract: A novel vulcanizable composition is provided, based on at least one hydrogenated nitrile rubber, on at least one peroxide, on at least one unsaturated carboxylic acid and/or salts thereof, and also on specific microgels. These vulcanizable compositions can be used to obtain vulcanized products which can in particular be used for drive belts, roll coverings, hoses and cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Obrecht, Claus Wrana
  • Patent number: 8710134
    Abstract: The present invention provides a (meth)acrylic resin composition comprising a carboxylic acid group produced by heating a (meth)acrylic-based resin (C), wherein the (meth)acrylic-based resin (C) is obtained by polymerizing a monomer mixture (A) containing 80 to 99 wt % of a linear alkyl (meth)acrylate and 1 to 20 wt % of tertiary-butyl (meth)acrylate, in the presence of an acrylic acid ester-based crosslinked elastic particle (B) that is obtained by mixing and polymerizing 0.5 to 5 parts by weight of a polyfunctional monomer having at least two non-conjugated double bonds per molecule, with respect to 100 parts by weight of a monomer mixture containing 50 to 100 wt % of an alkyl acrylate monomer and 0 to 50 wt % of an alkyl methacrylate monomer. This composition can be used to produce a film having excellent chemical resistance (in particular, sun-screening agent resistance).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Inari, Katsuyuki Tanaka, Kimihide Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8674028
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to polymeric article comprising a blend of (a) a first polymeric component; (b) a second polymeric component, the second polymeric component including a propylene elastomer or a substantially linear or linear ethylene polymer; and (c) at least one reinforcement material. The polymeric articles desirably have one or more of the following characteristics: a soft touch feel, low gloss appearance, or a high surface durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Norwin Van Riel, Pascal E.R.E.J. Lakeman
  • Patent number: 8669327
    Abstract: A cross-linked composition obtained by cross-linking a polyolefin composition (I) comprising, all percentages being by weight: A) from 5 to 38% of a polypropylene; B) from 35 to 85% of a copolymer of ethylene with propylene, containing from 42 to 70% of ethylene and having solubility in xylene at room temperature greater than 50%; C) from 5 to 40% of a butene-1 homopolymer or copolymer having: a content of butene-1 derived units of 75% or more; a flexural modulus of 100 MPa or less; and optionally, D) from 5 to 35% of one or more polymers different from B) in composition, having a Shore A hardness value equal to or lower than 90 points, wherein the content of butene-1, if present, is of less than 50%; in which composition (I) the amounts of A), B), C) and D) are referred to the total weight of A)+B)+C) and optionally D), and when D) is present, the total weight of C)+D) is of 50% or less, referred to the total weight of A)+B)+C)+D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Minowa, Yukihiro Hisanaga, Paolo Goberti, Giampaolo Pellegatti
  • Patent number: 8609760
    Abstract: Natural rubber blends, methods for making the same, and articles made therefrom are provided. The natural rubber blend includes at least one propylene copolymer containing ethylene derived units. The natural rubber blend can further include one or more reinforcing fillers, such as carbon black. The presence of the propylene copolymer significantly improves the ozone resistance and ageing properties of the natural rubber gum stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Hyun-Dae Jung, Khee Sio Yeo, Milind Balwant Joshi, Pradeep Pandurang Patki, Bharat Bhushan Sharma, Manjunatha Hanumanthappa
  • Patent number: 8609795
    Abstract: A water and oil repellent composition having excellent durability, which can impart excellent water and oil repellency to an object, even in a process at low temperatures, and which enables water and oil repellent treatment providing a soft hand. A water and oil repellent composition which comprises, as an essential component, a copolymer containing polymerization units of the following monomer (a) and polymerization units of the following monomer (b): monomer (a): an Rf group-containing monomer which forms a photopolymer having no melting point or a melting point of at most 55° C. attributable to fine crystals derived from the Rf groups and having a glass transition point of at least 20° C. monomer (b): a monomer having no Rf group and having a cross-linkable functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Shuichiro Sugimoto, Minako Shimada, Toyomichi Shimada, Ryuji Seki, Takashige Maekawa
  • Publication number: 20130164679
    Abstract: A curable resin composition comprises: (I) 100 parts by weight of a curable resin; (II) 10 to 1200 parts by weight of an inorganic filler; and (III) 1 to 100 parts by weight of an organic filler having an elastic modulus of 1 to 2000 (MPa) and an average particle diameter of 0.01 to 10 v, wherein a content weight ratio of the components (II) and (III) is 1 to 41.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: SAN-EI KAGAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SAN-EI KAGAKU CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130123415
    Abstract: Fine graphite particles include plate-like graphite particles; and an aromatic vinyl copolymer which is adsorbed on the plate-like graphite particles, and which contains a vinyl aromatic monomer unit represented by the following formula (1): —(CH2—CHX)—??(1) (in the formula (1), X represents a phenyl group, a naphthyl group, an anthracenyl group, or a pyrenyl group, provided that these groups may have each a substituent).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Tanaka, Makoto Kato, Osamu Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20130071449
    Abstract: An implantable device including a conjugate formed of an acrylamide-based copolymer and a bioactive agent is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
  • Patent number: 8378017
    Abstract: The invention is based on the discovery that adhesive compositions containing certain low-viscosity, mono-ethylenically unsaturated monomers have surprisingly good cure parameters, resulting in very little weight loss upon cure. Many of these monofunctional monomers used alone or in combination with other monofunctional monomers described herein have high glass transition temperatures when cured. Moreover, since these monomers are monofunctional the crosslink density of the adhesive composition does not increase (relative to multi-functional monomers), which in turns results in lower stress, lower modulus adhesive compositions. As such, these monomers are useful in a variety of thermoset adhesive compositions, such as for example, die attach adhesive compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Designer Molecules, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Dershem, Gina Hoang, Melin Lu
  • Patent number: 8338540
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to polymeric article comprising a blend of (a) a first polymeric component; (b) a second polymeric component, the second polymeric component including a propylene elastomer or a substantially linear or linear ethylene polymer; and (c) at least one reinforcement material. The polymeric articles desirably have one or more of the following characteristics: a soft touch feel, a low gloss appearance, or a high surface durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Norwin van Riel, Pascal E. R. E. J. Lakeman
  • Patent number: 8222346
    Abstract: The present invention is a novel block copolymer containing a controlled distribution copolymer block of a conjugated diene and a mono alkenyl arene, where the controlled distribution copolymer block has terminal regions that are rich in conjugated diene units and a center region that is rich in mono alkenyl arene units. Also disclosed is a method for manufacture of the block copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Dais-Analytic Corp.
    Inventors: Liwei Cao, Scott G. Ehrenberg, Joseph M Serpico
  • Publication number: 20120164404
    Abstract: A primer-less coating composition for facestock comprises: a binder being a water-dispersible polymer; an ethylenically unsaturated compound which is aqueous-dispersible and miscible with or bonded to said water-dispersible polymer, wherein said ethylenically unsaturated compound is able to form a covalent bond with an ink; and a crosslinker, wherein said crosslinker is suitable for binding the coating to the facestock. The coating composition may be applied to a substrate to form a printable film. A printed film in accordance with the invention may be used in a label, for example for use on a container such as a bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: INNOVIA FILMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Alastair Hugh Servante, Simon James Read
  • Publication number: 20120116007
    Abstract: Provided are novel polymer brushes that may be used in underlying buffer or imaging layers for block copolymer lithography. The novel polymer brushes include X-A-b-B and X-A-b-C block copolymer brushes, with X an anchoring group, the A block a lithographically sensitive polymer, and the C block a random copolymer. According to various embodiments; polymer block brushes for neutral and preferential layers are provided; the neutral layers non-preferential to the overlying block copolymer and the preferential layers preferential to a block of the overlying block copolymer. Also provided are novel methods of patterning polymer block brush layers as well as polymer block brush buffer and imaging layers that are directly patternable by e-beam, deep UV, extreme UV, X-ray or other lithographic methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Padma Gopalan, Eungnak Han
  • Patent number: 8088850
    Abstract: The present invention provides curable poly(acrylate) compositions, cured reaction products of which demonstrate improved resistance to shrinkage when exposed to hydrocarbon fluids, such as transmission fluids and oil-and fuel-based fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Chiu-Sing Lin, Shingo Tsuno, Rajat K. Agarwal, Thomas Fay-Oy Lim
  • Patent number: 8088851
    Abstract: The present invention provides curable poly(acrylate) compositions, cured reaction products of which demonstrate improved resistance to shrinkage when exposed to hydrocarbon fluids, such as transmission fluids and oil- and fuel-based fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Chiu-Sing Lin, Qinyan Zhu, Robert P. Cross
  • Publication number: 20110319551
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a film having both high transparency and high heat resistance, and particularly a coating solution for forming a coating film from which an optical film can be produced. A triaroylbenzene-skeleton polymer in which a terminal of a polymer produced by polymerizing a compound of Formula [1] below is modified by a compound of Formula [2] below. A coating solution for forming a coating film, comprising the polymer. A film obtained from the coating solution for forming a coating film. In the formulae below, X1 is a divalent group of Formula [1a], Formula [1b], or Formula [1c] below (where Y1 and Y2 are independently a C1-2 alkylene group; n is an integer of 1 to 6; and m is an integer of 1 to 6), X2 is divalent benzene, thiophene, furan, or fluorine, and X3 is a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, CF3, a C1-6 alkoxy group, or a C1-6 alkyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Takuro Oda
  • Publication number: 20110172349
    Abstract: A photosensitive insulating resin composition includes a block copolymer, a crosslinking agent, a photosensitive compound, and a solvent. The block copolymer includes a first structural unit shown by a following formula (1) and a second structural unit shown by a following formula (2), wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and R2 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: JSR Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi ITO, Shigehito Asano, Hirofumi Goto, Takayoshi Tanabe
  • Publication number: 20110050789
    Abstract: The present invention provides an ink set including: an ink composition including a pigment, polymer particles having an ethylene oxide chain in a side chain of the polymer, and a water-soluble polymerizable compound that has an ethylene oxide chain and that is polymerized by active energy rays; and a treating liquid including an aggregating agent that aggregates ingredients in the ink composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kiyoshi IRITA
  • Patent number: 7875681
    Abstract: A process is provided for preparing polymer composites from compositions comprising i) a polyolefin, ii) a polymer selected from the group consisting of polymers having hydroxyl groups and polymers having amino groups and iii) a polar ethylene copolymer having copolymerized units selected from the group consisting of C4-C8 unsaturated anhydrides, monoesters of C4-C8 unsaturated acids having at least two carboxylic acid groups, diesters of C4-C8 unsaturated acids having at least two carboxylic acid groups and mixtures thereof. The process is suitable for use with recycle streams that contain polymeric materials that are laminates or composites of dissimilar polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: David M. Dean
  • Patent number: 7834081
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of poly acrylic and/or methacrylic macroinitiators in the free radical addition reaction of vinyl aromatic monomers to improve the properties of the resulting copolymer and/or composite. More particularly, the present invention relates to the production of poly acrylic and/or poly methacrylic macroinitiators having nitroxyl end groups. Using such macroinitiators in the free radical addition reaction of vinyl aromatics such as polystyrene compatibilizes the acrylic monomer in the vinyl aromatic matrix thereby improving the properties of the resulting polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Peter A. Callais, Scott C. Schmidt, Barbara L. Stainbrook, Nicolas Passade-Boupat, Pierre Gerard, Stephanie Magnet
  • Publication number: 20100254917
    Abstract: There is disclosed a process for preparing organic nano-particles comprising the steps of: (a) preparing a solution comprising an unsaturated polyester and/or a vinyl ester resin and a hydrophobic monomer; (b) dispersing the solution obtained in step (a) in an aqueous phase to form a stable emulsion where the aqueous phase is the continuous phase; and (c) using an initiator to cure the emulsion obtained in step (b) in the presence of a water soluble inhibitor to form a dispersion of nano-particles. The invention further provides organic nano-particles obtainable by the process according to the invention; various uses of said nano-particles; such as in paper, dye, toner and personal care compositions and topical medicaments comprising said nano-particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Matthias Jozef Gertruda Brouns, Joseph Petronella Friederichs, Johan Franz Gradus Antonius Jansen, Marco Marcus Matheus Driessen
  • Publication number: 20100240820
    Abstract: A resin composition includes: a polylactic acid resin; an impact-resistant resin which is superior in impact resistance to the polylactic acid resin and is incompatible with or hardly compatible with the polylactic acid resin; and a nucleating agent which promotes crystallization of the polylactic acid resin; the nucleating agent existing at least in the phase of the impact-resistant resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noritaka Sato, Yuya Aoki, Tsutomu Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20100174028
    Abstract: The invention describes an emulsion polymer which can be obtained by polymerization of a mixture comprising a) from 5 to 99.9% by weight of one or more monomers having a solubility in water of <2% by weight at 20° C. and selected from the group consisting of monofunctional (meth)acrylate monomers, styrene and vinyl esters; b) from 0 to 70% by weight of one or more monomers which can be copolymerized with the monomers a); c) from 0 to 20% by weight of one or more doubly or multiply vinylically unsaturated compounds; d) from 0 to 20% by weight of one or more polar monomers having a solubility in water of >2% by weight at 20° C.; and e) 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: Evonik Roehm GmbH
    Inventors: Gerold Schmitt, Wolfgang Klesse, Joachim Knebel
  • Patent number: 7687571
    Abstract: Oilfield elements and assemblies are described comprising, in one embodiment, an elastomeric composition comprising the reaction product of a linear or branched polymer having residual ethylenic unsaturation with an ethylenically unsaturated organic monomer having at least one reactive moiety selected from acid, acid anhydride, and acid salt, the elastomeric composition formed into an oilfield element. This abstract allows a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the disclosure. It will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Nitin Y. Vaidya, Rashmi B. Bhavsar
  • Patent number: 7612126
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous coating composition having excellent freeze-thaw stability and a low-VOC content, comprising a multi-stage polymer dispersion comprising (a) an inner phase comprising at least one latex polymer derived from at least one monomer and at least one polymerizable alkoxylated surfactant having the structure: R1—R2 wherein R1 is an allyl group selected from the group consisting of CH3—CH?CH— and CH2?CH—CH2—, or an acrylic group and R2 is a radical comprising at least two carbon atoms and at least one oxyethylene or oxypropylene unit; (b) an outer phase having a glass transition temperature of from 30° C. to 110° C. containing at least one ethylenic unsaturated monomer (c) at least one pigment; (d) water; and (e) less than 3.0% by weight based on the total weight of the aqueous coating composition of anti-freeze agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Konrad Roschmann, Joerg Leuninger, Rolf Dersch, Cheng-Le Zhao, Li Zhuo, Terri A. Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20090239992
    Abstract: To provide a thermosetting resin composition having excellent film-forming properties, which can form a cured product having low elastic modulus and having low dielectric constant and low dielectric loss tangent in a high frequency range; and a thermosetting resin composition comprising (A) a vinyl compound represented by the general formula (1), and (B) a rubber and/or a thermoplastic elastomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: Toshiaki Yamada, Hidenori Iida, Yasukazu Anbai, Shin Teraki, Masaki Yoshida, Satoko Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20090163635
    Abstract: Aqueous dispersions of water-insoluble polyolefin-based adhesion promoters are formed by dissolving the adhesion promoter in at least one olefinically unsaturated monomer, forming a mini-emulsion with high shear in the presence of water, surfactant and other additives, and then polymerizing the monomer with a monomer-soluble, substantially water insoluble radical initiator. The polymerized product, a stable dispersion (latex) of polyolefin adhesion promoter and polymerized monomer in water, is useful as a primer or as an additive for improving the adhesion of coatings to polyolefin substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter Webb Raynolds, James A. Stykes
  • Publication number: 20090081420
    Abstract: An ink composition is provided that includes (A) at least one polymerizable compound selected from the group consisting of a monofunctional radically polymerizable monomer having an aliphatic cyclic structure, an N-vinyllactam, and an aromatic monofunctional radically polymerizable monomer, (B) a radical polymerization initiator, (C) a pigment, and (D) a graft copolymer having a repeating unit represented by the Formula below in a graft chain. (In the Formula, R denotes a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, X denotes a single bond, —O—, —CO—, —COO—, —CONR1—, —OCO—, or a phenylene group, R1 denotes a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, or an aralkyl group, L denotes a single bond or a divalent linking group, Z denotes —NR2R3, R2 and R3 independently denote a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, or an aralkyl group, and R2 and R3 may be bonded to each other to form a ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru TOJO, Norihide Shimohara
  • Patent number: 7485688
    Abstract: The present invention provides a water and oil proofing composition which imparts excellent water and oil resistance and comprises a fluorocopolymer comprising polymerized units of (Z-Y)nX (wherein Z: a C1-6 perfluoroalkyl group or the like, Y: an alkylene group or the like, n: 1 or 2, X: a polymerizable unsaturated group), polymerized units of CH2?CR1-G-(R2O)q—R3 (wherein R1: a hydrogen atom or the like, R2: a C2-4 alkylene group or the like, q: an integer of from 1 to 50, G: —COO(CH2)r— (r: an integer of from 0 to 4), R3: a hydrogen atom or the like, and polymerized units of CH2?CR4-M-Q-NR5R6 (wherein R4: a hydrogen atom or the like, Q: a C2-4 alkylene group or the like, R5 and R6: C1-8 alkyl groups or the like) and an aqueous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takashige Maekawa, Shuichiro Sugimoto, Minako Shimada, Kyouichi Kaneko, Harutaka Naruse, Yuuichi Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20080249233
    Abstract: Low application temperature hot melt packaging adhesives comprising a vegetable derived wax such as a soy wax are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventors: Dale L. Haner, Lie-Zhong Gong
  • Patent number: 7420016
    Abstract: In order, in the case of a moulding composition for the production of sanitary-ware components, comprising a methyl-methacrylate-based syrup and from 50 to 85%, expressed in terms of the moulding composition, of an inorganic filler, to obtain an improvement in the scratch-proofness and the abrasion resistance of the shaped components which are obtained therefrom, it is proposed that the composition furthermore comprise elastomer particles or elastomer particle aggregates having a particle size <100 ?m in an amount in the range of 5% by weight to <20% by weight, expressed in terms of the mass of the syrup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: BLANCO GmbH + Co KG
    Inventors: Andreas Hajek, Thomas Heck, Stefan Harke, Thomas Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 7393889
    Abstract: The rubber modified polystyrene resin composition with high gloss and impact resistance according to the present invention is prepared by (i) polymerizing a solution consisting of about 80 to 95% by weight of styrene (A) and about 5 to 20% by weight of polybutadiene rubber (B) with a clay material at a temperature of about 90 to 150° C. in a first reactor so as to disperse at least two different sizes of polybutadiene rubber particles in the matrix of polystyrene, and (ii) inputting the resulting solution of the step (i) to a second reactor being kept at about 130 to 180° C. to terminate the polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Jae Goo Doh
  • Patent number: 7388039
    Abstract: Modified polyolefins are produced by reacting a functionalized polyolefin with one or more ethylenically unsaturated compounds having a functional group reactive with the functional group on the polyolefin. These modified polyolefins may then polymerize in the presence of a photoinitiator upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation and also have the capability of copolymerizing in the presence of a photoinitiator with other ethylenically unsaturated crosslinking agents upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation. These modified polyolefins may also contain pendant carboxyl groups, which have the propensity to form hydrophilic salts with amines, and therefore may be rendered water-dispersible. The modified polyolefins of the present invention significantly improve the adhesion of paints, inks, and adhesives to various plastic and metal substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Kevin Alan Williams, Michael Bellas, Charlie Carroll Freeman, Jr., Lisa Kay Templeton
  • Patent number: 7230047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to curable elastomer compositions and deformable thermoplastic compositions which are reshapable subsequent to cure or solidification. In particular, the present invention relates to compositions and articles of manufacture which are prepared from curable elastomeric or deformable thermoplastic matrices having distributed therein polymeric powders which have a melting point below the degradation of the matrix and which are present in shape-holding amounts to permit reshaping subsequent to elastomer cure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: Bahram Issari
  • Patent number: 7199196
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of preparing an aqueous dispersion of poly(perfluorovinyl ether) homopolymers. The present invention further relates to a method of making an aqueous fluoropolymer dispersion comprising bicomponent particles of poly(perfluorovinyl ether) homopolymers and a second fluoropolymer. The dispersions of the present invention may be used for rendering fibrous substrates oil repellent, water repellent and/or stain repellent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Lian S. Tan, Richard S. Buckanin, E. Steven McAlister
  • Patent number: 6884843
    Abstract: A method of preparing a cured laminate employing electron beam radiation is provided. The cured laminate is prepared from an uncured laminate including a prepolymer composition containing oligomer, tackifying resin, and optionally, monomer. Also provided are a prepolymer composition and an article including the cured laminate prepared by the method of this invention. The method is useful for preparing cured laminates such as flexible laminates for food packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Thomas Frederick Kauffman, David William Whitman
  • Patent number: 6849683
    Abstract: Process for providing a binder for mineral wool products, said process comprising the steps of: mixing together under reactive conditions a carboxylic acid with an alkanolamine, whereby optionally these are firstly mixed to provide a resin, which resin is subsequently reacted with a separate carboxylic acid group containing polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Rockwool International A/S
    Inventors: Thor Husemoen, Erling Lennart Hansen, Povl Nissen
  • Publication number: 20040260009
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive composition contains (a) an acrylic polymer containing an alkyl (meth)acrylate whose alkyl group has from 4 to 12 carbon atoms, as a monomer major component and from 1 to 10 parts by weight, based on 100 parts by weight of the whole of the monomer components, of a carboxyl group-containing monomer as a monomer component and having a weight average molecular weight of from 500,000 to 900,000; and (b) an oligomer containing an ethylenically unsaturated monomer, in which a homopolymer formed therefrom has a glass transition temperature of from 60 to 190° C. and which has a cyclic structure, as a monomer major component and from 1 to 10 parts by weight, based on 100 parts by weight of the whole of the monomer components, of a carboxyl group-containing monomer as a monomer component and having a weight average molecular weight of from 3,000 to 6,000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Tosaki, Hiroaki Kishioka
  • Patent number: 6831115
    Abstract: Modified polyolefins are produced by reacting a functionalized polyolefin with one or more ethylenically unsaturated compounds having a functional group reactive with the functional group on the polyolefin. These modified polyolefins may then polymerize in the presence of a photoinitiator upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation and also have the capability of copolymerizing in the presence of a photoinitiator with other ethylenically unsaturated crosslinking agents upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation. These modified polyolefins may also contain pendant carboxyl groups, which have the propensity to form hydrophilic salts with amines, and therefore may be rendered water-dispersible. The modified polyolefins of the present invention significantly improve the adhesion of paints, inks, and adhesives to various plastic and metal substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Kevin Alan Williams, Michael Bellas, Charlie Carroll Freeman, Jr., Lisa Kay Templeton
  • Patent number: 6743848
    Abstract: This invention provides a pigment dispersing resin having a weight-average molecular weight within a range of 1,000-150,000, which is obtained by copolymerizing a monomeric mixture comprising (a) a macromonomer obtained by polymerizing at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer in the presence of a metal complex as a catalytic chain transfer agent, or an addition cleavage-type chain transfer agent and if necessary a radical polymerization initiator, which macromonomer having a resin acid value less than 50 mgKOH/g, and (b) at least one copolymerizable unsaturated monomer, wherein at least one monomer among the ethylenically unsaturated monomer(s) constituting said macromonomer (a) and the copolymerizable unsaturated monomer(s) (b) has a functional group selected from substituted or unsubstituted amino group, quaternary ammonium salt group, sulfonic group, phosphoric group and carboxyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuichi Nakahara, Yoshiyuki Yukawa