From Reactant-containing Atom Other Than O, N, C, Halogen, Or Hydrogen Patents (Class 524/547)
  • Patent number: 10647795
    Abstract: Amorphous propylene-ethylene copolymers are described herein that can include high amounts of ethylene and exhibit desirable softening points and needle penetrations. The desirable combinations of softening points and needle penetrations in these propylene-ethylene copolymers allow them to have a broad operating window. Due their broad operating window, the propylene-ethylene copolymers can be utilized in a wide array of applications and products, including hot melt adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Terri Roxanne Carvagno, Susana Marques, Ming Allison Yuan, Da Yu Vincent Zhang, Boon Hui Janice Ang, Marc Stacey Somers, Raymond Prescott Cottle, Bennett H. Novak, Puthenkovilakom Rajesh Raja
  • Patent number: 10597477
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer dispersion obtainable by at least one two-stage emulsion polymerization, by 1) preparing a polymer A by a radical polymerization from a 1st composition comprising A) at least one monomer, B) at least one anionic copolymerizable emulsifier, 2) admixing the polymer A prepared at 1) with a base, 3) in the presence of the polymer A treated at 2), preparing a polymer B by radical polymerization from a 2nd composition comprising A) at least one monomer, B) at least one anionic copolymerizable emulsifier. The present invention also relates to a process for preparing the polymer dispersion of the invention, to coating materials in the form of an aqueous composition comprising the polymer dispersion of the invention, and to the use of the polymer dispersion of the invention for coating compositions or paints and varnishes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Roelof Balk, Bastiaan Lohmeijer
  • Patent number: 10590309
    Abstract: A polyacrylate-polyolefin copolymer and composition for volatile solvent-free coating comprising such compounds having the following structure: wherein “PO” is a polyolefin having a number average molecular weight of at least 300 g/mole, and “Ar” is selected from the group consisting of C6 to C20 aryls, a C7 to C32 alkylaryls, a C6 to C20 aryloxys, and halogen substituted C6 to C20 aryls and C7 to C32 alkylaryls, while the other variables are as described herein. The copolymers can be produced in an alkylation reaction between the desired polyacrylate and a vinyl/vinylidene-terminated polyolefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Tang, Andy H. Tsou
  • Patent number: 10434821
    Abstract: In a modified conjugated diene-based polymer, a ratio of a coupling polymer, obtained by gel permeation chromatography (GPC), is 70% by mass or more based on a total amount of the modified conjugated diene-based polymer, and a modification ratio obtained by adsorption GPC is 70% by mass or more based on a total amount of the modified conjugated diene-based polymer, and when Mooney viscosity ML1+4 (100° C.) measured at 100° C. is represented by ML and a weight average molecular weight obtained by GPC is represented by Mw, ML?1.8 (Mw×10?4)?31.5, and Mooney viscosity ML1+4 (100° C.) measured at 100° C. is 30 to 150.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Miki Kyo, Shinichi Sekikawa
  • Patent number: 10239983
    Abstract: A method of production of conjugated diene rubber including a first step of polymerizing a compound represented by a following formula (1) by using a polymerization initiator to obtain a polymer block of the compound represented by the formula (1) having an active end, and a second step of polymerizing a monomer containing at least a conjugated diene compound by using the active end of the polymer block, wherein, in the formula (1), R1 is a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, R2 is a hydrocarbon group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms and containing a ring structure, each of R3 and R4 independently is a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms which is substituted or unsubstituted, and X is arbitrary monovalent group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eijun Ueda, Takashi Iizuka
  • Patent number: 10239992
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure generally provide compositions and methods involving the production of polyester composite materials that contain covalently bonded carbon black particles. The carbon black particles have surface functional groups that enable the grafting of a polyester, and/or initiate the ring opening of a monomer to create a polyester grown from the surface of the particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott B. King, Brandon M. Kobilka, Joseph Kuczynski, Jason T. Wertz
  • Patent number: 10214600
    Abstract: Amorphous propylene-ethylene copolymers are described herein that can include high amounts of ethylene and exhibit desirable softening points and needle penetrations. The desirable combinations of softening points and needle penetrations in these propylene-ethylene copolymers allow them to have a broad operating window. Due their broad operating window, the propylene-ethylene copolymers can be utilized in a wide array of applications and products, including hot melt adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Marc Stacey Somers, Bennett H. Novak, Puthenkovilakom Rajesh Raja, Raymond Prescott Cottle
  • Patent number: 10189956
    Abstract: A polymer substrate, such as a polymer particle, is formed from a carboxyl functional monomer. In an example, the carboxyl functional monomer has a protection group in place of the OH of the carboxyl group. Once the monomer is polymerized, such a protection group can be removed, providing a polymer network with carboxyl functional sites. Such sites can be used to attach other functionality to the polymer substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES AS, LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Geir Fonnum, Steven M. Menchen, M. Talha Gokmen, Pontus Lundberg, Prasanna Krishnan Thwar, Alfred Lui, Lily Lu, Wolfgang Hinz, Lene Husaboe, Elisabeth Breivold, Astrid Evenroed Molteberg, Synne Larsen
  • Patent number: 9980481
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing granules comprising the steps of A) preparing an adjuvanted slurry by milling an aqueous composition Al containing a pesticide and a silica absorbent to yield a pesticidal slurry, and adding an adjuvant to the pesticidal slurry; and B) granulating the adjuvanted slurry, wherein the granulation comprises a fluidized bed granulation or sprouted bed granulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Torsten Knieriem, Klaus Kolb, Payam Michael Miraki Ardestani
  • Patent number: 9951235
    Abstract: Recordation and removal of an image that can be removed from a recording medium are facilitated with suitable workability. An ink composition for forming an image using an ink jet scheme on a recording medium, and removing the image from the recording medium by dissolving the image by a solvent after having fixed the formed image by light irradiation, and an ink composition that is to become a base of an image layer formed on the recording medium using the ink jet scheme, and that is for removing the image layer from the recording medium by dissolving the ink composition by the solvent after having fixed the formed image layer by the light irradiation that are according to the present disclosure include a photocurable compound that is cured by receiving light irradiation and dissolved by a solvent while in a cured state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ayumi Sakaguchi, Masaru Ohnishi, Hironori Hashizume
  • Patent number: 9862858
    Abstract: Described is a method for producing a multicoat color and/or effect paint system. The method is characterized in that a pigmented aqueous basecoat material is used which comprises at least one phosphine oxide of formula (I): wherein the radicals R1 to R3 are selected from the group of aliphatic or aromatic hydrocarbons. The sum total of the weight percentage fractions of all of the phosphine oxides of formula (I) is 0.1% to 5% by weight, based on the total weight of the basecoat material. Also described are the corresponding basecoat materials, a corresponding multicoat color and/or effect paint system, and use of the phosphine oxides in pigmented aqueous coating materials. Further describes is a method for repairing defects on multicoat color and/or effect paint systems produced with the aid of the method of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Steinmetz, Philipp Fieber
  • Patent number: 9790359
    Abstract: Provided are a tread rubber composition that can achieve a balanced improvement in fuel economy, wet-grip performance, and abrasion resistance, and a pneumatic tire including the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoji Imoto, Masato Kawase, Masako Nakatani, Ryuichi Tokimune, Akinori Nagae
  • Patent number: 9708501
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer dispersion of polymer particles comprising phosphorous-containing (meth)acrylate monomers and phosphorus-containing allylic monomers. The present invention further relates to a coating composition made from the polymer dispersion with both satisfactory coating viscosity stability and improved coating performances such as scrub resistance, stain resistance, corrosion resistance and durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Han Liu, Xiangting Dong, Qingwei Zhang, Caifeng Wang
  • Patent number: 9688853
    Abstract: In an example, a process includes combining a methyl methacrylate monomer, a butadiene monomer, a styrene monomer, and an organophosphate monomer. The process includes initiating a polymerization reaction to form a flame-retardant copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Joseph Kuczynski, Timothy C. Mauldin
  • Patent number: 9617503
    Abstract: A method for modifying the properties of a suspension of solid or liquid particles in an aqueous medium, includes the step of adding to the suspension or to the aqueous medium a polymer prepared by inverse emulsion polymerization of monomers Ab, comprising a betaine group, and of nonionic monomers Ba included in an aqueous phase dispersed in the form of droplets in a hydrophobic external phase, wherein the molar ratio of the monomers Ab to the monomers Ba is from about 4/96 to about 40/60, the polymer exhibits an intrinsic viscosity of greater than 600 mL/g, the reduced specific viscosity being measured by dissolving the polymer in a 20% by weight aqueous NaCl solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Arnaud Cadix, Chi-Thanh Vuong, Bruno Langlois, Marie-Pierre Labeau
  • Patent number: 9593240
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to the thermosetting resin composition containing (A) to (D): (A) a thermosetting resin containing an SiH group and an alkenyl group, being a reaction product between silsesquioxane having an SiH group and an organopolysiloxane having two alkenyl groups; (B) a thermosetting resin having an SiH group as obtained by allowing reaction among silsesquioxane having an SiH group, organopolysiloxane having two alkenyl groups, an epoxy compound having an alkenyl group and a silyl compound having an alkenyl group; (C) a linear organopolysiloxane compound having an SiH group only at one terminal; and (D) a Pt catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: JNC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akio Tajima, Takashi Matsuo, Kiichi Kawabata, Yoshiko Ueno, Koichi Ayama
  • Patent number: 9587064
    Abstract: The present invention relates to multi-arm salt-tolerant star macromolecules, and methods of preparing and using the same. In one aspect of the invention, a salt-tolerant star macromolecule is capable of providing salt-tolerance to an aqueous composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: ATRP SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Liang Huang, Yuanxi Liao, Patrick McCarthy
  • Patent number: 9580556
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions including hereocyclic fused thiophene based compounds, polymers based on fused thiophene compounds, and methods for making the monomer and polymer along with uses in thin film-based and other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Mingqian He, James Robert Matthews, Weijun Niu
  • Patent number: 9556301
    Abstract: Cyclopolymers and N,N-diallyl methionine-based monomers or salts, solvates, tautomers or stereoisomers as corrosion inhibitors. A process for producing the cyclopolymers by Butler cyclopolymerization of the monomers in the presence of sulfur dioxide. In addition, a method for determining a percent inhibition efficiency of metal corrosion for the cyclopolymers and monomers as well as applications and methods for the cyclopolymers as coatings, compositions, and formulations for preventing metal corrosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: King Fahd Universoty of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Mohammad Abu Jafar Mazumder, Hasan Ali Al-Muallem, Shaikh Asrof Ali, Mohamad Khalid Estaitie
  • Patent number: 9453944
    Abstract: There is provided a fast curing composition comprising an alpha, beta-unsaturated amido-containing organosilicon compound, useful in making water absorbing silicone-hydrogel films for biomedical devices, such as contact lens, and a process for producing these monomers. This invention also provides for hydrogels made from the alpha, beta-unsaturated amido-containing organosilicon compound described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventors: Anubhav Saxena, Shreedhar Bhat, Kenrick M. Lewis
  • Patent number: 9428598
    Abstract: Amorphous propylene-ethylene copolymers are described herein that can include high amounts of ethylene and exhibit desirable softening points and needle penetrations. The desirable combinations of softening points and needle penetrations in these propylene-ethylene copolymers allow them to have a broad operating window. Due their broad operating window, the propylene-ethylene copolymers can be utilized in a wide array of applications and products, including hot melt adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Marc Stacey Somers, Bennett H Novak, Puthenkovilakom Rajesh Raja, Raymond Prescott Cottle
  • Patent number: 9399686
    Abstract: Amorphous propylene-ethylene copolymers are described herein that can include high amounts of ethylene and exhibit desirable softening points and needle penetrations. The desirable combinations of softening points and needle penetrations in these propylene-ethylene copolymers allow them to have a broad operating window. Due their broad operating window, the propylene-ethylene copolymers can be utilized in a wide array of applications and products, including hot melt adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Marc Stacey Somers, Bennett H Novak, Puthenkovilakom Rajesh Raja, Raymond Prescott Cottle
  • Patent number: 9382351
    Abstract: Amorphous propylene-ethylene copolymers are described herein that can include high amounts of ethylene and exhibit desirable softening points and needle penetrations. The desirable combinations of softening points and needle penetrations in these propylene-ethylene copolymers allow them to have a broad operating window. Due their broad operating window, the propylene-ethylene copolymers can be utilized in a wide array of applications and products, including hot melt adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Marc Stacey Somers, Bennett H Novak, Puthenkovilakom Rajesh Raja, Raymond Prescott Cottle
  • Patent number: 9340686
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising an aqueous dispersion of a binder and from 0.01 to 2 weight percent, based on the weight of the binder, of a defoamer characterized by the following structure: wherein R1, R2, x, y, m, and n are defined herein. The composition of the present invention is especially useful in reducing foam formation in a low VOC paint formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sudhakar Balijepalli, Melinda H. Keefe, Laurel A. Rufe
  • Patent number: 9221992
    Abstract: An aqueous coating composition including a) a composite particle including an opacifying pigment particle such as, for example, TiO2 and, disposed thereon, a plurality of particles of a first polymer, the first polymer being a select P-acid containing emulsion polymer and b) from 7% to 25% by weight, based on the total weight of polymer in the aqueous coating composition, of a select second polymer is provided. A method for forming the aqueous coating composition, a method for forming a dried coating therefrom, and the coating so formed are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: James C. Bohling, Arnold S. Brownell, Catherine A. Finegan, Ozzie M. Pressley, Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 9081273
    Abstract: The radiation-sensitive colored composition contains (A) a dye polymer containing a structural unit having a dye structure polymerized using a chain-transfer agent having a LogP value of 5 or less, and (B) a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuzo Nagata, Atsuyasu Nozaki, Kenta Ushijima, Yushi Kaneko, Yousuke Murakami
  • Patent number: 9068099
    Abstract: Paints and coatings that change the coated surface from hydrophobic to a hydrophilic, self-cleaning surface when exposed to atmosphere are described. The compositions include a plurality of boronic acid functionalized polymers, and a blocking agent contacting at least one of the plurality of boronic acid, wherein the blocking agent is configured to be removed by a stimulus to provide a renewable hydrophilic, self-cleaning polymer coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: William Brenden Carlson, Gregory D. Phelan
  • Publication number: 20150147646
    Abstract: A conductive coating composition for use in electrical energy storage devices, which contain a non-aqueous electrolyte, is provided comprising an organic polymeric binder comprising one or more water-soluble polymers; water; solid conductive particles dispersed in the binder; and phosphorus based acid bound to at least one of the water-soluble polymers and present in a range of 0.025-10.0% by weight of the water-soluble polymers, as well as methods of making and using said conductive coating composition, coated current collectors and electrical energy storage devices made therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: John D. McGee, John Zimmermann, Gregory T. Donaldson, John T. Comoford, Andrew M. Dahl
  • Publication number: 20150148475
    Abstract: The present invention provides telomeric copolymers of acrylic and methacrylic acid which further comprise an olefin polymerization residue and have one or more phosphorus acid groups wherein the phosphorus acid group comprises one or more phosphorus atom in the +1 oxidation state or in the +3 oxidation state, or both. In addition the present invention provides methods of making the telomeric copolymers comprising aqueous solution copolymerizing a monomer mixture comprising acrylic acid and methacrylic acid in the presence of a phosphorus acid group containing reactant having a phosphorus atom in the +1 oxidation state, and thermally treating the resulting telomeric copolymer at 175° C. or higher for a sufficient time to decarboxylate the copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: C. Damien Rodowski, Charles J. Rand, Barry Weinstein, James DeFelippis
  • Publication number: 20150140308
    Abstract: Crosslinkable reactive polymers comprise -A- and —B— recurring units, arranged randomly along a backbone. The -A- recurring units comprise pendant aromatic sulfonic acid oxime ester groups that are capable of providing pendant aromatic sulfonic acid groups upon irradiation with radiation having a ?max of at least 150 nm and up to and including 450 nm. The -A- recurring units are present in the reactive polymer in an amount of greater than 50 mol % and up to and including 98 mol % based on total reactive polymer recurring units. The —B— recurring units comprise pendant groups that provide crosslinking upon generation of the aromatic sulfonic acid groups in the -A- recurring units. The —B— recurring units are present in an amount of at least 2 mol %, based on total reactive polymer recurring units. These reactive polymers can be used in various pattern-forming methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Allan Wexler, Grace Ann Bennett, Kimberly S. Lindner
  • Patent number: 9034975
    Abstract: Composite material that contain epoxy resin which is toughened and strengthened with thermoplastic materials and a blend of insoluble particles. The uncured matrix resins include an epoxy resin component, a soluble thermoplastic component, a curing agent and an insoluble particulate component composed of elastic particles and rigid particles. The uncured resin matrix is combined with a fibrous reinforcement and cured/molded to form composite materials that may be used for structural applications, such as primary structures in aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: Hexcel Corporation, Hexcel Composites Limited
    Inventors: Maureen Boyle, Dana Blair, Yi-Jui Wu, Yen-Seine Wang, Bryce Floryancic, Paul Mackenzie
  • Patent number: 9034968
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods, admixture compositions for treating clay-bearing aggregates used for construction purposes, and aggregate compositions for construction purposes. The clay-bearing aggregates are treated with a cationic copolymer made from two and preferably three different monomer components. Cementitious compositions containing the treated aggregates are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventors: Lawrence L. Kuo, Ying Chen, Hideo Koyata
  • Publication number: 20150133584
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods involving the use of a carboxylate graft polymer having high molecular weight and low ratio of acid-to-polyoxyalkylene groups. Such clay-mitigation is particularly useful for treating clay and clay-bearing aggregates, particularly those aggregates used for construction purposes. The present invention minimizes the need to wash the aggregates, thus preserving fine aggregates (“fines”) content in construction materials, and thereby beneficiating the performance and/or properties of construction materials containing the clay-bearing aggregates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Lawrence Kuo, Nathan Tregger, Ho Lee, O-il Kwon
  • Publication number: 20150126675
    Abstract: Embodiments provide polydienes and diene copolymers having organophosphines functionality. Specific embodiments employ phosphorus-containing organometal initiators and copolymers prepared by anionically polymerizing conjugated diene monomer and vinyl organophosphine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicants: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Terrence E. Hogan, William L. Hergenrother, David M. Roggeman
  • Publication number: 20150118451
    Abstract: An ink composition includes a graft copolymer including a repeating unit having a partial structure represented by Formula (1) described below and a repeating unit having a hydrophilic group in which a graft chain includes the repeating unit and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Norihide SHIMOHARA
  • Publication number: 20150109382
    Abstract: An ink for inkjet recording includes water; a hydrosoluble organic solvent; a pigment; and a polymer including a first structural unit represented by the following formula (1): wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; and M+ represents at least one member selected from the group consisting of alkali metal ions, organic amine ions and hydrogen ions; and a second structural unit represented by the following formula (2) or (3): wherein each of R2 and R3 represents a methyl group or a hydrogen atom; n represents an integer of 18; x represents 0 or an integer of 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Mitsuru Naruse, Masayasu Nonogaki, Akihiko Matsuyama, Keita Katoh, Kazukiyo Nagai, Yuusuke Koizuka
  • Publication number: 20150112016
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising and a method for preparing a stable aqueous dispersion of polymer particles comprising structural units of vinyl acetate and a phosphorous acid monomer. The composition of the present invention provides vinyl acetate/phosphorus acid based polymer particles that improve hiding efficiency in pigmented coatings formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: James C. Bohling, Qiaoqiao Cai, Edwin H. Nungesser, Morris C. Wills, Tingke Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150099102
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a material includes a plurality of particles, a solvent system and one or more stabilizing agents; the particles are configured to complete a self-propagating and/or self-sustaining reaction upon initiation thereof. In another embodiment, a method includes dispersing a plurality of particles in solution to form a dispersion and adding a stabilizing agent to the dispersion in an amount sufficient to cause the dispersion to exhibit one or more predetermined rheological properties; again, the particles in the dispersion are configured to complete a self-propagating and/or self-sustaining reaction upon initiation thereof. In still another embodiment, a method includes depositing a material on a substrate; the material includes a plurality of particles configured to complete a self-propagating and/or self-sustaining reaction upon initiation thereof, a solvent system and one or more stabilizing agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Sullivan, John M. Densmore, Eric Duoss, Alexander E. Gash, Joshua Kuntz, John Vericella
  • Publication number: 20150093508
    Abstract: A composition for pattern formation includes a block copolymer that includes a block represented by formula (I) and a block represented by formula (II). R1 and R3 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, a fluorine atom or a trifluoromethyl group. R2 represents a monovalent organic group. R4 represents a hydrocarbon group having a valency of (1+b) and having 1 to 5 carbon atoms. R5 represents a monovalent group having a hetero atom. m and n are each independently an integer of 10 to 5,000. a is an integer of 0 to 5. b is an integer of 1 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: JSR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoki NAGAI, Shinya Minegishi, Takuo Sone, Yuji Namie
  • Patent number: 8993701
    Abstract: The invention relates to a copolymer of (a) 5 to 40% by weight of isoprenol, (b) 5 to 93% by weight of at least one monoethylenically unsaturated C3 to C8 monocarboxylic acid, an anhydride or salt of same, (c) 2 to 90% by weight of one or more sulfonic acid group-comprising monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Torben Gädt, Jürgen Detering, Stephan Nied
  • Publication number: 20150076721
    Abstract: The present invention provides an ink and a method of using the ink for making colored contact lenses. The ink comprises at least one colorant, a silicone-containing binder polymer, a solvent, a vinylic-monomer mixture, and optionally a photoinitiator or thermal initiator. The silicone-containing binder polymer is a copolymerization product of a polymerizable mixture including (i) at least one hydrophilic vinylic monomer; (ii) at least one functionalizing vinylic monomer containing at least one functional group selected from the group consisting of hydroxyl group —OH, amino group —NHR (wherein R is hydrogen or C1 to C8 alkyl), carboxylic group —COOH, epoxy group, amide group —CONHR, and combinations thereof; (iii) at least one silicone-containing vinylic monomer or macromere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Hugh Quinn, Gregory Carlson, Barry L. Atkins
  • Patent number: 8980995
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a hybrid latex polymer composition with one or more hydrophobic compound which is a solid or has a 50% distillation temperature of at least 200° C. and one or more matrix polymer, wherein the hydrophobic compound is entrapped in the structure of the matrix polymer. Further, the invention is a method of improving resistance to water staining and color rub-off in latex paints by including a hybrid latex polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: Yong Yang, Vincent R. Libero, Luz Clarena Shavel, Glenn M. Cooper, Johanna L. Garcia de Visicaro, George M. Amrich, Robert J. Sheerin, Steve Minassian
  • Patent number: 8980956
    Abstract: A method for producing polymerizable solution which comprises dissolving an ethylenically unsaturated zwitterionic monomer in a co-monomer system comprising a functionalized ethylenically unsaturated monomer in which the zwitterionic monomer is soluble, a siloxane group-containing monomer or macromer, and a crosslinking agent is disclosed. The polymerizable solution is biocompatible and can be used to produce polymers and articles such as contact lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Vertellus Specialities Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Driver, Qingpu Hou, Jin Hai Wang
  • Publication number: 20150068603
    Abstract: Provided is a coating composition excellent in antifouling properties, transparency and hydrophilicity, wherein the coating composition contains (A) a metal oxide particle having a number average particle size of 1 nm to 400 nm; and (B) a polymer particle, in which the content of an aqueous-phase component in the component (B), represented by the expression (I), is 20 mass % or less, where (I) (%)=(dry mass of a filtrate obtained by filtering the component (B) at a molecular cutoff of 50,000)×(100?total mass of solid content)/(mass of the filtrate?dry mass of the filtrate)×100/the total mass of solid content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI E-MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Takanohashi, Junichi Hirose, Waka Goto, Shuichiro Ogawa, Kentaro Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 8974895
    Abstract: An inkjet ink that contains at least water; a water-soluble organic solvent; a pigment; and a copolymer or a salt thereof. The copolymer or the salt thereof has at least a structural unit represented by Formula 1, a structural unit represented by Formula 2, and a structural unit represented by Formula 3 or 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Naruse, Masayasu Nonogaki, Keita Katoh, Akihiko Matsuyama, Kazukiyo Nagai, Yuusuke Koizuka
  • Publication number: 20150065639
    Abstract: Disclosed is a conjugated diene random copolymer having an alkoxysilane unit, which is prepared by subjecting a conjugated diene monomer, an aromatic vinyl monomer and an alkoxysilane monomer having a specific structure to emulsion polymerization, and in which the copolymer contains an alkoxysilane unit in the backbone thereof and is thus enhanced in the degree of dispersion and affinity to an inorganic reinforcing material such as carbon black or silica, and is useful as a rubber material for tires having superior mechanical and dynamic properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Dong Hyuk NA, Gwanghoon KWAG, Hanjoung CHO, Jun Keol CHOI
  • Publication number: 20150065643
    Abstract: A solution is a liquid organosilicon compound represented by general formula (1) as described below: wherein, X is each independently a group represented by formula (I), formula (II) or formula (III) as described below, and when the number of the group represented by formula (I) per one molecule of the liquid organosilicon compound represented by general formula (1) is defined as a, the number of the group represented by formula (II) per one molecule thereof is defined as b, and the number of the group represented by formula (III) per one molecule thereof is defined as c, 0?a?3.5, 0?b?3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: KIICHI KAWABATA, AKIO TAJIMA, TAKASHI MATSUO, KIYOSHI SAKAI, KOICHI AYAMA
  • Patent number: 8968885
    Abstract: Polymers which can be used in p-type materials for organic electronic devices and photovoltaic cells. Compounds, monomers, dimers, trimers, and polymers comprising: Good photovoltaic efficiency and lifetime can be achieved. The R group can provide solubility, environmental stability, and fine tuning of spectroscopic and/or electronic properties. Different polymer microstructures can be prepared which encourage multiple band gaps and broad and strong absorptions. The carbonyl can interact with adjacent thiophene rings to provide backbone with rigidity, induce planarity, and reduce and/or eliminate intramolecular chain twisting defects. Polymers comprising benzodithiophene and/or benzothiadiazole structures can show particularly high performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Solvay USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher T. Brown, Christophe René Gaston Grenier, Chad Landis, Elena E. Sheina, Atta Gueye
  • Publication number: 20150056425
    Abstract: An ink for inkjet recording includes water; a hydrosoluble solvent, a pigment, and a copolymer including a salt of a diphosphonic acid group. The copolymer including a salt of a diphosphonic acid group includes structural units having the following formulae (1) and (2): X represents an alkylene group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms, each of R1 and R2 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, M+ represents an alkali metal ion, an organic ammonium ion or a proton and Z1 represents a hydrocarbon group having 6 to 22 carbon atoms. The alkali metal ion or the organic ammonium ion and the proton may be mixed, and half or more of the M+ are alkali metal ions or the organic ammonium ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazukiyo Nagai, Yuusuke KOIZUKA, Mitsuru NARUSE, Masayasu NONOGAKI, Akihiko MATSUYAMA, Keita KATOH, Shigeyuki HARADA, Masayuki FUKUOKA
  • Publication number: 20150051336
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aqueous opaque coating formulation comprising (A) and aqueous solvent; (B) an inorganic material; and (C) a chelating polymer which comprises units derived from one or more aminocarboxylate compounds or their salts, one or more other polymerizable monomers, one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers and, optionally, one or more crosslinking monomers. For example, the aminocarboxylate compounds or their salts may be one or more of iminodiacetic acid (IDA), iminodisuccinic acid (IDS), ethylenediamine triacetic acid (ED3A) and ethylenediamine disuccinic acid (EDDS), or their salts. Suitable polymerizable monomers may be one or more of glycidyl methacrylate (GMA), allyl glycidyl ether (AGE), vinylbenzyl chloride (VBC), allyl bromide, and their derivatives. The inorganic material may be a pigment, such as titanium dioxide (Ti02) or cadmium sulfide (CdS), or an extender or filler, such as talc (Mg3Si4Oio(OH)2), calcium carbonate (CaCO3) or mica, or even combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Afua S. Karikari, Monica A. Luckenbach, Ozzie M. Pressley, Theodore Tysak