From Heterocyclic Monomer Patents (Class 524/548)
  • Patent number: 10651347
    Abstract: A light-transmissive encapsulating package is configured to encapsulate an LED die. The encapsulating package includes a light-transmissive bulk encapsulating material. One or more phosphors are blended into the bulk encapsulating material for white light emission. A notch-filtering filter material is blended into the bulk encapsulating material and includes Nd(III) bonded to a non-fluoride halide and is present at a concentration in the range 0.5-3.0% by volume of the bulk encapsulating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Dengke Cai, Tiejun Wang
  • Patent number: 10626207
    Abstract: A polystyrene-g-(polyisobutylene-b-polystyrene) is taught. The polystyrene-g-(polyisobutylene-b-polystyrene) is synthesized by first providing a polystyrene backbone. Once the polystyrene backbone is provided, the polystyrene backbone is acetylated to provide acetyl groups on the polystyrene backbone. Next, the acetyl groups are converted to —C(CH3)2OH groups. Finally, the living polymerization of isobutylene is initiated, which is then followed by the living block polymerization of styrene. A polymer network of polystyrene-g-(polyisobutylene-b-polystyrene)s is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Joseph Kennedy, Turgut Nugay, Nihan Nugay
  • Patent number: 10273324
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer comprising an N-vinyl amide monomer and a dual functional monomer. In the case where the dual functional monomer incorporates a glycidyl acrylate, a third polymerizable monomer is also included. The polymer can be varied in charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ISP INVESTMENTS LLC
    Inventors: David K. Hood, Osama M. Musa
  • Patent number: 10158078
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for an insulator of a thin film transistor, an insulator and an organic thin film transistor comprising the same. The insulator of a thin film transistor prepared with the composition of the present invention displays an excellent permittivity along with a low surface energy, and the organic thin film transistor comprising the same displays an improved organic semiconductor morphology formed on the top surface of the insulator, so that it can bring the effect of reducing leakage current density, improving charge carrier mobility, and improving current on/off ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology
    Inventors: Yun Ho Kim, Sung Mi Yoo, So Hee Kim, Mihye Yi, Jae Won Ka, Jinsoo Kim, Jong Chan Won, Kwang Suk Jang
  • Patent number: 10100211
    Abstract: In accordance with sonic embodiments of the present invention, an active energy ray curable composition including a polymerizable compound composition is provided. When the active energy ray curable composition is formed into a film having an average thickness of 10 ?m on a substrate and, after a lapse of 15 seconds, the film is irradiated with an active energy ray having a light quantity of 1,500 mJ/cm2 to become a cured product, the cured product satisfies the following conditions (1) and (2): (1) when the substrate is a polypropylene substrate, the cured product has a glass transition temperature of 60° C. or more; and (2) when the substrate is a polycarbonate substrate, an adhesion between the polycarbonate substrate and the cured product is 70 or more, the adhesion being measured according to a cross-cut adhesion test defined in Japanese industrial Standards K5400.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mie Yoshino, Manabu Arita, Shizuka Kohzuki, Hiroki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9982080
    Abstract: A photocurable composition contains at least one ultraviolet absorber represented by Formula (1), and a hard coating agent including the photocurable composition. wherein R1, R2 and R3 may be the same as or different from each other and represent a branched or linear alkyl group with 1-20 carbon atoms and is substituted with a (meth)acryloyloxy group; the alkyl group may be substituted with a hydroxyl group, an alkoxy group having 1-8 carbon atoms, or an acyloxy group having 1-8 carbon atoms; the alkyl group may be interrupted by an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, a carbonyl group, an ester group, an amide group, or an imide group; and R4, R5 and R6 may be the same as or different from each other and represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, an alkyl group having 1-12 carbon atoms, or an alkoxy group having 1-12 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Kamimoto, Satoshi Masuda, Fumihiko Sato, Yosuke Ishima
  • Patent number: 9889680
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus includes a device to apply a treatment liquid to a medium; a drying device to dry the treatment liquid applied to the medium; a device to apply a liquid containing a colorant to the medium on which the treatment liquid has been applied; and a control device. The control device controls a supply amount of the treatment liquid to an amount such that a surface hardness of the medium is 0.07 GPa or more as measured by nano indentation after the drying device dries a surface of the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Tohru Ohshima
  • Patent number: 9815993
    Abstract: An active energy ray curable composition including a polymerizable compound is provided. When a three-layer cured product of the active energy ray composition is obtained by a specific procedure, the three-layer cured product has (1) a stretchability of 1.1 or more and (2) a glass transition temperature of 50° C. or more. The stretchability is defined by a ratio L2/L1, wherein L1 represents a first length of the cured product before a tensile test and L2 represents a second length of the cured product after the tensile test. The tensile test includes stretching the cured product along with the substrate with a tensile tester at a stretching speed of 20 mm/min and a temperature of 180° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shizuka Kohzuki, Mie Yoshino, Manabu Arita, Hiroki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9695601
    Abstract: Surface coverings, such as floor coverings, with an interlocking design are described. Methods of making the surface coverings are further described. A plank including a resilient composite sheet having four sides, an upper surface, a lower surface, and an overall thickness, and said composite sheet comprising at least one base layer, wherein said at least one base layer comprising at least one polymeric material and at least one filler, wherein opposite sides of the composite sheet comprise a first tongue on a first side and a first groove on the opposite second side, wherein the first tongue and first groove have complementary shape to each other to be interlockingly engageable with a corresponding groove or tongue on an adjacent floor plank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: John M. Whispell, Hao A. Chen
  • Patent number: 9637665
    Abstract: An adhesive film that includes a first region having a first hardness, and second regions disposed on opposing sides of the first region and having a second hardness that is greater than the first hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin Bo Shim
  • Patent number: 9093198
    Abstract: A method of preparing a ferroelectric thin film-forming composition, specifically, a method of preparing a PZT thin film-forming composition includes: a step of allowing composition precursor raw materials, which contain PZT precursor substances at a concentration of 23 to 38 mass % in terms of oxides in 100 mass % of the composition precursor raw materials, and a high-molecular compound to react with each other to obtain a PZT thin film-forming composition precursor; and a step of aging the PZT thin film-forming composition precursor at a temperature of 0 to 10° C. for at least 30 days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro Doi, Hideaki Sakurai, Nobuyuki Soyama
  • Patent number: 9090788
    Abstract: Disclosed are aqueous inkjet inks containing a polymeric ink additive as a binder. The binder contains a component capable of interacting with cellulose. Certain heterocycles having similar Hansen solubility parameters as cellulose were incorporated into the polymeric binders. Prints from these inks have better durability and optical properties than similar additives that do not have the components capable of interacting with cellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: C Chad Roberts, Christian Jackson, Patrick F McIntyre
  • Patent number: 9085649
    Abstract: Aqueous suspension comprising 35-45 wt % of solid diacyl peroxide particles having a d50 in the range 1-10 microns, 0.05-1 wt % of a dispersant, and not more than 1 wt % of an organic solvent. This concentrated peroxide suspension comprises only a minor amount of dispersant, has a low volatile organic content and is nonetheless stable for months and low in viscosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventor: Boen Ho O
  • Publication number: 20150140338
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for treating a substrate are provided. The composition contains a corrosion-inhibiting metal cation and a conjugated compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: PCR-DeSoto International, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric L. Morris
  • Patent number: 9029467
    Abstract: There is provided a resin composition. A resin composition includes: a copolymer having structural units of the following Formula (1), Formula (2) and Formula (3): where X is a C1-5 alkyl group, a C5-6 cycloalkyl group, a phenyl group or a benzyl group, while the alkyl group, the cycloalkyl group, the phenyl group and the benzyl group optionally have a portion or all of the hydrogen atoms substituted with halogen atoms, carboxy groups, hydroxy groups, amino groups or nitro groups; each of R1s is independently a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; R2 is a single bond or a C1-5 alkylene group; R3 is a blocked isocyanate group; Y is an —O— group or an —NH— group; R4 is a single bond or a C1-5 alkylene group; and R5 is a C1-20 hydrocarbon group or a phenyl group having a hydroxy group as a substituent; and a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Soda, Takahiro Sakaguchi
  • 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: 20150119524
    Abstract: Provided is an antifoaming agent for a coating agent, which suppresses foaming of a coating agent by being blended into a nonaqueous agent in a small amount, thereby improving pinhole preventing performance, and which may form a thermo-setting coating film or a thermo-drying coating film having an excellent aesthetic appearance by suppressing the generation of pinholes without deteriorating smoothing performance of the coating film even under conditions where pinholes are easily generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: KYOEISHA CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Mitomi, Yuusuke Sainouchi, Yousuke Kataoka
  • Patent number: 9018301
    Abstract: A process for preparing an aqueous pigment dispersion suitable for use in an ink jet printing ink comprising the following steps in the order I) followed by II): I) providing a dispersion having a sodium chloride critical coagulation concentration of no more than 2.0M, said dispersion comprising a pigment, an aqueous liquid medium and a dispersant having one or more ionic group(s); and II) reducing the hydrophilicity of the dispersant by reacting at least some, but not all of the ionic group(s) in the dispersant with the one or more hydrophobic compound(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Fujifilm Imaging Colorants Limited
    Inventors: Tom Annable, John Patrick O'Donnell
  • 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: 20150099109
    Abstract: Block copolymers for use in block copolymer lithography, self-assembled films of the block copolymers and methods for polymerizing the block copolymers are provided. The block copolymers are characterized by high Flory-Huggins interaction parameters (?). The block copolymers can be polymerized from protected hydroxystyrene monomers or from tert-butyl styrene and 2-vinylpyridine monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Padma Gopalan, Daniel Patrick Sweat, Xiang Yu, Myungwoong Kim
  • Publication number: 20150083466
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the functionalisation of metal nanowires and the use of said nanowires. The functionalisation method of the invention includes a step comprising the formation of a self-assembled monolayer on at least part of the external surface of metal nanowires, using a compound of formula R1—Zn—R2, wherein Z is S or Se, and n is equal to 1 or 2, and R1 is a hydrogen atom or an acyl group or a hydrocarbon group comprising between 1 and 100 carbon atoms and R2 is an electron-attracting or -donating group. The method if the invention is particularly suitable for use in the field electrode production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Simonato, Alexandre Carella
  • Publication number: 20150087555
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for immobilization of biological molecules such as nucleic acids, peptides and proteins onto the surface of a glass or plastic solid support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Marcella CHIARI
  • Publication number: 20150075397
    Abstract: A method of heat transfer printing using quantum dots is described. The method can be used to form an image using quantum dots on a substrate that is not easily printed using conventional printing techniques. Also described is a quantum dot ink formulation for heat transfer printing. The methods and materials can be used for anti-counterfeiting applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Nathalie Gresty, Nigel Pickett
  • Patent number: 8980982
    Abstract: A plastic packaging component is provided that is formed of a resin containing an electromagnetic spectrally detectable additive mixed with the resin. The resin formed into a plastic packaging component of an aerosol package lid, an aerosol spray button, an aerosol spray tube, a trigger sprayer, an integrated lid-sprayer, a grease cartridge, a grease cap, plastic fiber toweling, a packaging strap, a pail lid, a jar cap, or a brush. A process for detecting a displaced packaging component in an organic production stream is provided that includes adding to a resin an electromagnetically detectable additive intermixed with the resin and forming the additive loaded resin into the plastic packaging component. The production stream is then scanned for the detectable signal of the additive. Upon detecting the additive, an alarm signal is provided that the production stream contains the displaced packaging component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. Martin, William A. Price, II, John Gregory Bruce, Darylnn Phillips Jordan, Craig Martin Stearns
  • Publication number: 20150064447
    Abstract: An optical device includes a support structure configured to retain an optical element using a cured adhesive composition that is disposed between a surface of the support structure and a surface of the optical element, wherein a structured optical particulate material is dispersed throughout the cured adhesive. The structured optical particulate material redirects curing radiation via a scattering mechanism to facilitate curing of portions of the adhesive compositions that cannot be directly exposed to the radiation, thereby facilitating rapid and more thorough curing than could otherwise be achieved without the structured optical particulate material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul Gerard Dewa, Justin Paul Gales, Robert Dennis Grejda, Todd Robert McMichael, Paul John Shustack
  • Publication number: 20150065602
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive using wire pigments and a manufacturing method thereof. According to an embodiment of the present invention, an adhesive using wire pigments, which includes an adhesive resin composition including a photocurable adhesive material; and wire pigments formed in a nano-sized wire structure to be immersed in the adhesive resin composition and having light shielding properties, is provided. Further, a manufacturing method of an adhesive using wire pigments is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jong Sik KIM, Yoon Min LEE, Dae Jun KIM
  • Publication number: 20150036207
    Abstract: Pigment based inks are provided. The inks include a non-polar carrier fluid and a surface-functionalized pigment particle including a nitrogen-linked moiety to the surface of the pigment particle through a nitrogen link at one end of the nitrogen-linked moiety and a graft copolymer having two or three blocks attached at another end, the pigment particle suspended in the non-polar carrier fluid, the nitrogen-linked moiety further including an alkyl chain interposed between the nitrogen-linked moiety and the graft copolymer having the structure (I), where X is the nitrogen-linked moiety and Y is a copolymer, and the letter a is an integer between 0 and about 5,000, while the letter b is an integer of 2 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Qin Liu
  • Patent number: 8946320
    Abstract: An ink-jet ink composition includes a jettable vehicle, a plurality of pigment solids dispersed in the jettable vehicle, and a half-ester of styrene maleic anhydride (SMA) dispersed in the jettable vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Dennis Z. Guo, Xiaohe Chen
  • Publication number: 20150023898
    Abstract: The present invention relates to composite particles comprising a carrier material as well as at least one pearlescent pigment, wherein the carrier material and the at least one pearlescent pigment are bonded to one another without an adhesive agent. In addition, the invention relates to a method for producing these composite particles as well as the use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Bernd Dressel, Roland Albert, Oleg Budakov
  • Publication number: 20150011698
    Abstract: A method for producing a conjugated diene-based polymer is described. The conjugated diene-based polymer is produced by polymerizing monomers including a conjugated diene compound, a compound represented by the following formula (1) and a compound represented by the following formula (2) using an organoalkali metal compound and a secondary amine compound, and then reacting a compound containing a nitrogen atom and/or a silicon atom to an active end of the polymer formed via the polymerization, E1-A1??(1) E1 represents a hydrocarbyl group having a polymerizable carbon-carbon double bond, and A1 represents a substituted amino group or a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic group, E2-A2??(2) E2 represents a hydrocarbyl group having a polymerizable carbon-carbon double bond, and A2 represents a substituted silyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Mana Fujii
  • Publication number: 20150011699
    Abstract: Organic polymeric bi-metallic alkoxide or aryloxide composites are used as dielectric materials in various devices with improved properties such as improved mobility. These composites comprise a poly(meth)acrylate or polyester having metal coordination sites, and the same or different bi-metallic alkoxide or aryloxide molecules that are coordinated with the organic polymer. The bi-metallic alkoxide or aryloxide molecules can be represented by Structure (I) shown herein. Such composites are generally soluble at room temperature in various organic solvents and be provided in homogeneous organic solvent solutions that can be suitably applied to a substrate to form dielectric materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Dianne Marie Meyer, Mark R. Mis, Matthew Dirmyer
  • Publication number: 20150005441
    Abstract: A photocurable composition contains at least one ultraviolet absorber represented by Formula (1), and a hard coating agent including the photocurable composition. wherein R1, R2 and R3 may be the same as or different from each other and represent a branched or linear alkyl group with 1-20 carbon atoms and is substituted with a (meth)acryloyloxy group; the alkyl group may be substituted with a hydroxyl group, an alkoxy group having 1-8 carbon atoms, or an acyloxy group having 1-8 carbon atoms; the alkyl group may be interrupted by an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, a carbonyl group, an ester group, an amide group, or an imide group; and R4, R5 and R6 may be the same as or different from each other and represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, an alkyl group having 1-12 carbon atoms, or an alkoxy group having 1-12 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Kamimoto, Satoshi Masuda, Fumihiko Sato, Yosuke Ishima
  • Publication number: 20150005442
    Abstract: There are described vinyl sequential copolymers (and processes for making them) comprising (a) at least 8. 5 wt-% preferably >=20 wt-% of a higher itaconate diester (preferably dibutyl itaconate—DBI); (b) less than 23 wt-% acid monomer but also sufficient to have an acid value less than 150 mg KOH/g of polymer, (c) optionally with less than 50 wt-% of other itaconate monomers, and (d) optionally less than 77 wt-% of other monomers not (a) to (c). The DBI may be biorenewable. One embodiment is an aqueous dispersion of the vinyl sequential polymer of two phases: A) 40 to 90 wt-% of a vinyl polymer A with Tg from ?50 to 30° C.; and B) 10 to 60 wt-% of a vinyl polymer B with Tg from 50 to 130° C.; where DBI is used to prepare A and/or B and polymer A has from 0.1 to 10 wt-% of at least one acid-functional olefinically unsaturated monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Tijs Nabuurs, Gerardus Cornelis Overbeek, Jeffrey Stubbs, Matthew Stewart Gebhard
  • Patent number: 8921477
    Abstract: Nanolatexes comprising functional monomers and methods for making nanolatexes. Compositions comprising between about 3:97 and 90:10 (w/w) nanolatex particles to conventional latex particles. Because of the particle size differences between the conventional and nanolatexes, the nanolatexes may distribute themselves advantageously amongst the conventional latexes during coalescence, resulting in films having unexpected properties. In particular, when the average particle size of the conventional latex is about six times larger than the average particle size of the nanolatex, a composition comprising a ratio of 1 conventional latex particle for every 25 nanolatex particles results in unexpectedly strong (large Young's modulus) and smooth (high specular gloss) films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Eastern Michigan University
    Inventors: Frank N. Jones, Ravi G. Joshi, Theodore Provder
  • Publication number: 20140378606
    Abstract: Aqueous pigment dispersions having components in the dispersant capable of interacting with cellulose are described. These components include a heterocycle substituted to the oxygen atom of an acrylate ester. The heterocycle is selected based on its Hansen solubility parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: C. Chad Roberts, Christian Jackson, Patrick F. Mcintyre
  • Publication number: 20140377965
    Abstract: An illustrative DSA formulation disclosed herein includes a block copolymer material, a casting solvent and at least one plasticizer agent. An illustrative method disclosed herein includes depositing a liquid DSA formulation on a guide layer, performing a spin-coating process to form a DSA-based material layer comprised of the liquid DSA formulation above the guide layer, wherein the DSA-based material layer includes at least one plasticizing agent and, after performing the spin-coating process, performing at least one heating process on the DSA-based material layer while at least some of the plasticizing agent remains in the DSA-based material layer so as to enable phase separation of block copolymer materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Gerard M. Schmid, Ji Xu, Richard A. Farrell
  • Publication number: 20140371383
    Abstract: A method for producing a modified conjugated diene polymer comprising a polymerization step of obtaining a conjugated diene polymer containing a nitrogen atom in a polymer chain and an active end by copolymerizing a conjugated diene compound and a nitrogen atom-containing vinyl compound, or a conjugated diene compound, an aromatic vinyl compound and a nitrogen atom-containing vinyl compound by use of an alkali metal compound and/or an alkaline earth metal compound as a polymerization initiator, and a modification step of reacting a modifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Hayata, Chigusa Yamada, Junichi Yoshida, Takaaki Matsuda, Yuichi Kitagawa
  • Publication number: 20140360405
    Abstract: Provided is a water-in-oil type emulsion adhesive, which is excellent in open shelf stability and thus a coating is difficult to be formed inside of a machine, which is excellent in storage stability, and which can be rapidly attached with low energy. The water-in-oil type emulsion adhesive includes an oil phase and an aqueous phase, wherein the oil phase contains at least an organic solvent and an emulsifier, the aqueous phase contains at least water and a polymer compound, and the aqueous phase has a particle diameter of from 1 to 100 ?m by a volume-based average diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Akiko HAYASHI, Yuki URANO, Kokoro KINOE, Hiroyuki OGAWA
  • Patent number: 8901235
    Abstract: An adhesive composition of the present invention contains, as a main composition, a polymer obtained by copolymerizing a monomer composition containing a monomer having a maleimide group, and further contains a thermal polymerization inhibitor. As a result, it is possible to provide an adhesive composition that allows forming an adhesive layer that is excellently dissolved after the adhesive layer has been subjected to a high-temperature process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Asai, Koichi Misumi, Hirofumi Imai
  • Patent number: 8901234
    Abstract: An adhesive composition of the present invention contains, as a main composition, a polymer obtained by copolymerizing a monomer composition containing a monomer having a maleimide group, and further contains a thermal polymerization inhibitor. As a result, it is possible to provide an adhesive composition that allows forming an adhesive layer that is excellently dissolved after the adhesive layer has been subjected to a high-temperature process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Asai, Koichi Misumi, Hirofumi Imai
  • Publication number: 20140343203
    Abstract: Use of an atmospheric plasma for the surface treatment of inorganic particles selected from the group consisting of particles of metal oxides, particles of metal carbonates, particles of metal sulfates, particles of metal phosphates, acicular particles, platy particles and fibrous particles,with a fluorine-containing precursor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Hans Edouard Miltner, Eliana Ieva, Valeriy Kapelyushko
  • Patent number: 8889762
    Abstract: An ink set for ink-jet recording includes a dye ink containing a water-soluble dye and water and a pigment ink containing a self-dispersible pigment and water; wherein the dye ink further contains a polymer having a lactam structure; and the pigment ink further contains a substance having a surface active ability, a blending amount of the substance having the surface active ability being set in a ratio to fulfill a condition that a line width of a one-dot line is not less than 115 ?m when an amount of one liquid droplet of the pigment ink to be discharged is set to be within a range of 22 pL to 28 pL and the one-dot line is printed on a regular paper sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogya Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuko Iwamura, Hitomi Sadohara, Akiko Miyajima
  • Publication number: 20140336308
    Abstract: Provided are cold process formulation aids (CPFAs), methods for their manufacture, and personal care products made using them. CPFAs include (i) a polymer having an aliphatic backbone and a plurality of pendant groups thereon that are pendant ionic or ionizable groups, or pendant groups having at least one permanent dipole that includes an acid, alcohol, thiol, ester, amine, amide, imide, imine, or nitrile moiety, and (ii) a wax selected from natural waxes and synthetic waxes, wherein if the wax is not micronized and is not self-emulsifying, the ratio, by weight, of the non-micronized wax to the polymer having an aliphatic backbone is from about 60:40 to 80:20, and if the wax is a micronized wax or a self-emulsifying wax, the ratio, by weight, of wax to polymer backbone is 70:30 to 98:2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Jeen International Corporation
    Inventors: Juan R. Mateu, Adam Perle
  • Publication number: 20140329958
    Abstract: Acrylic copolymers that include the controlled placement of particular functional groups within the polymer structure are provided. The copolymers contain at least two reactive segments and are manufactured via a controlled radical polymerization process. The copolymers are useful in the manufacture of adhesives and elastomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher L. Lester, William L. Bottorf, Kyle R. Heimbach
  • Publication number: 20140323647
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to softening amorphous polymeric materials based on a combination of thiol, acrylate, ene and epoxy monomers. These materials can soften to the modulus of tissue, have a sharp transition and are highly tunable. The materials have a glassy modulus of 1-7 GPa and exhibit a rubbery plateau in modulus that can range from 100 MPa down to as low as 0.03 MPa, which is at or below the modulus of tissue. They have potential uses as materials for near net shape processing such as casting, stereolithography, reaction injection molding, fused deposition molding and various other forms of 3D printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventors: Walter Voit, Taylor Ware
  • Publication number: 20140312268
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition comprising an ethylene elastomer and a solvent wherein the composition is a binder for a lithium ion battery; the elastomer comprises or is produced from repeat units derived from ethylene and one or more comonomer selected from the group consisting of an alky(meth)acrylate; and the elastomer comprises a curing agent. The elastomer can further comprise or can be further produced from repeat units derived from a second alky (meth)acrylate, 2-butene-1,4-dioic acid or its derivative, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Chongsoo Lim
  • Publication number: 20140312282
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition comprising an ethylene copolymer and a solvent wherein the composition is a binder for a lithium ion battery; the ethylene copolymer comprises or is produced from repeat units derived from ethylene and a comonomer selected from the group consisting of an ?, ?-unsaturated monocarboxylic acid or its derivative, an ?, ?-unsaturated dicarboxylic acid or its derivative, an epoxide-containing monomer, a vinyl ester, or combinations of two or more thereof; and the composition can further comprises a curing agent to crosslink the ethylene copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Chongsoo Lim
  • Publication number: 20140303304
    Abstract: Use of cationic polymers comprising quaternary nitrogen atoms as antistat in coating compositions, characterized in that the polymers are selected from the group consisting of compounds according to the formula (I), polydiallyldialkylamines and copolymers thereof, polyalkyleneimines, polyvinylimidazoles and copolymers thereof, and mixtures of these. The effect of the antistat is that dust adheres to a lesser degree to the coating of the composition. The compositions are employed more particularly in the interior architectural sector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Burkhard Frost, Fabien Brand
  • Patent number: 8853322
    Abstract: A water-dispersible, cyclocarbonate-functionalized vinyl copolymer binder, a process for the preparation of the binder, an aqueous dispersion containing the binder, a system comprising the binder, water and an (amine) curing agent and the use of the binder for the production of a hardened coating are proposed. It was surprisingly found that this binder, in which the emulsifier groups according to the invention are incorporated in the polymer chain, gives stable aqueous dispersions having a solids content of up to a 30% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Construction Research & Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Joanna Mecfel-Marczewski, Burkhard Walther, Jochen Mezger, Rosita Staudhamer
  • 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