From Carboxylic Acid Or Ester Thereof Monomer Patents (Class 524/556)
  • Patent number: 11174409
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an article comprising a cured polymeric film superposing a metal, wherein the cured polymeric film comprises: a) a base polymer comprising structural units of ethylene and a C1-C4-alkyl acrylate or methacrylate; and b) a dispersant which is a copolymer comprising structural units of ethylene and a carboxylic acid monomer; wherein the cured film has a thickness in the range of from 0.5 ?m to 25 ?m. The article provides a coating that is particularly resistant to absorption of flavor producing compounds such as limonene, thereby providing a more acceptable flavor profile interaction than state-of-the art polyolefin coated metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Joshua M. Katzenstein
  • Patent number: 11015006
    Abstract: The present invention relates to coated polymer particles comprising a water-swellable polymer core and an essentially continuous coating encapsulating the core. The coating comprises an oxide, hydroxide or oxide hydrate of silicon, aluminum, zirconium, tin or titanium. The polymer particles do not show instantaneous swelling, when contacted with water or a water-containing liquid, but show delayed water absorption after an appropriate period of time. The coated polymer particles may be used in oil fields, in mining, for construction chemical compositions or as carrier for active substances. The coated polymer particles are prepared by a suspension coating process or a fluidized bed coating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Peter Leidinger, Piotr Antoni Bazula, Holger Misslitz, Gregor Herth, Stefan Friedrich, Maik Schlesinger
  • Patent number: 10961380
    Abstract: A three-dimensional-forming photo-curable composition includes a (meth)acrylic compound having a (meth)acryloyl group; a photo-radical generator; and a polyrotaxane having a plurality of cyclic molecules having at least one of a (meth)acryloyl group and a hydroxyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Seiji Okada, Kyohei Wada
  • Patent number: 10947423
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an oil-resistant adhesive comprising a crosslinked copolymer of (meth)acrylic ester monomers, methyl (meth)acrylate monomers, vinyl ester monomers, and a functional monomer selected from one of (meth)acrylic acid, a (meth)acrylamide or a hydroxyalkyl (meth)acrylate monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert B. Rosner, Joshua R. Wurst, Robert J. Shimanek, III, Rhesa M. Browning, Ann R. Fornof, Dong-Wei Zhu, Adam R. Wohl
  • Patent number: 10883021
    Abstract: An adhesive article for masking a portion of a substrate surface from a liquid coating applied to the surface includes a support having first and second opposed major surfaces, and a cationic or zwitterionic adhesive composition disposed on at least a portion of at least one of the first and second opposed major surfaces. The adhesive composition provides a barrier that impedes the migration of the coating past the edge of the adhesive article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Mahfuza B. Ali, Elizabeth E. Johnson, Michael D. Crandall
  • Patent number: 10858532
    Abstract: A latex emulsion may include an aqueous carrier liquid and a latex copolymer formed from reactants comprising butyl methacrylate, wherein the reactants include at least 20 wt. % butyl methacrylate, based on the total weight of ethylenically unsaturated monomers used to make the latex copolymer. A coating formed from the latex emulsion exhibits a wet adhesion to a thermoplastic polyolefin roofing membrane of greater than about 1 pound per linear inch when tested using fabric embedded peel adhesion testing per ASTM C794. The latex emulsion may be used as part of an aqueous coating composition or a roofing system including a polymeric roofing membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Allen Bulick, Brent Crenshaw, Ashley Rodgers, Glenn Frazee, Robert Sandoval
  • Patent number: 10844545
    Abstract: A method for wet production of a superabsorbent material. The method comprises forming an aqueous saline solution with a concentration of 0.01-4.5 N of ionic salt and a pH from 0 to 6.0 or from 8.0 to 14.0 by the addition of a strong acid or strong base; dispersing in the saline solution a water superabsorbent polymer (SAP); creating a first web by stratification and deposition under vacuum suction onto a mesh screen belt deposition section of the SAP dispersion; washing the web with a basic solution (or with an acidic solution) up to the desired level of neutralization of the acidity (or basicity) for SAP dispersions in acidic (or basic) saline solutions; washing the web with water and suction; and drying the web. The relationship between pH and salt concentration causes a water absorption in the SAP equal to or less than about 30.00 gH2O/gSAP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Gianfranco Palumbo
  • Patent number: 10793963
    Abstract: Provided in one example is a sensor having at least one fissure, the fissure being at least partially filled by at least one polymer formation extending vertically within a passivation layer. The polymer formation protects the underlying metal containing layer from corrosive solutions. Provided in another example is a method of forming the polymer formation in a fissure of a sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventor: Hayden Black
  • Patent number: 10772821
    Abstract: An oral composition is described. The oral composition can include a solvent having water and a cosolvent chosen from lower alkyl alcohols and acetone; a basic copolymer having basic acrylate monomeric units, basic methacrylate monomeric units, or a combination thereof; no less than 0.5 wt-% of an acid buffering or neutralizing agent; and optionally an active agent. The oral composition can include from about 6° to about 15° wt % of water, from about 30° to about 80° wt % of the cosolvent, and from about 25 to about 55° wt-% of the basic copolymer. The basic copolymer can be dissolved in the oral composition, the oral composition is capable of forming a film on a surface when contacted with an aqueous solution; and the wt-% of each component is based on the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Yizhong Wang, Joel D. Oxman, Tiffany Ton
  • Patent number: 10743541
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for reducing the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of a biocide against at least one strain of bacteria and/or at least one strain of yeast and/or at least one strain of mould in an aqueous preparation. The invention further relates to the use of a water soluble source of lithium ions for reducing the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of a biocide against at least one strain of bacteria and/or at least one strain of yeast and/or at least one strain of mould in an aqueous preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Anita Zumsteg, Joachim Glaubitz, Simon Urwyler, Matthias Buri, Patrick A. C. Gane
  • Patent number: 10689294
    Abstract: The present invention relates to primer compositions in powder form that comprise a dispersion powder based on an acrylate polymer having a glass transition temperature in the range from ?50° C. to +30° C. and cement. The compositions of the invention are notable for good water barrier effect, good dust-binding capacity, and a low tendency toward salt efflorescence. The compositions find use in the priming of masonry, concrete, rendered surfaces, abraded render, plaster surfaces, wall blocks, wood, and ceramic tiles. They can also be used as adhesion promoters with nonabsorbent substrates such as glazed ceramic or glass tiles, metal surfaces, or surfaces of plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Klaus Seip, Karsten Kuhne, Pavlo Ilyin
  • Patent number: 10653812
    Abstract: Provided is a method of preparing a superabsorbent polymer which exhibits more improved liquid permeability and absorption rate while maintaining excellent absorption performance. The method of preparing the superabsorbent polymer may include the steps of: performing crosslinking polymerization of water-soluble ethylene-based unsaturated monomers having acidic groups which are at least partially neutralized in the presence of an internal crosslinking agent to form a water-containing gel polymer including a crosslinked polymer; drying, pulverizing, and size-sorting the water-containing gel polymer to form a base polymer powder; performing surface-crosslinking of the base polymer powder using a surface-crosslinking solution including one or more surface-crosslinking agents in the presence of first alumina particles; and adding second alumina particles to the surface-crosslinked base polymer powder and then mixing them with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Min Ho Hwang, Hye Mi Nam, Sang Gi Lee, Soo Jin Lee, Tae Hwan Jang
  • Patent number: 10647527
    Abstract: When performing a method for pneumatically conveying plastic pellets, the plastic pellets are conveyed, by means of a carrier gas, through a conveyor line from a feed point to a destination with a liquid being added thereto, wherein the quantity of liquid added to the plastic pellets and/or the carrier gas is such that during conveying, the carrier gas is oversaturated with the liquid at least in sections of the conveyor line in such a way that a Froude number defining the conveying conditions in the conveyor line is smaller than 45 at any point along the conveyor line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: COPERION GMBH
    Inventors: Bernhard Stark, Michael Duerr, Thomas Vögele, Christian Dikreuter, Christian Toni
  • Patent number: 10590606
    Abstract: A coated paper-based substrate for manufacturing a container and a method for preparing the same. The coated paper-based substrate comprises a cellulosic fiber-based substrate coated on a first surface with a coating A and coated on a second surface with a coating B. The coating A comprises at least one layer of an extruded or laminated polymeric film or of a laminated foil. The coating B comprises at least one layer obtained by applying an aqueous dispersion of at least one polymer or copolymer capable of providing a water and/or moisture barrier to the second surface of the paper-based substrate once coated. The extruded or laminated polymeric film and the polymer or copolymer of the aqueous dispersion are different. The coating A and the coating B are heat sealable to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yvon Mongrain, Émilie Allen
  • Patent number: 10583034
    Abstract: The invention provides a novel hydrophilic polymer and latex polymer blend coating formulation and compositions thereof, and their use on various devices (e.g., prophylactic and medical devices) to form hydrophilic and flexible coatings with durable lubricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: HydroGlyde Coatings LLC
    Inventors: Stacy Lee Chin, Benjamin Goldman Cooper, Ruiqing Xiao, Mark W. Grinstaff
  • Patent number: 10563049
    Abstract: A nitrile rubber composition including a filler (B) in a content of 50 to 90 parts by weight and an adipic acid ester-based plasticizer and/or an ether ester-based plasticizer (C) in a content of 0 to 29.9 parts by weight in relation to 100 parts by weight of a nitrile group-containing highly saturated copolymer rubber (A) including an ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated nitrile monomer unit in an proportion of 14 wt % or more and less than 21 wt %, and having an iodine value of 120 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Shinsuke Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10519344
    Abstract: An adhesive tape, especially for wrapping cables, consisting of a preferably textile carrier and of a pressure-sensitive adhesive which is applied on at least one side of the carrier and is in the form of a dried polymer dispersion, the polymer being synthesized from: a) 40% to 90% by weight of n-butyl acrylate and/or 2-ethylhexyl acrylate b) 0% to 10% by weight of an ethylenically unsaturated monomer having an acid or acid-anhydride function c) 60% to 10% by weight of one or more ethylenically unsaturated monofunctional monomers different from (a) and (b) d) 0% to 1% by weight of a difunctional or polyfunctional monomer and the pressure-sensitive adhesive comprising between 15 and 100 parts by weight of a tackifier (based on the mass of the dried polymer dispersion).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventors: Brigitte Korthals, Nicolai Böhm, Dennis Seitzer, Michel Mies
  • Patent number: 10487445
    Abstract: An inorganic and organic insulating polymer comprising a methyl phenyl silicone polyester with a thixotropic index from about 6 to about 9 that is effective to gel and cure very quickly so that the polyester can be applied, such as by spraying, to a pipe or other object to provide insulation and protection without sagging or deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: David M Parish, Patrick D Ziemer
  • Patent number: 10471410
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing superabsorbent polymer with improved anti-caking, and according to the present invention, a method for preparing superabsorbent polymer that has properties equivalent to or more excellent than the existing superabsorbent polymer but has improved anti-caking, and thus, has excellent processability, and superabsorbent polymer prepared thereby, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Su-Jin Kim, Young Sam Kim, Bo-Hee Park, Young-In Yang
  • Patent number: 10407580
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an energy curable, single phase, aqueous composition comprising water, an ethylenically unsaturated oligomer, and an ethylenically unsaturated resin containing neutralized acidic or basic functional groups. Advantageously, in certain embodiments, the compositions contain greater than 25 wt. % water at less than 60 wt. % resin in the total composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Jean Do Turgis, Richard M. Jones, Kai-Uwe Gaudl, Mikhail Laksin, Subhankar Chatterjee, Neil Young, Volker Linzer, John Rooney
  • Patent number: 10400143
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous adhesive dispersions based on (meth)acrylate which contain as the stabilizer a partially or completely hydrolyzed copolymer of at least one vinyl ester monomer, preferably vinyl acetate, and at least one alkene diester monomer, preferably, 3,4-diacetoxy-1-butene, and to the use of said compositions as labeling adhesives or sealing adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Oliver Sommer, Sebastian Kotthoff, Victor Dario Buj Vilalta, Ethel Abrahams-Meyer
  • Patent number: 10358552
    Abstract: The invention relates to an impact-modified molding composition, especially impact-modified PMMA, having an improved profile of properties, especially also at elevated temperatures, to molded articles obtainable therefrom and to the use of the molding composition and the molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Evonik Röhm GmbH
    Inventors: Lukas Friedrich Doessel, Reiner Mueller, Werner Hoess, Julian Klitsch
  • Patent number: 10344478
    Abstract: An adhesive binder composition for adhering a paper sheet to a gypsum article with a gypsum layer having at least one paper sheet on a major surface thereof. The adhesive binder composition includes a polymeric adhesive and at least one surfactant. The adhesive binder composition resides at a boundary between the gypsum layer and the paper sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: Axalta Coating Systems IP Co., LLC, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Foster, Nellie Moretz, James E. Bailey, John E. Kirkwood, Brian W. Bland, Ali Fadhel
  • Patent number: 10315216
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a water-based can inner coating based on a copolymer or a copolymer blend of at least one aliphatic and acyclic alkene having at least one ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid in water-dispersed form, wherein the can inner coating contains a water-soluble curing agent selected from inorganic compounds of the elements Zr and/or Ti, so that the need for using organic hardener systems can be largely avoided. The present invention further relates to a method for the internal coating of tin cans or aluminum cans, in which the previously mentioned can inner coating is directly applied to the metallic inner surfaces of the cans and cured without any need to carry out a conversion treatment for improving coating adhesion of the inner surfaces of the cans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Ard De Zeeuw, Wolfgang Schneider, Thomas Moeller, Nicole Auweiler
  • Patent number: 10308751
    Abstract: A block copolymer, a method for preparing a block copolymer, a resin composition, and a film are provided. The block copolymer can be useful in inhibiting complete separation of the hard segment even under a severe high-temperature condition by increasing the chemical cross-linking density around the hard segment without causing an increase in glass transition temperature of the hard segment, thereby maintaining high-temperature durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong Ae Yoon, Su Jeong Kim, Sung Soo Yoon, Min Ki Lee, Kee Young Kim, Han Na Chi, Sang Hyun Hong, Jeong Sik Bae
  • Patent number: 10287376
    Abstract: A method for producing an amphiphilic particle or an anisotropic particle includes combining seed particles with a monomer emulsion to obtain monomer-swollen seed particles, polymerizing the monomer-swollen seed particles to obtain polymerized monomer-swollen particles, and hydrolyzing the polymerized monomer-swollen particles. An amphiphilic particle is adapted to stabilize a first type of multiphasic mixture comprising a first aqueous phase having a first pH and a second type of multiphasic mixture comprising a second aqueous phase having a second pH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Daeyeon Lee, Fuquan Tu
  • Patent number: 10280291
    Abstract: A latex for dip forming and a sulfur-based crosslinking agent, and has a pH of 9.5-11, the latex containing a copolymer having 40-80% by weight of conjugated diene monomer units (A) that contain a butadiene unit and an isoprene unit, 10-45% by weight of ethylenically unsaturated nitrile monomer units (B), and 2-15% by weight of ethylenically unsaturated acid monomer units (C), the ratio between the butadiene unit content and the isoprene unit content being 40:60 to 95:5 expressed in terms of weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Shinji Kato
  • Patent number: 10266628
    Abstract: A nitrile copolymer rubber composition including a nitrile copolymer rubber (A) containing 35 to 80 wt % of ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated nitrile monomer units (a1), 19.5 to 64.5 wt % of conjugated diene monomer units (a2), and 0.5 to 20 wt % of ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid monomer units (a3) and an inorganic filler (B) with an aspect ratio of 30 to 2,000, wherein a content of the inorganic filler (B) with respect to 100 parts by weight of the nitrile copolymer rubber (A) is 1 to 200 parts by weight is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Tsukada, Tadashi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10266662
    Abstract: Disclosed are electrically conducting shaped articles and also a process for producing same from granular and/or fibrous substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Lucia Jimenez Garcia, Kathrin Michl, Ingolf Hennig, Kitty Chih-Pei Cha, Matthias Georg Schwab
  • Patent number: 10259968
    Abstract: A paint containing: a dispersing medium; a binder; a pigment; a filler; an additive; and at least one agent capable of trapping formaldehyde selected from the group consisting of a compound including an active methylene, a compound including a tannin, and a compound including an amide. In addition, a method for reducing the amount of formaldehyde in the air inside a building by applying the paint to an inner surface of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin Blanchard, Katarzyna Chuda
  • Patent number: 10233211
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a selectively soluble polymer capable of binding to a desired molecules in an unclarified mixture containing various biological materials and the methods of using such a polymer to purify a molecule from such a mixture. The polymer is soluble in the mixture under a certain set of process conditions such as pH or temperature and/or salt concentration and is rendered insoluble and precipitates out of solution upon a change in the process conditions. The polymer is capable of binding to the desired molecule (protein, polypeptide, etc) and remains capable of binding to that molecule even after the polymer is precipitated out of solution. The precipitate can then be filtered out from the remainder of the stream and the desired biomolecule is recovered such as by elution and further processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Wilson Moya, Jad Jaber
  • Patent number: 10161140
    Abstract: A polymeric degassing primer composed of an alkali-resistant polymer having a low viscosity. The degassing primer is spread over a concrete substrate prior to applying a waterproof adhesive. The waterproof adhesive can be used to bond a flooring material to the concrete substrate coated with the degassing primer. The degassing primer penetrates and displaces air from the concrete micro-channels and pores, thereby eliminating the possibility of creating air bubbles under the flooring material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Carroll Benford Dickens
  • Patent number: 10117965
    Abstract: An intraocular lens material disclosed in the present description includes an aromatic ring-containing acrylate structural unit, an alkoxyalkyl methacrylate structural unit including an alkoxy group having 4 or less carbon atoms, a hydrophilic structural unit based on a hydrophilic monomer, and a cross-linking structural unit based on a cross-linkable monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MENICON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuya Suganuma, Hiroko Nomura, Tatsuya Ojio
  • Patent number: 10086361
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a super absorbent polymer (SAP) and a preparation method thereof. More specifically, the present invention provides a SAP satisfying the overall properties required to a SAP and especially the superior initial absorbency and absorbing rate under load at the same time, and a preparation method thereof, by treating the surface of the SAP with a surface treatment solution including water and a diol-based or glycol-based surface crosslinking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Young Won, Chang-Sun Han, Gi-Cheul Kim, Yong-Hun Lee, Sang-Gi Lee, Kyu-Pal Kim, Sung-Soo Park, Gyu Leem
  • Patent number: 10072143
    Abstract: Disclosed is an aqueous polyolefin resin dispersion including a polyolefin resin and an aqueous medium, wherein the polyolefin resin includes an olefin component and an unsaturated carboxylic acid component as copolymer components; the olefin component includes propylene (A) and an olefin(s) (B) other than propylene; the mass ratio (A/B) between the propylene (A) and the olefin(s) (B) other than propylene is 60/40 to 95/5; the content of the unsaturated carboxylic acid component as the copolymer component is 1 part by mass or more in relation to 100 parts by mass of the total mass of (A) and (B); and the content of the unsaturated carboxylic acid monomer in the dry residue of the aqueous dispersion is 10,000 ppm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Unitika Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruki Ohfuji, Nobuyasu Okumura, Takuma Yano, Kenjin Shiba
  • Patent number: 10035933
    Abstract: Disclosed are removable pressure sensitive adhesive compositions (PSAs) useful with facestocks and/or packaging labels designed to be removed in the recycling of polymeric packaging. The PSAs of the invention include (a) at least one monomer which may undergo free radical polymerization and whose homopolymer has a glass transition temperature of less than or equal to 10° C., (b) at least one mono-olefinically unsaturated monomer having aldehyde or ketone functionality, and (c) an effective amount of at least one polyhydrazide crosslinker having hydrazine functionality. The PSA composition of the invention exhibits a peel adhesion value of between about 0.4 lbs/in (70 N/m) and about 4 lbs/in (700 N/m), and the percent film remaining on the polymeric packaging after a sink-float testing is 0% to about 8%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Synthomer USA LLC
    Inventors: Andrew LaChapell, Jong Guo
  • Patent number: 10011728
    Abstract: Provided is an ink containing water, a color material, an acrylic resin, urethane resin particles, and at least one organic solvent, wherein the at least one organic solvent includes 3-methyl-3-methoxy-1-butanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nakagawa, Hikaru Kobayashi, Noriaki Okada
  • Patent number: 9970939
    Abstract: A method of forming a quantum dot-polymer nanocomposite sensing film for chemical vapor sensing is achieved by first obtaining a mass of a type of polymer having a characteristic of expanding or contracting responsive to exposure to at least one of a group of chemical vapors and obtaining a quantum dot (QD) suspension which comprises CDs having a CdSe/ZnS core-shell ratio. The polymer and solvent are mixed, the QD suspension is dried, and the dried QDs are added to the polymer solution and mixed to form a precursor solution. At least a portion of the precursor solution is deposited and spread onto a substrate and then air-dried to form the quantum dot-polymer nanocomposite sensing film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: The Mitre Corporation
    Inventor: Sichu Li
  • Patent number: 9958425
    Abstract: A method of detecting the presence of a chemical vapor of interest using a quantum dot-polymer nanocomposite sensor array is provided. The method includes forming a plurality of sensors respectively of different nanocomposite films and a plurality of QDs. The plurality of sensors are exposed to a target chemical vapor and impingement by an excitation light source. Fluorescence emission intensity of the sensors is measured for a preselected duration of time and then the sensors are placed into contact with a chemical vapor. The changes in fluorescence emission intensity for all sensors are detected over time and the combined changes in fluorescence are compared to establish a unique combined response to identify the target chemical vapor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: The Mitre Corporation
    Inventor: Sichu Li
  • Patent number: 9958797
    Abstract: A toner process comprising (a) providing at least one amphiphilic block copolymer prepared by surfactant-free emulsion polymerization comprising: dissolving a hydrophilic monomer in water; adding a hydrophobic monomer; adding a feed initiator to produce a colloidal dispersion of amphiphilic block copolymer; and optionally, discharging the amphiphilic block copolymer; (b) contacting one or more of a latex polymer, a wax; and a colorant with the colloidal dispersion of amphiphilic block copolymer to form a blend; or contacting the discharged amphiphilic block copolymer with one or more of a latex polymer, a wax dispersion, and a colorant dispersion, and forming a further dispersion; (c) heating the blend or further dispersion at a temperature below the glass transition temperature of the latex polymer to form aggregated toner particles; (d) adding a coalescing agent to the toner particles thereby coalescing the toner particles; and (e) recovering the toner particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Chunliang Lu, Yanjia Zuo, Shigeng Li, Peter Van Nguyen, Linda S. Schriever, Chieh-Min Cheng
  • Patent number: 9931812
    Abstract: There is provided insulating paper for oil-immersed motors used in an oil-immersed motor in a state where folding is applied to the paper, the motor operating in a state where it is immersed in a cooling oil, the paper including a polyester film and heat resistant sheets made from aromatic polyamide laminated to both front and back surfaces of the polyester film, the polyester film and the heat resistant sheets being bonded with an acrylic adhesive, wherein the acrylic adhesive contains polyisocyanate and a polybutyl acrylate having a weight average molecular weight of 400,000 or more in a proportion of the polyisocyanate of more than 3 parts by weight and 20 parts by weight or less based on 100 parts by weight of the polybutyl acrylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventors: Yasuo Kashiwagi, Yoshiki Takahashi, Yoshihide Kitagawa, Jun Fujiki
  • Patent number: 9908904
    Abstract: Surface-modified nanoparticles wherein each nanoparticle includes an inorganic core and surface modifying groups, wherein the surface modifying groups include at least one triorganoborane-amine complex having the structure —Z—NHR1—B(R2)3 wherein: Z is a divalent organic group; R1 is H or an organic group; and each R2 is independently an organic group bound to the boron atom through a carbon atom. The inorganic core is typically an inorganic oxide core, e.g., silica, zirconia, or alumina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: James E. Garbe, Jimmie R. Baran, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9868882
    Abstract: A labeled package includes a polymeric package, a filmic facestock material as a label on the polymeric package, and a pressure sensitive adhesive adhering the filmic facestock material to the polymeric package. The pressure sensitive adhesive composition includes a monomer mixture, which includes at least one monomer that is free radical polymerizable and whose homopolymer has a glass transition temperature of less than or equal to 10° C.; at least one mono-olefinically unsaturated monomer having aldehyde or ketone functionality; and at least one polyhydrazide crosslinker having hydrazine functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Synthomer USA LLC
    Inventors: Andrew LaChapell, Jong Guo
  • Patent number: 9832991
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an agrochemical composition containing a pesticide and a copolymer, which contains in polymerized form at least 20 wt % vinylimidazol and/or a quaternized vinylimidazol, an acidic comonomer, and a hydrophobic comonomer, which comprises C1-22 alkyl (meth)acrylate, mono C1-22 alkyl terminated poly(ethylene glycol) (meth)acrylate, vinyl ester of aliphatic C1-32 carboxylic acids, or vinyl C1-4 alkyl ether. It further relates to a method for preparing said composition by mixing the pesticide and the copolymer; and to a use of said copolymer as dispersing agent in a composition containing a pesticide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Murat Mertoglu, Stefan Fischer, Son Nguyen Kim
  • Patent number: 9834636
    Abstract: Crosslinked pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) based on polymers of branched macromolecules each comprising a main chain and one or more sidechains pendent to the main chain, the constitutional units thereof originating from a) X wt % of one or more acrylic and/or methacrylic esters, with 80<=X<=99.5; b) Y wt % of radically copolymerizable monomers having at least one acid function, with 0.5<=Y<=15; c) Z wt % of vinyl compounds, with 0<=Z<=5, at least one sidechain pendent to the main chain having a number-average molar mass >=1000 g/mol, and the respective amounts of constitutional units originating from a), b) and c) can be the same in each case or differ by not more than 1%, and where a), b) and c) may in each case be the same or different monomers, have detachment properties which can be set independently of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventors: Bernd Lühmann, Alexander Prenzel, Benjamin Pütz, Helmut Ritter, Stephan Zöllner
  • Patent number: 9798185
    Abstract: The invention relates to an acrylic adhesive composition, more particularly, to an adhesive composition which: specifies the contents of a (meth)acrylic ester-based monomer and an aromatic group-containing monomer of an acrylic copolymer as a composition having little or no difference of birefringence; has excellent durability; and can reduce light leakage due to flexure by mixing a crosslinkable functional group-containing acrylic copolymer (A) and an acrylic copolymer (B) which does not contain the crosslinkable functional group, in a ratio of 1:9 to 5:5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Se Ra Kim, Kee Young Kim, Sung Soo Yoon, Min Ki Lee, No Ma Kim, In Cheon Han
  • Patent number: 9738769
    Abstract: A process for producing water-absorbing polymer particles with high free swell rate and high permeability by polymerization of an aqueous monomer solution or suspension to give an aqueous polymer gel, wherein a thermal blowing agent essentially free of inorganic acid anions is mixed into the polymer gel, and subsequent thermal drying of the polymer gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Matthias Weismantel, Ulrich Riegel, Thomas Gieger, Markus Braun, Michael A. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9683110
    Abstract: A roofing and/or siding material that reduces the incidence of undesired micro-organisms from entering into the air intake of air conditioner and/or heating systems of a building structure to thereby improve the quality of the air in the building structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Garland Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David Sokol, Jason Smith
  • Patent number: 9676956
    Abstract: There is provided a (meth)acrylic resin composition, containing a (meth)acrylic resin; a compound denoted by General Formula (1) described below; and a specific compound: wherein R1 to R8 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, or a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, R11 and R12 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, m and n each independently represent an integer of 0 to 4, in a case where m and n represent an integer of greater than or equal to 2, a plurality of R11's and R12's may be identical to each other or different from each other, at least two R11's, at least two R12's, or R11 and R12 may form a ring by being linked to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Nozoe, Shusuke Arita, Hajime Nakayama
  • Patent number: 9669384
    Abstract: Disclosed are a water-absorbing resin and a method of preparing the same, wherein absorbency under unload of the water-absorbing resin is 25 g/g or more, the absorbency under load is 20 g/g or more, and an increase in extractables at a high temperature represented by Equation 1 ranges from 1 or more but less than 3, thereby it is possible to solve a problem that gel-blocking of the water-absorbing resin is accelerated at a high temperature, and improve absorption rate and dry efficiency of the water-absorbing resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventors: Ju-Hee Kim, Du-Youn Ka, Byoung-Tak Yim, Byoung-Cheon Jo