Disaccharide Or Trisaccharide, E.g., Sucrose, Etc. Patents (Class 524/56)
  • Patent number: 10414836
    Abstract: A modified PVA that enables formation of a film superior in cold water solubility, mechanical strength, and chemical resistance is provided. The modified PVA comprises a monomer unit represented by formula (I), and a structural unit represented by formula (II): wherein: a content of the monomer unit (I) is from 0.05 mol % to 10 mol %, and a content of the structural unit (II) is from 0.001 mol % to 0.5 mol % with respect to the total monomer units in the modified PVA; a viscosity average degree of polymerization is from 300 to 3,000; and a degree of saponification is from 82 mol % to 99.5 mol %. In the formula (I): R1 represents a hydrogen atom, or a methyl group; and R2 represents —R3—SO3?X+, —R3—N+(R4)3Cl?, or a hydrogen atom, R3 representing an alkanediyl group, X+ representing a hydrogen atom, a metal atom, or an ammonium group, and R4 representing an alkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Takafuji, Masaki Kato, Yoko Mori
  • Patent number: 9655844
    Abstract: Modified polysaccharides and crosslinked modified polysaccharide compositions are described. Methods of using the crosslinked modified polysaccharide compositions to deliver proteins, oligonucleotides, or pharmaceutical agents are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Sharon Gerecht, Yu-I Shen, Chia Chi Ho, Guoming Sun
  • Patent number: 9238726
    Abstract: Provided is an item made of a polypropylene resin composition that is suppressed from the emission of volatile organic compound components, examples of which item include a container, a cap of a container, an item for packaging, stationery, a toy, a miscellaneous daily item, an item for furniture, fiber, an agricultural film, an item for automobiles, an item for household electric appliances, an item for medical applications, or an item for building applications. The polypropylene resin composition includes a specific propylene polymer, a specific sugar compound, and a specific compound having a hydroxyphenyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hisakatsu Hama, Natsuko Sato
  • Patent number: 9034952
    Abstract: Aqueous binder compositions with reduced rates of salt precipitation are described. The compositions may include a carbohydrate and a sequestrant for sequestering one or more multivalent ions (e.g., Ca2+, Mg2+, Ba2+, Al3+, Fe2+, Fe3+, etc.). The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the aqueous binder composition. Methods of reducing salt precipitation from a binder composition are also described. The methods may include the steps of providing an aqueous binder solution having one or more carbohydrates. They may also include adding a sequestrant for one or more multivalent ions to the aqueous binder solution. The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the binder composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Kiarash Alavi Shooshtari, Philip Francis Miele, Uranchimeg Lester, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 8993653
    Abstract: The present invention relates to biodegradable polymers, and especially polyacrylic and/or polyaspartic acid based biodegradable polymers. Further, the present invention relates to methods for the preparation of the present biodegradable polymers and the use thereof as, for example, protective layer or packaging material. Specifically, the present invention relates to methods for preparing a biodegradable polymer comprising: a) preparing an acidic mixture of polyacrylic and/or polyaspartic acid, sodium ions, one or more oligosaccharides, or derivatives thereof, and water, wherein the resulting mixture has a pH equal to or lower than 5; b) maintaining the temperature of said acidic mixture in a range of from 80° C. to 130° C. until an homogeneous suspension is obtained; and c) adding polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and one or more polycarboxylic acids, or derivatives thereof, to the mixture of step (b) while maintaining the temperature in a range of from 80° C. to 130° C. until the biodegradable polymer is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Nutripol Capital SARL
    Inventor: Mustafa Kaya
  • Publication number: 20150071698
    Abstract: An object is to make an ink composition for a ballpoint pen, ensuring that the width of writing line is thin, even slight unevenness or feathering does not occur at the boundary between the writing line and a paper sheet, ink-depleted writing line that is writing line in a state of ink being lacked near the central part of writing line is prevented, and the writing line is clear. The ink viscosity is set to 200,000 mPa·s or more at a shear rate of 0.019 s?1 and 5,000 mPa·s or less at a shear rate of 10,000 s?1 and the storage modulus at an angular frequency of 0.019 rad/sec is set to 10 Pa or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Aya Otsubo, Yoshitaka Morimoto, Yuichi Kobayashi, Natsumi Koide
  • Patent number: 8962715
    Abstract: Disclosed are stabilized aqueous polymer compositions containing A) a stabilizing amount of a least a sulfur dye or containing a stabilizing amount of a sulfur dye with a compound comprising a heterocyclic system containing nitrogen and sulphur as ring heteroatoms and B) at least one polymer comprising groups which are capable of complex formation with ions. The aqueous polymer compositions are stabilized against thermal or other degradation processes of the polymer by addition of component A) to allow their use even under harsh conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Tougas Oilfield Solutions GmbH
    Inventors: Friedrich Engelhardt, Werner Spielmann, Christian Bremer, Anja Obermüller, Joachim Christian
  • Patent number: 8895644
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resin composition including a thermoplastic resin (A), carbon fibers (B), graphite particles (C), an absorbent (D) selected from the group consisting of calcium hydroxide, zeolite, and hydrotalcite, and an antioxidant (E) or a combination of an antioxidant (E) and a compound (F) selected from a compound group consisting of compounds represented by CnHn+2 (OH)n wherein n represents an integer of 4 or greater, alkoxy forms derived from compounds represented by the following formula (2), trehalose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, melicitose, stachyose, curdlan, glycogen, glucose, and fructose. A lighting fixture component made of this resin composition is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kenji Atarashi, Hisakatsu Hama
  • Publication number: 20140296393
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aqueous ink for inkjet printing. The ink contains an aqueous vehicle, a pigment dispersion and a polyacrylate dispersant to disperse the pigment dispersion. The dispersion contains a disaccharide to aid water redispersability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: JOSE ESTEBAN VALENTINI, Gregory Paul Morris, Patrick F. McIntyre, C Chad Roberts
  • Publication number: 20140262019
    Abstract: Urea mixtures and methods for making and using same are provided. In at least one specific embodiment, the urea mixture can include urea, a urea-aldehyde resin, a liquid medium, and a sugar. The urea mixture can have an aldehyde to urea molar ratio of about 0.2:1 to about 0.7:1. The urea mixture can have a sugar concentration of about 2 wt % to about 8 wt %, based on the combined weight of the urea, the urea-aldehyde resin, the liquid medium, and the sugar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CHEMICALS LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Breyer, Nayiby Contreras, Jeffrey J. Otjen, Melissa J. Cannon
  • Patent number: 8729161
    Abstract: An environmental barrier coating comprises at least one transition layer made from a transition layer slurry comprising from about 1 wt % to about 99.9 wt % water, from about 0.1 wt % to about 72 wt % primary transition material, from about 0.1 wt % to about 25 wt % slurry sintering aid, optionally, any one or more of an outer layer made from an outer layer slurry comprising from about 1 wt % to about 99.9 wt % water and from about 0.1 wt % to about 72 wt % primary outer material, and a compliant layer made from a compliant layer slurry comprising from about 1 wt % to about 99.9 wt % water and from about 0.1 wt % to about 72 wt % primary compliant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Brett Allen Boutwell, Jessica Licardi Subit
  • Patent number: 8728593
    Abstract: A water-soluble film which comprises a saccharide component and a vinyl alcohol resin component, where the vinyl alcohol resin may include functional comonomer units such as sulfonic acid functional groups or salts thereof. Preferred are polyvinyl alcohol/2-methylacrylamido-2 methyl propane sulfonic acid resins (PVOH/AMPS) which may be purchased commercially with relatively higher or relatively lower characteristic viscosity. The films exhibit superior resistance to aggressive oxidizing chemicals and remain soluble in water after prolonged exposure thereto. The films are particularly useful for unit-dose packaging of chlorine-containing pool chemicals, such as trichloroisocyanuric acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Sekisui Specialty Chemicals America, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Vicari, Bret F. Hann
  • Publication number: 20140113123
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an aqueous binder for a fiber mat, in particular mineral fibers, which comprises, in parts by weight: 50 to 95 parts of at least one lignosulfonic acid salt; 5 to 50 parts of at least one thermosetting resin selected from phenolic resins and urea-formaldehyde resins; and 5 to 20 parts of a curing catalyst selected from compounds containing phosphorus and sulfates per 100 parts of lignosulfonic acid salt and of thermosetting resin. It also concerns the products resulting from treatment of the fibers, especially mineral fibers, with said binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN ADFORS
    Inventors: Katarzyna CHUDA, Aurelien Couraud
  • Patent number: 8664301
    Abstract: A method for producing a thermoplastic polymer material is provided, the method including the steps of supplying component (A) below to a vent type extruder that includes a starting material supply opening, a liquid inlet, and a vent via the starting material supply opening of the extruder, supplying component (B) below to the extruder via the liquid inlet of the extruder, melting and kneading component (A) and component (B) within the extruder, and degassing a volatile component via the vent and extruding through a die a thermoplastic polymer material comprising a thermoplastic polymer of component (A) and at least one compound selected from compound group S of component (B). (A) A polymer composition that includes a thermoplastic polymer and an organic solvent and/or a monomer. (B) A solution of at least one compound selected from compound group S consisting of trehalose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventor: Hisakatsu Hama
  • Patent number: 8632991
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include methods for enhancing blood coagulation in a subject. In practicing methods according to certain embodiments, an amount of a non-anticoagulant sulfated polysaccharide (NASP) is administered to a subject to enhance blood coagulation in the subject. Also provided are methods for preparing a NASP composition having blood coagulation enhancing activity. Compositions and kits for practicing methods of the invention are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Michael Dockal, Hartmut Ehrlich, Friedrich Scheiflinger
  • Patent number: 8501840
    Abstract: Water based slurry compositions for making an environmental barrier coating including from about 1 wt % to about 99.9 wt % water; from about 0.1 wt % to about 72 wt % primary material; and from about 0.1 wt % to about 25 wt % slurry sintering aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Brett Allen Boutwell, Jessica L. Subit
  • Patent number: 8476346
    Abstract: A resist pattern thickening material containing a resin, a cyclic compound expressed by the general formula 1, at least one of compounds expressed by the general formulae 2 to 3, respectively, and water:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Miwa Kozawa, Koji Nozaki
  • Patent number: 8450398
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to oxygen scavenging molecules, compositions, methods of making the compositions, articles prepared from the compositions, and methods of making the articles. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Constar International, Inc.
    Inventor: Girish N. Deshpande
  • Publication number: 20130127085
    Abstract: The invention provides an aqueous binder for granular and/or fibrous substrates, said binder comprising, as active constituents, a polyamine and a saccharide compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Michael KALBE, Holger Schilling, Kathrin Michl, Andreas Pfau
  • Publication number: 20130109789
    Abstract: An olefin polymerization catalyst is obtained by bringing the following components (A), (B) and (C) into contact with one another: (A) a solid catalyst component for olefin polymerization containing a titanium atom, a magnesium atom and a halogen atom; (B) an organoaluminum compound; and (C) a triether represented by formula (I). An olefin polymerization solid catalyst can be provided having a sufficiently high polymerization activity and an ability to produce an olefin polymer with a low content of low-molecular weight components and amorphous components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
  • Publication number: 20130035426
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermoplastic polymer composition containing a particular phenol compound or organic phosphorous compound, trehalose and a thermoplastic polymer, as well as a stabilizer composition containing a particular phenol compound or organic phosphorous compound and trehalose. A combined use of a particular phenol compound or organic phosphorous compound and trehalose can improve processing stability of a thermoplastic polymer composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Kimura, Hideaki Awa
  • Patent number: 8366770
    Abstract: A biological nerve guide for implantation into a human body is made by providing a natural animal tissue membrane, crosslinking and fixing the membrane, minimizing the antigens from the membrane, tanning the membrane, coupling an active layer to an inner surface of the membrane, cutting the membrane into a desired shape and size, positioning the cut membrane onto a rod-shaped mold so that the cut membrane assumes a cylindrical configuration, and attaching a spiral support to the outer surface of the cut membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Grandhope Biotech Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Guo-Feng Xu
  • Publication number: 20130030091
    Abstract: The presently disclosed and claimed inventive concept(s) relates to a particulate product. The particulate product comprises a nonionic synthetic associative thickener NSAT) rheology modifier and a dissolution promotion water soluble additive. The NSAT rheology modifier is selected from the group consisting of hydrophobically-modified ethoxylated urethane (HEUR), hydrophobically-modified polyethylene glycol and hydrophobically-modified polyacetal-polyether (HMPAPE). The particulate product is incorporated into a waterborne paint formula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: HERCULES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Prachur Bhargava, Paul C. Gillette, Tuyen T. Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20130011671
    Abstract: This invention provides an adhesive for roll-shaped paper which has a high initial adhesiveness and causes the paper to peel easily without making the application surface sticky, and a roll-shaped paper on which this adhesive for roll-shaped paper is applied. An adhesive for roll-shaped paper, comprising a saccharide (A), a viscosity modifier (B), and a glycol and/or triol (C), is provided. The adhesive has excellent initial adhesiveness as well as excellent peeling ability, and does not produce stickiness. The adhesive for roll-shaped paper of this invention is applied at the start of the winding of the roll-shaped paper and it can be used in an especially useful manner as a pick-up agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: CHIHO FUJITA, Takehiro Imanishi
  • Patent number: 8329798
    Abstract: A curable composition, useful as a thermosetting binder, having a polycarboxy polymer or co-polymer and a multifunctional polyol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Guy Joseph Germaine Clamen, Nolwenn Colmou
  • Patent number: 8323449
    Abstract: A method for extending resin-based wood glues, particularly condensation polymer resin-based glues, comprises the steps of (i) providing an aqueous extender composition comprising 20% to 50% by weight of alkali metal silicate and 1% to 25% by weight of polyhydric alcohol, preferably a sugar such as sucrose, (ii) providing a solution comprising a resin and (iii) blending the aqueous extender and the solution together to form a glue. The extended glues are suitable for preparing water resistant processed wooden panels such as plywood or chipboard with reduced need for resin. The extended glues do not set excessively rapidly, allowing time for the processing of the wood composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: PQ Silicas UK Limited
    Inventors: Paolo De Almeida Lima, Ronaldo Dos Santos Flor
  • Publication number: 20120238674
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resin composition including a thermoplastic resin (A), carbon fibers (B), graphite particles (C), an absorbent (D) selected from the group consisting of calcium hydroxide, zeolite, and hydrotalcite, and an antioxidant (E) or a combination of an antioxidant (E) and a compound (F) selected from a compound group consisting of compounds represented by CnHn+2 (OH)n wherein n represents an integer of 4 or greater, alkoxy forms derived from compounds represented by the following formula (2), trehalose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, melicitose, stachyose, curdlan, glycogen, glucose, and fructose. A lighting fixture component made of this resin composition is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenji ATARASHI, Hisakatsu HAMA
  • Publication number: 20120232189
    Abstract: A polymer adhesive includes a polymeric binder, optional reinforcing fibers dispersed through the polymer binder and solids dispersed in the polymeric binder. The solids are effective to cause decomposition of the polymer adhesive at a temperature between 200° F. and 500° F. with a generation of gaseous products at a predetermined temperature. One suitable composition includes siloxirane, graphite, glass beads, potassium nitrate, silver nitrate and lactose and decomposes at a temperature of about 318° F. The polymer adhesive may be used in the assembly of a housing for rocket motor or a warhead. Decomposition of the polymer adhesive when the housing is exposed to sufficient external heat to cause a rocket propellant or warhead explosive to decompose, referred to as cook-off, enables venting of the rocket propellant or warhead without uncontrolled destructive rupture of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: AEROJET-GENERAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter J. Cahill, JR., August H. Kruesi, Scott K. Dawley
  • Publication number: 20120128990
    Abstract: An autoxidisable coating composition comprising i) 10 to 60 wt % of an autoxidisable material with: a) a number average molecular weight <4500 g/mol; b) optionally 1 to 20 carbohydrate units; c) a fatty acid content of ?60 wt %; d) a viscosity at 100% solids in the range of from 0.05 to 5 Pa·s at 20+/?5° C. at a shear rate of 5000 s?1; ii) 90 to 40 wt % of an autoxidisable urethanised resin with: e) a number average molecular weight ?4000 g/mol; f) a fatty acid content of ?50 wt %; g) an acid value in the range of from 0 to 20 mgKOH/g resin; h) an isocyanate content in the range of from 1 to 35 wt % by weight of autoxidisable urethanised resin; where i)+ii)=100 wt %, based on the total solids content of the autoxidisable coating composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Willem Grisnich, Fokeltje Akke Koldijk, Adrianus Hendricus Lansbergen, Albertus Johannes Reuvers, Stefan Hendrikus Maria Willems
  • Publication number: 20120114759
    Abstract: Polymeric nanoparticles, microparticles, and gels for delivering cargo, e.g., a therapeutic agent, such as a peptide, to a target, e.g., a cell, and their use for treating diseases, including angiogenesis-dependent diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and cancer, are disclosed. Methods for formulating, stabilizing, and administering single peptides or combinations of peptides via polymeric particle and gel delivery systems also are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jordan Jamieson Green, Aleksander S. Popel, Joel Chaim Sunshine, Ron B. Shmueli, Stephany Yi Tzeng, Kristen Lynn Kozielski
  • Publication number: 20120022189
    Abstract: An image is formed using a clear ink composition that includes an amino group-containing resin, water, a poor water-soluble alkanediol, a crystalline carbohydrate that is solid at 20° C., and a poly(oxyalkylene glycol) and does not include colorant (essentially free of colorant).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shuichi Koganehira
  • Publication number: 20110300380
    Abstract: The present invention provides aqueous binder compositions that are free of nitrogen-containing Maillard reactants comprise a carbohydrate component of one or more mono- or di-saccharide and an oligosaccharide having at least three saccharide groups, a polymeric polyacid and a bleaching agent provide cured binders from carbohydrates that enable the provision of thermosets with low color or white color and acceptable physical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Jean Marie BRADY
  • Publication number: 20110274893
    Abstract: Coating composition comprising a char forming compound as a first compound capable of forming a coloured substance upon exposition to energy; at least one latent activator selected from the group consisting of ammonium phosphate, ammonium polyphosphate, ammonium sulfite, ammonium thiosulfate, ammonium sulfamate and ammonium sulfate; and a second compound capable of forming a coloured substance upon exposition to energy selected from the group consisting of colour formers, oxygen containing transition metal compounds, and metal-chelate-type colour forming systems; a coating composition comprising a char forming compound as a first compound capable of forming a coloured substance upon exposition to energy, and a second compound capable of forming a coloured substance upon exposition to energy selected from the group consisting of colour formers and metal-chelate-type colour forming systems; a process for the preparation of these compositions, substrates coated with these compositions and a process for their pre
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Adolf Käser, Jonathan Campbell
  • Publication number: 20110262648
    Abstract: The present invention provides thermosetting aqueous binder compositions of one or more diprimary diamine, e.g. lysine, or poly(primary amine), e.g. polyethylenimine, and one or more reducing sugar in which the number of equivalents of primary amine relative to the number of equivalents of carbonyl groups in the reducing sugar ranges from 0.4:1 to 2:1, the binders being suitable for use on fiber, nonwoven, woven web and finely divided substrates. The binders are at least substantially formaldehyde free, need no polycarboxylic or polycarboxylate component, and yet provide excellent hot wet tensile strength when cured for as little time as a minute or less in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Haksu LEE, William FINCH, Charles J. RAND, Barry WEINSTEIN, Robert L. SAMMLER, Frances J. TIMMERS
  • Publication number: 20110245382
    Abstract: A method for producing a thermoplastic polymer material is provided, the method including the steps of supplying component (A) below to a vent type extruder that includes a starting material supply opening, a liquid inlet, and a vent via the starting material supply opening of the extruder, supplying component (B) below to the extruder via the liquid inlet of the extruder, melting and kneading component (A) and component (B) within the extruder, and degassing a volatile component via the vent and extruding through a die a thermoplastic polymer material comprising a thermoplastic polymer of component (A) and at least one compound selected from compound group S of component (B). (A) A polymer composition that includes a thermoplastic polymer and an organic solvent and/or a monomer. (B) A solution of at least one compound selected from compound group S consisting of trehalose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Hisakatsu HAMA
  • Publication number: 20110237531
    Abstract: The present invention provides a low-cost, efficient method for producing a glycolipid biosurfactant, in particular, lactonic sophorose lipids. This method is characterized by culturing a microorganism capable of producing the biosurfactant under limited oxygen supply. The present invention enables preferential production of lactonic sophorose lipids and facilitates recovery of the lactonic sophorose lipids in a solid form. Further, the present invention enables production of high purity acidic sophorose lipids by hydrolyzing high purity lactonic sophorose lipids produced by the above method. The present invention also provides lactonic sophorose lipids that possess strong antibacterial and antifungal activities, and an antibacterial and/or antifungal agent containing the sophorose lipids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satohiro Yanagisawa, Shigeru Kawano, Yoshihiko Yasohara
  • Publication number: 20110230587
    Abstract: The present invention relates to articles comprising flavored polymeric compositions. More specifically, the invention relates to articles comprising flavored polymeric compositions comprising “flavor enhancing agents” alone, or in combination with, other flavorants. The articles comprising a flavored polymeric composition do not have to be consumed, significantly destructed, masticated or fully or partially dissolved to release flavor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: A. SCHULMAN, INC.
    Inventors: Kari L. MacInnis, Tomy Widya, Corey Capasso
  • Patent number: 8013042
    Abstract: A multiple particle (e.g., a spherical particle) comprising an organic solid component (A) containing a plurality of organic solid materials (e.g., polymers) is produced by eluting a water-soluble auxiliary component (B) containing at least an oligosaccharide (B1) from a composition having a disperse system, in which a particulate dispersed phase comprising the organic solid component (A) is dispersed in a matrix comprising the auxiliary component (B). The organic solid materials may be different in affinity relative to the auxiliary component (B) from each other. The particle may have a core-shell structure which comprises a core containing a first organic solid material (e.g., a hydrophobic polymer) and a shell containing a second organic solid material (e.g., a hydrophilic polymer) immiscible with the first organic solid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Daicel Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hisayoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 8003714
    Abstract: An ink comprising a pigment, a dispersant, a penetrating agent, water, a compound having two hydroxyl groups in the molecule, a compound having three hydroxyl groups in the molecule, and a compound having four or more hydroxyl groups in the molecule, the content of the pigment being in the range of from about 7% by weight to about 20% by weight; the content of the compound having two hydroxyl groups in the molecule being in the range of from about 1% by weight to about 10% by weight; the content of the compound having three hydroxyl groups in the molecule being in the range of from about 2% by weight to about 20% by weight; and the content of the compound having four or more hydroxyl groups in the molecule being in the range of from about 25% by weight to about 50% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiro Yamashita
  • Patent number: 7968637
    Abstract: A curable composition, useful as a thermosetting binder, having a polycarboxy polymer or co-polymer, an emulsion polymer, and a multifunctional polyol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Guy Joseph Germaine Clamen, Nolwenn Colmou
  • Patent number: 7960453
    Abstract: Crosslinking systems suitable for use in a polymer melt composition wherein the polymer melt composition comprises a hydroxyl polymer; polymeric structures made from such polymer melt compositions; and processes/methods related thereto are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephen Wayne Heinzman, Linda Evers Smith, Gregory Charles Gordon, Larry Neil Mackey, John Gerhard Michael, Mark Ryan Richards
  • Publication number: 20110027385
    Abstract: A process for the production of an aqueous dispersion of metal nano particles comprising palladium is provided. The process comprises the admixture of a water soluble organic polymer, a palladium salt and a first reducing agent to an aqueous liquid. The first reducing agent is a metal-containing polymer which has reducing properties or a saccharide which has reducing properties. The nano particles can include a second metal. The dispersions can be used as catalysts for electroless plating, to produce heterogeneous catalysts and in the production of anti-microbial devices and compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
    Inventors: James Anthony Cairns, Graham James Berry, Roderick Allan George Gibson
  • Patent number: 7879927
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a moulded object made of a transparent and colored plastic exhibiting a polychromatic effect, characterized in that the transparent plastic comprises from 0.1 to 1500 ppm of at least one fluorescent dye and from 50 to 10 000 ppm of at least one optical brightener. It also relates to the resin used for forming the moulded object. It also relates to a light device combining the said moulded object with at least one artificial light source which exhibits an emission in the region of excitation of the optical brightener, in particular in the 300-450 nm range, preferably 350-420 nm range, more preferably still 350-400 nm range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Peter Vlottes, Wim Slouwerhof, Amy A. Lefebvre, Robert A. Wanat
  • Patent number: 7868069
    Abstract: A shaped article (e.g., a porous material, and a spherical particle) comprising (A) a resin component is produced by kneading the resin component (A) (e.g., a thermoplastic resin) and a water-soluble auxiliary component (B) to prepare a dispersed composition, and eluting the auxiliary component (B) from the dispersed composition. The auxiliary component (B) may comprise 100 parts by weight of an oligosaccharide (B1) and 0.5 to 100 parts by weight of a water-soluble plasticizing component (B2) for plasticizing the oligosaccharide. The oligosaccharide (B1) may comprise a tetrasaccharide. The plasticizing component (B2) may comprise a saccharide or a sugar alcohol. Use of the dispersed composition ensures to form a shaped article having a given shape industrially with advantage even in the case of using a wide variety of resin components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Daicel Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hisayoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 7868071
    Abstract: Cationic thermosetting resins and especially resins having azetidinium functional groups, such as polyamidoamine-epichlorohydrin resins, are stabilized against premature gelation by the addition of (1) a low molecular weight, non-aldehyde, non-ionic, water soluble organic stabilizing compound (preferably one that is reactive with the cationic moiety), preferably in combination with (2) a water soluble, inorganic complexing metal salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC
    Inventors: Yuping Luo, Clay E. Ringold, Dexter C. Johnson, Cornel Hagiopol
  • Patent number: 7863376
    Abstract: A composition is provided that includes a polymer matrix. A core having a core surface is embedded within the polymer matrix. A polymeric ligand passivates the core surface and has a moiety Y, where Y is a Diels-Alder group of a diene or dienophile. A polymeric linker has a complementary Diels-Alder group diene or dienophile to moiety Y and forms a Diels-Alder bond with the moiety Y. A composition is also provided that includes polymer matrix having a matrix surface. A core having a core surface is present on the matrix surface. A polymeric ligand passivates the core surface and has a moiety Y, where Y is Diels-Alder group of a diene or dienophile. The polymer matrix and polymeric ligand together define a matrix-ligand Flory-Huggins binary interaction function greater than 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Philip J. Costanzo, Frederick L. Beyer
  • Publication number: 20100255245
    Abstract: A method of making a wood mosaic building material that involves making a mold, applying a release agent to an interior surface of the mold, adhering a series of wood pieces to the mold with an adhesive, applying a first layer of resin to the wood pieces, curing the first layer of resin, removing the mold, finishing an exposed surface of the wood mosaic building material, and coating the exposed surface with a second layer of resin. The method may also be used to make an organic building material by combining natural ingredients with resin in a mold, allowing the resin to cure, removing the mold, and finishing the organic building material. In one embodiment, the building material is a mixture of wood pieces sealed with an adhesive and coated with a resin. In another embodiment, the building material is an organic material mixed with a resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Nathan Earle Deveau
  • Publication number: 20100239642
    Abstract: Described are coating compositions for marking substrates comprising a) a solvent, b) a salt of a phosphorus or boron containing acid and an amine or imine, c) a salt of a non-phosphorus and non-boron containing acid and an amine or imine, d) a binder, and e) optionally additional ingredients, their manufacture and use, wherein the above-mentioned salts can also be present in an encapsulated form as a kind of pseudo-pigment. Substrates coated by the above compositions can be marked by laser irradiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: CIBA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Campbell, Adolf Kaeser, Kathleen Hoekstra, Kishor Kumar Mistry
  • Publication number: 20100234492
    Abstract: A water-soluble film which comprises a saccharide component and a vinyl alcohol resin component, where the vinyl alcohol resin may include functional comonomer units such as sulfonic acid functional groups or salts thereof. Preferred are polyvinyl alcohol/2-methylacrylamido-2 methyl propane sulfonic acid resins (PVOH/AMPS) which may be purchased commercially with relatively higher or relatively lower characteristic viscosity. The films exhibit superior resistance to aggressive oxidizing chemicals and remain soluble in water after prolonged exposure thereto. The films are particularly useful for unit-dose packaging of chlorine-containing pool chemicals, such as trichloroisocyanuric acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Richard Vicari, Bret F. Hann
  • Publication number: 20100233447
    Abstract: The present invention provides polymeric particles comprising a polymeric matrix comprising one or more water-insoluble polymers and a laser-sensitive system encapsulated in the polymeric matrix. It also provides a process for the preparation of the polymeric particles, a composition comprising the polymeric particles, a process for the preparation of this composition, a process for forming a laser-sensitive coating layer on a substrate using this composition, a coated substrate obtainable by the coating process, a process for preparing a marked substrate and a marked substrate obtainable by the marking process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: CIBA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jonathan Campbell