From Aromatic Hydrocarbon Monomer Patents (Class 524/577)
  • Patent number: 9859442
    Abstract: The invention provides a metal oxide semiconductor layer forming composition containing a solvent represented by formula [1]: (wherein R1 represents a C2 to C3 linear or branched alkylene group, and R2 represents a C1 to C3 linear or branched alkyl group) and an inorganic metal salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Shinichi Maeda
  • Patent number: 9163147
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods for improving the auto-dispersant characteristic in water of mineral substances, such methods involving dry-grinding of a mineral substance in the presence of a formulation. In some embodiments the formulation includes glycerol and at least one agent in aqueous or pure form. In other embodiments the formulation includes an aqueous polyglycerol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventors: Murielle Guillot, Denis Ruhlmann, Matthias Buri
  • Patent number: 9136123
    Abstract: Compositions suitable for forming oxymetal hardmask layers are provided. Methods of forming oxymetal hardmask layers using such compositions are also provided, where the surface of the oxymetal hardmask layer formed has a water contact angle substantially matched to that of subsequently applied organic coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Deyan Wang, Peter Trefonas, III, Shintaro Yamada, Kathleen M. O'Connell
  • Publication number: 20150126666
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of making a polystyrene based nanocomposite by combining a monomer with a nanoparticle to form a mixture and subjecting the mixture to polymerization conditions to produce a polymeric composite. In an embodiment the nanoparticle has been treated with an additive prior to combining with the monomer and the additive contains a silane moiety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: James R. Butler, David W. Knoeppel
  • Patent number: 9018298
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of pelletized flame retardants and flame retardant compositions in the formation of flame retarded formulations, the resulting flame retarded formulations, and molded and/or extruded articles made from such flame retarded formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Albemarle Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay M. Kotian, Govindarajulu Kumar, Timothy John St. Romain
  • Publication number: 20150104661
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of artificial graphite sheet and a product thereof. The artificial graphite sheet manufactured by means of the manufacturing method can be rolled up to minimize the occupied space and facilitate transfer and delivery. The manufacturing method includes steps of: selecting graphite powder (granules) and polymer and mixing the graphite powder with polymer; heating, compounding and homogenizing the mixture to form a graphite (mixture) subassembly with a basic thickness; calendering the graphite subassembly to form a graphite (mixture) sheet assembly with a purposed thickness; thermostatically maturing the graphite sheet assembly and gradually cooling the graphite sheet assembly to room temperature to form a flexible sheet body; and rolling up the flexible sheet body into a roll form with a rolling apparatus. The manufacturing equipment and process of the artificial graphite sheet are simplified and the manufacturing time is shortened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: CHE-YUAN WU
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8980999
    Abstract: The present invention relates to innovative materials which are reversibly crosslinkable by means of a thermoreversible mechanism and/or whose viscosity is reversibly adjustable. Through the use of bishydrazones or conjugated bis-Schiff bases as diene components in aza-Diels-Alder reactions, functional materials are generated that feature controllable viscosity and/or reversible crosslinking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Evonik Röhm GmbH
    Inventors: Friedrich Georg Schmidt, Stefan Hilf, Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Jiawen Zhou
  • Publication number: 20150073082
    Abstract: Provided is a resin composite material having a high modulus of elasticity. The resin composite material comprises a thermoplastic resin, exfoliated graphite, and an inorganic filler different from the exfoliated graphite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Daisuke Mukohata, Katsunori Takahashi, Nobuhiko Inui
  • Publication number: 20150073087
    Abstract: A process oil has properties (a) to (c) below: (a) an ultraviolet absorbance (198 nm) of 3 or less; (b) an ultraviolet absorbance (228 nm) of 1 or less; and (c) a kinematic viscosity at 40 degrees C. in a range of 25 mm2/s to 450 mm2/s. According to the rubber composition using the process oil, a rubber product having an excellent weather resistance and being unlikely to cause a shape change such as deformation can be manufactured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Ono
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8969464
    Abstract: Synthetic aggregates and methods of producing the same are disclosed herein. The aggregates advantageously utilize styrene polymer particles coated with additional materials such as fly ash, silica fume, and/or “liquid glass” in order to provide an improved means for manufacturing lightweight concrete that is significantly stronger than conventional lightweight concretes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: CityMix, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael W. LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 8952092
    Abstract: A non-carboxylated styrene-butadiene copolymer, preparation method and use thereof are provided. The non-carboxylated styrene-butadiene copolymer is prepared by hot polymerization in the absence of acid monomers and is used in asphalt-based systems such as asphalt emulsions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Kostas S Avramidis, William J Kirk
  • Patent number: 8952089
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a thermoplastic product that includes packaging therefore. Implementation of the present invention takes place in association with packaging of one or more ingredients of a thermoplastic product, wherein the packaging is used to contain the ingredients during storage and/or transportation, and wherein at least a portion of the packaging itself is an ingredient for inclusion into the thermoplastic product. In some implementations, the entire packaging is incorporated into the thermoplastic product for utilization thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Maxwell Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Guymon, Ted E. Maxwell, Ken W. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 8927100
    Abstract: An activatable adhesive that is formulated to readily absorb energy from a given radiation source, an activatable adhesive label that incorporates such an activatable adhesive, a system for activating such labels, and related methods and uses are described. The activatable adhesive includes a plasticizer, a tackifier, and an adhesive base polymer that includes butyl acrylate, styrene, methyl methacrylate, methacrylic acid, and acrylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Kourosh Kian, Souphong Lee, Dong-Tsai Hseih, Mark A. Licon, Johannes Lenkl, Kai Li
  • Publication number: 20140378581
    Abstract: Mechanical strength of a composite material is enhanced by a simple process. In a composite material comprising a resin or a rubber and an oxide glass, the resin or the rubber is dispersed in the oxide glass, or the oxide glass is dispersed in the resin or the rubber. The composite material has a function that the oxide glass is softened and fluidized by electromagnetic waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Aoyagi, Takashi Naito, Tadashi Fujieda, Yuichi Sawai, Hajime Murakami, Hiroshi Yoshida, Akihiro Miyauchi, Masahiko Ogino
  • Patent number: 8894816
    Abstract: Surfactant mediated, free radical initiated emulsion/dispersion polymerization of n-vinylformamide with styrene or substituted styrene copolymers, and its subsequently hydrolyzed products bearing formamide, amine and styrenic functionality are disclosed. Processes for polymerization, polymer composition, and hydrolysis of such polymers are also disclosed. These polymers bearing cationic functionality can be used in papermaking applications as dry strength additives, wet strength additives, retention aids, drainage aids, sizing agent, sizing promoter and pitch and stickies control agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Solenis Technologies, L.P.
    Inventor: Sachin Borkar
  • Publication number: 20140343219
    Abstract: There is provided a method of fabricating a composite material, the method comprising providing borehole solids originating from a borehole in the earth and embedding the borehole solids in a base material thereby forming the composite material, wherein the base material comprises a polymer. According to an embodiment, the borehole solids contain oil, e.g. on a surface thereof. The oil containing borehole solids may be preprocessed before embedding or may be directly embedded in the base material without preprocessing. Such embodiments allow for a recycling of oil contaminated borehole solids while providing a resource for a filler for polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Herbert Hofstätter, Clemens Holzer
  • Publication number: 20140343220
    Abstract: A solid material can be prepared from a liquid precursor in solvent free conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Walter Sherwood
  • Patent number: 8889784
    Abstract: There is provided a stable aqueous dispersion comprising (a) dispersed particles of one or more film-forming polymer that comprises 1% to 10% by weight, based on the solid weight of said polymer, of polymerized units of one or more functional monomer, wherein said functional monomer is selected from acid-functional monomers or amine-functional monomers or a mixture thereof, and (b) one or more multiglycidyl compound having 4 or more glycidyl groups per molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Silvia I. Endres, Bernard Fouchet, Eva-Maria Michalski, Ursula Seiler
  • Publication number: 20140316054
    Abstract: A method of forming a film including forming a film on a substrate by coating a composition for forming a film containing a solvent and a resin by a spin coating method, in which a maximum radius among the radii from the center to the outer periphery of the substrate is 150 mm or more and a thickness of the film is 50 ?m or more, a vapor pressure of the solvent at 25° C. is 0.4 kPa or less, and a viscosity of the solvent measured by a Cannon-Fenske viscometer at 25° C. is 1.5 mPa·s or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Kumada, Toshiaki Tachi, Makiko Irie, Shota Katayama
  • Publication number: 20140311383
    Abstract: A structural three dimensional nanocomposite with improved mechanical properties is provided. The structural three dimensional nanocomposite includes (a) spherical shaped nanoparticles, (b) a matrix, and (c) an inter phase structure. The matrix may be selected from at least one of (a) polymer matrix, and (b) a nano metal matrix. The spherical shaped nanoparticles are reinforced with the matrix. The spherical shaped nanoparticles are uniformly distributed throughout the matrix. The inter phase structure transfers stress from the matrix to obtain the spherical shaped nanoparticles with improved mechanical properties. The structural three dimensional nanocomposite have high and equal mechanical strength in three dimensions when the structural three dimensional nanocomposite is at least one of (a) volume compressive stress condition, and (b) volume expansive stress condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Thirunavukkarasu Asaimuthu
  • Publication number: 20140315026
    Abstract: A method is provided for making an annealed door skin or composite door assembly. At least the door skin is formed of a composition comprising a thermoset binder and fiberglass. The door skin, alone or in combination with other parts of a door assembly, is subjected to annealing to make the annealed door skin. The process of annealing comprises the step of heating the door skin, alone or in combination with other parts of the door assembly, above the glass transition temperature yet below the thermal degradation temperature of the thermoset binder for a sufficient amount of time to cause release internal stresses in the door skin, then the step of cooling the door skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: James PFAU, James BRYANT, Liqun XU, Elizalde EXCONDE
  • Publication number: 20140287061
    Abstract: A biocompatible polymeric composition for cross-linking in-situ in a wound is disclosed comprising 1) one or more polyanionic polymers such as alginates or hyaluronates, able to be cross-linked the surface of the wound and 2) one or more polycationic polymers such as chitosan or DEAE-Dextran, that assists in the solidification process as well as speeds up hemostasis without the need for applying pressure. The biocompatible polymeric composition may further comprise a cross-linking agent such as aqueous calcium chloride. The invention encompasses an initial polymeric composition, the solidified matrix cross-linked and integrated at the wound site, including the methods of using, applying, and cross-linking the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Suneris, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph A. Landolina
  • Publication number: 20140288212
    Abstract: There is provided a carbon nanofiber aggregate capable of suppressing scatter and having excellent dispersibility and filling property in a thermoplastic resin. A carbon nanofiber aggregate has a maximum void volume P1 (cm3/g) at a pore diameter of 2,500 nm or more and 100,000 nm or less and a maximum void volume P2 (cm3/g) at a pore diameter of 6 nm or more and less than 2,500 nm in pore distribution data measured by mercury porosimetry. The maximum void volume P1 and the maximum void volume P2 satisfy a specific relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Kazuya Nagata, Yoshiyuki Kashiwagi
  • Patent number: 8840994
    Abstract: Methods for applying a liner-free, or liner-less label, to a substrate, particularly glass or plastic (e.g., PET) substrates are described herein. The method includes applying an adhesive composition, such as a polymeric coating, to a label face sheet, activating the adhesive composition with an activating fluid, and contacting the label to the substrate. The activating fluid is preferably a mixture of water and one or more organic solvents, such as low molecular weight alcohols. In some embodiments, the labels exhibit a percent fiber tear greater than about 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, or 95% after one, two, three, four, or five minutes. In particular embodiments, the labels exhibits a percent fiber tear greater than 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, or 95% after two minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: NuLabel Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Cho, David A. Sonshine, Heidi Munnelly, Benjamin Lux
  • Publication number: 20140261992
    Abstract: A carrier belt for fabricating a device or component such as an anisotropic conductive film. The carrier belt includes a substrate having a sacrificial image enhancing layer. Microcavities are formed in the carrier by laser ablation through the image enhancing layer. After the image enhancement layer is removed, a plurality of conductive particles are distributed into an array of microcavities formed by laser ablation on a surface of a carrier belt and transferred to an adhesive layer. The image enhancing layer enables one to form microcavities with a fine pitch and spacing and partitions having a high aspect ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Trillion Science Inc.
    Inventors: Rong-Chang Liang, Chin-Jen Tseng, Ta-Ching Wu, Jia Yen Leong, Zhiyao AN, An-Yu Ma, Maung Kyaw Aung
  • Patent number: 8835546
    Abstract: A glaze composition for application to a substrate includes a dry powder latex, a liquid latex emulsion, a coalescing solvent, a wax, a thickener and water. The glaze is rewettable during application and is extremely durable after fully dry. Optionally, the glaze also includes one or more of a surfactant, a dispersant, one or more pigments, a dispersant, a defoamer, a slow drying solvent, and a slow drying hydrocarbon resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventor: Donghong Li
  • Patent number: 8835352
    Abstract: There is disclosed an indicator composition, the application thereof to substrates, and related products. The indicator composition comprises an organic solvent soluble polymer and a redox sensitive material which displays different visible properties in the oxidized and reduced forms. The organic solvent soluble polymer can be at least partially sulfonated polystyrene. The indicator composition can be dissolved in organic solvents such as acetone, ethanol and ethyl acetate to form inks which can be used in a variety of printing processes. The indicator composition can be used to detect oxidizing agents, oxygen, water, reducing agents, UV light, temperature and the passage of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Insignia Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Erik Smyth, Andrew Mills, David Hazafy
  • Patent number: 8822592
    Abstract: This invention relates to an aqueous emulsion polymer used as pigment dispersing agent comprising as copolymerized units the following monomers (A) an ethylenically unsaturated monomer containing at least one amino group; (B) an ethylenically unsaturated monomer containing no amino group; (C) optionally a hydroxy- or alkoxyalkyl(meth)acrylate of the formula CH2?CH(R1)—COO—CtH2t—OR2 wherein R1 is hydrogen or methyl and R2 is hydrogen or C1-C6alkyl and t is an integer of 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6; (D) a (poly)alkyleneglycolmono(meth)acrylate of the formula CH2?CH(R1)—COO—(CmH2mO)n—OR2 wherein R1 is hydrogen or methyl and R2 is hydrogen or C1-C6alkyl and m is an integer of 2 or 3 and n is an integer of 2 to 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Harm-Jan Kok, Marleen Suurmeijer
  • Publication number: 20140235743
    Abstract: A flattening film forming composition for a hard disk that can prevent a magnetic material from migrating to the nonmagnetic layer, including a photopolymerizable coating material containing at least one polymer selected from a homopolymer that has a divinyl aromatic compound-derived unit structure and a copolymer having the unit structure or containing a mixture of the polymer and a photopolymerizable compound. The photopolymerizable compound may include an acrylate group, a methacrylate group, or a vinyl group. The polymer may be a copolymer further containing an addition polymerizable compound as a component to be copolymerized. A method for producing a hard disk, including: a first step of forming projections and recesses on a magnetic body; a second step of coating the projections and recesses with the flattening film forming composition; and a third step of flattening the coating by means of etching and exposing a surface of the magnetic body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Taku Kato, Masayuki Haraguchi, Masaaki Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20140234608
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing colored molded bodies based on the following steps: (a) plasticising a polymeric material and blending the material with one or more dyes to form a molding compound by means of a gelation unit equipped with a metering apparatus for dyes; (b) optionally temporarily storing the molding compound obtained in step (a); (c) charging a molding device with the molding compound; and (d) producing the molded body; wherein the ratio of dye to polymeric material is automatically regulated using a colorimeter and an electronic control, and in step (a) color values are measured at the molding compound located in the gelation unit and transmitted as a signal to the electronic control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Christian Kohlert, Bernd Schmidt, Andreas Schnabel, Frank Michels, Alexander Razigraev, Tamara Chistyakova, Marco Schaaf
  • Publication number: 20140234777
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to improve the curability of a resin composition and a photosensitive composition suitably employed to form e.g., a surface protecting film and an interlaminar insulating film of e.g., an electronic part, while reducing the internal stress remaining in a substrate when the composition is used to form a cured film on the substrate. The photosensitive composition includes a resin (A) having a phenolic hydroxyl group, a crosslinking agent (B1) having at least two oxazoline groups and a crosslinking agent (B2) having at least two groups represented by —CH2OR (wherein R is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms or an acetyl group) and a photosensitive acid-generating agent (C).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: JSR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko SAKURAI, Masaaki HANAMURA
  • Patent number: 8790491
    Abstract: The invention relates to coating slip including latex comprising styrene and with a particle size centered around 100 nm, the use of latex as an agent for reducing the low shear gradient viscosity and increasing the low shear gradient viscosity, and methods thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Coatex
    Inventors: Renaud Souzy, Francois Dupont
  • Patent number: 8785548
    Abstract: Styrenic (meth)acrylic oligomers that are prepared at lower temperature than conventional solid grade oligomers, or are hydrogenated, contain fewer terminal vinylic unsaturations, when compared to such conventional styrenic (meth)acrylic oligomers prepared by the customary high temperature processes. Styrenic (meth)acrylic oligomers that contain fewer terminal vinylic unsaturations demonstrate improved thermal stability and may provide improved resistance to UV weathering compared to the conventional and non-hydrogenated styrenic (meth)acrylic oligomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Timothy D. Klots, Rafael Galvan, Jon Debling
  • Patent number: 8779049
    Abstract: An outer casing for an electric device which is a molded article of a environmental resin wherein poly(lactic acid) and/or a lactic acid copolymer is used, is constituted by molding a flame-retarded resin composition including a resin component containing poly(lactic acid) and/or the lactic acid copolymer as a main ingredient, and silica-magnesia catalyst particles as a flame retardance-imparting component which imparts flame retardance, wherein the content of the silica-magnesia catalyst particles is 0.5% by weight or more and 9.0% by weight or less of the total weight of the flame-retarded resin composition. The silica-magnesia catalyst particles preferably have an average particle diameter of 10 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Takehiko Yamashita
  • Patent number: 8772372
    Abstract: A method for making a pigment dispersion can include dispersing pigment particles in an aqueous liquid medium to form a dispersion, adding a first monomer to form a dispersive coating on the pigment particles, adding a second monomer to the dispersion, and forming a polymer coating on the surface of the pigment particles by polymerizing the second monomer with the first monomer, wherein the polymer coating includes at least one urethane linkage or urea linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Sivapackia Ganapathiappan, Howard S. Tom, Hou T. Ng
  • Publication number: 20140187666
    Abstract: A self-healing, scratch resistant slippery surface that is manufactured by wicking a chemically-inert, high-density liquid coating over a roughened solid surface featuring micro and nanoscale topographies is described. Such a slippery surface shows anti-wetting properties, as well as exhibits significant reduction of adhesion of a broad range of biological materials, including particles in suspension or solution. Specifically, the slippery surfaces can be applied to medical devices and equipment to effectively repel biological materials such as blood, and prevent, reduce, or delay coagulation and surface-mediated clot formation. Moreover, the slippery surfaces can be used to prevent fouling by microorganisms such as bacteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Joanna Aizenberg, Benjamin Hatton, Donald Ingber, Michael Super, Tak Sing Wong
  • Patent number: 8759417
    Abstract: An aqueous ink ensuring less blurring and high color formation on plain paper, satisfactory color formation and fixing property on special paper and excellent ejection stability is realized by using a microcapsule of a colorant encapsulated with a polymer and rendered dispersible in water and specifying the amount of the aromatic ring in the polymer to be from 20 to 70 wt % of the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Yatake, Hidehiko Komatsu, Hitoshi Ohta, Kazuhiko Hara, Hiroko Hayashi, Jun Ito, Nagatoshi Kasahara, Keiichi Noto
  • Publication number: 20140171585
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a grafted pigment dispersing polymeric additive for opacifying pigments, prepared by polymerizing monomers in the presence of a polymeric pigment dispersant. The polymeric pigment dispersant has low molecular weight, high acid number and is dissolvable in alkali solution. When incorporated into paint compositions, hiding is improved with less opacifying pigments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: Gary Dandreaux, Kevin Scanlon, Robert J. Sheerin, Ashley Brewer
  • Patent number: 8753554
    Abstract: Novel polymer compositions of specified formula are converted into pellets of this invention by process technology provided by this invention. By forming a binder free melt of a polymer of such polymer compositions, and converting the melt into pellets as described here-in, pellets can be formed produce during production, handling, and use, no more than acceptably small amounts of “fines” or air-entrainable dusts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Albemarle Corporation
    Inventors: Govindarajulu Kumar, William J. Layman, Jr., Bo Liu, Douglas W. Luther, Arthur G. Mack
  • Publication number: 20140147989
    Abstract: Temporary adhesives include a thermoplastic polymer comprising from about 30% by weight to about 80% by weight of the temporary adhesive, a solvent comprising from about 20% by weight to about 70% by weight of the temporary adhesive, and a filler material comprising from about 0.2% to about 5% by weight of the temporary adhesive. Methods of processing a semiconductor device wafer include bonding the semiconductor device wafer to a surface of a carrier substrate using a temporary adhesive including a filler material comprising from about 0.2% to about 5% by weight of the temporary adhesive, thinning the semiconductor device wafer, and, while the temporary adhesive remains on the surface of the carrier substrate proximate a peripheral edge thereof, subjecting the thinned semiconductor device wafer to one or more back side processing operations. Methods of forming a thinned semiconductor wafer include using such a temporary adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Shijian Luo, Xiao Li
  • Patent number: 8729153
    Abstract: An aqueous pigment dispersion which contains C.I. Pigment Yellow 74, a styrene-acrylic-based resin with an acid number of 100 to 250, and a basic compound, wherein the styrene-acrylic-based resin includes at least styrene-based monomer units, acrylic acid monomer units, and methacrylic acid monomer units as component monomer units, and the weight average molecular weight of the resin is within a range from 7,000 to 15,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Harada, Sadahiro Inoue
  • Publication number: 20140114004
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of making a polystyrene based nanocomposite by combining a monomer with a nanoparticle to form a mixture and subjecting the mixture to polymerization conditions to produce a polymeric composite. In an embodiment the nanoparticle has been treated with an additive prior to combining with the monomer and the additive contains a silane moiety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Butler, David W. Knoeppel
  • Publication number: 20140107259
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of processing thermoplastic polymers, particularly the present invention relates to a process for manufacturing compacted material suitable for the use in thermoplastic polymers without a compounding step, comprising the steps of a) providing at least one primary powder material; b) providing at least one molten surface treatment polymer; c) simultaneously or subsequently feeding the at least one primary powder material and the at least one molten surface treatment polymer into the high speed mixer unit of a cylindrical treatment chamber; d) mixing the at least one primary powder material and the at least one molten surface treatment polymer in the high speed mixer, e) transferring the mixed material obtained from step d) to a cooling unit, as well as the compacted material obtained by this process and its use in thermoplastic polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Ernst Ammann, Michael Knerr, Peter Haldemann, Emil Hersche
  • Publication number: 20140099452
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a peelable laminated film including a layer A including cellulose ester and a layer B including a resin capable of a solution film-formation different from the cellulose ester, the layer A and the layer B having an adhesion of 5 N/cm or less, the method including: simultaneously or sequentially casting and laminating a dope A for forming the layer A, which includes cellulose ester and a solvent, and a dope B for forming the layer B, which includes a resin capable of a solution film-formation different from the cellulose ester and a solvent, on a casting support, peeling off a laminate of the dope A and the dope B from the casting support, and drying the laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KAWANISHI, Katsumi SASATA, Hajime NAKAYAMA, Ryo SUZUKI, Nobutaka FUKAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20140091034
    Abstract: Objects of the invention are to provide a solution in which polymer nanofibers are highly dispersed without undergoing gelation and precipitation, its fabrication process, and a polymer nanofiber membrane filter. Those objects are achievable by use of the nano-particulate fiber solution in which the nanoparticulate fibers 30 are dispersed in the poor solvent 42, wherein the nanoparticulate fibers each comprise an elongated segment in which a plurality of nanoparticles 11 are linked together and elongated, and a branching segment in which the elongated segment is branched off, and the polymer molecules are entangled up and aggregated with the molecule of the poor solvent 42 held between said polymer molecules. The polymer used herein should preferably have any one substituent of a hydroxyl group, an amino group or a fluoro group, as shown in FIG. 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Izumi Ichinose, Sadaki Samitsu, Qifeng Wang
  • Publication number: 20140094541
    Abstract: Carbon nanostructures free of an adhered growth substrate can include a plurality of carbon nanotubes that are branched, crosslinked, and share common walls with one another. Under applied shear, crosslinks between the carbon nanotubes in carbon nanostructures can break to form fractured carbon nanotubes that are branched and share common walls. Methods for making polymer composites from carbon nanostructures can include combining a polymer matrix and a plurality of carbon nanostructures that are free of an adhered growth substrate, and dispersing the carbon nanostructures in the polymer matrix under applied shear. The applied shear breaks crosslinks between the carbon nanotubes to form a plurality of fractured carbon nanotubes that are dispersed as individuals in the polymer matrix. Polymer composites can include a polymer matrix and a plurality of fractured carbon nanotubes dispersed as individuals in the polymer matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140072822
    Abstract: There is provided a novel, environmentally friendly primer for use in the pretreatment steps in electroless plating, which can be easily used in fewer steps with a lower cost. A primer for forming a metallic plating film on a substrate by electroless plating, the primer including: a hyperbranched polymer having an ammonium group at a molecular terminal and a weight-average molecular weight of 500 to 5,000,000; and a metal fine particle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Keisuke Kojima
  • Patent number: 8653176
    Abstract: Disclosed is a thermally conductive material having excellent heat conductivity and insulating properties and having flame retardancy while retaining flexibility and toughness. More specifically, there is provided a thermally conductive material comprising: a hydrogenated copolymer (1) and/or a modified hydrogenated copolymer (2) in which each has a specific structure and is contained in a specific amount; and zinc oxide (3) comprising a core part and acicular crystal parts extending from the core part in four axial directions. The thermally conductive material optionally further comprises a paraffin oil (4), a flame retardant (5), or a filler (6) having a thermal conductivity of 10 to 400 W/m·K (the zinc oxide (3) is excluded).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei E-Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Motonori Nakamichi, Yasuaki Konomi, Takeshi Yasui, Katsumi Suzuki