Solid Polymer Derived From Metal-containing Ethylenic Reactant Patents (Class 525/201)
  • Patent number: 9683085
    Abstract: One-part binder compositions are described that may include a protein and a crosslinking combination. The crosslinking combination may include at least a first crosslinking compound and a second crosslinking compound. The first and second crosslinking compounds are individually crosslinkable with each other and with the protein. Examples of the protein include soy protein. Fiber products and methods of making the fiber products are also described. The fiber products may include organic fibers, inorganic fibers, or both, in a cured thermoset binder based on solutions of the one-part binder compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Mingfu Zhang, Jawed Asrar, Zhihua Guo, Kiarash Alavi
  • Patent number: 9406937
    Abstract: A binder composition for a rechargeable lithium battery includes a semi-interpenetrating polymer network (semi-IPN) including a copolymer including a repeating unit represented by the following Chemical Formula 1 and a repeating unit represented by the following Chemical Formula 2 and polyacrylamide, and polyalkylene glycol. In Chemical Formula 1, R1 and R2 are the same or different and are independently selected from hydrogen, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C10 alkyl group, and R3 and R4 are an alkali metal. In Chemical Formula 2, R5 to R8 are the same or different, and are independently hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkoxy group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: AEKYUNG CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung-Joo Chung, Eon-Mi Lee, Seung-Uk Kwon, Jae-Hyuk Kim, Soon-Sung Suh, Chang-Ui Jeong, Ha-Na Yoo, Nam-Seon Kim, Yang-Soo Kim, Kwang-Sik Choi
  • Patent number: 9368797
    Abstract: A binder composition for a rechargeable lithium battery includes a semi-interpenetrating polymer network (semi-IPN) including a copolymer including a repeating unit represented by the following Chemical Formula 1 and a repeating unit represented by the following Chemical Formula 2, and polyacrylamide. In Chemical Formula 1, R1 and R2 are the same or different and are independently selected from hydrogen, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C10 alkyl group, and R3 and R4 are an alkali metal. In Chemical Formula 2, R5 to R8 are the same or different, and are independently hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkoxy group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignees: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., AEKYUNG CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung-Joo Chung, Eon-Mi Lee, Seung-Uk Kwon, Jae-Hyuk Kim, Soon-Sung Suh, Chang-Ui Jeong, Ha-Na Yoo, Nam-Seon Kim, Yang-Soo Kim, Kwang-Sik Choi
  • Patent number: 8993679
    Abstract: There is provided a method for producing an aqueous dispersion of fluorine-containing seed polymer (B) particles, comprising a step for preparing an aqueous dispersion of fluorine-containing polymer (A) particles by polymerizing monomer comprising at least one fluoroolefin in an aqueous dispersion in the presence of a compound (1) represented by the formula: CH2?CHCH2—O—R, wherein R is a hydrocarbon group which may have an oxygen atom, a nitrogen atom and/or a polar group, and (II) a step for seed-polymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomer with the fluorine-containing polymer (A) particles in the aqueous dispersion of the fluorine-containing polymer (A) particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Imoto, Shumi Nishii, Yoshinari Fukuhara
  • Publication number: 20150010815
    Abstract: A binder composition for a rechargeable lithium battery includes a semi-interpenetrating polymer network (semi-IPN) including a copolymer including a repeating unit represented by the following Chemical Formula 1 and a repeating unit represented by the following Chemical Formula 2, and polyacrylamide. In Chemical Formula 1, R1 and R2 are the same or different and are independently selected from hydrogen, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C10 alkyl group, and R3 and R4 are an alkali metal. In Chemical Formula 2, R5 to R8 are the same or different, and are independently hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkoxy group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicants: Aekyung Chemical Co., Ltd., SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung-Joo CHUNG, Eon-Mi LEE, Seung-Uk KWON, Jae-Hyuk KIM, Soon-Sung SUH, Chang-Ui JEONG, Ha-Na YOO, Nam-Seon KIM, Yang-Soo KIM, Kwang-Sik CHOI
  • Patent number: 8889755
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a branched aromatic ionomer, and a process of making it, by co-polymerizing a first monomer comprising an aromatic moiety and an unsaturated alkyl moiety and a second monomer represented by the general formula: [R-AZ]y-MX wherein R is a hydrocarbon chain having from 2 to 40 carbons and at least one polymerizable unsaturation; A is an anionic group; M is a cationic group; Z is ?1 or ?2; X is +1, +2, +3, +4, or +5; and y is an integer having a value of from 1 to 4. The branched aromatic ionomer has a melt flow index ranging from 1.0 g/10 min. to 13 g/10 min. Optionally the melt flow index ranges from 1.3 g/10 min. to 1.9 g/10 min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: John Gaustad, Juan Aguirre, Joe Shuler
  • Patent number: 8829114
    Abstract: A method for making a polystyrene ionomer comprises: preparing a metallic comonomer within styrene monomer to form a reaction mixture; and placing the reaction mixture under conditions suitable for the formation of a polymer composition. The metallic comonomer can be a metal acrylate, formed by contacting a metal complex and an acrylate precursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Gray, Scott Cooper, Jason Clark
  • Publication number: 20140187350
    Abstract: The invention provides a golf ball composition containing an ionomer resin composition of: (A) one or more ionomer selected from the group consisting of an olefin-unsaturated carboxylic acid random copolymer and/or an olefin-unsaturated carboxylic acid-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester random copolymer, and a metal ion neutralization product of an olefin-unsaturated carboxylic acid random copolymer and/or a metal ion neutralization product of an olefin-unsaturated carboxylic acid-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester random copolymer; (B) a polyethylene; and (C) an organic peroxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE SPORTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi NANBA, Takanori TAGO
  • Publication number: 20140187113
    Abstract: Fiber blends useful for garments with a balance of high thermal and comfort properties are disclosed. The fiber blends comprise a FR fiber component, a comfort fiber component, a structural fiber component, and an optional antistatic fiber. Yarns, fabrics, and garments comprising the fiber blends are also disclosed. Such garments are particularly useful for occupations requiring high thermal properties, such as oil and gas workers, fire fighters, utility workers, and military personnel, without compromising comfort of the wearers by maintaining breathability and moisture management properties of the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Winfred Hines, Jr., James Jonathan Bailey
  • Publication number: 20140150960
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide improved roofing membranes and methods and systems involving the same. According to one embodiment, a roofing membrane laminate is provided. The roofing membrane laminate includes a first membrane layer that includes a thermoplastic polyolefin material and a second membrane layer positioned atop the first membrane layer and bonded thereto. The second membrane layer includes a thermoplastic polyolefin material and an acrylate additive blended with the thermoplastic polyolefin material. The acrylate additive is blended with the thermoplastic polyolefin material while both materials are resins and is added so as to comprise 10% by weight or less of the blended resins. The acrylate additive includes an ethylene backbone chain and an acrylate bonded with the ethylene backbone chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Lichih R. Peng
  • Patent number: 8716406
    Abstract: Multi-piece golf balls having at least one component made of a composition comprising a polymerized substituted imidazolium liquid ionomer are provided. The multi-piece golf ball contains a core, which may have a dual-core construction including a center and surrounding outer core layer or other multi-layered structure. Preferably at least one of the core layers is formed from a composition comprising a rubber material or highly neutralized acid copolymer (HNP) and the liquid ionomer. The resulting golf ball has high resiliency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Acushnet company
    Inventors: Michael J. Sullivan, Mark L. Binette
  • Publication number: 20140100300
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a branched aromatic ionomer, and a process of making it, by co-polymerizing a first monomer comprising an aromatic moiety and an unsaturated alkyl moiety and a second monomer represented by the general formula: [R-AZ]y-MX wherein R is a hydrocarbon chain having from 2 to 40 carbons and at least one polymerizable unsaturation; A is an anionic group; M is a cationic group; Z is ?1 or ?2; X is +1, +2, +3, +4, or +5; and y is an integer having a value of from 1 to 4. The branched aromatic ionomer has a melt flow index ranging from 1.0 g/10 min. to 13 g/10 min. Optionally the melt flow index ranges from 1.3 g/10 min. to 1.9 g/10 min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: John Gaustad, Juan Aguirre, Joe Shuler
  • Patent number: 8674025
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball resin composition with an excellent resilience and fluidity. Another object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball resin composition with a high hardness and durability. Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball traveling a great distance with an ionomer cover. The present invention provides a golf ball resin composition comprising, (A) an ionomer resin consisting of a metal ion-neutralized product of a binary copolymer composed of an olefin and an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms; (B) a binary copolymer composed of an olefin and an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms, and (C) a zinc compound, wherein a content ratio ((A)/(B)) of (A) component to (B) component ranges from 50/50 to 80/20 in a mass ratio and a content of (C) component ranges from 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: SRI Sports Limited
    Inventor: Takahiro Shigemitsu
  • Patent number: 8633278
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel, stable bi-molecular cationic inverse emulsion polymers (W/O) with both different molecular weights and cationic activities that are assembled via an “in situ” emulsion polymerization of a high molecular weight cationic polymer in the presence of a low molecular weight polymer in the aqueous phase. The low molecular cationic polymer is produced in a pre-polymerization in solution. The novel, stable cationic water-in-oil emulsion is easy invertible and useful as flocculant, dewatering aid and retention aid in papermaking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventors: Markus Broecher, Charlotta Kanto Oeqvist, Nathalie Sieverling, Georg Linneweber
  • Publication number: 20140004368
    Abstract: The present invention provides rheology modifiers, which are water-soluble polymers having a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of at least 1?000?000 g/mol and an intrinsic viscosity of at least 2.5 dl/g, both as determined by size exclusion chromatography, and wherein the water-soluble polymers are in the form of solid particles. It also provides mixtures of rheology modifiers comprising a first rheology modifier, which is a water-soluble polymer having a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of at least 1?000?000 g/mol and an intrinsic viscosity of at least 2.5 dl/g, both as determined by size exclusion chromatography, and a second rheology modifier, which has a weight average molecular weight of from 2?000 g/mol to 800?000 g/mol. It also provides coating composition containing the rheology modifiers, respectively, mixtures of rheology modifiers, a process for their preparation, a process for coating a substrate using these coating compositions and substrates coated with these coating compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Tamal Ghosh, Malcolm Skinner, Tiina Luttikhedde, Celine Hossenlopp, Laurent Brauge
  • Publication number: 20130331471
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a branched aromatic ionomer, and a process of making it, by co-polymerizing a first monomer comprising an aromatic moiety and an unsaturated alkyl moiety and a second monomer represented by the general formula: [R-AZ]y-MX wherein R is a hydrocarbon chain having from 2 to 40 carbons and at least one polymerizable unsaturation; A is an anionic group; M is a cationic group; Z is ?1 or ?2; X is +1, +2, +3, +4, or +5; and y is an integer having a value of from 1 to 4. The branched aromatic ionomer has a melt flow index ranging from 1.0 g/10 min. to 13 g/10 min. Optionally the melt flow index ranges from 1.3 g/min. to 1.9 g/10 min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: John Gaustad, Juan Aguirre, Joe Shuler
  • Patent number: 8598278
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a resin composition for the golf ball that suppresses the bleed out of the low molecular weight material component, as well as improves the fluidity and repulsion performance. The present invention provides a golf ball forming resin composition comprising as a resin component, (A) a high melt viscosity resin; (B) a low melt viscosity ionomer resin having a melt viscosity (190° C.) ranging from 1 Pa·s to 10 Pa·s measured by a brookfield viscometer, in a ratio of (A) the high melt viscosity resin/(B) the low melt viscosity ionomer resin being 55 mass % to 99 mass %/45 mass % to 1 mass %; and (C) a metal ion source capable of neutralizing carboxyl groups of (A) the high melt viscosity resin and (B) the low melt viscosity ionomer resin, in an amount of from 0.1 part to 10 parts with respect to 100 parts by mass of a sum of (A) the high melt viscosity resin and (B) the low melt viscosity ionomer resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: SRI Sports Limited
    Inventors: Takahiro Shigemitsu, Sakoto Okabe
  • Patent number: 8557920
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition, comprising (i) a polypropylene homopolymer, (ii) a polypropylene random copolymer, prepared by copolymerization of propylene with an olefin comonomer and having an amount of olefin comonomer units of 0.2 to 5 wt %, and (iii) an elastomeric copolymer of propylene and at least one olefin comonomer, the polymer composition having a tensile modulus, determined according to ISO 527-2/1 B at 1 mm/min. and 230 C, of at least 1200 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Borealis Technology Oy
    Inventors: Kauno Alastalo, Carl-Gustaf Ek, Bo Malm, Ulf Torgersen, Olli Tuominen
  • Patent number: 8541081
    Abstract: An easy-open, reclosable package includes a tray with tray liner; a product; and a lidstock, including a substrate including a first layer of high modulus thermoplastic material, and a second layer including an oxygen barrier; and a coextruded film including a first layer including a blend of from 80% to 88% ionomer resin, and from 12% to 20% olefinic polymer, a second layer including a pressure sensitive adhesive, and optionally a third layer including a polymeric adhesive; wherein the first layer of the coextruded film is sealed to the tray liner; the coextruded film is adhered to an inner surface of the substrate film; and after the package is opened, and the pressure sensitive adhesive is exposed, the package can be reclosed by adhering the adhesive to a portion of the first layer of the coextruded film that remained sealed to the tray liner when the package was opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Sumita Sanjeevi Ranganathan, Blake L Westmoreland, Andrew W Moehlenbrock, Amy Joe Frost, Vivian Ann Shaver, Debra Chandler Karam
  • Patent number: 8524820
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions comprising an ionomer and a polyamine or a tertiary polyamide. The polyamine and the tertiary polyamide have a molecular weight of greater than 500 Da and do not contain an ester moiety or a primary amine moiety. The polyamine comprises at least three moieties that are tertiary amines or hindered secondary amines, and the polyamide comprises tertiary amide moieties and no secondary or primary amide moieties. The compositions may optionally include a filler. Further provided are articles such as golf balls and films containing these compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Peter A. Morken, Charles John Talkowski
  • Publication number: 20130225699
    Abstract: A polymerizable dental material with reactive paste-forming agent, hardened dental material and the use thereof. A polymerizable dental material containing at least one paste-like component A and at least one paste-like component B is described, whereby component A contains at least one initiator of the radical polymerization c) selected from the group of barbituric acid derivatives and/or of malonyl sulfamides, and whereby component B contains an organic compound d) comprising at least one acrylic acid ester and/or methacrylic acid ester, at least one metal compound e) and at least one halide and/or pseudo halide compound f). The polymerizable dental material is characterized in that component A as reactive paste-forming agent contains at least one organic compound a) derived from maleic acid and/or fumaric acid and/or itaconic acid, and/or at least one compound comprising at least one allyl and/or methallyl residue b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: KETTENBACH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Alexander Bublewitz, Alexander Theis, Jens-Peter Reber
  • Patent number: 8507599
    Abstract: Golf balls containing a core having at least one layer and cover having at least one layer are provided. A thermoplastic ionomeric composition is used to form at least one layer of the ball. The composition is prepared by providing a masterbatch comprising cycloalkene (polyalkenamer) rubber and neutralizing agent and mixing the masterbatch with ethylene acid copolymer. The acid groups are neutralized to 30 weight percent or greater, preferably 50% or greater, and more preferably 70% or greater. The resulting ball has high resiliency and rebounding properties along with a soft feel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Mark L. Binette, Brian Comeau, Douglas S. Goguen, Robert Blink, Michael J. Sullivan, David A. Bulpett
  • Publication number: 20130137824
    Abstract: A method for making a polystyrene ionomer comprises: preparing a metallic comonomer within styrene monomer to form a reaction mixture; and placing the reaction mixture under conditions suitable for the formation of a polymer composition. The metallic comonomer can be a metal acrylate, formed by contacting a metal complex and an acrylate precursor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Steven D. Gray, Scott Cooper, Jason Clark
  • Patent number: 8450425
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball excellent in fluidity, adhesion of the paint film, and repulsion. Another object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball which is excellent in durability and low-temperature durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: SRI Sports Limited
    Inventors: Satoko Okabe, Takahiro Shigemitsu, Kazuhiko Isogawa, Tsutomu Hirau
  • Patent number: 8426523
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball excellent in fluidity, adhesion of the paint film, and repulsion. Another object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball which is excellent in durability and low-temperature durability. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising: a core and a cover covering the core, wherein the cover is formed from a cover composition that contains as a resin component, (A) a specific high melt viscosity ionomer resin being neutralized with at least two metal ions, and (B) a low melt viscosity ionomer resin being neutralized with at least two metal ions, in a ratio of (A) the high melt viscosity ionomer resin/(B) the low melt viscosity ionomer resin being 55 mass % to 99 mass %/45 mass % to 1 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: SRI Sports Limited
    Inventor: Satoko Okabe
  • Patent number: 8410220
    Abstract: Disclosed are golf balls having soft, resilient bimodal ionomeric covers with improved softness and scuff resistance and methods for their preparation. The soft, resilient bimodal ionomeric covers comprise at least partially neutralized mixtures of carboxylate functionalized terpolymers (molecular weight between about 80,000 and 500,000) with carboxylate functionalized ethylene low copolymers (molecular weight between about 2,000 and 30,000).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: John Chu Chen
  • Patent number: 8399566
    Abstract: The present invention relates to golf balls and golf ball components comprising a blend of one or more ionomers mixed with one or more metal or ammonium salts of chelating agent. The resulting modified ionomer compositions have improved processability as shown by the increase in melt flow index (I2) as compared to the unmodified ionomer analogs while demonstrating an increase in resiliency or speed as shown by increasing COR, while maintaining or showing only a slight increase in hardness as measured by Shore D.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Hyun J. Kim, Hong G. Jeon
  • Patent number: 8394876
    Abstract: The invention provides a golf ball in which an intermediate layer formed of a highly neutralized resin mixture obtained by using two nonionic resins of differing weight-average molecular weights and breadths of molecular weight distribution (weight-average molecular weight/number-average molecular weight) as the base resin and adding thereto an organic acid or a metal salt thereof and a basic inorganic metal compound capable of being neutralized is combined with a cover formed of an ionic resin having a weight-average molecular weight in a specific range and a breadth of molecular weight distribution (weight-average molecular weight/number-average molecular weight) in a specific range. The golf ball material of the invention has an excellent rebound and durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kae Iizuka, Eiji Takehana
  • Patent number: 8349958
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a resin composition for the golf ball that suppresses the bleed out of the low molecular weight material component, as well as improves the fluidity and repulsion performance. The present invention provides a golf ball forming resin composition comprising as a resin component, (A) a high melt viscosity resin; (B) a low melt viscosity ionomer resin having a melt viscosity (190° C.) ranging from 1 Pa·s to 10 Pa·s measured by a brookfield viscometer, in a ratio of (A) the high melt viscosity resin/(B) the low melt viscosity ionomer resin being 55 mass % to 99 mass %/45 mass % to 1 mass %; and (C) a metal ion source capable of neutralizing carboxyl groups of (A) the high melt viscosity resin and (B) the low melt viscosity ionomer resin, in an amount of from 0.1 part to 10 parts with respect to 100 parts by mass of a sum of (A) the high melt viscosity resin and (B) the low melt viscosity ionomer resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SRI Sports Limited
    Inventors: Takahiro Shigemitsu, Satoko Okabe
  • Patent number: 8349960
    Abstract: The invention relates to polymer-modified cement-containing building material dry mixes which contain a redispersible polymer powder, water retention agents based on polysaccharide structures, a calcium-containing setting accelerator and a superabsorbent copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Construction Research & Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Gaeberlein, Michael Schinabeck, Gregor Herth, Stefan Friedrich, Werner Stohr, Alexander Ehle, Kornelia Kratzer, Markus Streicher, Volker Schwarz, Astrid Kramer
  • Patent number: 8193283
    Abstract: Disclosed are golf balls having soft, resilient bimodal ionomeric covers with improved softness and scuff resistance and methods for their preparation. The soft, resilient bimodal ionomeric covers comprise at least partially neutralized mixtures of carboxylate functionalized terpolymers (molecular weight between about 80,000 and 500,000) with carboxylate functionalized ethylene low copolymers (molecular weight between about 2,000 and 30,000).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: John Chu Chen
  • Patent number: 8153721
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of finely divided aqueous polymer dispersions having a narrow particle size distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Roelof Balk, Franca Tiarks
  • Publication number: 20120071608
    Abstract: Methods for making a heterogeneous polymer blend comprising one or more anionic polymers, one or more cationic polymers, and one or more non-ionic polymers, which method comprises (a) adding to a non-neutral solution a first amount of polymerization initiator and one or more anionic or cationic monomers, wherein each monomer has the same charge; (b) a second amount of the polymerization initiator and one or more non-ionic monomers; (c) adding a third amount of the polymerization initiator and one or more ionic monomers that are oppositely charged from the monomers of (a); adding stepwise, a fourth amount of the polymerization initiator to react any residual monomer, and (e) neutralizing the resulting polymer blend. Also claimed are heterogeneous polymer blends containing polymers formed from one or more anionic, cationic, and non-ionic monomers, either polymerized in situ or separately and then combined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Frank J. Sutman, Joseph M. Mahoney
  • Patent number: 8133947
    Abstract: The invention provides a golf ball material made of a resin composition composed of (a-I) an olefin-acrylic acid copolymer having a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) of from about 150,000 to about 200,000 and a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) to number-average molecular weight (Mn) ratio of from about 3.0 to about 7.0, or a metal neutralization production thereof; (a-II) an olefin-methacrylic acid-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester copolymer having a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) of from about 120,000 to about 200,000 and a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) to number-average molecular weight (Mn) ratio of from about 3.0 to about 7.0, or a metal neutralization production thereof; (b) an organic acid or a metal salt thereof; and (c) a basic inorganic metal compound which is capable of neutralizing acid groups in the composition. The golf ball material of the invention enables a highly neutralized ionomer having good flow properties and moldability to be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kae Iizuka, Eiji Takehana
  • Patent number: 8119735
    Abstract: A golf ball having a cover having a pearlescent effect is disclosed. The cover comprises a first thermoplastic and a second thermoplastic having an index of refraction that differs from an index of refraction of the first thermoplastic by at least about 0.5 percent. The cover further comprises a compatibilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Edmund A. Hebert, Murali Rajagopalan
  • Patent number: 8101697
    Abstract: A method for preparing multi-functional high-trans elastomeric polymers that have various applications such as in vulcanizable rubber compositions, moisture curable resin compositions, as well as other areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: James H. Pawlow, Takayuki Yako, Jason T. Poulton, Sandra Warren, Christopher Robertson
  • Patent number: 8084541
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions comprising an ionomer and a polyamine or a tertiary polyamide. The polyamine and the tertiary polyamide have a molecular weight of greater than 500 Da and do not contain an ester moiety or a primary amine moiety. The polyamine comprises at least three moieties that are tertiary amines or hindered secondary amines, and the polyamide comprises tertiary amide moieties and no secondary or primary amide moieties. The compositions may optionally include a filler. Further provided are articles such as golf balls and films containing these compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Peter A. Morken, Charles John Talkowski
  • Patent number: 8053524
    Abstract: A golf ball material composed of (A) an olefin-containing thermoplastic polymer having an acid content of at least 0.5 wt % but less than 5.0 wt %, (B) a resin composition which includes one or more selected from the group consisting of diene polymers, thermoplastic polymers and thermoset polymers, and (C) an oxygen-containing inorganic metal compound has a good thermal stability, flow and processability, making it suitable for injection molding. The golf ball material is ideal for the production of high-performance golf balls endowed with durability, scuff resistance and optimal hardness without a loss of rebound in the molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Egashira, Eiji Takehana
  • Patent number: 8034887
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing microcapsules comprising a lipophilic capsule core and a capsule wall synthesized from 30% to 100% by weight, based on the total weight of the monomers, of one or more monomers (monomers I) from the group comprising C1-C24 alkyl esters of acrylic and/or methacrylic acid, acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, and maleic acid, 0% to 70% by weight, based on the total weight of the monomers, of one or more difunctional or polyfunctional monomers (monomers II) which are sparingly soluble or insoluble in water, and 0% to 40% by weight, based on the total weight of the monomers, of one or more other monomers (monomers III).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Marc Rudolf Jung
  • Patent number: 8030406
    Abstract: This invention relates to a rubber composition having a high storage modulus (G?) and a low loss tangent (tan ?), and more particularly to a rubber composition comprising 2 to 60 parts by mass of a low-molecular weight aromatic vinyl compound-conjugated diene compound copolymer (B) having an aromatic vinyl compound content of 5 to 80% by mass, a vinyl bond content in a conjugated diene compound portion of 5 to 80% by mass, a weight average molecular weight as measured through a gel permeation chromatography and converted to polystyrene of 5,000 to 500,000 and at least one functional group based on 100 parts by mass of a rubber component (A) composed of at least one of natural rubber and synthetic diene-based rubbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Noriko Mori, Eiji Suzuki, Kouji Masaki
  • Publication number: 20110218289
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mixture composition having dispersing properties, containing copolymers based on unsaturated mono or dicarboxylic acid derivatives and oxyalkylene ethers as component I and water-soluble copolymers and terpolymers containing sulfo groups having an average molecular weight of 50 000-20 000 000 g/mol as component II. By combining both components, which can be respectively characterized by four different structural units, it is possible to obtain mixture compositions which can, more particularly, be used as dispersing agents for organic and/or inorganic pigments and fillers, in addition to known applications in the field of structural chemistry. In the field of structural chemistry, the mixture compositions are suitable for use on account of the dispersing properties thereof, particularly in ceramic systems and in water-based painting and coating systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Markus MAIER, Ulrike Kastner, Werner Strauß, Konrad Wutz, Gregor Keilhofer, Andrea Fenchl
  • Patent number: 8009264
    Abstract: According to a composition for a photo-alignment film of the present invention, which includes an azo compound and a polymer that exhibits mutual solubility with the azo compound, an adhesion to a substrate, particularly to a plastic substrate, is improved within both a photo-alignment film having a haze of not more than 1 obtained by forming a layer of the above composition for a photo-alignment film on a substrate and subsequently irradiating the layer with light to generate a liquid crystal alignment ability; and an optically anisotropic medium, wherein a layer (A) obtained by irradiating a layer of the above composition for a photo-alignment film with light to generate a liquid crystal alignment ability, and a polymer layer (B) obtained by polymerizing a liquid crystal compound having a polymerizable group in an aligned state generated by the layer (A) are bonded and laminated together by covalent bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kuwana, Isa Nishiyama, Kazuaki Hatsusaka
  • Patent number: 7939602
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions comprising an ionomer and a polyamine or a tertiary polyamide. The polyamine and the tertiary polyamide have a molecular weight of greater than 500 Da and do not contain an ester moiety or a primary amine moiety. The polyamine comprises at least three moieties that are tertiary amines or hindered secondary amines, and the polyamide comprises tertiary amide moieties and no secondary or primary amide moieties. The compositions may optionally include a filler. Further provided are articles such as golf balls and films containing these compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Peter A. Morken, Charles John Talkowski
  • Patent number: 7879937
    Abstract: The invention provides a molded polymer material which is obtained by subjecting a polymer composition that includes (A) at least one polymer containing ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid, (B) at least one diene polymer, (C) at least one metal cation source, and (D) at least one organic peroxide, and has a chemical structure arrived at by neutralizing some or all of the carboxyl groups in component A with component C in the presence of component B, to molding and crosslinking under the influence of radicals generated by decomposing component D. The molded polymer material has a high resilience, a high hardness and a good durability, making it well-suited for use in golf balls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Shindo, Atsushi Nanba
  • Patent number: 7834089
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions of ethylene acid copolymers and EVOH that are useful for fabricating films, sheets and other shaped articles such as tubing, bottle, fuel tank, tray etc. comprising (1) an ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer; and (2) a copolymer comprising in-chain copolymerized units of (a) in-chain copolymerized units of ethylene; (b) in-chain polymerized units of an ?,?-unsaturated C3-C8 carboxylic acid; (c) in-chain polymerized units of at least one comonomer that is an ethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid or derivative thereof; and optionally (d) in-chain copolymerized units of alkyl acrylate or alkyl methacrylate, and wherein the carboxylic acid functionalities present are at least partially neutralized by one or more alkali metal, transition metal, or alkaline earth metal cations. The compositions can be used for packaging of foodstuffs, medical solutions and industrial chemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: David D. Zhang
  • Patent number: 7786217
    Abstract: The present invention provides copolymers which include a plurality of constitutional units that correspond to at least one cationically polymerizable isomonoolefin species and a plurality of constitutional units that correspond to at least one anionically polymerizable monomer species selected from the group consisting of monomers of formula (I): wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, n, p, M, X, and L are defined herein. The present invention also provides methods for making and using (e.g., in articles of manufacture such as medical devices) the copolymers of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Inventors: Rudolf Faust, Tomoya Higashihara
  • Patent number: 7723423
    Abstract: A resin composition includes a polymer (A) mainly containing a structural unit represented by following Formula (1): wherein m represents an integer of 2 to 10; X1 and X2 are each hydrogen atom, hydroxyl group or a functional group that can be converted into a hydroxyl group, wherein at least one of X1 and X2 is hydroxyl group or a functional group that can be converted into hydroxyl group; R1, R2 and R3 are each hydrogen atom, hydroxyl group, a functional group that can be converted into hydroxyl group, an alkyl group, an aryl group, an aralkyl group or a heteroaryl group, wherein the plural R1s may be the same as or different from each other; and a vinyl alcohol polymer (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignees: Cryovac, Inc., Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kikuo Arimoto, Keisuke Morikawa, Nobuhiro Moriguchi, Kohta Isoyama, Arthur Leroy Berrier
  • Publication number: 20100004357
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dispersant for hydraulic composition, wherein 2 kinds of copolymers containing, as structural units, a polyalkylene glycol (meth)acrylate monomer (a) having the average number of moles of added alkylene oxide in a specific range and a specific unsaturated monomer (b) in a specific ratio are used such that the product of the average number of moles of added alkylene oxide and the acid-type converted wt % of (b) relative to the sum total of (a) and (b) are used in specific relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventors: Daisuke Shiba, Fujio Yamato
  • Patent number: 7632902
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an aqueous polymer dispersion having a polymer solids content of ?50% by weight by carrying out the radically initiated aqueous emulsion polymerization of ethylenically unsaturated compounds (monomers). The inventive method is characterized in that: a) a mixture is provided in a polymerization vessel and contains a partial quantity 1 consisting of: deionized water, 0.001 to 0.5 parts by weight of a polymer with a weighted average particle diameter of ?100 nm; 0.0001 to 0.1 parts by weight of dispersants, and 0.5 to 10 parts by weight of monomers, and the monomers are polymerized with a conversion of ?80% [polymerization step A], and; b) afterwards, a monomer emulsion containing partial quantity 2, which consists of deionized water, 0.1 to 5 parts by weight of dispersants and 90 to 99.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Dirk Wulff, Jesper Feldthusen, Gerhard Auchter, Gerald Wildburg, Ralf Fink
  • Patent number: 7612134
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a novel thermoplastic material and a golf ball utilizing the thermoplastic material of the invention. The golf ball (10) preferably comprises a core (12), a cover (16) and, optionally, a boundary layer (14). At least one of the core (12), cover (16) or boundary layer (14) of the golf ball (10) comprises a thermoplastic material according to the invention. A thermoplastic material of the invention comprises a partially to highly neutralized blend of an acid copolymer, a copolymer comprising a metallocene-catalyzed alpha-olefin and a softening comonomer, and a fatty acid or fatty acid salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Kennedy, III, Mark L. Binette