Solid Polymer Derived From Reactant Containing A Carboxylic Acid Group Patents (Class 525/221)
  • Patent number: 10316174
    Abstract: A golf ball material includes (A) one or more resin ingredient selected from the group consisting of olefin-unsaturated carboxylic acid random copolymers, olefin-unsaturated carboxylic acid-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester random copolymers, and metal ion neutralization products of these copolymers; (D) an amino compound having at least 2 amino groups per molecule; (B) one or more resin ingredient selected from the group consisting of polyethylene, polyesters and polyamide elastomers; and (C) an agent for compatibilizing components (A) and (B). The compatibilizing agent (C) includes: (C-i) two different types of base polymer selected from a specific group, (C-ii) a hydrogenated diene polymer having at least one type of functional moiety selected from a specific group of moieties, and (C-iii) an olefinic polymer having at least one type of functional moiety selected from a specific group of moieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Nanba, Takanori Tago
  • Patent number: 10040929
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball resin composition having high resilience and flexibility. The present invention provides a golf ball resin composition, comprising (A) at least one resin component selected from the group consisting of (a-1) a binary copolymer, (a-2) an ionomer resin consisting of a metal ion-neutralized product of a binary copolymer, (a-3) a ternary copolymer, and (a-4) an ionomer resin consisting of a metal ion-neutralized product of a ternary copolymer, (B) a saturated fatty acid, (C) an unsaturated fatty acid, and (D) a carboxyl group modified diene polymer having at least two carboxyl groups and/or an anhydride of the carboxyl groups; and having a neutralization degree of more than 80 mole %, wherein a total amount of (B) the saturated fatty acid, (C) the unsaturated fatty acid and (D) the carboxyl group modified diene polymer ranges from 100 parts by mass to 200 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of (A) the resin component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Shiga, Hiroshi Tadaoka, Masanori Taguchi, Takahiro Shigemitsu
  • Patent number: 9969871
    Abstract: Disclosed is a heterophasic polymer composition for environmentally friendly cable insulation layers that exhibits excellent electrical, mechanical, and thermal properties while realizing the flexibility, bendability, and impact resistance performance characteristics of polypropylene. The heterophasic polymer composition for cable insulation layers is configured such that propylene copolymer particles each having a predetermined size are dispersed in a polypropylene matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: HUINNOVATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Moon Seok Lee, Dong Kwon Lee, Kwang Suck Suh, June Ho Lee, Yeong Ho Jeong, Hyoung Ku Kang
  • Patent number: 9895275
    Abstract: An absorbent article of the present invention may comprise a topsheet, an outer cover, and an absorbent core disposed therebetween. The outer cover may comprise an extrusion bonded laminate. The EBL may comprise a multi-layer coextruded elastomeric film and a nonwoven. The film may comprise a core layer, a first outer layer, and a second outer layer, wherein the core layer is between the first and second outer layers. The nonwoven may comprise fibers and/or filaments. The first outer layer may be non-adhesively joined to the nonwoven via extrusion coating. Further, the outer cover may be elastic to at least about 50% engineering strain. The nonwoven may have high chemical affinity for the first outer layer. The first outer layer may have a low chemical affinity for the core layer. And, the first outer layer may comprise an amount of draw down polymer greater than about 45 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Marie Autran, Iyad Muslet, David G. Bland, Leopoldo V. Cancio, Janet Neton, Todd Leon Mansfield
  • Patent number: 9534095
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of water-absorbing polymer structures, comprising the following process steps: i) providing an untreated, water-absorbing polymer structure; and ii) bringing the untreated, water-absorbing polymer structure into contact with a salt comprising a divalent or higher-valent cation of a metal and at least one organic base as anion. The invention relates also to the water-absorbing polymer structures obtainable by that process, to water-absorbing polymer structures, to a composite comprising a water-absorbing polymer structure and a substrate, to a process for the preparation of a composite, to the composite obtainable by that process, to chemical products, such as foams, molded articles and fibers comprising water-absorbing polymer structures or a composite, to the use of water-absorbing polymer structures or of a composite in chemical products and to the use of a salt in the treatment of the surface of water-absorbing polymer structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Mirko Walden, Harald Schmidt, Rainer Teni, Armin Reimann, Franck Furno, Jorg Issberner, Peter Herbe, Ursula Nielinger, Michael Keup
  • Patent number: 9474943
    Abstract: Multi-layer golf balls having a hard, high compression center, a relatively soft intermediate layer, and a stiff outer cover layer, are provided. The outer surface hardness of the intermediate layer is less than that of both the center and the outer cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Sullivan, Derek A. Ladd, Edmund A. Hebert
  • Patent number: 9328233
    Abstract: A composition comprising: (I) 60 to 92.5 wt % of a first component which is a polypropylene polymer comprising a) 40 to 85 wt % of a propylene polymer A having a melt flow rate (MFR2) between 0.01 and 300 g/10 min, and b) 15 wt % or more of at least one propylene ethylene copolymer; and (II) 2.5 to 30 wt % of a second component comprising at least one ethylene alkyl (meth)acrylate polymer; and optionally (III) 5 to 25 wt % of at least one filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Klaus Bernreitner, Juliane Braun, Christelle Grein, Georg Grestenberger, Claudia Kniesel
  • Patent number: 9028933
    Abstract: The present invention is a shrink label, comprising a heat-shrinkable multilayer resin film comprising an intermediate layer comprising a polystyrene type resin and outer surface layers comprising a polyester type resin, with said intermediate layer interposed therebetween, as a base film, wherein the polystyrene type resin composing said intermediate layer is an aromatic vinyl hydrocarbon-conjugated diene copolymer, and said intermediate layer is bonded to said outer surface layers with an adhesive layer comprising a hydrogen addition product of an aromatic vinyl hydrocarbon-conjugated diene copolymer, having at least one functional group selected from the group consisting of a carboxylic group, an acid anhydride group, an amino group, an epoxy group and a hydroxyl group in a molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Gunze Limited
    Inventors: Naoyuki Maruichi, Takanori Nozaki, Akira Morikawa
  • Publication number: 20150122418
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions comprising a first copolymer derived from monomers comprising a (meth)acrylate monomer, an acid monomer, and optionally at least one additional monomer selected from the group consisting of styrene, ?-methyl-styrene, vinyl toluene, and mixtures thereof, wherein the first copolymer is derived in the absence of a molecular weight regulator and wherein the first copolymer has a weight average molecular weight of less than 10,000 Daltons, and methods of making the same. The compositions and methods disclosed can be used, for instance, in pressure-sensitive adhesive applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Matthias Gerst, Michael Gross, Rafael Galvan
  • Patent number: 9012356
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a water absorbent resin having improved physical properties, particularly, improved saline flow conductivity (SFC) and less amount of fine powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Tachi, Hironori Sato, Kazushi Torii, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi
  • Patent number: 9011995
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, and more precisely, an acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive composition which is prepared by copolymerization of a vinyl and/or acrylic monomer having a cross-linkable functional group and comprises 100 weight part of a high molecular weight (meth)acrylic copolymer which is prepared by copolymerization of a vinyl and/or acrylic monomer harboring a cross-linkable functional group and whose weight average molecular weight is 40˜100 times as high as the entanglement molecular weight, 5˜50 weight part of a low molecular weight (meth)acrylic copolymer which does not contain a cross-linkable functional group and whose weight average molecular weight is 2˜15 times as high as entanglement molecular weight, and 0.01˜10 weight part of a multifunctional cross-linking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-joon Park, In-cheon Han, Woo-ha Kim, Anna Lee, Suk-ky Chang
  • Patent number: 9000094
    Abstract: A low-gloss thermoplastic resin composition that can have excellent heat resistance and weather resistance of the present invention includes (A) a thermoplastic resin forming a first dispersed phase; and (B) an acrylic resin forming a second dispersed phase, wherein the first dispersed phase has a network configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Keun Hong, Young Sub Jin, Byeong Do Lee, Ho Ryong Sun
  • Patent number: 9000112
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a resin mixture for melt processing, comprising a first resin; and a second resin comprising an acrylate-based copolymer including silica particles and having a polydispersity index (PDI) of 1 to 2.5, a method for preparing a resin-molded article using the same, and a resin-molded article. Surface characteristics of the molded article can be improved and excellent scratch resistance can be obtained by using the resin composition. In addition, processing time can be reduced, productivity is increased, and manufacturing costs are lowered by omitting the additional surface coating step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Young Ryu, Houng Sik Yoo, Hak Shin Kim, Eun Joo Choi, Young Jun Hong
  • Patent number: 9000093
    Abstract: There is provided a method for producing a resin composition which is good in dispersability of a biodegradable resin. This method has a first kneading step of kneading (A) a biodegradable resin and (B) a compound that is reactive with the biodegradable resin (A) to produce a resin composition precursor, and a second kneading step of kneading the resin composition precursor and a polyolefin resin (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Mitsuyoshi Shimano, Satoru Moritomi
  • Patent number: 8993112
    Abstract: Polymeric particles comprising a polymeric matrix that has been formed from a blend of monomers comprising a first monomer which is an ethylenically unsaturated ionic monomer and a second monomer which is an ethylenically unsaturated hydrophobic monomer which is capable of forming a homopolymer of glass transition temperature in excess of 50° C., wherein secondary particles are distributed throughout the matrix, in which the secondary particles comprise a hydrophobic polymer that has been formed from an ethylenically unsaturated hydrophobic monomer which is capable of forming a homopolymer of glass transition temperature in excess of 50° C. and optionally other monomers, which hydrophobic polymer is different from the polymeric matrix. Also claimed is a process for preparing particles. The particles have improved shatter resistance. Preferably the polymeric particles comprise an active ingredient, especially a colorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stewart Todd Elder, Christina Ligia Andrianov, Kishor Kumar Mistry, Janine Andrea Preston, Mark Christopher Baxter
  • Publication number: 20150075399
    Abstract: A relief printing plate precursor for laser engraving is provided. The precursor has high ink resistance toward both an aqueous ink and a solvent ink and is excellent in terms of engraving sensitivity. A process for producing the precursor is also provided. Further, a resin composition for laser engraving is provided which can suitably be used for such a printing plate precursor. The resin composition for laser engraving includes (Component A) a compound that has a crosslinkable group and that is a plastomer at 20° C. and (Component B) a crosslinking agent, Component A and Component B having a (meth)acryloyl group as a crosslinkable group, and at least one of Component A and Component B having an ionic group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kenta USHIJIMA
  • Publication number: 20150080520
    Abstract: A method for making a thermoplastic material includes: (a) introducing into an extruder an elastomer composition including an ethylenically unsaturated elastomer polymer, a first free radical initiator, and a second free radical initiator; (b) in a first zone of the extruder, heating and partially crosslinking the elastomer composition at a first crosslinking temperature to form a thermoplastic, partially crosslinked elastomer composition; (c) introducing into the extruder in a second zone downstream of the first zone a thermoplastic polymer composition; (d) mixing and heating the thermoplastic polymer composition and the thermoplastic, partially crosslinked elastomer composition to a second crosslinking temperature higher than the first crosslinking temperature, wherein the thermoplastic polymer composition is liquid at the second crosslinking temperature; and (e) mixing and further crosslinking the elastomer composition to form a thermoplastic material having a dispersed phase of the crosslinked elastomer c
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: John C. Chen
  • Publication number: 20150045711
    Abstract: Provided are buffered adhesive compositions comprising a high molecular weight non-neutralized polymeric acid and a high molecular weight partially neutralized polymeric acid and products such as wound dressings, ostomy skin barriers, and ostomy barrier rings incorporating the compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael Gerard Taylor, Richard Iwao Murahata
  • Publication number: 20150030922
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a binder composition having excellent binding properties, a slurry composition having excellent stability, a cathode having good smoothness, electrode winding properties and binding properties, and a secondary battery having excellent output characteristics. [Solution] The binder composition for a secondary battery cathode of the present invention comprises: polymer A including a polymerised unit having a nitrile group, a polymerised unit having a hydrophilic group, and a linear alkylene polymerised unit having a carbon number equal to or greater than four; and polymer B having a glass transition temperature equal to or greater than 25° C. In this binder composition, the proportion of polymerised units having a hydrophilic group in polymer A is from 0.05 to 20 mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Kei Kobayashi, Mayumi Fukumine
  • Publication number: 20150011708
    Abstract: Ethylene-based interpolymers, e.g., ethylene-acrylic acid copolymers, are made by a process comprising the steps of: A. Injecting a first feed comprising a chain transfer agent system (CTA system) and ethylene into a first autoclave reactor zone to produce a first zone reaction product, the CTA system of the first reactor zone having a transfer activity Z1; and B. (1) Transferring at least part of the first zone reaction product to a second reactor zone selected from a second autoclave reactor zone or a tubular reactor zone, and (2) at least one of transferring or freshly injecting a feed comprising a CTA system into the second reactor zone to produce a second zone reaction product, the CTA system of the second reactor zone having a transfer activity of Z2; and with the proviso that the ratio of Z1:Z2 is greater than 1. The comonomer comprises at least one carboxylic acid group or an anhydride group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Otto J. Berbee, Roger G. Gagnon, Mark Jasek, Laura Nunez, Bryan Gutermuth
  • Patent number: 8928976
    Abstract: Provided are a resin composition and an optical film formed by using the same, and more particularly, a resin composition including 85 to 95 parts by weight of a matrix copolymer resin including an alkyl(meth)acrylate-based unit, an acryl-based unit containing a benzene ring, and a (meth)acrylic acid unit, and 5 to 15 parts by weight of a polymer resin having a molecular weight range of 150,000 to 1,000,000 and an optical film formed by using the composition. A resin composition according to the present invention may provide a protective film for a polarizing plate having excellent heat resistance and toughness as well as excellent optical properties, and thus, an optical film formed by using the resin composition of the present invention may be used in information electronic devices such as display devices for various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Byoung-Il Kang, Chang-Hun Han, Dae-Woo Lee, Jae-Bum Seo, Jung-Tae Park, Eun-Jung Choi, Joon-Sik Kim, Beom-Suk Kim, Nam-Jeong Lee, Sang-Min Kwak, Jun-Geun Um, Suk-Il Youn, Joong-Hoon Lee
  • Publication number: 20150004405
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to viscoelastic damping materials and constructions which may demonstrate low temperature performance and adhesion and which may be used in making vibration damping composites. Viscoelastic damping materials and constructions may include polymers or copolymers of monomers according to formula I: CH2?CHR1—COOR2 [I] wherein R1 is H, CH3 or CH2CH3 and R2 is a branched alkyl group containing 12 to 32 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Jason D. Clapper, Arlin L. Weikel, Thu-Van T. Tran, Kevin M. Lewandowski, David A. Gries, Daniel J. Renninger
  • Patent number: 8921488
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin composition for extrusion coating, the composition including (1) at least one of a copolymer of ethylene and ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid or an ionomer thereof and (2) a homopolypropylene, wherein a content of the component (2) is 3 to 12% by mass based on the total mass of the component (1) and the component (2) and has a melt flow rate (at a load of 2160 g and 190° C., JIS K7210) of 4.0 g/10 min. or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Du Pont-Mitsui Polychemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigenori Nakano, Kaoru Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140377464
    Abstract: There are described a dispersion of polymeric beads where the beads comprise a copolymer composition comprising (preferably consisting essentially of): copolymers (and processes for making them) comprising (a) at least 8.5 wt-% preferably >=20 wt-% of a higher itaconate diester (preferably dibutyl itaconate—DBI); (b) less than 23 wt-% acid monomer but also sufficient to have an acid value less than 150 mg KOH/g of polymer, (c) optionally with less than 50 wt-% of other itaconate monomers, and (d) optionally less than 77 wt-% of other monomers not (a) to (c). The DBI may be biorenewable. A further embodiment is an aqueous suspension polymerisation process for preparing vinyl polymer beads from olefinically unsaturated monomers and a free-radical initiator, where at least 10 wt-% of the monomer is DBI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Tijs Nabuurs, Gerardus Cornelis Overbeek, Jeffrey Stubbs, Matthew Stewart Gebhard
  • Patent number: 8911874
    Abstract: The present invention provides aqueous dispersions that, for example, include the reaction product of an oxirane-functional vinyl addition polymer having an oxirane functionality between 0.5 and 5; an acid-functional polymer having an acid number 30 to 500; and a tertiary amine. Also described are coating compositions containing the dispersion and methods of forming the dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. O'Brien, Grant Schutte, Jeffrey Niederst, John W Condit, Dawn Herko, Daniel E Rardon
  • Patent number: 8907017
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of water-absorbing polymer structures, comprising the following process steps: I) providing an untreated, water-absorbing polymer structure; and II) bringing the untreated, water-absorbing polymer structure into contact with a salt comprising a divalent or higher-valent cation of a metal and at least one organic base as anion. The invention relates also to the water-absorbing polymer structures obtainable by that process, to water-absorbing polymer structures, to a composite comprising a water-absorbing polymer structure and a substrate, to a process for the preparation of a composite, to the composite obtainable by that process, to chemical products, such as foams, molded articles and fibers comprising water-absorbing polymer structures or a composite, to the use of water-absorbing polymer structures or of a composite in chemical products and to the use of a salt in the treatment of the surface of water-absorbing polymer structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Mirko Walden, Harald Schmidt, Rainer Teni, Armin Reimann, Franck Furno, Jörg Issberner, Peter Herbe, Ursula Nielinger, Michael Keup
  • Patent number: 8907016
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymer composition containing 5 to 95% by weight of a copolymer H and 2 to 60% by weight of a copolymer K, the copolymers H and K each having polyether macromonomer structural units and acid monomer structural units, which are present in the copolymers H and K in each case in a molar ratio of 1:20 to 1:1, and at least 20 mol % of all structural units of the copolymer H and at least 25 mol % of all structural units of the copolymer K being present in each case in the form of acid monomer structural units, the polyether macromonomer structural units of the copolymer H having side chains containing in each case at least 5 ether oxygen atoms, the number of ether oxygen atoms per side chain of the polyether macromonomer structural units of the copolymer H varying in such a way that the corresponding frequency distribution diagram, in which the number of ether oxygen atoms per side chain of a polyether macromonomer structural unit is plotted along the abscissa and the associated frequenc
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Construction Research & Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Mario Vierle, Klaus Lorenz, Gerhard Albrecht, Christian Scholz, Petra Wagner, Barbara Wimmer
  • Patent number: 8906502
    Abstract: This invention is about organic powder materials useful as the replacement of mineral or inorganic fillers in composites. The organic powder materials have particle size less than 60 ?m and are visually non-differentiable in composites. The gel coat materials with the organic powder have uniform color appearance and have improved color stability when exposed to moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: CCP Composites US LLC
    Inventors: Frederic Bauchet, Valerie Englert
  • Publication number: 20140357779
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method to form an aqueous dispersion comprising a blend composition comprising or consisting essentially of about 75 to about 99.9 weight % of an ionomer composition and about 0.1 to about 25 weight % of an ethylene acrylate ester copolymer composition, a grafted polyolefin composition or a combination thereof, the method comprising mixing the solid blend composition with water heated to a temperature from about 80 to about 100° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: RICHARD ALLEN HAYES
  • Publication number: 20140350186
    Abstract: A polymer powder (P) selected from a group consisting of (i) a polymer powder (P1) and (ii) a polymer powder (P2) is provided. The (i) polymer powder (P1) includes a (meth)acrylate-based polymer (A1) having a glass transition temperature of 0° C. or less, and the polymer powder has an acetone-soluble component of 5 mass % or more. The acetone-soluble component has a mass average molecular weight of 100,000 or more. The (ii) polymer powder (P2) has an acetone-soluble component of 2 mass % to 35 mass %, the acetone-soluble component has a mass average molecular weight of 100,000 or more, and has a volume average primary particle size (Dv) of 200 nm or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI RAYON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youko Hatae, Toshihiro Kasai
  • Patent number: 8883884
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a pneumatic tire comprising at least one component, the at least one component comprising a polymer blend comprising a copolymer and an additional polymer, the copolymer comprising: a polymeric backbone chain derived from a monomer comprising at least one conjugated diene monomer and optionally at least one vinyl aromatic monomer; and polymeric sidechains bonded to the backbone chain, the sidechains comprising a polymer immiscible with the backbone; the additional polymer consisting of a polymer miscible with the polymeric sidechains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Liqing Ma, Robert Fokko Roskamp, Ralf Mruk, Frank James Feher, Bruce Raymond Hahn
  • Patent number: 8883926
    Abstract: An acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive composition for optical use includes: an acrylic polymer (A) that contains, as a monomer unit, a vinyl monomer having a nitrogen atom in its backbone and that does not substantially contain a carboxyl group-containing monomer; and a (meth)acrylic polymer (B) having a weight average molecular weight of 1000 or more and less than 30000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Okamoto, Jun Akiyama, Kiyoe Shigetomi, Masahito Niwa, Masato Yamagata
  • Patent number: 8882945
    Abstract: Adhesive compositions are described comprising a) a non-functional isobutylene (co)polymer, b) an amine-functional poly(isobutylene) polymer, optionally an acid-functional (meth)acrylate copolymer, and optionally a tackifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Guy D. Joly, Leon Levitt, Vivek Bharti
  • Publication number: 20140322528
    Abstract: A base film for a dicing sheet is provided which can suppress dicing debris from generating during the dicing of a cut object without imparting physical energy, such as electron beam or ? ray. The base film for a dicing sheet comprises a resin layer. The resin layer comprises: a ring-containing resin that is a thermoplastic resin having a monomer, as a constitutional unit, having at least one type of an aromatic ring and an aliphatic ring; and an acyclic olefin-based resin that is an olefin-based thermoplastic resin other than the ring-containing resin. The ring-containing resin in the resin layer has a content of more than 3.0 mass %. A dicing sheet is also provided which comprises: the base film for a dicing sheet; and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer placed on the base film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Taya, Masashi Ueda, Yosuke Sato, Masaharu Ito
  • Patent number: 8859679
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to storage stable aqueous solutions of stilbene optical brighteners with polyvinyl alcohols which can be directly used by the papermaker in that they may be diluted with water and/or be metered directly into a coating composition, to provide coated papers of a particularly high whiteness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Clive Jackson, Alec Stewart Tindal, Mariela Gauto
  • Publication number: 20140302265
    Abstract: Disclosed are a carboxylic acid-modified nitrile copolymer latex for dip molding comprising a combination of a carboxylic acid-modified nitrile copolymer latex and a carboxylic acid-modified styrene copolymer latex, a latex composition for dip molding comprising the same and a molded article prepared therefrom. Molded articles with superior tensile strength are produced by respectively preparing a carboxylic acid-modified nitrile latex having a low glass transition temperature and an average particle diameter of 90 nm or higher, and a carboxylic acid-modified styrene latex having a glass transition temperature of 80° C. or higher and an average particle diameter less than 90 nm and then mixing the two latexes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Hun Yang, Jung Su Han, Seung Uk Yeu, Byoung Yun Kim, Jung Eun Kim
  • Patent number: 8852738
    Abstract: A thermal laminating film is provided that has superior intrusion resistance that is well suited to addressing security and anti-counterfeiting needs. The film includes a polymer substrate and an adhesive system with a polymer component having a Vicat softening point temperature that is close to a glass transition temperature of the polymeric substrate, which typically is not greater than about 95° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Transilwrap Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy W. Albert, Robert C. Flaherty
  • Patent number: 8851084
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions comprising a blend of cellulose acetate and a water soluble polymer. In some embodiments, the composition is water dispersive and/or biodegradable. Embodiments of the invention also relate to processes for preparing such compositions, and to materials and products including such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Yahia Lemmouchi, Robert Quintana, Olivier Persenaire, Leila Bonnaud, Philippe Dubois
  • Patent number: 8846813
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet excellent in anti-foaming release property in which whitening due to humidification hardly occurs. The invention relates to an optical pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet including a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer formed from a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition including: an acrylic polymer (A) which has a weight average molecular weight of 100,000 to 3,000,000 and is formed from a component including, as essential monomer components, a monomer having a nitrogen atom in a molecule thereof and a monomer having a hydroxyl group in a molecule thereof; and an acrylic polymer (B) having a weight average molecular weight of 1,000 to 30,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Masatomo Natsui, Yoshihito Takami, Kenta Yamashita
  • Patent number: 8841379
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method to form an aqueous dispersion comprising a blend composition comprising or consisting essentially of about 75 to about 99.9 weight % of an ionomer composition and about 0.1 to about 25 weight % of an ethylene acrylate ester copolymer composition, a grafted polyolefin composition or a combination thereof, the method comprising mixing the solid blend composition with water heated to a temperature from about 80 to about 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Richard Allen Hayes
  • Patent number: 8822603
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a resinous material for covering electric wire having all required properties meeting or exceeding a certain standard, produced using a cyclic olefin-derived resin, and electric wires manufactured using the resinous material for covering electric wire, and flame-retardant cables. The resinous material including (A) an olefin-derived resin, (B) an elastomer resin, (C) a cyclic olefin-derived resin having a glass transition point of from 120° C. to 170° C., and (D) a flame retardant, the resinous material having: a content of the component (D) of from 60 parts by mass to 150 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the total contents of the components (A), (B) and (C); a tensile elongation of no less than 250%; and a heat deformation of no greater than 40%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Polyplastics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Serizawa, Masumi Tanikita
  • Publication number: 20140239239
    Abstract: A binder composition for a secondary battery, and an anode and a lithium battery that include the binder composition are disclosed. The binder composition may include: first nanoparticles having a glass transition temperature of about 60° C. or greater and an average particle diameter of about 100 nm or less; and a first polymer binder having a glass transition temperature of about 20° C. or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-Kyu Cha, Dong-Ho Son, Ki-Jun Kim, Bok-Hyun Ka, Gil-Won Lee
  • Patent number: 8816004
    Abstract: Oxazolinyl-containing compounds having a single oxazolinyl group plus a first polymeric group are described. Grafted compounds are also described that are the product of a reaction of an oxazolinyl-containing compound with a second compound that has one or more acidic groups to form a grafted compound. In some embodiments, the second compound is a polymeric material having at least one acidic group and the reaction product is a grafted copolymer. Blended compositions of the grafted copolymer with a polyamide are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jason D. Clapper, Kevin M. Lewandowski
  • Patent number: 8814370
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an anti-reflective coating composition that can be used to form at least two layers by a single coating process and is allowed to provide an anti-reflective coating film having more improved interface adhesion between the formed layers and scratch resistance, and an anti-reflective coating film manufactured using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Heon Kim, Yeong-Rae Chang, Joon-Koo Kang, Jae-Pil Koo
  • Publication number: 20140231719
    Abstract: A binder for a battery including polymethyl methacrylate particles and a binder polymer is disclosed. Additionally, a binder composition, and an anode and a lithium battery which include the binder are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun-Kyu Cha, Beom-Wook Lee, Bum-Jin Chang, Myoung-Sun Kim
  • Publication number: 20140228477
    Abstract: A process of preparing a water-based emulsion includes adding a first monomer feed to a reaction vessel in the presence of a first initiator and water to form an acid-functional polymer; neutralizing the acid-functional polymer to form a particulate polymer; and adding a second monomer feed to the reaction vessel in the presence of a second initiator to form an agglomerated polymer; where the process is a one-pot process. The first monomer feed includes a unbranched (meth)acrylate monomer, a (meth)acrylic acid monomer, a branched (meth)acrylate, and a styrenic monomer; the second monomer feed includes a hydrophobic monomer; the water-based emulsion includes the agglomerated polymer; the agglomerated polymer includes the particulate polymer; and the agglomerated polymer having an aggregated drupelet morphology. The agglomerated polymers may be used in high opacity emulsions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Sarav Bharat Jhaveri, Chien L. Hsu
  • Patent number: 8802764
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nucleating agents comprising: a) ethylene-acrylic acid ionomers selected from the group consisting of ethylene-acrylic acid calcium ionomers and ethylene-acrylic acid zinc ionomers and combinations thereof; wherein the ionomers have a molecular weight between about 1000 and about 10000; b) talcum; and c) ethylene-acrylic acid copolymers. The present invention also provides plastic compositions comprising: a) nylon and b) a nucleating agent, as well as a processes of making such plastic compositions. The present invention also provides nucleating agents comprising only one or two of the above types of compounds, as well as plastic compositions comprising such nucleating agents and processes of making such a plastic compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Megan Mao, Jun Li, Vincent M. Clarke
  • Patent number: 8791207
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a non-aqueous composition. The composition comprises a blend of an acidic copolymer derived from a first group of monomers comprising at least one acidic monomer, and a basic copolymer derived from a second group of monomers comprising at least one basic monomer. The basic copolymer may comprise an amide functionality. In some embodiments, the composition comprises an acidic (meth)acrylic copolymer having a Tg less than 0° C., which is derived from a first group of monomers comprising at least one acidic monomer, and a basic (meth)acrylic copolymer having a Tg less than 0° C., which is derived from a second group of monomers comprising at least one basic monomer. Additionally, the composition may comprise a minimum of 0.10 moles of acid/base pairs per kilogram of composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ronald S. Steelman, Michael P. Daniels, David J. Yarusso, Craig E. Hamer
  • Patent number: 8791208
    Abstract: Provided is a sheet for a solar cell encapsulant containing (A) an ethylene-based polymer having a melting point of 90° C. or higher and containing an ethylene-derived constituent unit as a main component; (B) an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer having a vinyl acetate-derived constituent unit at a content ratio of from 19% to 40% by mass; and (C) a silane coupling agent having an amino group. The sheet for solar cell encapsulant has the excellent transparency and flexibility possessed by an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer. Furthermore, a crosslinking treatment is substantially unnecessary, and adhesiveness and adhesion stability that are appropriate for practical use are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Du Pont-Mitsui Polychemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Nishijima, Yasuki Shibata, Koji Kawano
  • Patent number: 8772411
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polyolefin-based adhesive. The adhesive comprises a maleated polyolefin. The maleated polyolefin is let-down in a linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE). The let-down LLDPE is selected from those which have a melt index MI2 within the range of 0.1 dg/min to 5 dg/min, preferably from 1 dg/min to 3 dg/min, and comprises a TREF soluble fraction having an intrinsic viscosity less than 0.9 dl/g. The adhesive composition can be used in multilayer polyolefin films and multilayer pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventors: Chun D. Lee, Charles S. Holland, Maged G. Botros