Specified Material Contains A Transition Metal Atom Patents (Class 525/268)
  • Patent number: 10011669
    Abstract: A method for producing a propylene-based block copolymer ensures excellent olefin polymerization activity and activity with respect to hydrogen (hydrogen response) during polymerization, and produces a propylene-based block copolymer that exhibits a high MFR, high stereoregularity, and excellent rigidity. The method includes copolymerizing propylene and an ?-olefin in the presence of a catalyst that includes (I) a solid catalyst component that includes titanium, magnesium, a halogen, and a compound represented by R1O—C(?O)—O—Z—OR2, and (II) a compound represented by R3pAlQ3-p, to obtain a propylene-based block copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: TOHO TITANIUM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Sugano, Motoki Hosaka, Toshiya Uozumi
  • Patent number: 9902822
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of films which comprise a polypropylene resin comprising at least 50 mol % propylene, an MWD (Mw/Mn) of greater than 5, a branching index (g?) of at least 0.95, and a melt strength of at least 20 cN determined using an extensional rheometer at 190° C. A method of making a film is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Saifudin M. Abubakar, Prasadarao Meka, Stefan B. Ohlsson
  • Patent number: 9442220
    Abstract: A composition for a polarization film including a polyolefin component including polypropylene and a polyethylene-polypropylene copolymer; and a dichroic dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Won Suk Chang, Myung Sup Jung, Myung Man Kim, Jong Hoon Won, Won Cheol Jung
  • Patent number: 9079988
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of a propylene copolymer P1 having ethylene-derived comonomer units, which comprises the following steps: (i) introducing propylene, ethylene, and hydrogen into a polymerisation reactor R1, wherein the ethylene is fed to the polymerisation reactor R1 in a periodically varying amount, (ii) preparing the propylene copolymer in the polymerisation reactor R1 in the presence of a catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Michiel Bergstra, John Severn, Torvald Vestberg, Pauli Leskinen, Bo Malm, Olli Tuominen, Pirjo Jääskeläinen
  • Patent number: 8940839
    Abstract: This invention relates to a composition comprising a multiblock polyolefin represented by the formula: PO—C(R11)(R12)—C(R13)?C(R14)—C(R15)(R16)—PO*, or isomers thereof, wherein R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, and R16, are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted C1 through C4 hydrocarbyl group or a hydrogen; PO and PO* are polyolefins; PO and PO* are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl group having 9 to 4000 carbon atoms, provided that at least one of PO and PO* are C20 or greater, said polyolefin having: 1) an internal unsaturation as shown by the 13C NMR peak at between about 128 and about 132 ppm; 2) an Mn ratio “Z”=0.1 to 10 where Z is the Mn (as determined by 13C NMR) divided by Mn (as determined according to Gel Permeation Chromotography using polystyrene standards); and 3) optionally, from 0.3(J) and 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Hagadorn, Charles J. Ruff, Renuka N. Ganesh, Patrick Brant
  • Patent number: 8795647
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of polymers and olefin polymerization, and more specifically olefin metathesis polymerization. The invention provides regioregular alternating polymers and methods of synthesizing such polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: The Research Foundation for The State University of New York
    Inventors: Nicole Sampson, Kathlyn Parker, Airong Song
  • Publication number: 20140179874
    Abstract: A process for making a hyperbranched polyethylene. The process has the steps of (a) reacting a multifunctional acrylate monomer with an ?,?-diene monomer in the presence of a first catalyst to form an alternating acrylate/diene copolymer and (b) reacting the alternating acrylate/diene copolymer with a late transition metal ?-diimine catalyst to form a multi-nuclear initiator for chain walking polymerization of ethylene. There is also a process for forming a multi-nuclear initiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Yong Yang, Andy Haishung Tsou
  • Patent number: 8754170
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multiblock polyolefin, and methods to make a multiblock polyolefin, represented by the formula (X) or (XII): PO—C(R11)(R12)—C(R13)?C(R14)—C(O)—O—((CR15R16)z—(CR17R18)m—O)n—R19??(X) or PO—C(R11)(R12)—C(R13)?C(R14)—C(O)—O—((CR15R16)z—(CR17R18)mO)n—C(O)—C(R14)?C(R13)—C(R12)(R11)—PO??(XX), wherein R11, R12, R13, and R14 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted C1 through C4 hydrocarbyl group or a hydrogen; R15, R16, R17, and R18 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted C1 through C4 hydrocarbyl group or a hydrogen; R19 is a C1 to a C20 substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl group or a hydrogen; z is ?1 to about 5; m is ?1 to about 5; PO is a polyolefin hydrocarbyl group comprising 10 to 4000 carbon atoms; and n is from 1 to about 10,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Hagadorn, Patrick Brant
  • 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: 8546481
    Abstract: An aqueous dispersion containing a graft copolymer satisfying (a) to (e) and water: (a) a graft rate is 1 to 150% by mass, (b) a weight average molecular weight is 500 to 400000, (c) a molecular weight distribution is 1.5 to 4, (d) a main chain containing a monomer unit having a hydrophilic group and (e) an ?-olefin homopolymerization or ?-olefin/ethylene copolymerization side chain, wherein a mesopentad ratio [mmmm] of the polymerization chain is 30 to 80 mole %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuji Machida, Takenori Fujimura, Ryo Aburatani
  • Patent number: 8524798
    Abstract: Compositions for use in treating and repairing orthopedic defects are provided. The compositions are especially useful for performing percutaneous vertebroplasty, percutaneous kyphoplasty and other procedures. When cured, the compositions are relatively solid but compressible, and prior to curing are viscous liquids with a low enough viscosity to fill voids in cavities such as voids within fractured vertebrae. Optionally, the properties of a composition according to the invention can be adjusted taking into account the hardness and density of the orthopedic structure to be repaired. Also disclosed are devices and methods for using the compositions, and a kit containing components for forming and utilizing the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventors: Linda M. Trebing, Ralph W. Carmichael
  • Patent number: 8507604
    Abstract: A graft copolymer satisfying (a) to (e): (a) a main chain derived from one or more monomers selected from (I) an acrylic acid, (II) a methacrylic acid, (III) a vinyl ester, (IV) a styrene and (V) a vinyl group-containing silane compound, at least one kind of the monomer having a crosslinkable functional group, (b) a side chain derived from a reactive homopolymer ?-olefin having a meso pentad fraction (mmmm) of from 30 to 80% by mol or a copolymer of 50% by mass or more of at least one ?-olefin, (c) a graft ratio of from 1 to 150% by mass, (d) a weight average molecular weight of from 500 to 400,000, and (e) a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) of from 1.5 to 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takenori Fujimura, Ryo Aburatani, Shuji Machida, Shinichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8461264
    Abstract: Disclosed is a thermoplastic resin composition comprising a cross-copolymer which meets specific requirements; and a polyphenylene ether resin, wherein the cross-copolymer is contained in an amount of 5 to 95 mass % and the polyphenylene ether resin is contained in an amount of 95 to 5 mass %. The thermoplastic resin composition has excellent heat resistant, excellent softness, excellent flexibility, excellent stretching properties, and excellent scratch-abrasion resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toru Arai, Masaru Hasegawa, Akira Miyama, Kunihiko Konishi, Shigeru Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20130137830
    Abstract: This invention relates to a functionalized co-oligomer having an Mn of 300 to 30,000 g/mol comprising 10 to 90 mol % propylene and 10 to 90 mol % of ethylene, wherein the oligomer has at least X % allyl chain ends, where: 1) X=(?0.94 (mole % ethylene incorporated)+100), when 10 to 60 mole % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer, and 2) X=45, when greater than 60 and less than 70 mole % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer, and 3) X=(1.83*(mole % ethylene incorporated)?83), when 70 to 90 mole % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer. This invention also relates to a functionalized homo-oligomer, comprising propylene, wherein the oligomer has: at least 93% allyl chain ends, an Mn of about 500 to about 20,000 g/mol, an isobutyl chain end to allylic vinyl group ratio of 0.8:1 to 1.2:1.0, and less than 100 ppm aluminum. This invention also relates to a process of making functionalized homo- or co-oligomer, comprising propylene, wherein the productivity is greater than 4500 g/mmol Hf (or Zr)/hour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick S. Brant, Donna J. Crowther
  • Patent number: 8362156
    Abstract: A method for preparing a functionalized polymer, the method comprising the steps of preparing a reactive polymer and reacting the reactive polymer with a heterocyclic nitrile compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Luo, Ryouji Tanaka, Kouichirou Tani
  • Patent number: 8329822
    Abstract: A polymer composition comprising A) a first polymer comprising (a) hydrophobized nanoparticle; (b) C1 to C18, straight, branched, or cyclic alkyl(meth)acrylate; (c) N-methylol(meth)acrylamide or a monomer of formula (I) R—(OCH2CH2)a—O—C(O)—C(R1)?CH2??(I) ?wherein R is hydrogen, C1-C4 alkyl, or —C(O)—C(R1)?CH2, and R1 is H or —CH3; said first polymer in contact with B) a second polymer comprising (d) a fluorinated monomer of formula (II) Rf1-L-X—C(O)—C(R)?CH2??(II) ?wherein Rf1 is a monovalent, partially or fully fluorinated, linear or branched, alkyl radical having 2 to about 100 carbon atoms; optionally interrupted by 1 to about 50 oxygen atoms; wherein the ratio of carbon atoms to oxygen atoms is at least 2:1 and no oxygen atoms are bonded to each other; L is a bond or a linear or branched divalent linking group having 1 to about 20 carbon atoms, said linking group optionally interrupted by 1 to about 4 hetero-radicals selected from the group consisting of —O—, —NR6—, —S—, —SO—, —SO2—, and —N(R6)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Gerald Oronde Brown, Victoria A. Helinski
  • Patent number: 8314189
    Abstract: A method for preparing a functionalized polymer, the method comprising the steps of preparing a reactive polymer and reacting the reactive polymer with a heterocyclic nitrile compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Luo, Ryouji Tanaka, Kouichirou Tani
  • Publication number: 20120245298
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multiblock polyolefin, and methods to make a multiblock polyolefin, represented by the formula (X) or (XII): PO—C(R11)(R12)—C(R13)?C(R14)—C(O)—O—((CR15R16)z—(CR17R18)m—O)n—R19??(X) or PO—C(R11)(R12)—C(R13)?C(R14)—C(O)—O—((CR15R16)z—(CR17R18)mO)n—C(O)—C(R14)?C(R13)—C(R12)(R11)—PO??(XX) wherein R11, R12, R13, and R14 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted C1 through C4 hydrocarbyl group or a hydrogen; R15, R16, R17, and R18 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted C1 through C4 hydrocarbyl group or a hydrogen; R19 is a C1 to a C20 substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl group or a hydrogen; z is ?1 to about 5; m is ?1 to about 5; PO is a polyolefin hydrocarbyl group comprising 10 to 4000 carbon atoms; and n is from 1 to about 10,000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: John R. HAGADORN, Patrick BRANT
  • Patent number: 8236899
    Abstract: Zwitterionic block copolymers having oppositely charged or chargeable terminal groups, and methods of making and using the same, are disclosed. The zwitterionic block copolymers can undergo microphase separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Millward, Eugene P. Marsh
  • Patent number: 8129475
    Abstract: A process of preparing a telechelic polyolefin is disclosed by performing steps 1a, 2, and 1b in this order in the presence of an olefin polymerizing catalyst and subsequently performing step 3 if necessary. Step 1a involves reacting the olefin polymerizing catalyst with a polar-group-containing olefin (C). Step 2 involves reacting the resultant compound of step 1a with at least one olefin (D) selected from ethylene and olefins having 3 to 20 carbon atoms n times wherein n is an integer of 1 or more, provided that when n is an integer of 2 or more, the olefins (D) used in the respective contact operations are different in kind or composition. Step 1b involves reacting the resultant compound of step 2 with the same or different polar-group-containing olefin (C). Step 3 involves chemically converting the Y? group in the general formula (II) to a different group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Haruyuki Makio, Terunori Fujita
  • Publication number: 20110301295
    Abstract: The present invention relates to copolymers with polar and non-polar olefin blocks with a variable polar monomer content of 0.1 mol % to 99.9 mol %. The invention also relates to a method for obtaining copolymers with olefin blocks and vinyl polar monomer blocks, said method using a single-component catalytic system made up of an organometallic complex containing a metal belonging to groups VIII to X. Said organometallic complex is advantageously active in the medium without adding cocatalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicants: CNRS, Arkema France
    Inventors: Christophe Navarro, Alexandra Leblanc, Vincent Monteil, Roger Spitz, Christophe Boisson, Jean-Pierre Broyer
  • Patent number: 8063154
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods for preparing a polyolefin containing one or more exo-olefinic end groups on the polyolefin chain, comprising quenching an ionized polyolefin with an alkoxysilane or an ether. In some embodiments, the methods are represented by the following scheme: In some embodiments, the alkoxysilane or ether compound has the formula: wherein Y is carbon or silicon; R1 is hydrocarbyl; and R2-R4 are each, independently, hydrogen or hydrocarbyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: The University of Southern Mississippi
    Inventors: Robson F. Storey, Lisa K. Kemp
  • Patent number: 8053529
    Abstract: A process for the polymerization of one or more addition polymerizable monomers and the resulting polymer products, said process comprising: 1) contacting an addition polymerizable monomer or mixture of monomers under addition polymerization conditions in a reactor or reactor zone with a composition comprising at least one olefin polymerization catalyst and a cocatalyst and characterized by the formation of polymer chains from said monomer or monomers; 2) transferring the reaction mixture to a second reactor or reactor zone and optionally adding one or more additional reactants, catalysts, monomers or other compounds prior to, commensurate with, or after said transfer; and 3) causing polymerization to occur in said second reactor or reactor zone to form polymer chains that are differentiated from the polymer chains formed in step 1); said process being characterized by addition of a chain shuttling agent to the reaction mixture prior to, during, or subsequent to step 1) such that at least some of the resultin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Edmund M. Carnahan, Phillip D. Hustad, Roger L. Kuhlman, Timothy T. Wenzel
  • Patent number: 8039558
    Abstract: It is depicted a polymer composition with elastomeric properties at wide temperature ranges of the type comprising polymers and/copolymers resulting from substituted or unsubstituted vinyl aromatic monomers and from dienic monomers, which is homogeneous and compatible in nature, with such composition being based on stereoregular polymers and without requiring the additional use of compatibilizing agents. Likewise, it is depicted the process to obtain the same, as well as to hydrogenise them, without requiring the use of additional catalyzers or processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignees: Dyansol Elastomeros, S.A. de C.V., Centro de Investigacion en Quimica Aplicada (CIQA)
    Inventors: Sergei Kniajanski, Maricela Garcia-Zamora, Sergio Corona-Galvan, Rodolfo Flores-Flores, Marcela Garcia-Ramirez, Gregorio Cadena-Pliego
  • Patent number: 8022147
    Abstract: Zwitterionic block copolymers having oppositely charged or chargeable terminal groups, and methods of making and using the same, are disclosed. The zwitterionic block copolymers can undergo microphase separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Millward, Eugene P. Marsh
  • Patent number: 8017693
    Abstract: A telechelic polyolefin represented by the following general formula (I): X—P—Y??(1) wherein X and Y are each a group containing at least one element selected from oxygen, sulfur, nitrogen, phosphorus and halogens, X and Y may be the same or different, P represents a chain made mainly of an olefin composed only of carbon and hydrogen atoms, and X and Y are bonded to both terminals of P, wherein the molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) obtained by gel permeation chromatography (GPC) is from 1.0 to 1.5, is useful for various purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Haruyuki Makio, Terunori Fujita
  • Publication number: 20110212046
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of polymers and olefin polymerization, and more specifically olefin metathesis polymerization. The invention provides regioregular alternating polymers and methods of synthesizing such polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: The Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: Nicole Sampson, Kathlyn Parker, Airong Song
  • Patent number: 7989551
    Abstract: A process for the polymerization of one or more addition polymerizable monomers to form a copolymer comprising multiple regions or segments of differentiated polymer composition or properties comprising contacting an addition polymerizable monomer or mixture of monomers under addition polymerization conditions with a composition comprising at least one olefin polymerization catalyst, a cocatalyst and a chain shuttling agent, said process being characterized by formation of at least some of the growing polymer chains under differentiated process conditions such that two or more blocks or segments formed within at least some of the resulting polymer are chemically or physically distinguishable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Arriola, Edmund M. Carnahan, Marilyn Bokota, Phillip D. Hustad, Roger L. Kuhlman, Timothy T. Wenzel, Pamela J. Stirn
  • Patent number: 7956105
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silicone impact modifier with a high refractive index. The silicone impact modifier can include (A) a rubber core including (a1) an organosiloxane cross-linked (co)polymer with a particle size of about 50 to about 400 nm and (a2) an alkylacrylate-styrenic aromatic compound cross-linked copolymer; and (B) a plastic shell including a vinyl (co)polymer. The refractive index of the silicone impact modifier of the present invention can be about 1.49 to about 1.59.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Han Su Lee, Sung Sig Min, Byung Choon Lee, Byeong Do Lee
  • Patent number: 7910660
    Abstract: Zwitterionic block copolymers having oppositely charged or chargeable terminal groups, and methods of making and using the same, are disclosed. The zwitterionic block copolymers can undergo microphase separation. In some embodiments a zwitterionic block copolymer includes a first terminal block having a positively charged or chargeable group at a terminal end, and a second terminal block having a negatively charged or chargeable group at another terminal end. The zwitterionic block copolymer is configured to undergo microphase separation to assemble into alternating lamellar domains; with one of the alternating domains being composed of the first terminal block, and with another of the alternating domains being composed of the second terminal block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan B. Millward, Eugene P. Marsh
  • Patent number: 7875682
    Abstract: Disclosed is a propylene block copolymer having excellent flexibility and impact resistance and showing a good polymer powder form. Also disclosed is a process for producing the copolymer. More specifically, the copolymer is a novel propylene block copolymer which satisfies a specific requirement and is produced by a process comprising continuously performing a multi-step polymerization composed of a former step in which a propylene homopolymer component or a specific propylene copolymer component is produced in the presence of a metallocene catalyst carried on a support and a latter step in which propylene and a specific copolymer component are produced by gas phase polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Japan Polypropylene Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Yukawa, Takehiro Sagae
  • Patent number: 7776963
    Abstract: Adhesive formulations having acrylate monomer or methacrylate monomer, or mixtures thereof, and having a reducing agent and an initiator (e.g., peroxide). The formulations may include a chelating agent solution to improve storage stability and other properties. Further, the mole ratio of the initiator to the reducing agent may be adjusted to control weight loss of the adhesives during cure. Polyvinyl acetate or its derivatives may also be employed in the adhesive formulations to reduce weight loss during cure. Moreover, certain embodiments of the formulations include a toughening-agent copolymer having a glass transition temperature (of at least one domain) that is lower than ?50° C. (?58° F.). These toughening-agent copolymers may be added to the adhesive formulations to improve impact strength and other properties of the cured adhesives at lower temperatures, e.g., ?40° C. (?40° F.), while maintaining performance of the cured adhesives at higher temperatures, e.g., 82° C. (180° F.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaobin Wang, Daniel K. Doe, Patricia M. Savory, Kenneth A. Lambert
  • Patent number: 7767762
    Abstract: Novel methods for forming copolymers, including block copolymers, which comprise one or more olefin units and one or more protected or unprotected hydroxystyrene units are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Inventor: Rudolf Faust
  • Patent number: 7759458
    Abstract: A process for the purification of a vinyl chloride polymer containing a compound of a heavy metal by: (a) dissolving the PVC in a solvent; (b) treating the solution with at least one additive capable of adsorbing or of forming a complex with the compound of the heavy metal; (c) centrifuging the treated solution to precipitate the adsorbed or complexed compound of the heavy metal; and (d) separating the precipitate from the PVC solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Solvay (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Eric Fassiau, Jean-Christophe Lepers, Michaël Lannoy
  • Patent number: 7732533
    Abstract: Zwitterionic block copolymers having oppositely charged or chargeable terminal groups, and methods of making and using the same, are disclosed. The zwitterionic block copolymers can undergo microphase separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan B. Millward, Eugene P. Marsh
  • Patent number: 7501476
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for preparing polyolefins containing vinylidine end groups from quasiliving carbocationically terminated polyolefin polymers by contacting the quasiliving carbocationically terminated polymer with a suitable azole quenching agent and substituted derivatives thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignees: Chevron Oronite Company, LLC, The University of Southern Mississippi
    Inventors: Casey D. Stokes, Robson F. Storey
  • Patent number: 7285597
    Abstract: Radical polymerization process for the preparation of halogenated polymers employing one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers, at least one of which is chosen from halogenated monomers, molecular iodine and one or more radical-generating agents chosen from diazo compounds, peroxides and dialkyl diphenylalkanes Radical polymerization process for the preparation, starting from the halogenated polymers prepared by the process as described above, of block copolymers, at least one block of which is a halogenated polymer block. Halogenated polymers which have a number-average molecular mass Mn of greater than 1.0×104 and an Mz/Mw ratio of less than 1.65. Block copolymers, at least one block of which is a block of halogenated polymer identical to the halogenated polymers described above. Block copolymers comprising at least one halogenated polymer block which have a number-average molecular mass Mn of greater than 1.5×104 and a polydispersity index Mw/Mn of less than 1.60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Solvay (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Patrick Lacroix-Desmazes, Romain Severac, Bernard Boutevin, Vincent Bodart, Vincent Kurowski
  • Patent number: 7196140
    Abstract: The invention relates to highly flowable propylene block copolymers that comprise 50 to 80 wt.-% of a propylene homopolymer and 10 to 70 wt.-% of a propylene copolymer having 5 to 50 wt.-% of a C2–C8 alk-1-ene polymerized into it that is different from propylene, and that are obtainable from the gaseous phase by a two-step polymerization by means of a Ziegler-Natta catalyst system. In a first polymerization step, the propylene is polymerized at a pressure of 10 to 50 bar, a temperature of 50 to 100° C. and an average dwelling time of the reaction mixture of 0.3 to 5 hours in the presence of at least 2.0% by volume, based on the total volume, of hydrogen. The propylene homopolymer obtained in said first polymerization step is transferred together with the Ziegler-Natta catalyst system into an intermediate container, expanded for 0.01 to 5 minutes to less than 5 bar and maintained at a temperature of 10 to 80° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Ulrich Dahn, Wolfgang Bidell, Hans-Jürgen Zimmermann, Roland Hingmann, Joachim Rösch, Günther Schweier, Jürgen Oelze
  • Patent number: 7122604
    Abstract: This invention provides a graft modified polypropylene polymer which does not contain halogens, is excellent in certain properties such as solubility and can add good adhesiveness and coating ability to crystalline propylene polymer base materials, and a composition containing the same; and in particular, it provides a propylene polymer which contains a propylene polymer main chain having a stereo-block structure containing an isotactic block and a side chain containing a carboxylic acid group, an acid anhydride group or a carboxylic acid ester group, wherein when it is dissolved in toluene to a concentration of 10% by weight at 25° C., the insoluble matter is 1% by weight or less based on the total polymer, and a composition containing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Onoe, Teruaki Ashihara, Kazuyuki Hata, Fumihiko Shimizu, Naomasa Sato, Akio Tanna
  • Patent number: 7091281
    Abstract: A curable coating composition is provided which comprises an acrylic resin having an epoxy group and a hydroxyl group in the side chain (A) and a compound having an amino group (B). The composition may further comprise a silane compound having an epoxy group or an amino group in the molecule (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Toray Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ichiji Kageishi, Yumi Ando, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Yoshitaka Osanai, Yasukazu Suga
  • Patent number: 7067588
    Abstract: Building element having two parallel welded wire grid mats (1, 2), of straight web wires (7) which hold the wire grid mats at a predetermined distance apart and are joined at each end to the two wire grid mats. An insulating body (8) is arranged between the wire grid mats, through which the web wires pass. At least one of the wire grid mats is in the form of a grid reinforcement mat which possesses a minimum strength of the weld nodes which complies with the static requirements applicable to the building element, corresponding mechanical strength of the grid mat wires (3, 4) and also corresponding diameters and mutual spacings of the grid mat wires. The web wires are arranged in predetermined directions relative to the wire grid mats, and the insulating body is held at a predetermined distance from each of the wire grid mats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: EVG Entwicklungs- u. Verwertungs-Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Ritter, Gerhard Ritter
  • Patent number: 7019082
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a material comprising a polymer having a modulus of elasticity less than 105 Pa and a material comprising a polymer having a modulus of elasticity of less than 5×104 Pa. Embodiments also include a material comprising a polymeric network and a multiplicity of side chains attached to the polymeric network. The multiplicity of side chains may have an average molecular weight below the critical molecular weight for entanglements. In certain embodiments it may be advantageous for the side branches to have a glass transition temperature below the use temperature of the material. The polymer network may comprise at least two monomers so that the polymer network is a copolymer. Embodiments of the present invention also include methods of forming a polymer network. Such as, for example, a method of preparing a polymer network comprising cross-linking a polymer, wherein the polymer comprises a multiplicity of side chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventors: Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Tadeusz Pakula
  • Patent number: 6916886
    Abstract: To provide a propylene based block copolymer that, when used as a molding material, exhibits an extremely good stiffness-impact resistance balance and has good heat resistance and excellent moldability, and therefore, in molding, good appearance is revealed. That is, the invention provides a propylene based block copolymer obtained through a preceding stage step of producing a propylene polymer component (PP) and a subsequent stage step of producing a propylene-ethylene copolymer component (EP) using a metallocene catalyst, wherein the block copolymer satisfies specific requisites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Japan Polypropylene Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Morioka, Kazuya Sakata, Toshihiko Sugano, Masaaki Itou, Yuu Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 6861484
    Abstract: The invention is directed to amphipathic polymeric particles that serve as both the dispersant and the binder in water based inks, ink compositions containing these particles, and methods for making the particles. The polymeric particles contain both hydrophilic and hydrophobic moieties with a pre-determined structure, and have an average diameter of 50 to 500 nm. The amphipathic polymeric particles may be prepared by a side-chain conversion method or a polymerization process involving an ATRP step, with or without a cross-linking agent. This invention improves the stability of polymer and inks by both ionic and steric stabilization of the suspended polymer particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Sivapackia Ganapathiappan
  • Patent number: 6855769
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoplastic styrenic resin composition comprises a styrenic copolymer comprising 15-100 parts by weight of a unit derived from a styrenic monomer (i-1), 0-45 parts by weight of a unit derived from a vinyl cyanide monomer (i-2), 0-40 parts by weight of a unit derived from a copolymerizable vinyl monomer (i-3) other than the above monomers, and 0.0005-1.0 parts by weight of a unit derived from a polyfunctional maleimide monomer, all based on 100 parts by weight of the total amount of (i-1) to (i-3). The thermoplastic styrenic resin composition manufactured in the present invention is excellent in processability. The rubber modified thermoplastic styrenic resin composition of the present invention gives a good heat stability, impact strength, fluidity and other mechanical properties. In addition, it also gives a uniform wall thickness, and the gloss on the surface of injected products after painting process is excellent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Chi Mei Corporation
    Inventor: Wen-Yi Su
  • Patent number: 6815508
    Abstract: A polypropylene/ethylene block copolymer, which has a poly(ethylene-co-propylene) segment content of 5 to 100 wt. %, excluding 100 wt. %, and a total ethylene content of 2 to 95 wt. %. (a) The block polymer comprises polypropylene segments and poly(ethylene-co-propylene) segments chemically bonded thereto, and (b) the polypropylene segments and the poly(ethylene-co-propylene) segments have been synthesized in the presence of an olefin polymerization catalyst comprising an organometallic compound and a solid catalyst component comprising either titanium and a halogen, or titanium, magnesium, and a halogen. The block copolymer has a weight-average molecular weight of 100,000 or higher, is suitable for producing general-purpose molded articles, and has an excellent balance among mechanical properties, impact resistance, thermal properties, transparency, moldability, and other properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignees: Chisso Petrochemical Corporation, Japan Science and Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Terano, Tetsuya Matsukawa, Hideshi Satake, Masato Takahashi
  • Patent number: 6812292
    Abstract: A polypropylene/ethylene block copolymer, which has a poly(ethylene-co-propylene) segment content of 5 to 100 wt. %, excluding 100 wt. %, and a total ethylene content of 2 to 95 wt. %. (a) The block polymer comprises polypropylene segments and poly(ethylene-co-propylene) segments chemically bonded thereto, and (b) the polypropylene segments and the poly(ethylene-co-propylene) segments have been synthesized in the presence of an olefin polymerization catalyst comprising an organometallic compound and a solid catalyst component comprising either titanium and a halogen, or titanium, magnesium, and a halogen. The block copolymer has a weight-average molecular weight of 100,000 or higher, is suitable for producing general-purpose molded articles, and has an excellent balance among mechanical properties, impact resistance, thermal properties, transparency, moldability, and other properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignees: Chisso Petrochemical Corporation, Japan Science and Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Terano, Tetsuya Matsukawa, Hideshi Satake, Masato Takahashi
  • Patent number: 6803422
    Abstract: A highly uniform vinyl compound polymer-cross-copolymerized olefin/styrene/diene copolymer excellent in processability, mechanical properties, high temperature properties, compatibility and transparency, and its composition and a process for its production, are provided. This copolymer is a crossed polymer obtained by cross-copolymerizing an olefin/styrene/diene copolymer having a styrene content of from 0.03 mol % to 96 mol %, a diene content of from 0.0001 mol % to 3 mol % and the rest being an olefin, with an olefin/aromatic vinyl compound copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toru Arai, Toshiaki Otsu, Masataka Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20040157990
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of preparing a block copolymer, the first block of which is a polymer or a copolymer having at least one diene and the second block of which is a polymer with a polar monomer. The inventive method is characterised in that: first, the polymerisation or the copolymerisation of the first block is carried out in the presence of a catalyst comprising the product of the reaction of a rare earth alcoholate and an alkylating agent selected from among organolithiums, organomagnesiums, organozincs, organoaluminiums and borons; and, secondly, the copolymerisation of the polar monomer is performed with the first block in the presence of the same catalyst. The invention also relates to a block copolymer consisting of a first block comprising a polmyer or a linear copolymer having at least one diene and a second block comprising a polymer presenting several hydroxy, epoxy and/or alkoxysilyl functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Carpentier, Jerome Gromada, Frederic Leising, Andre Mortreux
  • Patent number: 6747098
    Abstract: The present invention provides highly branched block copolymers comprising branched soft segments with a low glass-transition temperature (Tg) and hard segments with a high Tg or crystalline melting point that exhibit thermoplastic elastomeric properties. More particularly the invention provides a highly branched block copolymer of a polyisoolefin and a polymonovinylidene arene characterized by having thermoplastic elastomeric properties wherein the aforesaid block copolymer comprises a highly branched polyisoolefin block and some of the branches of the aforesaid polyisoolefin block terminate in polymonovinylidene arene endblocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: The University of Western Ontario
    Inventors: Judit E. Puskas, Christophe Paulo, Prince Antony