Cyclic Anhydride Patents (Class 525/285)
  • Patent number: 10407539
    Abstract: The present invention relates to specific deoxybenzoin containing flame retardant polyesters and flame retardant thermoplastic polymer molding compositions comprising deoxybenzoin containing flame retardant polyesters as well as their preparation and use for producing moldings, fibers or foils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: BASF SE, University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Roland Helmut Krämer, Sebastian Wagner, Peter Deglmann, Motonori Yamamoto, Todd Emrick, Aabid Mir
  • Patent number: 10392460
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process of producing a modified polymer composition, which composition comprises a free-radical polymeriseable monomer grafted to a polyolefin backbone. The process comprises contacting, in an extruder, an olefin polymer and the free-radical polymeriseable monomer in the presence of a stable radical in an extruder and extruding the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Ricardo Godoy-Lopez, Floran Prades, Anh Tuan Tran
  • Patent number: 10202478
    Abstract: Multigraft copolymers having various structures, e.g., comb and centipede structures, can be prepared from emulsion copolymerization of monomers and macromonomers. The emulsion copolymerization can be initiated by a thermally activated radical initiator or a redox initiation system. The multigraft copolymers can have high molecular weight and/or a large number of branch points. Elastomer or adhesive compositions of the copolymers can be prepared. Also described are poly(n-alkyl acrylate-graft-styrene) multigraft copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: University of Tennessee Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jimmy W. Mays, Nam-Goo Kang, Qiuyu Zhang, Wenwen Wang
  • Patent number: 10189933
    Abstract: A method for producing functionalized thermoplastic elastomers on the basis of grafting substrates, selected from olefine-block copolymers of composition 80 to 98 mass-% ethylene-/2 to 20 mass-% C3- to C12-olefine units or partially crystalline propylene/ethylene and/or C4- to C12-olefine and/or C4- to C12-diene-copolymers of composition 50 to 98 mass-% propylene-/2 to 50 mass-% C2- and/or C4- to C12-olefine and/or C4- to C12-diene units or cross-linked styrene/olefine/styrene or styrene/olefine-block copolymers, wherein, in a liquid mixing reactor per 100 mass parts of particular grafting substrate—0.1 to 15 mass parts of at least one functional monomer from the series of functional groups comprising ?,?-ethylenic unsaturated compounds or 0.1 to 15 mass parts of a monomer mixture comprising at least one of said functional monomers and—0.01 to 10 mass parts of at least one initiator forming free radicals having a 1-hour half-life temperature (THwz/1h) between 50 and 200° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: BYK-CHEMIE GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus Dieter Besser, Jochen Gerecke, Bianka Leitner, Inno Rapthel
  • Patent number: 10174162
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a copolyester having intrinsic viscosity greater than 0.50 dL/gm, comprises: terephthalate polyester composition; and a modified transparent polybutylene naphthalate, wherein the modified polybutylene naphthalate comprises naphthalene dicarboxylic acid, 1,4-butane diol, and isophthalic acid or monoethylene glycol or diethylene glycol or cyclohexane dimethanol or polyethylene naphthalate, nucleating agent, and a modified nanoclay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ester Industries Limited
    Inventors: Sanjay Tammaji Kulkarni, Balasundaram Dillyraj, Chandrakant Omkar Vyas
  • Patent number: 10005947
    Abstract: Methods for treating oil-based drilling fluids with a fluid loss additive that includes one or more hydrocarbon resins. An oil-based drilling fluid and a hydrocarbon resin can be combined to produce a treated oil-based drilling fluid. The hydrocarbon resin can include a polymerized product of a reaction mixture that can include a dicyclopentadiene; at least one member selected from the group consisting of: a dimer of an aliphatic cyclic diene having five carbon atoms, a dimer of an aliphatic non-cyclic diene having five carbon atoms, a monoolefin, a diolefin, or a polyene, each having more than five carbon atoms and no aromatic rings, a C5-olefin, a debutanized aromatic concentrate, and any mixture thereof; and at least one member selected from the group consisting of: a fatty acid-containing material, a rosin acid-containing material, and a mixture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: INGEVITY SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC
    Inventors: Phillip W. Hurd, Nathan P. Rife
  • Patent number: 9932458
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rubber composition for flexible coupling. In particular, the rubber composition for flexible coupling is prepared by mixing a filler including an HNBR alloy and carbon blacks having different average particle diameters with a hydrogenated acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber such that performance deterioration due to hydrolysis can be prevented even in hot and humid environments and the rubber composition has superior heat resistance and improved mechanical strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Company, PCK Co., Ltd., TSR Co., Ltd., Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Wook Kang, Kyung Mo Yang, Byung Sub Park, Kang Won Seo, Sung Chul Kim, Dong Won Lee
  • Patent number: 9688802
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a poly(ethylene-aliphatic diene)-g-polystyrene-based copolymer having an improved mechanical property and heat resistance, and a method for preparing the same. More particularly, the present invention relates to a poly(ethylene-aliphatic diene)-g-polystyrene-based copolymer, which includes an ethylene-aliphatic diene copolymer as a soft segment and a polystyrene-based polymer grafted to the soft segment as a hard segment, and a method for preparing the same. The poly(ethylene-aliphatic diene)-g-polystyrene-based copolymer has elasticity equivalent to that of SBS or SEBS, and improved mechanical properties such as tensile strength and heat resistance, thereby being used as a substituent for SBS or SEBS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Dong Hyun Kim, No Hyung Park, Jung Soo Kim, Dong Gyu Jeon
  • Patent number: 9593269
    Abstract: A polyolefin-based composition made from or containing (A) a first polymer composition made from or containing a polyolefin grafted with an unsaturated monomer, (B) a second polymer composition made from or containing a polyethylene, and (C) a third polymer composition made from or containing (i) a first polyisobutylene and (ii) a second polyisobutylene. The first polyisobutylene has a Viscosity Average Molecular Weight (VAMW1), and the second polyisobutylene has a Viscosity Average Molecular Weight (VAMW2), wherein VAMW1?VAMW2. The polyolefin-based composition is useful as an adhesives or a tie-layer adhesive composition for multi-layered structures. In particular, the composition is useful as an adhesive to bind a metal layer to a dissimilar substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventor: Maged G. Botros
  • Patent number: 9458342
    Abstract: The present invention provides a laminated polyester film which can be suitably used for extrusion lamination with polyolefins and comprises a coating layer having an excellent adhesion property to the polyolefins, in particular, a coating layer having a remarkably excellent adhesion property to polypropylene. The laminated polyester film of the present invention comprises a polyester film and a coating layer formed on a surface of the polyester film which is formed by applying a coating composition comprising (A) a modified polyolefin having two melting points, and at least one crosslinking agent, and then drying the coating composition applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Aiko Kodama, Toshihiro Koda, Masato Fujita
  • Patent number: 9403923
    Abstract: A process for preparing a polyethylene wax by polymerization of ethylene in the presence of a Ziegler-Natta catalyst system composed of titanium tetrachloride and dialkylaluminium halide, wherein the polymerization temperature is in the range from 170 to 200° C., the polymerization is carried out essentially in the absence of solvents and the Al/Ti molar ratio is less than 1.6, gives a wax having the following property profile: dropping point of from 115 to 125° C.; penetration number of not more than 1 mm·10?1; viscosity at 150° C. of less than 60 mPas; density of from 0.945 to 0.960 g/cm3 at 23° C.; molar mass of less than 1500 g/mol and crystallinity of more than 70%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Volker Schrenk, Udo Spitzer, Hans-Dieter Zagefka
  • Patent number: 9382354
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polymer product of an anhydride functionalized polymer with a cyclic epoxide, and processes for the production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew W. Holtcamp
  • Patent number: 9340670
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an environmentally friendly flame-retardant polycarbonate resin composition having scratch resistance, which includes a specific (meth)acrylic flame-retardant copolymer to improve flame retardancy and scratch resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Hwa Chung, Ja Kwan Koo, Joo Hyun Jang, Yong Hee Kang, Kee Hae Kwon, Kwang Soo Park, Man Suk Kim, Jin Seong Lee
  • Patent number: 9156983
    Abstract: A process for producing a solution blend of a polybenzimidazole (PBI) and a polyetherketoneketone (PEKK). The PBI is mixed with sulfuric acid at a temperature between 40° C. and 80° C. for 30 minutes to 2 hours to produce a PBI solution then cooled to room temperature to form a cooled PBI solution. Then PEKK is added to the cooled PBI solution to form a mixture and that mixture is stirred from 30 minutes to 2 hours at room temperature to form a stirred mixture. The stirred mixture is poured into an excess of water being stirred swiftly to form an aqueous mixture. The aqueous mixture is filtered to produce a blend. The blend is washed with water and dried. The resulting blend can yield a blend in all proportion from 1/99 PBI/PEKK to 99/1 PBI/PEKK.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: PBI Performance Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Bobby G. Dawkins, Michael Gruender, Gregory S. Copeland, Tim Hsu
  • Patent number: 9120888
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions containing at least one functionalized polyolefin, and in particular, to compositions containing at least one functionalized ethylene interpolymer, which has a melt viscosity less than 50,000 cP at 350° F. (177° C.) and a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) from about 1 to 5. The invention also provides adhesive formulations containing the same. The invention also relates to the preparation of the functionalized interpolymers, by reacting, for example, such an ethylene interpolymer with the following: a) at least one unsaturated compound, containing at least one heteroatom, and b) at least one initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Teresa P. Karjala, Selim Yalvac, Benjamin R. Rozenblat, Cynthia L. Rickey, Steven A. Wells
  • Patent number: 8981013
    Abstract: The invention provides polyolefin blend compositions of polar and/or non-polar polymers, with at least one functionalized polyolefin polymer selected from the group consisting of: amine functionalized, hydroxyl functionalized, imide functionalized, anhydride functionalized, or carboxylic acid functionalized polyolefin polymers. The invention also provides methods for making the functionalized polyolefin polymer. The invention also provides for materials and articles containing at least one component prepared from such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: H. Craig Silvis, Stephen F. Hahn, David F. Pawlowski, Patricia Ansems, Laura K. Mergenhagen, Hamed Lakrout, Ashish Batra, Laura Bauerle Weaver, Lawrence J. Effler, Katja Oswald
  • Publication number: 20150024227
    Abstract: There is described a block copolymer comprising at least a block [A] and a block [B], where: (a) (i) block [A] comprises from 5 to 95 mole-% per mole-% of the block [A] of itaconate functional moieties; (b) (i) block [B] is substantially free of itaconate functional moieties. Preferably the block copolymer is made by a controlled radical polymerisation (CRP) such as reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Tijs Nabuurs, Michael Arnoldus Jacobus Schellekens, Gerardus Cornelis Overbeek
  • Publication number: 20150005453
    Abstract: Disclosed are reactive functionalized, PIB grafted polymers having an architecture of one or more pendent polyisobutylene moieties grafted on to an organic backbone, wherein the backbone is not polyisobutylene and contains at least one telechelic, reactive functionality. Also a process for making the reactive functionalized, PIB grafted polymer s and curable compositions comprising the reactive functionalized, PIB grafted polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Laxmisha Sridhar, Smita Shah, Andrew D. Messana, Anthony F. Jacobine
  • Publication number: 20140255713
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a propylene polymer, including: a) fermenting and optionally purifying first renewable materials to produce an alcohol or an alcohol mixture, the alcohol or alcohol mixture including at least isopropanol and/or at least a mixture of ethanol and 1-butanol; b) dehydrating the resulting alcohol or the alcohol mixture to produce an alkene or alkene mixture in a first series of reactors, the alkene or alkene mixture containing at least propylene; c) polymerizing the propylene in a second reactor, optionally in the presence of a comonomer, so as to produce a propylene polymer; d) isolating the propylene polymer obtained in step c); and e) grafting the propylene polymer obtained from step d). A grafted propylene polymer capable of being obtained by the method, to the compositions containing the polymer, as well as to the uses of the polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Samuel DEVISME, Fabrice CHOPINEZ, Jean-Laurent PRADEL, Guillaume LE, Thomas ROUSSEL, Jean-Luc DUBOIS
  • Patent number: 8778854
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to a composition comprising a grafted polymer. The polymer comprises a backbone with at least one olefin block and at least one vinyl aromatic block. The polymer is grafted with a pendant carbonyl containing group, the grafting being conducted by halogenating the vinyl aromatic carbon of the vinyl aromatic block and then grafting a carboxylic acid or derivative thereof on the halogenated vinyl aromatic carbon in the presence of an activating agent. The carbonyl containing-group is optionally substituted to provide ester, imide and/or amide functionality. The grafted polymer is useful as a dispersant viscosity modifier in lubricating compositions such as engine oils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: The Lubrizol Corporation
    Inventors: David Price, William R. S. Barton, Michael R. Sutton, Mark C. Davies
  • Publication number: 20140182883
    Abstract: A crosslinked resin compound includes a resin compound including 0.1 to 20 parts by mass of one material selected from the group consisting of monomer having an epoxy group, acid anhydride and silane coupling agent with respect to 100 parts by mass of ethylene-based copolymer, and the resin compound is crosslinked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke SUGITA, Akinari NAKAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20140163174
    Abstract: Methods for forming rosin-derived cationic compounds are provided. The method can include attaching a cationic group to a conjugated diene on a hydrophenathrene-based ring of a resin acid (e.g., levopimaric acid, abietic acid, dehydroabietic acid, or a mixture thereof) to form a rosin-derived cationic compound. Attaching the cationic group to the conjugated diene on the hydrophenathrene-based ring of the resin acid can be achieved via a Diels-Alder reaction of a dienophile with the hydrophenathrene-based ring of the resin acid. Rosin-derived cationic compounds are also provided. The rosin-derived cationic compound can include a cationic group attached to a conjugated diene on a hydrophenathrene-based ring of a resin acid, wherein the rosin-derived cationic compound further comprises a carboxylic acid group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Chuanbing Tang, Jifu Wang, Alan W. Decho, Yung Pin Chen
  • Publication number: 20140087987
    Abstract: This invention relates to processes to produce polyethylene involving contacting ethylene with a metallocene catalyst system; wherein the catalyst system comprises: a stoichiometric activator; and a metallocene compound. The metallocene catalyst system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Donna J. Crowther, Patrick Brant, John R. Hagadorn, Jacqueline A. Lovell
  • Publication number: 20140031203
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel water-absorbent resin desirable for use as a hygienic material and the like, and an absorbent material and absorbent article using the water-absorbent resin; the water-absorbent resin having a high gel strength that prevents a reduction in liquid permeation rate by suppressing gel blocking during absorption, and an excellent water-retention capacity at the same time. The water-absorbent resin satisfies the following criteria (1) and (2): (1) having a water-retention capacity of saline solution of 40 g/g or more, and (2) having a total gel strength of 5,500 Pa or greater, the total gel strength being the sum of 30 times swollen gel strength a, 40 times swollen gel strength b, and 50 times swollen gel strength c.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kimihiko Kondo, Ryusuke Umeza, Kazuyoshi Takamatsu, Junichi Takatori
  • Publication number: 20140024567
    Abstract: Disclosed is an oil-soluble lubricating oil additive composition, suitable for use as a dispersant viscosity index improver in lubricating oils; prepared by the process which comprises reacting a hydrocarbon polymer having a number average molecular weight (Mn) between about 7,000 and about 500,000 wherein the polymer backbone has been functionalized with an ethylenically unsaturated acylating agent and an aryloxy-alkylene amine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Patrick J. McDougall, Pritesh A. Patel
  • Patent number: 8623962
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process to functionalize propylene co-oligomer comprising contacting an alkene metathesis catalyst with a heteroatom containing alkene, and a propylene a 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 (mol % ethylene incorporated)+100), when 10 to 60 mol % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer, and 2) X=45, when greater than 60 and less than 70 mol % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer, and 3) X=(1.83*(mol % ethylene incorporated)?83), when 70 to 90 mol % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Hagadorn, Matthew W. Holtcamp, Andrew G. Narvaez, Jr., Donna J. Crowther, Patrick Brant
  • Publication number: 20130324665
    Abstract: A PIB derivative suitable for use as a fuel additive or lubricant additive prepared from a reactive low molecular weight polyisobutylene composition comprising at least 50 mol percent alpha vinylidene terminated polyisobutylene molecules, the composition having a polydispersity of no more than 1.5 and a number average molecular weight of at least 500 Daltons and no more than 1000 Daltons. The derivative is selected from the group consisting of: alkyl hydroxyaromatic compounds; alkyl alkoxy aromatic compounds; polyisobutenylsuccinic anhydrides; polyisobutenylsuccinimides; PIB-amine compounds; sulfurized PIB compounds; and Mannich condensation products of an alkylated hydroxyaromatic compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: TPC Group LLC
    Inventors: Sohel K. Shaikh, Jennifer Leigh Sengstock
  • Publication number: 20130316234
    Abstract: A modifier for polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), which improves the adhesion of PVDF to a metal, a binder resin composition for battery and a battery using the PVDF modifier are provided. The modifier for polyvinylidene fluoride herein is a modifier in which the peeling strength of a specific cured film to an aluminium foil is 20 g/cm or more, and the specific cured film is obtained from a mixture of 6 parts by mass of the modifier for polyvinylidene fluoride and 14 parts by mass of a polyvinylidene fluoride composition. The modifier preferably contains a macromonomer copolymer (X), obtained by polymerizing both a macromonomer (A) having unsaturated double bonds and a vinyl monomer (B) having polar groups. The macromonomer (A) is preferably a methacrylic acid ester-based macromonomer (A-1). The vinyl monomer (B) is preferably a methacrylate, and a fluoroalkyl methacrylate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI RAYON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumino Momose, Mitsufumi Nodono
  • Patent number: 8575275
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising the reaction product of a mixture comprising the following: A) at least one functionalized ethylene-based polymer formed by reacting an ethylene-based polymer with at least one anhydride-containing compound and/or at least one carboxylic acid-containing compound; B) at least one ethylene-based polymer; C) at least one anhydride-containing compound and/or at least one carboxylic acid-containing compound; and wherein the composition comprises from 0.05 to 1.0 weight percent, based on the total weight of the composition, of one or more grafted anhydride-containing compounds and/or one or more grafted carboxylic acid-containing compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Olaf Henschke, Gabriele Goethel
  • Publication number: 20130289216
    Abstract: A process for producing a water-soluble, hydrolysis-stable, polymerizable polymer, comprising a) a step of copolymerizing a mixture comprising (i) a first copolymerizable monomer comprising at least one optionally protected carboxylic acid group and a first polymerizable organic moiety, and (ii) a second copolymerizable monomer comprising one or more optionally protected primary and/or secondary amino groups and a second polymerizable organic moiety, for obtaining an amino group containing copolymer; b) a step of coupling to the amino group containing copolymer a compound having a polymerizable moiety and a functional group reactive with an amino group of repeating units derived from the second copolymerizable monomer in the amino group containing copolymer obtained in the first step wherein the optionally protected amino group is deprotected, so that polymerizable pendant groups are linked to the backbone by hydrolysis-stable linking groups, and, optionally, a step of deprotecting the protected carboxylic ac
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: DENTSPLI International Inc.
    Inventors: Joachim E. Klee, Helmut Ritter, Maximilliam Maier, Julia Gansel, Andreas Facher, Oliver Eelsner, Sven Pohle
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130244010
    Abstract: Provided are a modifier for polyolefin resin which imparts excellent wettability for water, etc. to a polyolefin resin substrate without decreasing the resin property of the polyolefin resin substrate composed of polyolefin resin, and a polyolefin resin composition containing the modifier and a polyolefin resin. The present invention relates to a modifier for polyolefin resin (K) containing a copolymer (X) having a polyolefin (A) and an unsaturated dicarboxylic acid (anhydride) (B) as a constitutional unit and having an acid value of 50 to 250 mg KOH/g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: SANYO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Hasegawa, Yosuke Nakata
  • Publication number: 20130216750
    Abstract: A method of producing a silane cross-linked polyethylene is disclosed which includes maleating a polyethylene polymer to form a maleated polyethylene and reacting the maleated polyethylene with a primary or secondary amino silane to form a silane-grafted polyethylene. The method further includes treating the silane-grafted polyethylene in a moisture curing process to form the silane cross-linked polyethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Fengkui Li, John Ashbaugh, Jason Clark
  • Patent number: 8513362
    Abstract: To provide a polyolefin polymer having a polar group represented by Formula (i) produced by modifying, with a high modification ratio, a double bond in a polymer having the double bond at one terminal, both terminals, or at the inside of a polymer chain thereof that is obtained by a known method; a method for producing the polyolefin polymer; and a water dispersion material and a mold release agent composition each containing the polyolefin polymer, wherein, PO, A, B, D, E, d, e, M, i, j, and n are defined as in the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Makoto Suzuki, Naoshi Nagai
  • Patent number: 8461271
    Abstract: Provided is a production process for a graft copolymer or a thermoplastic resin composition containing the above graft copolymer, which comprises graft-polymerizing 100 parts by mass of a combination of 20 to 100% by mass of a reactive polyolefin and 0 to 80% by mass of a polyolefin other than the reactive polyolefin with 0.2 to 300 parts by mass of at least one specific monomer under the presence of a radical initiator and which is useful as a sealant, a modifier for polyolefins, a surface treating agent, a primer treating agent, a coating agent component and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuji Machida, Ryo Aburatani, Takenori Fujimura, Harumi Nakashima
  • Patent number: 8461261
    Abstract: Provided is a resin composition containing a resin component prepared by blending a graft copolymer with an engineering plastic, wherein the above graft copolymer is a graft copolymer satisfying (a) to (e) shown below: (a) a graft rate is 1 to 150% by mass, (b) a weight average molecular weight measured by GPC is 500 to 400000, (c) a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) is 1.5 to 4, (d) a main chain is a polymerization chain containing 1 to 100% by mass of a monomer unit having a functional group interacting with the engineering plastic and (e) a side chain is a homopolymerization chain of a single kind selected from ?-olefins having 3 to 28 carbon atoms or a copolymerization chain of two or more kinds selected therefrom or a copolymerization chain comprising an ?-olefin unit having 3 to 28 carbon atoms and an ethylene unit which accounts for 50% by mass or less, and a mesopentad ratio [mmmm] of the polymerization chain is 30 to 80 mole %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Nomura, Susumu Kanno, Ryo Aburatani, Shuji Machida
  • Publication number: 20130137829
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polymer of a cyclic olefin and a vinyl terminated macromonomer, and processes for the production thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: Matthew W. Holtcamp, Donna J. Crowther, Caol P. Huff, Patrick Brant, Jacqueline A. Lovell
  • Patent number: 8378034
    Abstract: Adducts of an unsaturated metathesis polymer or interpolymer and an unsaturated diacid anhydride. A process for producing adducts of an unsaturated metathesis polymer or interpolymer and unsaturated diacid anhydride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Firestone Polymers, LLC
    Inventors: James H. Pawlow, William L. Hergenrother, Mark N. Dedecker, Daniel F. Graves
  • Publication number: 20130030071
    Abstract: This invention relates to end-functionalized living polymers or copolymers having a structure represented by the general formula 1 or 2, wherein R1 is a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, or a radically non-polymerizable organic group containing 1 to 20 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Huiguang Kou, Andreas Moeck, Clemens Auschra, Peter Nesvadba, Frank Oliver Heinrich Pirrung, Andreas Gernandt
  • Publication number: 20130018149
    Abstract: Provided is a multi-arm (greater than 3 arms) star ethylene polymer (sEP). The multi-arm star ethylene polymer is a polymer of an ethylene/maleic anhydride copolymer (EMAC) grafted with vinyl-terminated polyethylene. There are also provided a process for making the sEP and blend of a matrix ethylene polymer and the sEP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Andy H. Tsou, Shuji Luo, Johannes M. Soulages
  • Publication number: 20130005912
    Abstract: A method of making a styrenic composition having a high melt strength including combining a styrenic monomer and a second monomer to form a combined mixture and subjecting the combined mixture to polymerization to obtain a styrenic co-polymer, wherein the second monomer comprises a hydroxyl functional group and wherein the styrenic composition has a greater melt strength than that of general purpose polystyrene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: FINA TECHNOLOGY, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Wang, David W. Knoeppel
  • Patent number: 8338343
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for an additive composition comprising an amidized or imidized polymer. The invention further relates to a highly grafted, multi-functional lubricant additive useful to improve the viscosity index and dispersancy properties of a lubricating oil composition. The present invention also relates to a method of extending lubricant drain intervals and improving fuel economy and fuel economy durability. The additive composition is prepared by: (A) reacting an olefin copolymer of ethylene and at least one C3 to C23 &agr; -olefin comprising from about 15 to 80 mole percent of ethylene, from about 20 to 85 mole percent of said C3 to C23 &agr; -olefin and from about 0 to 15 wt percent of a polyene, said copolymer having a number average molecular weight ranging from 1,000 to 500,000, with an olefinic carboxylic acid acylating agent, said process comprising heating said polymer to a molten condition at a temperature in the range of 60° C. to 240° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Lanxess Elastomers B.V.
    Inventors: Patric Meessen, Gerhard Van Vliet, Gerardus Arnoldus Rademakers, Johannes Hendrik Geesink, Zhaoyao Joe Qiu, Franciscus Victoire Paulus Houtvast
  • Publication number: 20120308532
    Abstract: There is disclosed a composition formed by a reaction of at least one component A and at least one component B, wherein component A is selected from the group consisting of a compound comprising at least two thiol-groups and a disulfide derivative of a compound comprising at least two thiol groups, and wherein component B is a compound comprising at least two vinyl groups, for the manufacture of an implant for the treatment of a bone fracture. Advantages include that the adhesive patch formed by the composition will be solid in body fluid upon curing and will exhibit excellent mechanical strength. Advantages include that the composition is biocompatible, the material can be applied in small and inaccessible areas, the process requires less surgeon training, it solves drawback with open surgery, and it is possible to use cost effective materials and methods in the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: PROPPABORT AB
    Inventors: Anders Hult, Michael Malkoch, Hans Von Holst, Axel Nordberg
  • Patent number: 8324317
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to golf balls having at least one layer which comprises a polymer produced by a process wherein one or more monomers are contacted with a composition comprising the admixture or reaction product resulting from combining (A) a first olefin polymerization catalyst, (B) a second olefin polymerization catalyst capable of preparing polymers differing in chemical or physical properties from the polymer prepared by the first olefin polymerization catalyst under equivalent polymerization conditions, and (C) a chain shuttling agent. Golf balls of the present invention include one-piece, two-piece, and multi-layer golf balls. In two-piece and multi-layer golf balls of the present invention, the polymer may be present in a core layer, a cover layer, an intermediate layer (in the case of multi-layer balls), or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Brian Comeau, David A. Bulpett, Kevin M. Harris, Murali Rajagopalan
  • Patent number: 8288476
    Abstract: The invention provides a golf ball material composed of (i) a non-ionomeric thermoplastic resin, (ii) an ionomeric resin and/or an acid-containing polymer which is the base polymer of an ionomeric resin, and (iii) a norbornene dicarboxylic anhydride and/or a derivative thereof. Methods for preparing such a material, and a golf ball which includes as a component therein a part made of the golf ball material are also provided. The golf ball material has a good thermal stability, flow and processability, and can thus be used to obtain high-performance golf balls endowed with an excellent rebound resilience, durability and flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Egashira, Eiji Takehana
  • Patent number: 8283419
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process to functionalize propylene co-oligomer comprising contacting an alkene metathesis catalyst with a heteroatom containing alkene, and a propylene a 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 (mol % ethylene incorporated)+100), when 10 to 60 mol % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer, and 2) X=45, when greater than 60 and less than 70 mol % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer, and 3) X=(1.83*(mol % ethylene incorporated)?83), when 70 to 90 mol % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Hagadorn, Matthew W. Holtcamp, Andrew G. Narvaez, Jr., Donna J. Crowther, Patrick Brant
  • Publication number: 20120245299
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for polymerization, comprising (i) contacting, at a temperature greater than 35° C., one or more monomers comprising ethylene and/or propylene, with a catalyst system comprising a metallocene catalyst compound and an activator, (ii) converting at least 50 mol % of the monomer to polyolefin; and (iii) obtaining a branched polyolefin having greater than 50% allyl chain ends, relative to total unsaturated chain ends. The invention also relates to the branched polyolefins and functionalized branched polyolefins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Peijun Jiang, Patrick Brant
  • Publication number: 20120225992
    Abstract: The invention relates to amino and hydroxy-functional compounds other than polyesters, wherein the compound includes an amine in the form of aspartic acid esters functionality, and wherein the amino and hydroxy-functional compound has (a) a molecular weight (Mn) of at least about 500, (b) an acid value of about 5 or less, (c) a hydroxyl value of about 30 or more, and (d) an amine value of about 30 or more. Preferably, the compound includes molecules having on the average: at least 1 secondary amino group as an aspartate, and/or at least 1 hydroxy group, and an average total functionality of about 1.8 or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: NUPLEX RESINS B.V.
    Inventors: Mohamad Deeb SHALATI, NANDA Ajaya, HELLEMS Stephen
  • Patent number: 8221840
    Abstract: A method to prepare a carbon fiber bundle which can develop satisfactory interfacial adhesion to polyolefin-based resins, especially polypropylene resins, is provided. The carbon fiber bundle comprises a plurality of single fibers sized with a sizing agent comprising: a polymer having a main chain formed of carbon-carbon bonds, containing an acid group in at least part of side chains or at least a part of main chain ends, and having an acid value of 23 to 120 mg KOH/g as measured in accordance with ASTM D1386; or a polymer having a main chain formed of carbon-carbon bonds and containing at least either of an epoxy group and an ester group in at least a part of side chains or at least a part of main chain ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Sugiura, Akihiko Fukushima, Shinobu Fujie
  • Publication number: 20120178656
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to a composition comprising a grafted polymer. The polymer backbone comprises an olefin block and a vinyl aromatic block. The polymer backbone is grafted with a pendant carbonyl containing group, the grafting being conducted in oil in the presence of an initiator. The carbonyl containing-group is optionally substituted to provide ester, imide and/or amide functionality. The grafted polymer is useful as a dispersant viscosity modifier in lubricating compositions such as engine oils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: THE LUBRIZOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael R. Sutton, William R.S. Barton, David Price, Mark C. Davies