Block Copolymer Derived From Oxygen-containing Reactant Patents (Class 525/299)
  • Patent number: 10336848
    Abstract: The present invention relates to multi-arm surfactant-system thickening star macromolecules, and methods of preparing and using the same. In one aspect of the invention, a surfactant-system thickening star macromolecule is capable of providing surfactant-compatibility, increase the viscosity of a surfactant-containing system, and/or temperature-stability to an aqueous composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Pilot Polymer Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Liang Huang, Yuanxi Liao, Patrick McCarthy
  • Patent number: 9522972
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising: (a) a star polymer comprising: (i) a core portion comprising a polyvalent (meth)acrylic monomer, oligomer or polymer thereof or a polyvalent divinyl non-acrylic monomer, oligomer or polymer thereof; and (ii) at least two arms of polymerized alkyl(meth)acrylate ester; and (b) an oil of lubricating viscosity, wherein the core portion further comprises a functional group of formula (I): —CH2—C(R1)(C(?O)A)-Y—??(I) wherein R1 is hydrogen, a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 5 carbon atoms; A is nitrogen or oxygen; and Y is a free radical leaving group selected from the group consisting of one or more atoms or groups of atoms which may be transferred by a radical mechanism under the polymerization conditions, a halogen, an —O—N? group and an —S—C(?S)— group. The invention further provides the use of the composition in an oil of lubricating viscosity as a dispersant, a viscosity modifier or a precursor to a dispersant viscosity modifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: The Lubrizol Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel C. Visger, Mark Davies, David Price, Marina Baum, Barton J. Schober, John R. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150126641
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymerizable composition that is suitably used as a temporary cement for implant use and a mobile tooth-fixing material. The present invention is a polymerizable composition that includes an acrylic block copolymer (a) having at least one polymer block A that mainly contains a (meth)acrylic acid ester unit and that functions as a hard segment and at least one polymer block B that mainly contains an acrylic acid ester unit and that functions as a soft segment, a polymerizable monomer (b), and a polymerization initiator (c).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: KURARAY NORITAKE DENTAL INC.
    Inventor: Kenji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9018311
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel copolymer useful as a pigment dispersing agent in the field of color liquid crystal displays and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Niitani, Toshiaki Okado, Hidenori Naruse, Tooru Kajita
  • Patent number: 9000099
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions comprising at least one propylene-based polymer, at least one peroxide and at least one coagent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: William J. Harris, John D. Weaver, Nelson G. Rondan, Drew A. Davidock
  • Publication number: 20150093569
    Abstract: Provided are a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, an optical laminate, a pressure-sensitive adhesive polarizing plate and a display device. When a particular block copolymer forming a micro phase separation region in a crosslinking structure is used, and a cohesive strength of the block copolymer is controlled, a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition having excellent physical properties required for an optical member, and particularly having excellent bending preventability, cuttability and pressure-sensitive adhesive durability may be provided. Such a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition may be used for optical uses, for example, to laminate various optical members, or apply an optical member to a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Han Na Chi, No Ma Kim, Sung Soo Yoon, Min Ki Lee, Su Jeong Kim
  • Publication number: 20150056158
    Abstract: The present invention relates to branched polymer comprising a support moiety and at least three block co-polymer chains covalently coupled to and extending from the moiety, wherein: (i) each of the at least three block co-polymer chains comprise (a) a cationic polymer block that is covalently coupled to a hydrophilic polymer block, or (b) a cationic polymer block that is covalently coupled to a hydrophobic polymer block, said hydrophobic polymer block being covalently coupled to a hydrophilic polymer block; and (ii) at least one of said covalent couplings associated with each of said block co-polymer chains is biodegradable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Pathiraja Arachchillage Gunatillake, Tracey Michelle Hinton, San Thang, Mark Leslie Tizard
  • 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: 8937129
    Abstract: This invention relates to rapid drying lacquers that are particularly useful for automotive OEM refinish applications. The lacquer includes a novel acrylic triblock copolymer as a replacement material for all or part of the cellulose acetate butyrate binder component. This invention is also directed to a process for producing coatings from the rapid drying lacquers. These lacquers are especially useful in providing chip and humidity resistant coatings, especially metallic effect coatings, having excellent adhesion and down flop or metallic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Axalta Coating Systems IP Co., LLC
    Inventors: Sheau-Hwa Ma, Renee J. Kelly
  • Publication number: 20140364558
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of a vinylidene chloride polymer comprising polymerizing vinylidene chloride and optionally at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer copolymerizable therewith under the control of a RAFT agent of formula (II).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Jérme Vinas, Emilie Velasquez, Pierre-Emmanuel Dufils, Jutta Rieger, Francois Stoffelbach, Muriel Lansalot, Franck D'Agosto, Bernadette Charleux, Yves Vanderveken
  • Publication number: 20140360975
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a block copolymer comprising a first block derived from a cyclo-alkyl vinyl monomer, a hydrogenated vinyl aromatic polymer or a hydrogenated vinyl pyridine polymers; and a second block derived from an acrylate monomer. Disclosed herein too is a method comprising reacting a first block derived from a cyclo-alkyl vinyl monomer, a hydrogenated vinyl aromatic polymer or a hydrogenated vinyl pyridine polymers with an initiator to form a macroinitiator; and polymerizing a second block onto the first block to form a block copolymer; where the second block is derived by polymerizing an acrylate monomer; and where the block copolymer has a chi parameter of greater than or equal to about 0.05, when measured at a temperature of 200° C. to 210° C.; where the chi parameter is a measure of interactions between the first block and the second block of the copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicants: Regents of the University of Minnesota, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Phillip Dene Hustad, Frank Steven Bates, Marc Andrew Hillmyer, Justin Glenn Kennemur
  • Patent number: 8906461
    Abstract: This invention relates to rapid drying lacquers that are particularly useful for automotive OEM refinish applications. The lacquer includes a novel acrylic triblock copolymer as a replacement material for all or part of the cellulose acetate butyrate binder component. This invention is also directed to a process for producing coatings from the rapid drying lacquers. These lacquers are especially useful in providing chip and humidity resistant coatings, especially metallic effect coatings, having excellent adhesion and down flop or metallic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Axalta Coating Systems IP Co., LLC
    Inventors: Sheau-Hwa Ma, Renee J. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8901248
    Abstract: In accordance with various aspects of the invention, implantable and insertable medical devices are provided, which contain one or more polymeric regions. In one aspect, the polymeric regions comprise (a) a block copolymer that comprises a polyaromatic block and a polyalkene block admixed with (b) a sulfonated high Tg polymer. In another aspect, the polymeric regions comprise a block copolymer that comprises (a) a sulfonated polymer block and (b) fluorinated polymer block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaina Brito, Frederick Strickler
  • Patent number: 8895669
    Abstract: The invention relates to a controlled polymerization method for producing ABA-triblock copolymers on the basis of (meth)acrylate with A-blocks which have a narrow, monomodal molecular weight distribution and a B-block which has a bimodal molecular weight distribution, and to the use thereof as binders in glues and sealing materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignees: Evonik Roehm GmbH, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Sven Balk, Holger Kautz, Stephan Fengler, Christine Troemer, Monika Maerz, Lars Zander, Jens Lueckert, Johann Klein, Thomas Moeller, Volker Erb
  • Patent number: 8871856
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions comprising two structured linear copolymers selected from the group consisting of block copolymers and gradient copolymers, these copolymers being prepared by different controlled polymerization techniques and the difference in the polydispersities of these copolymers, ?(Mw/Mn), being ?0.25. The invention further relates to the production of such blends and to their use as wetting agents and dispersants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: BYK-Chemie GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Göebelt, Jurgen Omeis, Sabine Johann, Sandra O'Shea
  • Publication number: 20140316049
    Abstract: A macromolecular emulsifier with switchable surface activity, and use thereof for preparation of polymer latex is disclosed. By using the macromolecular emulsifier with switchable surface activity as an emulsifier, a reversibly coagulable and re-dispersible polymer latex can be prepared by emulsion polymerization. The polymer latex can achieve the coagulation of latex particles by heating and aerating with nitrogen, air, inert gas and/or adding a small amount of alkali solution; the coagulated latex particles can be restored and re-dispersed into stable latex by aerating with carbon dioxide and/or adding a small amount of acid solution. The coagulation and re-dispersion process is reversible and is easy to control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Wenjun Wang, Qi Zhang, Guoqiang Yu, Bogeng Li, Shiping Zhu
  • Patent number: 8865840
    Abstract: A process for making a block copolymer compatibilizer, comprising reacting an acrylic monomer that has functional groups with one or more vinyl monomers in the presence of a free radical initiator and a stable free radical to form a reaction product that includes residual unreacted acrylic monomer, and reacting one or more vinyl monomers with the reaction product to form a second block that incorporates the residual unreacted acrylic monomer. A blend composition comprising a first thermoplastic polymer, which has functional groups, a reactive block copolymer that has functional groups in two or more blocks, and a second thermoplastic polymer that is compatible with one block of the block copolymer, where the functional groups in the first thermoplastic react with the functional groups in the block copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Macro-M S.A. de C.V.
    Inventors: Alfonso González Montiel, Leticia Flores Santos, Enrique Saldívar Guerra
  • Publication number: 20140299575
    Abstract: A BCP having first block of first monomer and second block of second monomer, adapted to undergo a transition from disordered state to ordered state at a temperature less than TOD, further including a bridging moiety having a functional group to provide hydrogen bonding between bridging moieties of adjacent first and second BCP molecules when in the ordered state and at a temperature in excess of a glass transition temperature Tg for the BCP. Composition including BCP comprising first block of first monomer and second block of second monomer, and a crosslinking compound having first and second terminal groups joined by a central moiety and arranged to crosslink second blocks of adjacent first and second BCP molecules by providing non-covalent bonding between the terminal groups and a functional group of the second monomer of the second blocks when the BCP is in the ordered state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Aurelie Marie Andree Brizard, Wilhelmus Sebastianus Marcus Maria Ketelaars, Sander Frederik Wuister, Roelof Koole, Emiel Peeters, Christianus Martinus Van Heesch, Henri Marie Joseph Boots, Thanh Trung Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20140303314
    Abstract: Acrylic block copolymers are described which are inherently tacky. Also described are compositions of the copolymers which exhibit properties enabling their use as pressure sensitive adhesives, without addition of tackifiers and/or subsequent processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle R. HEIMBACH, Eric L. BARTHOLOMEW, Christopher L. LESTER, William L. BOTTORF
  • Patent number: 8841542
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photovoltaic module comprising as an encapsulant a composition comprising at least one polyacrylate- or polymethacrylate-type block copolymer with the general formula B-(A)n, n being a natural integer no lower than one, preferably 1 to 8, the block A being selected from among methacrylates having a Tg higher than 0° C., the block B being a polyacrylate or a polymethacrylate having a Tg lower than 0° C., the block B being at least 50 wt % of the total weight of the block copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Pierre Gerard, Stephane Bizet, Dominique Jousset
  • Patent number: 8829117
    Abstract: The invention relates to a controlled polymerization method for producing ABA-triblock copolymers on the basis of (meth)acrylate with A-blocks having a narrow, monomodal molecular weight distribution, and a B-block having a wide, monomodal molecular weight distribution. The invention further relates to the use thereof as binders in glues or sealing compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignees: Evonik Roehm GmbH, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Sven Balk, Holger Kautz, Stephan Fengler, Monika Maerz, Christine Troemer, Lars Zander, Jens Lueckert, Johann Klein, Thomas Moeller, Volker Erb
  • Patent number: 8829116
    Abstract: A method for producing an AB block copolymer with PDI is provided. The method comprises steps of: 1) reaction, in the presence of at least one free radical initiator, of a reaction mixture comprising a compound of formula (I), and 2) reaction, at a temperature of 45° C. or above, of a reaction mixture comprising an ethylenically unsaturated monomer B and, independent from that of step 1), a compound of formula (I) and the macroinitiator of step 1) in solvent(s) to obtain the AB block copolymer; wherein the weight ratio of the compound of formula (I) to the macroinitiator in step 2) is at least 1:1000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Longlan Cui, Shaoguang Feng, Yanfei Liu, Tao Wang, Qingwei Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140238956
    Abstract: A directed self-assembling composition for pattern formation includes a block copolymer. The block copolymer includes a polystyrene block having a styrene unit, and a polyalkyl (meth)acrylate block having an alkyl (meth)acrylate unit. The block copolymer has a group that is bound to at least one end of a main chain of the block copolymer and that includes a hetero atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: JSR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji NAMIE, Shinya MINEGISHI, Tomoki NAGAI, Takuo SONE
  • Publication number: 20140242303
    Abstract: The present application is relates to a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition. The pressure-sensitive adhesive composition of the present application may form a pressure-sensitive adhesive having excellent durability and reliability, stress relaxation and reworkability. In addition, when the pressure-sensitive adhesive composition is used collaterally, for example, a coating process may be efficiently performed even when a coating solid content is high, thereby maintaining excellent productivity and forming a pressure-sensitive adhesive having excellent uniformity in thickness. The pressure-sensitive adhesive composition may be used for an optical film such as a polarizing plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Min Ki Lee, No Ma Hoon Kim, Sung Soo Yoon, Su Jeong Kim
  • Patent number: 8816011
    Abstract: The invention relates to a controlled polymerization process for preparing (meth)acrylate-based AB diblock copolymers with a B block which has a narrow monomodal molecular weight distribution, and an A block which has a broad monomodal molecular weight distribution, and to the use thereof, for example, as a binder in adhesives or sealants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignees: Evonik Röhm GmbH, Henkel AG & Co. KGAA
    Inventors: Holger Kautz, Sven Balk, Stephan Fengler, Dorothea Staschik, Christine Miess, Lars Zander, Jens Lueckert, Johann Klein, Thomas Moeller, Volker Erb
  • Patent number: 8802785
    Abstract: The invention relates to a controlled polymerization process for preparing (meth)acrylate-based AB diblock copolymers with a B block which has a narrow monomodal molecular weight distribution, and an A block which has a broad bimodal molecular weight distribution, and to the use thereof, for example, as a binder in adhesives or sealants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignees: Evonik Röhm GmbH, Henkel AG & Co. KGAA
    Inventors: Holger Kautz, Sven Balk, Stephan Fengler, Dorothea Staschik, Christine Miess, Lars Zander, Jens Lueckert, Johann Klein, Thomas Moeller, Volker Erb
  • Patent number: 8802784
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are copolymers comprising functional groups attached to the backbone of the polymer and methods of making these polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph W. Bruno
  • Patent number: 8785562
    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: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Hagadorn, Patrick Brant
  • Publication number: 20140179578
    Abstract: Provided is an alternating block copolymer. The alternating block copolymer has an olefin polymer block and an poly(alkyl methacrylate) block. The olefin polymer block has monomeric units of one or more alpha olefins of 2 to 12 carbon atoms that make up 90 wt % or more of the total weight of the olefin polymer block. The olefin polymer block exhibits a number average molecular weight of the olefin polymer block is 1000 to 500,000. The poly(alkyl methacrylate) block has monomeric units of one or more alkyl methacrylates with alkyl side chains of 1 to 100 carbon atoms that make up 90 wt % or more of the total weight of the poly(alkyl methacrylate) block. The poly(alkyl methacrylate) block exhibits a number average molecular weight of 1000 to 500,000. There is also provided a lubricant composition containing the alternating block copolymer and a process for making the alternating block copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Andy Haishung Tsou, Yong Yang, Martin N. Webster, Thomas Sun, Johannes Mattieu Soulages, Donna Jean Crowther, C. Rebecca Locker
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140134116
    Abstract: Described herein are block copolymers having hydrophobic blocks and hydrophilic blocks which are effective in binding to the surface of hard tissue; compositions comprising the same, as well as methods of making and using the same are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Tongxin Wang, Yanda Lei, James W. Mitchell, Lynette Zaidel, Jianhong Qiu, Mahmoud Hassan
  • Patent number: 8710152
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are novel block polymers comprising at least one first block and at least one second block, wherein the at least one first block comprises at least one acrylate monomer of formula CH2?CH—COOR2 wherein R2 is chosen from C4 to C12 cycloalkyl groups and at least one methacrylate monomer of formula CH2?C(CH3)—COOR?2 wherein R?2 is chosen from C4 to C12 cycloalkyl groups, and the second block comprises at least one acrylic acid monomer and at least one monomer with a glass transition temperature of less than or equal to 20° C. Also disclosed herein is a process for the preparation of such polymers which may be carried out continuously in a single reactor. Finally, further disclosed herein are compositions comprising the novel polymers and processes using the composition for making up and/or caring for keratinous substances or for improving the hold of a cosmetic composition while maintaining its gloss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Céline Farcet, Bertrand Lion
  • Patent number: 8710150
    Abstract: A block copolymer composition containing a diblock copolymer blend including a first poly(methyl methacrylate)-b-poly((trimethylsilyl)methyl methacrylate) diblock copolymer; and, a second poly(methyl methacrylate)-b-poly((trimethylsilyl)methyl methacrylate) diblock copolymer. Also provided are substrates treated with the block copolymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Shih-Wei Chang, Valeriy V. Ginzburg, Erin B. Vogel, Daniel J. Murray, Peter Trefonas, Phillip D. Hustad
  • Publication number: 20140107296
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating sub-lithographic, nanoscale microstructures utilizing self-assembling block copolymers, and films and devices formed from these methods are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan B. Millward, Timothy A. Quick
  • Patent number: 8697810
    Abstract: A copolymer composition including a block copolymer having a poly(methyl methacrylate) block and a poly((trimethylsilyl)methyl methacrylate) block is provided; wherein the block copolymer exhibits a number average molecular weight, MN, of 1 to 1,000 kg/mol; and, wherein the block copolymer exhibits a polydispersity, PD, of 1 to 2. Also provided are substrates treated with the copolymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Erin B. Vogel, Valeriy V. Ginzburg, Shih-Wei Chang, Daniel J. Murray, Phillip D. Hustad, Peter Trefonas
  • Patent number: 8697811
    Abstract: A curable resin composition, which contains, with respect to 100 parts of an epoxy resin, 1 to 70 parts of an epoxy resin curing agent and 1 to 50 parts of an acrylic block copolymer, and the acrylic block copolymer contains (?) at least one polymer block A composed of a structural unit derived from an alkyl methacrylate and at least one polymer block B composed of a structural unit derived from an alkyl acrylate, has a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of 30,000 to 300,000 and a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) of 1.5 or less, and contains 3 to 60 percent by mass of the polymer block A. In addition, a cured resin is formed from the above curable resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignees: Kuraray Co., Ltd., Hyogo
    Inventors: Hajime Kishi, Yumi Kunimitsu, Jin Imade, Shinya Oshita, Yoshihiro Morishita, Mitsunori Asada
  • Patent number: 8680208
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a copolymer for a cured product that is satisfactory in properties, such as adhesion properties, as a chip stacking adhesive or the like. The present invention is a star polymer comprising, as an arm portion, a polymer chain containing repeating units represented by formula (I) and formula (II), and comprising a core portion derived from a monomer represented by formula (III), wherein a molar ratio of the repeating unit represented by formula (I) to the repeating unit represented by formula (II) ((I)/(II)) in the arm portion is in the range of 60/40 to 95/5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiji Takahashi, Syoji Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20140024783
    Abstract: A polymer composition comprising star macromolecules is provided. Each star macromolecule has a core and five or more arms, wherein the number of arms within a star macromolecule varies across the composition of star molecules. The arms on a star are covalently attached to the core of the star; each arm comprises one or more (co)polymer segments; and at least one arm and/or at least one segment exhibits a different solubility from at least one other arm or one other segment, respectively, in a reference liquid of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: ATRP Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Wojciech Jakubowski, Patrick McCarthy, Nicolay Tsarevsky, James Spanswick
  • Publication number: 20140018504
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an impact modifier and a device and a method for the production thereof, as well as to a method for preparing a thermoset material, or a thermoset material precursor, from the impact modifier. The impact modifier comprises at least one copolymer selected from A-B-A, A-B, and A-B-C block copolymers in which: each block is linked to the other by means of a covalent bond or an intermediate molecule that is connected to one of the blocks by a covalent bond and to the other block by another covalent bond; A is a PMMA homopolymer or a copolymer of methyl methacrylate, A preferably being compatible with the resin; C is either (i) a PMMA homopolymer or a copolymer of methyl methacrylate, or (ii) a polymer based on monomers or a mixture of vinyl monomers, and blocks A and C are identical; and B is incompatible or partially compatible with the thermoset resin and incompatible with block A and optional block C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Thomas Fine, Jean-Loup Lacombe, Laurent Breysse
  • Patent number: 8618208
    Abstract: Disclosed are a resin composition for laser engraving, including an acrylic block copolymer; a relief printing plate precursor for laser engraving comprising a relief-forming layer formed from the resin composition on a support; a process for producing the relief printing plate precursor; a process of making a relief printing plate using the relief printing plate precursor; and a relief printing plate having a relief layer which is manufactured by the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Sugasaki
  • Publication number: 20130338315
    Abstract: The invention relates to polymer particles in the form of filaments formed by block copolymers, as well as to the method for preparing same by means of controlled radical polymerization in emulsion in the presence of a specific living macroinitiator derived from a nitroxide. The invention is characterized in that the filamentous particles are obtained in a dispersed aqueous medium by means of the synthesis of said block copolymers, performed by heating the reaction medium at a temperature of 60 to 120° C., the final block copolymer containing between 10 and 50 mol. % of the macroinitiator which is water soluble and the hydrophobic monomer conversion rate being at least 50%. According to the invention, the weight ratio of hydrophilic fraction of the filamentous particles is less than 25 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
    Inventors: Stephanie Magnet, Raber Inoubli, Laurence Couvreur, Bernadette Charleux, Segolene Brusseau
  • Publication number: 20130338273
    Abstract: Disclosed is an emulsion binder containing an A-B block copolymer. The A-B block copolymer has a number average molecular weight of 5,000 to 100,000, and a polydispersity index (weight average molecular weight/number average molecular weight) of not greater than 1.7. The polymer block A has an acid value of 0 to 30 mgKOH/g and a glass transition point of not higher than 60° C. The polymer block B has an acid value of 75 to 250 mgKOH/g. The A-B block copolymer has been neutralized with an alkaline material, and has been allowed to self-emulsify in an aqueous medium to form emulsion particles having an average particle size of 30 to 300 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicants: KYOTO UNIVERSITY, DAINICHISEIKA COLOR & CHEMICALS MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Shimanaka, Yoshikazu Murakami, Shinichio Aoyagi, Atsushi Goto, Hironori Kaji
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130306594
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a block copolymer comprising a first block derived from a vinyl aromatic monomer; and a second block derived from an acrylate monomer; where a chi parameter that measures interactions between the first block and the second block is greater than or equal to about 0.05, when measured at 240° C. Disclosed herein too is a method comprising polymerizing a vinyl aromatic monomer to form a first block; and polymerizing a second block onto the first block to form a block copolymer; where the second block is derived by polymerizing an acrylate monomer; and where the block copolymer has a chi parameter of greater than or equal to about 0.05, when measured at 240° C.; where the chi parameter is a measure of interactions between the first block and the second block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Phillip Dene Hustad, Peter Trefonas, III, Frank Steven Bates, Marc Andrew Hillmyer, Justin Glenn Kennemur
  • Publication number: 20130289209
    Abstract: Disclosed is an interfacial polymer for a network used as a coupling agent in mixing of rubber-silica. More particularly, the interfacial polymer for a rubber-silica network is a block copolymer containing a copolymer of conjugated diene and vinyl aromatic monomers, in which when used as a coupling agent in the mixing of synthetic rubber and silica (an inorganic material), the polymer enhances silica dispersibility within the rubber, and improves compatibility and processability, resulting in considerable improvement in the dynamic property as well as the mechanical property of the rubber, and when used in a tire, etc., it enhances automobile braking performance and reduces rolling resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicants: Institute for Research & Industry Cooperation, PNU, Korea Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gwang Hoon Kwag, Jong Yeop Lee, Jae Yun Kim, Han Baek Lee, Sang Chul Ji, Hyun Jong Paik, Won Ho Kim, Hee Jeong Kim, Ki Hyun Kim
  • Publication number: 20130284039
    Abstract: A resin composition for laser engraving that comprises (Component A) a block copolymer comprising a main chain skeleton obtained by step-growth polymerization and a main chain skeleton obtained by chain-growth polymerization; (Component B) a polymerizable compound; and (Component C) a polymerization initiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi SUGASAKI
  • Publication number: 20130261250
    Abstract: The present invention relates to arborescent polymers comprising isoolefins and styrenic monomers, as well as processes for making same. In particular, the invention relates to highly branched block copolymers comprising an arborescent core with a high glass-transition temperature (Tg) and branches attached to the core terminated in polymer endblock segments with a low Tg. The copolymers of the invention desirably exhibit thermoplastic elastomeric properties and, in one embodiment, are desirably suited to biomedical applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: LANXESS INC.
    Inventors: Goran Stojcevic, Steven Teertstra, Lorenzo Ferrari, Kevin Kulbaba, Greg Davidson
  • Publication number: 20130261266
    Abstract: A composition includes a responsive block copolymer, the responsive block copolymer including at least one block A that is a triggerable copolymer, the triggerable copolymer including at least one lower critical solution temperature monomer and at least one charged monomer, wherein the triggerable copolymer block A is a dual trigger block configured to trigger on temperature and ionic strength, and wherein the responsive block copolymer micellizes or gels at a temperature between 28° C. and 37° C. and a salt concentration of about 0.9 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: William Clayton Bunyard, Timothy E. Long, Adam E. Smith, Shijing Cheng, Sean T. Hemp
  • Patent number: 8541511
    Abstract: The invention relates to an amphiphilic block copolymer having an increased speed of water adsorption. The non-water soluble copolymer, having a hydrophilic middle block and hydrophobic endblocks, has a high rate water transmission and/or permeation. The increase in rate is due to neutralization, or partial neutralization of the hydrophilic block of the copolymer. Furthermore, the absorption rate can be controlled by the extent of the neutralization. Another aspect of the invention is the use of co-monomers and/or additives to further increase or tailor the water absorption properties. The use of additives and comonomers is also shown to enhance the processability of the disclosed polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Scott C. Schmidt, Noah E. Macy, Jean-Pierre Disson
  • Publication number: 20130237671
    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: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: John R. Hagadorn, Patrick Brant