Oxygen Atom Is Part Of A Carboxylic Acid Group Patents (Class 525/301)
  • Patent number: 10774187
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include organic polymeric particles, paper coating compositions, coated paper, and methods of forming coated paper with the paper coating compositions. The embodiments of the organic polymeric particle include an organic hydrophilic polymer with a unit for hydrogen bonding, and a hollow porous structure that comprises an organic polymer that at least partially surrounds the organic hydrophilic polymer, where the hollow porous structure has a pore surface area greater than 1 percent of a total theoretical exterior surface area of the hollow porous structure and the organic hydrophilic polymer and the hollow porous structure give the organic polymeric particle a void volume fraction of 40 percent to 85 percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: OMNOVA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Brennan, John P. Kelly, Brian J. Ninness, James G. Galloway, Alan B. Chaput, Jr., John A. Roper, III, John D. Oates
  • Patent number: 10745500
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a preparation method for an acrylic acid-based polymer. According to the preparation method for an acrylic acid-based polymer of the present disclosure, unreacted monomers may be reduced and a high quality acrylic acid-based polymer can be prepared. In addition, it is not necessary to increase the time or the temperature in the polymerization step or the aging step, thereby maintaining the high productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Sup Han, Young Sam Kim, Chang Bum Ko, Dong Jo Ryu, Im Gyu Kim, Hyo Min Kim
  • Patent number: 10711162
    Abstract: Provided are: an adhesive that offers high adhesiveness to bond and secure an adherend even in a high-temperature environment, as long as securing is necessary. The adherend can be removed without failure and without adhesive residue once securing becomes unnecessary; and a method for processing an adherend using the adhesive. The adhesive according to the present invention contains a multivalent vinyl ether compound (A) and at least one of a compound (B) and a compound (C). The compound (B) is represented by Formula (b). The compound (C) includes two or more constitutional units each represented by Formula (c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yousuke Ito, Hiroki Tanaka, Kiyoharu Tsutsumi
  • Patent number: 10189958
    Abstract: A method of forming an organic polymeric particle, comprising (i) forming a core of an organic hydrophilic polymer with monomers that contains an acid group, a latent acid group, or a combination thereof; (ii) forming a shell that comprises an organic polymer with monomers that contains an acid group, a latent acid group, or a combination thereof to encapsulate the core, where the shell has an initial size; expanding the core to form a hollow porous structure from the shell, where the hollow porous structure has an expanded size larger than an initial size of the shell; and (iii) hydrolyzing the acid group, the latent acid group or the combination thereof of the hollow porous structure and the organic hydrophilic polymer to give the organic polymeric particle a void volume fraction of 40 percent to 85 percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Brennan, John P. Kelly, Brian J. Ninness, James G. Galloway, Alan B. Chaput, Jr., John A. Roper, III, John D. Oates
  • Patent number: 10100377
    Abstract: The present invention provides aqueous composition comprising a multi-stage acrylic emulsion polymer having a first stage polymer of from 0.5 to 4 wt. %, based on the total weight of monomers used to make the first stage polymer, of a copolymerized carboxylic acid or salt group containing monomer, and having 10 to 30 wt. %, on total solids of the multi-stage acrylic emulsion polymer, of a second stage polymer of from 3 to 15 wt. % of a copolymerized hydroxyl group containing monomer, the first stage polymer having a glass transition temperature (Tg) by dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) of less than ?10° C. and the second stage polymer having a Tg (DMA) of greater than 80° C.; and (ii) from 25 to 75 wt. %, based on the total solids weight of the multi-stage acrylic polymer, of a polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Ibrahim Eryazici, Bradley K. Hageman, Joseph M. Hoefler, Edwin Nungesser
  • Patent number: 10005871
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to processes for preparing an emulsion containing core-sheath-shell polymer particles which, when dried, contain a microvoid which causes opacity in compositions in which they are contained. The particles can serve as binding or opacifying agents in paints, coating, impregnating, and molding compositions primarily, also extended to paper coatings and to some extent in leather, textiles and water based construction materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ORGANIK KIMYA SANAYI VE TIC. A.S.
    Inventors: Guillermo Perez, Sibel Altinok
  • Patent number: 9771442
    Abstract: A method for producing highly reactive olefin polymers wherein at least 50 mol % of the polymer chains have terminal double bonds, and a novel polymerization initiating system for accomplishing the same includes contacting isobutene or an isobutene-containing monomer mixture, wherein a Lewis acid catalyst is complexed with an oxygen and/or sulfur-containing Lewis base, in an apolar solvent, and wherein an initiator is employed to initiate polymerization of the isobutene or isobutene-containing monomer mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignees: University of Massachusetts, Infineum International Limited
    Inventors: Rudolf Faust, Jacob Emert
  • Patent number: 9688872
    Abstract: The waterborne coating composition herein is useful for promoting adhesion of paint to a component such as a plastic automobile part or accessory. The waterborne coating composition is particularly useful for promoting adhesion of paint to a thermoplastic polyolefin surface. The waterborne coating composition is prepared from a mixture comprising at least one chlorinated polyolefin resin and at least one urethane acrylic hybrid resin. The waterborne coating composition provides not only good adhesion of a paint to a thermoplastic polyolefin surface, but also provides good appearance. The waterborne coating composition is also compatible with a wide variety of paint systems and can be rapidly dried under ambient conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: W.M. Barr & Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Power, Mark Thompson
  • Patent number: 9631078
    Abstract: A compatibilizer including a thermoplastic elastomer and an acrylic polymer. The thermoplastic elastomer and the acrylic polymer form an interpenetrating polymeric network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Instituto Potosino de Investigación Cientifica y Tecnológica A.C.
    Inventors: Vladimir Alonso Escobar Barrios, Karen Mariana Mancera Garcia
  • Patent number: 9546267
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to a multi-stage polymer as a grinding additive and a method of producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventor: Ling Li
  • Patent number: 9388307
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a composition for preparing the microcups and the toughness of the display panel formed from such a composition may be significantly improved. In some cases, the panel may have an elongation at break of more than 10% and it can be completely peeled off from the substrate layer on which it is formed, without causing any damage to the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: E INK CALIFORNIA, LLC
    Inventors: Yu Li, HongMei Zang
  • Patent number: 9233186
    Abstract: The disclosed process for producing a water-absorbing resin comprising: a polymerization step of polymerizing an aqueous unsaturated monomer; a drying step of drying a particulated water-containing gel-liked crosslinked polymer, obtained in a finely crushing step during the polymerization or after the polymerization; a pulverizing step after the drying, a classification step after the drying, and a surface treatment step after the classification. In the process is, the surface-treatment step is interrupted with a heating treatment apparatus kept in a heated state and thereafter the surface treatment step is restarted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Syuji Kanzaki, Sumio Okuda, Kunihiko Ishizaki, Satoshi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9212266
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for the manufacture of a catheter comprising a hydrophilic gel. The method comprising the steps of combining a polymeric photoinitiator of the general formula (I): R1(A1)r-(R2(A2)m-O)o—(R3(A3)n-O)p—R4(A4)s??(I) with one or more gel-forming polymers and/or gel-forming monomers to form a matrix composition, curing the matrix composition by exposing it to UV radiation, exposing the matrix composition to a swelling medium and incorporating the hydrophilic gel into a catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Christian B Nielsen, Niels Joergen Madsen
  • Patent number: 9193817
    Abstract: A curable resin composition comprising a (meth)acrylate monomer having an aromatic ring, a non-conjugated vinylidene group-containing compound represented by the general formula below, and a thermal or a photo-radical polymerization initiator makes it possible to produce a cured product with minimized occurrence of burring during molding and high product yield after molding. The cured product has good heat coloration resistance and low Abbe's number. R11, R12, R15, and R16 represent a substituent and A represents an atomic group necessary for forming a cyclic structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuusuke Iizuka, Tatsuhiko Obayashi, Naoyuki Morooka, Takayasu Nagai, Ayumi Someya
  • Patent number: 9090718
    Abstract: The present invention provides a highly productive method for manufacturing a water-absorbing resin, the amounts of fine powder and dust of which are small, the amount of residual monomer of which is small, and whose absorption rate is high. That is, the method for manufacturing the water-absorbing resin of the present invention is a method for crosslinking and polymerizing an aqueous solution of an acid-group containing unsaturated monomer, and is characterized in that stationary polymerization is carried out in such a manner that a solid matter is added to the monomer aqueous solution, and an initiation temperature of the polymerization is adjusted to 40° C. or more or a maximum temperature of the polymerization is adjusted to 100° C. or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Sakamoto, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Sayaka Machida
  • Patent number: 9068036
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing impact modifiers, impact modified thermoplastic molding compositions and in particular impact modified polycarbonate or polycarbonate/polyester blends having improved resistance to degradation. More particularly the present invention relates to a process for producing polymeric impact modifiers with a core-shell structure made by a multistage process comprising a control and adjustment if necessary of the pH value before and during the recovery step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Christophe Navarro, Stephane Girois, Elisabeth Bay, Jean-Claude Saint-Martin
  • Patent number: 8993665
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymers, nanomaterials, and methods of making the same. Various embodiments provide an amphiphilic multi-arm copolymer. The copolymer includes a core unit and a plurality of amphiphilic block copolymer arms. Each block copolymer arm is substituted on the core unit. Each block copolymer arm includes at least one hydrophilic homopolymer subunit and at least one hydrophobic homopolymer subunit. In some examples, the copolymer can include a star-like or bottlebrush-like block copolymer, and can include a Janus copolymer. Various embodiments provide a nanomaterial. In some examples, the nanomaterial can include Janus nanomaterials, and can include nanoparticles, nanorods, or nanotubes. The nanomaterial includes the amphiphilic multi-arm copolymer and at least one inorganic precursor. The inorganic precursor can be coordinated to at least one homopolymer subunit of one of the amphiphilic block copolymer arms to form the nanomaterial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhiqun Lin, Xinchang Pang
  • Publication number: 20150059605
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resin composition for laser engraving comprising (Component A) a polymer having a monomer unit derived from a conjugated diene-based hydrocarbon, (Component B) a compound having an acid group and an ethylenically unsaturated bond; and (Component C) a polymerization initiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiro HAMADA
  • Publication number: 20140316011
    Abstract: The invention described herein provides a modified material is a packaging material in which, at least one side, the product contact side, has been modified to sequester ions in order to prevent the ions from being available to promote degradative reactions in biological or chemical products such as food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, neutraceuticals, cosmetics, paints and chemicals. The invention described herein also includes methods of making the packaging materials and methods of using the packaging materials for preserving the integrity of biological and chemical compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Julie M. Goddard, Eric A. Decker
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8865834
    Abstract: A novel adhesive composition suitable for composing multilayered coatings onto large, industrial equipment such as pipeline tubes is devised. The composition is a blend based on a polyethylene which determines the blend's favorable properties, which polyethylene itself can be used further in coating cables and for producing moldings, especially rotomoulded articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz Vogt, Shahram Mihan, Gerd Mannebach, Gerhardus Meier, Joachim Berthold, Manfred Hecker
  • 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: 8829081
    Abstract: A method of preparing core-shell submicron spheres is disclosed. The method comprises steps hereafter. An emulsion containing a core monomer is heated to a temperature of 10° C. below its boiling point to the boiling point. A core forming step is performed by adding an initiator solution to the heated emulsion to form cores by polymerizing the core monomer. When the conversion of the above polymerization is 10% to 95%, a shell forming step is performed by adding a shell monomer into the emulsion, at a temperature of 50° C. below the emulsion's boiling point to the boiling point thereof, to form shells, respectively surrounding the cores, by polymerizing the shell monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: National Central University
    Inventors: Hui Chen, Ming-Yu Lo, Yu-Cheng Kuo
  • Patent number: 8822589
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of aqueous formulations, wherein (A) at least one ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid, (B) at least one heterocyclic comonomer having at least one permanent cationic charge per molecule and (C-P1) at least one ethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid or its anhydride are subjected to free radical copolymerization with one another in an aqueous medium and, shortly before the end or after the end of the copolymerization, further ethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid (C-P2) or its anhydride is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Markus Brym, Stephan Hueffer, Audrey Renoncourt, Ulrike Mahn, Franz Glocknitzer, Alexandra Bruhn
  • Publication number: 20140243479
    Abstract: A rheology modifier copolymer of formula (I) wherein A is a macromonomer, B is an acrylic or methacrylic acid or salt thereof, C is a C1-C8 ester of (meth)acrylic acid, D is an associative monomer, and when present E is a crosslinking monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Adam Peter Jarvis, Adam John Limer, Martin Swanson Vethamuthu
  • Patent number: 8816021
    Abstract: Low viscosity, radiation curable compositions have been developed that produce plastics with silicone rubber-like properties. These compositions have also been shown to give great adhesion to plastics. The combination of an ethylenically unsaturated oligomer with di- or polythiol compound, reactive diluents and a radical initiator will produce these properties. These materials can find use in many areas such as: Electronics packaging, displays, conformal coatings, seals, gaskets, fiber optics coatings, and golf ball coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Designer Molecules, Inc.
    Inventors: Farhad G Mizori, Stephen M Dershem
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140228457
    Abstract: Articles that contain a solid support with a grafted chain extending from the solid support, methods of making these articles, and various uses of the articles are described. More specifically, the grafted chain has a functional group that can react with or interact with target compound. Alternatively, the functional group on the grafted chain can react with a modifying agent to provide another group that can react with or interact with the target compound. The grafted chains are attached to the solid support through a ring-opened azlactone group. The articles can be used to purify the target compound or to separate the target compound from other molecules in a sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Simon K. Shannon, Catherine A. Bothof, Babu N. Gaddam, Jerald K. Rasmussen, Richard B. Ross
  • Patent number: 8697134
    Abstract: Described is a direct method for the fabrication of resorcinarene nanocapsules by photopolymerization of compounds of formula (I), such as resorcinarene tetraalkene tetrathiol (RTATT), in the absence of any template or preorganization. Further, by varying the polymerization media, a variety of other polymeric architectures like lattices, fibrous networks, and nanoparticles were obtained. The morphology and structure were characterized by transmission electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering, infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. These morphologically distinct resorcinarene polymeric architectures contain residual thiol and ene functional groups offering potential functionalization opportunities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Ramjee Balasubramanian, Zaharoula M. Kalaitzis, Srujana Prayakarao
  • 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: 20140024736
    Abstract: Modified polymeric articles having modifying agents dispersed within and bonded to an interior region of the article. Methods of modifying polymer materials used to form polymeric articles, and methods of making polymeric articles from polymer particles having modifying agents bonded thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian H. Thomas, Dirk Pletcher, Donald L. Yakimicki
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8618215
    Abstract: A modified polypropylene-based polymer obtained by graft modification of a propylene/?-olefin copolymer with a xylene-soluble portion of at least 40 mass % and no greater than 85 mass %, a xylene-soluble portion (XS) intrinsic viscosity (XSIV) of at least 2.5 dl/g, and an MFR value of no greater than 3.0 g/10 min at 230° C. under a load of 2.16 kg, using an unsaturated carboxylic acid or its derivative, and a flame retardant polyolefin-based resin composition having prescribed contents of a polyolefin-based resin component comprising 60-95 mass % of a polyolefin-based resin and 40-5 mass % of a modified polypropylene-based polymer, and an inorganic flame retardant component comprising an inorganic filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Sunallomer Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Yasumoto, Tomohiro Mochida
  • Publication number: 20130345362
    Abstract: [Object] To provide acrylic rubber graft copolymers capable of giving thermoplastic resin compositions exhibiting excellent impact resistance, rigidity and appearance, and to provide thermoplastic resin compositions including the acrylic rubber graft copolymers. [Solution] An acrylic rubber graft copolymer is obtained by graft polymerizing a vinyl monomer in the presence of a rubbery polymer including acrylate ester monomer units and polyfunctional monomer units, wherein the total amount of the polyfunctional monomer units in the rubbery polymer is 0.3 to 3 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the acrylate ester monomer units, and the polyfunctional monomer units include 30 to 95 mass % of polyfunctional monomer units having two unsaturated bonds and 5 to 70 mass % of polyfunctional monomer units having three unsaturated bonds with respect to 100 mass % of the total of the polyfunctional monomer units. A thermoplastic resin composition includes the acrylic rubber graft copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: UMG ABS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Maeda, Takahiro Nakamura, Hironori Matsuyama
  • Publication number: 20130338252
    Abstract: Dental cement composition comprising a polymerizable polyacidic polymer having repeating units in the polymer backbone, a polymerizable monomer having at least one polymerizable functional group; a radical polymerization initiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Joachim E. Klee, Helmut Ritter, Sven Pohle, Oliver Elsner, Mareike Bardts
  • Patent number: 8604132
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: ATRP Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Wojciech Jakubowski, Patrick McCarthy, Nicolay Tsarevsky, James Spanswick
  • Publication number: 20130296493
    Abstract: The present invention provides a modified natural rubber that offers higher efficiency of graft polymerization or attachment of a polar group-containing compounds, and that possesses excellent low loss factor, wear resistance and fracture resistance when used as a rubber composition, a rubber composition using the modified natural rubber and a tire using the rubber composition. In the present invention, a polar group-containing compound is graft polymerized or attached under mechanical shear force to a natural rubber raw material having a nitrogen content of 0.4 mass % or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taku YAMAMOTO, Haruki Minojima, Takeshi Kasai
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8569421
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: ATRP Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Wojciech Jakubowski, Patrick McCarthy, Nicolay Tsarevsky, James Spanswick
  • Patent number: 8557927
    Abstract: The disclosed is a comb-shaped graft copolymer, including a back bone of PMMA and side chains of a random copolymer, a block copolymer, or a homopolymer polymerized of a monomer having a carbon-carbon double bond. The monomer can be alkyl acrylate, styrene, and the likes. The side chains terminal is grafted to a nitro-oxy compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Mao-Lin Hsueh, Cheng-Wei Yeh, Yi-Zhen Chen, Kuo-Chen Shih
  • Publication number: 20130260151
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing water-absorbent resin particles which show an excellent water absorption rate and high equilibrium swelling capacity and which have an appropriate particle size to be excellent in handleability, and water-absorbent resin particles obtained by the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Heguri, Kenji Tanimura, Yuichi Onoda
  • 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: 8545980
    Abstract: A polypropylene resin having: (1) a melt flow rate (MFR) of 6 to 100 g/10 minutes, (2) a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn), measured by gel permeation chromatography, of 3 to 6, and (3) a 116° C. non-eluted component content (100-W116(%)) of 50% or more and a content of components eluted at 90° C. or less (W90) of 10 to 30%, measured by temperature-rising fractional chromatography (TREF).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeharu Tajima, Toshitaka Kanai, Tomoaki Takebe, Yutaka Minami
  • Patent number: 8541508
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a novel epoxy group-containing copolymer, including a production process thereof, and an epoxy (meth)acrylate copolymer starting from the epoxy group-containing copolymer, including a production process thereof are provided. The epoxy group-containing copolymer of the present invention contains a specific epoxy group-containing repeating unit and an olefin-based repeating unit. A novel epoxy (meth)acrylate copolymer of the present invention is produced by reacting the epoxy group-containing copolymer with (meth)acrylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Uchida, Kazuhiko Ooga, Toshio Fujita, Masanao Hara
  • Patent number: 8536278
    Abstract: A process for producing water-absorbing polymer particles, wherein the water-absorbing polymer particles are surface postcrosslinked with unsaturated fatty acids or derivatives thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rüdiger Funk, Wilfried Heide, Uwe Stueven
  • Patent number: 8530582
    Abstract: The present invention relates to modified polyolefins with atactic structural elements, to processes for preparation thereof and to the use thereof, especially as an adhesive or as a constituent of adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Hinnerk Gordon Becker, Lutz Mindach, Holger Kautz, Miriam Ammer
  • Patent number: 8524836
    Abstract: A pre-adhesive syrup copolymer composition comprising an acid functional acrylate solute copolymer, a monomer solvent mixture, and a polyaziridine crosslinking agent is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Maureen A. Kavanagh, Belma Erdogan-Haug, Larry R. Krepski, Peiwang Zhu, Babu N. Gaddam, Dang Xie, Wen Jie Zhang, Qing Wu
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130203883
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a surface modification method for a rubber vulcanizate or a thermoplastic elastomer, which can impart various functions such as sliding properties and biocompatibility according to its use. The present invention relates to a surface modification method for modifying a rubber vulcanizate or a thermoplastic elastomer as an object to be modified, the method including: Step 1 of forming polymerization initiation points on a surface of the object to be modified; Step 2 of radical polymerizing monomers starting from the polymerization initiation points to grow polymer chains on the surface of the object to be modified; and Step 3 of functionalizing the polymer chains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130165592
    Abstract: The disclosed is a comb-shaped graft copolymer, including a back bone of PMMA and side chains of a random copolymer, a block copolymer, or a homopolymer polymerized of a monomer having a carbon-carbon double bond. The monomer can be alkyl acrylate, styrene, and the likes. The side chains terminal is grafted to a nitro-oxy compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Mao-Lin Hsueh, Cheng-Wei Yeh, Yi-zhen Chen, Kuo-Chen Shih