Polymer Derived From Acrylic Or Methacrylic Esters, Or Vinyl Acetate Monomer Patents (Class 525/330.3)
  • Patent number: 10626210
    Abstract: A method of producing a methacrylate block copolymer includes operations of (a) preparing a polymer solution comprising a methacrylate polymer block by polymerizing a methacrylate monomer using a polymerization initiator and a reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) agent in the presence of water or an organic solvent; (b) preparing a polymer solution comprising an acrylate polymer block-containing methacrylate diblock copolymer by adding an acrylate monomer and a styrene monomer to the polymer solution prepared in operation (a); (c) preparing a polymer solution comprising a methacrylate polymer block-containing methacrylate triblock copolymer by adding a methacrylate monomer to the polymer solution prepared in operation (b); and (d) collecting a polymer prepared after operations (b) and (c) and removing the RAFT agent present at a terminal of the polymer by using an amine-based organic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Inha University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventors: DuckHyoung Hwang, Seok Hwan Kim, Yong Ku Kwon, Daehyeon Hwang
  • Patent number: 9546245
    Abstract: This invention provides a chlorinated poly(propylene carbonate) and the preparation method thereof, the chlorinated poly(propylene carbonate) is as represented by formula (I). Compared to the prior poly(propylene carbonate)s, the chlorinated poly(propylene carbonate) has relatively stronger electronegativity due to the presence of chlorine atoms and the interaction of the chlorinated poly(propylene carbonate) with other polar materials can be enhanced, so that it can be widely used as a compatilizer, a binder, a paint, an ink, and the like. After the introduction of chlorine atoms, hydrogen bond interaction is generated within the chlorinated poly(propylene carbonate), so that its processability and mechanical properties are both improved. Furthermore, the chlorine atom may improve the flame retardancy of chlorinated poly(propylene carbonate) materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Wei Jiang, Guiyan Zhao, Lisong Dong, Jing Jin, Jie Cui
  • Patent number: 9512281
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the preparation of a masterbatch in the liquid phase based on one or more diene elastomer latexes and on one or more fillers, comprising the following successive stages: preparation of a stable and homogeneous aqueous dispersion by mixing one or more diene elastomer latexes with one or more stable aqueous dispersions of one or more fillers, the said fillers; homogenization of the aqueous dispersion, coagulation within the aqueous dispersion of the said diene elastomer latex or latexes with the filler or fillers by supplying mechanical energy, recovery of the coagulum, drying the recovered coagulum in order to obtain the masterbatch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignees: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ESTABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN, MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A.
    Inventors: Jérôme Bibette, Fernando Martinez Pedrero, Benoît De Gaudemaris, Julien Berriot
  • Patent number: 9156965
    Abstract: The invention relates to an accelerator agent of a novel blend of aldehyde-amine condensation product and aliphatic amines for diaminic, metal oxide, sulfur, and triazine crosslinkable elastomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: VANDERBILT CHEMICALS, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Forgue, Chris M. Nola, Roger L. Burtraw, II
  • Patent number: 9040648
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition that includes a polymer having at least one polymer segment represented by the following Formula (I), With reference to Formula (I): M independently for each w is a residue of a monomer; ? is a residue of a mechanochromic compound having at least two reactive groups that are each independently bonded to one monomer residue M; w, independently for each z, is an integer of at least 1; and z is an integer of at least 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles R. Hickenboth, Cynthia Kutchko, Matthew J. Kryger
  • Publication number: 20150140249
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive composition comprising: an alkyl acrylic acid ester monomer having an alkyl carbon number of 2 to 14; an acrylic acid ester monomer containing a hydroxyl group; and a copolymer obtained by copolymerizing an acrylic acid ester monomer. The present invention also provides the adhesive composition and an adhesive film using the same, a touch panel, and an electronic device. The adhesive composition of the present invention has characteristics of high flexibility and good cutting properties, durability, transparency, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: LG Hausys, Ltd
    Inventors: Chan Oh Yoon, Jang Soon Kim, Min Seok Song, Eun Kyung Park, Bu Gi Jung
  • Patent number: 9029480
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a preparation method of a superabsorbent polymer, and specifically to a method of preparing a superabsorbent polymer including the steps of: preparing a hydrous gel phase polymer by thermal polymerizing or photo-polymerizing a monomer composition including a water-soluble ethylene-based unsaturated monomer and a polymerization initiator; drying the hydrous gel phase polymer; milling the dried polymer; classifying the milled hydrous gel phase polymer into two or more grades by particle size; adding a surface cross-linking agent to each hydrous gel phase polymer classified into two or more grades; and carrying out a surface cross-linking reaction of the hydrous gel phase polymer to which the surface cross-linking agent is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Young Won, Chang-Sun Han, Gi-Cheul Kim, Sang-Gi Lee, Kyu-Pal Kim, Sung-Soo Park, Gyu Leem
  • Patent number: 9012542
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a homogeneous sulfur-modified polymer composition, a method of preparing sulfur-modified polymer, and an asphaltic concrete mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein, Mohammed H. Al Mehthel, Hamad I. Al-Abdul Wahhab, Saleh H. Al Idi, Junaid Saleem Akhtar
  • Patent number: 8981011
    Abstract: The present application relates to an olefin-based ionomer resin composition, to an encapsulant, and to an optoelectronic device. The resin composition according to the present application may be used as an encapsulant for a variety of optoelectronic devices, and may exhibit superior adhesion to the substrates of the optoelectronic devices. In addition, according to the present application, an olefin-based ionomer resin composition, which can provide good workability and economic advantages in the manufacture of devices without negatively affecting components such as encapsulated optoelectronic elements or the wired electrodes of optoelectronic devices, may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hoon Chae, Beom Doo Seo, Choong Hoon Lee, Sung Ho Choi
  • Publication number: 20150072396
    Abstract: Low-copper click chemistry, 1.3-dipolar cycloadditions, and Staudinger ligations for modifying biomolecules is provided. Compositions, methods, and kits relating to low-copper click chemistry, 1.3-dipolar cycloadditions, and Staudinger ligations are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyle Gee, Upinder Singh, Scott Grecian, Scott Clarke
  • Publication number: 20150061168
    Abstract: The present invention provides optic portions, intraocular lenses, and polymers for use in manufacturing optic portions and intraocular lenses. The optic portions include a polymer that comprises (a) one or more alkoxyalkyl methacrylate monomers and/or one or more alkoxyalkyl acrylate monomers that are incorporated in the polymer; (b) one or more hydroxyalkyl methacrylate monomers and/or one or more hydroxyalkyl acrylate monomers that are incorporated in the polymer; and (c) optionally, one or more crosslinking agents that are incorporated in the polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Benz Research and Development Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick H. BENZ, Jose A. ORS
  • Publication number: 20150038650
    Abstract: Transparent and impact-resistant crosslinked acrylic composition consisting of a brittle matrix (I) having a glass transition temperature of greater than 0° C. and of elastomeric domains having a characteristic dimension of less than 100 nm consisting of macromolecular sequences (II) having a flexible nature with a glass transition temperature of less than 0° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Sylvain Bourrigaud, Sylvie Cazaumayou, Stephanie Pery
  • Patent number: 8933047
    Abstract: The present invention is directed membrane active poly(acrylate) polymers and compositions for targeted delivery of RNA interference (RNAi) polynucleotides cells in vivo. RNAi polynucleotides are conjugated to the poly(acrylate) polymers and the polymers are reversibly modified to enable in vivo targeted delivery. Membrane activity of the poly(acrylate) provides for movement of the RNAi polynucleotides from outside the cell to inside the cell. Reversible modification provides physiological responsiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Arrowhead Madison Inc.
    Inventors: Darren H. Wakefield, David B. Rozema, Nicholas Rossi, Lauren Almeida, Anthony L. Perillo-Nicholas
  • Publication number: 20150011699
    Abstract: Organic polymeric bi-metallic alkoxide or aryloxide composites are used as dielectric materials in various devices with improved properties such as improved mobility. These composites comprise a poly(meth)acrylate or polyester having metal coordination sites, and the same or different bi-metallic alkoxide or aryloxide molecules that are coordinated with the organic polymer. The bi-metallic alkoxide or aryloxide molecules can be represented by Structure (I) shown herein. Such composites are generally soluble at room temperature in various organic solvents and be provided in homogeneous organic solvent solutions that can be suitably applied to a substrate to form dielectric materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Dianne Marie Meyer, Mark R. Mis, Matthew Dirmyer
  • Patent number: 8927071
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive composition which is excellent in durability under high temperature and humidity conditions and can thus inhibit bright defect even when applied to a large-sized optical film; a pressure-sensitive adhesive; and an optical film. A pressure-sensitive adhesive composition including an acrylic copolymer (A) bearing a reactive functional group, an acrylic copolymer (B) and an isocyanate compound (C), wherein the quantity of the isocyanate compound (C) is 5 to 30 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of a mixture of the acrylic copolymer (A) and the acrylic copolymer (B) and the elongation at break and 200% modulus as determined at 25 degrees C. by the tensile test are 300 to 1000% and 0.2 to 3 N/mm2 respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Carbide Industries Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Shinya Hattori, Hiroto Nakano, Akira Kamoi, Naomi Furue, Shuhei Masuda, Hideki Miyazaki, Masahito Saito
  • Publication number: 20140373485
    Abstract: Provided is a novel oxygen-absorbing resin composition having excellent oxygen-absorbing performance and suppressing odor generation after absorption of oxygen even if a material responsive to a metal detector is not used. Further provided is an oxygen-absorbing resin composition having excellent oxygen-absorbing performance in a wide range of humidity conditions from low humidity to high humidity. Such an oxygen-absorbing resin composition contains a copolymerized polyolefin compound and a transition metal catalyst, in which the copolymerized polyolefin compound contains at least one constituent unit having a tetralin ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Okada, Toshiya Takagi, Takashi Kashiba, Shinpei Iwamoto, Shinichi Ikeda, Fumihiro Ito, Shun Ogawa, Shota Arakawa, Kenichiro Usuda
  • Patent number: 8911837
    Abstract: The retardation film of the present invention contains a thermoplastic polymer having at least a side chain component (A) oriented in a direction substantially orthogonal to a slow axis, and the absorption edge wavelength (?cut-off) of the side chain component (A) is 330 nm or more, and an in-plane retardation value (Re[450]) at a wavelength of 450 nm is smaller than that (Re[650]) at a wavelength of 650 nm. In the above-mentioned retardation film, the difference (?Re650-450=Re[650]?Re[450]) between the in-plane retardation value (Re[650]) at a wavelength of 650 nm and the in-plane retardation value (Re[450]) at a wavelength of 450 nm is preferably 10 nm or more. The retardation film of the present invention exhibits optical characteristics in which the in-plane birefringence is large and the difference between a retardation value on the short wavelength side and a retardation value on the long wavelength side is large.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Ohmori, Takahisa Konishi, Hisae Sugihara, Miyuki Kurogi, Toshiyuki Iida
  • Patent number: 8912284
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a crosslinkable polymer composition, comprising (i) an unsaturated polyolefin having a total amount of carbon-carbon double bonds/1000 carbon atoms of more than 0.37, and (ii) a polar copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Borealis Technology Oy
    Inventors: Jan-Ove Boström, Annika Smedberg
  • Patent number: 8901231
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing poly(meth)acrylate-graft-polylactone polyols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Brand, Gabriele Brenner, Cornelia Borgmann, Rene Koschabek, Sven Balk
  • Patent number: 8889807
    Abstract: The present invention relates to controlled radical polymerization (CRP) initiators that include at least one radically transferable group. The CRP initiators include at least one of the following, (a) a spirooxazine compound represented by the following Formula (I), and (b) an indenonaphthopyran represented by the following Formula (II), One or more of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R6 of the spirooxazine, and one or more of R7, R8, R9, R10, B, and B? independently include the radically transferable group. The present invention also relates to polymers, such as mechanochromic polymers, that are prepared from such CRP initiators, polymer compositions that include such polymers, and mechanochromic articles that include such polymer compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles R. Hickenboth, Cynthia Kutchko, Matthew J. Kryger
  • Publication number: 20140315036
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical member fabricated by laminating together at least two substrates by means of a cured product layer of an ultraviolet-curable resin composition containing (A) a (meth)acrylic polymer having a weight average molecule weight of 1,500 to 30,000, (B) a (meth)acrylate compound having a (meth)acrylic equivalent of 200 g/eq. or more and having at least two (meth)acryloyl groups, and (C) a photopolymerization initiator, and an ultraviolet-curable resin composition for laminating together at least two substrates, and is useful as an optical transparent adhesive exhibiting high curability, allowing for lesser shrinkage during curing, and being excellent in the transparency of the cured product as well as in the adhesiveness to a substrate and the flexibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON KAYAKU KABUSHIKIKAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Kobayashi, Hayato Motohashi, Yuichiro Matsuo
  • Patent number: 8859684
    Abstract: A stabilizer composition comprising an AB type polymer for use in increasing Open Time of aqueous coating compositions is disclosed. The stabilizers compositions are of utility in many aqueous compositions including paints, stains, varnishes, adhesives and inks. Of particular interest is the use of the stabilizer compositions for in increasing the Open Time of latex paints as well as alkyd emulsion paints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventors: Sung Gun Chu, Dirk Kruythoff, Tuyen Thanh Nguyen, Willemina Geesien Salomons
  • Patent number: 8846818
    Abstract: Thermoplastic polymer particles directly cross-linked together or cross-linked via a separate and independent polymer network to form an inter-penetrating network are disclosed herein, along with methods of manufacturing and use as interleaf tougheners of pre-pregs and composite articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Cytec Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Yi Wei, Alexandre A. Baidak, James Senger
  • Patent number: 8835533
    Abstract: The present invention relates to anaerobically curable compositions demonstrating resistance to elevated temperature conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Henkel US IP LLC
    Inventors: Qinyan Zhu, Shabbir Attarwala
  • Publication number: 20140242623
    Abstract: We disclose methods and compositions for preparation of stimuli-responsive plastics that are capable of responding to chemical and/or physical signals in their environment. In one embodiment the plastics consist of patterned mixtures of poly(phthalaldehyde) polymers in which each polymer contains a different end-capping group (also called a “trigger”), responsive to a different signal. Other embodiments use different polymers and different triggers. The plastics may be homogeneous in composition, but each polymer within the plastic is capable of responding to a different signal and depolymerizing once this signal reacts with the trigger. This process of depolymerization enables the plastic to alter its physical features non-linearly to external signals: i.e., the degree of change in physical form is much larger than the intensity of the initial signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Scott T. Phillips, Wanji Seo, Jessica Robbins, Michael Olah, Kyle Schmid, Anthony Michael DiLauro
  • Publication number: 20140224314
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin sheet for solar cell encapsulation, which has excellent transparency and bonding strength for a long period of time, while being reduced in shrinkage when heated. A resin sheet for solar cell encapsulation of the present invention comprises an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer having a vinyl acetate content of 10-47% by mass and an organic peroxide. The ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer contains an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (EV1) which has a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) of 3.0 or less. The resin sheet for solar cell encapsulation contains the organic peroxide in an amount of 0.1-5% by mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Kenji Kido
  • Patent number: 8791058
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions for household care which include a cationic nanogel, particularly for treating and/or modifying hard or textile surfaces. The composition particularly enables a hydrophilization of hard surfaces, particularly useful in cleaning or rinsing operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Katerina Karagianni, Iñigo Gonzalez, David James Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140206823
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for reducing the halogen content of a polymer, characterized in that the polymer is reacted with a polymerization inhibitor; and especially to a method wherein said polymer is a polymerization product of an ATRP process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Evonik Oil Additives GmbH
    Inventors: Mandi J. McElwain, Christopher Paul Radano, Nadine Iroff, Peter Moore
  • Publication number: 20140193652
    Abstract: The present invention relates to photocurable elastomer compositions and methods of preparation and use of such compositions for cure-in-place applications such as gaskets. The curable compositions generally include an elastomer component, a monofunctional and/or multifunctional reactant and a photoinitiator that in various aspects may be a visible and/or UV curing initiator. The various components may be present in different amounts, depending on the combination of components and composition desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Lionberger, John G. Woods, Joel D. Schall
  • Patent number: 8759451
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of making a graft copolymer, comprising the steps of: obtaining a first polymer comprising at least one carbon-carbon double bond, the first polymer derived from at least one monomer, the at least one monomer comprising a conjugated diene monomer; polymerizing a second monomer in the presence of a thiocarbonylthio RAFT chain transfer agent to form a polymer comprising a terminal thiocarbonylthio group; cleaving the terminal thiocarbonylthio group to a thiol group to form the second polymer comprising a terminal thiol group; reacting the second polymer with the first polymer to form a graft copolymer, the graft copolymer comprising a backbone derived from the first polymer and sidechains derived from the second polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Ralf Mruk, Frank Schmitz, Robert Fokko Roskamp, Alexandra Hermann, Rudolf Wilhelm Zentel
  • Publication number: 20140171585
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a grafted pigment dispersing polymeric additive for opacifying pigments, prepared by polymerizing monomers in the presence of a polymeric pigment dispersant. The polymeric pigment dispersant has low molecular weight, high acid number and is dissolvable in alkali solution. When incorporated into paint compositions, hiding is improved with less opacifying pigments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: Gary Dandreaux, Kevin Scanlon, Robert J. Sheerin, Ashley Brewer
  • Patent number: 8754172
    Abstract: An adhesive composition includes an acrylic copolymer having at least one alkyl group, at least one hydroxyl group, and at least one furyl based group; and a curing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Cheil Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyoung Jin Ha, Irina Nam, Lee Jun Kim, Kil Sung Lee, Eun Hwan Jeong, Woo Jin Jeong
  • Publication number: 20140162064
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are high structured carbon blacks, methods of synthesis and treatment, and dispersions and inkjet ink formulations prepared therefrom. The carbon black can have the following properties: OAN?170 mL/100 g; and STSA ranging from 160 to 220 m2/g. The carbon black can also have the following properties: OAN?170 mL/100 g; and a ratio of STSA/BET surface area ranging from 0.7 to 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew P. Dikan, Stephane F. Rouanet, Heather E. Clarke, Bruce E. MacKay, Danny Pierre
  • Patent number: 8742025
    Abstract: Disclosed are an adhesive composition and a polarizing plate including the same and, more particularly, an adhesive composition including a vinyl-acrylate copolymer including a hydroxyalkylvinylether monomer as a repeating unit, a cross-linking agent, ionic solid, and a silane coupling agent and, in addition, a polarizing plate including the same. Such adhesive composition may have desired re-workability without decrease in durability caused by surface transfer of an ionic compound, and allow effective gelling of adhesive fraction, to thereby considerably reduce a curing period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Dongwoo Fine-Chem Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung Moon Jung, Han Young Choi, Ji Yeon Choi
  • Publication number: 20140130692
    Abstract: To provide a composition for laser engraving that can give a relief printing plate having excellent ink laydown and that has excellent rinsing properties after laser engraving. A composition for laser engraving, the composition that comprises (Component A) an acrylate oligomer; (Component B) a thermopolymerization initiator; and (Component C) at least one of the compounds represented by Formula (1) to Formula (7); the composition not comprising or comprising at more than 0 mass % but less than 2 mass % relative to the total mass of the composition (Component D) a resin having a weight-average molecular weight of at least 10,000, wherein R1 to R18 independently denote a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a substituted alkyl group, an aryl group, a substituted aryl group, a heterocyclic group, or a substituted heterocyclic group, L2 denotes a divalent organic group, L3 denotes a trivalent organic group, and L4 denotes a tetravalent organic group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenta YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20140128551
    Abstract: Organic polymeric multi-metallic alkoxide or aryloxide composites are used as dielectric materials in various devices with improved properties such as improved mobility. These composites comprise an organic polymer comprising metal coordination sites, and multi-metallic alkoxide or aryloxide molecules that are coordinated with the organic polymer, the multi-metallic alkoxide or aryloxide molecules being represented by: (M)n(OR)x wherein at least one M is a metal selected from Group 2 of the Periodic Table and at least one other M is a metal selected from any of Groups 3 to 12 and Rows 4 and 5 of the Periodic Table, n is an integer of at least 2, R represents the same or different alkyl or aryl groups, and x is an integer of at least 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Dianne M. Meyer, Mark R. Mis, Matthew Dirmyer
  • Patent number: 8697812
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparing a superabsorbent polymer, including the steps of: preparing a hydrous gel phase polymer by thermal polymerizing or photo-polymerizing a monomer composition including a water-soluble ethylene-based unsaturated monomer and a polymerization initiator; drying the hydrous gel phase polymer; milling the dried polymer; adding a surface cross-linking agent to the milled polymer; and elevating the temperature of the polymer including the surface cross-linking agent at a speed of 3° C./min to 15° C./min, and carrying out a surface cross-linking reaction at 100° C. to 250° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Young Won, Chang-Sun Han, Gi-Cheul Kim, Sang-Gi Lee, Kyu-Pal Kim, Sung-Soo Park, Gyu Leem
  • Publication number: 20140093728
    Abstract: A carbon nanostructure that is free of a growth substrate can include a plurality of carbon nanotubes that are branched, crosslinked, and share common walls with one another. The carbon nanostructure can be released from a growth substrate in the form of a flake material. Optionally, the carbon nanotubes of the carbon nanostructure can be coated, such as with a polymer, or a filler material can be present within the porosity of the carbon nanostructure. Methods for forming a carbon nanostructure that is free of a growth substrate can include providing a carbon nanostructure adhered to a growth substrate, and removing the carbon nanostructure from the growth substrate to form a carbon nanostructure that is free of the growth substrate. Various techniques can be used to affect removal of the carbon nanostructure from the growth substrate. Isolation of the carbon nanostructure can further employ various wet and/or dry separation techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Applied Nanostructured Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tushar K. SHAH, Harry Charles Malecki, Rajneeta Rachel Basantkumar, Han Liu, Corey Adam Fleischer, Joseph J. Sedlak, Jigar M. Patel, William Patrick Burgess, Jess Michael Goldfinger
  • Publication number: 20140080938
    Abstract: Intermediate products (compounds, semi-finished goods) for polymer materials having coupled components, to the polymer materials based on the intermediate products, and to the components to be manufactured therefrom. A method for producing intermediate products, polymer materials and components, and to the use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Felix Winkelmann
  • Patent number: 8674031
    Abstract: The present invention provides a water- and oil-repellent soil-resistant composition comprising (A) a fluorine-containing polymer having repeating units derived from a monomer comprising a fluorine-containing monomer and (B) a silane compound. The water- and oil-repellent soil-resistant composition comprising the fluorine-containing acrylate polymer can impart the excellent water- and oil-repellency and soil resistance to the porous substrate and is free from an organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignees: Daikin Industries, Ltd., Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Ueda, Yasuo Itami, Tetsuya Masutani, Peter Cheshire Hupfield, Janet Smith, Jean-Paul Lecomte
  • Patent number: 8669331
    Abstract: Described herein are substantially linear copolymeric compositions having at least two azide groups and at least two non-activated acetylene groups. The azide groups and the non-activated acetylene groups are reacted to cure the substantially linear copolymer composition. Also, described are methods of making and using such substantially linear copolymeric compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael D. Crandall, Yvan A. Bogaert, Werner M. Grootaert, Anthony P. Manzara
  • Patent number: 8669335
    Abstract: A design, synthesis and use of templated chemical routes are disclosed for the synthesis of interlocked macromolecular structures and orderly entanglements that are dubbed “Knotty Polymers” using combined supramolecularly assembled macroinitiators and living polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: The University of Houston System
    Inventor: Rigoberto Advincula
  • Publication number: 20140065417
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive of the invention include a (meth)acryl-based polymer obtained by polymerization of a monomer component including 19 to 99.5% by weight of an alkyl (meth)acrylate having a branched alkyl group of 10 to 24 carbon atoms at an ester end. The pressure-sensitive adhesive has a satisfactory level of adhesive performance and can form a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer with a lower dielectric constant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatsugu Higashi, Akiko Tanaka, Aimi Matsuura, Kiyoe Shigetomi, Tetsuo Inoue
  • Patent number: 8663508
    Abstract: A photochromic curable composition comprising 100 parts by mass of polymerizable monomers which include 70 to 100 mass % of polymerizable monomers having two to four (meth)acrylic groups and 0 to 30 mass % of a polymerizable monomer having one (meth)acrylic group and 0.01 to 20 parts by mass of a photochromic compound, wherein the number of moles of the methacrylic group existent in the polymerizable monomer composition is 3 to 7 times the number of moles of the acrylic group. This composition can provide a lens having a photochromic coating which exhibits excellent photochromic properties, comprises a hard coat layer having sufficiently high adhesion and scratch resistance and has no delay in fading and has excellent storage stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Tokuyama Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Takenaka, Junji Momoda
  • Publication number: 20140058046
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are: a method for producing a resin composite material in which a carbon material having a graphene structure is dispersed in a synthetic resin and which has high mechanical strength; and a resin composite material obtained by the method. More specifically, disclosed herein are: a method for producing a resin composite material in which a carbon material having a graphene structure is uniformly dispersed in a synthetic resin selected from the group consisting of a crystalline resin and an amorphous resin, the method comprising, when the synthetic resin is a crystalline resin, shear-kneading the crystalline resin and the carbon material with a shear-kneading device at a temperature lower than a melting point of the crystalline resin and, when the synthetic resin is an amorphous resin, shear-kneading the amorphous resin and the carbon material with a shear-kneading device at a temperature close to a Tg of the crystalline resin; and a resin composite material obtained by the production method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Sawa, Kensuke Tsumura, Nobuhiko Inui, Katsunori Takahashi, Koji Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20140058045
    Abstract: A novel amphiphilic graft copolymer is described. A process to make amphiphilic graft copolymers via grafting either poly(ethylene oxide) or polylactide side chains onto an EVA platform using oxo-anion ring-opening polymerization chemistry is also described. Polyethylene or polypropylene based graft copolymers are prepared starting from poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate) or maleic anhydride grafted isotactic polypropylene respectively. The amphiphilic character will result from the incorporation of hydrophilic poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) side-chains. Various applications of the novel amphiphilic graft copolymer are also described including, but not limited to, thermoplastic elastomer, films, fibers, fabrics, gels, breathable packaging materials, additive for biodegradable system, surfactant, antistatic additives, polymer compatibilizers, phase transfer catalysts, solid polymer electrolytes, biocompatible polymers, or incorporation into the materials listed above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Theresa Hermel-Davidock, Edward Bryan Coughlin
  • Patent number: 8658741
    Abstract: The instant invention pertains to the preparation of polymers or copolymers wherein in a first step a controlled free radical polymerization process is carried out and in a second step the resulting polymer is modified by transesterification reactions. The final modified polymer or copolymer is useful as a dispersant for pigments. Further aspects of the invention are the thus prepared polymers or copolymers, a pigment concentrate containing the polymer or copolymer and a coating material containing the pigment concentrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ralf Knischka, Ernst Eckstein, Clemens Auschra, Akira Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8629218
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to curable film-forming compositions comprising a film-forming resin and a crosslinking agent. The film-forming resin contains a polymer having functional aromatic groups derived from functional aromatic acids. The present invention further provides multi-component composite coating compositions comprising a first film-forming composition applied to a substrate to form a primer or base coat, and a second film-forming composition applied on top of the primer or base coat to form a top coat, the top coat comprising the composition described above. Coating compositions prepared from the curable compositions of the present invention demonstrate superior gloss and acid etch resistance properties, making them ideally suited for automotive applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. Kania, Lyle L. Foringer, Shiryn Tyebjee, Leigh Ann Humbert, Kevin C. Olson
  • Publication number: 20140011946
    Abstract: A stabilizer composition comprising an AB type polymer for use in increasing Open Time of aqueous coating compositions is disclosed. The stabilizers compositions are of utility in many aqueous compositions including paints, stains, varnishes, adhesives and inks. Of particular interest is the use of the stabilizer compositions for in increasing the Open Time of latex paints as well as alkyd emulsion paints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Kirill Bakeev, Sung Gun Chu, Tara Lyn Everett, Dirk Kruythoff, Dekai Loo, Tuyen Thanh Nguyen, Willemina Geesien Salomons, Dirk Kruythoff
  • Publication number: 20130340828
    Abstract: The solar cell sealing film according to the present invention includes ethylene-methyl methacrylate copolymer, a crosslinker and a silane coupling agent, wherein the crosslinker is contained in an amount of 0.05 to 0.7 part by weight, based on 100 parts by weight of the ethylene-methyl methacrylate copolymer, and the silane coupling agent is contained in an amount of 0.1 to 0.7 part by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the ethylene-methyl methacrylate copolymer, and wherein the ethylene-methyl methacrylate copolymer has a methyl methacrylate content of 25 to 35% by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisataka Kataoka