Chemical Treating Agent Contains Elemental Oxygen Or Oxygen-containing Compound Patents (Class 525/383)
  • Patent number: 10336908
    Abstract: A three-dimension forming support material for ink jet includes a warm water-soluble radiation curable compound that exhibits solubility in warm water of at least 40° C. to 90° C. after the compound is cured; and at least one polyglycerin compound selected from the group consisting of fatty acid esters of polyglycerin, ethylene oxide adducts of polyglycerin, and propylene oxide adducts of polyglycerin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Morikawa, Takashi Oyanagi, Naoki Hiji
  • Patent number: 9494260
    Abstract: Polyarylene sulfide compositions are described that exhibit high strength and flexibility. Methods for forming the polyarylene sulfide compositions are also described. Formation methods include dynamic vulcanization of a polyarylene sulfide composition that includes an impact modifier dispersed throughout the polyarylene sulfide. A crosslinking agent is combined with the other components of the composition following dispersal of the impact modifier throughout the composition. The crosslinking agent reacts with the impact modifier to form crosslinks within and among the polymer chains of the impact modifier. The compositions can exhibit excellent physical characteristics at extreme temperatures and can be used to form, e.g., tubular member such as pipes and hoses and fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Ticona LLC
    Inventors: Rong Luo, Joseph J. Grenci, Christopher McGrady, Xinyu Zhao
  • Patent number: 9243116
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for reacting polymers (A) comprising hydroxyl groups and which have repetitive structural units of general formula (I), wherein D represents a direct bond between the polymer backbone and a hydroxyl group, a C1- to C6-alkene group, a C5- to C12-arylene group, an oxyalkylene group of formula —O—R2—, an ester group of formula —C(O)—O—R2— or an amide group of formula —C(O)—N(R8)R2—, R2 represents a C2- to C10-alkene group, R8 represents hydrogen or an optionally substituted C2- to C10-alkyl group and n represents a number between 3 and 5000, with carboxylic acids B1) of formula (II) or carboxylic acid esters B2) of formula (III) R1—COOH (II) R1—COOR7 (III), wherein R1 represents a hydrocarbon group having 2 to 50 C atoms, and R7 represents a C1C4-alkyl group, in which the polymers (A); comprising the hydroxyl groups are exposed to microwaves in the presence of carboxylic acids of formula (II) or carboxylic acid esters of formula (III) and in the presence of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Clariant International Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthias Krull, Roman Morschhaeuser, Hans Juergen Scholz
  • Patent number: 8987384
    Abstract: A durable, injection moldable, thermoplastic elastomer that has the favorable resilience, feel, spin, barrier, and UV stability performance attributes is disclosed herein. An OBC grafted with silane provides a good cover shear durability (cut/tear/abrasion resistance). This invention combines the benefits of OBCs and silane crosslinking technology to yield a golf ball cover with a desirable combination of properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventor: Shane Parnell
  • Patent number: 8981012
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel, modified polydicyclopentadienes and methods to prepare modified polydicyclopentadienes. The modified polydicyclopentadienes prepared by the methods of the invention are useful in many applications including new and useful solid phases for chromatography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: University of Iowa Research Foundation
    Inventors: Ned B. Bowden, Mathew Perring
  • Patent number: 8916665
    Abstract: Metallated aminosilane compounds for use as functional initiators in anionic polymerizations and processes for producing an aminosilane-functionalized polymer using the metallated aminosilane compounds to initiate anionic polymerization of at least one type of anionically polymerizable monomer. Preferred use of the metallated aminosilane compounds results in rubber compositions for use in tires comprising an aminosilane functionalized polymer. A telechelic polymer may result from use of the metallated aminosilane compound as a functional terminator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Lawson, Terrence E. Hogan, Christine Rademacher, David M. Roggeman, Fuminori Ota
  • 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: 8911516
    Abstract: A quaternized copolymer obtainable by: (A) copolymerization of straight-chain, branched or cyclic, ethylenically unsaturated C2 to C100 hydrocarbons, which may bear oxygen- or nitrogen-functional substituents which cannot be reacted with amines to give amides or imides or with alcohols to give esters, with ethylenically unsaturated C3- to C12-mono- or dicarboxylic acids or acid derivatives, which can be reacted with amines to give amides or imides or with alcohols to give esters, to give a copolymer with a number-average molecular weight of 500 to 20 000; (B) partial or full amidation or imidation or esterification of the carboxylic acid functions by reacting them with oligoamines having 2 to 6 nitrogen atoms or alcoholamines, each of which comprises primary or secondary nitrogen atom or a hydroxyl group and a quaternizable tertiary nitrogen atom; (C) partial or full quaternization of the tertiary nitrogen atom with a quaternizing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Basf SE
    Inventors: Wolfgang Grabarse, Hannah Maria Koenig, Christian Tock, Cornelia Roeger-Goepfert, Ludwig Voelkel, Harald Boehnke
  • Publication number: 20140364536
    Abstract: A polymer having a carbon-carbon double bond in a main chain is decomposed by subjecting the carbon-carbon double bond to oxidative cleavage using an oxidizing agent such as periodic acid to decrease the molecular weight, polymer chains of the decomposed polymer are combined by changing acido-basic properties such that a system containing the decomposed polymer becomes basic when acidic and becomes acidic when basic, and a modified polymer in which the structure has been changed is obtained. By this, a functional group can be incorporated in the main chain structure of a polymer. A rubber composition comprising a rubber component containing the modified polymer, and a filler compounded therewith, and a pneumatic tire comprising the rubber composition are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nobutomo Kawai
  • Patent number: 8901252
    Abstract: A method of decomposing an organic compound includes decomposing an organic compound by alkyl carbonate at 250° C. or more. The organic compound includes a cross-linked polymer. The cross-linked polymer includes a polymer cross-linked by organic peroxide cross-linking, radiation cross-linking, or silane cross-linking The alkyl carbonate includes dimethyl carbonate or diethyl carbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo Ashihara, Toshiharu Goto, Takanori Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20140336335
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with an emulsion copolymer latex comprising an acrylic/methacrylic copolymer obtainable by the emulsion copolymerisation of the following monomer components: A: from 75% weight to 97.5% by weight, based on the total weight of monomer components A+B+C+D, of methyl acrylate; B: from 0.1% to 15% by weight, based on the total weight of monomer components A+B+C+D, of at least one ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid monomer containing one C?C double bond capable of free radical copolymerisation with component A and at least one carboxylic acid (CO2H) group; C: from 1% to 20% by weight based on the total weight of monomer components A+B+C+D of at least one associative monomer being a (meth)acrylate ester of an alkoxylated alcohol; and D: from 0% to 15% by weight of one or more non-ionic ethylenically unsaturated monomers other than those defined above as A, B or C; wherein the total monomer components A+B+C+D together add up to 100%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Mark Thomas Stanion, Paul Edward Hunt
  • Patent number: 8871871
    Abstract: Vulcanizates with desirable properties can be obtained from compounds incorporating polymers that include hydroxyl group-containing aryl functionalities. The functionalities can be incorporated by using any or all of appropriate initiators, monomers and optional terminating compounds. Such polymers exhibit excellent interactivity with both conventional and non-conventional fillers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Xiao-Dong Pan, Zengquan Qin, Yuan-Yong Yan, Dennis R. Brumbaugh, Jason T. Poulton
  • Patent number: 8846816
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process and an apparatus for the preparation of a crosslinkable rubber mixture for vehicle tires, lines, drive belts and other industrial rubber articles, which can be carried out at least semicontinuously. The present invention is based on the discovery that the experiments known from the prior art to carry out the batchwise process usually used at least partly continuously have failed in particular because of the problem that the crosslinking agents have to be mixed rapidly and homogeneously with the base mixture, also referred to as rubber base mixture, without the mixture consisting of the base mixture and the crosslinking agents heating up too strongly. According to the invention, attention was therefore focussed on reliably mixing the base mixture homogeneously with the crosslinking agents and minimizing the mixing time. A first measure for achieving the desired aim consists in first mixing the crosslinking agents with one another before they are mixed with the base mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH
    Inventors: Anno Borkowsky, Andreas Schröder, Hans-Martin Issel, Florian Fischer, Reinhard Uphus
  • Patent number: 8809465
    Abstract: The present invention relates to resin pellets which comprises a thermoplastic resin (A) and an oxidation catalyst (B) which is not supported by any carrier, wherein if the peak area in the vicinity of 1715 cm?1 is defined to be Ic and the peak area observed in the vicinity of 1470 cm?1 is defined to be Im in the IR spectroscopic measurement of the pellets, the ratio: Ic/Im observed for the surface of the pellet is greater than that observed for the interior thereof. The pellets are thermoplastic resin pellets excellent in the oxygen-absorbing capacity and accordingly, they can suitably used as pellets for molding an oxygen absorptive resin article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd
    Inventors: Ikuo Komatsu, Yoshiko Narikawa, Yuji Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Goto
  • Patent number: 8795570
    Abstract: A durable, injection moldable, thermoplastic elastomer that has the favorable resilience, feel, spin, barrier, and UV stability performance attributes is disclosed herein. An OBC grafted with silane provides a good cover shear durability (cut/tear/abrasion resistance). This invention combines the benefits of OBCs and silane crosslinking technology to yield a golf ball cover with a desirable combination of properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Shane Parnell, Carl A. Brown
  • Patent number: 8771469
    Abstract: This invention relates to resins useful for drainage in papermaking and the process of making paper using the resins. In particular the invention relates to glyoxalated copolymers of acrylamide containing significant amounts of cationic comonomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventors: Shane Cyr, Henk Bakker, Willem Marinus Stevels, Ronald Richard Staib
  • Patent number: 8765877
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to chain shuttling agents (CSAs), a process of preparing the CSAs, a composition comprising a CSA and a catalyst, a process of preparing the composition, a processes of preparing polyolefins, end functional polyolefins, and telechelic polyolefins with the composition, and the polyolefins, end functional polyolefins, and telechelic polyolefins prepared by the processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Thomas P. Clark, Nahrain E. Kamber, Sara B. Klamo, Phillip D. Hustad, David R. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8759453
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to chain shuttling agents (CSAs), a process of preparing the CSAs, a composition comprising a CSA and a catalyst, a process of preparing the composition, a processes of preparing polyolefins, end functional polyolefins, and telechelic polyolefins with the composition, and the polyolefins, end functional polyolefins, and telechelic polyolefins prepared by the processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Thomas P. Clark, Nahrain E. Kambler, Sara B. Klamo, Phillip D. Hustad, David R. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140171596
    Abstract: The method for manufacturing a polymer of the present invention is a method for manufacturing a polymer where a hydroxy group is added to a terminal of either one of a homopolymer of a non-conjugated olefin, a homopolymer of a conjugated diene compound, and a copolymer of a conjugated diene compound and a non-conjugated olefin, the method comprising: a first reaction step of reacting a hydrocarbon containing at least either one of the non-conjugated olefin and the conjugated diene compound with an organic aluminum compound, using a rare earth element compound-containing catalyst; a second reaction step of reacting a first reactant obtained from the first reaction step with oxygen; and a third reaction step of reacting a second reactant obtained from the second reaction step with at least either one of water and alcohol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shojiro Kaita, Yasuo Wakatsuki
  • Publication number: 20140171595
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to processes for converting an ester group to an acid group for polymers having a pendant ester of an acid group. This process is generally performed using an aqueous strong base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Relypsa, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Connor, Faleh Salaymeh
  • Patent number: 8742028
    Abstract: The present invention provides a solid support for Fmoc-solid phase synthesis of peptides. In particular, the solid supports of the invention may be utilized to produce peptide acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt LLC
    Inventors: Kripa S. Srivastava, Matthew R. Davis
  • Patent number: 8735502
    Abstract: This invention relates to a functionalized co-oligomer having an Mn of 300 to 30,000 g/mol comprising 10 to 90 mol % propylene and 10 to 90 mol % of ethylene, wherein the oligomer has at least X % allyl chain ends, where: 1) X=(?0.94 (mole % ethylene incorporated)+100), when 10 to 60 mole % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer, and 2) X=45, when greater than 60 and less than 70 mole % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer, and 3) X=(1.83*(mole % ethylene incorporated)?83), when 70 to 90 mole % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer. This invention also relates to a functionalized homo-oligomer, comprising propylene, wherein the oligomer has: at least 93% allyl chain ends, an Mn of about 500 to about 20,000 g/mol, an isobutyl chain end to allylic vinyl group ratio of 0.8:1 to 1.2:1.0, and less than 100 ppm aluminum. This invention also relates to a process of making functionalized homo- or co-oligomer, comprising propylene, wherein the productivity is greater than 4500 g/mmol Hf (or Zr)/hour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Brant, Donna J. Crowther
  • Publication number: 20140121331
    Abstract: Provided is a treatment method for fluororesin pellets to remove hydrofluoric acid released from fluororesin pellets obtained by melt-molding a melt-moldable fluororesin. The treatment method comprises bringing a hydrofluoric acid-removing medium selected from warm water of from 30 to 200° C., steam of from 100 to 200° C. and warm wind of from 40 to 200° C. into contact with fluororesin pellets obtained by melt-molding a melt-moldable fluororesin, and thereby treating the fluororesin pellets so that the amount of hydrofluoric acid released per kg of the resulting fluororesin pellets would be at most 5 ?g as determined after the storage of the resulting fluororesin pellets at 35° C. for 15 days.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Satoshi Otsugu, Yuji Tanonaka, Atsushi Tsuji, Shigeru Aida, Akio Senmyo
  • Patent number: 8703890
    Abstract: This invention provides a polyfunctional polymer having high stereoregularity, in particular, isotacticity, and provides a production process thereof. The present invention relates to a polymer having, in a molecule, a repeating unit represented by General Formula (2): wherein R1 and R2 are different, and each represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group and an aryl group; * represents an asymmetrical carbon, the polymer containing meso diad (m) and racemo diad (r) at a proportion of 60:40 to 100:0 (m:r). The invention also relates to chemical modifications and a production process of the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: The University of Tokushima
    Inventor: Hitoshi Tanaka
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140031473
    Abstract: From a viewpoint of reduction in an out of spec product after surface crosslinking, particularly, when an alkylene carbonate compound is used as a surface crosslinking agent, influence by an air temperature is great, and it is necessary to reduce ethylene glycol which is produced as a byproduct, and there is provided a process for producing a polyacrylic acid (salt)-based water absorbent resin powder, comprising a step of polymerizing an aqueous acrylic acid (salt)-based monomer solution, a step of drying the resulting polymer, an optional grinding•classifying step, and a surface crosslinking step, wherein in the surface crosslinking step, (1) a surface crosslinking agent containing an alkylene carbonate compound and a polyhydric alcohol compound is mixed into a water absorbent resin powder, the mixture is heat-reacted and, further, simultaneously with, or separately from the mixing, an ion reactive surface crosslinking agent is mixed, and/or (2) mixing treatment of mixing a surface crosslinking agent solu
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kozo Nogi, Masatoshi Nakamura, Hirofumi Shibata, Koji Honda, Yusuke Watanabe, Satoshi Matsumoto, Reiko Nakatsuru, Kunihiko Ishizaki, Kazuki Kimura, Sayaka Machida
  • Publication number: 20130338245
    Abstract: A method for extracting nucleic acids from a biological material such as blood comprises contacting the mixture with a material at a pH such that the material is positively charged and will bind negatively charged nucleic acids and then eluting the nucleic acids at a pH when the said materials possess a neutral or negative charge to release the nucleic acids. The nucleic acids can be removed under mildly alkaline conditions to the maintain integrity of the nucleic acids and to allow retrieval of the nucleic acids in reagents that are immediately compatible with either storage or analytical testing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Matthew BAKER
  • Patent number: 8541509
    Abstract: A method for preparing a functionalized polymer, the method comprising the steps of (i) polymerizing conjugated diene monomer by employing a lanthanide-based catalyst to form a reactive polymer, and (ii) reacting the reactive polymer with a protected oxime compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Luo, Yuan-Yong Yan, Jason T. Poulton, Eiju Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8501873
    Abstract: A homogeneously surface cross-linked water absorbent resin and a method for the production thereof are provided. The water absorbent material is formed of a surface cross-linked water absorbent resin resulting from granular irregularly pulverized shaped surface cross-linking the product of partial neutralization or whole neutralization of a water absorbent resin having acrylic acid or a metal salt thereof as a main component, which water absorbent material shows a metal atom concentration on the surface of the water absorbent material in the range of 0-10% within 0 second of polishing and 2-35% at 10 seconds value of polishing as determined by subjecting the water absorbent material to Ar ion discharge polishing under a voltage of 500 ?. The surface cross-linked water absorbent resin to be used herein can be produced by surface cross-linking a water absorbent resin having a specific particle diameter with a surface cross-linking agent having a water concentration in a specific range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masazumi Sasabe, Kenji Kadonaga, Shigeru Sakamoto, Motohiro Imura, Tsunemasa Ueno, Hiroko Ueda, Yoshifumi Adachi
  • Patent number: 8466226
    Abstract: There is provided an adhesive composition comprising (i) at least one film forming polymer, (ii) at least one crosslinker selected from the group consisting of polynitroso compounds, polynitroso precursors, and mixtures thereof, and (iii) at least one oxidizer, wherein the molar ratio of oxidizer to crosslinker is from 0.3 to 2.0. Also provided is a method of bonding substrates together using such a composition, and an article made using such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Dean Edward Hoy, James Patrick Weir, Lipa Leon Roitman
  • Publication number: 20130139985
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a continuous process for preparing cellulose reactive adducts of polyvinylamide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventor: BASF SE
  • Patent number: 8436105
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition that can be thermally cured, containing relative to the total composition, a) 5 to 90% by weight of a diene-based polymer or copolymer containing an olefinic double bond and/or an aromatically substituted olefin, wherein the polymer or copolymer is liquid, or paste-like, at 22° C. and has a glass transition temperature between ?30° C. and +15° C., measured according to a DSC method; b) a vulcanization system selected from the group consisting of: b1) sulfur, and one or more accelerator(s), b2) peroxidic or disulfidic vulcanization systems, b3) quinones, quinone dioximes, or dinitrosobenzene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Rainer Kohlstrung, Takehito Yamada
  • Patent number: 8435382
    Abstract: Storage-stable glyoxalated polyacrylamide polymers and high solids aqueous compositions formulated with them are described. These glyoxalated polyacrylamide compositions can be used as additives for papermaking, providing paper with good dry and temporary wet strength, and increasing papermaking de-watering rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.
    Inventors: Chen Lu, James Andrew Ward
  • Patent number: 8426529
    Abstract: Disclosed is a selected type of copolymer composition comprising copolymers having units derived from ethylene and dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) co-monomers. Such copolymer compositions: a) have a DCPD-derived comonomer unit content of from about 25 mole % to about 45 mole %; b) have a Weight Average Molecular Weight, Mw, of greater than about 170,000; c) comprise amorphous material and have glass transition temperatures, Tg, of from about 8° C. to about 129° C., which also fit the equation Tg (in ° C.)?[(mole % DCPD×3.142)?4.67]; and d) comprise no significant amount of crystalline polyethylene homopolymer or crystallizable polyethylene segments within the ethylene-dicyclopentadiene copolymers. Such copolymers can be readily derivatized by hydrogenation and/or epoxidation to provide polymeric materials suitable for use as engineering thermoplastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Saunders Baugh, Abhimanyu Onkar Patil, Christian Peter Mehnert, Kevin R. Squire, Kenneth A. Cook, Caiguo Gong, Enock Berluche, Karla Schall Colle, Alan J. Oshinski, Stephen Zushma, Beverly J. Poole
  • Publication number: 20130096220
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for producing a polymeric photoinitiator, of the general formula I: Polymer-[CR2-CHR-Spacer(PI)n]m (I) wherein m is an integer from 1-5000; n is a real number above 0 and below 5; R is as defined herein, and PI is a photoinitiator moiety. The method comprises grafting one or more photoinitiator moieties (PI), each of which comprises at least one activated alkene functional group, onto the polymer. Polymeric photoinitiators are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: COLOPLAST A/S
    Inventors: Christian B. Nielsen, Niels Joergen Madsen, Carsten Hoej
  • Patent number: 8399725
    Abstract: This invention relates to a functionalized co-oligomer having an Mn of 300 to 30,000 g/mol comprising 10 to 90 mol % propylene and 10 to 90 mol % of ethylene, wherein the oligomer has at least X % allyl chain ends, where: 1) X=(?0.94(mole % ethylene incorporated)+100), when 10 to 60 mole % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer, and 2) X=45, when greater than 60 and less than 70 mole % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer, and 3) X=(1.83*(mole % ethylene incorporated)?83), when 70 to 90 mole % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer. This invention also relates to a functionalized homo-oligomer, comprising propylene, wherein the oligomer has: at least 93% allyl chain ends, an Mn of about 500 to about 20,000 g/mol, an isobutyl chain end to allylic vinyl group ratio of 0.8:1 to 1.2:1.0, and less than 100 ppm aluminum. This invention also relates to a process of making functionalized homo- or co-oligomer, comprising propylene, wherein the productivity is greater than 4500 g/mmol Hf (or Zr)/hour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Brant, Donna J. Crowther
  • Patent number: 8389638
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel multi functional additive grafted rubber. More particularly the present invention relates to novel grades of rubber and in particular to chemically grafted with cardanol (meta-penta decenyl phenol) and/or its derivatives. Importantly the rubber grades of the invention involve chemically anchored/grafted selective meta alkenyl phenol and/or its derivatives in the backbone of natural or synthetic rubber. Importantly, such rubber variant of the invention have high plasticity, lower Mooney and melt viscosities, better cure properties as compared to conventional virgin natural rubber or natural rubber plasticized with aromatic process oils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    Inventors: Golok Bihari Nando, Tiruchanur Vikram
  • Patent number: 8362155
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a conjugated diene polymer cyclized product free from coloring, a conjugated diene polymer cyclized product that has a narrow molecular weight distribution and is free from coloring, and a method for producing these conjugated diene polymer cyclized products. [Means for Resolution] A conjugated diene polymer cyclized product having a Gardner color scale of not more than 3.0. A conjugated diene polymer cyclized product having a Gardner color scale of not more than 3.0 and a ratio of weight average molecular weight/number average molecular weight of not more than 1.5. A method for producing a conjugated diene polymer cyclized product includes adding water to a conjugated diene polymer solution obtained by polymerizing a conjugated diene in a solvent by using an organoalkali metal compound as an initiator, thereby terminating the polymerization and then subjecting the subject conjugated diene polymer to a cyclization reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Zeon Corporation
    Inventor: Toshio Kase
  • Patent number: 8349968
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for radically curing an unsaturated polyester resin or vinyl ester resin composition, wherein the resin composition contains at least 10 ppm radical inhibitor; the resin composition has an acid value of from 0.001 to 300 mg KOH/g resin composition and the curing is effected in the presence of at least 5 mmol Mn/kg primary resin system and at least 10 mmol of thiol/kg primary resin system. The invention also relates to cured objects or structural parts obtained from a resin composition obtained by such a process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Johan Franz Gradus Antonius Jansen, Ronald Ivo Kraeger
  • Patent number: 8349965
    Abstract: A fluororubber composition according to the present invention contains 0.1 to 3 parts by weight of a polyol compound, 0.1 to 4 parts by weight of a peroxide crosslinking agent, and 1 to 9 parts by weight of a co-crosslinking agent per 100 parts by weight of a peroxide-crosslinkable fluoropolymer. A crack-resistant seal according to the present invention contains a crosslinked fluoropolymer and a polyol compound. The crack-resistant seal according to the present invention can be formed by crosslinking the fluororubber composition, and the resultant crack-resistant seal has particularly high crack resistance. With the fluororubber composition according to the present invention, a durable crack-resistant seal having high plasma resistance, crack resistance, and compression set and that produces few particles can be formed at low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Valqua Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Okazaki, Naoki Ohsumi
  • Patent number: 8349410
    Abstract: A polymer formed by controlled radical polymerization includes groups that can be modified after controlled radical polymerization to form a radical. The polymer can be the reaction product of a controlled radical polymerization of radically polymerizable monomers, wherein at least one of the radically polymerizable monomers includes at least one group that can be modified after the controlled radical polymerization to form a radical. A compound includes a first group that is stimulated upon application of energy to the molecule to tether the molecule to a surface or to another polymer chain and a second group comprising a controlled radical polymerization initiator functionality. A block copolymer includes at least a first segment to impart a predetermined functionality to a target surface and at least a second segment including functional groups to interact with the targeted surface to attach the block copolymer to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: University of Pittsburgh—of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventors: Jinyu Huang, Alan J. Russell, Nicolay V. Tsarevsky, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
  • Publication number: 20120322332
    Abstract: Method for producing an oxidized PAN fiber (OPF) wherein a PAN fiber is subjected to an oxidation process in which reactive oxidizing species are maintained in close enough proximity to the PAN fiber during the oxidation process such that a core of the PAN fiber is converted to a crosslinked thermoset morphology before an oxidized shell of the PAN fiber becomes thick enough to substantially inhibit penetration of the reactive oxidizing species into the core. The resulting OPF possesses a density greater than 1.35 g/cm3 and a substantially homogeneous crosslinked thermoset morphology along a radial dimension of the oxidized PAN fiber. Flame-retarded materials containing the resulting OPF, as well as methods for producing such flame-retarded materials, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Felix Leonard Paulauskas, Amit Kumar Naskar, Truman Andrew Bonds
  • Patent number: 8314192
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing an interpenetrating polymer network structure, which comprises the steps of impregnating a polymer molding with a radical polymerizable composition containing an ethylenically unsaturated compound and a radical polymerization initiator; and polymerizing the ethylenically unsaturated compound in a swollen state of the polymer molding impregnated with the radical polymerizable composition; wherein a chain transfer agent and/or a radical polymerization inhibitor are added to the radical polymerizable composition and/or the polymer molding before impregnating the polymer molding with the radical polymerizable composition. According to the present invention, a highly uniform interpenetrating polymer network structure can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Norikazu Tabata, Kazuhiko Hashisaka, Masahiro Sugimura, Takuo Sakamoto, Masaki Ue, Hiroyuki Nakayama, Seiji Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8299180
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compositions comprising a cellulose reactive functionalized polyvinylamine first adduct, compositions comprising combinations of the cellulose reactive functionalized polyvinylamine first adduct and cellulose reactive functionalized polyvinylamide second adduct, methods for preparing first adduct and second adduct blends and finally methods of increasing the wet or dry strength of paper by incorporation into the paper furnish or coating a paper or board with said adducts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Matthew D. Wright
  • Publication number: 20120247699
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for preparing a cellulose reactive adduct of polyvinylamide and a composition resulting from the method. The preparation of the cellulose reactive adduct is carried out close to a Critical Concentration defined herein. When the reaction is run close to this Critical Concentration, the risk of gelation is minimized, consumed glyoxal is maximized, and shelf live is enhanced. Additionally, the glyoxalated vinylamides of the present invention impart improved wet and dry strengthening efficiency to paper and paperboard when compared to adducts disclosed in previously described art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventor: Matthew D. Wright
  • Patent number: 8263711
    Abstract: Described is a pre-adhesive, curable composition comprising an acid-functional (meth)acrylate copolymer and a novel (meth)acryloyl-aziridine crosslinking agent, which when crosslinked provides a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Larry R. Krepski, Peiwang Zhu, Belma Erdogan-Haug, Wen Jie Zhang, Dang Xie, Maureen A. Kavanagh, Marie Aloshyna ep Lesuffleur, Babu Gaddam, Qing Wu
  • Patent number: 8258223
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for producing water-absorbing polymer, which comprises a base polymer A being mixed with a first aqueous solution B of at least one surface postcrosslinker and a second aqueous solution C of at least one polyvalent cation and thermally treated, wherein said base polymer A is based on at least 50% neutralized acid-functional monomer and said solutions B and C are metered wholly or partly concurrently through separate nozzles whereby a water-absorbing polymer having a high saline flow conductivity value is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ulrich Riegel, Thomas Daniel, Matthias Weismantel, Mark Elliott, Dieter Hermeling
  • Patent number: 8247498
    Abstract: It is to provide a narrowly dispersible star polymer having a controlled molecular structure and a method for easily producing such star polymer. The method comprises step (A) wherein arm (I) is formed by binding the anionic end of a polymer having an anionic end to a core and step (B) wherein arm (II) is extended from the core by a living radical polymerization. Examples of the star polymer is specifically exemplified by star polymers characterized by having a structure represented by formula (I-1) or (I-2) (In formula (I-1) or (I-2), B, C1 and C2 each independently represents a group composed of a polymer; and m1 and m2 each independently represents an integer of 1 or 2, wherein when m1 or m2 is 2, both C1 or both C2 represent the same group or different groups).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeshi Niitani
  • Patent number: 8227562
    Abstract: A polymer includes at a terminus a cyclic amine radical bonded to the polymer through a ring nitrogen atom. The polymer can be provided by using a lithiated version of the cyclic amine to initiate polymerization of one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers. The polymer can be used in the production in a variety of vulcanizates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Yuan-Yong Yan, Michael W. Hayes
  • Patent number: 8207267
    Abstract: A partly cross-linked thermoplastic elastomer polyolefin composition intended to be converted by any plastics processing technique into a molded part, such as a cover for housing a vehicle's safety airbag, comprises an olefin polymer of polypropylene type, at least one copolymer of ethylene-alpha-olefin type, at least one cross-linking agent and a free radicals formation agent characterized in that a) the olefin polymer of polypropylene type is chosen from the group of polypropylene/ethylene or polypropylene/?-olefin copolymers and selected from those having an impact resistance of at least 40 kJ/m2 when measured using the notched Izod impact resistance test at 23° C. in accordance with ISO standard 180. b) at least one copolymer of the ethylene-?-olefin type is selected from the group formed by those having a density at least equal to 0.870 g/cm3 in accordance with ISO standard 1183. c) at least one thermoplastic elastomer is introduced into the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Multibase SA
    Inventors: Alexis Von Tschammer, Daniel Milesi