Oxygen Compound Is A Carboxylic Acid, Ester, Anhydride, Or Lactone Thereof Patents (Class 525/386)
  • Patent number: 10350148
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a composition for a laminated coating film having designability to a coated body and weather resistance. The present invention provides a composition for a laminated coating film, comprising silicon oxide-coated iron oxide particles, wherein at least a part of the surface of said iron oxide particles is coated with silicon oxide, wherein the diameter of said iron oxide particles is 1 to 50 nm, and wherein the average reflectivity of said silicon oxide-coated iron oxide particles for the light of the wavelengths of 620 to 750 nm is 25% or less. It is preferable that the transmittance of the dispersion comprising said silicon oxide-coated iron oxide particles for the light of the wavelength of 200 to 420 nm is 2.0% or less, and the transmittance of the same for the light of the wavelength of 620 to 780 nm is 80% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: M. TECHNIQUE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masakazu Enomura, Daisuke Honda
  • Patent number: 9908957
    Abstract: Modified polyvinyl alcohol contains a monomer unit having a carboxyl group, wherein the modified polyvinyl alcohol has a degree of saponification of from 50 to 99.99 mol % and a viscosity-average degree of polymerization of from 200 to 5000 and satisfies formulae (1) to (3) below. The modified polyvinyl alcohol of the present invention thus obtained is particularly excellent in dispersibility in water. 0.8?(MwUV/MwRI)?1.2??(1) 2?(MwUV/MnUV)?8??(2) 0.01?A280?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoko Mori, Masaki Kato
  • Patent number: 9725590
    Abstract: Provided are an alkoxysilylated epoxy compound, a composite of which exhibits good heat resistance properties, particularly low CTE and increased glass transition temperature, and a cured product thereof exhibits good flame retardancy and composition of which does not require additional silane coupling agent, a method for preparing the same and a composition and a cured product including the same. An alkoxysilylated epoxy compound including at least one alkoxysilyl group and at least two epoxy groups, a method for preparing the same by epoxide ring-opening reaction of starting material and alkoxysilylation, an epoxy composition including the epoxy compound, and a cured product and a use of the composition are provided. Since chemical bonds may be formed between alkoxysilyl group and filler and between alkoxysilyl groups, chemical bonding efficiency of the composite may be improved. Thus, the composite exhibits good heat resistance properties and the cured product exhibits good flame retardancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hyun-Aee Chun, Yun-Ju Kim, Su-Jin Park, Sang-Yong Tak, Sung-Hwan Park, Kyung-Nam Kang, Sook-Yeon Park
  • Patent number: 9328224
    Abstract: A golf ball comprises a dynamically crosslinked thermoplastic material prepared by a method including: (a) partially crosslinking a rubber composition of a rubber polymer and two free radical initiators at a first crosslinking temperature to form a thermoplastic, partially crosslinked elastomer composition; (b) mixing a thermoplastic polymer composition with the thermoplastic, partially crosslinked rubber composition and heating the mixture to a second crosslinking temperature higher than the first crosslinking temperature and at which the thermoplastic polymer composition is liquid; and (c) continuously mixing the mixture while further crosslinking the rubber composition to form a thermoplastic material having a dispersed phase of crosslinked rubber composition in the thermoplastic polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: John C. Chen
  • Patent number: 9023950
    Abstract: The present invention provides a styrene-based star polymer with narrow dispersion and suitable as a resist material, etc. A star polymer of the present invention is represented by the formula A[C(Y)Xm]n (wherein A represents a polyvalent aliphatic hydrocarbon group with 4-15 carbons, C represents a carbon atom, X represents a styrene-based polymer chain, Y represents a hydroxy group or an oxo group, m represents an integer of 1 or 2, and n represents any integer from 2 to 5, with the proviso that if Y is a hydroxy group, m is 2, and if Y is an oxo group, m is 1). The star polymer can be produced by reacting a styrene-based polymer having an anionic end, and an aliphatic carboxylic acid ester represented by A(COOR)n (wherein R represents an alkyl group having 1-8 carbons, and A and n are as defined for the above formula).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Shirai, Takeshi Niitani
  • Publication number: 20150105486
    Abstract: A method and system for oxygen molecule scavenging is disclosed. The system employs as a novel copolymer as the reducing agent for oxygen molecules. The copolymer is the polymerization product of cyclic aliphatic monomer and unsaturated functional polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: PolyOne Corporation
    Inventors: Ling Hu, Roger W. Avakian
  • Publication number: 20150099852
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are 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 and a functional terminator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: David F. Lawson, Terrence E. Hogan, Christine Rademacher, David M. Roggeman, Fuminori Ota
  • Patent number: 8993683
    Abstract: A method for preparing a functionalized polymer, the method comprising the steps, of: (i) polymerizing monomers to form a reactive polymer, and (ii) reacting the reactive polymer with a lactone or thiolactone that contains a protected amino group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Luo, Zengquan Qin
  • Publication number: 20140378619
    Abstract: Provided are a method for producing a relatively uniformly epoxidized natural rubber in a simple and inexpensive manner, a rubber composition for tires that includes the epoxidized natural rubber, and a pneumatic tire formed from the rubber composition for tires. The present invention relates to a method for producing an epoxidized natural rubber, including: Step 1 of coagulating natural rubber latex into granules to prepare a granular solid rubber; and Step 2 of treating the granular solid rubber with an epoxidizing liquid to epoxidize the granular solid rubber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Toshiaki Sakaki, Lucksanaporn Tarachiwin, Kamolchat Charungchitaree, Hathainat Kum-Ourm
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8895670
    Abstract: A method for preparing a functionalized polymer, the method comprising the steps of (i) polymerizing monomer with a coordination catalyst to form a reactive polymer; and (ii) reacting the reactive polymer with a carboxylic or thiocarboxylic ester containing a silylated amino group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Steven Luo
  • Patent number: 8846819
    Abstract: A method is provided for synthesizing a core-shell nanoparticle that includes the following steps: providing a polymeric seed (in a solvent) that includes a mono-vinyl monomer cross-linked with a cross-linking agent to form the core of the nanoparticle, the core has an average diameter of from about nanometers to about 10,000 nanometers, and the core has polymer chains with living ends; adding a stabilizer to stabilize the seed and prevent the seed from precipitating out of solution; and grafting a shell species onto the living ends of the core to form the shell of the nanoparticle. A core-first synthesized nanoparticle, along with a rubber composition and tire product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Yaohong Chen, Mindaugas Rackaitis, Xiaorong Wang, Hideki Kitano
  • Publication number: 20140288242
    Abstract: Method for producing polyacrylate adhesive compounds with a narrow molar mass distribution by radical polymerization and subsequent decolorization of colored reaction products resulting therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Tesa SE
    Inventor: Alexander Prenzel
  • Patent number: 8822604
    Abstract: The invention provides a rubber composition for golf balls which includes: (A) a base rubber containing a polybutadiene having a cis-1,4 bond content of at least 60 wt %; (B) an unsaturated carboxylic acid and/or a metal salt thereof; (C) an anthranilic acid derivative of the general formula wherein R1 and R2 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group of 1 to 20 carbons, m is an integer from 1 to 4, and n is an integer from 1 to 3, with the proviso that if m and/or n is 2 or more, each occurrence of R1 and R2 may be the same or different; and (D) sulfur. The rubber composition for golf balls of the invention enables a high-quality molded and crosslinked product having a suitable hardness and a high resilience to be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignees: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd., Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichiro Ozawa, Tsuyoshi Nakajima, Yusuke Yamagata, Teppei Mori, Takahiro Iwai
  • Patent number: 8802788
    Abstract: Rubber composition for golf balls which includes: (A) a base rubber containing a polybutadiene having a cis-1,4 bond content of at least 60 wt %; (B) an unsaturated carboxylic acid and/or a metal salt thereof; (C) an anthranilic acid derivative of the general formula wherein R1 and R2 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group of 1 to 20 carbons, m is an integer from 1 to 4, and n is an integer from 1 to 3, with the proviso that if m and/or n is 2 or more, each occurrence of R1 and R2 may be the same or different; and (D) an organic peroxide having a one-minute half-life temperature which is at least 158° C. and less than 175° C. The rubber composition for golf balls of the invention enables a high-quality molded and crosslinked product having a suitable hardness and a high resilience to be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignees: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd., Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Nakajima, Yuichiro Ozawa, Yusuke Yamagata, Teppei Mori, Takahiro Iwai
  • Publication number: 20140200313
    Abstract: A process for the preparation by ethylene polymerization of at least one dialkyl magnesium compound of formula R—(CH2—CH2)n—Mg—(CH2—CH2)m—R? in which R and R?, identical or different, represent aryl, benzyl, allyl or alkyl groups and in which the integers n and m, identical or different, represent average —CH2—CH2— chain formation numbers greater than 1, the process including a single stage of mixing the following components: at least one ligand or one ligand precursor, at least one rare earth salt, at least one dialkyl magnesium compound of formula R—Mg—R?, and ethylene, in a medium allowing contact between the components of the above mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: UNIVERSITE DE LILLE 1 SCIENCE ET TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Thomas Chenal, Andre Mortreux, Marc Visseaux
  • Patent number: 8779069
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are functionalized polymers comprising ethylene and substituted ethylene segments, which have been modified by epoxidation to enhance their crosslinking ability. These functionalized polymers are useful as film forming resins in cathodic electrocoating compositions. Also disclosed herein are aqueous dispersion compositions comprising the functionalized polymers and a process for coating various electrically conductive substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Axalta Coating Systems IP Co., LLC
    Inventors: Simona Percec, Susan H. Tilford
  • Patent number: 8779067
    Abstract: This invention relates to 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 (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 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 homo-oligomer, comprising propylene, wherein the productivity is greater than 4500 g/mmol Hf (or Zr)/hour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Brant, Donna J. Crowther, Andrew G. Narvaez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8779065
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fluorine-containing curable resin that can impart high stain resistant properties to the surface of a cured coating film and can exhibit high stain resistant properties even when curing is performed in an air atmosphere (in the presence of oxygen). It is also an object to provide an active-energy-ray-curable composition that uses the fluorine-containing curable resin and can exhibit high stain resistant properties even when curing is performed in an air atmosphere and a cured product of the active-energy-ray-curable composition. To achieve the object, there is provided a fluorine-containing curable resin including a poly(perfluoroalkylene ether) chain, a maleimide group, and a mercapto group in a structure of a urethane polymer or a polymer composed of a monomer having a polymerizable unsaturated group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Ozaki, Hideya Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8779045
    Abstract: A thermoplastic polymer composition comprises a thermoplastic polymer and a nucleating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Darin L. Dotson, Robbie Willem Johan M. Hanssen, Jiannong Xu
  • Publication number: 20140194568
    Abstract: Compositions of PHAs with PBS and/or PBSA are described and methods of making the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Metabolix, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajendra K. Krishnaswamy, Xiudong Sun
  • Publication number: 20140187725
    Abstract: A method for preparing a coupled polymer, the method comprising the steps of: (i) polymerizing monomer to form a reactive polymer, and (ii) reacting the reactive polymer with coumarin or a substituted coumarin compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Steven LUO
  • Publication number: 20140170346
    Abstract: Compositions, coatings, and energy storage fabrications made of support polymers or active waxes in a grafted matrix to an amorphous wax and at least one functional compound and their methods of preparation are presented. Amorphous waxes are typified by paraffin waxes. Functional compounds include various fatty alcohols, fatty acids, ester, amines, and amidoalkylamines. Sulfonated and oxidized ion exchange resins may be grafted to the matrix. The compositions are capable of storing or releasing energy upon a physical phase change transition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Georgius Abidal Adam
  • Publication number: 20140154611
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of preparing a fluorinated copolymer, comprising a step of copolymerization of a fluorinated monomer (of the vinylidene fluoride type) with an ?-trifluoromethacrylic acid monomer or derivative of ?-trifluoromethacrylic acid, in the presence of a xanthate or trithiocarbonate compound. The invention also relates to copolymers obtained by this method as well as block copolymers comprising a copolymer block prepared according to this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicants: Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Montpellier, Arkema France
    Inventors: Bruno Ameduri, Yogesh Patil
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8728995
    Abstract: A polyalkenyl succinic anhydride is prepared with low amounts of resinous or chlorinated byproducts in a two-step process whereby a polyalkene is first reacted with an unsaturated organic acid in a thermal ene reaction, followed with exposure to a gaseous halogen in presence of an additional amount of the unsaturated organic acidic reagent. The foregoing process produces a polyisobutenyl succinic anhydride having a high ratio of succinic anhydride functional groups to polyisobutenyl backbone groups. Such a polyisobutenyl succinic anhydride is particular suitable for the production of oil-soluble hydrocarbyl succinimides that have good dispersant properties when added to lubricating oil compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Afton Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Chente Huang, John T. Loper
  • Patent number: 8716421
    Abstract: This invention discloses and claims a series of polycyclic monomers and polymers useful in the production of optical waveguides. The polymers of the invention comprise one or more repeating units represented by the formula (IV): Wherein m, X, R1 and R2 are as defined herein. The films formed from the polymers of this invention exhibit significant changes in refractive index (greater than or equal to 0.5%) after exposure to suitable actinic or thermal energy thereby having superior optical transmission performance, which is of importance for modern optical applications such as wave guiding and optical data storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignees: Promerus, LLC, Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Fujita, Nanae Kawate, Mari Ueda, Larry F Rhodes
  • Publication number: 20140120544
    Abstract: A method for nucleic acid isolation comprising: receiving a binding moiety solution within a process chamber; mixing the binding moiety solution with a biological sample, within the process chamber, in order to produce a moiety-sample mixture; incubating the moiety-sample mixture during a time window, thereby producing a solution comprising a set of moiety-bound nucleic acid particles and a waste volume; separating the set of moiety-bound nucleic acid particles from the waste volume; washing the set of moiety-bound nucleic acid particles; and releasing a nucleic acid sample from the set of moiety-bound nucleic acid particles. The method preferably utilizes a binding moiety comprising at least one of poly(allylamine) and polypropylenimine tetramine dendrimer, both of which reversibly bind and unbind to nucleic acids based upon environmental pH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: NeuMoDx Molecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Sundaresh Brahmasandra, Michelle Mastronardi, Elizabeth Craig, Maureen Carey
  • Patent number: 8710154
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a non-aqueous solution process for making cross-linked polymers. The cross-linked polymers are characterized by a repeat unit that includes at least one amino group. Amino groups can be part of the polymer backbone (e.g., polyethyleneimine), pendant from the polymer backbone (e.g., polyallylamine), or both types of amino groups can exist within the same repeat unit and/or polymer. The present invention discloses more specifically non-aqueous solution cross-linking to prepare Sevelamer and its salts, Colesevelam and its salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Shasun Pharmaceuticals Limited
    Inventors: Kanchivakkam Ramaswamy Govindarajan, Kalpattu Kuppasamy Balasubramanian, S. Bava Bohorudeen, Somasundaram Angalan, Kalivan Neelakandan
  • Patent number: 8710156
    Abstract: The invention relates to functionalized, telechelic polymers synthesized by enzymatic catalysis and methods, and the functionalization of polymers via Michael addition with a lipase catalyst, and the crosslinking of mono- or difunctional (telechelic) polymers made by enzymatic catalysis, such as by using multifunctional coupling agents and enzyme catalysts. Quantitative transesterification of vinyl methacrylate with poly(ethylene glycol), poly(isobutylene) and poly(dimethylsiloxane) was achieved using Candida antarctica lipase B. In addition, methacrylate-functionalized poly(ethylene glycol) monomethyl ether has been successfully coupled to aminoethoxy poly(ethylene glycol) monomethyl ether via Michael addition using Candida antarctica lipase B. Amine-functionalized poly(ethylene glycol)s have also been used for the preparation of poly(ethylene glycol)-based dendrimers and gels through Michael addition of the polymer onto triacryloyl hexahydro-triazine using the same enzyme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventors: Judit E. Puskas, Mustafa Yasin Sen
  • Patent number: 8697795
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoplastic molding composition at least comprising particles made of nonoxidatively polymerized vegetable oil which has been crosslinked by way of functional groups, as component (A), at least one thermoplastic polymer, as component (B), optionally at least one resin, as component (C), optionally at least one filler, as component (D), and optionally further additives, use thereof and a process for production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventors: Konrad Knoll, Michel Pepers
  • Publication number: 20140076768
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a functionalized polymer for use in coating compositions and a method for making the functionalized polymer. In some embodiments, the functionalized polymer is a water-dispersible polymer, more preferably a water-dispersible polyester polymer, having one or more side groups including one or more salt groups. Packaging containers (e.g., food or beverage cans) comprising the functionalized polymer and methods of making such containers are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Skillman, Carl Cavallin, Richard H. Evans
  • Patent number: 8663618
    Abstract: A process for surface modification of polymer that enhances cell growth as well as inhibits growth of microorganisms is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
    Inventors: Prasad L. V. Bhagavatula, Virginia D. Britto
  • Patent number: 8653199
    Abstract: This invention relates to a composition comprising a functionalized C3 to C40 olefin polymer comprising at least 50 mol % of one or more C3 to C40 olefins, and where the olefin polymer, prior to functionalization, has: a Dot T-Peel of 1 Newton or more on Kraft paper; an Mw of 10,000 to 100,000; and a branching index (g?) of 0.98 or less measured at the Mz of the polymer when the polymer has an Mw of 10,000 to 60,000, or a branching index of 0.95 or less measured at the Mz of the polymer when the polymer has an Mw of 10,000 to 100,000; and where the C3 to C40 olefin polymer comprises at least 0.001 wt % of a functional group. This invention further relates to blends of such functionalized polymers with other polymers including non-functionalized C3 to C40 olefin polymers as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Ramin Abhari, Charles Lewis Sims, Mun Fu Tse, Patrick Brant, Peijun Jiang, David Raymond Johnsrud
  • Publication number: 20140042097
    Abstract: The invention concerns polymer systems comprising at least one polymer with a plurality of pores where the polymer is initially functionalized on substantially all surfaces followed by a stepwise surface specific functionalization such that a different functional group resides on the external or internal pore surface of the bead. The invention also concerns use of such polymer systems in blood, blood product, or physiologic fluid purification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Phillip P. Chan, Vincent J. Capponi, Thomas D. Golobish, Humayra Begum Ali
  • Publication number: 20140046000
    Abstract: A method of accelerating a curing process in resin overflow systems for use in casting processes includes the step of adding a curing accelerator for the resin into the resin overflow system. In addition, a resin overflow container and a compartment with a curing accelerator for use in casting processes are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Martin Jensen, Simon Kwiatkowski Pedersen
  • Patent number: 8642705
    Abstract: A process for producing a conjugated diene-based polymer which comprises, in the first modification, modifying a conjugated diene-based polymer having active chain ends, which is obtained by polymerizing a diene-based monomer singly or with other monomers and has a content of a cis-1,4 unit of 75% by mole or greater in the conjugated diene portion of the main chain, by reacting the active chain ends with a hydrocarbyloxysilane compound and reacting the modified polymer with a specific compound such as a hydrocarbyloxysilane compound, and a rubber composition containing the polymer modified in accordance with the above process and, preferably, 10 to 100 parts by weight of silica and/or carbon black per 100 parts by weight of the rubber component containing the modified polymer, are provided. The rubber composition containing silica and/or carbon black exhibits improved fracture properties, abrasion resistance, low heat buildup property and excellent workability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Youichi Ozawa, Hajime Kondou, Noriko Endou
  • Patent number: 8642706
    Abstract: A macromolecule includes a functional group including imine functionality bonded to a polymer chain. Where desired, the functional group also can contain additional (e.g., amine and/or silane) functionality. The material can be provided by reacting a polymer including carbonyl functionality with a compound including a primary amino group. The functional group can interact with particulate filler such as, e.g., carbon black and silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Yuan-Yong Yan
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8623962
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process to functionalize propylene co-oligomer comprising contacting an alkene metathesis catalyst with a heteroatom containing alkene, and a propylene a co-oligomer having an Mn of 300 to 30,000 g/mol comprising 10 to 90 mol % propylene and 10 to 90 mol % of ethylene, wherein the oligomer has at least X % allyl chain ends, where: 1) X=(?0.94 (mol % ethylene incorporated)+100), when 10 to 60 mol % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer, and 2) X=45, when greater than 60 and less than 70 mol % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer, and 3) X=(1.83*(mol % ethylene incorporated)?83), when 70 to 90 mol % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Hagadorn, Matthew W. Holtcamp, Andrew G. Narvaez, Jr., Donna J. Crowther, Patrick Brant
  • Publication number: 20140004351
    Abstract: An aqueous solution coating composition comprising an autoxidisable polyvinyl polymer having ?20% of fatty acid residue by weight of polymer; Tg from ?60 to +15° C.; acid value of 15 to 75 mg KOH/g, Mw from 2500 to 100000 g/mol; polydispersity ?30, said composition having ?25% co-solvent by weight of solids, ?30% solids by weight of composition; said composition when in the form of a coating having a telegraphing value defined as the difference in gloss at a 20° angle of between a film cast on rough PVC and a film cast on smooth PVC of 10 gloss units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Ilse VAN CASTEREN, Gerardus Cornelis OVERBEEK, Ronald TENNEBROEK, Tijs NABUURS, Richard George COOGAN
  • Patent number: 8609776
    Abstract: An ethylenically unsaturated prepolymer comprising an ending X which reacts by condensation being a hydroxyl and/or amine or free isocyanate group and optionally an ending X? having ethylenic unsaturation, the prepolymer being the reaction product of a first component A comprising a mixture of i) a first ethylenically unsaturated resin carrying specific hydroxyl and/or amine reactive endings, and/or ii) optionally a second resin different from resin i), being an ethylenically unsaturated hydroxylated resin and/or a hydroxylated and/or aminated saturated resin, and/or iii) optionally a third reactive saturated resin, iv) optionally an unsaturated monoalcohol up to 30% in equivalents of the OH+NH2 total, and a second component B comprising a polyisocyanate with a functionality equal to 2 or greater than 2, A and B being in proportions to effectively avoid any gelling by crosslinking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: CCP Composites
    Inventors: Patrick Belliard, Jérôme Mazajczyk, Roland Delory, Guillaume Cledat, Francis Verdiere, Serge Herman
  • Patent number: 8604134
    Abstract: Vinylamine-containing polymers are disclosed where the amine groups are substituted with (1) cationic functional groups, (2) anionic functional groups, (3) hydrophobic functional groups, (4) hydrophilic functional groups, (5) functional groups that impart amphoteric characteristics to the polymers, or (6) combinations thereof. Also disclosed are processes for preparing such polymers, as well as compositions comprising such polymers. Among other applications, these polymers can be used in papermaking applications as dry strength additives, wet strength additives, retention aids, drainage aids, and pitch and stickies control agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventors: Qu-Ming Gu, Jonathan M. McKay, Richard J. Riehle
  • Publication number: 20130306594
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a block copolymer comprising a first block derived from a vinyl aromatic monomer; and a second block derived from an acrylate monomer; where a chi parameter that measures interactions between the first block and the second block is greater than or equal to about 0.05, when measured at 240° C. Disclosed herein too is a method comprising polymerizing a vinyl aromatic monomer to form a first block; and polymerizing a second block onto the first block to form a block copolymer; where the second block is derived by polymerizing an acrylate monomer; and where the block copolymer has a chi parameter of greater than or equal to about 0.05, when measured at 240° C.; where the chi parameter is a measure of interactions between the first block and the second block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Phillip Dene Hustad, Peter Trefonas, III, Frank Steven Bates, Marc Andrew Hillmyer, Justin Glenn Kennemur
  • Patent number: 8575301
    Abstract: A co-polyester which includes the reaction product of a polycondensation polyester and epsilon-caprolactone, wherein the polycondensation polyester comprises the reaction product of diglycolic acid and/or a derivative thereof and a diol. The co-polyester is injectable and absorbable into animal, such as human, tissue and can be used for facial cosmetic or reconstructive surgery of soft tissue. Another embodiment is directed to a method for preventing adhesion using a co-polyester comprising the reaction product of a polycondensation polyester and epsilon-caprolactone, wherein the polycondensation polyester comprises the reaction product of diglycolic acid and/or a derivative thereof and a diol, and the co-polyester comprises about 40 to 50% by weight of the polycondensation polyester based on the total weight of the co-polyester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Sasa Andjelic, Tara Zabrosky
  • Publication number: 20130261268
    Abstract: The present invention provides lactamic polymers containing an acetoacetate moiety. The lactamic polymers may be readily functionalized and the functionalized lactamic polymers may be further derivatized to provide a wide variety of useful polymers having desirable chemical and physical properties. The lactamic polymers of the present invention may be employed in a wide variety of compositions. Formula (I) wherein R1-R7, x, y, z, and n are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: ISP Investments Inc
    Inventors: David K. Hood, Karyn B. Visscher, Surya Kamin
  • 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: 8541527
    Abstract: Elastomeric interpolymers comprising at least two, or more, cyclic olefin monomers that are prepared by ring opening metathesis polymerization, and that are characterized by having no crystallinity, a glass transition temperature (Tg) of less than ?80° C., and a number average molecular weight (Mn) of at least 40 kg/mole, and functionalized products thereof. A ring opening metathesis polymerization process for producing the elastomeric interpolymers having no crystallinity. Uses of the elastomeric interpolymers in applications such as rubber compounds, tires, and the like. Cores of golf balls that are prepared by using metathesis polymerization produced elastomeric interpolymers having 0 to about 30% crystallinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Firestone Polymers, LLC
    Inventors: James Pawlow, Christopher Robertson, Daniel Graves, Mitch Barry