Solid Polymer Derived From An Amino Carboxylic Acid Or Derivative; From A Polyamine And A Polycarboxylic Acid Or Derivative; From At Least One Lactam; Or From A Polyamine Salt Of A Polycarboxylic Acid Patents (Class 525/420)
  • Patent number: 10350865
    Abstract: A multilayer film containing layers of polyamide and polyester, suitable as a back cover for a photovoltaic module is provided. The film comprises, in the order listed: a) a layer which comprises at least 35% by weight of polyamide; c) a layer which comprises at least 35% by weight, of a thermoplastic polyester; and e) a layer which comprises at least 35% by weight of polyamide; wherein the layers a) and e) further comprise 0.1 to 60% by weight, of a polyamine-polyamide graft copolymer, or the layer c) further comprises 0.1 to 30% by weight of polyamine-polyamide graft copolymer. The polyamine-polyamide graft copolymer comprises as copolymerized monomers: a polyamine having at least 4 nitrogen atoms and at least one polyamide-forming unit selected from the group consisting of a lactam, an ?-aminocarboxylic acid and an equimolar combinations of a diamine and a dicarboxylic acid. In another embodiment, adhesion promoting layers are placed between the layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Pawlik, Martin Wielpuetz, Harald Haeger
  • Patent number: 10351669
    Abstract: The present invention relates to (per)fluoropolyether (PFPE) amino derivatives, a method for their manufacturing and their uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Pier Antonio Guarda, Rosaldo Picozzi, Giovanni Simeone
  • Patent number: 10231352
    Abstract: Methods and structures for forming anodization layers that protect and cosmetically enhance metal surfaces are described. In some embodiments, methods involve forming an anodization layer on an underlying metal that permits an underlying metal surface to be viewable. In some embodiments, methods involve forming a first anodization layer and an adjacent second anodization layer on an angled surface, the interface between the two anodization layers being regular and uniform. Described are photomasking techniques and tools for providing sharply defined corners on anodized and texturized patterns on metal surfaces. Also described are techniques and tools for providing anodizing resistant components in the manufacture of electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Charles B. Woodhull, Paul Choiniere, Michael Coleman, Bryan Patrick Kiple, David A. Pakula, Michael K. Pilliod, Tang Yew Tan
  • Patent number: 10211409
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide for a light emitting devices comprising a light emitting layer comprising an electroluminescent organic material dispersed in a matrix, wherein the electroluminescent organic material has a molecular weight less than about 2000 amu, the matrix comprises a nonelectroluminescent-nonpolymeric amorphous glass mixture, and each of the nonelectroluminescent-nonpolymeric organic molecular glass mixture and the electroluminescent organic material constitutes at least 20 percent by weight of the light emitting layer; and electrodes in electrical communication with the light emitting layer and configured to conduct an electric charge through the light emitting layer such that the light emitting layer emits light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Molecular Glasses, Inc.
    Inventor: Michel Frantz Molaire
  • Patent number: 10106758
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymers used as rolling lubricating agents, to compositions comprising said polymers, and to alkali metal films including the polymers or compositions on the surface(s) thereof. The use of said polymers and compositions is also described for strip-rolling alkali metals or alloys thereof in order to obtain thin films. Methods for producing said thin films, which are suitable for use in electrochemical cells, are also described. The present invention proposes an improved lubricant according to formula I, which, for example, achieves enhanced conductivity, and/or enables the production of electrochemical cells having an improved life span in cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: HYDRO-QUEBEC
    Inventors: Karim Zaghib, Michel Armand, Patrick Bouchard, Serge Verreault, Julie Hamel-Påquet, Gabriel Girard
  • Patent number: 9994671
    Abstract: A curable composition including an epoxy resin, an open-chain polyamine, and a compound of the formula (I); a hardened composition prepared by curing the curable composition; a process for coating a surface or impregnating a textile sheet, including applying and hardening the curable composition; and a surface, a fiber composite material, a coating, or an adhesive including the hardened composition,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Martina Ortelt, Dirk Fuchsmann, Eike Langkabel, Britta Kohlstruk, Katharina Karns
  • Patent number: 9975992
    Abstract: A phosphorus-containing polyester composite and method of manufacturing the same is related to the field of compound formulation. The composite is prepared by condensation under certain conditions of (A) a poly-functional phosphorus-containing aromatic hydroxy compound; (B) a difunctional aromatic acryl chloride compound and (C) a monofunctional aromatic phenol compound used as a blocking agent. The composite is used as a curing agent for epoxy. The phosphorus-containing polyester composite is reacted with the epoxy group of the epoxy to obtain non-halogen and flame-retardant cured composite being environment friendly and having low dielectric, low dielectric loss factor and high heat resistance. It can be used in an integrated circuit board and used as a semiconductor packaging material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Jiangsu Yoke Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Tung-Ying Hsieh, Qi Shen, Jung-Che Lu, Ti-Kai Yu
  • Patent number: 9840596
    Abstract: A polyphenylene sulfide block copolymer contains polyphenylene sulfide units and polyorganosiloxane units and has a glass-transition temperature in the range of 80° C. or lower and a weight-average molecular weight in the range of 35,000 to 100,000. The polyphenylene sulfide block copolymer has high flexibility as well as high heat resistance and heat aging resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Toray Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Yamanaka, Hiroyuki Isago, Kei Saito, Hideki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9809675
    Abstract: This invention relates to polymers made from low molecular weight polyamide oligomers and telechelic polyamides (including copolymers) containing N-alkylated amide groups in the backbone structure. The described telechelic polyamides are used as the soft segment in the described TPU. These telechelic polyamides are unique in that they have an unexpectedly low glass-transition (desirably 30 degrees C. or lower) which makes them suitable for further reaction and polymerization, allowing for the formation of the described TPU. The resulting TPU can provide improved hydrolytic, oxidative and/or thermal stability as well as improved adhesion to other materials, especially polar materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Naser Pourahmady, Umit G. Makal, Gabor Erdodi, John Ta-Yuan Lai
  • Patent number: 9796927
    Abstract: A photo-aligning liquid crystal alignment layer formed by using a photo-aligning liquid crystal aligning agent containing polyamic acid or a derivative thereof which is synthesized by using tetracarboxylic acid dianhydride having no photoreactive structure having a specific structure and diamine having no photoreactive structure having a specific structure together with at least one of tetracarboxylic acid dianhydride having a photoreactive structure and diamine having a photoreactive structure can reduce storage of residual DC in a liquid crystal display device. Further, the above alignment layer can shorten the relaxation time and can prevent afterimages from being generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignees: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Youichiro Ooki, Yuko Katano, Tomoyuki Matsuda, Keisuke Izawa, Rika Hisada
  • Patent number: 9738756
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for synthesizing a polyamide, in which method an aqueous solution is sprayed onto the polyamide before and/or during a solid-state post-condensation process. The aqueous solution comprises at least a first compound, selected from the group comprising phosphoric acid, fully neutralized salts of phosphoric acid, partially neutralized salts of phosphoric acid, and mixtures thereof, and a second compound, selected from the group comprising an acid, an anhydride, a lactone, ammonia, an amine, and mixtures thereof, with the stipulation that the second compound is not phosphoric acid and is not phosphoric acid anhydride. The spraying occurs at a temperature that lies below the boiling point of water. A polyamide that can be produced by means of the method according to the invention can be used in particular to produce films, monofilaments, fibers, threads, or textile sheet materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rüdiger Häffner, Rolf-Egbert Grützner, Achim Stammer, Angela Ulzhöfer
  • Patent number: 9718923
    Abstract: One method as described herein relates to making a high molecular weight, monoesterified polyimide polymer using a small amount of bulky diamine. These high molecular weight, monoesterified polyimide polymers are useful in forming crosslinked polymer membranes with high permeance that are useful for the separation of fluid mixtures. Another method as described herein relates to making the crosslinked membranes from the high molecular weight, monoesterified polyimide polymer containing a small amount of bulky diamine. The small amount of bulky diamine allows for formation of both the high molecular weight polyimide polymer and for covalent ester crosslinks via reaction of the carboxylic acid groups with a diol crosslinking agent. This small amount of bulky diamines reduces chain mobility or segmental motion during crosslinking and reduces large loss of permeance. As such, this method provides a crosslinked membrane with good permeance and selectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignees: Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Joseph Miller, William John Koros, Nanwen Li, Gongping Liu
  • Patent number: 9718032
    Abstract: One method as described herein relates to making a membrane comprising an uncrosslinked high molecular weight, monoesterified polyimide polymer with a small amount of bulky diamine. These uncrosslinked high molecular weight, monoesterified polyimide polymers with a small amount of bulky diamine are useful in forming polymer membranes with high permeance and good selectivity that are useful for the separation of fluid mixtures. Also as described herein is a hollow fiber polymer membrane comprising an uncrosslinked high molecular weight, monoesterified polyimide polymer with a small amount of bulky diamine. The small amount of bulky diamine allows for formation of a membrane comprising the uncrosslinked polymer that exhibits high permeance and good selectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignees: Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Joseph Miller, William John Koros, Nanwen Li, Gongping Liu
  • Patent number: 9718033
    Abstract: One method as described herein relates to making a membrane comprising an uncrosslinked high molecular weight polyimide polymer with a small amount of bulky diamine. Also as described herein is a hollow fiber polymer membrane comprising an uncrosslinked high molecular weight polyimide polymer with a small amount of bulky diamine. The polyimide polymers include monomers comprising dianhydride monomers, diamino monomers without carboxylic acid functional groups, and optionally diamino monomers with carboxylic acid functional groups, wherein 2 to 10 mole % of the diamino monomers are bulky diamino compounds and the ratio of diamino monomers with carboxylic acid functional groups to diamino monomers without carboxylic acid functional groups is 0 to 2:3. These uncrosslinked high molecular weight polyimide polymers with a small amount of bulky diamine are useful in forming polymer membranes with high permeance and good selectivity that are useful for the separation of fluid mixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignees: Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Joseph Miller, William John Koros, Nanwen Li, Gongping Liu
  • Patent number: 9701790
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing an aliphatic or semiaromatic polyamide, in which a polyamide prepolymer is subjected to a solid state polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christian Schmidt, Florian Richter, Joachim Clauss, Axel Wilms, Gad Kory, Arnold Schneller, Achim Stammer, Volker Rauschenberger, Stefan Schwiegk
  • Patent number: 9617395
    Abstract: The production of polyamide 1010 polymer particles, in which polyamide 1010 resin, a different polymer B and an organic solvent are dissolved and mixed and thereupon an emulsion is formed within a system for phase separation into two phases, being a solution phase having the polyamide 1010 resin as the main component and a solution phase having the polymer B as the main component, and thereafter a poor solvent of the polyamide 1010 resin is brought into contact therewith to precipitate the polyamide 1010 resin, wherein the formation of the emulsion is carried out at a temperature of 100° C. or higher, thereby making it possible to obtain highly crystalline polyamide 1010 particles having a high sphericity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Makiko Saito, Hiroshi Takezaki
  • Patent number: 9526231
    Abstract: A pet chew toy comprising a blend containing a polyamide terpolymer and a diene elastomer, wherein the diene elastomer is crosslinked and the polyamide terpolymer has a Tm in the range of 120° C. to 250° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: T.F.H. PUBLICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Glen S. Axelrod, Ajay Gajria
  • Patent number: 9493611
    Abstract: A polyamide resin composition includes 100 parts by weight of a (a) polyamide resin; and 0.1 to 10 parts by weight of a (b) hydroxyl group- and carboxyl group-containing compound, wherein the (b) hydroxyl group- and carboxyl group-containing compound has a ratio (COOH/OH) of 0.01 to 5.0 of a rate (percentage) of a carboxyl group-derived peak area to a total peak area in a 13C-NMR spectrum to a rate (percentage) of a hydroxyl group-derived peak area to a total peak area in a 1H-NMR spectrum and has a degree of branching of 0.05 to 0.35.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Atsushi Masunaga, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Hideyuki Umetsu
  • Patent number: 9475758
    Abstract: The invention relates to a compound of the following formula (I): to its method for making it and to its uses for preparing a polymer useful for increasing the heat resistance of polymeric compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Faurecia Interieur Industrie
    Inventors: Laurence Dufrancatel, Pauline Kannengiesser, Gregory Yhuel, Sinisa Marinkovic, Boris Estrine, Patrice Dole
  • Patent number: 9422643
    Abstract: Provided are a heat-fusible fiber having excellent heat resistance, flame retardancy and dimensional stability; a fiber structure comprising the heat-fusible fiber; and a molded article produced by applying a heat fusion treatment to the fiber structure and having excellent heat resistance. The heat-fusible fiber comprises an amorphous PES type polymer (A) not substantially having a melting point and an amorphous PEI type polymer (B) in the mixture ratio (weight) of (A)/(B)=5/95 to 95/5, the fiber having a single glass transition temperature in the range between 80° C. and 200° C., and being amorphous. The fiber structure comprises 10% by weight or higher of the amorphous heat-fusible fiber. The molded article comprises at least a fiber structure comprising 10% by weight or higher of the amorphous heat-fusible fiber, to be fusion-bonded at a temperature higher than the glass transition temperature of the amorphous heat-fusible fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryokei Endo, Yosuke Washitake, Jun Aramaki
  • Patent number: 9401525
    Abstract: A power storage device having a small thickness is manufactured. A manufacturing method of the power storage device includes: forming a first layer and a second layer over a first substrate; forming a first insulating layer, a positive electrode and a negative electrode over the second layer; forming a solid electrolyte layer over the first insulating layer, the positive electrode, and the negative electrode; forming a sealing layer to cover the solid electrolyte layer; forming a planarization film and a support over the sealing layer; separating the first layer and the second layer from each other so that the second layer, the positive electrode, the negative electrode, the solid electrolyte layer, the sealing layer, the planarization film, and the support are separated from the first substrate; attaching the separated structure to a second substrate which is flexible; and separating the support from the planarization film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Konami Izumi
  • Patent number: 9360783
    Abstract: The toner includes: a second amorphous polyester resin including a structural unit represented by any of the following general formulas (1) to (3); and a first amorphous polyester resin including no structural units represented by the general formulas (1) to (3). R1, R2, R5, R9 and R10 are each independently an alkyl group having 4 to 15 carbon atoms or an alkenyl group having 4 to 15 carbon atoms, R3, R4, R7, R8 and R11 are each independently an alkylene group having 4 to 14 carbon atoms or an alkenylene group having 4 to 14 carbon atoms, R6 is a saturated or unsaturated divalent aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 4 to 15 carbon atoms, and R12 is a saturated or unsaturated trivalent aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 4 to 14 carbon atoms, and X is an aromatic ring, a carbocyclic ring or a group represented by the following formula (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Tomoko Mine, Anju Hori, Ken Ohmura, Mikio Kouyama
  • Patent number: 9200118
    Abstract: The invention discloses polymeric forms of ionic liquids, PFILs, based on polybenzimidazole (PBI) and a process for the synthesis of such polymeric forms of ionic liquids. The invention also relates to use of PBI based polymeric forms of ionic liquids and their membranes for gas sorption, permeation and separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
    Inventors: Ulhas Kanhaiyalal Kharul, Santosh Chandrakant Kumbharkar, Rupesh Sudhakar Bhavsar
  • Patent number: 9169392
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite obtained from a composition comprising: 50 (excluded) to 90% by weight of at least one polyamide; 10 to 50% by weight of polylactic acid (PLA); and 0 to 30% by weight of at least one compatibilizing agent. The invention also relates to a process for manufacturing this composite and its use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Maho Yasuda, Nicolas Amouroux, Benoit Brule, Nadine Decraemer, Jean-Jacques Flat
  • Patent number: 9096502
    Abstract: A compound [II] such as ammonium N,N-di(fluorosulfonyl)imide is obtained by reacting a compound [I] such as N,N-di(chlorosulfonyl)imide and NH4F (HF)p. A compound [IV] such as an N,N-di(fluorosulfonyl)imide alkali metal salt is obtained by reacting the obtained compound [II] and an alkali metal compound or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON SODA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shiro Tsubokura, Yasuyuki Aiura, Toru Suzuki, Michiaki Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20150148476
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition containing a particulate solid, a polar or non-polar organic medium, and a polymer chain having at least one fused aromatic imide pendant group. The invention further provides compositions for coatings, inks, toners, plastic materials (such as thermoplastics), plasticisers, plastisols, crude grinding and flush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Dean Thetford, Andrew J. Shooter, Stuart N. Richards
  • Publication number: 20150148497
    Abstract: Methods of synthesis and application thereof for peripherally aromatic silsesquioxanes featuring reactive functionality. A method, according to one embodiment of the invention, includes reacting a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane with an anhydride. The polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane has an inorganic core, a phenyl moiety or an anlyine moiety covalently coupled to the at least one T-type silicon atom; and a metal-aniline group or a para-aniline group covalently coupled to the at least one D-type or M-type silicon atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Government of the United States as Represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Timothy S. Haddad, Joseph M. Mabry, Gregory R. Yandek
  • Publication number: 20150141575
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polymer composite (polyplex) that contains nucleic acid, a cationic polymer, and an anionic polymer. The anionic polymer covers the surface of the composite comprising the cationic polymer and nucleic acid, has a negative charge at neutral pH, and can change so as to have a positive charge at mildly acidic pH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Kazunori KATAOKA, Yan LEE, Nobuhiro NISHIYAMA, Kanjiro MIYATA, Makoto OBA, Shigehiro HIKI, Mai SANJO, HyunJin KIM
  • Publication number: 20150133609
    Abstract: Zwitterionic and mixed charge conducting polymers, surfaces modified to include the polymers, bulk constructs that include the polymers, and methods for using the polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization
    Inventors: Shaoyi Jiang, Tao Bai
  • Patent number: 9029473
    Abstract: Disclosed are polyvalent macromolecules, compositions comprising the macromolecules, and methods of use. The polyvalent macromolecules have a polymer backbone and pendent groups attached to the polymer backbone. Some or all of the pendent groups have optionally a linker, a surface-seeking group capable of binding strongly to a metal surface, and a spectroscopically detectable chromophore detectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: University of Strathclyde
    Inventors: Peter Cormack, Duncan Graham, Aaron Hernandez-Santana, Arun Prasath Ramaswamy, William Ewen Smith
  • Publication number: 20150118152
    Abstract: Compositions of P4HB (poly-4-hydroxybutyrate) and copolymers thereof, have been developed for pultrusion, as well as processes to produce profiles from these compositions by pultrusion. These pultrusion processes provide profiles without causing structural damage to the surface of the profile. The profiles may be used in medical applications. These compositions include P4HB, and copolymers thereof, having intrinsic viscosities less than 3.2 dl/g but greater than 0.8 dl/g. The profile may be formed using conditions such as: pull rate of 0.1 to 100 mm/min, die temperature of up to 95° C., rod stock temperature up to 95° C., draw ratio of up to 100×, pulling force of greater than 10 MPa, and clamping pressure at least 10% higher than the pulling force. Preferably, the profile is formed by pulling the rod stock through a series of dies placed at intervals with the hole sizes decreasing in diameter by 0.1 to 10 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Amit Ganatra, Bhavin Shah, Said Rizk, David P. Martin, Simon F. Williams
  • Patent number: 9017805
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a polyimide-graphene composite material and a method for preparing same. More particularly, it relates to a polyimide-graphene composite material prepared by adding modified graphene and a basic catalyst during polymerization of a polyimide precursor so as to improve mechanical strength and electrical conductivity and enable imidization at low temperature and a method for preparing same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Nam Ho You, Ok-kyung Park, Bon-Cheol Ku, Joong Hee Lee, Munju Goh
  • Patent number: 9018293
    Abstract: A polymer composition, stretched and unstretched articles and processes to make stretched and unstretched articles from that composition are set forth wherein the composition comprises a blend of a polyamide wherein the amino to carboxyl end group ratio of the polyamide polymer is less than 1.0 when the relative viscosity of the polyamide polymer is less than 2.0, and less than 0.30 when the relative viscosity is in the range of 2.0 to 2.3 and less than 0.20 when the relative viscosity is greater than 2.3, a crystallizable polyester and an interfacial tension reducing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: M&G USA Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas David Callander, Gianluca Ferrari, Arianna Giovannini, Maria Teresa Scrivani, Simone Ferrero
  • Patent number: 9011998
    Abstract: Phase separated blends of polyaryl ether ketones, polyaryl ketones, polyether ketones, polyether ether ketones and mixtures thereof with at least one polysulfone etherimide, wherein the polysulfone etherimide has greater than or equal to 50 mole % of the polymer linkages contain at least one aryl sulfone group are described. Such blends have improved load bearing capability at high temperature. In another aspect a high crystallization temperature, especially at fast cooling rates, is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Sabic Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Ashish Aneja, Robert Russell Gallucci, Roy Ray Odle, Kapil Chandrakant Sheth
  • Publication number: 20150105521
    Abstract: A resin composition including a polylactic acid resin, a thermoplastic resin other than a polylactic acid, and a carbodiimide compound having a specific cyclic structure. Provided is a resin composition that exhibits improved compatibility between the polylactic acid resin and the thermoplastic resin other than a polylactic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Shinichiro Shoji, Ryuji Nonokawa
  • Patent number: 9006254
    Abstract: This invention relates to compositions, and related compounds and methods, of conjugates of immunomodulatory agents and polymers or unit(s) thereof. The conjugates may be contained within synthetic nanocarriers, and the immunomodulatory agents may be released from the synthetic nanocarriers in a pH sensitive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Selecta Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Zepp, Grayson B. Lipford, Yun Gao, Lloyd Johnston, Fen-ni Fu, Mark J. Keegan, Sam Baldwin
  • Patent number: 8993686
    Abstract: Biodegradable saturated and unsaturated polyester amides (PEA)s made from multiamino acid monomers and methods of making biodegradable saturated and unsaturated PEAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Chih-Chang Chu, Mingxiao Deng
  • Publication number: 20150087789
    Abstract: At the time of producing a polyester by using a dicarboxylic acid component and a biomass-resource-derived diol as raw materials, a polyester is efficiently produced with good color tone, as the raw material diol derived from biomass resources, a diol in which the content of a cyclic carbonyl compound having a carbon atom number of 5 or 6 is from 0.01 to 12 ppm by mass, is used, and by controlling the content of a cyclic carbonyl compound having a carbon atom number of 5 or 6 in the raw material diol to fall in a prescribed range, the color tone of the polyester is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicants: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION, GENOMATICA, INC.
    Inventors: Masaru UTSUNOMIYA, Yusuke IZAWA, Norikazu KONISHI, Kota TANAKA, Shinichiro MATSUZONO, Takayuki SUZUKI, Michael JAPS, Mark BURK, Warren CLARK
  • Patent number: 8986846
    Abstract: A thermosetting oligomer or thermosetting polymer is provided. The thermosetting oligomer or thermosetting polymer contains repeating units, each of which has at least one thermosetting functional group in the side chain and is represented by Formula 1: where repeating units include X1, A1, and Y1 subunits, sidechain units include linking unit L and thermosetting functional group Z, and n is an integer from 1 to 4. The thermosetting oligomer or thermosetting polymer has a low coefficient of thermal expansion and high or no glass transition temperature, stiffness, processability, heat resistance and mechanical properties. The thermosetting oligomer or thermosetting polymer is highly soluble, wettable and dimensionally stable and is suitable for use in films, prepregs and printed circuit boards. Further provided are a thermosetting resin composition including the thermosetting oligomer or thermosetting polymer and a printed circuit board using the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Jun Lee, Mahn Jong Kim, Kwang Hee Kim
  • Patent number: 8987377
    Abstract: The present invention provides poly(amide) polymers, polyconjugates, compositions and methods for the delivery of oligonucleotides for therapeutic purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie E. Barrett, Marina Busuek, Steven L. Colletti, Robert M. Garbaccio, Erin N. Guidry, Robert A. Kowtoniuk, Jing Liao, Craig A. Parish, Rubina G. Parmar, Tao Pei, Kevin M. Schlosser, David M. Tellers, Sandra C. Tobias, Quang T. Truong, Jacob H. Waldman, Weimin Wang, J. Michael Williams
  • Patent number: 8980996
    Abstract: A phenolic compound for manufacturing a modified polyamide that has an increased degree of crystallinity is described. A polyamide composition comprising at least one such phenolic compound and optionally reinforcing fillers or extenders is also described. The composition is preferably a composition to be molded, for example in the form of granules or powder, that is used for the manufacture of articles by an injection-molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Caroll Vergelati, Olivier Andres
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8969486
    Abstract: Disclosed are a liquid crystal alignment agent, a liquid crystal alignment film manufactured using the same, and a liquid crystal display including the liquid crystal alignment film. The liquid crystal alignment agent includes a polymer comprising a polyamic acid including a repeating unit represented by Chemical Formula 1, polyimide including a repeating unit represented by Chemical Formula 2, or a combination thereof: wherein Y1 and Y2 are each independently a divalent organic group derived from diamine, wherein the diamine includes photodiamine represented by Chemical Formula 3 and functional diamine represented by Chemical Formula 5: and wherein the other substituents are the same as defined in the detailed description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Jae-Deuk Yang, Yong-Sik Yoo, Guk-Pyo Jo
  • Patent number: 8969487
    Abstract: A coating for an ink jet printhead front face, wherein the coating comprises an oleophobic low adhesion coating having high thermal stability as indicated by less than about 15 percent weight loss when heated to up to 300° C., and wherein a drop of ultra-violet (UV) gel ink or a drop of solid ink exhibits a contact angle of greater than about 45° and sliding angle of less than about 30° with a surface of the coating, wherein the coating maintains the contact angle and sliding angle after the coating has been exposed to a temperature of at least 200° C. for at least 30 minutes. In particular, the coating shows no oil on the coating surface after curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Varun Sambhy, Jin Wu, Kock-Yee Law, Kyle B. Tallman, Darren Smith, Michael S. Roetker
  • Patent number: 8962769
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel polyimidothioethers-inorganic nanoparticle hybrid material, which exhibit good surface planarity, thermal dimensional stability, tunable refractive index, and high optical transparency upon forming into films. The present invention also relates to polyimidothioethers which is an intermediate for preparing the present hybrid material, and their preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: National Taiwan University
    Inventors: Guey-Sheng Liou, Chia-Liang Tsai, Hung-Ju Yen, Wen-Chang Chen, Wen-Yen Chiu, Yang-Yen Yu
  • Patent number: 8952106
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to linear, biodegradable polyesteramide (PEA) polymers synthesized with repeating units derived from aminophenol esters and diacids. These PEAs have a monomer repeat represented by as well as a variety of uses to coat, form or comprise medical devices, combination medical devices and pharmaceutical compositions, including sustained release formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: TYRX, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Schwartz, Satish Pulapura, Sarita Nethula, Archana Rajaram, Arikha Moses
  • Patent number: 8952122
    Abstract: A polyamide modified by a compound including a sulfonate group, as well as a method for preparing the polyamide and to articles obtained from said modified polyamide are described. A modified polyamide obtained from a mono-functional aromatic sulfonate compound is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Franck Touraud, Stéphane Jeol
  • Patent number: 8952107
    Abstract: Disclosed is a thermoplastic melt-mixed composition including: a) a polyamide resin; b) a polyetherol compound provided by reacting: b1) one or more polyepoxy compound having at least two or more epoxy groups; and b2) one or more polyhydric alcohols having two or more hydroxyl groups; c) 10 to 60 weight percent of reinforcing agent; d) 0 to 30 weight percent polymeric toughener; and e) 0 to 10 weight percent further additives. Also disclosed are molded parts derived from the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Yuefei Tao, Lech Wilczek
  • Patent number: 8945694
    Abstract: Filled phase-separated blends of polyaryl ether ketones, polyaryl ketones, polyether ketones, polyether ether ketones and mixtures thereof with at least one polysulfone etherimide, wherein the polysulfone etherimide has greater than or equal to 50 mole % of the polymer linkages contain at least one aryl sulfone group are described. Such filled blends have improved load-bearing capability at high temperature. In another aspect the filled blends have a higher crystallization temperature, especially at fast cooling rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sabic Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Ashish Aneja, Robert Russell Gallucci, Roy Ray Odle, Kapil Chandrakant Sheth
  • Patent number: 8937127
    Abstract: A composition comprising: a first polymer comprising a poly(etherimide-siloxane) copolymer comprising (a) a repeating polyetherimide unit, and (b) a poly(siloxane) block unit, a second polymer different from the first polymer and comprising bromine; and optionally, a third polymer comprising a polycarbonate different from the first polymer and second polymer; wherein polysiloxane block units are present in the composition in an amount of at least 0.3 wt %, and bromine is present in the composition in an amount of at least 7.8 wt %, each based on the sum of the wt % of the first, second, and third polymers; and further wherein an article molded from the composition has an OSU integrated 2 minute heat release test value of less than 65 kW-min/m2 and a peak heat release rate of less than 65 kW/m2, and an E662 smoke test Dmax value of less than 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: SABIC Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Paul D. Sybert, Thomas L. Evans