Solid Polymer Derived From Nitrogen-containing Reactant Patents (Class 525/540)
  • Patent number: 10526439
    Abstract: A resin formulation that can be cured thermally or by light, where the cured resin is an amorphous, thermoset polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: John L. Lombardi
  • Patent number: 10357573
    Abstract: A physiologically active substance-conjugated block copolymer having enhanced efficacy and/or safety is provided by enhancing the property of penetrating into a target diseased tissue and/or enhancing excretability, compared to known physiologically active substance-conjugated block copolymer, and suppressing sensitization of the physiologically active substance to normal tissues other than a target diseased tissue. Disclosed is a block copolymer including a polyethylene glycol segment connected with a polyamino acid derivative segment conjugated with a physiologically active substance, in which the molecular weight of the block copolymer is from 2 kilodaltons to 15 kilodaltons, and the light scattering intensity of a 1 mg/mL aqueous solution of the physiologically active substance-conjugated block copolymer as measured with a laser light scattering photometer is at least twice or more the light scattering intensity of toluene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Onda, Akira Masuda, Ken Yamakawa, Chisato Tomiyama, Yasushi Yoneta, Yuichi Akatsu, Keiichirou Yamamoto, Ayaka Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10103401
    Abstract: A polymer electrolyte composition includes at least an ionic group-containing polymer (A), an organic phosphorus-based additive (C), and a nitrogen-containing heteroaromatic additive (D), the nitrogen-containing heteroaromatic additive (D) containing at least three nitrogen-containing heteroaromatic rings in one molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Umeda, Daisuke Izuhara, Tomoyuki Kunita
  • Patent number: 9075013
    Abstract: Microscope apparatus and methods for imaging an object with a resolution beyond the Abbe limit are disclosed. The apparatus employs an object selectively patterned with a fluorescing material that is induced to fluoresce with one wavelength and inhibited from fluorescing with a second wavelength. Two orthogonal interference-fringe patterns are generated from four diffracted light beams of an inhibiting wavelength and superimposed on the object along with light that induces fluorescence. The interference-pattern image allows only sub-resolution-sized emission areas of the object to fluoresce. Multiple images of the fluorescing object are obtained, each corresponding to a slightly different position of the fringe patterns on the substrate. Each image is processed to yield a sparsely sampled super-resolution image. Multiple sparse images are interwoven to form a complete super-resolution image of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Periodic Structures, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Markle, Hwan J. Jeong, John S. Petersen
  • Patent number: 9034085
    Abstract: A composition of matter, and method to make same, for a nano-based material including a nanocarbon support to which is attached an aliphatic amine. In particular, the composition of matter is an aliphatic amine-nanocarbon material that includes a nanocarbon (NC) support, such as C60, nano-graphite, graphene, nanocarbon ribbons, graphite intercalation compounds, graphite oxide, nano-coal, nanohorns, and combinations thereof, and further includes an aliphatic amine, such as polyethyleneimine (PEI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Andrew R. Barron, Eoghan Dillon
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9023957
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to processes and methods of peptide and protein synthesis. The present invention also relates to specific compounds for use in such processes and methods. It is shown herein that peptides with a C-terminal tertiary N,N-bis(2-mercaptoethyl)-amide (BMEA) undergo N-to-S acyl transfer at weakly acidic pH to form a transient thioester which can be captured for direct ligation with a cysteinyl peptide. These C-terminal BMEA peptides are easily prepared with standard Fmoc solid-phase synthesis protocols, thus giving a very convenient access to the thioester components for native chemical ligation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Nanyang Technological University
    Inventor: Chuan Fa Liu
  • Patent number: 9018323
    Abstract: [Problem]To provide a novel polymer derivative of a cytidine metabolic antagonist which allows release of a medicament irrespective of enzymes of the living body and is expected to have high therapeutic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keiichirou Yamamoto, Manami Okazaki, Dai Kawamura
  • Patent number: 9000105
    Abstract: Antimicrobial, substituted alkyl guanidinium polymers, and methods to form same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: John L. Lombardi
  • Publication number: 20150080523
    Abstract: This invention relates to products H made by reaction of a cyclic alkyleneurea U, at least one multifunctional aldehyde A2, and at least one of (a) an aminoplast former M that is not the same as the cyclic alkyleneurea U, and (b) a monofunctional aldehyde A1, which product H is optionally etherified by reaction of at least a part of the hydroxyl groups formed by addition reaction of N—H groups and aldehyde groups, with an alcohol having from one to ten carbon atoms, and wherein glyoxal is present in the at least one multifunctional aldehyde A2, to processes for their preparation, and to a method of use thereof in coating compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Ram B. Gupta, Urvee Y. Treasurer, Lawrence A. Flood, Barry A. Lawless
  • Publication number: 20150080538
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides novel functional polyoxazoline derivatives prepared by terminating polyoxazoline polymerization with inert chemical groups. In addition, the present disclosure demonstrates the synthesis of novel electrophilic initiators with protected functional groups capable of initiating oxazoline polymerization and capable of surviving the conditions of polymerization. These initiators are used to synthesize the above inert-terminal polyoxazoline derivatives as well as other polyoxazolines with active terminal groups. Furthermore, the present disclosure provides for polyoxazoline-lipid conjugates and liposomal compositions prepared using such polyoxazoline-lipid conjugates. Methods of using the foregoing to prepare conjugates with target molecules are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Michael D. BENTLEY, J. Milton HARRIS, Kunsang YOON, Michael REIF, Rainer JORDAN
  • Publication number: 20150056451
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions for and methods of treating an animal, including a human, and methods of preparing such compositions. The pharmaceutical compositions contain crosslinked amine polymers and may be used, for example, to treat diseases or other metabolic conditions in which removal of protons and/or chloride ions from the gastrointestinal tract would provide physiological benefits such as normalizing serum bicarbonate concentrations and the blood pH in an animal, including a human.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Gerrit KLAERNER, Eric F. CONNOR, Randi K. GBUR, Matthew J. KADE, Paul H. KIERSTEAD, Jerry M. BUYSSE, Michael J. COPE, Kalpesh N. BIYANI, Son H. NGUYEN, Scott M. TABAKMAN
  • Patent number: 8962710
    Abstract: It is proposed a new fluid loss control agent useful for the cementation of oil or gas wells. This fluid loss control agent consists of a mixture of a styrene-butadiene latex and a high molecular weight water-soluble polymer such as a copolymer AMPS-Am. The addition of the water-soluble polymer allows drastic reduction of the quantity of latex required to achieve fluid loss control performance and even gas migration control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Michel Michaux, Bruno Drochon, Sylwia Komocki
  • Publication number: 20150041797
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer comprising a repeating unit containing a specific partial structure and a repeating unit containing a crosslinking group, a composition for an organic electroluminescent element comprising the polymer, and an organic electroluminescent element comprising an organic layer formed using the composition for an organic electroluminescent element by a wet film formation method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsushi BABA, Yanjun Li, Koichiro Iida, Hideki Gorohmaru, Emi Nakamoto, Takayuki Shouda
  • Publication number: 20150027949
    Abstract: A method for removing nitrate ions from a solution is presented. The method includes providing a polymer comprising a protonated amine moiety and an anion derived from an acid having a pKa value greater than about 1. The method further includes contacting the polymer with the solution to bind at least a portion of the nitrate ions in the solution with the polymer, and form a polymer-nitrate complex. The method furthermore includes separating at least a portion of the polymer-nitrate complex from the solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Hongchen Dong, Larry Neil Lewis, Stephen Robert Vasconcellos
  • Publication number: 20150011716
    Abstract: An antipathogenic copolymer 122, formed by the process of heating hexamethylenediamine HMDA 102, bis(hexamethylene)triamine BHMT 104, guanidinium hydrochloride 106.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: John L. Lombardi
  • Publication number: 20150001515
    Abstract: A composition comprising a polymer and at least one phosphorescent light-emitting dopant wherein: the polymer comprises a polymer backbone and charge transporting groups pendant from the polymer backbone; the polymer backbone is partially conjugated; and the polymer has a triplet energy level of at least 2.4 eV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Annette Steudel
  • Patent number: 8921492
    Abstract: The object of the patent is to provide a modified reaction resin, comprising: a) at least one cyanate tester; b) at least one polyorganosiloxane contained in the reaction resin in finely distributed form. The thus modified reaction resin is stable for storage for long periods in non-cured form and can be cured to form duromers with advantageous mechanical characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: Robert Bosch GmbH, Evonik Hanse GmbH
    Inventors: Irene Jennrich, Christian Eger
  • Patent number: 8907015
    Abstract: The present application provides a copolymer including one or more units of pyrene and one or more units of pyrrole. The present application also provides a method of producing a copolymer, including incubating pyrene monomer and pyrrole monomer with an oxidant in the presence of a reaction solvent. Uses of the copolymers are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Tongji University
    Inventors: Xin-Gui Li, Mei-rong Huang, Zhenzhong Hou
  • Patent number: 8901258
    Abstract: The present invention relates to copolymers for solar cells based on acridonic units comprising: a monomeric unit (A) having general formula (I) wherein X is S or Se, Y is 0, S or NR? and R, R?, the same or different, are C4-C24 alkyl groups, aryl groups optionally substituted with other functional groups, acyl groups or thioacyl groups; at least one monomer unit (B) having general formula (II) wherein Z is 0, S, Se or N—R?, wherein R? is a C4-C24 alkyl group, an aryl group optionally substituted with other functional groups, an acyl group or thioacyl group, said monomeric unit (B) being connected to any position available of a hetero-aromatic side ring of the unit (A) through one of the two positions indicated by the dashed lines in general formula (II). Photovoltaic devices comprising said alternating ?-conjugated polymers are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: ENI S.p.A.
    Inventors: Maria Caldararo, Andrea Pellegrino, Giuliana Schimperna, Riccardo Po′
  • Patent number: 8901247
    Abstract: This disclosure discloses novel responsive polymers that comprise a rod segment and (or) a coil segment. This disclosure also discloses nanomaterial-polymer composite comprising the responsive polymers that are covalently linked with nanomaterials. Also disclosed are polymeric transducer materials and sensor systems that comprise the nanomaterial-polymer composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Jennifer Lu, Shuhuai Xiang
  • Patent number: 8895667
    Abstract: Methods are provided for making reversible crosslinked polymers. Exemplary methods comprise reacting first and second thermoplastic polymers having non-hindered olefins in the presence of a metathesis catalyst under conditions sufficient to form a crosslinked polymer. In certain embodiments, the methods comprise providing a crosslink promoting additive to improve the strength of the crosslinked polymer. In some embodiments, the methods comprise decrosslinking a crosslinked polymer through a metathesis or an ozonolysis reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Ellsworth, Stefanie M. Gravano-Doerffler
  • Patent number: 8889802
    Abstract: A composition comprising a reaction product of reactants comprising (a) a compound comprising (i) a polysulfide moiety and (ii) an oxygen atom in a ?-position to a sulfur link having the formula: where each R is independently selected from H or a C1 to C20 organyl group, R? is independently selected from a C1 to C20 organyl group, R?? is independently selected from H or a C1 to C20 organyl group, and x has an average of greater than 2, (b) a compound comprising a nucleophilic moiety; and (c) a compound comprising a moiety reactive to active hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: POLYMERight, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonid Rappoport, Alexander Vainer, Aleksander Yam
  • Publication number: 20140311347
    Abstract: Various embodiments demonstrate that an in-situ polymerization enables deposition of a homogeneous polyaniline layer with a controlled thickness on top of a porous polypropylene support. Photografting and subsequent modification with diamines affords composite membranes featuring both high permeability and selectivity that are well suited for applications such as separation of carbon dioxide from a natural gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Frantisek Svec, Natalia Blinova
  • Publication number: 20140275447
    Abstract: Antimicrobial, substituted alkyl guanidinium polymers, and methods to form same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: John L. Lombardi
  • Patent number: 8822607
    Abstract: A substrate for biochips which has a high probe loading amounts and a uniform immobilization density, and which further has a high detection sensitivity and a high reproducibility by preventing a non-specific adsorption of proteins, when used as a substrate for biochips for immobilizing probes composed of biologically relevant substances such as proteins and nucleic acids, is disclosed. Amino groups can be bound to the surface of the substrate uniformly, at a high density and stably by covalently immobilizing an amino group-containing polymer on the surface of the substrate. The probe immobilization rate is high and immobilizing density was uniform by immobilizing a probe composed of a biologically relevant substance such as a protein or nucleic acid by utilizing the amino groups. Further, detection sensitivity and reproducibility are high by inhibiting non-specific adsorption of proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignees: Hipep Laboratories, Nippon Light Metal Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Nokihara, Akiyoshi Hirata, Yasuo Oka, Yasushi Takebayashi
  • Publication number: 20140235060
    Abstract: There is provided a resist underlayer film used in lithography process that has a high n value and a low k value, and can effectively reduce reflection of light having a wavelength of 193 nm from the substrate in a three-layer process in which the resist underlayer film is used in combination with a silicon-containing intermediate layer. A resist underlayer film-forming composition used in lithography process including: a polymer containing a unit structure including a product obtained by reaction of a condensed heterocyclic compound and a bicyclo ring compound. The condensed heterocyclic compound is a carbazole compound or a substituted carbazole compound. The bicyclo ring compound is dicyclopentadiene, substituted dicyclopentadiene, tetracyclo[4.4.0.12,5.17,10]dodeca-3,8-diene, or substituted tetracyclo[4.4.0.12,5.17,10]dodeca-3,8-diene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Shinjo, Yasunobu Someya, Keisuke Hashimoto, Ryo Karasawa
  • Publication number: 20140228488
    Abstract: There is provided a novel polymer, a composition containing the polymer, and a novel adhesive composition containing the polymer from which a cured film having desired properties is obtained. A polymer comprising a structural unit of Formula (1): wherein Q is a bivalent group, R1 is a C1-10 alkylene group, a C2-10 alkenylene group or C2-10 alkynylene group, a C6-14 arylene group, a C4-10 cyclic alkylene group, etc., or a polymer comprising a structural unit of Formula (6): wherein Q4 is an allyl group, a vinyl group, an epoxy group, or a glycidyl group, and R5 is a bivalent organic group having a main chain containing only carbon atom or at least one of oxygen atom, nitrogen atom and sulfur atom in addition to carbon atom, a composition comprising the polymer, and an adhesive composition comprising the polymer and a solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mamoru Tamura, Takuya Ohashi, Takahiro Kishioka, Tomoyuki Enomoto
  • Publication number: 20140228528
    Abstract: A polyguanidine silicate obtainable by reacting a polymeric guanidine salt provided in an aqueous solution with an aqueous solution of a sodium and/or potassium silicate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: MINDINVEST HOLDINGS LTD.
    Inventors: Oskar Schmidt, Nikita Schmidt, Christoph Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8796381
    Abstract: Encapsulated cure systems are provided wherein a curative is incorporated into a solid or semi-solid carrier material whereby mere fracturing or failure of the capsule wall encapsulating such cure systems will not provide for or allow sufficient release of the curative. Also provided are adhesive systems incorporating said encapsulated cure systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Appvion, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Arlin Schwantes, Michael Curley Krzoska, Gregory Stephen Kulibert, Adam Gregg Malofsky, Bernard Miles Malofsky, Nagib Maurice Ward
  • Publication number: 20140190700
    Abstract: Stabilizers that include hydrophobically modified amine-containing polymers may be utilized as compositions or in methods for controlling particulate migration in a subterranean formation. For example, a method may include providing a treatment fluid that comprises a base fluid and a hydrophobically modified amine-containing polymer (HMAP), the HMAP comprising a plurality of hydrophobic modifications on an amine-containing polymer; introducing the treatment fluid into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation, the subterranean formation comprising a plurality of particulates; and allowing the HMAP to coat at least some of the particulates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Tingji Tang, Feng Liang, Loan Vo, Philip D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8772412
    Abstract: A meta-stable state nitrogen-containing polymer formed by reacting Compound (A) and Compound (B) is described. Compound (A) is a monomer having a reactive terminal functional group. Compound (B) is a heterocyclic amino aromatic derivative as an initiator. The molar ratio of Compound (A) to Compound (B) is from 10:1 to 1:10. The meta-stable state nitrogen-containing polymer has a variance less than 2% in its narrow molecular weight distribution after being retained at 55° C. for one month.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Li-Duan Tsai, Yueh-Wei Lin, Chia-Chen Fang, Cheng-Liang Cheng, Jing-Pin Pan, Tsung-Hsiung Wang
  • Patent number: 8748542
    Abstract: A synthetic polymer has a water-soluble or water-swellable polyurethane backbone and terminal groups and/or intermediate groups of blocks of hydrophobes of alkyl- or aryl compounds containing a polymerizable cyclic monomer or a polymerizable double bond (or alkene) group or derivatives thereof. The blocks of hydrophobes are composed of two or more units of the same or different hydrophobes. These synthetic polymers are used as rheology modifiers, especially in latex paints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventors: Kirill N. Bakeev, De-Kai Loo, Angie H. Ma, Tuyen T. Nguyen, Jeffrey K. Politis
  • Patent number: 8742034
    Abstract: The invention provides an improved method for the production of terminal group-capped polyethers using homogeneous catalysis in the presence of Brönstedt acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Saltigo GmbH
    Inventor: Ralf Krahwinkel
  • Patent number: 8735512
    Abstract: The present invention provides Mannich base derivatives of N,N?-dimethyl secondary diamine polymers including Mannich base derivatives of methylamine-terminated poly-(N-methylazetidine) and Mannich base derivatives of methylamine-terminated poly-(N-methylazacycloheptane). Amine curing agent compositions and amine-epoxy compositions containing Mannich base derivatives of N,N?-dimethyl secondary diamine polymers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick Herbert Walker, Michael Ian Cook, Gamini Ananda Vedage, Robert Marjo Theodoor Rasing
  • Publication number: 20140142250
    Abstract: An organic crystalline composition is provided. The organic crystalline composition includes a main material having ?-conjugated back bone and a functional group containing an atom having an unshared electron pair, and a linking material combining with the adjacent main material at the functional group by quaternization, organic material-metal interaction, ionic bonding, or hydrogen bonding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Gwangju Institute of Science And Technology
    Inventors: Jae-Suk Lee, Changej Mohammad, Haeng-Deog Koh, Samal Shashadhar, Nam-Goo Kang, Won-Jung Shin, Young-Jae Kim, Hong-Joon Lee, Walaa Elsawy
  • Patent number: 8729196
    Abstract: This invention discloses cationic electrodeposition paint compositions which comprise specific amino group-containing modified epoxy resin, specific xylene-formaldehyde resin-modified, amino group-containing epoxy resin and blocked polyisocyanate curing agent at specific blend ratios, and which can form coating film of excellent film thickness retention, finished appearance and electrocoatability on galvanized alloy steel sheet and of good corrosion resistance, even when the amount of volatile organic compound in the cationic electrodeposition paint is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo Nishiguchi, Akihiko Shimasaki
  • Patent number: 8722032
    Abstract: The present invention provides water-soluble, polymer derivatives having a thiol-selective terminus suitable for selective coupling to thiol groups, such as those contained in the cysteine residues of proteins, as well as methods for preparing the water-soluble, polymer derivatives having a thiol-selective terminus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Nektar Therapeutics
    Inventors: Antoni Kozlowski, Remy F. Gross, III, Samuel P. McManus
  • Publication number: 20140128296
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions comprising tunable polymeric surfactants and methods for enhanced oil recovery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Soane Energy, LLC
    Inventors: David S. Soane, Robert P. Mahoney, Rosa Casado Portilla
  • Publication number: 20140107265
    Abstract: A membrane includes a metal or coordination complex that selectively interacts with one or more materials. The membrane can be used for facilitated transport separation of the materials. The metal complex can include any suitable metal center, but preferably includes a late transition metal. The metal complex can also include any suitable ligand, but preferably includes a triphosphacyclononane. The metal complex can be covalently linked to the membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: BATTELLE ENERGY ALLIANCE, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron D. Wilson, John R. Klaehn, Alan K. Wertsching, Christopher J. Orme, Eric S. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20140100292
    Abstract: The present invention relates inter alia to the use of moisture-conditioned disintegrants or expanding agents in tablet manufacture for the selective adjustment of the mechanical properties, the dissolution kinetics (dissolution) and/or the water loading of tablets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Eduard BALTHES, Johannes GESER, Peter SCHNEIDER
  • Patent number: 8686068
    Abstract: A polymerizable composition which contains a cycloolefin monomer, metathesis polymerization catalyst, cross-linking agent, and carbon fiber which is brought into contact in advance with a sizing agent which includes a compound having an unsaturated terminal group and a polar group, a cross-linkable shaped article obtained by polymerizing the polymerizable composition, a cross-linked shaped article obtained by cross-linking the cross-linkable shaped article, and a cross-linked shaped article composite which contains the cross-linked shaped article and other members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Zeon Corporation
    Inventor: Akihiko Yoshiwara
  • Publication number: 20140080215
    Abstract: A branched polyamine comprises about 45 to about 70 backbone tertiary amine groups, about 90 to about 140 backbone secondary amine groups, a positive number n? greater than 0 of backbone terminating primary amine groups, and a positive number q greater than 0 of backbone terminating carbamate groups of formula (2): wherein (n?+q) is a number equal to about 45 to about 70, the starred bond of formula (2) is linked to a backbone nitrogen of the branched polyamine, L? is a divalent radical comprising 3 to 30 carbons, and q/(n?+q)×100% equals about 9% to about 47%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicants: AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei Cheng, Daniel J. Coady, Amanda C. Engler, James L. Hedrick, Pei Yun Teo, Chuan Yang, Yi Yan Yang
  • Publication number: 20140079955
    Abstract: An additive comprising a phosphazene compound that has at least two reactive functional groups and at least one capping functional group bonded to phosphorus atoms of the phosphazene compound. One of the at least two reactive functional groups is configured to react with cellulose and the other of the at least two reactive functional groups is configured to react with a resin, such as an amine resin or a polycarboxylic acid resin. The at least one capping functional group is selected from the group consisting of a short chain ether group, an alkoxy group, and an aryloxy group. Also disclosed are an additive-resin admixture, a method of treating a wood product, and a wood product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
    Inventors: Mason K. Harrup, Harry W. Rollins
  • Patent number: 8673285
    Abstract: The present invention concerns the use of a sphingoid-polyalkylamine conjugate as a capturing agent of biologically active molecules, such as antigens. In a particular embodiment, the spinogid-polyalkylamines are used for the preparation of pharmaceutical composition for modulating the immune response of a subject. Other aspects of the invention concern methods for modulating the immune response of a subject by the use of the conjugate, complexes comprising, the sphingoid-polyalkylamine conjugate in combination with a biologically active molecule capable of modulating an immune response of a subject, compositions comprising the conjugate as well as kits making use of said conjugate. A preferred conjugate according to the invention is N palmitoyl D-erythro sphingosyl 1 carbamoyl spermine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignees: Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd., Biolab Ltd.
    Inventors: Yechezkel Barenholz, Aviva Joseph, Eliezer Kedar
  • Publication number: 20140073048
    Abstract: A branched polyamine comprises about 8 to about 12 backbone tertiary amine groups, about 18 to about 24 backbone secondary amine groups, a positive number n? greater than 0 of backbone terminating primary amine groups, and a positive number q greater than 0 of backbone terminating carbamate groups of formula (2): wherein (n?+q) is a number equal to about 8 to about 12, the starred bond of formula (2) is linked to a backbone nitrogen of the branched polyamine, L? is a divalent linking group comprising 3 to 30 carbons, and q/(n?+q)×100% equals about 9% to about 40%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicants: AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei Cheng, Daniel J. Coady, Amanda C. Engler, James L. Hedrick, Pei Yun Teo, Chuan Yang, Yi Yan Yang
  • Publication number: 20140051815
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an organic sulfonic acid-based compound and a preparation method thereof, a dopant including the compound, and a conductive polymer composite including the dopant, and more specifically, provides a dopant including a derivative compound containing a sulfonic acid group connected to a benzene ring via a flexible chain to enhance the solubility and the dispersibility in a general solvent, and the environment-resistance thereof, thus increasing the electric conductivity and significantly improving not only the processability but also the mechanical feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Ajou University Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Suck Hyun Lee, O Pil Kwon, Tae Ja Kim
  • Patent number: 8636830
    Abstract: A composition of matter, and method to make same, for a nano-based material including a nanocarbon support to which is attached an aliphatic amine. In particular, the composition of matter is an aliphatic amine-nanocarbon material that includes a nanocarbon (NC) support, such as C60, nano-graphite, graphene, nanocarbon ribbons, graphite intercalation compounds, graphite oxide, nano-coal, nanohorns, and combinations thereof, and further includes an aliphatic amine, such as polyethyleneimine (PEI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Andrew R. Barron, Eoghan Dillon
  • Patent number: 8618217
    Abstract: A topcoat composition to be applied on a resist film is provided, the topcoat composition including: (A) an alkali-soluble resin; (B) a compound containing at least one of an Si atom and an F atom, and increasing a contact angle on a surface of the topcoat film; and (C) a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichi Kanna
  • Publication number: 20130324634
    Abstract: A composition comprising both a polymer which contains triazine-ring-containing repeating units represented by formula (17) and a crosslinking agent which consists of either a poly-functional epoxy compound or a polyfunctional (meth)acrylic compound can be photo-cured even without the addition of an initiator to yield a cured film having a high refractive index and high heat resistance. Thus, a photocurable film-forming composition that comprises a triazine-ring-containing polymer, which can achieve, even without the addition of a metal oxide by the polymer alone, high heat resistance, high transparency, a high refractive index, high solubility and low volume shrinkage, and that is curable even without the addition of an acid generator can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Nishimura, Masaaki Ozawa