Contains Two Or More Graft Or Graft-type Copolymers Or A Graft Or A Graft Type Copolymer And At Least One Block Or Block-type Copolymer Patents (Class 525/71)
  • Patent number: 10551674
    Abstract: An optical film includes a polarizer, a uniaxially elongated film disposed on the polarizer, and a compensation film disposed on one side of the uniaxially elongated film. The polarizer includes a polymer having a glass transition temperature of greater than about 100° C. and including a structural unit derived from styrene or a styrene derivative. The compensation film has a refractive index satisfying Relationship Equations 1 and 2, the uniaxially elongated film has an in-plane retardation satisfying Relationship Equation 3 and a thickness retardation satisfying Relationship Equation 4, and the compensation film has an in-plane retardation satisfying Relationship Equation 5 and a thickness retardation satisfying Relationship Equation 6. A liquid crystal display including the optical film is also disclosed. Relationship Equations 1 to 6 are described in the detailed description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sangah Gam, Hyung Jun Kim, Hye Young Kong, Jong Hoon Won, Myungsup Jung, Jong Hyuk Eun
  • Patent number: 10526436
    Abstract: A composition comprising (A) from 10 wt % to 90 wt % of a polymeric ethylene ionomer; (B) from 10 wt % to 40 wt % of a propylene component including at least one propylene based polymer having a propylene content of at least 50.0 wt %, based on the total weight of the propylene based polymer, and a melt flow rate from 0.5 g/10 min to 200.0 g/10 min (according to ASTM D-1238 at 230° C./2.16 kg); and (C) from 5 wt % to 20 wt % of a crystalline block composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Xiaosong Wu, Ronald J. Weeks, Rennisha Wickham
  • Patent number: 10329415
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoplastic resin composition and, more specifically, to an acrylic resin composition having improved coloring property and heat resistance by comprising an acrylic graft copolymer, an aromatic vinyl-cyano vinyl-based copolymer and an acrylic resin, and thus is suitable for an automotive exterior material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Eun Park, Young Hyo Kim, Kang Yeol Park, Ja Yoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10273355
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin composition includes: (A) an acrylic graft copolymer; (B) an aromatic vinyl-vinyl cyanide-based copolymer; (C) a light stabilizer; and (D) a UV absorber having a maximum absorption wavelength of about 250 nm to about 320 nm. The thermoplastic resin composition can realize good coloring properties and weather resistance, while providing a high quality external appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Eun Park, Young Hyo Kim, Ja Yoon Kim, Kang Yeol Park
  • Patent number: 10266615
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing an acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene graft copolymer having improved impact strength, which comprises: a step of preparing diene-based rubber latex by adding an acrylate-based cross-linking agent (Step 1); and a step of inserting the same cross-linking agent with the acrylate-based cross-linking agent, an aromatic vinyl-based compound and a vinyl cyan-based compound to the diene-based rubber latex and then subjecting thereof to graft copolymerization (Step 2), an acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene graft copolymer prepared by the method, and an acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene thermoplastic resin comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Sun Haeng Chung, Young Min Kim, Jin Hyoung Lee, Su Jeong Han, Yoo Vin Kim, Young Hwan Jeong, Jae Min Suk
  • Patent number: 10233267
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing an acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene graft copolymer having improved impact strength, which comprises: a step of preparing diene-based rubber latex by adding an acrylate-based cross-linking agent (Step 1); and a step of inserting the same cross-linking agent with the acrylate-based cross-linking agent, an aromatic vinyl-based compound and a vinyl cyan-based compound to the diene-based rubber latex and then subjecting thereof to graft copolymerization (Step 2), an acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene graft copolymer prepared by the method, and an acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene thermoplastic resin comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Sun Haeng Chung, Young Min Kim, Jin Hyoung Lee, Su Jeong Han, Yoo Vin Kim, Young Hwan Jeong, Jae Min Suk
  • Patent number: 10221322
    Abstract: Water-based compositions that are resistant to dirt pickup are described. The water-based composition includes a latex or water-dispersible polymer and a non-VOC UV-VIS (preferably, ultraviolet) absorber as a dirt pickup resistance additive. Methods of making water-based compositions including a non-VOC UV-VIS absorber as a dirt pickup resistance additive are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Joseph Klen, Robert Sandoval, T. Howard Killilea
  • Patent number: 10208151
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing a diene-based rubber latex having improved impact strength, gloss and flexibility, diene-based rubber latex prepared therefrom, and an acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene graft copolymer having improved impact strength and production yield while having reduced rubber solid content ratio by comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min Suk, Young Min Kim, Jin Hyoung Lee, Su Jeong Han, Yoo Vin Kim, Young Hwan Jeong, Sun Haeng Chung
  • Patent number: 9644090
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymer mixture made of styrene/nitrile monomer copolymers and of graft copolymers based on acrylate rubbers, and also to thermoplastic moulding compositions and mouldings produced therefrom and use of these.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: INEOS STYROLUTION EUROPE GMBH
    Inventors: Norbert Niessner, Michael Ishaque, Philipp Böckmann, Rolf Minkwitz
  • Patent number: 9487631
    Abstract: A polymer comprising a bulk polymer or copolymer PB together with an amount of a polymer-dendron additive D-PD of formula (I): is provided, such that the polymer comprises from 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: University of Durham
    Inventors: Lian Richard Hutchings, William James Feast, Richard Lewis Thompson, Amilcar Pillay-Narrainen
  • Patent number: 9447219
    Abstract: The ductility/stiffness balance of a rubber-modified monovinylidene aromatic polymer, e.g., HIPS, is increased without increasing the rubber content of the polymer and/or changing the size of the average rubber particle by a process comprising the step of crosslinking the rubber such that the rubber-modified polymer has an optical crosslink index (OCLI) of <0.5 and an injection molded/compression molded (IM/CM) modulus ratio ?1.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Styron Europe GMBH
    Inventors: Gilbert C. E. Bouquet, Fredericus Slijkerman
  • Patent number: 9442073
    Abstract: Sensors (40) are described which comprise a reflective layer (52), a detection layer over the reflective layer (52), a semi-reflective layer (50) over the detection layer (48), and a masking layer (57) affixed to the reflective layer with a high Tg adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Guy D. Joly, Duane D. Fansler, Neal A. Rakow
  • Patent number: 9365711
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising at least the following: A) an ethylene/a-olefin interpolymer with a density ?0.90 g/cc, and an I2 greater than 10; B) a functionalized olefin-based polymer; and C) an olefin-based polymer with a density greater than 0.90 g/cc, and selected from the group consisting of the following: a) an ethylene homopolymer, b) an ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer, c) a propylene/ethylene interpolymer, and d) a propylene/?-olefin interpolymer; and wherein the [density (C)?density (A)] is greater than, or equal to, 0.017; and wherein the weight ratio of [(A+C)/B] is greater than, or equal to, 3.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Ronald J. Weeks
  • Patent number: 9333785
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus for forming a thermal transfer printing sheet. The apparatus includes: a release sheet feeder that feeds a release sheet having a release surface; a first image forming section that transfers an image, which is to be thermally transferred and printed on a transfer medium, onto the release surface of the release sheet; a second image forming section that forms a thermoplastic resin pattern corresponding to the image as a transfer base material and transfers the thermoplastic resin pattern onto the release surface of the release sheet; and a fixing section that fixes the image and the thermoplastic resin pattern onto the release surface of the release sheet in a film shape, through heat and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignees: CASIO ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohumi Sano, Toshiaki Kanamura, Satoshi Mitsui
  • Patent number: 9243683
    Abstract: A toothed belt is provided that has excellent environment resistance, high load resistance, high stiffness, and achieves high accuracy, light weight, compactness and low noise. A toothed belt is provided with a belt body including a plurality of core wires juxtaposed in the width direction of a rubber portion, a plurality of tooth rubber portions formed on one surface of the belt body, and a tooth cloth covering the surface of the tooth rubber portions. The rubber portion contains dioctyl sebacate and trimellitic acid ester in a mass part ratio of 1:19 to 1:1, the mass percentage of the dioctyl sebacate to the whole quantity of the rubber portion is less than 4 mass %, and the mass percentage of the total quantity of the dioctyl sebacate and the trimellitic acid ester to the whole quantity of the rubber portion is in a range from 4 mass % to 8 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Tsubakimoto Chain Co.
    Inventors: Masato Tomobuchi, Hideyuki Sato, Masaru Kanamori, Shoichiro Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9187626
    Abstract: The present invention is an uncoated housing in which a molded product formed from a thermoplastic resin composition (D) containing 20-60% by mass of an acetone insoluble resin component (A), which contains a rubber component (a) with an average particle size of 0.05-0.3 ?m and has a coefficient of linear expansion of 11×10?5-20.5×10?5, 40-80% by mass of an acetone soluble resin component (B) (here, (A)+(B)=100% by mass), and a colorant (C), with (1) the acetone soluble resin component (B) containing 6.0-45% by mass of an unsaturated nitrile monomer derived component and (2) 2-20% by mass of a component with a molecular weight of 70,000 or less by gel permeation chromatography (GPC) measurements being contained in the acetone soluble resin component (B). On the basis of JIS K7105, the L* value for this uncoated housing is 13 or less, the luster 60-120%, and the haze value 30-90%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Fujisawa, Hiroharu Itaya
  • Patent number: 9131714
    Abstract: Conventional dried materials have a low oil adsorption property and oil retention ability. Therefore, a dried material that has an excellent oil adsorbing property and oil retention ability has been desired. Accordingly, an object of the present invention is to provide an oil-adsorbing composition that has an excellent oil adsorption property and oil retention ability; a method for producing the oil-adsorbing composition; and a method for using the oil-adsorbing composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: MATSUTANI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seizo Takaoka, Yasutoshi Hishikawa, Hiroyuki Kataoka
  • Patent number: 9127149
    Abstract: A refrigerator interior liner can be made of a composition including a monovinylaromatic polymer matrix having an average molecular weight in weight Mwabove 150,000 g/mol; rubber particles; and low- Mwplasticizers. The rubber particles can have an RPS volume of about 8.5 ?m, a monomodal distribution, a swell index above 13.8, and an RPVF of at least 39%. The composition can be prepared by forming a polymerizable mixture including a monovinylaromatic monomer, and dissolving a viscous rubber in the polymerizable mixture. A free radical initiator and a chain transfer agent can be contacted with the polymerizable mixture at conditions whereby phase inversion subsequently occurs. The chain transfer agent can produce an increase of the rubber to PS phase viscosity ratio within the inversion reactor. Polymerization can be continued until a monovinylaromatic polymer matrix having rubber particles dispersed therein is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: TOTAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FELUY
    Inventors: Michel Duc, Jan Neelen, Mark O'Neill
  • Patent number: 9119895
    Abstract: Disclosed is a self-adhesive matrix system comprising a styrene-ethylene/butylene-styrene (SEBS) copolymer in an oil/ethyl acetate mixture, a hydrogenated resin and a pharmaceutical or cosmetic active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: BOUTY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Stefania Pagani, Maurizio Di Grigoli, Sergio Comuzio
  • Patent number: 9018295
    Abstract: Golf balls that have at least one layer formed from a cationic polyurea material. In particular, the compositions of the invention, which include a polymer backbone including urea linkages with cationic groups, may be formed from an isocyanate-containing component and an isocyanate-reactive component, at least one of which includes precursor cationic groups, in the presence of an alkylating, quaternizing, or ternarizing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Shawn Ricci, Michael J. Sullivan, Kevin M. Harris, Pamela V. Arnold
  • Patent number: 8975334
    Abstract: Provided are crosslinkable propylene-based copolymers, methods for making the same, elastomeric compositions including the same, and articles made therefrom, e.g., films and fibers. Exemplary elastomeric compositions are composed of at least one propylene-based polymer comprising propylene derived units and one or more dienes, the propylene-based polymer having a triad tacticity of from 50% to 99% and a heat of fusion of less than 80 J/g; about 0.5 wt % to about 10 wt % vinyl siloxane; and about 0.1 wt % to about 1.0 wt % peroxide. The elastomeric compositions can be extruded and crosslinked at a temperature of at least about 50° C. and a relative humidity of at least about 90% to provide a crosslinked elastomeric composition. The crosslinked elastomeric compositions are particularly useful for making fibers and films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventor: Sunny Jacob
  • Patent number: 8969476
    Abstract: In one of its aspects the invention is directed to rubber modified thermoplastic resin compositions comprising discontinuous elastomeric phase particles derived from a unitary rubber substrate having at least a bimodal particle size distribution, wherein the elastomeric phase particles comprise a polymer having structural units derived from at least one (C1-C12)alkyl(meth)acrylate monomer and are dispersed in a rigid thermoplastic phase, wherein at least a portion of the rigid thermoplastic phase is grafted as a shell to elastomeric phase core particles, and wherein the rigid thermoplastic phase comprises structural units derived from at least one vinyl aromatic monomer, at least one monoethylenically unsaturated nitrile monomer and at least one (C1-C12)alkyl- or aryl-(meth)acrylate monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sabic Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Albin Peter Berzinis, James Edward Pickett
  • Patent number: 8952096
    Abstract: The invention provides graft copolymers obtainable by A) free-radically initiated polymerization of one or more vinyl esters a), one or more further ethylenically unsaturated monomers b) comprising at least one further functional group, B) subsequent polymer-analogous reaction of the copolymers from stage A) by joining the monomer units b) thereof to one or more further monomers b) such that at least one free-radically polymerizable group is introduced into the copolymers from stage A), characterized in that C) one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers are polymerized onto the products from stage B) by free-radically initiated polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Florian Bauers, Michael Tobias Zarka
  • Patent number: 8932152
    Abstract: A center of a golf ball is formed from a composition having a flexural modulus from 150-450 MPa, a maximum loss factor (tan ?) between ?20 and 0° C. of 0.08 or less, a rebound resilience of 55% or more, and a slab hardness ranging from 40-60 in Shore D hardness. The center composition includes, as a resin component, 30 to 70 mass % of (A) a modified polyester elastomer having a Shore A hardness of 95 or less; 70-30 mass % of (B) a binary ionomer resin having a Shore D hardness of 65 or more, a flexural modulus of 300 MPa or more, and a melt flow rate (190° C., 2.16 kg) of 1.0 g/10 min or more; and 0-50 mass % of (C) a thermoplastic resin other than (A) and (B) components (provided that a total content of (A), (B), and (C) components is 100 mass %).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoko Okabe
  • Publication number: 20150005435
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin composition includes (A) a first rubber-modified acrylic-based graft copolymer having an average rubber particle diameter of greater than or equal to about 100 nm and less than about 200 nm, (B) a second rubber-modified acrylic-based graft copolymer having an average rubber particle diameter of greater than or equal to about 200 nm and less than or equal to about 400 nm, (C) a first vinyl-based copolymer of an aromatic vinyl monomer and a unsaturated nitrile monomer, and (D) a second vinyl-based copolymer of an alkyl (meth)acrylate monomer, an aromatic vinyl monomer, and a unsaturated nitrile monomer. A molded article can be made using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Ji-Eun PARK, Ja-Yoon KIM, Kyun-Ha BAN, Chang-Min HONG
  • Patent number: 8911854
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical film and s retardation film characterized in that each of them includes: an acrylic resin; and 20-65 parts by weight of at least two graft copolymers containing a conjugated diene-based rubber, based on 100 parts by weight of the acrylic resin, wherein at least two of the graft copolymers have different particle sizes. The present invention also provides a production method therefore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Byoung-II Kang, Chang-Hun Han, Chan-Hong Lee, Dae-Woo Lee, Jae-Bum Seo, Sang-Seop Kim
  • Patent number: 8895645
    Abstract: A modified-asphalt composition prepared by introducing a diene end-capped block copolymer with a molten asphalt composition, where the block copolymer is defined by the formula ?-(D-V-d)x where each D is independently a polydiene block, each V is independently a vinyl aromatic block, each d is a polydiene end cap, ? is a coupling moiety, and x is an integer from 2 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignees: Firestone Polymers, LLC, Heritage Research Group
    Inventors: Christine Rademacher, Timothy Reece, Herb Wissel, Daniel Graves, Peter Boerner
  • Publication number: 20140323654
    Abstract: A process for producing rubber modified polymers having an increased rubber phase volume, including feeding a vinyl aromatic monomer and an elastomer to a polymerization reactor to form a reaction mixture, polymerizing the reaction mixture, combining a copolymer to the polymerized reaction mixture to form a combined mixture, subjecting the combined mixture to further polymerization, and obtaining a rubber modified polymer product from the further polymerization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Carlos DeAnda, Graciela Morales, Jose M. Sosa, David Knoeppel
  • Patent number: 8871865
    Abstract: Disclosed is a thermoplastic composition comprising a polycarbonate terpolymer comprising structures derived from structures (I), (II) and (III), wherein (I) is a dihydroxy compound having the structure (A): wherein n is 0 to 4 and Rf is independently a halogen atom, a C1-10 hydrocarbon group, or a C1-10 halogen substituted hydrocarbon group; (II) comprises a second dihydroxy compound derived from Formula (A) and different from (I) and wherein n and Rf are as previously defined; and (III) a third dihydroxy compound not derived from Formula (A), wherein the sum of the mol percent of all of structures (I) and (II) is greater than 45% relative to the sum of the molar amounts of all of structures (I), (II) and (III) in the polycarbonate terpolymer and wherein said polycarbonate terpolymer is amorphous; an impact modifier; an ungrafted rigid copolymer; and a flame retardant. The thermoplastic composition has improved chemical resistance and flame retardance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sabic Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Bernardus Johannes Paulus Jansen, Christiaan Henricus Johannes Koevoets, Edward Kung, Wilhelmus Johannes Daniel Steendam
  • Publication number: 20140308501
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an acrylic resin film that is less likely to whiten on bending when laminated on a plastic molded body or the like, has well-balanced physical properties such as high surface hardness, excellent transparency, and excellent cracking resistance, and is therefore suitable for use in decorative molding. The acrylic resin film is obtained by forming, into a film, a methacrylic resin composition (D) containing a specific methacrylate-based resin (A), a rubber-containing four-stage graft copolymer (B) containing rubber particles having an average particle size of 0.2 to 0.4 ?m, and a rubber-containing two-layer graft copolymer (C) containing rubber particles having an average particle size of 0.02 to 0.15 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kimihide Nishimura, Nobuhiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8852747
    Abstract: The invention relates to coextrusion binders including renewable and/or biodegradable polymers having good adhesion properties: at least one renewable and/or biodegradable polymer (A) grafted with a functional monomer including at least one reactive function, the grafting ratio being <1% in weight of the grafted polymer (A); at least one non-grafted renewable and/or biodegradable polymer (B) identical to (A) or compatible with (A) optionally a softener (C); and optionally a starch-based material (D). The invention also relates to multilayered structures including the binder of the present invention, in which the layers are preferably made of renewable and/or biodegradable compounds. The multilayered structures are advantageously useful in the field of food packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Fabrice Chopinez, Johann Laffargue, Jeau-Laurent Pradel, Damien Rauline, Samuel Devisme
  • Patent number: 8835559
    Abstract: A rubber-modified polystyrene resin composition is for making an electroplatable article which has a sectioned layer defining a unit area. The rubber-modified polystyrene resin composition includes a resin matrix, occlusion rubber particles dispersed in the resin matrix, and non-occlusion rubber particles dispersed in the resin matrix. A total sectional area ratio of the occlusion rubber particles to the non-occlusion rubber particles in the unit area ranges from 1.1 to 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Chi Mei Corporation
    Inventors: Chien-Chung Wu, Chun-Ting Kuo, Wen-Yi Su, Chen-Hsiang Fang
  • Publication number: 20140255713
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a propylene polymer, including: a) fermenting and optionally purifying first renewable materials to produce an alcohol or an alcohol mixture, the alcohol or alcohol mixture including at least isopropanol and/or at least a mixture of ethanol and 1-butanol; b) dehydrating the resulting alcohol or the alcohol mixture to produce an alkene or alkene mixture in a first series of reactors, the alkene or alkene mixture containing at least propylene; c) polymerizing the propylene in a second reactor, optionally in the presence of a comonomer, so as to produce a propylene polymer; d) isolating the propylene polymer obtained in step c); and e) grafting the propylene polymer obtained from step d). A grafted propylene polymer capable of being obtained by the method, to the compositions containing the polymer, as well as to the uses of the polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Samuel DEVISME, Fabrice CHOPINEZ, Jean-Laurent PRADEL, Guillaume LE, Thomas ROUSSEL, Jean-Luc DUBOIS
  • Patent number: 8822597
    Abstract: A process for producing rubber modified polymers having an increased rubber phase volume, including feeding a vinyl aromatic monomer and an elastomer to a polymerization reactor to form a reaction mixture, polymerizing the reaction mixture, combining a copolymer to the polymerized reaction mixture to form a combined mixture, subjecting the combined mixture to further polymerization, and obtaining a rubber modified polymer product from the further polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos DeAnda, Graciela Morales, Jose M. Sosa, David Knoeppel
  • Patent number: 8809455
    Abstract: A dynamically vulcanized alloy contains at least one isobutylene-containing elastomer and at least one thermoplastic resin, wherein the elastomer is present as a dispersed phase of small vulcanized or partially vulcanized particles in a continuous phase of the thermoplastic resin. The dynamically vulcanized alloy also contains an anhydride functionalized oligomer. The alloy maintains a high Shore A hardness value while obtaining improved flowability for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Maria D. Ellul, Anthony Jay Dias, Rodney May
  • Patent number: 8742016
    Abstract: Procedure for the manufacture of carboxylated ethylene polymer blends, in which in a 1st step, in a fluid mixing reactor, to 100 pbw of a particulate ethylene polymer—chosen from among ethylene homopolymers (HDPE, LDPE) and/or linear ethylene copolymers with 2 to ?20 wt.-% polymerized-in C3-12-olefin units (LLDPE, EOP), with a melt-flow rate MFR (190° C./2.16 kg)?20 g/10 min—are added 0.05-15 pbw of a ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated mono and/or dicarboxylic acid or its anhydride (carboxyl monomer), or a monomer mixture containing at least one carboxyl monomer and 0.01-10 pbw of a radical initiator or initiator mixture, and graft-polymerizing at reaction temperatures of 30-120° C., over a reaction time of 5-120 min and subsequently, in a 2nd step, reacting a mixture continuously fed into a reaction extruder of 100 pbw of the modified ethylene polymer obtained in the 1st solid phase step, 150-4,000 pbw of an ethylene polymer or polymer blend with a melt flow rate MFR (190° C., 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Klaus Besser, Jochen Gerecke, Lutz Haeussler, Bianka Leitner, Inno Rapthel
  • Patent number: 8742015
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide a thermoplastic resin composition having an excellent balance of chemical resistance, heat resistance and impact resistance and a molded article comprising this thermoplastic resin composition. The present thermoplastic resin composition comprises a rubber-reinforced resin, an ethylene•(meth)acrylic acid ester•carbon monoxide copolymer, and polytetrafluoroethylene, and contents of ethylene•(meth)acrylic acid ester•carbon monoxide copolymer and polytetrafluoroethylene are respectively from 0.5 to 20 parts by weight and from 0.01 to 5 parts by weight, with respect to 100 parts by weight of the rubber-reinforced resin. A modified polyolefin resin may be contained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Techno Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keigo Higaki, Yasuhiko Itou
  • Publication number: 20140142249
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a graft block copolymer comprising a first block polymer; the first block polymer comprising a backbone polymer and a first graft polymer; where the first graft polymer comprises a surface energy reducing moiety; and a second block polymer; the second block polymer being covalently bonded to the first block; wherein the second block comprises the backbone polymer and a second graft polymer; where the second graft polymer comprises a functional group that is operative to crosslink the graft block copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Sangho Cho, Guorong Sun, Karen L. Wooley, James W. Thackeray, Peter Trefonas, III
  • Patent number: 8703293
    Abstract: Provided herein re a composition and a coating or a device (e.g., absorbable stent) that includes a PEGylated hyaluronic acid and a PEGylated non-hyaluronic acid biocompatible polymer and the methods of use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lothar W. Kleiner, Connie S. Kwok
  • Patent number: 8691914
    Abstract: A high impact polystyrene (HIPS) is made from styrene monomer and 3 to 20 wt % of an elastomeric component phase including polybutadiene rubber and styrene butadiene copolymer. The HIPS has a 60 degree gloss of 90 or more, a Gardner drop of at least 10 in-lb, and an Izod impact strength of 1.8 ft-lb/in or more. The HIPS can have salami morphology with rubber particle size between 1 and 1.3 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Knoeppel, Likuo Sun, Jon Tippet
  • Patent number: 8686066
    Abstract: A process or method for preparing a composition that includes a core of polytetrafluoroethylene and a styrene/acrylonitrile shell (or a core-shell polytetrafluoroethylene including styrene/acrylonitrile (SAN) powder) is provided. The process includes a polymerisation process or reaction and a flocculation process or reaction. The temperatures utilized, and/or the relative quantities and/or concentrations of the reagents, for the polymerisation process and flocculation process are specifically selected. The core-shell polytetrafluoroethylene-based powder produced is used as an additive for plastic/polymers, for instance styrene-based polymers. The core-shell polytetrafluoroethylene-based powder produced is associated with improved workability and enhanced mechanical characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventors: Suthep Kwampian, Ronnapa Phonthong, Worawan Lamtaptimthong
  • Patent number: 8642701
    Abstract: Injection stretch blow molded (ISBM) articles containing a bio-based polymers and methods of forming the same are described herein. The method generally includes providing a propylene-based polymer; contacting the propylene-based polymer with polylactic acid to form a polymeric blend; injection molding the blend into a preform; and stretch-blowing the preform into an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Fengkui Li, Luyi Sun, John Ashbaugh, David Rauscher, Leland Daniels, Robert Dotter
  • Patent number: 8637604
    Abstract: A block copolymer comprising at least one polymer block A comprising conjugated diene monomer units, and at least one polymer block B comprising conjugated diene monomer units and aromatic vinyl monomer units. This block copolymer is characterized in that (1) the polymer block A has a glass transition temperature of ?88° C. to ?45° C., (2) the polymer block B has a glass transition temperature of 30° C. to 90° C., (3) the content of aromatic vinyl monomer units in the whole block copolymer is 3-52 wt. %, (4) the aromatic vinyl block ratio in the whole block copolymer is smaller than 69 wt. %, and (5) the viscosity of a 5 wt. % solution of the block copolymer in styrene is 30-80 mPa·s. The block copolymer is useful as a resin modifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Zeon Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Nakamura, Kazuya Ito, Hidenori Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 8618215
    Abstract: A modified polypropylene-based polymer obtained by graft modification of a propylene/?-olefin copolymer with a xylene-soluble portion of at least 40 mass % and no greater than 85 mass %, a xylene-soluble portion (XS) intrinsic viscosity (XSIV) of at least 2.5 dl/g, and an MFR value of no greater than 3.0 g/10 min at 230° C. under a load of 2.16 kg, using an unsaturated carboxylic acid or its derivative, and a flame retardant polyolefin-based resin composition having prescribed contents of a polyolefin-based resin component comprising 60-95 mass % of a polyolefin-based resin and 40-5 mass % of a modified polypropylene-based polymer, and an inorganic flame retardant component comprising an inorganic filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Sunallomer Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Yasumoto, Tomohiro Mochida
  • Publication number: 20130345362
    Abstract: [Object] To provide acrylic rubber graft copolymers capable of giving thermoplastic resin compositions exhibiting excellent impact resistance, rigidity and appearance, and to provide thermoplastic resin compositions including the acrylic rubber graft copolymers. [Solution] An acrylic rubber graft copolymer is obtained by graft polymerizing a vinyl monomer in the presence of a rubbery polymer including acrylate ester monomer units and polyfunctional monomer units, wherein the total amount of the polyfunctional monomer units in the rubbery polymer is 0.3 to 3 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the acrylate ester monomer units, and the polyfunctional monomer units include 30 to 95 mass % of polyfunctional monomer units having two unsaturated bonds and 5 to 70 mass % of polyfunctional monomer units having three unsaturated bonds with respect to 100 mass % of the total of the polyfunctional monomer units. A thermoplastic resin composition includes the acrylic rubber graft copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: UMG ABS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Maeda, Takahiro Nakamura, Hironori Matsuyama
  • Patent number: 8592035
    Abstract: To provide a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition for a removable pressure-sensitive adhesive tape which can be, after attaching to an adherend, easily removed from the adherend by stretching the pressure-sensitive adhesive tape and does not cause adhesive transfer on the adherend or damage of the adherend. A pressure-sensitive adhesive composition comprises a cohesive component comprising a styrene-based block copolymer, and a basic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Aizoh Sakurai, Eiji Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20130303696
    Abstract: Disclosed are cold flow resistant and dimensionally stable compositions containing a diene rubber and a conjugated diene monovinylarene block copolymer, and generally, these compositions have solutions viscosities and cold flows that are less than that of the diene rubber. Methods for reducing cold flow and for storage-stabilizing bales of diene rubbers also are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Cliff C. Pettey, David L. Hartsock, Jinping Joe Zhou
  • Patent number: 8580874
    Abstract: A modified-asphalt composition prepared by introducing a diene end-capped block copolymer with a molten asphalt composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignees: Firestone Polymers, LLC, Heritage Research Group
    Inventors: Herb Wissel, Peter Boerner, Daniel Graves, Christine Rademacher, Timothy Reece
  • Publication number: 20130266806
    Abstract: A composition including the following: (A): Polymer (A-1) having structural units derived from propylene and structural units derived from 1-butene, and substantially no melting peak is observed with Polymer (A-1), or Polymer (A-2) obtained by graft polymerization of Polymer (A-1) with an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid compound; (B): Polymer (B-1) having structural units derived from ethylene and structural units derived from propylene, and the melting peak of which is observed, or Polymer (B-2) obtained by graft polymerization of Polymer (B-1) with an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid compound; and (C): Polymer (C-1) having structural units derived from propylene and structural units derived from 1-butene, and the melting peak of which is observed, or Polymer (C-2) obtained by graft polymerization of Polymer (C-1) with an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Masashi Nagano, Mutsuko Higo
  • Patent number: 8524832
    Abstract: The invention relates to a impact-modified bio-degradable polymer composition having large particle size impact modifiers dispersed in a continuous biodegradable polymer phase. The impact modifiers have a core-shell morphology and have average sizes of greater than 250 nm. The impact-modified composition has good impact properties and low haze. The biodegradable polymer is preferably a polylactide or polyhydroxy butyrate. The composition comprises 30-99.9 weight percent of degradable polymer and 0.1 to 15 weight percent of one or more impact modifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventor: Zuzanna Cygan