Substrate Polymer Derived From Hydrocarbon Containing Plural Unsaturation Patents (Class 525/83)
  • Patent number: 9034963
    Abstract: A transparent thermoplastic resin composition includes (A) a rubber-modified graft copolymer which is prepared by copolymerizing (a2) a (meth)acrylic acid alkyl ester monomer, (a3) a styrene-based monomer and (a4) an acrylonitrile-based monomer onto (a1) a butadiene-based rubber polymer; (B) a styrene-based copolymer having a glass transition temperature of about 90 to about 100° C. which is prepared by copolymerizing (b1) a methacrylic acid alkyl ester monomer, (b2) an acrylic acid alkyl ester monomer, (b3) a styrene-based monomer and (b4) an acrylonitrile-based monomer; and (C) a silicone oil. The composition can have improved whitening resistance at low temperatures and/or excellent impact strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Hwan Ahn, Il Jin Kim, Sun Hong Min
  • Patent number: 8951643
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical film and method of manufacturing the same. The optical film of the present invention includes an acrylic resin and a core-shell type graft copolymer wherein the core includes a conjugate diene rubber, and the shell includes an acrylic monomer, an aromatic vinyl monomer, and a maleimide monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Byoung-Il Kang, Chang-Hun Han, Jung-A Yoo, Song-Taek Oh
  • Patent number: 8758655
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical film and a retardation film that each include an acryl resin, and 20 to 65 parts by weight of a graft copolymer including a conjugated diene rubber based on 100 parts by weight of the acryl resin, and an electronic device including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Byoung-Il Kang, Chan-Hong Lee, Chang-Hun Han
  • 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: 20140147660
    Abstract: Provided is a thermoplastic resin composition having excellent weather resistance, impact resistance, and fluidity and also excellent color developing properties and residence heat stability. A graft copolymer (A) prepared by graft polymerization of a certain amount of a specific monomer (a2) onto a certain amount of composite rubber (a1) composed of a conjugated diene rubber polymer and a cross-linked acrylic ester polymer. The tetrahydrofuran-soluble portion of the composite rubber (a1) has a weight-average molecular weight of 50000 or more in terms of polystyrene and a degree of swelling in toluene of 7.0 or more, or in the composite rubber contained in the graft copolymer, the number of particles having an equivalent-circle diameter of 150 nm or less is 50% or less of the total number of the composite rubber particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON A&L INC.
    Inventors: Takumi Miyahiro, Masanori Ito, Seiji Tamai, Fumitoshi Takeda, Kazunori Takahashi, Tomoyoshi Akiyama, Hajime Tomita, Haruki Okuno, Shunsaku Kubota, Masaaki Okada, Atsushi Hashimoto, Yoshiaki Takada, Nobuyuki Nakashima, Jiichiro Yoshida, Takayoshi Fujiwara, Shouta Kosaka
  • Patent number: 8513355
    Abstract: Disclosed is a graft copolymer highly improving the adhesion resistance and impact strength, a method of preparing the same, and PVC composition containing the same, wherein the graft copolymer comprises i) 55 to 85 wt % of a conjugated diene-based rubber core; and ii) 15 to 45 wt % of a graft shell surrounding the rubber core, and formed by comprising a (meth)acrylate-based monomer, and at least one selected from the group consisting of a vinyl-based monomer having a polyalkylene oxide group represented by the following Formula 1; in which the graft copolymer includes 0.1 to 5 wt % of the vinyl-based monomer having the polyalkylene oxide group represented by the following Formula 1: wherein R is independently hydrogen, or C1 to C4 alkyl group, and n is independently 3 to 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoon Ho Kim, Geon Soo Kim, Yeon Hwa Wi, Ki Hyun Yoo, Chan Hong Lee
  • Patent number: 8501868
    Abstract: The present invention relates to thermoplastic molding compositions having a mixture of (a) from 10 to 50% by weight of a methyl methacrylate polymer as component (A), from 20 to 60% by weight of a copolymer as component (B), and from 20 to 70% by weight of a graft copolymer as component (C). Component (C) is obtainable from components (c1) a core, (c2) a first graft shell, and (c3) a second graft shell. The second graft shell (c3) is obtainable via polymerization of a C1-C8-alkyl ester of methacrylic acid as component (c31) and a further vinylaromatic monomer as component (c32). Graft copolymer (C) is produced via emulsion polymerization and is isolated from the reaction mixture by precipitation resulting from shear. Also disclosed are processes for producing the molding compositions, the use of the molding compositions, and moldings obtainable from the molding compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Styrolution GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Müller, Ludger Leber, Achim Datko, Leonie Felicitas Braun, Christian Lemaire, Piyada Charoensirisomboon, Michel Pepers
  • Patent number: 8399561
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a high impact monovinylaromatic polymer comprising admixing a rubber, at least one monovinylaromatic monomer and optionally one or more comonomer in the presence of at least a borane complex of the L-BH3 type wherein L is a Lewis base and polymerizing the monovinylaromatic monomer. The borane complex initiator, L may be an ether (e.g THF, tetrahydrofurane), a thioether (e.g dimethylthioether) or an amine. A preferred complex is an amine borane such as by way of example triethylamine borane. The present invention also relates to a high impact monovinylaromatic polymer having a weight ratio of grafted monovinylaromatic monomer and optional comonomer to the initial monovinylaromatic monomer and optional comonomer above 0.1%, advantageously above 2% and preferably in the range 2 to 4%. The invention is of particular interest to make high impact polystyrene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignees: Total Petrochemicals France, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
    Inventors: Michel Duc, Bruno Vuillemin, Denis Bertin, Sylvain Marque, Christophe Galindo
  • Patent number: 8378026
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention relates to a transparent rubber-modified styrenic resin composition. The resin composition comprises about 5 to about 30 parts by weight of a styrene-butadiene rubbery copolymer; and about 0 to about 15 parts by weight of a matrix resin comprising about 20 to about 40 parts by weight of styrenic monomer, about 30 to about 60 parts by weight of unsaturated carboxylic acid alkyl ester monomer and about 0 to about 15 parts by weight of vinyl cyanide monomer; wherein the difference between the refractive index of the rubbery copolymer and the matrix resin is about 0.005 or less and the transparent rubber-modified styrenic resin composition has a haze of about 5% or less as measured by a Nippon Denshoku Haze meter using a 3 mm thick test sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Byeong Do Lee, Young Sub Jin, Hwan Seok Park, Jae Keun Hong
  • Patent number: 8314182
    Abstract: A resin composition having good scratch resistance includes about 5 to about 50 parts by weight of core-shell graft resin (A) and about 95 to about 50 parts by weight of resin (B) which includes about 40 to about 100% by weight of (meth)acrylic acid alkyl ester. The outer shell of the core-shell graft resin (A) comprises (meth)acrylic acid alkyl ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Doo Han Ha, Bong Jae Jeong
  • Patent number: 8168719
    Abstract: The present invention relates to thermoplastic molding compositions comprising a mixture composed of (A) at least one methyl methacrylate polymer, (B) at least one copolymer, obtainable via polymerization of a mixture, composed of (B1) at least one vinylaromatic monomer, and (B2) at least one vinyl cyanide, as monomers, (C) at least one graft polymer, obtainable from a core, and a first graft shell, and a second graft shell, (D) at least one polybutyl acrylate whose molar mass is from 1700 to 4000 g/mol (determined as Mw by means of gel permeation chromatography), and (E) if appropriate conventional additives, as component (E), to a process for preparation of these thermoplastic molding compositions, to the use of this thermoplastic molding composition for production of moldings, and also to the use of styrene-methyl methacrylate copolymers whose molar mass is from 1700 to 4000 g/mol (determined as Mw by means of gel permeation chromatography) for improvement of flowability and for reduction of the dependency
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Styrolution GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Weber, Achim Datko, Ludger Leber
  • Patent number: 8143328
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a methacryl resin composition having excellent impact strength and transmittancy, and more specifically, to a graft copolymer prepared by preparing graft prepolymer by inputting a monomer mixture comprising 60 to 100 wt % of alkyl methacrylate, and 0 to 40 wt % of one or more compound selected from a group consisting of aromatic vinyl compound and alkyl acrylate compound to perform graft polymerization and adding acid, salt, or polymer coagulant when the monomer conversion of the polymerization is 70% to 95% and then continuously performing the polymerization to have an increased particle size to 100 to 500 nm in a graft polymerization process among processes of preparing the graft polymer including a seed-rubber core-graft polymerization process, a preparing method thereof, and a methacryl resin composition including the graft polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: LG Chem Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-jo Ryu, Jeong-heon Ahn, Se-eun Lee
  • Patent number: 8129469
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a graft copolymer, a method for preparing the same and a thermoplastic resin composition comprising the same. The graft copolymer of the present invention comprises a composite rubber polymer (A-1) having an average particle diameter of 250-600 nm prepared by particle enlargement after mixing a diene rubber polymer (a-1) latex having an average particle diameter of 50-150 nm and a core-shell structured, cross-linked alkyl acrylate rubber polymer (b-1) latex having an average particle diameter of 50-250 nm. A thermoplastic resin composition prepared by mixing the graft copolymer of the present invention with a hard matrix (B) has very superior weathering resistance and superior pigmentation property, gloss, impact resistance and low-temperature impact strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-taek O, Tae-bin Ahn, Jung-tae Park, Min-jung Kim, Keun-hoon Yoo
  • Patent number: 8119736
    Abstract: Branched polymers including multi-branched polymers, functionalized branched polymers, star-branched polymers, and dendigraft polymers. Methods for the synthesis of branched polymers and method for the use of branched polymers in tire components are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher G. Robertson, Sandra Warren, James Hall, Georg G. A. Böhm, Mark Arigo, Noriko Mori
  • Patent number: 8114933
    Abstract: The thermoplastic rubber grafted copolymer resin composition comprising (A) about 100 parts by weight of a rubber grafted copolymer prepared by (a1) about 10 to 100 parts by weight of a rubber-modified grafted copolymer and (a2) about 0 to 90 parts by weight of copolymer prepared by vinyl cyanide compound/aromatic vinyl compound or methyl methacrylate or N-phenyl maleimide/vinyl cyanide monomer or aromatic vinyl monomer/methyl methacrylate or N-phenyl maleimide; (B) about 1 to 30 parts by weight of a maleic anhydride copolymer; and (C) about 1 to 20 parts by weight of a clay treated with a compound containing reactive functional groups; wherein said compound containing functional groups has a radical-polymerizable group and an onium ion that can ion-exchange with said clay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Tae Uk Kim, Hee Seok Na, Duk Hee Kim
  • Patent number: 8080612
    Abstract: The present invention provides polymeric compositions having a high polymer size and a low Tg. These novel compositions are useful as plastic additives. Also provided is a method of improving the processing of a matrix resin by adding one or more of the novel polymeric compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Edward Joseph Troy, David John McDonald, Jane Elizabeth Weier
  • Patent number: 7902299
    Abstract: Single ion conductors comprising polymer electrolytes prepared by grafting a salt compound onto a comb-branch polymer or dendrimer are disclosed having superior properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: John Borland Kerr, Shanger Wang, Jun Hou, Steven Edward Sloop, Yong Bong Han, Gao Liu
  • Patent number: 7776963
    Abstract: Adhesive formulations having acrylate monomer or methacrylate monomer, or mixtures thereof, and having a reducing agent and an initiator (e.g., peroxide). The formulations may include a chelating agent solution to improve storage stability and other properties. Further, the mole ratio of the initiator to the reducing agent may be adjusted to control weight loss of the adhesives during cure. Polyvinyl acetate or its derivatives may also be employed in the adhesive formulations to reduce weight loss during cure. Moreover, certain embodiments of the formulations include a toughening-agent copolymer having a glass transition temperature (of at least one domain) that is lower than ?50° C. (?58° F.). These toughening-agent copolymers may be added to the adhesive formulations to improve impact strength and other properties of the cured adhesives at lower temperatures, e.g., ?40° C. (?40° F.), while maintaining performance of the cured adhesives at higher temperatures, e.g., 82° C. (180° F.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaobin Wang, Daniel K. Doe, Patricia M. Savory, Kenneth A. Lambert
  • Patent number: 7579406
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transparent thermoplastic resin composition which characteristically contains A) 20-80 weight % of graft copolymer composed of a) conjugated diene rubber latex; b) intermediate layer prepared by copolymerization of acrylic acid alkylester derivative and aromatic vinyl derivative with the above a); and c) graft layer prepared by copolymerization of methacrylic acid alkylester derivative or acrylic acid alkylester derivative, a romatic vinyl derivative and vinyl cyan derivative with the above b) and B) 20-80 weight % of MSAN copolymer prepared by copolymerization of methacrylic acid alkylester derivative or acrylic acid alkylester derivative, aromatic vinyl derivative and vinyl cyan derivative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong-su Choi, Mi-young Lee, Hyong-min Bahn, Keun-hoon Yoo, Won-seok Lee
  • Patent number: 7557159
    Abstract: Thermoplastic resin compositions are provided. A heat-resistant ABS thermoplastic resin composition including a graft ABS polymer, an ?-methylstyrene copolymer, an imide-substituted copolymer, and an additive for improving elongation and impact strength is excellent in weld strength, chemical resistance, impact strength, and elongation. A thermoplastic resin composition including a graft ABS polymer, a ?-methylstyrene copolymer, and an additive for improving wettability is excellent in weld strength and wettability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaewook Lee, Seung Hun Chae, Jaehyug Cha, Seonglyong Kim, Chanhong Lee
  • Publication number: 20090043047
    Abstract: A resin composition having good scratch resistance includes about 5 to about 50 parts by weight of core-shell graft resin (A) and about 95 to about 50 parts by weight of resin (B) which includes about 40 to about 100% by weight of (meth)acrylic acid alkyl ester. The outer shell of the core-shell graft resin (A) comprises (meth)acrylic acid alkyl ester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Doo Han HA, Bong Jae JEONG
  • Patent number: 7396876
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin component has improved transparency and impact resistance, the thermoplastic resin composed of 5 to 40 parts by weight of a graft copolymer (A) and 95 to 60 parts by weight a copolymer (B), the graft copolymer (A) being prepared by polymerizing at least one selected from the group consisting of alkyl methacrylate, aromatic vinyl, and vinylcyanide with an agglomerated rubber, the copolymer (B) being prepared by polymerizing at least one monomer selected from the group consisting of an aromatic vinyl monomer, an alkyl methacrylate monomer, and a vinylcyanide monomer. The agglomerated rubber is prepared by agglomerating a styrene-diene rubber latex with an acid-group-containing copolymer latex containing unsaturated acid, aromatic vinyl, and alkyl acrylate as the essential components and having a controlled refractive index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Katsumi Yamaguchi, Hitoshi Hayashi, Akio Sato, Mamoru Kadokura
  • Patent number: 7396877
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resin composition comprising (A) 100 parts by weight of a base resin comprising a rubber-modified styrene-containing graft copolymer and a styrene-containing copolymer; (B) 0.5-8 parts by weight of an acrylic rubber graft copolymer resin having an average particle size of 0.1-0.5 ?m; and (C) 0.5-8 parts by weight of a graft copolymer resin comprising an ethylene ?-olefinic copolymer rubber having an average particle size of 0.1-0.8 ?m. The thermoplastic resin composition of the present invention greatly improves chemical resistance to insulating materials, such as urethane foam, or foaming agent compounds, such as freon (CFC-11, HCFC-141b, HFC-245fa, HFC-245eb, HFC-245ca, HFC-356mffm) and cyclopentane and offers superior impact strength, whiteness and processability. It can be useful for extrusion sheets of refrigerator interiors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-je Cha, Sung-tae Ahn, Dong-chul Kim, Yun-kyoung Cho
  • Patent number: 7342087
    Abstract: A method for prevention of increase in particles in copolymer for semiconductor resist, which comprises passing, through a filter containing a resin having an amino group and/or an amide bond a copolymer solution for semiconductor resist which contains a copolymer for semiconductor resist having a polar group-containing recurring unit and an alicyclic structure-containing recurring unit and which contains no ionic additive. With the method, there can be obtained a copolymer semiconductor resist, which can be suitably used in a resist film used for formation of a fine pattern in semiconductor production and which is very low in formation of particle s during storage and accordingly generates substantially no defect after development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Maruzen Petrochemical Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanori Yamagishi, Kazuhiko Mizuno
  • Patent number: 7294654
    Abstract: A heterogenous hybrid thermally regenerable salt sorbent resin is formed from a hybrid precursor resin. The hybrid precursor resin is formed by intimately mixing a dry, solid crosslinked macroporous copolymer with a solution containing a polyunsaturated monomer, a monoethylenically unsaturated monomer containing a haloalkyl group and a polymerization initiator, followed by heating to cause polymerization. The hybrid precursor resin is then treated with a weak base, then subjected to hydrolysis conditions to form, respectively, weak base groups and weak acid groups to produce the hybrid thermally regenerable salt sorbent resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Novation Environmental Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger E. Johnson, Gerald Colombo
  • Patent number: 7217747
    Abstract: The plastics additives powder compositions of the present invention are provided as powder particles having impact modifier particles and processing aid particles which are coagulated and dried. When blended in thermoplastic resins, such as PVC, the subject plastics additives powders both increase the impact strength and improve process efficiency and melt strength. The impact and processing properties achieved by the present invention are more efficient than using separate impact modifier and processing aid powders. The method of preparing the powder compositions of the present invention also enable impact modifier particles having rubber weight fractions greater than 88% to be isolated as free-flowing powders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Jane Elizabeth Weier, Morris Christopher Wills, Robert William Coyle
  • Patent number: 7217763
    Abstract: The present invention relates to acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer transparent resin having superior chemical resistance and transparency and preparation thereof, and particularly to acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer transparent resin having superior chemical resistance and transparency by graft-copolymerzing on a) conjugated diene rubber latex, b) methacrylate alkylester or acrylate alkylester compound, c) aromatic vinyl compound and d) vinyl cyanide compound, and preparation thereof. In addition, according to the present invention, chemical resistance and ESCR can be further improved by further adding e) polyester-amide copolymer to the acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer transparent resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong-Su Choi, Sung-Hee Kim, Hyoung-Min Bahn, Keun-Hoon Yoo
  • Patent number: 7144951
    Abstract: A process is disclosed that comprises solution grafting a hydrocarbon polymer prepared from at least C2 to C28 polymerizable hydrocarbon, said polymer having a number average molecular weight in the range of from about 5,000 to about 500,000, with an ethylenically unsaturated C3 to C10 carboxylic acid material, using a free radical initiator, in the presence of an aromatic ester oil of the formula (I) wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R6 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, —COOR7, —COOR8, —COOR9, —COOR10, —COOR11, and —COOR12, provided that no more than 5 of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 are hydrogen, and R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, and R12 are independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl and alkylesters
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Crompton Corporation
    Inventors: Karl Duyck, Theodore E. Nalesnik, Uyen Thanh Tran
  • Patent number: 7056979
    Abstract: A reaction product is prepared by reacting a first polymer having pendant or terminal carboxyl or anhydride groups with a second polymer (e.g. elastomer) having an amine containing terminal group. The second polymer is anionically polymerized. The second polymer is functionalized by reacting the growing anionic chain end with an imine. Then a protic terminating agent terminates the growing chain end. The first and second polymers are reacted by mixing (desirably above their softening temperatures) and forming a blend with improved physical properties over a blend of similar polymers lacking a reactive amine group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: James A. Krom, Xiaorong Wang
  • Patent number: 7019076
    Abstract: The invention provides a rubber-modified copolymer resin which is excellent in transparency, impact resistance and rigidity and which has little dependency of the transparency on molding conditions, and a rubber-modified copolymer resin composition which has the above characteristics and which has high practical strength. A transparent rubber-modified copolymer resin which is a rubber-modified copolymer resin obtained by copolymerizing a styrenic monomer and a (meth)acrylic ester monomer in the presence of a rubbery polymer, and which is characterized in that the volume mean particle diameter of rubber particles dispersed in the resin, is from 0.4 to 2.0 ?m, and in the cumulative rubber particle size distribution curve by volume, the difference between the diameter at an integrated value of 75% and the diameter at an integrated value of 25%, is from 0.2 to 2.0 ?m; and a rubber-modified copolymer resin composition comprising from 60 to 99.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jun Takahashi, Jun Nakamoto, Hideki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7019049
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an impact resistant resin composition having superior balance of physical properties of chromacity, impact resistance and strength, and a process for preparing an impact resistant resin composition that can largely reduce draining treatment. The process of the present invention comprises the steps of preparing a resin without rubber ingredient by a mass polymerization, and adding and mixing a conjugated copolymer having rubber ingredient, when the resin is molten in the latter part of monomer-removal process, to prepare an impact resistant resin composition, wherein the conjugated copolymer is previously dehydrated and dried by filtering a copolymerization liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: LG Chemical Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Keun Hoon Yoo, Jeong Su Choi, Sung Hee Kim, Chan Hong Lee
  • Patent number: 6956083
    Abstract: Single ion conductors comprising polymer electrolytes prepared by grafting a salt compound onto a comb-branch polymer or dendrimer are disclosed having superior properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: John Borland Kerr, Shanger Wang, Yong Bong Han, Gao Liu, Jun Hou, Steven Edward Sloop
  • Patent number: 6933342
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition which comprises at least one triblock copolymer, one terpene resin, one liquid component and one ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer, and also to a process for preparing this composition, and to its use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Roland Parg, Martin Hoch
  • Patent number: 6831132
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, there are provided film adhesive compositions comprising at least one macromonomer having at least one unit of ethylenic unsaturation, at least one thermoplastic elastomer co-curable with the macromonomer, and at least one cure initiator, and methods for use thereof. Invention compositions are useful as adhesives in the microelectronics industry. In particular, invention film adhesives may be used to produce microelectronic assemblies with very thin bond lines without compromising adhesive strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Puwei Liu, Stephen M. Dershem, Kang Yang, Carolyn C. Albino
  • Patent number: 6777492
    Abstract: The graft copolymer (G) of the present invention is a graft copolymer which is prepared by emulsion graft polymerization of a rubber polymer comprising 0-50% by weight of a butadiene unit and 50-100% by weight of a (meth)acrylate unit and at least one monomer selected from aromatic alkenyl compound, methacrylate, acrylate and vinyl cyanide compound, said graft copolymer containing 0.5-2.0% by weight of an emulsifier residue. The thermoplastic resin composition containing the graft copolymer of the present invention causes less gas evolution during the molding, provides a molded article with good gloss of molding, and has excellent weather resistance, impact resistance and fluidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nakai, Hideyuki Fujii, Hisaya Yokohama, Takahiro Ikebe, Nobumitsu Fukuyama, Hideyuki Shigemitsu
  • Patent number: 6737476
    Abstract: A brominated butyl rubber and a polymer based on a conjugated diolefin monomer are grafted by mixing the solid polymer at a temperature greater than 50° C. for a time sufficient to cause grafting. The grafted copolymer is useful especially in tire tread compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Bayer Inc.
    Inventor: William Hopkins
  • Patent number: 6716917
    Abstract: A rubber-reinforced styrene transparent resin composition contains a styrene copolymer reinforced with a rubber polymer, wherein the monomer composition of an acetone soluble resin component contained in the resin composition contains 5 to 70% by weight of aromatic vinyl monomer (a1), 30 to 95% by weight of unsaturated carboxylic acid alkyl ester monomer (a2), 0 to 50% by weight of vinyl cyanide monomer (a3), and 0 to 50% by weight of another monomer copolymerizable with these monomers, and the acid value of the acetone soluble resin component is 0.01 to 1 mgKOH/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryota Kido, Hiroshi Shibata, Hajime Takamura, Akihiro Ohmura, Yoshiyuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20040006179
    Abstract: A cured elastomeric rubber composition with a reduced coefficient of friction and a relatively high surface energy is disclosed. The composition comprises an elastomeric rubber with polar functional groups grafted to the polymer backbone. The polar functional groups can include amide, amine urethane, ester or silane functional groups. The elastomeric rubber may be any relatively non-polar elastomeric rubber such as EPDM or polyisoprene. Also incorporated into the rubber composition are various rubber additives including for example, carbon black, processing oils, curatives, and clay filler. The incorporation of various functional groups in the rubber compositions effectively reduces the coefficient of friction of the resulting cured rubber component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2002
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Applicant: Cooper Technology Services LLC
    Inventor: Hans-Joachim Graf
  • Patent number: 6660806
    Abstract: A rubber-modified styrenic resin composition comprising (A) 100 wt. parts of a rubber-modified styrenic resin which contains 10 to 35 wt. % of soft component particles having an average particle size of 0.1 to 0.5 &mgr;m, where said soft component particles have a single occlusion structure comprising a core part which consists of a single continuous phase of a styrenic resin and a shell part which comprises a rubber polymer and occludes said core part, and (B) 0.1 to 10 wt. parts of a polymer having a solubility parameter (SP) of 8.45 to 8.70 and having no aromatic vinyl compound unit therein. This composition has excellent plane impact strength and gloss properties, as well as moldability and other physical properties, and satisfies properties required for exterior materials, wrapping materials and molded foam articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Shuji Yoshimi, Hayato Kihara, Takahiro Ishii
  • Patent number: 6630535
    Abstract: A composition comprising an elastomer, a filler, and a comb-like polymer, the comb-like polymer comprising a backbone and a plurality of side chains, the backbone having a length greater than or equal to the entanglement length, the side chains having a length greater than about 33% of the entanglement length, the backbone including at least one side chain per entanglement length, and the comb-like polymer having a Tg of less than −5° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Terrence E. Hogan, James A. Krom, James E. Hall, Xiaorong Wang, Peyman Pakdel, William L. Hergenrother
  • Patent number: 6624212
    Abstract: The plastics additives powder compositions of the present invention are provided as powder particles having impact modifier particles and processing aid particles which are coagulated and dried. When blended in thermoplastic resins, such as PVC, the subject plastics additives powders both increase the impact strength and improve process efficiency and melt strength. The impact and processing properties achieved by the present invention are more efficient than using separate impact modifier and processing aid powders. The method of preparing the powder compositions of the present invention also enable impact modifier particles having rubber weight fractions greater than 88% to be isolated as free-flowing powders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Jane Elizabeth Weier, Morris Christopher Wills, Robert William Coyle
  • Publication number: 20030060564
    Abstract: The present invention relates to shape deformable materials, which are capable of (1) being deformed, (2) storing an amount of shape deformation, and (3) recovering at least a portion of the shape deformation when exposed to a humid environment. The shape deformable materials can advantageously be in the form of films, fibers, filaments, strands, nonwovens, and pre-molded elements. The shape deformable materials of the present invention may be used to form products, which are both disposable and reusable. More specifically, the shape deformable materials of the present invention may be used to produce products such as disposable diapers, training pants, incontinence products, and feminine care products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventors: Vasily A. Topolkaraev, Dave A. Soerens
  • Patent number: 6525135
    Abstract: This invention provide a methacrylic resin modifier, which gives impact resistance and high transparency under wide ranges of molding conditions. More particularly, it provides a methacrylic resin modifier and a polymer processability modifier, which comprises a blend of an impact resistance modifier, wherein weight ratio of the impact resistance modifier and polymer processability modifier is from 95/5 to 80/20 and the polymer processability modifier has a specific viscosity of from 2.5 to 5.0 when measured in its 0.4% by weight toluene solution at 30° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Norio Nagata, Katsumi Yamaguchi, Akira Takaki
  • Patent number: 6515079
    Abstract: In a process for preparing thermoplastic molding compositions by a) polymerizing, in aqueous emulsion, dienes, C1-C12-alkyl acrylates or mixtures of these, where from 0 to 30% by weight of these monomers may have been replaced by other copolymerizable monomers, and where from 0 to 10 by weight of these monomers may have been replaced by crosslinking monomers, to give a rubber latex with a glass transition temperature below −10° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Graham Edmund McKee, Falko Ramsteiner, Peter Barghoorn, Michael Breulmann, Norbert Niessner
  • Patent number: 6472487
    Abstract: Synthetic polymers having moieties capable of covalent or hydrogen bonding to cellulose and one or more amphiphilic moieties are disclosed. These polymers are capable of providing two distinct properties to paper products, such as tissues, which properties heretofore have been imparted through the use of at least two different molecules. The backbone of these synthetic polymers is based on modified vinyl polymers, such as polyvinyl alcohol, polyacrylamides and polyacrylic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Wen Zyo Schroeder, Daniel Arthur Clarahan, Mike Thomas Goulet, Thomas Gerard Shannon
  • Publication number: 20020007011
    Abstract: An objective of the invention is to provide a rubber composition which has satisfactory processability and dimension stability, and the like, gives a vulcanized rubber exhibiting excellent wearing resistance and tensile strength, and the like, and thus is useful in a belt, a hose and a tire and the like, as well as a crosslinked rubber particle for obtaining such rubber composition. A rubber composition of the invention comprises [1] a crosslinked rubber particle comprising as repeating units (a) 30 to 94.89% by weight of a conjugated diene unit, (b) 5 to 69.89% by weight of an aromatic vinyl unit, (c) 0.01 to 10% by weight of a monomer unit having at least two polymerizable unsaturated group, (d) one polymerizable unsaturated group and an amino group, a hydroxyl group and an epoxy group and (e) 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Publication date: January 17, 2002
    Applicant: JSR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohisa Konno, Toshihiro Tadaki, Yoshiyuki Udagawa, Hiroshi Akema
  • Patent number: 6333381
    Abstract: The rubber-containing styrenic resin of the present invention comprises a styrenic resin matrix and a rubber component dispersed in particles. In the resin, the graft ratio of a styrenic monomer relative to the rubber component is not less than 1, the particle size of the dispersed rubber component is 0.1 to 3 &mgr;m, and the following equation (1) is satisfied: Mn=aT+b  (1) wherein Mn is the number average molecular weight of the matrix resin; T is the conversion of the styrenic monomer; a is a constant greater than 0; and b is a constant of 0 or greater. The rubber component may be a butadiene-series rubber. The particle-size distribution of the dispersed rubber component may have, for example, two peaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Daicel Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Asada, Junichi Sekiguchi, Tadashi Teranishi, Koichi Umemoto, Soko Yanagita
  • Patent number: 6300412
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for preparing rubber-modified aromatic vinyl resin compositions by polymerizing a raw material solution containing 3 to 20% by weight of rubbery polymer, 50 to 97% by weight of an aromatic vinyl monomer, and 0 to 30% by weight of a solvent until the conversion of said aromatic vinyl monomer falls in the range from 30 to 70%, adding a (meth)acrylate monomer or its mixture with other monomers to the reaction mixture so that the ratio by weight of the aromatic vinyl monomer in the reaction mixture to the (meth)acrylate monomer becomes 85/15 to 50/50, continuing the polymerization, and devolatilizing to remove the unreacted monomers, solvent, and the like. It is possible by this process to prepare easily and economically rubber-modified aromatic vinyl resin compositions of easy processability, good surface properties in respect to appearance and scratch resistance, and good balance between impact resistance and rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuji Shichijo, Masanari Fujita
  • Patent number: 6270615
    Abstract: In manufacturing a vehicle lamp by a hot plate melt-bonding method whereby a lamp body comprising thermoplastic resin is melted by pressing onto it a heated hot plate, then joining the lamp body and a lamp lens by press-fixing the melted part onto the lamp lens, improvement is effected in respect of thread drawing of the resin constituting the lamp body by employing a lamp body that is molded of a resin composition (C) as chief constituent whereof a total of 100 weight parts consist of 80˜5 weight parts of a specified graft copolymer (A) obtained by graft polymerization of an &agr;,&bgr;-unsaturated acid glycidyl ester compound and 20˜95 weight parts of vinyl copolymer (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Nishimoto, Yoshihiko Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20010004659
    Abstract: In a process for preparing thermoplastic molding compositions by
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2000
    Publication date: June 21, 2001
    Inventors: Graham Edmund Mc Kee, Falko Ramsteiner, Peter Barghoorn, Michael Breulmann, Norbert NieBner