With Solid Polymer Derived From Reactant Containing An Atom Other Than C, H Or Chalcogen Patents (Class 525/96)
  • Patent number: 8629213
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition including at least one elastomer and at least one supramolecular polymer. The supramolecular polymer is obtained by the reaction of at least one trifunctional compound (A), having first and second functions, with: at least one compound (B) having at least one reactive group capable of reacting with the first functions of (A) and at least one associative group; and at least one at least bifunctional compound (C) having functions capable of reacting with the second functions of compound (A) in order to form ester, thioester and amide bridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Manuel Hidalgo, Christelle Plaut, Alfredo Defrancisci
  • Patent number: 8598272
    Abstract: A blend polymer composition includes a styrene-based polymer, a non-styrene-based polymer, and a compatibilizer having a block copolymer. The block copolymer includes: a first block including a first monomer unit having an epoxy group, and a second monomer unit selected from an acrylate-based monomer unit, a methacrylate-based monomer unit, and a combination thereof; and a second block including a styrene-based monomer unit. The block copolymer has an epoxy equivalent ranging from 1000 g/eq to 20000 g/eq and a molecular weight distribution index ranging from 1.0 to 2.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Chi Mei Corporation
    Inventors: Jui-Hsi Hsu, Ming-Chou Kao
  • Publication number: 20130261247
    Abstract: A two-part adhesive composition exhibiting improved elasticity wherein its composition includes one or more acrylate or methacrylate ester monomers, a sulfur bearing compound, preferably a sulfonyl chloride, an amine promoter, preferably, an amine aldehyde reaction product, and a thermoplastic block copolymer component selected from the group consisting of a. a linear styrene-butadiene-styrene copolymer b. a radial styrene-butadiene-styrene block copolymer with a plasticizer, c. a linear or radial styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer, and d. a linear or radial styrene-butadiene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: IPS Corporation
    Inventors: Paul C. Briggs, Samuel B. Osae
  • Publication number: 20130253138
    Abstract: To provide a chloroprene rubber composition providing good permanent compression set and excellent mechanical strength, a vulcanizate of the composition, and a molded article of the composition. A chloroprene rubber composition including a chloroprene rubber and a natural rubber in a total amount of 100 parts by mass, a copolymer of styrene and butadiene in an amount of 0.1 to 10 parts by mass, ethylene thiourea in an amount of 0.1 to 3.0 parts by mass, and dipentamethylenethiuram tetrasulfide in an amount of 0.1 to 3.0 parts by mass is vulcanized after or during molding of the composition to yield a vulcanized molding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Uichiro Yamagishi, Yasushi Abe
  • Publication number: 20130203939
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising the following: A) a chlorinated ethylene-based polymer; and B) an ethylene-based polymer; and wherein the total chlorine content of the composition is greater than, or equal to, 13 weight percent, based on the total weight of polymers in the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Shuwen Peng, Jose M. Rego
  • Publication number: 20130149547
    Abstract: A floor covering comprising an essentially sheet-shaped or plate-shaped matrix made of an elastomeric material. The matrix is provided with particles where the particles are made of a thermoplastic elastomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: NORA SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Gregor Grun, Mario Kroger, Dieter Rischer
  • Patent number: 8445087
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a molding composition comprising at least about 70% wt. polypropylene or polypropylene random copolymer; up to about 30 wt. % of a block copolymer composition comprising at least one selectively hydrogenated block copolymer which substantially matches the index of refraction of the polypropylene or polypropylene random copolymer, and up to about 0.70% by wt. of a clarifying agent, wherein the weight % of the total blend is 100%. The present invention also may be a molded article produced from the molding composition. A molded article formed from such a composition at a thickness of 0.125 inches will have a haze of less than about 50% and an instrumented impact toughness of at least 100 inch-lbs at ?20° C. to ?30° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignees: Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC, Milliken and Company
    Inventors: David Hansen, Ruidong Ding, Daniel Connor, Nathan Mehl
  • Publication number: 20130121747
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pencil comprising a core within a barrel, wherein the band composition consists of (a) at least one styrene-butadiene copolymer, (b) at least one styrene-butadiene-styrene block copolymer, (c) at least one polymer selected from the group consisting of styrene polymer, styrene-acrylonitrile polymer, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene polymer, acrylic-styrene-methylmethacrylate copolymer, or a combination thereof; and optionally (d) at least one additive selected from the group consisting of a filler, a wax, a porogen, a blowing agent, a foaming agent, a coloring agent, or a combination thereof. The present invention also relates to a method for the preparation of said pencil and to the use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicants: CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICALS COMPANY LP, UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques Biebuyck, Daniel Daoust, Michel Sclavons, Marc Heerbrant
  • Patent number: 8415430
    Abstract: Thermoplastic elastomer, which comprises a fumed, hydrophilic or hydrophobic silica, which has been structurally modified and also a process for the improvement of the mechanical properties of thermoplastic elastomers. The thermoplastic elastomers are produced by preparing a masterbatch from the components (e.g. thermoplastic resin component and fumed silica) and compounding this with further thermoplastic elastomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Kuhn, Werner Michel, Mario Scholz, Uwe Schachtely, Thomas Welker, Andrea Tietze, Ulrich Boes
  • Patent number: 8394892
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermoplastic elastomer composition comprising: 100 parts by weight of component (A), 10 to 100 parts by weight of component (B), 50 to 200 parts by weight of component (C), and 5 to 30 parts by weight of component (D). Component (A) is a propylene polymer having a melting point of 155° C. or more. Component (B) is a crystalline propylene-ethylene copolymer. Component (C) is an ethylene-?-olefin rubber having Mooney Viscosity of 30 to 100(ML1+4, 125° C.). Component (D) is a hydrogenated product of block copolymer comprising blocks of aromatic vinyl compound units and blocks of conjugated diene compound units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nadeem Akhtar Bokhari, Kousuke Ohtani, Yasuhito Ijichi
  • Publication number: 20130041105
    Abstract: A process for preparing a rubber comprising polymeric composition, and the resulting compositions, and certain isoprene comprising interpolymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Mark N. DEDECKER, James E. Hall, Daniel F. Graves
  • Patent number: 8357754
    Abstract: A process for producing a microporous polymeric object to improve the degree of freedom for its various properties, compared to conventional processes, includes: mixing a block copolymer made of three or more kinds of segments with a polymer, wherein one or more of the segments are made of monomer units having a first functional group forming ionic and/or hydrogen bond, the segments constitute a co-continuous structure having mutually-independent and continuous regions due to a phase separation based on incompatibility between the segments, and the polymer has, at other than polymer chain terminals, a second functional group forming such bond with the first functional group, thereby allowing the segments to associate with the polymer at many points; forming a co-continuous structure including a region composed of the polymer and the segments due to the phase separation; and removing the polymer from the region by weakening the bond between the functional groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Takahisa Konishi, Takuji Shintani, Yushu Matsushita, Atsushi Takano, Takeshi Asari
  • Publication number: 20130015417
    Abstract: The present invention provides polymeric materials arranged as photonic crystals, or portions of photonic crystals, having properties which can be easily tuned over a large range of wavelengths upon exposure to an external stimulus. In some embodiments, the photonic crystals comprise at least one portion which can undergo a change in a physical, chemical, dielectric, or other property upon exposure to an altering stimulus, resulting in a change in a diffracted wavelength of electromagnetic radiation (e.g, light) by the photonic crystal. Embodiments of the invention may advantageously exhibit large stop band tunability and rapid response times. Photonic crystals of the invention may be useful in a wide variety of applications, such as colorimetric sensors, active components of simple display devices, electrically controlled tunable optically pumped laser, photonic switches, multiband filters, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Youngjong Kang, Joseph Walish, Edwin L. Thomas
  • Patent number: 8338534
    Abstract: A process for producing a microporous polymeric object to improve the degree of freedom for its various properties, compared to conventional processes, includes: mixing a block copolymer made of three or more kinds of segments with a polymer, wherein one or more of the segments are made of monomer units having a first functional group forming ionic and/or hydrogen bond, the segments constitute a co-continuous structure having mutually-independent and continuous regions due to a phase separation based on incompatibility between the segments, and the polymer has, at other than polymer chain terminals, a second functional group forming such bond with the first functional group, thereby allowing the segments to associate with the polymer at many points; forming a co-continuous structure including a region composed of the polymer and the segments due to the phase separation; and removing the polymer from the region by weakening the bond between the functional groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Takahisa Konishi, Takuji Shintani, Yushu Matsushita, Atsushi Takano, Takeshi Asari
  • Patent number: 8232349
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a transparent thermoplastic resin comprising a rubber phase including an aromatic rubbery block copolymer resin, and a resin phase including a terpolymer comprising an aromatic vinyl compound, a vinyl cyanide compound and an unsaturated alkyl ester compound, wherein the rubber phase and the resin phase have a co-continuous phase structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Keun Hong, Byeong Do Lee, Young Sub Jin, Hwan Seok Park, Ho Ryong Sun
  • Patent number: 8063123
    Abstract: The invention relates to phosphorus-containing mixtures containing compounds of the formula RO—PO(A)-CH2—CH2—CO2H and??(I) HO—PO(A)-CH2—CH2—CO2R??(II) in which A is C1-C18-alkyl, C6-C18-alkylaryl, C6-C18-aralkyl or aryl, R is (D,E)C?C(B, R5) or H B, D, E are identical or different and are each H or C1-C18-alkyl R5 is —CO-alkoxy, a process for their preparation and their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventors: Harald Bauer, Mathias Dietz, Ottmar Schacker
  • Publication number: 20110256403
    Abstract: A process for forming a nanoparticle composition is provided. The process includes polymerizing conjugated diene monomer in a hydrocarbon solvent to form a first reaction mixture, and charging excess alkenylbenzense monomer and anionic catalyst to form mono-block and diblock polymers. Micelles of said mono-block and diblock polymers are formed, and at least one crosslinking agent is added to cross-link the micelles and form nanoparticles. The nanoparticles preferably have a poly(alkenylbenzene) core and an outer layer including monomer units selected from the group consisting of conjugated dienes, alkenylbenzenes, alkylenes, and mixtures thereof, and a size distribution of between about 1 and 1000 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Xiaorong Wang, Victor J. Foltz
  • Patent number: 8034875
    Abstract: Compositions including a thermoplastic elastomer or thermoplastic vulcanizate derived from a styrenic block copolymer having a reactive or crosslinkable hard block including aromatic vinyl repeat units and also preferably a crosslinkable soft block, and a non-olefin thermoplastic polymer or copolymer and preferably a compatibilizer such as the reaction product of a non-olefin thermoplastic polymer and a functionalized polymer such as a maleic anhydride functionalized styrenic block copolymer that is compatible with the styrenic block copolymer having a reactive or crosslinkable hard block, and optionally a linking compound. The vulcanizates are prepared by crosslinking the styrenic block copolymer in the presence of the non-olefin thermoplastic polymer and a suitable crosslinking agent, and optionally the compatibilizer, preferably utilizing dynamic vulcanization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Teknor Apex Company
    Inventors: Darnell C. Worley, II, Elliot ByungHwa Lee, Raman Patel, Jushik Yun
  • Patent number: 8003209
    Abstract: Bicomponent fibers comprising a thermoplastic polymer and an elastomeric compound are made which can be continuously extruded from the melt at high production rates. The elastomeric compound has high flow and consists essentially of a selectively hydrogenated block copolymer and a tackifier resin, an alpha-olefin copolymer, an alpha-olefin terpolymer, a wax or mixtures thereof. In one embodiment the block copolymer has at least one polystyrene block of molecular weight from 5,000 to 7,000 and at least one polydiene block of molecular weight from 20,000 to 70,000 and having a vinyl content of greater than 60 mol %. In a second embodiment the block copolymer has a vinyl content of less than 60 mol %. The bicomponent fibers are useful for the manufacture of articles such as woven fabrics, spun bond non-woven fabrics or filters, staple fibers, yarns and bonded, carded webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Kraton Polymers US LLC
    Inventors: John E. Flood, Dale L. Handlin, Jr., Martin L. Ehrlich
  • Patent number: 7999035
    Abstract: Amphiphilic water-soluble alkoxylated polyalkylenimines of the general formula I in which the variables are each defined as follows: R are identical or different, linear or branched C2-C6-alkylene radicals; B is a branch; E is an alkylenoxy unit of the formula R1 is 1,2-propylene, 1,2-butylene and/or 1,2-isobutylene; R2 is ethylene; R3 is 1,2-propylene; R4 are identical or different radicals: hydrogen; C1-C4-alkyl; x, y, z are each from 2 to 150, where the sum of x+y+z means a number of alkylenimine units which corresponds to an average molecular weight Mw of the polyalkylenimine before the alkoxylation of from 300 to 10 000; m is a rational number from 0 to 2; n is a rational number from 6 to 18; p is a rational number from 3 to 12, where 0.8?n/p?1.0(x+y+z)1/2; and quaternization products thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Dieter Boeckh, Christian Bittner, Andrea Misske, Arturo Luis Casado Dominguez
  • Patent number: 7981960
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin composition can include (A) about 30 to about 99 parts by weight of an epoxy group-containing styrenic polymer comprising (A1) about 5 to about 100% by weight of an epoxy group-containing vinyl copolymer and (A2) about 0 to about 95% by weight of a rubber modified styrenic copolymer resin; and (B) about 1 to about 70 parts by weight of a polyester resin. The resin composition may further comprise (C) about 3 to about 20 parts by weight of a bromine-containing flame retardant, per 100 parts by weight of a base resin comprising (A) and (B); and (D) about 0.1 to about 6 parts by weight of a flame retardant aid, per 100 parts by weight of a base resin comprising (A) and (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Sung Hee Ahn, Se Bum Son, In Hwan Oh, Sung Duk Hwang
  • Patent number: 7956105
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silicone impact modifier with a high refractive index. The silicone impact modifier can include (A) a rubber core including (a1) an organosiloxane cross-linked (co)polymer with a particle size of about 50 to about 400 nm and (a2) an alkylacrylate-styrenic aromatic compound cross-linked copolymer; and (B) a plastic shell including a vinyl (co)polymer. The refractive index of the silicone impact modifier of the present invention can be about 1.49 to about 1.59.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Han Su Lee, Sung Sig Min, Byung Choon Lee, Byeong Do Lee
  • Patent number: 7947336
    Abstract: An epoxy resin composition, including: an epoxy resin (A) represented by Formula (1); an epoxy resin (B) having an epoxy equivalent of 220 or less and having twice or more epoxy groups in a molecule than epoxy groups of the epoxy resin (A); and a photocationic polymerization initiator (C), in which: the epoxy resins (A) and (B) constitute main components; and a weight of the epoxy resin (A) is 40% or more and a weight of the epoxy resin (B) is 30% or more with respect to a total weight of the epoxy resins (A) and (B): where: R represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, an ethyl group, a propyl group, or a t-butyl group; n represents an integer of 0 or more and 4 or less; and m represents an integer of 1 or more and 3 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shimpei Otaka, Kazunari Ishizuka, Isamu Horiuchi, Isao Imamura
  • Patent number: 7914807
    Abstract: In accordance with various aspects of the invention, implantable and insertable medical devices are provided, which contain one or more polymeric regions. In one aspect, the polymeric regions comprise (a) a block copolymer that comprises a polyaromatic block and a polyalkene block admixed with (b) a sulfonated high Tg polymer. In another aspect, the polymeric regions comprise a block copolymer that comprises (a) a sulfonated polymer block and (b) fluorinated polymer block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaina Brito, Frederick H. Strickler
  • Patent number: 7887162
    Abstract: An epoxy resin composition, including: an epoxy resin (A) represented by Formula (1); an epoxy resin (B) having an epoxy equivalent of 220 or less and having twice or more epoxy groups in a molecule than epoxy groups of the epoxy resin (A); and a photocationic polymerization initiator (C), in which: the epoxy resins (A) and (B) constitute main components; and a weight of the epoxy resin (A) is 40% or more and a weight of the epoxy resin (B) is 30% or more with respect to a total weight of the epoxy resins (A) and (B): where: R represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, an ethyl group, a propyl group, or a t-butyl group; n represents an integer of 0 or more and 4 or less; and m represents an integer of 1 or more and 3 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shimpei Otaka, Kazunari Ishizuka, Isamu Horiuchi, Isao Imamura
  • Publication number: 20100234801
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resin composition for balloons, which is excellent in gas permeation resistance and hydrolysis resistance (acid resistance), while having an excellent balance among flexibility, mechanical strength and elastic recoverability. Also disclosed is a balloon made of such a resin composition for balloons. Specifically disclosed is a resin composition for balloons, which is characterized by containing an isobutylene block copolymer (A) having a polymer block (a) mainly composed of isobutylene and a polymer block (b) mainly composed of an aromatic vinyl monomer. This resin composition for balloons is also characterized in that the polymer block (b) is 10-40% by weight of the weight of the isobutylene block copolymer (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Kazumasa Ohara, Hidekazu Miyauchi
  • Patent number: 7709554
    Abstract: An epoxy resin composition, including: an epoxy resin (A) represented by Formula (1); an epoxy resin (B) having an epoxy equivalent of 220 or less and having twice or more epoxy groups in a molecule than epoxy groups of the epoxy resin (A); and a photocationic polymerization initiator (C), in which: the epoxy resins (A) and (B) constitute main components; and a weight of the epoxy resin (A) is 40% or more and a weight of the epoxy resin (B) is 30% or more with respect to a total weight of the epoxy resins (A) and (B): where: R represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, an ethyl group, a propyl group, or a t-butyl group; n represents an integer of 0 or more and 4 or less; and m represents an integer of 1 or more and 3 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shimpei Otaka, Kazunari Ishizuka, Isamu Horiuchi, Isao Imamura
  • Patent number: 7687552
    Abstract: An epoxy resin composition, including: an epoxy resin (A) represented by Formula (1); an epoxy resin (B) having an epoxy equivalent of 220 or less and having twice or more epoxy groups in a molecule than epoxy groups of the epoxy resin (A); and a photocationic polymerization initiator (C), in which: the epoxy resins (A) and (B) constitute main components; and a weight of the epoxy resin (A) is 40% or more and a weight of the epoxy resin (B) is 30% or more with respect to a total weight of the epoxy resins (A) and (B): where: R represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, an ethyl group, a propyl group, or a t-butyl group; represents an integer of 0 or more and 4 or less; and m represents an integer of 1 or more and 3 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shimpei Otaka, Kazunari Ishizuka, Isamu Horiuchi, Isao Imamura
  • Publication number: 20090214868
    Abstract: A core-shell particle is formed by a method that includes forming a crosslinked polyorganosiloxane core, reacting a graftlinking agent with the crosslinked polyorganosiloxane core, and polymerizing a poly(alkenyl aromatic) shell around the graftlinking agent-functionalized polyorganosiloxane core. The method produces a core-shell particle with improved adhesion between shell and core. The core-shell particle is useful as an impact modifier in thermoplastic compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventors: Amol Adhikrao Mohite, Jaykisor Pal, Sathya Narayanan, Satishkumar H. Mahanth, Albin Peter Berzinis, Shripathy Vilasagar
  • Publication number: 20090084574
    Abstract: An electron-beam cured poly(arylene ether) composition exhibits an excellent balance of flexibility, chemical resistance, and resistivity per unit volume. The chemical resistance of the composition is substantially improved by electron beam curing. The electron-beam cured poly(arylene ether) composition is useful for the fabrication of extruded articles, including insulation for automotive wire and cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Kim Gene Balfour, Hua Guo, Juha-Matti Levasalmi, Vijay Rajamani
  • Publication number: 20090039543
    Abstract: Polymeric compositions comprising polyolefins, amphiphilic block copolymers composed of polyisobutene blocks and polyoxyalkylene blocks and also optionally other polymers and/or fillers. Processes for dyeing or for printing such compositions and the use of amphiphilic block copolymers as auxiliaries for dyeing and printing polyolefins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Claudia Sierakowski, Ulrich Karl, Mijolovic Darijo, Karin Fischl, Michael Faber, Karl Siemensmeyer
  • Patent number: 7485682
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a soft thermoplastic elastomer composition that is free of thermoplastic resin that can be utilized in manufacturing shoe sole inserts, seals, gaskets, wheels, and that can be overmolded on a hard substrate, such as a metal or a thermoplastic resin, for grips or handles on various household items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignees: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, GLS Corporation
    Inventors: Manoj Ajbani, Christopher Kiehl, Lawson Gibson Wideman, Rajesh Varma
  • Patent number: 7473736
    Abstract: The novel thermoplastic elastomer composition of the present invention, which comprises an isobutylene block copolymer (A) containing a polymer block composed predominantly of isobutylene and a polymer block composed predominantly of an aromatic vinyl compound and an alkenyl-terminated isobutylene polymer (B), is highly flexible, and satisfactory in good moldability, rubber-like characteristics, mechanical strengths, permanent compression set characteristics and vibration damping properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuji Fukuda, Hironari Nakabayashi, Taizo Aoyama
  • Publication number: 20080153983
    Abstract: Amphiphilic water-soluble alkoxylated polyalkylenimines of the general formula I in which the variables are each defined as follows: R are identical or different, linear or branched C2-C6-alkylene radicals; B is a branch; E is an alkylenoxy unit of the formula R1 is 1,2-propylene, 1,2-butylene and/or 1,2-isobutylene; R2 is ethylene; R3 is 1,2-propylene; R4 are identical or different radicals: hydrogen; C1-C4-alkyl; x, y, z are each from 2 to 150, where the sum of x+y+z means a number of alkylenimine units which corresponds to an average molecular weight Mw of the polyalkylenimine before the alkoxylation of from 300 to 10 000; m is a rational number from 0 to 2; n is a rational number from 6 to 18; p is a rational number from 3 to 12, where 0.8?n/p?1.0 (x+y+z)1/2; and quaternization products thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Applicant: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Dieter Boeckh, Christian Bittner, Andrea Misske, Arturo Luis Casado Dominguez
  • Publication number: 20080146736
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to golf balls having at least one layer which comprises a polymer produced by a process wherein one or more monomers are contacted with a composition comprising the admixture or reaction product resulting from combining (A) a first olefin polymerization catalyst, (B) a second olefin polymerization catalyst capable of preparing polymers differing in chemical or physical properties from the polymer prepared by the first olefin polymerization catalyst under equivalent polymerization conditions, and (C) a chain shuttling agent. Golf balls of the present invention include one-piece, two-piece, and multi-layer golf balls. In two-piece and multi-layer golf balls of the present invention, the polymer may be present in a core layer, a cover layer, an intermediate layer (in the case of multi-layer balls), or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Brian Comeau, David A. Bulpett, Kevin M. Harris, Murali Rajagopalan
  • Patent number: 7339001
    Abstract: The thermoplastic resin composition according to the present invention comprises (A) about 20˜95 parts by weight of a rubber-modified polystyrene resin composed of (a1) about 10˜60% by weight of a styrene-containing graft copolymer resin containing about 10˜60% by weight of a rubber and about 90˜40% by weight of a styrene-acrylonitrile copolymer, the styrene-acrylonitrile copolymer containing about 0.5˜10% by weight of acrylonitrile, and (a2) about 90˜40% by weight of a styrene-containing copolymer resin containing 0˜20% by weight of a rubber; and (B) about 5˜80 parts by weight of a polyphenylene ether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Young Gil Jang, Sung Hee Ahn, Su Hak Bae, Sang Hyun Hong
  • Patent number: 7253227
    Abstract: A composition comprises poly(arylene ether), a rubber modified poly(alkenyle aromatic) resin, and an unsaturated impact modifier. The composition may further comprise an encapsulated fluoropolymer. The melt strength of the composition, measured as the hang time of an extruded tube, is especially suited for blow molding methods. The composition exhibits good melt strength, surface quality and/or sandability and is particularly useful in blow molding applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Vijay R. Mhetar, Robert John Hossan, William Eugene Pecak
  • Patent number: 7074855
    Abstract: A thermoplastic elastomer composition comprising (I) 100 parts by weight of at least one block copolymer formed by addition polymerization which is selected among block copolymers which comprise a polymer block (A) consisting of aromatic vinyl units and a polymer block (B) consisting of conjugated diene compound units and which have been crosslinked in the polymer block (A) preferably with a structural unit derived from a (C1–C8 alkyl)styrene and/or functional group and among products of hydrogenation of the copolymers, (II) 10 to 300 parts by weight of a polyolefin, and (III) 0 to 300 parts by weight of a softener (III) for rubbers; and a process for producing the composition. The composition has excellent strain recovery at high temperatures and satisfactory moldability, is flexible, and has satisfactory rubber properties. It is effectively useable in various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiji Nakamura, Haruhisa Masuda, Shigeru Sasaki
  • Patent number: 7033676
    Abstract: A binder mixture comprises at least one polymer (A) with saturated main chain that is not a polyester and at least one polyester (B) with a saturated and/or unsaturated main chain, where (i) one of the two components (A) or (B) contains structural units I and/or II, or both components (A) and (B) contain structural units I and/or II, ?in which the index n is an integer from 1 to 10; and where (ii) at least polyester (B) that contains no structural units I and/or II contains maleic and/or fumaric esters incorporated in its main chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: BASF Coatings AG
    Inventors: Rainer Blum, Jorge Prieto
  • Patent number: 6994888
    Abstract: A protective coating composition in an organic liquid carrier comprising a polymeric film forming binder, the polymeric binder comprising by weight: (a) 50% to 100% of an epoxy-polyester block copolymer being the reaction product of a preformed epoxy resin and a preformed carboxyl functional, and (b) 0 to 50% of a crosslinker where the sum of (a) and (b) is 100%, characterised in that the carboxyl functional polyester prepolymer is the reaction product of one or more polyols with one or more dicarboxylic acids or their anhydrides, where the dicarboxylic acids or anhydrides comprise a mixture of (i) 20% to 45% of an aromatic dicarboxylic acid or its anhydride, (ii) 55% to 80% of cyclohexane dicarboxylic acid, and (iii) 0 to 10% other aliphatic dicarboxylic acid, where the sum of (i), (ii), and (iii) is 100% based on the weight of the dicarboxylic acid and anhydride components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Imperial Chemical Industries PLC
    Inventor: Ronald Metcalfe
  • Patent number: 6964798
    Abstract: A multiple layer structure comprising a first and a second skin layer, each skin layer composed of a polypropylene containing polymer, and a radio frequency (“RF”) susceptible layer adhered to and between the first and second skin layers. The RF layer has a first component of a propylene based polymer, a second component of a non-propylene polyolefin, a third component of a radio frequency susceptible polymer, and a fourth component of a polymeric compatibilizing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Gregg Nebgen, Keith Anderson, Mike Scharf
  • Patent number: 6913807
    Abstract: An isothiocyanate-containing composition is provided in which bleeding of the composition is suppressed and even if an isothiocyanate volatilizes, the adhesion strength is retained. An isothiocyanate-containing composition is provided wherein an isothiocyanate is mixed into a mixture of a rubber adhesive having a softening point of less than 100° C. and a hydrogenated terpene resin having a softening point of less than 100° C. by an amount of 0.5-15 wt % of an isothiocyanate relative to the total amount of the mixture. The composition has a viscosity at 90° C. of 3000-40000 mPa.s and an adhesion strength of 1 N/25 mm or over when used as an adhesive to laminate two films, irrespective of whether or not the isothiocyanate has volatilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Rengo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Kamei, Hidenao Saito
  • Patent number: 6906120
    Abstract: An adhesive for thermoplastic film is formed from a composition comprising a blend of a poly(arylene ether), a thermosetting resin, a toughening agent, an optional plasticizer, and a cure agent. The adhesive finds particular utility in circuit board applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: General Electric
    Inventors: Michael J. Davis, James Estel Tracy, Geoffrey Henry Riding, Gary William Yeager
  • Patent number: 6881791
    Abstract: A curable, water-based coating composition comprising a reaction product of: a copolymer comprising a free-radical polymerization product of: a first block comprising a reaction product of: a plurality of ethylenically unsaturated monomers, and a vinyl aromatic hydrocarbon monomer, wherein at least one monomer of the plurality of ethylenically unsaturated monomers includes a functional group that can react with a water-dispersible cross-linking agent, and at least one monomer of the plurality of ethylenically unsaturated monomers is present in an amount such that it can render the copolymer water dispersible, and a second block comprising a reaction product of at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer, wherein at least a portion of which are non-functional, and a water-dispersible cross-linking agent, wherein the water-based copolymer is free of salt structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Swaminathan Ramesh, Paul Harris, Wolfgang Bremser, Walter H. Ohrbom
  • Patent number: 6787188
    Abstract: A protective coating composition in an organic liquid carrier comprising a polymeric film forming binder, the polymeric binder comprising by weight: (a) 50% to 100% of an epoxy-polyester block copolymer being the reaction product of a preformed epoxy resin and a preformed carboxyl functional, and (b) 0 to 50% of a crosslinker where the sum of (a) and (b) is 100%, characterized in that the carboxyl functional polyester prepolymer is the reaction product of one or more polyols with one or more dicarboxylic acids or their anhydrides, where the dicarboxylic acids or anhydrides comprise a mixture of (i) 20% to 45% of an aromatic dicarboxylic acid or its anhydride, (ii) 55% to 80% of cyclohexane dicarboxylic acid, and (iii) 0 to 10% other aliphatic dicarboxylic acid, where the sum of (i), (ii), and (iii) is 100% based on the weight of the dicarboxylic acid and anhydride components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Imperial Chemical Industries plc
    Inventor: Ronald Metcalfe
  • Patent number: 6764761
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for performing peritoneal dialysis are provided. To this end, in part, a film is provided. The film includes a layer of a polymer blend having from about 90% to about 99% by weight of a first component containing a styrene and hydrocarbon copolymer and from about 10% to about 1% of a high melt strength polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Ming-Da Eu, Sherwin Shang, Tahua Yang, Michael T. K. Ling, Loren M. Lundtveit
  • Patent number: 6756106
    Abstract: An oil resistant, elastomeric rubber composite, particularly suited for use as an elastic tape for garments requiring a high degree of oil resistance due to conditions of its use. The rubber composite is made from a unique blend of nitrile rubber, polychloroprene (neoprene), epoxidised natural rubber and natural rubber. The elastomeric composite has excellent compatibility between two rubbers of different polarity when properly compounded and processed. The composite formed as an elastic tape has a low modulus of elasticity, good needle tear strength when sewn inside a garment, and it provides a comfortable fit for long use in addition to having reduced oil swell and oil abosorption characteristics. Elastic tapes made from the elastomeric rubber composite are particularly suitable for swimwear, shower caps, head bands, face masks and other garments with direct skin contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Garware Elastomerics Limited
    Inventor: Ramesh Manjanath Telang
  • Patent number: 6743860
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoplastic resin composition comprising (a) 100 parts by weight of a block copolymer comprising at least two polymeric blocks A composed mainly of a vinyl aromatic compound and at least one polymeric block B composed mainly of a conjugated diene compound, or a hydrogenated block copolymer thereof, (d) 5 to 50 parts by weight of an organic peroxide, and (e) 10 to 80 parts by weight of one or more substances selected from the group consisting of multifunctional vinyl compounds and multifunctional (meth)acrylate compounds. The present invention provides a master batch of an organic peroxide in which the organic peroxide is so uniformly dispersed in a thermoplastic resin that crosslinking and/or decomposition occur uniformly, a method of preparing the same, a thermoplastic resin composition obtained using the master batch and a method of preparing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Riken Technos Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20040063803
    Abstract: A composition including a non-silicone material, a silicone material, and a crosslinking agent. The composition forms a structure selected from the group consisting of an interpenetrating network structure and a thermoplastic vulcanizate structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventors: Hyum Jin Kim, Hong Guk Jeon
  • Patent number: 6706813
    Abstract: To provide a curable composition excellent in flexibility and heat resistance. A curable composition which comprises (A) a block copolymer having at least one kind of block formed from an aliphatic hydrocarbon compound and (B) an isobutylene polymer having a silicon group bound to a hydrolyzable group or a hydroxyl group. That composition can be used as sealants, adhesives, pressure sensitive adhesives, compositions for gaskets, double layer glazing spacers and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Chiba, Shintaro Komitsu