Material Contains Si, Te, Se, Or Group Viiia Atom, E.g., He, Ne, Etc. Patents (Class 526/194)
  • Patent number: 11932775
    Abstract: A curable coating composition is provided having multi-functionalized acrylic copolymer and silicone imine resin curing agents. The acrylic copolymer of the curable coating composition has, in polymerized form, epoxy functionalized groups and cure compatibility groups and the silicone imine forms an amino-functional silicone in the presence of water. The coating compositions are useful in the field of superior weatherable and durable coatings and are useful to replace isocyanate-containing polyurethane based coatings. Also provided are coated articles produced from the curable composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Dow Siliicones Corporation
    Inventors: Alan M. Piwowar, Ray E. Drumright, Erin B. Vogel, Gary M. Wieber, Patrick J. Fryfogle, Yanxiang Li, Susan M. Machelski, Paul J. Popa, Adam C. Tomasik, Gerald Lawrence Witucki
  • Patent number: 11873380
    Abstract: A photoreactive composition including a base-reactive compound, a photobase generator that is represented by the following Formula (1) and that generates a base when irradiated with light, and at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a polycyclic aromatic compound having a fused ring structure having two or more rings and a polycyclic aromatic compound having three or more aromatic rings and having a conjugated structure including any two or more of the three or more aromatic rings, in which the base-reactive compound is a compound having two or more groups that will have their polarity converted by the action of a base and that exhibit reactivity, in one molecule, or a compound having two or more groups that will react under the action of a base, in one molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Tokyo University of Science Foundation
    Inventor: Koji Arimitsu
  • Patent number: 11814343
    Abstract: Processes for converting a hydrocarbon reactant into an alcohol compound and/or a carbonyl compound are disclosed in which the hydrocarbon reactant and either a supported chromium (VI) catalyst or a supported chromium (II) catalyst are contacted, optionally with UV-visible light irradiation, followed by exposure to an oxidizing atmosphere and then hydrolysis to form a reaction product containing the alcohol compound and/or the carbonyl compound. The presence of oxygen significant increases the amount of alcohol/carbonyl product formed, as well as the formation of oxygenated dimers and trimers of certain hydrocarbon reactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Jared L. Barr, Carlos A. Cruz, Masud M. Monwar, Max P. McDaniel, Kathy S. Clear
  • Patent number: 11717852
    Abstract: A coating composition is provided that is useful in coating metal substrates such as interior and/or exterior surfaces of food or beverage cans. In preferred embodiments, the coating composition is formulated using a physical blend of a preformed resin system and an alkali-soluble resin additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Sebastien Gibanel, Marie Braillon, Samuel Puaud
  • Patent number: 11279778
    Abstract: A polydifluoroacetylene containing a C?C bond and a C—F bond, the polydifluoroacetylene having a solubility of 0.2 g/10 g or less in dimethylformamide (DMF) at 25° C. Also disclosed is a method for producing the polydifluoroacetylene, a precursor polymer for providing the polydifluoroacetylene, a molded article including the polydifluoroacetylene and a polydifluoroacetylene powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES. LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Yotsumoto, Ryouichi Yano, Masahiro Tomita
  • Patent number: 11208513
    Abstract: A process for producing polyethylene polymers including contacting ethylene and at least one C3 to C8 alpha-olefin comonomer with a polymerization catalyst on a particulate support in a fluidized bed polymerization reactor under conditions effective to polymerize at least part of the ethylene and comonomer and produce the polyethylene polymers, wherein the support has a d10 particle size as measured by laser diffraction of at least 18 microns, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Corrine L. Brandl, William A. Lamberti, Charles R. Buhler, Judson S. Clements, Harry W. Deckman, Joseph Moebus, Marc L. DeChellis
  • Patent number: 11203687
    Abstract: Provided is a block copolymer composition, and more particularly, a block copolymer composition including a diblock copolymer and a triblock copolymer. The diblock copolymer includes a first block containing a first conjugated diene-based monomer-derived repeating unit and a second block containing a first vinyl aromatic monomer-derived repeating unit, and a functional group derived from a modified initiator represented by the Chemical Formula 1 (see description of the invention) is included at one end of the diblock copolymer. A method of preparing the same, and an asphalt composition including the same, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventors: Se Kyung Lee, Tae Jung Kim, Hyun Woo Kim, Seong Du Lee, Chun Hwa Lee
  • Patent number: 11168158
    Abstract: A solid precatalyst component for use in olefinic polymerization, includes titanium, magnesium, and an electron donor compound; wherein: the electron donor compound is at least one compound represented by Formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: BRASKEM AMERICA, INC., W.R. GRACE & CO.-CONN.
    Inventors: Binh Thanh Nguyen, Jonas Alves Fernandes, Zhenxing Xi
  • Patent number: 10787534
    Abstract: A method for preparing a core-shell copolymer includes: preparing a core by polymerizing a conjugated diene-based monomer and adding an initiator including two or more peroxide-based functional groups when a polymerization conversion rate is 95% or more and less than 100%; and preparing a core-shell copolymer by polymerizing an alkyl (meth)acrylate monomer in the presence of the core and a macro initiator having a weight average molecular weight of 4,000 g/mol to 50,000 g/mol, wherein the initiator is added in an amount of more than 0 parts by weight and less than 2.5 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the conjugated diene-based monomer, and the macro initiator is added in an amount of more than 0 parts by weight and less than 3.5 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the alkyl (meth)acrylate monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Il Nam, Yoon Ho Kim, Kwang Jin Lee, Kyung Bok Sun, Chang No Lee
  • Patent number: 9822196
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a catalyst composition for olefin polymerization, comprising the following components: a): a solid catalyst component containing magnesium, titanium, halogens, and at least one internal electron donor having a lone pair of electrons; b): an aluminum alkyl compound; and c): an external electron donor containing a first external electron donor C1, which is a malonate compound. In the present disclosure, a catalyst composition having an external electron donor that contains a malonate compound is used in olefin polymerization, in particular propene polymerization, and can significantly improve catalytic activity and hydrogen response of the catalyst and expand molecular weight distribution of polymers, which facilitates development of different polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignees: CHINA PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL CORPORATION, BEIJING RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, CHINA PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Changxiu Li, Mingzhi Gao, Haitao Liu, Jing Ma, Jianhua Chen, Xianzhong Li, Xiaoxia Cai, Jixing Ma, Jun Wang, Jianjun Hu
  • Patent number: 9708477
    Abstract: Disclosed is a copolymer including a monomer unit (a) derived from a compound represented by the formula (1) and a monomer unit (b) derived from a compound represented by the formula (2), and having a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of from 1,000 to 50,000 wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, R2 represents a hydrogen atom, a linear alkyl group having from 1 to 8 carbon atoms, or a branched alkyl group having from 3 to 8 carbon atoms, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7 and R8 may be the same or different, at least one of those groups represents an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having from 3 to 8 carbon atoms, and the remainder represents a hydrogen atom or an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 1 or 2 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Fukunishi, Takashi Yuri
  • Patent number: 9598513
    Abstract: A polymer having a long chain branching content peaking at greater than about 20 long chain branches per million carbon atoms, and a polydispersity index of greater than about 10 wherein the long chain branching decreases to approximately zero at the higher molecular weight portion of the molecular weight distribution. A polymer having a long chain branching content peaking at greater than about 8 long chain branches per million carbon atoms, a polydispersity index of greater than about 20 wherein the long chain branching decreases to approximately zero at the higher molecular weight portion of the molecular weight distribution. A polymer having a long chain branching content peaking at greater than about 1 long chain branches per chain, and a polydispersity index of greater than about 10 wherein the long chain branching decreases to approximately zero at the higher molecular weight portion of the molecular weight distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Youlu Yu, Eric D. Schwerdtfeger, Max P. McDaniel, Alan L. Solenberger, Kathy S. Clear
  • Patent number: 9574029
    Abstract: A substrate for a flexible display device according to an embodiment of the present invention may include a self-supporting film where a particle has a grafted polymer chain and is disposed in two dimensions or three dimensions through the grafted polymer chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Sato, Masatoshi Tokita, Junji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9328186
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin composition for vehicle lamp housings, includes: 5 to 80 parts by weight of a graft copolymer (A) obtained by graft polymerizing at least one monomer (a-2) selected from the group consisting of aromatic vinyl-based monomers, vinyl cyanide-based monomers, and (meth)acrylic ester-based monomers and maleimide-based monomers, under the presence of an acrylic ester-based rubbery polymer (a-1) having a weight average particle size of 100 to 400 nm; and 20 to 95 parts by weight of a (co)polymer (B) in which at least one monomer (a-2) selected from the group consisting of aromatic vinyl-based monomers, vinyl cyanide-based monomers, (meth)acrylic ester-based monomers and maleimide-based monomers is polymerized, in which a content of total volatiles at 260° C. is no more than 0.7% by weight of the composition overall, and a content of oligomer component having a weight average molecular weight of 200 to 1000 is no more than 0.3% by weight of the composition overall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON A&L INC.
    Inventors: Hajime Tomita, Takayoshi Fujiwara, Shunsaku Kubota, Suguru Koba
  • Patent number: 9308293
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a multi-modal shape memory polymer material comprising a blend or at least one polymer component having a first molecular weight and at least a second polymer component having a second molecular weight that is less than the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Malcolm Brown, Horacio Montes De Oca Balderas, Michael Hall, John Rose
  • Patent number: 9150595
    Abstract: Provided is a process for producing a silane coupling agent, which can shorten the time required for the production process. A process for producing a silane coupling agent, characterized by comprising a step of reacting a silane compound (A) with a compound (B) which has a hydroxyl group and further contains an atom having an unshared electron pair other than an oxygen atom derived from the hydroxyl group, in the presence of a metal-containing catalyst (m) to obtain a silane compound (C) which has an alkoxyl group containing the atom having the unshared electron pair other than the oxygen atom derived from the hydroxyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo Fukushima, Satoshi Horie
  • Patent number: 9051438
    Abstract: Prepare polymeric foam articles having low yellowing using a styrene-acrylonitrile copolymer that contains less than 145 weight-parts acrylonitrile dimer and less than 8,500 weight-parts acrylonitrile trimer per million weight parts acrylonitrile copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence S. Hood, Brian H. Deshano, David J. Frankowski
  • Publication number: 20150148506
    Abstract: A gas-phase polyolefin reactor system for rapidly transitioning from one polyolefin product to another is disclosed. The reactor system comprises a control valve, a high-flow valve, a polyolefin reactor, a flow meter, a totalizer and an empirical model. During a transition, the empirical model predicts a required amount based upon an initial concentration and a selected ending concentration, the flow meter measures a flow rate, the totalizer determines a totalized amount when the flow rate of the first stream reaches the required amount based upon the measured flow rate and outputs the totalized amount to the empirical model, and the empirical model compares the required amount to the totalized amount and determines a transition endpoint. A method of rapidly transitioning the reactor system from one polyolefin product to another is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Ineos USA, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Dudish, Ernest Chan
  • Patent number: 9029457
    Abstract: A particle-polymer hybrid material can include: a substance having the structure of Formula 1 Z(Y-FP)m, wherein Z is a particle smaller than 1 mm; m is an integer; Y is a linker including a silicon atom linked to the particle; FP is a functionalized polymer having: a first structure derived from a first norbornene compound linked to the Y; and one or more repeating units linked to the first structure, each unit being derived from a second norbornene compound and having a functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: The University of Kansas
    Inventors: Paul Ronald Hanson, Alan Rolfe
  • Patent number: 9023961
    Abstract: The present invention provides an acrylic resin composition containing a polycrystal of colloidal particles of silicon oxide in an acrylic resin that is formed by curing an acrylic monomer liquid at room temperature and/or an acrylic oligomer liquid at room temperature, wherein a mean distance between the colloidal particles in the polycrystal is 140 to 330 nm. The size of the single crystal that constitutes the polycrystal can be controlled by adjusting the content of silicon oxide and/or the additive amount of impurities. An architectural material, a fashion accessory, and an optical material are provided that are formed by using the acrylic resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Junpei Yamanaka, Akiko Toyotama, Fumio Uchida, Satoshi Kawanaka
  • Patent number: 9023967
    Abstract: A polymer having a long chain branching content peaking at greater than about 20 long chain branches per million carbon atoms, and a polydispersity index of greater than about 10 wherein the long chain branching decreases to approximately zero at the higher molecular weight portion of the molecular weight distribution. A polymer having a long chain branching content peaking at greater than about 8 long chain branches per million carbon atoms, a polydispersity index of greater than about 20 wherein the long chain branching decreases to approximately zero at the higher molecular weight portion of the molecular weight distribution. A polymer having a long chain branching content peaking at greater than about 1 long chain branches per chain, and a polydispersity index of greater than about 10 wherein the long chain branching decreases to approximately zero at the higher molecular weight portion of the molecular weight distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Youlu Yu, Eric D. Schwerdtfeger, Max P. McDaniel, Alan L. Solenberger, Kathy S. Collins
  • Patent number: 8961823
    Abstract: The compound represented by formula (1). For example, the rings A1, A2, A3 and A4 are 1,4-phenylene, Z1 and Z2 are alkylene having 1 to 10 carbons in which at least one —CH2— may be replaced by —O— or —CH?CH—; L1, L2 and L3 are a single bond, —COO— or —CH?CH—; G1 and G2 are —O—; s, t and u are 0 or 1; and P1 and P2 is the group (P-1), the group (P-2) or the group (P-3). M1 and M2 are hydrogen or methyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignees: JNC Corporation, JNC Petrochemical Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Gotoh, Mayumi Goto
  • Publication number: 20150038643
    Abstract: A novel silicon compound capable of initiating radical polymerization is provided. The silicon compound is represented by the following general formula (1) A-Z1—S—Z2—Si(OR1)n(R2)3-n??(1) wherein A is a group capable of initiating radical polymerization, Z1 and Z2 are each independently a bivalent group that has at least a carbon atom, R1 and R2 are each independently an alkyl group having from 1 to 3 carbon atoms, and n is an integer of 1 to 3. A radical polymerization initiator comprising the silicon compound, and a polymer obtained by radical polymerization of a monomer with the radical polymerization initiator are also provided. Also provided is a complex having a polymer graft chain formed on a solid substance surface with the use of the silicon compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hishikawa, Masaaki Kojima, Takashi Morinaga, Takaya Sato
  • Publication number: 20150005462
    Abstract: A gas-phase polyolefin reactor system for rapidly transitioning from one polyolefin product to another is disclosed. The reactor system comprises a steady-state control valve, a high-flow valve, a polyolefin reactor, a flow meter, a totalizer, an online analyzer and an empirical model. During a transition, the on-line analyzer measures an initial concentration of a reaction component, the empirical model predicts a required amount based upon the measured initial concentration and a selected ending concentration, the flow meter measures a flow rate, the totalizer determines a totalized amount when the flow rate of the first stream reaches the required amount based upon the measured flow rate and outputs the totalized amount to the empirical model, and the empirical model compares the required amount to the totalized amount and determines a transition endpoint. A method of rapidly transitioning the reactor system from one polyolefin product to another is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Ineos USA, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Dudish, Ernest Chan
  • Patent number: 8912267
    Abstract: A process for producing polymer-functionalized filler particles and polymer-functionalized filler particles obtained by this process. The polymer-functionalized filler particles are used as additives for rubber mixtures. The polymers for functionalizing the filler particles are obtained in-situ starting from filler particles having a surface-bound RAFT agent. The binding of silyl-bearing RAFT agents and of Diels-Alder RAFT agents occurs via the R-group and the subsequent RAFT polymerization proceeds via a reactive site of the RAFT agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Katharina Herzog, Phillip Vana, Lena Mueller, Bjoern Springer, Carla Recker
  • Patent number: 8895687
    Abstract: This invention includes a wettable biomedical device containing a high molecular weight hydrophilic polymer and a hydroxyl-functionalized silicone-containing monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin P. McCabe, Frank F. Molock, Jr., Gregory A. Hill, Azaam Alli, Robert B. Steffen, Douglas G. Vanderlaan, James D. Ford
  • Publication number: 20140309363
    Abstract: A method for producing a conjugated diene polymer usable as a raw material of a crosslinked polymer which is used for use in tires of automobiles and can enhance low fuel consumption performance of automobiles is provided. A method for producing a modified conjugated diene polymer comprising a polymerization step in which monomer including a conjugated diene compound or monomer including a conjugated diene compound and an aromatic vinyl compound are polymerized in the presence of at least one compound selected from the group consisting of the following formulae (1) and (2) and an alkali metal compound or an alkaline earth metal compound to obtain a modified conjugated diene polymer. (In the formulae, A1 is a functional group which has a three-substituted hydrocarbylsilyl group; has at least one atom selected from the group consisting of N, P and S; has no active hydrogen and is bound to R1 by any one atom of the above N, P and S. R1 and R2 are hydrocarbylene groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: JSR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Morita, Takeshi Yuasa, Koichiro Tani, Naoya Nosaka, Ryouji Tanaka, Koji Okada
  • Publication number: 20140275457
    Abstract: A method comprising contacting a support material with a transition metal compound to produce a mixture; thermally treating the mixture in the presence of oxygen at a temperature in a range of from about 100° C. to about 500° C. for a period of from about 1 hour to about 10 hours, wherein at least a portion of the transition metal sublimes onto the support material to produce a support material comprising a dispersed transition metal; and thermally treating the support material comprising the dispersed transition metal in an oxidizing atmosphere at a temperature in a range of from about 550° C. to about 900° C. for a period of from about 1 hour to about 10 hours to produce a polymerization catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Max P. MCDANIEL, Kathy S. COLLINS, Eric D. SCHWERDTFEGER, Alan L. SOLENBERGER
  • Publication number: 20140275458
    Abstract: A method comprising contacting a silica support material with a sulfating agent to form a sulfated silica support material comprising sulfate anions; thermally treating the sulfated silica support material to form a thermally treated sulfated silica support material; contacting the thermally treated sulfated silica support material with a chromium-containing compound to form a mixture; and thermally treating the mixture to form a polymerization catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL COMPANY LP
    Inventors: Max P. MCDANIEL, Kathy S. COLLINS
  • Publication number: 20140235803
    Abstract: Nanoparticles zwitterionic polymers grafted thereto or grafted therefrom, and methods for making and using the nanoparticles. Zwitterionic nanogels, and methods for making and using the nanogels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: University of Washington
    Inventors: Shaoyi Jiang, Shengfu Chen, Yung Chang, Zheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 8765889
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing hybrid-particles containing polymer and SiO2-particles, wherein a) in a first polymerization step in aqueous medium a water-insoluble phase containing one or more monomeric and colloidal SiO2-particles having an average particle diameter of 1 to 150 nm are polymerized, and b) in a second polymerization step in aqueous medium one or more monomers are polymerized in the presence of the polymer obtained in the first polymerization step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Nanoresins GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Siol, Klaus Langerbeins, Uwe Dietrich Kühner
  • Patent number: 8742044
    Abstract: A method for producing a polymer nanocomposite, includes: after expanding an interlayer space of a layered inorganic compound using an organic onium salt, immobilizing a radical polymerization initiator having a group represented by formula (1) on an interlayer surface of the layered inorganic compound via a covalent bond; and carrying out surface-initiated radical polymerization in a monomer from the immobilized radical polymerization initiator. Preferably, in the radical polymerization initiator having the group represented by the general formula (1), at least one of X1 to X3 in the formula is a chlorine atom, or R1 in the formula is a C1-25 alkylene group or a C2-25 alkenylene group optionally interrupted by an oxygen atom or an ester group and optionally substituted by a phenyl group: R1 represents a C1-25 alkylene group, a C2-25 alkenylene group, a C5-8 cycloalkylene group, or a C6-12 arylene group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: Kyushu University, National University Corporation, Adeka Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Takahara, Hideyuki Otsuka, Motoyasu Kobayashi, Hideaki Yukutake, Tetsuo Kamimoto
  • Patent number: 8669319
    Abstract: A polymer is provided comprising a first pendant group selected from at least one of a perfluorinated ether group or a perfluoroalkanesulfonamido group, a second pendant group comprising an ammonium group, wherein the second pendant group is free of silicon, and a third pendant group comprising an ammonium group and a reactive silicon-containing group. A composition comprising the polymer is provided. The polymer and composition are useful for protecting a substrate, for example, to render the substrate oil repellent, water repellent, or both, or to provide stain repellency to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Rudolf J. Dams, Suresh S. Iyer, Chetan P. Jariwala, Thomas P. Klun, Inge Nuyts
  • Publication number: 20140049823
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a polymer brush structure exhibiting birefringence, said polymer brush structure comprising a plurality of substantially parallel oriented polymers and characterized by a longitudinal z-direction having a first refractive index, nz, and a lateral x,y-direction having a second refractive index, nx,y, wherein the difference, ?n, between the first refractive index and the second refractive index is in a range of about 0.1 to about 0.6, as measured by ellipsometry and fit to a Cauchy analytical model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: ROBERT H. GRUBBS, RAYMOND WEITEKAMP
  • Patent number: 8614275
    Abstract: A composition comprises a polymer having a first pendant group selected from at least one perfluorinated ether group or perfluoroalkanesulfonamido group, a second pendant group comprising an ammonium group, wherein the second pendant group is free of silicon, and a third pendant group comprising an ammonium group and a reactive silicon-containing group. The polymer and composition are useful for protecting a substrate, for example, to render the substrate oil repellent, water repellent, or both, or to provide stain repellency to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Rudolf J. Dams, Thomas P. Klun, Inge Nuyts
  • Patent number: 8569394
    Abstract: An active light-curable ink composition contains a polymerizable compound, a color material having an absorption peak in a wavelength region, and a polymerization initiator having an absorption peak in a different wavelength region from the color material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Satoru Miura
  • Publication number: 20130274425
    Abstract: This invention relates to processes for increasing the viscosity of an oligomer composition including contacting the oligomer composition comprising one or more vinyl terminated oligomer with a supported mixed metal oxide catalyst; wherein the contacting causes the reaction of the vinyl terminated oligomers; and producing a product oligomer composition having a higher viscosity than the oligomer composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Matthew W. Holtcamp, Donna J. Crowther, Caol P. Huff, Patrick Brant
  • Publication number: 20130267669
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods for the preparation of telechelic polyolefins via polymerization reaction with a terpene initiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Casey D. Stokes, Young Chang
  • Publication number: 20130261273
    Abstract: Disclosed are catalyst compositions having an internal electron donor which includes a 3,6-di-substituted-1,2-phenylene aromatic diester. Ziegler-Natta catalyst compositions containing the present catalyst compositions exhibit very high hydrogen response, high activity, high selectivity and produce propylene-based olefins with high melt flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Linfeng Chen, Tak W. Leung, Tao Tao, Kuanqiang Gao
  • Publication number: 20130261272
    Abstract: A process for producing polymer-functionalized filler particles and polymer-functionalized filler particles obtained by this process. The polymer-functionalized filler particles are used as additives for rubber mixtures. The polymers for functionalizing the filler particles are obtained in-situ starting from filler particles having a surface-bound RAFT agent. The binding of silyl-bearing RAFT agents and of Diels-Alder RAFT agents occurs via the R-group and the subsequent RAFT polymerization proceeds via a reactive site of the RAFT agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Katharina Herzog, Phillipp Vana, Lena Mueller, Bjoern Springer, Carla Recker
  • Patent number: 8501887
    Abstract: A radical polymerizable composition includes a radical polymerizable compound and an organoborane-azole complex. The organoborane-azole complex includes an azole having at least two nitrogen atoms wherein at least one nitrogen atom is an sp3 nitrogen atom and is substituted. A method of forming the composition includes the step of combining the radical polymerizable compound and the organoborane-azole complex to form the composition. The method also includes the step of polymerizing the composition. A composite article which includes a substrate and a cured composition disposed on the substrate is also provided. The cured composition is formed from polymerization of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Dongchan Ahn, Gang Lu
  • Publication number: 20130178588
    Abstract: Composite polymerization initators are disclosed suitable to prepare polymer brush composites. The composite initators comprise groups of formula (1): -(L)n-CR2—B(RB1)2 ??(1) covalently anchored to the surface of a solid substrate. Disclosed are also a process for the preparation of the composite polymerization initiator as well as the polymerizaton process providing a polymer brush composite from said composite initiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY, S.P.A.
    Inventors: Marco Avataneo, Giuseppe Marchionni, Evgeny Denisov, Shiow-Ching Lin, Fabrizio Spada, Bradley Lane Kent
  • Publication number: 20130165608
    Abstract: The present invention relates to spherical beads comprising at least one metal and/or semimetal oxide, having a mean diameter in the range from 10 to 120 ?m, a BET surface area in the range from 400 to 800 m2/g and a pore volume in the range from 0.3 to 3.0 cm3/g, wherein the diameter of a given bead at any one point of said bead deviates by less than 10% from the average diameter of said bead and the surface of said bead is substantially smooth, and also to a process for producing these spherical beads, to a particulate catalyst comprising the spherical beads and to the use of the spherical beads as catalysts or catalyst carriers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventor: BASF SE
  • Publication number: 20130145945
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resin composition for laser engraving, comprising (Component A) an oligomer or polymer having a (meth)acryloyloxy group in the molecule, (Component B) an ethylenically unsaturated compound, (Component C) a compound having in the molecule at least one type selected from the group consisting of a mercapto group, a primary amino group, and a secondary amino group and at least one type of hydrolyzable silyl group and/or silanol group, and (Component D) a thermopolymerization initiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130134368
    Abstract: The invention provides an organic-inorganic composite material having a sufficient transparency and a low coefficient of linear expansion, an optical element using the same and a production process thereof. The organic-inorganic composite material has at least one polymer compound and at least one inorganic oxide having a three-dimensional network structure, wherein the polymer compound has a three-dimensional network structure and is covalently bonded to the inorganic oxide, and the haze value of the organic-inorganic composite material in terms of a thickness of 5 mm is 10% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keiichiro Tsubaki
  • Publication number: 20130133516
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymer brush-type filler which contains polymer chains at a high density and with a broad molecular weight distribution. Specifically, the present invention provides fine particles for chromatography comprising graft polymer chains obtained by grafting polymer chains via polymerization initiating groups on the surface of solid particles, wherein the graft polymer chains include specific repeating units, have a specific number average molecular weight and a specific molecular weight distribution and also have a high density of 0.03 chains/nm2 or more and 0.70 chains/nm2 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: Yoshimichi Okano, Akira Takaragi, Tomoki Kitagawa, Atsushi Ohnishi, Shouji Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20130109820
    Abstract: Cyclic organosilicon compounds having a structure represented by the general formula and a method for using thereof as a component of catalysts for producing propylene polymer having a very high melt-flowability are disclosed. The cyclic organosilicon compounds are employed as external electron donors in Ziegler-Natta catalyst systems to dramatically improve the hydrogen response, and therefore the catalyst systems can be used to prepare polymer having high melt-flowability and high isotacticity at high yield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: FORMOSA PLASTICS CORPORATION, U.S.A.
    Inventors: Lei Zhang, Yiqun Fang
  • Publication number: 20130102747
    Abstract: A polymer is provided comprising a first pendant group selected from at least one of a perfluorinated ether group or a perfluoroalkanesulfonamido group, a second pendant group comprising an ammonium group, wherein the second pendant group is free of silicon, and a third pendant group comprising an ammonium group and a reactive silicon-containing group. A composition comprising the polymer is provided. The polymer and composition are useful for protecting a substrate, for example, to render the substrate oil repellent, water repellent, or both, or to provide stain repellency to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130090441
    Abstract: Described herein is a polymerizable composition substantially free of an organic emulsifier, methods of making, and articles thereof. The polymerizable composition comprises: a continuous phase; a polymerizable monomer; an initiator; and inorganic nanoparticles, wherein the inorganic nanoparticles are substantially free of groups that will copolymerize with the polymerizable monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jimmie R. Baran, JR., Duane D. Fansler, Klaus Hintzer, William J. Hunt, Harald Kaspar, Tilman C. Zipplies
  • Patent number: 8378018
    Abstract: A composition comprises a polymer having a first pendant group selected from at least one perfluorinated ether group or perfluoroalkanesulfonamido group, a second pendant group comprising an ammonium group, wherein the second pendant group is free of silicon, and a third pendant group comprising an ammonium group and a reactive silicon-containing group. The polymer and composition are useful for protecting a substrate, for example, to render the substrate oil repellent, water repellent, or both, or to provide stain repellency to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Rudolf J. Dams, Thomas P. Klun, Inge Nuyts