From Metal Containing Monomer Patents (Class 526/240)
  • Patent number: 10226753
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing superabsorbents, comprising the preparation of partly neutralized acrylic acid by the steps (i) preparing an over-neutralized acrylic acid having a degree of neutralization of at least 100.1 mol-% by mixing of an acrylic acid 1 and a base and (ii) preparing a neutralized acrylic acid having a degree of neutralization from 50 to 85 mol-% by mixing of the over-neutralized acrylic acid and an acrylic acid 2, wherein the content of dimeric acrylic acid in the acrylic acid 2 is lower than the content of dimeric acrylic acid in the acrylic acid 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: BASF SE, BASF (THAI) LTD.
    Inventors: Norbert Herfert, Wanthip Poomsuwan, Thomas Gieger
  • Patent number: 10106724
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that includes contacting a hydrocarbon-bearing formation with a treatment composition comprising solvent and a fluorinated polymer. The fluorinated polymer includes: a first divalent unit represented by formula (I): wherein Rf represents a fluoroalkyl group having from 1 to 8 carbon atoms; each R1 is independently hydrogen or methyl; Q is a bond or —SO2—N(R)—, wherein R is alkyl having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms; and m is an integer from 1 to 11, a second divalent unit comprising a poly(alkyleneoxy) group; and a third divalent unit comprising a pendant ionic group. The solvent includes not more than ten percent by weight methanol and not more than 25 percent by weight water, based on the total weight of the solvent, and/or the solvent solubilizes or displaces brine in the hydrocarbon-bearing formation. Treated hydrocarbon-bearing formations are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Rudolf J. Dams, Yong K. Wu, Wayne W. Fan
  • Patent number: 10053542
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel conjugated polymers containing one or more polycyclic repeating units, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to polymer blends, mixtures and formulations containing them, to the use of the polymers, polymer blends, mixtures and formulations as organic semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices and organic photodetectors (OPD), and to OE, OPV and OPD devices comprising these polymers, polymer blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Changsheng Wang, Nicolas Blouin, Mansoor D'Lavari, Jingyao Song
  • Patent number: 9714372
    Abstract: A hydraulic cementing composition and a method of making the same is disclosed. The composition is useful to form a sheath of hardened cement in the annular space between a well pipe disposed in a well bore and the walls of the well bore. The cementing composition is a mixture of dry ingredients comprising hydraulic cement and an additive to control the loss of fluid from an aqueous slurry containing the cementing composition. The fluid loss additive and a method of making the same is disclosed. The fluid loss additive is the reaction product of three chemical compounds each having an ethylene backbone and functional groups selected from carboxylates, hydrogen, anhydrides and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: FRITZ INDUSTRIES, INC. A CORP. OF TEXAS
    Inventors: James C. Ferrell, Jr., Kurt O. Lindstrom, Luis M. Perales, Hongfeng Ren
  • Patent number: 9657172
    Abstract: The present invention relates to flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) compositions that are prepared by compounding certain TPU's and with a polyphosphonate homopolymer or copolymer, and more specifically TPU compositions that pass ASTM E84 Class 1 and UL94 V0 ratings. The invention also relates to compositions that further include an inherently dissipative polymer to provide a TPU composition that has flame retardant properties, electrostatic discharge performance, good clarity and/or transparency, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Feina Cao, Greg S. Nestlerode, Qiwei Lu
  • Patent number: 9611416
    Abstract: A salt-tolerant, thermally-stable rheology modifier and, in particular, a rheology modifier for applications in oilfield well-bore fluids. In accordance with one aspect, the rheology modifier comprises a terpolymer of acrylamide, 2-acrylamido-2-methyl-propanesulfonic acid (AMPS) and a long-chain alkyl acrylate wherein the terpolymer is prepared by dispersion polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: ISP INVESTMENTS LLC
    Inventors: Janice Jianzhao Wang, Jun Zheng, David Farrar, Osama M. Musa
  • Patent number: 9249386
    Abstract: A main object of the present invention is to provide a cell transfer substrate capable of transplanting cells, maintaining a pattern as it is, on a living body tissue or the like, even when: the size of the cell sheet is extremely small; the cells are cultured sparsely; the cells are in a form of a small colony; or the cells are cultured in a pattern, for example, as a blood vessel, a vessel network such as a lymphatic vessel, or a nerve network, and to provide a substrate for cell transfer to be used for the cell transfer substrate. In order to achieve the above-mentioned object, the present invention provides a substrate for cell transfer comprising: a polymer base material; an intermediate layer formed on the polymer base material; and a cell transfer layer formed on the intermediate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideshi Hattori, Masatoshi Kuroda
  • Patent number: 9216938
    Abstract: A method of extracting (meth)acrylic acid from an aqueous reaction medium into an organic phase in contact therewith is described. The aqueous reaction medium is formed from at least one base catalyst and at least one dicarboxylic acid selected from maleic, fumaric, malic, itaconic, citraconic, mesaconic, and citramalic acid or mixtures thereof in aqueous solution and contains the base catalysed decarboxylation products of the base catalysed reaction. The method includes either the addition of at least one of the said dicarboxylic acids and/or a pre-cursor thereof to the aqueous reaction medium to enhance the solvent extraction of the (meth)acrylic acid into the organic solvent or maintaining the level of base catalyst to dicarboxylic acid and/or pre-cursor at a sub-stoichiometric level during the extraction process. The method extends to a process of producing (meth)acrylic acid, its esters and polymers and copolymers thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Lucite International UK Limited
    Inventors: David William Johnson, Graham Ronald Eastham, Martyn Poliakoff, Thomas Andrew Huddle
  • Patent number: 9187373
    Abstract: Set retarders of copolymers of at least one polymerizable ethylenically unsaturated monomer and at least one alkoxylated monomer are capable of delaying the hardening of a cementitious slurry when introduced into a subterranean formation until a downhole temperature greater than or equal to 500° F. is obtained, even in the absence of an intensifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Windal Scott Bray, Andreas Brandl
  • Patent number: 9115236
    Abstract: The invention relates to a copolymer having: A) at least one monomer unit a) derived from at least one ethylenically unsaturated aliphatic monocarboxylic or polycarboxylic acid, a corresponding anhydride, or a corresponding water-soluble salt; B) at least one monomer unit b) derived from a particular sulfonated or sulfated ethylenically unsaturated ether or at least one monomer unit (b?) derived from a sulfonated ethylenically unsaturated monomer other than (b), C) at least one monomer unit (c) derived from a monomer with the average general formula [CH2?CH—CH2—R6—O—]xP(?O)(OM)3-x. The invention also relates to a method for preparing such a copolymer, an inhibitor composition including such a copolymer, and a method for inhibiting inorganic deposits in a petroleum reservoir by means of said inhibitor composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignees: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES, RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Hervé Adam, Dominique Labarre, James Wilson, Jean-François Argillier, Brigitte Bazin, Patrick Gateau, Benjamin Herzhaft
  • Patent number: 9079989
    Abstract: Here is provided a charge control resin which is prompt in charge rising up, excellent in electrostatic charging propensity and easy in manufacturing. This charge control resin contains a polymer as an active ingredient having a constituent unit represented by following Formula (1) in the Formula (1), R1 is independent of one another, and is a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a halogen atom, a carboxy-containing group, a straight-chained or branched alkyl group having 1-18 carbon atoms, or a straight-chained or branched alkoxy group having 1-18 carbon atoms; R2 is a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a halogen atom, a carboxy-containing group, a straight-chained or branched alkyl group having 1-18 carbon atoms, or a straight-chained or branched alkoxy group having 1-18 carbon atoms; g is a number of 1-3; h is a number of 1-3; and M is a hydrogen atom, an alkali metal, a straight-chained or branched alkyl group having 1-18 carbon atoms, an ammonium radical or a mixture of any of these.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: ORIENT CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Yasumatsu, Kaori Inoue, Satoko Ozaki
  • Patent number: 9045651
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an article comprising a substrate; a polymer disposed upon the substrate; the polymer having a number average molecular weight of about 2,000 to about 5,000 grams per mole; where each polymer is separated from a neighboring polymer by an average distance of 2.5 Angstroms to 5,000 Angstroms. Disclosed herein is a method comprising disposing upon a substrate a polymer; the polymer having a number average molecular weight of 2,000 to about 5,000 grams per mole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Jiun-Jeng Chen, Anthony B. Brennan
  • Publication number: 20150144846
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel compounds containing one or more units derived from 1,5-disubstituted-1,5-dihydro-[1,5]naphthyridine-2,6-dione, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to mixtures and formulations containing them, to the use of the compounds, mixtures and formulations as organic semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices and organic photodetectors (OPD), and to OE, OPV and OPD devices comprising these compounds, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GmbH
    Inventors: Lana Nanson, Nicolas Blouin, William Mitchell, Steven Tierney, Toby Cull
  • Publication number: 20150136224
    Abstract: Compositions, synthesis and applications for benzene, furan, thiophene, selenophene, pyrole, pyran, pyridine, oxazole, thiazole and imidazole derivatized anthra[2,3-b:6,7-b?]dithiophene (ADT) based polymers, namely, poly{5,11-bis(5-(2-ethylhexyl)thiophen-2-yl)anthra[2,3-b:6,7-b?]dithiophene-2,8-diyl-alt-2-ethyl-1-(thieno[3,4-b]thiophen-2-yl)hexan-1-one-4,6-diyl}, poly{5,11-bis(5-(2-ethylhexyl)furan-2-yl)anthra[2,3-b:6,7-b?]dithiophene-2,8-diyl-alt-2-ethyl-1-(thieno[3,4-b]thiophen-2-yl)hexan-1-one-4,6-diyl and poly{5,11-bis(5-(2-ethylhexyl)selenophen-2-yl)anthra[2,3-b:6,7-b?]dithiophene-2,8-diyl-alt-2-ethyl-1-(thieno[3,4-b]thiophen-2-yl)hexan-1-one-4,6-diyl} are disclosed. Further, an organic solar cell constructed of a derivatized anthra[2,3-b:6,7-b?]dithiophene (ADT) based polymer is discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicants: Phillips 66 Company, Solarmer Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Chenjun Shi, Ruby Chen, Jun Yang, Christopher S. Daeffler, Janice Hawkins, Yue Wu, Wei Wang, Kathy Woody, Joe Bullock, Hui Huang, Amit Palkar, Ting He
  • Publication number: 20150133617
    Abstract: A conjugated polymer compound is disclosed. The conjugated polymer compound includes a conjugated polymeric main chain; and a porphyrin compound having absorption in a blue light region of solar radiation, and is bonded to the polymeric main chain to form a side chain on the polymeric main chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Chain-Shu HSU, Ching-Yao LIN, Chien-Lung WANG, Jhong-Sian WU, Yi-Hsiang CHAO, Jyun-Fong JHENG, Ming-Chi TSAI, Chin-Li WANG
  • Publication number: 20150119540
    Abstract: This invention relates to organoaluminum compounds, to organoaluminum activator systems, preferably supported, to polymerization catalyst systems containing these activator systems and to polymerization processes utilizing the same. In particular, this invention relates to catalyst systems comprising an ion-exchange layered silicate, an organoaluminum compound, and a metallocene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew W. Holtcamp, Gregory S. Day
  • Publication number: 20150118556
    Abstract: A binder composition for a rechargeable lithium battery, a method of preparing the same, and a rechargeable lithium battery including the same. The binder composition includes lithium polyacrylate and a solvent and has a viscosity of about 500 cps to about 5000 cps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Chang-Ui Jeong, Byung-Joo Chung, Nam-Seon Kim, Yang-soo Kim, Kwang-Sik Choi
  • Patent number: 9012579
    Abstract: A method comprising contacting at least one metal salt of an organic acid with at least one aromatic compound in a reaction zone under conditions suitable for the formation of a polymer, wherein the metal salt of an organic acid comprises a metal and at least one unsaturated organic acid moiety. A composition comprising polystyrene and a metal salt of cinnamic acid. An article made from a composition comprising polystyrene and a metal salt of cinnamic acid. A composition comprising polystyrene and a salt of a fatty acid. An article made from a composition comprising polystyrene and a salt of a fatty acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Olga Khabashesku
  • Publication number: 20150105520
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed to conjugated polymers, their manufacture and their implementations. As may be implemented in connection with one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes a conjugated polymer and a side chain or end chain material connected to the conjugated polymer. The amount and makeup of the side chain or end chain enhance solubility of the resulting modified conjugated polymer, relative to the conjugated polymer itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Zhenan Bao, Lei Fang, Jianguo Mei, Yan Zhou
  • Patent number: 9006346
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin composition for a golf ball and a golf ball which have high resilience while maintaining soft compression and also have low spin on driver shots, and therefore can achieve a long flight distance. The present invention relates to a resin composition for a golf ball, including an ionomer resin consisting of a metal ion-neutralized copolymer of (A) a C3-8 ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid and (B) a C3-8 ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester, the ionomer resin having a mass ratio of (A)/(B) of 10/90 to 25/75, and a degree of neutralization of 30 to 105 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Dunlop Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Shiga, Ryo Murakami, Yoshiyuki Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20150094436
    Abstract: A copolymer containing a repeating unit having a dioxopyrrole condensed ring skeleton and a repeating unit having a dithieno condensed ring skeleton and also having a specific substituent is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junya KAWAI, Rieko FUJITA, Wataru SATO, Mitsunori FURUYA, Kenichi SATAKE, Maki OBA
  • Publication number: 20150080542
    Abstract: A latex particle for high-sensitive agglutination assay and a reagent for agglutination assay including the particle are provided. The latex particle barely initiates non-specific reactions and can readily prepare diagnostic agents. A latex particle for agglutination assay including a polymerizable monomer having a phenyl group, a polymerizable monomer having a phenyl group and a salt of sulfonic acid, and a polymerizable monomer represented by Formula (1): CH2?CR1—COO(CH2CH2O)n—R2??(1) where R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; R2 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; and n is 1?n<20, wherein the density of functional groups derived from the polymerizable monomer represented by Formula (1) on the surface of the particle is 0.05 to 0.5 ?mol/m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: SEKISUI MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Kitahara, Yuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8969497
    Abstract: A method for producing a water-absorbent resin including the step of subjecting a water-soluble ethylenically unsaturated monomer to a reversed phase suspension polymerization in a petroleum hydrocarbon dispersion medium in the presence of a radical polymerization initiator and a dispersion stabilizer, wherein the method is characterized by the use of an ether-ester type nonionic surfactant as the dispersion stabilizer, and a water-absorbent resin obtained by the method, wherein the water-absorbent resin has a water-retention capacity of saline solution of 25 g/g or more, a water-absorption rate of saline solution of 50 seconds or less, and a flow index under moisture absorption of 70% or more. According to the method of the present invention, a water-absorbent resin having high water-retention capacity, excellent water-absorption rate, and further having excellent flowability under moisture absorption can be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Handa, Junichi Takatori
  • Publication number: 20150048279
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel conjugated polymers containing one or more repearting units derived from indacenodibenzothiophene or dithia-dicyclopenta-dibenzothiophene, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to polymer blends, mixtures and formulations containing them, to the use of the polymers, polymer blends, mixtures and formulations as organic semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, and to OE and OPV devices comprising these polymers, polymer blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Mansoor D'Lavari, Changsheng Wang, Steven Tierney, Jingyao Song
  • Publication number: 20150028265
    Abstract: A conjugated polymer for electronic devices can include a repeated unit having the structure of formula (I)
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Yang Yang, Letian Dou, Wei-Hsuan Chang
  • Patent number: 8936854
    Abstract: Provided is a method of forming an antifouling coating film including the steps of [1] preparing a colored antifouling paint containing a prescribed Si-containing hydrolyzable resin and a color pigment such that a coating film having a target dry film thickness T completely hides a surface of an object to be coated, the colored antifouling paint has a color difference ?E1 between the coating film having the thickness T and a coating film having a dry film thickness of 0.8 T, at least 2.0, and preferably the colored antifouling paint has a color difference ?E2 between the coating film having the thickness T and a coating film having a dry film thickness of 1.2 T, less than 1, and [2] coating a surface of the object with the colored antifouling paint until the surface of the object is completely hidden by the coating film formed from the colored antifouling paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo Ehara, Haruyasu Minami, Soichiro Tomiyama
  • Publication number: 20140373912
    Abstract: A polymer compound comprising a repeating unit represented by the formula (A) and a repeating unit represented by the formula (B) manifests large absorbance of light having long wavelength, and can be used in an organic photoelectric conversion device and an organic thin film transistor. [in the formula (A) and the formula (B), R represents a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, an optionally substituted alkyl group, an alkoxy group optionally substituted by a fluorine atom, an aryl group, a heteroaryl group, a group represented by the formula (2a) or a group represented by the formula (2b). A plurality of R may be the same or mutually different. Ar1 and Ar2 represent an optionally substituted tri-valent aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 60 carbon atoms or a trivalent heterocyclic group having 4 to 60 carbon atoms.].
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasunori Uetani, Ken Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20140371341
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dental restorative material which comprises a thermolabile compound of Formula I: [(Z1)m-Q1-X)]k-T-[Y-Q2-(Z2)n]l??Formula I, in which T represents a thermolabile unit which contains at least one thermolabile group based on non-covalent interactions, Z1 and Z2 in each case independently represent a polymerizable group selected from vinyl groups, CH2?CR1—CO—O— and CH2?CR1—CO—NR2— or an adhesive group selected from —Si(OR)3, —COOH, —O—PO(OH)2, —PO(OH)2, —SO2OH and —SH, Q1 in each case independently is missing or represents an (m+1)-valent linear or branched aliphatic C1-C20 radical which can be interrupted by —O—, —S—, —CO—O—, —O—CO—, —CO—NR3—, —NR3—CO—, —O—CO—NR3—, —NR3—CO—O— or —NR3—CO—NR3—, Q2 in each case independently is missing or represents an (n+1)-valent linear or branched aliphatic C1-C20 radical which can be interrupted by —O—, —S—, —CO—O—, —O—CO—, —CO—NR3—, —NR3—CO—, —O—CO—NR3—, —NR3—CO—O— or —NR3—CO—NR3—, X and Y in each case independently are missing or represent —O—,
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG
    Inventors: Norbert Moszner, Thomas Hirt, Kai Rist, Ulrich Salz, Christoph Weder, Gina Fiore, Christian Heinzmann, Volker Rheinberger
  • Patent number: 8912298
    Abstract: An apparatus (2) includes: a first tank (4); a line mixer (6); a second tank (8); a cooling jacket (10); a first tube (12); a second tube (14); and a third tube (16). In the first tank (4), (i) sodium persulfate serving as a polymerization initiator and (ii) water are fed so as to obtained an aqueous solution. The aqueous solution is continuously taken out and transferred via the first tube (12) to the line mixer (6). Between the first tank (4) and the line mixer (6), water is injected into the first tube (12). The water and the sodium persulfate aqueous solution are stirred together in the line mixer (6). This stirring decreases a concentration of the aqueous solution. The resulting aqueous solution is continuously fed to the second tank (8) via the second tube (14). The aqueous solution is then continuously taken out via the third tube (16) and is continuously added to an acrylic acid (salt) aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Matsumoto, Shuji Kanzaki
  • Publication number: 20140360585
    Abstract: An organic photoelectric conversion element composition including a p-type-and-n-type linked organic semiconductor polymer represented by any one of formulas (1) to (5), a thin film and a photovoltaic cell each containing the same, an organic semiconductor polymer and a compound each for use in these, and a method of producing the polymer: wherein, in formulas, A to A4 represent a group of a p-type organic semiconductor unit, and B to B3 represent a group of an n-type organic semiconductor unit; L1 to L4 represent a divalent or trivalent linking group; herein, in the formulas, at least one bonding hand represented by -* in the structures shown upperward and downward, and in the case of formula (4), L4 and (b), and L1 or L2 and (a), bond directly or through a divalent linking group; l, n, r, t, u and v represent an integer of 1 to 1,000; m and s represent an integer of 1 to 10; and p, q, l? and n? represent an integer of 0 to 1,000; in which p and q do not simultaneously represent 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki SUGIURA, Hiroshi YAMADA, Naoyuki HANAKI, Yoshihiro NAKAI, Kiyoshi TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20140346407
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel conjugated polymers containing repeating units derived from carbonylsubstituted benzodithiophene and repeating units derived from halogenated benzotriazole, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to polymer blends, mixtures and formulations containing them, to the use of the polymers, polymer blends, mixtures and formulations as organic semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices and organic photodetectors (OPD), and to OE, OPV and OPD devices comprising these polymers, polymer blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Paul BYRNE, Bram KARSTEN, David P. WALLER
  • Publication number: 20140338750
    Abstract: The present invention has an object to provide an organic photoelectric conversion element exhibiting excellent durability. The present invention is to provide an organic photoelectric conversion element comprising a conjugated polymer compound having a partial structure represented by the following Chemical Formula 1. wherein X independently represents O, S, NR2, or CR3?CR4; W independently represents CH or N; L independently represents a linear or branched alkylene group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms; Y1 and Y2 independently represent O or NR5; Z independently represents C, S, or P; R1 to R5 independently represent H, a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 24 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, or a heteroaryl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms; and a, b, and c independently represent an integer satisfying the relation: 3?a+b+c?4 and 0?a, b, c?2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Takayuki Iijima, Yasushi Okubo, Takamune Hattori
  • Publication number: 20140339477
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel conjugated polymers containing repeating units comprising a halogenated benzene ring, a silolobithiophene moiety, and a benzofused heteroaromatic moiety, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to polymer blends, mixtures and formulations containing them, to the use of the polymers, polymer blends, mixtures and formulations as organic semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices and organic photodetectors (OPD), and to OE, OPV and OPD devices comprising these polymers, polymer blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: David P. Waller, Kap-Soo Cheon
  • Patent number: 8889755
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a branched aromatic ionomer, and a process of making it, by co-polymerizing a first monomer comprising an aromatic moiety and an unsaturated alkyl moiety and a second monomer represented by the general formula: [R-AZ]y-MX wherein R is a hydrocarbon chain having from 2 to 40 carbons and at least one polymerizable unsaturation; A is an anionic group; M is a cationic group; Z is ?1 or ?2; X is +1, +2, +3, +4, or +5; and y is an integer having a value of from 1 to 4. The branched aromatic ionomer has a melt flow index ranging from 1.0 g/10 min. to 13 g/10 min. Optionally the melt flow index ranges from 1.3 g/10 min. to 1.9 g/10 min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: John Gaustad, Juan Aguirre, Joe Shuler
  • Publication number: 20140336344
    Abstract: A method for making a polystyrene ionomer comprises: preparing a metallic comonomer within styrene monomer to form a reaction mixture; and placing the reaction mixture under conditions suitable for the formation of a polymer composition. The metallic comonomer can be a metal acrylate, formed by contacting a metal complex and an acrylate precursor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Steven D. Gray, Scott Cooper, Jason Clark
  • Patent number: 8883946
    Abstract: Here is provided a charge control resin which is prompt in charge rising up, excellent in electrostatic charging propensity and easy in manufacturing. This charge control resin contains a polymer as an active ingredient having a constituent unit represented by following Formula (1) in the Formula (1), R1 is independent of one another, and is a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a halogen atom, a carboxy-containing group, a straight-chained or branched alkyl group having 1-18 carbon atoms, or a straight-chained or branched alkoxy group having 1-18 carbon atoms; R2 is a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a halogen atom, a carboxy-containing group, a straight-chained or branched alkyl group having 1-18 carbon atoms, or a straight-chained or branched alkoxy group having 1-18 carbon atoms; g is a number of 1-3; h is a number of 1-3; and M is a hydrogen atom, an alkali metal, a straight-chained or branched alkyl group having 1-18 carbon atoms, an ammonium radical or a mixture of any of these.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Orient Chemical Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Yasumatsu, Kaori Inoue, Satoko Ozaki
  • Patent number: 8883954
    Abstract: A photovoltaic cell is provided that includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a photoactive layer disposed between the first and second electrodes. The photoactive layer includes a photoactive polymer containing a first monomer repeat unit, which contains a moiety of formula (1): in which A and R are defined in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Byrne, Li Wen, David P. Waller, Taizoon Canteenwala, Patrick Foyle, Edward Jackson
  • Patent number: 8883961
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing water-absorbing polymer particles, comprising thermal postcrosslinking in a contact dryer having external heated outer surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Monte Peterson, Filip Mees, John Perry Guentzel, Justin Martin, Dominicus van Esbroeck, Karl J. Possemiers, Leo Van Miert, Oskar Stephan, Rüdiger Funk, Matthias Weismantel
  • Publication number: 20140329929
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dental restorative material which comprises a thermolabile or photolabile polymerizable compound of Formula I: [(Z1)m-Q1-X)]k-T-[Y-Q2-(Z2)n]1??Formula I, in which T represents a thermolabile or photolabile group, Z1 and Z2 in each case independently represent a polymerizable group selected from vinyl groups, CH2?CR1—CO—O— and CH2?CR1—CO—NR2— or an adhesive group selected from —Si(OR)3, —COOH, —O—PO(OH)2, —PO(OH)2, —SO2OH and —SH, wherein at least one Z1 or Z2 is a polymerizable group, Q1 in each case independently is missing or represents an (m+1)-valent linear or branched aliphatic C1-C20 radical which can be interrupted by —O—, —S—, —CO—O—, —O—CO—, —CO—NR3—, —NR3—CO—, —O—CO—NR3—, —NR3—CO—O— or —NR3—CO—NR3—, Q2 in each case independently is missing or represents an (n+1)-valent linear or branched aliphatic C1-C20 radical which can be interrupted by —O—, —S—, —CO—O—, —O—CO—, —CO—NR3—, —NR3—CO—, —O—CO—NR3—, —NR3—CO—O— or —NR3—CO—NR3—, X and Y in each case independently are missing
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG
    Inventors: Norbert Moszner, Iris Lamparth, Thorsten Bock, Urs Karl Fischer, Ulrich Salz, Volker Rheinberger, Robert Liska
  • Patent number: 8871880
    Abstract: The invention relates to a superabsorbent copolymer comprising a reaction product of a reactive optical brightener comonomer. In another embodiment, the superabsorbent copolymer comprises a reaction product of a first monomer and a reactive optical brightener comonomer. The reactive optical brightener comonomer may be selected from various pyrene optical brighteners listed herein. The invention also relates to superabsorbent copolymer having from about 0.1 to 10,000 ppm of a reactive optical brightener comonomer based on the superabsorbent copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Corporation
    Inventors: Matthias Naumann, James S. Wooten, IV
  • Publication number: 20140309386
    Abstract: A method for preparing particles includes a material capable of catalyzing the reduction of oxygen or the oxidation of hydrogen, the particles being functionalized by polymers including at least one repeating unit bearing at least one proton-conducting group, and the particles being covalently bonded to a carbon material. The method includes the following consecutive steps: a) a step of contacting particles, comprising a material capable of catalyzing the reduction of oxygen or the oxidation of hydrogen, with a compound that is an initiator for ATRP polymerization, the compound comprising at least one group capable of being grafted onto the surface of the particles, whereby particles, onto which a radical of the initiator compound is grafted, are obtained; and b) a step of contacting the particles obtained in a) with at least one monomer having at least one proton-conducting group, whereby the polymerization of the monomer from the above-mentioned radicals occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Pierrick Buvat, Anne-Claire Ferrandez, Steve Baranton, Christophe Coutanceau
  • Patent number: 8859702
    Abstract: The present invention has an object to provide a polymer-containing composition for dispersants for cement which exhibits higher cement dispersibility even when used in a small amount, and can provide high flowability to a cement composition such as mortar and concrete and stably maintain this high flowability for a certain period, and to provide a production method thereof. The polymer-containing composition for dispersants for cement includes a polymer including a repeating unit derived from an unsaturated polyalkylene glycol ether monomer (I) having a specific structure and a repeating unit derived from an unsaturated carboxylic acid monomer (II) having a specific structure, and is prepared by polymerizing an unsaturated polyalkylene glycol ether monomer (I)-containing composition that includes specific amounts of specific components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokatsu Kawakami, Naohiko Itayama
  • Patent number: 8853286
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compositions useful for use in separators for use in lithium ion batteries, and membranes, separators, and devices derived therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignees: Drexel University, The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Yossef A. Elabd, Karen I. Winey, Yuesheng Ye, Jae-Hong Choi, Tsen-Shan Sharon Sharick
  • Publication number: 20140275459
    Abstract: The present invention relates to conjugated polymers. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a conjugated polymer including a repeating unit including a benzene ring conjugated with the polymer backbone, wherein the benzene ring is fused to two 5-membered rings, wherein each fused 5-membered ring includes N and at least one of O and S. In various embodiments, the present invention provides semiconductor devices including the polymer, and methods of making the polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Malika Jeffries-EL, Jeremy J. Intemann, Brian C. Tlach
  • Publication number: 20140252279
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel organic semiconducting compounds containing one or more dithieno[2,3-b:7,8-b?]-s-indaceno[1,2-b:5,6-b?]dithiophene (IDTT) units that are functionalised at the 6,12-positions with electron withdrawing groups and are optionally substituted at the 3,9-positions with solubilising groups, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to polymers, blends, mixtures and formulations containing them, to the use of the compounds, polymers, polymer blends, mixtures and formulations as semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices and organic photodetectors (OPD), and to OE, OPV and OPD devices comprising these compounds, polymers, polymer blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Changsheng Wang, Steven Tierney, Mansoor D'Lavari, Lana Nanson
  • Patent number: 8829114
    Abstract: A method for making a polystyrene ionomer comprises: preparing a metallic comonomer within styrene monomer to form a reaction mixture; and placing the reaction mixture under conditions suitable for the formation of a polymer composition. The metallic comonomer can be a metal acrylate, formed by contacting a metal complex and an acrylate precursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Gray, Scott Cooper, Jason Clark
  • Patent number: 8829129
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compositions comprising a copolymer that includes a first monomer and a second monomer that is different from the first monomer, wherein both the first and second monomer are selected from the group consisting of 3-sulfopropyl acrylate potassium salt, sodium acrylate, N-(tris(hydroxyl methyl)methyl)acrylamide, and 2-acrylamideo-2-methyl-1-propane sulfonic acid. The present disclosure further relates to methods for preparing the copolymer compositions and shaped articles comprising the copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Ahmad R. Hadba, Brian Cuevas, Frank R. Schiretz, Joshua Stopek
  • Patent number: 8822713
    Abstract: Coordination complexes of at least one metal element with at least one aromatic monomer are provided. The at least one aromatic monomer may comprise at least one aromatic ring, which ring comprising at least one ethylenic group, at least one hydroxide group —OH, at least one oxime group and salts thereof. The metal element may be in the form of a metal alkoxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Comissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Alexia Balland Longeau, Stéphane Cadra, Jérôme Thibonnet
  • Publication number: 20140243488
    Abstract: The invention addresses a problem of obtaining a conjugated polymer having a higher molecular weight through coupling reaction of monomers using a transition metal catalyst. The invention relates to a method for producing a conjugated polymer, which comprises polymerizing one or more monomers through a coupling reaction, wherein the coupling reaction of the monomer is carried out by using one or more kinds of homogeneous transition metal complex catalysts and one or more kinds of heterogeneous transition metal complex catalysts in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wataru SATO, Rieko Fujita, Jyunya Kawai, Kenichi Satake, Mitsunori Furuya
  • Publication number: 20140239284
    Abstract: By using a polymer compound comprising a constituent unit represented by the formula (1) and a constituent unit represented by the formula (2) in an organic layer of an organic photoelectric conversion device, photoelectric conversion efficiency can be enhanced: wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom; or a substituent; Y1 represents an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom or —N(R3)—; R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent; ring Z1 and ring Z2 represent each independently an optionally substituted aromatic carbocyclic ring or an optionally substituted heterocyclic ring; wherein R2 is different from R1 and represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent; Y2 represents an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom or —N(R3)—; R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent; ring Z3 and ring Z4 represent each independently an optionally substituted aromatic carbocyclic ring or an optionally substituted heterocyclic ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Ken Yoshimura, Kenichiro Ohya, Takehito Kato