From Monomer Containing Nitrogen Atom As Part Of A Heterocyclic Ring Patents (Class 526/258)
  • Patent number: 10421697
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thermally-integrated method for producing butadiene from butanol that comprises at least the following steps: a) Dehydration of butanol, fed by a dehydration feed that is formed from at least said n-butanol feedstock that is diluted with at least a portion of the purified water effluent that is obtained from step c), leading to a butene effluent in at least one reactor, in the presence of a catalyst that comprises an alumina, b) Oxidizing dehydrogenation of said butene effluent, diluted with at least a portion of the purified water effluent that is obtained from step c), into butadiene, with said butene effluent not having undergone any treatment following the dehydration step a), c) Separation of the effluent that is obtained from step b) into at least one butadiene effluent and one purified water effluent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignees: IFP Energies Nouvelles, Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Olivier Thinon, Vincent Coupard, Raphael Huyghe
  • Patent number: 10300438
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions, CO2-permeable/selective membranes and related methods of making and using the membranes. Ionically cross-linked poly(ether)-based membranes were prepared for applications relating to CO2. These films were studied for their thermal curing behavior using DSC. The resulting free-standing membranes have Tgs near ?64° C., TdS up to 230° C., and Young's modulus up to 4.2 MPa. These membranes showed CO2 permeabilities of 84-110 Barrer and CO2/N2 selectivity of 20-40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventors: Hunaid B. Nulwala, David Luebke, Xu Zhou
  • Patent number: 9801372
    Abstract: What is described is use of a polymeric solubilizer for increasing the soil mobility of a sparingly soluble insecticide, said polymeric solubilizer having the property that the active insecticidal ingredient in a 1% by weight aqueous solution of the polymeric solubilizer at 25° C. and 1.01325 bar has a solubility at least forty times higher than under the same conditions in pure water, and wherein the active ingredient:solubilizer weight ratio is ?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Michael Ishaque, Marc Rudolf Jung, Holger Tuerk, Tina Schroeder-Grimonpont, Klaus Reinhard, Gerhard Schnabel, Clark D. Klein, Thomas J. Holt, Martin P. Mascianica
  • Patent number: 9758621
    Abstract: Provided is an ethyleneimine polymer which exhibits excellent close adhesion properties and adhesive properties and has a low water content, and a method for producing the same. An ethyleneimine polymer, in which the number average molecular weight (Mn) of the ethyleneimine polymer measured by gel permeation chromatography in terms of pullulan is 13,000 or more and the value obtained by dividing the weight average molecular weight by the number average molecular weight (weight average molecular weight: Mw/number average molecular weight: Mn=degree of dispersion) of the ethyleneimine polymer is from 1.4 to 3.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiichi Suzuki, Taisuke Kasahara
  • Patent number: 9713623
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds of Formula I or Formula II: wherein: T, V, W, Y and Z are each independently selected from the group of substituents described herein, and X is a linker as further described herein. The present invention further provides compositions and conjugates including the compounds as well as methods of using these compounds including, but not limited to, methods of preventing, treating and/or diagnosing genetic disorders, such as muscular dystrophy, or non-genetic disorders as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority
    Inventors: Mingxing Wang, Qi Lu
  • Patent number: 9713525
    Abstract: An intraocular lens for reducing aberrant optical effects includes a substantially oval, elliptical, or rectangular optic with an anterior surface, a posterior surface and a peripheral region/zone disposed about a central optical axis and a plurality of haptics coupled to the optic. The peripheral region/zone has an inflection region/transition area that is inclined with respect to the anterior surface at an angle between about 40 degrees and 120 degrees with respect to the optical axis. The thickness at the edge of the IOL is less than or about 0.03 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: ABBOTT MEDICAL OPTICS INC.
    Inventors: Huawei Zhao, David A Ruddocks
  • Patent number: 9657121
    Abstract: The present invention provides rubber compositions for tires capable of providing tire components and pneumatic tires having low-temperature properties and abrasion resistance that are equivalent to those of tire components and pneumatic tires formed from conventional synthetic rubber, respectively, while meeting the demand for a sound material-cycle society. The present invention relates to rubber compositions for tires containing a biomass-derived rubber obtained by polymerizing a biomass-derived monomer component, the biomass-derived rubber having a pMC (percent modern carbon) value of 1% or greater as determined in conformity with ASTM D6866-10, and having a Tg (glass transition temperature) value of ?120° C. to ?80° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoji Kojima, Yuka Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 9512270
    Abstract: There is provided an organic polymer porous body having a first cyclic structure equipped with a 6-membered ring (A) or a 5-membered ring having three bonds; a second cyclic structure equipped with a 6-membered ring (B) having two or three bonds; and a carbon-carbon triple bond that links the first cyclic structure to the second cyclic structure. At least one of the first cyclic structure and the second cyclic structure contains at least one nitrogen atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kumagai, Satoru Fujita, Satoru Yamamoto, Yoshiyuki Sakamoto, Takahiko Asaoka
  • Patent number: 9487603
    Abstract: A method of forming a particle includes, in a disperse phase within an aqueous suspension, polymerizing a plurality of mer units of a hydrophilic monomer having a hydrophobic protection group, thereby forming a polymeric particle including a plurality of the hydrophobic protection groups. The method further includes converting the polymeric particle to a hydrophilic particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignees: LIfe Technologies Corporation, Life Technologies AS
    Inventors: Geir Fonnum, Grete Irene Modahl, Nini Hofslokken Kjus, Astrid Evenroed Molteberg, Diem Tran, Jo Aaserud, M. Talha Gokmen, Steven M. Menchen, Carl Fuller, Luisa Andruzzi, Wolfgang Hinz
  • Patent number: 9453843
    Abstract: Novel compounds, having an azlactone function, of formula (I), to be used as multifunctional coupling agents, and a method for coupling a biomolecule and a target molecule using such a compound are described. A diagnosis reagent, a kit for implementing the coupling method, a method for separating, detecting and/or characterizing at least one molecule of interest, and a composition including a novel compound are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignees: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, UNIVERSITE DU MANS
    Inventors: Laurent Fontaine, The Hien Ho, Sagrario Pascual, Veronique Montembault
  • Patent number: 9449938
    Abstract: Provided herein are conductive die attach films having advantageous properties for use in a variety of applications, e.g., for the preparation of large die semiconductor packages. Also provided are formulations useful for the preparation of such films, as well as methods for making such formulations. In additional aspects of the present invention, there are provided conductive networks prepared from compositions according to the present invention. In additional aspects, the invention further relates to articles comprising such conductive die attach films adhered to a suitable substrate therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Pukun Zhu, Gina V. Hoang, Shashi K. Gupta, Andrew Laib
  • Patent number: 9333675
    Abstract: Methods for obtaining a profile for a batch, or lot, of a precursor material and using the profile while processing the precursor material to form a polymer are disclosed. In such a method, a process profile that corresponds to the characteristics of a particular precursor material (e.g., the batch, etc.) may be generated. That process profile may then be used to cause a material processing system to process the precursor material in a manner that accounts for differences between that precursor material and a “standard” precursor material, while providing a polymer and, optionally, a film of “standard” quality. Apparatuses and systems that are configured to obtain profile data for a batch of precursor material, generate or modify a process profile based on the profile data and use the process profile to form a polymer are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: HZO, INC.
    Inventor: James Dempster
  • Patent number: 9243085
    Abstract: A method of forming a particle includes, in a disperse phase within an aqueous suspension, polymerizing a plurality of mer units of a hydrophilic monomer having a hydrophobic protection group, thereby forming a polymeric particle including a plurality of the hydrophobic protection groups. The method further includes converting the polymeric particle to a hydrophilic particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignees: Life Technologies Corporation, Life Technologies AS
    Inventors: Geir Fonnum, Grete Modahl, Nini Kjus, Astrid Evenroed Molteberg, Diem Tran, Jo Aaserud, M. Talha Gokmen, Steven Menchen, Carl Fuller, Luisa Andruzzi, Wolfgang Hinz
  • Patent number: 9233891
    Abstract: A process to make isoprene may include providing a reaction zone containing an acidic aqueous solution. The process may include introducing, continuously or intermittently, in the reaction zone a mixture containing isobutanol and an aqueous solution of formaldehyde. The process may include operating the reaction zone at conditions effective to dehydrate isobutanol to iso-butene, and produce isoprene by reaction of formaldehyde and iso-butene, while distilling away a mixture containing produced isoprene and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: TOTAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FELUY
    Inventors: Walter Vermeiren, Jose C. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 9221756
    Abstract: There are provided inter alia compounds of formula (I) wherein R1, R2, R3, R4a and R4b are as defined in the specification and their use in therapy, especially in the treatment of bacterial (e.g. pneumococcal) infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: University of Leicester
    Inventors: Peter William Andrew, Rana Lonnen, Fritz-Frieder Frickel, Simon Christopher Hirst, Mark William Davies, Daniel Hamza
  • Patent number: 9206271
    Abstract: Functionalized degradable ROMP (ring-opening metathesis) polymers and methods, starting monomers and synthetic monomeric and polymeric intermediates for preparation of such functionalized polymers. More specifically, monomers having a bicyclic oxazinone structure, a bicyclic urea, or a heteronorbornene core structure, among others, have been found to be substrates for ROMP polymerization. ROMP polymers prepared from these monomers have been found to be both acid and base labile. Additionally, the monomers can be chemically modified at a site distal to the polymerizable moieties and bridgehead carbons. The properties of the resulting polymers and copolymers can be tailored without destabiling the monomer. Polymers and copolymers of the invention are degradable but have a glass temperature of 100° C. or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Laura L. Kiessling, Joshua Fishman, Lynne Prost
  • Patent number: 9139665
    Abstract: A method of forming a particle includes, in a disperse phase within an aqueous suspension, polymerizing a plurality of mer units of a hydrophilic monomer having a hydrophobic protection group, thereby forming a polymeric particle including a plurality of the hydrophobic protection groups. The method further includes converting the polymeric particle to a hydrophilic particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignees: Life Technologies Corporation, Life Technologies AS
    Inventors: Geir Fonnum, Grete I. Modahl, Nini H. Kjus, Astrid E. Molteberg, Diem Tran, Jo Aaserud, Talha M. Gokmen, Steven M. Menchen, Carl Fuller, Luisa Andruzzi, Wolfgang Hinz
  • Patent number: 9120892
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of making ?-polypeptides. The method includes polymerizing ?-lactam-containing monomers in the presence of a base initiator and a co-initiator which is not a metal-containing molecule to yield the product ?-polypeptides. Specifically disclosed are methods wherein the base initiator is potassium t-butoxide, lithium bis(trimethylsilyl)amide (LiN(TMS)2), potassium bis(trimethyl-silyl)amide, and sodium ethoxide, and the reaction is carried out in a solvent such as chloroform, dichloromethane, dimethylsulfoxide, or tetrahydrofuran.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Shannon S. Stahl, Samuel H. Gellman, Sarah Lee, Bernard Weisblum, Denis Kissounko
  • Patent number: 9006364
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a supramolecular polymer comprising 1-50 4H-units, said supramolecular polymer being obtainable by reacting at least one monomeric building block with a prepolymer. The present invention further relates to articles or compositions comprising the supramolecular polymer, in particular articles or compositions selected from the group consisting of decorative, thermo-reversible, or self-healing coatings, adhesive compositions, sealing compositions, thickeners, gelators and binders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: SupraPolix B.V.
    Inventors: Gaby Maria Leonarda Van Gemert, Henricus Marie Janssen, Egbert Willem Meijer, Anton Willem Bosman
  • Patent number: 9000111
    Abstract: An optical part comprising a thermoplastic resin having a recurring unit represented by the following formula (1): wherein R represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, or an aryl group; G represents a divalent linking group; A represents an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, or —N(R1)—; R1 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, or an aryl group; Q represents an atomic group of forming a hetero ring; and l indicates 0 or 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Suzuki, Rie Okutsu, Hiroaki Mochizuki, Tatsuhiko Obayashi
  • Patent number: 8993697
    Abstract: A polymer comprising a conducting or semiconducting segment coupled to a polymer segment having an insulating polymer backbone, the polymer further comprising a RAFT functional group coupled to the polymer segment, wherein there is no RAFT functional group in between the conducting or semiconducting segment and the polymer segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Institute Organisation
    Inventors: Ming Chen, Graeme Moad, Ezio Rizzardo, Richard Alexander Evans, Matthias Haeussler
  • Patent number: 8975342
    Abstract: Compositions are described that are blends of a grafted copolymer and a polyamide. Methods of making the blended compositions are also described. The grafted copolymers are the reaction product of (1) a first compound having both an aziridinyl group and a polymeric group with (2) a second polymeric material having an acidic group. Blending the grafted copolymer with the polyamide can be used, for example, to increase the cohesive strength of the grafted copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jason D. Clapper, Kevin M. Lewandowski, Craig E. Hamer
  • Patent number: 8951710
    Abstract: A polymer comprising 0.5-10 mol % of recurring units having acid generating capability and 50-99.5 mol % of recurring units providing for dissolution in alkaline developer is used to formulate a chemically amplified negative resist composition. When used in a lithography process, the composition ensures an effective sensitivity, makes more uniform the distribution and diffusion of the acid generating component in a resist film, and suppresses deactivation of acid at the substrate interface. The pattern can be formed to a profile which is improved in LER and undercut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Masunaga, Daisuke Domon, Satoshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8932710
    Abstract: To provide a pressure-sensitive adhesive optical film that can satisfy durability even when a thin pressure-sensitive adhesive layer is formed. A pressure-sensitive adhesive optical film comprising an optical film and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on at least one side of the optical film, wherein the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer is formed by a pressure-sensitive adhesive, comprising: a (meth)acrylic polymer having a weight average molecular weight of 1,500,000 to 2,800,000; containing, as a monomer component, 3 to 10% by weight of a heterocyclic ring-containing acrylic monomer; 0.5 to 5% by weight of a carboxyl group-containing monomer; 0.05 to 2% by weight of a hydroxyl group-containing monomer; and 83 to 96.45% by weight of an alkyl(meth)acrylate monomer, and a crosslinking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Inoue, Kohei Yano, Masayuki Satake, Yutaka Moroishi
  • Publication number: 20140377717
    Abstract: Presently described are curable dental compositions comprising a polymerizable ionic liquid. The polymerizable ionic liquid comprises one or more ethylenically unsaturated (e.g. free-radically polymerizable) groups. Various embodiments of curable dental compositions are described. In some embodiments, the polymerizable ionic liquid is a monofunctional polymerizable ionic liquid comprising an ethylenically unsaturated group. In other embodiments, the polymerizable ionic liquid is a multifunctional polymerizable ionic liquid comprising at least two ethylenically unsaturated groups. The curable dental compositions describe herein can be utilized as dental primers, dental adhesives, dental sealants, and dental composites. In many embodiments, the curable dental compositions further comprise an initiator such as a photoinitiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: YIZHONG WANG, JOEL D. OXMAN, LARRY R. KREPSKI, PEIWANG ZHU, KEVIN M. LEWANDOWSKI, BRIAN N. HOLMES
  • Publication number: 20140370114
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a preparation method of homopolymer nanoparticles without using a surfactant. The homopolymer nanoparticles prepared thereby are expected to be widely used not only as a template of a semiconductor metal oxide, a drug delivery system (DDS), an electron transport layer (ETL), and a seed having vertical structural shape, but also in a high precision field such as replacement of an organic device polystyrene bead film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jae-Suk LEE, Santosh Kumar, Dong Woo Kim, Mohammad Changei, Hong-Joon Lee
  • Patent number: 8907033
    Abstract: A polymeric material including units capable of having a cationic charge at a pH of from about 4 to about 12; provided that the polymeric material has an average cationic charge density from about 2.75 or less units per 100 daltons molecular weight at a pH of from about 4 to about 12. The polymeric material is a suds enhancer and a suds volume extender for hand dishwashing compositions and personal care products such as soaps, shaving cream foam, foaming shaving gel, foam depiliatories and shampoos. The polymers are also effective as a soil release agent in fabric cleaning compositions. The polymers are also useful in agrochemical foam, fire-fighting foam, hard surface cleaner foam, and coagulant for titanium dioxide in paper making.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Solvay USA Inc.
    Inventors: Vance Bergeron, Dominic Wai-Kwing Yeung, Jean-Francois Bodet, Mark Robert Sivik, Bernard William Kluesener, William Michael Scheper
  • Patent number: 8883939
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing polymers from monomers and/or oligomers by adding a liquid comprising the monomers and/or oligomers dropwise to a continuous liquid phase in a reactor, the continuous liquid phase being immiscible with the liquid comprising the monomers and/or oligomers, and the monomers and/or oligomers reacting in the continuous liquid phase to give the polymer. The liquid comprising the monomers and/or oligomers is shaped to droplets outside the continuous liquid phase, which are subsequently introduced into the continuous liquid phase. The invention further relates to a reactor for performing the process, comprising a tube through which a continuous liquid phase flows, and means of generating droplets, the means of generating droplets being arranged such that the droplets are generated outside the continuous liquid phase and then introduced into the continuous liquid phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Mohammed Abboud, Philippe Desbois, Norbert Gmähle, Herbert Römer, Thilo Krebs, Dennis Lösch
  • Patent number: 8859183
    Abstract: Provided are N-acyl-?-lactam derivatives represented by the following general formula, from which a photoresist composition capable of controlling an acid diffusion length to be short is obtained; a polymer obtained by polymerizing the N-acyl-?-lactam derivative represented by the following general formula as one of starting materials; and a photoresist composition containing the polymer, where the structural variables are as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Fukumoto, Shuji Matsunaga, Miki Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 8853306
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bituminous composition containing at least one bitumen and at least one polyolefin capable of forming a supramolecular assembly comprising one or more associative group(s). The invention also relates to the use of such bituminous composition for the preparation of asphalt mixtures useful for the coating of rolling surfaces, for the preparation of water-proofing coatings, and for the preparation of adhesive formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Ceca S.A.
    Inventors: Juan Antonio Gonzalez Leon, Gilles Barreto
  • Publication number: 20140275378
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a plastisol acrylic polymer which can have a satisfactory adhesion property even when the heating time is short and the heating temperature is low, and which has excellent storage stability. The method comprises (1) a step of polymerizing an acrylic monomer mixture (a) to produce a polymer (A) and (2) a step of polymerizing an acrylic monomer mixture (b) in a dispersion containing the polymer (A), wherein a monomer having a hydroxy group is contained in the acrylic monomer mixture (a), a monomer having an acetoacetyl group or a block isocyanate group is contained in the acrylic monomer mixture (b), and the dissolution parameter (SA) for the polymer (A) and the dissolution parameter (SB) for a polymer (B) produced by the polymerization of the acrylic monomer mixture (b) are different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI RAYON CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Kondo
  • Patent number: 8835579
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for polymerizing (hetero)aromatic compounds under formation of aryl-aryl C—C couplings for preparing conjugated polymers with high molecular weight and high regioregularity, and to novel polymers obtainable by this process. The invention further relates to the use of the novel polymers as semiconductors or charge transport materials in optical, electrooptical or electronic devices including field effect transistors (FETs), thin film transistors (TFT), electroluminescent, photovoltaic and sensor devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Pascal Hayoz, Mathias Dueggeli, Martin Elbs, Olivier Frederic Aebischer, Achim Lamatsch
  • Patent number: 8822589
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of aqueous formulations, wherein (A) at least one ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid, (B) at least one heterocyclic comonomer having at least one permanent cationic charge per molecule and (C-P1) at least one ethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid or its anhydride are subjected to free radical copolymerization with one another in an aqueous medium and, shortly before the end or after the end of the copolymerization, further ethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid (C-P2) or its anhydride is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Markus Brym, Stephan Hueffer, Audrey Renoncourt, Ulrike Mahn, Franz Glocknitzer, Alexandra Bruhn
  • Patent number: 8822614
    Abstract: The present invention provides an acrylic thermoplastic resin containing 50 to 95% by mass of a repeating unit (X) derived from a methacrylate monomer represented by the following formula (1), 0.1 to 20% by mass of a repeating unit (Y1) derived from an N-substituted maleimide monomer (a) represented by the following formula (2), and 0.1 to 49.9% by mass of a repeating unit (Y2) derived from an N-substituted maleimide monomer (b) represented by the following formula (3), regarding the total amount of the repeating unit (X), the repeating unit (Y1), and the repeating unit (Y2) as 100% by mass: The absolute value of a photoelastic coefficient (C) of the acrylic thermoplastic resin is not greater than 3.0×10?12 Pa?1. The halogen atom content is less than 0.47% by mass with reference to the mass of the acrylic thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Masami Yonemura, Mayuko Kimura
  • Publication number: 20140242366
    Abstract: There is provided an organic polymer porous body having a first cyclic structure equipped with a 6-membered ring (A) or a 5-membered ring having three bonds; a second cyclic structure equipped with a 6-membered ring (B) having two or three bonds; and a carbon-carbon triple bond that links the first cyclic structure to the second cyclic structure. At least one of the first cyclic structure and the second cyclic structure contains at least one nitrogen atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Hitoshi KUMAGAI, Satoru FUJITA, Satoru YAMAMOTO, Yoshiyuki SAKAMOTO, Takahiko ASAOKA
  • Patent number: 8796390
    Abstract: Grafted compounds are formed by reacting (1) a first compound having both an aziridinyl group and a polymeric group with (2) a second compound having at least one acidic group. This reaction results in the opening of the aziridinyl ring on the first compound by the acidic group on the second compound and the formation of an attachment group that connects polymeric group of the first compound to the second compound. In some embodiments, the second compound is a polymeric material having multiple acidic groups and the product of the reaction of the first compound with the second compound results in the formation of a grafted copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jason D. Clapper, Kevin M. Lewandowski, Mark F. Ellis, Craig E. Hamer
  • Patent number: 8796405
    Abstract: Described herein are the synthesis and polymerization of a series of N-Boc-protected amino acid vinyl ester (BAAVE) monomers. Homopolymers and heteropolymers containing the monomers are described, particularly heteropolymers with vinyl ester monomers such as vinyl acetate. Deprotection can be used to produce hydrophilic and hydrophobic polymers that are particular useful in biological applications such as cellular delivery of biological materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventors: Mahesh Kalyana Mahanthappa, Glen Bradley Thomas, Corinne Elizabeth Lipscomb
  • Patent number: 8784684
    Abstract: A compound which has a benzoxazinone ring and an aromatic ring that directly bonds to the benzoxazinone ring, and has a mesogenic core substituted by a substituent having a polymerizable functional group is excellent in terms of durability, colorless, and exhibits a high ?n while having an azomethine bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Shimamura, Mitsuyoshi Ichihashi
  • Patent number: 8779068
    Abstract: Compounds are described that have both an aziridinyl group as well as a polymeric group. Methods of making these compounds are also described. The aziridinyl group of the compound can be reacted with an acidic group on a second compound resulting in the opening of the aziridinyl ring and the attachment of the polymeric group to the second compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jason D. Clapper, Kevin M. Lewandowski
  • Publication number: 20140175348
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymer compound represented by the following Formula (1) and a method for production thereof, a pigment dispersant, a pigment dispersion composition, and a photocurable composition respectively using the polymer compound, and a color filter and a method for production thereof [R1: an organic linking group having a valency of (m+n); R2: a single bond or a divalent organic linking group; A1: a monovalent organic group containing at least one moiety selected from an organic dye structure, a heterocyclic structure, an acidic group, a group having a basic nitrogen atom, a urea group, a urethane group, a group having a coordinating oxygen atom, a hydrocarbon group having 4 or more carbon atoms, an alkoxysilyl group, an epoxy group, an isocyanate group, and a hydroxyl group; m=1 to 8, n=2 to 9 (m+n=3 to 10); and P1: polymer skeleton].
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori TAKAHASHI, Shuichiro OSADA
  • Patent number: 8759434
    Abstract: This invention provides a method to form nano-sized dispersed structure consisting of aqueous sodium silicate and polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) solutions, and a binder consisting of a nano-sized dispersed structure and calcium chloride dihydrate solution. The invention provides also a method to immobilize sand dunes and wind-blown dust by using the binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignees: Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates University
    Inventors: Abdel-Mohsen Onsy Mohamed, Maisa Mabrouk El-Gamal
  • Patent number: 8758880
    Abstract: Monomeric or polymeric compounds comprising at least one moiety of the formula (Ia) wherein X is CR, where R is H or a substituent as defined in claim 1, or is another ketopyrrole moiety e.g. of the formula (Ib) or (Ic) with this moiety and all other symbols are as defined in claim 1, show good solubility in organic solvents and excellent film-forming properties. In addition, high efficiency of energy conversion, excellent field-effect mobility, good on/off current ratios and/or excellent stability can be observed, when the polymers according to the invention are used in semiconductor devices or organic photovoltaic (PV) devices (solar cells).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Jean-Charles Flores, Ulrich Berens, Frank Bienewald, Hans Jürg Kirner, Mathieu G. R. Turbiez
  • Patent number: 8754179
    Abstract: The present discovery uses monomers which contain reversible photo-crosslinkable groups in addition to primary polymerizable groups. The mechanical properties of these materials and the reversibility of the photo-activated shape memory effect demonstrate the effectiveness of using photo-irradiation to effect change in modulus and shape memory effect. In the preferred embodiment the reaction mixture includes a photo-reactive monomer comprising a photo reactive group and a polymerizable group; a second monomer, which is more preferably a mixture of monomers, which are acrylate based; a multi-functional crosslinking agent, preferably 1,6 hexanediol diacrylate (HDODA); an initiator, preferably a free radical initiator; and a fifth, optional, component which is a modifying polymer. The mixture of the second monomer, crosslinking agent, and initiator comprise the base polymer matrix into which the photo-reactive monomer is incorporated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Tat Hung Tong, Emily Snyder
  • Patent number: 8754178
    Abstract: A resin composition of the present invention includes a maleimide derivative (A) represented by a general formula (1) and a bis-maleimide compound (B) represented by a general formula (2). In the general formula (1), R1 represents a straight chain or branched alkylene group having 1 or more carbon atoms, R2 represents a straight chain or branched alkyl group having 5 or more carbon atoms, and the sum of carbon atoms of R1 and R2 is 10 or less. In the general formula (2), X1 represents —O—, —COO—, or —OCOO—, R3 represents a straight chain or branched alkylene group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, R4 represents a straight chain or branched alkylene group having 3 to 6 carbon atoms, and m is an integer of 1 or more and 50 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kawana, Naoya Kanamori, Ryuichi Murayama
  • Patent number: 8748550
    Abstract: A vinyl polymer pigment dispersing agent having a vinyl addition polymer backbone, one or more polymer side chains with pendant cyclic urea functional group(s) separated from the polymer backbone by at least 10 intervening atoms, and in some embodiments one or more polymer side chains comprising pendant urea functional groups separated from the polymer back-bone by less than 10 intervening atoms. The dispersing agent may be made by addition polymerizing a mixture of one or more vinyl monomers and one or more monomers having cyclic urea functional groups and vinyl functional groups. The dispersing agent may be combined with pigment particles, a carrier and an optional surfactant to make a pigment grind dispersion with excellent pigment wetting and dispersing properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Lewis Cavallin, Archie W. Garner, David R. Wallace, T. Howard Killilea
  • Publication number: 20140154616
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coloring composition with satisfactory heat resistance, no discoloration, excellent developability, and no development residues on a substrate and pixels of other colors, providing, a coloring composition for a color filter including (A) a polymer having a dye skeleton and (B) an organic solvent, wherein the content of an unreacted monomer component having the dye skeleton which is capable of forming (A) the polymer having the dye skeleton is less than or equal to 1 mass % with regard to (A) the polymer having the dye skeleton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuzo NAGATA, Hiroaki IDEI, Atsuyasu NOZAKI, Kenta USHIJIMA, Yushi KANEKO, Yousuke MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 8742046
    Abstract: Provided is a maleimide copolymer which exhibits an excellent hue, an effect of imparting high heat resistance, and excellent kneadability. Specifically provided is a maleimide copolymer which comprises 50 to 60 mass % of a styrene monomer unit, 30 to 50 mass % of a maleimide monomer unit, and 0 to 10 mass % of an unsaturated dicarboxylic anhydride monomer unit, and which has a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) of 90,000 to 130,000 and a residual maleimide monomer content of 300 ppm or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuo Noguchi, Koichi Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20140134517
    Abstract: The present invention is a hydrophilic polymer, which can be hydrated to form a hydrated hydrophilic polymer having a water content of at least 65%, wherein water content is defined as [(mass of the hydrated hydrophilic polymer?mass of the dry hydrophilic polymer)/mass of the hydrated hydrophilic polymer]×100. The hydrophilic polymer may be hydrated to form a hydrated hydrophilic polymer having a water content of at least 65%. The present invention also 10 provides MEAs and electrochemical cells and methods of forming same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: ITM POWER (RESEARCH) LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryan Malcolmson, Daniel Greenhalgh
  • Patent number: 8722076
    Abstract: The invention provides polymers comprising pendent photochrome or near IR dye groups, as well as polymeric matrices made from these polymers, which can be used as or in association with a medical article. The polymers can be synthesized using methods that facilitate the preparation of medical articles having good biocompatibility. Exemplary polymeric matrices are in the form of lubricious coatings on medical devices, such as catheters. Visualization by irradiation of the photochrome or near IR dye can improve detection of the polymeric matrix on a device or in the body. This, in turn can improve aspects of a medical procedure, such as device insertion or matrix formation, as well as being useful for assessing the quality of the matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: SurModics, Inc.
    Inventors: Emily R. Rolfes Meyering, Aron B. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140121326
    Abstract: A method for forming a conjugated heteroaromatic polymer is described, wherein at least one compound of formula (1) is polymerized using an acid as a catalyst, wherein X is selected from S, O, Se, Te, PR2 and NR2, Y is hydrogen (H) or a precursor of a good leaving group Y? whose conjugate acid (HY) has a pKa of less than 30, Z is hydrogen (H), silyl, or a good leaving group whose conjugate acid (HY) has a pKa of less than 30, b is 0, 1 or 2, each R1 is a substituent, and the at least one compound of formula (1) being polymerized includes at least one compound of formula (1) with Z?H and Y?H.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Chien-Chung Han, Balasubramanian Arumugam