From Monomer Containing A Silicon Atom Patents (Class 526/279)
  • Patent number: 10266648
    Abstract: A flame-retarded resin includes at least one resin for which flame retardant capability is desired and at least one triaryl silicon-containing compound (I) as flame retardant in admixture therewith and/or chemically bonded, e.g., grafted, to the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventors: Samim Alam, Koji Suenaga, Roy Rojas-Wahl
  • Patent number: 10189977
    Abstract: A pack comprising: a container, the container having a container body, and the container body being sufficiently oxygen permeable to prevent an anaerobically curable composition held therein from curing due to absence of oxygen; and an anaerobically curable composition held within the container is provided. The container body is constructed from a plastics material which is formed from a blend of a thermoplastic starch component and a polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Peter O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10035889
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical film having low wavelength dispersibility which is obtained by stretching a film formed of a fluorine-containing cyclic olefin polymer including at least one selected from a repeating structural unit represented by the formula described below, wherein a phase difference at a wavelength of 550 nm is greater than or equal to 50 nm, wavelength dispersibility represented by a ratio Re (400 nm)/Re (550 nm) of a phase difference Re (400 nm) at a wavelength of 400 nm to a phase difference Re (550 nm) at a wavelength of 550 nm is 1.00 to 1.05, wavelength dispersibility represented by a ratio Re (400 nm)/Re (800 nm) of a phase difference Re (400 nm) at a wavelength of 400 nm to a phase difference Re (800 nm) at a wavelength of 800 nm is 1.00 to 1.05, and total light transmittance is greater than or equal to 92%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignees: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC., KEIO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tadahiro Sunaga, Takashi Oda, Yasuhiro Koike
  • Patent number: 9969831
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a copolymer of 1,3-butadiene or isoprene and a monomer of formula I or formula II where R1 is a covalent bond or C1 to C8 linear or branched alkanediyl; R2, R3, R4 are independently C1 to C8 linear or branched alkyl or —OR6, where R6 is C1 to C8 linear or branched alkyl, with the proviso that at least one of R2, R3, and R4 is —OR6, and where R5 is hydrogen or C1 to C8 linear or branched alkyl. The invention is further directed to a rubber composition including the copolymer, and a pneumatic tire containing the rubber composition. The invention is further directed to a method of making such a copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Margaret McGuigan Flook, Inigo Göttker genannt Schnetmann, Hannes Leicht, Stefan Mecking
  • Patent number: 9957383
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to brush block copolymer compositions comprising first and second homopolymers or random copolymers whose presence provides access to photonic bandgaps in the infrared frequency range, their use in this capacity, and methods of making the same. The specific parameters associated with these compositions are described within the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Robert J. MacFarlane, Robert H. Grubbs
  • Patent number: 9764529
    Abstract: According to the invention there is provided a composite article including: a textile layer having a first and a second face, each of the first and second faces having a polymeric coating thereon; a first polymeric layer adhered to the polymeric coating on the first face of the textile layer; and a second polymeric layer adhered to the polymeric coating on the second face of the textile layer; in which the polymeric coatings on the first and second faces of the textile layer are each formed by polymerizing a polymeric precursor which includes a group of sub-formula (I) where R2 and R3 are independently selected from (CR7R8)n, or a group CR9R10, CR7R8CR9R10 or CR9R10CR7R8 where n is 0, 1 or 2, R7 and R8 are independently selected from hydrogen, halo or hydrocarbyl, and either One of R9 or R10 is hydrogen and the other is an electron withdrawing group, or R9 and R10 together form an electron withdrawing group, and R4 and R5 are independently selected from CH or CR11 where R11 is an electron withdrawing group, t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SYNTOR FINE CHEMICALS LIMITED
    Inventors: Warrick James David Allen, Nicholas Horrocks, Paul Edward Young Milne
  • Patent number: 9695286
    Abstract: A family of silicone rubbers (e.g., polydimethylsiloxane) carrying one or more cyanoacrylate groups and their methods of production are provided. These silicone rubbers endowed with cyanoacrylate groups are useful in a variety of wound care applications, including wound closures, adhesives, sealants and skin protectors. The silicone rubber moiety provides oxygen and moisture permeability (i.e., “breathability”), biocompatibility, optical transparency, and good mechanical properties, while the cyanoacrylate group imparts instantaneous adhesion/attachment to living tissues such as skin on par with that of contemporary cyanoacrylate-based wound care products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
    Inventors: Joseph Kennedy, Istvan Szanka, Amalia Szanka
  • Patent number: 9695331
    Abstract: The present invention includes silicon-containing (meth)acrylate compounds of formula (I): where A is a C1-C12 organic moiety such as an alkyl or aryl moiety, B is a silane functional group, C is a (meth)acrylate functional group and D is an allyl functional group, with w=0 or 1, z=0, 1 or 2, x=1, 2 or 3, y=1, 2 or 3 and w+x+y+z=4. The compounds are suitable for use in curable compositions, such as peroxide-curable compositions or radiation-curable compositions and may be applied to a substrate as a coating or sealant, for example. Compositions containing the silicon-containing (meth)acrylate compounds may have reduced volatility and odor problems along with improved adhesion to substrates, increased crosslink density and/or improved hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: James P. Horgan, Jeffrey A. Klang, Yuhong He, James Goodrich
  • Patent number: 9650511
    Abstract: Provided is a resin blend including a first resin and a second resin, the second resin having a hydrophobic functional group in a side chain and having a surface energy difference of 0.1 to 20 mN/m from the first resin at 25° C., wherein the resin blend is capable of forming a layer separation structure. Also, provided are a pellet, a method for preparing the same, and a resin molding article having a specific layer separation structure. The resin blend may not only improve mechanical properties and surface hardness of the molding article but also shorten process time, increase productivity and reduce production cost by omitting an additional surface coating step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Houng Sik Yoo, Jin Young Ryu, Woo Sung Kim, Han Na Lee, Eun Joo Choi, Hyeon Choi
  • Patent number: 9617161
    Abstract: High purity cyclohexasilane and a method for increasing the purification efficiency thereto are provided. The method for producing cyclohexasilane of the present invention is characterized in that, in distilling crude cyclohexasilane to obtain purified cyclohexasilane, the absolute pressure during distillation is set to 2 kPa or less, and the heating temperature of crude cyclohexasilane is set to 25 to 100° C. The cyclohexasilane of the present invention contains pure cyclohexasilane at a rate of 98% by mass or more and 100% by mass or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shin-ya Imoto, Takashi Abe, Morihiro Kitamura, Hikaru Takahashi, Takehiko Morita, Tatsuhiko Akiyama
  • Patent number: 9612365
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process comprising the steps of reacting a reactive mixture comprising at least one silicone-containing component, at least one hydrophilic component, and at least one diluent to form an ophthalmic device having an advancing contact angle of less than about 80°; and contacting the ophthalmic device with an aqueous extraction solution at an elevated extraction temperature, wherein said at least one diluent has a boiling point at least about 10° higher than said extraction temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, James D. Ford, Scott L. Joslin
  • Patent number: 9595437
    Abstract: A method for forming a silicon layer using a liquid silane compound is described. The method includes the steps of: forming a first layer on a substrate, preferably a flexible substrate, the first layer having a (poly)silane; and, irradiating with light having one or more wavelength within the range between 200 and 400 nm for transforming the polysilane in silicon, preferably amorphous silicon or polysilicon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Technische Universiteit Delft
    Inventors: Ryoichi Ishihara, Miki Trifunovic, Michiel Van Der Zwan
  • Patent number: 9568824
    Abstract: Provided is an actinic-ray- or radiation-sensitive resin composition, includes a resin (P) containing a repeating unit (A) that when exposed to actinic rays or radiation, is decomposed to thereby generate an acid and a repeating unit (B) with a structure that when acted on by an acid, is decomposed to thereby increase its solubility in an alkali developer, and a compound (U) structured so that when the composition is formed into a film, the compound is unevenly distributed in a surface of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiya Takahashi, Hideaki Tsubaki, Hiroshi Tamaoki, Hidenori Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9512034
    Abstract: A hydrophilic film that has high adhesion to inorganic materials and is safer and excellent in transparency and also exhibits both very high hydrophilicity and abrasion resistance, and a laminate including the hydrophilic film. The hydrophilic film is produced by applying a specific hydrophilic compound (c) having an acryloyl group and a potassium sulfonate group or the like to a surface of a layer formed from a mixture containing a silane compound (a) including one silicon atom, a mercapto group or the like, and at least one silicon-bonded group, and a silane compound (b) including at least four silicon-bonded groups and not including groups reactive with a carbon-carbon double bond, and allowing a reaction between at least a part of acryloyl groups contained in the hydrophilic compound (c) and at least a part of mercapto groups derived from the compound (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Koju Okazaki, Noboru Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 9443924
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a substrate with a crystallized silicon film and manufacturing method thereof, wherein the substrate with the crystallized silicon film comprises: a substrate, which is a polymer substrate; and a crystallized silicon film, which is formed on at least one surface of the substrate, wherein the crystallized silicon film comprises a plurality of silicon crystals with column structures, and the crystallinity of the crystallized silicon film is higher than 90%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Nyan-Hwa Tai, Chi-Young Lee, Ping-Yen Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9441093
    Abstract: Provided is an acrylic rubber composition having further improved compression set resistance and comprising, based on 100 parts by mass of (a1) an acrylic rubber obtained by copolymerizing 0.1 to 10% by mass of a crosslinkable group-containing monomer, (a2) 0.4 to 50.0% by mass of a liquid fluororubber, and the crosslinked product thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatsugu Naitou, Yoshihiro Morooka, Koji Takeda
  • Patent number: 9388265
    Abstract: Methods for producing a silyl-functionalized polyolefin with silyl monomer incorporation are provided. The method includes reacting a silicon-containing olefin with an ?-olefin, in the presence of a catalytic amount of a group IV catalyst for a time sufficient to produce a silyl-functionalized polyolefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignees: DOW CORNING CORPORATION, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Gary Thomas Burns, Francois De Buyl, Peng-Fei Fu, Tobin J. Marks, Valerie Smits
  • Patent number: 9359478
    Abstract: The present invention provides a curable composition, comprising: (A) at least one polycarbosilane A represented by the following formula (1): [R1R2R3SiX1/2]M[R4R5SiX2/2]D[R6SiX3/2]T[SiX4/2]Q??(1), (B) at least one organopolysiloxane B represented by the following formula (2): [R7R8R9SiO1/2]M?[R10R11SiO2/2]D?[R12SiO3/2]T?[SiO4/2]Q?,??(2), and (C) at least a catalyst, as well as a cured product obtainable by heating such composition, and the use of the composition as semiconductor encapsulating material and/or electronic elements packaging material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Thomas Xing, Liwei Zhang, Pasing Zhiming Li, Yong Zhang, Juan Du
  • Patent number: 9353135
    Abstract: One of the purposes of the present invention is to provide a compound which is a polymerizable monomer having a specific number of silicon atoms and a specific number of fluorine atoms and to provide a method for preparing the compound. The present invention provides a compound represented by the following formula (1): wherein m is an integer of from 2 to 10, n is an integer of from 1 to 3, R1 is, independently of each other, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and R2 is, independently of each other, an alkylene group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms or a fluoroalkylene group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, R3 is an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and R4, R5 and R6 are, independently of each other, a hydrogen atom or a methyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Muneo Kudo, Shoji Ichinohe, Tomoyuki Goto
  • Patent number: 9321890
    Abstract: The present invention relates to macroinitiators comprising at least one hydrophobic segments in a molecule, wherein a molecular weight of the hydrophobic segment is 300 to 1800. The present invention further relates to block copolymers, wetting agent and polymeric materials having the block copolymers of the present invention associated with, which is suitable for medical devices, particularly for ophthalmic devices, including contact lenses, ophthalmic lenses, punctal plugs and artificial corneas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryuta Tamiya, Kazuhiko Fujisawa, Masataka Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9272473
    Abstract: Silicone hydrogel contact lenses having ophthalmically acceptable surface wettabilities are obtained from pre-extracted polymerized silicone hydrogel contact lens products having relatively large amounts of removable or extractable materials. The silicone hydrogel contact lenses can be obtained from non-polar resin based contact lens molds and without surface treatments or an interpenetrating polymeric network of a polymeric wetting agent. Related lens products, polymerizable compositions, and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: Ye Hong, Charlie Chen, Nick Manesis
  • Patent number: 9244197
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process comprising the steps of reacting a reactive mixture comprising at least one silicone-containing component, at least one hydrophilic component, and at least one diluent to form an ophthalmic device having an advancing contact angle of less than about 80°; and contacting the ophthalmic device with an aqueous extraction solution at an elevated extraction temperature, wherein said at least one diluent has a boiling point at least about 10° higher than said extraction temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, James D. Ford, Scott L. Joslin
  • Patent number: 9217813
    Abstract: Silicone hydrogel contact lenses are formed from the reaction product of a polymerizable composition comprising at least one acrylate-containing siloxane monomer, at least one hydrophilic vinyl-containing monomer, and at least one vinyl-containing cross-linking agent. The contact lenses have ophthalmically-acceptable ionoflux values and surface wettability, and can be manufactured without the use of volatile organic solvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: Yuwen Liu, Junhao Ge, Charlie Chen, Yuan Xu, Li Yao, Arthur Back, Charles A. Francis
  • Patent number: 9188702
    Abstract: The present invention relates to: to a silicone polymer formed from reactive components containing (i) at least one silicone component and (ii) 2-hydroxyethyl acrylamide; a silicone hydrogel containing such silicone polymer; a biomedical device (e.g., a contact lens) containing such polymer; and a biomedical device formed from such hydrogel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas G. Vanderlaan
  • Patent number: 9125808
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ionic silicone hydrogel contact lenses which comprise at least one pharmaceutical or nutriceutical component and are formed from reaction mixtures comprising a mixture of slow-reacting hydrophilic monomers, including at least one slow-reacting ionic monomer, at least one silicone-containing component and at least one hydroxyl-containing component, wherein the ratio of the slow-reacting hydrophilic component half lives to the silicone-containing component half life is at least 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, James D. Ford, Douglas G. Vanderlaan, Scott L. Joslin, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Thomas L. Maggio, Ranganath Raja, Sharmila Muthukrishnan, C. Surendran, R. Sridharan
  • Patent number: 9108367
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for manufacturing contact lenses, including: (a) mixing a siloxane macromer represented by formula (I), a siloxane macromer represented by formula (II), a hydrophilic monomer, a crosslinking agent and an initiator to form a mixture for manufacturing contact lenses, wherein the mixture for manufacturing contact lenses is free of solvent; and (b) injecting the mixture into a mould of contact lenses and conducting a UV irradiating treatment or a thermal treatment to form contact lenses, wherein formula (I) and formula (II) are shown in following: in formula (I), R1, R2 and R3 are C1-C4 alkyl groups and m is an integer of 10-40, and in formula (II), R4, R5 and R6 are C1-C4 alkyl groups or alcohol groups, R7 is a C1-C4 alkyl group, and n is an integer of 10-130. Also provided are the contact lenses manufactured from the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: BENQ MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mei-Yun Chang, Jui-Feng Chung
  • Patent number: 9062080
    Abstract: A silyl protected diacrylamide compound is described. A method of forming such a compound includes mixing a silylation reagent with a hydroxylated diamine compound under first reactive conditions to form a product in a first solution, separating the product from the first solution, and mixing the product with acryloyl chloride under second reactive conditions in a second solution to form a silyl protected diacrylamide compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignees: Life Technologies Corporation, Life Technologies AS
    Inventors: Nini H. Kjus, Geir Fonnum, Bruce Branchaud, Lai-Qiang Ying, Steven M. Menchen, Dmitriy Gremyachinskiy, Hee Chol Kang
  • Patent number: 9057822
    Abstract: Silicone hydrogel contact lenses that are derived from a polymerizable composition including a first siloxane monomer represented by formula (3): wherein m of formula (3) represents one integer from 3 to 10, n of formula (3) represents one integer from 1 to 10, R1 of formula (3) is an alkyl group having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and each R2 of formula (3) is independently either a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; and at least one vinyl ether-containing cross-linking agent are described. Batches of silicone hydrogel contact lenses and methods of making silicone hydrogel contact lenses are also described. In one example, the batches of silicone hydrogel contact lenses are dimensionally stable, and the method of making is a method of making dimensionally stable silicone hydrogel contact lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: Yuwen Liu, Ye Hong, Junhao Ge, Yuan Xu, Charlie Chen, Charles A. Francis, Li Yao, Arthur Back
  • Patent number: 9056332
    Abstract: The invention relates to the application of a coating to a substrate in which the coating includes a polymer material and the coating is selectively fluorinated and/or cured to improve the liquid repellance of the same. The invention also provides for the selective fluorination and/or curing of selected areas of the coating thus, when completed, providing a coating which has regions of improved liquid repellance with respect to the remaining regions and which remaining regions may be utilized as liquid collection areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: P2i Limited
    Inventors: Jas Pal Singh Badyal, Iain Stuart Woodward
  • Patent number: 9056880
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention relates to hydrolysis-resistant silicone compounds. In particular, disclosed are sterically hindered hydrolysis-resistant silicone compounds and improved purity hydrolysis-resistant silicone compounds. Also disclosed are processes for making hydrolysis-resistant silicone compounds; the products of the disclosed processes; compositions and polymers comprising the disclosed compounds and products of the disclosed processes; and ophthalmic lenses, for example contact lenses, intraocular lenses, artificial cornea, and spectacle lenses, comprising the disclosed compositions, disclosed polymers, disclosed compounds, and products of the disclosed processes. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignees: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Fujisawa, Masataka Nakamura, Mitsuru Yokota
  • Patent number: 9046641
    Abstract: A silicone hydrogel composition is disclosed. The composition includes at least one silicone macromer, a hydroxy-functionalized silicone-containing monomer, a first hydrophibic monomer and at least one crosslinker, in which the first hydrophibic monomer is N-vinyl pyrrolidone. The silicone macromer and the hydroxy-functionalized silicone-containing monomer are mutually soluble with N-vinylpyrrolidone. Silicone hydrogel contact lenses prepared from the silicone hydrogel composition are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: PEGAVISION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Lai, Min-Tzung Yeh, Heng-Yi Li, Wei-Jia Ting
  • Patent number: 9046644
    Abstract: A low water content soft lens for eye is provided, which includes a layer made of an acidic polymer and a basic polymer on at least a part of a surface of a base material containing a polysiloxane compound. Adhesion of the lens to the cornea during wear, which has hitherto been regarded as a problem in a conventional low water content soft lens for eye, can be reduced or avoided when using the low water content soft lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Masataka Nakamura, Rumiko Kitagawa, Tsutomu Goshima
  • Patent number: 9039174
    Abstract: The present application relates to novel monomers comprising polycarbosiloxane monomers useful in certain specific embodiments in the manufacture of devices. More particularly, the present application relates to certain ethylenically unsaturated free radical polymerizable monomers comprising polycarbosiloxane monomers. Even more particularly, the present application pertains to monomers comprising polycarbosiloxane monomers which further comprise at least two ethylenically unsaturated free radical polymerizable groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventors: Alok Kumar Awasthi, Jay F. Kunzler
  • Publication number: 20150133619
    Abstract: One of the purposes of the present invention is to provide a silicone compound which has a specific number of silicon atoms, is well compatible with (meth)acryl monomers, is suitable as an ophthalmic monomer and provides a polymer having excellent durability of mechanical strength in a buffered phosphate solution. Another purpose of the present invention is to provide a silicone compound which functions well as a crosslinking agent for a polymerizable monomer. Further, another purpose is to provide a method for preparing the silicone compound, in particular the silicone compound having one specific structure at a high ratio. In the first aspect, the present invention provides a compound represented by the following formula (1-1): and a method for preparing the silicone compound. In the second aspect, the present invention provides a compound represented by the following formula (2-1): and a method for preparing the silicone compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Muneo KUDO, Shoji ICHINOHE
  • Publication number: 20150118692
    Abstract: Acoustically responsive particles and methods are provided for their use. Methods are provided for making and using tunable, monodisperse acoustically responsive particles and negative contrast acoustic particles, wherein the particles can contain a functional group available for covalent modification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Leah M. Johnson, Gabriel P. Lopez, Lu Gao, Charles Wyatt Shields, IV
  • Patent number: 9018346
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for removing unreacted monomer in polymer using a SCC comprising a housing having a rotation axis; a supply part of at least one polymer formed inside of the housing; at least two spinning cones that are installed so as to have a constant gradient from the upper part to the lower part to the rotation axis, move polymer supplied through the polymer supply part, and rotate around the rotation axis; a fixed cone that is fixed and formed on the inner side of the housing, and provides a pathway for sequentially moving polymer from a spinning cone at the upper part to a spinning cone at the lower part; a product collection part for collecting polymer moved through the spinning cone and the fixed cone; and a driving part for rotating the spinning cone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun-Jung Joo, Dong-Kwon Lee, Dae-Young Shin, Jong-Ku Lee, Chang-Hoe Heo
  • Patent number: 9012516
    Abstract: A copolymer for modifying rheology is formed of monomer units consisting essentially of at least one first monomer unit comprising a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane having an ethylenically unsaturated radical; at least one second monomer unit comprising an unsaturated oligo-poly(dimethyl siloxane)(meth)acrylate; and a sufficient amount of at least one unsaturated water-soluble monomer, such that the copolymer is soluble in water. A composition may comprise an electrolyte and the copolymer. The rheology of an environment comprising an electrolyte may be modified by adding the copolymer to the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Decheng Wu, Ye Liu, Jianwei Xu, Chaobin He
  • Publication number: 20150099119
    Abstract: This invention relates to coloured polymer, a process for their preparation, electrophoretic fluids comprising such particles, and electrophoretic display devices comprising such fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Louise Diane Farrand, Nils Greinert, Claire Topping, Jonathan Henry Wilson, Simon Biggs, Olivier Cayre, Simon Lawson, Alexandre Richez, Simone Stuart-Cole
  • Patent number: 8987403
    Abstract: The present invention provides an amphiphilic polysiloxane prepolymer which comprises hydrophilic monomeric units derived from at least one hydrophilic vinylic monomer, polysiloxane crosslinking units derived from at least one polysiloxane crosslinker having at least two terminal ethylenically-unsaturated groups, dangling polysiloxane chains each of which is terminated with one ethylenically unsaturated group, and chain-transfer units derived from a chain transfer agent other than a RAFT agent. A prepolymer of the invention is suitable for making hydrogel contact lenses. The present invention is also related to hydrogel contact lenses made from an amphiphilic polysiloxane prepolymer of the invention and to processes for preparing an amphiphilic polysiloxane prepolymer of the invention and for making silicone hydrogel contact lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Frank Chang, Robert Scott, Jinyu Huang, Arturo N. Medina, Dawn A. Smith, Laura A. Sanders, John Dallas Pruitt
  • Patent number: 8980956
    Abstract: A method for producing polymerizable solution which comprises dissolving an ethylenically unsaturated zwitterionic monomer in a co-monomer system comprising a functionalized ethylenically unsaturated monomer in which the zwitterionic monomer is soluble, a siloxane group-containing monomer or macromer, and a crosslinking agent is disclosed. The polymerizable solution is biocompatible and can be used to produce polymers and articles such as contact lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Vertellus Specialities Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Driver, Qingpu Hou, Jin Hai Wang
  • Patent number: 8980972
    Abstract: Polymerisable material which comprises a polymerisable group, a siloxane group-containing component and a zwitterionic group is described. The polymerisable material may be used to produce polymers and articles, in particular contact lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Vertellus Specialties Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Driver
  • Patent number: 8980404
    Abstract: A composition for imprints comprising a polymerizable monomer, a photopolymerization initiator, and a polymer having a functional group with at least one of a fluorine atom or a silicon atom and having a polymerizable functional group, wherein the polymer has a weight-average molecular weight of at least 2000 and the amount of the polymer is from 0.01 to 20% by mass relative to the polymerizable monomer, is excellent in patternability and mold releasability, capable of forming good patterns and free from a problem of mold contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kunihiko Kodama
  • Patent number: 8975350
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a polymerizable composition comprising a cycloolefin monomer, a coupling agent (A) that has a cycloolefin structure, a coupling agent (B) that includes at least one compound represented by a formula (1) (provided that the coupling agent (B) excludes the coupling agent (A)), a filler, and a metathesis polymerization catalyst, a weight ratio (coupling agent (A)/coupling agent (B)) of the coupling agent (A) to the coupling agent (B) being 0.1 to 1.5, (X)n-m-M-(Y)m??(1) wherein M is a silicon atom, a titanium atom, an aluminum atom, or a zirconium atom, X is a hydrolyzable group, Y is a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 50 carbon atoms that is unsubstituted or substituted with a substituent that includes an oxygen atom, a nitrogen atom, a sulfur atom, a halogen atom, or a silicon atom, provided that at least one Y is a group having a solubility parameter value (SP value) of 7.5 to 10, m is an integer from 1 to 3, and n is a valence of M.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Zeon Corporation
    Inventor: Akihiko Yoshiwara
  • Publication number: 20150065643
    Abstract: A solution is a liquid organosilicon compound represented by general formula (1) as described below: wherein, X is each independently a group represented by formula (I), formula (II) or formula (III) as described below, and when the number of the group represented by formula (I) per one molecule of the liquid organosilicon compound represented by general formula (1) is defined as a, the number of the group represented by formula (II) per one molecule thereof is defined as b, and the number of the group represented by formula (III) per one molecule thereof is defined as c, 0?a?3.5, 0?b?3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: KIICHI KAWABATA, AKIO TAJIMA, TAKASHI MATSUO, KIYOSHI SAKAI, KOICHI AYAMA
  • Publication number: 20150065639
    Abstract: Disclosed is a conjugated diene random copolymer having an alkoxysilane unit, which is prepared by subjecting a conjugated diene monomer, an aromatic vinyl monomer and an alkoxysilane monomer having a specific structure to emulsion polymerization, and in which the copolymer contains an alkoxysilane unit in the backbone thereof and is thus enhanced in the degree of dispersion and affinity to an inorganic reinforcing material such as carbon black or silica, and is useful as a rubber material for tires having superior mechanical and dynamic properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Dong Hyuk NA, Gwanghoon KWAG, Hanjoung CHO, Jun Keol CHOI
  • Publication number: 20150057421
    Abstract: A poly(siloxane-diphenylbutadiyne) exhibiting thermosetting properties, a highly tunable glass transition temperature (Tg), and very high thermal and thermo-oxidative stability. In one embodiment, the poly(siloxane-diphenylbutadiyne) is a poly(tetrasiloxane-diphenylbutadiyne). The present subject matter also relates to a method of synthesizing the poly(tetrasiloxane-diphenylbutadiyne).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Benzhong Tang, Jie Li, Rongrong Hu, Wing Yip Lam
  • Patent number: 8962741
    Abstract: The present invention provides an overcoat film which has excellent degree of planarization by optimizing the molecular weight of a binder resin included in a thermally curable resin composition for a protective film and the content of each component including the same. In a color filter according to the present invention, it is not necessary to light up all the red, green, and blue (RGB) pixels for eliciting a white light and perform a separate application process of a white portion because an overcoat film according to the present invention may serve as the white portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Soon Chun Mok, Seung Hee Lee, Jong Hwi Hwang, Beom Su Park, Sung Hyun Kim, Dae Hyun Kim, Mi Hee Park, U Ra Lee
  • Patent number: 8957174
    Abstract: A process for preparing an aqueous polymer dispersion of a polymer P by radically initiated aqueous emulsion polymerization of ethylenically unsaturated compounds, which comprises radically initiated aqueous emulsion polymerizing a monomer composition. The use of the aqueous polymer in tile adhesives is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Yeni Burk, Timo Mangel, Reiner Liedy, Martina Feil, Bogdan Moraru
  • Patent number: 8946366
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a cyclic olefin compound, a photoreactive polymer, and an alignment layer comprising the photoreactive polymer, where the cyclic olefin compound can be used to provide the photoreactive polymer having not only excellences in liquid crystal alignment and alignment rate but also readiness for change in the alignment direction depending on the polarization direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Woo Yoo, Sung-Ho Chun, Dai-Seung Choi, Sung-Kyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 8940812
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a silicone polymer comprising a sulfonic acid component formed from reactive components comprising (i) at least one silicone component and (ii) at least one sulfonic acid-containing component, wherein the sulfonic acid-containing component is comprised of a non-polymerizable, hydrophobic cation and a polymerizable sulfonic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam C. Reboul, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Michelle Carman Turnage