From Cycloaliphatic Monomer Patents (Class 526/308)
  • Patent number: 10096839
    Abstract: In an AMFC, in the formation of a CCM, the anode catalyst layer is selectively cross-linked while the cathode catalyst layer is not cross-linked. This has been found to provide structural stabilization of the CCM without loss of initial power value for a CCM without cross-linking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: POCELL TECH LTD.
    Inventors: Dario Dekel, Shimshon Gottesfeld
  • Patent number: 9932440
    Abstract: The present invention, among other things, provides highly syndiotactic poly(dicyclopentadiene) and/or hydrogenated poly(dicyclopentadiene), compositions thereof, and compounds and methods for preparing the same. In some embodiments, a provided compound is a compound of formula I, II or III. In some embodiments, a provided method comprises providing a compound of formula I, II or III.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Richard Royce Schrock, Benjamin Autenrieth
  • Patent number: 9630211
    Abstract: Described is a method for producing a multicoat color and/or effect paint system by (1) applying to a substrate a pigmented aqueous basecoat material, (2) forming a polymer film from the coating material applied in stage (1), (3) applying a clearcoat material to the resultant polymer film, and then (4) curing the polymer film together with the clearcoat film. The pigmented aqueous basecoat material comprises at least one alcohol having a structure: wherein R is a C1 to C4 alkyl radical, with the proviso that R is not an n-butyl radical. The at least one alcohol is used in an amount of 0.1% to 5% by weight, based on the total weight of the aqueous basecoat material. Additionally, described are the corresponding coating materials and also the use of the alcohols in pigmented aqueous coating materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Steinmetz, Michael Matura, Matthias Schad
  • Patent number: 9580524
    Abstract: Provided are a vinylcyclopropane that exhibits volume expansion upon homopolymerization and that enables improved solvent solubility, a monomer composition that contains the vinylcyclopropane, a polymer of the vinylcyclopropane, a polymer composition that contains the polymer, and an article that is obtainable through curing of the monomer composition. The vinylcyclopropane is represented by general formula (I) shown below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Kitadume, Hiroto Chiba, Tetsuya Abe, Tomoyasu Sunaga, Takeshi Endo
  • Patent number: 9539568
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of cross-linked fluorinated polymers comprising sulfonic acid functional groups comprising the steps of: a) providing at least one fluorinated polymer (P) comprising at least one —SO3M functional group and less than 2% of —SO2F functional groups with respect to the total amount of —SO3M and —SO2F functional groups, wherein each M is selected from H and alkaline metals; and b) reacting said fluorinated polymer with at least one cross-linking agent of formula R(X)n under conditions that promote the formation of covalent bonds between the at least one functional group —SO3M of fluorinated polymer (P) and at least one functional group X of the cross-linking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Luca Merlo, Claudio Oldani
  • Patent number: 9029471
    Abstract: Various fluoropolymers have been proposed for imparting oil and water repellency to leather. Commonly, these fluoropolymers are amphiphilic; i.e., they are made from at least one monomer which is hydrophobic and at least one monomer which is hydrophilic. The present invention identifies and remedies disadvantages associated with the ability of amphiphilic fluoropolymers to impart oil and water repellency to leather. Contrary to conventional thinking, it has now been discovered that the incorporation of hydrophilic groups in a fluoropolymer undesirably reduces its ability to impart water resistance to leather. Correspondingly, it has also been discovered that a fluoropolymer incorporating fewer or no hydrophilic groups imparts superior oil and water repellency to leather when compared to fluoropolymers incorporating more hydrophilic groups. Therefore, this invention provides fluoropolymers which incorporate reduced levels of hydrophilic groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: E I du Pont du Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Romain Severac, Agnes Ibos, Lamia Heuze, Renaud Laloux-Walther
  • Patent number: 9017931
    Abstract: A negative pattern is formed by coating a resist composition comprising a polymer comprising recurring units having a tertiary ester type acid labile group having a plurality of methyl or ethyl groups on alicycle and an acid generator onto a substrate, prebaking, exposing to high-energy radiation, baking, and developing in an organic solvent developer so that the unexposed region of resist film is dissolved away and the exposed region of resist film is not dissolved. The resist composition exhibits a high dissolution contrast during organic solvent development and forms a fine hole or trench pattern of dimensional uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Hasegawa, Jun Hatakeyama, Masayoshi Sagehashi, Teppei Adachi
  • Patent number: 8946347
    Abstract: The present invention related to a conjugated diene based polymer comprising a monomer unit derived from a noncyclic conjugated diene and a monomer unit derived from an alicyclic hydrocarbon compound having a non-conjugated carbon-carbon double bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventor: Mana Fujii
  • Patent number: 8889806
    Abstract: There is provided a ring-opening polymer of cyclopentene wherein a cis ratio of cyclopentene-derived structural units is 30% or more, the weight average molecular weight (Mw) is 100,000 to 1,000,000, and an oxysilyl group is included at an end of the polymer chain. For example, the ring-opening polymer of cyclopentene can be obtained by ring opening polymerization of cyclopentene in the presence of a compound of a transition metal belonging to Group 6 in the Periodic Table, an organoaluminum compound represented by the following general formula (1), and an olefinically unsaturated hydrocarbon containing an oxysilyl group. (R1)3-xAl(OR2)x??(1) (in the general formula (1), R1 and R2 represent a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms and x satisfies the requirement 0<x<3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Zeon Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Tsunogae, Yoshihisa Takeyama
  • Publication number: 20140275460
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thickeners that are the polymerization product of a monomer mixture comprising: (a) at least one C3 to C30 olefin; (b) at least one monomer that contains at least one carboxylic acid group; (c) at least one ethylenically unsaturated ester monomer; and (d) one or more crosslinking compounds. Optionally, the above multi-purpose polymer compositions can further include any combination of one or more of: (e) at least one functional monomer; (f) at least one associative hydrophobic monomer; and/or (g) at least one chain transfer agent (CTA) and/or at least one polymeric stabilizer. The thickeners of the present invention are useful in a variety of products including, but not limited to, personal care products, health care products, household care products, institutional and industrial care products, and industrial applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Krishnan Tamareselvy, Robert J. Pafford, IV, Libin Du
  • Publication number: 20140275402
    Abstract: The present invention related to a conjugated diene based polymer comprising a monomer unit derived from a noncyclic conjugated diene and a monomer unit derived from an alicyclic hydrocarbon compound having a non-conjugated carbon-carbon double bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Mana FUJII
  • Patent number: 8829068
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer having a novel structure and a photosensitive resin composition comprising the same. A photosensitive resin composition comprising a polymer according to the present invention has a high taper angle and excellent adhesion strength. Accordingly, the photosensitive resin composition comprising the polymer according to the present invention may be applied to various photosensitive materials, and particularly, may be preferably applied when a color filter pattern for LCD is manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sunhwa Kim, Ho Chan Ji, Dongchang Choi, Han Soo Kim, Yoon Hee Heo, Changho Cho, Won Jin Chung
  • Patent number: 8816032
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a copolymer derived from an acyclic conjugated diene monomer and a 1-vinylcycloalkene monomer of formula I where n is an integer ranging from 0 to 4, R is hydrogen or a linear or branched alkyl group of one to four carbon atoms, with the proviso that R may be appended at the 3 to (n+5) positions on the carbon ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Margaret McGuigan Flook
  • Publication number: 20140221574
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal alignment layer of which a constituent member is a polymer represented by the general formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin Schadt, Vladimir Grigorievich Chigrinov, Hoi-Sing Kwok, Sayaka Nose, Masayuki Iwakubo, Masanao Hayashi, Yutaka Nagashima, Isa Nishiyama, Haruyoshi Takatsu
  • Patent number: 8765896
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an acrylic copolymer having high heat resistance and high strength, and an optical film comprising the same, and more particularly, to an acrylic copolymer for optical films in which alkyl (meth)acrylate monomers; (meth)acrylate monomers comprising aromatic rings and/or aliphatic rings; and (meth)acrylamide monomers are included and polymerized. An acrylic copolymer according to the present invention is excellent in heat resistance while maintaining transparency. Further, an optical film comprising a compound resin including the acrylic copolymer has superior transparency and heat resistance and is excellent in formability, adhesion, retardation properties, and durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Su-Kyung Kim, Da-Eun Sung, Chang-Hun Han, Byung-Il Kang, Jae-Bum Seo, Eun-Jung Choi, Byoung-Kue Chun, Yu-Taek Sung
  • Publication number: 20140178324
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pH responsive polymer made with mono-[2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl]phthalate and/or mono-[2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl hexahydro]phthalate. Also disclosed is an aqueous coating composition including at least one latex polymer derived from at least one monomer copolymerized or blended with alkali swellable acrylate copolymer. Also provided is an aqueous coating composition including at least one latex polymer derived from at least one monomer blended with alkali swellable acrylate copolymer, at least one pigment, and water. Also provided is a method of preparing an aqueous coating composition such as a latex paint including the above components. Also provided are methods of preparing mono-[2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl]phthalate. Also provided are conpositions and methods using the polymer in hydraulic fracturing, personal care and or home and industrial cleaners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Nemesio Martinez-Castro, Jennie McGuire, Herve Adam, James Woods
  • Publication number: 20140170379
    Abstract: The present invention provides a film for forming which exhibits both excellent dimensional stability in processing and excellent formability as well as excellent appearance of surfaces and can thus be suitably applied to a variety of forming members through forming and used in forming decoration applications. Provided is a film for forming comprising a cyclic olefin-based resin as a main component, wherein the storage modulus at 120° C. is 101 MPa to 3,000 MPa and the storage modulus at 170° C. is 100 MPa or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Isao Manabe, Mitsutaka Sakamoto, Kozo Takahashi, Toshiya Ieki, Nobuyuki Sato, Shinji Takauchi
  • Patent number: 8701728
    Abstract: A process for preparing a copolymer of an acyclic conjugated diene and a cyclic conjugated diene using a polymerization catalyst system comprising a transition metal compound or a lanthanide metal compound, an alkylating agent, and an inorganic halide alcoholate, and rubber compositions and tires comprising the same. The copolymer contains at least 90% acyclic conjugated diene monomer, has a number average molecular weight of between 40,000 and 300,000, and has a cis-bond content of at least 92%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Zengquan Qin, Eiju Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8691491
    Abstract: A fluorine-containing compound represented by the formula 1, where R1 is a methyl group or trifluoromethyl group, each of R2 and R3 is independently a hydrogen atom or a group containing (a) a hydrocarbon group having a straight-chain, branched or ring form and having a carbon atom number of 1-25 or (b) an aromatic hydrocarbon group, the group optionally containing at least one of a fluorine atom, an oxygen atom and a carbonyl bond, l is an integer of from 0 to 2, each of m and n is independently an integer of 1-5 to satisfy an expression of m+n?6, and when at least one of R1, R2 and R3 is in a plural number, the at least one of R1, R2 and R3 may be identical with or different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Shinichi Sumida, Haruhiko Komoriya, Kazuhiko Maeda
  • Publication number: 20140042090
    Abstract: Embodiments in accordance with the present invention provide forming various polycycloalkyl polynorbornene polymers and copolymers which are useful for forming pervaporation membranes, the membranes themselves and methods of making such membranes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Promerus, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Bell, Leah Langsdorf, Oleksandr Burtovyy
  • Patent number: 8637606
    Abstract: Tires and tread are made from resin formed from the polymerization of phenol, aromatic, and terpene and/or mono- and bi-cyclic mono- and bi-unsaturated hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Arizona Chemical Company, LLC
    Inventors: Wolfgang Pille-Wolf, Abhay Deshpande
  • Publication number: 20130324688
    Abstract: The preparation of cyclohexadienes from one or more plant oils is disclosed. The cyclohexadiene can be used to form polymers or derivatized to form other monomers that can be used to form polymeric materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Robert T. MATHERS
  • Patent number: 8592618
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a kind of novel carbene ligands and ruthenium catalysts, which is highly active and selective for ROMP and RCM reactions, respectively. It discloses the significant electronic and steric effect of different substituted carbene ligands on the catalytic activity and stability of corresponding carbene ruthenium complexes; some of novel ruthenium complexes in the invention can be broadly used as catalysts highly effectively and selective for ROMP and RCM reactions. The invention also relates to preparation of new ruthenium catalysts and the uses in metathesis. Moreover, the invention also provides effective methods of making various functional polymers by ROMP reaction in the presence of new ruthenium catalysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Zannan Scitech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Yun James Zhan
  • Patent number: 8568875
    Abstract: Copolymers which are composed of at least 4 monomers, including (meth)acrylate compounds containing perfluoroalkyl groups, are suitable for the treatment of fiber materials. The copolymers are usually used here in the form of aqueous dispersions. The fiber materials are in particular fabrics, for example made of polyolefin. Treatment with the copolymers imparts to them oil- and water-repellent properties and also repellent properties toward low molecular weight alcohols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Huntsman Textile Effects (Germany) GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Moors, Wilhelm Artner, Isabella Rettenbacher, Edeltraud Schidek
  • Publication number: 20130277609
    Abstract: A compound represented by formula (1), a liquid crystal composition, a liquid crystal display device are described. In formula (1), for example, the ring A1 and the ring A4 are phenylene or cyclohexylene; Z1, Z2, Z3 and Z4 are a single bond or alkylene having 1 to 6 carbons; L1 is a single bond; s and t are 0; and P1, P2, P3 and P4 are a polymerizable group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicants: JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION, JNC CORPORATION
    Inventors: YASUYUKI GOTO, MAIKO MATSUKUMA, JUNICHI YAMASHITA
  • Patent number: 8541527
    Abstract: Elastomeric interpolymers comprising at least two, or more, cyclic olefin monomers that are prepared by ring opening metathesis polymerization, and that are characterized by having no crystallinity, a glass transition temperature (Tg) of less than ?80° C., and a number average molecular weight (Mn) of at least 40 kg/mole, and functionalized products thereof. A ring opening metathesis polymerization process for producing the elastomeric interpolymers having no crystallinity. Uses of the elastomeric interpolymers in applications such as rubber compounds, tires, and the like. Cores of golf balls that are prepared by using metathesis polymerization produced elastomeric interpolymers having 0 to about 30% crystallinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Firestone Polymers, LLC
    Inventors: James Pawlow, Christopher Robertson, Daniel Graves, Mitch Barry
  • Patent number: 8487059
    Abstract: A one step process for making a dendritic hydrocarbon polymer, e.g., dendritic polyolefin, by metathesis insertion polymerization. The process comprises polymerizing an amount of one or more cyclic olefins and one or more multi-functional (meth)acrylates in the presence of a metathesis catalyst and under conditions sufficient to produce the dendritic hydrocarbon polymer. The one or more multi-functional (meth)acrylates have a functionality of 3 or higher. The dendritic hydrocarbon polymer can be hydrogenated to produce a substantially saturated dendritic hydrocarbon polymer. The hydrogenation can take place in the same reaction vessel as the polymerization, i.e., one pot process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Yong Yang, Andy Haishung Tsou
  • Patent number: 8486498
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymer coated metal powders, such as metal powders used in the formation of solder alloys and pastes. The metal powders are coated with curable compositions of cyanoacrylates. The present invention relates to polymer coated metal powders, such as metal powders used in the formation of solder alloys and pastes. The metal powders are coated with curable compositions of cyanoacrylates, and once cured the coating on the metal powder is a cyanoacrylate polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignees: Henkel Corporation, Henkel Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Puwei Liu, Matthew James Holloway, Blake Olsen
  • Patent number: 8461252
    Abstract: The instant disclosure describes methods for preparing latex resins for coated carriers using surfactant partitioning, which resins exhibit both lower ? potential and greater latex stability, while not adversely affecting particle size, toner charge or other metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Daryl W Vanbesien, Michael Steven Hawkins, Corey Tracy, Richard P N Veregin, Karen A Moffat, Paul Joseph Gerroir, Thomas E Enright, Valerie Farrugia
  • Patent number: 8445611
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to novel polymers (SMAMPs) and their syntheses and use. The polymers exhibit promising properties of AMPs. In particularly, for example, a ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) platform was developed that allows syntheses of SMAMPs that employ a minimum number of norbornene-based building blocks and/or enable easy and independent variation of hydrophobic and hydrophilic groups in the monomer units and/or along the polymeric backbone to finetune and select desirable properties of the polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Gregory N. Tew, Ahmad E. Madkour, Karen Lienkamp, Ashlan Marie Musante
  • Patent number: 8378003
    Abstract: Provided are substantially flat membranes that include a block or graft co-polymer and a water transport protein, such as Aquaporin-Z, or a synthetic mimic of such proteins. Also provided are methods of removing contaminants from a liquid, by contacting the liquid with a substantially flat membrane that includes a block or graft co-polymer and a water transport protein or synthetic mimic thereof. Also provided are methods of making such membranes. Further provided are compositions that include at least one active ingredient and vesicles surrounding the active ingredient, where the vesicles include a block or graft copolymer and a water transport protein or synthetic mimic surrounding the active ingredient. Also provided are methods that include administering such compositions to patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Kumar Manish, Clark Mark, Zilles L. Julie, Mariusz Grzelakowski, Rainer Nehring, WolfGang Meier
  • Publication number: 20130030077
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer having a novel structure and a photosensitive resin composition comprising the same. A photosensitive resin composition comprising a polymer according to the present invention has a high taper angle and excellent adhesion strength. Accordingly, the photosensitive resin composition comprising the polymer according to the present invention may be applied to various photosensitive materials, and particularly, may be preferably applied when a color filter pattern for LCD is manufactured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Sunhwa Kim, Ho Chan JI, Dongchang Choi, Han Soo Kim, Yoon Hee Heo, Changho Cho, Won Jin Chung
  • Patent number: 8349976
    Abstract: Copolymers which are composed of at least 4 monomers, including (meth)acrylate compounds containing perfluoroalkyl groups, are suitable for the treatment of fiber materials. The copolymers are usually used here in the form of aqueous dispersions. The fiber materials are in particular fabrics, for example made of polyolefin. Treatment with the copolymers imparts to them oil- and water-repellent properties and also repellent properties toward low molecular weight alcohols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Huntsman Textile Effects (Germany) GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Moors, Wilhelm Artner, Isabella Rettenbacher, Edeltraud Schidek
  • Patent number: 8349934
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a hardening composition comprising silica fine particles (a), a (meth)acrylate (b) having two or more ethylenically unsaturated groups and being free from cyclic structure, a (meth)acrylate (c) having an ethylenically unsaturated group and having an alicyclic structure, a polymerization initiator (d) and black inorganic fine particles (e), wherein the silica fine particles (a) are surface-treated with a silane compound (f) represented by the following general formula (1) and a silane compound (g) represented by the following general formula (2): (in the formula (1), R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, R2 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms or a phenyl group, R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms; q represents an integer of 1 to 6; and r represents an integer of 0 to 2, (in the formula (2), R4 is an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms or a phenyl group which may have a substituent; R
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventors: Katsumi Murofushi, Nobuaki Ishii, Shigeru Yamaki, Hideo Miyata, Yotaro Hattori
  • Patent number: 8324334
    Abstract: Olefin metathesis polymerization reactions are disclosed, and more particularly ring-opening metathesis polymerization of cyclic olefins with olefinic compounds, such as are derived from seed oils and the like, to form telechelic polymers. In one aspect, a method is provided for carrying out a catalytic ring-opening metathesis polymerization reaction, comprising contacting at least one olefinic compound with at least one cyclic olefin, in the presence of a ruthenium alkylidene olefin metathesis catalyst under conditions effective to allow ring-opening metathesis polymerization of the cyclic olefin, whereby the cyclic olefin polymer formed is terminated with the olefinic compound. The invention has utility in the fields of catalysis, organic synthesis, polymer chemistry, and industrial chemistry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Materia, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon C. Jones, Farshad J. Motamedi, Li-Sheng Wang, Brian Edgecombe, Michael A. Giardello
  • Patent number: 8318876
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for producing a thermosetting resin from renewable oils, the method comprising supplying renewable oil molecules containing strained ring alkene moieties; reacting the alkene moieties with cyclic alkenes to create a polymer; and repeating the above two steps until the resin having desired characteristics are obtained. Also provided is a thermoset resin comprising functionalized renewable oil polymerized with a co-monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: U.S. Department of Energy
    Inventors: Richard C. Larock, Phillip H. Henna, Michael R. Kessier
  • Publication number: 20120289646
    Abstract: There is provided a ring-opening polymer of cyclopentene wherein a cis ratio of the cyclopentene-derived structural units is 30% or more, a weight average molecular weight (Mw) is 100,000 to 1,000,000, and a functional group containing a structure represented by the general formula (1) or (2) is included at an end of the polymer chain. —Y—H ??(1) (in the above general formula (1), Y represents an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom.) —NH-Q ??(2) (in the above general formula (2), Q represents a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group or a silyl group which may have a substituent group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo Tsunogae, Yoshihisa Takeyama
  • Patent number: 8298745
    Abstract: A polymeric compound including a structural unit (a0) represented by the structural unit (a0-1) shown below: (in the formula (a0-1), R1 represents a hydrogen atom, a lower alkyl group, or a halogenated lower alkyl group; R5 represents an alkyl group; R6 represents a substituent selected from the group consisting of an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, a halogen atom and a halogenated alkyl group; and e represents an integer of 0 to 5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sanae Furuya, Takahiro Dazai, Shinichi Kohno
  • Patent number: 8236910
    Abstract: Cycloolefin copolymers which are distinguished by the presence of racemic diads of repeating polycyclic units and additionally by racemic triads of repeating polycyclic units are described. These copolymers can be prepared by copolymerization of polycyclic olefins with linear olefins in the presence of metallocene catalysts which have no Cs symmetry in relation to the centroid-M-centroid plane. The novel copolymers can be used for the production of shaped articles, in particular of films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Topas Advanced Polymers GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Ruchatz, Anne-Meike Schauwienold, Peter Jörg
  • Patent number: 8231946
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photoreactive norbornene polymer comprising a photoreactive norbornene monomer, a process for preparing the same, and an alignment layer using the same. The photoreactive norbornene polymer includes a photoreactive functional group having a halogen, in particular, a fluorine substituent group so that it gives a compositional gradient in the alignment layer to improve an orientation rate, an orientation, and an adhesion property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Woo Yoo, Sung-Ho Chun, Dai-Seung Choi, Young-Chul Won
  • Patent number: 8232039
    Abstract: A polymer comprising a structural unit represented by the formula (I): wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, X represents a linear or branched chain C1-C6 alkylene group, Z represents a group represented by the formula (Ia): wherein R2 is independently in each occurrence a linear or branched chain C1-C6 alkyl group and m represents an integer of 0 to 15, and a structural unit represented by the formula (II): wherein R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, R4 is independently in each occurrence a linear or branched chain C1-C6 alkyl group and n represents an integer of 0 to 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Nobuo Ando, Kazuhiko Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8210967
    Abstract: Elastomeric interpolymers comprising at least two, or more, cyclic olefin monomers that are prepared by ring opening metathesis polymerization, and that are characterized by having no crystallinity, a glass transition temperature (Tg) of less than ?80° C., and a number average molecular weight (Mn) of at least 40 kg/mole, and functionalized products thereof. A ring opening metathesis polymerization process for producing the elastomeric interpolymers having no crystallinity. Uses of the elastomeric interpolymers in applications such as rubber compounds, tires, and the like. Cores of golf balls that are prepared by using metathesis polymerization produced elastomeric interpolymers having 0 to about 30% crystallinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Firestone Polymers, LLC
    Inventors: James Pawlow, Christopher Robertson, Daniel Graves, Mitch Barry
  • Publication number: 20120164465
    Abstract: A hydrogenated norbornene ring-open polymer obtained by hydrogenating 80% or more of main-chain carbon-carbon double bonds of a ring-open polymer obtained by ring-opening polymerization of 2-norbornene. The hydrogenated norbornene ring-open polymer has a weight average molecular weight determined by gel permeation chromatography (GPC) of 50,000 to 200,000, a molecular weight distribution of 1.5 to 10.0, and a melting point of 110 to 145° C. A hydrogenated norbornene ring-open polymer obtained by hydrogenating 80% or more of carbon-carbon double bonds of a ring-open polymer obtained by ring-opening copolymerization of 2-norbornene and a substituent-containing norbornene monomer, wherein the proportion of a repeating unit (A) derived from the 2-norbornene with respect to all repeating units is 90 to 99 wt % and the proportion of a repeating unit (B) derived from the substituent-containing norbornene monomer with respect to all repeating units is 1 to 10 wt %. A resin composition and a molding material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haruhiko Takahashi, Teiji Kohara, Nobuhiro Kudo, Koichi Ikeda, Tokudai Ogawa, Takeshi Hirata
  • Patent number: 8188191
    Abstract: The present invention is a polyolefin polymer containing vinyl groups at both ends thereof, and a composition and a molded product containing the polymer, wherein the polymer contains a constitutional unit derived from at least one selected from the group consisting of ethylene (a), an ?-olefin (b) having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, and a cyclic olefin (c), and (1) a ratio of terminal vinylation is 70% or more relative to all of both ends of molecular chains, and (2) an intrinsic viscosity [?] is in the range of 0.01 to 10 dl/g as measured in a decalin solution at 135° C. The polymer of the present invention may be molded by a LIM molding, an injection molding, a transfer molding, a compression molding, and the like, and is excellent in acid resistance, gas permeation resistance, hydrolysis resistance, and dynamic fatigue resistance. From the polymer, a thermoplastic resin composition and a crosslinkable resin composition, and a crosslinked composition having excellent mechanical characteristics are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigenobu Ikenaga, Keiji Okada, Yoshiki Shimokawatoko, Akihiro Matsuda, Shigekazu Matsui, Masahiro Enna
  • Patent number: 8188202
    Abstract: A polymer comprising a unit represented by the following formula (1); and a process for producing the polymer comprising the step of polymerizing a diene compound such as 9,9-diallylfluorene in the presence of a polymerization catalyst formed by contacting a nickel compound with an organoaluminum compound and/or a boron compound:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignees: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Kohtaro Osakada, Daisuke Takeuchi, Yusuke Fukuda, Osamu Ihata, Hiroshi Kuribayashi
  • Patent number: 8168366
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a radiation sensitive photoresist composition. The composition comprises a polymer comprising at least two monomers. The first monomer has an acid cleavable tertiary ester group. The second monomer is an acidic monomer. The acid cleavable ester group of the polymer has a surprisingly low activation energy which results in improved resist images in lithographic processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert David Allen, Richard Anthony DiPietro, Ratnam Sooriyakumaran, Hoa D Truong
  • Patent number: 8158748
    Abstract: The invention provides hetero-functional compound compounds useful in a variety of adhesive applications. More particularly, the invention provides compounds bearing at least one electron rich olefinic bond and at least one electron poor olefinic bond, wherein the two olefinic bonds are separated by a C3 to about C500 aliphatic, cycloaliphatic, or aromatic spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Designer Molecules, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Dershem, Farhad G Mizori
  • Patent number: 8153739
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to novel polymers (SMAMPs) and their syntheses and use. The polymers exhibit promising properties of AMPs. In particularly, for example, a ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) platform was developed that allows syntheses of SMAMPs that employ a minimum number of norbornene-based building blocks and/or enable easy and independent variation of hydrophobic and hydrophilic groups in the monomer units and/or along the polymeric backbone to finetune and select desirable properties of the polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Gregory Tew, Ahmad E. Madkour, Karen Lienkamp, Ashlan Marie Musante
  • Patent number: 8138231
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel polymer having oxocarbon groups which is particularly useful in battery and fuel cell applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Lanny S. Liebeskind, Ken Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 8138286
    Abstract: Cycloolefin copolymers which are distinguished by the presence of racemic diads of repeating polycyclic units and additionally by racemic triads of repeating polycyclic units are described. These copolymers can be prepared by copolymerization of polycyclic olefins with linear olefins in the presence of metallocene catalysts which have no Cs symmetry in relation to the centroid-M-centroid plane. The novel copolymers can be used for the production of shaped articles, in particular of films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Topas Advanced Polymers GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Ruchatz, Anne-Meike Schauwienold, Peter Jörg