From Nitrogen Containing Monomer Other Than Acrylonitrile Or Methacrylonitrile Patents (Class 526/310)
  • Patent number: 10189891
    Abstract: The invention discloses an immunoglobulin-binding protein comprising one or more mutated immunoglobulin-binding domains (monomers) of staphylococcal Protein A (E, D, A, B, C) or protein Z or a functional variant thereof, wherein in at least one of the one or more mutated monomers, the asparagine or histidine at the position corresponding to H18 of the B domain of Protein A or of Protein Z has been deleted or substituted with a first amino acid residue which is not proline or asparagine and wherein, if the amino acid residue at position 57 is proline and the amino acid residue at position 28 is asparagine, then the amino acid residue at the position corresponding to H18 of the B domain of protein A or of protein Z is not serine, threonine or lysine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: GE Healthcare BioProcess R&D AB
    Inventors: Mats Ander, Goran Bauren, Tomas Bjorkman, Per-Mikael Aberg, Gustav Rodrigo
  • Patent number: 9884968
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new acrylic associative thickening agents which, when polymerized in the presence of particular polyglycerols, ultimately result in an increase of the open time of the paint or of the thick coating in which they are incorporated. By so doing, painters and applicators will have more time to work the paint layers gradually or to correct imperfections such as paint droplets, traces of brushes and filling-knives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: COATEX
    Inventors: Denis Ruhlmann, Jean-Marc Suau
  • Patent number: 9701831
    Abstract: Process for preparing an aqueous dispersion of hydrophilic polymers, according to which, in a reactor: a reaction medium is prepared in the form of an aqueous solution comprising water-soluble monomers, one or more salts and/or one or more dispersant organic polymers; the monomers are polymerized; the polymer obtained is discharged from the reactor; wherein the pressure of the reaction medium is lowered to a value below 200 mbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: S.P.C.M. SA
    Inventors: Sebastien Coccolo, Bruno Tavernier
  • Patent number: 9365501
    Abstract: A polymerizable UV-absorbing colorant monomer is provided, which is excellent in stability under alkaline conditions and which is available for a useful material polymer for an intraocular lens. A compound, which is represented by the following general formula (1), is used as a polymerizable UV-absorbing monomer available for a material polymer for an intraocular lens: (in the general formula (1), R1 is a hydrogen atom, a hydroxy group, a carboxy group, an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, a sulfonic acid group, or a benzyloxy group, R2 is a hydrogen atom, a hydroxy group, or an alkoxy group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and R3 is represented by the following formula (2)): (in the general formula (2), R4 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and R5 is a single bond or an alkylene group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms which may have a substituent or substituents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: KOWA COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Tamura, Takahide Oshita
  • Publication number: 20150094437
    Abstract: Arylamine compounds comprising an arylamine core and at least one addition-polymerizable group X selected from the group consisting of formula (A); said addition polymerizable group attached to one ring of the arylamine core through a spacer of general formula (1): C(R1R2)—(C(R3R4))m; wherein, R1 and R2, independent of one another, each represent a C1-C8 alkyl group or an aryl group of from 5 to 30 carbon atoms, R3 and R4, independent of one another, are hydrogen, a C1 to C8 alkyl group or an aryl group of from 5 to 30 carbon atoms and m is an integer of from 0 to 6, or through a fluorene subunit of general formulae (2) or (3); wherein R5 represents hydrogen, C1 to C8-alkyl, or C5 to C30 aryl, and R6 and R7, independently of one another represent C1 alkylene or a C5 to C30 arylene group, provided that R6 and R7 both carry an addition-polymerizable group X and R5 is not hydrogen if R6 is methylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Jean Raphael Caille, Jonathan Maunoury
  • Publication number: 20150084031
    Abstract: A polymerizable monomer represented by the following formula (1) wherein at least one of Ar1 to Ar3 is substituted by a group represented by the following formula (2) and which is substituted by one or more groups comprising a polymerizable functional group. Ar1 to Ar3 are a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 40 ring carbon atoms, Ar6 is a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 40 ring carbon atoms and Ar4 and Ar5 are a substituted or unsubstituted arylene group having 6 to 40 ring carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Mitsuru EIDA, Nobohiro YABUNOUCHI, Yumiko MIZUKI, Masami WATANABE, Akinori YOMOGITA
  • Publication number: 20150069306
    Abstract: Provided is a dispersant used for dispersion of metal particles, the dispersant including: a constituent unit derived from a compound represented by General Formula (I) below; and a constituent unit derived from a compound having an ionic group, where in General Formula (I) above, R1 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, x is a natural number of 2 or greater, and n is a natural number of 1 or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Masahiro YANAGISAWA
  • Patent number: 8962225
    Abstract: A charge transporting film includes a cured film of a composition containing at least one selected from reactive compounds represented by the following Formula (I): wherein F represents a charge transporting skeleton, D represents a group represented by Formula (IIa), m represents an integer of from 1 to 8, E represents a group represented by Formula (IIb), L represents a (n+1)-valent linking group including two or more selected from the group consisting of an alkylene group, an alkenylene group, —C(?O)—, —N(R)—, —S—, —O—, and a trivalent or tetravalent group derived from alkane or alkene, R represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, or an aralkyl group, n represents an integer of from 1 to 3, R0 represents a halogen atom, an alkyl group, or an alkoxy group, and n0 represents an integer of from 0 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoya Sasaki, Katsumi Nukada, Wataru Yamada, Hidekazu Hirose, Kenji Kajiwara, Yuko Iwadate
  • Patent number: 8957150
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aqueous dispersion comprising a polyamide-based rubber-like elastomer emulsified and dispersed therein, wherein 0.8 to 10 parts by weight of a copolymer of ethylene with an ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid, relative to 100 parts by weight of the polyamide-based rubber-like elastomer is contained. The aqueous dispersion of the present invention is a novel aqueous dispersion of polyamide-based rubber-like elastomer that is excellent in storage stability at low temperatures, and that can provide processed products excellent in flexibility and heat resistance when used as a coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Sakata, Hiromasa Miyazaki, Taiji Matsukawa
  • Patent number: 8921447
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for manufacturing a polymeric material having a compositional gradient, comprising: forming a mixture comprising a first photopolymerizable polymer precursor and a second photopolymerizable precursor, and subjecting said mixture to an intensity gradient of electromagnetic radiation, wherein said first precursor has a greater reactivity ratio than said second precursor, and/or said first precursor is mono-functional and said second precursor is di-functional, and/or said first precursor is less inhibited by oxygen than said second precursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: The University of Iowa Research Foundation
    Inventors: Clinton J. Cook, C. Allan Guymon
  • Publication number: 20140378639
    Abstract: A water-soluble copolymer comprising, by mass relative to the total mass of the copolymer: 5 to 45% of at least one cationic monomer whose cationicity comes exclusively from one or more quaternary ammonium functional groups; 50 to 95% of at least one monomer of formula (I); in which: R1 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl radical; Z is a divalent group —C(?O)—O—, or —C(?O)—NH—; n is an integer between 2 and 200; R2 is a hydrogen atom or a carbon-containing radical which is saturated or unsaturated, optionally aromatic, linear, branched or cyclic, comprising 1 to 30 carbon atoms, and from 0 to 4 heteroatoms chosen from the group comprising O, N and S; the copolymer having a cationic charge density of between 0.3 and 2.6 meq/g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: S.P.C.M. SA
    Inventors: Frédéric Blondel, Antonin Sanna
  • Patent number: 8916663
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a high-molecular-weight copolymer of polar group-containing allyl monomers including monomer units represented by formulae (3) and (4) (in the formulae, R1 represents a hydrogen atom (H) or hydrocarbon group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; R2 represents —OH, —OCOR3 (R3 represents hydrocarbon group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms), —N(R4)2 (R4 represents a hydrogen atom or hydrocarbon group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms); and n and m are a value representing the molar ratio of each of the monomer units), which has few branches and unsaturated group at the molecular end, by copolymerizing olefin and a polar group-containing allyl compound using a metal complex of group 10 elements in the periodic system represented by formula (I) as a catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignees: The University of Tokyo, Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventors: Kyoko Nozaki, Shingo Ito, Yoshikuni Okumura, Junichi Kuroda
  • Patent number: 8901266
    Abstract: Provided is a process for producing a copolymer of diallyldialkylammonium salt and a maleic acid which copolymer is free of residual monomers and polymerization initiator and hence stably exhibits excellent performances in various uses, and the process comprises polymerizing a monomer mixture comprising diallyldialkylammonium salt and maleic acid in the presence of persulfate as a radical polymerization initiator in water or a polar solvent, and completion of the polymerization-reaction, decomposing the radical polymerization initiator to produce a copolymer comprising diallyldialkylammonium salt constituent unit and a maleic acid constituent unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Boseki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Fukushima, Yasuhito Nakata, Minoru Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 8877857
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polar group-containing copolymer which can provide a rubber composition and a winter tire achieving the abrasion resistance, performance on ice, and handling stability on dry roads in a balanced manner. The present invention relates to a polar group-containing copolymer obtainable by copolymerizing a conjugated diene compound and a polar group-containing vinyl compound, wherein the polar group-containing vinyl compound is a compound that has a polymerizable unsaturated bond and a polar group, wherein any one of carbon atoms forming the polymerizable unsaturated bond and a carbon atom linked to the polar group are connected to each other via at least one carbon atom, and wherein a cis content of the double bond portion of the conjugated diene compound in the polar group-containing copolymer is 80 mol % or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuichi Tokimune, Kazuo Hochi, Katsumi Terakawa
  • Patent number: 8846803
    Abstract: The invention relates to polymeric latexes that can be used in adhesive compositions, which provide improved bonding of rubber articles to rubber reinforcing articles. The adhesive composition includes a single or a blend of polymeric latexes comprising a conjugated aliphatic monomer, a vinylaromatic monomer, a vinylpyridine monomer, and a nitrogen-containing monomer comprising a reactive N-methylol- or N-alkoxy-functionality. Use of the monomer comprising a nitrogen-containing monomer comprising a reactive N-methylol- or N-alkoxy-functionality allows for reduced amounts of the vinylpyridine monomer in the latex, and enhances the bonding properties of the adhesive composition. Use of the adhesive composition provides economic and chemical advantages for the preparation of reinforced rubberized articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Norman K. Porter, Carla B. Dittman McBain
  • Publication number: 20140272177
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dispersing agent to be used for dispersing metal particles, comprising a structural unit originating from a compound represented by a general formula of wherein R1 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, R2 is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group with a carbon number equal to or greater than 1 and equal to or less than 9, a phenyl group, a bicyclopentenyl group, or a nonylphenyl group, x is 2 or 3, and n is equal to or greater than 1, and a structural unit that has an ionic group, wherein a number average molecular weight of the compound represented by general formula (I) is equal to or less than 10000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 8822592
    Abstract: This invention relates to an aqueous emulsion polymer used as pigment dispersing agent comprising as copolymerized units the following monomers (A) an ethylenically unsaturated monomer containing at least one amino group; (B) an ethylenically unsaturated monomer containing no amino group; (C) optionally a hydroxy- or alkoxyalkyl(meth)acrylate of the formula CH2?CH(R1)—COO—CtH2t—OR2 wherein R1 is hydrogen or methyl and R2 is hydrogen or C1-C6alkyl and t is an integer of 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6; (D) a (poly)alkyleneglycolmono(meth)acrylate of the formula CH2?CH(R1)—COO—(CmH2mO)n—OR2 wherein R1 is hydrogen or methyl and R2 is hydrogen or C1-C6alkyl and m is an integer of 2 or 3 and n is an integer of 2 to 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Harm-Jan Kok, Marleen Suurmeijer
  • Publication number: 20140242798
    Abstract: A polishing composition of the present invention is used for polishing an object containing a phase-change alloy and is characterized by containing an ionic additive. Examples of the ionic additive include a cationic surfactant, an anionic surfactant, an amphoteric surfactant, and a cationic water-soluble polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIMI INCORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Izawa, Yukinobu Yoshizaki
  • 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: 8765863
    Abstract: A halogenated elastomer partially functionalized with triethylamine, in a mixture with fiiier and a cure package, suitable for use as an air barrier in an innertube or tire innerliner, is disclosed. The halogenated elastomer can be a polymer comprising C4 to C7 isoolefm derived units, para-alkylstyrene derived units, para-(haloalkylstyrene) derived units, and para-(triethylammoniumalkylstyrene) derived units. The Mooney viscosity of the elastomer can be controlled by the degree of triethylamine functionalization. Also disclosed is a method for making an article using the tri ethy iamine-functionalized elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignees: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc., Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Brian Bergman, Anthony Jay Dias, Caiguo Gong, Thomas C. Hodge, David John Lohse, Weiqing Weng
  • Patent number: 8765897
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hydrophilic crosslinked polymer, preferably in the form of porous particles, and to the preparation and use thereof. The polymer according to the invention is produced by polymerization from chain-forming hydrophilic vinyl ethers and crosslinking, preferably heterocyclic divinyl ethers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Joehnck, Eckhard Sabrowskii
  • 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: 8729202
    Abstract: The present invention provides a biocompatible polymer composition for use in biomedical applications comprising a base molecule, a linker molecule and at least one initiator compound, said base molecule having at least two differing functionalities, and said linker molecule having a functionality reactive with at least one functionality of said base molecule, the first of said at least two functionalities of said base molecule enabling a first curing stage of said polymer composition by reaction with said linker molecule, and the second and any further functionality of said base molecule enabling second and further curing stages of said polymer composition, said first, second and any further curing stages being capable of activation simultaneously or independently of each other as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Polynovo Biomaterials Pty Limited
    Inventors: Roshan Tyrrel Anton Mayadunne, Raju Adhikari, Pathiraja Arachchillage Gunatillake
  • Patent number: 8722829
    Abstract: Described is a recloseable pack having a cold-sealed layer of adhesive which is recloseable after the pack has been opened, the layer of adhesive comprising an emulsion polymer composed to an extent of at least 60% by weight of principal monomers selected from the group consisting of C1 to C20 alkyl (meth)acrylates, vinyl esters of carboxylic acids comprising up to 20 C atoms, vinylaromatics having up to 20 C atoms, ethylenically unsaturated nitriles, vinyl halides, vinyl ethers of alcohols comprising 1 to 10 C atoms, aliphatic hydrocarbons having 2 to 8 C atoms and one or two double bonds, and mixtures of these monomers, the emulsion polymer being preparable by emulsion polymerization of free-radically polymerizable monomers in the presence of at least one protective colloid. Also described are aqueous polymer dispersions suitable for producing the pack of the invention, and polymer films coated with the polymer dispersions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Schumacher, Florian Büsch, Dieter Urban, Cornelis Petrus Beyers
  • Patent number: 8691723
    Abstract: The sequential production of a library of N different solids, in particular heterogeneous catalysts, where N within a day is an integer of at least 2, is performed by a) producing at least two different sprayable solutions, emulsions and/or dispersions of elements and/or element compounds of the chemical elements present in the catalyst and optionally of dispersions of inorganic support materials, b) continuously metering the at least two different solutions, emulsions and/or dispersions in a predefined ratio into a mixing apparatus in which the solutions, emulsions and/or dispersions are homogeneously mixed, c) continuously drying the mixture removed from the mixing apparatus and recovering the dried mixture, d) changing the ratios in step b) and repeating steps b), c) and d) (N?1) times until N different dried mixtures are obtained, e) optionally shaping and optionally calcining the mixtures to give the solids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hartmut Hibst, Frieder Borgmeier, Martin Dieterle
  • Patent number: 8658702
    Abstract: Novel macromolecules for filtering contaminants from water and non-aqueous solutions. Molecules such as polyethyleneimine (PEI) may be functionalized, cross-linked, and/or quaternized to improve their binding capacity or selectivity with particular water contaminants such as bromide, nitrate, and sulfate. The macromolecules may be either recyclable or non-recyclable, and may be recovered or separated from water using means such as ultrafiltration, flocculation, or immobilization on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventors: Mamadou Diallo, Changjun Yu
  • Patent number: 8629229
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymerizable polymer formed from an N-vinyl amide monomer and containing a polymerizable functionality. In one approach, a dual functional monomer may be employed. In the case where the dual functional monomer incorporates glycidyl methacrylate, a third polymerizable monomer is also included. In a second approach, a monomer with polymerizable functionality can be grafted onto a pre-existing, suitable N-vinyl amide co-polymeric material, yielding a co-polymer comprising a polymerizable functionality. where x+y+z+a=100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: ISP Investments Inc.
    Inventors: David K. Hood, Osama M. Musa
  • Patent number: 8598291
    Abstract: Antifouling composition containing a fluorocopolymer which contains from 30 to 70 mass % of polymerized units (a?) having a C1-6 perfluoroalkyl group, from 20 to 69 mass % of polymerized units (b?) having an alkylene oxide chain and from 1 to 10 mass % of polymerized units (c?) having an amino group, and which has anionic groups at its main chain terminals. Method of making.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hara, Shuichiro Sugimoto, Takao Hirono, Takashige Maekawa
  • Patent number: 8586338
    Abstract: Ligand functionalized substrates, methods of making ligand functionalized substrates, and methods of using functionalized substrates are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignees: 3M Innovative Properties Company, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Mark R. Etzel, Yi He, Steven M. Heilmann, Jerald K. Rasmussen, Kannan Seshadri, Simon K. Shannon, Clinton P. Waller, Jr., Douglas E. Weiss
  • Patent number: 8574420
    Abstract: Multilayered films, particularly ultrathin multilayered films comprising cationic polymers which are useful for controlled release of anionic species, particularly for controlled release of nucleic acids. The multilayer films herein are useful for temporal controlled released of anionic species, particularly one or more anionic peptides, proteins, nucleic acids or other anionic biological agents. In one aspect, the invention relates to multilayer films which release anionic species (anions) with separate and/or distinct release profiles, particularly wherein the anions are one or more anionic peptides, proteins or nucleic acids or other anionic biological agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: David M. Lynn, Jingtao Zhang, Xianghui Liu
  • Publication number: 20130236528
    Abstract: The present invention provides an allergen inhibitor which effectively prevents allergens from reacting with specific antibodies, mitigates the allergic symptoms or prevents appearance thereof, and is less likely to cause unpredictable discoloration and discoloration under usual conditions. The allergen inhibitor of the present invention comprises an allergen-inhibiting compound including a linear polymer having at least one of substituents represented by the formulas (1) to (3) at a side chain. Thus, the allergen inhibitor of the present invention shows excellent allergen-inhibiting effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko FUJIWARA, Taro SUZUKI, Mitsuhito TERAMOTO, Taro SUZUKI, Mitsuhito TERAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8500807
    Abstract: The invention relates to an intraocular lens comprising at least one pharmaceutically-acceptable photochromic polymer that enables all or part of the intraocular lens to change colour reversibly when exposed to light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec SAS
    Inventors: Pascal Bernard, Marc Dolatkhani, Anne Pagnoux, Christophe Hupin
  • Patent number: 8501890
    Abstract: This invention relates to polymerizable ultraviolet light absorbers and yellow colorants and their use in ophthalmic lenses. In particular, this invention relates to polymerizable ultraviolet light absorbing methane compounds and yellow compounds of the methine and anthraquinone classes that block ultraviolet light and/or violet-blue light transmission through ophthalmic lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Clay Pearson, Max Allen Weaver, Jean Carroll Fleischer, Gregory Allan King
  • Publication number: 20130186838
    Abstract: The disclosure relates generally to the use of polymers to assist in aggregating mineral components in aqueous mineral slurries to release and separate individual components of the slurry, which may then be recovered from the slurry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: SORTWELL & CO.
    Inventor: Edwin T. Sortwell
  • Publication number: 20130187096
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymeric materials which have electron-transporting, hole-transporting and/or emitting units in the side chains. The present invention furthermore relates to processes for the preparation of these polymers, to the use of these polymers in electroluminescent devices and to electroluminescent devices comprising these polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GmbH
    Inventors: Niels Schulte, Aurélie Ludemann, Junyou Pan, René P. Scheerich, Thomas Eberle, Arne Buesing, Philipp Stoessel
  • Patent number: 8476387
    Abstract: Provided is a process for preparing a (meth)acrylic ester (F) of an N-hydroxyalkylated lactam, in which a cyclic N-hydroxyalkylated lactam (L): where the structural variables as defined herein, in the presence of at least one metal salt of C1-C10-alkoxides (A), is esterified with (meth)acrylic acid (S) or transesterified with at least one (meth)acrylic ester (D), in which the metal salt of C1-C10-alkoxides (A) used as a catalyst is added in the absence of solvents and completely at the start of the reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hermann Bergmann, Frank Hoefer, Maximilian Angel
  • Patent number: 8476388
    Abstract: Polymers useful as catalysts in non-enzymatic saccharification processes are provided. Provided are also methods for hydrolyzing cellulosic materials into monosaccharides and/or oligosaccharides using these polymeric acid catalysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Midori Renewables, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Geremia, Brian M. Baynes, Ashish Dhawan
  • Patent number: 8476386
    Abstract: The present invention provides a branched, a dendritic, or a hyperbranched poly(amino ester) having a polymer backbone comprising a plurality of branches, wherein the polymer backbone has at least one secondary and at least one tertiary amine linkage. Branched poly(amino ester)s are prepared via a Michael addition reaction of a tris(acrylate ester)monomer with a diamine monomer. In one aspect, the diamine monomer has a primary amino group and a secondary amino group. The poly(amino ester) compounds can be end-capped by reacting with a suitable agent. The present invention also provides applications including, but are not limited to, the delivery of bioactive agents, such as drugs, DNA or RNA; or biocompatible imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Ye Liu, Decheng Wu, Chaobin He
  • Patent number: 8466244
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymers P as dispersants, in particular as liquefiers, for hydraulically setting systems, and hydraulically setting systems comprising the polymer P. The polymer P comprises at least one acid unit, at least one ester unit, at least one unit containing a tetrahydrofurfuryl group, and optionally at least one amide unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Sika Technology AG
    Inventors: Christina Hampel, Jabbar Al Shemari, Ulf Velten, Ueli Sulser
  • Patent number: 8466243
    Abstract: A sulfonic acid-functionalized vinyl alcohol copolymer is provided which is characterized by a substantial absence of compositional drift. The copolymer is produced by polymerization in two continuously-fed reaction zones such that the ratio of sulfonic acid-containing comonomer fed to the first reaction zone to the sulfonic acid-containing comonomer fed to the second reaction zone is within the range of about 55:45 to about 80:20. The resin is characterized by a resistance to irreversible dehydration upon exposure to harsh chemicals and by retention of hydroxide functionality upon aging. A resin composition comprising a copolymer lacking compositional drift is also provided for preparation of an oil and grease barrier coating, an oxidation resistant water soluble package, or a battery separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Sekisui Specialty Chemicals America, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Vicari
  • 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: 8454857
    Abstract: A polymerizable liquid crystal compound shown by the following formula, a polymerizable liquid crystal composition that includes the polymerizable liquid crystal compound and a chiral compound polymerizable with the polymerizable liquid crystal compound, a liquid crystalline polymer obtained by polymerizing the polymerizable liquid crystal compound or the polymerizable liquid crystal composition, and an optically anisotropic article that includes the liquid crystalline polymer, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Zeon Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Sakamoto, Yasushi Nakano
  • Publication number: 20130137822
    Abstract: Modified carbon nanotubes are provided having carbon nanotube core covalently bound through C—C bonds to a polymer shell surrounding the carbon nanotube core. The polymer shell is a polymer having functional groups pointing outwardly from the shell. The functional groups are compatible with or able to covalently connect to another polymer. Such modified carbon nanotubes are more readily dispersed in a homogeneous manner in another polymer and may be used as a reinforcing filler in a polymer matrix. The modified carbon nanotubes with a core-shell structure in which the core has a substantially unidirectional orientation within the shell are produced by reacting neutral carbon nanotubes with 4-vinylaniline through a diazonium reaction in presence of one or more types of multifunctional monomers carrying a vinyl moiety and one or more functional groups for compatibilization with or connection to another polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA
    Inventors: Jingwen Guan, Robin Fraser, Benoit Simard
  • Publication number: 20130129660
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are novel compositions and methods for treating or preventing GI tract disorders and/or GERD-related respiratory disorders as well as protecting stratified squamous epithelium against injury by a noxious substance. The methods generally include administering to a patient in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising at least one bile acid sequestrant, alone or in combination with at least one proton pump inhibitor, and optionally one or more agent chosen from antacids, histamine H2-receptor antagonists, ?-aminobutyricacid-b (GABA-B) agonists, prodrugs of GABA-B agonists, and protease inhibitors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130123433
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for preparing poly(allylamine) hydrochloride, sevelamer hydrochloride, sevelamer carbonate and colesevelam hydrochloride. The present invention also relates to a process for preparing oly(allylamine) hydrochloride, sevelamer hydrochloride, sevelamer carbonate and colesevelam hydrochloride with low allylamine content and high specific gravity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: FORMOSA LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: YU-LIANG LIU, CHING-PENG WEI
  • Publication number: 20130109809
    Abstract: The application relates to polymeric antistatic agents for use in polymer moulding compositions, as well as moulding compositions containing these antistatic agents, the antistatic agents having good compounding properties and being inexpensive to produce, wherein the antistatic agent is an antistatic agent of the general formula (I) having a polymeric cationic polyelectrolyte constituent produced from diallyldialkylammonium compounds and an anionic counterion A?, in which R1 is uniformly or mutually independently C1-C18 alkyl, A? is an acid anion, and n is a whole number from 10 to 1000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Werner Heuer, Rolf Wehrmann
  • Patent number: 8431664
    Abstract: A copolymer is provided which is capable of providing an article surface with sufficient oil repellency against oils having low surface tensions and which places little burden on the environment. Further, a method for producing such a copolymer, an oil repellent composition containing such a copolymer as an effective component, and an article which is excellent in oil repellency against oils having low surface tensions and which contains no material having high environmental burden, are provided. A copolymer comprising the following polymerized units (a), polymerized units (b), polymerized units (c1) and polymerized units (c2), and an oil repellent composition and article containing it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Taiki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 8431666
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to injectible polyisobutylene polymer compounds. More specifically, the present invention relates to injectible polyisobutylene polymer compounds that are designed for various biological and medical applications. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to injectible functionalized polyisobutylene polymer compounds that are designed for various biological and medical applications. In another embodiment, the present invention relates to injectible cyanoacrylate-functionalized polyisobutylene polymer compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Joseph P. Kennedy, Yongmoon Kwon, Suresh Jewrajka
  • Patent number: 8415435
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a conjugated diene-based polymer capable of providing a polymer composition which is excellent in a reduction in fuel consumption when silica is incorporated as a filler, a process for producing the conjugated diene-based polymer, and a polymer composition comprising said conjugated diene-based polymers and silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventor: Mayumi Oshima
  • Patent number: 8383743
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ink composition for jet printer, comprising a pigment, a film forming resin and an organic solvent, the film forming resin being an acrylic copolymer containing, as a monomer unit, at least one of compounds represented by the general formulas (1) and (2): wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; R2 represents an alkylene group having 2 to 12 carbon atoms which may be linear or branched; and R3 and R4 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group or an aryl group, and the sum of the number of carbon atoms of R3 and R4 is from 4 to 12, or R3 and R4 form a saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon group which is a five-membered ring formed by combination of the R3 and R4; and wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; R2 represents an alkylene group having 2 to 12 carbon atoms which may be linear or branched; and X represents a group selected from the group consisting of groups represented by the general formulas (3) to (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Akio Kumagai, Hiromichi Arakawa, Shigehiro Tanaka, Kazuhiro Kaneko, Yoshinosuke Shimamura