Derived From An Ethylenically Unsaturated Carboxylic Acid Patents (Class 526/328)
  • Patent number: 10414845
    Abstract: A method of preparing high molecular weight poly(meth)acrylate polymers having narrow polydispersity indices (PDIs) by coupling poly(meth)acrylate building block units which themselves have narrow PDIs. The building block units have halogenated terminations, which when reacted with selected coupling agents, from the high molecular weight poly(meth)acrylate polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Anthony F. Jacobine, John G. Woods, David P. Dworak, Darel Gustafson
  • Patent number: 10287368
    Abstract: A process for preparing moisture curable compounds and moisture curable compositions prepared from the product of that process is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: David P. Dworak, Philip T. Klemarczyk, Anthony F. Jacobine
  • Patent number: 9951299
    Abstract: The present invention relates to variants with cutinase activity of a parent cutinase, comprising an alteration at one or more (e.g. several) positions corresponding to positions: 36, 37, 40, 78, 90, 114, 150, 196, 216, or 217 of SEQ ID NO: 2, wherein the alteration is a substitution for positions 40, 78, 90, 114, 150, 196 and 216, and a deletion for positions 36, 37 and 217, and wherein the variant has at least 75% but less than 100% sequence identity to the mature polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 2. The present invention also relates to polynucleotides encoding the variants; nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides; and method for obtaining and methods of producing the variants. It also relates to compositions comprising the variant, and to methods for using the variant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Leonardo De Maria, Rakhi Saikia, Santhosh Vasu Mepadam, Ting Sun
  • Patent number: 9598510
    Abstract: Telechelic polyolefin of formula(I) and its derivatives: CH2?CH—(CH2)p-A-Z??(I) wherein: A represents a (co)polymer comprising at least 95 mol % of (CH2—CH2) units; Z is selected from the group comprising halogens, thiols and their derivatives, azides, amines, alcohols, the carboxylic acid function, isocyanates, silanes, phosphorous derivatives, dithioesters, dithiocarbamates, dithiocarbonates, trithiocarbonates, alkoxyamines, the vinyl function, dienes, and the group -A-(CH2)p—CH?CH2; p is a whole number between 1 and 20, most advantageously between 6 and 9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: UNIVERSITE CLAUDE BERNARD LYON I, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, CPE LYON FORMATION CONTINUE ET RECHERCHE
    Inventors: Christophe Boisson, Franck D'Agosto, Ian German
  • Patent number: 9403922
    Abstract: A continuous polymerization apparatus uses at least a first reactor and a second reactor (10, 20). Each of the reactors (10, 20) comprises a supply port (11a, 21a) and an effluent port (11b, 21b). The supply port (11a) of the first reactor (10) is connected to supply sources (1, 3) of a raw material monomer and a polymerization initiator, and the effluent port (11b) thereof is connected to the supply port (21a) of the second reactor (20) by a connection line (15a). The connection line (15a) is combined with a replenishing line (15b) through an injection valve (50) at a combining part. The injection valve (50) comprises, in a full closure state thereof, a clearance that may cause a fluid comprising at least the raw material monomer to flow from the replenishing line (15b) to the connection line (15a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Masakazu Sumida, Kazuhiro Yamazaki, Akira Nishitani
  • Publication number: 20150148441
    Abstract: The present invention provides polymeric photoinitiators being co-polymers of photoinitiator monomers and at least one further monomer, as well as photoinitiator monomers being intermediates in the preparation of such polymeric photoinitiators. Additionally, there is provided polyacrylate obtained by radical polymerization of at least one acrylate monomer (Ac) in the presence of such polymeric photoinitiators. In the photoinitiator monomers and polymeric photoinitiators, a photoinitiator moiety, a hydrolytic stable linker and two polymerisable functional groups are incorporated into the photoinitiator structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Niels Joergen Madsen, Petr Sehnal, David George Anderson, Bo Rud Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20150132701
    Abstract: A photoresist includes a group which will decompose that is attached to a hydrocarbon backbone at multiple points along the hydrocarbon chain. With such an attachment, the group which will decompose will cleave from one point in order to generate a desired shift in polarity while still remaining bonded to the hydrocarbon backbone. This prevents the group which will decompose from leaving the photoresist, thereby reducing or eliminating volume losses associated with exposure and post-exposure baking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Chen-Hau Wu, Ching-Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 9023116
    Abstract: As associative thickener obtainable by free radical polymerization, the preparation thereof and the use thereof in paper coating slips are described. The associative thickener is formed from (a) acid monomers selected from ethylenically unsaturated C3- to C8-carboxylic acids, (b) associative monomers of the general formula H2C?CR1—COO-(EO)n—(PO)m—R2, in which R1 is hydrogen or methyl, n is a number of at least two, m is a number from zero to 50, EO is an ethylene oxide group, PO is a propylene oxide group and R2 is a C8-C30-alkyl group or a C8-C30-alkaryl group, and (c) nonionic, copolymerizable monomers differing from a) and b), the reaction product having been reacted, after the polymerization, with initiators forming nonionic radicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Philipp Zacharias, Hermann Seyffer, Ilshat Gubaydullin, Harutyun Hanciogullari, Marc Bothe
  • Patent number: 9023578
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for evaluating lithographic characteristics of a lithographic composition containing a copolymer for lithography without actually preparing the composition. The method comprises the steps of: dissolving the copolymer for lithography in a solvent to prepare a test solution; separating a gel-like substance from the test solution; determining a rate of change of a composition ratio, wherein the rate of change of the composition ratio rate refers to a ratio of a difference obtained by subtracting a composition ratio of constitutional units in the copolymer for lithography from a composition ratio of constitutional units in a gel-like substance to the composition ratio of the constitutional units in the copolymer for lithography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke Katou, Shinichi Maeda, Daisuke Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9012528
    Abstract: A procedure for improved temperature control in controlled radical polymerization processes is disclosed. The procedure is directed at controlling the concentration of the persistent radical in ATRP and NMP polymerizations procedures and the concentration of radicals in a RAFT polymerization process by feeding a reducing agent or radical precursor continuously or intermittently to the reaction medium through one of more ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: ATRP Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Wojciech Jakubowski, James Spanswick
  • Publication number: 20150093550
    Abstract: Solution casting a nanostructure. Preparing a template by ablating nanoholes in a substrate using single-femtosecond laser machining. Replicating the nanoholes by applying a solution of a polymer and a solvent into the template. After the solvent has substantially dissipated, removing the replica from the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: William Hudson Hofmeister, Alexander Yuryevich Terekhov, Jose Lino Vasconcelos de Costa, Kathleen Stacia Lansford, Deepak Rajput, Lloyd M. Davis
  • Publication number: 20150087795
    Abstract: A series of ligands with site specific electron donating substituents that form a catalyst complex with a transition metal and are suitable for catalysis of atom transfer radical reactions, including ATRP are described. Faster catalysis rates were observed allowing for low catalyst concentrations and linear increases in molecular weight with monomer conversion, and narrow molecular weight distributions. Cyclic voltammetry revealed that increasing the strength and number of conjugated electron donating groups resulted in more stable complexes and larger ATRP equilibrium constants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Yungwan Kwak, Joanna Burdynska, Andrea Elsen, Kristin Schroeder
  • Patent number: 8961622
    Abstract: The invention thus provides terpolymers of ethylene, at least one ethylenically unsaturated ester and propene, which have i) from 4.0 to 12.0 mol % of structural units derived from at least one ethylenically unsaturated ester having a C4- to C20-alkyl radical, ii) from 0.5 to 4.0 methyl groups derived from propene per 100 aliphatic carbon atoms, and iii) fewer than 8.0 methyl groups stemming from chain ends per 100 CH2 groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventors: Bettina Siggelkow, Werner Reimann, Matthias Krull
  • Publication number: 20150051359
    Abstract: Continuous polymerization apparatus including a first reactor of a complete mixing type and a second reactor of a complete mixing type (10, 20). Each of the reactors (10, 20) is provided with a supply port (11a, 21a), an effluent port (11b, 21b), and a temperature detecting means (T) for detecting a temperature in the reactor, wherein the supply port (11a) of the first reactor (10) is connected to the supply sources (1, 3) of a raw material monomer and a polymerization initiator, and the effluent port (11b) of the first reactor is connected through a connection line (15) to the supply port (21a) of the second reactor (20). Connection line (15) is combined with a secondary line (15?) for supplying a raw material monomer at a combining part (M) located between the effluent port (11b) of the first reactor (10) and the supply port (21a) of the second reactor (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Masakazu Sumida, Kazuhiro Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8951495
    Abstract: The present invention relates to odor-inhibiting compositions comprising water-absorbing polymer particles and metal peroxides, and to the production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Volker Braig, Thomas Daniel, Rupert Konradi, Herbert Platsch, Bettina Sobotka, Axel Jentzsch
  • Publication number: 20150038643
    Abstract: A novel silicon compound capable of initiating radical polymerization is provided. The silicon compound is represented by the following general formula (1) A-Z1—S—Z2—Si(OR1)n(R2)3-n??(1) wherein A is a group capable of initiating radical polymerization, Z1 and Z2 are each independently a bivalent group that has at least a carbon atom, R1 and R2 are each independently an alkyl group having from 1 to 3 carbon atoms, and n is an integer of 1 to 3. A radical polymerization initiator comprising the silicon compound, and a polymer obtained by radical polymerization of a monomer with the radical polymerization initiator are also provided. Also provided is a complex having a polymer graft chain formed on a solid substance surface with the use of the silicon compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hishikawa, Masaaki Kojima, Takashi Morinaga, Takaya Sato
  • Publication number: 20140370429
    Abstract: The instant disclosure describes methacrylate coated carrier resins with hydrophobic substituents for charge control and improved RH sensitivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Richard PN Veregin, Qingbin Li, Andriy Kovalenko, Sergey Gusarov, Daryl W. Vanbesien, Michael S. Hawkins
  • Patent number: 8876966
    Abstract: A premixed composition is formed from modified polyacrylate polymer, silicone emulsion, one or more amine compounds, and silane, that cures rapidly to form a composition that can be used as a grout or coating. The premixed composition includes a latex resin including an acrylic-based polymer, a silicone emulsion, one or more amine compounds, and a silane, and optionally various fillers, pigments, and adjuvants. These components in the proper proportions form a stable viscous suspension that can be floated into tile joints, and cleaned from an adjacent tile surface. The composition rapidly cures to form a hard mass that is resistant to abrasion, in both dry and wet conditions, is color consistent, and is resistant to staining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Custom Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Taylor, Zosimo D. Pamaran
  • Patent number: 8871315
    Abstract: Optical films are described having a polymerized microstructured surface that comprises the reaction product of a polymerizable resin composition comprising at least one polymerizable ethylenically unsaturated triphenyl monomer. Also described are certain triphenyl(meth)acrylate monomers and polymerizable resin compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Bryan V. Hunt, Kyle J. Lindstrom, Judith M. Invie, David B. Olson, Anthony M. Renstrom
  • Patent number: 8867002
    Abstract: To provide a photoalignable material that can yield a photoalignable film having a high optical uniformity and no alignment defect, and allows photoalignment with exposure in a short period of time. A photoalignable polymer composition containing a specific photoalignable polymer having a silicone group or a fluorine-substituted alkyl group, and a photoalignable group, and a specific non-photoalignable polymer is manufactured, and the photoalignable film is manufactured by applying the polymer composition onto a base material or the like, drying an applied surface thereon, and irradiating the applied surface with light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignees: JNC Corporation, JNC Petrochemical Corporation
    Inventors: Mayumi Tanabe, Daisuke Ootsuki, Kie Kubouchi
  • Patent number: 8859697
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing a (meth)acrylate copolymer containing tertiary amino groups by free-radical polymerization in solution from a monomer mixture selected from a) 30 to 70% by weight of a C1-C4-alkyl ester of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid and b) 70 to 30% by weight of an alkyl ester of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid with a tertiary amino group in the alkyl radical and c) 0 to 10% of further copolymerizable vinyl monomers, whereby one or more polymerization initiators, optionally one or more molecular weight regulators and one or more solvents or of a solvent mixture are added to the monomer mixture to give a polymerization mixture, which is polymerized at temperatures from 30 to 120° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Röhm GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Meier, Andreas Weber, Johannes Vorholz, Alpertunga Kueksal, Andreas Klosendorf, Pamela Boehmann, Marcus Denger, Norbert Hoffmann, Nikolaos Papadopoulos
  • Publication number: 20140303338
    Abstract: A process for producing acrolein, comprising: a glycerin dehydration step of conducting dehydration reaction of glycerin to obtain an acrolein-containing gas; a partial-condensation step of cooling the acrolein-containing gas to condense a part of acrolein, water and a high-boiling substance contained in the acrolein-containing gas, thereby obtaining a purified gas and a condensate; and a separation step of separating the purified gas from the condensate; wherein a polymerization inhibitor is added to the acrolein-containing gas or the condensate in the partial-condensation step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Tsuneki, Masanori Nonoguchi, Koji Nishi
  • Patent number: 8853291
    Abstract: Provided is a curable resin composition which has excellent optical properties, heat resistance, transparency, low water absorbability, and mold release property in molding, and reduces the occurrence of a burr from a mold. Also provided are a cured product thereof and an optical material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumikin Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanao Kawabe, Tsugutoshi Wasano, Tsuyoshi Miyata
  • Patent number: 8846821
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a silicone-based copolymer which has excellent long-term antifouling property even in a dry-wet alternate portion of a ship and the like or a portion thereof near the surface of water, is excellent also in mechanical strength and recoatability and exhibits high antifouling performance even if an antifouling agent is not added, and an antifouling coating composition containing the copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Chugoku Marine Paints, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takaharu Doumae, Yoshio Yamada, Masaaki Oya, Fumio Hamazu, Makoto Tsuboi
  • Publication number: 20140275419
    Abstract: Two part cyanoacrylate/cationically curable adhesive systems are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Henkel Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Emer Ward, Susan Reilly, Patricia A. Hedderman, Rachel Hersee, Deborah A. Moore
  • Patent number: 8829136
    Abstract: A method of conducting controlled radical polymerization, including: (a) providing a mixture of at least one monomer; at least one monomer solvent; at least one compound metal coordinating capable; and at least one initiator; (b) directing the mixture at a rate over a solid catalyst surface contained in an external chamber to the vessel, the catalyst including a metal or metal compound capable of at least two oxidation states; (c) monitoring the reaction vessel temperature; (d) adjusting the flow rate when the temperature is outside a selected temperature range; and (e) allowing the polymerization to proceed to desired conversion level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Henkel US IP LLC
    Inventors: David M. Glaser, Roderick Coffey, John G. Woods, III, Anthony F. Jacobine
  • Patent number: 8822613
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing a (meth)acrylate copolymer containing quaternary ammonium groups from a monomer mixture selected from: (a) 80 to 99% by weight of a C1-C4-alkyl ester of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid; and (b) 20 to 1% by weight of an alkyl ester of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid with a quaternary ammonium group in the alkyl radical; and (c) 0 to 10% of further copolymerizable vinyl monomers whereby one or more polymerization initiators, optionally one or more molecular weight regulators and one or more solvents or of a solvent mixture are added to the monomer mixture to give a polymerization mixture, which is polymerized at temperatures from 30 to 120 C over a period of 2 to 24 hours, where the polymerization mixture is polymerized to a polymerization syrup with a conversion of the monomers to the copolymer of at least 99% by weight, where the polymerization syrup is subsequently degassed by distillation or by extrusion and the degassed polymerization syrup is further comm
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Röhm GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Meier, Andreas Weber, Johannes Vorholz, Alpertunga Kueksal, Andreas Klosendorf, Pamela Boehmann, Marcus Denger, Norbert Hoffmann, Nikolaos Papadopoulos
  • Patent number: 8808960
    Abstract: A compound represented by the formula (I): wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom etc., R2 and R3 each independently represent a hydrogen atom etc., R4 represents a C1-C8 divalent hydrocarbon group, R5 represents a single bond etc., and R6 represents an unsubstituted or substituted C6-C20 aromatic hydrocarbon group, a polymer comprising a structural unit derived from the compound represented by the formula (I) and a chemically amplified positive resist composition comprising the polymer, at least one acid generator and at least one solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Makoto Akita, Isao Yoshida, Kazuhiko Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20140224424
    Abstract: The use of a mixture of 5-pyrimidinol derivatives with sterically hindered phenol derivatives for adjusting the reactivity and the gel time of resin mixtures and reactive resin mortars based on radically polymerizable compounds is described. Furthermore, a resin mixture containing the inhibitor combination, a reactive resin mortar containing this resin mixture and two-component mortar systems with the reactive resin mortar according to the invention and a hardener with improved stability in storage and good low-temperature hardening properties are also described. The resin mixture according to the invention is suitable in particular for chemical fastening of construction elements in boreholes in various substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Armin PFEIL, Johannes BRINKHORST, Didier GIGMES, Luca VALGIMIGLI, Derek PRATT, Denis BERTIN
  • Patent number: 8790861
    Abstract: A monomer has the Formula I: wherein R1, R2, and R3 are each independently a C1-30 monovalent organic group, and R1, R2, and R3 are each independently unsubstituted or include a halogen, nitrile, ether, ester, ketone, alcohol, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing functional groups; R4 includes H, F, C1-4 alkyl, or C1-4 fluoroalkyl; A is a single bond or a divalent linker group, wherein A is unsubstituted or substituted to include a halogen, nitrile, ether, ester, ketone, alcohol, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing functional groups; m and n are each independently an integer of 1 to 8; and x is 0 to 2n+2, and y is 0 to 2m+2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Cong Liu, Mingqi Li, Cheng-Bai Xu
  • Publication number: 20140187670
    Abstract: An adhesion improver for amine curing epoxy resin paint which, when added in a small amount to amine curing epoxy resin paint, is capable of preventing the inhibition of adhesion caused by amine blushing and of giving good interlayer adhesion is provided. This adhesion improver is a composition which contains a polymer obtained by the polymerization of (A) acrylic acid ester and/or methacrylic acid ester which has a formula as follows: wherein R1 denotes a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and R2 denotes a branched alkyl group having 3 to 18 carbon atoms, and (B) acrylic acid ester other than (A) above and/or methacrylic acid ester other than (A) above and/or vinyl ether.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: KUSUMOTO CHEMICALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoko OOYA, Junpei SUETOU
  • Patent number: 8748545
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the manufacture of bioresourced polymer-grade acrylic acid from glycerol. The polymer grade acrylic acid produced has limited content of certain impurities harmful to polymerization processes, such as, total aldehydes, protoanemonin, maleic anhydride and nonphenolic polymerization inhibitors. The invention also relates to the use of the bioresourced acrylic acid obtained for manufacture of superabsorbents or for manufacture of polymers or copolymers using amide or ester derivatives of the bioresourced acrylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Devaux, Michel Fauconet, Denis Laurent
  • Publication number: 20140155512
    Abstract: A procedure for improved temperature control in controlled radical polymerization processes is disclosed. The procedure is directed at controlling the concentration of the persistent radical in ATRP and NMP polymerizations procedures and the concentration of radicals in a RAFT polymerization process by feeding a reducing agent or radical precursor continuously or intermittently to the reaction medium through one of more ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: ATRP Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Wojciech Jakubowski, James Spanswick
  • Patent number: 8728620
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide white colored fine particles with high white reflectance and not easily precipitating in a dispersion medium compared to inorganic white pigments, a method of producing the fine particles, an image display medium and an image display apparatus having a high whiteness like a paper and an excellent display memorability using the fine particles. Therefore, the fine particles contain a polymer of a compound expressed by the following formula (1): wherein, R represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, an alkyl group or an alkenyl group, “m” represents an integer of 1 to 10, and at least one of R represents the alkenyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Yanagisawa, Seigou Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20140135466
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of a composition comprising di-(tert-butylcyclohexyl) peroxydicarbonate comprising the steps of (a) preparing a pre-mix comprising di-(tert-butylcyclohexyl) peroxydicarbonate, one or more organic solvents, a hydrophilic silica, and apolyalkoxylated butyl ether, and (b) milling the pre-mix resulting from step (a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Akzo Nobel Chemicals International B. V.
    Inventors: Frederik Willem Karel Koers, Francisca Anna Maria Veldkamp-Groot Koerkamp
  • Patent number: 8722601
    Abstract: Copolymers are obtainable by polymerizing a monomer composition composed of a) 0% to 40% by weight of one or more ethylenically unsaturated ester compounds of the formula (I), b) 10% to 99.9% by weight of one or more ethylenically unsaturated ester compounds of the formula (II), c) 0% to 80% by weight of one or more ethylenically unsaturated ester compounds of the formula (III), d) 0.1% to 30% by weight of one or more ethylenically unsaturated, polar ester compounds of the formula (IV), e) 0% to 50% by weight of comonomer, based in each case on the total weight of the ethylenically unsaturated monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: RohMax Additives GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Mueller, Torsten Stoehr, Boris Eisenberg
  • Patent number: 8722822
    Abstract: This invention provides an aqueous emulsion, which comprises a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin, as the dispersant, and a polymer comprising a structural unit derived from an ethylenically unsaturated monomer, as the dispersoid, from which a film having excellent transparency can be obtained, and which is excellent in mechanical stability, chemical stability, freezing stability and storage stability, and a method for producing the same, and relates to an aqueous emulsion which has an average particle size of the dispersoid of from 100 to 450 ?m and an apparent grafting efficiency of the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin of from 65 to 75% based on the dispersoid, and a method for producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: The Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Shibutani, Masahiro Saito, Shusaku Mandai, Takaaki Murahashi
  • Publication number: 20140113987
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of O-imino-iso-urea compounds as source of radicals to polymerizable compositions comprising these O-imino-iso-urea and to new O-imino-iso-urea compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Peter NESVADBA, Lucienne BUGNON FOLGER, Antoine CARROY, Marc FALLER, Bruno SPONY
  • Patent number: 8691482
    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: June 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    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: 8653210
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a continuous process for the production of a superabsorbent polymer comprising providing an acidic liquid aqueous monomer mixture containing dissolved oxygen; continuously feeding the aqueous monomer mixture to a reactor; introducing a source of carbonate or hydrogen carbonate into the aqueous monomer mixture prior to entry into the reactor thereby forming a gas phase comprising carbon dioxide and at least a part of the dissolved oxygen, the gas phase being dispersed in the liquid phase; subjecting the gas/liquid mixture to at least partial phase separation immediately prior to or after entry into the reactor and at least partially removing the separated gaseous phase; subjecting the liquid phase in the reactor to free-radical polymerization to obtain the superabsorbent polymer, and continuously removing the superabsorbent polymer from the reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Fricker, Herbert Gartner, Marc Hager, Jorg Harren, Hans-Peter Kohler, Harald Plöchinger
  • Patent number: 8642697
    Abstract: A process for preparing a randomly branched copolymer, by reacting the components (a) 10-98.9 mol % of at least one acrylic ester of a straight-chain, branched or cyclic C1-C22-alkyl monoalcohol, (b) 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: BYK-Chemie GmbH
    Inventors: Albert Frank, René Nagelsdiek, Jürgen Omeis, Bernd Göbelt, Wojciech Jaunky
  • Patent number: 8642177
    Abstract: A method to provide acid etch resistance to contacting a calcareous substrate with a copolymer prepared from fluorinated methacrylate, short chain branched (meth)acrylate, and (meth)acrylic acid salt and a treated substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Brad M Rosen, Siddhartha R. Shenoy, Anilkumar Raghavanpillai, Ernest Bryon Wysong, Joel M Pollino, James J Hughes, John Russell Crompton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8642698
    Abstract: The invention relates to a copolymerizable emulsifier comprising (meth)acrylic acid esters, selected from compounds of the general formula (1) and (II), where: A is an acrylic group having 3 to 40 carbon atoms, x and y independently of each other are a hydrogen group or a methyl group, B is hydrogen or a sulfate or phosphate group, and n a number in the range of 0 to 40. The invention further relates to methods of using said copolymerizable emulsifier in the emulsion polymerization of olefinically unsaturated monomers to prepare polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Ronald Klagge, Thomas Schliwka, Uwe Held, Thomas Mausberg, Katharina Hömberg, Stefan Busch, Shailesh C. Shah
  • Publication number: 20140031501
    Abstract: A method of extracting (meth)acrylic acid from an aqueous reaction medium into an organic phase in contact therewith is described. The aqueous reaction medium is formed from at least one base catalyst and at least one dicarboxylic acid selected from maleic, fumaric, malic, itaconic, citraconic, mesaconic, and citramalic acid or mixtures thereof in aqueous solution and contains the base catalysed decarboxylation products of the base catalysed reaction. The method includes either the addition of at least one of the said dicarboxylic acids and/or a pre-cursor thereof to the aqueous reaction medium to enhance the solvent extraction of the (meth)acrylic acid into the organic solvent or maintaining the level of base catalyst to dicarboxylic acid and/or pre-cursor at a sub-stoichiometric level during the extraction process. The method extends to a process of producing (meth)acrylic acid, its esters and polymers and copolymers thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: LUCITE INTERNATIONAL UK LIMITED
    Inventors: David William Johnson, Graham Ronald Eastham, Martyn Poliakoff, Thomas Andrew Huddle
  • Patent number: 8618319
    Abstract: A novel catalyst component for producing a crystalline ?-olefin polymer or ?-olefin/(meth)acrylate copolymer having few branches, especially a polymer having a high molecular weight, and a method for producing an ?-olefin polymer or an ?-olefin/(meth)acrylate copolymer using the catalyst component. A metal complex represented by the following general formula (D), as well as a method for producing an ?-olefin polymer and a method for producing an ?-olefin/(meth)acrylate copolymer using the metal complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignees: Japan Polypropylene Corporation, Japan Polyethylene Corporation
    Inventors: Fumihiko Shimizu, Shixuan Xin, Akio Tanna, Shiho Goromaru, Koushi Matsubara
  • Patent number: 8613833
    Abstract: Aqueous slurries of finely divided fillers which are at least partly covered by anionic latices, the slurries being obtainable by treating aqueous slurries of finely divided fillers with at least one anionic latex with a glass transition temperature of ?5 to ?50° C., preparation of the aqueous slurries and their use as an additive to the paper stock in the production of filler-containing paper, filler-containing cardboard or filler-containing board by draining the paper stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Juergen Schmidt-Thuemmes, Anton Esser, Joerg Nieberle
  • Patent number: 8614278
    Abstract: A silicone acrylate hybrid composition includes the reaction product of a silicon-containing pressure sensitive adhesive composition, an ethylenically unsaturated monomer, and an initiator. The silicon-containing pressure sensitive adhesive composition includes acrylate or methacrylate functionality. A method of making the hybrid composition includes polymerizing the ethylenically unsaturated monomer and the silicon-containing pressure sensitive adhesive composition in the presence of the initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignees: Dow Corning Corporation, Dow Corning France SAS
    Inventors: Gary Lee Loubert, Tiffany Anne Menjoulet, Timothy Paul Mitchell, Xavier Jean-Paul Thomas
  • Patent number: 8586691
    Abstract: Carbanionic polymer chains that contain polyene mer can be provided with a block derived from one or more ethylenically unsaturated functional monomers after being reacted to include, at their respective termini, one or more, although preferably one, unit that is the radical of a cyclic compound, the ring structure of the cyclic compound comprising silicon atoms alternating with O, S or N atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Yuan-Yong Yan
  • Patent number: 8586154
    Abstract: Optical films are described having a polymerized microstructured surface that comprises the reaction product of a polymerizable resin composition comprising at least one polymerizable ethylenically unsaturated triphenyl monomer. Also described are certain triphenyl (meth)acrylate monomers and polymerizable resin compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Bryan V. Hunt, Kyle J. Lindstrom, Judith M. Invie, David B. Olson, Anthony M. Renstrom
  • Patent number: 8569416
    Abstract: This invention provides a single phase silicone acrylate formulation that resists phase separation and includes (A) at least one of a silicone, an acrylate, and combinations thereof. The single phase silicone acrylate formulation also includes (B) a silicone acrylate hybrid compatibilizing agent including silicone functionality and (meth)acrylate functionality and that is the reaction product of a silicon-containing pressure sensitive adhesive composition, a (meth)acrylate, and an initiator. A method of minimizing phase separation of the single phase silicone acrylate formulation includes the step of combining (A) and (B) to form the single phase silicone acrylate formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignees: Dow Corning Corporation, Dow Corning France SAS
    Inventors: Chana Wilson Evans, Robert O. Huber, David P. Kanios, Gary Lee Loubert, Tiffany Anne Menjoulet, Timothy Paul Mitchell, Linda Sue Nartker, Xavier Jean-Paul Thomas