Interpolymerized Patents (Class 526/342)
  • Patent number: 10442873
    Abstract: A radical polymerization method that enables synthesis, at a high conversion rate, of polymers having a relatively uniform molecular weight and is applicable to various monomers, and an apparatus used for the method. A reaction solution containing monomer and initiator is continuously or intermittently circulated in the apparatus and is heated in a heating-initiation unit to a predetermined temperature simultaneously across a radial direction of a cross section of the flow path whereby the initiator located in a particular volume of the reaction solution is cleaved all at once. The apparatus includes a heating medium production unit 10, a heating medium-reaction solution mixing unit 20, a cooling unit 30, and a recovery unit 40 for a reaction mixture, all communicatively connected by the flow path and optionally a heating reaction unit 60, a cooling unit 70, and a recovery unit 80, all communicatively connected by the flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Agency For Marine-Earth Science and Technology
    Inventors: Shigeru Deguchi, Keigo Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10174145
    Abstract: Methacrylic resin having high heat resistance, highly controlled birefringence, excellent color tone and transparency, and excellent moldability is provided. A methacrylic resin comprises a structural unit (B) having a cyclic structure-containing main chain, the structural unit (B) including at least one structural unit selected from the group consisting of an N-substituted maleimide-based structural unit (B-1) and a lactone ring structural unit (B-2), wherein a glass transition temperature is more than 120° C. and 160° C. or less, an amount of a methanol-soluble content is 5 mass % or less relative to 100 mass % of a total amount of the methanol-soluble content and a methanol-insoluble content in the methacrylic resin, and an yellowness index YI measured using a 10 cm optical path length cell for a 20 w/v % chloroform solution of the methanol-insoluble content is 0 to 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junichi Yoshida, Harumi Watanabe, Katsuhiro Iwase, Keigo Sasaki, Miyuki Kazunori
  • Patent number: 9447228
    Abstract: A polymer production apparatus, including: supplying unit containing first supplying unit to supply raw materials containing monomer, and second supplying unit to supply compressive fluid; contacting unit to bring the monomer and the compressive fluid into contact together; and outlet configured to discharge reaction product of the monomer, wherein reaction unit is provided between the contacting unit and the outlet, where the reaction unit is to pass the monomer from the contacting unit side to the outlet side, while allowing the monomer to carry out a polymerization reaction in the presence of the compressive fluid, and wherein the reaction unit contains circulation unit containing first pipe and second pipe, where a fluid is passed through the first pipe from the contacting unit side to the outlet side, and the second pipe is to return the fluid from return port provided upstream extrusion unit to inlet provided upstream the return port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuichi Satoh, Satoshi Izumi, Taichi Nemoto, Yoko Arai, Yasuo Kamada, Chiaki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9000094
    Abstract: A low-gloss thermoplastic resin composition that can have excellent heat resistance and weather resistance of the present invention includes (A) a thermoplastic resin forming a first dispersed phase; and (B) an acrylic resin forming a second dispersed phase, wherein the first dispersed phase has a network configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Keun Hong, Young Sub Jin, Byeong Do Lee, Ho Ryong Sun
  • Patent number: 8975351
    Abstract: The present invention provides a latex resin composition for rubber gloves without sulfur and a vulcanization accelerator and a method of manufacturing dip-formed article using the composition. The composition comprises a conjugated diene monomer; an ethylenically unsaturated nitrile monomer; an ethylenically unsaturated acid monomer; an ethylenically unsaturated monomer copolymerizable with the ethylenically unsaturated nitrile monomer and the ethylenically unsaturated acid monomer; and a reactive compound including two or more reactive groups. According to the manufacturing method, productivity is improved by omitting a long maturation process included in a traditional glove manufacturing process; not only an adverse effect caused by traditional sulfur and vulcanization accelerator is reduced but also rubber gloves with excellent physical properties can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Byoung Yun Kim, Jung Su Han, Ho Yeul Choi, Seung Hun Yang, Jung Eun Kim, Chang Sun Han
  • Publication number: 20150025213
    Abstract: Here is provided a charge control resin which is prompt in charge rising up, excellent in electrostatic charging propensity and easy in manufacturing. This charge control resin contains a polymer as an active ingredient having a constituent unit represented by following Formula (1) in the Formula (1), R1 is independent of one another, and is a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a halogen atom, a carboxy-containing group, a straight-chained or branched alkyl group having 1-18 carbon atoms, or a straight-chained or branched alkoxy group having 1-18 carbon atoms; R2 is a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a halogen atom, a carboxy-containing group, a straight-chained or branched alkyl group having 1-18 carbon atoms, or a straight-chained or branched alkoxy group having 1-18 carbon atoms; g is a number of 1-3; h is a number of 1-3; and M is a hydrogen atom, an alkali metal, a straight-chained or branched alkyl group having 1-18 carbon atoms, an ammonium radical or a mixture of any of these.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: ORIENT CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi YASUMATSU, Kaori Inoue, Satoko Ozaki
  • Patent number: 8889808
    Abstract: Farnesene interpolymer comprises units derived from a farnesene (e.g., ?-farnesene or ?-farnesene) and units derived from at least one vinyl monomer. The farnesene interpolymer can be prepared by copolymerizing the farnesene and at least one vinyl monomer in the presence of a catalyst. In some embodiments, the farnesene is prepared from a sugar by using a microorganism. In other embodiments, the at least one vinyl monomer is ethylene, an ?-olefin, or a substituted or unsubstituted vinyl halide, vinyl ether, acrylonitrile, acrylic ester, methacrylic ester, acrylamide or methacrylamide, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Derek James McPhee
  • Patent number: 8871882
    Abstract: A method for the preparation of a fluoropolymer by means of emulsion polymerization of a reaction mixture in an aqueous medium is disclosed wherein the reaction mixture includes a fluoromonomer having the structure of wherein R1, R2, and R3 are each independently hydrogen atoms, alkyl groups, substituted alkyl groups, or halogens, wherein at least one of R1, R2, and R3 is a fluorine atom, and wherein R is each independently a substituent on the styrenic ring, n is an integer from 0 to 5 representing the number of the substituents on the styrenic ring; b) an emulsion stabilizer combination comprising: i) an anionic surfactant; and, ii) a cationic surfactant or a non-ionic surfactant; and, c) a free-radical initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Akron Polymer Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoliang Zheng, Dong Zhang, Jiaokai Jing, Ted Calvin Germroth, Frank W. Harris, Thauming Kuo, Bin Wang, Douglas Stephens McWilliams
  • Publication number: 20140194586
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of reducing type IV rubber allergy of synthetic rubber latex products caused by chemical residues remaining after manufacture of the synthetic rubber products by reducing levels of chemical residues found for said products, said method comprising the steps of: subjecting said products to a wash in a strong alkaline solution to remove the chemical residues remaining after manufacture of the rubber latex products, and a system for reducing type IV allergenicity of synthetic rubber products caused by chemical residues remaining after manufacture of the synthetic rubber latex products by reducing residual levels of chemical residues found for said products, and a product, such as a glove, manufactured from synthetic rubber latex processed in accordance with the method and/or using the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Michiel Inno Paping, Karen-Marlies Schenck
  • 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: 8592543
    Abstract: Provided herein are polyfarnesenes derived from a farnesene and at least two different vinyl monomers. Also provided herein are polyfarnesenes derived from a farnesene; at least two different vinyl monomers, such as (meth)acrylic acid, (meth)acrylic esters, styrene, and substituted styrenes; and at least one functional comonomer such as maleic anhydride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventors: Derek James McPhee, Adam Safir, Craig Reeder, Joseph G. Doolan
  • Publication number: 20130298924
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyvinyl chloride-based resin fiber having a shrinkage stress of 70 ?N/dtex or less at 130° C. When fiber bundles for artificial hair which includes 20 to 100% by weight of this polyvinyl chloride-based resin fiber and 0 to 80% by weight of a thermoplastic resin fiber having a Young's modulus of 4 to 9 GPa and a shrinkage percentage of 10% or less at 130° C. and having a composition including no polyvinyl chloride-based resin are processed, a fiber for artificial hair and an artificial hair product having an excellent styling property and texture similar to those of human hair can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomomichi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8552128
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a fluoroolefin polymer from an azeotropic mixture of monomers having a constant composition, the process including the step of: contacting in a reaction zone: (i) an initiator; and (ii) an azeotropic mixture of monomers including at least one fluoroolefin and, optionally, at least one ethylenically unsaturated comonomer capable of copolymerizing therewith; wherein the contacting is carried out at a temperature, pressure and length of time sufficient to produce the fluoroolefin polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: George J Samuels, Gregory J Shafer, Hang T Pham
  • Patent number: 8507609
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermoplastic resin composition which comprises (A) a (meth)acrylic acid alkyl ester-based polymer forming a network-shaped disperse phase; and (B) an aromatic vinyl-cyanide vinyl based copolymer forming a continuous phase. The thermoplastic resin composition of the present invention can have an excellent low gloss characteristics while maintaining basic physical properties of a weather resistance, impact strength, thermal resistance, and delamination characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Young Sub Jin, So Young Kwon, Sung Kwan Kim, Hwan Seok Park, Jae Keun Hong, Byeong Do Lee, Chul In Lim
  • Patent number: 8492490
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a polymer resin comprises a polymerization vessel, a bearing part, a protection part, a circulating cooling means, a raw material-injecting nozzle and a flow path-constituting part. The protection part forms a first flow path between the protection part and the side face of the agitation axis. The circulating cooling means includes a circulating inlet nozzle provided on a side face of the protruding part so as to be opposite to the protection part. The flow path-constituting part is provided between the bearing part and the protection part so as to cover the side face of the agitation axis, to fix the bearing part and the protection part. This flow path-constituting part forms a second flow path between the side face of the agitation axis and the flow path-constituting part and a third flow path for coupling the second flow path with the raw material-injecting nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Toyo Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichirou Matsuba, Kazushige Kimura
  • Patent number: 8465584
    Abstract: An aqueous slurry of finely divided fillers which are at least partly coated with anionic latices, wherein the slurry is obtainable by treating an aqueous slurry of finely divided fillers with an aqueous dispersion comprising at least one anionic latex and at least one degraded starch, 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: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Joerg Nieberle, Anton Esser
  • Patent number: 8440761
    Abstract: Lighting elements composed of thermoplastic molding compositions comprising A) from 10 to 99.9% by weight of at least one thermoplastic polyester, B) from 0.1 to 50% by weight of at least one terpolymer, obtainable from b1) at least one vinylaromatic monomer, b2) at least one C1-C4-alkyl (meth)acrylate or (meth)acrylonitrile, and b3) from 0.1 to 10% by weight, based on the total weight of the components b1) to b3), of at least one monomer which comprises an ?,?-unsaturated anhydride, and C) from 0 to 60% by weight of other additives, where the total of the percentages by weight of components A) to C) is 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Andreas Eipper, Martin Weber, Carsten Weiss
  • Patent number: 8404767
    Abstract: A nitrile group-containing highly saturated copolymer rubber having an iodine value of 80 or less and containing a caprate in 0.01 to 0.4 wt %. Preferably, the caprate is an alkaline earth metal caprate or Group XIII metal caprate. According to present invention, it is possible to provide a nitrile group-containing highly saturated copolymer rubber improved in mold fouling resistance while maintaining good normal state physical properties and heat resistance when being made into a cross-linked product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Zeon Corporation
    Inventors: Daizo Hosotani, Hiroyasu Nagamori, Shinya Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8362127
    Abstract: A halogenated non-polymeric phenyl ether flame retardant is described having the general formula (I): wherein each X is independently Cl or Br, n is an integer of 1 or 2, and each p is independently an integer of 1 to 4, provided that, when each X is Cl, the total amount halogen in the ether is from about 50 to about 65 wt % and when each X is Br, the total amount halogen in the ether is from at least 70 wt % to about 79 wt % and wherein from about 30% to about 80%, for example from about 35% to about 75% of the halogenated ethers are fully halogenated the remainder being partially halogenated. The present flame retardant provides superior mechanical properties when incorporated into a polymer than similar flame retardants which contain a higher amount of fully halogenated species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Chemtura Corporation
    Inventors: Larry D. Timberlake, James D. Siebecker, Subramaniam Narayan
  • Patent number: 8357738
    Abstract: A flame retardant blend comprises at least first and second halogenated non-polymeric phenyl ethers having the general formula (I): wherein each X is independently Cl or Br, each m is independently an integer of 1 to 5, each p is independently an integer of 1 to 4, n is an integer of 1 to 5 and wherein the values of n for the first and second ethers are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Chemtura Corporation
    Inventors: Larry D. Timberlake, James D. Siebecker
  • Publication number: 20130005927
    Abstract: A method of forming a thermoplastic article, comprises steps of a) positioning at least one preheated first component being hollow and having at least one open end in two co-operating first mould halves; b) extruding a blow-mouldable thermoplastic material into the first component and closing the mould halves; and c) blowing the blow-moldable thermoplastic material inside the mould halves to form an article on which the first component is fixedly engaged. The method is simple in implementation, low in cost and easy in modification, and by which a thermoplastic article of varied colors, patterns, materials, and/or functional components being fixedly mounted on its outer surface could be realized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: GREAT FORTUNE (HK) LIMITED
    Inventor: Chi Shing Lam
  • Publication number: 20120329948
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of injection molding at low, substantially constant melt pressures. Embodiments of the disclosed method now make possible a method of injection molding that is more energy—and cost—effective than conventional high-velocity injection molding processes. Embodiments of the disclosed method surprisingly allow for the filling of a mold cavity at low melt pressure without undesirable premature hardening of the thermoplastic material in the mold cavity and without the need for maintaining a constant temperature or heated mold cavity. Heretofore, it would not have been expected that a constant pressure method could be performed at low pressure without such premature hardening of the thermoplastic material when using an unheated mold cavity or cooled mold cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Gene Michael ALTONEN, Charles John Berg, JR., Ralph Edwin Neufarth, Gary Francis Schiller, John Moncrief Layman, Rainer Scharrenberg
  • Patent number: 8334349
    Abstract: A thermoplastic copolymer having an excellent balance among properties such as coating resistance, color stability and fluidity and having high operability and productivity can be obtained by a method for producing a thermoplastic copolymer, comprising step (I) of supplying a monomer mixture (a) containing an aromatic vinyl monomer (a1) and a vinyl cyanide monomer (a2) to a complete mixing type reactor continuously to produce a copolymer (A) and step (II) of supplying the copolymer (A) continuously to a tubular reactor with a static mixing structure therein, which is placed in series with the complete mixing type reactor, and reacting the copolymer (A) to produce a copolymer (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Taro Yamashita, Hajime Takamura
  • Publication number: 20120181228
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to a polyacrylonitrile-based copolymer, a method for manufacturing a membrane including the same, a membrane including the same, and a water treatment module using the same. A membrane according to an example embodiment may include a polyacrylonitrile-based copolymer including a repeating unit represented by Chemical Formula 1, a repeating unit represented by Chemical Formula 2, and/or a repeating unit represented by Chemical Formula 3. The definitions of the above Chemical Formulae 1, 2, and/or 3 may be the same as in the detailed description. Accordingly, the membrane may allow the attainment of a relatively high water permeation amount and a water treatment module having a relatively high energy efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyo Kang, Jung Im Han, Sung Soo Han, Hyo Rang Kang
  • Publication number: 20120115963
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a polymer nanoparticle by a photoinduced emulsion polymerization includes preparing an emulsion comprising at least one surfactant, a dispersed phase and a continuous phase. The dispersed phase comprises at least one polymerizable monomer and the continuous phase comprises water and at least one photoinitiator. The at least one polymerizable monomer is polymerized by exposing the emulsion to an electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength so as to induce a generation of radicals from the at least one photoinitiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: ETH ZUERICH
    Inventors: Hansjoerg Gruetzmacher, Timo Ott
  • Patent number: 8163858
    Abstract: A polyvinylidene difluoride copolymer with a fluoroolefin selected from 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, 1,1,3,3,3-pentafluoropropene, 2-chloro-pentafluoropropene, hexafluoropropylene, trifluoroethylene, chlorotrifluoroethylene, 3,3,3-trifluoro-2-trifluoromethylpropene and a mixture thereof, wherein the stoichiometry of the co-monomers defines the barrier properties of the copolymer. Such polymers include moisture barrier copolymers and oxygen barrier copolymer. Processes for preparing such moisture barrier copolymers and oxygen barrier copolymers are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: George J Samuels, Gregory J Shafer, Tao Li, Clinton A Threlfall, Nancy Iwamoto, Eric J Rainal
  • Patent number: 8127372
    Abstract: This invention relates to the method for fabrication of polyisoprene aqueous emulsion, gloves and related products thereof, wherein the aqueous emulsion is polyisoprene or polynitrile aqueous emulsion obtained through free-radical emulsion polymerization initiated by initiating agent under normal pressure with isoprene as the monomer, or isoprene monomer, acrylonitrile monomer, and (methyl)acrylic acid as the monomer mixture, and emulsifying agent and dispersing agent as the emulsification system. After the isoprene or the mixture of isoprene monomer, acrylonitrile monomer, and (methyl)acrylic acid is mixed with the initiating agent, the oil phase obtained together with reducing agent is added dropwise in different time quantums. The polymerization conversion rate of polyisoprene aqueous emulsion or polynitrile aqueous emulsion according to this invention is increased from the original 78% to over 97.5%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Shanghai Shengda Medical Application Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Zongqiu Su
  • Publication number: 20110274903
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention may include one or more high-density textile fibers with a density from about 1 to about 11 g/mL. Some embodiments may include fabrics and/or garments made from such fibers. Embodiments comprising garments can include, for instance, exercise aids for providing extra mass to the wearer. Other embodiments can comprise, without limitation, building materials, safety equipment, armor, body armor, protective apparel, marine repair materials, marine protective devices, boat hulls, vehicle chassis, or blast-resistant materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Charlene Stuart, Patricia Dorton
  • Publication number: 20110184089
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for extruding plastic compositions, in particular polymer melts and mixtures of polymer melts, above all thermoplastics and elastomers, particularly preferably polycarbonate and polycarbonate blends, also with the incorporation of other substances such as for example solids, liquids, gases or other polymers or other polymer blends with improved optical characteristics, with the assistance of a multi-screw extruder with specific screw geometries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Michael Bierdel, Thomas König, Carsten Conzen, Ulrich Liesenfelder, Klemens Kohlgrüber, Reiner Rudolf, Johann Rechner
  • Publication number: 20110118424
    Abstract: A thermoplastic copolymer having an excellent balance among properties such as coating resistance, color stability and fluidity and having high operability and productivity can be obtained by a method for producing a thermoplastic copolymer, comprising step (I) of supplying a monomer mixture (a) containing an aromatic vinyl monomer (a1) and a vinyl cyanide monomer (a2) to a complete mixing type reactor continuously to produce a copolymer (A) and step (II) of supplying the copolymer (A) continuously to a tubular reactor with a static mixing structure therein, which is placed in series with the complete mixing type reactor, and reacting the copolymer (A) to produce a copolymer (B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Taro Yamashita, Seiichiro Murase, Hajime Takamura
  • Publication number: 20110112255
    Abstract: The invention relates to screw elements for multi-screw extruders with screws co-rotating in pairs and being fully self-wiping in pairs, to the use of the screw elements in multi-screw extruders and to a process for extruding plastic compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Bierdel
  • Patent number: 7932336
    Abstract: Copolymers are disclosed comprising structural units derived from ?-methylene-?-butyrolactone, styrene, methyl methacrylate and acrylonitrile. The copolymers may be used as protective layers in multilayer articles that include UV sensitive substrate materials. The multilayer articles may also include a silicone hardcoat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: SABIC Innovative Plastics IP, B.V.
    Inventors: James Pickett, Qing Ye, Daniel Steiger
  • Publication number: 20100216958
    Abstract: Isobutene, isoprene, and butadiene are obtained from mixtures of C4 and/or C5 olefins by dehydrogenation. The C4 and/or C5 olefins can be obtained by dehydration of C4 and C5 alcohols, for example, renewable C4 and C5 alcohols prepared from biomass by thermochemical or fermentation processes. Isoprene or butadiene can be polymerized to form polymers such as polyisoprene, polybutadiene, synthetic rubbers such as butyl rubber, etc. in addition, butadiene can be converted to monomers such as methyl methacrylate, adipic acid, adiponitrile, 1,4-butadiene, etc. which can then be polymerized to form nylons, polyesters, polymethylmethacrylate etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Matthew W. Peters, Joshua D. Taylor, Leo E. Manzer, David E. Henton
  • Publication number: 20100216954
    Abstract: [Problems] Thermoplastic resins have various problems such as enhancement in strength and improvement in toughness and heat resistance and copolymerization with monomers or oligomers and grafting have been carried out to solve the problems. Although graft polymerization with macromonomers has been carried out as a method for solving the problems, it is still expected to develop a modification technique for attaining better performance and resins produced by the technique. [Means for Solving Problems] A thermoplastic resin obtained by addition polymerization of an addition-polymerizable monomer, characterized by being modified by copolymerization with a vinyl polymer (I) which bears at least one group having a polymerizable carbon-carbon double bond at each of at least two molecular ends and which has a weight-average molecular weight (Mw)/number-average molecular weight (Mn) ratio of less than 1.8.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiki Nakagawa, Hajime Harada
  • Publication number: 20100204407
    Abstract: A process for the anionic polymerization of monomers, by the step of polymerizing the monomers in the presence of an initiator composition comprising a metal hydride such as sodium hydride and an organyl metal compound such as triisobutylaluminum, the monomers comprising one or more vinylic monomers comprising one or more elements different from carbon and hydrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: Gilbert C.E. Bouquet, Sascha Rulhoff
  • Publication number: 20100175326
    Abstract: A door operator is provided for operating a door leaf of a door, in particular of a swing leaf door or of a sliding door, having at least one structural member made from a plastic material. The at least one of the structural member is made from at least one of a flame-resistant material and self-extinguishing plastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: Dorma GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventor: Matthias DRUX
  • Patent number: 7737237
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a controlled structure copolymer comprising at least two different parts, a first part A, amphoteric or zwitterionic, including anionic or potentially anionic units, and cationic or potentially cationic units, or zwitterionic units, and another part B, non amphoteric or zwitterionic. Said copolymer further exhibits a high potential for adaptation, through variation in its composition, in order to improve or modify the properties of compositions in which it is introduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Phodia Chimie
    Inventor: Mathias Destarac
  • Publication number: 20100048850
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel way to synthesize acrylonitrile from a renewable raw material and more particularly relates to a method for producing acrylonitrile by the ammoxidation of glycerol in gaseous phase. The method can be implemented in a single step, or the glycerol can be previously submitted to a dehydration step. The acrylonitrile thus obtained meets the requirements of green chemistry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2008
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventor: Jean-Luc Dubois
  • Patent number: 7572874
    Abstract: Improved processes for atom (or group) transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) and novel polymers have been developed and are described. In certain embodiments, novel copolymers comprising a least one polymeric branch or polymeric block with a predominantly alternating monomer sequence are described. Novel copolymers comprising a least one polymeric branch or polymeric block with a gradient monomer structure are described. Additionally, novel copolymers comprising a least one polymeric branch or polymeric block with a predominantly periodic monomer sequence are also described. Novel copolymers having a water soluble backbone and at least two hydrophobic polymeric branches grafted to the water soluble backbone are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventors: Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Simion Coca, Scott G. Gaynor, Dorota Greszta, Timothy E. Patten, Jin-Shan Wang, Jianhui Xia
  • Publication number: 20090069520
    Abstract: Provided is a method for polymerizing a polymer precursor, comprising: contacting a polymer precursor with a lithium carborane catalyst and an initiator under polymerizing conditions. A reaction solvent may be used, but is not necessary. Also provided is a method of preparing lithium carborane polymers, comprising: contacting a lithium carborane polymer precursor having a terminal alkenyl or alkynyl group with an initiator and an optional reaction solvent under polymerizing conditions. Functionalized carborane anions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Josef Michel, Kamesh Vyakaranam, Stefanie Korbe
  • Patent number: 7470750
    Abstract: A novel process for the degradation of nitrile rubber by metathesis using ruthenium- or osmium-based catalysts which have both a substituted or unsubstituted imidazolidine ligand and a carbene ligand bearing a phosphonium radical is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Obrecht, Julia Maria Müller, Oskar Nuyken, Heinz Berke, Ludek Meca, Lubica Triscikova
  • Publication number: 20080224159
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical element (1, 25) having a defined shape and comprising a thermoplastic material that has been further cross-linked during or following the shaping thereof. Such thermoplastic materials have an increased heat deflection temperature, distortion, but can be easily and economically shaped before the additional cross-linking as a result of the thermoplastic properties thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventors: Gertrud Krauter, Andreas Plossl
  • Publication number: 20080226859
    Abstract: A flotation object floats on the surface of outdoor ponds and other bodies of water. The flotation object includes a circular middle portion and first and second hexagonal end portions. When the flotation objects are placed in a pond the objects contact each other in such a way that the flotation objects substantially interlock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventors: Paul Christiensen Manning, Salam M. Awada, Rex S. Spendlove
  • Patent number: 7361719
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a monomer with anti-microbial characteristics, a polymeric compound with anti-microbial characteristics using the same, and manufacturing methods thereof, and more particularly, to an antimicrobial monomer comprising a saturated hydrocarbon having a polymerizable functional group within its structure. Also, the present invention provides a polymeric compound using the above antimicrobial monomer, a manufacturing method thereof, and a polymeric resin composition. The compounds according to the present invention have durable antimicrobial activity and high heat resistance, they do not give rise to toxicity when added to conventional resins by not eluting the antimicrobial compounds, and they do not have an effect on the properties of molded products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Micro Science Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woong-Sig Moon, Jae-Chul Kim, Kyoo-Hyun Chung, Ki-Oh Kong, Jung-Hwa Hwang
  • Patent number: 7265159
    Abstract: Process for preparing monodisperse weakly basic or optionally strongly basic anion exchangers of the poly(meth)acrylamide type, the ion exchangers themselves and their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Reinhold Klipper, Olaf Halle, Claudia Schmid, Wolfgang Podszun, Rüdiger Seidel, Hans-Karl Soest
  • Patent number: 7253241
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention provides a water-based release coating composition comprising a mixture of (A.) from about 5 to about 100 wt % of a polymer comprising the reaction product of (a.) from 1 to about 15 wt % of a fluorinated monomer selected from the group consisting of monomers according to the general formula: RfX—OC(O)—C(R)?CH2, wherein Rf represents a perfluorinated aliphatic group having 3 or 4 carbon atoms, X is an organic divalent linking group, and R represents a hydrogen or methyl group, (b.) from about 40 to about 70 wt % of an alkyl (meth)acrylate, wherein the alkyl group contains from 16 to 22 carbon atoms, (c.) from about 3 to about 20 wt % of (meth)acrylic acid, (d.) from about 20 to about 40 wt % acrylonitrile, and (e.) from 0 to about 15 wt % of vinyl monomer, other than acrylonitrile, wherein the sum of (a.) through (e.) equals 100%; and (B.) from 0 to about 95 wt % of an extender polymer, wherein the sum of (A.) and (B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: James P. DiZio, David J. Kinning, George G. I. Moore
  • Patent number: 7247693
    Abstract: A polymer includes repetitive units derived from a monomer compound according to formula (I): wherein R1 is a hydrogen atom, a methyl group or an ethyl group, A, which is identical or different, is a group comprising an ester group of formula -A1-C(O)—O-A2-, or an amide group of formula -A1-C(O)—NR10-A2-, wherein: R10, which is identical or different, is hydrogen or an alkyl, hydroxyalkyl, or aminoalkyl C1-C6 linear or branched group, A1, which is identical or different is a covalent bond or a group of formula —(CH2)p1— wherein p1 is an integer of from 1 to 6, A2, which is identical or different, is a linear or branched hydrocarbon group comprising optionally N, O, or S heteroatoms or heterogroups, optionally substituted, optionally forming or comprising a cycle, R1, R2, R3, R5 and R6, which are identical or different, are hydrogen, alkyl, hydroxyalkyl, or aminoalkyl C1-C6 linear or branched groups, or, if inside the brackets, form a heterocycle with group A2, m is an integer of from 1 to 10, n is an inte
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Rhodia Inc.
    Inventors: Leo Zhaoqing Liu, Dominic Wai-Kwing Yeung
  • Patent number: 7172850
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imageable element including a lithographic substrate and an imageable layer disposed on the substrate. The imageable layer includes a radically polymerizable component, an initiator system capable of generating radicals sufficient to initiate a polymerization reaction upon exposure to imaging radiation, and a polymeric binder having a hydrophobic backbone and including both constitutional units having a pendant cyano group attached directly to the hydrophobic backbone, and constitutional units having a pendant group including a hydrophilic poly(alkylene oxide) segment. The invention also provides a method for preparing a suitable polymeric binder. The method comprises contacting a combination of co-monomers in a solvent mixture consisting essentially of a (C1–C6) alkanol and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Heidi M. Munnelly, Kevin B. Ray, Ting Tao, Shashikant Saraiya, Kouji Hayashi, Jianbing Huang
  • Patent number: 6924317
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing monodisperse anion-exchanger gels with high stability, purity and coarse particle size greater than 800 ?m starting from a monodisperse bead polymer with a swelling index of from 2.5 to 7.5 and more than one subsequent feed procedure without any separation between the polymerization steps and then modifying to give the anion exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Lothar Feistel, Gerold Schade, Hubertus Mittag
  • Patent number: RE41616
    Abstract: A polymer comprising a tagging material is provided wherein the tagging material comprises at least one organic fluorophore dye, or at least one inorganic fluorophore, or at least one organometallic fluorophore, or at least one semi-conducting luminescent nanoparticle, or combination thereof, wherein the tagging material has a temperature stability of at least about 350° C. and is present in a sufficient quantity such that the tagging material is detectible via a spectrofluorometer at an excitation wavelength in a range between about 100 nanometers and about 1100 nanometers. Further embodiments of the present invention include a method for identifying a polymer and an article comprising a polymer wherein the polymer contains the aforementioned tagging material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Steven Frederick Hubbard, Radislav Alexandrovich Potyrailo, Philippe Schottland, Verghese Thomas