From Aromatic Hydrocarbon Patents (Class 526/346)
  • Patent number: 10494665
    Abstract: Related to is the field of nucleic acid testing, and in particular, a test kit or a method for testing a target nucleic acid in a sample. The test kit comprises therein a hybridization solution, which contains therein a non-ionic surfactant, a cationic polymer, and a buffer solution having a pH value in the range from 6.5 to 8.5. The test kit can further comprise therein a Tris-HCl color developing solution having a pH value in the range from 9.0 to 10.0 and containing a C8-C18 alkylglucoside. Testing target nucleic acid in a sample using the test kit has the advantages of short time consumption, easy operation, high throughput, and low costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Huawei Yang, Ji Zeng
  • Patent number: 9714306
    Abstract: The present invention provides an olefin resin with an improved heat resistance, reduced stickiness, excellent optical and low temperature properties, as well as the balance between these physical properties. The olefin resin according to the present invention satisfies the following requirements: (I) a melting peak (Tm) is observed within the range of from 60° C. to 130° C., and the heat of fusion ?H at the melting peak is within the range of from 5 to 150 J/g; (II) the percentage E (wt %) of a portion soluble in o-dichlorobenzene at 20° C. or lower, and the heat of fusion ?H satisfy certain relationships; (III) the glass transition temperature (Tg) is from ?80 to ?30° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Yasushi Yanagimoto, Tomoaki Matsugi, Akihiko Iwashita, Tatsuya Nakamura, Junji Saito
  • Patent number: 9556287
    Abstract: Polymers produced by a process comprising contacting one or more olefins with a catalyst system comprising an activator and a Salan catalyst disposed on a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignees: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc., Ramot at Tel-Aviv University Ltd.
    Inventors: Garth R. Giesbrecht, Matthew W. Holtcamp, Gregory S. Day, John R. Hagadorn
  • Patent number: 9533240
    Abstract: A method of recovering a bead support from an emulsion includes supplying an aqueous surfactant solution into a centrifuge tube; supplying a hydrophobic liquid over the surfactant solution in the centrifuge tube, wherein a ratio of the volume of the aqueous surfactant solution to the volume of the hydrophobic liquid is not greater than 0.5; and applying an emulsion over the hydrophobic liquid while centrifuging, the emulsion comprising a dispersed aqueous phase including the bead support, the emulsion breaking and material of the dispersed phase preferentially partitioning to the surfactant solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Reed, James A. Ball
  • Patent number: 9382349
    Abstract: Polyalphaolefins and Salan catalysts, catalyst systems, and processes to produce the polyalphaolefins. Also disclosed are high-viscosity index polyalphaolefins and processes for producing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignees: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc., Ramot at Tel-Aviv University Ltd.
    Inventors: Bruce A. Harrington, Garth R. Giesbrecht, Matthew W. Holtcamp, Moshe Kol, Konstantin Press, Gregory S. Day
  • Patent number: 9034976
    Abstract: After a cyclopentadiene compound and a vinyl aromatic compound are thermally polymerized, the obtained copolymer is subjected to a hydrogenation reaction to form a hydrogenated product. After most of the hydrogenation solvent is separated by a solvent evaporation tank from the hydrogenated product, an additive separately prepared by dissolving an antioxidant is added to the hydrogenated product to form a mixture. While the hydrogenation solvent is a naphthenic solvent, the additive is prepared by dissolving the antioxidant in an aromatic additive solvent having the same carbon atoms as those of the hydrogenation solvent. Then, the low-molecular-weight component as well as the remaining hydrogenation solution and the additive solvent are separated by a thin-film evaporator from the mixture. The obtained molten resin is pelletized to produce hydrogenated petroleum resin pellets. The time for uniformly blending the antioxidant can be shortened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Kashima
  • Patent number: 9023950
    Abstract: The present invention provides a styrene-based star polymer with narrow dispersion and suitable as a resist material, etc. A star polymer of the present invention is represented by the formula A[C(Y)Xm]n (wherein A represents a polyvalent aliphatic hydrocarbon group with 4-15 carbons, C represents a carbon atom, X represents a styrene-based polymer chain, Y represents a hydroxy group or an oxo group, m represents an integer of 1 or 2, and n represents any integer from 2 to 5, with the proviso that if Y is a hydroxy group, m is 2, and if Y is an oxo group, m is 1). The star polymer can be produced by reacting a styrene-based polymer having an anionic end, and an aliphatic carboxylic acid ester represented by A(COOR)n (wherein R represents an alkyl group having 1-8 carbons, and A and n are as defined for the above formula).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Shirai, Takeshi Niitani
  • Patent number: 9023944
    Abstract: A method including measuring a near-infrared absorption spectrum of a hydrogenated compound in the form of a molten resin from which a hydrogenation solvent is separated to calculate an aromatic content ratio and a softening point as physical property values of the hydrogenated compound based on analytical curve data. At least one of a temperature, pressure, reaction time and hydrogen content in a hydrogenating portion is controlled such that a difference between the aromatic content ratio and the bromine number measured in the near-infrared spectrometry and an aromatic content ratio and bromine number of a target hydrogenated petroleum resin pellet becomes small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanori Hayashi, Hajime Takasugi, Makoto Kashima
  • Patent number: 9012579
    Abstract: A method comprising contacting at least one metal salt of an organic acid with at least one aromatic compound in a reaction zone under conditions suitable for the formation of a polymer, wherein the metal salt of an organic acid comprises a metal and at least one unsaturated organic acid moiety. A composition comprising polystyrene and a metal salt of cinnamic acid. An article made from a composition comprising polystyrene and a metal salt of cinnamic acid. A composition comprising polystyrene and a salt of a fatty acid. An article made from a composition comprising polystyrene and a salt of a fatty acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Olga Khabashesku
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8993684
    Abstract: This invention relates flame retardant compositions containing low molecular weight brominated anionic, chain transfer, vinyl aromatic polymers, hereinafter “ACTVAP”. The compositions can accommodate high bromine content while still exhibiting a low thermally labile bromine content. The compositions have glass transition temperatures, Tg, that are predictive of acceptable melt flows and heat distortion temperatures (HDT) in HIPS and ABS based formulations substrates. The compositions, are suitable flame retardant candidates for use in thermoplastic formulations, e.g. polystyrene and ABS formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Albemarle Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Layman, Jr., Arthur G. Mack, Charles H. Kolich, Govindarajulu Kumar
  • Patent number: 8987372
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to adhesives suitable for application using a hot melt process at a relatively low temperature in the range of about 110° C. to about 130° C. Such adhesives exhibit desirable viscoelastic properties and are suitable for bonding an elastic attachment in the manufacture of disposable articles, such as disposable diapers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Henkel US IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Yuhong Hu, Maria Xenidou
  • Publication number: 20150075855
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a photo cured material, by which transferring precision can be improved and a small surface roughness can be obtained. The method includes the steps of: placing a photo-curable composition on a substrate; brining a mold into contact with the photo-curable composition; irradiating the photo-curable composition with light; and releasing the mold from the photo-curable composition. The contact is performed in a condensable gas atmosphere, the condensable gas condensing under a temperature condition at the contact and under a pressure condition that the condensable gas receives when the photo-curable composition intrudes gaps between the substrate and the mold or concavities provided on the mold, and the photo-curable composition includes a gas dissolution inhibitor having a rate of weight change with reference to the condensable gas that is ?1.0% to 3.0%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Toshiki Ito, Akiko Iimura
  • Patent number: 8969498
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to a method of inhibiting polymerization of vinyl aryl monomers, a process for increasing number average molecular weight of a polystyrene, and to an inhibitor composition useful therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventors: Nathan T. Kendall, Kishore K. Kar, Mark H. McAdon, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Laura Mueller, Charles D. Dukes
  • Patent number: 8969465
    Abstract: Disclosed are a thermoplastic resin composition including (A) a polycarbonate resin, (B) an aromatic vinyl-based copolymer, (C) a rubber modified vinyl-based graft copolymer, and (D) a glass fiber, wherein the glass fiber (D) includes (D-1) a first glass fiber having a length of about 1 ?m to about 200 ?m and (D-2) a second glass fiber having a length of about 2 mm to about 6 mm, and a molded article using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Jung-Eun Park, Kee-Hae Kwon, Jin-Young Huh, Chang-Min Hong
  • Patent number: 8962741
    Abstract: The present invention provides an overcoat film which has excellent degree of planarization by optimizing the molecular weight of a binder resin included in a thermally curable resin composition for a protective film and the content of each component including the same. In a color filter according to the present invention, it is not necessary to light up all the red, green, and blue (RGB) pixels for eliciting a white light and perform a separate application process of a white portion because an overcoat film according to the present invention may serve as the white portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Soon Chun Mok, Seung Hee Lee, Jong Hwi Hwang, Beom Su Park, Sung Hyun Kim, Dae Hyun Kim, Mi Hee Park, U Ra Lee
  • Publication number: 20150042921
    Abstract: An optical-compensation film, an optical-compensation polarizing sheet and a liquid crystal display are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Ki Man Kim, Jaegeon You
  • Patent number: 8946365
    Abstract: A low z-average molecular weight, high softening point polystyrene resin having a narrow molecular weight distribution, as well as methods of making and using the same, are provided. The use of an inert solvent and/or the order of addition of reactants during polymerization may contribute to the unique properties of the final homopolymeric resin. The polystyrene resin can be partially or fully hydrogenated and may have particular use as a tackifying agent in a variety of hot melt adhesive and rubber compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Wei Min Cheng, Puthenkovilakom Rajesh Raja, George Joseph Kutsek, John B. Penn
  • Patent number: 8937138
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an initiating system for cationic polymerization and a polymerization process. The present application relates to an initiating system for cationic polymerization of cationic-polymerizable monomers, and a process for cationic polymerization of cationic-polymerizable monomers by using the initiating system. The present invention particular involves an initiating system for cationic polymerization of cationic-polymerizable monomers in an aqueous reaction medium, and a process for cationic polymerization of cationic-polymerizable monomers by using the initiating system in an aqueous reaction medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignees: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
    Inventors: Yixian Wu, Qiang Huang, Han Zhou, Ruting Jin, Ping He
  • Patent number: 8916665
    Abstract: Metallated aminosilane compounds for use as functional initiators in anionic polymerizations and processes for producing an aminosilane-functionalized polymer using the metallated aminosilane compounds to initiate anionic polymerization of at least one type of anionically polymerizable monomer. Preferred use of the metallated aminosilane compounds results in rubber compositions for use in tires comprising an aminosilane functionalized polymer. A telechelic polymer may result from use of the metallated aminosilane compound as a functional terminator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Lawson, Terrence E. Hogan, Christine Rademacher, David M. Roggeman, Fuminori Ota
  • Publication number: 20140371393
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tape-like packaging element made from a polyester-based plastic tape, the plastic tape comprising at least one splicing inhibitor, wherein the splicing inhibitor is a thermoplastic, styrene-based polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: TEUFELBERGER GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventors: Thomas KRZIWANEK, Klaus BRZEZOWSKY
  • Publication number: 20140370551
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a business method and system for generating sugars and recycling a non-biomass component from a waste stream. In some embodiments, a waste stream comprising cellulose and a non-biomass component is saccharified to produce glucose, followed by recovery of the glucose and non-biomass component, which may be recycled to another site associated with production of a cellulose-containing product that contains the non-biomass component. In certain scenarios, the waste stream is generated at a first location, cellulose pretreatment (if desired) and hydrolysis are conducted at a second location, and the non-biomass component is recycled to the first location or a third location. The non-biomass component may include metals, metal oxides, salts, organic compounds, inorganic compounds, oligomers, or polymers, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Theodora RETSINA, Kimberly NELSON
  • Patent number: 8912296
    Abstract: Provided is a process for preparing polystyrene having a weight average molecular weight (Mw) in the range of 120,000-160,000 g/mol, a polydispersity in the range of 4-6 and a melt flow rate of at least 40 g/10 minutes by feeding styrene into a reaction system through which the styrene passes as a component of a reaction mixture as it is polymerized, the reaction system including an initial reaction zone (100) and a downstream reaction zone (200), comprising the steps of: polymerizing styrene in the initial reaction zone to form polystyrene having a Mw of greater than 300,000 g/mol and a polydispersity in the range 1.5-2.5, 10-30 wt. % of the styrene fed to the initial reaction zone being polymerized there, —and polymerizing styrene remaining in the reaction mixture in the downstream reaction zone, a chain transfer agent being mixed with the reaction mixture at the commencement of this reaction zone and optionally at one or more additional locations within this reaction zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Styron Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Gilbert Bouquet, Ulrich Reifert, Nicolaas M. A. Hermans
  • Patent number: 8907023
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polysiloxane compound having a structure represented by formula 1: wherein each of F1, F2, F3 and F4 is individually selected from one of a first group, a second group, a third group and a fourth group, the first group is selected from a C2˜C10 hydrocarbon group having amino group(s), a C2˜C10 hydrocarbon group having epoxy group(s), a C2˜C10 hydrocarbon group having carbonyl group(s) or a C2˜C10 hydrocarbon group having alkoxy group(s), the second group is a C2˜C10 hydrocarbon group having amino group(s), the third group is selected from a C2˜C10 hydrocarbon group having epoxy group(s), a C2˜C10 hydrocarbon group having carbonyl group(s), a C2˜C10 hydrocarbon group having SiCl group(s) or a C2˜C10 hydrocarbon group having alkoxy group(s), the fourth group is selected from a C2˜C10 hydrocarbon group having aryl group(s) or a C2˜C10 hydrocarbon group having alkoxy group(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Chi Mei Corporation
    Inventors: Kuan-Lin Hsieh, Kuei-Lun Cheng, Chih-Cheng Lee
  • Patent number: 8889795
    Abstract: A class of molecularly imprinted polymers that specifically recognizes and binds to TSNAs are useful, for example, in analysis and separation of TSNAs from biological fluids. Such polymers are also useful in methods of treating and manufacturing tobacco products and materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Anthony Rees, Johan Billing, Ecevit Yilmaz
  • Patent number: 8883943
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isoolefin polymers and process for preparing the same. The present invention especially discloses a polymerization process for the cationic polymerization of isoolefin monomers in an aqueous reaction medium, and isoolefin polymers obtained by such process. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a polymerization process for the cationic polymerization of isoolefin monomers in an aqueous reaction medium, and isoolefin polymers obtained therefrom. In another embodiment, the present invention relates to a dispersion polymerization process for the cationic copolymerization of isoolefins with conjugated or non-conjugated diolefins and/or vinyl aromatic compounds, and copolymers obtained therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignees: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
    Inventors: Yixian Wu, Qiang Huang, Han Zhou, Ruting Jin, Ping He
  • Patent number: 8877884
    Abstract: An adhesive composition is disclosed which includes a polymer prepared by copolymerizing a monomer containing a polymerizable group, the polymer including a low-molecular-weight component having a molecular weight equivalent to 1% or less of the weight-average molecular weight of the polymer, the low-molecular-weight component is contained in a range of not less than 0 weight % to less than 0.3 weight % of the total weight of the polymer. This allows provision of an adhesive composition having great adhesive strength in a high-temperature environment, especially at temperatures from 140° C. to 200° C., as well as high heat resistance and favorable crack resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motoki Takahashi, Hirofumi Imai, Takahiro Asai, Koichi Misumi, Toshiyuki Ogata
  • Patent number: 8877871
    Abstract: There is provided a switching element including two electrodes and an organic bistable material sandwiched between the electrodes, which is expected to be applied to an organic memory element or the like. A switching element which includes: two electrodes; and an organic thin film containing a metal fine particle and interposed between the electrodes, and which exhibits such a current bistability that the switching element has two stable resistance values in response to a voltage applied, the switching element characterized in that the metal fine particle is dispersed in the organic thin film with a metal fine particle-dispersing agent containing a polymer having a dithiocarbamate group and having a weight average molecular weight of 500 to 5,000,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignees: Kyushu University, Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Fujita, Kei Yasui, Masaaki Ozawa, Keisuke Odoi, Hisashi Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20140303333
    Abstract: The present application, relates to iron bisphenolate complexes and methods of use and synthesis thereof. The iron complexes are prepared from tridentate or tetradentate ligands of Formula I: wherein R1 and R2 are as defined herein. Also provided are methods and processes of using the iron bisphenolate complexes as catalysts in cross-coupling reactions and in controlled radical polymerizations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Michael P. Shaver, Christopher M. Kozak
  • Patent number: 8853345
    Abstract: Provided is a copolymer. The copolymer, when incorporated into a resist composition, can provide a satisfactory resist pattern with high sensitivity, high resolution, high etching resistance and a reduced amount of outgas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Hoon Oh, Joon Hee Han, Tae Gon Kim, Hyun Sang Joo
  • Publication number: 20140296464
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chromatography medium comprising one or more electrospun polymer nanofibres which form a stationary phase comprising a plurality of pores through which a mobile phase can permeate and use of the same in chromatography, such as the isolation of recombinant proteins, monoclonal antibodies, viral vaccines and plasmid DNA. The invention further provides for the use of the chromatographic medium in a simulated moving bed system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: UCL BUSINESS PLC
    Inventors: Daniel Gilbert Bracewell, Robert Stevens, Oliver Hardick
  • Publication number: 20140296442
    Abstract: The invention relates to polymers selected from among polypropylene (PP), polycarbonate (PC), acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), polyvinylchloride (PVC) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET), nylon and polystyrene, having antibacterial properties, wherein the antibacterial effect is obtained by adding a zinc salt selected from among: zinc PCA, zinc oxide, zinc hydroxide, zinc pyrrolidone or zinc pyrithione during the process of polymerization of the monomers. The antibacterial polymers are used to prepare products intended to enter into contact with the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Michele Fiori, Nunzia Nocerino, Rosanna Capparelli, Andrea Fulgione, Michael Van Der Jagt, Chiara Medaglia, Marco Marchetti, Norberto Roveri, Rocco Mercuri, Marco Lelli, Francesca Rinaldi
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8822713
    Abstract: Coordination complexes of at least one metal element with at least one aromatic monomer are provided. The at least one aromatic monomer may comprise at least one aromatic ring, which ring comprising at least one ethylenic group, at least one hydroxide group —OH, at least one oxime group and salts thereof. The metal element may be in the form of a metal alkoxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Comissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Alexia Balland Longeau, Stéphane Cadra, Jérôme Thibonnet
  • Patent number: 8822619
    Abstract: A copolymer composition is provided including a block copolymer having a poly(styrene) block and a poly(silyl acrylate) block; wherein the block copolymer exhibits a number average molecular weight, MN, of 1 to 1,000 kg/mol; and, wherein the block copolymer exhibits a polydispersity, PD, of 1 to 2. Also provided are substrates treated with the copolymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Peter Trefonas, Phillip Hustad, Xinyu Gu, Erin Vogel, Valeriy Ginzburg, Shih-Wei Chang, Daniel Murray
  • Patent number: 8815971
    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: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: ATRP Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Wojciech Jakubowski, James Spanswick
  • Publication number: 20140220280
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process for recycling of plastic waste comprising: segregating plastic waste collected from various sources followed by cleaning of the segregated plastic waste to obtain segregated cleaned waste; grinding of the segregated cleaned waste to obtain grinded waste; introducing the grinded waste into an extrusion line having a venting extruder component as part of the extrusion line, to obtain molten plastic; and removing the impurities by vacuum venting of the molten plastic to obtained recycled plastic free from impurities. The present disclosure further relates to various articles like Industrial Post Recycled (IPR) plastic tubes, blow moulded bottles, pallates, manufactured from the recycled plastic waste.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: ESSEL PROPACK LTD.
    Inventors: Natarasan Sethu, Chandrashekhar Ramchandra Abhyankan, Mrinal Kanti Banerjee
  • Patent number: 8796403
    Abstract: The present invention relates to copolymers with polar and non-polar olefin blocks with a variable polar monomer content of 0.1 mol % to 99.9 mol %. The invention also relates to a method for obtaining copolymers with olefin blocks and vinyl polar monomer blocks, said method using a single-component catalytic system made up of an organometallic complex containing a metal belonging to groups VIII to X. Said organometallic complex is advantageously active in the medium without adding cocatalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignees: Arkema France, CNRS, Ecole Superieure de Chimie Physique Electronique de Lyon
    Inventors: Christophe Navarro, Alexandra Leblanc, Vincent Monteil, Roger Spitz, Christophe Boisson, Jean-Pierre Broyer
  • Publication number: 20140212974
    Abstract: Provided is: a cell culture membrane, which is free from materials derived from living organisms, can easily be industrially mass-produced, exhibits superior long-term storage properties and chemical resistance, has excellent cell adhesion properties and long-term culture properties and is capable of replicating a cell adhesion morphology that is similar to that of collagen derived from living organisms and being used for conventional cell cultivation. Also provided are a cell culture substrate, and a method for manufacturing the cell culture substrate. In the present invention, as a cell adhesion layer, a polymer membrane represented by formula (I) is formed on the base of a cell culture substrate so as to have a membrane thickness equal to or greater than 0.2 ?m (in the formula, R1 and R2 represent a —(CH2)n—NH2 moiety (n is an integer of 1-10 inclusive.) or H, with at least one of R1 and R2 being a —(CH2)n—NH2 moiety. Moreover, l and m are positive integers expressing polymerization degree).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicants: KISCO LTD., THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, DAISANKASEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Yoshimoto, Kentaro Kamimae, Yuki Tanabe, Taku Oguni, Takashi Inoue, Tsutomu Mochizuki, Makoto Hirama, Teruo Fujii, Hiroshi Kimura, Hideto Tozawa
  • Publication number: 20140186642
    Abstract: A flow medium for assisting a resin to be transferred into a mold accommodating a layered structure of reinforced material is provided. The flow medium is configured such that when the resin is cured the flow medium becomes incorporated within a final composite component comprising the reinforced material embedded within the transferred and cured resin. A semifinished product comprising such a flow medium is provided and a method for producing a composite component by utilizing such a semifinished product is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Peter Kybelund, Simon Kwiatkowski Pedersen, Anders Haslund Thomsen
  • Patent number: 8765895
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymer composition that includes a branched alkene which is cationically polymerizable as well as a glass-forming comonomer and/or a vinyl comonomer containing benzocyclobutene as the pendant group. The structure of the polymer composition can take various forms: linear random copolymer, linear block copolymer, star random copolymer, star block copolymer, and other hyperbranched polymers. The copolymer composition can undergoes crosslinking at elevated temperatures (preferably above 180° C.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Innolene LLC
    Inventors: Yonghua Zhou, Leonard Pinchuk
  • Publication number: 20140179889
    Abstract: Elevated temperature electrospinning apparatus comprises a pump upstream of or containing a resistance heater, means to shield applied electrostatic field from the resistance heater, and a temperature modulator for modulating temperature in the spinning region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Cornell University
    Inventors: Yong Lak JOO, Huajun ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20140155566
    Abstract: The invention relates to new compounds containing alkyl/alkenyl-cyano-borate or alkyl/alkenyl-cyano-fluoroborate anions, their preparation and their use, in particular as part of electrolyte formulations for electrochemical or optoelectronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Nikolai (Mykola) Ignatyen, Michael Schulte, Kentaro Kawata, Tomohisa Goto, Jan Sprenger, Maik Finze, Walter Frank
  • 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: 8735523
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides polymer crystalline materials containing crystals of the polymer and satisfying the following requirements (I) and (II) or the following requirements (I) and (III): (I) the polymer crystalline materials a crystallinity of 70% or greater; (II) the crystals are 300 nm or less in size; and (III) the crystals have a number density of 40 ?m?3 or greater. This allows an embodiment of the present invention to provide polymer crystalline materials which are excellent in properties such as mechanical strength, heat tolerance, and transparency or, in particular, polymer crystalline materials, based on a general-purpose plastic such as PP, which is excellent in properties such as mechanical strength, heat tolerance, and transparency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Hiroshima University
    Inventors: Masamichi Hikosaka, Kaori Watanabe, Kiyoka Okada
  • Patent number: 8735515
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for producing plastic materials by providing a biology based feedstock and reacting the biology based feedstock to form a feedstock capable of reaction to form the plastic material, wherein the plastic material is selected from polystyrene and polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Cooper, Olga Khabashesku
  • Patent number: 8729205
    Abstract: A flowability improver for engineering plastics which comprises a polymer (A) comprising of 50 to 99.5% by mass of aromatic vinyl monomer units (a1), 0.5 to 50% by mass of (meth)acrylate monomer units (a2) having an ester group of phenyl or substituted phenyl group, and 0 to 40% by mass of other monomer units (a3) (with the proviso that the total of the units (a1) to (a3) is 100% by mass) and having a weight average molecular weight of 5000 to 150000. The flowability improver can improve engineering plastics in melt-flow characteristics (processability in molding) and chemical resistance without impairing the plastics in heat resistance, exfoliation resistance, and transparency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Nabeshima, Atsunori Koshirai
  • 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: 20140135412
    Abstract: Method for removing a foreign substance from a polymer composition including subjecting a polymer composition to a medium selected from the group comprising chemical reagents, electron beam radiation, electromagnetic radiation, or combinations thereof, removing the transformed foreign substance from the polymer composition, where the foreign substance is by subjecting the polymer composition to the medium at least partially transformed into a form that facilitates removal from the polymer composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Thomas Friedlaender