From Imide- Or Lactam-containing Compound, Or From An Amino-nitrogen Containing Carboxylic Acid, Or Derivative Of An Amino-nitrogen-containing Carboxylic Acid Patents (Class 528/310)
  • Patent number: 10736822
    Abstract: The present invention provides a root canal treatment material having excellent curability in a moist environment and a root canal treatment kit containing the root canal treatment material. The root canal treatment material of the present invention includes: at least one compound (A) selected from the group consisting of a compound represented by Formula (1), a compound represented by Formula (2), and a compound represented by Formula (3); an acidic group-containing monomer (B); and a polymerization initiator (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akihito Amao, Kumiko Yoshihara, Noriyuki Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 10640647
    Abstract: Provided is a polyamide resin composition which comprises a polyamide resin (A) and an impact-resistant material (B), wherein the polyamide resin (A) comprises an aliphatic copolyamide (A-1) comprising three or more types of monomers and an aliphatic polyamide (A-2), wherein the content of the aliphatic copolyamide (A-1) in the polyamide resin composition is 1% by mass to 30% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Yasui
  • Patent number: 10591778
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a display panel and a manufacturing method thereof. A thin film transistor array substrate of a display panel is provided with a first alignment layer; a color filter substrate of display panel is provided with a second alignment layer; the first alignment layer is formed by irradiating the first alignment material with a first light having a first wavelength, the second alignment layer is formed by irradiating the second alignment material with a second light having a second wavelength. The present invention permits the display panel to have good reliability and high contrast as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Xiang Li, Chung-Ching Hsieh, Yanjun Song, Yongchao Zhao, Rentang Zhao
  • Patent number: 10513581
    Abstract: The use of a polyamide modified by sulfonate functions which has improved barrier properties is described. Further described is the use of a sulfonate, aliphatic or aromatic compound for manufacturing a modified polyamide having improved fluid-barrier properties. The composition as described includes a modified polyamide, which is optionally a composition in the form of granules or powder used in manufacturing articles by an injection or extrusion blow-molding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventors: Stéphane Jeol, Louise-Anne Fillot
  • Patent number: 10494543
    Abstract: Disclosed are a coating composition applied on a tempered glass, the tempered glass preventing shattering when impacts are applied, and a manufacturing method thereof. The coating composition comprises a caprolactone-modified acryl resin, an acryl polyol, a polyurethane resin and the like, such that the tempered glass has improved strength and the ceramic part can be removed from a conventional tempered glass. Further provided is a vehicle product such as a vehicle glass component, such that passengers in the vehicle can be protected from the shattering of the broken tempered glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Noroo Bee Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung Kong, Ki Hong Lee, Jong Min Park, Tae Soo Jung, Bock Ceol Lee, Keon Soo Jin, Jae Beom Ahn, Young Seok Kim, Yong Chul Lee
  • Patent number: 10421843
    Abstract: Amino acid-based poly(ester amide) (PEA) macromers (e.g., functional PEA macromers) and methods for preparing amino acid-based poly(ester amide) (PEA) macromers. The functional PEA macromers can comprise functional groups such as hydroxyl, amine, sulfonic acids, carboxyl, thiol and acryloyl at the two terminuses of the PEA macromers. The content of the terminal functional groups on the macromers can be precisely controlled by adjusting the molar ratio of reactive monomers. The resulting versatility of these new functional PEA macromers can be used to fabricate a wide range of PEAs and PEA hybrid derivatives with very different chemical, physical, mechanical, thermal and biological properties. The functional PEA macromers can also be polycondensed into forming block PEA polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Chih-Chang Chu, Mingxiao Deng
  • Patent number: 10420849
    Abstract: Simple organic structures, organic/inorganic polymers, and other substrates have been made, all of which have at least one pyrrolidone moiety present, and found to exhibit low toxicity, low complement activation features and may be used to reduce protein interactions with drug conjugates while enhancing in vivo residency times for these conjugates when used as an injectable composition; thus these compounds can be used as substitutes for PEG in PEGaylation. Surprisingly, these compounds also exhibit unique intrinsic fluorescence (IF) or non-traditional fluorescence (NTF) properties that currently cannot be explained by traditional photochemistry and fluorescence paradigms are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: NanoSynthons LLC
    Inventors: Donald A Tomalia, David M Hedstrand, Linda S Nixon
  • Patent number: 10407548
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polyamide composition for a reflector having high heat resistance and good mechanical properties, having excellent adhesion to a sealing material for an LED package, and capable of retaining a high reflectance even after exposure to heat and light intended for the production process of the LED package and the environment in which the reflector is used in the LED package, when it is molded. The present invention is a polyamide composition for a reflector, containing: 30 mass % or more of a polyamide (A) having a melting point of 280° C. or higher; and 25 mass % or more of titanium oxide (B). The total content of the polyamide (A) and the titanium oxide (B) is 75 mass % or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kozo Tamura, Takaharu Shigematsu, Shimon Kanai
  • Patent number: 10400068
    Abstract: Polyamide elastomer comprising reaction product of components (a), (b), (c), (d). Component (a) has formula HOOC—R1—(—NH—CO—R1—)n—NH2 (where each R1 independently is linear saturated hydrocarbon, n represents a real number of 0 or greater, and when there are multiple repeating units each containing R1, n represents total number of those repeating units). Component (b) has formula HOOC—R2—COOH (where R2 represents a direct bond or a linear saturated hydrocarbon group). Component (c) has formula H2N—R4—(—O—R4—)m—NH2 (where each R4 independently represents a saturated hydrocarbon group; m represents a real number of ?1; and when there are multiple repeating units each containing R4, m represents total number of those repeating units). Component (d) has formula H2N—[—CH(CH3)CH—O—]x—[CH2CH2O—]y—[CH2CH(CH3)—O]z—CH2CH(CH3)(NH2) wherein (x+z) is a real number of 1 to 6 and y is a real number of 1 to 20. A molar ratio of (c)/(d) in the polyamide elastomer ranges from 9/1 to 1/9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Takayuki Kato
  • Patent number: 10400132
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition comprising: (i) one or more dendritic polymers; and (ii) a reactive diluent that is capable of being chemically coupled to the functional groups of the dendritic polymers, wherein when the dendritic polymer is coupled to the reactive diluent in the presence of a cross-linker, a polymerized solid is formed at high concentrations in a liquid medium. The present invention further relates to methods of preparing the polymer composition and its use in forming coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Shaofeng Wang, Swee How Seow, Zeling Dou, Thomas F. Choate, Xiaoqun Ye
  • Patent number: 10323130
    Abstract: A powder of polyamide particles, in which: said polyamide includes more than 50 mol % of amine ends among the total number of amine and acid ends of the polyamide; said particles include, on the surface thereof, primary amine groups neutralized by a phosphorous Bronsted acid, such as phosphoric acid; and the D50 of the particles falls within the range of 100 nm to 50 ?m, preferably 100 nm to 20 ?m. A method for producing such a powder and to the production of aqueous dispersions including same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventor: Quentin Pineau
  • Patent number: 10314920
    Abstract: Disclosed are dendrimers of formula (I): and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions comprising the dendrimer of formula (I) and methods of using the same for treating cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: AstraZeneca AB
    Inventors: Marianne Bernice Ashford, Iain Grant, Edward John Hennessy, William McCoull, Michael Giannis, Brian Kelly, David Owen, John Paul Secrist
  • Patent number: 10266483
    Abstract: Process for the manufacture of an amino ester of formula (I) R1—O—C(O)—(CH2)n—NH2 (I) in which n is an integer from 10 to 15 from an unsaturated ester responding to formula (II) R1—O—C(O)—(CH2)m—CH?CH—R2 (II) in which R1 is either H or a saturated alkyl group containing from 1 to 5 carbon atoms; R2 is either H or an alkyl group containing from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, either saturated or containing 1 or 2 unsaturations and bearing optionally a hydroxyl, a carboxylic or an ester group, and m is equal to 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11; said process comprising: submitting the unsaturated ester of formula (II) to a catalytic cross-metathesis reaction with a pentenenitrile chosen among 2-pentenenitrile or 3-pentenenitrile in order to obtain a ester-nitrile responding to formula (III) R1—O—C(O)—(CH2)m—CH?CH—(CH2)p—CN (III) in which m is equal to 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 and p is equal to 0 or 1, and submitting the obtained ester-nitrile of formula (III) to an hydrogenation in order to obtain the amino ester of formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Philippe Marion, Didier Morvan
  • Patent number: 10263203
    Abstract: A display device for preventing a curling phenomenon of an edge of a substrate and solving a problem caused by separation of the substrate is disclosed. The display device includes a flexible substrate including a first substrate region overlapping a display unit and a second substrate region except the first substrate region, and a thin film transistor and an organic light emitting diode disposed on the display unit of the first substrate region. The first substrate region is formed of transparent polyimide, and the second substrate region is formed of colored polyimide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeonjun Oh, Jonghyun Park, Jaekyung Choi
  • Patent number: 9907163
    Abstract: A flexible circuit board includes a base material including a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, the base material including a conductor layer, a first insulating film covering the first surface of the base material and formed with a first opening, a first insulating member formed inside the first opening and formed with a connection port to expose the conductor layer, the first insulating member having a thermal expansion coefficient smaller than that of the first insulating film, a second insulating film covering the second surface of the base material and formed with a second opening overlapping at least a portion of the first opening in a plan view, and a second insulating member formed inside the second opening and having a thermal expansion coefficient smaller than that of the first insulating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Yuuki Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 9890247
    Abstract: The invention relates to a semi-aromatic polyamide, and a polyamide composition comprising the semi-aromatic polyamide, comprising a diamine component (a) comprising, based on the total number of moles of the diamine component (a): between 5 and 30 mole % of at least one C2-C5 diamine, between 5 and 30 mole % of at least one C7+ diamine, and between 45 and 90 mole % of a C6 diamine; and a dicaboxylic acid component (b) comprising, based on the total number of moles of the dicaboxylic acid component (b): at least 50 mole % of terephthalic acid and at most 50 mole % of another dicarboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventor: Rudy Rulkens
  • Patent number: 9834643
    Abstract: A continuous process for the manufacture of a polyamide, the process comprising the steps of: (i) flowing a stream A comprising a moltendicarboxylic acid, or a molten dicarboxylic acid-rich mixture comprising a dicarboxylic acid and a diamine, through a first stage and at least one more reaction stage of a vertical multistage reactor, wherein the first stage is at the top of the reactor; (ii) counter-currently flowing a stream B comprising a diamine as either a vapor or a diamine-rich liquid through at least one of the stages below the first reaction stage of said vertical multistage reactor; (iii) accumulating a liquid phase material P comprising polyamide at and/or below the final stage of said reactor; wherein said reactor is equipped with internal features suitable for effecting contact between counter-currently flowing streams A and B; and wherein the process further comprises controlling the viscosity of said liquid phase material P by directly controlling the chemical equilibrium of the polyamidation r
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventors: Ernest Keith Marchildon, Karen A. Surgenor, Bryan D. Kaushiva
  • Patent number: 9776156
    Abstract: Disclosed here is a method for making a nitrogen-doped carbon aerogel, comprising: preparing a reaction mixture comprising formaldehyde, at least one nitrogen-containing resorcinol analog, at least one catalyst, and at least one solvent; curing the reaction mixture to produce a wet gel; drying the wet gel to produce a dry gel; and thermally annealing the dry gel to produce the nitrogen-doped carbon aerogel. Also disclosed is a nitrogen-doped carbon aerogel obtained according to the method and a supercapacitor comprising the nitrogen-doped carbon aerogel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Campbell, Elizabeth Montalvo, Theodore F. Baumann, Juergen Biener, Matthew Merrill, Eric W. Reed, Marcus A. Worsley
  • Patent number: 9688649
    Abstract: A perfluoropolyether thiol compound comprises a perfluoropolyether segment, at least one mercapto group (—SH), and at least one intervening divalent carbonylimino moiety (—C(?O)—NR—, wherein R is hydrogen or alkyl). The compound can be produced, for example, by a ring-opening reaction of thiolactones with perfluoropolyether-substituted, primary or secondary amines. The compound can be used, for example, as a polymerization chain transfer agent, as an intermediate for the preparation of functional group-containing fluorochemical derivatives such as disulfides, and as a fluorinated surface treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Suresh S. Iyer, Mark J. Pellerite, Chetan P. Jariwala
  • Patent number: 9650494
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for polymer nanocomposites, methods of making polymer nanocomposites, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventors: Ye Chen, Jing Tao, Lin Deng, Niveen Khashab
  • Patent number: 9637594
    Abstract: Provided are [1] a xylylenediamine composition containing xylylenediamine and a compound represented by the following general formula (1), wherein the content of the compound represented by the general formula (1) is 0.001 to 0.1 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of the xylylenediamine; and a method for producing a polyamide resin including the steps of introducing a compound represented by the following general formula (1), a diamine including xylylenediamine (but excluding the compound represented by the general formula (1)), and a dicarboxylic acid into a reaction system and performing a polycondensation reaction, wherein the amount of the compound represented by the general formula (1) to be introduced is 0.001 to 0.1 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of the xylylenediamine, where, in the general formula (1), n and m each independently represent an integer of 0 to 6, excluding the case where n and m are both 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Tochihara, Katsumi Shinohara, Takashi Nakamura, Hajime Yamada, Jun Mitadera, Takashi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9625854
    Abstract: Provided are a developer carrying member, and a process cartridge and an electrophotographic apparatus using the developer carrying member, the developer carrying member including a substrate, an elastic layer, and a surface layer covering a surface of the elastic layer in which the surface layer contains a modified acrylic resin, and the modified acrylic resin has a constituent unit represented by the following structural formula (1). (R1 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms; U represents a urethane resin having, between two adjacent urethane bonds, a structure represented by the following structural formula (2), and at least one of structure selected from a structure represented by the following structural formula (3) and a structure represented by the following structural formula (4); and L represents a divalent linking group containing an ester bond (—O—C(?O)—)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventors: Takashi Koyanagi, Minoru Nakamura, Seiji Tsuru, Kazuaki Nagaoka, Yuto Miyauchi
  • Patent number: 9580553
    Abstract: A polymer including a self-immolative polymer segment and a thermally-activated trigger moiety is described. The self-immolative polymer segment includes a head end, a tail end, and a plurality of repeating units. The trigger moiety includes a cycloaddition adduct that is covalently coupled to the head end of the self-immolative polymer segment. When the polymer is exposed to an activation temperature, the cycloaddition adduct undergoes retro-cycloaddition to release the self-immolative polymer segment. The self-immolative polymer segment then decomposes to sequentially release repeating units in a head-to-tail direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignees: University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization, Pacific Lutheran University
    Inventors: Andrew J. Boydston, Neal A. Yakelis, Ronald Jay Berenson, Derek C. Church, Gregory I. Peterson, Michael Larsen
  • Patent number: 9562008
    Abstract: A process for the recovery of ?-caprolactam from extract water of polycaprolactam obtained by hydrolytic polymerization, wherein the extract water is concentrated, subsequently contained oligomers are depolymerized, non-depolymerizable impurities are separated, water and low-boiling impurities are removed, wherein for adjusting the purity of the recovered ?-caprolactam and the energy consumption used for the process a part of the product is removed from the process as intermediate products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Technip Zimmer GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Bormann, Manfred Albrecht, Franz Samlitschka
  • Patent number: 9555604
    Abstract: A resin composition, preferably an adhesive composition, comprising a polyether polyamide elastomer capable of being strongly bended with a polyimide resin, preferably strongly bended through an easy process to form an interface between the polyimide resin and the composition, and a bonded composite having the resin composition and a polyimide resin which together form an interface to be bonded with each other. A resin composition for forming an interface together with a polyimide resin for bonding, wherein the resin composition comprises a polyether polyamide elastomer (component R) obtained by subjecting a specific aminocarboxylic acid compound A1 and/or lactam compound A2, polyether compound B, and dicarboxylic acid compound C to polymerization, wherein the content of the component R in the resin composition is 80 to 100% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuma Irisa, Shuichi Maeda
  • Patent number: 9493644
    Abstract: Provided are a resin blend, which includes a first resin, and a second resin having hydrogen-binding donor and acceptor, and having a difference in surface energy from the first resin at 25° C. of 0.1 to 35 mN/m, and is formed in a layer-separated structure, a pellet, a method of manufacturing the same, and a resin molded article having a specific layer-separated structure. Because of the resin blend, a molded article may have enhanced mechanical properties and surface hardness, and additional surface coating may be omitted, thereby reducing a processing time, increasing productivity, and reducing production costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Houng Sik Yoo, Han Na Lee, Jin Young Ryu, Hyeon Choi, Woo Sung Kim, Eun Joo Choi
  • Patent number: 9437754
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electrical device comprising steps of: preparing a substrate; applying a conductive paste onto the substrate, wherein the conductive paste comprises (i) an inorganic powder comprising at least a conductive powder, (ii) an organic polymer, (iii) a solvent and (iv) a gellant selected from the group consisting of a polyalkyleneoxy terminated polyamide (PAOPA), an ester terminated polyamide (ETPA), polyether polyamine (PEPA) and a mixture thereof; and heating the applied conductive paste to form an electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventors: Hikaru Uno, John Donald Summers, Esther Kim
  • Patent number: 9393721
    Abstract: In the present invention, (i) a polyamic acid solution for forming a thermoplastic polyimide layer to be in no contact with a support contains no chemical dehydrating agent or imidization catalyst, (ii) a polyamic acid solution for forming a thermoplastic polyimide layer to be in contact with the support contains an imidization catalyst, and (iii) a polyamic acid solution for forming a non-thermoplastic polyimide layer contains a chemical dehydrating agent and an imidization catalyst. This arrangement eliminates a property difference between the thermoplastic polyimide layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventors: Teruo Matsutani, Yasutaka Kondo, Hisayasu Kaneshiro
  • Patent number: 9389505
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymerizable composition for a solder resist, including an infrared ray shielding material, a polymerization initiator, and a polymerizable compound, and a solder resist pattern forming method using the polymerizable composition for a solder resist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuto Shimada, Kimi Ikeda, Yoshiharu Yabuki, Daisuke Arioka
  • Patent number: 9371233
    Abstract: A polyamide-imide represented by the following formula is provided. A graphite film prepared by performing a thermal treatment process on the polyamide-imide represented by the above-mentioned formula is also provided. In the thermal treatment process, the temperature range of the thermal treatment process ranges from 25° C. to 2,900° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventors: Chen-Lung Lin, Yen-Chun Liu, Hui-Wen Chang, Kuo-Chan Chiou, Hsien-Lin Hu
  • Patent number: 9339446
    Abstract: A gel, comprising: an ester and a polymer having at least one of the following rigid block groups; polystyrene, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, and phenolics as well as one elastic block that is a member of the group consisting of ethylene/butadiene copolymers, polyisoprene, polybutadiene, ethylene/propylene copolymers, or ethylene-propylene/diene copolymers, wherein the polymer is either triblock copolymers, star polymers, radial polymers, multi-block copolymers, or combinations thereof, wherein the composition is substantially free of mineral oils; wherein the ester's chemical formula is: Wherein n=1, 2, 3, and 4, and R1 represents a member of the group consisting of: hydrogen, hydrocarbyl, phenyl, methoxyphenyl, alkylphenyl, substituted alkyl, and substituted phenyl; R2 represents a member of the group consisting of: hydrogen, hydrocarbyl, phenyl, methoxyphenyl, alkylphenyl, substituted alkyl, substituted phenyl, alkylene, phenylene, substituted alkylene, and substituted phenylene, and R3 represents
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Calumet Penreco, LLC
    Inventors: Lin Lu Healy, Jack C. Cunningham, Jr., David S. Morrison, Wei Song, Gina Butuc
  • Patent number: 9339695
    Abstract: Multi-layered golf balls having at least one layer made of a polyamide composition containing a transparent polyamide polymer are provided. The transparent polyamide may be blended with other transparent or non-transparent polyamides. Thermoplastic polyamide elastomers such as polyether-amide block copolymers may be used. In one version, the composition comprises a blend of transparent polyamide, acid anhydride-modified polyolefin, and plasticizer. The golf ball includes a core having at least one layer and a cover having at least one layer. The polyamide composition may be used to form any core, cover, or other layer in the golf ball. In one version, the polyamide composition is used to form the inner cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Sullivan, David A. Bulpett, Robert Blink, Mark L. Binette, Brian Comeau
  • Patent number: 9334365
    Abstract: Provided is a xylylenesebacamide resin molding which is excellent in mechanical strength such as elastic modulus and avoids the problem of mechanical strength loss during long-term use. This is a molding of a polyamide resin or a polyamide resin composition containing the polyamide resin, wherein 70 mol % or more of the diamine structural unit is derived from xylylenediamine (A) and 50 mol % or more of the dicarboxylic acid structural unit is derived from sebacic acid (B), and the molding has a crystallinity index of 0 to 50% and a moisture content of 0.1 to 2% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Mitadera, Masashi Kurokawa, Takahiro Takano
  • Patent number: 9278147
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for chemically stabilizing a polymer stent after sterilization. The stent is exposed to a temperature above ambient for a period of time after radiation sterilization. The exposure reduces the concentration of free radicals generated by the radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Lothar Kleiner, Fuh-Wei Tang
  • Patent number: 9221950
    Abstract: A polyamide resin composition includes (a) a polyamide composed mainly of a polyamide backbone composed of diamine units composed mainly of 5-pentanediamine and dicarboxylic acid units, and (b) a compound with a molecular weight of 1,000 or less having a sterically hindered N atom and a nitrogen-containing functional group that can react with at least one of amino groups, carboxyl groups, and amide groups constituting the polyamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomonori Ichihara, Takahiro Kuribayashi, Ichiro Kimijima
  • Patent number: 9156943
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a modified polyester, comprising the steps of: obtain a esterification product of diacid, diol, and a branching agent having at least three carboxyl groups , wherein the branching agent is present in an amount of up to 1 mol %, and carrying out a polycondensation reaction of the esterification product and a diamine to obtain the modified polyester, wherein the diamine is present in an amount of about 0.07 to about 0.22 mol %, the diacid comprises a combination of at least one aliphatic diacid and at least one aromatic diacid which is present in an amount no greater than about 10 mol % based upon the total moles of the diacid and the diol. The modified polyester is a thermally induced shape-memory material having an activation temperature of about 40 to 99° C., a percent elongation at break of about 29.9 % to 40.9% and bending modulus of about 40.3 MPa to about 20.1 Mpa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventors: Wei-Hung Chen, Tai-You Chen, Pao-Chi Chen, Chin-Wen Chen, Syang-Peng Rwei
  • Patent number: 9127143
    Abstract: The invention concerns polymer powder comprising 2-(4-amino phenyl)-5 (6) amino benzimidazole (DAPBI), paraphenylene diamine, and terephthaloyl dichloride, capable of being dissolved in a solvent system comprising (i) N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) or dimethylacetamide (DMAC) and (ii) an inorganic salt; wherein said polymer is capable of being redissolved in said solvent system after said polymer has been removed from said solvent system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Kiu-Seung Lee
  • Patent number: 9115080
    Abstract: Processes for producing caprolactam (CL) and derivatives thereof from adipic acid (AA) obtained from fermentation broths containing diammonium adipate (DAA) or monoammonium adipate (MAA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventors: Olan S. Fruchey, Leo E. Manzer, Dilum Dunuwila, Brian T. Keen, Brooke A. Albin, Nye A. Clinton, Bernard D. Dombek
  • Patent number: 9109092
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for preparing a semi-furanic copolyamide containing at least one furanic dicarboxylic acid moiety and at least one aliphatic diamine moiety in the backbone. The method is based on solid-state polymerization. Particularly, the method uses a biomass-derived furanic dicarboxylic acid as a raw material. A semi-furanic copolyamide prepared by the method has molecular weight and color levels that are practically required in industrial applications. In addition, the semi-furanic copolyamide can replace fossil fuels due to its good thermal stability and is suitable for use as an environmentally friendly bioplastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventors: Jaehoon Kim, Jong Min Park, Hong Shik Lee, Endah Yohana Kurnia
  • Patent number: 9087628
    Abstract: A carbon black-containing polyamide masterbatch composition is provided. The carbon black-containing polyamide masterbatch composition includes a polyamide compounded with an admixture of carbon black and a water-soluble polyamide. The water-soluble polyamide is a copolymer of caprolactam, ethylene glycol bis(2-aminoethyl)ether or ethylene glycol bis(3-aminopropyl)ether, and 5-sulfoisophthalic acid monosodium salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Inventors: Yu-Chi Tseng, Chin-Wen Chen, Syang-Peng Rwei
  • Patent number: 9080029
    Abstract: This invention relates to a flame retardant polyamide composition comprising a semi-aromatic polyamide, a flame retardant system and a reinforcing agent, wherein the semi-aromatic polyamide comprises units derived from dicarboxylic acids comprising terephthalic acid and aliphatic dicarboxylic acids, and aliphatic diamines. In the semi-aromatic polyamide the aliphatic diamines consist of 10-70 mole % of a short chain aliphatic diamine with 2-5 C atoms and 30-90 mole % of a long chain aliphatic diamine with at least 6 C atoms; the dicarboxylic acids consist of 5-65 mole % aliphatic dicarboxylic acid and optionally aromatic dicarboxylic acid other than terephthalic acid and 35-95 mole % terephthalic acid; and the combined molar amount of terephthalic acid and the long chain aliphatic diamine is at least 60 mole %, relative to the total molar amount of the dicarboxylic acids and diamines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Rudy Rulkens, Wilfred W. G. J. Van Pelt, Kang-Tse Hsu, Peter R. Dufour, Hiromi Iribe
  • Patent number: 9045862
    Abstract: Compositions and methods related to new wet strength resins are provided. By using functionally-symmetrical cross-linkers and mono-functional modifiers, and separating the steps of reacting a prepolymer with the cross-linkers from the reaction of intermediate cross-linked prepolymer with epichlorohydrin, new wet strength resin products are provided having improved properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC
    Inventors: Clay E. Ringold, Cornel Hagiopol, Dexter C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9044515
    Abstract: The present invention is related to compositions which can undergo targeted degradation under certain physiological reducing conditions. The compositions may, for example, be hydrogels in which maleimide-functionalized low molecular weight heparin is cross-linked with various thiol-functionalized polyethylene glycol multi-arm star polymers. Both the gelation and degradation of the hydrogels can be modified by careful selection of the thiol. For example, hydrogels prepared from aryl thiol-maleimide adducts can undergo a retro Michael addition-type reaction, leading to degradation of the composition and release of the bioactive molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventors: Aaron Baldwin, Kristi Lynn Kiick
  • Publication number: 20150148513
    Abstract: The invention provides non-naturally occurring microbial organisms having a 4-hydroxybutyrate, 1,4-butanediol, or other product pathway and being capable of producing 4-hydroxybutyrate, 1,4-butanediol, or other product, wherein the microbial organism comprises one or more genetic modifications. The invention additionally provides methods of producing 4-hydroxybutyrate, 1,4-butanediol, or other product or related products using the microbial organisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Genomatica, Inc.
    Inventors: Priti Pharkya, Anthony P. Burgard, Stephen J. Van Dien, Robin E. Osterhout, Mark J. Burk, John D. Trawick, Michael P. Kuchinskas, Brian Steer
  • Patent number: 9023975
    Abstract: [Problem to be Solved] To provide a polyamide having a high melting point, which has excellent strength, toughness, and stability under heating. [Solution] This polyamide is obtained by polymerizing an (a) dicarboxylic acid comprising at least 50 mol % of an alicyclic dicarboxylic acid and a (b) diamine comprising at least 50 mol % of a diamine having a pentamethylenediamine skeleton, wherein the polyamide has a cyclic amino end amount of 30 to 60? equivalents/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Nitto, Yasukazu Shikano, Shinji Ieda, Kazunori Terada, Masaaki Aramaki
  • Publication number: 20150108070
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of preparing hyperbranched polyamidoamine particles, including: a) preparing a polyamidoamine precursor mixture from a multifunctional amine monomer and a multifunctional acrylamide monomer; and b) polymerizing the polyamidoamine precursor mixture into cross-linked hyperbranched polyamidoamine particles using reverse phase suspension polymerization. Also, hyperbranched polyamidoamine particles prepared by the method are provided, which can remove heavy metals in an aqueous solution without the need for an ultrafiltration apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Sang Youl Kim, Young Sik Eom
  • Patent number: 9012026
    Abstract: The invention relates to a copolyamide comprising at least two different units corresponding to the following general formulation: A/X.T A is chosen from a unit obtained from an amino acid, a unit obtained from a lactam and a unit corresponding to the formula (Ca diamine).(Cb diacid), with a representing the number of carbon atoms of the diamine and b representing the number of carbon atoms of the diacid, a and b each being between 4 and 36, advantageously between 9 and 18, X.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Thierry Briffaud, Philippe Blondel
  • Patent number: 9006381
    Abstract: Provided are: an impact-resistant polyamide composition which exhibits improved toughness and improved impact strength and which can be easily polymerized in-situ in a molding stage; and a novel process for the production of the same. The novel process comprises initiating the anionic polymerization of ?-caprolactam in the presence of (A) an anionic polymerization catalyst, (B) an anionic polymerization activator, (C) 2.0 to 30% by weight (relative to the ?-caprolactam) of an N,N-disubstituted vinylbenzylamine, and (D) a radical polymerization initiator, and subjecting the resulting system to reaction under conditions comprising a reaction temperature of the reaction system of 120 to 180° C. and a reaction time of 10 seconds to 120 minutes. Since radical polymerization in the process is conducted without hindering the anionic polymerization, an alloyed polyamide composed of both polycaprolactam and poly (N,N-disubstituted vinylbenzylamine) can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Nagase Chemtex Corporation
    Inventors: Tokizane Imanishi, Hirofumi Nishida
  • Patent number: 9000122
    Abstract: The present invention is for aromatic poly(ether sulfone imide) membranes and methods for making and using these membranes for gas, vapor, and liquid separations. The membranes may be fabricated into any known membrane configuration including a flat sheet or hollow fiber. An embodiment of the present invention is for aromatic poly(ether sulfone imide) polymers, aromatic poly(ether sulfone imide) membranes and UV cross-linked aromatic poly(ether sulfone imide) membranes made from these polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Zhixue Zhu, Chunqing Liu
  • Patent number: 8993645
    Abstract: Provided by the invention is a compound containing an imido group that is obtained by partial hydrolysis of a polyimide molded article, in which the compound has an absorption peak derived from an imido group at wave number of 1375 cm?1, an absorption peak derived from an amide group at wave number of 1600 cm?1, and an absorption peak derived from a carboxyl group at wave number of 1413 cm?1 in the IR spectrum chart obtained by IR spectroscopic measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Nakata Coating Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takemi Matsuno, Katsuji Kitagawa, Misao Hanazono