From Reactant Having A Halogen Atom Or Oxygen Single Bonded To A Carbonyl Group, E.g., Halo-c(=o)-, -o-c(=o)-o, Etc. Patents (Class 528/370)
  • Patent number: 10767044
    Abstract: A polycarbonate resin composition of the present invention comprises: a polycarbonate resin; and a polycarbonate polyol comprising a terminal hydroxyl group and a repeat unit represented by Formula 1. The polycarbonate resin composition exhibits good properties in terms of color, impact resistance, stiffness and the like even after irradiation with ionizing radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Hye Jang, Chang Heon Lee, Woo Suk Chei, O Sung Kwon
  • Patent number: 10730994
    Abstract: The present invention provides silicon-based polycarbonates, processes for their preparation and their use in the synthesis of copolymers, in particular segmented copolymers such as polyurethanes for biomedical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Aortech International plc
    Inventors: Francis P. Maguire, Sriram Venkataramani
  • Patent number: 10086556
    Abstract: Provided is a method capable of producing a retardation film having an elongated shape and having a slow axis in an oblique direction with high production efficiency while precisely controlling the direction of the slow axis and the variation of the direction. The method of producing a retardation film of the present invention includes: holding the left and right end portions of a film with left and right variable pitch-type clips configured to have clip pitches changing in a longitudinal direction, respectively; preheating the film; obliquely stretching the film; and releasing the clips holding the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Shimizu, Makoto Nakaichi, Ryuuichi Kira, Satoshi Hirata
  • Patent number: 10040777
    Abstract: Polymers, co-polymers, and monomers using CO2 as a reagent and methods of production thereof are described. Polymerization methods include converting CO2 into a polymerizable monomer by exciting the CO2 with a light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: David Max Roundhill
  • Patent number: 9950461
    Abstract: Provided is a method capable of producing a retardation film suppressed in biaxiality, having a small Nz coefficient, and having a slow axis in an oblique direction with high production efficiency. The production method for a retardation film of the present invention includes: holding left and right side edge portions of a film to be stretched with left and right variable pitch-type clips configured to have clip pitches changing in a longitudinal direction, respectively; preheating the film; reducing, under a state in which a position at which the clip pitch of the clips on one side out of the left and right clips starts to reduce and a position at which the clip pitch of the clips on another side starts to reduce are set to different positions in the longitudinal direction, the clip pitch of each of the clips to a predetermined pitch to subject the film to oblique stretching; and releasing the clips holding the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Shimizu, Satoshi Hirata, Seiji Kondo, Nao Murakami
  • Patent number: 9920157
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an alkoxysilane-terminated prepolymer, characterized in that it is obtainable by reaction of at least A) a polyol, B) a compound having two or more isocyanate groups, and C) an alkoxysilane having at least an isocyanate group and/or an isocyanate-reactive group, wherein the polyol A) comprises at least a polyethercarbonatepolyol obtainable by addition of carbon dioxide and alkylene oxides onto H-functional starter molecules. The present invention further relates to a process for preparing the alkoxysilane-terminated prepolymer of the present invention and also to a composition and a multicomponent system comprising an alkoxysilane-terminated prepolymer of the present invention. The present invention further relates to a shaped article obtainable by polymerizing the alkoxysilane-terminated prepolymer of the present invention, by polymerizing a composition of the present invention or by polymerizing a multicomponent system of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Jürgen Köcher, Ute Nattke
  • Patent number: 9796146
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method capable of producing a retardation film having an elongated shape, having high uniaxiality and a high in-plane alignment property, and having a slow axis in an oblique direction with high production efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Shimizu, Satoshi Hirata, Seiji Kondo, Nao Murakami
  • Patent number: 9391276
    Abstract: A conjugated polymer-based optoelectronic material includes: an optoelectronic conjugated polymer having a main chain and side chains; and an organic diluent which is at least partially miscible with the conjugated polymer. Molecules of the organic diluent physically react with the side chains of the conjugated polymer to form hydrogen bonds therebetween, thereby generating molecular constraints in the conjugated polymer to suppress molecular deformation of the conjugated polymer that occurs soon after the conjugated polymer is excited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Arnold Chang-Mou Yang, Yen-Hui Liu, Chih-Chia Cheng, Cheng-Chung Huang
  • Patent number: 9365738
    Abstract: Described is a high solids coating composition having exceptional rheological properties and appearances comprising (a) a thermosetting binder, (b) from about 0.1 to about 10 wt. % based on binder solids of solid polyurea particles prepared by the reaction of a mixture of a polyisocyanate and an amino reactant comprising a primary or secondary monoamine that optionally has a hydroxyl or ether group or both, and (c) from about 2 to about 25 wt. % on resin solids of an acrylic polymer having a number average molecular weight of from about 2000 to about 8000 and a glass transition temperature of from about 50 to about 120° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Timothy S. December, John G. Partyka, Donald H. Campbell
  • Patent number: 9181392
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide for methods of producing a polycarbonate polyol. The method includes charging a vessel with butanediol, charging the vessel with a polymerization catalyst, and adding to the vessel dimethyl carbonate at a rate of at least 2.0 g of DMC per minute per kg of BDO to produce polycarbonate polyol at a polycarbonate polyol yield of at least 80% of a theoretical yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: William H. Heath, Harpreet Singh, Amarnath Singh, Jorge Jimenez, Qiuyun Xu
  • Patent number: 9120910
    Abstract: The invention provides polycarbonate resins which are excellent in terms of light resistance, transparency, hue, heat resistance, thermal stability, and mechanical strength. The invention relates to a polycarbonate resin composition containing: a polycarbonate resin at least containing structural units derived from a dihydroxy compound having the portion represented by the following formula (1) as part of the structure thereof; and a bluing agent. The invention further relates to a polycarbonate resin composition including: a polycarbonate resin (A) containing structural units derived from a dihydroxy compound represented by the following formula (2) as part of the structure thereof; and a bluing agent. CH2—O??(1) The case where the portion represented by the general formula (1) constitutes —CH2—O—H is excluded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Yokogi, Michiaki Fuji, Masanori Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9051424
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing branched polyethers and/or polyether-like structures, to these branched polyethers themselves, and to their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Lobert, Sarah Schmitz, Frank Schubert, Roland Hubel, Helmut Hahnel
  • Publication number: 20150147690
    Abstract: A photoconductor that includes, for example, a supporting substrate, an optional anticurl layer, an optional ground plane layer, an optional hole blocking layer, an optional adhesive layer, a photogenerating layer, a charge transport layer, and an optional protective coating, and where the photogenerating layer contains a polyarylatecarbonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jin Wu
  • Publication number: 20150148516
    Abstract: The present invention discloses new catalyst systems based on complexes of divalent metals supported by chelating phenoxy ligands for immortal ring-opening polymerisation of cyclic esters and cyclic carbonates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Carpentier, Yann Sarazin, Valentin Poirier, Marion Helou
  • Patent number: 9040654
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a polycarbonate, having a glass transition temperature greater than or equal to 50° C., includes: a step (1) of introducing into a reactor a monomer of formula (I) and R1 and R2 being identical or different alkyl groups; a step (2) of introducing into the reactor at least one cyclic diol or a mixture of diols (B) including at least 20 mol % of cyclic diols; a subsequent step (3) of polycondensation via transesterification of the mixture of monomers including the monomers (A) and (B); a step (4) of recovering the polycarbonate formed during step (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: ROQUETTE FRERES
    Inventors: Mathias Ibert, Emilie Josien, Herve Wyart
  • Publication number: 20150141611
    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: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Yuuichi SATOH, Satoshi IZUMI, Taichi NEMOTO, Yoko ARAI, Yasuo KAMADA, Chiaki TANAKA
  • Patent number: 9029498
    Abstract: The present invention provides polycarbonate polyol compositions with improved characteristics. Such polycarbonate polyol compositions are useful in thermosetting applications for the production of coatings for consumer products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignees: Novomer, Inc., DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Scott D. Allen, Armin Michel
  • Publication number: 20150126703
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of polyesters or polycarbonates including (i) the provision of cyclic esters or cyclic carbonates, (ii) polymerizing by ring-opening in the presence of a betaine based metal-free catalyst showing formula ?X—R1—Y+(R2)3 wherein X is S, O or Se, Y is N or P, R1 is linear or cyclic alkyl or aryl, and R2 is linear or cyclic alkyl. and under polymerizing conditions in the presence of an alcohol or amine based initiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Universite de Mons
    Inventors: Philippe Ghilain Dubois, Brieuc Guillerm, Olivier Coulembier
  • Patent number: 9018336
    Abstract: A polymer of sulfonated poly(arylene ether)s (PAEs) and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. A main structure of the PAEs has a first side formed by multi-phenyl glycol monomer and a second side formed by multi-phenyl dihalo monomer with an electron-withdrawing group. The glycol monomer and the dihalo monomer are reacted with each other by a nucleophilic displacement reaction, so as to form the main structure of the PAEs. A film made of the PAEs has a better size stability under a high water uptake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: National Sun Yat-sen University
    Inventors: Wen-yao Huang, Chun-Che Lee, Hsu-feng Lee, Steven Holdcroft
  • Patent number: 9006376
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to Ge comprising heterocyclic compounds which can be used for the preparation of homopolymers and copolymers. The copolymers can be donor-acceptor (DA) alternating copolymers where the donor unit is a Ge comprising heterocyclic unit. The polymers can be used as materials in solar cells and other photovoltaic devices, transistors, diodes, light emitting devices (LEDs), conductors, supercapacitors, batteries, and electrochromic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Martin Amb, Franky So, John R. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 9006379
    Abstract: A process to produce polycarbamate comprising providing urea in liquid form; and adding the urea in liquid form to a polyol in a reduced gradient profile to form polycarbamate product is provided. Also provided are: (a) a reaction product of the process and (b) an apparatus for operating the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Xinrui Yu, Yiyong He, Ronald B. Leng
  • Patent number: 8993713
    Abstract: A n-type ladder copolymer including, a n-type ladder copolymer formed with alternating perylene and pyridine units having chemical structure A having two end groups, where perylene units having at least one solubilizing group attaching at position(s) 1, 6, 7, and/or 12, where R1, R2, R3, and R4 solubilizing group(s) are each independently selected from the group consisting of aryl, alkyl aryl, alkoxy aryl, and aryloxy aryl, and where n repeat units ranging from about 4 to about 400
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: William W. Lai, Alfred Baca
  • Publication number: 20150087804
    Abstract: A copolycarbonate having a low water absorption coefficient and excellent heat resistance, low temperature characteristics and surface hardness. The copolycarbonate (Z) of the present invention contains a unit (A) represented by the following formula and a unit (B) represented by the following formula (B) as main recurring units, the (A/Bn=1) molar ratio of the unit (A) and the unit (Bn=1) being 40/60 to 99/1. The unit (Bn=1) is a single unit constituting a block. (R1) is an alkylene group or cycloalkylene group, all of which may be substituted by an aromatic group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms. R2 is an alkylene group, cycloalkylene group or arylene group, all of which may be substituted by an aromatic group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms. “r” and “s” are each independently an integer of 0 to 4 “l” is 0 or 1. “m” is 0 or 1. “n” is an integer of 1 to 100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Tetsuya Motoyoshi, Kenta Imazato, Katsuhiro Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 8987407
    Abstract: A fuel cell catalyst layer having sulfonated poly(arylene ether)s and a manufacturing method therefor are provided. The manufacturing method includes steps of: providing at least one type of sulfonated poly(arylene ether)s; mixing the sulfonated poly(arylene ether)s with a catalyst composition to prepare a catalyst slurry; and coating the catalyst slurry to form a film which is dried to be an electrode catalyst layer, in which the weight ratio of the sulfonated poly(arylene ether)s is 5-50 wt %. The sulfonated poly(arylene ether)s in the electrode catalyst layer can provide good thermal stability, glass transition temperature, chemical resistance, mechanical properties, water impermeability, low proton transmission loss, and a relatively simple process to shorten the manufacturing time and lower the cost thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: National Sun Yat-sen University
    Inventors: Wen-yao Huang, Chun-Che Lee, Hsu-feng Lee, Steven Holdcroft
  • Patent number: 8975366
    Abstract: An organic semiconductor compound may be represented by the above Chemical Formula 1 or Chemical Formula 2, and an organic thin film may include the organic semiconductor compound according to Chemical Formula 1 or 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bang Lin Lee, Jeong Il Park, Jong Won Chung
  • Patent number: 8969489
    Abstract: The invention is a thermosetting coating composition comprised of an aliphatic polycarbonate resin and a cross linker. The aliphatic polycarbonate resins are derived from hydroxyl containing compounds including 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol (TMCD) and 1,4-cyclohexane dimethanol (CHDM). The coatings made of these polycarbonates exhibit exceptional toughness; they possess a high degree of hardness while maintaining a high level of flexibility/impact resistance. These polycarbonate resins also exhibited better hydrolytic stability as compared to their polyester counterparts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Jianhui Zhou, Angela Jones Johnson
  • Patent number: 8969436
    Abstract: A method of producing a molded article by melting a granule at a temperature of 280 to 380° C. and molding it, wherein the granule satisfies the following conditions (I) and (II): (I) when 100 parts by weight of the granule is cleaned with 100 parts by weight of a 1N nitric acid aqueous solution, the amount of an Fe compound eluted into the 1N nitric acid aqueous solution cleaning fluid is 1 to 100 ppb in terms of the Fe atom based on the granule; and (II) the granule comprises (A) 100 parts by weight of a polycarbonate resin (component a) and (B) 0.00010 to 0.5 parts by weight of a specific phosphorous-based compound (component b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Teijin Chemicals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Norimatsu, Tomomitsu Onizawa, Seiichi Tanabe
  • Patent number: 8940397
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a primer composition comprising an inorganic UV absorbing agent and a polymer selected from (i) a copolycarbonate, and (ii) a polyurethane obtained by reaction of a polyisocyanate and a copolycarbonate diol. Also disclosed is a coated article comprising a polymeric substrate, a primer layer disposed on at least one surface of said substrate, and an abrasion-resistant layer disposed on said primer layer, where the primer layer is made from the primer composition of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventors: Honnaiah Mallesha, Anantharaman Dhanabalan, Robert F. Hayes, Narayana Padmanabha Iyer, Marc Schaepkens
  • Patent number: 8940808
    Abstract: Disclosed is a curable coating agent composition which exhibits excellent wear resistance and weather resistance when applied as a coating agent to plastic or other substrates to be used outdoors. The curable coating agent composition comprises 95 to 65 parts by mass of a component (A) comprising an urethane adduct compound having weather resistance, 5 to 35 parts by mass of a component (B) comprising a specific organosilicon compound, 0.1 to 10 parts by mass of a component (C) which is a radical polymerization initiator, 1 to 12 parts by mass of a component (D) which is an ultraviolet ray absorber, and 10 to 1,000 parts by mass of a component (E) which is an organic solvent, with respect to 100 parts by mass of the components (A) and (B) in total.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki, Toagosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Mitsuoka, Hidetaka Hayashi, Toshihisa Shimo, Kyoko Kumagai, Naoharu Ueda, Kazumasa Inata, Takeshi Fujita, Yasuyuki Sanai, Eiichi Okazaki, Hiroshi Suzuki, Naomasa Furuta
  • Publication number: 20150025217
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide for methods of producing a polycarbonate polyol. The method includes charging a vessel with butanediol, charging the vessel with a polymerization catalyst, and adding to the vessel dimethyl carbonate at a rate of at least 2.0 g of DMC per minute per kg of BDO to produce polycarbonate polyol at a polycarbonate polyol yield of at least 80% of a theoretical yield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: William H. Heath, Harpreet Singh, Amarnath Singh, Jorge Jimenez, Qiuyun Xu
  • Patent number: 8937135
    Abstract: The present invention relates to biodegradable polymer mixtures comprising i) 40% to 95% by weight, based on the total weight of components i to ii, of at least one polyester based on aliphatic or aliphatic and aromatic dicarboxylic acids and aliphatic dihydroxy compounds; ii) 5% to 60% by weight, based on the total weight of said components i to ii, of polyalkylene carbonate, particularly polypropylene carbonate; iii) 0% to 60% by weight, based on the total weight of said components i to iii, of at least one biodegradable homo- or copolyester selected from the group consisting of polylactic acid, polycaprolactone and polyhydroxyalkanoate, and/or of an inorganic or organic filler; iv) 0% to 10% by weight, based on the total weight of said components i to ii, of an epoxy-containing copolymer based on styrene, acrylic ester and/or methacrylic ester, and v) 0% to 15% by weight of an additive selected from the group consisting of lubricant, antiblocking agent, antistat, UV absorber, UV stabilizer, thermal stabil
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Tobias Heinz Steinke, Hans-Helmut Görtz, Jürgen Ahlers, Freddy Gruber, Gabriel Skupin
  • Patent number: 8927683
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polymerization fluid for electropolymerization which exhibits a reduced environmental burden and excellent economic efficiency and which can yield a conductive polymer film that has high conductivity and that is dense and highly transparent. The polymerization fluid includes at least one monomer selected from the group consisting of 3,4-disubstituted thiophenes which is dispersed as oil drops in surfactant-free water, and the polymerization fluid is transparent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation
    Inventors: Mahito Atobe, Koji Nakabayashi, Kenji Machida, Sekihiro Takeda
  • Publication number: 20140374667
    Abstract: An intermediate transfer member that includes a terpene polycarbonate, an optional polysiloxane, and an optional conductive filler component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jin Wu
  • Patent number: 8911760
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to copolymers having one or more polyisobutylene segments and one or more biodegradable polymer segments, to methods of making such copolymers, to medical articles that contain such copolymers, and to methods of making such medical articles. According to certain aspects of the invention, copolymers are provided, which comprise a plurality of polyisobutylene segments and a plurality of biodegradable polymer segments. According to certain aspects of the invention, copolymers are provided, which comprise urethane linkages, urea linkages, amide linkages, ester linkages, anhydride linkages, carbonate linkages, linkages commonly described as “click” chemistry linkages, and combinations of two or more types of such linkages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignees: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc., The University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Inventors: Mark Boden, Marlene C. Schwarz, Frederick H. Strickler, Rudolf Faust, Umaprasana Ojha, Tomoya Higashihara
  • Patent number: 8907048
    Abstract: The present invention is a production method of a polycarbonate resin, including a step of performing melt polycondensation by continuously feeding a dihydroxy compound (A) having a predetermined moiety in a part of the structure and a carbonic acid diester each in a liquid state to a reactor, wherein the residence time from liquefaction of the dihydroxy compound to its feeding to a reactor is from 0.1 to 10 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo Namiki, Takehito Nagao
  • Publication number: 20140357833
    Abstract: Hyperbranched polycarbonates having stabilizing groups, prepared by reaction of (a) at least one compound having at least three alcoholic hydroxyl groups per molecule with (b) at least one reagent of the general formula I (c) and at least one reagent of the general formula X3-(A1)m-X4, where the variables are defined as follows: X1, X2 are identical or different and are selected from among halogen, C1-C10-alkoxy, C6-C10-aryloxy and O—C(?O)-halogen, X3 is a functional group selected from among OH, SH, NH2, NH—C1-C4-alkyl, isocyanate, epoxy, COOH, COOR12, C(?O)—O—C(?O), C(?O)—Cl, R12 is C1-C4-alkyl or C6-C10-aryl, A1 is a spacer or a single bond, m is zero or one. X4 is a group selected from among phenol groups, benzophenones, aromatic amines and nitrogen-comprising heterocycles, in each case substituted or unsubstituted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Bernd BRUCHMANN, Jens Assmann, Claudius Schwittay, Harald Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20140357748
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a polycarbonate resin composition comprising a polycarbonate resin containing, as a raw material, isosorbide that is easy to produce and excellent in such as mechanical properties, etc., and a molded body, particularly a foam-molded body, composed of the resin composition. The present invention provides a foam-molded body of a resin composition containing a polycarbonate resin having at least a structural unit derived from a dihydroxy compound represented by the following formula (1): wherein the strain-hardening factor of uniaxial extensional viscosity of said resin composition is from 0.1 to 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsushi YAMAOKA, Toru Takashima
  • Publication number: 20140350208
    Abstract: A polycarbonate resin which is excellent in heat resistance, boiling water resistance and surface hardness and has a low water absorption coefficient. The polycarbonate resin comprises a unit (A) represented by the following formula and a unit (B) represented by the following formula as main recurring units, wherein the molar ratio (A/B) of the unit (A) to the unit (B) is 30/70 to 99/1. (In the above formula, X is an alkylene group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms or cycloalkylene group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, R is an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or cycloalkyl group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, and “m” is an integer of 1 to 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Tetsuya Motoyoshi, Kenta Imazato, Katsuhiro Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 8895663
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polycarbonate resin composition, comprising: a polycarbonate resin containing a structural unit derived from a dihydroxy compound having a moiety represented by the following formula (1) [provided that a case where the moiety represented by formula (1) is a moiety constituting —CH2—O—H is excluded]; and an elastomer composed of a core•shell structure, wherein a core layer of the elastomer is at least one member selected from the group consisting of an alkyl (meth)acrylate and a (meth)acrylic acid, and a polycarbonate resin molded article obtained by molding the polycarbonate resin composition: CH2—O??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Haruo Sasaki, Tomohiko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8889790
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polycarbonate resin composition, comprising: a polycarbonate resin containing a structural unit derived from a dihydroxy compound having a moiety represented by the following formula (1) [provided that a case where the moiety represented by formula (1) is a moiety constituting —CH2—O—H is excluded]; and an elastomer composed of a core?shell structure, wherein a core layer of the elastomer is composed of a butadiene-styrene copolymer, and a polycarbonate resin molded article obtained by molding the polycarbonate resin composition: CH2—O??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Haruo Sasaki, Tomohiko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8883958
    Abstract: Disclosed are certain polymeric compounds and their use as organic semiconductors in organic and hybrid optical, optoelectronic, and/or electronic devices such as photovoltaic cells, light emitting diodes, light emitting transistors, and field effect transistors. The disclosed compounds can provide improved device performance, for example, as measured by power conversion efficiency, fill factor, open circuit voltage, field-effect mobility, on/off current ratios, and/or air stability when used in photovoltaic cells or transistors. The disclosed compounds can have good solubility in common solvents enabling device fabrication via solution processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Raynergy Tek Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Facchetti, Hakan Usta, Hualong Pan, Martin Drees, Mitchell Denti
  • Publication number: 20140328888
    Abstract: Biomedical and tissue engineering devices, such as surgical sutures and microporous scaffolds, respectively, which undergo swelling and increase in dimensions when placed in aqueous environments such as living tissues, are produced by the melt-spinning or electrostatic spinning into strong monofilament and multifilament yarns or microfibrous fabrics, respectively. Such devices are formed from especially high molecular weight crystalline polyether-esters having a minimum inherent viscosity of 0.8 dL/g and heat of fusion of at least 5 J/g, wherein the polyether-esters are made by grafting to a polyester component a polyether glycol component having a minimum molecular weight of about 11 kDa with at least one cyclic monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Poly-Med, Inc.
    Inventors: Shalaby W. Shalaby, James M. Lindsey, Scott Taylor, David E. Linden, David R. Ingram
  • Patent number: 8877341
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a polycarbonate resin having a repeat unit represented by the following formula (1) and a repeat unit represented by the following general formula (2), and an optical film using the same, can be provided. In the formula, Y is a cycloalkylene group having a carbon number of 4 through 20 or a structure represented by the following general formula (3). In the general formula (3), R1, R2, R3 and R4 are independently a hydrogen atom or a monovalent alkyl group having a carbon number of 1 through 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc
    Inventors: Noriyuki Kato, Kunitoshi Mimura
  • Patent number: 8865855
    Abstract: The problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a polycarbonate copolymer containing a plant-derived raw material, which is excellent in the mechanical strength and heat-resistant and assured of small refractive index, large Abbe number, small birefringence and excellent transparency. The present invention provides a polycarbonate copolymer containing a constitutional unit derived from a dihydroxy compound represented by the following formula (1) and a constitutional unit derived from an alicyclic dihydroxy compound, wherein the Abbe number is 50 or more and the 5% thermal reduction temperature is 340° C. or more; and a method of producing this polycarbonate copolymer by reacting a dihydroxy compound represented by the following formula (1) and an alicyclic hydroxy compound with a carbonic acid diester in the presence of a polymerization catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Michiaki Fuji, Minako Akita, Tomohiko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8865859
    Abstract: The present invention is a production method of a polycarbonate resin, including a step of performing melt polycondensation by continuously feeding a dihydroxy compound (A) having a predetermined moiety in a part of the structure and a carbonic acid diester each in a liquid state to a reactor, wherein the residence time from liquefaction of the dihydroxy compound to its feeding to a reactor is from 0.1 to 10 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo Namiki, Takehito Nagao
  • Publication number: 20140306163
    Abstract: An intermediate transfer member that includes polyarylatecarbonate, an optional polysiloxane, and an optional conductive filler component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jin Wu
  • Publication number: 20140308196
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of fixing carbon dioxide by condensation polymerization in an acidic aqueous medium, thereby increasing fixation efficiency and remarkably reducing the volume of generated material compared to conventional carbon dioxide fixation methods; a polymer material prepared by the method; and a method of recovering carbon therefrom. According to the current invention, the method of fixing carbon dioxide is characterized by introducing carbon dioxide pressurized to a pressure higher than atmospheric pressure into a reactor containing a acidic aqueous medium, so that carbonic acid resulting from dissolving carbon dioxide is made into a polymer material by condensation polymerization, thereby fixing carbon dioxide, and heating the polymer material so as to recover carbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: POSTECH ACADEMY-INDUSTRY FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Jang-Gyu Kim
  • Patent number: 8853331
    Abstract: Hyperbranched polycarbonates having stabilizing groups, prepared by reaction of (a) at least one compound having at least three alcoholic hydroxyl groups per molecule with (b) at least one reagent of the general formula I (c) and at least one reagent of the general formula X3-(A1)m-X4, where the variables are defined as follows: X1, X2 are identical or different and are selected from among halogen, C1-C10-alkoxy, C6-C10-aryloxy and O—C(?O)-halogen, X3 is a functional group selected from among OH, SH, NH2, NH—C1-C4-alkyl, iso-cyanate, epoxy, COOH, COOR12, C(?O)—O—C(?O), C(?O)—Cl, R12 is C1-C4-alkyl or C6-C10-aryl, A1 is a spacer or a single bond, m is zero or one. X4 is a group selected from among phenol groups, benzophenones, aromatic amines and nitrogen-comprising heterocycles, in each case substituted or unsubstituted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Bernd Bruchmann, Jens Aβmann, Claudius Schwittay, Harald Schäfer
  • Patent number: 8853346
    Abstract: The invention relates to a curable composition preferable as a raw material for optical materials such as adhesive agents for optical elements, coating agents for optical elements, resist materials, prisms, optical fibers, information recording substrates, filters and plastic lenses, and more specifically to a curable composition characterized by containing (A) an episulfide compound, and (B) a polymerization catalyst comprising a tetraalkylphosphonium dialkylphosphate represented by the following general formula (1): wherein R1 to R6 are the same or different, an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms or an alkyl group having a hydroxyl group and 1 to 8 carbon atoms, and linear, branched or cycloaliphatic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Okazaki, Motoharu Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 8846855
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions including heterocyclic organic compounds based on fused thiophene compounds, polymers based on fused thiophene compounds, and methods for making the monomers and polymer along with uses in thin film-based and other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Mingqian He, Jianfeng Li, James Robert Matthews, Weijun Niu, Arthur L Wallace