Nitrogen Containing Patents (Class 528/492)
  • Patent number: 10435509
    Abstract: A hetero type monodispersed polyethylene glycol containing a compound represented by the following formula (1): NH2—(CH2CH2O)a—CH2CH2COOH??(1) (in the formula (1), a represents an integer from 6 to 40); wherein any of (A) a chromatogram detected by a differential refractometer when the hetero type monodispersed polyethylene glycol is separated using reverse phase chromatography, (B) a chromatogram detected by a differential refractometer when the hetero type monodispersed polyethylene glycol is separated using cation exchange chromatography, and (C) a chromatogram detected by a differential refractometer when the hetero type monodispersed polyethylene glycol containing a compound represented by the formula (1) shown above is derivatized and separated using anion exchange chromatography satisfy specific relational expressions, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: TOHOKU TECHNO ARCH CO., LTD., NOF CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazushi Kinbara, Takahiro Muraoka, Adam Marcin Wawro, Tomoyuki Ohtake, Eui-chul Kang, Tomoki Uruga, Ryutaro Imamura
  • Patent number: 10370486
    Abstract: Polyester polymer particle spheroids comprising a polyester polymer including: a carboxylic acid component containing at least 90 mole % of the residues of terephthalic acid, derivates of terephthalic acid, naphthalene-2,6-dicarboxylic acid, and/or derivatives of naphthalene-2,6-dicarboxylic acid, and a hydroxyl component containing from 90 to 96 mole % of the residues of ethylene glycol, based on 100 mole percent of the carboxylic acid component residues and 100 mole percent hydroxyl component residues in the polyester polymer, wherein said particle has an It.V. of at least 0.72 dL/g, and the It.V. at the surface of the particle is from 0.02 dL/g to less than 0.25 dL/g higher than the It.V. at the center of the particle, and wherein the polyester polymer spheroids are not solid state polymerized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: GRUPO PETROTEMEX S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventors: Frederick Leslie Colhoun, Michael Paul Ekart, Mary Therese Jernigan, Stephen Weinhold
  • Patent number: 9181490
    Abstract: A composition and method for displacing, dissolving, extracting, recovering, and/or removing solvent and/or any solvent-associated liquids from a solvent-treated material or penetrating through pores or the surface of a solvent-treated material using a solvent-extracting composition for contacting solvent-treated material and separating the solvent and any solvent-associated liquids from the solvent-treated material as well as the solvent-extracting composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: GREEN SOURCE HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Liang-tseng Fan, Shahram Reza Shafie, Julius Michael Tollas, William Arthur Fitzhugh Lee
  • Patent number: 9023981
    Abstract: The use of non aqueous dispersions NADs has enabled the development of fast setting sheet fed inks, for example. However either due to residual monomers or fractions of initiators, these NAD's have an objectionable odor. A chemical means of dramatically reducing the odor of the NAD's is thus presented. In exemplary embodiments of the present invention, such a chemical treatment can include an amine/alkali mixture in a coupling solvent. In exemplary embodiments of the present invention, the coupling solvent can be one or more of an alcohol, glycol or glycol ether, such as, for example, isopropyl alcohol. In exemplary embodiments of the present invention the amine can be an alkyl amine, such as, for example, diethyl amine, or various other amines, whether alone or in combination. In exemplary embodiments of the present invention, the alkali can be one or more of sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide and ammonium hydroxide, whether alone or in any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Ramasamy Krishnan, Mark Schneider, David Klein
  • Patent number: 9000121
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new condensation resins formed from urea, formaldehyde and CH-acidic aldehydes, to processes for preparing them, and to use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stefan Meuer, Klaus Menzel, Guenter Scherr
  • Patent number: 8946377
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing high-functionality polyetherols by reacting at least one trifunctional or higher-functionality alcohol and if appropriate further di- and/or monofunctional alcohols and/or modifying reagents, with the aid of acidic catalysts, where the trifunctional or higher-functionality alcohol is not glycerol. The present invention further relates to high-functionality polyetherols obtainable by such a process and to the use of these high-functionality polyetherols as adhesion promoters, thixotropic agents, rheology modifiers of polymers, phase transfer reagents, micro- or nanocontainers for biologically active compounds, for example for active medical ingredients, biocides, herbicides or fungicides, as pigment dispersants, an additive in printing inks or as structural units for preparing polyaddition or polycondensation polymers or for treatment of seed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rolf Muelhaupt, Anne Fiedler, Fabian Schueler, Bernd Bruchmann, Markus Schuette, Daniel Schoenfelder
  • Patent number: 8889800
    Abstract: Disclosed are terminal-modified difunctional sulfur-containing polymers that are the reaction products of a sulfur-containing diol, an aldehyde or a ketone, and a compound containing a functional group. Compositions comprising the terminal-modified difunctional sulfur-containing polymers useful as sealants are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: PRC-DeSoto International, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Hobbs, Gregory J. McCollum, Lawrence G. Anderson, Renhe Lin
  • Patent number: 8859720
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing polyarylene sulfide, in which the polyarylene sulfide is prepared by a polymerization reaction of reactants including a diiodo aromatic compound and a sulfur compound, the method including: further adding 0.01 to 10.0 wt. % of diphenyl disulfide with respect to the weight of the polyarylene sulfide to the reactants to form the polyarylene sulfide having a melting point of 265 to 320° C. The diphenyl disulfide included in the reactants according to the present invention costs far less than other conventional polymerization inhibitors to dramatically lower the production cost, and the polyarylene sulfide prepared using the diphenyl disulfide exhibits low iodine content and very excellence in thermal stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: SK Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Jun Shin, Jae-Bong Lim, Joon-Sang Cho, Il-Hoon Cha, Sung-Gi Kim
  • Patent number: 8853352
    Abstract: A functionalized polymer includes a directly bonded moiety, which can be located at a terminus of the polymer, defined by the formula —CR1R2NH-Q-M where M is (N?CR1R2) or N-(QN?CR1R2)2 each Q independently is a substituted or unsubstituted, cyclic or acyclic C1-C40 alkyl, aryl, or alkaryl radical, and each R1 and R2 independently is a hydrogen atom or a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, aryl, allyl, aralkyl, alkaryl, or alkynyl group. The polymer can be provided by introducing a polyimine compound into a system that includes carbanionic (living) polymer. Such polymers can be used in the production of compositions that include particulate fillers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Yuan-Yong Yan, Steven Luo
  • Patent number: 8816018
    Abstract: A resin composition which comprises a polyester and is free from a smell produced from a free isocyanate compound. The resin composition comprises a polyester (component A) whose end is modified and a compound including a cyclic structure having one carbodiimide group whose first nitrogen and second nitrogen are bonded together by a bond group (component B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Shinichiro Shoji, Hirotaka Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8765880
    Abstract: Disclosed are terminal-modified difunctional sulfur-containing polymers that are the reaction products of a sulfur-containing diol, an aldehyde or a ketone, and a compound containing a functional group. Compositions comprising the terminal-modified difunctional sulfur-containing polymers useful as sealants are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: PRC DeSoto International, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Hobbs, Gregory J. McCollum, Lawrence G. Anderson, Renhe Lin
  • Patent number: 8735537
    Abstract: The present application provides methods of producing polyanthracene including polymerization of anthracene monomers in the presence of oxidants and reaction solvents. The present application further provides polyanthracene produced by methods described herein that has higher solubility in organic solvents and better thermal stability and ablation resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Tongji University
    Inventors: Mei-rong Huang, Xin-gui Li, Shao-Jun Huang
  • Patent number: 8686104
    Abstract: A polymer of formula (I): where: n is an integer from 10 to 5,000; m is an integer from 10 to 5,000; Ar1 and Ar3 are the same or different and are residues derived from a tetra-hydroxy aromatic monomer, the tetra-hydroxy aromatic monomer being wherein R is the same or different and is H or a C1-C8 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl or C3-C8 cycloalkyl group; and, Ar2 and Ar4 are the same or different and are residues derived from a tetra-halogenated aromatic monomer, the tetra-halogenated aromatic monomer being wherein X is F, Cl or Br, and R1 and R2 are the same or different and are wherein y is an integer from 1 to 8; with the proviso that when Ar1 is the same as Ar3 and Ar2 is the same as Ar4, R1 and R2 are not both —CN is useful as a material for gas separation, vapor separation, adsorbents or catalysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: National Research Council of Canada
    Inventors: Naiying Du, Michael D. Guiver, Gilles P. Robertson
  • Patent number: 8680214
    Abstract: Disclosed are terminal-modified difunctional sulfur-containing polymers that are the reaction products of a sulfur-containing diol, an aldehyde or a ketone, and a compound containing a functional group. Compositions comprising the terminal-modified difunctional sulfur-containing polymers useful as sealants are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: PRC DeSoto International, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Hobbs, Gregory J. McCollum, Lawrence G. Anderson, Renhe Lin
  • Patent number: 8669344
    Abstract: A method of removing a residual catalyst metal compound from a polymer solution comprises the steps of: a) mixing a solution in which at least one organic nitrogen compound is dissolved in a polar solvent and the polymer solution to precipitate a chelate compound of the organic nitrogen compounds and the residual catalyst metal compound, b) adding the polar solvent to the solution mixture to dissolve a chelate compound and to precipitate a polymer, and c) filtering the precipitated polymer. After the polymer polymerization is completed, an organic nitrogen compound solution is added to perform a chelate reaction with the residual catalyst metal compound in a solution phase, and the polar solvent is added to precipitate the polymer so that only polymer precipitates are filtered while an additional filtration process in respect to the chelate compound is not performed to easily remove the residual catalyst metal compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hye-Young Jung, Sung-Ho Chun, Sung-Don Hong, Jung-Min Lee, Heon Kim, Dmitry Kravchuk
  • Patent number: 8642720
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photoelectric conversion element exhibiting excellent photoelectric conversion efficiency and excellent stability in photoelectric conversion function; a method of manufacturing the photoelectric conversion element; and a solar cell thereof in order to solve the current problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Onaka, Kazuya Isobe, Kazukumi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8604127
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a conjugate of a protein or peptide with a polyethylene glycol derivative having catechol, wherein the protein or peptide is mono-PEGylated at the N-terminal with the polyethylene glycol derivative, and to a preparation method thereof. According to the invention, the catechol-PEG derivative can be site-specifically conjugated with the N-terminal amine group of a protein or peptide, so that a homogeneous polyethylene glycol-protein or -peptide conjugate can be obtained in high yield. Unlike a prior art conjugate, the conjugate obtained according to the invention allows the decrease in the activity of the protein to be minimized without chemically modifying the protein, and thus the conjugate has an excellent pharmacological effect. Also, because the conjugate is homogeneous, the process for preparing the conjugate can be simplified. Moreover, the conjugate has uniform biological efficacy in vivo and shows strong resistance to hydrolysis and thus a long in vivo duration time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignees: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Inno Therapy Inc.
    Inventors: Haeshin Lee, Hyukjin Lee, In Taek Song, Moon Sue Lee
  • Patent number: 8592529
    Abstract: A resin composition which comprises a polyester and is free from a smell produced from a free isocyanate compound. The resin composition comprises a polyester (component A) whose end is modified and a compound including a cyclic structure having one carbodiimide group whose first nitrogen and second nitrogen are bonded together by a bond group (component B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Shinichiro Shoji, Hirotaka Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8552143
    Abstract: High molecular weight disulfide polymers are synthesized in aqueous media by exposing dithiol compounds to a mild oxidizing environment in the presence of a tertiary amine catalyst. The unique oxidizing system polymerizes monomers through the formation of sulfur-sulfur bonds between dithiol compounds. The same oxidizing system may be used to make disulfide-crosslinked gels from compounds containing multiple thiol groups. The oxidizing system is comprised of oxygen at atmospheric concentration and dilute hydrogen peroxide. A filler such as carbon black may be incorporated into the polymer or cross-linked gel during polymerization. A polydisulfide polymer is provided having a weight average molecular weight of greater than about 100,000 g/mol and a polydispersity index of about 2 or less. A tetrathiol composition results from a reaction of a diacrylate with a trithiol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Judit E. Puskas, Emily Q. Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 8546518
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a polyarylene sulfide by reacting a sulfidizing agent with a dihalogenated aromatic compound in an organic polar solvent in the presence of an alkali metal hydroxide, the method includes <Step 1>: carrying out the reaction in such a manner that the polymerization time in a temperature range of 230° C. to less than 245° C. (T1a) is not less than 30 minutes and less than 3.5 hours and that the conversion ratio of the dihalogenated aromatic compound at the end of the step is 70 to 98 mol. % and <Step 2>: carrying out the reaction in such a manner that the polymerization time in a temperature range of 245° C. to less than 280° C. (T2) is not less than 5 minutes and less than 1 hour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Unohara, Hiroyuki Isago, Toru Nishimura, Masahiro Inohara
  • Patent number: 8541513
    Abstract: Disclosed are terminal-modified difunctional sulfur-containing polymers that are the reaction products of a sulfur-containing diol, an aldehyde or a ketone, and a compound containing a functional group. Compositions comprising the terminal-modified difunctional sulfur-containing polymers useful as sealants are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: PRC-DeSoto International, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Hobbs, Gregory J. McCollum, Lawrence G. Anderson, Renhe Lin
  • Patent number: 8524837
    Abstract: The invention relates to heat-curing powder-lacquer compositions exhibiting a matte surface after curing of the coating, as well as to a simple method for production of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Grenda, Emmanouil Spyrou, Thomas Weihrauch, Christoph Lammers, Holger Loesch, Klaus Behrendt
  • Patent number: 8501904
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a polyol which includes reacting an amino-group-containing starter compound with an alkylene oxide in the presence of a catalyst to form a polyol, wherein the catalyst is based on a compound selected from the group consisting of alkali metal hydroxides, alkali, alkaline earth metal hydrides, alkaline earth metal carboxylates, and alkaline earth hydroxides, and wherein the catalyst is present in an amount of from 0.004 to 0.1 wt. % based on the amount of polyol; and neutralizing the polyol with from 0.75 to 1 mol of sulfuric acid per mol of catalyst used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Klaus Lorenz, Arnulf Werner, Marcus Eichmann
  • Patent number: 8436106
    Abstract: Cross-linkers and polymers produced using them are provided. The cross-linked polymers are suitable for use in applications where a broad temperature range may be encountered. In some examples, at least a first and a second polyetheretherketone chain may be cross-linked to each other through two or more Schiff base linkages. Articles using the cross-linked polymers are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Huilin Tu, Agathe Robisson
  • Patent number: 8362171
    Abstract: Norbornene monomers with epoxy groups and polymer materials thereof are disclosed. The Norbornene monomers with epoxy groups are prepared by Diels-Alder reaction. The Norbornene monomers with epoxy groups are highly active for ring-opening-metathesis polymerization (ROMP), and the molecular weight and PDI value of the obtained polymers are controllable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: National Taiwan University of Science & Technology
    Inventors: Der-Jang Liaw, Ching-Cheng Huang
  • Patent number: 8318859
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an antistatic pressure-sensitive adhesive composition which is excellent in antistatic property and antistatic property with time of a non-electrification-prevented adherend (subject to be protected) upon peeling, and has reduced stainability in an adherend and is excellent in adhesion reliance, and electrification preventing pressure-sensitive adhesive sheets using the same. There is provided a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition comprising an ionic liquid, and a (meth)acryl-based polymer containing, as a monomer component, 0.01 to 20% by weight of a reactive surfactant shown by the following general formula (I) as a monomer unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsumi Amano, Natsuki Ukei
  • Patent number: 8304469
    Abstract: A highly heat-conductive epoxy resin composition, which comprises epoxy resin in a liquid state at room temperature, a latent curing agent, a highly heat-conductive filler, and a non-ionic surfactant, where preferably the latent curing agent is mixed with a portion of the epoxy resin in a liquid state at room temperature to form a master batch, can keep a relatively low viscosity, even if a large amount of the filler is contained, and can be cured at a relatively low temperature for a short time, and has a distinguished storage stability as one-component composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushi Kimura, Takahiro Okamatsu
  • Patent number: 8293850
    Abstract: A process for the solid phase continuous polymerization of polyester in order to achieve a molecular weight increase, measurable by the intrinsic viscosity IV increase of the polyester, wherein the use of at least a reactor (15) is provided, the reactor (15) being cylindrical, rotary around its own central axis (S), substantially horizontal, slightly inclined so as to produce the polymerization of the polyester granules passing through the reactor by gravity thanks to the inclination and the rotation of the reactor (15), inside the reactor there being produced a purge gas flow having the same or the opposite direction with respect to the flow of the polyester granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Cobarr S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giuliano Cavaglia
  • Patent number: 8288506
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a conductive coating film having superior chemical resistance or solvent resistance and durability by chemically bonding a resin having an amine group (—NH2) with carbon nanotubes having a carboxyl group (—COOH). The conductive material having high bondability with carbon nanotubes and superior electrical properties includes carbon nanotubes uniformly contained therein, and thus has appropriate surface resistivity, and thereby can be used for antistatic, electrostatic dissipation and electromagnetic shielding purposes and in transparent or opaque electrodes depending on the resistivity value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Kolon Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeong Han Kim, Ji Sung Kim, Ki Nam Kwak, Sang Min Song, Chung Seock Kang
  • Patent number: 8263733
    Abstract: Helical tube evaporators are used to concentrate aqueous extract solutions from the extraction of polyamides based on polyamide 6. A process for preparing polyamides based on polyamide 6 comprises the stages of b) monophasic or biphasic reaction of aqueous extract solutions from the extraction of polyamides based on polyamide 6, which may be enriched with caprolactam, aminocapronitrile, aminocaproic acid or mixtures thereof, in a prereactor at pressures in the range from 5 to 40 bar and temperatures in the range from 150 to 300° C., the gaseous phase formed being removable from the liquid phase in the case of the biphasic reaction, c) discharge of the reaction mixture from stage b) through a helical tube evaporator at a temperature in the range from 220 to 300° C. with pressure reduction to about atmospheric pressure and removal of a gaseous phase to obtain a liquid phase, d) further reaction of the liquid phase from stage c) at temperatures in the range from 240 to 300° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Robert Weiss, Jens Becker
  • Patent number: 8263713
    Abstract: An Amine neutralized sulfonated block copolymer and a method for neutralizing a sulfonated block copolymer, the process including providing a solution comprising an organic solvent and the non-neutralized block copolymer in micellar form, and adding at least one amine to the solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC
    Inventor: Carl Lesley Willis
  • Patent number: 8227555
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to conjugates of hydrolytically stabilized maleimide-functionalized water soluble polymers and to methods for making and utilizing such polymers and their precursors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Nektar Therapeutics
    Inventors: Antoni Kozlowski, Remy F. Gross, III, Samuel P. McManus
  • Patent number: 8215495
    Abstract: A poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene ether) having a high molecular weight and a reduced content of low molecular weight species can be prepared by a method that includes specific conditions for the oxidative polymerization, chelation, and isolation steps. The poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene ether) is particularly useful for the fabrication of fluid separation membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Erik Rene Delsman, Gert-Jan Schoenmakers
  • Patent number: 8188212
    Abstract: A method of enhancing the conductivity of various conductive polymer products, such as a conductive polymer product obtained by polymerizing 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene in an aqueous solution of polystyrenesulfonic acid. The method of enhancing the conductivity of a conductive polymer product includes placing a conductive polymer product, water, an organic solvent compatible with the conductive polymer product, and carbon dioxide gas in a pressure vessel; and applying heat and pressure to an interior of the pressure vessel to bring the carbon dioxide into a supercritical state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Nikkiso Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio Osada, Shinya Fukuzawa, Kazuyo Nagai
  • Patent number: 8183336
    Abstract: In a process for producing a poly(arylene sulfide) by polymerizing a sulfur source and a dihalo-aromatic compound in the presence of an alkali metal hydroxide in an organic amide solvent, the production process comprises washing a polymer obtained by the polymerization with a hydrophilic organic solvent containing water in a proportion of 1 to 30% by weight, thereby collecting a purified polymer, the content of nitrogen contained in an extract extracted by a mixed solvent containing 40% by weight of acetonitrile and 60% by weight of water from the purified polymer is at most 50 ppm on the basis of the weight of the polymer, and a poly(arylene sulfide), the content of nitrogen contained in an extract extracted by a mixed solvent containing 40% by weight of acetonitrile and 60% by weight of water from the purified polymer is at most 50 ppm on the basis of the weight of the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Kureha Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sato, Koichi Suzuki, Hirohito Kawama
  • Patent number: 8178628
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aliphatic polyester resin composition having excellent hydrolysis resistance, added to an aliphatic polyester resin (A), a reactive monomer (B) (e.g. a monocarbodiimide compound) and a reactive polymer (C) (e.g. a polycarbodiimide compound).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Shukichi Tanaka, Yukihiro Kiuchi, Masatoshi Iji
  • Patent number: 8106131
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to hydrolytically stabilized maleimide-functionalized water soluble polymers and to methods for making and utilizing such polymers and their precursors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Nektar Therapeutics
    Inventors: Antoni Kozlowski, Remy F. Gross, III, Samuel P. McManus
  • Patent number: 8097696
    Abstract: A method for preparing multi-arm poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) chlorides from multi-arm PEG polyols is described. The method comprises a process, wherein the multi-arm PEG polyol is reacted with thionyl chloride to form the multi-arm PEG chloride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Actamax Surgical Materials, LLC
    Inventor: Henry Keith Chenault
  • Patent number: 8093350
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coordination polymer crystal with porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), in which, while a crystal state of the coordination polymer crystal is maintained, an additional material selected from the group consisting of an organic compound, a metal cluster, and an organometallic compound is chemically bonded to the coordination polymer crystal. Therefore it is possible easily adsorb and store more guest molecules regardless of a change in an ambient temperature or pressure due to the chemically bonded additional material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Insilicotech Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Dong-Hyun Jung, Min-Kyoung Kim, Dae-Jin Kim, Tae-Bum Lee, Seung-Hoon Choi, Ji-Hye Yoon, Sang-Beom Choi, You-Jin Oh, Min-Jeong Seo, Ja-Heon Kim, Byoung-Ho Won, Ki-Hang Choi
  • Patent number: 8076448
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of extracting a biodegradable polyester with a supercritical fluid effective to obtain a purified biodegradable polyester, such as a purified biodegradable poly(lactide-glycolide) (PLG). The supercritical fluid can be carbon dioxide at an elevated pressure, or can be carbon dioxide with one or more cosolvents. Methods for carrying out stepwise purification of the biodegradable polyester at multiple pressures or multiple temperatures, or both, are also provided. When the polyester is PLG, a purified PLG copolymer is obtained having a narrowed molecular weight distribution with respect to the unpurified polyester. The purified PLG copolymer can have a polydispersity index of less than about 1.7, less than about 2% monomers, and less than about 10% oligomers. The purified PLG copolymer can exhibit a reduced initial burst effect when incorporated into a controlled release formulation such as a flowable implant adapted to be injected into body tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Tolmar Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester Moore, Richard L. Norton
  • Patent number: 8076425
    Abstract: Disclosed is a carbamate functional silica, comprising repeating units: wherein R is H or an alkyl group of from 1 to 50 carbon atoms and n is a number from 1 to 100. Also disclosed is a functional silica comprising repeating units: wherein R is an alkyl group of from 1 to 50 carbon atoms, n is from 1 to 100, R1 and R2 may be the same or different and are at least one of a hydrocarbon group comprising from 1 to 100 carbon atoms with the proviso that at least one of R1 and R2 is not hydrogen. In one embodiment, R1 and R2 are hydrogen or the residual of an aminoplast polymer, an alkylating alcohol, or the like. Methods for making the disclosed functional silicas and coating compositions comprising the same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Gregory G. Menovcik, Walter H. Ohrbom
  • Patent number: 8076447
    Abstract: A poly(arylene sulfide) having properties that a melt viscosity is 1 to 3,000 Pa·s as measured under conditions of a temperature of 310° C. and a shear rate of 1,216 sec?1, a pH is 7.0 to 12.0 as measured in a mixed solvent of water/acetone (volume ratio=2/1), a crystallization temperature is at most 220° C. as measured in the course of lowing the temperature of the polymer at a rate of 10° C./min from a molten state, and a whiteness degree is at least 70 as measured in the form of a melt molded or formed product, and a production process thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Kureha Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sato, Koichi Suzuki, Hirohito Kawama
  • Patent number: 8034896
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for degassing polymer powder comprising flushing the polymer powder in a first chamber with a first flow of flushing gas, transferring the polymer powder into a second chamber and flushing the polymer powder with a second flow of flushing gas in said second chamber. The present invention also relates to a system suitable for carrying out this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Total Petrochemicals Research Feluy
    Inventors: Eric Damme, Marc Moers, Lieven Van Looveren
  • Patent number: 8025158
    Abstract: A poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene ether) having a high molecular weight and a reduced content of low molecular weight species can be prepared by a method that includes specific conditions for the oxidative polymerization, chelation, and isolation steps. The poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene ether) is particularly useful for the fabrication of fluid separation membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Erik René Delsman, Gert-Jan Schoenmakers
  • Patent number: 8007917
    Abstract: A non-halogenated rubber compound is provided for use in conveyor belts, particularly those used in underground mining. The non-halogenated rubber compound is fire-resistant in accordance with MSHA standards and produces acceptable levels of toxicity and smoke upon burning. Such non-halogenated rubber compound includes a blend of rubbery polymers in combination with aluminum trihydrate, which is a fire retardant, and optionally a phosphate plasticizer, which can provide the rubber compound with a more desirable workability. The blend of rubbery polymers is composed of natural rubber and butadiene rubber, and optionally styrene-butadiene rubber, such blend being present in a total amount of 100 phr. In one embodiment, the aluminum trihydrate is present in an amount of about 30 phr to about 150 phr. In another embodiment, the phosphate plasticizer is present in an amount of about 10 phr to about 60 phr.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Veyance Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Michael Alexander, David Joseph Maguire
  • Patent number: 7960459
    Abstract: The present invention has its object to provide a curable composition which comprises a reactive silyl group-containing organic polymer, does not contain, as a silanol condensation catalyst, any organotin type curing catalyst currently of concern because of the toxic feature thereof, is excellent in surface curability and depth curability and, further, can provide cured products excellent in adhesiveness; the above object can be achieved by a curable composition which comprises: an organic polymer (A) containing a silicon-containing group capable of crosslinking under siloxane bond formation; and a guanidine compound (B-1), as a silanol condensation catalyst (B), represented by the general formula (1): R1N?C(NR12)2??(1) (wherein one of the five R1s is an aryl group and the other four R1s each independently is a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group in which the carbon atom at position 1 is saturated).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Noriko Noro, Toshihiko Okamoto, Ayako Yano, Yoshikazu Morii
  • Patent number: 7947801
    Abstract: A method of synthesizing a poly(9,9-disubstituted-fluorene) includes reacting a 9,9-disubstituted-fluorene with an alkyl lithium in the presence of a catalytic amount of a nickel amine complex. The 9,9-disubstituted-fluorene includes solubility-enhancing substituents in the 9-position and leaving groups in the 2-position and the 7-position. The product poly(9,9-disubstituted-fluorene)s are fluorescent conjugated polymers that are useful as, for example, blue light-emitting materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: The University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Kenneth Raymond Carter, Sarav Bharat Jhaveri
  • Patent number: 7939175
    Abstract: A non-halogenated rubber compound is provided for use in conveyor belts, particularly those used in underground mining. The non-halogenated rubber compound is fire-resistant in accordance with MSHA standards and produces acceptable levels of toxicity and smoke upon burning. Such non-halogenated rubber compound includes a blend of rubbery polymers in combination with aluminum trihydrate, which is a fire retardant, and optionally a phosphate plasticizer, which can provide the rubber compound with a more desirable workability. The blend of rubbery polymers is composed of natural rubber and butadiene rubber, and optionally styrene-butadiene rubber, such blend being present in a total amount of 100 phr. In one embodiment, the aluminum trihydrate is present in an amount of about 30 phr to about 150 phr. In another embodiment, the phosphate plasticizer is present in an amount of about 10 phr to about 60 phr.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Veyance Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Michael Alexander, David Joseph Maguire
  • Patent number: 7939581
    Abstract: A process for producing a substrate having a functionalised surface, which process comprises contacting the substrate with a carbene precursor, which carbene precursor is a compound of formula (III) or (IV) whose substituent groups are defined herein: (b) generating a carbene reactive intermediate from the carbene precursor so that it reacts with the substrate to functionalise the surface, thereby yielding an activated substrate; and (c) further functionalising the activated substrate obtained in (b). In (c), the activated substrate may be further functionalised by treating the activated substrate with a diazonium salt for the introduction of colour and/or another desired activity, and/or by treatment with hydrogen peroxide to produce a biocidal substrate. The invention further relates to carbene precursor compounds for use in the surface functionalisation process, and to processes for preparing certain precursor compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Isis Innovation Limited
    Inventors: Mark Moloney, Jon-Paul Griffiths
  • Patent number: 7932346
    Abstract: A novel process is used to prepare synthetic rubbers (B) which feature very narrow molecular weight distribution and a correspondingly low value for the polydispersity index. The preparation process encompasses the treatment of a synthetic rubber with ultrasound, where the resultant synthetic rubber (B) has a lower weight-average molecular weight (Mw) than the synthetic rubber (A) used. The resultant synthetic rubbers (B) have excellent suitability for processing via extruder processes or injection-molding processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Lothar Reif, Stephen Pask