With Reactant Containing At Least Two -xh Groups Patents (Class 528/85)
  • Patent number: 10106640
    Abstract: A polymerizable composition which can suppress generation of turbidity, optical distortion, and striae in a transparent resin obtained therefrom, a transparent resin obtained from the polymerizable composition, an optical material containing the transparent resin, a plastic lens containing the optical material, and a method for manufacturing the transparent resin. A polymerizable composition of the present disclosure contains a polythiol compound having at least three mercapto groups and a polyiso(thio)cyanate compound having at least one aromatic ring. A thiol equivalent ratio which is a measured value of a thiol equivalent of the polythiol compound with respect to a theoretical value of the thiol equivalent is 0.975 or more and less than 1.000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: HOYA LENS THAILAND LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Iijima, Masahisa Kousaka
  • Patent number: 10093729
    Abstract: This invention provides a novel means that allows efficient secretion and production of a target protein in a host cell. This invention concerns a novel polypeptide having an activity of improving the secretion productivity of a target protein, a gene comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding such polypeptide, a vector comprising such gene, a transformant obtained by transforming a host cell with such vector, and a method for producing a protein comprising a step of culturing such transformant and recovering a target protein from the culture product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: KANEKA CORPORATION, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Teruyuki Nishi, Kiyoshi Asai, Hiroko Hagiwara, Masayuki Machida
  • Patent number: 10059828
    Abstract: A moisture-curing composition containing a) 5 to 20 wt. % of at least one isocyanate-functional polymer, b) 7 to 20 wt. % of rapeseed oil methyl ester and c) 70 to 88 wt. % of at least one filler, based on the total composition. Compositions are suitable in particular as adhesive, sealant or coating, and preferably as a parquet adhesive or joint sealing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Dominik Huber, Fabian Real
  • Patent number: 9828459
    Abstract: A continuous process for preparing a silylated polymer comprising a silylation step where a prepolymer having reactive functional groups, a first intermediate product, is reacted continuously with a silylating agent in an endcapping tubular reaction unit to form a second intermediate product, and where at least a portion of the second intermediate product is backmixed continuously with the first intermediate product to form the silylated polymer. The continuous process may further comprise a stabilization step, a quenching step or both a stabilization step and a quenching step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventors: John Banevicius, Misty Huang, Brendan O'Keefe, Vikram Kumar, Bruce Barbera
  • Patent number: 9725897
    Abstract: An open cell spray polyurea foam for use in an insulation layer in a wall structure may include a polyurea. The polyurea may be a reaction product of an isocyanate compound and water. The open spray polyurea foam may also include a filler. The majority of the filler may exist in the spray foam formulation as an unreacted first fire retardant. The spray foam formulation may further comprise a second fire retardant, and the insulation layer may exhibit a fire retardancy sufficient to pass Appendix X and/or ASTM E-84.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Scott Snider, Lance Wang, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 9404132
    Abstract: In a method for producing 1,5-pentamethylenediamine, a lysine decarboxylase-expressing microorganism that is subjected to a treatment is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Tomonori Hidesaki, Akiko Natsuji, Toshihiko Nakagawa, Goro Kuwamura, Daisuke Hasegawa, Satoshi Yamasaki, Kuniaki Sato, Hiroshi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9340641
    Abstract: Addition compound suitable as wetting and dispersing agent, obtainable from the reaction of A) polyepoxides with B) at least one primary polyoxyalkyleneamine C) at least one other aliphatic and/or araliphatic primary amine and D) at least one modified isocyanate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: BYK-Chemie GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Orth, Heribert Holtkamp, Jürgen Omeis
  • Patent number: 9296920
    Abstract: The present invention provides polyurethanes including a reaction product of components including: (a) an isocyanate functional urethane prepolymer comprising a reaction product of components including: (i) about 1 equivalent of at least one polyisocyanate; and (ii) about 0.1 to about 0.5 equivalents of at least one diol having 2 to 18 carbon atoms; and (b) about 0.05 to about 0.9 equivalents of at least one branched polyol having 4 to 18 carbon atoms and at least 3 hydroxyl groups; and (c) up to about 0.9 equivalents of at least one polyol different from branched polyol (b) and having 2 to 18 carbon atoms, wherein the reaction product components are essentially free of polyester polyol and polyether polyol; compositions, coatings and articles made therefrom and methods of making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Rukavina, Caroline S. Harris, Robert M. Hunia, Veronica L. Frain
  • Patent number: 9259618
    Abstract: The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a golf ball body and a paint film formed on a surface of the golf ball body, wherein the paint film has a storage modulus (E?) in a temperature range from 120° C. to 150° C. measured under the specific measurement conditions using a dynamic viscoelasticity measuring apparatus of 1.00×107 dyn/cm2 or more and 1.00×108 dyn/cm2 or less and a loss tangent (tan ?) at the temperature of 10° C. of 0.050 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: DUNLOP SPORTS CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Tarao, Kuniyasu Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 9168423
    Abstract: An object of the present is to provide a golf ball having an increased spin rate on approach shots. Another object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball having a goof shot feeling on approach shots. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a golf ball body and a paint film formed on a surface of the golf ball body, and having a coefficient of friction calculated using a contact force tester of 0.35 or more and 0.60 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: DUNLOP SPORTS CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Tarao, Kuniyasu Horiuchi
  • Publication number: 20150148514
    Abstract: A system and method for producing a bioabsorbable thermoplastic polyurethane tailored to a medical application are provided. The method includes identifying suitable thermoplastic polyurethane properties based on the medical application. The thermoplastic polyurethane comprises units derived from a diol chain extender, a diisocyanate, and a polyol. The thermoplastic polyurethane properties include a biodegradation rate and at least one physical property. The method includes identifying a base thermoplastic polyurethane and altering at least one parameter of the base thermoplastic polyurethane which relates to the desired thermoplastic polyurethane properties to generate a candidate thermoplastic polyurethane. The altering may be performed iteratively until the suitable range of thermoplastic polyurethane properties based on the medical application is met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Umit G. Makal, Roger W. Day
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150141453
    Abstract: Disclosed are polymers containing a backbone comprising alternating N-protected hydroxymethylaniline units (“spacer”) and linker units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Jianjun Cheng, Yanfeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 9035011
    Abstract: Alkoxylation products, their preparation, compositions comprising these alkoxylation products, and the use thereof as or for producing adhesives and sealants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Evonik Goldschmidt GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Ferenz, Bastian Matthias Brugger, Matthias Lobert, Volker Zellmer, Frank Schubert, Wilfried Knott, Melanie Roessing
  • Publication number: 20150132580
    Abstract: A composition includes an isocyanate, a polyether diol, a branched short chain diol having a backbone including carbon atoms in a range of 1 to 9 and at least one branching group, and a cross-linker having a hydroxyl functionality in a range of 2.2 to 4. A films includes the composition and an interlayer includes the film. Transparencies including the interlayer and methods of making the same are further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Razmik Boghossian, Khushroo H. Lakdawala
  • Patent number: 9026014
    Abstract: Provided is a developing roller in which printing quality, in particular, one-dot level fine line printing quality is improved by securing a high resistance value and high surface potential on the surface layer. The elastic roller comprises successively on the outer periphery of a shaft 1 an elastic layer 2, an intermediate layer 3, and a surface layer 4. The surface layer 4 contains a urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer obtained by allowing polybutadiene polyol or hydrogenated polybutadiene polyol, polyisocyanate, and (meth)acrylate having a hydroxyl group to react.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Akihide Oosaku, Shogo Imai, Yusuke Fujisawa
  • Publication number: 20150119546
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising 10 to 50 wt.-% of at least one polyisocyanate a-1) based on hexamethylene diisocyanat, comprising at least one oligomeric polyisocyanate based on hexamethylene diisocyanate and optionally monomeric hexamethylene diisocyanate and 50 to 90 wt.-% of at least one polyisocyanate a-2) based on isophorone diisocyanate, comprising at least one oligomeric polyisocyanate based on isophorone diisocyanate and optionally monomeric isophorone diisocyanate, with the proviso that at least one of the components a-1) and a-2) additionally comprises monomeric isocyanate of the named kind, as well as at least one sulfur-containing component. It has been shown that the above mentioned mixture of the specific isocyanate group containing components improves the thermal and mechanical properties of a cured composition. Thus prepared molded articles are particularly suitable for the preparation of spectacle lenses, inter alia due to these properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Dorota Greszta-Franz, Jens Krause, Hans-Josef Laas
  • Publication number: 20150114589
    Abstract: A “no-bake” process allows the forming of larger metal castings, by providing longer work times, in the range of about 45 to about 60 minutes. This is achieved using a liquid curing catalyst that is a pyridine, substituted at the second or third position with a moiety having a molecular weight in the range of about 30 to about 100 mwu. Examples of the liquid curing catalyst include 2-ethanolpyridine, 3-chloropyridine and 2-methoxypyridine. When combined with a two-part polyurethane binder precursor and a foundry aggregate, the liquid curing catalyst provides not only the longer work time, but also a strip time that is less than about 167% of the work time, as measured from the point of activating the polyurethane precursors by mixing them in the presence of the curing catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Michael R. Nocera, Gregory P. Sturtz, Jörg Kroker
  • Patent number: 9018334
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide for a polycarbonate polyol including the reaction product of at least one polyol composition and a carbonate. The polycarbonate is one of an amorphous liquid and an amorphous solid at room temperature. The polyol composition includes at least one of a mixture of 1,3-cyclohexanedimethanol and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol in a weight ratio from about 60:40 to about 5:95 and a polyol derived from a natural oil fatty acid or natural oil fatty acid methyl ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Steven Montgomery, Shawn Brown, Mark F. Sonnenschein, Paul Foley, Phillip S. Athey, Juan Carlos Medina, John N. Argyropoulos, Benjamin L. Wendt, Cecile Boyer
  • Patent number: 9012590
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrostatic dissipative thermoplastic polyurethane composition made by reacting (a) at least one polyester polyol intermediate with (b) at least one diisocyanate and (c) at least one chain extender. The polyester polyol intermediate, may be derived from at least one dialkylene glycol and at least one dicarboxylic acid, or an ester or anhydride thereof. The invention further provides for methods of making said thermoplastic polyurethane composition, polymer blends containing said thermoplastic and polymer articles made from said thermoplastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Qiwei Lu, Donald A. Meltzer, Yona Eckstein
  • Publication number: 20150104591
    Abstract: A re-adherable adherent sheet with an inkjet, laser or digital press printing receptive top coat for the purpose of removable graphic signage is provided. A polyurethane adherent layer is provided that allows for repeated, non diminishing, residue free adherence and re-adherence onto various surfaces such as glass, tile, coated metals, coated wood, and valley less plastics by displacing air out between the polyurethane adherent layer and the adhered surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Lim, Jong Youl Song
  • Patent number: 9006338
    Abstract: An aqueous resin composition with gas barrier properties contains (i) polyurethane resin having aurethane group and a urea group in a total concentration of 25 to 60% by weight and having a acid value of 5 to 100 mgKOH/g, (ii) a swelling inorganic layered compound (e.g., a water-swelling mica, and a montmorillonite), and (iii) a polyamine compound having an amine value of 100 to 1900 mgKOH/g. The polyurethane resin (i) is obtained by a reaction of (A) an aromatic, araliphatic or alicyclic polyisocyanate, (B) a polyhydroxyalkanecarboxylic acid, and at least one component selected from (C) a C2-8alkylene glycol and (D) a chain-extension agent (e.g., diamine, hydrazine and a hydrazine derivative), and neutralized with a neutralizing agent. The proportion of the acid group of the polyurethane resin (i) relative to the basic nitrogen atom of the polyamine compound (iii) is 10/1 to 1/5 as the equivalent ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Mitsui Takeda Chemicals, Inc., Futamura Kagaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Uchida, Tsutomu Tawa, Takuzo Imaizumi
  • Publication number: 20150094422
    Abstract: Amide compounds are defined and are polymerized to create polyesters and polyurethanes having amide units bearing a pendant functional group, where the nitrogen atom of the amide group is part of the polymer backbone. The pendant functional group of the functionalized amide polymer may be modified or added by post polymerization functionalization of the functionalized amide polymer. The pendant functional group of the functionalized amide polymer may include a protecting group that may be removed after polymerization. The pendant functional groups of the functionalized amide polymers may be used to modulate the physical, chemical and biological properties of the polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Abraham Joy, Sachin Gokhale, Ying Xu
  • Publication number: 20150083326
    Abstract: The present invention encompasses polyurethane adhesive compositions comprising aliphatic polycarbonate chains. In one aspect, the present invention encompasses polyurethane adhesives derived from aliphatic polycarbonate polyols and polyisocyanates wherein the polyol chains contain a primary repeating unit having a structure. In another aspect, the invention provides articles comprising the inventive polyurethane compositions as well as methods of making such compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Scott D. Allen, Vahid Sendijarevic, James O'Connor
  • Patent number: 8987404
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coating composition comprising: A) at least one thiol-functional compound having at least one thiol group, B) at least one polyisocyanate cross-linking agent with at least one free isocyanate group and C) at least one catalyst compound, said catalyst compound comprising at least one catalyst for the curing reaction between the thiol groups of component A and the free isocyanate groups of component B, and at least one cyclodextrine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Axalta Coating Systems IP Co., LLC
    Inventors: Carmen Flosbach, Stefanie Matten, Katharina Dreger
  • Patent number: 8987374
    Abstract: The present invention provides a non-aqueous composition containing a particulate solid, an organic medium and a polyurethane dispersant having an essentially linear backbone and laterally attached solvent-solubilizing side chains of a polyester, a polyether, a polyacrylate or a polyolefin including mixtures of such side chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Lubrizol Corporation
    Inventors: Stuart Nicholas Richards, Andrew James Shooter
  • Patent number: 8987375
    Abstract: A moisture-curable polyurethane formulation is provided capable of curing to form a reaction product, having high green strength and being dispensable from a caulking gun. The polyurethane formulation comprises at least one isocyanate-terminated prepolymer, at least one rheology modifier or filler, optionally monomeric/polymeric isocyanate, and at least one urea-based thixotropic additive added to the formulation or formed in situ, to provide greater than 1% of urea groups in the reaction product. A method for making a moisture-curable polyurethane formulation capable of curing to form a reaction product and methods of bonding materials together using the formulation are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Construction Research & Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Paula Bushendorf, John M. Davis, Michael Porsch
  • Publication number: 20150079151
    Abstract: A composition comprising the reaction product of (a) an isocyanate group-containing component having an average functionality of at least 2; and (b) an active hydrogen group-containing component having an average functionality of at least 2. The composition is biodegradable, a solid at 22° C. and below, and has pressure sensitive adhesive properties at a temperature of 37° C. and relative humidity of 100%. The composition may be used to adhere polymer meshes or films to biological tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Eric J. Beckman, Jessica L. Meyers
  • Publication number: 20150080301
    Abstract: Disclosed are novel bioabsorbable and biodegradable monomer compounds, bioabsorbable and biodegradable polymers therefrom, and methods of making such monomers and polymers, which are useful in pharmaceutical delivery systems, tissue engineering applications, tissue adhesives products, implantable medical devices, foams and reticulated foams for wound healing and drug delivery, bone hemostats and bone void fillers, adhesion prevention barriers, meshes, filters, stents, medical device coatings, pharmaceutical drug formulations, consumer product and cosmetic and pharmaceutical packaging, apparel, infusion devices, blood collection tubes and devices, other medical tubes, skin care products, and transdermal drug delivery materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Rao S. Bezwada
  • Patent number: 8980432
    Abstract: A first multilayer film is a multilayer film which contains a layer A on at least one surface of a base film, in which the layer A has (1) a polycaprolactone segment, (2) a polysiloxane segment and/or a polydimethyl siloxane segment, and (3) a urethane bond, and the layer A has a glass transition temperature of from ?30 to 0° C. A second multilayer film contains a layer A on at least one surface of a base film, in which the layer A has a scratch recovery time of 3 seconds or less at a temperature of 10° C. A third multilayer film contains a layer B on at least one surface of a base film, in which the layer B has a polycaprolactone segment and a urethane bond, and the layer B has average elongation at break of 65% or more at 80° C. to 150° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazumori Sonoda, Syunichi Osada, Takashi Mimura
  • Patent number: 8980430
    Abstract: Multilayer fluoropolymer-containing films having improved interlayer adhesion. More particularly, multilayer films including a fluoropolymer layer attached to a thermoplastic polymer layer via an intermediate poly(ester-urethane) copolymer containing adhesive layer, articles produced therefrom, and products which are encased by the multilayer films. The films are suitable for encasing the sensitive luminescent components of electroluminescent lamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: Frank J. Colombo, Yuan-Ping R. Ting
  • Patent number: 8974591
    Abstract: This invention describes an adhesive composition that forms the basis of a heat-resistant, fire resistant, and water resistant polyurethane adhesive suitable for applications in the manufacture of wood products, and the method of making the adhesive. The wood finger-jointed studs produced using an adhesive derived from this invention can meet or exceed the fire rating of a period of 60 minutes according to ASTM E 119 and ASTM D 7374. The heat resistance of the adhesive is a result of incorporating thermally stable aromatic polyol molecules into the polymeric structures of the wood adhesive system, which is composed of the reaction products of a poly(methylene diphenyl diisocyanate), at least one of a polyether polyol and a polyester polyol; and the aromatic polyol that is a hydroxyl phenol in a preferred embodiment. Furthermore, this novel wood adhesive system possesses high water-resistance, making it suitable for the manufacture of highly durable engineered wood products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: FPInnovations
    Inventors: Jinlan Ju, Martin Feng, Xiang-Ming Wang
  • Publication number: 20150064500
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention relates to a composition, which is a composition for a magnetic recording medium and comprises an isocyanate compound in the form of an adduct of a polyhydroxyl compound having one or more aromatic carbon rings and three or more hydroxyl groups per molecule with a polyisocyanate having two or more isocyanate groups per molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihide AOSHIMA, Kazutoshi KATAYAMA
  • 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: 8962786
    Abstract: The present invention relates to chain extenders, processes for their preparation and their use in the preparation of biocompatible biodegradable polyurethanes and polyurethane ureas for biomedical applications such as stents, scaffolds for tissue engineering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: PolyNovo Biomaterials Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Pathiraja Arachchillage Gunatillake, Timothy Graeme Moore, Raju Adhikari
  • Patent number: 8962784
    Abstract: A novel macromer or mixture thereof is described herein, comprising isocyanatophenyl ether terminal moieties and at least two residues of a water-soluble polymer having a molecular weight ranging from 80 to 10,000 adjacent to the ether group of the isocyanatophenyl ether terminal isocyanate moieties, thereby forming at least two ether linkages in the macromer or mixture thereof. A method for making a polyisocyanate macromer is also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Chetan Anirudh Khatri, Benjamin D. Fitz, Joseph Zavatsky
  • Publication number: 20150051306
    Abstract: A method for preparing a coffee polyol includes: (a) extracting coffee oil from coffee grounds; (b) modifying the coffee oil to obtain an epoxidized coffee oil; and (c) reacting an alcohol with the epoxidized coffee oil to obtain a coffee polyol. A polyurethane dispersive solution is prepared from a prepolymer composition that includes: a coffee polyol prepared from the abovementioned method; an isocyanate; and a solvent. A foam-based material is made from a foaming composition that includes a coffee polyol prepared from the abovementioned method. A polyurethane material is made from a polyurethane composition that includes a coffee polyol prepared from the abovementioned method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Kuo-Chin CHEN, Li-Hsun CHANG, Szu-Min CHIAO, Lai-Hung WAN
  • Patent number: 8957177
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a composition comprising an amide moiety containing polyol wherein the amide moiety is formed by the reaction of an amine reactive compound with an amine containing compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Huntsman International LLC
    Inventors: Steve Diamanti, Howard P. Klein
  • Patent number: 8952093
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to water-dispersible polyurethane polymers as well as related polyurethane dispersion (PUD) compositions including the same, methods of making the same, methods of using the same, and articles coated with the same. The water-dispersible polyurethane polymer includes hydrophobic oligomeric polyether soft segments that include 1,2-di-substituted oxyethylene repeating units. The 1,2-di-substituted oxyethylene repeating units are derived from unsaturated fatty acid esters, such as from a distribution of epoxidized vegetable oil fatty acid esters subjected to a ring-opening polymerization process for oligomeric polyether polyol formation. The water-dispersible polyurethane polymer further includes hard segments common to other PUD compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Eastern Michigan University
    Inventor: Vijaykumar M. Mannari
  • Publication number: 20150038665
    Abstract: Processes for the production of polyols from sources such as dried distillers grains plus solubles (DDGS) make use of a two-stage reaction scheme. In the first stage, the proteinaceous starting material is reacted with an aminating agent, such as diethanolamine (DEOA), to generate amino-amides and amides. These products are then reacted with an alkoxylating agent, preferably a substituted or unsubstituted epoxide to yield polyols. These polyols may be further reacted with isocyanates to give low-cost rigid polyurethane foams. In alternate forms, lignin may be directly converted to polyols by reaction with an alkoxylating agent, optionally followed by reaction with an isocyanate to produce polyurethanes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Sukh Bassi, Michael Douglas Parker, Mihail Ionescu, Zoran Petrovic
  • Patent number: 8946375
    Abstract: A method for making over-indexed thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer precursor. The precursor may be cross-linked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasushi Ichikawa, Thomas J. Kennedy, III, Chien-Hsin Chou, Hui-Kai Liao
  • Publication number: 20150030784
    Abstract: In a conductive film forming method using photo sintering, a conductive film having low electric resistance is easily formed. The conductive film forming method is a method in which a conductive film is formed using photo sintering. This method includes the steps of forming a layer made of a sintering promoter on a substrate, forming a liquid film made of a copper particulate dispersion on the layer of the sintering promoter, drying the liquid film to form a copper particulate layer, and subjecting the copper particulate layer to photo sintering. The sintering promoter is a compound which removes copper oxide from metallic copper. Thereby, the sintering promoter removes a surface oxide film of copper particulates in photo sintering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Yuichi Kawato, Yusuke Maeda, Tomio Kudo
  • Patent number: 8933166
    Abstract: The present invention provides poly(ureaurethane)s including a reaction product of components comprising: (a) at least one isocyanate functional ureaurethane prepolymer comprising the reaction product of: (1) at least one isocyanate functional urethane prepolymer comprising the reaction product of: (i) a first amount of at least one polyisocyanate; and (ii) a first amount of at least one branched polyol; and (2) water, to form an isocyanate functional ureaurethane prepolymer; and (b) a second amount of at least one polyisocyanate and a second amount of at least one branched polyol; compositions, coatings and articles made therefrom and methods of making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Rukavina, Robert Hunia
  • Patent number: 8927675
    Abstract: The present invention provides poly(ureaurethane)s including a reaction product of components comprising: (a) at least one isocyanate functional ureaurethane prepolymer comprising the reaction product of: (1) at least one isocyanate functional urethane prepolymer comprising the reaction product of: (i) a first amount of at least one polyisocyanate selected from the group consisting of polyisocyanate trimers and branched polyisocyanates, the polyisocyanate having at least three isocyanate functional groups; and (ii) a first amount of at least one aliphatic polyol; and (2) water, to form an isocyanate functional ureaurethane prepolymer; and (b) a second amount of at least one polyisocyanate and a second amount of at least one aliphatic polyol; compositions, coatings and articles made therefrom and methods of making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Rukavina, Robert Hunia
  • Patent number: 8927195
    Abstract: A photosensitive composition includes (A) a polyurethane obtained by reacting a diol component including a compound represented by the following Formula (I) with a polyisocyanate component; and (B) a photosensitive component. In Formula (I), A represents a single bond, or a divalent linking group including an atom selected from the group consisting of a carbon atom, a hydrogen atom, and an oxygen atoms; B represents a monovalent organic group; each of R1 to R5 independently represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group; m represents an integer from 0 to 3; n represents an integer from 0 to 3; and m+n is not zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Taguchi, Takashi Aridomi
  • Publication number: 20140371418
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to biological engineering of microorganisms and production of chemical compounds therefrom. More particularly, the invention relates to novel genetically engineered microorganisms for the fermentative production of p-aminobenzoic acid and related compounds from fermentable carbon substrates. The biologically derived PABA and related compounds from fermentable carbon substrates can be used in a number of applications including as a food supplement or raw materials for the syntheses of other industrial chemicals or polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: pAromatics, LLC
    Inventors: Wing On Ng, Shingo Watanabe, Robert W.R. Humphreys, Steven C. Slater
  • Publication number: 20140371417
    Abstract: The invention provides non-naturally occurring microbial organisms having a 4-hydroxybutyrate, gamma-butyrolactone, 1,4-butanediol, 4-hydroxybutanal, 4-hydroxybutyryl-CoA and/or putrescine pathway and being capable of producing 4-hydroxybutyrate, wherein the microbial organism comprises one or more genetic modifications. The invention additionally provides methods of producing 4-hydroxybutyrate, gamma-butyrolactone, 1,4-butanediol, 4-hydroxybutanal, 4-hydroxybutyryl-CoA and/or putrescine or related products using the microbial organisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Genomatica, Inc.
    Inventors: Priti PHARKYA, Anthony P. BURGARD, Stephen J. VAN DIEN, Robin E. OSTERHOUT, Mark J. BURK, John D. TRAWICK, Michael P. KUCKINSKAS, Brian STEER
  • Publication number: 20140370551
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a business method and system for generating sugars and recycling a non-biomass component from a waste stream. In some embodiments, a waste stream comprising cellulose and a non-biomass component is saccharified to produce glucose, followed by recovery of the glucose and non-biomass component, which may be recycled to another site associated with production of a cellulose-containing product that contains the non-biomass component. In certain scenarios, the waste stream is generated at a first location, cellulose pretreatment (if desired) and hydrolysis are conducted at a second location, and the non-biomass component is recycled to the first location or a third location. The non-biomass component may include metals, metal oxides, salts, organic compounds, inorganic compounds, oligomers, or polymers, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Theodora RETSINA, Kimberly NELSON
  • Patent number: 8912280
    Abstract: An aqueous polyurethane resin dispersion containing a polyurethane resin obtained by reacting (A) a polyurethane prepolymer obtained by reacting (a) a polyisocyanate compound, (b) at least one polyol compound containing a polycarbonate polyol having a number average molecular weight of 400 to 3000, (c) an acidic group-containing polyol compound, (d) a blocking agent for an isocyanate group, which dissociates at 80 to 180° C., and (B) a chain elongating agent having reactivity with the isocyanate group, being dispersed in an aqueous medium, a sum of a content of urethane and urea bondings is 15 to 30% by weight in terms of solid components, a content of carbonate bondings is 8% to <15% by weight in terms of solid components, and a content of isocyanate group to which the above-mentioned blocking agent has bound is 0.2 to 3% by weight in terms of solid components as calculated on isocyanate group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Ube Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Morikami, Masahiro Naiki, Fumio Adachi, Manabu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8907041
    Abstract: Disclosed is a granular polyurethane resin composition containing a thermoplastic polyurethane resin which contains a hard segment obtained by a reaction between a polyisocyanate and a chain extender. The polyisocyanate contains isocyanate groups of 1,4-bis(isocyanatomethyl)cyclohexane in an amount of not less than 50% by more relative to the total mole number of isocyanate groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Daisuke Nishiguchi, Kei Ootsuki, Satoshi Yamasaki