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04/28/16
20160118555 
 Compositions of resin-linear organosiloxane block copolymers patent thumbnailCompositions of resin-linear organosiloxane block copolymers
Curable compositions of “resin-linear” organosiloxane block copolymers comprising a nanoparticulate filler are disclosed. In some instances, even at high loading levels, curable and solid compositions comprising “resin linear” organosiloxane block copolymers and a nanoparticulate filler exhibit melt flow and cure behavior.
Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160115312 
 Sealing element compositions having biorenewable content patent thumbnailSealing element compositions having biorenewable content
Thermoplastic elastomer compositions, in particular derived from one or more styrenic block copolymers, a relatively high molecular weight isobutylene-containing (co)polymer, and a biorenewable processing aid. The isobutylene-containing (co)polymer imparts desirable oxygen barrier performance to the composition and the biorenewable processing aid acts as a barrier synergist as well as a processing aid useful during compounding.
Teknor Apex Company


04/28/16
20160115269 
 Process for producing hydrogenated block copolymer, hydrogenated block copolymer obtained by the process, and composition thereof patent thumbnailProcess for producing hydrogenated block copolymer, hydrogenated block copolymer obtained by the process, and composition thereof
The present invention relates to a method for producing a hydrogenated block copolymer, including the steps of: (a) forming a block copolymer by allowing a living polymer having a specific structure to react with a tetra- or more functional silane coupling agent; (b) hydrogenating the block copolymer to form a hydrogenated block copolymer; (c) isolating the resultant hydrogenated block copolymer; and (d) deactivating a functional group in the silane coupling agent and/or an unreacted functional group present in a coupling agent residue in the block copolymer or the hydrogenated block copolymer prior to the step (c), in which the number of functional groups derived from the coupling agent in the hydrogenated block copolymer recovered in the step (c) is 1.5 or less per block copolymer molecule; a hydrogenated block copolymer obtained by the method; and a composition containing the hydrogenated block copolymer.. .
Kuraray Co., Ltd


04/28/16
20160114296 
 Improved membranes patent thumbnailImproved membranes
Membrane comprising a block copolymer comprising polyarylene ether blocks and polyalkylene oxide blocks, wherein said polyalkylene oxide blocks comprise at least one polyethylene oxide segment and at least one segment of at least one polyalkylene oxide that is different from polyethylene oxide. .
Basf Se


04/28/16
20160114058 
 Polymer micelle pharmaceutical composition patent thumbnailPolymer micelle pharmaceutical composition
A polymer micelle pharmaceutical composition is provided and includes: a block copolymer unit α having a hydrophilic polymer chain segment and a hydrophobic polymer chain segment; and a block copolymer unit β having a hydrophilic polymer chain segment and a hydrophobic polymer chain segment, wherein: the block copolymer unit α and the block copolymer unit β are radially arranged in the state in which the hydrophilic polymer chain segments are directed outward and the hydrophobic polymer chain segments are directed inward; and the hydrophobic polymer chain segment of the block copolymer unit α is constituted of repeating units having side chains, at least one of the side chains having a hydrophilic group.. .
Nanocarrier Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160113884 
 Preparation  radiation sensitive copolymer carrier for coating radiated nanoparticles and chemotherapy drugs patent thumbnailPreparation radiation sensitive copolymer carrier for coating radiated nanoparticles and chemotherapy drugs
The preparation method of radiation-sensitive copolymer carrier for coating radiated nanoparticles and/or chemotherapy drugs includes forming a nanosphere by diselenide block copolymers and dspe-peg-biomarkers to coat chemotherapy drugs and/or radiated nanoparticles that can be released from the opened nanosphere by protons penetrating tissue during proton therapy. The treatment effect of proton therapy is enhanced by two ways of using the radiated nanoparticles released from an opened nanosphere to produce nuclear fission with the protons for releasing electrons to destroy cancer cells of tumor and the chemotherapy drugs released from the opened nanosphere for distributing among tissue to kill the cancer cells of the tumor..

04/21/16
20160111275 
 Compositions of low-k dielectric sols containing nonmetallic catalysts patent thumbnailCompositions of low-k dielectric sols containing nonmetallic catalysts
A sol composition for producing a porous low-k dielectric material is provided. The composition can include at least one silicate ester, a polar solvent, water, an acid catalyst for silicate ester hydrolysis, an amphiphilic block copolymer surfactant, and a nonmetallic catalyst that reduces dielectric constant in the produced material.

04/21/16
20160108305 
 Curable, resealable, swellable, reactive sealant composition for zonal isolation and well integrity patent thumbnailCurable, resealable, swellable, reactive sealant composition for zonal isolation and well integrity
The invention relates to a curable sealant composition broadly comprising a resealable, swellable, reactive sealant and free radical initiator; said resealable, swellable reactive sealant comprises monofunctional monomer(s), multifunctional monomer(s), reactive polymer such as unsaturated styrenic block copolymer, swellable additive, and optional components. The monofunctional monomer is a vinyl ester derivative of versatic acid with c9-c12 carbon atoms, or monoacrylate, monomethacrylate, monoacrylamide, or monomethacrylamide.

04/21/16
20160108296 
 Bonding adhesive and adhered roofing systems prepared using the same patent thumbnailBonding adhesive and adhered roofing systems prepared using the same
A bond adhesive composition comprising an acrylic block copolymer and protic solvent.. .

04/21/16
20160108228 
 Thermoplastic elastomer composition and molded body patent thumbnailThermoplastic elastomer composition and molded body
The thermoplastic elastomer composition of the present invention is a thermoplastic elastomer composition including a hydrogenated block copolymer (a) and a softening agent (b), the hydrogenated block copolymer (a) being a hydrogenated product of a block copolymer including a polymer block (a) composed of a constitutional unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound and a polymer block (b) containing 1 to 100% by mass of a constitutional unit (b1) derived from farnesene and 99 to 0% by mass of a constitutional unit (b2) derived from a conjugated diene other than farnesene; a mass ratio of the polymer block (a) and the polymer block (b) [(a)/(b)] being 1/99 to 70/30; 50 mol % or more of carbon-carbon double bonds in the polymer block (b) being hydrogenated; and a content of the softening agent (b) being 20 to 2,000 parts by mass on the basis of 100 parts by mass of the hydrogenated block copolymer (a).. .

04/21/16
20160108181 

Method and catalyst system for preparing polymers and block copolymers


The present invention provides methods for producing block copolymers, either by the sequential addition of monomers, or using a “one-pot” method. The invention also relates to novel methods for producing polyesters by ring opening lactides and/or lactones and by copolymerising anhydrides and epoxides..

04/21/16
20160108178 

Block copolymers


block copolymer comprising polyarylene ether blocks and polyalkylene oxide blocks, wherein said block copolymer comprises at least two polyalkylene oxide blocks that are endcapped with different endcapping groups.. .

04/21/16
20160107705 

Conductive polyamide composition and article


An electrically conductive polyamide composition includes specific amounts of a polyamide-6, a poly(phenylene ether), talc, a hydrogenated block copolymer, carbon nanotubes, and a compatibilizing agent for the polyamide-6 and the poly(phenylene ether). The composition can contain little or no polyamide-6,6.

04/21/16
20160107422 

Shrink sleeve label


A film has a skin layer, a base layer, and an intermediate layer between the skin and base layers. The skin layer has styrenic block copolymer, the base layer has ethylene/alpha-olefin copolymer, and the intermediate layer has from 12% to 50% styrene/ethylene-butadiene/styrene block copolymer.

04/21/16
20160106870 

Biocompatible fiducial marker using multi-block copolymers


The present invention relates to a fiducial marker comprising barium sulfate (baso4), a solvent, and a polyethylene glycol-poly(aminourethaneurea) multi-block copolymer, as active ingredients. The fiducial marker of the present invention has an effect of significantly remedying disadvantages of image distortion and dose distortion, which are involved in the gold inner marker used in the conventional art.

04/21/16
20160106673 

Amphiphilic block copolymers for nucleic acid delivery


The present invention provides a composition comprising vesicles and encapsulated within the vesicles, nucleic acid comprising less than 1000 nucleotides, wherein the vesicles comprise an amphiphilic block copolymer having a hydrophilic and a hydrophobic block. Methods of forming vesicles and methods of delivering nucleic acid, in particular, irna into cells, are also provided..

04/14/16
20160104628 

Self-aligned patterning using directed self-assembly of block copolymers


Techniques herein provide methods for self-aligned etching that use existing features for patterning or registering a pattern, without damaging existing features. Existing substrate structures are used to create a surface that enables directed self-assembly (dsa) of block copolymers (bcp) without a separate lithographic patterning layer.

04/14/16
20160102223 

Polymer electret and manufacturing the same


Provided is a method of manufacturing a polymer electret. The method of manufacturing a polymer electrets includes forming a polymer thin film, which includes a block copolymer (bcp) having two or more polymer chains covalently bonded together; forming a nano-structure of the bcp in which a first block formed by first polymer chains that self-assemble together and a second block formed by second polymer chains that self-assemble together are micro-phase-separated, by performing an annealing process on the polymer thin film; forming a porous polymer film with a nano-pore by selectively removing one of the first block and the second block; and charging the porous polymer film..

04/14/16
20160102197 

Transparent, impact-modified styrene-copolymer-based molding compound


The invention relates to thermoplastic molding compounds which contain impact-modified styrene/nitrile monomer copolymers, to molded products and films produced therefrom and to the use thereof. The impact modifiers used are linear a-b-a tri-block copolymers from hard polymer blocks a and a soft polymer block b, preferably polymethylmethacrylate-block-polybutylacrylate-block-polymethylmethacrylate..

04/14/16
20160102186 

Crosslinked polyolefin foam sheet with exceptional softness, haptics, moldability, thermal stability and shear strength


A method of making a foam composition includes blending a composition including (i) about 15 to about 75 parts by weight of an olefin block copolymer with a controlled block sequence having a melt flow index of about 0.1 to about 15 grams per 10 minutes at 190° c. And a melting temperature of at least about 115° c., (ii) about 25 to about 85 parts by weight of at least one polypropylene based polymer having a melt flow index from about 0.1 to about 25 grams per 10 minutes at 230° c., (iii) a crosslinking monomer and (iv) a chemical blowing agent to produce a blended composition; crosslinking the blended composition to obtain a crosslinked composition having a crosslinking degree of about 20 to about 75%; and foaming the crosslinked composition at an elevated temperature to obtain a foam composition having a density of about 20 to about 250 kg/m3..

04/14/16
20160102164 

High flow, hydrogenated styrene-butadiene-styrene block copolymers and applications


The invention relates to unique applications for the novel high melt flow, low viscosity, selectively hydrogenated styrene-butadiene-styrene (hsbs) or selectively hydrogenated controlled distribution styrene-butadiene/styrene-styrene (hsbss) block copolymers, wherein the melt flow rate of said block copolymer is at least 100 g/10 min at 230° c. Under 2.16 kg mass according to astm d1238.

04/14/16
20160102163 

Flame retardant acrylic/pla copolymer


A flame retardant acrylic/polylactic acid (pla) copolymer is synthesized which contains a fr-pmma block that includes either a poly(mmap) block or a poly(mma-co-mmap) block, wherein mma is methyl methacrylate and mmap is a mma-like monomer that is functionalized with a phosphorus-containing moiety. In some embodiments, the flame retardant acrylic/pla copolymer is a diblock copolymer containing a pla block and a fr-pmma block.

04/14/16
20160101209 

Adhesive compositions with amorphous polyolefins


The invention relates to a hot melt adhesive composition that, when used as an elastic attachment adhesive (eaa), provides elastic laminates having an initial creep performance of less than 25%. The composition comprises a selectively hydrogenated, high vinyl block copolymer having the structure sebs or (seb)nx amorphous polyolefin such as polyethylene, polypropylene, butylene homopolymers and copolymers, or a mixture of two or more of these, tackifier, and maleated polypropylene oligomer or maleated sebs..

04/14/16
20160101190 

Polymer-based protein engineering methods to rationally tune enzyme activity, ph-dependence and stability


Using a novel water-soluble, active ester amide-containing functionalized controlled radical polymerization initiator, stimuli responsive polymers have been grown from the surface of a protein, exemplified by chymotrypsin or any protein having surface amino acids that will covalently bind to the active ester amide-containing functionalized initiator. It is shown that changes in temperature or ph can change the conformation of the polymer surrounding the enzyme, which in turn enabled the rational tailoring of enzyme activity and stability.

04/14/16
20160100986 

Wound care device


A wearable article formed of a gelatinous elastomer composition having 100 parts by weight of triblock copolymer of the general configuration poly(styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene) wherein the styrene end block to ethylene and butylene center block ratio is within the range of from between 31:69 to 40:60, from about 300 to about 1,600 parts by weight of a plasticizing oil and having a gel rigidity of about 20 gram to about 700 gram bloom.. .

04/07/16
20160099190 

Underfill material including block copolymer to tune coefficient of thermal expansion and tensile modulus


Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed toward underfill material including block copolymer. In one embodiment, an underfill material includes epoxy material and a copolymer including an epoxy-philic block and an epoxy-phobic block, wherein the epoxy-philic block is miscible in the epoxy material, the epoxy-phobic block is covalently bonded with the epoxy-philic block, the epoxy-phobic block is separated in a microphase domain within the epoxy material and the epoxy-philic block is configured to restrict thermal expansion or contraction of the epoxy material..
Intel Corporation


04/07/16
20160097015 

Bearing material


A plastic bearing material of a bearing may include a block copolymer. The block copolymer may include structural blocks of two or more different polymers.

04/07/16
20160096907 

Emulsion polymers including one or more 1,1-disubstituted alkene compounds, emulsion methods, and polymer compositions


The present teachings show that it is possible to polymerize 1,1-disubstituted alkene compounds in an emulsion (for example using a water based carrier liquid), despite the possible reactions between the monomer and water. Polymerization of 1,1-disubstituted alkene compounds in an emulsion provides opportunities to better control the polymerization compared with bulk polymerization.
Sirrus, Inc.


04/07/16
20160096906 

Solution polymers including one or more 1,1-disubstituted alkene compounds, solution polymerization methods, and polymer compositions


The present teachings show that it is possible to polymerize 1,1-disubstituted alkene compounds in a solution (for example using one or more solvents). Polymerization of 1,1-disubstituted alkene compounds in an solution provides opportunities to better control the polymerization compared with bulk polymerization.
Sirrus, Inc.


04/07/16
20160096077 

Golf balls containing multi-layered cores with foam center and thermoplastic outer layers


Golf ball multi-layered core sub-assemblies and the resulting golf balls are provided. The core structure includes a foam inner core (center); and intermediate and outer core layers.
Acushnet Company


03/31/16
20160093916 

Electrolyte, preparing the electrolyte, and secondary battery including the electrolyte


An electrolyte including a block copolymer containing a co-continuous domain including an ion conductive phase and a structural phase, wherein the structural phase includes a polymer segment having a glass transition temperature that is equal to or lower than room temperature.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160090435 

Block copolymer, forming the same, and forming pattern


Wherein com1 and com2 are independently selected from a polystyrene moiety, polymethylmethacrylate moiety, polyethylene oxide moiety, polyvinylpyridine moiety, polydimethylsiloxane moiety, polyferrocenyldimethylsilane moiety, and polyisoprene moiety, r1 is hydrogen or an alkyl group with 1 to 10 carbon atoms, ph is a phenyl group, a is 1 to 50, r2 is hydrogen or an alkyl group with 1 to 10 carbon atoms, and b is 1 to 50.. .

03/24/16
20160087206 

Method for manufacturing memory device and manufacturing metal wiring


A method for manufacturing a memory device of an embodiment includes: forming on a substrate a block copolymer layer which contains a first polymer and a second polymer having lower surface energy than that of the first polymer; performing thermal treatment on the block copolymer layer, to separate the block copolymer layer such that a first phase containing the first polymer and extending in the first direction and a second phase containing the second polymer and extending in the first direction are alternately arrayed; selectively forming on the first phase a first metal wiring layer extending in the first direction; forming on the first metal wiring layer a memory layer where resistance changes by application of a voltage; and forming on the memory layer a second metal wiring layer which extends in a second direction intersecting in the first direction.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


03/24/16
20160084858 

Systems and methods for non-fasting ldl cholesterol assays


In one embodiment, a test strip for testing for cholesterol-related blood analytes in whole blood includes a red blood cell separation layer, the red blood cell separation layer separating red blood cells from a blood sample applied to the test strip as the blood sample flows downward through the red blood cell separation layer. The test strip further includes a reaction layer receiving the blood sample from the red blood cell separation layer, the reaction layer including poe-pop-poe block copolymer, a surfactant, and a reflectivity changing reactant, the poe-pop-poe block copolymers solubilizing essentially only non-ldl cholesterol analytes, the non-ldl cholesterol analytes reacting with the reflectivity changing reactant in order to change a reflectivity of the blood sample..
Polymer Technology Systems, Inc.


03/24/16
20160083577 

Resin composition and resin molded article


A resin composition includes a polyester resin, an alloyed resin of a polycarbonate resin and an acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber-styrene resin, and an acrylic block copolymer containing a polymer block containing an acrylic acid ester monomer unit and a polymer block containing a methacrylic acid ester monomer unit, wherein a weight ratio of a content of the polyester resin and a content of the alloyed resin is in a range of 5:95 to 50:50, and wherein a content of the acrylic block copolymer is in a range of 0.5% by weight to 10% by weight with respect to a total of the content of the polyester resin and the content of the alloyed resin.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160083510 

Block copolymer and process for preparing the same


The invention relates to a block copolymer comprising a first block of general structure formula (ii) and a second block of general structure formula (iii) wherein rx is an organic group having a chain length of from 1-9 atoms; ry is an organic group having a chain length of from 10-38 atoms; n1 is at least 2; n2 is at least 2. The invention further relates to a method for preparing such block copolymer using as a catalyst a phenoxy-imine based catalyst having general structure of formula i..
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation


03/24/16
20160082472 

Process for manufacturing self-assembled block copolymer films


Self-assembled block copolymer films having two or more blocks are manufactured by distributing a solution containing at least one block copolymer onto the substrate so as to partially coat a substrate surface, obtaining an intermediate product. A block copolymer is self-assembled by heating the intermediate product.
Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche


03/24/16
20160082115 

Reverse thermal gels and uses therefor


Biodegradable triblock copolymer compositions are provided which are useful in tissue engineering and drug delivery. The copolymers are reverse thermal gels in that when heated from a lower temperature to a higher temperature, they gel.
University Of Pittsburgh - Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education


03/24/16
20160082109 

Copolymer and nanoparticles obtained therefrom for drug delivery


The present invention concerns a block copolymer composed of two blocks s1 and s2, wherein s1 consists of m(peg)n, where n is an integer in the range between 4 and 50 and s2 is a random copolymer consisting of the monomer units r1 and r2 where r1 is the monomer unit corresponding to the monomer γ-valerolactone and r2 is the monomer unit corresponding to the monomer selected from the group consisting of ε-caprolactone, δ-valerolactone, β-butyrolactone, ε-caprolactam, δ-valerolactam. A method for the preparation thereof, the use thereof, nanoparticles and a pharmaceutical composition comprising the same is also provided..
Fondazione Istituto Italiano Di Tecnologia


03/17/16
20160079179 

Mark forming method, mark detecting method, and device manufacturing method


A mark forming method includes: exposing a wafer with a mask image to form first and second resist marks that have different shapes than one another based on a portion of the mask image; applying a polymer layer that contains a block copolymer to the wafer by spin-coating; forming self-assembled regions in the applied polymer layer; selectively removing a portion of the self-assembled regions; and forming first and second wafer marks on the wafer using the first and second resist marks. This makes it possible to form the marks when forming circuit patterns using self-assembly of a block copolymer..
Nikon Corporation


03/17/16
20160078160 

Method of simulating formation of lithography features by self-assembly of block copolymers


A method of determining an uncertainty in the position of a domain within a self-assembly block copolymer (bcp) feature. The method includes simulating a bcp feature, calculating a minimum energy position of a first domain within the simulated bcp feature, simulating the application of a potential that causes the position of the first domain to be displaced from the minimum energy position, simulating release of the potential back toward the minimum energy, recording a plurality of energies of the bcp feature during the release and recording at each of the plurality of energies a displacement of the first domain from the minimum energy position, calculating, from the recorded energies and recorded displacements, a probability distribution indicating a probability of the first domain being displaced from the minimum energy position, and, from the probability distribution, calculating an uncertainty in the position of the first domain within the bcp feature..
Asml Netherlands B.v.


03/17/16
20160077439 

Grapho-epitaxy making patterns on the surface of a substrate


A method for making patterns on a substrate, includes forming an assembly guide on first and second areas of the substrate, the assembly guide having, compared to a reference surface, openings with an opening ratio in the first area greater than that of the second area; depositing a block copolymer layer on the substrate to entirely fill the assembly guide and form an over-thickness on the reference surface; assembling the block copolymer, resulting in an organised portion of the block copolymer layer inside the openings; thinning uniformly the block copolymer layer, until a thickness corresponding to the organised portion of the block copolymer layer is reached; eliminating one of the phases of the assembled block copolymer, resulting in a plurality of initial patterns extending into the layer of block copolymer; and transferring the initial patterns of the block copolymer layer into the substrate to form the final patterns.. .
Commissariat à L'énergie Atomique Et Aux énergies Alternatives


03/17/16
20160077435 

Methods of forming patterns


A method of forming patterns includes: forming guide patterns on an underlying layer, forming a self-assembling block copolymer (bcp) layer on the guide patterns and the underlying layer, annealing the self-assembling bcp layer to form first polymer block domains and second polymer block domains which are alternately and repeatedly arrayed, and selectively removing the first polymer block domains. The guide patterns are formed of a developable antireflective material.
Sk Hynix Inc.


03/17/16
20160077264 

Patterning method and manufacturing wire grid polarizer using the same


A pattering method includes forming guide layer patterns, which are separated from each other, on a top surface of a base substrate, forming a neutral layer, which includes a random copolymer comprising first blocks or second blocks, on an entirety of the top surface of the base substrate exposed between the guide layer patterns, forming hydrophobic layer patterns which extend from top surfaces of the guide layer patterns to side surfaces of the guide layer patterns and are separated from each other, coating a block copolymer, which comprises the first blocks and the second blocks, on a top surface of the neutral layer exposed between the hydrophobic layer patterns, alternately arranging the first blocks and the second blocks by heat-treating or solvent-annealing the block copolymer, and forming block copolymer patterns by removing the first blocks or the second blocks.. .
Samsung Display Co. Ltd.


03/17/16
20160077263 

Wire grid polarizer and fabricating the same


A method of fabricating a wire grid polarizer includes sequentially depositing a conductive wire pattern layer, and a plurality of guide patterns which forms one or more trenches therebetween on the conductive wire pattern layer, hydrophobically treating surfaces of the conductive wire pattern layer exposed in the trenches, and the guide patterns, coating the hydrophobically treated conductive wire pattern layer in the trenches with a neutral layer to partially fill the trenches, filling a remainder of the trenches with a block copolymer of two monomers with different etching rates, aligning the block copolymer filled in the trenches, selectively removing blocks of one monomer among the two monomers from the aligned block copolymer, and patterning the conductive wire pattern layer by using blocks of the other monomer among the two monomers remaining in the trenches and the guide patterns as a mask.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


03/17/16
20160076456 

System and providing a wash treatment to a surface


Methods and systems for washing a surface, such as a gas turbine surface, are provided. A wash control system includes a storage tank configured to contain a cleaning agent, a plurality of nozzles, and a supply conduit coupled to the storage tank on a first end and the plurality of nozzles on a second end, wherein the wash control system is configured to deliver the cleaning agent from the storage tank and to discharge the cleaning agent through the plurality of nozzles and the cleaning agent includes an ethylene oxide-propylene oxide block copolymer, sodium dodecyl benzene sulphonate, sodium lauryl sulphate, or a combination including at least one of the foregoing..
General Electric Company


03/17/16
20160075944 

Soil treatment


A method for wetting and/or conditioning soil comprises applying a soil treatment composition containing hydrolyzed protein to the soil. The soil treatment composition preferably contains a surfactant selected from ethylene oxide-propylene oxide (eo/po) block copolymer and/or an alkyl polyglycoside.
Croda International Plc


03/17/16
20160075874 

Flame retardant thermoplastic elastomers


A flame-retardant thermoplastic elastomer compound is disclosed having polyphenylene ether, a hydrogenated styrene block copolymer, at least one solid non-halogenated phosphorus containing flame retardant, a nucleated olefinic polymer, and two different specific uv stabilizers and pigment. The compound has a before-aging tensile elongation of >200% and an after-aging tensile elongation residual of at least 75%, according to the ul 62 test, which makes it useful as an insulation layer, a jacketing layer, or both for protected electrical lines such as alternating current wire and cable products, accessory cables, and variety of injection molded electrical or electronic parts..
Polyone Corporation


03/17/16
20160073630 

Systemic mitigation of environmental stress on plants and the fruit thereof


A method for systemically mitigating environmental stress from heat or radiation on a fruit plant and the pre-harvested fruit thereof that comprises the steps of: preparing an agricultural composition wherein the composition comprises an ethylene oxide-propylene oxide block copolymer, a c1-c4 alkyl ether of ethylene oxide-propylene oxide block copolymer, and an alkyl polyglycoside; and intimately contacting root zone soil of soil containing a fruit plant with a bioefficaciously effective amount of the agricultural composition to systemically mitigate environmental stress on the plant and the pre-harvested fruit thereof from heat or radiation impacting the surface of the plant or fruit above the surface of the soil, whereby the agricultural composition is not substantially absorbed into the plant.. .
Aquatrols Corporation Of America


03/10/16
20160072148 

Organic-inorganic silicon structure-containing block copolymer, electrolyte including the same, and lithium battery including the electrolyte


An organic-inorganic silicon structure-containing block copolymer including a first domain including an ion conductive polymer block; and a second domain including a polymer block including a non-conducting polymer and an organic-inorganic silicon structure, wherein the organic-inorganic silicon structure is connected to a side chain connected to a backbone of the non-conducting polymer.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/10/16
20160070044 

Method for manufacturing reflective polarizer


A manufacturing method of a reflective polarizer includes forming a metal layer on a first substrate; forming a mask layer divided into an opening area and a non-opening area on the metal layer, and having grooves patterned in the opening area, the groove exposing the metal layer; increasing hydrophobicity of a surface by treating the mask layer using a silane coupling agent; inducing phase separation of a hydrophilic component and a hydrophobic component of a block copolymer after filling the grooves of the mask layer with the block copolymer; selectively removing the hydrophilic component or the hydrophobic component block copolymer of the block copolymer; and etching the metal layer using the block copolymer as a mask.. .
Samsung Display Co. Ltd.


03/10/16
20160068723 

Hot-melt adhesive agent


Problem to be solved of the present invention is to provide a hot-melt adhesive agent which is capable of applying at low temperature, excellent in adhesiveness at the wide temperature ranges (10 to 40° c.), and excellent in balance between tackiness and retention force, and a disposable product obtained by employing the hot-melt adhesive agent. Means for solving the problem is a hot-melt adhesive agent comprising a thermoplastic block copolymer (a) which is a copolymer of vinyl class aromatic hydrocarbons and conjugated diene compounds, wherein the thermoplastic block copolymer (a) comprises the following component (a1) and component (a2): (a1) a radial type styrene block copolymer having a styrene content of 35 to 45% by weight, a diblock content of 50 to 90% by weight, and has a viscosity at 25° c.
Henkel Ag & Co. Kgaa


03/10/16
20160068722 

Self-adhesive compound and use thereof in an adhesive tape


A self-adhesive compound comprising a) at least one elastomer, at least one type of polybutadiene block copolymer being used as an elastomer, b) at least one partially hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin having a softening temperature of at least 90° c., c) at least one additional hydrocarbon resin, a terpene phenol resin and/or a colophonium resin having a softening temperature of at least 90° c., d) a soft resin, and e) additional additives as applicable.. .
Tesa Se


03/10/16
20160068669 

Brush block copolymer infrared 1-d photonic crystals using linear polymer additives


The present invention is directed to brush block copolymer compositions comprising first and second homopolymers or random copolymers whose presence provides access to photonic bandgaps in the infrared frequency range, their use in this capacity, and methods of making the same. The specific parameters associated with these compositions are described within the specification..
California Institute Of Technology


03/10/16
20160068616 

Solution polymers including one or more 1,1-disubstituted alkene compounds, solution polymerization methods, and polymer compositions


The present teachings show that it is possible to polymerize 1,1-disubstituted alkene compounds in a solution (for example using one or more solvents). Polymerization of 1,1-disubstituted alkene compounds in an solution provides opportunities to better control the polymerization compared with bulk polymerization.
Sirrus, Inc.


03/03/16
20160064027 

Method for making an imprint template with data regions and non-data regions using block copolymers


A method to fabricate an imprint template for bit-patterned magnetic recording media using block copolymers (bcps) integrates data region patterning and servo region patterning. A heat sink layer is formed on the imprint substrate only in the data regions.
Hgst Netherlands B.v.


03/03/16
20160060456 

Resin composition and resin molded article


A resin composition contains an aromatic polycarbonate resin, an aromatic polyester resin, an acrylic triblock copolymer composed of a polymer block containing an acrylic acid ester unit and a polymer block containing a methacrylic acid ester unit, a glycidyl group-containing polyethylene copolymer, an organic phosphorus flame retardant, and a flame retardant antidrip agent.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


03/03/16
20160060453 

Composition for the preparation of a nanostructured biodegradable polymeric material, the material obtained and its applications


The composition comprises a mixture of: i) poly(l-, d-lactide) homopolymer and, optionally, poly(ε-caprolactone) homopolymer, and ii) poly(l-lactide) and poly(ε-caprolactone) diblock copolymer, where said copolymer has a molar mass of the l-lactide block of 20,000 g/mol to 200,000 g/mol and a molar mass of the ε-caprolactone block of 10,000 g/mol to 100,000 g/mol, with the molar ratio between the l-lactide block and the ε-caprolactone block of 2:1. The invention also refers to the nanostructured material obtained from this composition that is characterised by a nanostructure of two mutually self-assembled phases, one phase being formed by a polymeric matrix of poly(l-, d-lactide) units and the other phase by poly(ε-caprolactone) units self-assembled with the matrix and also its use for the manufacture of a plastic article in the form of a transparent film or thin sheet..
Itene, Instituto TecnolÓgico Del Embalaje, Transporte Y LogÍstica


03/03/16
20160060410 

Pattern forming method


A pattern is formed by forming a first pattern on a first film, forming a block copolymer layer including a first block chain and a second block chain on the first pattern, forming a second pattern, forming a second film on the second pattern, selectively removing the second film until the second pattern is exposed, forming a third pattern, and processing the first film using the third pattern as a mask. The second pattern is formed by microphase-separating the block copolymer layer, and removing the first block chain or the second block chain.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


03/03/16
20160058703 

Particulate pharmaceutical composition


The present invention provides a particulate pharmaceutical composition which has improved drug encapsulation stability and is suitable for a drug delivery system. The particulate pharmaceutical composition 1 contains: a plurality of block copolymer unit 2 arranged radially, each of which has a hydrophobic polymer-chain segment 2b, which is arranged radially inside, and a hydrophilic polymer-chain segment 2a, which is arranged radially outside; a drug 4, which includes a biomacromolecule; and a charged lipid 3, which has an electrical charge opposite to that of the drug 4; wherein the charged lipid 3 is being attracted to the hydrophobic polymer-chain segment 2b, and the drug 3 is positioned radially inside the hydrophobic polymer-chain segment 2b.
Nanocarrier Co., Ltd.


03/03/16
20160058118 

Article of footwear with soil-shedding performance


The disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof, including outsoles, which can be used in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil on the outsoles. In particular, the disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof including an outsole with an external thermoplastic hydrogel film that compositionally includes polyamide block copolymer chains.
Nike, Inc.


02/25/16
20160053143 

Extrudable adhesive formulations containing olefin block copolymers


The invention provides a composition comprising the following components: a) an ethylene/alpha-olefin block co-polymer; b) a tackifies; and wherein the composition has a melt index (i2) from 1 to 50 g/10 min and an i10/i2 ratio from 7.5 to 13.. .
Rohm And Haas Company


02/25/16
20160053125 

Aqueous emulsion solution, coloring agent composition containing said aqueous solution, aqueous inkjet ink, and producing aqueous emulsion solution


A novel aqueous emulsion solution is provided that can be used as a binder for forming a coating film suitable for an inkjet printing system. The present invention is an aqueous emulsion solution containing a polymer i and a polymer ii mixed together therein, wherein the polymer i is an a-b block copolymer formed from 90 mass % or more of a methacrylate-based monomer, the a-b block copolymer neutralized with an alkali, a polymer block a is substantially water-insoluble and has a number average molecular weight of 1000 to 10000 and a polydispersity index of 1.5 or less, a polymer block b is synthesized using a monomer containing at least a methacrylic acid and has an acid value of 30 to 250 mgkoh/g, the a-b block copolymer has a number average molecular weight of 5000 to 20000, a content of the polymer block a of 5 to 60% in the a-b block copolymer, and a polydispersity index as a whole of 1.6 or less, the polymer ii is a polymer obtained by polymerizing a hydrophobic addition polymerizable monomer and having a glass transition temperature of 70° c.
Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd.


02/25/16
20160053057 

Polydiorganosiloxane polyoxamide copolymers


Polydiorganosiloxane polyoxamide, linear, block copolymers and methods of making the copolymers are provided. The method of making the copolymers involves reacting a diamine with a precursor having at least one polydiorganosiloxane segment and at least two oxalyamino groups.
3m Innovative Properties Company


02/25/16
20160053041 

Polystyrene-polyacrylate block copolymers, methods of manufacture thereof and articles comprising the same


Disclosed herein is a block copolymer comprising a first block derived from a vinyl aromatic monomer; and a second block derived from an acrylate monomer; where a chi parameter that measures interactions between the first block and the second block is greater than or equal to about 0.05, when measured at 240° c. Disclosed herein too is a method comprising polymerizing a vinyl aromatic monomer to form a first block; and polymerizing a second block onto the first block to form a block copolymer; where the second block is derived by polymerizing an acrylate monomer; and where the block copolymer has a chi parameter of greater than or equal to about 0.05, when measured at 240° c.; where the chi parameter is a measure of interactions between the first block and the second block..
Regents Of The University Of Minnesota


02/25/16
20160053031 

Non-cyclopentadienyl-based chromium catalysts for olefin polymerization


Provided is a non-cyclopentadienyl-based chromium-ligand complex, preferably a chromium-ligand complex of formula (j): lcr(ra)m(d)k (j), wherein l is a non-cp monoanionic ligand; cr (chromium) is in a formal oxidation state of +3 or +2; when cr formally is cr+3, either m is 1 and ra is hydrocarbylene (a hydrocarbylene chromium-ligand complex of formula (j)) or m is 2 and each ra independently is hydrocarbyl (a dihydrocarbyl chromium-ligand complex of formula (j)), wherein each hydrocarbyl or hydrocarbylene of ra independently is unsubstituted or substituted by from 1 to 5 ras; each ras independently is a neutral aprotic heteroalkyl, neutral aprotic heterocycloalkyl, neutral aprotic heteroaryl, or neutral aprotic aryl; when cr formally is cr+2, m is 1 and ra is hydrocarbyl (a hydrocarbyl chromium-ligand complex of formula (j)); k is an integer of 0 or 1; d is absent when k is 0 or d is a neutral ligand when k is 1; wherein the chromium-ligand complex of formula (j) is overall neutral and lacks a cyclopentadienyl-based (cp-based) moiety. Also provided is a chromium catalyst comprising or prepared from the complex.
Dow Global Technologies Llc


02/25/16
20160052242 

Films containing extrudable adhesive formulations


The invention provides a film comprising at least two layers, layer a and layer b, and wherein layer a is formed from a composition a comprising the following: an ethylene/α-olefin block copolymer, and a tackifier, and wherein the composition a has a melt index (12) from 1 to 50 g/10 min, and an 110/12 ratio from 7.5 to 13; and wherein layer b is formed from a composition b comprising one of the following: i) a polar polymer, ii) a polyolefin, or iii) a combination thereof.. .
Rohm And Haas Company


02/25/16
20160051945 

Pervaporation membranes derived from polycyclo-olefinic block copolymers


A pervaporation membrane formed from a series of vinyl addition block polymers derived from functionalized norbornene monomers are disclosed and claimed. Also disclosed are the fabrication of membranes which exhibit unique separation properties, and their use in the separation of organic volatiles from biomass and/or organic waste, including butanol, phenol, and the like..
Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd


02/25/16
20160051484 

Substance-containing vesicle, and production method therefor


Provided is a monodisperse agglomerate of a substance-containing vesicle filled with a substance at a concentration higher than conventionally possible. A mixed solution, in which a target substance is included in an aqueous medium, is mixed with a monodisperse agglomerate of a crosslinked vesicle comprising a prescribed polymer which includes a first polymer, i.e.
Japan Science And Technology Agency


02/18/16
20160046857 

Buoyant fluid composition


A buoyant fluid comprising a base fluid, microspheres and a viscosifying agent. The viscosifying agent comprises a block copolymer..
Aubin Limited


02/18/16
20160046752 

Polycyclo-olefinic block copolymers


A series of vinyl addition block polymers derived from functionalized norbornene monomers are disclosed and claimed. Specifically, a series of diblock and triblock polymers derived from norbornene monomers are disclosed.
Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd


02/18/16
20160045427 

Make-up composition


A make-up composition is for the skin, is prepared by a process and used in a makeup method. The cosmetic composition is intended for making up the skin.
Lvmh Recherche


02/11/16
20160042971 

Method for directed self-assembly and pattern curing


Techniques disclosed herein include methods for dsa patterning and curing of dsa patterns. Techniques include curing phase-separated block copolymers using vacuum ultraviolet (vuv) light exposure at wavelengths from about 100 nanometers to 170 nanometers.
Tokyo Electron Limited


02/11/16
20160042970 

Pattern forming method


A pattern forming method of forming a pattern on an underlying layer of a target object includes forming a block copolymer layer, which includes a first polymer and a second polymer and is configured to be self-assembled, on the underlying layer; processing the target object to form a first region containing the first polymer and a second region containing the second polymer in the block copolymer layer; etching the second region partway in a thickness direction thereof in a capacitively coupled plasma processing apparatus after the processing of the target object; generating secondary electrons from an upper electrode of the plasma processing apparatus by applying a negative dc voltage to the upper electrode and irradiating the secondary electrons onto the target object, after the etching of the second region; and additionally etching the second region in the plasma processing apparatus after the irradiating of the secondary electrons.. .
Tokyo Electron Limited


02/11/16
20160042965 

Methods for forming fine patterns of semiconductor device


The inventive concept provides methods for forming fine patterns of a semiconductor device. The method includes forming a buffer mask layer having first holes on a hard mask layer including a first region and a second region around the first region, forming first pillars filling the first holes and disposed on the buffer mask layer in the first region and second pillars disposed on the buffer mask layer in the second region, forming a block copolymer layer covering the first and second pillars on the buffer mask layer, phase-separating the block copolymer layer to form first block patterns spaced apart from the first and second pillars and a second block pattern surrounding the first and second pillars and the first block patterns, removing the first block patterns, and forming second holes in the buffer mask layer under the first block patterns..

02/11/16
20160042941 

Self-assembled nanostructures including metal oxides, semiconductor structures comprising thereof, and methods of forming same


A self-assembled nanostructure comprises first domains and second domains. The first domains comprise a first block of a block copolymer material and an activatable catalyst.
Micron Technology, Inc.


02/11/16
20160040047 

Hot-melt adhesive agent


(a2) a styrene block copolymer having a styrene content of less than 30% by weight, and having a viscosity at 25° c. As a 25% (by weight) toluene solution of more than 250 mpa·s..

02/11/16
20160039977 

Poly(amide-imide) block copolymer, article including same, and display device including the article


In chemical formula 1c and chemical formula 2, r5 to r13, and n3 to n8 are the same as in the specification.. .

02/04/16
20160035565 

Methods for fabricating integrated circuits using directed self-assembly chemoepitaxy


Methods for directed self-assembly (dsa) using chemoepitaxy in the design and fabrication of integrated circuits are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes forming an a or b-block attracting layer over a base semiconductor layer, forming a trench in the a or b-block attracting layer to expose a portion of the base semiconductor layer, and forming a neutral brush or mat or sams layer coating within the trench and over the base semiconductor layer.
Globalfoundries, Inc.


02/04/16
20160032224 

Block copolymers as soil release agents in laundry processes


Described are block copolymers which have been prepared by controlled free radical polymerization. Also described is the use of said block copolymers as soil release agents in laundry processes and a process to produce said block copolymers.
Henkel Ag & Co. Kgaa


02/04/16
20160032157 

Adhesive composition and adhesive sheet using the same


An adhesive composition includes an epoxy-based resin, an acryl-based resin, and a curing agent. The acryl-based resin includes a triblock copolymer of methyl methacrylate-butyl acrylate-methyl methacrylate, or a modified product thereof..
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160032096 

Polymer composition and compound therefrom for isotropic film, extruded and molded article


The present invention provides polymer compositions containing a block copolymer having a formula a-b-a, wherein the block a is a vinyl aromatic block and the block b is a hydrogenated conjugated diene block, and compounds made from the polymer compositions. The block copolymer exhibits excellent flow characteristics, which allow it to be molded or extruded to isotropic articles.
Tsrc Corporation


02/04/16
20160030581 

Biodegradable drug delivery compositions


A biodegradable drug delivery compositions comprising a triblock copolymer containing a polyester and a polyethylene glycol and a diblock copolymer containing a polyester and an end-capped polyethylene glycol, as well as a pharmaceutically active principle is disclosed.. .
Medincell


02/04/16
20160030505 

Compositions for prevention of adhesions and other barrier applications


A method has been developed of preventing or limiting formation of adhesions by administering to a site in need thereof, in the absence of or after bleeding or leakage of fluid has been substantially stopped, a self-assembling material which forms a barrier to formation of adhesions. In certain embodiments, the self assembling materials are peptidomimetics, nucleotidomimetics, di- and triblock copolymers, n-alkylacrylamides, or dendimers.
Arch Biosurgery, Inc.


01/28/16
20160027685 

Methods for fabricating integrated circuits using directed self-assembly


Methods for fabricating integrated circuits are provided. In one example, a method for fabricating an integrated circuit includes forming a graphoepitaxy dsa directing confinement well using a sidewall of an etch layer that overlies a semiconductor substrate.
Global Foundries, Inc.


01/28/16
20160024250 

Polymer compositions based on pxe


New polymer compositions based on poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide) and other high-softening-temperature polymers are disclosed. These materials have a microphase domain structure that has an ionically-conductive phase and a phase with good mechanical strength and a high softening temperature.
Seeo, Inc


01/28/16
20160024246 

Microphase separation of block copolymer bottlebrushes


Provided herein are microphase-separated materials including a plurality of block copolymers tethered together at their a-b junction points. The tethered-together block copolymers, referred to as a block copolymer bottlebrush, provide microphase-separated materials having smaller domain spacing than previously achievable using block copolymer systems..
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation


01/28/16
20160024244 

Periodic nanostructures from self assembled wedge-type block-copolymers


The invention provides a class of wedge-type block copolymers having a plurality of chemically different blocks, at least a portion of which incorporates a wedge group-containing block providing useful properties. For example, use of one or more wedge group-containing blocks in some block copolymers of the invention significantly inhibits chain entanglement and, thus, the present block copolymers materials provide a class of polymer materials capable of efficient molecular self-assembly to generate a range of structures, such as periodic nanostructures and microstructures.

01/28/16
20160023238 

Direct current superposition curing for resist reflow temperature enhancement


Techniques herein include methods for curing a layer of material (such as a resist) on a substrate to enable relatively greater heat reflow resistance. Increasing reflow resistance enables successful directed self-assembly of block copolymers.
Tokyo Electron Limited


01/28/16
20160023171 

Multiblock copolymers and methods of use


The present invention relates to polymer compositions and their manufacture. Specifically, the invention relates to multiblock polymers and copolymers, their fabrication, modification and/or functionalization and use as membranes or films..
University Of Notre Dame Du Lac


01/28/16
20160022877 

Medical tube article


The present invention relates to a medical tube article comprising a polymer mixture of a thermoplastic or thermo-curing polymer base material and an amphiphilic block copolymer.. .
Unomedical A/s


01/28/16
20160022823 

Albumin conjugated temperature and ph-sensitive multi-block copolymer, a preparation thereof and drug delivery system using the same


The present invention relates to a conjugate of albumin and a temperature- and ph-sensitive multi-block copolymer, a method of preparation thereof, and a sustained-release drug carrier comprising the same, and more specifically, to a conjugate in which polyethylene glycol-poly(amino urethane) (peg-pau) or polyethylene glycol-poly(amino ester urethane) (peg-paeu) multi-block copolymer is conjugated to albumin, a method of preparing the same, and a long-term sustained-release drug carrier comprising the same, capable of reducing an initial burst release of drugs and improving an affinity to drugs.. .
Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University


01/28/16
20160022578 

Polypeptide based block copolymer and the process for the preparation thereof, and the polymer micelles using the same


The present disclosure relates to a polypeptide based block copolymer having biodegradability due to peptidase, and a process for the preparation thereof, and polymer micelles using the same. The block copolymer according to the present disclosure is a block copolymer of a polyethylene glycol-based compound having properties such that the solubility for water is different depending on the ph, but cannot form micelles due to a self-assembly phenomenon; and a polyglutamic acid-based compound formed using an aminolysis reaction of glutamic acid and tertiary amine in which the end of one alkyl group is substituted with nh2, or using an aminolysis reaction of glutamic acid and triamine.
Research & Business Foundation Sungyunkwan University


01/21/16
20160020465 

Manufacturing carbon-silicon composite


Disclosed herein are a manufacturing method of a carbon-silicon composite, including: (a) preparing a slurry solution including silicon (si)-block copolymer core-shell particles; (b) mixing the slurry solution with a carbon raw material to manufacture a mixed solution; (c) performing a primary carbonization process on the mixed solution, followed by pulverization, to manufacture a primary carbon-silicon composite; and (d) performing a secondary carbonization process on the primary carbon-silicon composite, followed by pulverization, to manufacture a secondary carbon-silicon composite, the carbon-silicon composite, an anode for a secondary battery manufactured by applying the carbon-silicon composite, and a secondary battery including the anode for a secondary battery.. .
Oci Company Ltd.


01/21/16
20160018337 

Color changing polymer films for detecting chemical and biological targets


A sensor system, and a method of detecting a target analyte, comprises a chemically functionalized block copolymer, and a target analyte. The block copolymer exhibits a color change in the visible spectrum upon exposure to the target analyte..
The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army


01/21/16
20160017139 

Additive composition for polymer-modified asphalt, polymer-modified asphalt composition comprising the same, and preparing the same


One aspect of the present invention provides an additive composition for polymer-modified asphalt including a block copolymer having a radial structure and a copolymer of an aromatic vinyl compound of which two ends have different molecular weights and a conjugated diene compound, and a method of preparing the same. When asphalt is prepared using the additive composition for polymer-modified asphalt, properties of the existing polymer-modified asphalt may be maintained while content of sulfur may be reduced, viscosity may decrease, and thereby processability and pavement performance may be improved..
Korea Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd.


01/21/16
20160017111 

Non-voc processing aids for use in manufacturing foams using low global warming potential blowing agents


A foamable polymeric mixture is provided that includes a polymer composition, at least one blowing agent, and at least one non-voc processing aid comprising one or more of an adipate ester; benzoate; fatty acids and their derivatives, propylene carbonate; ethylene oxide/propylene oxide block copolymer; styrene-methyl methacrylate copolymer; and a dispersion of organic salt of a fatty acid in copolymer. The blowing agent comprising at least one of carbon dioxide, hydrofluoroolefins, hydrochlorofluoroolefins and hydrofluorocarbons, and mixtures thereof..
Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, Llc


01/21/16
20160017103 

Cnt-polymer complex capable of self-doping by external stimuli and process for preparing the same


Provided are a cnt-polymer complex and a process for preparing the same. The cnt-polymer complex includes carbon nanotubes (cnt) coated with a block copolymer of a conjugated polymer and a non-conjugated polymer, wherein the non-conjugated polymer comprises at least one monomer selected from the group consisting of styrene, butadiene, isoprene, methacryl, acryl, acryl amide, methacryl amide, acrylonitrile, vinyl acetate, vinyl pyridine and vinyl pyrrolidone in which at least one selected from the group consisting of a sulfone group, carboxyl group, acryl group and phosphate group is protected with a protective group, and provides at least one dopant selected from the group consisting of a sulfone group, carboxyl group, acryl group and phosphate group by external stimuli so that self-doping is allowed; and the complex is soluble to an organic solvent in a neutral state but is insoluble to any solvent after subjecting it to external stimuli..
Korea Institute Of Science And Technology


01/21/16
20160017081 

Method for producing functionalized thermoplastic elastomers


A method for producing functionalized thermoplastic elastomers on the basis of grafting substrates, selected from olefine-block copolymers of composition 80 to 98 mass-% ethylene-/2 to 20 mass-% c3- to c-12-olefine units or partially crystalline propylene/ethylene and/or c4- to c-12-olefine and/or c4- to c12-diene-copolymers of composition 50 to 98 mass-% propylene-/2 to 50 mass-% c2,- and/or c4- to c12-olefine and/or c4- to c12-diene units or cross-linked styrene/define/styrene or styrene/olefine-block copolymers, wherein, in a liquid mixing reactor per 100 mass parts of particular grafting substrate—0.1 to 15 mass parts of at least one functional monomer from the series of functional groups comprising α,β-ethylenic unsaturated compounds or 0.1 to 15 mass parts of a monomer mixture comprising at least one of said functional monomers and—0.01 to 10 mass parts of at least one initiator forming free radicals having a 1-hour half-life temperature (thwz/1h) between 50 and 200° c. Are added and, at reaction temperatures between 40° c.
Byk Kometra Gmbh


01/21/16
20160017080 

Polysiloxane based block copolymers


The invention is directed to polysiloxane based block copolymers that comprise siloxane units and units derived from diol compounds comprising at least one pendant oligomeric or polymeric group. The block copolymers according to the invention surprisingly allows any glassware used during its preparation to be washed cleaned with water.
Dsm Ip Assets B.v.


01/21/16
20160015869 

Medical device and producing medical device


A medical device including a lubricating coating film (surface lubricating layer) that exerts excellent lubricity and durability is provided. The medical device includes, on a base layer, a surface lubricating layer formed from a block copolymer having a hydrophilic portion and a hydrophobic portion that has a reactive functional group.
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha




Block Copolymer topics: Block Copolymer, Calcium Carbonate, Monovalent, Line Array, Semiconductor, Pyrrolidone, Hydrogen Peroxide, Propylene Oxide, Ethylene Oxide, Organosiloxane

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