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Date/App# patent app List of recent Polymer-related patents
08/18/16
20160242282 
 Transparent laminates comprising inkjet printed conductive lines and methods of forming the same patent thumbnailTransparent laminates comprising inkjet printed conductive lines and methods of forming the same
A transparency including a conductive mesh is disclosed. The conductive mesh is formed by a plurality of inkjet printed electrically conductive lines on a polymer film or a glass, polyacrylate, polycarbonate, or polyurethane substrate, wherein at least one inkjet printed electrically conductive line intersects at least one other inkjet printed electrically conductive line.
Ppg Industries Ohio, Inc.


08/18/16
20160242274 
 Adhesive film and flexible metal laminate patent thumbnailAdhesive film and flexible metal laminate
To provide an adhesive film comprising a polyimide film and a fluorinated resin layer directly laminated, in which blisters (foaming) in an atmosphere corresponding to reflow soldering at high temperature are suppressed, and a flexible metal laminate. An adhesive film having a fluorinated resin layer containing a fluorinated copolymer (a) directly laminated on one side or both sides of a polyimide film, wherein the fluorinated copolymer (a) has a melting point of at least 280° c.
Asahi Glass Company, Limited


08/18/16
20160242270 
 Flexible printed circuit having a low emissivity patent thumbnailFlexible printed circuit having a low emissivity
A flexible printed circuit of low emissivity including first and second ends and a flexible central portion extending between the first and second ends and including electrically-conductive tracks, coated with a polymer material, to electrically connect the first and second ends. The flexible central portion is at least partly covered with a heat shield formed in a material having an emissivity smaller than those of the polymer material and of the electrically-conductive tracks..
SociÉtÉ FranÇaise De DÉtecteurs Infrarouges-sofradir


08/18/16
20160240887 
 Battery, electrolyte, battery pack, electronic device, electric vehicle, power storage device, and power system patent thumbnailBattery, electrolyte, battery pack, electronic device, electric vehicle, power storage device, and power system
A particle size d50 of the particle is not less than 50 nm and not more than 450 nm, or not less than 750 nm and not more than 10,000 nm. A refractive index of the particle is not less than 1.3 and less than 2.4.
Sony Corporation


08/18/16
20160240884 
 Amorphous cathode material for battery device patent thumbnailAmorphous cathode material for battery device
A method of fabricating a multilayered thin film solid state battery device. The method steps include, but are not limited to, the forming of the following layers: substrate member, a barrier material, a first electrode material, a thickness of cathode material, an electrolyte, an anode material, and a second electrode material.
Sakti3, Inc.


08/18/16
20160240879 
 Cationic support forming a hybrid anionic membrane patent thumbnailCationic support forming a hybrid anionic membrane
The present invention relates to a cationic support notably forming a hybrid anionic membrane. The present invention notably relates to a cationic support comprising a solid inorganic support comprising pores, said pores comprising at least at the surface, bound through a covalent bond to the inorganic support, a silica gel comprising cationic groups, designated here as “cationic silica gel” or “cationic silica sol”.
Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (c.n.r.s.)


08/18/16
20160240866 
 Stainless steel foil for separators of polymer electrolyte fuel cells patent thumbnailStainless steel foil for separators of polymer electrolyte fuel cells
The surface of a substrate made of stainless steel foil is coated with a sn alloy layer, with a strike layer in between. The coating weight of the strike layer is 0.001 g/m2 to 1 g/m2..
Jfe Steel Corporation


08/18/16
20160240859 
 Manufacturing  electrode patent thumbnailManufacturing electrode
A manufacturing method of an electrode according to the present invention includes: manufacturing an electrode mixture including granules containing an electrode active material, a binder, a water-soluble polymer having an acidic functional group, and a dispersion medium containing water; and forming the electrode mixture on a current collector through rolling. The manufacturing of the electrode mixture includes forming granules containing the electrode active material, the binder, and the dispersion medium, and adding the water-soluble polymer having the acidic functional group to the granules..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


08/18/16
20160240858 
 Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery patent thumbnailNonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery
An object is to provide a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery that has an sei coating with a special structure and has excellent battery characteristics. As an electrolytic solution of the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, an electrolytic solution containing: a salt whose cation is an alkali metal, an alkaline earth metal, or aluminum and whose cation is an alkali metal, an alkaline earth metal, or aluminum; and an organic solvent having a heteroelement is used, wherein, is>io is satisfied, and an s,o-containing coating having an s═o structure is formed on the surface of a positive electrode and/or a negative electrode.
The University Of Tokyo


08/18/16
20160240854 
 Cathode binder composition, cathode slurry, cathode, and lithium ion secondary battery patent thumbnailCathode binder composition, cathode slurry, cathode, and lithium ion secondary battery
The cathode binder composition contains a graft copolymer in which a monomer containing acrylonitrile as the main component is grafted onto polyvinyl alcohol having an average degree of polymerization of 300 to 3000 and a degree of saponification of 70 to 100% by mol. The cathode slurry contains the cathode binder composition, a cathode active material, and a conductive auxiliary.

08/18/16
20160240840 

Alkali metal-sulfur secondary battery containing a pre-sulfurized cathode and production process


A method of producing a pre-sulfurized active cathode layer for a rechargeable alkali metal-sulfur cell; the method comprising: (a) preparing an integral layer of meso-porous structure of a carbon, graphite, metal, or conductive polymer having a specific surface area greater than 100 m2/g; (b) preparing an electrolyte comprising a solvent and a sulfur source; (c) preparing an anode; and (d) bringing the integral layer and the anode in ionic contact with the electrolyte and imposing an electric current between the anode and the integral layer (serving as a cathode) to electrochemically deposit nano-scaled sulfur particles or coating on the graphene surfaces. The sulfur particles or coating have a thickness or diameter smaller than 20 nm (preferably <10 nm, more preferably <5 nm or even <3 nm) and occupy a weight fraction of at least 70% (preferably >90% or even >95%)..

08/18/16
20160240836 

Cathode for lithium ion secondary battery and lithium ionsecondary battery using the same


A cathode for a lithium ion secondary battery, including: a cathode current collector; a ptc layer including an electrically conductive particle, a polymer particle, and a water-soluble polymer, the ptc layer being provided on the cathode current collector; and a cathode active material layer provided on the ptc layer, as well as a lithium ion secondary battery using the same.. .
Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.


08/18/16
20160240788 

Polymer molecular film


The present invention provides a polymer molecular film. The polymer molecular film of the invention is formed via a deformation process on a substrate.
National Tsing Hua University


08/18/16
20160240787 

Photoelectronic element


The present invention provides a photo-electronic element. The photo-electronic element comprises a substrate, the polymer molecular film and a protection layer.
National Tsing Hua University


08/18/16
20160240786 

Methods and compositions for enhancing processability and charge transport of polymer semiconductors and devices made therefrom


Methods of making solid-state semiconducting films. The methods include forming a mixture by mixing at least two monomers in a pre-determined proportion such that at least one of the at least two monomers contains at least one non-conjugation spacer.
Purdue Research Foundation


08/18/16
20160240785 

Organic light-emitting polymerand device


A polymer comprising a fluorescent light-emitting repeating unit comprising a group of formula ed-ea wherein ed is an electron-donating unit; ea is an electron-accepting unit; and a band gap egct of a charge-transfer state formed from the electron-donating unit and the electron-accepting unit is smaller than the bandgap of either the electron-accepting unit egea or that of the electron-donating unit eged.. .
Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited


08/18/16
20160240778 

Multi-value nonvolatile organic resistive random access memory and preparing the same


Disclosed are a multi-value nonvolatile organic resistive random access memory and a method for preparing the same. The resistive random access memory comprises a top electrode, a bottom electrode and a middle functional layer located between the top electrode and the bottom electrode, the middle functional layer is at least two layers of parylene.
Peking University


08/18/16
20160240770 

Carbon nanofiber actuator


An electroconductive film for an actuator is formed from a gel composition including carbon nanofibers, an ionic liquid, and a polymer. The carbon nanofibers are produced with an aromatic mesophase pitch by melt spinning..
Alps Electric Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160240712 

Process for encapsulating a solar cell in a polymer matrix


The present invention relates to a process for encapsulating one or more solar cell(s) in a polymer matrix, said process comprising: (a) applying a matrix composition comprising at least one polymerizable compound to the surface of a first solid carrier material, the matrix composition being a structurally viscous liquid having a yield point; (b) placing the one or more solar cell(s) onto the matrix composition applied to the surface of the first carrier material; (c) applying the matrix composition to the surface of the solar cell; (d) placing a second solid carrier material onto the matrix composition applied to the surface of the solar cell; (e) pressing the structure composed of solar cell, matrix composition, and first and second carrier materials, such that the one or more solar cell(s) is/are surrounded by a continuous layer of matrix composition; and (f) polymerizing the matrix composition in order to form the polymer matrix, and to the use of this process for producing solar modules and to the solar modules obtainable by means of this process.. .
Solarworld Innovations Gmbh


08/18/16
20160240583 

Cis chips and methods for forming the same


A device includes a semiconductor substrate, an image sensor at a front surface of the semiconductor substrate, and a plurality of dielectric layers over the image sensor. A color filter and a micro lens are disposed over the plurality of dielectric layers and aligned to the image sensor.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


08/18/16
20160240506 

Solder attach apparatus and method


An electronic device including a solder structure and methods of forming an electrical interconnection are shown. Solder structures are shown including a solder ball formed from a first solder having a first melting temperature, and a connecting structure coupling the solder ball to one or more electrical connection pads, the connecting structure formed from a second solder having a second melting temperature lower than the first melting temperature.
Intel Corporation


08/18/16
20160240404 

Method and planarizing material layers


A processing chamber is disclosed for planarizing material layers (for example, polymer layers). An exemplary processing chamber includes a substrate table configured to support a substrate having a material layer formed thereover and a flattening structure having a substantially flat surface.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


08/18/16
20160240395 

Methods of promoting adhesion between underfill and conductive bumps and structures formed thereby


Methods of forming a microelectronic packaging structure and associated structures formed thereby are described. Those methods and structures may include modifying an underfill material with one of a thiol adhesion promoter, an azole coupling agent, surface modified filler, and peroxide based cross-linking polymer chemistries to greatly enhance adhesion in package structures utilizing the embodiments herein..
Intel Corporation


08/18/16
20160240327 

Capacitor unit with high-energy storage


The present invention provides a capacitor unit with high-energy storage which includes an electrolyte, a positive electrode, and a negative electrode. The electrolyte includes an electrically conductive polymer composition.
Apaq Technology Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160240322 

Composition for conductive polymer synthesis


A composition for conductive polymer synthesis is disclosed. The composition includes a monomer, an oxidant, and a nitrogen-containing polymer.
Industrial Technology Research Institute


08/18/16
20160240321 

Electrolyte material formulation, electrolyte material composition formed therefrom and use thereof


Wherein a, x, b1, b2, r1 to r3, q and w are defined as those recited in the specification, and the monomer (b) is in an amount of about 1 part by weight to about 800 parts by weight and the polymerizable compound (c) is in an amount of about 1 part by weight to about 10000 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the monomer (a). The present invention further provides an electrolytic material composition obtained by the polymerization of the aforementioned electrolytic material formulation.

08/18/16
20160240279 

Latex composition, production method therefor, composite material, and conductive formed product


Provided is a latex composition including a latex that includes a polymer having a tetrahydrofuran-insoluble component content of at least 1 mass % and no greater than 75 mass % and carbon nanotubes that have an average diameter (av) and a diameter distribution (3σ) satisfying a relationship 0.60>3σ/av>0.20. A composite material and a conductive formed product obtainable using the latex composition exhibit superior conductivity..
Zeon Corporation


08/18/16
20160238938 

Methods of forming patterns


Methods of forming patterns includes guide patterns on a neutral layer. A self-assembling block copolymer (bcp) layer on the guide patterns and the neutral layer.
Sk Hynix Inc.


08/18/16
20160238937 

High-sensitivity multilayer resist film and increasing photosensitivity of resist film


A resist film structure is provided, which allows a resist layer to have improved photosensitivity to euv or electron beams without changing the photosensitivity of the resist material itself. A metal layer 1 with a thickness as small as a nanometer level is provided on a resist polymer layer 2 formed on a substrate 3.
National Institute For Materials Science


08/18/16
20160238935 

Coating composition, and process for producing photoresist laminate


To provide a coating composition which exhibits excellent followability to a difference in level in its application, and which is capable of forming a coating layer having a low refractive index in a short-wavelength region and exhibiting excellent solubility to an alkaline aqueous solution. A coating composition comprising a solvent and a fluorinated polymer (a) which has a unit represented by —[cx1x2—cy(—rf—coom)]— and has a number average molecular weight of from 1,000 to 7,500.
Asahi Glass Company, Limited


08/18/16
20160238933 

Composition and lithography patterning


An anti-reflective coating (arc) composition for use in lithography patterning and a method of using the same is disclosed. In an embodiment, the arc composition comprises a polymer having a chromophore; an acid labile group (alg), more than 5% by weight; a thermal acid generator; and an optional crosslinker.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


08/18/16
20160238932 

Photoimageable polyolefin compositions containing photobase generators


Embodiments in accordance with the present invention encompass self-imageable polymer compositions containing a variety of photobase generators which are useful for forming films that can be patterned to create structures for microelectronic devices, microelectronic packaging, microelectromechanical systems, optoelectronic devices and displays. The compositions of this invention can be tailored to form positive tone or negative tone images depending upon the intended application in aqueous developable medium.
Promerus, Llc


08/18/16
20160238931 

Photoimageable compositions containing photobase generators


Embodiments in accordance with the present invention encompass negative-tone, solvent developable, self-imageable polymer compositions containing photobase generators which are useful for forming films that can be patterned to create structures for microelectronic devices, microelectronic packaging, microelectromechanical systems, optoelectronic devices and displays.. .
Promerus, Llc


08/18/16
20160238930 

Hemiacetal compound, polymer, resist composition, and patterning process


A polymer for resist use is obtainable from a hemiacetal compound having formula (1a) wherein r1 is h, ch3 or cf3, r2 to r4 each are h or a monovalent hydrocarbon group, x1 is a divalent hydrocarbon group, zz designates a non-aromatic mono- or polycyclic ring of 4 to 20 carbon atoms having a hemiacetal structure, k1=0 or 1, and k2=0 to 3. A resist composition comprising the polymer displays controlled acid diffusion and low roughness during both positive and negative tone developments..
Shin-etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160238929 

Uv-patternable hard-coating for transparent conductive film


The present invention relates to the substrates with uv-patternable hard-coating (uphc) with, either on top or below the transparent conductive materials such as transparent conductive oxides (tco), conductive polymers, carbon or metal based nanomaterials and nanocomposites, the process for its preparation and articles that comprise said substrates.. .
Covestro Deutschland Ag


08/18/16
20160238888 

Liquid crystal display panel and fabrication method thereof


A display panel includes a first transparent substrate and a second transparent substrate arranged opposite to the first transparent substrate, and multiple sub-regions arranged in an array, including a first sub-region and an adjacent second sub-region. The display panel also includes a first organic film layer configured on the first transparent substrate and a second organic film layer configured on the second transparent substrate.
Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160238859 

Methods and systems for making an optical functional film


A method to make dyed functional film comprising the steps of providing a soluble polymer material; adding an appropriate solvent to the polymer material to make a soluble polymer solution; providing a soluble dye; adding an appropriate solvent to the dye to make a soluble dye solution; adding the dye solution to the polymer or pva solution, and introducing the dyed polymer or pva solution to a solution casting device; removing a thin dyed functional film from the casting device; and letting the dyed functional film dry and solidified.. .

08/18/16
20160238788 

Photosensitive resin composition for optical waveguide and photocurable film for formation of optical waveguide core layer, as well as optical waveguide using same and mixed-mounting flexible printed wiring board for optical and electrical transmission


Provided is an optical waveguide photosensitive resin composition containing a resin component and a photopolymerization initiator, in which the resin component contains an aliphatic resin having a polymerizable substituent as a main component. Accordingly, when, for example, the core layer of an optical waveguide is formed by using the optical waveguide photosensitive resin composition, the optical waveguide has high transparency, and vibration absorption derived from a resin skeleton at a wavelength of 850 nm serving as the wavelength of light propagating through the optical waveguide can be avoided.
Nitto Denko Corporation


08/18/16
20160238769 

Resin film and producing resin film


A resin film according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a substrate film; and an antistatic layer formed on one side of the substrate film and including a binder resin and a conductive material. The binder resin includes a polyurethane-based resin; the antistatic layer has an arithmetic average surface roughness ra of 10 nm or more; and the conductive material includes a conductive polymer..
Nitto Denko Corporation


08/18/16
20160238763 

Polarized light modulation device and manufacturing method thereof


A polarized light modulation device and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. Oppositely disposed first and second transparent electrode substrates are provided.
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160238762 

Polymeric multilayer optical film


Polymeric multilayer optical films are described. More particularly, polymeric multilayer optical films having a first optical packet and a second optical packet are described.
3m Innovative Properties Company


08/18/16
20160238761 

Apodized broadband partial reflectors


A broadband partial reflector includes a multilayer polymeric optical film having a total number of optical repeating units that monotonically increases in thickness value from a first side to a second side of the multilayer polymeric optical film. A baseline optical repeating unit thickness profile is defined by a first plurality of optical repeating units and having a first average slope, and a first apodized thickness profile of the multilayer polymeric optical film is defined by a second plurality of optical repeating units having a second average slope being at least 5 times greater than the first average slope.
3m Innovative Properties Company


08/18/16
20160238758 

Photochromic optical article having allophanate protective coating and process for making same


A photochromic optical article is provided, which includes: an optical substrate; a photochromic layer over a surface of the optical substrate, wherein the photochromic layer includes a photochromic compound; and a protective layer over the photochromic layer, wherein the protective layer includes a matrix that includes residues of an ethylenically unsaturated radically polymerizable material that includes at least one allophanate group. A method of forming the photochromic optical article is also provided..
Transitions Optical, Inc.


08/18/16
20160238595 

Microfluidic assay devices and methods for making and using the same


Microfluidic devices for determining whether an analyte is present in a sample are provided. The microfluidic devices include a polymeric medium that includes a first analyte detection domain having a first covalently bound capture member that specifically binds to a first analyte, and a second analyte detection domain having a second covalently bound capture member that specifically binds to a second analyte.
The Regents Of The University Of California


08/18/16
20160238591 

Biopolymer-mediated assembly of nanoparticles using genetically encoded proteins


Various aspects and embodiments provided herein are directed to compositions that include at least one nanoparticle linked to a first polypeptide, and a biologically synthesizable polymer linked to at least one second polypeptide that binds covalently to the first polypeptide. Other aspects and embodiments provided herein are directed to methods of producing the foregoing compositions and components therein..
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


08/18/16
20160238574 

Sensor for measuring a property of an aggressive liquid


The present disclosure relates to a sensor for measuring a property of an aggressive liquid. The sensor may include a tube with a tube wall and a measuring device at least partially extending through the tube wall.
Continental Automotive Gmbh


08/18/16
20160238557 

Non-thermosensitive medium for analyzing species in a channel and for minimizing adsorption and/or electroosomosic phenomena


An aqueous liquid medium for analyzing, purifying or separating species in an element having walls or for treating the walls of an element. The medium includes at least a polymer consisting of several polymeric segments.
Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (c.n. R.s.)


08/18/16
20160238553 

Carbon nanotube biofet with a local amplifier in a system array for analysis of biomarkers and analysis of same


A biofet cell for measuring a time dependent characteristic of an analyte bearing fluid includes a source, a drain, a semiconductive single wall carbon nanotube network layer extending between the source and drain electrodes and electrically coupled there between, a gate insulatively spaced from and disposed over and extending between the source and drain electrodes, a layer of at least one selected antibody disposed on and linked to the polymer layer to functionalize the semiconductive single wall carbon nanotube network layer to a selected target biomarker corresponding to the at least one selected antibody so that electron transport into the semiconductive single wall carbon nanotube network layer is facilitated, where the source, drain and gate electrodes with the carbon nanotube network layer form a defined channel through which the analyte bearing fluid may flow, and a high impedance source follower amplifier coupled to the source electrode.. .
Pharmaco-kinesis Corporation


08/18/16
20160238550 

Biosensor membrane composition, biosensor, and methods for making same


Selectively permeable membranes for biosensors are provided. In one embodiment, the membrane includes a polymer mixture that includes a polyurethane component, a siloxane component, and a hydrogel component, the components in the mixture in amounts of about 60 to about 80 wt % polyurethane, about 10 to about 20 wt % siloxane, and about 10 to about 20 wt % hydrogel.
Microchips Biotech, Inc.


08/18/16
20160238547 

Sensing element compositions and sensor system for detecting and monitoring structures for hydrocarbons


Carbon nanotubes, graphene nanoplatelets, and/or metal oxides are incorporated in a polymer to form a sensing element that may be applied on to a surface for sensing hydrocarbon leakage, mechanical stress, and/or temperature change of a hydrocarbon transportation and/or storage structure. Electrical signals from the sensing element are processed to check for indicators of leakage, stress and/or temperature change..
1835963 Alberta Ltd.


08/18/16
20160238542 

Device and related solution scattering and diffraction sample holders


A sample holding device and related method designed to facilitate inexpensive and reliable testing of materials or specimens with beam diffraction and scattering techniques. The device features a sample receptacle that is made out of a polymer, cellulose, polymeric material, or cellulosic material.
University Of Virginia Patent Foundation


08/18/16
20160238466 

Pressure-sensing device and pressure-sensing touch panel


A pressure-sensing device including a pressed component that has a contact surface to which pressure is applied by contact from a presser; a polymeric piezoelectric element that is disposed at an opposite side from the contact surface of the pressed component and that has a piezoelectric constant d14 of 1 pc/n or more as measured at 25° c. Using a stress-charge method; a curable resin layer that includes at least one selected from the group consisting of cold-setting resins, thermosetting resins, and actinic radiation-curable resins and that is in contact with at least part of a surface of the polymeric piezoelectric element; and an electrode that is in contact with at least part of a surface of the polymeric piezoelectric element or of a surface of the curable resin layer..
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd


08/18/16
20160238202 

Linear aisle light optic for leds


An optical element for uniformly dispersing light from a plurality of linearly aligned leds includes a body made of a transparent polymeric material, in which the body has a longitudinally extending center portion having a transverse cross-sectional profile that is uniform along the length of the optical element, and legs extending away from opposite sides of the center portion and extending downwardly to define a recess. The center portion has a top surface and a bottom surface that together define a longitudinally extending lens portion that collects light from the leds and refracts the light to produce a desired beam pattern.
Coreled Systems, Llc


08/18/16
20160238151 

Gas cylinder valve


Disclosed is a valve for connection to a pressurized gas cylinder. The valve includes a housing including a gas cylinder aperture which is connectable to a gas cylinder, and a housing conduit which extends through the housing from the gas cylinder aperture to one or more inlet/outlet apertures so that the valve is capable of providing fluid communication between the gas cylinder through the housing conduit and the one or more inlet/outlet apertures.
Luxfer Canada, Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237999 

System and improved spot-cooling of aircraft electronics


A spot-cooling system including an electroactive polymer actuator, an enclosure defining an internal cavity, and a port in the enclosure is described herein. The electroactive polymer actuator may be configured to draw air into the enclosure.
Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation


08/18/16
20160237868 

Structural oil pan


A structural oil pan for a vehicle is formed from polymeric material, the structural oil pan includes a bracket portion configured for mounting to the vehicle, and a pan portion integrated with the bracket portion and defining an oil reservoir. The structural oil pan also includes a structural section defining a cavity within at least one of the bracket portion and the pan portion for reducing vibration..
Basf Se


08/18/16
20160237754 

Bicomponent seals comprising aligned elongated carbon nanoparticles


Some embodiments described herein provide a bicomponent seal comprising an outer sheath comprising a nanocomposite material comprising aligned elongated carbon nanoparticles embedded in a first polymer; and an inner core comprising a second polymer. In some embodiments, the elongated carbon nanoparticles may be selected from the group consisting of graphene nanoribbons; carbon nanotubes; carbon nanohorns; and any combination thereof..
Hallivurton Energy Services, Inc.


08/18/16
20160237699 

Access floor-panel and core


A concrete core for a structural floor panel and a method for making the concrete core are disclosed. The concrete core may have substantially parallel and flat top and bottom surfaces that are separated by a desired thickness.

08/18/16
20160237626 

Packaging material having moisture barrier and methods for preparing same


An article in the form of recyclable packaging material having a water vapor transportation rate of about 500 g/m2/day or less. The packaging material has a paper substrate of recyclable paper fibers and a print-receptive layer which is positioned over the outer surface of the paper substrate and has a parker print smoothness value of about 1.5 or less.
International Paper Company


08/18/16
20160237621 

Manufacture of paper and paperboard containing wood free pulp


The present invention relates to a process of manufacturing paper or paperboard which comprises providing (a) a mechanical pulp and (b) a wood free pulp, combining (a) the mechanical pulp and (b) the wood free pulp to form a mixed pulp comprising no more than 20% by total dry weight of fiber of the mechanical pulp, flowing the mixed pulp as a medium consistency stock and combining the medium consistency stock with dilution water to form a low consistency stock, draining the low consistency stock through a wire or mesh to form a sheet of paper which is dried, in which additional filler and a cationic polymer are added to the mechanical pulp.. .
Basf Se


08/18/16
20160237619 

Process for pretreating reclaimed cotton fibers to be used in the production of molded bodies from regenerated cellulose


A process for pretreating reclaimed cotton fibers to be used in the production of molded bodies from regenerated cellulose characterized by effective metal redaction and adjustment of the degree of polymerization and brightness, including a metal removing stage and an oxidative bleaching stage of the reclaimed cotton fibers or pulp produced thereof. Reclaimed cotton fibers treated according to the described process may be used alone or in blends with conventional dissolving pulp as raw material for the production of molded bodies from regenerated cellulose.
Lenzing Ag


08/18/16
20160237617 

Process for manufacturing recycled pulp from used sanitary goods


Provided is a process for recovering pulp fiber from used sanitary goods which contain both pulp fiber and a superabsorbent polymer and producing a recycled pulp which contains little ash and which is reusable for sanitary goods. This process comprises: a calcium treatment step for treating used sanitary goods with a water-soluble calcium compound and thereby conducting the dehydration of a superabsorbent polymer contained in the used sanitary goods; a disintegration step for applying a physical force to the used sanitary goods to disintegrate the used sanitary goods into pulp fiber and other materials; a separation step for separating the pulp fiber from a pulp fiber/other materials mixture which has been formed in the disintegration step; a disinfecting step using a disinfectant; and a citric acid treatment step for subjecting the separated pulp fiber to treatment with an aqueous citric acid solution at an acidic ph..
Unicharm Corporation


08/18/16
20160237614 

Fluorine-containing polymer and treatment agent


A fluorine-containing polymer including: (a) a repeat unit in which the α-position is an acrylate ester monomer substituted with a monovalent organic group or a halogen atom and which is derived from a fluorine-containing monomer having a fluoroalkyl group; (b) a repeat unit which is an alkyl acrylate having a c6-13 alkyl group and is derived from a non-fluorine monomer; and (c) a repeat unit derived from a non-fluorine (meth)acrylate monomer having a cyclic hydrocarbon group. Also disclosed is a surface treatment agent containing the fluorine-containing polymer, a method of treating a substrate with the surface treatment agent and a treated substrate..
Daikin Industries, Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237579 

Nitrogen containing polymers as levelers


Polymers of reaction products of polyamines and nitrogen containing cyclic compounds are included in metal electroplating compositions to provide level metal deposits on substrates.. .
Dow Global Technologies Llc


08/18/16
20160237475 

Methods for nucleic acid manipulation


A method for replicating and amplifying a target nucleic acid sequence is described. A method of the invention involves the formation of a recombination intermediate without the prior denaturing of a nucleic acid duplex through the use of a recombination factor.
The Penn State Research Foundation


08/18/16
20160237473 

Dry composition of reaction compounds with stabilized polymerase


The present invention provides methods to obtain dry compositions of reaction compounds that maintain the biological activity of the compounds upon re-solubilization after a certain storage time. Preferably, the dry composition comprises a polymerase, and the dry composition is usable for polymerase chain reaction (pcr) amplification after re-solubilization..
Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.


08/18/16
20160237472 

Primer middle sequence interference pcr technology


Provided is a primer middle sequence interference pcr method, and the method uses one segment of a non-complemented or same-sequence base of the middle sequence of primers to perform antisense interference inside and outside the primer molecules, so as to competitively destroy the polymerization among the primers to selectively inhibit amplification of the primer dimer (pd).. .
Beijing Tag-array Molecular Test Co., Ltd


08/18/16
20160237462 

High molecular weight pha-producing microbe and producing high molecular weight pha using same


An object of the present invention is to provide a microorganism strain that accumulates a high molecular weight pha, and a pha production method using the microorganism. The present invention provides a method for producing a pha copolymer, which includes culturing a microorganism, wherein at least a portion of either of the following genes (a) and (b) of the microorganism has been altered by substitution, deletion, insertion, and/or addition to reduce or eliminate the activity of a pha degrading enzyme encoded by the gene: (a) a pha degrading enzyme gene encoding the amino acid sequence of seq id no:2 in the sequence listing; and (b) a gene encoding a polypeptide having at least 85% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence of seq id no:2 in the sequence listing and having pha degrading enzyme activity..
Kaneka Corporation


08/18/16
20160237412 

Recombinant polymerases with increased phototolerance


Provided are compositions comprising recombinant dna polymerases that include amino acid substitutions, insertions, deletions, and/or exogenous features that confer modified properties upon the polymerase for enhanced single molecule sequencing. Such properties include increased resistance to photodamage, and can also include enhanced metal ion coordination, reduced exonuclease activity, reduced reaction rates at one or more steps of the polymerase kinetic cycle, decreased branching fraction, altered cofactor selectivity, increased yield, increased thermostability, increased accuracy, increased speed, increased readlength, and the like.
Pacific Biosciences Of California, Inc.


08/18/16
20160237389 

Fluid container assembly with corner reinforcing posts


A bulk fluid container assembly for maturing wines or other fluid beverages comprising, a container of moulded polymeric material having a plurality of sides, a bottom and a top, wherein the sides are bowed inwardly with respect to the interior of the container, the top and bottom are bowed outwardly with respect to the interior, and the sides are joined to form corners, a separate base for supporting the bottom of the container, a corner reinforcing post for each of the corners, each corner reinforcing post extending from the separate base along one of the corners. It may have a base frame for receiving the tynes of a forklift..
Flextank International Limited


08/18/16
20160237381 

Cleaning compositions containing alkyl sulfate surfactants and cationic polymer for holistic improvement of sudsing profile


The present invention relates to cleaning compositions containing one or more linear or branched c6-c18 alkyl sulphate surfactants with a specific chain length distribution in combination with a cationic polymer containing one or more cationic structural unit with a cationic charge density ranging from 0.05 to 10 milliequivalents/g. Such cleaning compositions exhibit surprising and unexpected improvement in the sudsing profiles and are particularly suitable for use in hand-washing fabrics..
The Procter & Gamble Company


08/18/16
20160237380 

Set, comprising a cloth and a liquid, and composition for the hydrophilization of surfaces


A set for surface treatment purposes, has a textile fabric and a container which holds a liquid, such that a surface can be hydrophilized, wherein the liquid contains at least one hydrophilizing polymer and has a ph value of less than 7. A related composition has: a) 0.05 to 1% by weight of at least one hydrophilizing copolymer with, in the form of polymerized units, at least one amino-functional monomer which has a permanent cationic charge or which is capable of forming a cationic charge through protonation, and at least one acidic monomer which has a permanent anionic charge or which is capable of forming an anionic charge; b) 0.5 to 1.4% by weight of at least one non-ionic surfactant; c) 1 to 10% by weight of at least one solvent; d) with the remainder being water..
Carl Freudenberg Kg


08/18/16
20160237379 

Cleaning formulations and methods of use thereof


Cleaning formulations and methods of use thereof are described. Embodiments of the cleaning formulation comprise (a) an effective amount of citrus based compounds and mixtures thereof; (b) an effective amount of a surfactant selected from primary and secondary nonionic surfactants, co-surfactants and mixtures thereof; (c) an effective amount of a wetting agent; (d) an effective amount of an emulsifier; and (e) optimally, an effective amount of an environmental impurity resistance mixture with an effective amount of soy bean, palm and coconut derived surfactants.

08/18/16
20160237367 

Lubricant composition and a method to lubricate a mechanical device


A lubricant composition comprising a polyoxypropylene polymer, the polyoxypropylene polymer having been prepared by polymerizing propylene oxide with an initiator containing a labile hydrogen in the presence of a double metal cyanide (dmc) catalyst, the polyoxypropylene polymer having a number average molecular weight ranging from 5,000 g/mol to 20,000 g/mol, a kinematic viscosity at 40° c. Ranging from 1,200 to 20,000 cst, a viscosity index equal to or greater than 230, and a degree of unsaturation equal to or less than 0.05 meq/g is provided.
Dow Brasil Sudeste Industrial Ltda.


08/18/16
20160237364 

Method and composition for preventing oxidation


A composition for inhibiting oxidation including an anionic, hydrophilic, water soluble polymer, wherein the polymer is chosen from the group consisting of anionic polyacrylamide, methylcellulose, xanthan gum, guar gum, and lignin sulfonate, an anionic surfactant, a co-solvent, and water is herein disclosed.. .
Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc.


08/18/16
20160237353 

Flame retardant block copolymers from renewable feeds


A flame retardant block copolymer is prepared from renewable content. In an exemplary synthetic method, a bio-derived flame retardant block copolymer is prepared by a ring opening polymerization of a biobased cyclic ester and a phosphorus-containing polymer.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/18/16
20160237352 

Flame retardant block copolymers from renewable feeds


A flame retardant block copolymer is prepared from renewable content. In an exemplary synthetic method, a bio-derived flame retardant block copolymer is prepared by a ring opening polymerization of a biobased cyclic ester and a phosphorus-containing polymer.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/18/16
20160237351 

Production polymerizable liquid crystal composition


The present invention provides a method for producing a polymerizable liquid crystal composition which produces films being uncolored and having no cissinq and good alignment when applied to a substrate, and also provides a polymerizable liquid crystal composition produced by the method and an optically anisotropic body using the polymerizable liquid crystal composition. Specifically, the present invention provides a method for producing a polymerizable liquid crystal composition, the method comprising a step (i) of preparing a polymerizable solution by mixing at least, one polymerizable compound having at least one polymerizable functional group and one or two or more organic solvents and heating and stirring the resultant mixture; and a step (ii) of mixing the polymerizable solution with a polymerization initiator, and also provides a polymerizable liquid crystal composition produced by the method and an optically anisotropic body using the polymerizable liquid crystal composition..
Dic Corporation


08/18/16
20160237346 

Process and composition for inhibiting the polymerization of cyclopentadiene compounds


Compositions (ab) comprising (a) and (b) are also provided.. .

08/18/16
20160237329 

Hot melt adhesive


The present invention provides a hot melt adhesive which is excellent in environmental friendliness, thermal stability, adhesion to a polyolefin substrate and a polyester substrate, and heat resistance. The present invention relates to a hot melt adhesive comprising (a) a polar functional group-modified conjugated diene-based polymer, (b) an aliphatic polyester-based resin, (c) an amorphous olefin-based polymer, (d) a crystalline polypropylene resin, and (e) a tackifier resin..
Henkel Ag & Co. Kgaa


08/18/16
20160237327 

Multi-part adhesive and its manufacture


Provided herein, generally, are coloured two-part adhesives, more particularly, in some embodiments, (meth)acrylate based two-part adhesives suitable for, but not limited to, use in repairing aircraft parts. The adhesives, in some embodiments, comprise a coloured first component and a second component, wherein the coloured first component comprises i) a polymeric resin base composition, ii) a flame-retardant compound, and optional synergist, iii) an acrylic paint, and iv) dispersant additive; and the second component comprises v) a curing agent..
Mix 14 Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237317 

Radical curable adhesive composition, and polarizing plate and optical member comprising same


And in equation (1), m is the number of carbon-carbon unsaturated double bonds capable of participating in polymerization in the molecule including an acid anhydride group included in the acid anhydride-based compound; and n is the number of carbon-carbon unsaturated double bonds capable of participating in polymerization in the molecule included in the vinyl-based compound.. .

08/18/16
20160237314 

Rosin esters and compositions thereof


Rosin esters are provided. The rosin esters can exhibit improved color (e.g., the rosin ester can have a neat gardner color of 8.5 or less), improved oxidative stability (e.g., when 1000 ppm or less of an antioxidant is present in combination with the rosin ester, the rosin ester can exhibit an oxidative-induction time at 130° c.
Arizona Chemical Company, Llc


08/18/16
20160237307 

Fluoro-alcohol additives for orientation control of block copolymers


A film layer comprising a high-chi (χ) block copolymer for self-assembly and a hexafluoroalcohol-containing surface active polymer (sap) was prepared on a substrate surface that was neutral wetting to the domains of the self-assembled block copolymer. The block copolymer comprises at least one polycarbonate block and at least one other block (e.g., a substituted or unsubstituted styrene-based block).
International Business Machines Corporation


08/18/16
20160237305 

New types of electrodeposited polymer coatings with reversible wettability and electro-optical properties


Novel coatings are disclosed prepared by electropolymerization of non-fluorinated conducting pre-grafted hydrophobic electropolymerizable monomers onto a conducting layer of a substrate, where the electropolymerized coating exhibit both unique reversible wettability and electro-optical properties. The coating may also include one or more layers of polymer particles upon which the non-fluorinated conducting pre-grafted hydrophobic electropolymerizable monomers are polymerized imparting a submicron structure to the coating.
University Of Houston System


08/18/16
20160237301 

Methods for maintaining unpaved roads


Methods are described for maintaining unpaved roads. The methods include applying an aqueous composition to a section of an unpaved road (such as a mine haul road in a mine).
Chemtreat, Inc.


08/18/16
20160237300 

Binder composition and coating composition made thereof


A new binder composition comprising, by dry weight based on the total dry weight of the binder composition, i) from 93% to 99.96% of polymer particles comprising, as polymerized units, by dry weight based on the total weight of the polymer particles, from 25% to 95% of a vinyl acetate; and from 5% to 75% of a vinyl ester of versatic acid and/or a vinyl ester of 2-ethyl hexanoic acid; and ii) from 0.04% to 7% of a low water soluble cyclodextrin.. .
Rohm And Haas Company


08/18/16
20160237299 

Fluoropolymer coatings comprising aziridine compounds


In another embodiment, an article is described comprising a substrate wherein a surface of the substrate comprises a coating comprising fluoropolymer particles; and a reaction product of at least one aziridine compound comprising at least two aziridine groups or at least one aziridine group and at least one alkoxy silane group. The coating can be utilized as a primer for bonding a non-fluorinated substrate to a fluoropolymer film and/or the coating can be used as an (e.g.

08/18/16
20160237298 

Fluoropolymer coatings comprising aziridine compounds and non-fluorinated polymer


A fluoropolymer coating composition is described comprising an aqueous liquid medium, fluoropolymer particles dispersed in the aqueous liquid medium, and at least one aziridine compound. The aziridine compound comprises at least two aziridine groups (i.e.
3m Innovative Properties Company


08/18/16
20160237295 

Refill for writing, drawing and/or painting devices and the production thereof


A polymer-bound refill for writing, drawing and/or painting devices, in particular for pencils or coloured pencils, including at least one binder, at least one wax, at least one colouring agent and at least one filler. The refill includes polylactide as binder..
Staedtler Mars Gmbh & Co. Kg


08/18/16
20160237294 

Low-foaming ink compositions including fluorosurfactants for indirect printing


The present disclosure provides an ink comprising a fluorosurfactant-stabilized polymer latex, which is suitable for use in an indirect printing method.. .
Xerox Corporation


08/18/16
20160237283 

Transparent hydrophobic coating materials with improved durability and methods of making same


Durable, transparent, inorganic-organic hybrid hydrophobic coating materials for glass, metal or plastic substrates are provided. The coating materials are generally an acid catalyzed condensation reaction product comprised of an organic polymeric silane (e.g., a polyol functionalized with a silane through a urethane linkage or a polyamine functionalized with a silane through a urea linkage, such as isocyanatopropyltrimethoxysilane or isocyanatopropyltriethoxysilane), an inorganic metal alkoxide (e.g., silicon alkoxides such as tetraethoxysilane or tetramethoxysilane) and a fluorinated silane (e.g., (3,3,3-trifluoropropyl)trimethoxysilane or nonafluorohexyltrimethoxysilane)..
Luna Innovations Incorporated


08/18/16
20160237282 

Curable composition, cured coating film using same, and printed wiring board


Provided are: a curable composition that shows good adhesion on a printed wiring board, particularly a flexible substrate or the like, and has a high hardness; a resist coating film of the curable composition; and a printed wiring board having a resist pattern of the resist coating film. The curable composition comprises: (a) a photobase generator; (b-1) an epoxy group-containing (meth)acrylate compound or (b-2) a carboxyl group-containing (meth)acrylate compound; (c) a photopolymerization initiator; and (d-1) a thermosetting component (excluding the (b-1) epoxy group-containing (meth)acrylate compound) or (d-2) a thermosetting component (excluding the (b-2) carboxyl group-containing (meth)acrylate compound)..
Taiyo Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237281 

Photocurable resin composition, image display device and manufacturing image display device


The present invention relates to a photocurable resin composition including (a) a compound having (meth)acryloyl group, (b) a photopolymerization initiator, and (c) a plasticizer, a content of the photopolymerization initiator (b) being 4.0 to 10% by mass.. .
Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237280 

Process for producing a high solids pigment suspension comprising carboxymethylcellulose-based dispersant


The present invention relates to a process for preparing an aqueous suspension comprising a mineral pigment material and a depolymerized carboxymethylcellulose having a degree of carboxylation in the range from 0.2 to 2.2, a molecular weight in the range from 5000 to 40000 g/mol, and a polydispersity index in the range from 2 to 10.. .
Omya International Ag


08/18/16
20160237277 

Resin composition and molded article thereof


The resin composition of the present invention comprises (a) a polypropylene-based resin, (b) a polyphenylene ether-based resin, and (c) a first hydrogenated block copolymer-based resin and further comprises (d) an ethylene-α-olefin copolymer rubber and/or (e) a second hydrogenated block copolymer-based resin.. .
Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha


08/18/16
20160237272 

Thermoplastic resin composition for reduction of squeaking noises and structure of reduced squeaking noises


Provided is a thermoplastic resin composition [x] for reduction of squeaking noises containing a rubber-reinforced vinyl resin [a] obtained by polymerizing a vinyl monomer [b1] in the presence of an ethylene-α-olefin rubber polymer [a1] having tm (melting point) of 0° c. Or higher, wherein an amount of silicon contained in the thermoplastic resin composition [x] is 0.15% by mass or less based on 100% by mass of the thermoplastic resin composition [x].
Techno Polymer Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237270 

Blow molded article based on bimodal random copolymer


Blow molded article comprising a propylene copolymer composition, the propylene copolymer composition comprises (a) a propylene copolymer (a) having a comonomer content of 0.1 to 2.5 mol-%, the comonomers are c5 to c12 α-olefins, and (b) a propylene copolymer (b) having a comonomer content of 1.0 to 7.0 mol-%, the comonomers are c5 to c12 α-olefins, wherein further (i) the comonomer content in the propylene copolymer (a) is lower compared to the comonomer content in the propylene copolymer (b), (ii) the propylene copolymer composition has a comonomer content of 0.4 to 5.0 mol-%, the comonomers are c5 to c12 α-olefins.. .
Borealis Ag


08/18/16
20160237268 

Polyolefin composition, oriented polyolefin film, and production same


Disclosed is a polyolefin composition for stretched film including an olefin-based polymer (a) having a melting endotherm (Δh-d), as obtained from a melting endothermic curve which is obtained under a measurement condition of holding a sample at −10° c. For 5 minutes in a nitrogen atmosphere and then increasing the temperature at a rate of 10° c./min with a differential scanning calorimeter (dsc), of 0 to 80 j/g; and an olefin-based polymer (b) having a melting endotherm (Δh-d), as observed under the foregoing measurement condition, of more than 80 j/g, wherein a content of the olefin-based polymer (a) is 0.5% by mass or more and less than 17% by mass relative to a total content of the olefin-based polymer (a) and the olefin-based polymer (b), and the polyolefin composition has a melting endotherm (Δh-d), as observed under the foregoing measurement condition, of 80 to 120 j/g..
Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237266 

High-density polyethylene compositions, making the same, injection molded articles made therefrom, and making such articles


The instant invention is a high-density polyethylene composition, method of producing the same, injection molded articles made therefrom, and method of making such articles. The high-density polyethylene composition of the instant invention includes a first component, and a second component.
Dow Global Technologies Llc


08/18/16
20160237264 

Alkylphenol-free polymeric polyphosphite stabilizer for polyolefin compositions for film, fiber and molded articles


The invention pertains generally to an improved polymer composition which contains at least one liquid polymeric polyphosphite additive containing no alkylphenols. Alkylphenol-free polymeric polyphosphites offer distinct advantages over conventional phosphite technology in polyolefin films.
Dover Chemical Corporation


08/18/16
20160237263 

Polyethylene resin composition, laminate comprising same, and medical container using laminate


Provided are: a polyethylene laminate that exhibits excellent flexibility, barrier properties, and cleanliness (a low occurrence of fine particles), that does not deform even after sterilization treatment at 121° c., and that maintains high transparency; and a medical container using same. The medical container is configured by layering: an outer layer and an inner layer that comprise from 20 to 80 wt % of a high-density polyethylene (a) having specific properties, from 0 to 50 wt % of a linear low-density polyethylene (b1), and from 5 to 40 wt % of an ethylene-based polymer (c); and an intermediate layer that comprises from 10 to 40 wt % of the high-density polyethylene (a) and from 60 to 90 wt % of the linear low-density polyethylene (b1)..
Tosoh Corporation


08/18/16
20160237256 

Elastomeric compositions comprising vinyl acetal polymers


An elastomeric composition is provided comprising at least one elastomeric compound, at least one vinyl acetal polymer, at least one filler, and optionally at least one coupling agent. A process of making the elastomeric composition is also provided as well as articles comprising the elastomeric composition.
Eastman Chemical Company


08/18/16
20160237253 

Rubber composition for tire and studless winter tire


The present technology provides a rubber composition for a tire with which it is possible to produce a tire having excellent on-ice performance and excellent wear resistance, and a studless winter tire using the rubber composition. The rubber composition for a tire of the present technology is a rubber composition for a tire comprising: 100 parts by mass of a diene rubber (a); from 30 to 100 parts by mass of carbon black and/or a white filler (b); and from 0.3 to 30 parts by mass of a cured product (c) prepared by curing a crosslinkable oligomer or polymer (c1) incompatible with the diene rubber (a); a jis a hardness of the cured product (c) being from 3 to 45..
The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237247 

Acid suppressible rheology modifier stabilized with phosphoric acid ester surfactant


The present invention relates to a composition comprising an aqueous solution of an acid suppressible hydrophobically modified alkylene oxide polymer and a phosphoric acid ester surfactant. The composition of the present invention provides a pourable thickener with high solids content and good phase stability..
Rohm And Haas Company


08/18/16
20160237245 

Crosslinking agent, crosslinked polymer, and compound


(in formula (1), r1 represents an alkyl group having 1-10 carbon atoms, and symbol * is a linking bond.). .

08/18/16
20160237240 

Polyester composition for extrusion blow molded containers with improved aging and drop performance


The present invention relates to a polyester resin for extrusion blow molded containers comprising a branched copolymer and fumed silica to improve the aged drop performance said branched copolyester is made from the reaction of purified terephthalic acid or its dimethyl ester, ethylene glycol, bifunctional diacid other than terephthalic acid, diol other than ethylene glycol, and multifunctional compound having a least 3 carboxyl groups, hydroxyl groups and/or ester forming groups thereof, said fumed silica has a particle size of 0.1 to 5 microns and is present at about 100 ppm to about 2,500 ppm based on the weight of said copolyester.. .
Auriga Polymers, Inc.


08/18/16
20160237239 

Polymer foams


A polymeric composition may include a polyolefin or styrenic polymer, a metallic acrylate salt, and an acid neutralizer.. .
Fina Technology, Inc.


08/18/16
20160237238 

Polyethylene composition for injection molding


B) a polyethylene comprising copolymers of ethylene with 1-alkenes, or mixtures of ethylene homopolymers and said copolymers of ethylene with 1-alkenes, which polyethylene has molar mass distribution width (mwd) mw/mn of from 7 to 15, density of from 0.942 to 0.954 g/cm3, a weight average molar mass mw of from 20,000 g/mol to 500,000 g/mol, a mie of from 1.0 to 3.0 g/10 min, a mif of from 100 to 200 g/10 min, and a ratio mif/mie of from 40 to 50.. .

08/18/16
20160237237 

Graphene nanoribbon-based gas barrier composites and methods of making the same


In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to gas barrier composites that include a polymer matrix and graphene nanoribbons dispersed in the polymer matrix. The polymer matrix can include a phase-separated block copolymer with a hard phase domain and a soft phase domain.
William Marsh Rice University


08/18/16
20160237236 

Method for producing porous device


A method for making a polymer with a porous layer from a solid piece of polymer is disclosed. In various embodiments, the method includes heating a surface of a solid piece of polymer to a processing temperature below a melting point of the polymer and holding the processing temperature while displacing a porogen layer through the surface of the polymer to create a matrix layer of the solid polymer body comprising the polymer and the porogen layer.
Vertera, Inc.


08/18/16
20160237235 

Dendritic macroporous hydrogels prepared by crystal templating


The present invention includes a hydrogel and a method of making a porous hydrogel by preparing an aqueous mixture of an uncrosslinked polymer and a crystallizable molecule; casting the mixture into a vessel; allowing the cast mixture to dry to form an amorphous hydrogel film; seeding the cast mixture with a seed crystal of the crystallizable molecule; growing the crystallizable molecule into a crystal structure within the uncrosslinked polymer; crosslinking the polymer around the crystal structure under conditions in which the crystal structure within the crosslinked polymer is maintained; and dissolving the crystals within the crosslinked polymer to form the porous hydrogel.. .
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System


08/18/16
20160237234 

Heat-expandable microspheres, process for producing the same, and application thereof


Heat-expandable microspheres composed of a thermoplastic resin shell and a thermally-vaporizable blowing agent encapsulated therein, and having an average particle size ranging from 1 to 100 μm. The amount of dmf-insoluble matter (g1) and the amount of dmf-mek-insoluble matter (g2) constituting the heat-expandable microspheres satisfy 1.05<g2/g1.
Matsumoto Yushi-seiyaku Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237233 

Styrene-carboxylic acid copolymer foam


Prepare a polymer foam by expanding a foamable polymer composition of a copolymer component and a blowing agent where the copolymer component accounts for more than 50 weight-percent of the total polymer weight in the foamable polymer composition and is one or more than one styrene-carboxylic acid copolymer having an acid number of 20 or higher while the blowing agent comprises a fluorinated blowing agent, less than 70 weight-percent of which is 1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethane and less than five weight-percent is carbon dioxide and c3-c5 hydrocarbons make up less than 30 mole-percent of the blowing agent; expand the foamable polymer composition into a polymer foam having an average cell size of less than 0.5 millimeters where the copolymer composition is a continuous phase in the polymer foam.. .
Dow Global Technologies Llc


08/18/16
20160237231 

Method and plant for etching a fluoropolymer substrate


(semi-) continuous etching method for a fluoropolymer substrate (10) comprising steps of feeding (22) said substrate (10) in the form of a continuous ribbon wherein said substrate defines a primary surface (12), subjecting to at least one etching operations (2) a part of the primary surface (12) by means of an adhesion-promoting solution comprising a complex of an alkali metal in naphthalene, washing (4) the primary surface (12) wetted by the adhesion-promoting solution by means of a washing solution (42) comprising aqueous acetic acid/formic acid, and selectively separating a concentrated solution (24) of acetic acid/formic acid from the washing solution (42) by means of inverse osmosis operations (6, 8) at ▪ increasing pressures, and re-introducing at least a portion of the concentrated solution (24) of acetic acid/formic acid in the washing solution (42) to create a recirculation. The invention further relates to an etching plant..
Guarniflon S.p.a.


08/18/16
20160237224 

Resin composition and multilayer structure using same


A resin composition, comprising: a polyolefin (a); a saponified ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (evoh) (b) having an ethylene content of 20 to 65 mol% and having a degree of saponification of vinyl acetate units of 96% or more; a higher fatty acid metal salt (c) having 8 to 22 carbon atoms; a conjugated polyene compound (d) having a boiling point of 20° c. Or higher; an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (e); and a saponified ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (f) having an ethylene content of 68 to 98 mol% and having a degree of saponification of vinyl acetate units of 20% or more, wherein the mass ratio (a:b) of the polyolefin (a) and the evoh (b) is 60:40 to 99.9: 0.1, the amount of the higher fatty acid metal salts (c) is in the range of 0.0001 to 10 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the total of the polyolefin (a) and the evoh (b), the amount of conjugated polyene compound (d) is in the range of 0.000001 to 1 part by mass, and the total amount of the ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (e) and the saponified ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (f) is 0.3 part by mass or more.
Kuraray Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237222 

A process for increasing the melt strength of a polyethylene resin, a masterbatch composition and a polymeric composition


A process for increasing the melt strength of a polyethylene resin comprising a) selecting a polyethylene resin having i) a density, as determined according to astm d792, in the range of from 0.865 g/cm3 to 0.97 g/cm3, and ii) a melt index, i2, as determined according to astm d1238 (2.16 kg, 190° c.), in the range of from 0.01 g/10 min to 100 g/10 min; b) reacting from 10 ppm to 1000 ppm of at least one peroxide having a 1 hour half-life decomposition temperature from 160° c. To 250° c.
Dow Global Technologies Llc


08/18/16
20160237221 

Method for producing polyoxymethylene resin composition


A polyoxymethylene resin composition from which formaldehyde is generated in a reduced amount upon molding, without carrying out a stabilization treatment for stabilizing an unstable terminal group in a crude oxymethylene copolymer. A hindered phenol-type antioxidant agent and an ethylene-(methacrylic acid) copolymer resin or an ethylene-(acrylic acid) copolymer resin or a salt thereof are melted and kneaded together to produce a polyoxymethylene resin composition without carrying out a stabilization treatment for stabilizing an unstable terminal group in a crude oxymethylene copolymer for which a polymerization catalyst is deactivated after the completion of copolymerization and in which the unstable terminal group is not yet stabilized.
Polyplastics Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237220 

Process for making elastomeric compositions comprising vinyl acetal polymers


An elastomeric composition is provided comprising at least one elastomeric compound, at least one vinyl acetal polymer, at least one filler, and optionally at least one coupling agent. A process of making the elastomeric composition is also provided as well as articles comprising the elastomeric composition.
Eastman Chemical Company


08/18/16
20160237218 

Polydiorganosiloxane-polycarbonate block copolymers


Disclosed herein are polydiorganosiloxane-polycarbonate block copolymers having desirable optical properties, and methods of making such block copolymers. Also disclosed herein are analytical methods for evaluating hydroxyaryl end-capped polydialkylsiloxane monomers..
Sabic Global Technologies B.v.


08/18/16
20160237217 

Organic-inorganic hybrid prepolymer, organic-inorganic hybrid polymer obtained from same, sealing material for led elements and sealing structure for led elements


(b-3): a condensation reaction product of (b-2) and (b-2), or (b-2) and (b-1).. .

08/18/16
20160237216 

Branched polyarylene sulfide resin, manufacturing same and use as polymer modifier


Disclosed is a branched polyarylene sulfide resin including an —s— substituent group with a cleaved disulfide compound which has a melt viscosity as measured at a halogen content of 4,000 ppm or less, a temperature of 330° c. And a shear rate of 2 sec−1 of 1.0×104 to 50.0×104 pa·s and a melt viscoelasticity tan δ as measured at a temperature of 310° c.
Kureha Corporation


08/18/16
20160237214 

Composition of preparing poly(imide-benzoxasole) copolymer, poly(imide-benzoxasole) copolymer, article containing poly(imide-benzoxasole) copolymer, and display device including same


Wherein definitions of groups and variables in chemical formulae 1 to 3 are the same as described in the specification.. .

08/18/16
20160237213 

Polymer and composition


The present invention relates to a polyester resin obtained by reaction in a process (i) between the following components a to e to obtain a polyester p (the polyester comprising an alkyd resin and/or a saturated polyester resin), where (a) component a (also referred to herein as the imide and/or imide component) comprises one or more cyclic imides of formula (1); where r′ represents a divalent optionally substituted saturated c1-30 organo moiety; and r represents h or a monovalent optionally substituted saturated c1-30 organo moiety; (a′) optional component a′ comprises saturated dicarboxylic acid and/or saturated hydroxyacid and that is not optional in case component a does not comprise a dicarboxylic acid or a hydroxyacid; 1(b) component b (also referred to herein as the polyol and/or polyol component) comprises at least one saturated polyhydric alcohol; (c) optional component c (also referred to herein as the rosin and/or rosin component) comprises naturally occurring rosin, the rosin comprising from 40 to 80 parts per hundred by weight of rosin of an unsaturated mono carboxylic acid comprising at least one c5-25 cyclohydrocarbo moiety capable of undergoing a diels alder or ene reaction; (d) optional component d (also referred to herein as the fatty acid and/or fatty acid component) comprises at least one linear c2-60 hydrocarbo carboxylic acid optionally comprising at least two linoleically unsaturated double bonds; 2(e) optional component e (also referred to as the other component e) which may comprise at least one monofunctional or polyfunctional monomer other than any of components a to d.. .
Dsm Ip Assets B.v.


08/18/16
20160237212 

Methods for post-fabrication functionalization of poly(ester ureas)


Amino acid-based poly(ester urea)s (peu) are emerging as a class of polymers that have shown promise in regenerative medicine applications. Embodiments of the invention relate to the synthesis of peus carrying pendent “clickable” groups on modified tyrosine amino acids.
The University Of Akron


08/18/16
20160237210 

Process to prepare high heat polycarbonates


A catalyzed interfacial phosgenation process with controlled feed ratios and controlled reaction ph levels allows for the formation of high heat polycarbonate random copolymers having high loadings of bis (4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-phenylisoindolin-1-one (“pppbp”) or a structurally related comonomer. The process produces a polycarbonate copolymer having improved hydrolytic stability..
Sabic Global Technologies B.v.


08/18/16
20160237208 

Multifunctional degradable nanoparticles with control over size and functionalities


In one aspect, the invention relates to polymers, crosslinked polymers, functionalized polymers, nanoparticles, and functionalized nanoparticles and methods of making and using same. In one aspect, the invention relates to degradable polymers and degradable nanoparticles.
Vanderbilt University


08/18/16
20160237207 

Copolymerized polyester resin


The present invention is a copolymerized polyester resin which contains a dicarboxylic acid component and diol components as constituting components, wherein greater than or equal to 90 mol % of terephthalic acid is contained as the dicarboxylic acid component, 39 to 79 mol % of ethylene glycol, 20 to 60 mol % of neopentyl glycol and 1 to 5 mol % of diethylene glycol are contained as the diol components, the reduced viscosity of the resin is greater than or equal to 0.50 dl/g, the number of contaminants having a particle diameter of greater than or equal to 5 μm is less than or equal to 100 per 1 mm2 in a sample of the copolymerized polyester resin having a thickness of 0.8 to 0.9 mm. The copolymerized polyester resin has a higher degree of clarification than conventionally known copolymerized polyesters and also has excellent color hue and heat resistance..
Toyobo Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237206 

Polyesters and articles made therefrom


Disclosed herein are polyesters and articles made therefrom. The article comprising a substrate comprising a first surface and a second surface, the second surface in contact with an outside environment, wherein the substrate comprises a polymer comprising poly(trimethylene furandicarboxylate) (ptf), and wherein the polymer provides an improvement in gas barrier properties of the substrate as compared to a substrate comprising nascent poly(ethylene terephthalate) (pet)..
E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company


08/18/16
20160237205 

Nanoparticles


The present invention relates to nanoparticles of π-conjugated polymers. The present invention also relates to an aqueous composition comprising these polymeric nanoparticles, to processes for making the nanoparticles, and to the use of these nanoparticles in the fabrication of electronic devices and components..
The University Of Manchester


08/18/16
20160237204 

Copolymer and organic solar cell comprising same


The present specification provides a copolymer and an organic solar cell including the same.. .
Lg Chem, Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237203 

A process to produce a polyolefin reactive telechelic pre-polymer, polyolefin reactive telechelic pre-polymers and crosslinked elastomers and high molecular weight elastomers


A process to produce a polyolefin reactive telechelic pre-polymer comprising reacting alkyl-cis-cyclooctene and optionally cis-cyclooctene, in the presence of a difunctional chain transfer agent under ring opening metathesis polymerization conditions to form an unsaturated polyolefin reactive telechelic pre-polymer is provided. Further provided are unsaturated and hydrogenated reactive pre-polymers, crosslinked elastomers and high molecular weight elastomers..
Regents Of The University Of Minnesota


08/18/16
20160237198 

Polymerizable composition for optical material and optical material


Disclosed is a polymerizable composition for an optical material containing polyisocyanate (a) which is obtained from a plant-derived raw material and includes a modified product of aliphatic polyisocyanate, alicyclic polyisocyanate (b), and polyol (c) which has a hydroxyl value of 300 mgkoh/g to 650 mgkoh/g and the average number of functional groups of 2 or more and less than 7, and which is obtained from a plant-derived raw material.. .
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.


08/18/16
20160237195 

Polymer, organic layer composition, organic layer, and forming patterns


A polymer, an organic layer composition, an organic layer, and a method of forming patterns, the polymer including a moiety represented by the following chemical formula 1:. .
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237193 

Method for preparation of polycarboxylate superplasticizer by graft copolymerization of fatty acid vinyl ester onto acrylate polymer


This invention relates to a method for preparing a polycarboxylate superplasticizer by graft copolymerization of fatty acid vinyl ester onto acrylate polymer. In this invention, a type of polycarboxylate superplasticizer by graft copolymerization of fatty acid vinyl ester onto acrylate polymer was synthesized by the processes of polymerization-grafting-alcoholysis-hydrolysis with acrylate and fatty acid vinyl ester as main reactants.
Beijing University Of Technology


08/18/16
20160237192 

Polymer, production same, and molded article


The present application pertains to a production method for a polymer, including a step for polymerizing a starting material composition (i) that includes: a monomer mixture (i-1) containing a macromonomer (a) represented by the following formula (1), and (b) a vinyl monomer; and 0.01 to 5 parts by mass of a non-metallic chain transfer agent with respect to 100 parts by mass of the monomer mixture (i-1); a polymer obtained by the production method; and a molded article. According to the present invention, there can be provided a polymer having exceptional resistance to dwell-induced degradation, and a molded article having exceptional yellowing resistance, a low haze value, and exceptional pliability..
Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237191 

Method for producing vinylamine (co)polymer


Provided is a water-insoluble n-vinylcarboxylic acid amide (co)polymer having crosslinked bonds, in which a vinylamine (co)polymer obtained by hydrolyzing the polymer is soluble in water.. .
Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237188 

Method for preparing hybrid supported metallocene catalyst


The present invention relates to a method for preparing a hybrid supported metallocene catalyst. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method for preparing a hybrid supported metallocene catalyst by using two or more different types of metallocene compounds.
Lg Chem, Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237187 

Hybrid supported metallocene catalyst


The present invention relates to a hybrid supported metallocene catalyst. More specifically, the present invention relates to a hybrid supported metallocene catalyst using two or more different types or more of metallocene compounds, among which one type of the metallocene compounds shows a high polymerization activity even when it is supported, and thus the catalyst has an excellent activity and can be utilized in the polymerization of olefinic polymers having ultra-high molecular weight.
Lg Chem, Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237186 

Method for producing polydienes and polydiene copolymers with reduced cold flow


A method for preparing a coupled polymer, the method comprising the steps of (i) polymerizing monomer to form a reactive polymer, and (ii) reacting the reactive polymer with an imide compound containing an oxiranyl group.. .
Bridgestone Corporation


08/18/16
20160237184 

Imine compound, novel catalyst for olefin polymerization, and process for producing olefin polymer


A compound represented by the following general formula (1):. .
Japan Polyethylene Corporation


08/18/16
20160237182 

Process


The present invention relates to the treatment and recycle of effluent streams from a polymerisation process, and in particular provides a polymerisation process comprising the steps of: 1) polymerising a monomer and a comonomer in a polymerisation reaction, 2) withdrawing an effluent stream comprising solid polymer and a mixture comprising unreacted monomer and unreacted comonomer, and passing the effluent to a high pressure recovery system comprising a. A high pressure separation step for separating a vapour comprising unreacted monomer and unreacted comonomer from said solids, and b.
Ineos Europe Ag


08/18/16
20160237181 

Vinyl modifier composition and processes for utilizing such composition


An oxolanyl compound-containing composition comprising specified amounts of the meso-isomer of one or more of the oxolanyl compounds of specified structure is provided. Also provided are methods for the use of such compositions as vinyl content modifiers in polymerization processes..
Bridgestone Corporation


08/18/16
20160237179 

Polymers functionalized with imine compounds containing a cyano group


A method for preparing a functionalized polymer, the method comprising the steps of: (i) polymerizing monomer to form a reactive polymer, and (ii) reacting the reactive polymer with an imine compound containing a cyano group.. .
Bridgestone Corporation


08/18/16
20160237175 

Acylation process


The invention concerns a process for the manufacture of an acylated polymer composition comprising amylose and/or amylopectin, comprising a pre-treatment step in the presence of an acid and a hydroxycarboxylic acid, subsequent acylation and, preferably, a post-treatment step with an acid. The products obtained are useful as additives in inks, varnishes, lacquers, coatings, thickeners, adhesives or binders..
Solvay Acetow Gmbh


08/18/16
20160237174 

Biopolymers having coiled nanostructures and processes incorporating the biopolymers


The present disclosure is generally directed to biopolymers having coiled nanostructures, methods of making those biopolymers, and applications involving those biopolymers. Biopolymers having coiled nanostructures may be produced through a biophysical process by which the shape of a biopolymer macromolecular chain is altered.
Biopolynet Inc.


08/18/16
20160237022 

Alkyl aromatic hydroalkylation for the production of plasticizers


Wherein r1 is a saturated or unsaturated cyclic hydrocarbon optionally substituted with an alkyl and/or an oxo-ester, and r2 is a c4 to c14 hydrocarbyl, preferably the residue of a c4 to c14 oxo-alcohol. Also provided are processes for making the compounds and plasticized polymer compositions containing said compounds..

08/18/16
20160237017 

Vacuum distillation easily polymerizable compound and producing acrylic acid


An object of the present invention is to provide a method in which, when a steam ejector is used as a decompression apparatus for a vacuum distillation process for an easily polymerizable compound, the steam ejector is prevented from being occluded due to polymerization of the easily polymerizable compound. Another object of the present invention is to provide a method for manufacturing an acrylic acid that is an easily polymerizable compound, using the above-described method.
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation


08/18/16
20160237008 

Process and composition for inhibiting the polymerization of cyclopentadiene compounds


Compositions (ab) comprising (a) and (b) are also provided.. .

08/18/16
20160237001 

Optimizing an alkylation olefins source


Alkylate is produced by supplying iso-c4+ hydrocarbon feed to an alkylation reactor, and by further selectively supplying to the alkylation reactor an olefin selected from the group consisting of refinery grade propylene (rgp) and polymer grade propylene (pgp), and combinations thereof. The olefin feed is controlled such that the proportion of pgp supplied through the olefin feed inlet exceeds that of rgp for a predetermined time interval, using a special purpose computer programmed to optimize the allocation of pgp between alkylation production and a commodity market in order to increase total net profit margin..
Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc.


08/18/16
20160237000 

Heat management in ethylene oligomerization


The oligomerization of ethylene using a chromium catalyst having a heteroatomic ligand may be used to provide oligomerization products that are selective towards hexene and/or octene. However, such processes also typically produce some polymer as an undesirable by product.
Nova Chemicals (international) S.a.






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