06191217 is referenced by 43 patents and cites 122 patents.

The present invention teaches a method for enabling the formation of a high damping, soft polymer gel. The method includes: reacting a poly(alkyl vinylether-co-maleimide) polymer with a maleated polyalkylene and an alkyl diamine under substantially dry conditions sufficient to form a polyalkylene grafted poly(alkyl vinylether-co-maleimide) polymer product; and, dispersing the polyalkylene grafted poly(alkyl vinylether-co-maleimide) polymer product with an extender oil sufficient to form the gel. The present invention also contemplates a polymer gel composition, a polymer composition and an article manufactured from the polymer gel composition.

Title
Gels derived from polypropylene grafted alkyl vinylether-maleimide copolymers
Application Number
9/193591
Publication Number
6191217 (B1)
Application Date
November 17, 1998
Publication Date
February 20, 2001
Inventor
Terrence E Hogan
Cuyahoga Falls
OH, US
Victor J Foltz
Akron
OH, US
Xiaorong Wang
Akron
OH, US
Agent
Daniel N Hall
US
Scott A McCollister
US
David G Burleson
US
Assignee
Bridgestone Corporation
US
IPC
C08G 63/48
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