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Xiaorong Wang, Victor J Foltz: Multi-layer nano-particle preparation and applications. Bridgestone Americas Holding, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett and Dunner L, July 3, 2007: US07238751 (57 worldwide citation)

A multi-layer nano-particle composition including a polymer core and at least two additional layers is provided. The nano-particles have a mean average diameter less than about 100 nm. The nano-particles can be modified via, for example, hydrogenation or functionalization. The nano-particles can be ...


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Xiaorong Wang, Victor J Foltz: Gels derived from extending grafted .alpha.-olefin-maleimide centipede polymers and polypropylene. Bridgestone Corporation, Daniel N Hall, May 18, 1999: US05905116 (53 worldwide citation)

The present invention teaches a method for enabling the formation of a high damping, soft polymer gel. The method includes: reacting a poly(.alpha.-olefin-co-maleimide) polymer with a maleated polyalkylene and an alkyl diamine under substantially dry conditions sufficient to form a polyalkylene graf ...


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Xiaorong Wang, Victor J Foltz, David F Lawson, Hideo Takeichi, Naruhiko Mashita: Soft compounds derived from polypropylene grafted disubstituted ethylene- maleimide copolymers. Bridgestone Corporation, David G Burleson, Daniel N Hall, Scott A McCollister, March 20, 2001: US06204354 (52 worldwide citation)

The instant invention teaches a method for enabling the formation of a high damping, soft polymer gel. The method includes: reacting a poly(disubstituted ethylene-co-maleimide) polymer with a maleated polyalkylene and an alkyl diamine under substantially dry conditions sufficient to form a polyalkyl ...


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Xiaorong Wang, Victor J Foltz: Multi-layer nano-particle preparation and applications. Bridgestone Corporation, Scott A McCollister, March 29, 2005: US06872785 (48 worldwide citation)

A multi-layer nano-particle composition including a polymer core and at least two additional layers is provided. The nano-particles have a mean average diameter less than about 100 nm. The nano-particles can be modified via, for example, hydrogenation or functionalization. The nano-particles can be ...


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Xiaorong Wang, Victor J Foltz, James E Hall, Naruhiko Mashita, Hideo Takeichi: High damping gels derived from nylon grafted polymers. Bridgestone Corporation, Daniel N Hall, David G Burleson, Aaron B Retzer, November 30, 1999: US05994468 (45 worldwide citation)

The instant invention teaches a method for enabling the formation of a high damping, soft polymer gel. The method includes: reacting a poly(maleimide-co-alkenyl benzene) polymer with a nylon and an alkyl diamine under substantially dry conditions sufficient to form a nylon grafted poly(maleimide-co- ...


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Xiaorong Wang, Victor J Foltz, Terrence E Hogan: Gels derived from polypropylene grafted alkyl vinylether-maleimide copolymers. Bridgestone Corporation, David G Burleson, Scott A McCollister, Daniel N Hall, February 20, 2001: US06191217 (43 worldwide citation)

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 gr ...


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Xiaorong Wang, Victor J Foltz, Pat Sadhukhan: Crystalline polymer nano-particles. Bridgestone Corporation, Scott McCollister, Meredith Palmer, February 10, 2004: US06689469 (43 worldwide citation)

A polymer nano-particle composition is provided. The composition includes polymer nano-particles having a poly(alkenylbenzene) core and a surface layer comprising a crystalline polyolefin. The nano-particles preferably have a mean average diameter of less than about 100 nm.


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Xiaorong Wang, Victor J Foltz, James E Hall: Conductive gels. Bridgestone Corporation, Scott A McCollister, Meredith E Palmer, March 16, 2004: US06706823 (41 worldwide citation)

A conductive polymer gel composition including a copolymer with alkenyl monomer units and maleimide monomer units, a crosslinking agent, and an electrolyte solution. The conductive polymer has a current resistance less than or equal to 10


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Xiaorong Wang, Victor J Foltz, Pat Sadhukhan: Nanoparticles with controlled architecture and method thereof. Bridgestone Corporation, Nathan T Lewis, Meredith E Hooker, May 26, 2009: US07538159 (23 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides polymer nanoparticles with a controlled architecture of nano-necklace, nano-cylinder, nano-ellipsoid, or nano-sphere. The polymer nanoparticle comprises a core polymerized from multiple-vinyl-substituted aromatic hydrocarbons, a shell polymerized from alkyl-substituted ...


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Xiaorong Wang, Mindaugas Rackaitis, Victor J Foltz, Edward D Kelley, Yuan Yong Yan: Non-spherical nanoparticles made from living triblock polymer chains. Bridgestone Corporation, Meredith E Hooker, Nathan Lewis, February 8, 2011: US07884160 (20 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides polymeric nanoparticles comprising triblock and optionally diblock copolymer chains. The architecture of the polymeric nanoparticles may be controlled, resulting in nanoparticles having non-spherical shapes. The present invention also provides a method of preparing the ...