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Quantitative preparation of allyl telechelic polyisobutylene under reflux conditions

In one or more embodiments, the present invention provides a method for forming allyl telechelic polyisobutylene polymers having well defined molecular weights and molecular weight distributions using living cationic polymerization under ideal temperature control using a mixture of polar and nonpolar refluxing solvents. The methods according to various embodiments of the present invention provide temperature control that approaches the ideal, i.e., the heat of polymerization is instantaneously absorbed by the medium and the temperature of the system remains unchanged. ... The University Of Akron

Enzyme-based protein separation and enrichment from soy meal, wheat meal, and other protein-rich materials derived from plant seeds, fruits and other biomass

The present invention is directed to enzyme based methods for removing water insoluble non-starch polysaccharides (nsps) and/or water soluble or insoluble oligosaccharides from soy products without significantly damaging the proteins contained therein this removal is facilitated by the enzymatic hydrolysis of poly- and oligomeric carbohydrates into monosaccharides and other water soluble sugars. The present invention provides for the production of three streams of useful materials. ... The University Of Akron

Polyisobutylenes and process for making same

The present invention generally relates to alcohol-terminated polyisobutylene (fib) compounds, and to a process for making such compounds. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to primary alcohol-terminated polyisobutylene compounds, and to a process for making such compounds. ... The University Of Akron

Biofunctional materials

The present invention relates to compositions and processes in the field of self-cleaning system using digestive proteins. One composition includes a substrate, a digestive protein capable of decomposing a stain molecule, and a linker moiety bound to both said digestive protein and said substrate. ... The University Of Akron

Duplex surface treatment for titanium alloys

A surface treatment for a metal substrate includes a nitride layer and a diamond-like carbon coating on said nitride layer. The metal substrate can be a titanium-containing substrate. ... The University Of Akron

Switchable antimicrobial and antifouling carboxybetaine-based hydrogels and elastomers with enhanced mechanical properties

Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to switchable carboxybetaine-based polymers, hydrogels, and/or elastomers, along with novel related monomers, crosslinkers, and methods. Under acidic conditions, the materials undergo self-cyclization and can catch and kill bacteria. ... The University Of Akron

Integrated zwitterionic conjugated polymers for bioelectronics, biosensing, regenerative medicine, and energy applications

The present invention is directed to a versatile and high performance zwitterionic cp platform, which integrates all desired functions into one material. This zwitterionic cp consists of the conducting backbone and multifunctional zwitterionic side chains. ... The University Of Akron

Device and method for three-dimensional video communication

A three-dimensional (3d) communication device includes a 3d stereoscopic camera for capturing video and photos in 3d. The device also includes a 3d display, which enables the display of video and photos in 3d that have been captured by a local user's communication device or that have been received from a remote 3d communication device. ... The University Of Akron

Synthesis of -s-ch2ch2-oh telechelic polyisobutylenes and their use for the preparation of biostable polyurethanes

Sulfur containing, hydroxyl-telechelic pibs, hydrolytically and oxidatively resistant, biocompatible and biostable polyurethanes (pus) made therefrom, and methods for making both are disclosed. Well-defined hydroxyl telechelic pibs are synthesized by a thiol-ene click photochemical reaction between pibs carrying unsaturated end groups and 2-mercaptoethanol (hs—ch2ch2—oh). ... The University Of Akron

Novel polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic elastomers

The present invention is directed to a new class of thermoplastic elastomers (tpes) and processes for making them. In some embodiments of the present invention, the end groups of the multi-arm pib copolymer is a conjugated diene, whereas the other component is a multi-functional dienophile. ... The University Of Akron

Flexible sensors and methods for making the same

A flexible sensor for monitoring operating parameters, including pressure and temperature, of a flexible structure, such as a tire, provides electrodes and an active area that are formed of flexible materials. In particular, the active area may be formed from an elastomeric piezoresistive material, such as an ionic liquid-polymer. ... The University Of Akron

System and method for condition monitoring of electricity transmission structures

System and method for monitoring the condition of electricity conductor support systems, i.e. Towers, in a power network distribution system employing a tower structure integrity sensor assemblage. ... The University Of Akron

Degradable amino acid-based poly (ester urea) copolymer adhesives

The present invention is directed to a novel group of amino acid-based poly(ester urea)s (peus) for use in biodegradable adhesive and related methods for their making and use. These novel amino acid-based peus have a wide variation in mechanical properties and degradation behavior that can be tuned by varying the amino acids and polyols used to form the polyester monomers that form the peus. ... The University Of Akron

Imaging and display system for guiding medical interventions

An imaging and display system for guiding medical interventions includes a wearable display, such as a goggle display, for viewing by a user. The display presents a composite, or combined image that includes pre-operative surgical navigation images, intraoperative images, and in-vivo microscopy images or sensing data. ... The University Of Akron

07/06/17 / #20170189531

Composition and methods for tethering bioactive peptides to metal oxide surfaces

In various aspects, embodiments of the present invention are directed to a series of multivalent dendrons containing a bioactive peptide domain and surface-binding catechol domains. In some embodiments, these multivalent dendrons were obtained through solid phase synthesis and have a strong binding affinity to metal oxide surfaces such as, tio2, zro2, ceo2, and fe3o4, sio2, as well as other inorganic surfaces such as hydroxyapatite, silver, fluorapatite, calcium carbonate and gold. ... The University Of Akron

06/22/17 / #20170179546

A method for charging batteries

A method for charging batteries that have at least one metal electrode or at least one metal-based compound electrode includes applying a dc signal to the batteries and applying an ac signal to the batteries. The dc signal and ac signal may be combined as a composite signal, which is applied to the batteries, or may be applied to the batteries as separate, independent signals, during a charging cycle. ... The University Of Akron

06/22/17 / #20170174796

Polyisobutylenes and process for making same

The present invention generally relates to alcohol-terminated polyisobutylene (pib) compounds, and to a process for making such compounds. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to primary alcohol-terminated polyisobutylene compounds, and to a process for making such compounds. ... The University Of Akron

05/18/17 / #20170136058

Co-network of high and low molecular weight 3-arm star cyanoacrylate-telechelic polyisobutylene and 2-octyl cyanoacrylate

In one or more embodiments, the present invention relates to a substantially homogeneous miscible liquid adhesive composition comprising a relatively high number average molecular weight (mn=6,000-10,000 g/mole) cyanoacrylate tri-telechelic star polymer having polyisobutylene chains terminated with cyanoacrylate groups (high-Ø(pib-ca)3); 2-octyl cyanoacrylate (oct-ca); and a relatively low molecular weight (mn=1,000-4,000 g/mole) cyanoacrylate tri-telechelic star polymer having polyisobutylene chains terminated with cyanoacrylate groups (low-Ø(pib-ca)3). The low-Ø(pib-ca)3 compatibilizes the high-Ø(pib-ca)3 and oct-ca removing the need for a solvent. ... The University Of Akron

05/04/17 / #20170125172

Perovskite hybrid solar cells

Perovskite hybrid solar cells utilize a bulk heterojunction (bhj) active layer that is formed as a composite of an organometal halide perovskite and a water soluble fullerene, such as a10c60. In alternative embodiments, the bhj active layer may be formed as a composite of an organometal halide perovskite material and a fullerene, such as pc61bm. ... The University Of Akron

03/23/17 / #20170081476

Radioopaque, iodine functionalized phenylalanine-based poly(ester urea)s

In one or more embodiments, the present invention provides iodine-functionalized phenylalanine-based poly(ester urea)s (peus) (and related methods for their synthesis and use) that are metal free, degradable, radiopaque and suitable for use in surgical implants and other medical devices used within a patient. In one or more embodiment of the present invention 4-iodo-l-phenylalanine and l-phenylalanine are separately reacted with 1,6-hexanediol to produce two monomers, bis-4-i-l-phenylalanine-1,6-hexanediol-diester (1-iphe-6 monomer) and bis-l-phenylalanine-1,6-hexanediol-diester (1-phe-6 monomer). ... The University Of Akron

03/02/17 / #20170062139

Photodetector utilizing quantum dots and perovskite hybrids as light harvesters

A broad-band photodetector utilizes perovskite hybrid material and quantum dots as light harvesters. In particular, the photodetector is configured so that the structural defects on the surface of a quantum dot layer are passivated with perovskite hybrid material. ... The University Of Akron

03/02/17 / #20170059426

Flexible tactile sensors and methods of making

A tactile sensor includes a first insulating layer having a first array of electrically conductive strips embedded therein and extending in a first direction. An intermediate layer of conductive soft polymer material is positioned above the first insulating layer and the first array of said electrically conductive strips. ... The University Of Akron

02/23/17 / #20170052222

Smart sensor network for power grid health monitoring

A smart sensor network for power grid health monitoring includes a plurality of spaced sensors that are magnetically coupled to the power transmission line to be monitored. The sensors include a signal injection unit and a signal sensing unit. ... The University Of Akron

02/02/17 / #20170028099

Method for the production of poly(2-octyl cyanoacrylate)-polyisobutylene co-network, and super initiators therefor

A method for increasing the rate of polymerization of 2-octyl cyanoacrylate, or the rate of copolymerization of 2-octyl cyanoacrylate and a tri-telechelic star polymer comprising polyisobutylene terminated with cyanoacrylate groups (Ø(pib-ca)3) to form a co-network, is provided. The method comprise initiating the polymerization of 2-octyl cyanoacrylate, or the copolymerization of 2-octyl cyanoacrylate and a tri-telechelic star polymer comprising polyisobutylene terminated with cyanoacrylate groups (Ø(pib-ca)3) to form the co-network, with an initiator selected from the group consisting of cyclic tertiary aliphatic amines optionally dissolved in a non-aqueous solvent. ... The University Of Akron

01/26/17 / #20170025622

Ultrasensitive solution-processed perovskite hybrid photodetectors

A photodetector includes an active layer formed of an inorganic/organic hybrid perovskite material, such as organometal halide perovskites. The perovskite hybrid photodetector provides low dark-current densities and high external-quantum efficiencies, resulting in a photodetector with enhanced photoresponsivity and detectivity. ... The University Of Akron

01/19/17 / #20170015790

Nanoporous films derived from polycyclo-olefinic block polymers

A nanoporous film formed from a series of vinyl addition block polymers derived from functionalized norbornene monomers are disclosed and claimed. The nanoporous films as disclosed herein are useful as pervaporation membranes and antireflective coatings among various other uses. ... The University Of Akron








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