Patents Examined by Alexander Polyansky
  • Patent number: 10184064
    Abstract: Disclosed is an inorganic composition for transferring a fine unevenness by which a fine unevenness made of an inorganic material capable of controlling a refractive index can be fabricated through a suitable transfer process. The composition according to the present invention contains a silicone compound and at least two types of metal alkoxides, wherein the metal alkoxides include a metal alkoxide having a metal species M1 (where M1 denotes at least one metal element selected from a group consisting of Ti, Zr, Zn, Sn, B, In, and Al) and a metal alkoxide having a metal species Si. In addition, a ratio between a molarity CM1 of the metal alkoxide having the metal species M1 and a molarity CSi of the metal alkoxide having the metal species Si in the inorganic composition for transferring a fine unevenness satisfies a condition of 0.2?CM1/CSi?24.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Jun Koike
  • Patent number: 10106462
    Abstract: Described is a two-component system, particularly for forming an adhesive, which is suitable, for example, for applications in the foundry industry and in the construction industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Christian Fourberg, Ditmar Baier
  • Patent number: 9943904
    Abstract: A magnesium alloy material such as a magnesium alloy cast material or a magnesium alloy rolled material, excellent in mechanical characteristics and surface precision, a producing method capable of stably producing such material, a magnesium alloy formed article utilizing the rolled material, and a producing method therefor. The magnesium material includes a melting step of melting a magnesium alloy in a melting furnace to obtain a molten metal, a transfer step of transferring the molten metal from the melting furnace to a molten metal reservoir, and a casting step of supplying a movable mold with the molten metal from the molten metal reservoir, through a pouring gate, and solidifying the molten metal to continuously produce a cast material. Parts are formed by a low-oxygen material having an oxygen content of 20 mass % or less. The cast material is given a thickness of from 0.1 to 10 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventors: Masatada Numano, Yoshihiro Nakai, Toshiya Ikeda, Taichiro Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 9945015
    Abstract: A high-tensile steel plate has a chemical composition containing, by mass, specific amounts of C, Mn, Si, P, S, Al, Ni, B, N, one or more elements selected from Cr, Mo, V, Cu, Ti, and Ca as needed, Ceq?0.80, and a center-segregation zone hardness index HCS satisfying 5.5[C]4/3+15[P]+0.90[Mn]+0.12[Ni]+0.53[Mo]?2.5. The hardness of a center-segregation zone satisfies HVmax/HVave?1.35+0.006/C?t/750. A steel having the above-described chemical composition is subjected to hot rolling at a specific slab-heating temperature at a specific rolling reduction ratio, subsequently reheated, cooled at a cooling rate of 0.3° C./s or more until the temperature of a central portion in a plate-thickness direction reaches 350° C. or less, and tempered to a specific temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Yuga, Shigeki Kitsuya, Kenji Hayashi, Minoru Suwa
  • Patent number: 9944799
    Abstract: For renovating an open-pored plaster layer, a paint is made available that includes water, an inorganic binder on an alkali polysilicate base, a pigment composed of particles and a stabilizer. The stabilizer is composed of small particles on a silicate base, having an average diameter below 3 ?m, wherein these particles are colloidal distributed in water because of their charge distribution. As a result, the stabilizer prevents an insoluble sedimenting of the pigment particles. Following the application of this paint, the desired and in particular the original color shade is again uniformly present across the complete surface, and the cohesive pores extending through the plaster layer are essentially still open. The sound-absorbing effect of the porous plaster layer is therefore not substantially impaired as a result of the renovation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventors: Eric Sulzer, Bernhard Hanisch, Edgar Fructuoso
  • Patent number: 9932495
    Abstract: Coating compositions that provide hydrophilic and self-cleaning properties upon exposure to an electromagnetic spectrum are disclosed. Coatings can include lignin-coumarate derivatives and/or lignin-azobenzene derivatives. When exposed to the electromagnetic spectrum, these compounds isomerize to cis-configuration which are hydrophilic in nature as compared to when these compounds are in their hydrophobic trans-state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Sivaraman Raghu
  • Patent number: 9926338
    Abstract: Organopolysiloxanes bearing regularly spaced pendent carboxylic acid groups or salts thereof have a block polymer structure and are derived by the double half-esterification of a dianhydride and a silanol- or carbinol-functional organopolysiloxane or sulfur analog thereof. The products can form stable aqueous dispersions without the need for a surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Calimente, Timothy McCormack
  • Patent number: 9926452
    Abstract: The present invention provides the use of aqueous polymer dispersions comprising (a) at least two monomers M1 having a glass transition temperature ?25° C., (b) at least two monomers M2 having a glass transition temperature <25° C., and also further monomers M3, as binders in coating materials for improving the shade stability (color retention).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ekkehard Jahns, Sebastian Roller, Alexander Kurek, Ivan Cabrera, Xavier Mollat Du Jourdin, Nicolas Tissier
  • Patent number: 9920402
    Abstract: Magnesium alloys which possess good processability and/or ductility while retaining good resistance to corrosion and/or degradation comprising Y: 0-10% by weight, Nd: 0-5% by weight, wherein the total of Y+Nd is at least 0.05% by weight, one or more heavy rare earths selected from Ho, Lu, Tm and Tb in a total amount of above 0.5% and no more than 5.5% by weight, Gd: 0-3.0% by weight, and Sm: 0-0.2% by weight. The alloy optionally includes one or more of: Dy: 0-8% by weight; Zr: 0-1.2% by weight; Al: 0-7.5% by weight; Zn and/or Mn: 0-2% by weight in total; Sc: 0-15% by weight; In: 0-15% by weight; Ca: 0-3% by weight; Er up to 5.5% by weight, provided that the total of Er, Ho, Lu, Tm and Tb is no more than 5.5% by weight; and one or more rare earths and heavy rare earths other than Y, Nd, Ho, Lu, Tm, Tb, Dy, Gd and Er in a total amount of up to 0.5% by weight; the balance being magnesium and incidental impurities up to a total of 0.3% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Magnesium Elektron Limited
    Inventor: Paul Lyon
  • Patent number: 9902835
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ester plasticizer composition, as a plasticizer composition, which comprises a hybrid alkyl-substituted terephthalate compound and a non-hybrid alkyl-substituted terephthalate compound as active ingredients, improves workability due to high absorption speed for the resins and short melting time, and thus may imparts a uniform foaming property upon being applied to wallpaper formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mi Yeon Lee, Sung Shik Eom, Dong Hyun Ko, O Hak Kwon, Da Won Jung, Gyu Il Lee
  • Patent number: 9890477
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides mint-containing composite cellulose fibers and production methods thereof. A mint-extract crude solution is prepared from a whole mint plant after at least one water extraction process and at least one ethanol extraction process to provide a mint-extract filtrate and mint-extract residues. The mint-extract filtrate is used as the mint-extract crude solution. The mint-extract crude solution is treated to prepare a mint-extract stock solution by at least a quenching process. A viscose spinning solution is prepared by mixing the mint-extract residues with one or more pulps selected from a cotton pulp, a wood pulp, a bamboo pulp, a wool pulp, a linen pulp, a silk pulp, a Tencel pulp, and a Modal pulp. The one or more pulps contain cellulose. A mint-viscose blend is prepared by dynamically mixing the mint-extract stock solution with the viscose spinning solution and then spun into the mint-containing composite cellulose fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventors: Yixin Liu, Mingliang Jiang, Pengcheng Li, Jintao Wu, Xiaozhi Chen
  • Patent number: 9878403
    Abstract: A Ni-based alloy for a welding material including, by mass, 0.001 to 0.1% of C, 18 to 25% of Co, 16 to 20% of Cr, 2.5 to 3.5% of Al, 9.0 to 15.0% of Mo+W, 0.001 to 0.03% of B and the balance being Ni and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventors: Shinya Imano, Hiroyuki Doi, Jun Sato
  • Patent number: 9868153
    Abstract: This mixed powder for powder metallurgy, the powder having excellent fluidity and minimal graphite powder scattering, can be obtained relatively conveniently by mixing fine graphite having an average grain diameter of 4 ?m or less with an iron based powder. The process is performed without the addition of a binder and while shearing force is applied. It is preferable that the fine graphite have an average grain diameter of 2.4 ?m or less and be wet-milled. A portion of the fine graphite is preferably added in place of at least one constituent selected from the group consisting of carbon black, fullerene, carbon compounds carbonized by baking, and graphite having an average grain diameter of 5 ?m or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hironori Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9868866
    Abstract: A hydrolysis resistant aqueous emulsion includes a hydrolyzable silicon containing compound. This emulsion is formed by a method that includes the step of (A) forming a seed emulsion that includes (1) an emulsifier, (2) water, and (3) a first oil phase. The method also includes the step of (B) adding a second oil phase, including a hydrolyzable silicon containing compound, to the seed emulsion. A weight ratio of the second oil phase including the hydrolyzable silicon containing compound to the first oil phase in the seed emulsion is from 0.5 to 50. Moreover, a total weight of the first and second oil phases in the emulsion is at least 60 weight percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Daoust, Jean-Paul H. Lecomte, Donald Taylor Liles, Yihan Liu, Timothy Andrew Roggow, II
  • Patent number: 9844762
    Abstract: Described here is a metal-carbon composite, comprising (a) a porous three-dimensional scaffold comprising one or more of carbon nanotubes, graphene and graphene oxide, and (b) metal nanoparticles disposed on said porous scaffold, wherein the metal-carbon composite has a density of 1 g/cm3 or less, and wherein the metal nanoparticles account for 1 wt. % or more of the metal-carbon composite. Also described are methods for making the metal-carbon composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Marcus A. Worsley, Joe Satcher, Sergei Kucheyev, Supakit Charnvanichborikarn, Jeffrey Colvin, Thomas Felter, Sangil Kim, Matthew Merrill, Christine Orme
  • Patent number: 9840758
    Abstract: Disclosed is a leadless free-cutting copper alloy that exhibits superior machinability, cold workability and dezincification resistance and a method for producing the same. The leadless free-cutting copper alloy comprises 56 to 77% by weight of copper (Cu), 0.1 to 3.0% by weight of manganese (Mn), 1.5 to 3.5% by weight of silicon (Si), and the balance of zinc (Zn) and other inevitable impurities, thus exhibiting superior eco-friendliness, machinability, cold workability and dezincification resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventors: Beum Jae Lee, Won Hone Kim, Cheol Min Park, Young Re Cho, Min Jae Jeong
  • Patent number: 9828444
    Abstract: A poly-[1-4]-D-glucosamine derivative comprising [1-4]-D-glucosamine recurring units and comprising a fluoropolyether chain bound to the nitrogen atom in the C-2 position of at least one of the [1-4]-D-glucosamine recurring units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventors: Ivan Wlassics, Claudio Adolfo Pietro Tonelli, Giuseppe Marchionni
  • Patent number: 9828649
    Abstract: Process for the production of grain-oriented Fe—Si sheets having excellent magnetic characteristics to be used for construction of electrical devices wherein the thickness of hot rolled strip (_>3.5 mm) and the total cold deformation rate (90-98%) are higher than known processes, and wherein hot rolled strip annealing before cold rolling is not scheduled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventors: Stefano Fortunati, Stefano Cicale′, Giuseppe Abbruzzese
  • Patent number: 9815910
    Abstract: Hydrophobic CNCs were successfully prepared by grafting amine- and thiol terminated hydrocarbons to CNCs that have been previously coated with plant polyphenols. Hydrocarbons of various chain lengths can be used to tune the hydrophobicity of the modified CNCs. After the surface modification process, CNCs can be easily redispersed in nonpolar solvents highlighting the potential of the hydrophobic CNCs in, for example, CNC reinforced nanocomposites and non-aqueous formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Zhen Hu, Emily Cranston
  • Patent number: 9816030
    Abstract: The present invention provides a soil heavy metal curing agent for controlling accumulation of heavy metals of crops and its preparation method. The curing agent is made from the following parts of raw materials by weight: 60˜140 parts of substance containing carbon-carbon double bond; 1˜400 parts of sulfo-compound by sulfur; 50˜500 parts of organic matter by 10% water content; 0˜400 parts of water; 0˜100 parts of an initiator; 0˜200 parts of a reducer; and 0˜200 parts of a strong base. The curing agent for heavy metals in the soil according to the present invention can reduce the cadmium, lead and mercury content in the soil and further greatly reduce the roots' absorption of these heavy metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Guosheng Shao, Xihong Shen, Liyong Cao, Jing Wang