Patents Examined by Alexandre Ferre
  • Patent number: 9908298
    Abstract: A curable composite material that may be used in applications where both high mechanical performance and high electrical conductivity are required. The curable composite material includes two or more layers of reinforcement fibers that have been infused or impregnated with a curable matrix resin and an interlaminar region containing carbon nanomaterials, e.g. carbon nanotubes, and insoluble polymeric toughening particles. The carbon nanomaterials are significantly smaller in size as compared to the polymeric toughening particles. The polymeric toughening particles are substantially insoluble in the matrix resin upon curing of the composite material, and remain as discreet particles at the interlaminar region after curing. Methods for fabricating curable composite materials and cured composite structures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Carmelo Luca Restuccia, Fiorenzo Lenzi, Emiliano Frulloni
  • Patent number: 9868560
    Abstract: Device for affixing a visual marking on a surface to be marked of a rigid support (1) that is ready for use, which comprises an assembly that is essentially inelastic, exhibits a certain degree of flexibility, forms a flat and thin cohesive multilayer stack that includes a protective back (6), a marked support (7), a stencil (8), and an application obverse (9), limited by a peripheral edge (22) with an adhesion of its rear face (23) and of the front face of the stencil (21) that can—during the use of the device (1)—allow the removal of the application obverse (9) by peeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: DISATECH
    Inventor: Christophe Renard
  • Patent number: 9855219
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition suitable for forming an optical coating, the composition comprising core-shell nanoparticles, wherein said nanoparticles comprise: (a) core material comprising polymer; and (b) shell material comprising metal oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Nanning Joerg Arfsten, Steven Armes, Pascal Jozef Paul Buskens, Jens Christoph Thies, Patrick Wilhelmus Antonius Vrijaldenhoven
  • Patent number: 9845398
    Abstract: The present invention provides a magnetic multilayer pigment flake and a magnetic coating composition that are relatively safe for human health and the environment. The pigment flake includes one or more magnetic layers of a magnetic alloy and one or more dielectric layers of a dielectric material. The magnetic alloy is an iron-chromium alloy or an iron-chromium-aluminum alloy, having a substantially nickel-free composition. The coating composition includes a plurality of the pigment flakes disposed in a binder medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: VIAVI SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Vladimir P. Raksha, Paul T. Kohlmann, Cornelis Jan Delst, Paul G. Coombs
  • Patent number: 9822294
    Abstract: To provide a composition for a three-dimensional integrated circuit capable of forming a filling interlayer excellent in thermal conductivity also in a thickness direction, using agglomerated boron nitride particles excellent in the isotropy of thermal conductivity, disintegration resistance and kneading property with a resin. A composition for a three-dimensional integrated circuit, comprising agglomerated boron nitride particles which have a specific surface area of at least 10 m2/g, the surface of which is constituted by boron nitride primary particles having an average particle size of at least 0.05 ?m and at most 1 ?m, and which are spherical, and a resin (A) having a melt viscosity at 120° C. of at most 100 Pa·s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Yamazaki, Mari Abe, Tomohide Murase, Yasuhiro Kawase, Makoto Ikemoto, Hideki Kiritani, Yasunori Matsushita
  • Patent number: 9821060
    Abstract: A heat-sensitive system comprising at least one nanoparticle bound covalently to at least one thermolabile molecule comprising an azo —N?N— functional group —N?N— in turn bound covalently to at least one active molecule selected from a fluorophore molecule and a drug is disclosed. The system converts an electromagnetic radiation into thermal energy exposed to an alternating magnetic field. Uses of the system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
    Inventors: Andreas Riedinger, Teresa Pellegrino, Pablo Guardia Giros, Alberto Curcio, Roberto Cingolani, Liberato Manna
  • Patent number: 9815990
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a luster coating composition which can form a pearl color coating when used on automobile bodies, characterized in that bluish interference is insignificant in a highlight of the coating film, a yellowish transparent color is weak in a shade of the coating film and the white color development of the white base coating film is visible in every direction. The present invention provides a luster coating composition comprising an interference luster pigment and a titanium dioxide pigment, wherein a volume average particle size D90 of the titanium dioxide pigment is within a range of 700 to 1200 nm, and a volume average particle size D50 of the titanium dioxide pigment is within a range of 250 to 900 nm, and a mass ratio of the interference luster pigment and the titanium dioxide pigment is within a range of 10/1 to 5/1 represented in the mass ratio “the interference luster pigment/the titanium dioxide pigment”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON PAINT AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinichi Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9798424
    Abstract: A transparent conductive film includes a film base, and a polycrystalline layer of indium tin oxide formed on the film base. The polycrystalline layer has a gradient of a concentration of tin oxide in a thickness direction thereof. A maximum value of the concentration of tin oxide in the thickness direction of the polycrystalline layer is 6 wt % to 12 wt %. The polycrystalline layer has a thickness of 10 nm to 35 nm. An average value of maximum sizes of crystal grains composing the polycrystalline layer is 380 nm to 730 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Takeyasu, Yusuke Yamamoto, Minoru Kanatani, Kazuaki Sasa
  • Patent number: 9783706
    Abstract: This disclosure discloses an adhesive tape having a dimension in a thickness direction, comprising a tape base layer, an adhesive layer, and a separation layer. The adhesive layer is disposed on one side of the tape base layer in the thickness direction and includes a predetermined adhesive. The separation layer is disposed on the other side of the tape base layer in the thickness direction and includes a silicon separating agent, an olefin resin separating agent, or an acrylic resin separating agent having a long-chain alkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Haruki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9783705
    Abstract: This disclosure discloses an adhesive tape having a dimension in a thickness direction, comprising a tape base layer, an adhesive layer, a separation material, and a separation layer. The adhesive layer is disposed on one side of the tape base layer in the thickness direction and is including a predetermined adhesive. The separation material separably adheres to the adhesive layer, and is provided on the one side of the adhesive layer in the thickness direction. The separation layer is provided on the other side of the tape base layer in the thickness direction and is including an olefin resin separating agent or an acrylic resin separating agent having a long-chain alkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Haruki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9783722
    Abstract: To provide a composition for a three-dimensional integrated circuit capable of forming a filling interlayer excellent in thermal conductivity also in a thickness direction, using agglomerated boron nitride particles excellent in the isotropy of thermal conductivity, disintegration resistance and kneading property with a resin. A composition for a three-dimensional integrated circuit, comprising agglomerated boron nitride particles which have a specific surface area of at least 10 m2/g, the surface of which is constituted by boron nitride primary particles having an average particle size of at least 0.05 ?m and at most 1 ?m, and which are spherical, and a resin (A) having a melt viscosity at 120° C. of at most 100 Pa·s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Yamazaki, Mari Abe, Tomohide Murase, Yasuhiro Kawase, Makoto Ikemoto, Hideki Kiritani, Yasunori Matsushita
  • Patent number: 9776873
    Abstract: Provided are carbon nanotubes that allow effective utilization of the insides thereof as-synthesized, without undergoing opening formation treatment. The provided carbon nanotubes have not undergone opening formation treatment and exhibit a convex upward shape in a t-plot obtained from an adsorption isotherm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirokazu Takai, Mitsugu Uejima
  • Patent number: 9776247
    Abstract: The present application relates to hollow metal nano particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Hoon Kim, Gyo Hyun Hwang, Jun Yeon Cho, Kwanghyun Kim
  • Patent number: 9764987
    Abstract: Methods for producing Polymer Derived Ceramic (PDCs) particles and bulk ceramic components and compositions from partially cured gelatinous polymer ceramic precursors and unique bulk composite PDC ceramics and unique PDC ceramic particles in size and composition. Methods of making fully dense PDCs over approximately 2 ?m to approximately 300 mm in diameter for applications such as but not limited to proppants, hybrid ball bearings, catalysts, and the like. Methods can include emulsion processes or spray processes to produce PDCs. The ceramic particles and compositions can be shaped and chemically and materially augmented with enhancement particles in the liquid resin or gelatinous polymeric state before being pyrolyzed into ceramic components. The resulting ceramic components have a very smooth surface and are fully dense, not porous as ceramic components from the sol-gel process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Dynamic Material Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Arnold Hill, William Easter
  • Patent number: 9751758
    Abstract: A method for lattice design via multivalent linkers (LDML) is disclosed that introduces a rationally designed symmetry of connections between particles in order to achieve control over the morphology of their assembly. The method affords the inclusion of different programmable interactions within one linker that allow an assembly of different types of particles. The designed symmetry of connections is preferably provided utilizing DNA encoding. The linkers may include fabricated “patchy” particles, DNA scaffold constructs and Y-shaped DNA linkers, anisotropic particles, which are preferably functionalized with DNA, multimeric protein-DNA complexes, and particles with finite numbers of DNA linkers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Oleg Gang, Fang Lu, Miho Tagawa
  • Patent number: 9754698
    Abstract: A transparent conductor, a method for preparing the same, and an optical display including the same, the transparent conductor including a base layer; and a conductive layer on the base layer, the conductive layer including metal nanowires and a matrix, wherein the transparent conductor has a transmissive b* value of about 1.5 or less, and the matrix is prepared from a matrix composition including a tri-functional monomer and one of a penta-functional monomer or a hexa-functional monomer a base layer; and a conductive layer formed on the base layer and including metal nanowires and a matrix, wherein the transparent conductor has a transmissive b* value of about 1.5 or less, and the matrix is formed of a composition including a penta- or hexa-functional monomer and a tri-functional monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Myeong Shin, Young Kwon Koo, Oh Hyeon Hwang, Kyoung Ku Kang, Do Young Kim, Dae Seob Shim
  • Patent number: 9744745
    Abstract: Provided is a circuit substrate, including a glass film (10) forming a rough layer (11) after surface roughness processing, a resin adhesion (20) located the rough layer (11) on either side of the glass film (10), and a metal foil (30) located on the outside of resin adhesion layer (20). The glass film (10), the resin adhesion layer (20) and the metal foil (30) are joined together through suppressing. The circuit substrate employs the glass film (10) which forms a rough layer (11) after surface roughness processing as a carrier material, so that the resin adhesion layer (20) and the surface of the glass film (10) have a good binding force, and the dielectric constant of the circuit substrate has slight difference in the directions of X, Y and Z. Also provided is manufacturing method for a circuit substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: SHENGYI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minshe Su, Qianfa Liu
  • Patent number: 9738730
    Abstract: The present invention provides a means for improving water-solubility of polysaccharide. A polysaccharide powder according to the present invention has a particle size distribution in which 30 vol % or more of the total volume of the powder has particle sizes of 200 to 750 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Risa Yuki, Taishi Niimi
  • Patent number: 9720135
    Abstract: A reflective material comprising a multilayered array of particles encapsulated by a matrix material, the reflective material defining a primary surface, the reflective material exhibiting: (i) visible retroreflection of incident radiation, wherein a wavelength of visible retroreflected radiation decreases from a first visible wavelength at a first angle to the primary surface to a second, shorter wavelength of visible retroreflected radiation as the viewing angle to the primary surface increases; and (ii) Bragg diffraction of the incident radiation, wherein the wavelength of radiation Bragg diffracted normal to the primary surface is longer than the wavelength of visible radiation, such that no visible radiation is retroreflected or Bragg diffracted in a direction normal to the primary surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: PPG industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Noel R. Vanier, Xiangling Xu, Eldon L. Decker, Justin Bohn, John Donnelly, Beverly Bendiksen, Adam Choros
  • Patent number: 9707734
    Abstract: Microstructured composite particles obtainable by a process in which large particles are bonded to small particles. The composite particles are preferably used as an additive, especially as a polymer additive, as an additive or starting material for the production of components, for applications in medical technology and/or in microtechnology and/or for the production of foamed articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Schaefer Kalk GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Marijan Vucak, Christoph Nover