Patents Examined by Bethany M Miller
  • Patent number: 11911931
    Abstract: A multi-layered article including a substrate; a release layer including polyvinyl alcohol and at least one cross-linking agent; and a first selective light modulator layer; wherein the release layer crosslinks and is water insoluble is disclosed. Also, disclosed is a multi-layered article including a substrate; a waterborne release layer; and a first selective light modulator layer including a cross-linking agent. Methods of making the multi-layered articles are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: VIAVI SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Kangning Liang, Alberto Argoitia, Jaroslaw Zieba, Johannes P. Seydel
  • Patent number: 11866620
    Abstract: A hotmelt composition comprises at least three co-polymers defined by their chemistry and molecular weight. The hotmelt composition may be without tackifiers. The hotmelt can be used in absorbent articles such as diapers comprising two substrates at least partially attached by the hotmelt composition. The hotmelt provides especially good nonwoven-nonwoven bond and nonwoven-film bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Haines Turner, Torsten Lindner, William L. Bunnelle
  • Patent number: 11866573
    Abstract: The thermoplastic resin composition of the invention includes: 10% to 70% by mass of (A) a rubber-reinforced vinyl-based resin containing a rubbery part derived from an acrylic rubbery polymer and a resin pan having a structural unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound and a structural unit derived from a cyanidated vinyl compound; 5% to 80% by mass of (B) a (meth)acrylic resin (excluding component (A)) including a (co)polymer which has a structural unit derived from an alkyl (meth)acrylate ester compound and which does not have a structural unit derived from ?-methylstyrene; and 5% to 70% by mass of (C) an ?-methylstyrene-based resin (excluding component (A)) containing a (co)polymer which has a structural unit derived from ?-methylstyrene and which does not have a structural unit derived from an alkyl (meth)acrylate ester compound based on 100% by mass of a total content of components (A) to (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Techno-UMG Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuki Omata, Shinsuke Fujioka
  • Patent number: 11851821
    Abstract: A heat sealable paper-based substrate is provided with at least the first surface covered with at least one primer coat and at least one topcoat over the primer coat, wherein: the primer coat is formed from a substantially wax-free aqueous dispersion of at least one polymer or copolymer, has a coefficient of thermal expansion equal to or less than about 200 ?m/(m·° C.) for at least one operating temperature, and has a complex viscosity of at least about 80000 poises at a heat seal temperature; the topcoat has a different composition than the primer coat and is formed from an aqueous dispersion of at least one thermoplastic polymer or copolymer, and has a complex viscosity of at least about 3000 poises at a heat seal temperature. The heat sealable paper-based substrate can be used to make articles to contain goods such as cold or hot beverages or food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Cascades Sonoco Inc.
    Inventors: Yvon Mongrain, Etienne Levert, Simon Provencher
  • Patent number: 11840057
    Abstract: A reinforced carbon composite can include a carbon substrate and a metal organic framework bonded to the carbon substrate. For example, a reinforced carbon composite can include a first layer, a second layer, and a resin adhered to the first layer and the second layer. The first layer can include a carbon substrate and a metal organic framework bonded to the carbon substrate. The second layer can include a carbon substrate and a metal organic framework bonded to the carbon substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Inc.
    Inventor: Marwan Al-Haik
  • Patent number: 11834390
    Abstract: An adhesive composition having excellent adhesive properties and adhesiveness to a variety of plastics such as polypropylene, polyethylene, or a cycloolefin resin. The adhesive composition includes a polymer having a repeating unit derived from a polymerizable compound of the following formula (I): in which X1 and X2 each independently represent a C7 to C20 alkyl group or a C7 to C20 alkoxy group; n represents 0 or 1; Z1 and Z2 each independently represent a single bond or a C1 to C3 alkylene group; R each independently represents an organic group or a halogeno group; m1 and m2 each independently represent any integer of 0 to 4; and Y represents a polymerizable functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: NIPPON SODA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Taiki Yamate
  • Patent number: 11820105
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention is a prepreg including a resin composition or a semi-cured product of the resin composition and a fibrous base material, in which the resin composition contains a modified polyphenylene ether compound terminally modified with a substituent having an unsaturated carbon-carbon double bond, and a crosslinkable curing agent having an unsaturated carbon-carbon double bond in a molecule, the fibrous base material is quartz glass cloth, the prepreg contains a silane coupling agent having an unsaturated carbon-carbon double bond in a molecule, in an amount of 0.01% by mass or more and less than 3% by mass with respect to the prepreg, and a cured product of the prepreg has a dielectric loss tangent of 0.002 or less at 10 GHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mikio Sato, Hiroaki Fujiwara, Yuki Kitai, Masashi Koda, Yasunori Hoshino
  • Patent number: 11795293
    Abstract: An epoxy resin has a mesogenic structure and a siloxane structure. An epoxy resin composition includes the epoxy resin having the mesogenic structure and the siloxane structure, and a curing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: RESONAC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya Kiguchi, Tomoo Nishiyama, Daisuke Fujimoto, Norihiko Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 11788827
    Abstract: The present strain gauge includes a substrate having flexibility; and a resistor formed from a material containing at least one of chromium and nickel, on the substrate, wherein a first substance having a function of preventing crystal grains as the main component of the resistor from cohering, is added to the resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI Inc.
    Inventors: Shintaro Takata, Shinya Toda, Toshiaki Asakawa, Keiki Maeno
  • Patent number: 11773286
    Abstract: To provide a composite laminate having excellent adhesiveness to a resin material imparted to a metal base material, such as an aluminum, and a method for producing the same, and a metal-resin bonded article using the composite laminate and a method for producing the same. A composite laminate 1 includes a metal base material 2 and one layer or plural layers of a resin coating layer 4 laminated on the metal base material 2, the resin coating layer 4 is laminated on a surface-treated surface of the metal base material 2, and at least one layer of the resin coating layer 4 is formed of a resin composition containing an in situ polymerizable phenoxy resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Resonac Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Otani, Shinji Numao
  • Patent number: 11772357
    Abstract: A ready to use surface veil and surface film integrated prepreg layer which is suitable to use in the production of lightweight structural parts/panels with class A surfaces includes a curable bottom base resin formulation including a curable bottom base resin, at least one first toughening agent, at least one accelerator, at least one curing agent and at least one hardener. The prepreg layer further includes a release paper that is coated with the curable bottom base resin formulation to obtained curable bottom base resin formulation coated release paper as a first resin film; a reinforcement fabric; an outer resin formulation including the outer resin which is the curable bottom base resin being 10% more viscous than the resin, at least one thermoplastic toughening agent, at least one accelerator, at least one curing agent and at least one hardener agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: KORDSA TEKNIK TEKSTIL A.S.
    Inventor: Elif Erdogan
  • Patent number: 11760053
    Abstract: A prepreg which is suitable for producing a fiber-reinforced composite material in a short period of time without using an autoclave, can produce a fiber-reinforced composite material in which the occurrence of voids is suppressed and excellent impact resistance is achieved, and has excellent handling properties; and a fiber-reinforced composite material using the prepreg. This prepreg is a prepreg in which a reinforcing fiber [A] arranged in layers is partially impregnated with an epoxy resin composition containing an epoxy resin [B] and a curing agent [C], wherein the impregnation rate ? is 30-95%, and a thermoplastic resin [D] insoluble in the epoxy resin [B] is unevenly distributed on both surfaces of the prepreg. In addition, in the layers of the reinforcing fiber [A], epoxy resin composition-unimpregnated portions are localized on one surface of the prepreg, and the localization parameter a, which defines the degree of localization, is in the range of 0.10<?<0.45.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Takuya Yamane, Narumichi Sato, Shiori Kawamoto, Miyuki Tabayashi
  • Patent number: 11745485
    Abstract: An epoxy resin composition for carbon-fiber-reinforced composite material includes (A) a bisphenol F-type epoxy resin that is liquid at 25° C., (B) a polyfunctional amine-type epoxy resin, and (C) 3,3?-Diaminodiphenyl sulfone. With respect to 100 parts by mass of the entire epoxy resin in the epoxy resin composition, the content of component (A) is 40 to 60 parts by mass, the content of component (B) is 30 to 45 parts by mass, and the total content of components (A) and (B) is 85 to 100 parts by mass. The content of component (C) satisfies 1.04?x/y?1.35, where x is a molar number of active hydrogen atoms in the amine of component (C) and y is a molar number of all epoxy groups in the epoxy resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Yukihiro Harada, Atsushi Nohara
  • Patent number: 11725104
    Abstract: A resin composition includes (A) an epoxy resin, (B) an inorganic filler, and (C) a particulate or a non-particulate elastomer, in which a specific surface area of the (B) component is 10 m2/g or more, a content of the (C) component is 35% by mass or less, and an average particle diameter of the (C) component is 0.8 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Nana Namekata, Yoshio Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11718762
    Abstract: A curable coating composition includes: (a) a binder having a film-forming resin with at least two functional groups, and (ii) a curing agent reactive with the functional groups of the film-forming resin; and (b) solid vulcanized rubber particles that are unreactive with the binder. The curable coating composition is a solid particulate powder coating composition. Multi-layer coating systems and methods of preparing the curable coating composition are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy James Larimer, John Robert Schneider, Amy Liane Toolis, Anthony Michael Chasser
  • Patent number: 11702224
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an exterior surface protective layer for protecting a composite structure from environmental conditions including: at least one curable film; such as at least two curable films, and an electrically conductive material, wherein the electrically conductive material comprises a wire-free electrically conductive material, and/or an electrically conductive polymer weave, wherein the at least one curable film includes at least one of polyurethane, polyimide, polyester or epoxy upon curing, and wherein a weight of the exterior surface protective layer ranges from about 0.02 pounds per square foot to about 0.1 pounds per square foot. An exterior surface protected composite structure and methods of forming an exterior surface protected composite structure are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark R. Brei, Kevin D. Gordon, Thomas G. Lawton, Anthony M. Westren, Meredith P. Nix
  • Patent number: 11680368
    Abstract: Provided is a synthetic leather. The synthetic leather comprises a base cloth, a polymer layer formed on the base cloth and a surface unit covering the polymer layer; the surface unit is a functional layer or a combination of the functional layer and a print layer. The polymer layer is made of a PVB-based composition and excludes a crosslinking agent with at least one isocyanate group. The functional layer is made of a material containing a primary agent; the primary agent is PU, epoxy resin, PMA or PVB; when the primary agent is the PVB, the material further comprises a crosslinking agent with at least one isocyanate group. The synthetic leather has good properties of weather resistance, abrasion resistance and flexing resistance, and the synthetic leather can have a variety of printing patterns on its surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventor: Chun Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 11667798
    Abstract: Articles including durable and icephobic and/or biocidal polymeric coatings are disclosed. The polymeric coatings can include a bonding layer which may contain a substantially fully cured polymeric resin providing excellent adhesion to metallic or polymer substrates. The polymeric coating further includes an outer surface layer which is smooth, hydrophobic, biocidal and icephobic and, in addition to a substantially fully cured resin, contains silicone comprising additives near the exposed outer surface. The anisotropic polymeric coatings are particularly suited for strong and lightweight parts required in aerospace, automotive and sporting goods to applications. A process for making the articles is disclosed as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Integran Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Gino Palumbo, Herath Katugaha, Jonathan McCrea, Klaus Tomantschger, Konstantinos Panagiotopoulos
  • Patent number: 11661518
    Abstract: Articles including durable and icephobic polymeric coatings are disclosed. The polymeric coatings include a bonding layer which may contain a substantially fully cured polymeric resin providing excellent adhesion to metallic or polymer substrates. The polymeric coating further includes an outer surface layer which is smooth, hydrophobic and icephobic and, in addition to a substantially fully cured resin, contains silicone comprising additives near the exposed outer surface. The anisotropic polymeric coatings are particularly suited for strong and lightweight parts required in aerospace, automotive and sporting goods applications. A process for making the articles is disclosed as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Integran Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Gino Palumbo, Herath Katugaha, Jonathan McCrea, Klaus Tomantschger, Konstantinos Panagiotopoulos
  • Patent number: 11649359
    Abstract: The composition of the present invention includes tungsten oxide particle, inorganic particle other than tungsten oxide particle, and a solvent. The inorganic particle is preferably made of a clay mineral. The clay mineral is preferably bentonite, saponite, or mica. The volume median diameter (D50) of the tungsten oxide particle is preferably 0.01 ?m or more and 10.0 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki Shiba, Hidetsugu Kawai, Shinya Okazaki, Kazuhiko Furukawa