Patents Examined by Bijan Ahvazi
  • Patent number: 10428236
    Abstract: Provided is a polyurethane urea resin composition exhibiting UV absorption-agent resistance that achieves both durability and liquid resistance against UV absorption agents included in cosmetic products or the like, and that is capable of being used for a molded body and a coating material which exhibit excellent properties such as abrasion resistance, mar resistance, oleic acid resistance, water resistance, stain resistance, and weather resistance. The polyurethane urea resin composition exhibiting UV-absorption-agent resistance is obtained by reacting a polyol (A), a polyisocyanate (B), a molecular weight modifier (C), and a diamine (D), and can be used as a molded body and a member-coating material to impart durability and liquid resistance against UV absorption agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: TOSOH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadayuki Kawaguchi, Takahiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10428220
    Abstract: This invention relates to polymer particles, a process for their preparation, the use of these particles for the preparation of an electrophoretic device, and electrophoretic displays comprising such particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Louise Diane Farrand, Claire Topping, Mark John Goulding
  • Patent number: 10414838
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for preparing a vinyl chloride-based polymer comprising performing suspension polymerization of vinyl chloride-based monomer, wherein an aromatic hydrocarbon-based compound is added when a pressure change is 0.5 to 1.5 kg/cm2 with respect to an equilibrium pressure at a polymerization temperature in a polymerization reactor after the vinyl chloride-based monomer is added to the polymerization reactor, wherein the aromatic hydrocarbon-based compound comprises a reactive functional group having an intracarbon double bond and a hydroxyl group; and a vinyl chloride-based polymer prepared by the method and having a high polymerization degree and excellent fusion processability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Joong Chul Lim, Hyun Kyou Ha, Yang Jun Jeon, Jin Hyuck Ju, Min Jeong Kang
  • Patent number: 10408974
    Abstract: Disclosed are high refractive index, hydrophobic, acrylic materials. These materials have both high refractive index and a high Abbe number. This combination means the materials have a low refractive index dispersion and thus are especially suitable for use as intraocular lens materials. The materials are also suitable for use in other implantable ophthalmic devices, such as keratoprostheses, corneal rings, corneal implants, and corneal inlays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventor: Douglas Schlueter
  • Patent number: 10409158
    Abstract: Provided are a coloring composition having improved heat resistance; and a cured film, a color filter, a method for producing a color filter, and a solid-state imaging element and an image display device, each of which uses the coloring composition. The coloring composition includes a dye (A) represented by the following General Formula (I) and a polymerizable compound (B). General Formula (I) is (R)m-Q-(D)n, wherein Q represents an (m+n)-valent linking group, R represents a substituent, D represents a dye residue, m represents an integer of 0 to 6, n represents an integer of 2 to 8, and (m+n) represents an integer of 2 to 8. In the case where m is 2 or more, a plurality of R's may be different from each other, and in the case where n is 2 or more, a plurality of D's may be different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Hara, Tetsuya Watanabe, Yuushi Kaneko, Suguru Samejima, Junichi Ito, Naotsugu Muro, Kazuya Oota, Yoshinori Taguchi
  • Patent number: 10400173
    Abstract: The present invention provides a siloxane-modified cyclotriphosphazene halogen-free flame retardant, and a preparation method and a use thereof. The siloxane-modified cyclotriphosphazene halogen-free flame retardant has the structural formula as shown in Formula I. In the siloxane-modified cyclotriphosphazene halogen-free flame retardant of the present invention, three kinds of structures of siloxane, aryl phosphorus oxygen compound and cyclotriphosphazene are built in one molecular formula, which combines the advantages of three structures, improves the compatibility between the flame retardant and resins, has a high flame retardant efficiency and a better char formation and can greatly increase the flame retardancy and stability of resin cured products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SHENGYI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongzhen Wang, Yueshan He, Zhongqiang Yang, Yongjing Xu
  • Patent number: 10401726
    Abstract: A coloring composition includes colorants, polymerizable compounds, and a resin, in which a ratio P/M of a mass P of the colorants to a mass M of the polymerizable compounds is 0.05 to 0.35, a content of the polymerizable compounds is 25 to 65 mass % with respect to a total solid content of the coloring composition, a ratio A/B of a minimum value A of an absorbance in a wavelength range of 400 nm or longer and shorter than 580 nm to a minimum value B of an absorbance in a wavelength range of 580 nm to 770 nm is 0.3 to 3, and a ratio C/D of a minimum value C of an absorbance in a wavelength range of 400 nm to 750 nm to a maximum value D of an absorbance in a wavelength range of 850 nm to 1300 nm is 5 or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Takishita, Tetsuya Kamimura, Hirokazu Kyota, Toshihide Ezoe, Kazuto Shimada
  • Patent number: 10377634
    Abstract: A carbon material and a material for a battery electrode which is suitable for use as an electrode material for an aqueous-electrolyte secondary battery, which material includes optical structures having a specific shape, and in which material the ratio IG/ID (R value) between the peak intensity (ID) of a peak in a range of 1300 to 1400 cm?1 and the peak intensity (IG) of a peak in a range of 1580 to 1620 cm?1 measured by Raman spectroscopy spectra when particles of the carbon material are measured with Raman microspectrometer is 0.38 or more and 1.2 or less and the average interplanar spacing d002 of plane (002) by the X-ray diffraction method is 0.335 nm or more and 0.338 nm or less; and a secondary battery excellent in charge/discharge cycle characteristics and large current load characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Chiaki Sotowa, Takashi Terashima, Yasuaki Wakizaka
  • Patent number: 10377909
    Abstract: Pigment based inks are provided. The inks include a non-polar carrier fluid; and a surface-functionalized pigment particle including a nitrogen-inked moiety to the surface of the pigment particle through a nitrogen link at one end of the nitrogen-linked moiety and a segment copolymer having at least two blocks attached at another end, the pigment particle suspended in the non-polar carrier fluid. A combination of an electronic display and an electronic ink employing the pigment and a process for making the pigment-based inks are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Copmany, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Qin Liu
  • Patent number: 10372010
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an electrophoretic fluid comprising five different types of particles, wherein each type of particle has a different color and the first, second, and third types of particles carry the same charge polarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: E INK CALIFORNIA, LLC
    Inventors: Hui Du, Craig Lin
  • Patent number: 10370477
    Abstract: The present invention provides polymeric materials arranged as photonic crystals, or portions of photonic crystals, having properties which can be easily tuned over a large range of wavelengths upon exposure to an external stimulus. In some embodiments, the photonic crystals comprise at least one portion which can undergo a change in a physical, chemical, dielectric, or other property upon exposure to an altering stimulus, resulting in a change in a diffracted wavelength of electromagnetic radiation (e.g, light) by the photonic crystal. Embodiments of the invention may advantageously exhibit large stop band tunability and rapid response times. Photonic crystals of the invention may be useful in a wide variety of applications, such as colorimetric sensors, active components of simple display devices, electrically controlled tunable optically pumped laser, photonic switches, multiband filters, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Youngjong Kang, Joseph Walish, Edwin L. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10358418
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to resins and to polymers, copolymers, and blends formed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Novoset, LLC
    Inventors: Sajal Das, Paul Boothe, Patrick Shipman
  • Patent number: 10350148
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a composition for a laminated coating film having designability to a coated body and weather resistance. The present invention provides a composition for a laminated coating film, comprising silicon oxide-coated iron oxide particles, wherein at least a part of the surface of said iron oxide particles is coated with silicon oxide, wherein the diameter of said iron oxide particles is 1 to 50 nm, and wherein the average reflectivity of said silicon oxide-coated iron oxide particles for the light of the wavelengths of 620 to 750 nm is 25% or less. It is preferable that the transmittance of the dispersion comprising said silicon oxide-coated iron oxide particles for the light of the wavelength of 200 to 420 nm is 2.0% or less, and the transmittance of the same for the light of the wavelength of 620 to 780 nm is 80% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: M. TECHNIQUE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masakazu Enomura, Daisuke Honda
  • Patent number: 10351709
    Abstract: A leuco polymer comprising a polyethylenimine and at least one leuco moiety covalently bound to the polyethylenimine, wherein the polyethylenimine comprises three or more amine nitrogen atoms and 1 mol. % or more of amine hydrogen atoms in the polyethylenimine are replaced with a moiety selected from the group consisting of 2-hydroxypropyl, 1-hydroxypropane-2-yl, and polyalkoxy groups. Methods of making the leuco polymer, laundry care compositions comprising the leuco polymer and methods of treating textiles with such laundry care compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Sanjeev K. Dey, Gregory S. Miracle
  • Patent number: 10344167
    Abstract: This invention relates to polymer particles, a process for their preparation, the use of these particles for the preparation of an electrophoretic device, electrophoretic displays comprising such particle, and new polymerizable dyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: Merck Patent GmbH, The Queen's University of Belfast
    Inventors: Jonathan Henry Wilson, Louise Diane Farrand, Anthony Lawrence, Sarah Youngs
  • Patent number: 10344217
    Abstract: The present application relates to a device for regulating the passage of energy from an outside space into an inside space, where the device comprises a switching layer comprising one or more dichroic dyes of a formula (I) or formula (II).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Peer Kirsch, Alexander Hahn, Andreas Ruhl, Susann Beck, Junyou Pan, Michael Junge, Andreas Beyer, Ursula Patwal
  • Patent number: 10338372
    Abstract: Electrowetting apparatus including at least one compound selected from the group consisting of: wherein each of R1, R2, R3 and R4 is independently an alkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin Leguijt, Jurriën Mans, Sukhdip Sandhu
  • Patent number: 10323318
    Abstract: Ag/C crystalline nanocomposite films and a method of forming the films with controllable Ag/C molar ratios using a concurrent excimer laser-induced ablation of a silver target and a hydrocarbon gas under a vacuum atmosphere. Metal/Carbon nanocomposites prepared by concurrent irradiation of a metal target, in the presence of a hydrocarbon gas, during an excimer laser induced process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Mohammed Ashraf Gondal, Radek Fajgar, Zain Hassan Abdallah Yamani, Xiaofeng Chang
  • Patent number: 10308601
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an isothiocyanate production method using an organic primary amine and thiourea as starting materials; to a composition for transporting and storing an N-substituted O-substituted thiocarbamate that includes an N-substituted O-substituted thiocarbamate and a hydroxy compound, the equivalent weight ratio of hydroxy groups of the hydroxy compound with respect to the carbamate groups of the N-substituted O-substituted thiocarbamate being in the range of 1 to 100; to a composition for transporting and storing a compound with a thioureido group that includes a compound with a thioureido group and a hydroxy compound, the equivalent weight ratio of hydroxy groups of the hydroxy compound with respect to the thioureido groups of the compound with a thioureido group being in the range of 1 to 100; and to an isothiocyanate composition containing an isothiocyanate and a compound with a specific functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Shinohata, Yuji Kosugi, Nobuhisa Miyake
  • Patent number: 10308823
    Abstract: A near infrared absorbing fine particle dispersion liquid, which can be applied to offset printing, including: a solvent of one or more kinds selected from vegetable oils and vegetable oil-derived compounds; near infrared ray-absorbing fine particles of one or more kinds selected from composite tungsten oxide expressed by MxWyOz or tungsten oxide having a Magneli phase expressed by a general formula WyOz; a solvent of one or more kinds selected from alcohols, ethers, esters, ketones, aromatic hydrocarbons and glycol ethers and having a boiling point of 180° C. or less, wherein a content of the solvent of one or more kinds selected from alcohols, ethers, esters, ketones, aromatic hydrocarbons and glycol ethers is 5 mass % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mika Okada, Hideaki Fukuyama