Patents Examined by Bradford M Gates
  • Patent number: 11078376
    Abstract: Polyisocyanate-cured coating compositions containing 1,1-di-activated vinyl compounds are described. Also provided are coatings formed from coating compositions comprising 1,1-di-activated vinyl compounds, including multi-layer coatings. Also provided are processes for coating substrates with coating compositions comprising 1,1-di-activated vinyl compounds. Also provided are articles employing the coatings described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Aditya Gottumukkala, Scott W. Sisco, David R. Fenn, Daniel F. Moyano, Kurt G. Olson, Matthew S. Luchansky, Richard J. Sadvary, Shiryn Tyebjee, Caroline S. Harris, Shanti Swarup
  • Patent number: 11071999
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an effect pigment dispersion comprising water, a rheology control agent (A), and a flake-effect pigment (B), the flake-effect pigment (B) being an interference pigment in which a transparent or translucent substrate is coated with a metal oxide, and the solids content of the effect pigment dispersion being 0.1 to 15 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Okazaki, Masayuki Itoh, Tatsuo Kuramochi
  • Patent number: 11059943
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a core-shell nanocomposite material comprising an intrinsically conductive polymer (ICP) and surface-modified cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) as well as synthesis for preparing same and its use thereof in various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: CELLUFORCE INC.
    Inventors: Xiuyun Wu, Kam Chiu Tam, Richard Berry, Aiping Yu
  • Patent number: 11046866
    Abstract: Described herein is a method for producing a coating system on a substrate, including producing a cured basecoat film on the substrate by applying a pigmented aqueous basecoat material to the substrate and subsequently curing the basecoat material, wherein the basecoat material includes a polyether-based reaction product which is preparable by reaction of (a) at least one cyclic tetracarboxylic dianhydride having an aliphatic, aromatic or araliphatic radical X which bridges the two anhydride groups, with (b) at least one polyether of a general structural formula (II) in which R is a C3 to C6 alkylene radical and n is selected such that the polyether (b) possesses a number-average molecular weight of 500 to 5000 g/mol, and wherein components (a) and (b) are used in the reaction in a molar ratio of 0.7/2.3 to 1.6/1.7 and a resulting reaction product possesses an acid number of 5 to 80 mg KOH/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Steinmetz, Peter Hoffmann, Hardy Reuter, Peggy Jankowski
  • Patent number: 11045834
    Abstract: A method for producing a film comprises preserving a composition including a pigment, a resin, and a solvent under a condition of a viscosity ranging from 30 mPa·s to 150 mPa·s, and heating the composition to 40° C. to 70° C. so as to be applied during the application of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshinori Taguchi
  • Patent number: 11045832
    Abstract: A coating method for compressed biomass products for providing the products with a substantially monolithic, water resistant coating to facilitate improved storage characteristics. The coating Method for compressed biomass products generally includes conveying the products into a tank or spray of heated, liquified coating material that then cools and hardens to provide a uniform, monolithic coating on the entire outer surface of the products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Sherman M. Hubbard
  • Patent number: 11041093
    Abstract: Aqueous dispersions including multistage-prepared polymers of mixtures of olefinically unsaturated compounds are disclosed. The aqueous dispersions include at least one polyurethane containing olefinically unsaturated groups. Production and use of the aqueous dispersions, particularly in the field of automotive finishing, is disclosed. The disclosure further relates to an aqueous basecoat material including the multistage-prepared polymers, and also to a method for producing a multicoat paint system using the aqueous basecoat material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Cathrin Corten, Dirk Eierhoff, Wilma Nimz, Nicole Freitag, Heinz-Ulrich Grumpe, Mechthild Vienenkoetter
  • Patent number: 11014052
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a palladium-based permeation membrane which is suitable for the separation of hydrogen from gas-gas or liquid-gas mixtures. The permeation membrane is produced by applying a palladium complex, dissolved in a solvent, to a nanoporous support system having pores in a size range of from 0.5 nm to 50 nm, removing the solvent by drying, removing of organic constituents of the palladium complex by a heat treatment, and carrying out a final heat treatment under reducing conditions at a temperature ranging from about 300° C. to about 900° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E. V.
    Inventors: Hannes Richter, Adrian Simon, Norman Reger-Wagner, Janine Hercher
  • Patent number: 11007550
    Abstract: A method for the application of at least two different powder coating layers to a substrate comprising the steps of application of a first powder coating layer followed by the application of a second powder coating layer, without any substantial curing of the first powder coating layer prior to the application of the second powder coating layer, followed by the simultaneous curing at a temperature and time period sufficient to substantially cure the first powder coating layer and the second powder coating layer, wherein the first powder coating layer and the second powder coating layer each comprise at least one resin independently having at least one functional group in stoichiometric ratios sufficient to react or crosslink with the other layer at the interface of the two or more layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: THE SERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: David G. Comley, Oscar A. Ojero, Ronald E. McMahon
  • Patent number: 11000879
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus for treating a substrate with a liquid. The substrate treating method comprises a pre-treating step for supplying the treatment liquid containing hydrogen fluoride (HF) to the substrate and treating the substrate before the surface modification step and a surface modification step for supplying an alkene-based chemical onto a substrate to change the surface of the substrate to a hydrophobic state. As a result, the surface of the substrate is uniform, and generation of particles can be reduced when the substrate is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SEMES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Byungsun Bang
  • Patent number: 11002899
    Abstract: A method for making a wire grid polarizer (WGP) can provide WGPs with high temperature resistance, robust wires, oxidation resistance, and corrosion protection. In one embodiment, the method can comprise: (a) providing an array of wires on a bottom protection layer; (b) applying a top protection layer on the wires, spanning channels between wires; then (c) applying an upper barrier-layer on the top protection layer and into the channels through permeable junctions in the top protection layer. In a variation of this embodiment, the method can further comprise applying a lower barrier-layer before applying the top protection layer. In another variation, the bottom protection layer and the top protection layer can include aluminum oxide. In another embodiment, the method can comprise applying on the WGP an amino phosphonate then a hydrophobic chemical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Moxtek, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Stewart Nielson, Matthew C. George, Shaun Ogden, Brian Bowers
  • Patent number: 10988632
    Abstract: A coating composition comprising a polyester blend comprising a first polyester material having a Tg of from 55 to 105° C., the first polyester material being present in the polyester blend in an amount of 60 to 90 wt % (based on solids); a second polyester material having a Tg of from ?10 to 25° C., the second polyester material being present in the polyester blend in an amount of 10 to 40 wt % (based on solids); and a crosslinking system comprising a) an amine crosslinking material; b) a phenolic crosslinking material; c) an isocyanate crosslinking material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Katlyn M. Fix, Keri M. Veres
  • Patent number: 10987697
    Abstract: Multi-layer coatings comprising polymerization reaction products of 1,1-di-activated vinyl compounds are described. Also provided are processes for coating substrates with curable compositions comprising 1,1-di-activated vinyl compounds. Also provided are articles coated with this composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott J. Moravek, Daniel Connor, Adam B. Powell, Kurt G. Olson, Shanti Swarup, Caroline S. Harris, Davina J. Schwartzmiller, Aditya Gottumukkala, John M. Furar, William E. Eibon, Allison G. Condie, Richard J. Sadvary, Scott W. Sisco, Shiryn Tyebjee
  • Patent number: 10981125
    Abstract: The invention relates to continuous methods for compounding and applying adhesives, characterized in that (i) a base component of the adhesive is mixed continuously with at least one aggregate so as to produce a compounded adhesive; and (ii) the adhesive compounded in this manner is applied to a substrate. The invention also relates to such methods where a device as described here is used to carry out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Homag Holzbearbeitungssysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Knut Hoffmann, Juergen Lotz, Johannes Schmid
  • Patent number: 10975264
    Abstract: Provided herein is a pigmented aqueous basecoat material including a hydroxy-functional polyether-based reaction product that is prepared by a urethane group-forming reaction of: (a) at least one component including isocyanate groups that is prepared by the urethane group-forming reaction of at least one organic diisocyanate (a1) with at least one polyether (a2) of the general structural formula (I). R is a C3 to C6 alkylene radical, and n is selected accordingly such that a polyether (b) possesses a number-average molecular weight of 500 to 5000 g/mol, the components (a1) and (a2) being used in a molar ratio of 1.8/1.7 to 3.0/1.0, and the resulting component (a) having an isocyanate content of 0.5 to 10.0% with (b) at least one organic polyol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Steinmetz, Peter Hoffmann, Hardy Reuter
  • Patent number: 10971357
    Abstract: A method of modifying a layer in a semiconductor device is provided. The method includes depositing a low quality film on a semiconductor substrate, and exposing a surface of the low quality film to a first process gas comprising helium while the substrate is heated to a first temperature, and exposing a surface of the low quality film to a second process gas comprising oxygen gas while the substrate is heated to a second temperature that is different than the first temperature. The electrical properties of the film are improved by undergoing the aforementioned processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Liu, Theresa Kramer Guarini, Linlin Wang, Malcolm Bevan, Johanes S. Swenberg, Vladimir Nagorny, Bernard L. Hwang, Kin Pong Lo, Lara Hawrylchak, Rene George
  • Patent number: 10961400
    Abstract: The present invention provides the following method for forming a multilayer coating film. The method comprises forming an uncured coating film of a specific primer paint composition (A) on a substrate, forming a top coating film of a specific top paint composition (B) on the uncured coating film, and simultaneously drying the films. The primer paint composition (A) is a paint composition comprising an epoxy resin (a1), a rust preventive pigment (a2), a color pigment (a3), and an extender pigment (a4); and the top paint composition (B) is a paint composition comprising an acrylic resin (b1) and an active methylene blocked polyisocyanate compound (b2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keitaro Yamamoto, Masahiro Tada, Hirohisa Tsuda, Hideaki Katsuta
  • Patent number: 10947622
    Abstract: The disclosed methods and apparatus improve the fabrication of solid fibers and microstructures. In many embodiments, the fabrication is from gaseous, solid, semi-solid, liquid, critical, and supercritical mixtures using one or more low molar mass precursor(s), in combination with one or more high molar mass precursor(s). The methods and systems generally employ the thermal diffusion/Soret effect to concentrate the low molar mass precursor at a reaction zone, where the presence of the high molar mass precursor contributes to this concentration, and may also contribute to the reaction and insulate the reaction zone, thereby achieving higher fiber growth rates and/or reduced energy/heat expenditures together with reduced homogeneous nucleation. In some embodiments, the invention also relates to the permanent or semi-permanent recording and/or reading of information on or within fabricated fibers and microstructures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Dynetics, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Maxwell, Nicholas Webb, James Allen
  • Patent number: 10946692
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a printing paper for decorative boards is provided. The method includes the processes of: applying a resin-containing liquid comprising at least one of a resin and a resin precursor to a base paper for decorative boards; forming a print layer on or in the base paper which is not dried after the resin-containing liquid is applied thereto; and solidifying a liquid contained in the base paper having the print layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Moriya, Shizuka Kohzuki
  • Patent number: 10947605
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for hydrophobising leather, comprising the steps: providing tanned, at least partly dried leather whose content of free water is in the range of from 0 to 25 wt. %, based on the weight of the dried leather, treating the leather with a mixture of compressed gas and a hydrophobising agent at a pressure of at least 30 bar in a pressure vessel, and relieving the pressure of the pressure vessel to ambient pressure. By using the method according to the invention it is possible to obtain leather which is hydrophobised at the surface, as well as thick and firm, deeply hydrophobised leather, as is used, for example, for shoe soles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWAND
    Inventors: Manfred Renner, Andreas Sengespeick, Michael Prokein, Eckhard Weidner