Patents Examined by D. S. Nakarani
  • Patent number: 8986848
    Abstract: A hydrophilic coating can be applied to virtually any surface to produce a long-lasting, durable antifog effect. The coating includes a molecular-level blend of hydrophilic polymers. The coating can be assembled using a layer-by-layer assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Nuerxiati Nueraji, Albert J. Swiston, Michael F. Rubner, Robert E. Cohen
  • Patent number: 8883317
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an intermediate film for laminated glass which, in the case of being used for constituting a laminated glass, enables to improve the sound-insulating property in a high frequency range of the obtained laminated glass over a wide range of temperature; and a laminated glass. The intermediate film 1 for laminated glass of the present invention comprises a first layer 2 and a second layer 3 which is laminated on a first surface 2a of the first layer 2, each of the first and second layers 2 and 3 contains a polyvinyl acetal resin and a plasticizer, the absolute value of the difference between SP values of the polyvinyl acetal resin and the plasticizer contained in the first layer 2 is 0.5 or smaller, and the laminated glass of the present invention comprises first and second components for laminated glass and the intermediate layer 1 sandwiched between the first and second components for laminated glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shota Matsuda, Michio Shimamoto, Sinyul Yang, Kohei Kani, Tatsuya Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 8846200
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gas barrier film including a base layer, and a gas barrier layer that is provided on at least one side of the base layer, the base layer including a resin having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of more than 130° C., the gas barrier layer being formed of a material that includes at least an oxygen atom and a silicon atom, a surface layer part of the gas barrier layer having an oxygen atom content rate of 60 to 75%, a nitrogen atom content rate of 0 to 10%, and a silicon atom content rate of 25 to 35%, based on a total content rate of oxygen atoms, nitrogen atoms, and silicon atoms, and the surface layer part of the gas barrier layer having a film density of 2.4 to 4.0 g/cm3. Also provided are a process for producing the same, an electronic device member that includes the gas barrier film, and an electronic device that includes the electronic device member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventors: Masaharu Ito, Takeshi Kondo, Yuta Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8840999
    Abstract: A silicone composition comprises (a) a curable silicone resin, (b) an inorganic particle having a polymeric surface coating formed thereon, and (c) a cross-linking compound. The (a) curable silicone resin comprises units having a functional group R1 selected from an aryl group, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, and hydrogen. The polymeric surface coating comprises an organopolysiloxane. The organopolysiloxane comprises units selected from R23SiO1/2, R22SiO2/2, R2SiO3/2, and combinations thereof. R2 is selected from an aryl group, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, hydrogen, and combinations thereof, and R1 equals R2. The (c) cross-linking compound is reactive with at least one of (a) and the polymeric surface coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignees: Dow Corning Toray Company, Ltd., Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Yukinari Harimoto, Bizhong Zhu
  • Patent number: 8808866
    Abstract: An elastomeric article, such as a glove or a condom, is coated with a compound containing silicone, collagen and allantoin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignees: Precision Components, Inc., Xela Corporation
    Inventors: Anil Segat, Andreas Brown
  • Patent number: 8795821
    Abstract: Provided is an interlayer for laminated glass which increases sound-insulating properties in a high frequency area in a laminate glass over a wide temperature range. An interlayer film for laminated glass of the present invention includes first, second, and third layers, wherein when a cloud point C1 is measured by using a first liquid containing 100 parts by weight of a first plasticizer and 8 parts by weight of a first polyvinyl acetal resin contained in the first layer, a cloud point C2 is measured by using a second liquid containing 100 parts by weight of a second plasticizer and 8 parts by weight of a second polyvinyl acetal resin contained in the second layer, and a cloud point C3 is measured by using a third liquid containing 100 parts by weight of a third plasticizer and 8 parts by weight of a third polyvinyl acetal resin contained in the third layer, the cloud point C1 is 10° C. or lower; the cloud point C2 is higher than the cloud point C1 by at least 5° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michio Shimamoto, Shota Matsuda, Sinyul Yang
  • Patent number: 8790784
    Abstract: The present invention provides an interlayer film for laminated glass having a monolayer structure comprising only a first layer or a multilayer structure comprising at least two layers including a first layer and a second layer stacked at least on one face of the first layer, wherein the first layer contains a thermoplastic resin and a first plasticizer represented by the formula (1): and the interlayer film has a monolayer structure or a multilayer structure including at least two layers and includes the first layer further containing a second plasticizer that is a diester compound, or the interlayer film has a multilayer structure including at least two layers and includes the second layer containing a plasticizer and a polyvinyl acetal resin with a hydroxyl content of 25 to 40 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michio Shimamoto, Shota Matsuda, Sinyul Yang, Etsurou Hirota, Kohei Kani, Tatsuya Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 8790608
    Abstract: Non-spherical siliceous particles having a plurality of porous branches are disclosed and claimed. The porous branches are randomly oriented and elongated, ring-like, and/or aggregated. An additive introduced during synthesis of the particles modifies pore volume and morphology. The tunability of the pore volume includes an inner diameter ranging from about 2 ? to about 50,000 ?. Synthesizing the particles includes mixing under constant or intermittent stirring in a reaction vessel an aqueous silicic acid solution with an acidic heel solution to form a mixture. The stirring may optionally be performed at a variable speed. An additive is introduced into the mixture at a controlled rate, wherein the additive imposes a pH change from a lower pH to a higher pH to the mixture to induce siliceous particle precipitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Brian T. Holland, Sascha Welz
  • Patent number: 8790785
    Abstract: A method of forming a porous insulation film uses an organic silica material gas having a 3-membered SiO cyclic structure and a 4-membered SiO cyclic structure, or an organic silica material gas having a 3-membered SiO cyclic structure and a straight-chain organic silica structure, and uses a plasma reaction in the filming process. A porous interlevel dielectric film having a higher strength and a higher adhesive property can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Hironori Yamamoto, Fuminori Ito, Munehiro Tada, Yoshihiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8765254
    Abstract: The present invention provides synthetic membranes which are suitable as a human skin substitute for the investigation of transdermal diffusion of candidate pharmaceutical and cosmetic compounds. The membranes according to the present invention exhibit human skin-like permeability properties with respect to the diffusion of a wide range of compounds having widely different physico-chemical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Elena Chernokalskaya, Vivek Joshi, Mark Kavonian, Dave Brewster
  • Patent number: 8755714
    Abstract: A charging member is provided with a surface layer that can not easily wear even due to its contact with a photosensitive member and also has an appropriate elasticity contributing to the formation of an appropriate nip between it and the photosensitive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noriko Nagamine, Noriaki Kuroda, Yuya Tomomizu
  • Patent number: 8753747
    Abstract: The present invention provides an interlayer film for a laminated glass capable of suppressing bubble formation and bubble growth even if the laminated glass is exposed to relatively high temperatures for a long time. An interlayer film for a laminated glass according to the present invention includes a first layer and a second layer laminated on one face of the first layer, each of the first layer and the second layer contains a polyvinyl acetal resin and a plasticizer, and in the case of measuring the viscoelasticity of the first layer as a resin film (glass transition temperature: Tg(° C.)), or the viscoelasticity of a resin film (glass transition temperature: Tg(° C.)) containing 100 parts by weight the polyvinyl acetal resin in the first layer and 60 parts by weight of triethylene glycol di-2-ethylhexanoate (3GO) as a plasticizer, the resin film has an elastic modulus of G?(Tg+170) at (Tg+170)° C. and an elastic modulus of G?(Tg+30) at (Tg+30)° C., and provides a ratio (G?(Tg+170)/G?(Tg+30)) of 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Iwamoto, Ryousuke Komatsu, Kohei Kani, Shogo Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8748003
    Abstract: A gas barrier laminate comprising a substrate having thereon at least a gas barrier layer and a polymer layer, wherein at least one polymer layer is provided adjacent to at least one gas barrier layer; and an average carbon content of the polymer layer at a contact interface between the gas barrier layer is lower than an average carbon content in the polymer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Arita, Toshio Tsuji, Chikao Mamiya, Kazuhiro Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8741440
    Abstract: A series of new non-stick ceramic coating materials prepared from organic-inorganic hybrid materials, including silica sol, MTMS, FAS and PDMS (Polydimethylsiloxane) using the sol-gel process. The hybrid materials have good mechanical properties and are fashioned into a main ceramic network and good non-stick properties from organic non-stick compounds. The non-stick ceramic coating consists of two layers applied to cookware and for other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: Brocker Business Development Group, Cerasol Hong Kong Limited
    Inventor: Sang Mok Kim
  • Patent number: 8734953
    Abstract: A laminated glazing, containing an assembly containing at least two transparent sheets of inorganic glass or of a strong organic material, joined together by an interlayer of a thermoformable material or by a multilayer foil containing the interlayer. The interlayer comprises an alkyl hydroxyterephthalate luminophore material and an antioxidant additive. The laminated glazing is suitable for information display of the automobile windshield or architectural glazing type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Jean Sablayrolles, Alexandra Dekoninck, Michael Labrot
  • Patent number: 8734955
    Abstract: A transparent laminate is produced by preparing a pair of transparent substrates, forming a sealing portion along the periphery on one of the transparent substrates for sealing a curable resin composition, supplying the curable resin composition in a region on the transparent substrate surrounded by the sealing portion, overlaying the other transparent substrate on the supplied curable resin composition in a reduced pressure atmosphere so that the curable resin composition is sealed as it is sandwiched between the pair of transparent substrates, and subsequently curing the curable resin composition in an atmosphere having a higher pressure than the pressure of the atmosphere in which the composition is sandwiched, to produce the transparent laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hiroshige Ito, Satoshi Niiyama, Satoshi Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 8734937
    Abstract: The present invention provides an interlayer film for a laminated glass which can suppress bubble formation and bubble growth in the laminated glass. An interlayer film 1 for a laminated glass includes a first layer 2 and a second layer 3 laminated on one face 2a of the first layer 2. Each of the first layer 2 and the second layer 3 contains a polyvinyl acetal resin and a plasticizer. The polyvinyl acetal resin in the first layer 2 is obtained by acetalizing a polyvinyl alcohol resin that has a degree of polymerization exceeding 3000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Iwamoto, Kohei Kani
  • Patent number: 8722194
    Abstract: It is an object of the invention to provide a plasticized polyvinyl acetal composition that is suitably used for an intermediate film of a laminated glass and other applications, specifically, the polyvinyl acetal composition being characterized in that in cases when a layer that is composed of the polyvinyl acetal composition and another resin layer such as a resin layer of a polycarbonate, a poly(meth)acrylic acid ester, or a styrene thermoplastic elastomer are laminated, the plasticizer does not migrate from the polyvinyl acetal layer. The present invention relates to a polyvinyl acetal composition including 100 parts by mass of a polyvinyl acetal and 0.5 to 100 parts by mass of an ester plasticizer or ether plasticizer that is amorphous or has a melting point of 30° C. or less, and has a hydroxyl value of 15 to 450 mgKOH/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Asanuma, Koichiro Isoue
  • Patent number: 8722195
    Abstract: A composite glass pane comprising at least an upper pane, a lower pane, and an intermediate layer between the upper pane and the lower pane is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Michael Labrot, Luz Rodriguez Gonazález, Marie-Hélène Breniaux
  • Patent number: 8715815
    Abstract: The present invention provides an intermediate film for laminated glass which can improve sound insulation. The intermediate film has a layered structure including at least two layers, comprising: a first layer containing a polyvinyl acetal resin and a plasticizer; and a second layer positioned on a first surface of the first layer. In a phase diagram of three values including a degree of acetalization, a degree of acetylation, and a hydroxyl group content of the polyvinyl acetal resin contained in the first layer, the values of the degree of acetalization, the degree of acetylation, and the hydroxyl group content each fall within a region surrounded by a line including four straight lines connecting first, second, third, and fourth coordinates, which respectively have a degree of acetalization:degree of acetylation:hydroxyl group content of 70 mol %:30 mol %:0 mol %, 34 mol %:30 mol %:36 mol %, 94 mol %:0 mol %:6 mol %, and 100 mol %:0 mol %:0 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michio Shimamoto, Shota Matsuda, Sinyul Yang, Kohei Kani, Tatsuya Iwamoto