Patents Examined by D. S. Nakarani
  • Patent number: 8367214
    Abstract: A hydrophobic coating having a contact angle of at least about 150 degrees is disclosed herein, which coating comprises: a polymer substrate comprising a first linker incorporated therein at a specified surface density of from about 3×10?4 to about 9×10?8 units per nm2; a first polymer layer in contact with said first linker; a second linker in contact with said first polymer layer; and a second polymer layer in contact with said second linker. Also disclosed herein are methods for producing the hydrophobic coating. This hydrophobic coating is useful for making microfluidic devices having a hydrophobic coating on the microfluidic channels, as well as other uses in the field of microfluidics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Peking University
    Inventors: Hongwei Ma, Tongcheng Qian, Yuanzi Wu
  • Patent number: 8367216
    Abstract: A laminate for a laminated glass which is used as a head-up displays (HUD) and is not deteriorated even if exposed to light, and with which a laminated glass having excellent impact resistance can be prepared, wherein an interlayer film for a laminated glass and a retardation element sandwiched between adhesive layers are laminated, the interlayer film for a laminated glass contains a thermoplastic resin and an ultraviolet absorber, the interlayer film for a laminated glass contains, as the ultraviolet absorber, a benzotriazole compound or a benzophenone compound, and at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a malonic ester compound, an oxanilide compound and a triazine compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignees: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd., Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha, Polatechno Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Juichi Fukatani, Izumi Omoto, Seiko Ichikawa, Kouichi Tanaka, Mayu Kameda
  • Patent number: 8365314
    Abstract: An elastomeric article, such as a glove or a condom, is coated with a compound containing silicone, collagen and allantoin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignees: Precision Components, Inc., Xela Corporation
    Inventors: Anil Segat, Andreas Brown
  • Patent number: 8361625
    Abstract: An interlayer film for a laminated glass which reduces transmittance of ultraviolet rays having wavelength of 380 to 400 nm and has an excellent durability to light exposure, while maintaining high visible light transmittance. The interlayer film for a laminated glass comprises a thermoplastic resin and an indole compound having a structure represented by the following chemical formula 1: Wherein R1 represents an alkyl group having 1-3 carbon atoms, and R2 represents hydrogen, an alkyl group having 1-10 carbon atoms, or an aralkyl group having 7-10 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignees: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd., Orient Chemical Industries, Ltd., Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Bungo Hatta, Hirofumi Kitano, Minoru Inada, Jun Hikata
  • Patent number: 8361627
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition for the corrosion protection of metal substrates and to the production thereof, and to a method for producing corrosion-resistant coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignees: EADS Deutschland GmbH, Technische Universität Wien
    Inventors: Theo Hack, Dominik Raps, Ralf Supplit, Ulrich Schubert
  • Patent number: 8357451
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laminated glass including a first glass substrate, a first adhesive layer, a heat reflective film, a second adhesive layer and a second glass substrate, laminated in this order, in which the heat reflective film includes a resin film having specific thermal shrinkages in a direction that a thermal shrinkage becomes maximum and in a direction orthogonal to the direction, and a heat reflective coating formed on the resin film; the first adhesive layer and the second adhesive layer include a polyvinyl butyral film having thermal shrinkages in a direction that a thermal shrinkage becomes maximum and in a direction orthogonal to the direction; and the direction that a thermal shrinkage becomes maximum, of the resin film and the direction that a thermal shrinkage becomes maximum, of the polyvinyl butyral film are orthogonal to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Yuichi Hino
  • Patent number: 8354166
    Abstract: Present invention provides a film and an article including the film. The film includes first layer, second layer and third layer. The first layer includes a polymer dielectric material. The second layer is disposed on at least one surface of the first layer and includes inorganic oxide dielectric material. The third layer is disposed on the first or second layer and includes a nitride or oxynitride material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Daniel Qi Tan, George Theodore Dalakos, Yang Cao, Qin Chen, Ri-an Zhao
  • Patent number: 8349460
    Abstract: Organosilicon composites are described, comprising 30 to 90 vol. % of a cured organosilicon copolymer derived by curing an organosilicon polymer having, in the same copolymer, silicon-containing repeating units comprising a silicon hydride and silicon-containing repeating units comprising a C1-10 ethylenically unsaturated group; and 10 to 70 vol. % of a dielectric filler. The composites are used in the manufacture of circuit subassemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: World Properties, Inc.
    Inventor: Sankar K. Paul
  • Patent number: 8329306
    Abstract: Provided is a barrier laminate having higher barrier property. The barrier laminate has an organic layer obtained by curing a polymerizable composition comprising a compound represented by the following formula (1); wherein R1's represent a substituent, and R1's each may be the same or different to each other; n's are an integer of 0 to 5, and n's each may be the same or different to each other; provided that at least one of R1's comprises a polymerizable group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Ryou Oouchi, Jiro Tsukahara
  • Patent number: 8323800
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of bonding a gold surface to a second surface which comprises heating a hybrid organic-inorganic melting gel >50° C., applying the melting gel to either the gold surface or the second surface. The melting gel is heated to above 130° C. until the melting gel has cured sufficiently to bond the surfaces together. The invention also relates to a combination of a gold surface and a second surface that is bonded together with a hybrid organic-inorganic melting gel. In another aspect of the invention the hybrid organic-inorganic melting gel is heated to a workable viscosity and cast into a film, sheet, block or lens. The cast gel is cured or partially cured and then applied between the gold surface and the second surface. Additional uncured melting gel may be applied. The construct is heated to above 130° C. until the melting gel has cured sufficient to bond the surfaces together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Schott Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Haines, David Yuhas, Eric Urruti
  • Patent number: 8323797
    Abstract: A composite article comprises a first glass layer, a silicone layer, a second glass layer, and an organic layer. The silicone layer is disposed adjacent to the first glass layer. The silicone layer includes a cured silicone composition. The second glass layer is disposed adjacent to the silicone layer, spaced from and substantially parallel to the first glass layer. The organic layer is disposed adjacent to the second glass layer, spaced from and substantially parallel to the silicone layer. The organic layer includes a cured organic composition. A method of making a composite article including a first glass layer and a polymeric layer disposed adjacent to the first glass layer includes providing a dual-compartment chamber. The chamber includes a first compartment and a second compartment separated by a polymeric separator. The separator can be manipulated through pressure differentials between the compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Bizhong Zhu, Carl Allen Fairbank, Raymond Lee Tabler, Nathan P. Greer
  • Patent number: 8318313
    Abstract: A metal nano particle can be supported and immobilized on a substrate uniformly. Thus, disclosed is a method for supporting a nano metal particle, which comprises applying a silane coupling agent having at least one functional group capable of capturing a metal (e.g., an imidazole group, an amino group, a diamino group, a mercapto group, and a vinyl group) in its molecule on a substrate, and then contacting the silane coupling agent with a nano particle of a metal (e.g., gold, platinum, silver, copper, palladium, nickel, cobalt), wherein the silane coupling agent may be produced by the reaction between an azole compound with an epoxysilane compound, and wherein the metal nano particle to be contacted with the silane coupling agent is preferably coated with an ionic fluid. Also disclosed is a substrate having a metal nano particle supported thereon, which is produced by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation, Nagoya University, Osaka University
    Inventors: Toru Imori, Yoshiyuki Hisumi, Junichi Ito, Tsukasa Torimoto, Kenichi Okazaki, Susumu Kuwabata
  • Patent number: 8313838
    Abstract: An interlayer film for laminated glass with sound-absorbing properties contains at least two individual films, wherein the first individual film comprises a polyvinyl acetal with a portion of polyvinyl acetate groups of 0.1 to 11 mol % and a second individual film comprises a polyvinyl acetal with a portion of polyvinyl acetate groups of between 5 and 8 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Kuraray Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Steuer, Jan Beekhuizen, Uwe Keller, Kouichiro Isoue
  • Patent number: 8313839
    Abstract: A method for modulating roughness of a surface, comprising: providing a first pre-stressed electrically conductive layer (10) coupled to a dielectric elastic foundation (20) provided over a second conductive layer (30); and subjecting the two conductive layers to a voltage difference, thereby modulating the roughness of the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd.
    Inventors: Samy Abu-Salih, David Elata
  • Patent number: 8309228
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of polysilazanes as a permanent coating on metal and polymer surfaces for preventing corrosion, increasing scratch resistance and to facilitate easier cleaning. The invention comprises a solution of a polysilazane or a blend of polysilazanes of the general formula 1 —(SiR?R?—NR??)n—??(1) where R?, R? and R?? are identical or different and independently of one another represent hydrogen or an optionally substituted alkyl, aryl, vinyl or (trialkoxysilyl)alkyl group and n represents a whole number and is calculated in such a way that the polysilazane has a numerical average molecular weight of 150 to 150 000 g/mol, in a solvent. The invention also relates to a method for producing the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: AZ Electronic Materials (Luxembourg) S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Andreas Dierdorf, Stefan Brand, Andreas Wacker, Hubert Liebe
  • Patent number: 8304083
    Abstract: A hydrophilic member comprising a substrate and a hydrophilic coating film provided on the substrate, wherein the hydrophilic coating film is produced by coating a substrate with an aqueous solution containing (a) a hydrophilic polymer, (b) an alkoxide of a metal selected from the group consisting of Si, Ti, Zr, and Al, and (c) a metal complex catalyst, and heat-drying the solution applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hoshi, Toshiaki Aoai, Kazuto Shimada, Satoshi Tanaka, Kazuto Kunita
  • Patent number: 8283025
    Abstract: Reinforced silicone resin films comprising at least two polymer layers, wherein at least one of the polymer layers comprises a cured product of a at least one silicone resin having an average of at least two silicon-bonded alkenyl groups or silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms per molecule, and at least one of the polymer layers comprises a carbon nanomaterial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventor: Bizhong Zhu
  • Patent number: 8277939
    Abstract: An article of manufacture comprising (i) at least one glass substrate and (ii) a coating layer on at least a portion of at least one side of the glass substrate wherein the coating layer comprises a cured silicone resin composition selected from a hydrosilylation cured silicone resin composition, a condensation cured silicone resin composition, or a tree radical cured silicone resin composition; the glass being preferably a thin glass (5-500 micrometers).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: John Fredrick Buether, Dimitris Katsoulis, Herschel Henry Reese, Bizhong Zhu
  • Patent number: 8273448
    Abstract: Reinforced silicone resin films comprising at least two polymer layers, wherein at least one of the polymer layers comprises a cured product of a at least one silicone resin having an average of at least two silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms, hydroxyl groups, or hydrolysable groups per molecule, and at least one of the polymer layers comprises a carbon nanomaterial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventor: Bizhong Zhu
  • Patent number: 8268445
    Abstract: A composite article comprises a first glass layer, a silicone layer, a second glass layer, and an organic layer. The silicone layer is disposed adjacent to the first glass layer. The silicone layer includes a cured silicone composition. The second glass layer is disposed adjacent to the silicone layer, spaced from and substantially parallel to the first glass layer. The organic layer is disposed adjacent to the second glass layer, spaced from and substantially parallel to the silicone layer. The organic layer includes a cured organic composition. A method of making a composite article including a first glass layer and a polymeric layer disposed adjacent to the first glass layer includes providing a dual-compartment chamber. The chamber includes a first compartment and a second compartment separated by a polymeric separator. The separator can be manipulated through pressure differentials between the compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Bizhong Zhu, Carl Allen Fairbank, Raymond Lee Tabler, Nathan P. Greer