Patents Examined by Elizabeth A. Robinson
  • Patent number: 9423532
    Abstract: Embodiments provided herein describe coating formulations, such as those used to form optical coatings, panels having optical coatings thereon, and methods for forming optical coatings and panels. The coating formulation includes an aqueous-based suspension of particles. The particles have a sheet-like morphology and a thickness of less than about 10 nm. The coating also includes a polysiloxane or silane emulsion, a polysiloxane or silane solution, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Jewhurst, Nikhil Kalyankar
  • Patent number: 9370895
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reflowing an adhesive are described. The adhesive may be reflowed by applying an alternating magnetic field at a particular frequency selected to be natural resonant frequency resonant of magnetizable material embedded in the adhesive. The alternating magnetic field at the particular frequency resonates the magnetizable material, inductively producing heat. The heat reflows the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward A. Liljegren
  • Patent number: 9330807
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a conductive paste in which fine metal particles are dispersed into a chemical adsorption liquid produced from a mixture of at least an alkoxysilane compound, a silanol condensation catalyst, and a nonaqueous organic solvent to form an organic thin film comprising molecules covalently bound to the surface of the fine metal particle by having the surface of the fine metal particle react with the alkoxysilane compound, so that fine metal particles that are given a reactive function to the surface are produced while almost maintaining the original conductivity of the fine metal particles, and further the particles are pasted with an organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Kazufumi Ogawa, Kazuhiro Soejima
  • Patent number: 9308706
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a graphite oxide-containing resin formulation, including: 15-80 parts by weight of a polyamideimide precursor, 0.01-10 parts by weight of a graphite oxide as a dispersant, 10-400 parts by weight of an inorganic powder, and 20-350 parts by weight of a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kuo-Chan Chiou, Lu-Shih Liao, Chen-Lung Lin
  • Patent number: 9238354
    Abstract: An interlayer film for a laminated glass includes a thermoplastic resin and a plasticizer. The ratio of a high molecular weight component with an absolute molecular weight of 1000000 or more in the thermoplastic resin is 7.4% or higher, or the ratio of a high molecular weight component with a polystyrene-equivalent molecular weight of 1000000 or more in the thermoplastic resin is 9% or higher. A first multilayer interlayer for a laminated glass includes an interlayer film for a laminated glass and an interlayer film for a laminated glass that contains it thermoplastic resin and a plasticizer, and is laminated on one face of the interlayer film for a laminated glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Iwamoto, Kohei Kani
  • Patent number: 9227381
    Abstract: A moisture vapor and oxygen transmission resistant flexible film has a polymeric base layer and a barrier layer of discrete particles of a first organic polymer dispersed throughout a matrix of a second organic polymer. Preferably, the first and second polymers are water insoluble and water soluble, respectively. The barrier layer is formed by depositing onto the base layer a coating composition of finely divided insoluble organic polymer particles suspended in an aqueous solution of the water soluble organic polymer, a crosslinking agent and surfactant. The coating composition is heated to crosslink the barrier layer polymers and evaporate solvent to provide a barrier film suitable for packaging applications. Optionally, the film can be metalized to increase barrier properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy Paolilli, John Fitch
  • Patent number: 9206335
    Abstract: A coating composition is provided comprising a) an aqueous dispersion, having a pH of less than 7.5, of silica nanoparticles having average particle diameters of 40 nanometers or less, b) an alkoxysilane oligomer; c) a silane coupling agent, and d) optionally a metal ?-diketone complexing agent. The compositions may be used to prepare coated articles wherein the coating is substantially uniform in thickness, durably adheres to the substrate, and provides hydrophilic and/or antireflection surface properties to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovation Properties Company
    Inventors: Patrick J. Hager, Jay S. Schlechte, Elaine M. Yorkgitis, Naiyong Jing
  • Patent number: 9200173
    Abstract: A modified polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) coated film used for printing and a preparation method thereof are provided. Said film comprises a coating layer, a primer layer and a substrate in turn. Said coating layer comprises acrylic coating layer and modified PVA coating layer in turn. Said modified PVA coating layer contacts with the primer layer. Said modified PVA coated film has the properties of higher barrier and moisture-proof and is suitable for the printing of most of printing inks. Said film can be not only directly used to package nuts or the likes, but also used to form a composite compound with other materials suitable for packaging cookie, cake or the likes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: HAINAN SHINER INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hongcun Huang
  • Patent number: 9158213
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a charging member. The charging member comprises an electro-conductive substrate and an electro-conductive surface layer, wherein the surface layer includes a binder resin, an electro-conductive particle dispersed in the binder resin, and a resin particle that roughens the surface of the surface layer; the surface layer has a plurality of protrusions each derived from the resin particle in the surface thereof; the resin particle that forms the protrusion has a pore inside thereof; has a porosity Vt of porosity is 2.5% by volume or less as a whole; and has a region whose porosity V11 is from 5% by volume to 20% by volume, wherein the region is farthest away from the electro-conductive substrate in the resin particle, and assuming that the resin particle is a solid particle having no pores, the region corresponds to a 11% by volume-occupying region of the solid particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohito Taniguchi, Takehiko Aoyama, Taichi Sato, Noboru Miyagawa, Satoshi Koide, Daisuke Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9157142
    Abstract: An aluminization process by vapor phase deposition for high-temperature oxidation protection of a metal turbomachine part. The part including a cavity into which a metal component is introduced and assembled from an opening in the part. A halide is formed by reaction between a halogen and a metal donor containing aluminum, then the halide is transported by a carrier gas in order to come into contact with the metal part, wherein the metal component has first, before the implementation of the process, been surface-enriched with aluminum in order to serve as an aluminum donor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Maxime Francois Roger Carlin, Lucie Marie Ida Lanciaux
  • Patent number: 9151875
    Abstract: A touch panel which prevents Newton ring formation and glare, shows high transmission image clarity, prevents haze and has high visibility, and an optical film which is applicable to such a touch panel. An optical film comprising an optically-transparent substrate and at least one hard coat layer (A) disposed on a surface of the optically-transparent substrate, wherein a surface of the hard coat layer (A), which is opposite to a surface where the optically-transparent substrate is present, has an arithmetic mean roughness (Ra) defined in JIS B0601 (1994) of 0.025 to 0.05 ?m, and has 10 to 250 convex portions each having a height of 0.3 to 3 ?m in a 1.08 mm square area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Takamiya, Kenji Ueno, Seika Minakoshi
  • Patent number: 9152256
    Abstract: A touch screen and a method for manufacturing the touch screen are provided. The touch screen can include: an ITO (Indium Tin Oxide) film deposited on the upper surface of a flexible plastic film; a primary metal layer deposited on the ITO film; and a secondary metal film plated on the primary metal layer. The touch screen is durable and has excellent sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gap Young Kim, Hyun Min Na, Hyuk Jin Hong
  • Patent number: 9142800
    Abstract: A composite material for LED's is provided. The composite material has a coating comprising scattering particles with an index of refraction greater than 1.6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Matthias Bockmeyer, Eveline Rudigier-Voigt
  • Patent number: 9101062
    Abstract: A highly heat conductive metal-clad laminate, which may be included in a highly heat conductive polyimide film, has a metal layer on one or both sides of an insulating layer which has a heat conductive filler-filled polyimide layer. The insulating layer of the highly heat conductive metal-clad laminate or the highly heat conductive polyimide film having the filler-filled polyimide layer is characterized in that the content of the heat conductive filler in the filler-filled polyimide layer is 20-80 wt %, the heat conductive filler contains a plate-like filler with an average length DL of 0.1-15 ?m and a spherical filler with an average particle diameter DR of 0.05-10 ?m, DL and DR satisfy the relationship DL>DR/2, no heat conductive filler of 30 ?m or more is contained, and the coefficient of thermal expansion is in the range of 10-30 ppm/K.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eijiro Aoyagi, Hongyuan Wang, Noriyuki Kirikae, Katsufumi Hiraishi
  • Patent number: 9040165
    Abstract: A solar cell sealing film contains an ethylene-unsaturated ester copolymer, a crosslinker, and crosslinking auxiliary agents, wherein the solar cell sealing film contains a polyfunctional (meth)acrylate having 5 or more (meth)acryloyl groups in the molecule and triallyl isocyanurate as the crosslinking auxiliary agents, and a mass ratio of the polyfunctional (meth)acrylate to the triallyl isocyanurate is 0.06 to 0.3 parts of polyfunctional (meth)acrylate per 1 part of triallyl isocyanurate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisataka Kataoka, Makiko Tomiyama
  • Patent number: 9023465
    Abstract: Provided is an electroconductive member that can demonstrate stable performance for a long period of time with an electric resistance value being hardly changed even by electrical conduction for a long period of time. An electroconductive member has a conductive mandrel, and a conductive layer provided on the outer periphery of the conductive mandrel. The conductive layer includes an organic polymeric compound as a binder, and a conductive particle dispersed in the organic polymeric compound, and the particle includes an organic-inorganic hybrid polymer having a specific structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoru Yamada, Seiji Tsuru, Kazuhiro Yamauchi, Norifumi Muranaka, Yuka Hirakoso
  • Patent number: 9023464
    Abstract: A connecting film which electrically connects a first circuit member with a second circuit member having a nitrogen atom-containing film on a surface thereof facing the first circuit member, the connecting film including a first layer which is to be located at the first circuit member side, and a second layer which is to be located at the second circuit member side, wherein the first layer contains a cationic curing agent and an epoxy resin, and the second layer contains a radical curing agent, an acrylic resin and an epoxy compound, wherein one of the first layer and the second layer is a conductive particle-containing organic resin layer, and the other layer is an insulating organic resin layer containing no conductive particles, and wherein the minimum melt viscosity of the conductive particle-containing organic resin layer is ten times or more greater than that of the insulating organic resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Akutsu, Tomoyuki Ishimatsu, Koichi Miyauchi
  • Patent number: 9005749
    Abstract: An intermediate transfer member that includes a mixture of superhydrophobic dimpled polyimide particles, an optional conductive component, and an optional polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer A Coggan, Jin Wu
  • Patent number: 8999513
    Abstract: Airtight and puncture-resistant multilayer elastomer laminate that can be used in particular in an inflatable article, such as a pneumatic tire for a vehicle, comprising at least the following three layers (phr signifying parts by weight per hundred parts of rubber (elastomer) in each composition considered): as an airtight first layer, a first elastomer composition comprising at least 50 phr of a diene elastomer; as a puncture-resistant second layer, a self-sealing second elastomer composition comprising at least 50 phr of a saturated thermoplastic styrene elastomer and more than 200 phr of an extender oil; as an adhesive third layer or interphase between the above two layers, a third composition comprising at least 30 phr of an unsaturated thermoplastic styrene elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A., Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Emmanuel Custodero, Pierre Lesage, Vincent Abad
  • Patent number: 8986827
    Abstract: A moisture vapor and oxygen transmission resistant flexible film has a polymeric base layer and a barrier layer of discrete particles of a first organic polymer dispersed throughout a matrix of a second organic polymer. Preferably, the first and second polymers are water insoluble and water soluble, respectively. The barrier layer is formed by depositing onto the base layer a coating composition of finely divided insoluble organic polymer particles suspended in an aqueous solution of the water soluble organic polymer, a crosslinking agent and surfactant. The coating composition is heated to crosslink the barrier layer polymers and evaporate solvent to provide a barrier film suitable for packaging applications. Optionally, the film can be metalized to increase barrier properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy Paolilli, John Fitch