Patents Examined by Elizabeth Robinson
  • Patent number: 10533103
    Abstract: Provided is a lustrous coating material composition comprising a flaky titanic acid, a phosphoric acid group-containing resin, and an acrylic resin and being capable of forming a lustrous resin film which has a good silky texture with a high luster and which is sufficiently excellent in not only initial adhesion but also water-resistant adhesion with the occurrence of peeling being sufficiently suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Azusa Tsukigase, Makoto Kato, Hidetaka Asano, Masahiko Ishii, Yu Takada
  • Patent number: 10288943
    Abstract: A black sealant composition includes magnetic nanoparticles including a core and a shell surrounding the core, conductive black particles having a black color, and a resin including the magnetic nanoparticles and the conductive black particles dispersed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Changwoo Chun, Jinwuk Kim, Byunggeol Kim, Sungwoo Kim, Kyungyeol Ryu
  • Patent number: 10266677
    Abstract: Composite materials having carbon reinforcement fibers impregnated with a matrix material are augmented with functionalized graphene nanoplatelets having amine groups formed on a surface of the graphene nanoplatelets and epoxide groups formed on at least one edge of the graphene nanoplatelets as a supplement to or a replacement for resin matrix material to increase strength of the composite materials. Related methods of increasing strength of composite materials include mixing the functionalized graphene nanoplatelets into the matrix material prior to impregnating the carbon reinforcement fibers, depositing the functionalized graphene nanoplatelets onto the matrix material to form an interlayer, and depositing the functionalized graphene nanoplatelets onto a bed of carbon reinforcement fibers with no resin matrix material. The composite materials and related methods for increasing strength of composite materials may include graphene nanoplatelets having holes formed through the graphene nanoplatelets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Keith Daniel Humfeld
  • Patent number: 10202506
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic component packaging sheet including a surface conductive layer formed on the surface of at least one side of a substrate sheet. The substrate sheet includes (A) 80,000 to 220,000 Mw of a styrene-conjugated diene block copolymer; (B) 200,000 to 400,000 Mw of a polystyrene resin; and (C) 150,000 to 210,000 Mw of an impact resistant polystyrene resin. The surface conductive layer includes (D) an acrylic copolymer resin; and (E) a polythiophene type polymer, particularly a polythiophene type polymer/anionic polymer ion complex. The electronic component packaging sheet is a transparent conductive sheet having excellent thermoforming properties, good transparency after thermoforming, and sufficient electrostatic diffusion performance to maintain a low surface resistance value. The electronic component packaging sheet is particularly suited for the manufacture of embossed carrier tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Junpei Fujiwara, Tomohiro Osawa, Masatoshi Kawata
  • Patent number: 10160833
    Abstract: Dissociation of a macroscale version of an aramid fiber leads to the nanofiber form of this polymer. Indefinitely stable dispersions of uniform high-aspect-ratio aramid nanofibers (ANFs) with diameters between 3 and 30 nm controlled by the media composition and up to 10 ?m in length are obtained. ANFs can be processed in transparent thin films using layer-by-layer assembly (LBL) with superior mechanical performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Kotov, Ming Yang, Keqin Cao, Michael D. Thouless, Ellen M. Arruda, Anthony M. Waas, Carlos A. Pons Siepermann, Ryan M. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10141084
    Abstract: An anisotropic conductive film, the anisotropic conductive film including an insulating layer and a conductive layer laminated on the insulating layer, the conductive layer containing conductive particles, wherein after glass substrates are positioned to face each other on the upper and lower surface of the anisotropic conductive film and are pressed against the anisotropic conductive film at 3 MPa (based on the sample area) and 160° C. (based on the detection temperature of the anisotropic conductive film) for 5 sec, a ratio of the area of the insulating layer to that of the conductive layer is from about 1.3:1 to about 3.0:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Cheil Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyoung Soo Park, Woo Suk Lee, Woo Jun Lim, Kyung Jin Lee, Bong Yong Kim, Jin Seong Park, Dong Seon Uh, Youn Jo Ko, Jang Hyun Cho, Sang Sik Bae, Jin Kyu Kim
  • Patent number: 10081143
    Abstract: There is provided a stretched laminate having superior optical characteristics, easily separable from a base film, and usable for manufacturing a thin polarizer. In addition, there are provided a method of manufacturing a thin polarizer having superior optical characteristics by using the stretched laminate, a thin polarizer manufactured by the method, and a polarizing plate including the thin polarizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-Hyun Nam, Jong-Hyun Jung, Kyun-II Rah, Hye-Min Yu
  • Patent number: 10073195
    Abstract: An optical layered body has a light-transmitting substrate and a hard coat layer formed on the light-transmitting substrate. The hard coat layer contains reactive irregularly shaped silica fine particles and a binder resin. The reactive irregularly shaped silica fine particles are unevenly distributed at the side of the light-transmitting substrate in the hard coat layer. The hard coat layer can be divided in its thickness direction into three equal regions (1)-(3), in an order from the interface on the side of the light-transmitting substrate. Ratios of reactive irregularly shaped silica fine particles in the regions (1)-(3) are 30 to 90% in area, 25 to 80% in area, and 10 to 35% in area, respectively. The ratios satisfy the following relationship: the ratio of the region (1)>the ratio of the region (2)>the ratio of the region (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Horio
  • Patent number: 10071419
    Abstract: A dispersion comprising at least metallic copper particles with gelatin provided on the surface thereof, a polymeric dispersant, and an organic solvent. The dispersion is produced by reducing copper oxide in an aqueous solvent in the presence of gelatin having an amine number and an acid number wherein the difference (amine number?acid number) is 0 or less, then subjecting the reaction solution to solid-liquid separation, and then mixing the resultant metallic copper particles with gelatin provided on the surface thereof and a polymeric dispersant having an amine number and an acid number wherein the difference (amine number?acid number) is 0 to 50, into an organic solvent. The dispersion maintains dispersion stability of the metallic copper particles for a long time, is suitable for inkjet printing and spray coating and can be used to make microelectrodes and circuit wiring patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: ISHIHARA SANGYO KAISHA, LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Tomonari, Kiyonobu Ida
  • Patent number: 10066109
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides articles that include polymer coatings on substrates primed with a primer coating containing silica nanoparticles, and methods of coating. The polymer coating is preferably a silicone-based polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Todd G. Pett, Timothy J. Hebrink, Naiyong Jing, Justin A. Riddle, David Scott Thompson, Andrew K. Hartzell
  • Patent number: 10047697
    Abstract: Disclosed is a metal-rubber laminate material comprising a metal plate, a rubber layer formed on the surface of the metal plate, and a solid lubricant layer formed on the rubber layer, the solid lubricant layer comprising an isocyanate group-containing urethane prepolymer, a synthetic wax having a softening point of 40 to 150° C., a fatty acid amide having a softening point of 60 to 170° C., graphite, and optionally a fluororesin. The metal-rubber laminate material, in which the metal plate and the rubber layer are bonded through a primer layer and an adhesive layer in this order, exhibits excellent effects, such as fretting resistance, when used as a metal gasket in an internal combustion engine for an automobile engine, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: NOK Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Kojima, Atsushi Yokoto, Toshihiro Higashira
  • Patent number: 10026523
    Abstract: A conductor includes: a transparent conductive film which is formed on a transparent substrate and includes a silver nanowire; and a metal film of which at least a portion is formed to overlap the transparent conductive film, in which a portion in which the transparent conductive film and the metal film overlap each other includes a buffer film which has adhesion to each of the transparent conductive film and the metal film and does not impede conduction between the transparent conductive film and the metal film. Preferably, the buffer film is, for example, an ITO film, and at this time, an upper surface of the transparent conductive film is a reverse-sputtered surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yui Abe, Yoshihiro Taguchi, Mitsuo Bito, Yoshiyuki Asabe, Yasuyuki Kitamura, Tomoyuki Yamai, Koji Oguma, Tomofumi Oba
  • Patent number: 10000670
    Abstract: A conductive composition that is sinterable comprises (i) micron- or submicron-sized silver flakes or powders and (ii) a fluxing agent, or an oxygenated solvent, or a peroxide. The composition can be used to adhere semiconductor dies with silver backing to copper-, silver-, or gold lead-frames at sintering temperatures of ?250° C. without the application of pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: HENKEL IP & HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Harry Richard Kuder, Juliet Grace Sanchez
  • Patent number: 9999158
    Abstract: An interface pad for suppressing electromagnetic and radio frequency radiation includes first and second generally opposing sides which define a thickness therebetween, with the interface pad exhibiting thermal conductivity, electrical resistivity, and a hardness of between 10-70 Shore 00 at 20° C. The interface pad is capable of attenuating electromagnetic and/or radio frequency radiation that is commonly associated with interference of electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: HENKEL IP & HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Sanjay Misra, John Timmerman, Kasyap Seethamraju
  • Patent number: 9975970
    Abstract: Spacer particles for a resin composition layer have a compressive strength at 10% compressive deformation (10% compressive strength) at room temperature (rt) of 0.05 to 10 MPa, have a rate of change in 10% compressive strength-by a temperature change from rt to 50° C. of 5% or less or have a rate of change in 10% compressive strength by a temperature change from ?20° C. to rt of 30% or less, and have a volume average particle diameter of 2 to 200 ?m and a coefficient of variation in particle diameter of 15% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Sekisui Plastics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Harada, Tomoyuki Takahashi, Fumitaka Ishimori
  • Patent number: 9957371
    Abstract: Provided is a polymer nanowire which contains nanoparticles so as to have new functionalities. A thin film is formed on a substrate and includes functional nanoparticles and polymers, and further includes a photosensitive pigment as required. The thin film is irradiated with a pulsed laser. This causes a polymer nanowire containing the functional nanoparticles to grow from a surface of the thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE
    Inventors: Michiko Sasaki, Masahiro Goto, Akira Kasahara, Toyohiro Chikyo, Masahiro Tosa
  • Patent number: 9953910
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a base insulative layer having first and second surfaces; an electronic device having first and second surfaces; at least one I/O contact located on the first surface of the electronic device; an adhesive layer disposed between the first surface of the electronic device and the second surface of the base insulative layer; a first metal layer disposed on the I/O contact; and a removable layer disposed between the first surface of the electronic device and the second surface of the base insulative layer, and located adjacent to the first metal layer. The base insulative layer secures to the electronic device through the first metal layer and removable layer. The first metal layer and removable layer can release the base insulative layer from the electronic device when the first metal layer and removable layer are exposed to a temperature higher than their softening points or melting points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Charles Gerard Woychik, Raymond Albert Fillion
  • Patent number: 9709700
    Abstract: Optical bodies are disclosed that include a first optical film, a second optical film and at least one rough strippable boundary layer disposed between the first and second optical films. Also disclosed are optical bodies including a strippable boundary layer disposed between the first and second optical films and including a first polymer and a second polymer that is substantially immiscible in the first polymer. The present disclosure also provides methods of processing optical bodies that include stretching the optical bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Carl A. Stover, Timothy J. Hebrink, Martin E. Denker, Jeffery N. Jackson, Kristopher J. Derks, Michael F. Weber, Anna A. Kobilansky, Joan M. Strobel, Barry S. Rosell, John P. Purcell, Kevin M. Hamer, Robert D. Taylor, William B. Black, Richard J. Thompson, Gregory L. Bluem
  • Patent number: 9698336
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a zinc oxide-cellulose nanocomposite made of cellulose and zinc oxide nanoparticles and to a preparation method thereof. The nanocomposite of the present invention is prepared by producing zinc oxide nanoparticles as seeds on the surface and/or inside of a cellulose film and growing the seeds into zinc oxide crystals to form a zinc oxide layer strongly attached to the cellulose film. The nanocomposite of the present invention has significantly improved piezoelectricity compared to simple cellulose piezoelectric paper and may be used for LEDs and photovoltaic power generation devices thanks to zinc oxide doped therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: INHA-INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jae Hwan Kim, Hyun U Ko
  • Patent number: 9598530
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coating mixture for applying a polymeric, corrosion-preventing protective layer to a metallic base for protecting an edge area, a soldered point, a weld seam or a repair point or for sealing the seam of one or more optionally interjoined strips, metal sheets or shaped parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Chemetall GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Gros, Norbert Maurus, Karl-Heinz Stellnberger, Marcus Schinzel