Patents Examined by Erma Cameron
  • Patent number: 9937523
    Abstract: A method of treating a material having a plurality of fines of a dusting material to prevent emanation of dust from the dusting material is described. An aqueous solution comprising a mixture of soluble non-ionic cellulose ether, a plasticizer, and a surfactant is provided. The aqueous solution is applied to a dusting material having a plurality of fines. The dusting material is transferred during the applying step from a first location to a second location as the aqueous solution is applied to the material having a plurality of fines. The dusting material is mixed with the aqueous solution to coat the material having a plurality of fines with the aqueous solution. The treated dusting material is accumulated into a mass of the material subsequent to the applying step wherein the aqueous solution is substantially evenly distributed throughout an interior portion of the mass of the treated dusting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Benetech, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Wolff, Michael T. Such
  • Patent number: 9890290
    Abstract: A coating composition and a multi-layered film, both of which include a fluoropolymer and a water-soluble polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventors: Gaurav Manik, Chetan P. Jariwala, Ruchi Pandey, Prabha Hegde, Sathyanarayanan Gururamakrishnan, Rachita Pradeep
  • Patent number: 9880458
    Abstract: A method for preparing photoactive perovskite materials. The method comprises the steps of: introducing a lead halide and a first solvent to a first vessel and contacting the lead halide with the first solvent to dissolve the lead halide to form a lead halide solution, introducing a Group 1 metal halide a second solvent into a second vessel and contacting the Group 1 metal halide with the second solvent to dissolve the Group 1 metal halide to form a Group 1 metal halide solution, and contacting the lead halide solution with the Group 1 metal halide solution to form a thin-film precursor ink. The method further comprises depositing the thin-film precursor ink onto a substrate, drying the thin-film precursor ink to form a thin film, annealing the thin film; and rinsing the thin film with a salt solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: HEE Solar, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Michael D. Irwin, Kamil Mielczarek, Vivek V. Dhas
  • Patent number: 9873801
    Abstract: Provided is an antifouling sheet having an antifouling layer formed of an antifouling layer-forming composition containing a specific tetrafunctional silane compound (A) and a specific trifunctional silane compound (B) wherein the content of the component (B) is 8 to 90 mol % relative to 100 mol % of the component (A), and the antifouling layer is a layer formed by drying and curing a coating film formed of the antifouling layer-forming composition, in an ammonia atmosphere. Also provided is a method for producing the antifouling sheet. The antifouling sheet is provided with an antifouling layer having good surface state and curability, has a large slip acceleration for water droppings, thereby having excellent water repellency that makes water droplets slip off instantly, and has excellent interlayer adhesiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventors: Maki Hironaga, Yoshitomo Ono, Takashi Sugino
  • Patent number: 9868865
    Abstract: Multi-part and one-part dry erase compositions are disclosed herein, including methods of using such compositions to form low/zero volatile organic compound (VOC) dry erasable coatings. The multi-part dry erase composition comprises a mixture of a first part and a second part, wherein the first part comprises a curable epoxy resin, such as an aromatic epoxide with diglycidyl epoxy functionality, and the second part comprises an amine curing agent, such as cycloaliphatic polyamine. The one-part compositions comprise monomers, oligomers, and polymers of an aliphatic or aromatic isocyanate, such as a diisocyanate, and an amine curing agent, such as morpholine and derivatives thereof. The dry erase compositions have a VOC content of less than about 25 g/L. Dry erasable coatings also include the abilities to dry erase additional markings in addition to dry erase markers, to include, but not limited to, regular marker, permanent marker, pen, highlighter, crayon, and spray paints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Heiman
  • Patent number: 9849431
    Abstract: Systems and methods for producing, applying and evaluating coating compositions are disclosed. The amounts of components contained in the coating compositions may be monitored, along with processing parameters when the coating compositions are applied to various substrates. In certain embodiments, the characteristics of a produced sample coating are compared with the characteristics of a target or reference coating to determine if they are sufficiently matched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: PPG industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Lewis, Walter J. Robertson, Mary Kimbro, Nathan Goodnow
  • Patent number: 9839221
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to make it possible that a pyridine antibacterial/antifungal agent is dispersed stably in a liquid for appropriate impartation of the pyridine antibacterial/antifungal agent to fibers, and that when fibers are processed with the agent which is mixed with various other treating agents such as dyes and softeners, there is no negative influences on the process of the fibers for imparting antibacterial/antifungal properties. An antibacterial/antifungal properties-imparting agent contains a pyridine antibacterial/antifungal agent; a modified polysaccharide having reduced hydroxyl groups; and a wetting agent; but does not contain a surfactant. After applying the antibacterial/antifungal properties-imparting agent to fibers, the fibers undergo a heating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: OSAKA KASEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kimio Suzuki, Osamu Goushi
  • Patent number: 9834885
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of a fiber-reinforced composite material with a polyamide matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Philippe Desbois, Silke Biedasek
  • Patent number: 9822011
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for fabricating an oriented zeolite film including preparing a metal substrate and zeolite crystal with an aspect ratio of at least 2; laying the zeolite crystal on the metal substrate to obtain a first metal substrate; applying a precursor solution containing a first structure directing agent and a solvent on the first metal substrate to obtain a second metal substrate; placing the second metal substrate in a sealed container containing a predetermined amount of the solvent; and heating the sealed container at 100-550° C. for at least 15 minutes. Thus, a continuous oriented zeolite film is formed with uniform thickness and improved anti-corrosion ability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Hawing Gems Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tseng-Chang Tsai, Shang-Tien Tsai, Lin-Yi Huang, Yuan-Chung Hao, Shiaw-Tseh Chiang
  • Patent number: 9808769
    Abstract: A method for making a composite polyamide membrane including a porous support and a thin film polyamide layer, wherein the method includes: (i) applying a polar solution comprising a polyfunctional amine monomer and a non-polar solution comprising a polyfunctional acyl halide monomer to a surface of a porous support and interfacially polymerizing the monomers to form a thin film polyamide layer; (ii) treating the thin film polyamide layer with a polyfunctional arene compound; and (iii) exposing the thin film polyamide layer to nitrous acid; wherein the polar and non-polar solutions further comprises at least one of the following: (A) at least one of the solutions further comprises a tri-hydrocarbyl phosphate compound represented by Formula (I): and (B) the non-polar solution further comprises an acid-containing monomer comprising a C2-C20 hydrocarbon moiety substituted with at least one carboxylic acid functional group or salt thereof and at least one amine-reactive functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mou Paul, Abhishek Roy, Ian A. Tomlinson
  • Patent number: 9802839
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of producing a polyaniline zirconia nanocomposite, and the uses of the thus produced polyaniline zirconia nanocomposite for the treatment of wastewater. The polyaniline zirconia nanocomposite is characterized in having a particle size of about 0.3 to 50 ?m in diameter, an isoelectric point at about pH 6.2, and is capable of reducing at least 99% of the pathological microorganism and at least 60% of the phosphate in the wastewater after coming into contact with wastewater for 24 hrs and 12 hrs, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Chung Yuan Christian University
    Inventors: Ya-Fen Wang, Cheng-Hsien Tsai, Chih-Sheng Tsai
  • Patent number: 9803116
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new binder composition which is particularly suitable for the manufacture of composite materials utilizing such new binder composition in the required nonwoven materials. Composite materials using such new binder composition in their nonwoven part are suitable, in particular, for composites materials for interior construction, for linings, floor coverings, and for the manufacture of furniture and similar products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Klaus Friedrich Gleich, Philip Francis Miele, Michael Ketzer
  • Patent number: 9797074
    Abstract: A fireproof, translucent, flexible coated fabric composite material for use in fire curtains. The composite material meets or exceeds regulatory requirements in terms of fire endurance and allows transmissivity of necessary amounts of light. The process of the present disclosure combines a silica fabric with a special refractory index controlled resin. This unique combination of materials can transform an opaque high temperature fabric into a translucent, and even transparent, composite which as the ability to resist high temperature, flame and smoke penetration that fills a needed gap in technology between visibility and fire resistance in the field of fire and smoke curtains used in civil construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Douglas J. Bailey
  • Patent number: 9786522
    Abstract: A substrate treatment method is performed by a substrate treatment apparatus including a substrate holding unit which holds a substrate, and a hot plate which heats the substrate from below. The method includes: a treatment liquid supplying step of locating the hot plate at a retracted position at which the hot plate is retracted below the substrate holding unit and, in this state, supplying a treatment liquid to an upper surface of the substrate held by the substrate holding unit; a protection liquid film forming step of forming a liquid film of a protection liquid to cover an upper surface of the hot plate in the treatment liquid supplying step; and a substrate heating step of heating the substrate by the hot plate with the hot plate being located adjacent to a lower surface of the substrate or in contact with the lower surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Kobayashi, Manabu Okutani
  • Patent number: 9777165
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an alkaline aqueous composition on the basis of water glass and organosilanes with non-hydrolysable substituents which have a primary amino group in the substituents, for providing corrosion-protected coatings on metal surfaces which convey good reshaping properties in metal processing. For the desired functionality, the compositions according to the invention contain the organosilane and the water glass in a predetermined ration. The invention further relates to a method for pre-treating metal surfaces using the alkaline aqueous compositions, which method provides excellent results with regard to corrosion protection, varnish adhesion and reshapability, particularly on aluminum and on steel strips provided with aluminum alloy metal coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Juergen Stodt, Michael Wolpers, Marcel Roth
  • Patent number: 9777163
    Abstract: The method consists of the formation of a layer over a stone substrate to increase its hardness, chemical resistance, wear and scratch resistance, comprising applying on the substrate a coating matrix incorporating an organic material and fillers including inorganic nanoparticles and/or microparticles; chemically binding said matrix to the substrate, by a self-assembly process and/or a binding process by covalent bonding, electrostatic bonding, van der Waals bonding or hydrogen bonds; and finally drying said matrix. The mentioned organic material is selected from organosilanes, organophosphates, polycarboxylic compounds, compounds based on triazine heterocycles and said nanoparticles are nanoparticles of oxides, carbides, borides, nitrides of metals or of semimetals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SILICALIA, SL
    Inventors: Erik Schoneveld, Francisco Antonio Sanchis Brines, Amaya Ortega Murguialday, Julio Gómez Cordón, Maria Dolores Lorente Aroca, Diana Cordero Etchaberry
  • Patent number: 9777180
    Abstract: A method of forming a passivated pigment slurry includes combining a resin and a pigment to form a pigment-resin slurry, wherein the pigment includes a plurality of flakes each having a surface. After combining, the method includes mixing the pigment-resin slurry and an orthosilicate to form a coated pigment-resin slurry. The coated pigment-resin slurry includes the resin and a coated pigment including the plurality of flakes each encapsulated by a first layer formed from silica and disposed on the surface. The method further includes reacting the coated pigment-resin slurry and an organosilane compound having a hydrolysable group and an organic functional group to coat the first layer and thereby form the passivated pigment slurry. The passivated pigment slurry includes the resin and a passivated pigment including the plurality of flakes each coated with a second layer disposed on the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: BASF COATINGS GmbH
    Inventors: Donald H. Campbell, Paragkumar Thanki, Rajesh Rathod
  • Patent number: 9765222
    Abstract: A method of encapsulating pigment flakes with a metal oxide coating is provided. According to the method, pigment flakes are mixed with a solvent, a metal salt is added to the solvent, and a reducing agent is added to the solvent, so as to encapsulate the pigment flakes with a metal oxide coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Viavi Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey James Kuna, Johannes P. Seydel, Paula Washington, Kelly Janssen, Jianguo Fan
  • Patent number: 9767943
    Abstract: Methods for forming a nanoparticle assembly are generally provided. The method can comprise applying a colloidal fluid to a surface of a magnetic media, wherein the colloidal fluid comprises magnetic nanoparticles, a surfactant, a trigger salt, and a carrier medium; and assembling the magnetic nanoparticles into a pattern through a magnetic force arising from the surface of the magnetic media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignees: University of South Carolina, Clemson University
    Inventors: Thomas M. Crawford, Longfei Ye, Tanner G. Pearson, O. Thompson Mefford, Yves Cordeau
  • Patent number: 9758431
    Abstract: A process for increasing the hydrophobicity of a porous product by treating the product, or a composition providing for the product, with a water repellent material, characterized in that the porous product or a composition providing the product, is treated with an aqueous suspension of microcapsules where the microcapsules comprise a water repellent organosilicon core material selected from an organosilane, a partially condensed organosilane and a branched siloxane resin, and a shell of a silicon-based network polymer comprising silica units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick Campeol, Fabrizio Galeone, Jean-Paul Lecomte, Leon Marteaux, Marie-Jose Sarrazin, Brett Zimmerman