Patents Examined by Erma Cameron
  • Patent number: 9631281
    Abstract: A process for multilayer coating of a metal substrate includes pretreating the metal substrate with an acidic aqueous composition comprising phosphate ions and/or a water-soluble titanium and/or zirconium compound, and water. The pretreated metal substrate optionally is flashed off and a surfacer layer of an organic-solvent based surfacer coating composition is applied. The organic-solvent based surfacer coating composition includes a polyaspartic acid ester, a polyisocyanate cross-linking agent with free isocyanate groups, a pigment and/or extender, and an organic solvent. The surfacer layer is cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP CO., LLC
    Inventor: Klaus Wissing
  • Patent number: 9630208
    Abstract: Provided is a coating composition excellent in antifouling properties, transparency and hydrophilicity, wherein the coating composition contains (A) a metal oxide particle having a number average particle size of 1 nm to 400 nm; and (B) a polymer particle, in which the content of an aqueous-phase component in the component (B), represented by the expression (I), is 20 mass % or less, where (I) (%)=(dry mass of a filtrate obtained by filtering the component (B) at a molecular cutoff of 50,000)×(100?total mass of solid content)/(mass of the filtrate?dry mass of the filtrate)×100/the total mass of solid content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei E-materials Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Takanohashi, Junichi Hirose, Waka Goto, Shuichiro Ogawa, Kentaro Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 9627680
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing surface-treated oxide particles which can be used in an active-material layer for a positive electrode or a negative electrode in a storage battery. Oxide particles in which an alkaline compound is contained in a part or the whole area of the surface of each of the particles are brought into contact with a gas containing a volatile acidic compound to produce a neutralization product by a gas phase reaction, thereby producing surface-treated oxide particles in which the neutralization product is contained. The alkaline compound comprises at least one compound selected from compounds respectively containing lithium (Li), sodium (Na) and magnesium (Mg), the volatile acidic compound comprises at least one compound selected from compounds respectively containing boron (B), phosphorus (P) and silicon (Si), and the oxide particles comprise an alkali-composited oxide containing at least one transition metal selected from manganese, cobalt, nickel, iron and titanium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Yukinobu, Yoshihiro Otsuka
  • Patent number: 9622508
    Abstract: A method for preparing a flavor-containing sheet for a smoking article, characterized by includes a step of extending a raw material slurry on a substrate, wherein the slurry contains polysaccharide and a flavor, has a moisture content of 70 to 95 wt %, and has a temperature of 60 to 90° C. in a sol state, a step of cooling the extended raw material slurry to a sample temperature of 0 to 40° C. to form a gel, and a heat-drying step includes heating the gelled raw material and drying it at a sample temperature of 70 to 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventor: Yasuo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9624380
    Abstract: Provided is an oxygen barrier coating composition includes a resin including a compound of the following formula: where R1 is an alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, alkyl aryl, glycol or polyol group, where the alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, alkyl aryl, glycol or polyol group is substituted with one or more glycidyl groups, the alkyl group of R1 is further substituted with one or more OH, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or glycidyl ethers or combinations thereof, and the cycloalkyl, aryl, alkyl aryl, glycol or polyol group of R1 optionally is substituted with one or more alkyl, OH, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or glycidyl ethers or combinations thereof, and R2 is an alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl group, where the alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl group is substituted with one or more mercapto groups, and the aryl, alkyl aryl, alkyl, cycloalkyl or heteroaryl group optionally is substituted with one or more alkyl, OH, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or glycidyl ethers or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael White, Josie Rosen, Philippe Schottland, Ralph Arcurio
  • Patent number: 9623454
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards methods and compositions for treating piles of particulate materials to inhibit and prevent the loss of valuable fuel or mineral dust from being released from storage piles or open containers. The method involves applying separately to the pile two different compositions. When separate the two compositions are low viscosity and easy to spray. When combined the two form a gel coating that is resistant to erosion but is flexible while the pile or payload is still settling, jostling, being bumped, and otherwise moving around. This coating is especially effective for coal piles, iron ore piles, and also for piles within and/or being moved by open topped railroad cars. The coating's flexibility prevents the coating from becoming brittle and shattering. The coating has better performance than its ingredients do alone. As a result the invention can both prevent unwanted dust pollution as well as save its users money by avoiding loss of blown away material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Danilo Zim, Fabio Peixoto Macedo Gomes
  • Patent number: 9593257
    Abstract: Processes for forming functionalized metal-containing particles. The processes employ a reactive precursor material comprising a metal atom, a leaving group attached to the metal atom, and a functional moiety attached to the metal atom. In one embodiment, functionalized metal-containing particles can be formed by grafting reactive precursors with functional groups to particles containing controlled surface hydroxyl concentrations; with the particles produced by a prescribed method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventor: Antonio De Vera
  • Patent number: 9580846
    Abstract: A curable aqueous binder composition comprising sheared or extruded cross linked starch particles and a crosslinking agent for use in the formation of composite materials such as mineral, natural organic or synthetic fiber products including mineral fiber insulation, non-woven mats, fiberglass insulation and related glass fiber products as well as wood based products and construction materials. In one application the curable aqueous starch binder composition may be blended with a second non-formaldehyde resin to make fiberglass insulation. In another application the curable aqueous starch binder composition may be mixed into a formaldehyde based resin to make fiberglass roof shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: EcoSynthetix Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexander Tseitlin, David Van Alstyne, Steven Bloembergen
  • Patent number: 9574273
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for preparing a multilayer metal complex having excellent surface properties. Specifically, the present invention relates to a method for preparing a multilayer metal complex having a low cost metal-core/noble metal-shell structure, which has a high mass fraction of noble metals and exhibits excellent surface properties and dispersity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: OCI COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Ki-Hoon Kim, Sung-Koo Kang, Min-Kyung Oh, Hyung-Rak Kim
  • Patent number: 9574102
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a composition capable of inhibiting moisture vapor emission from concrete structures and enhancing adhesion of a finish material to the concrete structure comprising an aqueous mixture of a first copolymer of mer units formed from vinylidene halide and a C1-C2 alkyl acrylate with a second copolymer of mer units formed from vinylidene halide and a C4-CS alkyl acrylate and to the method of forming a moisture barrier/adhesion promoter coating on concrete comprising applying from 2.8 to 5.6 liters (0.75 to 1.5 gallons) of an aqueous carrier having from 10 to 50 weight percent of the mixture of copolymers stated above per 14 m2 (150 square feet) of the free surface of a concrete structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Uniseal Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Ray Leaman
  • Patent number: 9566728
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for forming a golf ball. The method comprises mixing a polyisocyanate crosslinker with a base TPU cover material, wherein the polyisocyanate crossliker is aliphatic, miscible with the base TPU cover material and has functionalities greater than or equal to 2. The method further comprises dipping a golf ball in a catalyst solution, wherein the catalyst solution is allowed to absorb into a cover of the golf ball and heating the golf ball to allow continued diffusion of the catalyst solution into the cover of the golf ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventor: Shane R. Parnell
  • Patent number: 9560896
    Abstract: The present disclosures concerns embodiments of a footwear insole that can be used with various types of footwear, including, without limitation, shoes (including open and closed toe shoes), boots, sandals, etc. The insole includes an upper fabric layer that comes in contact with the foot and a cushioning base layer that contacts the footbed of the footwear. The base layer desirably is formed from a self-adhering material that can be applied to in liquid form to the fabric and bonds directly to the fibers of the fabric when cured, so as to eliminate the need for a separate intermediate adhesive layer for securing the fabric to the base layer. The base layer is also configured to substantially prevent shrinkage of the insole when subjected to multiple wash and dry cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: SoxsolS, LLC
    Inventor: Judson M. Leiser
  • Patent number: 9562187
    Abstract: Solid proppants are coated in a process that includes the steps of: (a) coating free-flowing proppant solids with a first component of either a polyol or an isocyanate in mixer; (b) adding a second component of either an isocyanate or a polyol that is different from the first component at a controlled rate or volume sufficient to form a polyurethane coating on the proppant solids; and (c) adding water at a rate and volume sufficient to retain the free-flowing characteristics of the proppant solids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Preferred Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Avis Lloyd McCrary, Robert Ray McDaniel
  • Patent number: 9555474
    Abstract: A system comprises a furnace, a fluidized bed assembly and a powder bed. The fluidized bed assembly is positioned in the furnace and comprises an outer chamber having an outer chamber inlet for receiving gas, an inner chamber positioned inside of the outer chamber. The inner chamber comprises an inner chamber inlet in fluid communication with the outer chamber, and an outlet through which the gas may exit the inner chamber and the outer chamber. The powder bed is disposed in the inner chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Ying She, Aaron T. Nardi, Michael A. Klecka
  • Patent number: 9556323
    Abstract: An ink for display device manufacturing, including a solid, a first solvent having a solubility for the solid of 2% or more and a second solvent having a solubility for the solid of 0.5% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Youngtae Son
  • Patent number: 9556523
    Abstract: A method and composition for coating surfaces, a corresponding coating and the use of objects coated according to said method. A cleaned, metallic surface is contacted with an aqueous composition that is a dispersion or suspension, and drying and/or baking the organic coating or optionally, drying the organic coating and coating with an equivalent or additional coating composition prior to a drying and/or baking. The aqueous composition has a pH of 4 to 11 and contains an anionic polyelectrolyte in a quantity of 0.01 to 5.0 wt. % relative to the total mass of the composition, which may have a solids content of from 2 to 40 wt. %. The solids have an average particle size from 10 to 1000 nm. A coating forms on the basis of an ionogenic gel which binds cations released from the metallic surface that originate from a pretreatment stage or from the contacting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Chemetall GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Wasserfallen, Michael Schwamb, Aliaksandr Frenkel, Vera Sotke, Wolfgang Bremser, Martin Droll, Oliver Seewald, Ron Eilinghoff, Stephanie Gerold, Evgenija Niesen, Lars Schachtsiek, Manuel Traut
  • Patent number: 9546310
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an antistatic film includes a preparation step of preparing a mixed liquid by mixing a polyvinyl alcohol with an aqueous conductive polymer dispersion in which a conductive composite containing a ?-conjugated conductive polymer and a polyanion is included in a water-based dispersion medium; a coating step of obtaining a coating film by coating at least one surface of a film base with the mixed liquid; and a drying and stretching step of drying and stretching the coating film with heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignees: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd., Nissin Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sou Matsubayashi, Kohei Kanto, Kazuyoshi Yoshida, Takanori Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9543142
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for forming a coating comprising a semiconductor material on at least a portion of a population of semiconductor nanocrystals comprises providing a first mixture including semiconductor nanocrystals and an aromatic solvent, introducing one or more cation precursors and one or more anion precursors into the first mixture to form a reaction mixture for forming the semiconductor material, reacting the precursors in the reaction mixture, without the addition of an acid compound, under conditions sufficient to grow a coating comprising the semiconductor material on at least a portion of an outer surface of at least a portion of the semiconductor nanocrystals, and wherein an amide compound is formed in situ in the reaction mixture prior to isolating the coated semiconductor nanocrystals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: QD VISION, INC.
    Inventors: Inja Song, Craig Breen
  • Patent number: 9527108
    Abstract: The invention relates to a surface preparation method using a combination of at least two polymers, which are the same or different, which are grafted hierarchically or multiply on a surface, and also to the use of this preparation method, more particularly in applications for controlling the surface energy of a substrate. The invention may allow a block polymer to be structured with a minimum of defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignees: ARKEMA FRANCE, COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Christophe Navarro, Stéphanie Magnet, Xavier Chevalier, Raluca Tiron, Christophe Couderc
  • Patent number: 9526271
    Abstract: A method for preparing a flavor-containing sheet for a smoking article, characterized by includes a step of extending a raw material slurry on a substrate, wherein the slurry contains polysaccharide including at least one of carrageenan and gellan gum, a flavor, an emulsifier and 70 to 95 wt % of water, has the flavor content of 100 to 1000 wt % based on the polysaccharide, and has a temperature of 60 to 90° C. in a sol state, a step of cooling the extended raw material slurry to a sample temperature of 0 to 40° C. to form a gel, and a heat-drying step includes heating the gelled raw material and drying it at a sample temperature of 70 to 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuo Tanaka, Tatsuya Kusakabe