Patents Examined by Francisco Tschen
  • Patent number: 10147882
    Abstract: A styryl-based compound represented by Formula 1 below is disclosed. An organic light-emitting diode including the styryl-based compound is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Hyun Han, Seok-Hwan Hwang, Young-Kook Kim, Hye-Jin Jung, Jin-O Lim, Soo-Yon Kim, Eun-Jae Jeong, Jun-Ha Park, Eun-Young Lee, Jong-Hyuk Lee
  • Patent number: 9963752
    Abstract: Conductive leather materials and methods for making the same are provided. The conductive leather materials may have a conductivity suitable to operate touch-sensitive electronic devices without a conductive path to the human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Fownes Brothers & Co., Inc.
    Inventor: David O'Leary
  • Patent number: 9879141
    Abstract: One or more techniques are disclosed for a method for functionalized a graphitic material comprising the steps of: 1) providing a graphitic material; 2) providing a first molecule comprising a first group, a spacer, and a second group; 3) providing a second molecule comprising a third group, a spacer, and a fourth group, wherein the third group is a different group from the first group; and 4) bonding the first molecule and the second molecule to the graphitic material. Also disclosed is a tunable material composition comprising the functionalized carbon nanotubes or functionalized graphene prepared by the methods described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Tesla Nanocoatings, Inc.
    Inventor: Jorma A. Virtanen
  • Patent number: 9876176
    Abstract: A condensed compound is represented by Formula 1 below: An organic light-emitting diode includes a substrate, a first electrode on the substrate, a second electrode disposed opposite to the first electrode, and an organic layer interposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. The organic layer includes at least one layer including a compound of Formula 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soo-Yon Kim, Seok-Hwan Hwang, Young-Kook Kim, Jun-Ha Park, Hye-Jin Jung, Eun-Young Lee, Sang-Hyun Han, Jin-O Lim
  • Patent number: 9862858
    Abstract: Described is a method for producing a multicoat color and/or effect paint system. The method is characterized in that a pigmented aqueous basecoat material is used which comprises at least one phosphine oxide of formula (I): wherein the radicals R1 to R3 are selected from the group of aliphatic or aromatic hydrocarbons. The sum total of the weight percentage fractions of all of the phosphine oxides of formula (I) is 0.1% to 5% by weight, based on the total weight of the basecoat material. Also described are the corresponding basecoat materials, a corresponding multicoat color and/or effect paint system, and use of the phosphine oxides in pigmented aqueous coating materials. Further describes is a method for repairing defects on multicoat color and/or effect paint systems produced with the aid of the method of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Steinmetz, Philipp Fieber
  • Patent number: 9844797
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for coating paper, wherein the coating material used is a biodegradable, aliphatic-aromatic polyester having a melt volume rate (MVR) according to EN ISO 1133 (190° C., 2.16 kg weight) of from 3 to 50 cm3/10 min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Gabriel Skupin, Robert Loos, Andreas Füβl, Kimmo Nevalainien
  • Patent number: 9833927
    Abstract: Disclosed is a ceramic honeycomb structure comprising a honeycomb body and a multilayered outer layer formed of a thick core layer applied and rapidly dried and a thin clad layer dried more gently to form a crack free dual skin layer. The core layer may have properties that are closer to those of the ceramic honeycomb body in service than the clad layer that may provide a tough outer shell to withstand handling and assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas Richard Chapman, Jacob George, Ralph Henry Hagg, Amit Halder, Huthavahana Kuchibhotla Sarma
  • Patent number: 9821338
    Abstract: A brush composition used for phase-separation of a layer containing a block copolymer on a substrate, the brush composition including a resin component (N), the resin component (N) containing a hydrophobic structural unit (Nx) and a hydrophilic structural unit (Ny), the amount of the structural unit (Ny) within the resin component (N) being 5 mol % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Yamano, Tasuku Matsumiya, Masahito Yahagi, Tsuyoshi Kurosawa, Ken Miyagi
  • Patent number: 9812644
    Abstract: A polymer comprising repeat units of formula (I) and one or more co-repeat units: Ar1 in each occurrence independently represent an aryl or heteroaryl group; R1 and R2 in each occurrence independently represent a substituent; p independently in each occurrence is 0 or a positive integer; Sp represents a spacer group comprising at least one carbon or silicon atom spacing the two groups Ar1 apart; and each group Ar1 is bound to an aromatic group of a co-repeat unit. The polymer may form a charge-transporting layer of an OLED or may be a host material used with a luminescent dopant in a light-emitting layer of an OLED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: Cambridge Display Technology Limited, Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited
    Inventors: Kiran Kamtekar, Annette Steudel
  • Patent number: 9809790
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous compositions of associative polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs), optionally containing surfactants, biocidal agents and/or oxidants, which can provide a cleaning benefit and surface protection to treated articles including reduced soiling tendency, reduced cleaning effort and improved soil repellancy, as well as providing bacteriostatic properties to treated surfaces that thereby gain resistance to water, environmental exposure and microbial challenge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: David R. Scheuing, William L. Smith, Michael Kinsinger, Jared Heymann
  • Patent number: 9802400
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method comprising disposing a first composition comprising a first block copolymer upon a substrate; where the first block copolymer comprises a first segment and a second segment that are covalently bonded to each other and that are chemically different from each other; where the first segment has a first surface free energy and where the second segment has a second surface free energy; and disposing a second composition comprising an second copolymer upon a free surface of the first block copolymer; where the second copolymer comprises a surface free energy reducing moiety; where the surface free energy reducing moiety has a lower surface free energy than the first surface free energy and the second surface free energy; the second copolymer further comprising one or more moieties having an affinity to the first block copolymer; where the surface free energy reducing moiety is chemically different from the first segment and from the second segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignees: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC
    Inventors: Peter Trefonas, III, Deyan Wang, Rahul Sharma, Phillip D. Hustad, Mingqi Li
  • Patent number: 9790606
    Abstract: To provide a surface treatment solution and treatment method for gold or gold alloy plating that effectively suppresses corrosion of underlying metal or substrate metal from pinholes that develop on the gold or gold alloy plating film. [Solution] A surface treatment solution containing a disulfide compound is brought into contact with a gold or gold alloy plating film. A compound represented by the following formula (2) is preferred as the disulfide compound. X1O3S—R3—S—S—R4—SO3X2??(2) in the formula, R3 and R4 independently represent a linear or branched alkylene group having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, cyclic alkylene group having from 3 to 10 carbon atoms, or phenylene group, R3 and R4 independently may be substituted by one or more substituents selected from an alkyl group, halogen atom, hydroxyl group, or alkoxy group, and X1 and X2 represent monovalent cations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Electronics Materials LLC
    Inventor: Koichi Yomogida
  • Patent number: 9737906
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to obtain a method for forming an excellent multi-layer coating film of high chroma and brightness and a rich color. With the method, color mottling does not occur easily in the coating film and the design obtained is homogeneous even without strict control of variations in film thickness during coating. The method for forming the excellent multi-layer coating film comprises: forming a metallic base coating film on the surface of the object to be coated by applying a metallic base coating containing a shiny material; then forming a color base coating film by applying a color base coating; subsequently forming a clear coating film by applying a clear coating on the color base coating film; and heat-curing the metallic base coating film, the color base coating film and the clear coating film obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignees: NIPPON PAINT AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS CO., LTD., MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Fujii, Yoshiko Aoki, Hiroshi Kubota, Masafumi Shinoda, Tatsuo Tsuneoka, Fumi Hirano, Sakura Nakano
  • Patent number: 9732238
    Abstract: A method of coating a carbon nanotube material with a solventless coating composition is described. The resulting coating has been shown to preserve the conductivity of the conductive layer and protect the conductive layer from the effects of subsequent coating compositions. Examples are shown in which the coating formulation comprises a polyol and an isocyanate. A layer material comprising a polyurethane coating on a carbon nanotube network layer is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Katherine P. Mitchell, Amy M. Heintz, Brett R. Burton, Ioan I. Feier, Timothy J. Lastrapes
  • Patent number: 9725603
    Abstract: A process for preparing an anticorrosive coating includes providing a substrate, providing a sacrificial metal particle, chemically binding a graphitic material to a first molecule comprising a first group, a first spacer, and a second group, chemically binding said graphitic material to a second molecule comprising a third group, a second spacer, and a fourth group, wherein said third group is a different group from said first group, binding said sacrificial metal particle to either said first or said third group, binding either said first or said third group with said substrate, wherein said group bound to said substrate is different from said group bound to said sacrificial metal particle, chemically binding said second group and said fourth group to said graphitic material, growing thermoset resin side chains on said graphitic material, and growing siloxane side chains on said graphitic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Tesla Nanocoatings, Inc.
    Inventor: Jorma Virtanen
  • Patent number: 9728725
    Abstract: In some embodiments, conjugated polymers and oligomers are described herein, which can demonstrate white light or substantially white light emission, thereby reducing or precluding reliance on layered or blended polymer constructions for organic white light emitting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Wake Forest University
    Inventor: David L Carroll
  • Patent number: 9705086
    Abstract: A blue fluorescent compound is disclosed. The blue fluorescent compound represented by the following Chemical Formula 1, where R1 and R2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of C0-C18 saturated hydrocarbon carbons, branched saturated hydrocarbons, and saturated ring hydrocarbons, and Ar1 and Ar2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of C1-C20 aromatic compounds, heteroaromatic compounds, C1-C18 saturated hydrocarbons, C1-C18 branched saturated hydrocarbons, and C1-C18 saturated ring hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daewi Yoon, Soonwook Cha, Kyunghoon Lee, Seogshin Kang, Kyungjin Yoon, Suyeon Lee, Hyojin Noh
  • Patent number: 9676900
    Abstract: A polymer comprising a repeat unit of formula (I): (I) wherein Ar6 and Ar7 each independently represent a substituted or unsubstituted aryl or heteroaryl group; Sp represents a spacer group comprising a chain of at least 2 aliphatic carbon atoms spacing Ar6 from Ar7; m is at least 1; and if m is greater than 1 then —(Ar7)m forms a linear or branched chain of Ar7 groups in which Ar7 in each occurrence may be the same or different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignees: Cambridge Display Technology, Ltd., Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited
    Inventors: Sophie Barbara Heidenhain, Matthew Roberts, Michael Cass, Natasha M. J. Conway, Fredrik Jakobsson
  • Patent number: 9673402
    Abstract: The present invention relates to metal complexes and to electronic devices, in particular organic electroluminescent devices, comprising these metal complexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Philipp Stoessel, Anja Jatsch, Esther Breuning
  • Patent number: 9663747
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions and methods of treatment employing compositions comprising polyelectrolyte complexes. The compositions include a water-soluble first polyelectrolyte bearing a net cationic charge or capable of developing a net cationic charge and a water-soluble second polyelectrolyte bearing a net anionic charge or capable of developing a net anionic charge. The total polyelectrolyte concentration of the first solution is at least 110 millimolar. The composition is free of coacervates, precipitates, latex particles, synthetic block copolymers, silicone copolymers, cross-linked poly(acrylic) and cross-linked water-soluble polyelectrolyte. The composition may be a concentrate, to be diluted prior to use to treat a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: David R. Scheuing, Thomas F. Fahlen, Jared Heymann, Mike Kinsinger, William Ouellette, William L. Smith