Patents Examined by Francisco W Tschen
  • Patent number: 10975261
    Abstract: The problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide an aqueous coating composition having an excellent finished appearance, such as smoothness and distinctness of image, as well as metallic feel and no metallic mottling when the composition comprises an effect pigment; excellent coating film performance, such as water resistance; and excellent storage stability. The present invention provides an aqueous coating composition comprising (A) acrylic resin particles, (B) a water-soluble acrylic resin, and (C) a phosphoric acid compound represented by a specific formula and having hydrocarbon (and optionally polyoxyalkylene); and also provides a method for forming a coating film, comprising applying the aqueous coating composition, as well as an article coated with the aqueous coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Takayama, Hironori Tonomura, Naoto Matsushima, Shuichi Nakahara
  • Patent number: 10974471
    Abstract: A mold for a composite material structure includes: a plurality of segments including side surfaces configured to be coupled to each other, seal grooves being provided on at least one of the adjacent side surfaces; a pair of annular holding members configured to fix both respective end surfaces of the segments to keep them as a single structure; and seal members configured to seal between the segments when the side surfaces are coupled with the seal member inserted in the seal groove. Each seal member is formed in a line shape having ends. A lip portion is provided at a seal upper portion of the member. The seal member is hollow or includes a concave portion on at least a seal bottom portion thereof. With this, complication of manufacture of a hollow composite material structure can be suppressed or avoided while realizing a satisfactory sealed state between the adjacent segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshikazu Sana
  • Patent number: 10974497
    Abstract: Various additive manufacturing systems and methods are described. In one example, a base is configured to receive deposition material from an additive manufacturing apparatus. The base includes a plurality of regions configured to be individually temperature controlled to affect heat transfer characteristics of at least a portion of the received deposition material. A temperature control system is coupled with the regions and configured to adjust an associated temperature of each of the regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Om Prakash
  • Patent number: 10960494
    Abstract: A method and device for producing a tear line on a planar workpiece by material removal by means of a pulsed laser, wherein machining cycles are preceded by a method step for generating and storing a reference signal curve which is formed by reference signals, causing the pulse amplitude of the laser pulses, via removal locations along the contour of the tear line. The achievement of a respective predetermined percentage of the reference signal or of an absolute distance from the reference signal by a measurement signal is used as the space-resolved deactivation criterion for each removal location, which measurement signal is obtained from a transmitted part of the pulse amplitude at the respective removal location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: JENOPTIK Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Lutze, Martin Griebel, Jurgen Weisser, Frank Seidel
  • Patent number: 10953435
    Abstract: A method for producing a building material includes a first step of applying an undercoat paint onto a surface of an inorganic base material, curing the undercoat paint, and polishing the undercoat paint; and a second step of applying an enamel paint onto the undercoat paint and curing the enamel paint. The undercoat paint contains an undercoat-forming material and a filler. The enamel paint contains an enamel-forming material and a pigment. The enamel-forming material is a solvent-based resin. A content of the filler in the undercoat paint is 40% to 70% by mass in terms of solid content. A content of the pigment in the enamel paint is 1% to 50% by mass in terms of solid content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Taguchi, Miho Murase
  • Patent number: 10940504
    Abstract: To provide a surface treatment method for hydrophilizing a surface of a treatment target and preventing charging by a simple and easy method and an anti-static agent. The present invention provides a surface treatment method. The method comprises an anti-static treatment step of coating a treatment target with an anti-static agent comprising an electrolyte (e1), a hydrophilic polymer (a) and water, and having electrical conductivity of 15 mS/m or more to obtain a coated film (A), drying the coated film (A) to obtain an anti-static layer, and a hydrophilizing treatment step of coating the anti-static layer with a hydrophilizing treatment agent comprising a hydrophilic polymer (b) and an alcohol to obtain a coated film (B), and drying the coated film (B), followed by rinsing thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro Senzaki
  • Patent number: 10934626
    Abstract: Methods for preparing an environmental barrier coating and the resulting coating are provided. The methods and products include the incorporation of a continuous ceramic inner layer and a segmented ceramic outer layer on a CMC component. The segmented ceramic outer layer may be formed by thermal spray techniques. The coating is more stable at higher temperatures and provides for a longer lifetime of the coated component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Julin Wan, Larry Steven Rosenzweig
  • Patent number: 10913868
    Abstract: The problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide an aqueous coating composition that can form a multilayer coating film having excellent storage stability, excellent adhesion to plastic base materials, excellent finish, and excellent coating film performance, such as water resistance; and to also provide a coating method using the composition. The present invention provides an aqueous coating composition comprising (A) an aqueous dispersion of a modified polyolefin, (B) an aqueous acrylic resin and/or an aqueous polyester resin, and (C) a phosphoric acid compound represented by a specific formula; and also provides a method for forming a coating film, comprising applying the aqueous coating composition, as well as an article coated with the aqueous coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Takayama, Hironori Tonomura, Naoto Matsushima, Shuichi Nakahara
  • Patent number: 10882683
    Abstract: A method of forming a shipping container includes mixing paper fibers with a binder fiber to form a mixture; disposing the mixture onto a surface to form a layer of the mixture; applying heat to form a paper fiber batt from the mixture having a fixed width and fixed length; and inserting the paper fiber batt within an interior of a corrugated box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Pratt Retail Specialties, LLC
    Inventors: Alan B. Collison, Reid Borgman
  • Patent number: 10870764
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mixture (M) which can be used as curing agent and as adhesion promoter and which comprises at least two components (M1) and (M2), which are different from one another and have in each case independently of one another free and/or blocked isocyanate groups, and which optionally comprises a further component (M3) different from (M1) and (M2); component (M1) comprises at least one aliphatic polyisocyanate, and component (M2) comprises at least one aliphatic polyisocyanate having polyether units, wherein the relative weight ratio of (M1) and (M2) in (M) to one another is in a range from 25:1 to 3:1, based in each case on the solids content of (M1) and (M2), and at least one of the components (M1), (M2), and optionally (M3) present in (M) has hydrolyzable silane groups, to a use of (M) as curing agent and adhesion promoter in a coating composition, to such a coating composition, and to methods for at least partly coating a substrate with a surfacer coat and for at least partly co
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Audree Andersen, Manuela Niemeier, Simone Hesener
  • Patent number: 10864769
    Abstract: A painting method produces a realistic depiction of light areas, dark areas, an appearance of reflections, color gradation, textures, form and space, and an illusion of depth by overlapping the 1st, 2nd and 3rd planes. The image is created as all these formations emerge simultaneously. An oil or water coating and a corresponding oil or water base paint are prepared. A base having a glossy smooth surface is obtained. Both sides of the base are soaked and then any excess liquid is removed. The coating is applied over the wetted, glossy, smooth surface and a layer of paint is applied over the coating. Paint and coating merged into s single entity. A tool is then used to redistribute the mixture of paint and coating to create gradients of color to complete an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Hratch Israelian
  • Patent number: 10858617
    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: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: David R. Scheuing, Thomas F. Fahlen, Jared Heymann, Mike Kinsinger, William Ouellette, William L. Smith
  • Patent number: 10851294
    Abstract: There is provided a fluoride phosphor composite including: fluoride phosphor core particles that may be expressed by the empirical formula AxMFy:Mn4+, wherein A may be at least one selected from the group consisting of Li, Na, K, Rb, and Cs, M may be at least one selected from the group consisting of Si, Ti, Zr, Hf, Ge, and Sn, the composition ratio (x) of A may satisfy 2?x?3, the composition ratio (y) of F may satisfy 4?y?7, each fluoride phosphor composite particle may be coated with a Mn-free fluoride coating. The Mn-free fluoride coating may have a thickness less than or equal to 35% of the size of each fluoride phosphor composite particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Ho You, In Hyung Lee, Tae Hoon Kim, Jong Won Park, Chul Soo Yoon, Chi Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10844245
    Abstract: Moving an article after a material, such as a hot-melt adhesive, has been applied to a surface of the article is accomplished with an article transfer apparatus. The apparatus is comprised of a belt having a plurality of apertures extending there through that are effective to communicate a vacuum pressure from an inner surface of the belt to a contacting surface of the belt. The vacuum pressure secures and adheres the article to the contacting surface of the belt as the belt conveys the article. The vacuum pressure is distributed along the inner surface of the belt by a vacuum chamber, which is between a compression roller and a second roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Chia-Hung Hsieh, Chun-Ta Huang, Chiung-Lung Lin
  • Patent number: 10847723
    Abstract: A droplet discharge method includes a region setting step of setting one end portion of a landing region of an opening at a predetermined distance from an end portion of the opening on an opening side which is adjacent to the opening in an X-axis direction, and a discharging step of causing a base and a discharge head to face and relatively scan each other, and causing at least one droplet to land in the landing region from a nozzle of the discharge head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Hirofumi Sakai, Kiyomi Oshima
  • Patent number: 10840030
    Abstract: A method for room-temperature fabrication of an organolead halide perovskite film includes: forming a PbX2.(L)y film based on solid-gas reactions between ligand (L) vapor and a PbX2 film at room temperature; forming a perovskite film by exposing the PbX2.(L)y film to a solution of organic ammonium halide at room temperature; removing the perovskite film from the solution of organic ammonium halide; washing the perovskite film; drying the perovskite film; exposing the perovskite film to a methylamine/alcohols gas mixture; removing the perovskite film from the methylamine/alcohols gas mixture; and drying the perovskite film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
    Inventors: Wallace Chik Ho Choy, Hong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10836927
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous polyurethane-polyurea dispersion (PD) having polyurethane-polyurea particles, present in the dispersion, having an average particle size of 40 to 2000 nm, and having a gel fraction of at least 50%, obtainable by (I) preparing a composition (Z) comprising, based in each case on the total amount of the composition (Z), (Z.1) 15 to 65 wt % of at least one intermediate containing isocyanate groups and having blocked primary amino groups, its preparation comprising the reaction (Z.1.1) of at least one polyurethane prepolymer containing isocyanate groups and comprising anionic groups and/or groups which can be converted into anionic groups, with (Z.1.2) at least one polyamine comprising at least two blocked primary amino groups and at least one free secondary amino group, by addition reaction of isocyanate groups from (Z.1.1) with free secondary amino groups from (Z.1.2), (Z.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Hardy Reuter, Matthias Blohm, Bernhard Steinmetz, Peggy Jankowski, Dirk Eierhoff, Thomas Zihang
  • Patent number: 10807121
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for coating workpieces, which preferably consist at least sectionally of wood, wood-based materials, plastics material or the like, with a coating material, wherein the method includes the steps of: providing a functional layer, which can be rendered adhesive by energy input, supplying a coating material to the workpiece to be coated, at least partially activating the functional layer by treating the functional layer with a heated gas, wherein the heated gas is emitted onto the functional layer via at least one outlet opening and is at a positive pressure of at least 1.5 bar in a region of the at least one outlet opening, and joining the coating material to the workpiece by means of the activated functional layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: HOMAG GmbH, HOMAG KANTENTECHNIK GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Schmid, Ralf Garnjost
  • Patent number: 10781317
    Abstract: A corrosion resistant material is described including a substrate, a first material including less than about 90% of an amino group or epoxy group, between about 0.05% and about 50% siloxane, between about 5% and about 80% nanoparticles, microparticles, or macroparticles, and between about 0.1% and about 5% of a first functionalized graphitic material, a second material including less than about 90% of a silyl group, between about 0.05% and about 50% siloxane, between about 5% and about 80% nanoparticles, microparticles, or macroparticles, and between about 0.1% and about 5% of a second functionalized graphitic material, and a third material including less than about 90% of an amino group or epoxy group and a silyl group, between about 0.05% and about 50% siloxane, between about 5% and about 80% nanoparticles, microparticles, or macroparticles, and between about 0.1% and about 5% of a third functionalized graphitic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Tesla NanoCoatings, Inc.
    Inventor: Jorma Virtanen
  • Patent number: 10781333
    Abstract: Coating adhesion promotors and methods of coating a substrate are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a method of coating a substrate includes applying an adhesion promotor over a primer, where the primer overlies the substrate. The adhesion promotor includes water. A first colored coat is applied over the adhesion promotor, and the first colored coat is flash dried. Tape is applied in a pattern over the first colored coat prior to the first colored coat fully curing. A second colored coat is applied over the first colored coat and over the tape, and the tape is removed from the first colored coat prior to the first colored coat fully curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP CO., LLC
    Inventor: Samuel J. Kincaid