Patents Examined by Gwendolyn Blackwell
  • Patent number: 9540504
    Abstract: Provided is a thermoplastic resin composition in which a modified rubber excellent in low temperature resistance is dispersedly added in a polyamide resin matrix to improve the low temperature resistance (cyclic fatigue resistance) of the polyamide resin, the composition maintaining its fluidity even at a high content of modified rubber, thus allowing film formation, and exhibiting excellent low temperature resistance. The thermoplastic resin composition includes a polyamide resin (A) and a modified rubber (B) having an acid anhydride group or an epoxy group and is characterized in that the modified rubber (B) having an acid anhydride group or an epoxy group is modified with a hydrogen bonding compound (C) having a functional group reacting with an acid anhydride group or an epoxy group and a functional group capable of hydrogen bonding with an amide bond or a hydroxyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoyuki Morooka
  • Patent number: 9534066
    Abstract: The invention relates to a creep-optimized ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber obtained by spinning an UHMWPE comprising olefinic branches (OB) and having an elongational stress (ES), and a ratio (OB/1000 C/ES) between the number of olefinic branches per thousand carbon atoms (OB/1000 C) and the elongational stress (ES) of at least 0.2, wherein said UHMWPE fiber when subjected to a load of 600 MPa at a temperature of 70° C., has a creep lifetime of at least 90 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Jorn Boesten, Martin Pieter Vlasblom, Piotr Matloka, Timothy James Kidd, Romain Berthoud, Johannes Hendrikus Marie Heijnen
  • Patent number: 9526320
    Abstract: A case for a mobile device with a screen, the case comprising a band arranged to surround the edge of the device. The band comprises a layer of flexible polymer (1) and a layer of a damping material (3) which is softer than the flexible polymer provided within the flexible polymer layer. The damping material (3) has a plurality of protrusions (2) projecting inwardly from a substantial portion of the inner periphery of the band to engage with the device. The protrusions are arranged such that, in normal use there is substantially no contact between the band and the device other than through the protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventors: Jason Roberts, Wilhelm Marschall, Benjamin Thorpe
  • Patent number: 9511569
    Abstract: A multilayer film structure is disclosed which comprises at least a first layer made of a bio-based polymer composition; a tie layer comprising one or more ethylene copolymers and one or more inorganic fillers; and optionally at least one additional layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventors: Lucie Charbonnel, Karlheinz Hausmann, I-Hwa Lee, Cedric Thomi
  • Patent number: 9499302
    Abstract: A method of forming a container from bi-axially orientable plastics material and having an integral handle with the steps of forming a preform having a neck portion and an expandable portion below the neck portion, with the neck portion including a locating ring above the expandable portion and a handle molded to the non expandable at one end and molded to the expandle portion at the other end. Where the molded-in handle is the approximate length of the handle of the finished container. The unblown preform of orientable plastics is inserted into a blow molder and thereafter stretched by a stretch rod. During the stretch process the handle on the preform unbends rather than stretching to form the approximate shape of the handle in the finished container. The blow mold then closes on the stretched preform thus capturing the handle. Blow gas is then injected into the interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: DT Inventions, LLC
    Inventor: James Alfred Thibodeau
  • Patent number: 9499649
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photoreactive compound for the preparation of a photoalignment material comprising thioether units, wherein the photoreactive compound is comprising at least one ene group and at least one photoalignment group, and further to a composition comprising at least one photoreactive compound and at least one polythiol, the use of this composition for the preparation of photoalignment materials, and their use for the alignment of liquid crystals or liquid crystal polymers, in electro-optical and optical elements, systems and devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: ROLIC AG
    Inventors: Izabela Bury, Jean-Francois Eckert, Olivier Muller, Hubert Seiberle, Peggy Studer
  • Patent number: 9493645
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tube for transporting a fluid comprising a composition containing 100 parts by mass of (A) a thermoplastic elastomer and 1 to 500 parts by mass of (B) a carbon base filler, and it has a low vapor permeability and is excellent in an air permeation resistance and a flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventor: Ryosuke Sano
  • Patent number: 9494071
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multilayer mounting mat for mounting a pollution control element. The mounting mat comprises a layer of intumescent material between two non-intumescent layers defining opposite major sides of the mounting mat. The mounting mat in accordance with the present invention is suitable for mounting a pollution control element in a pollution control device and is in particular suitable for mounting fragile monolith such as thin-wall and ultra thin-wall monoliths. Also, the mounting mats conveniently exhibit a good or excellent holding pressure over a wide temperature range and can be formulated in an inexpensive way. The invention also provides a pollution control device comprising a pollution control element arranged in a casing with the mounting mat disposed between the casing and pollution control element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventor: Richard P. Merry
  • Patent number: 9487681
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition including interpenetrating polymer networks in a cured state, wherein the composition comprise a multi-functional acrylate and a thermal initiator; a polarizer; and a liquid crystal display comprising the same. In the present invention, the pressure-sensitive adhesive composition may be provided, which can outstandingly prevent light leakage phenomenon, with having excellent physical properties such as endurance reliability under high temperature and/or high humidity conditions and workability. Especially, according to the present invention, the pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, polarizer and liquid crystal display are provided, which can outstandingly prevent light leakage phenomenon even in large-sized display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong Min Ha, No-Ma Kim, In Ho Hwang
  • Patent number: 9487685
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive composition including 100 parts by weight of a first epoxy compound having a glass transition temperature of a homopolymer of not less than 120° C., 30 parts by weight to 100 parts by weight of a second epoxy compound having a glass transition temperature of a homopolymer of not more than 60° C., and 0.5 parts by weight to 20 parts by weight of a cationic photopolymerization initiator, and a polarizing plate using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun-Mi Seo, Eun-Soo Huh, Nam-Jeong Lee, Hwa-Sub Shim, Kyun-II Rah, Jun-Wuk Park, Jee-Hyon Min, Yi-Rang Lim
  • Patent number: 9465408
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a first panel, a display panel disposed at one side of the first panel, a film with a hallow region disposed between the first panel and the display panel, and an optical adhesive disposed in the hollow region of the film and between the first panel and the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventors: Yin-Ta Chen, Kuang-Cheng Fan, Shih-Wei Li
  • Patent number: 9452592
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a multilayer film having an active oxygen barrier layer that comprises an oxygen scavenging composition that is a blend of a thermoplastic resin (A) having carbon-carbon double bonds substantially in its main chain, a transition metal salt (B), and an oxygen barrier polymer (C) having oxygen barrier properties that can be further enhanced by exposing the composition to a source of ionizing radiation e.g., electron beam radiation. Irradiation improves the oxygen scavenging abilities of the oxygen scavenging composition so that oxygen can be intercepted and scavenged as it passes through the film. The resulting irradiated multilayer film has improved active barrier properties in comparison to the same film prior to irradiation. As result, the multilayer film of the present invention can be used in packaging applications to help maintain a low oxygen atmosphere in the interior of a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Beckwith, Frank Bryan Edwards, Janet Rivett, Cynthia Louise Ebner, Thomas Kennedy, Rachel McDowell, Drew V. Speer
  • Patent number: 9435916
    Abstract: A composite having (a) a substrate that has opposing first and second surfaces, the substrate being at least 90% transmissive in visible light and has less than 5% haze, (b) a nanostructured article including a matrix and a nanoscale dispersed phase and having a random nanostructured anisotropic surface; and (c) an optically clear adhesive disposed on the second surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventors: Moses M. David, Andrew K. Hartzell, Timothy J. Hebrink, Ta-Hua Yu, Jun-Ying Zhang, Kalc C. Vang, Ming Cheng
  • Patent number: 9430102
    Abstract: Touch sensing systems comprising bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys and methods of making touch sensing arrays and electronic devices containing touch sensitive screens that include arrays containing bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys. The bulk-solidifying amorphous alloy substrates have select areas of crystalline and amorphous alloy providing for discrete areas of conductivity and resistivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE
    Inventors: Christopher D. Prest, Matthew S. Scott, Stephen P. Zadesky, Dermot J. Stratton, Joseph C. Poole
  • Patent number: 9421524
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for producing carbon, metal and/or metal oxide porous materials that have precisely controlled structures on the nanometer and micrometer scales. The methods involve the single or repeated infiltration of porous templates with metal salts at controlled temperatures, the controlled drying and decomposition of the metal salts under reducing conditions, and optionally the removal of the template. The carbon porous materials are involve the infiltration of a carbon precursor into a porous template, followed by polymerization and pyrolysis. These porous materials have utility in separations, catalysis, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama
    Inventors: Martin Bakker, Franchessa Maddox Sayler, Amy Grano, Jan-Henrik Smått
  • Patent number: 9418577
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a metalizing film including a polyester-based film layer having a heat-shrinking property, and a use of the metalizing film used as a film label capable of replacing a paper label attached to a glass bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventors: Dong Jin Kim, Si Min Kim, Yun Jo Kim, Il Chon Kwon
  • Patent number: 9417484
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes; a first substrate, a second substrate disposed facing the first substrate, an alignment layer disposed on at least one of the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein the alignment layer comprises a major alignment material and a vertical photo-alignment material, and the vertical photo-alignment material comprises a first vertical functional group, and a liquid crystal layer interposed between the first substrate and the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventors: Jun-Woo Lee, Jong-Sung Bae, Hoi-Lim Kim, Baek-Kyun Jeon, Suk-Hoon Kang, Jin-Soo Jung, Soo-Ryun Cho
  • Patent number: 9409219
    Abstract: This invention provides a polymer, which is preferably a polyether polymer. The polymer may be used in coating compositions. Containers and other articles comprising the polymer and methods of making such containers and other articles are also provided. The invention further provides compositions including the polymer (e.g., powder coatings), which have utility in a variety of coating end uses, including, for example, valve and pipe coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Niederst, Richard H. Evans, Robert M. O'Brien, Kevin Romagnoli, Mark S. Von Maier
  • Patent number: 9405049
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polarizing plate and a liquid crystal display device. The polarizing plate, which is lightweight and has a small thickness and excellent physical properties including durability, water resistance, workability, pressure-sensitive adhesion and a light leakage prevention effect; and the liquid crystal display device including the same may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Soo Yoon, Ki Ok Kwon, No Ma Kim, In Ho Hwang, Sung Hyun Nam, In Kyu Park, Kyun Il Rah, Min Ki Lee
  • Patent number: 9399695
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pressure-sensitive adhesive compositions which contain (A) hydroxyl group and alkylene oxide group containing acrylic copolymer and (B) a multifunctional isocyanate-based hardener, and form interpenetrating network structures when hardened, and polarizers and liquid crystal displays comprising the same. The pressure-sensitive adhesive compositions of the present invention exhibit superior durability, reliability, and workability and effectively prevent light leakage under high temperature and/or high humidity conditions. Particularly, the present invention provides pressure-sensitive adhesive compositions capable of significantly suppressing light leakage even in large size display devices, and polarizers and liquid crystal displays comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: No Ma Kim, In Ho Hwang, Jeong Min Ha, Sung Soo Yoon, Sung Su Kim, Sang Jo Bae