Patents Examined by Hai Vo
  • Patent number: 10723099
    Abstract: Provided is a vinyl chloride resin composition that can provide a molded product having superior flexibility at low temperatures. The vinyl chloride resin composition includes (a) a vinyl chloride resin, (b) a diester plasticizer formed from a compound represented by formula (1) shown below, and (c) a trimellitate plasticizer. Furthermore, (a) the vinyl chloride resin includes (x) a base vinyl chloride resin in an amount of from 70 mass % to 100 mass % and (y) vinyl chloride resin fine particles in an amount of from 0 mass % to 30 mass %. In formula (1), R1 and R3 are monovalent hydrocarbon groups having an unsaturated carbon-carbon bond that may be the same or different, and R2 is a divalent hydrocarbon group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takanori Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10720613
    Abstract: The invention discloses a packaging film for a battery. The packaging film for the battery comprises an electrolyte-resistant layer, a protective layer, and a high-rigidity material layer. The high-rigidity material layer is located between the electrolyte-resistant layer and the protective layer. The high-rigidity material layer comprises a substrate layer and at least one cermet film. The substrate layer has two surfaces facing the electrolyte-resistant layer and the protective layer respectively. The at least one cermet film is located on at least one of the two surfaces of the substrate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventor: Fei-Lin Yang
  • Patent number: 10689509
    Abstract: Provided is a powder moldable vinyl chloride resin composition for a real-stitched surface skin that is capable of providing a molded product having excellent flexibility at low temperatures and real stitching properties. The powder moldable vinyl chloride resin composition for a real-stitched surface skin contains vinyl chloride resin particles (a) having an average degree of polymerization of at least 1,200 and no greater than 5,000, a trimellitate plasticizer (b), and vinyl chloride resin fine particles (c) having an average degree of polymerization of at least 1,000 and no greater than 5,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shota Nishimura, Takanori Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10688762
    Abstract: Disclosed is a laminate for automotive interior material which includes a vinyl chloride resin layer and a tape, where no mark appears at a portion where the tape is laminated even when the laminate is lined with a foamed polyurethane layer and heated. The disclosed laminate for automotive interior material includes a vinyl chloride resin layer and a tape disposed on one side in a thickness direction of the vinyl chloride resin layer, wherein the tape includes a substrate having a porous structure and an adhesive layer, and wherein the adhesive layer is positioned closer to the vinyl chloride resin layer than the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takanori Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10683404
    Abstract: Polymeric materials, method of making the polymeric material, and uses thereof are disclosed. The polymeric material can include ordered arrangements of crystalline domains and ordered arrangements of amorphous domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Nitin Chopra, Saad Alhussain, Ihab N. Odeh
  • Patent number: 10674778
    Abstract: A multilayer fabric for selectively blocking or transmitting particular wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum, such solar radiation, and far infrared (FIR) radiation. The multilayer fabric may include a microporous water vapor permeable layer that selectively filters particular wavelengths depending on the size of its pores. In some embodiments, the multilayer fabric may include a nanostructured layer that selectively filters particular wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Aurel Coza, Roland Günter Seydel, Josh Robert Gordon
  • Patent number: 10668689
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a multi-layered thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) foam. Due to a specific formulation of the multi-layered TPE foam, adjacent layers of said TPE foam can be perfectly adhered to each other without adhesive or thermocompression after foaming. The present invention is also related to a specific process for forming a multi-layered foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Yung-Teng Lee
  • Patent number: 10647882
    Abstract: Porous air permeable expanded PTFE composite with enhanced mechanical and thermal properties are described. The node and fibril microstructure of expanded PTFE is coated on and within the node and fibril microstructure with a suitably chosen polymer to impart property enhancement while maintaining porosity. The coating polymer content of the composite is maintained between 3 and 25 weight percent of the composite and the areal mass of the composite is less than 75 gm/m2. Exemplary enhancement to properties may include, among others, Average Tensile Strength (ATS) (in MPa)×Z strength (in MPa) of 50 MPa2 or greater, preferably 100 MPa2 or greater, with air flow less than 500 Gurley seconds. Coating polymers with appropriate temperature resistance provides composites which further exhibit shrinkage of less than 10% at temperatures up to 300° C. with air flow of less than 500 Gurley seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Anit Dutta, Leslie N. Rikleen
  • Patent number: 10640071
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible molded skin as part of a composite structure for an airbag cover, and to a composition for producing such a skin using slush molding. The composition and flexible molded skin have a thermoplastic plasticized vinyl polymer, and a tear promoting agent selected from the group of one or more particulate blowing agents, inorganic mineral materials, organic filler materials and microspheres or a mixture of two or more of the afore mentioned materials. The particles of the particulate tear promoting agent have an average particle size of between 0.005 and 50 ?m, preferably between 0.005 and 40 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: MCPP INNOVATION LLC, MCPP BELGIUM BVBA
    Inventors: Raf Bussels, Ben Bouwman, Benny Trekels, Stefan Bemelmans
  • Patent number: 10640625
    Abstract: Provided is a vinyl chloride resin composition that can provide a molded product having superior flexibility at low temperatures. The vinyl chloride resin composition includes (a) a vinyl chloride resin and (b) a dodecanedioic acid diester. Moreover, (a) the vinyl chloride resin includes (x) a base vinyl chloride resin in an amount of from 70 mass % to 100 mass % and (y) vinyl chloride resin fine particles in an amount of from 0 mass % to 30 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takanori Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10627548
    Abstract: Described herein is an anti-reflective film including: a hard coating layer; and a low-refractive layer containing a binder resin and hollow inorganic nanoparticles and solid inorganic nanoparticles dispersed in the binder resin. The hollow and solid inorganic particles are dispersed in the low-refractive layer such that the amount of the solid inorganic nanoparticles positioned close to an interface between the hard coating layer and the low-refractive layer is larger than that of the hollow inorganic nanoparticles. Also described is a manufacturing method of the anti-reflective film including: applying a resin composition containing a photopolymerizable compound or a (co)polymer thereof, a fluorine-containing compound including a photoreactive functional group, a photoinitiator, hollow inorganic nanoparticles, and solid inorganic nanoparticles on a hard coating layer, and drying the applied resin composition at a temperature of 35° C. to 100° C.; and photocuring the dried resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Seok Byun, Heon Kim, Boo Kyung Kim, Seok Hoon Jang, Yeong Rae Chang
  • Patent number: 10626278
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coating for providing protection against interstitial corrosion for titanium surfaces such as flanges or other equipment used in highly aggressive electrolytic environments, for example hydrochloric acid electrolysis cells. The coating according to the invention comprises a passivating layer, on which a film of water-repellent material is applied. The invention further relates to a method for providing anticorrosive protection for flanges of electrochemical cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: INDUSTRIE DE NORA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Alice Calderara, Valentina Bonometti
  • Patent number: 10627547
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an anti-reflective film exhibiting one or more peaks at a scattering vector (qmax) of 0.0758 to 0.1256 nm?1, in a graph showing a log value of scattering intensity to a scattering vector defined in small-angle X-ray scattering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Seok Byun, Jeong Kyu Lee, Boo Kyung Kim, Seok Hoon Jang, Yeong Rae Chang
  • Patent number: 10618249
    Abstract: Described herein are aerogel composites. The aerogel composites comprise at least one base layer having a top surface and a bottom surface, the base layer comprising a reinforced aerogel composition which comprises a reinforcement material and a monolithic aerogel framework, a first facing layer comprising a first facing material attached to the top surface of the base layer, and a second facing layer comprising a second facing material attached to the bottom surface of the base layer. At least a portion of the monolithic aerogel framework of the base layer extends into at least a portion of both the first facing layer and the second facing layer. The first facing material and the second facing material each consist essentially of fluoropolymer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie Rikleen, Michael Magyar, Eric O'Bryan, David Mihalcik, Owen Evans, Nicholas Zafiropoulos, George Gould
  • Patent number: 10622117
    Abstract: Disclosed are polymeric compositions with improved breakdown strength. The polymeric compositions contain a polyolefin and a voltage stabilizing agent. The voltage stabilizing agent is a diphenoxybenzene and/or a benzanilide. The present polymeric compositions exhibit improved breakdown strength when applied as an insulating layer for power cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology LLC
    Inventor: Timothy J. Person
  • Patent number: 10611116
    Abstract: The application relates to a nonwoven composite containing a plurality of solid regions and a plurality of porous regions. The solid and porous regions form a repeating pattern on the surface of the composite. The solid regions contain a solid region nonwoven layer, an optional solid region polymer-fiber infused layer, and a solid region cap layer. The solid region nonwoven layer contains a plurality of first staple fibers and less than about 5% by volume of a first polymer. The solid region cap layer contains the first polymer and less than about 5% by volume of the first staple fibers. The porous regions contain a porous region nonwoven layer and a porous region polymer-fiber infused layer. The porous region nonwoven layer contains a plurality of the first staple fibers and less than about 5% by volume of a first polymer. The porous region polymer-fiber infused layer contains a plurality of pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Sara A. Broadaway, Ryan W. Johnson, Randolph S. Kohlman, Patrick A. Petri
  • Patent number: 10590658
    Abstract: A thermoplastic composite sheet for exterior cladding applications includes an outer layer with a thermoplastic resin composition reinforced with a high aspect ratio filler such that the outer layer has a coefficient of linear thermal expansion of no more than approximately 2.33×10?5 in/in/deg F., and a backing layer bonded to the outer layer, the backing layer defined by a foam material. The outer layer and the backing later define a body having a substantially planar outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Associated Materials, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Bryan Moses, Jr., Michael Danny Ziemer, Randall Jay Brown, Nicholas Daniel Thompson, Daniel H. Green
  • Patent number: 10586965
    Abstract: Microporous sheet product and methods of making and using the same. In one embodiment, the microporous sheet product is made by a process that includes melt-extruding a sheet material using an extrusion mixture that includes (i) a cyclic olefin copolymer, (ii) an electrolyte swellable thermoplastic, and (iii) a compatibilizing agent that promotes mixing of the cyclic olefin copolymer and the electrolyte swellable thermoplastic, the compatibilizing agent having a boiling point in the range of 135-300° C. As an example, the cyclic olefin copolymer may be an ethylene-norbornene copolymer, the electrolyte swellable thermoplastic may be polyethylene oxide, and the compatibilizing agent may be mineral spirits. After extrusion, the sheet material may be cooled, and the compatibilizing agent may be removed, forming an ionically-conductive microporous sheet product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: William Winchin Yen
  • Patent number: 10577723
    Abstract: The invention relates to flame-retardant cellulosic man-made fibers containing a flame-retardant substance in the form of an oxidized condensate of a tetrakis hydroxyalkyl phosphonium salt with ammonia and/or a nitrogenous compound which contains one or several amine groups whereby the fiber has a tenacity of more than 18 cN/tex in a conditioned state. Production process and the use of the fibers according to the invention are further objects of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Lenzing AG
    Inventors: Hartmut Rüf, Clemens Bisjak, Gert Kroner
  • Patent number: 10577468
    Abstract: Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) polymers that have an average molecular weight of at least 500,000 g/mol and an enthalpy of at least 190 J/g is provided. The UHMWPE polymer may include at least one comonomer. The UHMWPE polymer is used to form a membrane, that when expanded, has a node and fibril structure. The UHMWPE membrane has an endotherm of about 150° C. associated with the fibrils in the membrane. The membrane has a percent porosity of at least 25%, and in exemplary embodiments, the percent porosity is at least 60%. Additionally, the UHMWPE membrane has a thickness less than 1 mm. An UHMWPE membrane may be formed by lubricating the UHMWPE polymer, subjecting the lubricated polymer to pressure at a temperature below the melting point of the UHMWPE polymer to form a tape, and expanding the tape at a temperature below the melting temperature of the UHMWPE polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: W L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Guy A. Sbriglia