Patents Examined by Hai Vo
  • Patent number: 10370554
    Abstract: This coated metal sheet for exterior covering has a metal sheet and a top coating layer disposed on the metal sheet, the top coating layer is configured from a fluororesin and contains a gloss control agent comprising 0.01-15 vol % of microporous particles and a matte agent comprising primary particles, and the coated metal sheet satisfies the belowmentioned formulae. In the number-based particle size distribution of the gloss control agent and the matte agent, R is the number average particle size (?m) of the gloss control agent, D197.5 and D297.5 represent the 97.5% particle size (?m) of the gloss control agent and the matte agent, Ru is the upper limit particle size (?m) of the gloss control agent, and T is the top coating layer thickness (?m). D197.5/T?0.9 Ru?1.2T R?1.0 0.5?D297.5/T?7.0 3?T?40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo Hara, Koichiro Ueda, Kenji Sakato, Hiroki Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10357935
    Abstract: In one aspect, there is provided a fabric containing gas therein, the fabric comprising a weave between warps and wefts, wherein each warp includes an elongate array of a plurality of individual gas cells, wherein neighboring gas cells are physically coupled to each other via a connection, wherein the connection is monolithic with the gas cells, and each cell contains the gas therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Sang Geun Lee, Chae Eun Lee, Ji Ah Lee
  • Patent number: 10358588
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to an adhesive asphalt emulsion. The adhesive asphalt emulsion can be prepared in liquid form and applied to a material, such as a film or fabric, to create a self-adhering membrane. In some embodiments, the adhesive can be water vapor permeable, and can be applied in a continuous layer to a membrane. The adhesive asphalt emulsion can be prepared, applied, and in service at low temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Henry Company, LLC
    Inventors: Dusan V. Subotic, Larisa Kasitskaya, Srdjan Stankovic
  • Patent number: 10316156
    Abstract: There is provided a foamed sheet which takes only a short time to recover the thickness thereof after being compressed, and even if being subjected to repeated impacts, hardly decreases in the impact absorption. The foamed sheet according to the present invention comprises a foamed body formed of a resin composition comprising: a thermoplastic resin a and a silicone-based compound b having not more than 2,000 siloxane bonds; and/or a thermoplastic resin a? having a silicone chain having not more than 2,000 siloxane bonds. The thermoplastic resin a is preferably at least one selected from the group consisting of acrylic polymers, rubbers, urethanic polymers and ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymers. The silicone-based compound b is preferably at least one selected from the group consisting of silicone oils, modified silicone oils and silicone resins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohei Doi, Kazumichi Kato, Hideyuki Tokuyama, Tadao Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10307347
    Abstract: A bio cellulose membrane with an outstanding water retention capacity and a method for producing the same are provided. The bio cellulose membrane comprises a first surface, a second surface, and a loose layer, wherein the average pore size of the first surface and the average pore size of the second surface are smaller than that of the loose layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TCI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yung-Hsiang Lin, Cheng-Yu Ho
  • Patent number: 10308817
    Abstract: The invention relates to a protection layer which is used as anticorrosion layer on corrosion-prone substrates, especially corroding metals, alloys and other materials, especially on steel, and as a basecoat for the application of further porous layer systems or as a topcoat, and to the process for production thereof and to use on a coated substrate for protection against corrosion and specifically for use against microbially induced corrosion (MIC), wherein the anticorrosion layer comprises a high-density protection layer on a corrosion-prone substrate, containing pre-condensed layer-forming alkoxysilane precursors, wherein the molecules of the pre-condensed layer-forming alkoxysilane precursors are formed from monomer units selected from the group of the triethoxysilane precursors, wherein the molecules of the pre-condensed layer-forming alkoxysilane precursors are crosslinked with one another, and wherein the high-density protection layer has a layer thickness of at least 50 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: EPG Engineered nanoProducts Germany AG
    Inventors: Edwin Kroke, Stefan Pfeifer
  • Patent number: 10309039
    Abstract: A multifilament, a monofilament, a non-woven or a tape, each having 1 to 2000 Denier per filament and a draw ratio of 1:2 to 1:11 and each made of a composition containing the components (A) a polyolefin, (B) for example a compound of the formula (B-1-a-1), (C) for example a compound of the formula (C-1-b-1), wherein b1 is a number from 2 to 20, and optionally (D) one or more inorganic and/or organic pigments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Daniel Mueller, Jean-Roch Pauquet, Anthony Judge, Hanspeter Meyer
  • Patent number: 10294165
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible composite organic aerogel (1) comprising: a textile reinforcement (5), an organic aerogel (3) placed within said textile reinforcement (3), said organic aerogel (3) being based on a resin resulting at least in part from polyhydroxybenzene(s) R and formaldehyde(s) F, said organic aerogel (3) being a polymeric organic gel comprising at least one water-soluble cationic polyelectrolyte, or said organic aerogel (3) being a pyrolysate of said gel in the form of a porous carbon monolith comprising the product of the pyrolysis of said at least one water-soluble cationic polyelectrolyte P, said organic aerogel (3) exhibiting a specific thermal conductivity of between 10 and 40 mW·m?1·K?1 at atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HUTCHINSON
    Inventors: Benjamin Swoboda, Cedric Huillet, Philippe Sonntag, Arthur Van Eibergen
  • Patent number: 10286628
    Abstract: Barrier films, in-mold label formed from barrier films, and containers incorporating in-mold labels with barrier properties. Films according to embodiments of the invention include multi-layer or composite films that include one or more layers of a barrier material. The films can be used to form labels in standard in-mold labeling processes such that standard robotics, molds, and materials can be used. Preferably, the film can seal on itself such that an overlap seam can be made. The film has adequate desired barrier properties, i.e. water vapor, oxygen, light, aroma, and/or flavor retention barriers depending on the application, such as packaging of consumable products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Taylor Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee A. Timmerman, Chad M. Ratcliff, Dennis W. Richmond, Lane H. Gravley
  • Patent number: 10287412
    Abstract: The present invention describes a hierarchical graphitized carbon foam comprising an interconnected macroporous structure with an ordered mesoporous wall structure, a process for its preparation, as well as to a process for the synthesis of a variety of bimodal porous organic polymer and/or inorganic metal oxide materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CIC Energigune
    Inventors: Mani Karthik, Abdessamad Faik, Stefania Doppiu
  • Patent number: 10280340
    Abstract: Disclosed is method of preparing microspheres wherein the microspheres do not increase the self-extinguishing time of a composition they are added to by more than 5% and their presence does not increase a viscosity of the composition by more than 65%. The microspheres are coated with a very high level of from 80 to 90% by weight of a flame retardant, preferably aluminum trihydroxide. Unexpectedly, the presence of the flame retardant on the microspheres at this high level reduces the need to add additional flame retardant to a composition along with the microspheres. Also unexpectedly, the location of the flame retardant on the microspheres completely prevents the normally expected increase in viscosity of the composition based on the level of the flame retardant added. The microspheres find use in many compositions requiring flame resistance including weld through sealants and adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Robert E. Mammarella, David Sturgill
  • Patent number: 10259201
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite comprising (i) a plastics component or (ii) a semifinished plastics product with a protective layer system, where the protective layer system comprises a plastics film and an organosilicon plasma polymer layer, the organosilicon plasma polymer layer is arranged between the (i) plastics component or the (ii) semifinished plastics product and the plastics film and, after the hardening of the (i) plastics component or of the (ii) semifinished plastics product, the organosilicon plasma polymer layer adheres more securely to the plastics film than to the (i) plastics component or the (ii) semifinished plastics product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Vissing, Matthias Ott, Gregor Grassl
  • Patent number: 10234172
    Abstract: A localized heating structure includes a spectrally-selective solar absorber, that absorbs incident solar radiation and reflects at wavelengths longer than 2 ?m, with an underlying heat-spreading layer having a thermal conductivity equal to or greater than 50 W/(mK), a thermally insulating layer, adjacent to the spectrally-selective solar absorber, having a thermal conductivity of less than 0.1 W/(mK), one or more evaporation openings through the spectrally-selective solar absorber and the thermally insulating layer, and an evaporation wick, disposed in one or more of the evaporation openings in the thermally insulating layer, that contacts liquid and allows the liquid to be transported from a location beneath the thermally insulating layer through to the spectrally-selective solar absorber in order to generate vapor from the liquid. The thermally insulating layer is configured to have a density less than the liquid so that the localized heating structure is able to float on the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: George Ni, Gang Chen, Svetlana V. Boriskina, Thomas Alan Cooper
  • Patent number: 10220967
    Abstract: This flexible thermal-control material (10A) is obtaining by stacking: a reflective layer (12) which reflects sunlight; and an infrared-ray emission layer (13) which emits infrared rays. The infrared-ray emission layer (13) is configured from a silicone material. Accordingly, a flexible thermal-control material is achieved which exhibits excellent optical characteristics such as solar absorption (?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Kusaba, Hidetaka Kafuku, Kenji Najima
  • Patent number: 10203035
    Abstract: An integral multilayer joint seal. Layers of foam, layered co-planar to the adjacent surface, are interspersed with a barrier layer which extends beyond the foam layers to provide a protective surface, a surface for attachment atop adjacent substrates, or a connecting tab for use with adjacent joint seals. The foam layers may be uncompressed or partially compressed at the time of joint formation and may be composed of open or closed, or hybrid, cell foam. The foam may be impregnated with a fire retardant or may be composed of a fire retardant material, if desired. The barrier may have a tensile strength greater than the adjacent foam. The joint seal may have an elastomer, such as silicone, at its top and/or bottom, and may even include an elastomer layer within or about the barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Schul International Company, LLC
    Inventor: Steven R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10196503
    Abstract: A vinyl chloride resin composition of the present invention for powder molding comprises: 100 parts by mass of (a) vinyl chloride resin particles having an average polymerization degree of 2300 to 4100; and 100 parts by mass to 200 parts by mass of (b) a plasticizer containing a trimellitate plasticizer and/or a pyromellitate plasticizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahisa Iwahori, Yuya Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10196156
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to composite materials for use as a vehicle arresting system (also referred to as an Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS). Specific embodiments may use modified polymeric foams composites. The polymeric foams may include additives, coatings, combinations of both, or other features than render them useful for an EMAS. The polymeric foams may also have one or more modified surfaces that provide a protective crust. For example, the one or more surface may be modified by application of heat in order to help close the polymeric foam cells and/or to create an encapsulative surface. These features can provide enhanced weather resistance, fire resistance, moisture absorption, jet blast resistance, improve their energy absorbing properties, or other desired features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Engineered Arresting Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Silvia C. Valentini, Hong Zou, Michael T. Galbus, Nicholas M. Flynn
  • Patent number: 10190254
    Abstract: A skin material (1) includes a cellular heat-insulating layer (3) and a coloring layer (4) which are sequentially stacked on a fibrous substrate (2) and has protrusions and recesses on a front face (6). The cellular heat-insulating layer (3) has a softening temperature of 110 to 250° C. A contact cool feeling (Qmax) of the front face (6) of the skin material (1) is 0.30 W/cm2 or less both before and after a heat treatment for 2400 hours at 70° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Seiren Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Norihiko Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10184036
    Abstract: Carbon black-containing composite resin pre-expanded particles comprising 100 to 400 parts by mass of a polystyrene-based resin with respect to 100 parts by mass of a carbon black-containing polyolefin-based resin; having a carbon black content of 0.5 to 5.0% by mass and a bulk density of 0.015 to 0.25 g/cm3; and having an outermost layer of 30 to 80 pm after undergoing the following tests: (a) one of the carbon black-containing composite resin pre-expanded particles is sliced into a 1-mm slice in such a way that cross-section surfaces of cells are exposed on both surfaces of the slice; (b) the obtained slice is immersed in toluene at 25° C. for 24 hours to extract a polystyrene-based resin component as described above; (c) the cross-section surface of the slice is then subjected to magnified photographing by a microscope; (d) the obtained microscope image is observed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SEKISUI PLASTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Isayama, Masahiko Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10184037
    Abstract: Rigid foam insulating products and processes for making such insulation products are disclosed. The foam products are formed from a polymer, a blowing agent, and nano-graphite. The nano-graphite has a size in at least one dimension less than about 100 nm and, in exemplary embodiments may be an intercalated, expanded nano-graphite. In addition, the nano-graphite may include a plurality of nanosheets having a thickness between about 10 to about 100 nanometers. The nano-graphite acts as a process additive to improve the physical properties of the foam product, such as thermal insulation and compressive strength. In addition, the nano-graphite in the foam controls cell morphology and acts as a nucleating agent in the foaming process. Further, the nano-graphite exhibits overall compound effects on foam properties including improved insulating value (increased R-value) for a given thickness and density and improved ultraviolet (UV) stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Breindel, Roland Loh, Joseph P. Rynd, Yadolah Delaviz, Mark E. Polasky