Patents Examined by Helene Klemanski
  • Patent number: 10385458
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous plating bath composition and a method for depositing a palladium layer by electroless plating onto a substrate. The aqueous plating bath composition according to the present invention comprises a source for palladium ions, a reducing agent for palladium ions and an aromatic compound. The aqueous plating bath composition has an increased deposition rate for palladium while maintaining bath stability. The aqueous plating bath composition has also a prolonged life time. The aromatic compounds of the present invention allow for adjusting the deposition rate to a constant range over the bath life time and for electrolessly depositing palladium layers at lower temperatures. The aromatic compounds of the present invention activate electroless palladium plating baths having a low deposition rate and reactivate aged electroless palladium plating baths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Atotech Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Walter, Katharina Muskulus
  • Patent number: 10385223
    Abstract: An ink jet textile printing penetrant includes a water-soluble organic solvent; a surfactant; and one type or two or more types selected from the group consisting of a chelating agent and an aromatic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Oki, Hidehiko Komatsu
  • Patent number: 10384266
    Abstract: Process for producing a layer structure, which comprises the steps: E1. provision of a composition comprising i. gold (Au) particles in an amount in the range from 0.1 to 50% by weight; ii. a balance to 100% by weight of a polar, protic organic solvent; iii. less than 5% by weight of water, where the % by weight, in each case based on the total mass of the composition, add up to 100% by weight; E2. application of the composition to a substrate to give a precursor; E3. heating of the precursor to a temperature in the range from 25 to 200° C. to give the layer structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: HERAEUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Susanne Behl, Kai-Ulrich Boldt
  • Patent number: 10384315
    Abstract: An exemplary welding consumable according to the invention is provided and includes up to about 0.13 wt % carbon, about 0.3 wt % to about 1.4 wt % manganese, about 7.25 wt % to about 11.5 wt % nickel, about 0.6 wt % to about 1.2 wt % molybdenum, about 0.2 wt % to about 0.7 wt % silicon, up to about 0.3 wt % vanadium, up to about 0.05 wt % titanium, up to about 0.08 wt % zirconium, up to about 2.0 wt % chromium, and a balance of iron and incidental impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: CRS Holdings, Inc., The United States Of America, as represented by the Secretary Of The Navy
    Inventors: Matthew Sinfield, Jeffrey Farren, Richard Wong, William J. Martin, Richard H. Smith, Shane Para, James E. Heilmann, Paul M. Novotny, Patrick C. Ray, Dan DeAntonio, Joe Stravinskas
  • Patent number: 10378092
    Abstract: A coinage alloy for coinage includes nickel present in an amount from 4 wt. % to 11 wt. %, based on a total weight of the coinage alloy; zinc present in an amount from 20 wt. % to 35 wt. %, based on the total weight of the coinage alloy; manganese present in an amount from 3 wt. % to 6 wt. %, based on a total weight of the coinage alloy; copper; an electrical conductivity from 5% International Annealed Copper Standard (IACS) to 6% IACS measured in accordance with ASTM E1004-09 (2009); and a color comprising a yellowness vector b* that is from 6 to 11, based on a CIE L*a*b* color space and determined in accordance with ASTM Standard E308-15 (2015).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE
    Inventors: Eric A. Lass, Mark R. Stoudt, Carelyn Campbell
  • Patent number: 10364366
    Abstract: There is provided a water-based ink for ink-jet recording containing: water; at least one of quinacridone and a derivative thereof; and a dye represented by the following formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Okuda, Mitsunori Maeda, Yuki Okumura
  • Patent number: 10364486
    Abstract: A nanocomposite comprising metal and carbon-based nanotube (CNT), wherein the carbon-based nanotube comprises a doping element selected from the group consisting of boron (B), iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), nickel (Ni), cadmium (Cd), tin (Sn), antimony (Sb), Nitrogen (N) and the combination thereof, and methods of making the nanocomposite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventor: Kofi W. Adu
  • Patent number: 10358688
    Abstract: A steel plate has excellent strength and toughness in a mid-thickness part thereof, despite having a plate thickness of 100 mm or greater. The steel plate has a chemical composition containing specific amounts of C, Si, Mn, P, S, Cr, Ni, Al, N, B, and O, with the balance being Fe and incidental impurities, and having an equivalent carbon content CeqIIW of 0.65 or greater. The steel plate has a yield strength of 620 MPa or greater, a plate thickness of 100 mm or greater, and has a microstructure in which prior ? grain size in a mid-thickness part of the steel plate has a maximum value, expressed as an equivalent circle diameter, of 150 ?m or less, and a total area ratio of martensite and bainite in the mid-thickness part is 80% or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Kitsuya, Katsuyuki Ichimiya, Kazukuni Hase, Shigeru Endo
  • Patent number: 10358567
    Abstract: A compound is represented by the following formula (1). In the compound represented by Formula (1), at least one of R1 to R24 is a group particularly high electron withdrawing property, such as a sulfonic acid group and a carboxylic acid group or a group having the next highest electron withdrawing property to the sulfonic acid group and the carboxylic acid group, such as a halogen atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yutaka Tani, Masanori Seki, Yoshio Kinoshita, Keigo Gouda
  • Patent number: 10358697
    Abstract: The present invention provides a Cu—Co—Ni—Si alloy for an electronic component having improved reliability in which in addition to high strength and high electrical conduction, bendability generally difficult to achieve with strength is also provided to a Corson copper alloy. The present invention is a Cu—Co—Ni—Si alloy for an electronic component comprising 0.5 to 3.0% by mass of Co and 0.1 to 1.0% by mass of Ni, a concentration (% by mass) ratio of Ni to Co (Ni/Co) being adjusted in the range of 0.1 to 1.0, the alloy comprising Si so that a (Co+Ni)/Si mass ratio is in the range of 3 to 5, and comprising a balance comprising Cu and unavoidable impurities, wherein a coefficient of variation of concentration ratios of Co to Ni (Co/Ni) measured for at least 100 second-phase particles is 20% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Horie
  • Patent number: 10344366
    Abstract: A coinage alloy for coinage includes nickel present in an amount from 13 wt. % to 16 wt. %, based on a total weight of the coinage alloy; zinc present in an amount from 25 wt. % to 32 wt. %, based on the total weight of the coinage alloy; manganese present in an amount from 1 wt. % to 4 wt. %, based on a total weight of the coinage alloy; copper; an electrical conductivity from 5% International Annealed Copper Standard (IACS) to 6% IACS; and a color comprising a yellowness vector b* that is from 5 to 10, based on a CIE L*a*b* color space and determined in accordance with ASTM Standard E308-15 (2015).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE
    Inventors: Eric A. Lass, Mark R. Stoudt, Carelyn Campbell, Tsineng Tony Ying
  • Patent number: 10347388
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a conductive copper paste which is curable in an ambient atmosphere, has a long pot life, and, has a low specific resistance even under a high-temperature and short-time curing condition, wherein the specific resistance after curing does not greatly vary depending on a copper powder content. The conductive copper paste provided is characterized by containing (A) a copper powder, (B) a thermosetting resin, (C) a fatty acid that is liquid at normal temperature, and (D) triethanolamine. Preferably, component (B) is a resol-type phenol resin. More preferably, the content of component (B) is 10 to 20 parts by mass with respect to a total of 100 parts by mass of component (A) and component (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NAMICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Kajita, Takashi Sakamoto, Shigeko Konno, Tomoyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10338048
    Abstract: Food freshness indicator ink and method for the manufacture of a food freshness indicator ink. It comprises a varnish that constitutes between 90-98% of the total, the varnish comprising between 5-25% of the total amount of the varnish of at least one film-forming resin or at least one vinylic resin or a mixture thereof, between 10-25% of the amount of the resin of a plasticizer additive and between 50-75% of the total amount of the varnish of solvents, and between 2-10% of the total of metallic salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: CHIMIGRAF IBÉRICA, S.L., INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGÍ´STICA (ITENE), UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE VALENCIA
    Inventors: Ugo La Valle Sansone, Antonio López Muñoz, Emilio Fernández García, Joaquín Cortiella Martorell, Núria Herranz Solana, Inmaculada Lorente Gómez, Maria Teresa Calvo Vilanova, Susana Aucejo Romero, Ramón Martínez Mañez, José Luis Vivancos Bono, Patricia Zaragoza Torres, José Vicente Ros Lis
  • Patent number: 10329636
    Abstract: A high-strength cold-rolled steel sheet having good ductility, hole expandability, and delayed fracture resistance and being excellent in material homogeneity. The steel sheet has a chemical composition containing, in mass %, C: 0.15 to 0.25%, Si: 1.2 to 2.2%, Mn: 1.7 to 2.5%, P: 0.05% or less, S: 0.005% or less, Al: 0.01 to 0.10%, N: 0.006% or less, Ti: 0.003 to 0.030%, B: 0.0002 to 0.0050%, and Fe and inevitable impurities. The steel sheet has a microstructure that includes ferrite having an average crystal grain diameter of 4 ?m or less at a volume fraction of 5 to 20%, retained austenite at a volume fraction of 5% or less, including 0%, and tempered martensite at a volume fraction of 80 to 95%. Additionally, the mean free path of the ferrite is 3.0 to 7.5 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Takashima, Kohei Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10323150
    Abstract: An azo compound and an ink composition containing the azo compound are used as inks for ink jet recording and have excellent gas (ozone) resistance when recording is done on special ink jet paper. The azo compound is represented by formula (1) or a tautomer thereof, or a salt of these. In formula (1), R1 represents a C1-C4 alkyl group, R2 represents a cyano group, R3 and R4 each independently represent a C1-C4 alkoxy, R5-R10 each independently represent a group represented by formula (2), and R11-R13 each independently represent a nitro group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON KAYAKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Yoneda, Junya Masegi, Kenji Ooshima, Taku Iino
  • Patent number: 10323304
    Abstract: An Al casting alloy contains the following alloy components: Si: >3.8 wt.-% to 5.8 wt.-%, Mg: 0.1 wt.-% to 0.6 wt.-%, Cr: 0.05 wt.-% to 1.3 wt.-%, Fe: <0.18 wt.-%, Mn: <0.06 wt.-%, Ti: <0.2 wt.-%, Cu: ?0.03 wt.-%, Sr; 0.010 to 0.030 wt.-%, Zr: <0.006 wt.-%, Zn: <0.006 wt.-%, Contaminants: <0.1 wt.-%, and is supplemented to 100 wt.-% with Al, in each instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: KSM Castings Group GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Greven, Thomas Buschjohann, Manikandan Loganathan
  • Patent number: 10316203
    Abstract: The present invention relates to adhesion promoting composition comprising: (a) an organotitanate adhesion promoter; and (b) at least one surface active agent; and (c) optionally comprises at least one solvent; wherein the surface active agent comprises a compound selected from the group comprising a surfactant and a polymeric surfactant; wherein the adhesion promoting composition imparts adhesion on a polymer film even if: (i) quality of the film substrate has degraded, (ii) the film substrate has inconsistent surface treatments across the films. In second aspect, the present invention relates to ink compositions comprising the adhesion promoting composition. In third aspect, the present invention relates to a method for improving the adhesion of an ink composition to a substrate, wherein the ink composition comprises adhesion promoting composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Dorf Ketal Chemicals (India) Private Limited
    Inventors: Mahesh Subramaniyam, Michael Michalczyk
  • Patent number: 10316398
    Abstract: The invention relates to a high-tensile brass alloy comprising 58-66 wt % Cu; 1.6-7 wt % Mn; 0.2-6 wt % Ni; 0.2-5.1 wt % Al; 0.1-3 wt % Si; ?1.5 wt % Fe; ?0.5 wt % Sn; ?0.5 wt % Pb; and the remainder Zn together with unavoidable impurities. Also described are a high-tensile brass product with such an alloy composition, and a method for manufacturing such a product made of a high-tensile brass alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: OTTO FUCHS KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Thomas Plett, Hermann Gummert, Björn Reetz
  • Patent number: 10316383
    Abstract: There is provided an austenitic stainless steel having a high strength and an excellent hydrogen brittleness resistance and further having an excellent machinability. The austenitic stainless steel of the present embodiment has a chemical composition including: in mass %, C: 0.10% or less; Si: 1.0% or less; Mn: 2.1 to 6.0%; P: 0.045% or less; S: 0.1% or less; Ni: 8.0 to 16.0%; Cr: 15.0 to 30.0%; Mo: 1.0 to 5.0%; N: 0.05 to 0.45%; Nb: 0 to 0.50%; and V: 0 to 0.50%, with the balance being Fe and impurities, and satisfying Formula (1). The austenitic stainless steel of the present embodiment has a grain size number of less than 8.0 and a tensile strength of 690 MPa or more. 15?12.6C+1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Etsuo Dan, Masaaki Terunuma, Takahiro Osuki, Tomohiko Omura, Jun Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10316385
    Abstract: A high-tensile-strength steel plate is provided with a new chemical composition design that guarantees the same properties as a 50 mm thick steel plate even in a steel plate with a thickness of 100 mm or greater, without the yield stress being affected by the plate thickness. By mass %, the chemical composition includes C: 0.02% to 0.08%, Si: 0.01% to 0.35%, Mn: 1.4% to 2.0%, P: 0.007% or less, S: 0.0035% or less, Al: 0.010% to 0.060%, Ni: 0.5% to 2.0%, Mo: 0.10% to 0.50%, Nb: 0.005% to 0.040%, Ti: 0.005% to 0.025%, B: less than 0.0003%, N: 0.002% to 0.005%, Ca: 0.0005% to 0.0050%, and O: 0.003% or less, with the components additionally satisfying a predetermined relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Ichimiya, Masao Yuga, Kazukuni Hase, Shigeru Endo