Patents Examined by Holly C Rickman
  • Patent number: 10566019
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a magnetic recording medium capable of reducing the surface roughness of the magnetic recording layer without adversely affecting the magnetic properties of the magnetic recording layer. The magnetic recording medium of the present invention includes a substrate, a seed layer on the substrate, and a magnetic recording layer on the seed layer, wherein the seed layer has a structure of: (a) a spinel structure consisting of Mg, Cr and O; (b) a spinel structure consisting of Zn, Fe and O; or (c) an inverse spinel structure consisting of Mg, Ti and O.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Kataoka, Hiroto Kikuchi, Akira Furuta, Hitoshi Nakata, Tomohiro Moriya, Takehito Shimatsu
  • Patent number: 10559320
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a magnetic recording medium in which a lubricant layer contains a compound A represented by general formula (1) and a compound B represented by general formula (2), satisfying (A/B)=0.2 to 3.0, and has an average thickness of 0.8 nm to 2 nm. R1—C6H4OCH2CH(OH)CH2OCH2—R2—CH2OCH2CH(OH)CH2OH . . . (1) (R1 is an alkoxy group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms. R2 is —CF2O(CF2CF2O)x(CF2O)yCF2— (x, y=0 to 15), —CF2CF2O(CF2CF2CF2O)zCF2CF2— (z=1 to 15), —CF2CF2CF2O(CF2CF2CF2CF2O)nCF2CF2CF2— (n=0 to 4). HOCH2CF2CF2O(CF2CF2CF2O)mCF2CF2CH2OCH2CH(OH)CH2OH . . . (2) (m is an integer).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Satoru Nakamura, Taining Hung, Evance Kuo, Daizo Endo
  • Patent number: 10550226
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a phosphazene compound [compound (L)] comprising a cyclophosphazene central core wherein each phosphorus atom of said core bears a substituent independently selected from: a) a chain (A), said chain (A) comprising a (per)fluoropolyether chain [chain (Rf)], one or more aromatic or heteroaromatic moieties [moiety/ies (Arm)] and, optionally, one or more hydroxy groups and b) a chain (B), said chain (B) comprising a (per)fluoropolyether chain [chain (Rf)] and one or more hydroxy groups with the proviso that at least one phosphorous atom of the central core is substituted with chain (A) and to mixtures of compounds (L). The invention further relates to methods for preparing compounds (L), to lubricant compositions comprising compounds (L) and to methods for lubricating magnetic recording media comprising applying a compound (L) or a lubricant compositions containing them to the surface of said medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Roberto Valsecchi, Fabrizio Mutta
  • Patent number: 10546678
    Abstract: A module comprises a circuit board and an inductor. The circuit board has a facing surface and a rear surface which are located at opposite sides to each other in an up-down direction. The inductor has a magnetic core and a coil. The magnetic core is made of a soft magnetic metal material. The magnetic core has a facing surface and a radiating surface which are located at opposite sides to each other in the up-down direction. The facing surface of the magnetic core is arranged to face the facing surface of the circuit board in the up-down direction. The radiating surface of the magnetic core is arranged to be radiatable heat outward. The coil has a coil portion and a connection end. The coil portion winds, at least in part, the magnetic core. The connection end is connected to the facing surface of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOKIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Chatani, Kenji Ikeda, Toshinori Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10540997
    Abstract: Provided herein is a lubricant including a compound of Formula I L-(CF2CF2O)n—CF2CH2O—N—OCH2CF2O—(CF2CF2O)m-M??(Formula I) wherein L is selected from the group consisting of M is selected from the group consisting of wherein each instance of R1, R2, and R3 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydroxyl, alkoxyl, carbocycyl, phenyl, heterocycyl, piperonyl, carboxyl, alkylamido, acetamido, carbamoyl, N-alkylcarbamoyl, N,N-dialkylcarbamoyl, 2,3-dihydroxy-1-propoxyl, acryloyl, alkacryloyl, methacryloyl, a sustituent of methyl methacrylate, and a substituent of glycidyl ether; and wherein n?1, m?1, and n and m are the same or different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventor: Jiping Yang
  • Patent number: 10529367
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium includes a long-shaped base substrate having flexibility, a soft magnetic layer, and a magnetic recording layer. A squareness ratio in a longitudinal direction of the base substrate is equal to or less than a squareness ratio in a short-side direction of the base substrate. The squareness ratio in the longitudinal direction of the base substrate is 30% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Tachibana, Tetsuo Endo, Tomoe Ozaki, Hikaru Terui
  • Patent number: 10504547
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a magnetic recording medium including a first magnetic recording layer having a large coercive force and a granular structure in which magnetic crystal grains are well separated from each other. The magnetic recording medium of the present invention includes a non-magnetic substrate, a first seed layer, and a first magnetic recording layer formed on the first seed layer, wherein the first seed layer includes Pt, the first magnetic recording layer includes one or more magnetic layers, the magnetic layer in contact with the first seed layer includes Fe, Pt and Ti, and the magnetic layer in contact with the first seed layer has a granular structure consisting of magnetic crystal grains of a L10 type ordered alloy including Fe and Pt, and a non-magnetic grain boundary including Ti.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakata, Takehito Shimatsu
  • Patent number: 10497489
    Abstract: A cable includes a conductor, an insulation coating layer on the conductor, and an outer coating layer on the insulation coating layer. The insulation coating layer is made of a composition containing 100 parts by mass of a base polymer (A) and 100 to 250 parts by mass of a non-halogen flame retardant. The polymer (A) contains 70% to 99% by mass of an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (a1) containing an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer having a melting point of 70° C. or higher, and 1% to 30% by mass of an acid-modified polyolefin resin (a2) having a glass transition point of ?55° C. or lower. The polymer (A) contains 25% to 50% by mass of a vinyl acetate component derived from the copolymer (a1). The outer coating layer is made of a composition containing 100 parts by mass of a base polymer (B) and 150 to 220 parts by mass of a non-halogen flame retardant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Iwasaki, Motoharu Kajiyama, Yoshiaki Nakamura, Hiroshi Okikawa, Mitsuru Hashimoto, Kenichiro Fujimoto, Akinari Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10472473
    Abstract: Carbon fiber reinforced plastic (“CFRP”) composite layups and processes for manufacturing CFRP composite layups that integrate z-conductivity features directly into CFRP composite layups during the manufacturing processes for lightning protection, more particularly, inherent edge glow protection from lightning direct effects, and electrical current flow path control. CFRP composite layups are configured during the manufacturing processes to provide inter-ply electrical connections between composite plies of the CFRP composite layups, therefore avoiding the need for add-on protection features that result in significant cost and weight penalties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Quynhgiao Le, Robert B. Greegor, Brent Arthur Whiting
  • Patent number: 10460755
    Abstract: Apparatus for recording data and method for making the same. In accordance with some embodiments, a recording layer is supported by a substrate. The recording layer has a granular magnetic recording layer with a first oxide content, a continuous magnetic recording layer with nominally no oxide content, and an oxide gradient layer disposed between the respective granular magnetic recording layer and the continuous magnetic recording layer. The oxide gradient layer has a second oxide content less than the first oxide content of the granular layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Pengcheng Li, Bin Lu, Thomas P. Nolan, Li-Lien Lee, Jai-Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10453487
    Abstract: A stack includes a substrate and a magnetic recording layer. Disposed between the substrate and magnetic recording layer is an MgO—Ti(ON) layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Yukiko Kubota, Timothy John Klemmer, Kai Chieh Chang, Li Gao, Yinfeng Ding, Yingguo Peng, Jan-Ulrich Thiele
  • Patent number: 10424329
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium includes a substrate, a seed layer, an under layer, and a perpendicular recording layer having a granular structure. (Ms·??1.5(1?Rs)0.33), Ms, and ? satisfy (Ms·?·?1.5(1?Rs)0.33)?0.1 [?·emu·(mm)?1.5], Ms?450 [emu/cc], and ??1.2. In the above formulas, Ms indicates a saturated magnetization amount, ? indicates the gradient of a M-H loop around a coercive force Hc, ? indicates the thickness of the perpendicular recording layer, and Rs indicates a squareness ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Tachibana, Noboru Sekiguchi, Tomoe Ozaki
  • Patent number: 10405540
    Abstract: A composite filament includes a core particle comprising a styrene/acrylate polymer resin, and a shell comprising a styrene/acrylate ionomer resin, wherein the styrene/acrylate ionomer resin comprises a metal ion acrylate monomer, and methods of making thereof. Various articles can be manufactured from such composite filaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Valerie M. Farrugia, Barkev Keoshkerian, Michelle N. Chretien
  • Patent number: 10400357
    Abstract: The present invention concerns fiber made from a polymer comprising imidazole groups, the polymer further having: i) halide anions being present in an amount in the range of 0.05 to 20.1 weight percent, based on weight of fiber; ii) sulfur, wherein the sulfur is present in the fiber in an amount in the range of 0.05 to 3 weight percent, based on weight of fiber; and iii) alkali metal ion, wherein the alkali metal ion is present in the fiber in an amount in the range of 0.05 to 2 weight percent, based on weight of fiber, the fiber exhibiting hydrochloric acid evolution as identified by TGA-IR between 277.13° C. to 448.19° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Steven R Allen, Vlodek Gabara, Joseph Lenning Lowery, Christopher William Newton, David J Rodini, Andrew J Sitter
  • Patent number: 10400082
    Abstract: The present invention concerns fiber made from a polymer comprising imidazole groups, fiber further having: i) a halide anion, the halide anion being present in an amount of 0.05 to 20.1 weight percent, based on weight of fiber; and ii) sulfur, wherein the sulfur is present in the fiber in an amount of 0.05 to 3 weight percent; the fiber exhibiting hydrochloric acid evolution as identified by TGA-IR between 277.13° C. to 448.19° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Steven R Allen, Vlodek Gabara, Joseph Lenning Lowery, Steven Raymond Lustig, Christopher William Newton, David J Rodini, Andrew J Sitter
  • Patent number: 10395822
    Abstract: A rare-earth magnet is an R-T-B-based rare-earth magnet containing a rare-earth element R, a transition metal element T, and boron B. The rare-earth magnet further contains Cu and Co, while having a Cu concentration distribution with a gradient along a direction from a surface of the rare-earth magnet to the inside thereof, Cu having a higher concentration on the surface side of the rare-earth magnet than on the inside thereof, and a Co concentration distribution with a gradient along a direction from the surface of the rare-earth magnet to the inside thereof, Co having a higher concentration on the surface side of the rare-earth magnet than on the inside thereof. The rare-earth magnet is excellent in corrosion resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Miwa, Yasuyuki Kawanaka, Masahiro Oishi
  • Patent number: 10395684
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium according to one embodiment includes an underlayer and a magnetic layer above the underlayer. The magnetic layer includes a first magnetic material and particulates. A protective layer is positioned above the magnetic layer, the protective layer including a second material. A magnetic recording medium according to another embodiment includes a base film and a first nonmagnetic layer above the base film. The first nonmagnetic layer has first nonmagnetic particles. A second nonmagnetic layer is positioned above the first nonmagnetic layer, the second nonmagnetic layer having second nonmagnetic particles. A magnetic layer is positioned above the second nonmagnetic layer, the magnetic layer including a magnetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Calvin S. Lo
  • Patent number: 10391676
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced multilayered pellet includes a sheath layer and a core layer, the sheath layer being made of a resin composition containing a thermoplastic resin (a1) and a fibrous filler (b1), wherein the fibrous filler (b1) has a weight-average fiber length (Lw) of 0.1 mm to less than 0.5 mm and a weight-average fiber length/number-average fiber length ratio (Lw/Ln) of 1.0 to less than 1.8, the core layer being made of a resin composition containing a thermoplastic resin (a2) and a fibrous filler (b2), wherein the fibrous filler (b2) has a weight-average fiber length (Lw) of 0.5 mm to less than 15.0 mm and a weight-average fiber length/number-average fiber length ratio (Lw/Ln) of 1.8 to less than 5.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Tamai, Kimihiko Hattori, Kenichi Utazaki
  • Patent number: 10388315
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a magnetic recording medium, and this magnetic recording medium includes at least a non-magnetic substrate and a magnetic recording layer. In the magnetic recording medium of the present invention, the magnetic recording layer includes an ordered alloy having an L10-ordered structure, includes Fe, Pt, and V, and has a composition of Pt>Fe. The magnetic recording layer preferably has a granular structure composed of magnetic crystal grains including the ordered alloy and a non-magnetic crystal grain boundary, and the non-magnetic crystal grain boundary includes V.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakata, Tomohiro Moriya, Takehito Shimatsu
  • Patent number: 10373637
    Abstract: Provided herein is an apparatus including a layer stack. A first granular metal layer overlies the layer stack, wherein the first granular metal layer includes first metal grains separated by voids. A first granular non-metal layer overlies the first granular metal layer, wherein the first granular non-metal layer includes first non-metal grains separated by a first segregant. A second granular non-metal layer overlies the first granular non-metal layer, wherein the second granular non-metal layer includes second non-metal grains separated by a second segregant. A second granular metal layer overlies the second granular non-metal layer, wherein the second granular metal layer includes second metal grains separated by a third segregant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Bin Lu, Jan-Ulrich Thiele, Ganping Ju, Xiaoding Ma, YingGuo Peng, YinFeng Ding