Patents Examined by Ian A Rummel
  • Patent number: 11498313
    Abstract: A film for glass lamination includes a pigment portion occupying some or a whole of the film, wherein the pigment portion includes a polyvinyl acetal resin, a pigment, a plasticizer, and a trioxane-based compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: SKC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyejin Kim, Jiyeon Ryu, Sungjin Chung, Heungsik Kim
  • Patent number: 11499061
    Abstract: A coating layer application device (200) for applying a coating layer, which is located on a transfer element, to a substrate, the coating layer (206) being formed from a coating material, in particular a thermosetting coating material, the coating layer (206) being curable and comprising an amorphous material, the coating layer application device comprising: a heating device (214, 220) being configured so as to (i) maintain the temperature of the coating layer (206) within a temperature range before removal of N the transfer element (204) from the coating layer (206), wherein within the temperature range the uncured coating material is in its supercooled liquid state; and/or (ii) partially cure the coating layer (206) during a contact of the coating layer (206) and the substrate (210) and before removal of the transfer element (204) from the coating layer, in particular by increasing the temperature of the coating layer (206) to a temperature at or above a curing temperature of the coating layer (206).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TIGER COATINGS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Francisco Marti Abril
  • Patent number: 11492521
    Abstract: A sealing device including a waterproofing membrane, a sealant layer covering at least a portion of the second primary exterior surface of the waterproofing membrane and an adhesive layer covering a portion of the outer major surface of the sealant layer facing away from the second primary exterior surface of the waterproofing membrane, wherein the sealant layer is composed of an adhesive sealant composition comprising at least one elastomer, at least one at 25° C. liquid polyolefin resin, and at least one inert mineral filler. A method produces a sealing device, a method waterproofs a substrate, and a waterproofed substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Simon Schoenbrodt, Robert Roskamp, Matia Bulloni, Herbert Ackermann, Frank Hoefflin, Carine Kerber
  • Patent number: 11479695
    Abstract: The invention relates to a peel detection label that is a laminate including a support, a pattern layer formed in a part of the surface of the support, and a pressure-sensitive adhesive laminate having at least a low modulus layer (X), a high modulus layer (Y) and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer (Z) in that order, in which the low modulus layer (X) has an n-layered structure (where n is an integer of 1 to 10) having a surface in contact with the support and the pattern layer and a surface in contact with the high modulus layer (Y), and the low modulus layer (X) satisfies a specific thickness-average shear storage elastic modulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: LINETEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yumiko Amino
  • Patent number: 11478031
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fabric having a first side and a second side, that is provided at least on part of the first side with a pattern of protrusions, wherein the protrusions comprise an expanded heat-expanding material, namely a heat-expanding material that has been expanded by heating. A polymeric layer is provided to the woven fabric to coat at least part of the protrusions. Also disclosed is a process for the production of the fabric and a garment comprising the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Sanko Tekstil Isletmeleri San. Ve Tic. A.S.
    Inventors: Kenan Loyan, Leyla Zengi, Fatma Korkmaz, Günes Banazili, Merve Nagihan Akçay, Turan Eren Gül
  • Patent number: 11453163
    Abstract: Described are techniques for additive manufacturing with magnetic manipulation. The techniques including a method comprising performing additive manufacturing using a material containing a ferromagnetic additive to create a component. The method further comprises, during the additive manufacturing, generating a magnetic field near a portion the component, where the magnetic field causes the portion of the component to deform during the additive manufacturing based on the material containing the ferromagnetic additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 11453185
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a micropattern layer based image film and a method for manufacturing the same. The image film comprises: a sacrificial layer; a first micropattern layer formed on the sacrificial layer; a second micropattern layer formed on the first micropattern layer; a focal length layer formed on the second micropattern layer; and a micro-image pattern formed on the focal length layer, wherein the first micropattern layer includes a plurality of concave parts extending in one direction, and concave curved surfaces of the plurality of concave parts are formed adjacent to the sacrificial layer; the second micropattern layer includes a plurality of convex parts extending in one direction, and convex curved surfaces of the plurality of convex parts are formed adjacent to the focal length layer; and the first micropattern layer and the second micropattern layer are orthogonal to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: VISUALNET INC.
    Inventor: Jongyeop Kim
  • Patent number: 11447655
    Abstract: Hybrid organic/inorganic coating compositions of nanometer thickness are described, where the organic layer is a clay-containing layer comprising a clay and a hydrophilic polymer and the inorganic layer is a metal-containing layer comprising a metal with a refractive index greater than 1.5, where the coating compositions allow for the generation and tenability of iridescent color through control of the coat thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: Kaneka Corporation, The University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Luyi Sun, Jingjing Liu, Songshan Zheng, Thomas D'Auria, Young Hoon Lim, Tianlei Zhou, Masaya Kotaki
  • Patent number: 11440299
    Abstract: A decorative sheet that includes at least a thermoplastic resin substrate layer, a transparent thermoplastic resin layer and a surface protective layer in this order. The surface protective layer is formed by laminating at least two layers. At least a second surface protective layer, which constitutes an outermost layer that is a layer located furthest from the transparent thermoplastic resin layer among layers constituting the surface protective layer contains an ionizing radiation-curable resin containing a multifunctional hexamethylene diisocyanate oligomer at a weight ratio of 60% or more. The arithmetic mean height of a profile curve measured from the second surface protective layer in accordance with JIS B 0601 is 15 ?m or more, and the maximum height of the profile curve is 38 ?m or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuki Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 11440341
    Abstract: A method for producing an abrasion-resistant wood-based panel having a top side and a bottom side, with at least one decorative layer arranged on the top side, in particular with a structure synchronous with the decoration, is disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Christoph Schumacher, Stefan Zick
  • Patent number: 11421072
    Abstract: A photosensitive epoxy resin composition for formation of an optical waveguide is provided, which contains an epoxy resin component, and a photo-cationic polymerization initiator, wherein the epoxy resin component includes a solid semi-aliphatic bifunctional epoxy resin. The optical waveguide formation photosensitive epoxy resin composition is usable as an optical waveguide forming material having higher R-to-R (roll-to-roll) adaptability (lower tackiness and uncured-state flexibility), a lower refractive index, excellent patternability, and excellent laser processability mirror forming processability).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Hirayama
  • Patent number: 11412916
    Abstract: Provided is, for example, a cleaner sheet including: a cleaning surface that is configured to be brought into sliding contact with a surface of an object to be cleaned. The cleaning surface has unevenness, and includes projections respectively having distal ends configured to be in sliding contact with the object to be cleaned when in use. The projections are constituted by a member formed to have the projections arranged at intervals from each other in a plane direction of the cleaning surface. The member has a hardness of 0.4 MPa or more measured by a nano-indentation method. The cleaning surface further includes adhesive recesses that have higher adhesive force than that of the member and are exposed on the cleaning surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignees: NITOMS, INC., NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi Yamada, Hiroshi Nagami, Yosuke Suyama, Tsuneaki Omori, Yoshitake Shigematsu, Yoji Ebisu, Teiji Sakashita, Mao Suzukawa
  • Patent number: 11414528
    Abstract: A thermosetting resin composition contains a thermosetting resin and an inorganic filler. The thermosetting resin includes a curing agent. A 3 mass % methyl ethyl ketone solution of the curing agent has a Gardner color scale of 15 or more. The content of the curing agent accounts for 10 mass % or more of a total solid content of the thermosetting resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuji Takahashi, Shimpei Obata, Yasunori Ambe, Tomo Muguruma
  • Patent number: 11401410
    Abstract: A resin composition that allows production of laminated sheets excellent in heat resistance and processability is disclosed. The resin composition comprises: a) a block copolymer, where the block copolymer comprises at least one polymer block comprising polymerized acyclic conjugated diene units, such as butadiene units, and at least one polymer block containing units like a conjugated cyclic diene such as 1,3-cyclohexadiene or monomer units characterized by unit Tg above 100° C., b) a curing initiator, and c) optionally diene-based polymer selected from a polybutadiene polymer and the copolymer of butadiene with styrene or other styrenic monomers, c) optional additives comprising but not limited to a multi-functional co-curable additive, a diene based rubber, a halogenated or non halogenated flame retardant, an inorganic or organic filler or fiber, an antioxidant, a adhesion promotor, a film forming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: KRATON POLYMERS LLC
    Inventors: Ruidong Ding, Yaming Niu, Bing Yang, Xavier Muyldermans, Frank de Wit, Huixian Yang
  • Patent number: 11396003
    Abstract: A substrate comprising a coating of a masking material, and a plurality of discrete reaction zones onto which one or more binding agents are intended to be attached, wherein said zones are uncoated areas on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignees: Randox Laboratories, Ltd., Randox Teoranta
    Inventors: Peter Fitzgerald, John Lamont, Ivan McConnell, Elouard Benchikh, Deepesh Upadhyay, Ciaran Richardson
  • Patent number: 11390766
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a resin composition for inkjet printing used to form a resin layer serving as an insulation layer of a printed wiring board by an inkjet printing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Yorio Hidehira, Sung Ho Choi, Dong Heun Shin
  • Patent number: 11383216
    Abstract: A substrate comprising a coating of a masking material, and a plurality of discrete reaction zones onto which one or more binding agents are intended to be attached, wherein said zones are uncoated areas on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignees: Randox Laboratories, Ltd., Randox Teoranta
    Inventors: Peter Fitzgerald, John Lamont, Ivan McConnell, Elouard Benchikh, Deepesh Upadhyay, Ciaran Richardson
  • Patent number: 11377546
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a resin composition comprising an (A) maleimide compound having a saturated or unsaturated divalent hydrocarbon group, and a thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Tanigawa, Tetsuroh Irino, Minoru Kakitani, Kouji Morita
  • Patent number: 11365274
    Abstract: A resin composition is provided and includes (A) a modified polyphenylene ether compound terminal-modified with a substituent having a carbon-carbon unsaturated double bond, (B) a maleimide compound containing no phenylmaleimide group and having a hydrocarbon group having 10 or more carbon atoms in the molecule thereof, and (C) at least one selected from a maleimide compound containing a phenylmaleimide group and a maleimide compound having an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 9 or less carbon atoms in the molecule thereof, in which the content ratio of the component (A) to the component (B) is (A):(B)=20:80 to 90:10 in mass ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Umehara, Yiqun Wang, Hiroharu Inoue
  • Patent number: 11355822
    Abstract: A peel off assembly for exposing a safety feature comprising an aversive agent for a battery includes a first adhesive layer adhered to a base layer. Optionally, a layer comprising a colorant is disposed over and coupled to the first adhesive layer. A layer comprising a water-soluble material and an aversive agent is disposed over and coupled to the first adhesive layer. A second adhesive layer is disposed over and coupled to the layer comprising a water-soluble material. A kill strip layer is disposed between the second adhesive layer and the base layer. Optionally, a label is disposed over and coupled to the second adhesive layer. The second adhesive layer is adapted and arranged to release from the layer comprising the water-soluble material, when a peel force is applied such that the second adhesive layer and the kill strip layer are removable from the layer comprising a water-soluble material when the peel force is applied to the second adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: DURACELL U.S. OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Azmi Hawa, Jonathan Tse, Rolf Schmitz