Patents Examined by Jessica M Roswell
  • Patent number: 11548988
    Abstract: The masterbatch contains a black pigment and a masterbatch thermoplastic resin, the masterbatch satisfying the following conditions: (Conditions) when a resin plate is produced by kneading 100 parts by weight of polypropylene having a melt flow rate of 30 g/10 min (JIS K7210:1999) and a density of 0.9 g/cm3 (JIS K7112:1999) with respect to 3 parts by weight of the masterbatch and subjecting the mixture to injection molding using a mold polished by a coated abrasive with a particle size of #800 (JIS R6001:1998), a* values and b* values of a surface of the resin plate in the L*a*b* color system satisfy specific conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: TOKYO PRINTING INK MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Inoue
  • Patent number: 11549030
    Abstract: A water-based hybrid ink that includes as components (a) water, (b) an UV-curing oligomer and/or polymer containing ethylenically unsaturated functional groups, (c) a humectant, (d) a radical-forming photoinitiator, wherein the hybrid ink additionally includes (e) a heat-curing oligomer and/or polymer containing complementary functional groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: DURST PHOTOTECHNIK DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Grießer, Matthias Edler, Florian Mostegel, Meinhart Roth, Aleksandra Benedikt, Andreas Österreicher, Janine Billiani, Richard Piock, Sebastian Lenz
  • Patent number: 11542362
    Abstract: Provided herein are curable compositions for use in a high temperature lithography-based photopolymerization process, a method of producing crosslinked polymers using said curable compositions, crosslinked polymers thus produced, and orthodontic appliances comprising the crosslinked polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Liska, Christian Gorsche, György Harakaly, Markus Kury, Jürgen Stampfl, Peter Dorfinger, Yan Chen, Chunhua Li, Srinivas Kaza
  • Patent number: 11535568
    Abstract: This invention provides resin formulations which may be used for 3D printing and pyrolyzing to produce a ceramic matrix composite. The resin formulations contain a solid-phase filler, to provide high thermal stability and mechanical strength (e.g., fracture toughness) in the final ceramic material. The invention provides direct, free-form 3D printing of a preceramic polymer loaded with a solid-phase filler, followed by converting the preceramic polymer to a 3D-printed ceramic matrix composite with potentially complex 3D shapes or in the form of large parts. Other variations provide active solid-phase functional additives as solid-phase fillers, to perform or enhance at least one chemical, physical, mechanical, or electrical function within the ceramic structure as it is being formed as well as in the final structure. Solid-phase functional additives actively improve the final ceramic structure through one or more changes actively induced by the additives during pyrolysis or other thermal treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Zak C. Eckel, Andrew P. Nowak, Ashley M. Nelson, April R. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 11499065
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to an aqueous inkjet ink containing a pigment as colorant, a polymeric dispersant, a polymeric binder, and a water-insoluble additive. The inks show improved properties for printing on paper and textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: DUPONT ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Xiaoqing Li, Michael Stephen Wolfe
  • Patent number: 11485834
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fatty acid diamide-based rheology additive composition, which is pre-activated and pre-concentrated in fatty acid diamide, comprising: a) from 5% to 30% by weight of at least one fatty acid diamide based on 12 hydroxystearic acid and on a linear, in particular C5, C6 or C7, aliphatic diamine, b) from 70% to 95% by weight of at least one monofunctional (meth)acrylic reactive diluent comprising a cycloaliphatic group or several cycloaliphatic groups, the % being expressed relative to a)+b). It also relates to a process for preparing the composition and to the use thereof as a rheology additive in reactive binder compositions such as coating, moulding, composite material, anchor bolt or sealant compositions or photocrosslinkable compositions for stereolithography or for 3D printing of objects by inkjet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Michael Yves Bernard, Carine Fouilliart, Vincent F. Leroy, Thierry Soula
  • Patent number: 11485829
    Abstract: Radiation cured composite materials are greatly improved by enhancing the fiber to matrix bond by prewetting the fibers with an interface resin that has a curing agent mixed in with the interface resin. Furthermore, radiation curing the composite material at or near an expected operating temperature of the composite material improves the mechanical properties of the material by reducing thermally induced strains and stresses caused by thermally curing a material and subsequently cooling the material. Adding an interface resin with a curing agent to the fibers allows relatively thick parts, a must faster curing process, a wide variety of inexpensive and easily workable molding materials, the ability to maintain tight tolerances and reduce or eliminate springback, and a radiation cured material that approaches or exceeds the material characteristics of thermally cured composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: TERRAPOWER, LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R Cheatham, III, Francesco Deleo
  • Patent number: 11479569
    Abstract: There are provided a compound represented by general formula (1), a photopolymerization initiator comprising this compound, a photocurable composition having this photopolymerization initiator and a photocurable compound as essential components, and a cured product formed by curing this photocurable composition, wherein in formula (1), R1 and R2 each independently represents an alkyl group or the like; R3 to R5 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group or the like; X1 represents a single bond or an alkylene group; and X2 represents a bonding group represented by general formulas (2) to (4), and wherein n represents an integer of 1 to 6, when n is an integer of 1, Y represents an alkyl group, an aryl group or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Miyamoto, Tomokazu Yamada, Yong Fang, Fangxi Xiu, Changjun Deng
  • Patent number: 11479689
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an anti-fogging material and a manufacturing method thereof. The anti-fogging material includes a crosslinked polymer obtained by curing an anti-fogging composition, wherein the anti-fogging composition includes an ionic compound, a hard compound with two or more acrylate functional groups at the terminus thereof, and a surface active compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Li-Ching Wang, Yuan-Yin Chen
  • Patent number: 11472739
    Abstract: An admixture composition for use in cementitious compositions for improving the properties of the cementitious composition wherein the admixture composition comprises at least a polycarboxylate type comb-polymer dispersant and a hydroxyl amine compound selected from EDIPA (N,N-bis (2 hydroxypropyl)-N-(hydroxyethyl) amine) and optionally one or more polyhydroxyalkyl ethyleneamine compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Huntsman Petrochemical LLC
    Inventors: Antonius Wibowo, Howard P Klein, Robert A Grigsby, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11472974
    Abstract: An active-energy-ray-curable composition, which satisfies the following relationships of absorbance: a ratio of absorbance at a wavelength of 400 nm to absorbance at a wavelength of 750 nm is 1.4 or more but 1.6 or less; and a ratio of absorbance at a wavelength of 365 nm to absorbance at a wavelength of 500 nm is 1.2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Asami, Tomohiro Hirade
  • Patent number: 11458754
    Abstract: An ink set includes an ink-jet color ink that contains a colorant, an organic solvent, a polymerizable compound, and a photopolymerization initiator and a clear ink which contains an organic solvent and a vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate copolymer and in which Mt2/Mt1 is 0.40 or more where Mt1 represents a total mass content of a nonvolatile component, and Mt2 represents a mass content of the vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsutomu Umebayashi
  • Patent number: 11453753
    Abstract: A method for activating a PTFE, the method including sonicating the PTFE using ultrasonic waves under a frequency of 20 kHz to 15 megahertz. Further provided is a method for electrogenesis, the method including: a) sonicating a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) material using ultrasonic waves under a frequency of 20 kHz to 15 megahertz; b) connecting a positive electrode and a negative electrode to two opposite surfaces of the PTFE, respectively; and c) applying an external pressure on the positive electrode and the negative electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: NANJING UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Guandao Gao, Yanfeng Wang, Liangtao Pu, Jie Ding
  • Patent number: 11440244
    Abstract: A method of forming a dual cure three-dimensional object by additive manufacturing may be carried out by mixing a first precursor liquid and a second precursor liquid to produce a polymerizable liquid comprising a mixture of (i) a light polymerizable liquid first component, and (ii) a second solidifiable component (e.g., a second reactive component) that is different from the first component (e.g., that does not contain a cationic photoinitiator, or is further solidified by a different physical mechanism, or further reacted, polymerized or chain extended by a different chemical reaction). In the foregoing: (i?) at least one reactant of the second solidifiable component is contained in the first precursor liquid, and (ii?) at least one reactant or catalyst of the second solidifiable component is contained in the second precursor liquid. Once mixed, the three-dimensional object may be formed from the resin by a dual cure additive manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason P. Rolland, Julia D. Cushen
  • Patent number: 11442373
    Abstract: An electrostatic ink composition comprising a carrier liquid; a first resin comprising a copolymer of an alkylene monomer and a methacrylic acid monomer; and a second resin comprising a copolymer of an alkylene monomer and an acrylic acid monomer, wherein the second resin constitutes at least 35 wt. % of the total amount of resin is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: HP Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Hanit Marom Tchaicheeyan, Albert Teishev, Igor Shutyi, Yael Kowal-Blau, Matan Schneider
  • Patent number: 11440994
    Abstract: A dual-cure method for forming a solid polymeric structure is provided. An end-capped, imide-terminated prepolymer is combined with at least one photopolymerizable olefinic monomer, at least one photoinitiator, and a diamine, to form a curable resin composition, which, in a first step, is irradiated under conditions effective to polymerize the at least one olefinic monomer, thus forming a scaffold composed of the prepolymer and the polyolefin with the diamine trapped therein. The irradiated composition is then thermally treated at a temperature effective to cause a transimidization reaction to occur between the prepolymer and the diamine, thereby releasing the end caps of the prepolymer and providing the solid polymeric structure. A curable resin composition comprising an end-capped, imide-terminated prepolymer, at least one photopolymerizable olefinic monomer, at least one photoinitiator, and a diamine, is also provided, as are related methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Zhejiang Xunshi Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hailun Borjigin, Lingzhu Zhang
  • Patent number: 11433597
    Abstract: A method of layerwise fabrication of a three-dimensional object is disclosed. The method comprises, for each of at least a few of the layers: dispensing at least a first modeling formulation and a second modeling formulation to form a core region using both the first and the second modeling formulations, and at least one envelope region at least partially surrounding the core region using one of the first and the second modeling formulations but not the other one of the first and the second modeling formulations. The method can also comprise exposing the layer to curing energy. The first modeling formulation is characterized, when hardened, by heat deflection temperature (HDT) of at least 90° C., and the second modeling formulation is characterized, when hardened, by Izod impact resistance (IR) value of at least 45 J/m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Stratasys Ltd.
    Inventors: Diana Ravich, Ophira Melamed, Avraham Teken, Gavish Mida, Avraham Levy, Cesar M. Manna
  • Patent number: 11427725
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to material sets for 3-dimensional printing, 3-dimensional printing systems, and 3-dimensional printed parts. A material set can include a thermoplastic polymer powder having an average particle size from 20 ?m to 100 ?m, a photoluminescent ink including a photoluminescent agent, and a fusing ink. The fusing ink can include a fusing agent capable of absorbing electromagnetic radiation to produce heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: James William Stasiak, Garry Hinch, Sterling Chaffins, Kevin P. DeKam
  • Patent number: 11427669
    Abstract: Provided are a photocurable resin composition and fabrication method of window member using the same. The photocurable resin composition includes a (meth)acrylic resin, a urethane acrylate oligomer, a photopolymerizable monomer and a photopolymerization initiator. Accordingly, deterioration in physical properties such as cracking or decrease of adhesion under additional ultraviolet irradiation conditions, high temperature and high humidity conditions, and thermal shock conditions does not occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Dongho Kim, Daehwan Kim, Jungho Ahn, Soyeon Lee
  • Patent number: 11414576
    Abstract: Switchable adhesive compositions are disclosed comprising an adhesive component, which is formed from a material or materials capable of undergoing cross-linking with isocyanale other than by free radical polymerisation and at least one isocyanate having an average of more than one isocyanate functions, unsaturated curable molecules mixed in or partially bound in with the adhesive component, or unsaturated curable moieties fully bound in to the material or materials capable of undergoing cross-linking with isocyanate, and a photoinitiator. The adhesive composition forms a tacky gel-like pressure sensitive adhesive that is capable of moulding to a substrate, and upon activation of the photoinitiator the curable molecules or moieties cross-link to form a dense 3-dimensional network through the adhesive component which causes the composition to become less tacky and to form an elastic film with reduced peel strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Lumina Adhesives AB
    Inventor: Mats Tunius